To qualify to become a Swindler, a character must fulfill the following criteria.
Bluff 6 ranks, Disguise 4 ranks, Gamble 6 ranks.
Charismatic Hero Talents:
Any two of the following talents: Charm, Coordinate, Fast-Talk.
The Swindler gains 1d6 hit points
per level. The character's Constitution modifier applies.
The Swindler gains a number of action points
equal to 7 + one-half his character level, rounded down, every time he attains a new level in this class. (The Swindler's ability to manipulate probability entitles him to a higher number of action points
per class level than other advanced classes
, Diplomacy (Cha)
, Disguise (Cha)
, Escape Artist (Dex)
, Forgery (Int)
, Gamble (Wis)
, Gather Information (Cha)
, Knowledge (behavioral sciences, business, civics, current events, history, popular culture, streetwise, theology and philosophy) (Int), Perform (act) (Cha), Read/Write Language (none)
, Research (Int)
, Sense Motive (Wis)
, Sleight of Hand (Dex)
, Speak Language (none)
, Tumble (Dex)
Skill Points at Each Level:
7 + Int modifier (6 + Int modifier for nonhumans).
Fortune favors the Swindler. Once per day, he may reroll one roll that he has just made before the success or failure of the result is announced. The Swindler must take the result of the reroll, even if it's worse than the original roll.
A Swindler's ability to manipulate probability makes him unpopular in certain circles, increasing the need for a ready number of disguises. At 2nd level, the Swindler becomes a master of the quick disguise. He can don a convincing disguise in one-tenth the normal time (1d4 minutes).
At 3rd, 6th, and 9th level, the Swindler gets a bonus feat
. The bonus feat
must be selected from the following list, and the Swindler must meet all the prerequisites of the feat to select it.
Starting at 4th level, the Swindler learns to subtly manipulate the fortunes of his adversaries, making him harder to strike in combat
. He can spend an action point
to gain a +2 luck bonus to Defense
against all attacks for 1 round. The Swindler must use this ability on his turn, and the bonus lasts until just before the Swindler's next turn. A Swindler uses this ability instead of Dodge
on his turn.
The luck bonus to Defense
increases to +4 at 7th level and +6 at 10th level.
At 5th level, the Swindler can affect another creature's attack roll
, skill check
, ability check
, level check, or saving throw
. As a free action during another creature's turn, the Swindler can spend an action point
to alter the target's d20 roll result. The Swindler must be within 30 feet of the target, must be able to see the target, and must declare that he's spending the action point
before the the result of the target's roll is revealed. The Swindler's action-point die result counts either as a bonus or penalty to the target's roll, at the Swindler's discretion.
At 8th level, the range of this ability increases to 60 feet.