No enemy is as feared as the dervishes of dawn. While dervishes can be clerics, paladins, or rangers, zealous fighters join their ranks as well. These spinning warriors prefer light or no armor and wield scimitars with devastating consequences, moving swiftly over the treacherous desert sands to attack with lightning-fast strikes.
They maneuver quickly among their enemies, relying on their speed and their skill to see them through the battle.
At 3rd level, a dervish takes only a –1 penalty to her AC after charging. At 7th level, the dervish can charge with no penalty.
This ability replaces Armor Training 1.
At 7th level, a dervish can move through 10 feet of difficult terrain each round as if
it were normal terrain. This benefit stacks with the benefits provided
by the Acrobatic Steps and Nimble Moves feats.
This ability replaces Armor Training 2.
At 11th level, a dervish can combine a full attack with a single move. She must forgo the
attack at her highest bonus but may take the remaining attacks at any
point during her movement. This movement provokes attacks of opportunity as normal.
This ability replaces Armor Training 3.
At 15th level, as part of a
full attack, a dervish can make one additional attack. This
attack is at the dervish’s highest base attack bonus, but each attack in the round (including the extra one) takes a –2 penalty.
This ability replaces Armor Training 4.
Suggested Feats: Agile Maneuvers, Combat Expertise, Dazzling Display, Dervish Dance, Dodge, Mobility, Spring Attack, Step Up, Weapon Finesse, Weapon Focus (scimitar), Weapon Specialization (scimitar), Whirlwind Attack.