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Yokai Classes
« on: November 09, 2019, 07:26:20 PM »
Yokai are elite warriors; be they a bloody champion or a peerless archer or a ruthless vivisector of mortals, each Yokai is a creature to be feared and respected.

The following are just a few classes some monsters, and the warriors they inspire, pursue in lue of treading the paths of mortals.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 07:26:29 PM »
Serene Yokai: Devoted defenders of peace (by way of subjugation).
 


Prerequisites:
At least 8 ranks in the Concentrate skill
OR
At least 8 ranks in the Autohypnosis Skill
OR
The 'Meditative Hum' feat

HD: d10
LevelBABFortReflexWillSpecial
1st
+0
+2
+0
+2
Enlightenment, Domain
2nd
+1
+3
+0
+3
Perfect Defense
3rd
+1
+3
+1
+3
Selfless
4th
+2
+4
+1
+4
Absolute Defense
5th
+2
+4
+1
+4
Hoard Tribulation
6th
+3
+5
+2
+5
Intercept Torment
7th
+3
+5
+2
+5
Redirect Tribulation

Skill Points: 4 + Int modifier per level.

Class Skills: Autohypnosis, Balance, Climb, Concentration, Craft, Diplomacy, Escape Artist, Heal, Hide, Jump, Knowledge (all Taken Individually), Listen, Move Silently, Perform, Profession, Sense Motive, Spot, Swim, and Tumble.

Proficiencies: Serene Yokai are proficient with Unarmed Strikes and their own natural weapons. They are not proficient with any armor or shields.

LVL 1:
Enlightenment(EX): The Serene Yokai's type changes to Fey; do not recalculate Base Attack Bonus, Saves, or Skill Points. Serene Yokai levels stack with other Classes and Racial Hit Dice when determining the DC of Hit Dice based abilities and when determining the Caster Level of spells and spell-like abilities, but do not grant an increase in Spells Known or Spells per Day.

Domain (SU): Once per turn as a Move Action the Serene Yokai may project a (Serene's HD * 5) foot radius field of supernatural energies from the area it threatens, dealing (Serene Wisdom Score) Sonic damage to all enemies in this area. An enemy within the area of Domain may attempt to stop the Serene Yokai's Domain by pitting their willpower against it as a Standard Action. This enemy rolls a Will Save against DC (10 + Serene's HD/2 + Serene's Wis Mod); on a successful Will Save there Domain Effect ends.

The Serene Yokai’s Domain lasts until the Serene Yokai ends the effect as a Move Action, or until an enemy forcibly resists the effect as a Standard Action.

LVL 2:
Perfect Defense (EX): The Total Defense action now grants a perfection bonus to AC and Saves equal to (Serene HD/2).

LVL 3:
Selfless (EX): While Domain is active the Serene Yokai may intercept up to (Serene's HD/4) attacks that pass through its Domain; the Serene Yokai becomes the new target of these attacks.

LVL 4:
Absolute Defense (EX): While fighting Defensively, or using the 'Combat Expertise' feat, the Serene Yokai gains a bonus to its Saves equal to the penalty it chooses to take on its Attack rolls. Serene Yokai that possess the 'Combat Expertise' feat may take a penalty of up to (Serene's HD) on attacks when using this feat.

LVL 5:
Hoard Tribulation (SU): As a Move Action the Serene Yokai may capture a small portion of a spell within (Serene's HD/3) rounds of resisting the spell with a Saving Throw or negating the spell with Spell Resistance. For (Serene's HD/3) rounds the Serene Yokai gains (captured Spell's Level) as a bonus to all Attack rolls and Damage rolls.

LVL 6:
Intercept Torment(SU): As an Immediate Action the Serene Yokai may redirect a hostile spell that would resolve within the range of its Domain ability. This spell now targets and affects the Serene Yokai to the exclusion of all others.

LVL 7:
Redirect Tribulation (SU): As a Standard Action the Serene Yokai may dismiss an instance of Hoard Tribulation to fire a Bolt of Tribulation at an enemy. This Bolt of Tribulation can be launched as a Ranged Touch Attack against a target within Close Range, or it can be directed back at the original attacker across any distance and through any impediments.

On a successful hit the Bolt of Tribulation applies the effect that fueled Hoard Tribulation, and the Serene Yokai's Domain, to the subject it strikes; the Serene Yokai is treated as the caster of this spell and would thus control or choose any relevant variables of effects. A Bolt of Tribulation only applies to the single individual targeted by the Serene Yokai even if formed from a spell that would normally affect an area or apply to multiple targets.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 07:26:38 PM »
Tyrant Yokai: Glorious leaders that bend entire battlefields to their will.


Prerequisites:
None

Primary Ability Score: None.
HD: d10
LevelBABFortReflexWillSpecial
1st
+1
+2
+2
+2
Enlightenment, Devastating Strike
2nd
+2
+3
+3
+3
Forbid
3rd
+3
+3
+3
+3
Unassailable
4th
+4
+4
+4
+4
Dismiss
5th
+5
+4
+4
+4
Eminence
6th
+6
+5
+5
+5
Excellence
7th
+7
+5
+5
+5
Cataclysmic Strike

Skill Points: 4 + Int modifier per level (x4 at 1st level).

Class Skills: The Tyrant Yokai may choose any ten skills as class skills (Knowledge skills must be selected individually).

Proficiencies: Tyrant Yokai are proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with their own Natural Weapons, and with Unarmed Strikes. They are not proficient with any armor or shields.

LVL 1:
Enlightenment(EX): The Tyrant Yokai's type changes to Fey; do not recalculate Base Attack Bonus, Saves, or Skill Points. Tyrant Yokai levels stack with other Classes and Racial Hit Dice when determining the DC of Hit Dice based abilities and when determining the Caster Level of spells and spell-like abilities, but do not grant an increase in Spells Known or Spells per Day.

Devastating Strike (EX): As a Full Attack Action the Tyrant Yokai may perform a single attack at its highest Attack Bonus. This attack, as well as any other attacks made before the start of its next turn, deals double damage.

LVL 2:
Forbid (EX): Upon landing an attack the Tyrant Yokai ‘Checks’ all enemies within a radius of (Tyrant's HD/2 * 5) feet around it, preventing these opponents from approaching until its next turn. Creatures are allowed a Will Save DC (10 + Tyrant's HD), to negate this effect.

LVL 3:
Unassailable (EX):The Tyrant Yokai now reduces the HP damage it takes from all sources by (HD/3).

LVL 4:
Dismiss (EX): Opponents struck by the Tyrant Yokai’s Devastating Strike must make a Fortitude Save against DC (10 + Tyrant HD). On a failed save the opponent is knocked (Tyrant's HD * 5) feet away in the direction of the Tyrant Yokai’s choosing, taking (Tyrant's HD) points of Bludgeoning damage in the process.

The Tyrant Yokai may only push the opponent in a straight line and the opponent cannot be moved closer to the Tyrant Yokai than the square it started in. Collision with an object causes Dismiss to deal double damage and leaves the opponent Prone, while collision with a creature renders both creatures Flat Footed until the end of the Tyrant's next turn; in either case the opponent stops in a square adjacent to the obstacle.

LVL 5:
Eminence (EX): Opponents struck by the Tyrant Yokai, or affected by one of its special abilities, must make succeed on a Reflex Save DC (10 + Tyrant's HD), or be considered Flatfooted until they either injure the Tyrant or move (Tyrant's HD/2 * 5) feet away from it.

LVL 6:
Excellence (EX): As a Swift Action the Tyrant Yokai may directly leverage its power against its foes. For the next (HD/6) rounds the Tyrant may replace the DC of an ability, a Level Check, a HD Check, a Skill Check, or an Attack Roll with an Opposed Check. The Tyrant would thus pit its Will Save against nearby foes when using Forbid, or could pit it's Intimidate Check against a foe's Intimidate Check when attempting to demoralize them.

LVL 7:
Cataclysmic Strike (EX): The Tyrant Yokai may now perform a second Devastating Strike at -5 Attack Bonus when performing a Full Attack. It may also perform a single Devastating Strike as a Standard Action, or a during any action that would normally allow a single attack. Enemies affected by Dismiss are now repositioned after the Tyrant Yokai finishes performing attacks that round.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 07:26:46 PM »
Covetous Yokai: The Masters of grand research.



Prerequisites:
At least 8 ranks in the Truespeak skill
OR
At least 8 skill ranks in three Knowledge Skills
OR
The 'Ofuda Crafter' feat

Primary Ability Score: Intelligence
HD: d4
LevelBABFortReflexWillSpecial
1st
+0
+0
+0
+2
Enlightenment, Slime Blast, Create Slime Spirit
2nd
+1
+0
+0
+3
Sooth, Study Soul
3rd
+1
+1
+1
+3
Slime Totem
4th
+2
+1
+1
+4
Quicklime blast, Sealed Slime
5th
+2
+1
+1
+4
Interrogate, Rejuvenate
6th
+3
+2
+2
+5
Slime Master, Slime Stasis
7th
+3
+2
+2
+5
Recall Slime, Bound Slime

Skill Points: 2 + Int modifier per level.

Class Skills: Appraise, Concentration, Craft, Decipher Script, Gather Information, Heal, Knowledge (all skills, taken individually), Profession, Speak Language, Spellcraft, Truespeak, Use Magical Device.

Proficiencies: Covetous Yokai are proficient with Slime Blast, Unarmed Strikes, and their own natural weapons. They are not proficient with any armor or shields.

LVL 1:
Enlightenment(EX): The Covetous Yokai's type changes to Fey; do not recalculate Base Attack Bonus, Saves, or Skill Points. Covetous Yokai levels stack with other Classes and Racial Hit Dice when determining the DC of Hit Dice based abilities and when determining the Caster Level of spells and spell-like abilities, but do not grant an increase in Spells Known or Spells per Day.

Slime Blast (EX): The Covetous Yokai gains a Slime Blast natural Weapon; this functions as a Thrown Splash Weapon which deals (Covetous' Intelligence Score) Acid damage on a direct hit and (Covetous Int Mod) Acid damage as splash damage. Slime Blast has a range increment of (Covetous' Hit Dice * 5) feet and a splash radius of 5 feet.

Create Slime Spirit (SU): As a One Round Action the Covetous Yokai may attempt to thoroughly infuse a creature that has been dead for less than One Minute with supernatural slime. The Covetous Yokai must make direct contact with the corpse of a creature of CR (Covetous HD - 3) or lower and then succeed on either a Truespeak check or the appropriate Knowledge check for that creature against DC (20+Target’s Hit Dice) to reanimate the creature as a Slime Spirit.

The Covetous Yokai may only control a single Slime Spirit at a time and its Slime Spirit acts during the Covetous Yokai's turn. A Slime Spirit is treated as a being conjured by a level (Covetous' HD/3) summoning spell cast by the Covetous Yokai at Caster Level (Covetous' HD) for most purposes and the Slime Spirit retains no memories of its personal life beyond its combat capabilities. Slime Spirits are reduced into a pile of inert and unsalvageable goo if become separated by more than (Covetous HD * 5) feet from its creator, if the Covetous Yokai loses Line of Effect to its Slime Spirit, if the Slime Spirit is slain, or if the Covetous Yokai choses to dismiss the Slime Spirit as a Free Action.

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LVL 2:
Sooth (EX): As a Swift Action the Covetous Yokai may infuse its next attack, or its next offensive ability, with medicinal slime. Once enhanced in this way the attack deals no damage, instead restoring health equal to the damage that attack would otherwise deal; this may heal a target up to a maximum of half their maximum Hit Points.

The Covetous Yokai may also use its Intelligence Modifier in place of its Wisdom Modifier when making Heal checks.

Study Soul(EX): Each time the Covetous Yokai or its Slime Spirit injures an entity the Covetous Yokai gains a +1 to any Knowledge, Heal, or Truespeak checks made against that individual, to a maximum bonus of (Covetous HD/2) against a particular target. Bonuses accumulated in this way last until the abilities of that individual creature change significantly; while the Covetous Yokai can immediately discern that it has lost this bonus against an individual, it may not be able determine the reason for this without further examination of the target.

LVL 3:
Slime Totem (SU): The Covetous Yokai may spend One Minute to force its active Slime Spirit to assume a totally inanimate Totem form, allowing the Covetous Yokai to control a different Slime Spirit in its place. Upon assuming Totem form the Slime Spirit is transformed into a Diminutive depiction of itself, typically a portrait or effigy or even a tattoo on the Covetous Yokai's body, and rendered incapable of taking any actions. With a Fullround Action the Covetous Yokai can transform a Slime Totem in its possession back into an active Slime Spirit under their direct control.

A Slime Spirit in Totem form possesses its normal Hit Points but otherwise counts as a magical object. While in Totem form a Slime Spirit regains one HP per round.

LVL 4:
Quicklime Blast (EX): The Covetous Yokai can now covert its Slime Blast into a Quicklime Blast. A Quicklime Blast deals no damage, instead Entangling those exposed to the Splash Weapon for (Int Mod/2) rounds. A successful Strength Check DC (10 + Int Mod) negates the Entanglement for those Directly Hit and a Strength Check DC (5 + Int Mod) negates the Entanglement for those in the Splash Radius.

Sealed Slime (SU): The Covetous Yokai no longer needs Line of Effect to its Slime Spirits and may now attempt to create a Slime Spirit as a Fullround Action.

LVL 5:
Interrogate (SU): (Covetous HD/3) times per day a Covetous Yokai may attempt to extract information from a Slime Spirit, a helpless creature, or a corpse. As a Fullround Action the Covetous Yokai may use its slime to physically and spiritually probe an eligible target for useful information; treat this as the Speak with Dead spell except that the target always attempts a Will Save against DC (10 + Covetous HD/2 + Int Mod) to avoid answering the Covetous Yokai’s questions.

As a Free Action the Covetous Yokai may ask one question to the target that failed their save against Interrogate and immediately receive one answer; this exchange may be repeated up to (Covetous Int Mod) times for each use of this ability. Each exchange also grants the Covetous Yokai a +1 bonus to Truespeak, Heal, and Knowledge Checks made against the target as if the Covetous Yokai had used Study Soul against it.

Rejuvenating Slime (EX): As a Fullround Action the Covetous Yokai may submerge a willing or helpless target in a deluge of restorative sludge. Each full minute spent in Rejuvenating Slime counts as one hour for the purpose of Heal Checks, Fast Healing, and other sources of natural healing; providing Long Term Care for a subject would thus require 8 minutes. While the Covetous Yokai does not need to personally attend to the subject to accelerate the subject’s natural healing it must still do so in the case of Long Term care and other such active effects. Time spent in Rejuvenating Slime never counts as Restful Sleep.

The Covetous Yokai may also attend to a submerged creature for one consecutive hour to regrow severed limbs and ruined organs, as per the Regeneration special quality or the Regenerate spell.

LVL 6:
Slime Master (EX): The Covetous Yokai grants its Slime Spirit an Insight bonus to Saving Throws, To Hit, and Armor Class equal to (Covetous Int Mod/2) while the Covetous Yokai and its Slime Spirit are within 30 feet of each other. This bonus doubles while the Covetous Yokai and its Slime Spirit are adjacent, in the same square, or otherwise in direct contact.

Slime Stasis (EX): As a Fullround Action the Covetous Yokai may absorb a Slime Spirit into their mind, putting that Slime Spirit into a state of hibernation and allowing the Covetous Yokai to control a different Slime Spirit in its place. Returning a Slime Spirit to its active state requires a Standard Action and reforms the Slime Spirit in a square adjacent to the Covetous Yokai.

While in stasis a Slime Spirit regains (Covetous HD/3) Hit Points each round. A Covetous Yokai may have up to (Int Mod) Slime Spirits in stasis at a time.

LVL 7:
Recall Slime (SU): The Covetous Yokai may attempt to reassemble a destroyed Slime Spirit by spending (destroyed Slime Spirit's HD) hours manipulating slime and mucus into its likeness. At the end of this period of time the Covetous Yokai must attempt either a Truespeak check or Heal check against DC (20 * Destroyed Slime Spirit's HD).

Should the Covetous Yokai succeed on this skill check the Slime Spirit is recalled to service and is subject to one Negative Level for one hour.

Bound Slime (EX): Slime Spirits are now Extraordinary effects and the Covetous Yokai may now attempt to create a Slime Spirit as a Standard Action.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 07:26:55 PM »
Progenitor Yokai: Peerless explorers who rule over immense swaths of land.


Prerequisites:
At least 8 Ranks in 'Craft: Poison'
OR
A Poison Special attack/quality
OR
The 'Saimyosho Sage' feat

Primary Ability Score: Charisma
HD: d6
LevelBABFortReflexWillSpecial
1st
+0
+0
+2
+0
Enlightenment, Rebuke Insect, Saimyosho Poison
2nd
+1
+0
+2
+0
Spit Egg, Saimyosho Scout
3rd
+2
+1
+3
+1
Thousand Eyes, Enemy of the Hive
4th
+3
+1
+3
+1
Spit Larva, Convert Corpse
5th
+3
+1
+4
+1
Saimyosho Form, Envenom
6th
+4
+2
+4
+2
Launch Pupae, Infect
7th
+5
+2
+5
+2
Indirect Assault, Miasma

Skill Points: 6 + Int modifier per level.

Class Skills: Balance, Climb, Concentration, Craft, Disguise, Escape Artist, Gather Information, Hide, Jump, Knowledge (All skills taken individually) Listen, Move Silently, Search, Sense Motive, Sleight of Hand, Spot, Swim, Tumble, and Use Rope

Proficiency: Progenitors are proficient with all simple weapons, with their own Natural Weapons, and with Unarmed Strikes. They are not proficient with any armor or shields.

LVL 1:
Enlightenment(EX): The Progenitor Yokai's type changes to Fey; do not recalculate Base Attack Bonus, Saves, or Skill Points. Progenitor Yokai levels stack with other Classes and Racial Hit Dice when determining the DC of Hit Dice based abilities and when determining the Caster Level of spells and spell-like abilities, but do not grant an increase in Spells Known or Spells per Day.

Rebuke Insects (SU): The Progenitor Yokai gains the ability to Rebuke and Command ‘Insects’, just as a (HD) level evil cleric can Rebuke Undead. ‘Insects’ include Vermin like Spiders, Outsiders like Formian, Aberrations like Drider, and other creatures similar to arthropods. Rebuked Insects gain the Saimyosho template listed below.

A Progenitor may attempt to Rebuke Insects a number of times per day equal to (3 + Cha mod). A Progenitor with 5 or more ranks in the Knowledge skill relevant to a specific 'Insect' gains a +2 bonus on turning checks against that 'Insect'. A given insect receives a bonus or penalty to its Effective HD equal to its Intelligence Modifier, or -5 if it is Mindless.

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Saimyosho poison (EX): Carefully cultivating many poisonous plants and insects has granted the Progenitor Yokai the ability to produce Saimyosho Poison. All Saimyosho Poisons deals (1d2 Strength and Dexterity and Constitution damage) Initial damage and Secondary damage. The Fort save DC for any Saimyosho Poison produced by a Progenitor, or the Saimyosho that Progenitor cultivates, is equal to (10 + Progenitor's HD/2+ Progenitor's Cha Mod).

Extracting (Injury/Contact/Inhalation) Saimyosho Poison is a Standard Action and this poison expires one minute after being extracted from the Progenitor Yokai. The Progenitor, and all of its Saimyosho, are always immune to the Progenitor’s strain of Saimyosho Poison.

LVL 2:
Spit Egg (EX): Various specialized glands and organs automatically arrange inert insect eggs to function as crossbow bolts within the Progenitor, granting the Progenitor a natural attack that functions and deals damage as Light Crossbow of an appropriate size for it to weild and allowing the Progenitor to reload this natural crossbow as a free action.

The Progenitor may perform iterative or Two Weapon Fighting attacks with Spit egg should it possess the ability to do so with the Crossbows it is imitating. Spit Egg benefits from effects that improve the Crossbow type it is currently mimicking as well as effects that benefit Natural Attacks; the Progenitor may recalibrate Spit Egg to function as any type of Crossbow it is proficient with by concentrating on its body's internal configuration for One Minute. The Progenitor chooses at the start of it’s turn whether Spit Egg is treated as a Manufactured weapon or a Natural weapons when rules would conflict, such as when choosing between using Two Weapon Fighting attacks or Multiattack.

Saimyosho Scout (EX): The Progenitor Yokai’s body is now an environment well suited for rearing basic combat insects called Scout Saimyosho. With Five Minutes of uninterrupted work the Progenitor Yokai can isolate, mutate, and empower a particular insect larva until it finally leaves the Progenitor Yokai’s body as a Scout Saimyosho bearing little resemblance to its original form. A Progenitor can command up to (Pregenitor Level + Cha Mod) Scout Saimyosho at a time; if this number is exceeded then the Progenitor automatically loses control over the most distant Saimyosho. Uncontrolled Saimyosho remain friendly with their creator, but permanently lose 1 Hit Point each minute until they expire naturally.

Commanding any number of Scout Saimyosho is a free action while they are within Close Range. At Medium Range issuing a command to a single Scout Saimyosho requires a swift action and at Long range issuing a command to a single Scout Saimyosho requires a Move action. Beyond Long Range issuing a command to a Scout Saimyosho requires a Standard Action.

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LVL 3:
Thousand Eyes (SU): As a Move action the Progenitor may gather information from a particular Scout under it's control. This ability functions as per the Arcane Eye spell except that it uses the Saimyosho Scout’s statistics and the Progenitor’s Skill Ranks instead of those of a generic magical sensor.

Enemy of the Hive (EX): The Progenitor gains (Progenitor's Cha Mod/2) as a bonus Attack and Damage rolls against enemies suffering from Saimyosho Poison. All of a Progenitor's Saimyosho gain twice this bonus when attacking enemies suffering from Saimyosho Poison.

Saimyosho Poison now deals (1d3 Strength and Dexterity and Constitution Damage) as Initial damage and (1 Strength and Dexterity and Constitution Drain) as secondary damage.

LVL 4:
Spit Larva (EX): Once per round the Progenitor can launch a bloated Saimyosho Larva in place of a normal Spit Egg attack. If this attack hits it deals double damage and the Larva explodes into a 5 ft radius burst of semitransparent Saimyosho Poison (Inhalation) centered on where the attack landed. This cloud of Saimyosho poison lasts until the start of the Progenitor’s next turn.

Convert Corpse (SU): By expending two uses of the Rebuke Insect ability as a Fullround action a Progenitor may convert a corpse into a large mass of Saimyosho Scouts. Over the course of One Minute the Saimyosho larva devour the corpse and then rapidly pupate into adult Saimyosho Scouts.

Medium sized corpses produces a single Saimyosho Scout, or two Saimyosho Scouts if the creature was either an 'Insect' or poisonous., and larger corpses produce two additional Saimyosho Scout for each size category beyond Medium the creature was when alive.

LVL 5:
Saimyosho form (SU): As a Standard action a Progenitor may assume the appearance of a Saimyosho under its control. While in this form the Progenitor uses the better of it's own or the Saimyosho's statistics, attacks, and movement modes. The Progenitor may also command it's Saimyosho on the same plane as a free action. Although the Progenitor is capable of speech in this form it lacks limbs capable of fine manipulation.

The Progenitor may return to its normal form as a Standard Action.

Envenom (EX): The Progenitor Yokai fully incorporates Saimyosho poison into its own body; The Progenitor’s natural weapons, including its Spit Egg attack, now carry general purpose Saimyosho Poison. Extracting Saimyosho Poison for other uses now only requires a Swift action and this extracted poison lasts for one hour before becoming inert.

Saimyosho Poison now deals (1d4 Strength and Dexterity and Constitution damage) Initial damage and (1d2 Strength and Dexterity and Constitution drain) Secondary damage.

LVL 6:
Infest (EX): As a Standard Action the Progenitor may perform a Spit Egg attack and expend a use of its Rebuke Insect ability. Should this attack strike the target it deals normal damage and allows a Saimyosho larva to burrow into that foe. For (Progenitor's HD) rounds, or until the larva is removed, the foe takes (Progenitor's Cha Mod) damage at the end of the Progenitor’s turn and is subjected to a dose of Saimyosho Poison.

The afflicted opponent may remove the larva with a Heal check DC (10 + Progenitor's HD) or by receiving any effect that removes diseases. Should the foe die while Infested in this way the corpse generates Saimyosho Scouts as if the Progenitor used the Convert Corpse Progenitor ability, but the Saimyosho produced this way mature instantly.

Launch Pupae (EX): The Progenitor doubles the range increment of its Spit Egg attack.

LVL 7:
Miasma (EX): As a Fullround Action the Progenitor may immobilize a Saimyosho Scout, anchoring it to a location and stimulating it to release a cloud of nearly transparent Saimyosho poison. Each round thereafter the Progenitor may maintain the otherwise stationary Miasma as a Move Action or expand the Miasma as a Standard Action, increasing the Radius of the Miasma cloud by 5 feet.

On any round that the Progenitor neither maintains nor expand the Miasma the Miasma instead contracts inward, reducing the radius of the Miasma cloud by 5 feet. A Miasma cloud dissipates instantly upon the demise of its Progenitor or its Saimyosho Scout, or if the immobilized Saimyosho Scout is moved away from the place it was anchored.

Saimyosho Poison now deals (2d3 Strength and Dexterity and Constitution damage) as Initial damage and (1d3 Strength and Dexterity and Constitution drain) as secondary damage.

Indirect Assault (EX): By expending a use of Rebuke Insect as a Standard Action the Progenitor Yokai may perform a Spit Egg Full Attack that uses a Saimyosho Scout as the point of origin. The Progenitor Yokai uses its own statistics and abilities to make the attack, but launches the attacks from the Saimyosho Scout’s current location.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 07:27:09 PM »
Vicious Yokai: Selfless warriors, born and bred to fight.
 

Prerequisites:
A Base Attack Bonus of at least +5
OR
Suffer at least 100 points of damage from a Vicious Weapon.
OR
The 'Frenzy' feat

Primary Ability Score: Strength
HD: d8
LevelBABFortReflexWillSpecial
1st
+1
+2
+2
+0
Enlightenment, Terrible Beast, Vicious Strike
2nd
+2
+2
+2
+0
Clever Beast, Chase
3rd
+3
+3
+3
+1
Savage Beast, Slash
4th
+4
+3
+3
+1
Crazed Beast, Carnage
5th
+5
+4
+4
+1
Horrible Beast, Cut
6th
+6
+4
+4
+2
Noble Beast, Might
7th
+7
+5
+5
+2
Perfect Beast, Havoc

Skill Points: 4 + Int modifier per level.

Class Skills: Balance, Climb, Craft, Handle Animal, Heal, Hide, Intimidate, Jump, Knowledge (each taken individually), Listen, Move Silently, Profession, Ride, Search, Spot, Survival, Swim, Tumble

Proficiencies: Vicious Yokai are proficient with Simple and Martial Weapons, and their own Natural Weapons. They are not proficient with any armor or shields.

LVL 1:
Enlightenment(EX): The Vicious Yokai's type changes to Fey; do not recalculate Base Attack Bonus, Saves, or Skill Points. Vicious Yokai levels stack with other Classes and Racial Hit Dice when determining the DC of Hit Dice based abilities and when determining the Caster Level of spells and spell-like abilities, but do not grant an increase in Spells Known or Spells per Day.

Terrible Beast (EX): At first level the Vicious Yokai gains two Claw Attacks that each deal (1d4 + Strength modifier) damage. Larger Vicious Yokai deal an additional (0.5 * Str Mod) damage with their claws for each size category they are larger than 'Medium'.

Vicious Strike (SU): The Vicious Yokai employs a strange, mutually destructive resonance against opponents it attacks. A Vicious Beast may consider any Natural Attack that deals slashing damage to be a Vicious Strike, causing the attack to deal an extra (Vicious' HD/3) untyped damage to the enemies struck by the attack and an equal amount of untyped damage to itself.

LVL 2:
Clever Beast (EX): The Vicious Yokai's claws become capable of Fine Manipulation and the Vicious Yokai may spend five minutes to align a Claw with an item in its possession, allowing that Claw to bypasses Damage Reduction as if it were made from that material. That Claw loses this property should this item leave the Vicious Yokai's possession or should the Vicious Yokai align that Claw with a different item.

Chase (EX): The Vicious Yokai gains a bonus of +10 feet to all of its movement speeds and it's movements no longer provoke Attacks of Opportunity.

LVL 3:
Savage Beast (EX): The damage dealt by the Vicious Yokai’s Natural Attacks increase by one damage die and the Vicious Yokai may attack with both Claws as a Standard Action.

Slash (EX): As a Swift Action the Vicious Yokai may grant one of its attacks that deals Piercing or Slashing damage an additional (Vicious' HD * 5) feet of reach until the start of its next turn.

LVL 4:
Crazed Beast (EX): While the Vicious Yokai Current Health is at or below half of its Maximum Health it gains (Vicious' HD/3) as a bonus to hit for its Natural Weapons. While its Current Health is at or below one quarter of its Maximum Health this bonus doubles.

Carnage (SU): Vicious Strikes now deal (Vicious HD/2) untyped damage to the enemy struck and half that amount of untyped damage to itself.

LVL 5:
Horrible Beast (EX): The damage dealt by the Vicious Yokai’s Natural Attacks increases by one damage die and the Vicious Yokai may attack with both Claws at the end of a Charge.

Cut (EX): As a Fullround Action the Vicious Yokai may move its maximum speed in a straight line and deal maximum Claw damage to everything it passes. A Reflex save DC (Vicious' Claw To Hit Modifier) Halves the damage dealt by this attack.

LVL 6:
Noble Beast (EX): (Vicious' HD/3) times per day the Vicious Yokai may target an ongoing magical effect with a natural attack. The Vicious Yokai compares the attack's To-Hit-Modifier against a Dispel DC of (10 + the spell’s caster level). Should the attack's To-Hit Modifier exceed that Dispel DC then that magical effect is dispelled.

Might (EX): The Vicious Yokai may now treat its Natural Weapons as a Two-Handed weapons when doing so would be beneficial.

LVL 7:
Perfect Beast (EX): The damage dealt by the Vicious Yokai’s Natural Weapons increases by one damage die and the Vicious Yokai may now perform a Charge attack or a Cut attack as a Standard action.

Havoc (SU): Vicious Strikes now deal (Vicious' HD) untyped damage to the enemy struck and half that amount of untyped damage to itself.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 07:27:19 PM »
Ravenous Yokai: Implacable hunter-gatherers.
 

Prerequisites:
A minimum of 100 HP
OR
The 'Baciferrous Being' feat
OR
At least 8 ranks in 'Survival'

Primary Ability Score: Constitution
HD: d12
LevelBABFortReflexWillSpecial
1st
+1
+2
+0
+0
Enlightenment, Eat, (Deep) Stomach
2nd
+2
+2
+0
+0
Tasty Treat, Gnaw
3rd
+3
+3
+1
+1
Bulky, Taste Test
4th
+4
+3
+1
+1
(Second) Stomach, Hearty Snack
5th
+5
+4
+1
+1
Devour, Large Meal
6th
+6
+4
+2
+2
Corpulent, Big Supper
7th
+7
+5
+2
+2
(Bottomless) Stomach, Feast

Skill Points: 4 + Int modifier per level.

Class Skills: Appraise, Balance, Climb, Craft, Handle Animal, Heal, Knowledge (each taken individually), Jump, Listen, Profession, Search, Sense Motive, Spot, Survival, Swim, and Tumble.

Proficiencies: Ravenous Yokai are proficient with their own natural weapons, with all types of armor (heavy, medium, and light), and with shields (except tower shields)

LVL 1:
Enlightenment(EX): The Ravenous Yokai's type changes to Fey; do not recalculate Base Attack Bonus, Saves, or Skill Points. Ravenous Yokai levels stack with other Classes and Racial Hit Dice when determining the DC of Hit Dice based abilities and when determining the Caster Level of spells and spell-like abilities, but do not grant an increase in Spells Known or Spells per Day.

Eat (EX): The Ravenous Yokai gains a primary Bite attack that deals (2d6 + Strength Modifier) damage for Medium sized Ravenous Yokai. Should the Ravenous Yokai gain a Bite Attack from another source it increases the base damage of the better Bite Attack by 2 dice.

(Deep) Stomach (SU): The Ravenous Yokai’s Stomach becomes a stable pocket dimension; a cube with an edge length of (Ravenous HD/4) feet and a maximum capacity of (Ravenous HD) pounds of material. After the Ravenous Yokai's death its Deep Stomach can be removed, and functions as a Type 1 Bag of Holding with the Deep Stomach's internal capacity.

Accessing this Deep Stomach requires a Fullround Action (or a Standard action should the Ravenous Yokai possess the Quick Draw Feat).

LVL 2:
Tasty Treat (EX): The Ravenous Yokai now heals for half of the damage dealt by its Bite attack. Upon accessing a Stomach dimension the Ravenous Yokai may destroy items or currency held within to heal itself for (Total GP Value/25) hit points, using the lesser of the item's GP market value and the item's appraised value.

Gnaw (EX): The Ravenous Yokai may use the higher of (Strength Modifier) or (Constitution Modifier) for Combat Maneuvers and Attack rolls with Natural Weapons. The Ravenous Yokai's Bite Attack is now treated as the most beneficial combination of Piercing, Slashing, Bludgeoning, Acid and Desiccating damage.

LVL 3:
Bulky (EX): Excess healing received by the Ravenous Yokai is now converted into Temporary Health up to a Maximum of (Ravenous Maximum HP/4). This Temporary Health expires One Minute after the Ravenous Yokai becomes hungry; typically this is 4 hours after eating a full meal, or 1 hour after eating a snack.

Taste Test (EX): The Ravenous Yokai's Tongue becomes more flexible and tensile, granting the Ravenous Yokai a secondary Tongue attack with 15 feet of reach; Ravenous Yokai larger than Medium gain an additional 10 feet of reach with this Tongue for every size category they are larger than Medium. This Tongue deals no damage, but may be used to perform Ranged Touch Attacks, Melee Touch Attacks, and Combat Maneuvers. When using its Tongue to Grapple an opponent the Ravenous Yokai does not count as Grappled, but it may not use it's Tongue for other purposes at that time

The Ravenous Yokai is never obstructed from using Bite Attacks by its tongue, which molds itself into the gaps between the Ravenous Yokai's teeth.

LVL 4:
(Second) Stomach (SU): The Ravenous Yokai gains a larger Stomach pocket dimension; a cube with an edge length of (Ravenous HD/2) feet and a maximum capacity of (Ravenous HD * 5) pounds of material. After the Ravenous Yokai's death its Second Stomach can be removed, and functions as a Type 2 Bag of Holding with the Second Stomach's internal capacity.

Accessing the Second Stomach requires a Fullround Action (or a Standard action should the Ravenous Yokai possess the Quick Draw Feat) and accessing the Deep Stomach now requires a Standard Action (or a Move action should the Ravenous Yokai possess the Quick Draw Feat)

Hearty Snack (EX): The Ravenous Yokai now deals (Constitution Modifier) additional damage with its Bite attacks. The Ravenous Yokai's Bite Attack is now treated as the most beneficial combination of Piercing, Slashing, Bludgeoning, Acid, Desiccating and Force damage.

LVL 5:
Devour (SU): If the Ravenous Yokai begins its turn Grappling an opponent of its own size or smaller it may attempt a Grapple check to swallow that opponent into a temporary Digestion Dimension. The Ravenous Yokai may automatically subject opponents in its Digestion Dimension to its Bite attack each round, but the Ravenous Yokai is no longer considered grappled and may use its Bite and Tongue attacks normally; it may not, however, Devour another opponent until the first is either digested or expelled.

A swallowed creature can cut its way out by destroying the subtle boundaries of the Digestion Dimension to escape to a square of its choosing adjacent to the Ravenous Yokai; these boundaries have an AC of (Ravenous Constitution Score), (Ravenous Maximum HP/4) Hit Points, and any Temporary HP the Ravenous Yokai has at the moment the Digestion Dimension was created. Digestion Dimensions also benefit from any Regeneration or Fast Healing the Ravenous Yokai possesses and have the same Damage Reduction and resistances as the Ravenous Yokai, but do not benefit from the Ravenous Yokai's healing from other sources.

Should a creature die within a Digestion Dimension its possessions are shunted into one of the Ravenous Yokai’s Stomachs or expelled into an adjacent square as the Ravenous Yokai prefers, and the body is immediately digested healing the Ravenous Yokai for Half the Maximum Hit Points of that digested opponent.

The Ravenous Yokai may expel a Devoured target from a Digestion Dimension as a move action; the expelled target is ejected to a square of the Ravenous Yokai's choosing up to (Ravenous HD * 5) feet away and rendered Prone.

Large Meal (EX): The Ravenous Yokai's heals for all of the damage dealt by its Bite attack. When destroying items held within one of its Stomachs the Ravenous Yokai now heals itself for (Total GP Value/5) hit points, using the item's GP market value.

LVL 6:
Corpulent (EX): The Ravenous Yokai physical stature lets it function as if one size category larger whenever it would be beneficial, although its space and reach remain those of a creature of its actual size. The benefits of this ability stacks with all other effects that change the Ravenous Yokai's size or allow the Ravenous Yokai to function as a different size.

Big Supper (EX): On a confirmed Natural 20 with any melee attack the Ravenous Yokai may forgo any bonus damage from the Critical Hit in order to directly Devour the victim.

As a Full Round Action the Ravenous Yokai may ready a Digestion Dimension and adjust its state of mind. As long as the Ravenous Yokai does not take any movement action it's Bite Attack is treated as a Melee Touch Attack. Should the Ravenous Yokai strike an opponent with a Bite Attack or a Tongue attack before taking any movement actions the target is immediately Devoured.

LVL 7:
(Bottomless) Stomach (SU): The Yokai gains a special Stomach pocket dimension much larger than the others. This Bottomless Stomach is a cube with an edge length of (Ravenous HD) feet and a maximum capacity of (Ravenous HD * 25) pounds of material.

Accessing this stomach requires a Fullround Action (or Standard Action should the Ravenous Yokai possess the Quick Draw Feat); accessing the Second Stomach now requires a Standard Action (or Move Action should the Ravenous Yokai possess the Quick Draw Feat) and accessing the Deep Stomach now requires a Move Action (or a Swift action should the Ravenous Yokai possess the Quick Draw Feat). After the Ravenous Yokai's death its Bottomless Stomach can be removed, and functions as a Type 3 Bag of Holding with the Bottomless Stomach's internal capacity.

Feast (SU): The Ravenous Yokai’s Digestion Dimensions are infinite and boundless. The Ravenous Yokai may now Devour opponents of any size and it may swallow any number of targets at a time; each individual is sent to a separate and distinct Digestion Dimension unless the Ravenous Yokai elects to do otherwise. The Ravenous Yokai's may, as a move action, reset the Temporary HP of any or all of it's Digestion Dimensions to the Ravenous Yokai's current Temporary Health value.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019, 07:27:32 PM »
Mirage Yokai: Living Illusions that fuse fact and fiction.


Prerequisites:
At least 8 skill ranks in both 'Hide' AND 'Disguise'
OR
+3d6 Sneak Attack
OR
The 'Shadow Avatar' feat

Primary Ability Score: Dexterity
HD: d6
LevelBABFortReflexWillSpecial
1st
+0
+0
+2
+2
Enlightenment, Sneak Attack +1d6, Mirage Warrior
2nd
+1
+0
+3
+3
Biased Eye, Shadow Guise
3rd
+2
+1
+3
+3
Slip away, Apparitions
4th
+3
+1
+4
+4
Sneak Attack +2d6, Falsehood
5th
+3
+1
+4
+4
Phantasms, Dissembled
6th
+4
+2
+5
+5
Artifice, Hide in Plain Sight
7th
+5
+2
+5
+5
Sneak Attack +3d6, Disbelieve

Skill Points: 6 + Int modifier per level.

Class Skills: Appraise, Balance, Bluff, Climb, Concentration, Craft, Decipher Script, Diplomacy, Disable Device, Disguise, Escape Artist, Gather Information, Hide, Intimidate, Jump, Knowledge (Arcana), Knowledge ( Local), Listen, Move Silently, Open Lock, Search, Sense Motive, Sleight of Hand, Speak Language, Spellcraft, Spot, Swim, Tumble, Use Magical Device.

Proficiencies: Mirage Yokai are proficient with all simple and martial weapons, with their own Natural Weapons, and with Unarmed Strikes. They are not proficient with any armor or shields.

LVL 1:
Enlightenment(EX): The Mirage Yokai's type changes to Fey; do not recalculate Base Attack Bonus, Saves, or Skill Points. Mirage Yokai levels stack with other Classes and Racial Hit Dice when determining the DC of Hit Dice based abilities and when determining the Caster Level of spells and spell-like abilities, but do not grant an increase in Spells Known or Spells per Day.

Sneak Attack +1d6(EX): Mirage Yokai deal an extra 1d6 points of damage when flanking an opponent or at any time when the target would be denied its Dexterity bonus. This damage increases to +2d6 points at level 4, and +3d6 points at level 7.

This ability function as per the Rogue class feature. If a Mirage Yokai gains Sneak Attack, or a bonus to Sneak Attack, from another source then the bonuses on damage stack.

Mirage Warrior (SU): As a Move Action the Mirage Yokai may craft an illusory imitation of itself from aether and shadow-stuff. The Mirage Warrior appears in a square adjacent to the Mirage Yokai and takes its actions immediately, thereafter serving its creator faithfully and without the need for spoken commands during the Mirage Yokai's turn. A Mirage Yokai may maintain a Mirage Warrior by concentrating upon it as a Move Action and Mirage Warriors last for (Mirage HD/3) rounds after the Yokai stops concentrating on it.

Mirage Warriors possess the Ability Scores, Attacks, To-Hit modifier, and Saving Throw Modifiers of their creator but they deal no damage and they possess nonfunctional imitations of their creator's equipment. The Armor Class for a Mirage Warrior is equal to (10 + Mirage Yokai's Dexterity Score) and Mirage Warriors are destroyed upon failing any Saving throw or upon taking even a single point of damage. Beings within 15 feet of the Mirage Warrior are allowed a Spot check DC (10 + Mirage HD/2+ Mirage Dex Mod) at the start of their turn to determine that a Mirage Warrior is a mere illusory trick, while beings further away than that cannot discern that the Mirage Warrior is fake by means of vision alone.

LVL 2:
Biased Eye (Ex): The Mirage Yokai no longer needs to directly interact with Illusions before being allowed a saving throw; upon seeing any part of an illusion the Mirage Yokai may attempt a Save against that effect.

Shadow Guise (EX): The Mirage Yokai's body blurs ever so slightly as reality twists around it. All attacks targeting the Mirage Yokai suffer (HD) % Miss Chance. As a Move Action the Mirage Yokai may double this Miss Chance for the rest of its turn.

LVL 3:
Slip Away (Ex): When creating an illusion effect the Mirage Yokai may now attempt a Hide Check as if observers were Momentarily Distracted. This Hide check is made at a -5 penalty.

Apparitions (EX): Mirage Warriors now possess a very slight physical presence. Mirage Warriors may now use the Aid Another action, Flank opponents, and perform Skill Checks with half of their creator's Skill Modifiers.

LVL 4:
Sneak Attack +2d6 (EX)

Falsehood (SU):
The Mirage Yokai may change appearances using the Disguise Skill as a Fullround Action.

Alternatively the Mirage Yokai may alter a willing subject's appearance with One Minute of direct contact and dedicated mental effort. This functions as a 'Polymorph' spell, cast by a Sorcerer with as many levels as the Mirage Yokai has HD, but this alteration is only a visual illusion; the subject gains no physical benefit from Falsehood and the Falsehood is dispersed upon the subject failing any Saving Throw or taking any damage. Observers that become suspicious of the Falsehood for reasons unrelated to the disguise itself, such as a dragon safely standing on thin ice, are allowed a Spot check DC (10 + Mirage HD/2+ Mirage Dex Mod) to discern that the Falsehood is illusory.

The Mirage Yokai may apply either version of Falsehood to a Mirage Warrior as a Swift Action.

LVL 5:
Phantasms (EX)
The Mirage Yokai may always choose to deal Nonlethal damage, or no damage at all, with its attacks or abilities, while Mirage Warriors may deal (Mirage HD/3) untyped-lethal damage on a successful attack. Should the Mirage Yokai elect to deal no damage with an attack then that attack counts as a Feint attempt.

Dissembled (SU): As a Move Action the Mirage Yokai may exchange locations with a Mirage Warrior within Close Range; observers must make a new Spot Check to discern which is the the Mirage Yokai and which is the Mirage Warrior.

Once per encounter the Mirage Yokai may use Dissembled as an Immediate action.

LVL 6:
Artifice (SU):
The Mirage Yokai's illusions now infest the world around it. As a Move Action the Mirage Yokai may create a static and unchanging illusion in up to (HD/3) 5-foot cubes of space within Medium Range; these cubes need not be adjacent, but the dispersal of any single piece of the illusion destroys the entire Artifice. A Mirage Yokai's Artifice is only a visual illusion and is automatically dispersed with any physical contact with any creature other than the Mirage Yokai and its Mirage Warriors, or upon the Mirage Yokai moving beyond Medium Range of the effect. Observers that become suspicious of the Artifice are allowed a Spot check DC (10 + Mirage HD/2+ Mirage Dex Mod) to determine that the entire Artifice is illusory.

An Artifice lasts (Mirage HD/2) rounds or until disturbed.

Hide in Plain Sight(EX):
While adjacent to, or under the influence of, any illusion effect the Mirage Yokai may use the Hide skill even while being observed.

LVL 7:
Sneak Attack +3d6 (EX)

Disbelieve (SU):
The Mirage Yokai is so thoroughly steeped in illusions that it can now directly extract foes from reality. The Mirage Yokai devotes a Move Action each round for 3 consecutive rounds to studying its target, and then performs a sneak attack against the target. This attack automatically hits, dealing damage and forcing and the victim to make a Fortitude save DC (Damage Dealt) to avoid being reduced to fine dust as per the 'Disintegrate' spell. Victims that are slain by the attack's damage are also reduced to fine dust in this way, regardless of the result of the Fortitude Save.

While studying the victim the Mirage Yokai can undertake other actions so long as its attention stays focused on the target. A Disbelieve attempt is valid if the Mirage Yokai is not recognized as an enemy by the victim or if the victim does not detect the Mirage Yokai. Once the Mirage Yokai has completed the 3 rounds of study it must attack the victim within 3 rounds or the Disbelieve attempt is canceled.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2019, 09:28:42 AM »
Ok, this is quite a big work.

Serene Yokai:
-Does Domain triggers if the Serene Youkai themselves approaches an enemy after activating? If yes, then that sounds really abuseable as you can basically step forth and back for multiple triggers.
-What's the activation action for Selfless?
-"Hostile mystical effects" isn't very clear. Maybe Su and spell/SLA attacks would be more precise?
-How does Reflect Torment works with area attacks? Say somebody throws a fireball and they make the save while having some nearby allies, does the fireball affects the allies?
-Liberate Magic's CL cap sounds kinda too low, it will only go up to level 10. Didn't you mean spell level instead of caster level?
-For the feats, may be better to clarify that other levels just add to effective Serene Yokai level for abilities that care about that, otherwise it may be read that other levels will grant class features faster than normal. Also Monster 13/Serene Youkai 7 would still be limited to Liberate Magic only up to 13 CL which will struggle against magic enemies of the same level.

Tyrant Youkai:
-Checked may want a clause that it affects undeads and constructs despite being a Fort save.
-Devastating Strike/Cataclysmic may want for the initial attack(s) to be limited to basic ones.
-Just Uncanny Dodge for 3rd level feels kinda lackluster.
-Improved Uncanny Dodge at 6th level alone isn't that hot either.
-Greater Tyrant Yokai appears to be lacking an "additional" there.
-Same comments about "effective X level" stacking clarification than above, assume the same for the other classes.

Coveteous Youkai:
-Pokémon woot! :D
-Sooth needs clarification about what counts as "mystic" too.
-For Slime Stasis, if you put your slime spirit from afar in their Pokéball, does it fall where they were or comes to your hand? Also when you pull out one out of stasis, where do they appear?
-Sealed Slime sounds a bit too abuseable. Probably better if it was just 1/day and such a slime only lasts 24 hours or something.
-For Rejuvenate , just in case may want to add a clause it doesn't help with recovering time-limited abilities such as daily spells and whatnot.
-Any limitation for spamming Recall Slime until it works besides the time?
-Really like this one!

Progenitor Youkai:
-Spiders are not insects!

Vicious Youkai:
-All levels of almost pure melee offensive sounds a bit too much. Could use a bit of fast healing or something in there. Also Chase lacking units for the extra movement speed.

Ravenous Yokai:
-At proficiencies mention of Serene Youkai.
-First level only a boosted bite with crappy skills doesn't feel very good. Deep Stomach could probably be moved here while con to bite attack gets moved to second.
-Eat Big is kinda obsolete by itself at this level since freedom of movement and teleportation start to be pretty common, Improved Grab by itself isn't gonna do much.
-Bulky should clarify that it works like Powerful Build that stacks with actual Powerful Build, otherwise that raises a lot of questions such as space filled and reach and whatnot.
-Tasty Treat probably could use to be extended to protecting from all the nasty anti-melee effects out there.
-When expelling a devoured opponent, where do they end and are they prone or not?
-Must say his one feels quite thematic overall with the whole dimensional stomaches aspect, plenty of possibilities all around that aren't exactly common in D&D. Still could probably use 4 skill points per level base and good Will saves.

Mirage Yokai:
-Proficiencies seems to have some leftover text from Tyrant Youkai.
-Where do Mirage Warriors start?
-"Supernatural abilities merely produce Figments" isn't very clear what that actually does.

Overall I like where this is going, but need some polishing in several parts.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2019, 04:55:58 PM »
General adjustment: the feats have been tweaked. I'll comb them down later, but the new version should be usable.

Serene Yokai:
-Domain has been adjusted.
-no activating action for Selfless or Intercept, they're usable when Domain is active
--adjusted the language away from "mystical"
-clarified and rewrote Reflect Torment. It's now and active ability, competing with the Serene Yokai's AC and Saves boosting action.
-Liberate has a CL cap of Serene Level + Wis Mod, so I'm not especially worried about it not keeping up.

Tyrant
-adjusted to be a level check
-would you mind clarifying?
-/- Moved Improved Uncanny to level 3 and granted SR at level 6

Covetous
-opened Sooth up to just be "attacks"
-adjusted Slime Stasis
-adjusted all slime creation DCs and CR limits.
-Recall...hm, No limits for how often you can do it atm, but I did increase the time it takes to recall something.
-adjusted Rejuvenate.

Progenitor
Spiders are vile little creatures that aren't worthy of being called arachnids alongside scorpion-bros.

Vicious
-chase was adjusted. It didnt really need a Movespeed most in the first place so that was dropped.
-If you have any suggestions for diluting this one I'm all ears. I've thinned down a few abilities, but this is still a distinctly awesome class for melee-dps types and pouncers.

Ravenous
-fixed proficiencies and moved abilities around a little
Bulky is Temporary Health and Corpulent is a normal size increase.
-I might end up putting the anti-antimelee stuff into the Greater Ravenous Feat instead of Vile damage, but I'm still fiddling with ideas.
-clarified what happens when expelled from a digestion dimension
-Increased the Skill points, but I'm not sure about it needing a good will save. I might just be biased from budgeting the save progressions for each class against the others, though.

Mirage
-Clarified Mirage Warrior
-adjusted the incorporeal and Ethereal abilities
-clarified that fake supernatural abilities act like Major Image.

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2019, 04:04:34 AM »
Quite like the new Excellent ability.


Bound Slime from Covetous Youkai really needs some ruling about how long it takes (and making sure it can't be spammed too willy-nilly).

Vicious
-chase was adjusted. It didnt really need a Movespeed most in the first place so that was dropped.
-If you have any suggestions for diluting this one I'm all ears. I've thinned down a few abilities, but this is still a distinctly awesome class for melee-dps types and pouncers.
Noticed now it's saying Serene Youkai in the weapons proficiencies.

Also it's not the melee boosters themselves that are the problem per se, but the complete lack of defensive/mobility abilities to actually help you get in melee. It's no good being really killy if your enemy can just keep the distance and kite you.

Plus someway to bypass more exotic defenses, so maybe claws counting as magic, and eventually being able to cut even through Force effects.

Similarly for the Ravenous Youkai, it's multiple levels for a strategy that's easily shut down with teleportation/freedom of movement, but at least the Ravenous Youkai also gets some nice utility and defensive stuff.

Everything else looking good!

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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2020, 11:47:44 PM »
Alright, I've done a bit more work for each Yokai class.

General Improvements:
Greater Yokai and Daiyokai feats are now level-locked properly.
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Progenitor:
Daiyokai: Self sustaining Miasma, requiring a Fullround action and 5 Rebuke Insect uses. Move action doubles the expansion rate, Standard action triples it, fullround actionquintuples it.

Vicious Yokai
Noble became an "X/day" Greater Dispel Magic that uses its Attack roll and is performed as an attack action, so it can penetrate defenses to some extent.

Chase: Now this ability is 100% about movespeed. Stacking +5 buff to all speeds for every round the Vicious Yokai moves at least half of its highest speed, up to (Vicious Level*5).

Claw damage: Clarified to be 1d4 per increase.

Havok: Prevents AoOs for movement
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Ravenous Yokai:
Stomachs: If the Ravenous Yokai dies it's stomachs become free Bags of Holding.

Hearty: Deals Vile damage on Bites attacks.

Large Meal: Effectively allows the Yokai to lock down a non-FoM opponent that it can consistently hit with its Bite.

Greater Yokai feat: Devour a creature without a grapple check, which can combo with things like Traps or anti-travel wards like 'Dimensional Lock'.

General Improvements: Treat and Supper now allows it to consume+destroy items held in a Stomach to regain HP; (Item GP value/5) HP at level 3, or (Item GP value/2) at level 6.

Daiyokai feat: The Stomach Demiplane radius expands by 1 foot for every 150 GP destroyed in a Stomach, and for every 5 CR of monsters devoured+slain. Getting in and out of the Stomach Demiplane was been clarified so it cannot accidentally lock itself inside.
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Mirage
Apparition: Incorporealness is locked to 1 round when it is first received, then increases to (level/2) rounds at level 7.

Greater Yokai: Two Mirage Warriors as a Move action, one as a Swift Action.
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Covetous Yokai:
Daiyokai: Stops progression of harmful effects, or Gentle Repose when used on a corpse. Can emulate Revivify with 10 minutes of work (Gentle Repose extends the Revivify grace-window to make that viable), or other revival spells with longer periods of work.

Slime Spirit/Sealed Slime/Bound Slime: progression is Covetous Level (Level)-> (+1)-> (+2) which should specifically make it impossible to ever have a higher CR monster than the Level of the Yokai.
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Tyrant:
General: fiddled with language here and there.
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Serene:
General: Fiddled with language here and there.
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Vicious still needs a bit of work, but I'm pretty happy with the others. More importantly, I think these classes are in a good place for improving wild monster in games.

I'm testing these against players in one of my own games, but I would love to hear about what happens when level 14 PCs meet up with a 'Mirage Dire Tiger'
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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2020, 08:57:13 PM »
Serene:

Domain (su) should just deal Divine damage as it fits flavour better than "untyped". Few enemies resist it anyways, even demons, and it's really only going to be avoided by Divine Rank beings, which interestingly enough, can't avoid untyped damage because it's untyped. That said, most things with a Divine Rank could avoid this damage anyways; thus Divine Damage makes sense.


The feats for every single one of these Yokai are feat taxes: They're so good / Overpowered, you're doing something wrong by not taking them. I thought the Serene Yokai feats were OP until I read the rest of them. Some of these will just scare a GM away just by seeing them. In this circumstance, both of the Serene Yokai feats are just too good. Please redo.


Tyrant Yokai has a strange requirement. A Wizard can easily defeat any animal above its CR: Ray of Stupidity (1d6+lvl Int damage) wins vs animals, but the classes that want this class, Tier 3s and lower, will have a harder time meeting it entry + level requirements. Essentially, one need to be a Mythos Class or tier 1-2 class to gain levels, which means that you have to be relatively OP to get it...or be really lucky. I'm going to thus assume this class enters at level 2 and judge from there.

Forbid: How does a Level CHeck work? Does an enemy roll a d20 and add its Hit Dice...or its CR?

Devastating Strike: At 3rd level this is pretty neat, making a Combat Reflexes class intersting, but it also goes directly against its Forbid ability.

Excellent is...really good. This is a Tatooed-Monk level shenanegain, which has no out-of-combat restriction, so essentially, dump 1 stat and you can also forever pretend it's at least a 16. 6 Int? No problem, you can still be Excellent and pretend its a 16. Are you a BSF with 6 Cha in a social encounter? no biggie, now you're Excellent until combat starts.


Cataclysmic needs some Rewording. I suggest:
"The Tyrant Yokai may now perform two Devastating Strikes at its highest Attack Bonus as a Fullround Action or deal double damage at the end of a Charge attack action."

Eminence: Again with the need to define Level Check. It also doesn't make sense how a creature is "flatfooted" until it can land a strike..? Eminence also seems really abusive against Melee with Forbid, but does a bit less against powerful spellcasters..? Good against an army, but a Wizard is OK. I can see where you're going with this, but seems odd, and as a GM I'd be wary of this ability. Still, it allows some meleers to be very nicely set-up, so it seems...OK

Greater Tyrant Yokai feat is both terrible and OP. Here's my suggested fix:
The Tyrant Yokai gains Spell Resistance equal to 12 + its HD. It may raise or lower its SR as a free action. If the Tyrant Yokai already possessed SR, then it increases by 5.

Tyrant Daiyokai is just too good. Disagree, please redo.

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I took a look at the rest of the YOkai feats, and here's the thing: Stacking 1/3 total HD AND 1/2 HD for "level requirements" is silly when determining abilities. They make the PrCs too good, they make the feats so OP that you MUST take them, and this is before allowing their other benefits, many of which are very very good. If you remove the whole 1/3 + 1/2 other HD many of these feats would be worth considering.

The issue really starts when you stack 2 Yokai classes together and you're getting 5/6 of all other class levels for each of the PrCs added. This is sneaky manipulation many GMs will not see until it's too late, and then they're going to feel cheated; they'll then ban the feats or the classes alltogether and it's bad feelings for everyone.
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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2020, 04:02:02 PM »
Greater Serene Yokai feat says " adds half of all non ‘Serene Yokai’ levels to its effective Serene Yokai level, instead of merely one third", but there's no mention of adding one third anywhere else. Leftover from a previous version?

Tyrant Youkai is back to suffering from just having Uncanny Dodge by other name at 6th level, which feels kinda lackluster.

Bound Slime needs the time for creating a new slime.

Progenitor Yokai's feat needs the clarification that the level stacking only applies to calculating ability effects, not actually granting full free levels. Although as Corvus pointed out, may be better to do something else for the feat like you've been doing for the other youkai. Ditto for Vicious, Ravenous and Mirage. Like, being able to count as incorporal when beneficial, two claw attacks as a standard or bigger stomach are already worth a feat on their own probably.


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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2020, 12:11:18 AM »
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Alrighty, I finally got around it fixing everything. All Yokai Classes scale off of HD and their respective ability modifiers; there is no more 'Yokai Level" based scaling.

The Yokai feats were brought in line a bit more and are as follows.

Greater Vicious Yokai: Pounce for Natural weapons only
Vicious Daiyokai: Natural weapons are treated as Two Handed weapons when it would be beneficial.

Greater Serene Yokai: Domain deals Sonic OR Force damage, as opposed to just dealing sonic damage.
Serene Daiyokai: Domain can now deal Sonic, Force, or Divine damage.

Greater Tyrant Yokai: SR (10+HD) raise or lower as free action.
Tyrant Daiyokai: Level check (1d20+HD) to resist being moved. Uses the forced-movement effect's DC or (11+enemy HD) if the ability doesnt have a DC. DC is 20 for natural phenomenon, 25 for magical phenomenon, and 30 for Supernatural phenomenon.

Greater Covetous Yokai: spend 1 hour congealing a Slime ball that grants Fast Healing for (Covetous Int Mod) rounds.
Covetous Daiyokai: the Share Spells familiar ability for Slime Spirits.

Greater Progenitor Yokai: Gain Alertness when Saimyosho are nearby
Progenitor Daiyokai: Gain All Around Vision

Greater Ravenous Yokai: Immune to ingested poison, and can digest anything for sustenance.
Ravenous Daiyokai: Destroy wealth or creatures to improve the size and capacity of a stomach.

Greater Mirage Yokai: Mirage Warriors are incorporeal if that would be beneficial.
Mirage Daiyokai: Mirage Warriors are Ethereal if that would be beneficial.
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Domain has been fixed and expanded.

The feats have been brought to a much lower power level; now they're good options, but not the ONLY option

A wizard or spellcaster going into Tyrant Yokai would be pretty interesting. Clarified Devastating Strike a single melee attack to put a tighter leash on some of the weird combos. At any rate, I removed the "Single Handedly" clause and clarified that it must only make a large contribution to a group victory.

Level Checks have been clarified: For Forbid enemies roll (1d20+their HD) vs DC (10+ Tyrand HD/2) because its a passive ability. Dismiss is a strength check against DC (10+ Tyrant HD) because its an active ability. Eminence is another passive ability so enemies roll (1d20+HD) vs the Tyrant Yokai's DC of (10+Tyrant HD/2).

Forbid+devastating is a bit of anti-synergy, but I like the way it works. The Tyrant approaches enemies; enemies don't approach the tyrant. Those who get inside its range are slapped back out unless they prove themselves worthy of going toe to toe with it.

Unassailable has been changed to make the Tyrant immune to being Flanked and Flatfooted.

Excellence has been adjusted to grant immunity to Precision damage and Critical Hits.
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Re: Yokai Classes
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2020, 12:38:26 PM »
New general feats added (Shadow Avatar, Fragmentation, Meditative Hum), classes were combed over, feats were combed over.