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Assassin

Medium humanoid (any species)
Challenge
8

STR
0
DEX
3
CON
2
INT
1
WIS
0
CHA
0

78
12d8+24
16
Fort
+2
Ref
+4
Will
+3
Defense note leather
Damage resistances poison

Speed 5 m.
Skills Acrobatics +6 (17), Deception +3 (14), Insight +0 (11), Perception +3 (14), Skulduggery +6 (17), Stealth +6 (17), Streetwise +3 (14)
Languages any two languages

Assassinate. During its first turn, the assassin has advantage on attack rolls against any creature that hasn’t taken a turn. Any hit the assassin scores against a surprised creature is a critical hit.

Cheap Shot (1/turn). The assassin deals an extra 14 (4d6) damage when it hits a target with a weapon attack and has advantage on the attack roll, or when the target is within 1 meter of an ally of the assassin that isn’t incapacitated and the assassin doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Cunning Action. On each of its turns, the assassin can use an additional action. This action can only be used to make a Skulduggery or Stealth check or use the Dash, Disengage, or Use an Object action.

Evasion. If the assassin is subjected to an effect that allows it to make a Reflex saving throw to take only half damage, the assassin instead takes no damage if it succeeds on the saving throw, and only half damage if it fails.

Maneuvers. The assassin uses maneuvers (maneuver save DC 14). It has 23 stamina dice which are d8s, a dice limit of 3, regains all expended stamina dice when it finishes a long rest, and regains half its total stamina dice (rounded up) when it finishes a short rest. It knows the following maneuvers:

1 stamina die: ambush, blind, disorient, distract, fan of knives, feint, gag, nimble, precision, sand in the eyes, spring attack, stalking shadow, uncanny dodge

2 stamina dice: feigned opening, misdirection, slashing blades

Actions (2)

Shortsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 1 m. Hit: 6 (1d6 + 3) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 14 Fortitude saving throw, taking 24 (7d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Dagger. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 1 m. or range 3/10 m. Hit: 5 (1d4 + 3) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 14 Fortitude saving throw, taking 24 (7d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

Crossbow. Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, range 10/100 m. Hit: 7 (1d8 + 3) piercing damage, and the target must make a DC 14 Fortitude saving throw, taking 24 (7d6) poison damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

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Maneuvers

As an action, you can use Stealth without using an action. Additionally, before the end of your next turn, you can add the stamina die to an attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less) if you have advantage on the attack roll, or if the creature is within 1 meter of an enemy of the creature that isn’t incapacitated and you don’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to blind a creature by striking a sensitive area. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is blinded until the end of its next turn.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended. This augment also causes the creature to be blinded for 1 minute/stamina die. At the end of each of its turns, a blinded creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to disorient the creature. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it can’t take reactions for the duration.

A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • Stagger. You can expend 1 additional stamina die so the creature is staggered instead of not being able to take reactions.

  • Incapacitate. You can expend 2 additional stamina die so the creature is incapacitated instead of not being able to take reactions.

  • Stun. You can expend 4 additional stamina die so the creature is stunned instead of not being able to take reactions.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to distract the creature, giving your allies an opening. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, make a Deception check opposed by the creature’s passive Insight or the next attack roll against it by an attacker other than you has advantage if the attack is made before the start of your next turn.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 3 additional stamina dice to cause all attack rolls against the creature by an attacker other than you to have advantage.

As an action you can make two ranged weapon attacks with a dagger, hatchet, sai, dart, or shuriken against two different targets.

Enhance

You can throw an additional weapon for each additional stamina die expended, but you can only attack each creature once.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack along with a deceptive or pretended blow, thrust, or other movement. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, make a Deception check opposed by the creature’s passive Insight or you have advantage on your next melee weapon attack roll against that creature before the end of your next turn.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

  • You can expend 3 additional stamina dice to have advantage on all attack rolls against the creature if the attack is made before the start of your next turn.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack in an attempt to render it unable to speak. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it can’t speak for the duration.

A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when an enemy moves within 1 meter of you, you can move up to half your speed without provoking opportunity attacks.

As a reaction, which you use when you make a weapon attack roll against a creature, you can strike precisely. Roll a d3 and add the result to your attack roll. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to roll 2d3.

  • You can expend 4 additional stamina dice to roll 3d3.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack and throw sand into the eyes of a creature that you can touch or see within 2 meters. You must have sand in your hand to throw. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less). On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Fortitude saving throw or it is blinded until the end of its next turn.

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended. This augment also causes the creature to be blinded for 1 minute/stamina die. At the end of each of its turns, a blinded creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. If you move at least 4 meters straight toward a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against it. Add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less).

Enhance

You can increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when an enemy within 5 meters moves away from you, you can move up to half your speed toward the creature’s position. This movement doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks.

As a reaction, which you use when you are hit by an attack that you can see or when you make a Reflex saving throw, you spin gracefully away, avoiding the swing or effect. Roll a d3 and add the result your Defense against the triggering attack or to your Reflex saving throw. You can do so after the roll but before any effects of the roll occur.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can expend 2 additional stamina dice to roll 2d3.

  • You can expend 4 additional stamina dice to roll 3d3.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature makes an opportunity attack against you, you position yourself to force your opponent off balance.

If the enemy’s attack misses, you can make one melee weapon attack against the creature.

If the enemy’s attack hits, one ally within 1 meter of the enemy can make one melee weapon attack against the creature.

You must use this maneuver before the enemy’s roll is revealed.

Enhance

If you or your ally hit, you add the stamina die to the attack’s damage roll for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature that you can see within 2 meters of you makes an attack roll against you, you can try to redirect the attack, provided that another creature is within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range. The attacker must succeed on a Reflex saving throw or it must target that creature. If multiple creatures are within 1 meter of you and within the attack’s range, the attacker chooses which one to target.

You must choose to use this feature before knowing whether the attack hits or misses.

As an action, you can use the Dash action. During your Dash, if you move within 1 meter of a creature, you can make a melee weapon attack against that creature. You can only attack one creature you pass.

Enhance

You can attack an additional creature you pass for every two additional stamina die expended, but you can only attack each creature once.