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Blade Dancers, are warriors who have taken two-weapon fighting to an entirely new level of combat. They focus on catching foes unaware and dealing mass amounts of damage before the enemy has a chance to react.

Length 5 Levels

Minimum Level 12 {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Lawful Good}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Lawful Neutral}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Lawful Evil}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Neutral Good}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Neutral}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Neutral Evil}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Chaotic Good}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Chaotic Neutral}} {{#set:Allowed Alignments=Chaotic Evil}}

Blade Dancer
"It's entoxicating, the way their blood flies away as my daggers slice them."
Vladimir, Vampire Blade Dancer
"The great Montê Chaplinn was flung back from a flurry of blades, so fast that even he couldn't stop them. Remarkably the foe stopped as Montê Chaplinn stumbled into the sunlight.
-The Epic of Montê Chaplinn, Verse 34, Titled "Vladimir rises again"
The origin of Blade Dancers, is traced to the Vampire Vladimir. After being nearly slain by a band of Heroes, he trained vigorously with his daggers until he could strike faster than mortal eyes can follow. Others, having seen his skills attempted to emulate them.

Becoming a Blade Dancer[edit | edit source]

Only the fighters of utmost dedication decide to become Blade Dancers, usually only after having seen one in action. Though in this case the fighter has generally not fought against said Blade Dancer.

Entry Requirements
Base Attack Bonus: +12
Skills: Move Silently 15 - Feats: Great Two-Weapon Fighting Great Cleave

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Table: The Blade Dancer

Hit Die: d0 (You gain no Hit Dice while leveling up as a Blade Dancer)

Level Base
Attack Bonus
Saving Throws Special
Fort Ref Will
1st +2 +0 +2 +1 #Flashing Strikes
2nd +4 +0 +3 +1 - #Ambidextrous +1
3rd +6 +0 +4 +1 - #Ambidextrous +2, Dancing Cleave
4th +8 +0 +5 +1 #Ambidextrous +3
5th +10 +0 +6 +1 #Ambidextrous +4, #Dancing Blades

Skill Points (4 + Int modifier per level)
Balance (Dex), Climb (Str), Disable Device (Int), Disguise (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Hide (Dex), Jump (Str), Listen (Wis) Move Silently (Dex), Open Lock (Dex), Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex), Use Magic Device (Cha),

Use Rope (Dex). |}

Class Features[edit | edit source]

All of the following are class features of the Blade Dancer

Flashing Strikes: The Blade dancer Strikes with such speed that he gains one additional attack with his offhand weapon.

AmbidextrousAt 2nd level and every level there after , the Blade Dancer loses a penalty for his off hand strikes. For example, with ambidextrous 2, a Blade Dancer could make 2 offhand strikes with no penalties.

Dancing Cleave: The Blade Dancer is allowed to take a full attack round after slaying an opponent with a minus 1 to each attack for every enemy you have cleaved through.

Dancing Blades: If the Blade Dancer strikes any one foe with more than 6 strikes in a round, the foe must pass a DC save = to 10+ Blade Dancer Dex Bonus + Number of strikes landed, or be stunned for a number of rounds equal to the number of blows landed over 5.

Ex-Blade Dancers[edit | edit source]

Ex Blade Dancers are those who have lost touch with their ways. This generally happens when they become too old to keep up the speed needed to fight with this weapon style. Should any player lose Blade Dancer, all benifits of the class are lost.

Campaign Information[edit | edit source]

A Blade Dancer NPC would generally be a epic boss fight for a party of any level, as the blade dancer getting the jump on your party would cause one of your members to most likely (baring terrible rolls) to be dead. And with the Dancing Cleave feat the odds of your party surviving an ambush is slim.

Playing a Blade Dancer[edit | edit source]

Combat: A Blade Dancer's typical role in combat is to kill everything as quickly as possible. For they tend to have less health as they gain no health while leveling up this class.

Advancement: A Fighter is reccommended to go into this class, though two weapon fighting rangers can access this class.

Resources: Your Resources are your blades, for your character would believe that is all he needs.

Blade Dancers in the World[edit | edit source]

"I have hunted, and I was once hunted. Those poor bastards didn't even bring an army."Vladimir, Vampire Blade Dancer"

Where You would find them in the world[edit | edit source]

NPC Reactions: An Npc would likely have not heard of Blade Dancers, however a display of your abilities would quickly provoke a variety of actions from worship and envy to fear and hate.

Blade Dancer Lore[edit | edit source]

Characters with ranks in Knowledge(Lore) can research Blade Dancers to learn more about them. When a character makes a skill check, read or paraphrase the following, including information from lower DCs.

<-the appropriate skills->
DC Result
11 Blade Dancers are real, and very dangerous.
16 Blade Dancers are said to have seemingly magical control over both weapons they wield.
21 Blade Dancing started when a Band of Adventures hunted the Vampire Vladimir.
26 The Leader of this party was infact the Great Montê Chaplinn.

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