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Oni Warrior (Legendary Samurai Archetype)

The path of the legendary samurai often draws those with less civilized tactics. Oni warriors are those who feed on the thrill of combat, embracing the battlefield with an unbound vigor that their more disciplined kin cannot understand.

Weapon Proficiencies

An oni warrior is proficient simple and martial weapons as well as all two-handed melee bludgeoning weapons.

This ability alters the legendary samurai’s weapon proficiencies.

Rage (Ex)

At 1st level, an oni warrior gains the rage class feature as though they were a barbarian of their class level. In addition, they gain a rage power of their choice, being treated as a barbarian of their level of the purpose of which rage powers they can select and for purpose of selecting the Extra Rage Power feat.

This ability replaces challenge and sheathe control.

Smashing Technique (Ex)

An oni warrior can use a melee bludgeoning weapon in place of a one-handed melee slashing weapon to perform iaijutsu techniques and they do not require their melee weapon to be sheathed at the start of the attack.

This ability alters iaijutsu strike.

Smashing Iaijutsu (Ex)

An oni warrior cannot learn cut iaijutsu techniques.

This ability alters iaijutsu technique.

Critical Smash (Ex)

At 4th level, an oni warrior can treat the critical range of any melee bludgeoning weapon they wield as though it was 19-20; doing so reduces its critical multiplier to x2.

This ability replaces sheathe block.

Oni Transformation (Su)

At 6th level, whenever an oni warrior is raging, they gain a gore attack as a primary natural weapon which deal 1d8 piercing damage. Whenever an oni warrior makes an iaijutsu strike while raging, they can make a gore attack with a -2 penalty as a free action against a target of their choice, dealing their full strength modifier rather than 1/2. At 11th level, the critical threat range of this gore attack increases to 18-20, and while raging, an oni warrior selects an energy type, gaining resistance to that element equal to their class level. At 16th level, an oni warrior can make two gore attacks which both deal their full strength modifier, although doing so requires a swift action instead of a free action.

This ability replaces advanced blade.

Greater Rage (Ex)

At 10th level, an oni warrior gains the greater rage class feature.

This ability replaces iaijutsu master.

Mighty Rage (Ex)

At 20th level, an oni warrior gains the mighty rage class feature.

This ability replaces last stand.

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