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Investigator Talents



At 3rd level and every 2 levels thereafter, an investigator gains an investigator talent. Except where otherwise noted, each investigator talent can only be selected once.

Investigator talents marked with an asterisk (*) add effects to an investigator’s studied combat or studied strike. Only one of these talents can be applied to an individual attack, but the decision can be made when the damage is dealt.

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Talent Prerequisites Benefits Source
Alchemist Discovery Gain one of the listed alchemist discoveries PZO1129
Amazing Inspiration Investigator 7 Roll d8s for inspiration PZO1129
Applied Engineering Use inspiration on Knowledge (engineering) check to locate hidden doors or break an object PPC:ACO
Blinding Strike* Investigator 17 Opponents damaged by studied strike must save or be blinded PZO1129
Combat Inspiration Investigator 9 Inspiration on attack rolls and saving throws expends one use instead of two PZO1129
Confusing Strike* Investigator 19 Opponents damaged by studied strike must save or be confused PZO1129
Deafening Strike* Investigator 15 Opponents damaged by studied strike must save or be deafened PZO1129
Device Talent Use Use Magic Device untrained; if trained, use the inspiration ability with it without expending uses PZO1129
Domino Effect* Investigator 5 Damage first opponent with studied strike, then apply the effects of studied combat to adjacent second opponent PPC:ACO
Effortless Aid Aid another as a move action; expend inspiration to aid another as a swift action PZO1129
Eidetic Recollection Investigator 11 Can always choose to take 10 on Knowledge checks, or expend inspiration to take 20, even when distracted or in danger PZO1129
Empathy Investigator 5 Roll twice on Sense Motive checks; spend inspiration to detect thoughts PZO1129
Expanded Inspiration Use inspiration on trained Diplomacy, Heal, Perception, Profession, and Sense Motive without expending inspiration PZO1129
Greater Combat Inspiration Investigator 19, combat inspiration Expend no inspiration points with chosen weapon as long as inspiration pool is not empty PZO1129
Hidden Agendas Investigator 11 Roll inspiration twice and take the higher result passing secret messages and creating forgeries; use inspiration on saves against a divinations PZO1129
Inspirational Expertise Investigator 7 Successful Knowledge check against monster to grant inspired insight bonus to allies attack rolls PZO1129
Inspired Alertness Expend inspiration to ignore flat-footed condition PZO1129
Inspired Intelligence Add inspiration die to Knowledge, Linguistics, or Spellcraft checks without expending a use of inspiration PZO1129
Inspired Intimidator Expend inspiration to add +5 to duration of demoralize effect PZO1129
Item Lore Investigator 7 Use Spellcraft to identify magic items without using divination magic PZO1129
Numerical Alchemy (Su)   Use mental mathematics to mix an extract in 1 round (as opposed to 1 minute). PZO9488
Numerical Alchemy, Greater (Su) Investigator 11, numerical alchemy Calculate your movements and reactions to danger with lightning speed allowing you to expend a use of inspiration to mix an extract as a standard action PZO9488
Numerical Strike* (Ex) Investigator 5 Once per day when you confirm a critical hit with a studied strike, you can deal average damage instead of rolling damage as normal (including damage dealt by the attack as well as additional damage from the studied strike.) You can expend a use of inspiration to use this ability a second time per day. Using this ability doesn’t require an action. PZO9488
Numerical Strike, Greater* (Ex) Investigator 13, numerical strike Once per day, when you confirm a critical hit with a studied strike, you can deal maximum damage instead of rolling damage as normal (including damage dealt by the attack as well as the additional damage from the studied strike.) You can expend a use of inspiration to use this ability a second time per day. Using this ability doesn’t require an action. PZO9488
Numerical Strike, Masterful* (Ex) Investigator 17, numerical strike, greater numerical strike You can use both numerical strike and greater numerical strike three times per day. You don’t need to expend uses of inspiration to use either ability, but he can never use either more than three times per day each. PZO9488
Perceptive Tracking Perception 1 rank Use Perception instead of Survival to both find and follow tracks PZO1129
Prolonged Study* Investigator 13 Extend effects of studied combat PPC:ACO
Quick Study Use studied combat as swift action instead of move action. PZO1129
Repositioning Strike* Investigator 13 Perform studied strike and reposition opponent as a free action without provoking attacks of opportunity PZO1129
Rogue Talent Gain one of the listed rogue talents PZO1129
Sapping Offensive* Investigator 5 Damaged studied opponent cannot make attacks of opportunity PZO1129
Sickening Offensive* Investigator 7 Damaged studied opponent is also sickened PZO1129
Slowing Strike* Investigator 7 Opponent damaged with studied strike must save or have movement speeds reduced PPC:ACO
Stealing Strike* Investigator 13 Perform studied strike and steal from opponent as a free action without provoking attacks of opportunity PZO1129
Studied Defense Investigator 9 Swap bonus to attack for a bonus to AC against studied opponent PZO1129
Tenacious Inspiration Investigator 13 Roll inspiration twice and take the higher result PZO1129
Timed Strike* Study the opponent longer to deal proportionally greater strike PPC:ACO
Toppling Strike* Investigator 9 Perform studied strike and trip opponent as a free action without provoking attacks of opportunity PZO1129
Unconventional Inspiration Add inspiration to checks with chosen skill without expending inspiration. PZO1129
Underworld Inspiration Use inspiration on trained Bluff, Disable Device, Disguise, Intimidate, or Sleight of Hand without expending inspiration PZO1129
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Talent Prerequisites Benefits Source
Investigator’s Certainty Make inspired skill check with chosen skill without consuming inspiration daily use; may reroll check and take best of two results EG:EUUC
Relic Researcher Determine magic item’s properties without using divination spells EG:EUUC
Signature Skill Gain Signature Skill as a bonus feat EG:EUUC
Unchained Rogue Talent Gain one of the listed unchained rogue talents EG:EUUC