Private Sanctuary 284 – Class Features: Vigilante

Alex Augunas and Anthony Li come bursting into the Private Sanctuary this week with another all-new installment of their Class Features series. BUT NOT JUST ANY CLASS! The Private Sanctuary Pros are skipping ahead several releases to cover the vigilante, Paizo’s newest class from Ultimate Intrigue. What could be more fitting for Know Direction’s Intriguing April? Hop on in and see what Anthony and Alex have to say about Pathfinder’s newest class today in the Private Sanctuary.

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  1. crispus

    Hey guys, next time consider a mute button when you aren’t feeling 100%. Not listenable with the sniffling.

  2. Nate Wright

    Yo, thanks for the review of the content. It’s inspired me to create a Vigilante (or two!) for PFS! Perhaps an Avenger who’s vigalante identity disguises himself as a skeleton in a suit of armor, wielding a Greatclub carved from a huge creature’s femur while spouting bone puns the entire time. “You’re a real bone head to mess with me!” or “This sorcerer’s magic has me rattled.”

    My only concern is that I think you give the Brute archetype way too much credit as a PC option. It gains large size without a stat adjustment. Every single fight you have to make a will save (THAT SCALES FASTER THAN YOUR LOWERED BASE SAVE) to avoid attacking allies. Every single time your social identity is threatened it has a chance to basically stun you for a full round while blowing your secret identity. It looks to me like the weaknesses from the Master Chemyst’s force shapechanging and the “kill my friends” weakness of the 3.5 Frenzied Berserker without the benefits of either of them.

    Granted, actually making the Hulk would be a balancing nightmare, but when compared to a Beast Morph Alchemist it really needs to step up its game.