You choose may choose to gain either Trapfinding (as the Rogue class feature), or the Track feat on level 1. This choice once made, is permanent. (Not included in the table above)
Focus Feature (Skill):
Whenever you gain a Focus Feature, you may select any feat that you qualify for, which falls under one of the following categories:
*Any feat that provides a bonus to one or more skills (including skill focus and the skill affinity feats)
*Darkstalker (Lords of Madness)
*Certain Associate Feats, such as Insightful Binder feat for the Binder Associate
*Alternatively, you may select Average Skill (see below)
Skill Category Focus Trissociate
This can only be taken as a Focus Feature, and cannot be bought using normal character feats.
A Trissociate may select any one skill on his class skill list. Henceforth he can always take 10 on any skill check based off that skill, even if stress and distractions would normally prevent him from doing so. This is similiar to the Rogue's Skill Mastery Special Ability, except that it only applies to one skill. This skill selection is permanent and may not be changed barring special and intensive retraining (read: DM fiat).
This feat can be selected multiple times. Each time it applies to a new skill.
You gain Intelligence based prepared Arcane spells as a Wizard
. Your Caster level is equal to your Trissociate level. Your spell slots at each level follows the table above (Wz0-Wz9). You gain bonus spell slots based on your Intelligence score.
A Wizard associate must study his spellbook each day, to prepare his spells. This functions like a Wizard's spellbook except as noted here. At Trissociate level 1, you can fill your spellbook with 5+Int modifier cantrips of your choice. If you begin play with at least 1 level in Trissociate, your first Spellbook is given to you free. Whenever you gain another level of Trissociate, you automatically learn 2 new spells, up to the highest level you can cast, as per a normal Wizard.
You gain Scribe Scroll as a bonus feat. If you already have Scribe Scroll, you may instead pick one other Item Creation feat of your choice, which you qualify for.
A Trissociate normally has 2 good saves and 1 weak save. However, when he chooses the Martial Artist Association, all 3 of his saves gain Good progression.
Ki Pool (Su):
A Martial Sage associate gains a Ki pool equal to his Trissociate level plus his Wisdom bonus (if any). As long as he has at least 1 point in his pool, he gains an untyped +2 bonus to will saving throws. He gains his Ki Pool (and bonus to will saves) as a starter
ability, even though he does not yet have any abilities to spend Ki on. He may recover all his Ki points simply by resting for 8 hours. He may use this Ki Pool to perform a variety of tricks as listed below. Unless otherwise stated, each use of his Ki Pool is a supernatural ability that requires a free action and consumes 1 Ki point. Its effects last until the start of his next turn.
Ki Dodge (Su):
Starting at Associate level 1, by spending Ki to focus his mind, a Martial Sage Associate finds he has a chance to dodge even the most accurate strikes. He effectively gains concealment (25% miss chance) against attacks. As he advances, a Martial Sage Associate finds he is able to dodge better than before. As he levels, his Ki Dodge miss chance improves as shown in the table above. It caps on Associate level 19, at 70% miss chance.
Because this ability relies on the Sages speed and reaction, rather than any visual distortion effects, it works even against creatures with Blindsight, Touchsight, True Seeing and other such abilities that would normally ignore visual concealment. Blindfight also does not apply, although neither does Murky-Eyed. However, True Strike still works perfectly against it.
Although the effect of Ki Dodge is different and seperate from normal (visual) concealment, it does not stack with normal concealment. If a Martial Sage Associate has both Ki Dodge and normal concealment, then only the highest miss chance applies. Finally, you also qualify for the following feat:
Trissociate Martial Sage Associate
You may use your Intelligence bonus, or your Charisma bonus instead of your Wisdom bonus (whichever of the 3 is highest), to calculate your Wisdom to AC bonus, and the size of your Ki Pool
You may buy this feat with Focus Features.
You gain class features as per the Rogue
according to the table above.
You can trade your Trap Sense, to gain the Penetrating Strike ACF (Dungeonscape).
Your Rogue associate starter
ability is a single point of sneak attack damage.
Wisdom to AC (Ex):
You gain the ability to add your Wisdom bonus (if any) as an untyped bonus to AC. This bonus to AC apply even against touch attacks or when the Trissociate is flat-footed. He loses this bonus when he is immobilized or helpless, he carries a shield, or when he carries a medium or heavy load. This bonus to AC does not stack with that gained from the Monk, Ninja or Swordsage classes.
You may choose to have this AC bonus apply either only when you are unarmored, or when you are wearing light or no armor. If you choose for this AC to apply only when you are unarmored, you gain the Unarmored Speed Bonus and Additional Unarmored AC bonus as shown in the table above. These bonuses are untyped and stack with all other bonuses. If instead you choose this Wisdom AC bonus to apply even when you are in light armor, you do not gain either the Speed Bonus nor the Additional AC bonus.
Martial Sage Ability (Ex/Su):
At the Associate levels indicated in the table above, a Martial Sage Associate can gain a special ability of his choice from among the following options, provided he meets the requirements.
Shadow Sight (Ex)
You gain Low-Light vision
60 ft. If you already have Darkvision, its range improves by 60 ft.
Ki Parachute (Su)
You can spend one Ki point as a free action to slow your fall, as if under the effect of Feather Fall
. This effect lasts for 1 round per Trissociate level, or until you land, whichever occurs first. Additionally, you can share this effect with your allies, but only if you touch them. And they benefit from the effect only as long as you maintain physical contact.
Lesser Senses (Ex)
You gain Blindsense
60 ft. If you already have Blindsense, its range improves by 60 ft.
Improved Senses (Su)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 5, Lesser Senses)
You can see Invisible and Ethereal as the See Invisibility
Greater Senses (Ex)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 9, Improved Senses)
You gain Blindsight
60 ft. If you already have Blindsight, its range improves by 60 ft.
Perfect Senses (Su)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 13, Greater Senses)
You can spend one Ki point as a free action, to gain a True Seeing
effect, that lasts for until the start of your next turn.
Ki Lesser Ghost Jump (Su)
You can spend one Ki point as a standard action, to teleport a distance equal to (5*Trissociate Level) ft. This functions as Dimension Door
, except as noted here. You must have line of sight and line of effect to your destination. You can bring along objects as long as their weight doesn't exceed your maximum load, but you may not bring along other creatures. You can continue to take actions after arriving at your destination, provided you have actions remaining.
Ki Improved Ghost Jump (Su)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 9, Ki Lesser Ghost Jump)
This functions as Ki Lesser Ghost Jump except as noted here. You can teleport as a move action instead of a standard action.
Ki Greater Ghost Jump (Su)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 17, Ki Improved Ghost Jump)
This functions as Ki Lesser Ghost Jump except as noted here. You can teleport as a swift action instead of a standard action.
Ki Lesser Ghost Phase (Su)
You can spend one Ki point as a free action, to grant all your weapons and armor the Ghost Touch
property, until the start of your next round. This lets you strike incorporeal creatures without suffering the normal miss chance.
Ki Improved Ghost Phase (Su):
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 13, Ki Lesser Ghost Phase)
By spending 1 Ki point as a free action, a Martial Sage can now turn Incorporeal
. If he continuously reactivates this ability at the start of each turn, he is treated as being Incorporeal non-stop. E.g. if he starts his next turn in solid matter, but he reactivates this ability at the start of that turn, he is treated as never having materialized this turn, and is hence not shunted to the nearest open space.
Ki Greater Ghost Phase (Su):
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 17, Ki Improved Ghost Phase)
This works as Ki Improved Ghost Phase, except as noted here. A Martial Sage can now turn Ethereal
. Refer to here
for some of the differences between Incorporeal and Ethereal.
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 3)
You gain Evasion as a Rogue
Improved Evasion (Ex)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 11, Evasion)
You gain Improved Evasion as a Rogue
Ki Lesser Ghost Fade (Su)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 3)
You can spend 1 Ki point as a swift action, to gain an invisibility
effect (as the spell), until the start of his next round. The effect ends if you attack any creature.
Ki Improved Ghost Fade (Su)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 7, Ki Lesser Ghost Fade)
You can spend 1 Ki point as a swift action, to gain a greater invisibility
effect (as the spell), until the start of his next round. You can attack creatures and still remain invisible.
Ki Greater Ghost Fade (Su)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 11, Ki Improved Ghost Fade)
You can now activate your Improved Invisiblity as a free action, instead of a swift action. The effect still lasts until the start of your next turn.
Disease Immunity (Ex):
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 5)
You gain immunity to all diseases.
Poison Immunity (Ex):
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 5)
You gain immunity to all poisons.
Timeless Body (Ex):
(Requires: Disease Immunity and Poison Immunity. It is permissible if these immunities come from other Associations. They need not necessarily be bought as Sage Abilities. But they must be from Associations and not race, templates, or other classes.)
You gain Timeless Body as a Monk
Lesser Diamond Soul (Ex)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 5)
You gain Spell Resistance equal to your Trissociate level + 3. Unlike normal Spell Resistance, you may lower it to receive beneficial spells as a free action. You may similiarly raise your lowered Spell Resistance again as a free action. You may choose to lower and raise your Spell Resistance, even if it is not your turn. This allows you to benefit from helpful spells with minimal consequences.
Improved Diamond Soul (Ex)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 9, Lesser Diamond Soul)
This functions as Lesser Diamond Soul, except as noted here. Your Spell Resistance improves to Trissociate level + 7.
Greater Diamond Soul (Ex)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 13, Improved Diamond Soul)
This functions as Lesser Diamond Soul, except as noted here. Your Spell Resistance improves to Trissociate level + 11.
Perfect Diamond Soul (Ex)
(Requires: Martial Sage Associate Level 17, Greater Diamond Soul)
This functions as Lesser Diamond Soul, except as noted here. Your Spell Resistance improves to Trissociate level + 15.
Wizard Bonus Feat:
You gain a bonus feat as per a Wizard.
Primary Automatic Mastery Talents
Recover Spell (Wizard):
You may recover an expended spell slot as if you did not cast it. This is a supernatural ability. By entering Mastery Meditation and spending mastery points equal to the spell slot's level, you may restore an already cast spell. Level 0 spells cost no mastery points to restore in this manner. If you are a prepared spellcaster, you may not change the spell that was prepared in that slot (this does not apply to spontaneous spellcasters).
You can only use this to recover spell slots gained from the specified Trissociate Association. It cannot be applied to spell slots gained from other classes or Associations (although they may their own equivalent of this talent). You may accelerate the conversion process by spending more mastery points. By spending mastery points equal to double the spell slot's level, you may recover that spell slot as a free action, even when you are not in Mastery Meditation. Level 0 spells cost 1 mastery point to restore in this manner.
Secondary Automatic Mastery Talents (available from Trissociate level 2 onwards)
You can add points to your Ki pool, although you may not exceed your normal maximum pool size. While in Mastery Meditation, you can spend 1 Mastery Point to gain a number of Ki Points equal to twice your Trissociate Bonus. You may accelerate the conversion process by spending more mastery points. As a free action, you can spend 1 Mastery Point to recover a number of Ki Points equal to your Trissociate Bonus, even when you are not in Mastery Meditation. This is a supernatural ability.
Boost Sneak Attack:
As a free action, you may spend mastery points to increase the damage dealt by a successful Sneak Attack. You activate this ability after making a successful Sneak Attack (i.e. it has hit the enemy) but before you roll for damage. This costs 1 Mastery Point, and adds a number of d6 Sneak Attack dice, equal to your Trissociate bonus (E.g. a Trissociate bonus of +3 grants you an additional +3d6 of Sneak Attack damage). If you have multiple attacks (e.g. from two weapon fighting or iterative BAB), you can apply Boost Sneak Attack to each successful attack seperately.