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To qualify to become a Soldier, a character must fulfill the following criteria.
Base Attack Bonus: +3.
Skill: Knowledge (tactics) 3 ranks.
Hit Die: 1d10
Action Points: 6 + one-half character level, rounded down, every time the character attains a new level in this class.
The Soldier's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are:
Demolitions (Int), Drive (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Jump (Str), Knowledge (current events, history, popular culture, tactics) (Int), Listen (Wis), Navigate (Int), Profession (Wis), Read/Write Language (none), Speak Language (none), Spot (Wis), Survival (Wis), Swim (Str).
Skill Points at Each Level: 5 + Int modifier.
Table: The Soldier
|Class Level||Base Attack Bonus||Fort Save||Ref Save||Will Save||Class Features||Defense Bonus||Reputation Bonus|
|8th||+6||+4||+4||+2||Greater weapon specialization||+4||+1|
The following features pertain to the Soldier advanced class.
At 1st level, a Soldier gains the Weapon Focus class feature, providing the benefit of the feat with the same Name. The Soldier chooses a specific weapon. The soldier can choose unarmed strike or grapple as the weapon. The soldier must be proficient with the chosen weapon.
The soldier adds +1 to all attack rolls made using the selected weapon.
At 2nd level, a Soldier gains weapon specialization with a specific melee or ranged weapon that he or she also has applied the Weapon Focus feat or class feature to. The soldier gets a +2 bonus on damage rolls with the chosen weapon.
At 3rd, 6th, and 9th level, the Soldier gets a bonus feat. The bonus feat must be selected from the following list, and the Soldier must meet all the prerequisites of the feat to select it.
Advanced Firearms Proficiency, Archaic Weapons Proficiency, Armor Proficiency (light), Armor Proficiency (medium), Armor Proficiency (heavy), Brawl, Burst Fire, Cleave, Combat Reflexes, Exotic Firearms Proficiency, Exotic Melee Weapon Proficiency, Far Shot, Great Cleave, Improved Brawl, Improved Knockout Punch, Knockout Punch, Power Attack.
As an attack action, the Soldier provides tactical aid to any single ally (but not him or herself) within sight and voice range of the soldier's position.
As a full-round action, the Soldier provides tactical aid to all of his or her allies (including him or herself) within sight and voice range of the soldier's position. This use of tacical aid requires an action point.
This aid provides a +1 competence bonus on attack rolls. The bonus lasts for a number of rounds equal to one-half of the Soldier's level in the advanced class, rounded down.
For the weapon the Soldier has applied weapon specialization to the Soldier's threat range increases by one.
At 7th level, a Soldier gains a +2 competence bonus on initiative checks.
Greater Weapon Specialization
At 8th level, a Soldier gains greater weapon specialization with the weapon he or she selected at 2nd level. This ability increases the bonus on damage rolls to +4 when using the selected weapon.
At 10th level, a Soldier gains the ability to automatically confirm a threat as a critical hit when attacking with the weapon he or she has applied weapon specialization to, eliminating the need to make a roll to confirm the critical hit.