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Heaven Piercer

This archer forgoes, what he considers, the inefficient and clumsy ways of his peers who fire many arrows in favor of a singular devastating shot.

The heaven piercer is an archetype of the archer class.

Aim (Ex)

Also at 1st level, a heaven piercer can aim at an opponent he can see as a move action. The heaven piercer then gains a +1 bonus on Bluff, Knowledge, Perception, Sense Motive, and Survival checks attempted against that opponent, and a +1 bonus on ranged weapon attack and damage rolls against it. A heaven piercer can only maintain these bonuses against one opponent at a time; these bonuses remain in effect until either the opponent is dead or the heaven piercer aims at a new target.

At 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th levels, the bonuses on ranged weapon attack rolls, damage rolls, and skill checks against an aimed target increase by 1. In addition, starting at 5th level, the heaven piercer may hold his shot against his Aim target as a standard action. When the heaven piercer chooses to hold his aim, the bonuses double, and his attack gains an extra 1d6 points of damage. The heaven piercer may only hold his shot once per day at 5th level. Firing a held shot is a standard action.

At 12th level, the heaven piercer may hold his shot an additional time per day, doubling the bonuses again and adding an extra 2d6 points of damage.

At 17th level, the heaven piercer may hold his shot for a third time per day, tripling the bonuses instead and ignoring any damage reduction the target has.

While holding his shot, the heaven piercer may not move from the square he started his aim from.

This ability modifies and replaces aim.

Arrow Artillery (Ex)

At 2nd level, the heaven piercer may choose to add extra damage to his attacks based on range. For every 10 feet past 30 feet, the archer takes a -2 to hit, but gains 1d6 points of damage.

At 8th level, the heaven piercer may add Called Shot bonuses to these shots no matter the range.

At 14th level, the damage bonus is increased to 2d6.

This ability replaces quick shot and volley.