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Stormbreaker

Warriors who walk in the tempest unafraid draw the power of the storm into themselves and become stormbreakers.

The stormbreaker is an archetype of the fighter class.

Chosen Weapon (Ex)

At 1st level, a stormbreaker must choose either an earthbreaker or warhammer as his chosen weapon.

This ability modifies chosen weapon.

Thunderhammer (Su)

At 2nd level, the stormbreaker can touch a weapon as a standard action, giving it the shock property for 1 minute. At 9th level, he can confer the shocking burst property instead, but the duration of the power is halved. The stormbreaker can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + his Wisdom modifier.

This ability replaces a fighter talent gained at 2nd level.

Stormchild (Ex)

At 3rd level, the stormbreaker gains resist lightning 5 and treat wind effects as being one step less severe. At 9th level, he treats wind effects as being two steps less severe and gain blindsense 60 feet against concealment from natural or magical fog, mist, or weather effects.

This ability replaces overhand chop.

Hammerflight (Sp)

At 5th level, a stormbreaker can cast fly as a spell-like ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + his Wisdom modifier, using his fighter level as his caster level. However, if the stormbreaker makes an attack while under this ability, the ability ends. At 10th level, the stormbreaker gains the ability to cast flight as a spell-like ability instead.

This ability replaces reliable strike.

Thunderbolt (Su)

At 10th level, a stormbreaker can command a stroke of lightning to strike from above in a 5-foot-radius cylinder 60 feet high. The thunderbolt inflicts 1d6 points of lightning damage per fighter level. A successful Reflex save (DC 10 + half of the fighter’s level + his Wisdom modifier) halves this damage. Creatures failing their saves are deafened for 1 round. At 10th level, he can use this ability once per day, at 15th twice per day, and at 20th three times per day. This ability has a range of 120 feet.

This ability replaces war cry.

Ride the Lightning (Su)

At 15th level, as a full-round action, a stormbreaker can become a living lightning bolt and move in a straight line up to 10 times his movement speed. He does not provoke attacks of opportunity while moving in this way. Creatures or objects in his path are affected as by his thunderbolt ability. Creatures do not block his movement but solid barriers do unless they are reduced to 0 hit points. The stormbreaker can use this power once per day for a number of rounds equal to his fighter level.

This ability replaces unstoppable strike.

Storm Lord (Ex)

At 19th level, the stormbreaker becomes one with the storm. He gains immunity to deafness, stunning, and wind effects and gain blindsight 120 feet against concealment from natural or magical fog, mist, or weather. Once per day, when attacked with a lightning effect, he may forgo his saving throw and absorb the energies of the attack, healing 1 point of damage for every 3 points of lightning damage the attack would otherwise have dealt.

This ability replaces doublestrike.