Exultant Beast (Hunter/Antipaladin)

There are dark and fiendish hunters who follow the paths others revile, those often deemed as bloodthirsty and in some cases evil. Exultant beasts train their companions to be engines of destruction and pain, rooting out and relentlessly destroying those who follow kinder paths of kinship. (Original Concept by Oceanshieldwolf)

Primary Class: Hunter.

Secondary Class: Antipaladin.

Alignment: Any nongood.

Hit Dice: d10.

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

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The exultant beast is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with light and medium armor, and with shields (except tower shields).

Animal Companion (Su): This is exactly like the hunter ability of the same name, except that at 11th level an exultant beast’s animal companion gains the dire creature template. This ability otherwise functions as animal companion and replaces bonus tricks and swift tracker.

Primal Sense (Su): At will, an exultant beast can, as a move action, concentrate on a single individual within 60 feet and determine its general intent, physical well-being, and morale. The exultant beast also gains a bonus to any Knowledge and Sense Motive skill checks made against the target equal to half her level. If her animal companion makes a successful aid another action, she gains an additional +4 bonus on such checks. While focusing on one individual, the exultant beast cannot use her primal sense on any other individual within range. This ability replaces wild empathy.

Deadly Partners (Ex): At 2nd level, an exultant beast can select Hurtful, Outflank as a bonus feat. This ability replaces precise companion.

Ravaging Scourge (Su): At 3rd level, once per day, an exultant beast can use the awesome ferocity of a well coordinated companion attack to crush her foes. As a swift action, the exultant beast chooses one target within sight to ravage. As long as the exultant beast’s animal companion is within 10 feet of her, she adds her Charisma bonus (if any) on her attack rolls and adds her exultant beast level on all damage rolls made against the target of her ravaging scourge. If the target of the ravaging scourge is also targeted by the exultant beast’s animal companion, the bonus to damage on the first successful attack increases to 2 points of damage per level the exultant beast possesses. Regardless of the target, ravaging scourge attacks automatically bypass any DR the target might possess.

In addition, while ravaging scourge is in effect, the exultant beast and her animal companion gain a deflection bonus equal to her Wisdom modifier (if any) to their AC against attacks made by the target of the ravaging scourge.