Coldblooded Killer (Rogue/Barbarian)

(Original Concept by Nihilakh)

Primary Class: Rogue.

Secondary Class: Barbarian.

Alignment: Any nonlawful.

Hit Die: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The coldblooded killer may select three barbarian skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal rogue class skills. The coldblooded killer gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 6 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The coldblooded killer is proficient with all simple and martial weapons plus the hand crossbow. They are proficient with light armor, but not with shields.

Cold Rage (Ex): Starting at 1st level, a coldblooded killer gains the barbarian’s rage ability, but with the following changes. When a coldblooded killer rages, she can only rage for a number of rounds equal to 2 rounds + her Constitution modifier. At each level after 1st, she can rage for 1 additional round. Also, instead of making a normal rage she may apply a +2 morale bonus to her Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution. This bonus increases to +4 when she gains greater cold rage. She may apply the full bonus to one ability score or may split the bonus between several scores in increments of +2. When using a cold rage, a coldblooded killer gains no bonus on Will saves, takes no penalties to AC, can still use Intelligence–, Dexterity–, and Charisma–based skills, and is not fatigued when the cold rage ends.

A cold rage is not easily ended. The coldblooded killer can end her cold rage as a full-round action. At 5th level, this improves to a standard action. A coldblooded killer can focus her mind and force her rage