House Rules: Classes - Skald

Bardic Knowledge (Ex)

A skald adds his class level on all Knowledge skill checks, and may make all Knowledge skill checks untrained.

Raging Song (Su)

Inspired Rage (Su) At 1st level, affected allies gain a +1 morale bonus to melee attack rolls, melee damage rolls, thrown weapon damage rolls, and Will saving throws. In addition, she takes a –1 penalty to Armor Class. She also gains 1 temporary hit points per Hit Die. These temporary hit points are lost first when a character takes damage, disappear when the raging song ends, and are not replenished if the characters is affected by inspired rage again within 1 minute of her previous inspired rage. While under the effects of inspired rage, allies other than the skald cannot use any Charisma-, Dexterity-, or Intelligence-based skills (except Acrobatics, Fly, Intimidate, and Ride) or any ability that requires patience or concentration. At 5th level, and every 5th skald level afterwards, the song's bonuses increase by 1; the penalty to AC doesn’t change. Unlike the barbarian’s rage ability, those affected are not fatigued after the song ends. If an ally has her own rage class ability (such as barbarian’s rage, bloodrager’s bloodrage, or skald’s inspired rage), she may use the bonuses, as well as AC penalties, based on her own ability and level instead of those from the skald (still suffering no fatigue afterward). However, inspired rage does not allow the ally to activate abilities dependent on other rage class abilities, such as rage powers, blood casting, or bloodrager bloodlines; the ally must activate her own rage class ability in order to use these features.

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