Not all cavaliers are content to ride at the head of a charge, leading from the front and facing down their enemies directly. Some prefer to stand away from the fray, their banners a beacon shining brightly over the battlefield, rallying their troops to victory. The standard bearer employs the banner of his order, his lord, or his own house to raise the spirits of his allies and warns enemies of impending doom.
At 1st level, a standard bearer gains the banner ability. This ability is identical to the standard cavalier’s banner ability, except that the morale bonuses on saving throws against fear effects and on attack rolls made as part of a charge increase at 5th level, and every five levels thereafter.
At 11th level, a standard bearer’s banner becomes an even more potent
symbol of protection and inspiration to those around him. Once per day,
while his banner is displayed, the standard bearer can wave it through
the air as a full-round action, granting all allies within 60 feet temporary hit points equal to 1/2 his cavalier level, and a +2 morale bonus
on their next damage rolls. At 15th level, and every four levels
thereafter, this bonus increases by +1 (to a maximum of +3 at 19th
level). The temporary hit points last for 10 minutes or until depleted, whichever occurs first.
This ability replaces mighty charge.
At 20th level, a standard bearer’s banner has become a powerful rallying point to his allies, and a bane to his foes. Whenever his banner is visible, allies of the standard bearer within 60 feet gain a +1 morale bonus on attack rolls, immunity to fear effects, and a +3 morale bonus on saving throws against mind-affecting effects.
This ability replaces supreme charge.