Whilst others wield spears with brute force, Loporrits lack the physical strength to do so. To overcome this, the lunar vanguard uses subtle gravity magicks to alter their weight and propel them and their weapon across the battlefield.
The lunar vanguard is an archetype of the dragoon class, available only to loporrit dragoons.
Archetype Main Ability Scores:
The lunar vanguard mainly focuses on STR/DEX for martial combat and DEX and INT for their class features.
Archetype Feature Replacements:
1st – Class Skills, Shaft Trip. 3rd – Steadfast Pike. 4th – Vault. 5th – Pike Charge. 7th – Spinning Lance. 9th – Tail Sweep. 11th – Agile Charger. 13th – Spear Parry and Riposte. 15th – Piercing Lance. 17th – Ranged Set vs Charge. 19th – Pike Defense.
The lunar vanguard loses Knowledge (Local) and Survival but gains Knowledge (Arcana) and Fly.
Weightless Spear (Ex)
A lunar vanguard uses Intelligence rather than Strength for all Dragoon features as well as this archetype.
Gravitron Magic (Sp)
Gravitron Magic (Sp): At 1st level, a lunar vanguard’s manipulation of gravity goes beyond changing the weight of his spear. Whenever he uses Deadly Lancer on a creature with at least half his number of Hit Die, he gains a Gravitron. He may hold a number of Gravitrons equal to his dragoon level. He may expend Gravitrons to cast the following spells at certain levels, suffering no penalty from wearing armor when doing so:
- Choco Feather – 1st level
- Float – 3rd level
- Levitate – 4th level
- Choco Feather, Mass – 5th level
- Fly – 7th level
- Floatga – 9th level
- Flight – 11th level
- Gravity Ball – 13th level
- Gravity – 15th level
- Graviga – 17th level
- Black Hole – 19th level
Gravitrons are volatile, as such if an hour has passed since a lunar vanguard last obtained a Gravitron, his stockpile of Gravitrons will dissipate to 0.
This ability replaces shaft trip, steadfast pike, vault, pike charge, spinning lance, tail sweep, agile charger, spear parry and riposte, piercing lance, ranged set vs charge, and pike defense.