[TYPE OF FEAT]
Prerequisite: A minimum ability score, another feat or feats, a minimum base attack bonus, a minimum number of ranks in one or more skills, or a class level that a character must have in order to acquire this feat. This entry is absent if a feat has no prerequisite. A feat may have more than one prerequisite.
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In general, having a feat twice is the same as having it once.
Normal: What a character who does not have this feat is limited to or restricted from doing. If not having the feat causes no particular drawback, this entry is absent.
Special: Additional facts about the feat that may be helpful when you decide whether to acquire the feat.
Prerequisite: Character level 6th.
Benefits: Having this feat enables the character to attract loyal companions and devoted followers, subordinates who assist her. See the table below for what sort of cohort and how many followers the character can recruit.
Leadership Modifiers: Several factors can affect a character’s Leadership score, causing it to vary from the base score (character level + CHA modifier). A character’s reputation (from the point of view of the cohort or follower they are trying to attract) raises or lowers his Leadership score:
|Fairness and generosity||+1|
Other modifiers may apply when the character tries to attract a cohort:
|The Leader . . .||Modifier|
|Has a familiar, special mount, or animal companion||–2|
|Recruits a cohort of a different alignment||–1|
|Caused the death of a cohort||–2*|
|* Cumulative per cohort killed during the last 5 years.|
Followers have different priorities from cohorts. When the character tries to attract a new follower, use any of the following modifiers that apply.
|The Leader . . .||Modifier|
|Has a stronghold, base of operations, guild house, or the like||+2|
|Moves around a lot||–1|
|Caused the death of other followers||–1|
|Holds the noble title of Lord/Lady or Baron(ess)||+1|
|Holds the noble title of Count(ess) or Graf||+3|
|Holds the noble title of Duke/Duchess or Archbishop||+5|
|Holds the title of King/Queen, Arcon, or Primus||+10|
Leadership Score: A character’s base Leadership score equals his level plus any Charisma modifier. In order to take into account negative Charisma modifiers, this table allows for very low Leadership scores, but the character must still be 6th level or higher in order to gain the Leadership feat. Outside factors can affect a character’s Leadership score as detailed above.
Cohort Level: The character can attract a cohort of up to this level. Regardless of a character’s Leadership score, they can only recruit a cohort who is two or more levels lower than himself. The cohort should be equipped with gear appropriate for its level. A character can try to attract a cohort of a particular race, class, and alignment. The cohort’s alignment may not be opposed to the leader’s alignment on either the law-vs-chaos or good-vs-evil axis, and the leader takes a Leadership penalty if they recruit a cohort of an alignment different from his own.
Cohorts earn XP as follows:
- The cohort does not count as a party member when determining the party’s XP.
- Divide the cohort’s level by the level of the PC with whom they are associated (the character with the Leadership feat who attracted the cohort).
- Multiply this result by the total XP awarded to the PC and add that number of experience points to the cohort’s total.
If a cohort gains enough XP to bring it to a level one lower than the associated PC’s character level, the cohort does not gain the new level—its new XP total is 1 less than the amount needed to attain the next level.
Number of Followers by Level: The character can lead up to the indicated number of characters of each level. Followers are similar to cohorts, except they’re generally low-level NPCs. Because they’re generally five or more levels behind the character they follow, they’re rarely effective in combat.
Followers don’t earn experience and thus, don’t gain levels. However, when a character with Leadership attains a new level, the player consults the table above to determine if they have acquired more followers, some of which may be higher level than the existing followers. (You don’t consult the table to see if your cohort gains levels, however, because cohorts earn experience on their own.)
|Leadership Score||Cohort Level||—— Number of Followers by Level ——|
|1 or lower||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|25 or higher||17th||135||13||7||4||2||2|
Benefit: You get a +2 bonus on all Reflex saving throws.
Benefit: You get a +2 bonus on all Spellcraft checks and Use Magic Device checks.
Prerequisites: DEX 17, Point Blank Shot, Rapid Shot, base attack bonus +6
Benefit: As a standard action, you may fire two arrows at a single opponent within 30 feet. Both arrows use the same attack roll (with a –4 penalty) to determine success and deal damage normally (but see Special). For every five points of base attack bonus, you have above +6, you may add one additional arrow to this attack, to a maximum of four arrows at a base attack bonus of +16. However, each arrow after the second adds a cumulative –2 penalty on the attack roll (for a total penalty of –6 for three arrows and –8 for four).
Damage reduction and other resistances apply separately against each arrow fired.
Special: Regardless of the number of arrows you fire, you apply precision-based damage only once. If you score a critical hit, only the first arrow fired deals critical damage; all others deal regular damage.
A fighter may select Manyshot as one of his fighter bonus feats.
A 6th-level ranger who has chosen the archery combat style is treated as having Manyshot even if they do not have the prerequisites for it, but only when they are wearing light or no armor.
Martial Weapon Proficiency
Choose a type of martial weapon. You understand how to use that type of martial weapon in combat.
Benefit: You make attack rolls with the selected weapon normally.
Normal: When using a weapon with which you are not proficient, you take a –4 penalty on attack rolls.
Special: Barbarians, fighters, paladins, and rangers are proficient with all martial weapons. They need not select this feat.
You can gain Martial Weapon Proficiency multiple times. Each time you take the feat, it applies to a new type of weapon.
A cleric who chooses the War domain automatically gains the Martial Weapon Proficiency feat related to his deity’s favored weapon as a bonus feat if the weapon is a martial one. They need not select it.
Benefit: All variable, numeric effects of a spell modified by this feat are maximized. Saving throws and opposed rolls are not affected, nor are spells without random variables. A maximized spell uses up a spell slot three levels higher than the spell’s actual level. An empowered maximized spell gains the separate benefits of each feat: the maximum result plus one-half the normally rolled result.
Prerequisites: DEX 13, Dodge.
Benefit: You get a +4 dodge bonus to Armor Class against attacks of opportunity caused when you move out of or within a threatened area. A condition that makes you lose your Dexterity bonus to Armor Class (if any) also makes you lose dodge bonuses. Dodge bonuses stack with each other, unlike most types of bonuses.
Special: A fighter may select Mobility as one of his fighter bonus feats.
Prerequisites: Ride 1 rank, Mounted Combat.
Benefit: The penalty you take when using a ranged weapon while mounted is halved: –2 instead of –4 if your mount is taking a double move, and –4 instead of –8 if your mount is running.
Special: A fighter may select Mounted Archery as one of his fighter bonus feats.
Prerequisite: Ride 1 rank.
Benefit: Once per round when your mount is hit in combat, you may attempt a Ride check (as a reaction) to negate the hit. The hit is negated if your Ride check result is greater than the opponent’s attack roll. (Essentially, the Ride check result becomes the mount’s Armor Class if it’s higher than the mount’s regular AC.)
Special: A fighter may select Mounted Combat as one of his fighter bonus feats.
Prerequisites: WIS 13, wild shape ability.
Benefit: You can complete the verbal and somatic components of spells while in a wild shape. You substitute various noises and gestures for the normal verbal and somatic components of a spell.
You can also use any material components or focuses you possess, even if such items are melded within your current form. This feat does not permit the use of magic items while you are in a form that could not ordinarily use them, and you do not gain the ability to speak while in a wild shape.
Benefit: You get a +2 bonus on all Diplomacy checks and Sense Motive checks.
Benefit: You get a +2 bonus on all Disable Device checks and Open Lock checks.
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