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Firearm Staccato (Legendary Bard Archetype)

Some bards have embraced the art of black-powder combat, mastering the use of firearms as both a weapon and as an instrument for their bardic performances.

Weapon Proficiencies

The firearm staccato is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the longsword, rapier, shortsword, and all firearms.

This modifies the legendary bard’s weapon proficiencies. The legendary bard still may take archetypes or alternate class features that modify their armor proficiencies if they do not conflict with any other features of this archetype.

Gunsmith: At 1st level, the firearm staccato gains one of the following firearms of their choice: blunderbuss, 24 musket, or pistol. Their starting weapon is battered, and only they know how to use it properly. All other creatures treat their gun as if it had the broken condition. If the weapon already has the broken condition, it does not work at all for anyone else trying to use it. This starting weapon can only be sold for scrap (it’s worth 4d10 gp when sold). The firearm staccato also gains Gunsmithing as a bonus feat.

Firearm Performance (Su)

The firearm staccato can use their firearm as an instrument for the Perform (percussion) skill. In addition, as a standard action and by spending 1 round of bardic performance they can remove the broken condition from a single firearm they are currently wielding, as long as that condition was gained by a firearm misfire. The action cost of this ability is reduced by the quickened performance class feature, as if they were starting a bardic performance with this action.

This replaces the legendary bard’s bardic performance gained at 1st level.

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