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Legionnaire

To the officers of the Garlean empire, magitek gunblades are badges of honor and representative of their service to the empire. Those who wield these weapons are feared and respected amongst all ranks of the Imperial army; to lose their gunblade would be to forfeit their badge of authority.

The legionnaire is an archetype of the gunbreaker class, available only to garlean gunbreakers.

Badge of Authority (Ex)

At 1st level, the legionnaire begins play with magitek gunblade. It is of normal quality, and is a reward for his loyalty to the empire. If he ever loses this gunblade or has it taken from him by a higher-ranking officer, he can no longer gain gunbreaker levels until he earns it back – crafting or purchasing a replacement will not undo the shame of losing his weapon. The legionnaire may have his weapon recrafted by a trusted smith to enhance its potency. He also gains Gunsmithing as a bonus feat. In addition, all gunbreaker abilities that key off of Wisdom now key off of Intelligence instead.

Due to the garlean’s inability to use magic, a legionnaire’s magitek gunblade is specially fitted with a miniaturized magical reactor, allowing him to infuse his ammo with magic in the same manner as any other gunbreaker (with a move action).

This ability replaces gunsmith and modifies magicked ammo.

Innocence (Su)

At 3rd level, the legionnaire’s lack of natural magic drives him to make better use of his gunblade’s potential to channel it; projecting the energy within his gunblade via powerful, magic-infused strikes. As long as he has magicked ammo within his gun arm, he may decide to grant it the reach property at-will.

This ability replaces jugular rip.

Gun Arm Techniques

The legionnaire gains a couple of gun arm technique in place of another.

Burst Shot* (Su): As a standard action, the legionnaire can focus the power of his magicked ammo into a single, magnified shot. He makes a ranged touch attack with his magitek gunblade against a target within his firearm’s range and, if successful, deals 1d10 points of damage per magicked ammo expended.

This technique replaces demon slice gun arm technique.

Magitek Spread* (Su): As a standard action, the legionnaire can swing his magitek gunblade in a crackling, overwhelming arc of power; this attack deals 1d8 points of non-elemental damage per two gunbreaker levels he possesses to all enemies in a 30-ft.-cone. A successful Reflex save (DC 10 + half of the gunbreaker’s level + his Intelligence modifier) reduces this damage by half. Those who fail the save are Staggered for 1 round. Prerequisite: The gunstriker must be at least 12th level to select this technique.

This technique replaces demon slaughter gun arm technique.

Legionnaire