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Kinslayer (Half-Giant)

In their distant past, half-giants were made from human and giant stock. In the centuries since, they have become a culture unto themselves, yet some among them view their giant heritage as an affront to their civilized nature. These half-giants see their giant cousins as savages who must be eliminated for the greater good.

Favored Enemy

At 1st level, the kinslayer must choose humanoid (giant) as his favored enemy. His future favored enemies may be chosen as normal. In addition, when the kinslayer makes trip attempts against creatures of the humanoid (giant) subtype, he doubles his favored enemy bonus for the trip attempt and can make trip attempts regardless of the creature’s size compared to his own.

Hunter’s Companion

The kinslayer must choose an animal companion at 4th level from those normally available to a ranger. When the kinslayer and his animal companion are flanking the same enemy of the humanoid (giant) subtype, the bonus they gain for flanking is increased by 2. In addition, the kinslayer and his animal companion are able to communicate telepathically as long as the kinslayer is maintaining psionic focus, with a range of 100 ft + 10 ft. per ranger level. This communication does not make the animal companion any more intelligent, so this typically results in the kinslayer giving commands to the animal companion or simple questions and answers.

This ability replaces hunters bond.

Psionics (Ps)

Starting at 4th level, the kinslayer gains access to expansion as a psi-like ability usable once per day and an additional time per day every four kinslayer levels thereafter (2 at 8th, 3 at 12th, 4 at 16th, 5 at 20th). The kinslayer may choose to use this psi-like ability on his animal companion instead of on himself, treating the psi-like ability as having a range of touch.

At 8th level, the kinslayer gains animal affinity as a psi-like ability usable once per day and an additional time per day every four kinslayer levels thereafter (2 at 12th, 3 at 16th, 4 at 20th).

At 11th level, the kinslayer gains mental barrier as a psi-like ability usable once per day and an additional time per day every four kinslayer levels thereafter (2 at 15th, 3 at 19th).

At 14th level, the kinslayer gains slip the bonds as a psi-like ability usable once per day and an additional time per day 18th level.

All of these psi-like abilities gained are treated as having a manifester level equal to the kinslayer’s class level -3 and are applicable for use with the share spells ability of the animal companion.

This ability replaces spellcasting.

Shared Favor (Ex)

Once a kinslayer has reached 7th level, his animal companion is treated as having the kinslayer’s favored enemy ability against humanoid (giant) creatures, with the same bonuses against that favored enemy as the kinslayer’s.

This ability replaces woodland stride.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Ultimate Psionics, © 2013, Dreamscarred Press; Authors: Andreas Rönnqvist, Jeremy Smith.