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Skald Class Details | Adv. Versatile Performances | Rage Powers | Sagas | Archetypes

Skald Archetypes

NameReplacesSummary
AugurWell-Versed; Versatile Performance; Spell KenningTales of Merivesta Olinchi are surprisingly common among the Bekyar of the Mwangi Expanse, who claim she spent some time studying their traditions and history.
Battle ScionBardic Knowledge; Dirge of Doom; Song of the Fallen; Master SkaldThe battle scion possesses a unique mixture of courtly grace alongside martial and magical prowess.
Bekyar Demon DancerSkills; Versatile Performance; 3rd, 6th, and 9th-level Rage PowersWhile the twisted power of the demon-worshiping Bekyar’s skalds is great, it comes at a terrible price.
Belkzen War DrummerWeapon Proficiencies; Bardic Knowledge; Scribe Scroll; Lore Master; 7th-level Versatile PerformanceThese fierce drummers are equally adept at tapping out a driving rhythm and rapping enemies upside the head with the same massive clubs they use to beat the crude hidecovered drums they carry into battle.
Bold SchemerClass Skills; Bardic Knowledge; Uncanny Dodge; Improved Uncanny Dodge; Damage Reduction; Dirge of DoomThe bold schemer combines wrath, wits, and daring to win battles and wars in unconventional ways, often through infiltration and deception.
Court PoetInspired Rage; Song of Strength; Well-VersedCourt poets elevate the skald’s love of history and poetry to an aristocratic ideal, captivating courts with complicated poetic traditions and inspiring others with their craft.
Dragon SkaldScribe Scroll; Bardic Knowledge; Well-Versed; Song of MarchingThe Ulfen prize skalds on sea raids and linnorm hunts. Dragon skald performances involve song, whistling, or blowing mighty horns, and viking sailors often talk about having a skald along to whistle up a wind or sing away the mists on the morning of a momentous raid.
Fated ChampionWell-Versed; Spell Kenning; Dirge of Doom; Master SkaldAmong cultures where skalds are the keepers of lore and wisdom, there are those who learn to read the winds of fate and take up the mantle of the fated champion, knowing and embracing their destined paths with strength borne of conviction.
Herald of the HornScribe Scroll; 5th, 11th, and 17th-level Spell Kenning; Lore MasterWhether with the polished metal trumpet of a standing army or the crude curved animal horn of savage raiders, a herald of the horn sounds his raging song with thunderous blasts, which can bolster allies or shatter castle walls.
InstigatorSpell Kenning; Dirge of Doom; Lore Masterhe instigator influences the will of the people, turning them toward his own purposes.
Red TongueBardic Knowledge; 7th, 12th, 17th-level Versatile PerformanceThe tengu tendency toward dramatic flourishes and rhetoric creates an environment in which political clubs led by hot-blooded firebrands—referred to as red tongues in polite company—dominate the political scene by swaying emotions in the moment and wielding magic in the shadows.
Serpent Herald3rd-level Rage Power; Spell KenningWarrior bands devoted to Ragadahn are often led by a serpent herald, whose deep roars shake the earth itself.
Spell WarriorScribe Scroll; Inspired Rage; Spell Kenning; Dirge of Doom; Master SkaldThe spell warrior uses his arcane knowledge rather than his rage to turn the tide of battle in favor of himself and his allies.
Totemic Skald3rd-level Rage Power; Uncanny Dodge; Improved Uncanny Dodge; Spell KenningThe totemic skald forms a close connection to an animal totem. Through the power of this mystical ally, the skald can change shapes, assuming its form as his own.
Urban SkaldWeapon/Armor Proficiencies; Inspired Rage; Song of Marching; Damage Reduction; Dirge of DoomThe urban skald finds that challenging and mocking foes is sometimes more effective than inspiring uncontrolled rage in a city.
War PainterRaging Song; Spell Kenning; Lore Master (Grippli only) The gripplis of the Valashmai Jungle exhibit savage strength for their size—attributed in part to the frightful magical pigments applied to their skin by the tribes’ mystical lore keepers.
WarlordScribe Scroll; Well-Versed; Spell Kenning; Lore Master; Improved Uncanny DodgeThe warlord wields his force of personality like a weapon, intimidating his allies and ensuring that his followers heed his commands.
Wyrm SingerInspired Rage; Song of the Fallen; 12th-level rage power Wyrm singers spin fragments of the story of the ongoing struggle between noble Apsu and wicked Dahak.