Eldritch Banneret (Samurai/Magus)

Honor-bound knights with alacrity for comprehending the arcane, eldritch bannerets descend on their enemies with in a rush of steel and spell-wreathed weapons. Their natural leadership capabilities make them great strategists for mage troops, and their intimate knowledge of magic makes them ideal anti-magic shock troops. As they grow in knowledge, strength, and power, these juggernauts perfect techniques that empower their allies on the battlefield, neutralize enemy spellcaster threats, and cause arcane havoc in the ranks of their foes. (Original Concept by Flak)

Primary Class: Samurai.

Secondary Class: Magus.

Alignment: Any.

Hit Dice: d10.

Bonus Skills and Ranks: The eldritch banneret may select three magus skills to add to his class skills in addition to the normal samurai class skills, one of which must be Spellcraft. The eldritch banneret gains a number of skill ranks at each level equal to 2 + Int modifier.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The eldritch banneret is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, plus the katana, naginata, and wakizashi. Eldritch bannerets are proficient with all types of armor (heavy, light, and medium), and shields (except tower shields). An eldritch banneret does not incur arcane spell failure when casting spells as a part of his arcane challenge ability; a multiclass eldritch banneret still incurs the normal arcane spell failure chance for arcane spells received from other classes.

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