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Shattered Worlds Tech Champion

Those dedicated few who wish to put their full emphasis into their tech armor are known colloquially as switches. These champions have either created, found, or been given their tech armor, and now they push it to its limits with additional upgrades and greater training in its use.

Role: The switch is a powerhouse guardian who uses the tech available through his armor to protect herself and allies. Depending on her choice of upgrades, she could gain some minor progression in her existing class features and other upgrades as well.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Die: d12

Requirements

To qualify to become a shattered worlds tech champion, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria:

Ability Score: Intelligence 15.

Skills: Craft (armor) or (mechanical) 5 ranks,  Knowledge (engineering) 5 ranks.

Feats: Light Armor Proficiency, Medium Armor Proficiency.

Special: The switch must be able to purchase (or craft) and regularly upgrade at least one suit of shattered worlds tech armor.

Class Skills

The switch’s class skills (and the key ability for each) are Craft (Int), Knowledge (engineering) (Int), Perception (Wis), and Use Magic Device (Cha).

Skill Points at Each Level: 4 + Int modifier.

Table: Shattered Worlds Tech Champion
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special
1st +1 +1 +1 +0 Upgrade feature
2nd +2 +1 +1 +1 Armor training
3rd +3 +2 +2 +1 Uncanny Dodge
4th +4 +2 +2 +1 Upgrade feature
5th +5 +3 +3 +2 Evasion
6th +6/+1 +3 +3 +2 Armor training, quick progress
7th +7/+2 +4 +4 +2 Upgrade feature
8th +8/+3 +4 +4 +3 Improved uncanny dodge
9th +9/+4 +5 +5 +3 Improved evasion
10th +10/+5 +5 +5 +3 Upgrade feature

Class Features

The following are class features of the switch prestige class.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Switches are proficient with heavy armor.

Upgrade Feature

A switch gains additional upgrade features for her tech armor at 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th level. In addition to the upgrades available to anyone wearing a suit of shattered worlds tech armor, the switch can select from a list of special upgrades found here.

Armor Training (Ex)

At 2nd level, and again at 6th level, the switch gains armor training, which allows her to move at her full speed in medium (and later heavy) armor. This stacks with the fighter’s armor training.

Uncanny Dodge (Ex)

At 3rd level, a switch gains uncanny dodge, as the rogue feature, but only while wearing her tech armor. This improves to improved uncanny dodge at 8th level. A switch with both of these features already gains a bonus combat feat at 8th level instead.

Evasion (Ex)

At 5th level, a switch gains evasion, as the rogue feature, but only while wearing her tech armor. This becomes improved evasion at 9th level.

Quick Progress (Ex)

Beginning at 6th level, the switch spends most of her resting hours working diligently on her tech armor. As a result, she ignores the time requirements to upgrade it to 6th level and higher. When she gains a level of shattered worlds tech champion, the switch can also pay her armor’s upgrade cost for that level if she has the gold to do so.

Regular Upgrades

A shattered worlds tech champion cannot gain a new level of switch until she pays the upgrade cost to keep her tech armor at the same level. A switch does not lose any of the features and abilities she has already gained if she does not upgrade her tech armor.

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