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Guardian

Guardians seeks to block, stop, and protect.

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Guardian feats

You can take each feat only once, unless the feat’s description says otherwise. You must meet any prerequisite specified in a feat to take that feat. If you ever lose a feat’s prerequisite, you can’t use that feat until you regain the prerequisite.

You gain proficiency with the armor type above your current proficiency: Leather → Hide → Chain → Scale → Plate.

You can select this feat multiple times.

You gain proficiency with shields.

Prerequisites: Proficiency with chain, scale, or plate armor

While you are wearing chain mail, scale mail, or plate armor that you are proficient with, the armor’s soak value is 3 instead of 1.

Guardian fighting styles

If your class or archetype has fighting styles, you can learn them.

You gain a +1 bonus to Defense.

If you aren’t incapacitated, you can add your shield’s Defense bonus to any Reflex saving throw you make against a spell or other harmful effect. Additionally, when you are subjected to an effect that allows you to make a Reflex saving throw to take only half damage, you can use your reaction to take no damage if you succeed on the saving throw, interposing your shield between yourself and the source of the effect.

Guardian maneuvers

As a reaction, which you use when you or a creature that you can see within 1 meter of you is hit by an attack that you can see, you can block the blow with your shield or weapon. Roll a d3 and add the result to your Defense or an adjacent ally’s Defense against the triggering attack. 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.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to force the creature on the defensive, buying your allies critical seconds. 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 Reflex 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 increase the damage for each additional stamina die expended.

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack in an attempt to goad the creature into attacking you. 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 Will saving throw or it has disadvantage on any attack roll that doesn’t target you until for the duration.

At the end of each of its turns, a goaded creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success

Enhance

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

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack and a Brawn check to grapple the creature.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.

As a reaction, which you use when a creature within 1 meter of you hits another creature with an attack roll or is hit by an attack roll, you can cause that attack to target you instead.

As an action, you can make a weapon attack and simultaneously bash a creature within 1 meter with your shield. The creature must make a Reflex saving throw.

On a failed save, it takes bludgeoning damage equal to the stamina die and it can’t take reactions until the start of its next turn. If the creature is your size or smaller, you can push the target up to 1 meter away from you or push it to the side.

On a successful save, it takes half as much damage.

Enhance
You can augment this maneuver with the following options, expending stamina dice for each option.
  • You can increase the damage, target a creature of a larger size, and push the creature an additional 1 meter 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.

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

1 minute/stamina die

As an action, you can make a weapon attack in an attempt to menace the creature, foiling its attacks and punishing them for harming others. On a hit, the creature must succeed on a Will saving throw or it is marked by you for the duration or until you willingly move away from the creature, you are incapacitated, someone else marks the creature, or any of your companions do anything harmful to it. While marked, you have advantage on opportunity attacks against the target and the target has disadvantage on any attack roll that doesn’t target you.

As an action, you can make a melee weapon attack with a weapon in an attempt to disarm the creature. Add one 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 Reflex saving throw or it drops one item of your choice that it’s holding.

If the creature is holding the item with two or more hands it makes the saving throw with advantage.

If the saving throw fails by 5 or more, the object lands in a space within 1 meter of the creature, otherwise the object lands at its feet.

When a creature tries to interact with an object in a space occupied by a hostile creature it must use an action to make an Acrobatics or Brawn (its choice) check contested by the hostile creature’s Acrobatics or Brawn check (its choice). If the creature attempting to interact with the object wins the contest, it can interact with the object.

Enhance

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

As a reaction, which you use when a creature hits a creature other than you with an attack, you can visit vengeance on the creature. You can make a melee weapon attack against the creature.

Enhance

You can add the stamina die to the attack’s damage (add half if you miss by 4 or less) for each additional stamina die expended.

Augment sizes

1 stamina die2 stamina dice3 stamina dice4 stamina dice5 stamina dice
Cone3 meters long5 meters long10 meters long10 meters long20 meters long
Cylinder1-meter-radius, 3 meters high2-meter-radius, 6 meters high3-meter-radius, 9 meters high4-meter-radius, 12 meters high5-meter-radius, 15 meters high
Line5 meters long, 1-meter wide5 meters long, 2-meter wide10 meters long, 2-meter wide10 meters long, 2-meter wide20 meters long, 2-meter wide
Sphere1-meter-radius2-meter-radius3-meter-radius4-meter-radius5-meter-radius
Wall5 meters long, 2 meters high, 30 centimeters thick5 meters long, 4 meters high, 60 centimeters thick10 meters long, 6 meters high, 90 centimeters thick10 meters long, 8 meters high, 120 centimeters thick20 meters long, 10 meters high, 150 centimeters thick