Yojimbo are highly trained bodyguards favored by nobles and warlords. Yojimbo who follow the order of the warrior loyally guard a single master, while ronin serve whoever can pay for their protection.

Resolute Defense (Ex)

At 1st level, whenever a yojimbo issues a challenge, he can select one ally as his ward for the duration of the challenge. Whenever the yojimbo is adjacent to his ward, he can use resolve, greater resolve, and true resolve on his ward rather than targeting himself.

This ability replaces mount.

Armor Expertise (Ex)

At 3rd level, a yojimbo selects one type of armor, such as chain shirt or scale mail. The yojimbo gains armor training, treating his samurai level as his fighter level, when wearing the selected armor.

This ability replaces weapon expertise.

Intercept (Ex)

At 4th level, a yojimbo learns to better disrupt the attacks of his enemies. He gains Bodyguard as a bonus feat, even if he does not meet the prerequisite.

In addition, whenever the yojimbo uses the aid another action to increase an ally’s Armor Class, the bonus to Armor Class from the aid another action increases by 1.

This ability replaces mounted archer.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Player Companion: Armor Master’s Handbook © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, Robert Brookes, Anthony Li, Luis Loza, and David Schwartz.

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