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The Stormrider is one who has embraced the awesome power of the storm and now rides upon its majesty. He travels the world, despencing the fury and power of the greatest storms upon his enemy.

Seldom seen but often spoke of, the Stormrider is a sort of legend to most. Those who have claimed to see him are most often passed off as drunk or crazed. Bards who speak of this man of the clouds are accepted as nothing more than tellers of fantastical stories. Yet, when a figure is seen galloping across the sky, who can say what is fact and what is legend?


Alignment: Any non-lawful
Base Attack Bonus: +8
Feats: Combat Reflexes, Mounted Combat, Skill Focus (Ride), Improved Initiative, Power Attack, Ride-By Attack
Skills: Ride (8 ranks), Handle Animal (8 ranks), Intuit Direction (4 ranks)
Special: Must survive a vicious thunder storm while wearing heavy armor. Must own a mount.

Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special
1st +1 +2 +0 +0 Approaching Storm
2nd +2 +3 +0 +0 Bonus Feat
3rd +3 +3 +1 +1 Wrapped in Steel
4th +4 +4 +1 +1  
5th +5 +4 +1 +1 The Dark Ride
6th +6 +5 +2 +2 Bonus Feat
7th +7 +5 +2 +2 Crimson Thunder
8th +8 +6 +2 +2  
9th +9 +6 +3 +3 Lightning Steed
10th +10 +7 +3 +3 Lord of the Thunder, Bonus Feat


Hit Die: 1D10

Class Skills: Climb(Strength), Jump (Strength), Ride (Dexterity), Swim (Strength), Intimidate (Charisma), Sense Motive (Wisdom), Handle Animal (Charisma), Craft (Intelligence)

Skill Points / Lvl: 2 + Intelligence modifier

Weapon and Armor Proficiency: The Stormrider is proficient with all simple and martial weapons, all types of armor and shields.

Bonus Feat: Every 4th level, starting at level 2, the Stormrider gains a bonus feat. These feats may be taken from the fighter's bonus feat list.

Approaching Storm (Ex): The Stormrider travels across the storming skies to reach his enemy, thus he needs a mount capable of this feat. At 1st level, the Stormrider's mount is infused with the power of the storm, and changes form into a swirling mist of storm-clouds. Only the Stormrider may travel upon this beast. The mount gains electricity resistance of 10 and the ability to travel across storming skies. The mount may fly into a storm and descend from a storm as a move equivalent action. The mount is treated as a familiar with abilities based on the character's levels of Stormrider.

Wrapped in Steel (Ex): At 3rd level, the Stormrider has gained a certain respect from the storms upon which he treads. The Stormrider's armor is imbued with the power of the raging thunderstorm. His armor gains electricity resistance of 10 as well as a +2 bonus to AC. This stacks with any current magical bonuses of the Stormrider's armor.

The Dark Ride (Su): Storms may strike at any point of day and so the Stormrider must be able to fight in any light. Beginning at 5th level, the Stormrider gains Darkvision of 60 ft. His mount gains this same ability.

Crimson Thunder (Su): At 7th level, the Stormrider gains the ability to make devastating charges upon this thunderous mount. Upon a succesful Ride-By attack, the Stormrider may immediatly call forth a ravaging storm from the heavens. Upon the Stormrider's next round, an emmense bolt of crimson lightning strikes down upon the opponent which recieved the Ride-By Attack. This lightning deals 1D6 damage per Stormrider level (maximum 10) and his half lightning, half physical damage. This ability may be used a number of times per day equal to one half the character's level of Stormrider.

Lightning Steed (Ex): The Stormrider's mount is the thing that brings him closer to the storm. As such, his mount is a living link to the powers of the raging thunder. At 9th level, the Stormrider's mount morphs from its stormy form to one of pure lightning. It gains immunity to electiricity as well as the Air Creature template.

Lord of the Thunder (Ex): As the Stormrider becomes one with the storm, he gains its awesome power. At 10th level, the Stormrider gains immunity to electricity as well as the Air Creature template. However, the Stormrider does not gain the ability to fly. Instead, any weapon wielded by the Stormrider gains the shocking burst ability. Though the Stormrider has gained the Air Creature template, he may still be dealt critical hits as before.

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