Inquisitors are sanctified crusaders and zealots skilled in seeking out and eliminating evil- whether monsters, cultists, or practitioners of dark magics. They've typically seen the worst society has to offer, and are adept at navigating the underbellies of cityscapes to uncover the filth that festers within. Keen of mind with strong situational awareness, they tend to have a knack for noticing and tracking even subtle signs of witchcraft and depravity. Of course, uncovering the wicked in itself only goes so far. Thus, Inquisitors specialize in ways to eliminate their adversaries. There are two paths for Inquisitors:
Witch Hunters are highly trained to assail a single target, applying a variety of their skills to eliminate them as quickly and effectively as possible.
Spellbreakers have been trained to endure the machinations of witchcraft, warlocks, and aberrant psionics. They're capable of locking down threats and dismantling the magical defenses of their targets.
Attack Bonus: 5 BAB
Skills: Knowledge: Arcane 8 ranks, Knowledge: Religion 8 ranks, Knowledge: Planar Creatures 8 ranks, Knowledge: Nature 5 ranks, Investigation 5 ranks, Sense Motive 8 ranks, Streetwise 5 ranks, Tracking 5 ranks
Alignment Restriction: Any Good
Unique: Must belong to an Inquisitor Order
Hit Die: d8
Proficiencies: Inquisitors gain no additional proficiencies
Skill Points: 6 + INT
Class Skills: Appraise, Bluff, Concentration, Craft (all), Disable Trap, Decipher Script, Discipline, Disguise, Escape Artist, Forgery, Heal, Hide, Intimidate, Knowledge (all), Listen, Lore, Move Silently, Open Lock, Parry, Perform, Persuade, Profession (all), Sense Motive, Search, Speak Language, Spot, Spellcraft, Streetwise, Taunt, Use Magic Device
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|7th||+7/+2||+5||+5||+5||Silence the Witch|
Witness the Impure
The Inquisitor gains the ability to pierce distortions, ensuring that no magical practitioner is able to remain invisible or under an illusory disguise. This ability grants See Invisibility and Ultravision, lasting for an hour per Inquisitor level.
At second level, the inquisitor will choose between the Witch Hunter and Spellbreaker archetypes and begin gaining specific archetype skills on every even level. These skills are detailed in their respective archetype sections.
The Inquisitor's weapons are imbued with holy fire, capable of purging wickedness and corruption. Their strikes apply a stack for Purifying Flame, which immolates targets for a short time. Successive attacks cause the target to flare up, dealing 1 damage per stack, up to the Inquisitor's class level.
Developer's Note: This extra damage procs off of Melee Weapon Mastery: Slashing bleeding damage. Using dual wielded kukri/scimitar causes this ability to do absolutely insane damage. If people start playing this class with a kukri I will nerf this, but I'd rather not because it's very fun to have a damage over time class. Please be cool.
The Inquisitor has witnessed the stinking underbelly of society and has purged all fearful emotions, replacing them with holy zeal. They may no longer be intimidated or frightened.
Silence the Witch
As a quickened action ranged touch attack, the Inquisitor sends forth chains of brilliant light to wrap around a target's mouth, silencing them for 3 rounds should they fail a reflex save vs DC 10 + Inquisitor level + dex or str modifier. This ability is on a 5-minute cooldown.
The Inquisitor affixes their garments with powerful seals and scriptures to ward off evil. They gain -15% damage taken from all evil creatures.
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The Witch Hunter hurls an accusation of wickedness and evil at their target. If the target is evil, they become marked. Any radiant damage the Witch Hunter deals against marked targets is increased by 100%. Marked targets are also Dimensionally Anchored if they fail a will save vs a DC of 15 + Inquisitor level + charisma modifier. This ability is a free action with a 1 round cooldown. You may only have one target marked at any time. Marking a second target will remove the mark on the first target.
Blessed Silver Bolt
The Witch Hunter carries a small reserve of highly enchanted bolts with them. Each of these bolts is painstakingly engraved with holy scriptures, symbols, and sometimes dipped in holy water or further enchanted to cause maximum damage. Taking careful aim, the bolt may be fired as a ranged touch attack to deal 6d6 physical damage. If the target is evil, it also deals 50% of their current health, or 10% on a successful fort save vs DC 10 + Inquisitor level + dexterity modifier. The DC is increased the lower the health of the target. This ability deals half damage to players and is on a 5-minute cooldown.
Purge the Wicked
When a marked target dies, it explodes in a holy nova to deal 10 Radiant damage to surrounding targets and gives them a single stack of Purifying Flame.
As the Witch Hunter's relentless assault burns away at their foe, they find their weaknesses laid bare. Seizing upon one, the Witch Hunter will burn it out of the victim's flesh before starting their assault anew should the unfortunate soul survive. When the Witch Hunter hits a marked target with 10 stacks of Purifying Flame, all stacks are consumed to deal 15 Radiant damage instantly. The Witch Hunter also gains +5 AB and +3 APR for 2 rounds.
The Witch Hunter's zeal against evil targets grants them +3 AB and 1d4 additional Radiant damage.
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|8th||+8/+3||+6||+6||+6||The Wicked Shall Burn|
The Spellbreaker's palms begin to glow fiercely as they reach out to tear at the unholy magic of an enemy, ripping it apart with extreme prejudice. The ability acts as a quickened action touch attack Dispel Magic with a DC equal to 15 + double Inquisitor levels and is on a 5-minute cooldown.
Toggle ability. The Spellbreaker gains a passive holy shroud that blocks the first offensive spell cast at them. While active, this ability refreshes every 30 seconds.
Spurn the Profane
Much like a skilled swordsman might parry attacks, the Spellbreaker may similarly anticipate and divert incoming magic for 2 rounds. This ability is a free action on a 2-minute cooldown.
The Wicked Shall Burn
The Spellbreaker recites a prayer to cast judgment on a target. Flaming skulls with black runes on their foreheads manifest to encircle the figure. The skulls persist for 1 round as they observe the individual, then either fade away or explode in holy flames should the target be evil. The explosion deals 40d4 Radiant damage plus 1% max health damage for every evil point beyond the average (15% max - evil outsiders, undead, aberrations, and shapechangers are always 15%). This ability deals half damage to players and is on a 5-minute cooldown.
The Spellbreaker creates an aura to suppress the incantations of anything within a 7-meter radius. The field is similar to an anti-magic aura, but only suppresses the ability to cast new spells. The aura is centered on the Spellbreaker for 2 minutes, causing spell failure for all that remain within. This ability is on a 15-minute cooldown.