Within their assigned jurisdictions, the soldiers of the Guardian Corps fulfill the role of police officers and protectors, working to eliminate all manner of criminal activity as well as rampaging wildlife. They use assault gunblades to be well in both melee and ranged combat able to fulfill any role.
The guardian corps is an archetype of the gunbreaker class.
The guardian corps must choose an assault gunblade as his starting gun arm.
This ability modifies gunsmith.
At 3rd level, a guardian corps gains Rapid Shot as a bonus feat. He does not need to meet the prerequisites. If the guardian corps already has this feat, he may pick another Combat feat for which he meets the prerequisites for.
This ability replaces jugular rip.
The guardian corps gains a couple of gunbreaker talents in place of another.
Blazefire Sabre (Ex): When making a full attack action with at least one melee attack, the guardian corps can break away, as a swift action, taking a 5-ft.-step, and make an additional ranged attack at a -4 penalty with his firearm that doesn’t provoke attacks of opportunity. If desired, he can also form-switch his gunblade as a free action after the attack is resolved.
Mystic Barret (Su): When using automatic fire or semi-automatic fire, as a swift action, the guardian corps can change the element of the firearm damage to any element he wishes (earth, fire, ice, lightning, water, or wind).
These talents replace beat fang and lightning shot gunbreaker talents.
Army of One (Ex)
At 10th level, the guardian corps can make a full attack action against a single target in melee range, gaining an additional melee attack and firearm attack during the full attack action that doesn’t provoke attacks of opportunity. All attacks made during this are at a -3 penalty and afterwards, his AC is lowered by 4. This ability can be used a number of times per day equal to his Wisdom modifier.
This ability replaces continuation.
Legion of One (Su)
At 20th level, the guardian corps’s mastery with the assault gunblade becomes legendary. He can form switch his assault gunblade as a free action and when using his Army of One ability, he gains an additional ranged touch attack that deals 5d10 points of fire damage at the end of the full attack. In addition, all aurora use cost are lowered by 1.
This ability replaces lion heart.