Slavering Nightmare Legendary Barbarian Archetype

Terrible and terrifying, the slavering nightmare spreads fear like a plague.

Rage Forms (Ex)

At 1st level, a slavering nightmare must select the intimidating rage form. This modifies rage forms.

Frightening (Ex)

At 2nd level, whenever a slavering nightmare successfully uses Intimidate to demoralize a creature, the duration of the shaken condition is increased by 1 round. In addition, if the target is shaken for 4 or more rounds, the slavering nightmare can instead decide to make the target frightened for 1 round. This ability replaces uncanny dodge.

Rage Powers (Ex)

A slavering nightmare may select the following feats instead of rage powers: Cornugon Smash Devils, Dazzling Display, Dreadful Carnage, Enforcer, Gory Finish, and Shatter Defenses. She must meet the requirements for the feat. This ability modifies rage powers.

Intimidating Bulk (Ex)

At 3rd level, a slavering nightmare gains Intimidating Prowess as a bonus feat (or any other feat she qualifies for if she already possesses Intimidating Prowess). In addition, she gains a +1 bonus on Intimidation checks. These bonuses increase by 1 every 3 levels thereafter (to a maximum of +6 at 18th level). This ability replaces danger sense.

Moment of Terror (Ex)

At 5th level, a slavering nightmare may use Intimidate to demoralize enemies as a move action. If she has Dazzling Display, she may use Dazzling Display as a standard action. This ability replaces improved uncanny dodge.

Horrifying Memories (Su)

At 10th level, memories of the slavering nightmare haunt the dreams of her victims. When the slavering nightmare scores a critical hit on an opponent, the opponent must make a Will save (DC = 10 + slavering nightmare’s Charisma Modifier + 1/2 slavering nightmare’s level). If the opponent fails, that night he is afflicted by nightmares of the event. The nightmares prevent restful sleep and causes 1d10 points of damage. The nightmares leave the opponent fatigued and unable to regain arcane spells for the next 24 hours.

This is a mind-affecting fear effect. This replaces the rage form gained at 10th level.

Frozen by Fear (Ex)

At 14th level, a slavering nightmare’s terrifying aura becomes overwhelming.

When raging, she may demoralize enemies even if they are normally immune to fear effects. When demoralizing enemies, if the target is shaken for 6 or more rounds, the slavering nightmare can instead decide to make the target panicked for 1 round.

When a slavering nightmare makes a target panicked while raging, she may spend 2 rounds of rage to also make the target stunned for 1 round. This is a fear-effect.

This ability replaces indomitable will.

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