Shadow Bomber (Rogue/Alchemist)

(Original Concept by Byrdology)

Primary: Rogue.

Secondary: Alchemist.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d8.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The shadow bomber selects three alchemist skills to add to her class skills in addition to the normal rogue class skills. The shadow bomber gains a number of ranks at each level equal to 6 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The shadow bomber is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the bombs, hand crossbow, rapier, sap, shortbow, and short sword. A shadow bomber is proficient with light armor, but not with shields.

Alchemy (Su): A shadow bomber gains the alchemist’s alchemy ability, except that he can only create mundane alchemical substances and bombs. In addition, when using Craft (alchemy) to create an alchemical item, a shadow bomber gains a competence bonus equal to his class level on the Craft (alchemy) check. This ability replaces trapfinding.

Bombs (Su): At 1st level, a shadow bomber gains the alchemist’s bomb ability. This ability replaces sneak attack.

Rogue Talents: This is exactly like the rogue ability of the same name, except that whenever a shadow bomber could select a rogue talent, he can choose an alchemist’s bomb discovery that he qualifies for instead.

Sneak Bomb (Ex): At 3rd level, if a shadow bomber catches an opponent when he is unable to defend himself effectively from her bomb attack, she can strike a vital spot for extra damage. The shadow bomber 's bomb attack deals extra damage (called "precision damage") anytime her target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC (whether the target actually has a Dexterity bonus or not), or when the shadow bomber flanks her target. This extra damage is equal to 1/2 her shadow bomber level. This ability replaces trap sense.

Swift Diversion (Ex): At 6th level, whenever a shadow bomber is in an area of dim light, he can use his Bluff skill to create a diversion to hide as a swift action. If the check is successful, he gains a +2 bonus on his next Stealth check made as part of a move action. This ability replaces the rogue talent gained at 6th level.

Silent Bomb (Su): At 9th level, a shadow bomber can alter his bombs to explode without making any sounds. As a swift action, a shadow bomber can imbue his bomb with a silence effect (as the spell) for a number of rounds equal to his shadow bomber level. Applying this effect reduced the bomb’s damage by