|Battle Herald||A veteran whose masterful tactics and air of command inspire allies to greater feats of heroism.|
|Holy Vindicator||A pious warrior who spreads religion at the edge of a sword.|
|Horizon Walker||A scout and wanderer comfortable in even the strangest terrain.|
|Master Chymist||An alchemist whose mutagens create an alternate, brutish personality.|
|Master Spy||An espionage expert specializing in disguises and striking swiftly from the shadows.|
|Nature Warden||A master of the wilderness bonded spiritually to a fearsome animal companion|
|Rage Prophet||A bold and barbaric champion who embraces otherworldly powers in order to perfect the art of combat.|
|Stalwart Defender||A master of defending territory and holding the line at all costs.|
If a prestige class requires 5 ranks in a skill and I have 6 ranks in that skill, do I still meet the requirements?
Yes, because skill ranks are inclusive: if you have 6 ranks in a skill, then you have 5 ranks in that skill, and therefore meet the “have 5 ranks in [this] skill” requirement. In the same way, if you have a BAB of +6, then you have a BAB of +5, and therefore meet the “have BAB +5” requirement. In the same way, if you have Str 15, then you have Str 13, and therefore meet the “Str 13” feat prerequisite for Power Attack. However, spellcasting ability is not inclusive: it is possible (mainly through the use of spell-like abilities) to be able to cast 3rd-level spells but not 2nd-level spells. If you can only cast 3rd-level spells, that does not meet the requirement of “able to cast 2nd-level spells.” Likewise, feat prerequisites are not inclusive, as it is possible for a creature to have a feat without meeting that feat’s prerequisites. For example, a ranger can select Precise Shot as a ranger bonus feat without having the Point Blank Shot feat; he does not meet the prerequisites for Far Shot (which has Point Blank Shot as a prerequisite) because he doesn’t actually have the Point Blank Shot feat, even though he has a feat that lists Point Blank Shot as a prerequisite.
Advanced Player’s Guide. Copyright 2010, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Jason Bulmahn, James Jacobs, Steve Kenson, Hal Maclean, Rob McCreary, Erik Mona, Jason Nelson,Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Sean K Reynolds, F. Wesley Schneider, James L. Sutter, Owen Stephens, and Russ Taylor.