- Lesser Aasimar
- Lesser Planetouched in general
- Warlock (MammonAzrael Rewrite)
- heritages limited to Aberrant (GOO), Demonic, Infernal and Fey
(applications will get dumped into Knowledge (history))
And now I realize that may be stepping quite a bit in Raineh's toes, so maybe I'll fallback to pseudo werewolf Inquisitor with lots of natural weapons, get something with armor in the other side of my gestalt, pump my AC really high to be a big scary tank with White Raven and assorted support.
Up to Raineh. There are situations where two sneaks are better than one, and Swordsage has some abilities that rely heavily on flanking.
Also for my backstory's dark secret I was planning the killing of my parent was a mercy kill, something father was a monster and mother was a normal human but they truly loved each other, then one day father went out of control due to corruption or something and her own daughter had to stop him, then vowing to hunt monsters out of control everywhere. Most people know she started her career by killing a nasty monster, but nobody besides mom knows that said monster was her own father.
Dark secrets work better when there isn't a single point of failure. Some suggestions for making it more applicable:
1.) Mom was one of those naive romantics who have their ax crazy, monstrous relative locked up in the attic (a common Gothic trope) in the deluded hope that there might be a cure and/or that they are not really evil. Now she accuses you having ruined it all, and is possibly looking for a way to bring Daddy back.
2.) Daddy left a re-transformed corpse (a common lycanthrope trope), and not everyone bought your monster story. Some people are still itching to step through your door with a gun in their hand and bring you to what they consider to be justice.
Could I get a tier assessment on
Blademaster is T3 - pretty much on par with other initiators. For Stone Dragon Blademasters an argument for T4 could be made since that school is so easily disabled.
Angel is T1. The closest comparable classes are Favoured Soul and Spontaneous Cleric, and Angel leaves them far behind with its boatload of extra SLAs and other features.
(Also, re: Technicalities in the Maug class; does "Proficiency in all Armour" include Exotic Super-heavy plate? And I think that you get immunity to fear from being a construct, but I'm not certain of it?)
Looking at other classes that seems to be a case of bad wording. Fighter as the classic all armor class for example specifically spells out "all armor (heavy, medium, and light) and shields (including tower shields)". So no, exotic armors are not automatically included.
As Oslecamo already said, fear is already covered under the mind-affecting immunity.
Fluff: Someone who had suffered a mental breakdown in the past and was institutionalized (dark secret). After rehabilitation and a period of intense disciplined training, scraps of memory began to surface of a psionic attacker who had erased and rewritten a large portion of memory, and who was responsible for the "breakdown". Now seeking retribution against the individual or organization who had done this, and to protect others from malign psychic influence.
Amnesia is a very classic Gothic trope
Generally more from freak accidents and/or horrible encounters, but some psionic mesmerist purposefully creating it is also a good fit.
Commonly leads up to hijinx about re-appearing heirs claiming their rightful inheritances, busted engagements with the old fiancee partycrashing the marriage ceremony in the last minute and the like.