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Bladed Scarf Dancer


For some, their dances pulse with the power of their magic. These dancers incorporate their scarves—embroidered with mystical runes—into their dances, weaving deadly whirling steps with the power of their ancestors.

The blade dancer is an archetype of the magus class.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

A bladed scarf dancer is proficient in simple weapons and bladed scarves. Additionally, a bladed scarf dancer can wield a bladed scarf as a one-handed melee weapon. A bladed scarf dancer is not proficient with armor or shields and suffers the normal arcane spell failure chance when casting magus spells while armored.

Diminished Spellcasting

A bladed scarf dancer can cast one fewer spell of each level than normal. If this reduces the number to 0, he can cast spells of that level only if his Intelligence allows bonus spells of that level.

Canny Defense (Ex)

At 1st level, when a bladed scarf dancer is wielding a bladed scarf, he gains the canny defense ability.

This is identical to the duelist prestige class ability of the same name, save that his magus level (rather than his duelist level) affects his Armor Class.

Weapon Focus (Ex)

At 1st level, a bladed scarf dancer gains Weapon Focus (bladed scarf) as a bonus feat.

Kapenia Dancer Arcana

A bladed scarf dancer gains access to the following magus arcana. He cannot select any arcana more than once.

Elasticity (Su): As a free action, the bladed scarf dancer can spend 1 point from his arcane pool in order to grant a bladed scarf he’s wielding reach until the end of his turn. A bladed scarf dancer can use this arcana in tandem with other magus arcana.

Curse (Su): Choose an ability score upon taking this arcana. Whenever the bladed scarf dancer scores a critical hit with a bladed scarf, he may expend 1 point from his arcane pool to deal 1d4 points of damage to that ability score of the creature struck. This arcana can be selected multiple times, but a different ability score must be chosen each time. The bladed scarf dancer must be at least 9th level before selecting this arcana.

Spirit Fingers (Su): Whenever the bladed scarf dancer scores a hit with a melee weapon, he can spend 1 point from his arcane pool as a swift action to immediately attempt a steal combat maneuver.

Spirit Step (Su): Whenever the bladed scarf dancer scores a critical hit with a bladed scarf, he may expend 1 point from his arcane pool to teleport to any point within 30 feet. The bladed scarf dancer’s turn ends after being teleported. The dancer must be at least 12th level before selecting this arcana.

Magus Arcana: The following magus arcana complement the bladed scarf dancer archetype: arcane cloak, dispelling strike, hasted assault, maneuver mastery, prescient attack, prescient defense.

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