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[3.5] Gentle Fist Adept (base class)
« Topic Start: November 05, 2011, 07:02:06 PM »
Inspired by Naruto. Well, some of the characters in Naruto. Not the annoying ones.


Juuken Adept


Hit Die: d8

Class Skills: The Juuken adept's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Autohypnosis (Wis), Balance (Dex), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Heal (Wis), Hide (Dex), Jump (Str), Knowledge (psionics) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), and Tumble (Dex).
Skill Points per Level: 4 + Int modifier

BAB: Average
Saves: All good

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LvSpecialBonus damage
1AC bonus, Byakugan (Skill focus), Gentle Fist, Improved Unarmed Strike, Wild Talent1d6
2Byakugan (Uncanny dodge)1d6
3Advanced Gentle Fist1d6
4-2d6
5Byakugan (improved uncanny dodge)2d6
6Advanced Gentle Fist2d6
7-3d6
8Advanced Byakugan3d6
9Advanced Gentle Fist3d6
10-4d6
11Advanced Byakugan4d6
12Advanced Gentle Fist4d6
13-5d6
14Advanced Byakugan5d6
15Advanced Gentle Fist5d6
16-6d6
17Advanced Byakugan6d6
18Advanced Gentle Fist6d6
19-7d6
20Advanced Byakugan7d6

AC Bonus (Ex): When unarmored and unencumbered, a Juuken adept adds his Wisdom bonus (if any) to AC. This bonus to AC applies even against touch attacks or when the adept is flat-footed. He loses these bonuses when he is immobilized or helpless, when he wears any armor, when he carries a shield, or when he carries a medium or heavy load.

Improved Unarmed Strike: A Juuken adept receives Improved Unarmed Strike as a bonus feat.

Wild Talent: A Juuken adept receives Wild Talent as a bonus feat.

Byakugan (Su): The irises of a Juuken adept's eyes turn pale lavender, almost white, and he lacks discernible pupils. He gains certain benefits as long as he remains psionically focused.
Level 1: Gain Skill Focus (Spot) as a bonus feat.
Level 2: Gain uncanny dodge.
Level 5: Gain improved uncanny dodge

Gentle Fist (Ex): While psionically focused, a Juuken adept deals additional damage with his unarmed attacks as shown on the table above. This damage is considered precision damage. If the adept expends his psionic focus to modify an unarmed attack, he still applies the benefits of Gentle Fist. A Juuken adept cannot use Gentle Fist while wearing armour. This is treated as sneak attack damage for the purposes of qualifying for and using ambush feats. An adept treats his class levels as monk levels for the purposes of the Stunning Fist feat.

Advanced Gentle Fist: At every third level, a Juuken adept gains one ability from the following list, which can only be used while not wearing armour:
  • Mountain Strike: You gain Psionic Fist as a bonus feat, or a feat which has Psionic Fist as a prerequisite.
  • Pressure Point: You gain a bonus ambush feat.
  • Empty Palm (Su): You may use your unarmed strike to make a ranged attack. These attacks have a range increment of 10ft.
  • Heavenly Palm Rotation (Su): By expending your psionic focus as an immediate action, you gain a shield bonus to AC and saving throws equal to one-third your class level until the start of your next turn. During this time, any creature who comes within 10 feet (or is within 10ft when the ability is used) must make a Fortitude save (DC = 10 + half your class level + your Wis modifier) or be knocked back 10 feet. You cannot use this ability during your own turn or while you are holding an item.
  • Chakra Surge (Su): You may expend your psionic focus as a standard action to create an Iron Heart Surge effect.
  • Disrupt Magic (Su): You may expend your psionic focus as a standard action to create a dispel magic effect. Treat your class level as your caster level, with no upper limit.
  • Slow Fall (Su): You can create a self-only feather fall effect as a free action at will.
  • Eight Trigrams 32 Palms (Ex): You can make one additional attack as part of a full attack at your highest attack bonus. If you hit the same foe with at least two of these attacks, your foe must move back 5 feet, and you may move 5 feet forward if you wish. This movement does not provoke an attack of opportunity for either character. In order to use this ability, all of the attacks you make in your full attack must be unarmed strikes.
  • Eight Trigrams 64 Palms (Ex): As 32 palms, but you make two extra attacks instead of one, and may push an opponent back a second time if you hit at least four times. You must possess 32 Palms to select this ability. This ability cannot be combined with 32 palms.
  • Eight Trigrams 128 Palms (Ex): As 64 palms, but you make three extra attacks instead of two, and may push an opponent back a third time if you hit at least six times. You must possess 64 Palms to select this ability. This ability cannot be combined with 32 palms or 64 palms.
  • Protection of the Eight Trigrams 64 Palms (Ex): When you use Heavenly Palm Rotation, you can additionally make one free unarmed strike against every opponent knocked back. You must possess Heavenly Palm Rotation and 32 Palms to select this ability.

Advanced Byakugan (Su): At 8th level and every third level thereafter, the adept's Byakugan further improves. While psionically focused he gains one ability from the following list:
  • Spellsight (Su): You gain a continuous arcane sight effect.
  • Perfect Vision (Su): You gain 30ft. Blindsight. You may select this ability multiple times, each time increasing the radius of your blindsight by 30ft. Since an adept's blindsight is based in his eyes, he is still subject to gaze attacks, and loses access to blindsight if he is blinded.
  • Distant Sight (Sp): You may use arcane eye as a spell-like ability at will. You may select this ability multiple times, each time doubling the movement speed of the eye. If you cease concentrating on the eye, the effect ends immediately.
  • Lifesense (Su): You gain a continuous deathwatch effect against every creature you can see.
  • Weak point (Ex): The base critical threat range of your unarmed strikes becomes 18-20. Your unarmed strikes deal full damage to objects.

New Feats

Eight Trigrams 361 Palms
Prerequisites: Character level 12th, Eight Trigrams 128 Palms
Benefit: If you expend your psionic focus when making a full attack consisting solely of unarmed strikes, you may make two attacks at a -2 penalty in place of each of your normal attacks (eg. +15/+10/+5 becomes +13/+13/+8/+8/+3/+3). A creature struck by all of these attacks must make a Fortitude save (DC = 10 + half your class level + your Wis modifier) or die instantly. You take damage equal to your Gentle Fist bonus damage.

New Magic Items

Ink of Mindsealing
This ink can be used to mark a psionic character's forehead in a ritual which lasts 10 minutes. The mark thereafter becomes permanent - it may only be removed with a break enchantment, limited wish, miracle, or wish spell.
The crafter of this item is considered "attuned" to the ink - he may attune additional characters via a ritual which lasts 1 minute, but only if such characters have the ability to cast spells or use spell-like abilities.
A character attuned to the ink may use detect psionics as a supernatural ability on the marked one as a free action. As a swift action, he may cause the marked character to lose their psionic focus. As a standard action, he may cause them to become nauseated by pain for 1 round and take 1d3 points of damage to each of their mental ability scores. No save is allowed for these effects.
When a character marked by this ink dies, their brain is instantly destroyed, preventing any form of resurrection which requires a complete body. This occurs even if the character is killed by having their brain removed (denying some creatures a source of power). This burns up the magic of the ink - if the character is somehow restored to life he is free from its effects.

Moderate divination and necromancy; CL 9th; Craft Wondrous Item; mark of justice, rary's telepathic bond, status; Price 3,400gp

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Re: [3.5] Gentle Fist Adept (base class)
« Reply #1: July 13, 2012, 09:10:39 AM »
Sorry for the serious thread necro, but I've been checking out homebrew and...

This class is so cool... I'm kind of geeking out about it. I have friends who love Naruto, and Neji is one of my favorite characters from what I've seen (besides Gara).

My only problem is to add into the end of Mountian Strike, "...if you already have Psionic Fist." Otherwise it sounds like you are saying they can choose those feats without having Psionic Fist or meeting any other prerequisites.

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Re: [3.5] Gentle Fist Adept (base class)
« Reply #2: December 08, 2012, 12:26:48 PM »
and an even worse necro... This feels like it should get psionic meditation as a bonus feet at fourth level. just saying.

also, a latter ability to regain focus as a swift action would be cool... make it the proper master of psionic feets.

also, this gesalted with a dusk blade could get nasty... shocking grasp+gentle fist+psionic fist for well over level d6 damage...

missing proficiencies.  are they as I suspect all simple weapons and kunai. No armor or shields?
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Re: [3.5] Gentle Fist Adept (base class)
« Reply #3: December 09, 2012, 03:44:30 AM »
Can empty palm be used out to 5 range increments, like a thrown weapon, or out to 10 range increments, like a projectile weapon? 

For slow fall, you should specify that the free action can be taken when it's not your turn. 

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Re: [3.5] Gentle Fist Adept (base class)
« Reply #4: March 02, 2013, 01:29:30 PM »
Ok, looking at it again...

Prime, what is this? A linearly scaled class? why? It feels like a mobilaty fighter like the monk, but is tied to full attacks to deal real damage. It is a front line fighter with 3/4 BAB. It has levels were it just gets +1d6 damage on unarmed strikes. I mean really, DEAD LEVELS man DEAD LEVELS!

Mind if I retool this?
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