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Stormlord (Bloodrager Archetype)

Stormlords, despite the name, are not bound to any particular type of magic or born from any specific magical bloodline. These mighty warriors get their names because their presence ripples across the battlefield like a storm, the clangorous clash of their weapons blending with the explosive hiss of their spells so that each second of battle resounds with the pulsing fury of a mighty storm.

Armor and Weapon Proficiencies

Stormlords are proficient with simple weapons, as well as light armor and bucklers. In addition, if this is this character’s first level in any class, they may select a martial tradition of their choice.

This modifies weapon and armor proficiencies.

Combat Training (Ex)

A stormlord is considered an Adept practitioner, gaining spheres and talents as appropriate. Stormlords use Charisma as their practitioner modifier. Stormlords with this ability do not gain a point of base attack bonus at every level, and instead use the rogue base attack bonus progression, gaining their first point of base attack bonus at 2nd level and reaching a maximum of +15 at 20th level.

Storm Strike (Su)

At 4th level, whenever a stormlord casts a spell with a range of touch from the bloodrager spell list, he can deliver the spell through any weapon he is wielding.

Instead of the free melee touch attack normally allowed to deliver the spell, a stormlord can make one free melee attack with his weapon (at his highest base attack bonus) as part of casting this spell; this attack is treated as an attack action. If successful, this melee attack deals its normal damage as well as the effects of the spell. This attack uses the weapon’s critical range (20, 19–20, or 18–20 and modified by the keen weapon special ability or similar effects), but the spell effect only deals ×2 damage on a successful critical hit, while the weapon damage uses its own critical modifier.

This ability replaces the bloodline powers normally gained at 4th and 12th level; the stormlord instead gains the bloodline power he would normally have received at 4th level at 8th level, the bloodline power he would have received at 8th level at 16th, and the bloodline power he would have received at 12th level at 20th level.

Surging Strike (Su)

From 14th level on, whenever the stormlord successfully confirms a critical hit while using his storm strike, he may cast a known spell with a range of touch or personal as a swift action.

This replaces indomitable will.

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