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Grim and determined, the inquisitor roots out enemies of the faith, using trickery and guile when righteousness and purity is not enough. Although inquisitors are dedicated to a deity, they are above many of the normal rules and conventions of the church. They answer to their deity and their own sense of justice alone, and are willing to take extreme measures to meet their goals.

Role: Inquisitors tend to move from place to place, chasing down enemies and researching emerging threats. As a result, they often travel with others, if for no other reason than to mask their presence. Inquisitors work with members of their faith whenever possible, but even such allies are not above suspicion.

Alignment: An inquisitor’s alignment must be within one step of her deity’s, along either the law/chaos axis or the good/evil axis.

Hit Dice: d8.

Starting Wealth: 4d6 × 10 hl (average 140hl.) In addition, each character begins play with an outfit worth 10 hl or less.

Class Skills

The inquisitor’s class skills are Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (dungeoneering) (Int), Knowledge (nature) (Int), Knowledge (planes) (Int), Knowledge (Religion) (Int), Martial Knowledge (Axes), Martial Knowledge (Bows) (Int), Martial Knowledge (Blades, Light) (Int), Martial Knowledge (Blades, Heavy) (Int), Martial Knowledge (Polearms/spears), Martial Knowledge (Novelty) (Int), Perception (Wis), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Spellcraft (Int), Stealth (Dex), Survival (Wis), and Swim (Str).

Skill Ranks per Level: 6 + Int modifier.


Level

Base Attack Bonus

Fort Save

Ref Save

Will Save

Special

Techniques Readied

1st

+0

+2

+0

+2

Inquisition, judgment 1/day, Spell Sage, stern gaze, Evility

1

2nd

+1

+3

+0

+3

Cunning initiative, Knowledgeable Defense, detect alignment,

2

3rd

+2

+3

+1

+3

Solo tactics, teamwork feat

3

4th

+3

+4

+1

+4

Judgment 2/day

3

5th

+3

+4

+1

+4

Bane, discern lies, Spell Bane

4

6th

+4

+5

+2

+5

Teamwork feat, Spell Scent

5

7th

+5

+5

+2

+5

Judgment 3/day

6

8th

+6/+1

+6

+2

+6

Second judgment

6

9th

+6/+1

+6

+3

+6

Teamwork feat

7

10th

+7/+2

+7

+3

+7

Judgment 4/day, Spell Bane

8

11th

+8/+3

+7

+3

+7

Stalwart

9

12th

+9/+4

+8

+4

+8

Greater bane, teamwork feat

9

13th

+9/+4

+8

+4

+8

Judgment 5/day

10

14th

+10/+5

+9

+4

+9

Witch's Bane Judgment, Exploit Weakness

11

15th

+11/+6/+1

+9

+5

+9

Teamwork feat, Spell Bane

12

16th

+12/+7/+2

+10

+5

+10

Judgment 6/day, third judgment

12

17th

+12/+7/+2

+10

+5

+10

Slayer

13

18th

+13/+8/+3

+11

+6

+11

Teamwork feat

14

19th

+14/+9/+4

+11

+6

+11

Judgment 7/day

15

20th

+15/+10/+5

+12

+6

+12

True judgment, Spell Bane

15


Class Features The following are class features of the inquisitor.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: An inquisitor is proficient with all simple weapons, plus the Long Sword, the Rapier, the Halberd, hand crossbow, longbow, repeating crossbow, shortbow, and the favored weapon of her deity. She is also proficient with light armor, medium armor, and shields (except tower shields).

Evility: Inquisitors possess the evilities of paladins. Spirit Benediction: When Utilizing a spell or technique that deals damage of a specific energy type, you deal an additional amount of damage equal to 1/2 your level.

Martial Techniques An Inquisitor can learn to perform a number of martial techniques he can utilize in battle. An Inquisitor can qualify for bonus martial techniques from a high Charisma score in the same way a cleric can with spells. Unlike with spells however, technique saving throws depend on the type of weapon wielded, listed in the technique's description.

Very few classes gain martial techniques for free, they must train to learn how to utilize the techniques. However this also means there is truly no limit to the number of martial techniques one can learn. Martial Techniques need not be prepared beforehand, they can be performed so long as you have uses left in the day. Learning martial techniques is described in the Skills Section of this system.

Inquisition Like a cleric’s deity, an inquisitor’s deity influences her alignment, and her values. Although not as tied to the tenets of the deity as a cleric, an inquisitor must still hold such guidelines in high regard, despite that fact she can go against them if it serves the greater good of the faith. An inquisitor can select one Inquisition that fits her own deity's personality, battle style, or theme.

Levels of cleric and inquisitor stack for the purpose of determining domain powers and abilities, but not for bonus spells.

A full list of Inquisitions is listed here.

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Judgment (Su) Starting at 1st level, an inquisitor can pronounce judgment upon her foes as a swift action. Starting when the judgment is made, the inquisitor receives a bonus or special ability based on the type of judgment made.

At 1st level, an inquisitor can use this ability once per day. At 4th level and every two levels thereafter, the inquisitor can use this ability one additional time per day. Once activated, this ability lasts until the combat ends, at which point all of the bonuses immediately end. The inquisitor must participate in the combat to gain these bonuses. If she is frightened, panicked, paralyzed, stunned, unconscious, or otherwise prevented from participating in the combat, the ability does not end, but the bonuses do not resume until she can participate in the combat again.

When the inquisitor uses this ability, she must select one type of judgment to make. As a swift action, she can change this judgment to another type. If the inquisitor is evil, she receives profane bonuses instead of sacred, as appropriate. Neutral inquisitors must select profane or sacred bonuses. Once made, this choice cannot be changed.

Destruction: The inquisitor is filled with divine wrath, gaining a +1 sacred bonus on all weapon damage rolls. This bonus increases by +1 for every three inquisitor levels she possesses.

Healing: The inquisitor is surrounded by a healing light, gaining fast healing 1. This causes the inquisitor to heal 1 point of damage each round as long as the inquisitor is alive and the judgment lasts. The amount of healing increases by 1 point for every three inquisitor levels she possesses.

Justice: This judgment spurs the inquisitor to seek justice, granting a +1 sacred bonus on all attack rolls. This bonus increases by +1 for every five inquisitor levels she possesses. At 10th level, this bonus is doubled on all attack rolls made to confirm critical hits.

Piercing: This judgment gives the inquisitor great focus and makes her spells more potent. This benefit grants a +1 sacred bonus on concentration checks and caster level checks made to overcome a target’s spell resistance. This bonus increases by +1 for every three inquisitor levels she possesses.

Protection: The inquisitor is surrounded by a protective aura, granting a +1 sacred bonus to Armor Class. This bonus increases by +1 for every five inquisitor levels she possesses. At 10th level, this bonus is doubled against attack rolls made to confirm critical hits against the inquisitor.

Purity: The inquisitor is protected from the vile taint of her foes, gaining a +1 sacred bonus on all saving throws. This bonus increases by +1 for every five inquisitor levels she possesses. At 10th level, the bonus is doubled against curses, diseases, and poisons.

Resiliency: This judgment makes the inquisitor resistant to harm, granting DR 1/magic. This DR increases by 1 for every five levels she possesses. At 10th level, this DR changes from magic to an alignment (chaotic, evil, good, or lawful) that is opposite the inquisitor’s. If she is neutral, the inquisitor does not receive this increase.

Resistance: The inquisitor is shielded by a flickering aura, gaining 2 points of energy resistance against one energy type (acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic) chosen when the judgment is declared. The protection increases by 2 for every three inquisitor levels she possesses.

Smiting: This judgment bathes the inquisitor’s weapons in a divine light. The inquisitor’s weapons count as magic for the purposes of bypassing damage reduction. At 6th level, the inquisitor’s weapons also count as one alignment type (chaotic, evil, good, or lawful) for the purpose of bypassing damage reduction. The type selected must match one of the inquisitor’s alignments. If the inquisitor is neutral, she does not receive this bonus. At 10th level, the inquisitor’s weapons also count as adamantine for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction (but not for reducing hardness).

Spell Sage (Ex) At 1st level, a Inquisitor adds her Wisdom modifier on Spellcraft checks in addition to her Intelligence modifier when attempting to identify a spell as it is being cast, to identify the properties of a magic item using detect magic, or to decipher a scroll.

Stern Gaze (Ex) Inquisitors are skilled at sensing deception and intimidating their foes. An inquisitor receives a morale bonus on all Intimidate and Sense Motive checks equal to 1/2 her inquisitor level (minimum +1).

Cunning Initiative (Ex) At 2nd level, an inquisitor adds her Wisdom modifier on initiative checks, in addition to her Dexterity modifier.

Knowledgeable Defense (Ex) At 2nd level, a Inquisitor who identifies a spell with Spellcraft gains a bonus against its effects, either a +1 bonus on saving throws or a +1 dodge bonus to AC against this spell. This bonus increases every four levels (to a maximum of +5 at 18th level). At 20th level, once per day as a swift action, she can grant this bonus to all her allies within 60 feet, for 1 minute. The allies gain the bonus when the Inquisitor identifies the spell, and those among the allies who have at least 1 rank in Spellcraft can aid the Inquisitor’s next Spellcraft check as a swift action while under the effect of this ability.

Detect Alignment (Sp) At will, an inquisitor can use detect chaos, detect evil, detect good, or detect law. She can only use one of these at any given time.

Solo Tactics (Ex) At 3rd level, all of the inquisitor’s allies are treated as if they possessed the same teamwork feats as the inquisitor for the purpose of determining whether the inquisitor receives a bonus from her teamwork feats. Her allies do not receive any bonuses from these feats unless they actually possess the feats themselves. The allies’ positioning and actions must still meet the prerequisites listed in the teamwork feat for the inquisitor to receive the listed bonus.

Teamwork Feat At 3rd level, and every three levels thereafter, the inquisitor gains a bonus feat in addition to those gained from normal advancement. These bonus feats must be selected from those listed as teamwork feats. The inquisitor must meet the prerequisites of the selected bonus feat.

As a standard action, the inquisitor can choose to learn a new bonus teamwork feat in place of the most recent bonus teamwork feat she has already learned. In effect, the inquisitor loses the bonus feat in exchange for the new one. She can only change the most recent teamwork feat gained. Whenever she gains a new teamwork feat, the previous teamwork feat becomes set and cannot be changed again. An inquisitor can change her most recent teamwork feat a number of times per day equal to her Wisdom modifier.

Bane (Su) At 5th level, an inquisitor can imbue one of her weapons with the bane weapon special ability as a swift action. She must select one creature type when she uses this ability (and a subtype if the creature type selected is humanoid or outsider). Once selected, the type can be changed as a swift action. This ability only functions while the inquisitor wields the weapon. If dropped or taken, the weapon resumes granting this ability if it is returned to the inquisitor before the duration expires. This ability lasts for a number of rounds per day equal to the inquisitor’s level. These rounds do not need to be consecutive.

Discern Lies (Sp) At 5th level, an inquisitor can discern lies, as per the spell, for a number of rounds per day equal to her inquisitor level. These rounds do not need to be consecutive. Activating this ability is an immediate action.

Spell Bane (Su) At 5th level, an Inquisitor learns to better protect herself from the harmful effects of Magic. The Inquisitor gains spell Resistance 10+her inquisitor class level, and the Inquisitor selects a single school of magic from the list of arcane magic schools. These schools are Abjuration, Conjuration, Divination, Enchantment, Evocation, Illusion, Necromancy, Transmutation, and Universal. When effected by a spell of that school of magic,  you gain a +4 bonus to saving throws, a +4 bonus to armor class against those spells.

At 10th level, you gain those bonuses to another school of magic. In addition, your bonuses to your first selected school of magic increase by +2. Additionally, if the spell should allow a save for half damage, or partial damage, you instead take nothing on a successful saving throw. if it was for partial damage you take 1/2 of the partial damage on a successful throw.

At 15th level, you gain the bonuses to a third school of magic, and the second school of magic you selected gain the bonuses of the ability gained at 10th level. In addition, when effected by  the first school of magic you selected, your bonuses increase by another +2. Furthermore you cannot critically fail your saving throw against spells of this school. If you fail a save against a spell of the school of magic that allows for half damage you take 1/2 damage, and if it was a save for partial damage you take 1/2 of the partial damage.

At 20th level you gain the bonuses to a fourth and final school of magic that gain the abilities from 5th level. Your second School gain the abilities from 15th level, and your third school gain the abilities from 10th level. Finally, the initial school of magic you selected, your bonus increases by another +2, and you gain a +10 bonus to spellcraft checks to identify spells of that school of magic. If the spell allows for spell resistance, you are immune to all of it's effects, save for effects that would be beneficial to you, however if you still do not wish to be subject to them you do not have to be.

Spell Scent At 6th level, the Inquisitor learns how to sense unique spell signatures, and can follow the trail of a cast spell or spell effect cast back to its source. Once per day, when the Inquisitor comes into contact with or is exposed to a spell effect or a magic item, she can spend a full-round action to examine the spell effect or magic item, and then gains the effect of a locate creature spell. She can do this even if the spell effect was instantaneous, but must start her examination within 1 round after she experienced the spell’s effect. Instead of locating a known creature, the Inquisitor locates the caster of the spell effect or magic item she examined. Doing so does not allow the Inquisitor to gain any intelligence about the spellcaster other than its location.

Second Judgment (Ex) At 8th level, whenever an inquisitor uses her judgment ability, she selects two different judgments, instead of one. This only consumes one use of her judgment ability. As a swift action, she can change one of these judgments to another type.

Stalwart (Ex) At 11th level, an inquisitor can use mental and physical resiliency to avoid certain attacks. If she makes a Fortitude or Will saving throw against an attack that has a reduced effect on a successful save, she instead avoids the effect entirely. This ability can only be used if the inquisitor is wearing light armor, medium armor, or no armor. A helpless inquisitor does not gain the benefit of the stalwart ability.

Greater Bane (Su) At 12th level, whenever an inquisitor uses her bane ability, the amount of bonus damage dealt by the weapon against creatures of the selected type increases to 4d6.

Witch's Bane (Ex) At 14th level, the Inquisitor gains the following Judgment.

Witch’s Bane: Any creature that casts an arcane spell within 30 feet of the Inquisitor takes a –2 penalty to AC against her attacks and a –2 penalty on saving throws against her while this judgment remains in effect.

Exploit Weakness (Ex) At 14th level, the inquisitor learns to take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself. Whenever the inquisitor scores a critical hit, she ignores any damage reduction the target might have. In addition, if the target has regeneration, the creature loses regeneration on the round following the critical hit and can die normally during that round. Creatures whose regeneration always functions are immune to this ability. Finally, if the inquisitor deals energy damage to a creature with vulnerability to that energy type, she deals +1 point of damage per die rolled.

Third Judgment (Ex) At 16th level, whenever an inquisitor uses her judgment ability, she selects three different judgments, instead of just two. This only consumes one use of her judgment ability. As a swift action, the inquisitor can change one of these judgments to another type.

Slayer (Ex) At 17th level, an inquisitor learns to focus her judgment. Whenever an inquisitor uses her judgment ability, she must select one type of judgment. She is treated as if she were 5 levels higher for the purposes of determining the bonus granted by this judgment. Unlike other types of judgment, the one enhanced by this ability cannot be changed for the remainder of the judgment.

True Judgment (Su) At 20th level, an inquisitor can call true judgment down upon a foe during combat. Whenever an inquisitor uses her judgment ability, the inquisitor can invoke true judgment on a foe as a swift action. Once declared, the inquisitor can make a single melee (or ranged attack, if the foe is within 30 feet) against the target. If the attack hits, it deals damage normally and the target must make a Fortitude save or die. The DC of this save is equal to 10 + 1/2 the inquisitor's level + the inquisitor's Wisdom modifier. Regardless of whether or not the save is made, the target creature is immune to the inquisitor's true judgment ability for 24 hours. Once this ability has been used, it cannot be used again for 1d4 rounds.

Ex-Inquisitors Edit

An inquisitor who slips into corruption or changes to a prohibited alignment loses all spells and the judgment ability. She cannot thereafter gain levels as an inquisitor until she atones (see the atonement spell description). An inquisitor who becomes an ex-inquisitor can, with the GM’s permission, take the heretic archetype, replacing her class abilities with the appropriate archetype abilities. If the character atones or joins a different faith, she loses her heretic abilities and regains her previous inquisitor class abilities.

REINCARNATION Edit

If Reincarnating into this class after having already been this class, or a class with similar abilities, check the following page to see what ability you'll get instead at the levels you would normally gain an already achieved class ability.

Inquisitor Reincarnation

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