While most ranged combat favors bows, daggers, or 4 the more traditional ranged weapons, there are those marksmen who prefer the use of a trusty spear. With spears capable of melee and ranged attacks, these spearmen launch deadly projectiles that they can wield just as deftly against those who choose to approach in close combat.

Returning Throw

A spearman gains the Returning Throw feat as bonus feat at 2nd level.

This ability replaces favored weapon.

Psionic Spear

At 2nd level, the spearman gains Psionic Shot as a bonus feat. In addition, the spearman can apply the benefits of this feat to melee attacks made with a spear, longspear, or shortspear. Should the spearman gain the Greater Psionic Shot or Fell Shot feats, they also apply to melee attacks made with a spear, longspear, or shortspear.

This ability replaces evade arrows.

Returning Throw (Ex)

A spearman of 4th level can put additional power behind his spear attacks by using his momentum. Prior to making a thrown attack with a spear, if the spearman moves at least 10 ft. during the round, on the first thrown attack he makes that round, he adds twice his Strength bonus to the damage roll and ignores the first range increment penalty.

This ability replaces cover fire.

Spear Training

A spearman of 5th level gains a +1 bonus on all attack and damage rolls made with a spear, longspear, or shortspear. Every four levels thereafter (9th, 13th, and 17th), this bonus increases by 1.

This ability replaces the bonus feat gained at 5th level.

Spear Expert

A spearman of 7th level has learned to adeptly wield his spear in melee combat. The spearman can choose to deal bludgeoning damage when making melee attacks with his spear, and can choose to deal lethal or non-lethal damage when making melee attacks with a spear without suffering a penalty to his attack rolls. In addition, the spearman can treat a longspear as a quarterstaff for the purposes of feats such as Quarterstaff Master (presented in Ultimate Magic).

This ability replaces disengage.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Psionics Expanded: Advanced Psionics Guide. Copyright 2011, Dreamscarred Press; Authors: Jeremy Smith and Andreas Rönnqvist.

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