Soul Gun

While many gunslingers choose the conventional and hard to care for early firearms, the Soul Gun uses his spirit to channel blasts of pure energy at their enemies.

Alignment: Any

Hit Die: d8

Class Skills

The soul gun’s class skills are Acrobatics (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Disguise (Cha), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (Arcana) (Int), Knowledge (Planes) (Int), Knowledge (Religion) (Int), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Use Magic Device (Cha).

Skill Ranks per Level: 4 + Int modifier.

Table: Soul Gun
Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Spirit Gun
1st +0 +0 +2 +2 Spirit gun, energy specialization 1d6
2nd +1 +0 +3 +3 Mark target 1d6
3rd +2 +1 +3 +3 Speak with spirits 1/day 1d6
4th +3 +1 +4 +4 Blast technique 1d8
5th +3 +1 +4 +4 Spirit away 1d8
6th +4 +2 +5 +5 Speak with spirits 2/day 1d8
7th +5 +2 +5 +5 Absorb energy 1d8
8th +6/+1 +2 +6 +6 Blast technique 1d10
9th +6/+1 +3 +6 +6 Speak with spirits 3/day 1d10
10th +7/+2 +3 +7 +7 Beam compression 1d10
11th +8/+3 +3 +7 +7 Charge energy 1d10
12th +9/+4 +4 +8 +8 Speak with spirits 4/day, blast technique 2d6
13th +9/+4 +4 +8 +8 Shotgun blast 2d6
14th +10/+5 +4 +9 +9 Pierce defenses 2d6
15th +11/+6/+1 +5 +9 +9 Speak with spirits 5/day 2d6
16th +12/+7/+2 +5 +10 +10 Blast technique 2d8
17th +13/+8/+3 +5 +10 +10 Overcome weakness 2d8
18th +13/+8/+3 +6 +11 +11 Speak with spirits at-will 2d8
19th +14/+9/+4 +6 +11 +11 Fierce energy 2d8
20th +15/+10/+5 +6 +12 +12 Gritty end, blast technique 2d10

Class Features

All of the following are class features of the soul gun.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency

A soul gun is proficient with all simple weapons, the rapier, scimitar, shortsword, and sword cane. They are only proficient with light armor, light shields, and bucklers.

Spirit Gun (Su)

A soul gun receives a blast of energy they can manifest similar to that of a firearm. This blast is a 40 foot ranged attack, however attacks made up within 20 feet are resolved at touch AC instead of normal AC, and deals damage as appropriate to their energy specialization.

Energy Specialization

When the soul gun receives this class ability they must choose a single energy type. Their spirit gun deals the damage type chosen based on their element. Once chosen this cannot be changed later. Unless Æther is chosen, the spirit gun is affected by spell resistance as normal.

  • Fire: fire damage
  • Water: cold damage
  • Earth: acid damage
  • Air: electrcity damage
  • Æther: bludgeoning damage

Mark Target (Ex)

As a standard action the soul gun can mark a target within 30 feet of them and within their line of sight for their next attack. If they make an attack against the target on their next turn they receive a bonus to the attack and damage rolls equal to their Charisma modifier.

Speak with Spirits (Sp)

At 3rd level the soul gun is able to cast Speak with Dead, using their soul gun level as their caster level. This can be done once per day at 3rd level and increase the uses per day every 3 levels thereafter. At 9th level it can instead be cast as Speak with Soul by spending two uses.

Blast Technique

At 4th level and every 4 levels thereafter the spirit gun learns a new method of altering and shaping their blast.

Split Blasts: As a full-round action the soul gun can split their blasts, making twice as many attack rolls as they can potentially make on a full-round attack but only dealing half damage on their attacks. These additional attacks beyond their standard attacks cannot target the same individual.

Charging Blast: The soul gun can spend a full round action in order to absorb spiritual power within themselves. For a number of rounds thereafter equal to 3 + the spirit gun’s Charisma modifier (if any) they add an additional 1d6 points of damage to their spirit gun. This increases by 1d6 for every 3 levels they are past 4th level.

Sentinel Shot: The soul gun increases the range of their spirit gun by 20 feet, and this also increases the range of their touch attack with their spirit gun by 20 feet (60 foot range, 40 foot touch attack range).

Spirit Storm: The soul gun can spend a full-round action to create a 20 foot radius, and the range in which the radius can be centered out to is as per a spell’s Close range (25 feet plus 5 feet per 2 levels). Those within the radius must make a Reflex Save (DC 10 + 1/2 soul gun’s level + soul gun’s Charisma modifier) or take your spirit gun’s damage, or take half damage on a miss.

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