Been playing around with a build -- and this one is most definitely not done. With a high bluff and improved feint, he's all about feinting in combat, while still capable of attacking at range every round with a pistol.
I'm definitely feeling feat/talent starved though. The below is just a trial build to level 7, in the same manner as we do on the CCW.Gaston de Ratan
Gaston is from a noble family from Galt, where his family has been thoroughly dispossessed in the Revolution. His Uncle's ancestral lands were seized and he was left penniless and destitute. His claims to nobility are a sham -- which drives Gaston all the more to pretend and ACT like he is a noble -- or at least, as he thinks a noble should act. Gaston does not know if any of his family survived, and from time to time, when drunk, he almost
threatens to care about whether any of them have. When he sobers up, he comes back to his senses.
While he has been cast down in the muck along with all the rest, Gaston pretends that has not happened. He is, accordingly, a pretentious fop who acts like he is better than everyone else and goes out of his way to remind them of it, daily
. To prove his obvious Blue Blood and to remind everyone around him he is better than they are, he wears pretentious parade armor, complete with a silk brocade on the front, epaulettes on the shoulders and, to complete the effect, he insists upon wearing a powdered wig, even in dreadful heat.
Gaston is, at heart, a villain who somehow finds himself on the side of people who aren't completely villainous. As he thinks that his comrades will think him not a "noble" if he shows his true colors, he pretends to be concerned about truth and light and all the rest. He will, if presented the opportunity, cheer on Desna, Seranrae, Erastil or any other of the Gods of light and pretend to be pious when he supposes that is what a "proper noble" would say.
Gaston pretends to be Lawful Neutral (if not Lawful Good.) If confronted in public over a choice, he will generally suggest a lawful -- if not good -- course of action. In reality, he doesn't believe a single word of it.
He does it because he believes that's what a "true noble" is expected to do or say. However, when mercy and altruism get too much in the way, he regretfully cites some law or code as preventing mercy or altruism in those particular circumstances. He acts truly sorry, too. Then he does what's in his best interest while apologizing for it.
Gaston is an an even more outrageous liar with women. He is a handsome and knows it. As a womanizer he will do or say anything which lets him under a woman's skirts. There is no promise too extreme that he will not make when a woman is involved. Then, he'll quickly find a way to weasel out of whatever the promise was.
He has two redeeming features.
Firstly, as Gaston's Uncle was betrayed during a fight by his own men, Gaston believes it is the nadir of nobility to betray a companions-in-arms while on the battlefield -- for any reason
. A brother-in-arms must be treated always as a brother -- at least until the fight is over.
Secondly, he believes that only a true peasant would harm a woman and he will not willingly attack a human female under almost any conceivable circumstances. This is the other positive aspect of his character which is sincere. He doesn't do it merely for show -- he won't even do it in private, either.
In his looks, attitude and comportment, he resembles Archibald Cunningham (played by Tim Roth) in the film Rob Roy.
____________________GASTON DE RATAN
Male Human (Taldan) Gunslinger 3 Rogue (Pirate) 4
N (NE tendencies) Medium Humanoid (Human)Init
23, touch 17, flat-footed 18. . (+5 armor, +4 Dex, +1 natural, +2 deflection, +1 dodge)hp
Evasion, Uncanny Dodge, Unflinching +1
30 ft., Swinging RepositionMelee
+1 Agile Rapier
Agile weapons are unusually well balanced and responsive. A wielder wi +11/+6 (1d6+5/18-20/x2) and
. . Unarmed Strike +10/+5 (1d3+1/20/x2)Ranged
Masterwork Pistol +11/+6 (1d8/20/x4)Special Attacks
Sneak Attack +2d6
Combat Expertise +/-2, Gunsmithing, Improved Feint, Point Blank Shot, Precise Shot, Rapid Reload: Pistol, Rogue Weapon Proficiencies, Sea Legs, Weapon FinesseTraits
Blade Bravado (Taldan), Fast-TalkerSkills
Acrobatics +16, Appraise +5, Bluff +14, Climb +11, Diplomacy +8, Disable Device +6, Escape Artist +11, Knowledge (Geography) +2, Knowledge (Local) +8, Linguistics +5, Perception +10, Profession (Sailor) +5, Sense Motive +6, Sleight of Hand +10, Stealth +14, Survival +4, Swim +7, Use Magic Device +7Languages
Aquan, Common, PolyglotSQ
Compass, Deadeye (Ex), Deeds, Earplugs, Grit (Ex), Gunslinger Initiative (Ex), Gunslinger's Dodge (Ex), Pistol-whip (Ex), Quick Clear (Ex), Ring of the Swift Beast (1/day), Utility ShotCombat Gear
+1 Agile Rapier
Agile weapons are unusually well balanced and responsive. A wielder wi, +2 Mithral Parade Armor
Mithral: Weighs half as much as normal., Masterwork Pistol; Other Gear
Adventurer's Sash (4 @ 2.5 lbs), Air Crystal, Amulet of Natural Armor +1, Backpack, Masterwork (4 @ 2 lbs), Compass, Copy of a Key, Cup, False-Bottomed, Disguise kit (10 uses), Earplugs, Flask, Oil (1-pint flask), Powder, Ring of Protection, +2, Ring of the Swift Beast (1/day), String (50'), Thieves' tools, masterwork, Wrist sheath
--------------------Blade Bravado (Taldan)
+1 bonus to Acrobatics and Bluff checks when wielding a one-handed weaponCombat Expertise +/-2
Bonus to AC in exchange for an equal penalty to attack.Compass
+2 circumstance for Survival or Knowledge (Dungeoneering) to avoid becoming lost.Deadeye (Ex)
At 1st level, the gunslinger can resolve an attack against touch AC instead of normal AC when firing beyond her firearm's first range increment. Performing this deed costs 1 grit point per range increment beyond the first. The gunslinger still takes Deeds
Gunslingers spend grit points to accomplish deeds. Most deeds grant the gunslinger some momentary bonus or effect, but there are some that provide longerlasting effects. Some deeds stay in effect as long as a gunslinger has at least 1 grit point. TheEarplugs
+2 save vs. hearing effects, -5 hearing-based Perception.Evasion (Ex)
If you succeed at a Reflex save for half damage, you take none instead.Grit (Ex)
A gunslinger makes her mark upon the world with daring deeds. Some gunslingers claim they belong to a mystical way of the gun, but it's more likely that the volatile nature of firearms simply prunes the unlucky and careless from their ranks. WhateverGunslinger Initiative (Ex)
At 3rd level, as long as the gunslinger has at least 1 grit point, she gains the following benefits. First, she gains a +2 bonus on initiative checks. Furthermore, if she has the Quick Draw feat, her hands are free and unrestrained, and the firearm iGunslinger's Dodge (Ex)
At 1st level, the gunslinger gains an uncanny knack for getting out of the way of ranged attacks. When a ranged attack is made against the gunslinger, she can spend 1 grit point to move 5 feet as an immediate action; doing so grants the gunslinger a Gunsmithing
You know the secrets of repairing and restoring firearms.
Benefit: If you have access to a gunsmith's kit, you can create and restore firearms, craft bullets, and mix black powder for all types of firearms. You do not need to make a Craft cImproved Feint
You can make a Bluff check to feint in combat as a move action.Pistol-whip (Ex)
At 3rd level, the gunslinger can make a surprise melee attack with the butt or handle of her firearm as a standard action. When she does, she is considered to be proficient with the firearm as a melee weapon and gains a bonus on the attack and damagePoint Blank Shot
+1 to attack and damage rolls with ranged weapons at up to 30 feet.Precise Shot
You don't get -4 to hit when shooting or throwing into combat.Quick Clear (Ex)
At 1st level, as a standard action, the gunslinger can remove the broken condition from a single firearm she is currently wielding, as long as that condition was gained by a firearm misfire. The gunslinger must have at least 1 grit point to perform tRapid Reload: Pistol
You can reload fast with one type of Crossbow.Ring of the Swift Beast (1/day)
Three types of rings of the beast exist; all three appear as yellowed bone carved in the shapes of wild beasts devouring their own tails. The type of beast depicted on each ring depends on the ring’s nature, but could be a wolf (ring of the relentless beast), a rhinoceros (ring of the savage beast), or a tiger (ring of the swift beast). Once per day, a ring of the beast can be activated as a standard action to unleash the primal spirit hidden inside even the most peaceful creatures. When the ring is activated, the wearer gains a bonus to a single physical attribute and a penalty to a single mental attribute for 10 minutes, as determined by the type of ring. A ring of the swift beast grants a +4 enhancement bonus to Dexterity and a –2 penalty to Wisdom. As long as the effects of this ring are active, the wearer also gains a +2 enhancement bonus to his natural armor bonus.
Requirements Forge Ring, barkskin, cat’s grace; Cost 4,000 gpSea Legs
Gain +2 on Acrobatics, Climb, and Swim checksSneak Attack +2d6
+2d6 damage if you flank your target or your target is flat-footed.Swinging Reposition (Ex)
Can move 5 feet as a free action after a charge or bull rush when masts and riggings are present.Uncanny Dodge (Ex)
Retain Dex bonus to AC when flat-footed.Unflinching +1 (Ex)
+1 save vs. fear and mind-affecting effectsUtility Shot
At 3rd level, if the gunslinger has at least 1 grit point, she can perform all of the following utility shots. Each utility shot can be applied to any single attack with a firearm, but the gunslinger must declare the utility shot she is using before
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