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Dirt Spattered Angel (Paladin Archetype)

While many paladins rely solely on the supernatural might imparted by their deities, dirt spattered angels believe that their gods help those who help themselves. Dirt spattered angels may not even worship a deity, or their powers may be granted by a deity whose attention they are unaware they have. Trust in their faith, in a god, or in their own iron codes of duty, to keep them hale and whole, these blessed warriors look to the strength of their own arms first when it comes time to face their foes on the battlefield.

Alignment and Code of Conduct

A dirt spattered angel may be of any good alignment, and lose all class features except proficiencies if she ever willingly commits an evil act. In addition, she must act with honesty and integrity, never lying or cheating, and she may never willingly fail her duty by breaking an oath or promise, however small. Unlike other paladins, the dirt spattered angel has no restrictions on the tools she may bring to bear against her foes; a dirt spattered angel who uses poison may be frowned upon by some of her peers, but does not lose any of her class abilities.

Armor and Weapon Proficiencies

Dirt spattered angels are proficient with simple weapons, as well as light armor and bucklers. In addition, if this is this character’s first level in any class, they may select a martial tradition of their choice.

This modifies weapon and armor proficiencies.

Combat Training (Ex)

A dirt spattered angel is considered a Proficient practitioner, gaining spheres and talents as appropriate. Dirt spattered angels use Charisma as their practitioner modifier.

This ability replaces smite evil.

Special: If a character possesses both the combat training class feature from the dirt spattered angel archetype and the delayed combat training class feature from warrior of blind faith, they are considered an expert practitioner from 1st level, although they do not gain any additional talents from delayed combat training.

Stance of Triumph (Ex)

Starting at 11th level, when the dirt spattered angel triumphs over a foe, she may raise her weapon high, inspiring nearby friends and allies; she may spend an immediate action when she defeats an opponent whose CR is at least half her character level (rounded down, minimum 1/2) to grant all allies within 10 ft. a morale bonus to attack and damage rolls equal to her Charisma bonus for 1 round. For the purposes of this ability, defeating a foe includes any action that kills, renders unconscious or helpless, ties up (as the option for pinned opponents), or banishes a foe.

This replaces aura of justice.

Heaven’s Hand (Ex)

At 20th level, the dirt spattered angel has worked long and hard in service to her cause, and her stalwart perseverance in carrying out her duty has hardened her and given her great strength. The dirt spattered angel gains DR 5/-; this stacks with any other DR of the same type she possesses. In addition, the dirt spattered angel may always use her lay on hands ability as a swift action, even when targeting another creature. Finally, the dirt spattered angel is revitalized by her victories over evil opponents; whenever she defeats an evil aligned opponent whose CR is equal to at least half her character level (rounded down, minimum 1/2) , she regains 1 use of her lay on hands ability; if the opponent also had the evil subtype, her next use of lay on hands automatically heals the maximum amount, and she may apply 1 additional mercy to its effects.

This replaces holy champion.

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