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Eldritch Raider

An eldritch raider is a thief who seeks to unravel the mysteries of the destruction of the other races’ homelands. They explore old ruins that date back to the days of the old hume empire and track down relics and lore from its glory days.

The eldritch raider is an archetype of the thief class, available only to nu mou thieves.

Class Skills

An eldritch raider adds Knowledge (arcana), Knowledge (history), and Spellcraft to her list of class skills and removes Disguise, Perform, and Sleight of Hand from her list of class skills.

Skill Ranks Per Level

An eldritch raider gains skill ranks each level equal to 6 + Int modifier.

Detect Magic (Sp)

At 2nd level, an eldritch raider gains the ability to use detect magic at will. The eldritch raider treats her thief level as her caster level for this ability. This ability counts as the minor magic thief talent for purposes of qualifying for other thief talents.

This ability replaces the thief talent gained at 2nd level.

Eldritch Intuition (Ex)

At 3rd level, an eldritch raider gains an intuitive sense that allows her to more easily activate spell completion and spell trigger items. She gains a +1 bonus on Use Magic Device checks for this purpose. This bonus increases to +2 at 6th level, +3 at 9th level, +4 at 12th level, +5 at 15th level, and +6 at 18th level.

This ability replaces danger sense.

New Talents

An eldritch raider has access to the following new advanced talents when selecting thief advanced talents.

Major Eldritch Magic (Sp): The eldritch raider gains the ability to cast a 3rd-level spell from the black mage spell list two times per day as a spell-like ability. The caster level for this ability is equal to her thief level. The save DC for this spell is 13 + her Intelligence modifier. The eldritch raider must have an Intelligence of at least 13 to select this talent. The eldritch raider must have the major magic, minor eldritch magic, and minor magic thief talents before choosing this talent.

Minor Eldritch Magic (Sp): The eldritch raider gains the ability to cast a 2nd-level spell from the black mage spell list two times per day as a spell-like ability. The caster level for this ability is equal to her thief level. The save DC for this spell is 12 + her Intelligence modifier. The eldritch raider must have an Intelligence of at least 12 to select this talent. The eldritch raider must have the major magic and minor magic thief talents before choosing this talent.

Thief Talents

The following thief talents complement the eldritch raider archetype: major magic, minor magic, quick disable, trap spotter; fast picks; black market connections, esoteric scholar.

Advanced Thief Talents

The following advanced thief talents complement the eldritch raider archetype: dispelling attack, improved evasion, hard minded; major eldritch magic, minor eldritch magic; thoughtful reexamination.