Warrior Poet (Legendary Bard Archetype)

Skilled combatants trading blows is an art in and of itself, and warrior poets exemplify the performances that art entails. Warrior poets blend martial skill and magical performances, allowing them to bolster both themselves and their allies on and off the battlefield.

Hit Die: The warrior poet uses a d10 as their hit die from their legendary bard levels. This modifies the legendary bard’s hit die.

Base Attack Bonus: The warrior poet’s base attack bonus from legendary bard levels is equal to their class level. This modifies the legendary bard’s base attack bonus.

Weapon and Armor proficiencies

A warrior poet is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, plus the whip. Warrior poets are also proficient with all armor (heavy, light, and medium) and shields (excluding tower shields). This modifies the legendary bard’s weapon and armor proficiencies.

Warrior’s Performance (Ex)

The warrior poet chooses one weapon belonging to a fighter weapon group that is associated with a Perform skill (see below). They gain proficiency with this weapon, and may treat it as an instrument for its associated Perform skill (if that Perform skill requires an instrument). If the warrior poet is already proficient with this weapon or later becomes proficient with it, they gain Weapon Focus with that weapon as a bonus feat instead. In addition, the warrior poet’s effective fighter level is equal to 1/2 their legendary bard level (minimum 1) for the purpose of qualifying for feats that specifically select weapons from those Perform skills’ associated fighter weapon groups.

The types of Perform skills and their associated fighter weapon groups are: Act (close, double), Comedy (flails, thrown), Dance (monk, spears), Keyboard Instruments (hammers, siege engines), Oratory (heavy blades, light blades), Percussion (close, hammers, firearms), Sing (close, natural), String (axes, bows, crossbows), and Wind (monk, thrown).

This replaces the legendary bard’s bardic spellcasting and cantrips class features.

Restricted Schools: The warrior poet cannot select the school of the mage. This modifies the legendary bard’s bardic schools class feature, but not for the purposes of archetype compatibility.

Warrior’s Training: At 4th level, and every three levels thereafter, the warrior poet gains their choice of another warrior’s performance, or a combat feat of their choice.

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