Tengu warriors are proficient with a wide variety of weapons, but they are especially adept with swords.

Disdaining the use of heavy armors, the tengu fighting style focuses on quick movements, prodigious leaps, and dexterous sword-play. The tengubushi is a fighter archetype available to all tengu.


The tengubushi’s class skills are Acrobatics (Dex), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Handle Animal (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (geography) (Int), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Profession (Wis), Stealth (Dex), and Survival (Wis).

Skill Ranks per Level

The tengubushi receives 4 + Int modifier skill ranks per level.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

Tengubushi are proficient with all simple and martial weapons and with light armor and shields.

Skilled Leaper (Ex)

Beginning at 1st level, the tengubushi adds his class level to any Acrobatic skill checks made to jump, both for vertical jumps and horizontal jumps. In addition he always counts as having a running start when making jump checks using Acrobatics.

Weapon Finesse (Ex)

At 1st level, the tengubushi gains Weapon Finesse as a bonus feat.

This replaces the bonus feat the fighter would normally gain at 1st level.

Agility (Ex)

At 2nd level, the tengubushi gains a +1 bonus on saving throws made against effects that cause him to become paralyzed, slowed, or entangled. This bonus increases by +1 for every four levels beyond 2nd. This ability replaces bravery.

Armed Defense (Ex)

At 3rd level, so long as he is armed with a manufactured weapon, the tengubushi can add a +2 class bonus to his AC.

He can only add this bonus if he is wearing light armor or no armor. He may not benefit from this bonus if he is flat-footed or helpless. This bonus increases by an additional +1 for every four levels beyond 3rd. This ability replaces armor training and armor Mastery.

Dexterous Swordplay (Ex)

At 5th level, when using a one-handed sword or heavy blade, the tengubushi may add his Dexterity modifier to any attack rolls in place of his Strength modifier. This ability does not stack with Weapon Finesse but instead expands the Weapon Finesse feat to include one-handed heavy blades (including bastard swords, longswords, and scimitars) which would otherwise not be useable in conjunction with the feat. A tengubushi wearing medium or heavy armor cannot use this ability. This ability replaces weapon training 1.

Weapon Training (Ex)

A tengubushi gains the weapon training ability beginning at 9th level.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

In the Company of Tengu copyright 2011, Steve D. Russell and Michael Tumey. All rights reserved; Author: Jonathan McAnulty

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