Maenad Fighter

An outwardly distant society, the maenad are truly a race of surging and ebbing passions. The more martially-bent among them take up arms, sometimes as a way to defend their homes, other times as a way to unleash the bottled emotions within.


To take a maenad fighter racial specialty level, a character must be a maenad about to take her 1st, 2nd, or 4th level of fighter.


Hit Die: d10

Class Skills

Maenad fighter racial specialty levels have the class skills of the standard fighter class. Skill Points at Each Level: 2 + Int modifier. Skill Points at 1st Level: (2 + Int modifier) x4.

Class Features:

All of the following are class features of the maenad fighter racial specialty levels.

Warrior’s Outburst (Ex): Like most of his people, a maenad fighter attempts to keep his emotions in check, but when he is forced to call upon their full fury, he embraces them fully. The duration of his outburst racial ability increases by one round for every feat he possesses which could be chosen as a fighter bonus feat. He may also use his outburst racial ability an extra time per day for every two feats he has selected that can be chosen as fighter bonus feats. This racial specialty feature replaces the standard fighter’s shield and tower shield proficiencies.

Battle Fury (Ex): If a maenad fighter expends his psionic focus while entering an outburst, he gains an additional +2 bonus to Strength for the duration of the outburst, but cannot take actions which require concentration until the outburst ends (see the barbarian’s rage class feature for examples). He cannot end the outburst voluntarily. Using this ability is physically draining to the maenad fighter – at the end of his outburst, he is fatigued until the end of the encounter. This racial specialty feature replaces the bonus feat gained by second level fighters.

Primal Scream (Su): When entering an outburst, a maenad fighter may accompany it with a tremendous scream of rage. Doing so deals 1d6-1 points of sonic damage per four character levels to all creatures in a 10 ft. radius burst. When he uses this ability, he also attempts to demoralize all opponents in the area of effect. When entering an outburst, he may make a free Intimidate check (with a bonus equal to his Strength bonus from outburst). Every opponent who fails a modified level check (see the Intimidate skill) against this result becomes shaken for the duration of the outburst or until they are at least 30 ft. away from the maenad fighter. This racial specialty feature replaces the bonus feat gained by fourth level fighters.

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