- 1 Description
- 2 Base Features
- 2.1 Bard Proficiencies
- 2.2 Bound to the Land
- 2.3 Storm Call
- 2.4 Thunder Call
- 2.5 Incite Rage — Enemies
- 2.6 Bardic Performance
- 2.7 Bardic Performance (Move Action)
- 2.8 Bardic Performance (Swift Action)
- 2.9 Bard Talent
- 2.10 Cantrips
- 2.11 Inspire Courage
- 2.12 Well-Versed
- 2.13 Fascinate
- 2.14 Inspire Greatness
- 2.15 Jack of All Trades
- 2.16 Soothing Performance
- 2.17 Inspire Heroics
Description[edit | edit source]
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Base Features[edit | edit source]
Bard Proficiencies[edit | edit source]
A bard is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the longsword, rapier, shortsword and shortbow. Bards are also proficient with light armor and shields (except tower shields). A bard can cast bard spells while wearing light armor and using a shield without incurring the normal arcane spell failure chance. Like any other arcane spellcaster, a bard wearing medium or heavy armor incurs a chance of arcane spell failure. A multiclass bard still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes.
Bound to the Land[edit | edit source]
A thundercaller gains a bonus equal to 1/2 her level on Lore (Nature) checks.
Storm Call[edit | edit source]
At 8th level, the thundercaller can use her performance to summon bolts of lightning that deal 3d6 points of electricity damage. The lightning storm lasts for as long as she continues her performance, calling down one bolt of lightning per round on a random enemy within 50 feet of the thundercaller.
If in a stormy area (including a whirlwind formed by an air elemental of at least Large size), each bolt deals 3d10 points of electricity damage instead of 3d6.
Thunder Call[edit | edit source]
At 3rd level, the thundercaller can use her performance to unleash a deafening peal of thunder, blasting an area in a 10-foot range with a tremendous cacophony. Every creature in the area takes 1d8 points of sonic damage and must succeed at a Fortitude save to avoid being stunned for 1 round. Creatures that cannot hear are not stunned but are still damaged. At 7th level, the sonic damage that is dealt by this blast of sound increases to 3d8. This damage further increases to 5d8 at 11th level, 7d8 at 15th level, and 9d8 at 19th level.
Incite Rage — Enemies[edit | edit source]
At 6th level, the thundercaller can induce a furious rage in all enemies within 30 feet. This effect functions as the rage spell and lasts as long as the target can hear the thundercaller's performance. Unwilling creatures can be affected if they fail a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 the thundercaller's level + the thundercaller's Charisma modifier).
Success renders the target immune to this power for 24 hours. The thundercaller cannot target herself with this ability.
Each affected creature gains a +2 morale bonus to Strength and Constitution, a +1 morale bonus on Will saves, a –2 penalty to AC, and cannot cast spells.
Bardic Performance[edit | edit source]
A bard is trained to use the Perform skill to create magical effects on those around him, including himself if desired. He can use this ability for a number of rounds per day equal to 4 + his Charisma modifier. At each level after 1st a bard can use bardic performance for 2 additional rounds per day. Each round, the bard can produce any one of the types of bardic performance that he has mastered, as indicated by his level.
Bardic Performance (Move Action)[edit | edit source]
At 7th level, a bard can start a bardic performance as a move action instead of a standard action.
Bardic Performance (Swift Action)[edit | edit source]
At 13th level, a bard can start a bardic performance as a swift action.
Bard Talent[edit | edit source]
As a bard gains experience, she learns a number of talents that aid her and confound her foes. At 2nd level, a bard gains a rogue talent, as the rogue class feature of the same name. At 6th level and every 4 levels thereafter, the bard gains an additional rogue talent. A bard cannot select a rogue talent that modifies the sneak attack ability.
Cantrips[edit | edit source]
Bards can cast a number of Cantrips, or 0-level spells, These spells are cast like any other spell, but they are not expended when cast and may be used again.
Inspire Courage[edit | edit source]
A 1st level bard can use his performance to inspire courage in his allies (including himself), bolstering them against fear and improving their combat abilities. To be affected, an ally must be able to perceive the bard's performance. An affected ally receives a +1 morale bonus on saving throws against charm and fear effects and a +1 competence bonus on attack and weapon damage rolls. At 5th level, and every six bard levels thereafter, this bonus increases by +1, to a maximum of +4 at 17th level.
Well-Versed[edit | edit source]
At 2nd level, the bard becomes resistant to the bardic performance of others, and to sonic effects in general. The bard gains a +4 bonus on saving throws made against bardic performance, sonic.
Fascinate[edit | edit source]
At 6th level, a bard can use his performance to cause one or more creatures to become fascinated with him. Each creature to be fascinated must be within 30 feet.
Each creature within range receives a Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 the bard's level + the bard's Cha modifier) to negate the effect. If a creature's saving throw succeeds, the bard cannot attempt to fascinate that creature again for 24 hours. If its saving throw fails, the creature stands quietly and observes the performance for as long as the bard continues to maintain it. Any damage to the target automatically breaks the effect.
Inspire Greatness[edit | edit source]
A bard of 9th level or higher can use his performance to inspire greatness in all allies within 30 feet, granting extra fighting capability. A creature inspired with greatness gains 2 bonus Hit Dice (d10s), the commensurate number of temporary hit points (apply the target's Constitution modifier, if any, to these bonus Hit Dice), a +2 competence bonus on attack rolls, and a +1 competence bonus on Fortitude saves.
Jack of All Trades[edit | edit source]
Bard gains bonus +1 on all skill checks.
Soothing Performance[edit | edit source]
A bard of 12th level or higher can use his performance to create an effect equivalent to the mass cure serious wounds, using the bard's level as the caster level. In addition, this performance removes the fatigued, sickened, and shaken condition from all those affected. Using this ability requires 4 continuous performance.
Inspire Heroics[edit | edit source]
A bard of 15th level or higher can inspire tremendous heroism in all allies within 30 feet. Inspired creatures gain a +4 morale bonus on saving throws and a +4 dodge bonus to AC. The effect lasts for as long as the targets are able to witness the performance.
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