Herald of the Ebon Star

Through a mixture of training and personal experience, you have mastered the art of killing not only vampires but any undead who fear the sun’s light. Some heralds of the ebon star see themselves as righteous freedom fighters, battling to receive what they feel is their due, but just as many are simple thugs and thrill seekers, vying to pit themselves against worthy foes. Regardless of their motivations, they are largely viewed as heretics by their own people and with tentative suspicion by most others.

Heraldic Proficiencies: When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you gain proficiency with longbows and shields. In addition, you gain proficiency in the Arcana and Religion skills if you don’t already have it.

Faith’s Weapon: At 3rd level, you can use your action to create a rapier of metallic starlight in your empty hand. This weapon counts as magical for the purpose of overcoming resistance and immunity to nonmagical attacks and damage. Your faith weapon disappears if it is more than 5 feet away from you for 1 minute or more. It also disappears if you use this feature again, if you dismiss the weapon (no action required), or if you die.

In addition, when you use your Sneak Attack against an undead creature, your weapon deals extra force damage equal to half your level.

Gloam Runner: When you reach 9th level, you can shroud yourself in shadows to misdirect those that would strike you. If you are in dim light or darkness and a creature you can see targets you with a melee weapon attack, you can turn invisible and move up to half your speed as a reaction. You remain invisible until the start of your next turn. Once you use this feature, you must finish a short or long rest before you can use it again.

Black Star Blazon: At 13th level, when a creature scores a critical hit on an attack roll against you while you are in dim light or darkness, you can make a Constitution saving throw with a DC equal to 15 or half the attack roll result, whichever is higher. If you succeed on the saving throw, the attack against you is resolved as a normal hit rather than as a critical hit.

Black Star Vengeance: Starting at 17th level, when you use your Sneak Attack against an undead, your weapon deals extra force damage equal to your level. If the target is an undead with sunlight sensitivity (or hypersensitivity, in the case of vampires), your weapon deals extra force damage equal to twice your level instead.

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