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Re: Power's Tier List for Pathfinder
« Reply #140 on: February 13, 2018, 05:17:37 AM »
Here is a newly released PFS class by Old Spice..... no, you read that correctly..... Old..... Spice....
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Re: Power's Tier List for Pathfinder
« Reply #141 on: February 14, 2018, 01:16:20 AM »
But more importantly, what tier is it?

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Re: Power's Tier List for Pathfinder
« Reply #142 on: February 14, 2018, 04:42:53 AM »
Blue tier 1 all the way, makes a Wizard seem like a quadriplegic VoP Monk
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Re: Power's Tier List for Pathfinder
« Reply #143 on: February 14, 2018, 10:40:40 AM »
I added Shifter as a red T4 for now. Reason being that the Shifter gets pounce at level 4 and later collects iteratives on top of his large number of natural attacks. If you don't make use of that, you are either outright bad at the game or playing Ape Shifter for large size and reach builds. The Shifter's AC, size, and minor aspect bonuses also help slightly, as does the Planar Wild Shape feat, although the spell resistance will hurt when it comes to party buffs, unless your casters have bonuses to caster level checks and/or overcoming spell resistance.
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« Reply #144 on: April 14, 2018, 11:59:04 PM »
Anyone got thoughts on the Vampire Hunter?

Seems like a shitty Ranger, but it does get some toys.  Maybe red T4?  Do we have a title holder for worst technically-still-a-caster in the game?  Or is there some pearl in therre I'm missing that makes them decent?

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Re: Power's Tier List for Pathfinder
« Reply #145 on: July 04, 2018, 01:16:57 AM »
New possible worst archetype ever, from Distant Realms

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Quintessentialist
(Spiritualist Archetype)
When the pressure to grow wars with a personal need
for simplicity, a mortal soul can split between extremes,
creating two half-beings that rely on one another to
survive. The quintessentialist learns to project her
best self—her exemplar—as an independent being,
but in doing so leaves only the weakest and basest
aspects behind in her body.
Unfocused Spellcasting: A quintessentialist’s sheared
mind has difficulty focusing on even the simplest spells.
All of her spells have a minimum casting time of 1
round, even if casting a spell would normally take less
time, such as a standard action.
Exemplar: Instead of bonding to the phantom of a
dead soul, a quintessentialist forges her best qualities
into a spiritual aspect called an exemplar, which
resides in her subconscious mind at
all times rather than on the Ethereal
Plane. An exemplar uses the
quintessentialist’s
ability scores when
fully manifested
rather than those of
a standard phantom,
but otherwise advances as a phantom. The exemplar can
cast any of the spiritualist’s spells while fully manifested,
sharing the same spells known and spell slots, and
does not suffer from the quintessentialist’s unfocused
spellcasting ability.
A quintessentialist can fully manifest her exemplar as
a full-round action rather than a 1-minute ritual, and she
can dismiss it back into her mind as a standard action.
When fully manifested, a quintessentialist can transfer
any equipment she is currently wearing or carrying to
her exemplar, allowing it to manifest with weapons,
armor, and other equipment, but doing so removes these
possessions from the quintessentialist. She can likewise
grant her exemplar any feats she knows, losing access to
those feats herself while the exemplar
remains fully manifested. Projecting
an exemplar is draining, however. A
quintessentialist cannot cast any spells
herself and she takes a –2 penalty to
all ability scores while her exemplar
is fully manifested. Every round the
exemplar remains fully manifested,
the quintessentialist takes 1d6
points of damage; this damage
cannot be reduced or prevented
in any way.
This alters phantom.
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Re: Power's Tier List for Pathfinder
« Reply #146 on: July 31, 2018, 05:58:43 PM »
Anyone got thoughts on the Vampire Hunter?

Seems like a shitty Ranger, but it does get some toys.  Maybe red T4?  Do we have a title holder for worst technically-still-a-caster in the game?  Or is there some pearl in therre I'm missing that makes them decent?
Its spell selection is basically Paladin minus, except it gets bonus feats much like a Fighter and Vampiric Focus gives it a few more perks (evasion, deflection bonus to AC, charm person, brief bonus to perception and stealth). It's a straight T4. I'd favor a Paladin on the whole, but the Vampire Hunter is a potent martial. If not for the lack of an animal companion, I'd say it's still better than a Ranger. I reckon it's actually the Ranger that has the worst spell selection of all classes (with the exception of the Prophet of Kalistrade prestige class). Amusingly Rangers make better vampire hunters than the Vampire Hunter though. Favored Enemy (Undead) ftw.