Hit Die: d10.
To qualify to become a Golden Legionnaire, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria.
Skill Ranks at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier.
The following are class features of the Golden Legionnaire prestige class.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: A Golden Legionnaire is proficient with all simple weapons and all martial weapons, and is proficient with all forms of armor and shields.
Authoritative Command (Ex)
As a move action, a Golden Legionnaire can issue orders to a number of allies up to 1/2 her character level who are within 30 feet and can see, hear, and understand her. As long as at least one selected ally obeys the Golden Legionnaire’s orders during that round, the Golden Legionnaire and each compliant ally all gain a +1 competence bonus on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, and saving throws and to Armor Class for 1 round. Affected allies are not under any obligation to obey these commands, but do not gain the bonuses if they choose to ignore the commands. At 6th level, this bonus increases to +2. At 8th level, a Golden Legionnaire can use authoritative command as a swift action.
Defy Danger (Ex)
A Golden Legionnaire gains a +2 bonus on saving throws against one of the following dangers: charms and compulsions, curses, diseases, fear, poisons, traps, or the innate magical powers (spell-like abilities and supernatural abilities not gained from class levels) of one creature type (and subtype, if applicable) chosen from the ranger favored enemy list. At 5th level, and again at 9th level, a Golden Legionnaire gains an additional +2 bonus against a different danger; alternatively, she may increase the bonus against a previously selected danger by +2.
A Golden Legionnaire gains the following bonus feats at the prescribed levels, even if she doesn’t meet the prerequisites:
If she already possesses a listed feat, she can instead take any other combat feat she meets the prerequisites for.
At 2nd level, a Golden Legionnaire gains a bonus equal to 1/2 her class level on combat maneuver checks when using the Stand Still feat, and gains the same bonus to her CMD when an opponent attempts an Acrobatics check to move through a square she threatens.
United Defense (Ex)
At 2nd level, a Golden Legionnaire can select one ally as a swift action. While she is adjacent to this ally, the Golden Legionnaire takes a –1 penalty to her Armor Class and the selected ally receives a +2 dodge bonus to Armor Class for 1 round. At 6th level, and again at 10th level, the Golden Legionnaire’s AC takes an additional –1 penalty and the dodge bonus increases by an additional +2.
Allied Retribution (Ex)
At 3rd level, if a Golden Legionnaire sees a creature within 60 feet of her attack an ally or any friendly creature, including herself, she can select that attacker as a designated adversary. When a Golden Legionnaire does this, she gains a +1 morale bonus on attack rolls and weapon damage rolls against the designated adversary for a number of rounds equal to her class level. A Golden Legionnaire can have a number of designated adversaries up to 1/3 her class level. If she already has her maximum number of designated adversaries selected, she can end the effects of her allied retribution against one of her previously designated adversaries when she selects a new one. The Golden Legionnaire can reselect a creature that is already a designated adversary if it attacks an ally or a friendly creature again, allowing her to restart the effect’s duration.
At 7th level, the morale bonus increases to +2.
Improved Aid (Ex)
At 9th level, the bonus increases by an additional +1.
Hold the Line (Ex)
At 5th level, if a creature takes a 5-foot step out of an area both adjacent to and threatened by a Golden Legionnaire, or if the creature withdraws out of that area, it provokes an attack of opportunity from her.
Preemptive Strike (Ex)
At 7th level, a Golden Legionnaire can make an attack of opportunity against a foe that moves into any square the Golden Legionnaire threatens, regardless of whether or not this movement would normally provoke an attack of opportunity. She can use this ability against each opponent once per day, and no more than once per round.
Guardian of Liberty (Ex)
At 10th level, once per day as an immediate action a Golden Legionnaire can reroll a single attack roll or saving throw, or force an enemy to reroll an attack roll made against the Legionnaire or an adjacent ally after the result of the attack roll is revealed.
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Paths of Prestige © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Authors: Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Matt Goodall, and Jason Nelson.