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Ruthless Destroyer (Antipaladin/Barbarian)

Antipaladins are typically seen as the hand of all that is evil. However, there are those among their dark ranks who foster a primal need to destroy their surroundings. These ruthless destroyers possess an almost uncontrollable urge to break thinks and brutally exterminate their enemies. As a result of this urge, they are a danger not only to their foes, but also to their allies and the very environment around them. While ruthless destroyers are rarely accepted among their peers, they are secretly feared and grudgingly admired by them. (Original concept by Bandw2)

Primary Class: Antipaladin.
Secondary Class: Barbarian.
Alignment: Chaotic neutral, neutral evil, or chaotic evil.
Hit Die: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The ruthless destroyer may select three barbarian skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal antipaladin class skills. The ruthless destroyer gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 4 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The ruthless destroyer is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with all types of armor (heavy, light and medium), and with shields (except tower shields).

Destructive (Ex): Whenever the ruthless destroyer makes a melee attack that targets an unattended object or makes a sunder combat maneuver, he adds half his ruthless destroyer level (minimum +1) on the damage roll. This ability replaces detect evil.

Wrathful Strike (Su): Once per day, a ruthless destroyer can call upon the divine to gain greater strength and ferocity to crush his enemies. As a swift action, the ruthless destroyer is infused with the wrath of his deity. While wrathful strike is in effect, the ruthless destroyer gains a +2 morale bonus to Strength and Constitution, a +1 morale bonus on Will saves, and adds half his ruthless destroyer level (minimum +1) on the damage rolls. The increase to Constitution grants the ruthless destroyer 1 hit point per Hit Dice, but these disappear when the wrathful strike ends and are not lost first like temporary hit points. If the ruthless destroyer targets a construct with his wrathful strike, makes a melee attack that targets an unattended object, or makes a sunder combat maneuver while his wrathful strike is in effect, he adds his Charisma modifier (if positive) on his attack rolls and adds his ruthless destroyer level (minimum +1) on the damage roll (instead of half his level). A ruthless destroyer cannot use any Charisma-, Dexterity-, or Intelligence-based skills (except Acrobatics, Fly, Intimidate, and Ride) or any ability that requires patience or concentration while making a wrathful strike.

Wrathful strike makes the ruthless destroyer reckless. The ruthless destroyer takes a –2 penalty to his Armor Class, except against attacks made by the current target of his wrath.

At 4th level, and at every three levels thereafter, the ruthless destroyer may wrathful strike one additional time per day, as indicated on Table: Ruthless Destroyer, to a maximum of seven times per day at 19th level. Wrathful strike remains in effect for 1 minute, until the combat ends, or the ruthless destroyer falls unconscious. This ability replaces smite good.

Rage Powers (Ex): At 3rd level, a ruthless destroyer gains a barbarian rage power. Every three levels thereafter, he gains another rage power. The ruthless destroyer is restricted from any rage powers that violate his alignment, such as the Celestial Totem rage power. This ability otherwise functions as the barbarian’s rage power ability and replaces cruelty.

Smash (Ex): At 3rd level, a ruthless destroyer gains Smash as a bonus feat, even if he does not meet the requirements. In addition, if the ruthless destroyer destroys a sundered object, he adds his Strength modifier to all Intimidate checks until the end of combat. This ability replaces plague bringer.

Harbinger of Ruin (Ex): At 4th level, a ruthless destroyer gains Improved Sunder as a bonus feat, even if he does not meet the requirements. This ability, demoralizing sunder, greater wrath, paragon of ruin, and sundering strike replace the antipaladin’s spells.

Fiendish Boon (Sp): This is exactly like the antipaladin ability of the same name, except for the following changes. If the ruthless destroyer chooses to bond with a weapon, he removes the vicious and wounding weapon properties and adds furious, furyborn, invigorating, and ominous to the list of weapon properties he can select. If the ruthless destroyer chooses to bond with a fiendish servant, while the ruthless destroyer’s wrathful strike is in effect, he can spend an additional use of the ability to grant his fiendish servant the benefits of his wrathful strike (including greater wrath and mighty wrath) as long as he is mounted or adjacent to it. The ruthless destroyer can elect not to pay this cost, in which case his fiendish servant does not gain the effects of his wrathful strike. In addition, the fiendish servant gains either the advanced or entropic template at 11th level, as chosen by the ruthless destroyer.

Demoralizing Sunder (Ex): At 7th level, the ruthless destroyer gains Iconoclast as a bonus feat, even if he does not meet the requirements. Alternatively, when using the Iconoclast feat, the ruthless destroyer can attempt an Intimidate check to demoralize as a free action if he succeeds at a sunder combat maneuver against a wizard’s bonded item, or against a paladin’s or antipaladin’s bonded weapon. In such cases, only the owner of the item is demoralized. If he destroys the bonded item or weapon, gains a +5 bonus on his Intimidate check.

Greater Wrath (Ex): At 9th level, when a ruthless destroyer uses his wrathful strike ability, the morale bonus to his Strength and Constitution increases to +4, the morale bonus on his Will saves increases to +2, and adds his ruthless destroyer level (minimum +1) on the damage rolls. If the ruthless destroyer targets a construct with his wrathful strike, makes a melee attack that targets an unattended object, or makes a sunder combat maneuver while his wrathful strike is in effect, he adds twice his ruthless destroyer level on the damage roll (instead of his level).

Paragon of Ruin (Ex): At 10th level, the ruthless destroyer gains Greater Sunder as a bonus feat, even if he does not meet the requirements.

Aura of Wrath (Su): At 11th level, a ruthless destroyer can expend two uses of his wrathful strike ability to grant the ability to all allies within 10 feet, using his bonuses and penalties. Allies must use this wrathful strike ability by the start of the ruthless destroyer’s next turn and the bonuses and penalties last for 1 minute. Using this ability is a free action. Lawful creatures gain no benefit from this ability. This ability replaces aura of vengeance.

Sundering Strike (Ex): At 13th level, the ruthless destroyer gains Sundering Strike as a bonus feat, even if he does not meet the requirements.

Mighty Wrath (Ex): At 17th level, when a ruthless destroyer uses his wrathful strike ability, the morale bonus to his Strength and Constitution increases to +6, the morale bonus on his Will saves increases to +4. If the ruthless destroyer targets a construct, makes a melee attack that targets an unattended object, or makes a sunder combat maneuver while his wrathful strike is in effect, the target or object must make a successful Fortitude save (DC 10 + half the ruthless destroyer’s level + the ruthless destroyer’s Charisma modifier) or gain the broken condition. This ability replaces aura of depravity.

Unholy Devastator (Su): At 20th level, a ruthless destroyer can channel his wrath to completely destroy his opponents. Once per day, a ruthless destroyer can make a single melee attack at his highest attack bonus against an opponent. If the attack is successful, the target instantly takes 10 points of damage per two ruthless destroyer levels. If this damage slays the target, it consumes the remains utterly in unholy fire (but not its equipment or possessions). If the target's Fortitude saving throw succeeds, it instead takes 10d6 points of damage. If the target is a construct, it instead takes 10 points of damage per ruthless destroyer level. If the construct makes a successful Fortitude saving throw, it is also slowed (as the slow spell) and gains the broken condition.
In addition, if the ruthless destroyer targets a construct, makes a melee attack that targets an unattended object, or makes a sunder combat maneuver while his wrathful strike is in effect, it automatically gains the broken condition (no save). This ability replaces unholy champion.

Rage Powers: The following rage powers complement the Ruthless Destroyer multiclass archetype: Armor Ripper, Beast Totem (Lesser), Body Bludgeon, Brawler, Brawler (Greater), Crippling Blow, Deathless Frenzy, Ground Breaker, Ground Breaker (Greater), Roused Anger, Smasher, Spell Sunder, Sunder Enchantment.


Table: Ruthless Destroyer
Class
Base
Fort
Ref
Will

Level
Attack Bonus
Save
Save
Save
Special
1st
+1
+2
+2
+0
Aura of evil, destructive, wrathful strike 1/day
2nd
+2
+3
+3
+0
Touch of corruption, unholy resilience
3rd
+3
+3
+3
+1
Aura of cowardice, rage power, smash
4th
+4
+4
+4
+1
Channel negative energy, harbringer of ruin, wrathful strike 2/day
5th
+5
+4
+4
+1
Fiendish boon
6th
+6/+1
+5
+5
+2
Rage power
7th
+7/+2
+5
+5
+2
Demoralizing sunder, wrathful strike 3/day
8th
+8/+3
+6
+6
+2
Aura of despair
9th
+9/+4
+6
+6
+3
Greater wrath, rage power
10th
+10/+5
+7
+7
+3
Paragon of ruin, wrathful strike 4/day
11th
+11/+6/+1
+7
+7
+3
Aura of wrath
12th
+12/+7/+2
+8
+8
+4
Rage power
13th
+13/+8/+3
+8
+8
+4
Sundering strike, wrathful strike 5/day
14th
+14/+9/+4
+9
+9
+4
Aura of sin
15th
+15/+10/+5
+9
+9
+5
Rage power
16th
+16/+11/+7/+2
+10
+10
+5
Wrathful strike 6/day
17th
+17/+12/+7/+2
+10
+10
+5
Mighty wrath
18th
+18/+13/+8/+3
+11
+11
+6
Rage power
19th
+19/+14/+9/+4
+11
+11
+6
Wrathful strike 7/day
20th
+20/+15/+10/+5
+12
+12
+6
Unholy devastator