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Gunblade Duelist (Legendary Samurai Archetype)

The art of the quick draw is one of practice and discipline, but even the oldest techniques can be improved upon. Gun duelists aren’t satisfied with simply slashing an opponent into pieces, instead wishing to expand upon it in an explosive fashion.

Weapon Proficiencies

A gunblade duelist is proficient with all simple and melee weapons, as well as the sword pistol cane.

This ability alters the legendary samurai’s weapon proficiencies.

Signature Weapon

At 1st level, a gunblade duelist gains a sword pistol cane. While it is in their possession, the gunblade duelist adds their class level to the Perception check required to notice that a sword cane pistol is anything other than a normal cane.

Bullet Control (Ex)

Whenever a gunblade duelist sheathes a sword pistol cane, as long as they have at least 1 spirit, they can reload the weapon as a free action.

This ability alters sheathe control.

Gun Technique

A gunblade duelist cannot learn cut techniques. In addition, a gunblade duelist gains access to the following iaijutsu technique:

Bullet Slash (Ex)

Whenever the legendary samurai makes an iaijutsu strike while wielding a pistol sword cane, they can choose to also fire a bullet from that weapon as a free action, targeting any creature within the first range increment of their weapon. This attack does not provoke attacks of opportunity.

This ability alters iaijutsu technique.

Perfect Craftsmanship (Ex)

At 2nd level, while wielding a sword pistol cane, its range is increased by 10 feet. At 5th level and every three levels afterwards, its range increases by an additional 10 feet. At 6th level, while wielding a sword pistol cane, its misfire rate is reduced by 1 (to a minimum of 0).

This ability replaces resolve and greater resolve.

Gun Fusion (Ex)

At 10th level, whenever a gunblade duelist makes an iaijutsu strike, they can apply the bullet slash iaijutsu technique in addition to another slash technique. In addition, the gunblade duelist can choose to have the effect of any iaijutsu slash apply to the target of the sword cane pistol’s ranged attack instead of the melee attack.

This ability replaces iaijutsu master.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

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