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Steed Lord (Legendary Samurai Archetype)

The lone nature of legendary samurai leaves them little time to create bonds. And yet, steed lords have managed to create a lasting partnership with their horses, the two moving as one.

Mount (Ex)

At 1st level, a steed lord gains a mount as per the cavalier class feature.

This ability replaces the unstoppable ability of the resolve class feature.

Noble Steed (Ex)

At 3rd level, a steed lord’s mount gains a +1 morale bonus to attack rolls made with its natural attacks. At 5th level and every four levels afterwards, this bonus increases by +1, to a maximum of +5 at 20th level.

This ability replaces the duty’s call, kiai art.

Measured Gait (Ex)

At 7th level, as long as the steed lord’s mount is being ridden by the steed lord, it can ignore difficult terrain while charging. At 10th level, the steed lord’s mount no longer needs to be charging to ignore difficult terrain.

This ability replaces the duty’s call, charm kiai art.

Iron Steed (Ex)

At 11th level, as long as a steed lord is riding their mount, their mount gains DR 5/-. This damage reduction stacks with similar damage reduction.

This ability replaces the duty’s call, compulsion kiai art.

Rider’s Bond (Ex)

At 15th level, as long as the steed lord’s mount is above 0 hit points and the steed lord is within 60 feet of it, the steed lord and their mount gain the benefits of the Diehard and Deathless Initiate feats, regardless of if they qualify for them.

This ability replaces the duty’s call, possession kiai art.

Powerful Steed (Ex)

At 19th level, while riding their mount, a steed lord’s steed is treated as one size larger for the purpose of how much damage its natural attacks deal. This does not stack with any other virtual size increases, such as the impact weapon enhancement This ability replaces the duty’s call, mind kiai art.

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