Warchivist (Archivist Archetype)

A warchivist is a more martially inclined archivist that has the unique power of pulling weapons and armor from their very a mystic stockpile within their archive.

Combat Trained

A warchivist is more martially inclined than other archivists and so they have different base statistics and a different spell progression as follows:

  • Hit Die 1d8
  • Base Attack Bonus As a cleric.
  • Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: All simple and martial weapons plus light and medium armor.
  • Spells The Warchivist can only learn and prepare up to 6th level spells. As shown on table Warchivist Spellcasting.

Warchive (Su)

Each warchivist gains access to a magical stockpile of weapons and armor to aid them in battle. This stockpile is referred to as a warchive.

By spending a point of inspiration as a move action the warchivist can draw a weapon with which they are proficient from the warchive. This weapon persists until the warchivist attempts to draw a second weapon from the warchive. At 1st level, this is an ordinary weapon. At 3rd level, it is a masterwork version of the weapon. At 5th level and every 3 levels thereafter, the weapon gains a +1 enhancement bonus to a maximum of +5 at 17th level.

At 6th level, the warchivist may add a weapon special ability to this weapon as part of the action of drawing it. Initially the warchivist may only add a weapon ability with a value of +1. At 9th level, and every three levels thereafter the warchivist can add additional abilities to this weapon. The total value of special abilities increases by an additional +1 to a maximum of +5 at level 18. For example, at 12th level the warchivist can add up to +3 worth of special abilities to the weapon such as keen and shocking burst.

Table: Warchivist Spellcasting
Level Spells Known
0th 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1st 3 2
2nd 4 3
3rd 4 4
4th 4 4 2
5th 4 4 3
6th 5 4 4
7th 5 5 4 2
8th 5 5 4 3
9th 5 5 4 4
10th 5 5 5 4 2
11th 5 6 5 4 3
12th 5 6 5 4 4
13th 5 6 5 5 4 2
14th 5 6 6 5 4 3
15th 5 6 6 5 4 4
16th 5 6 6 5 5 4 2
17th 5 6 6 6 5 4 3
18th 5 6 6 6 5 5 4
19th 5 6 6 6 5 5 4
20th 5 6 6 6 6 5 5

At 3rd level the warchivist can draw forth a set of armor in much the same way as they can a weapon.

Doing so is a move action, but the armor appears already donned and ready for battle. At 3rd level this armor is ordinary. At 5th level it is masterwork. At 7th level and every 2 levels thereafter the armor gains a +1 enhancement bonus.

At 7th level the warchivist can summon this armor with an armor special ability in the same way they can draw weapons with weapon special abilities.

Initially they can only add a +1 armor special ability, the total value of abilities the warchivist can add increases by +1 for every 3 class levels beyond 7th to a maximum of +5 at 19th level. At 12th level the warchivist can summon mithral armor and at 15th level they can summon adamantine armor.

A warchivist gains preternatural inspiration only at levels 3, 9, 15, and 19.

This ability replaces Scribe Scroll, academic focus and alters preternatural inspiration.

Master at Arms (Ex)

At 2nd level, the warchivist may use their Intelligence modifier in place of their Strength modifier for combat maneuver checks and combat maneuver defense. The warchivist may also spend inspiration to add the result to combat maneuver checks.

This ability replaces master of letters.

Honed Body (Ex)

At 4th level, the warchivist may spend inspiration to add to their Fortitude and Reflex saves.

This ability replaces skeptical mind.

Combat Focus (Ex)

At 6th level, the warchivist gains a bonus combat feat, using their warchivist level in place of fighter or monk levels to qualify for this bonus feat. They gain an additional combat feat at 12th and 18th levels.

This ability replaces knack.

Combat Scholar (Ex)

At 8th level, the warchivist may spend 1 point of inspiration as a swift action to use their Intelligence modifier in place of their Strength modifier on attack and damage rolls with magical melee weapons drawn from the warchive for 1 minute.

Weapon Mastery (Ex)

At 20th level, the warchivist chooses one weapon, such as the longsword, greataxe, or longbow. Any attacks made with that weapon automatically confirm all critical threats and have their damage multiplier increased by 1 (2 becomes 3, for example). In addition, the warchivist cannot be disarmed while wielding a weapon of this type.

This ability replaces peerless mind.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Breath of Life: The Archivist, Copyright 2023, Orphaned Bookworm Productions, LLC, Authors: Connor Bates and Norman Mitchell Jr.

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