Purple Dragon Knight
Several abilities have been changed:
- Fear: The PDK Fear spell has been changed to an AC penalty effect of (Hit Dice including LLs + 1) / 8. The AC penalty does not stack with curse song. The duration has been increased to 1 round per point of Charisma modifier. If the character has 41 or more Hit Dice and 5 levels of PDK, then the duration is doubled.
- Final Stand: The PDK Final Stand feat has been given 2 additional uses per day. Instead of granting temporary hit points, it brings all allies in a Large radius to their feet, removing knockdown effects. The radius increases by 1m for every 6 points of Charisma modifier the PDK has, up to a maximum of double the normal radius at 70 Charisma.
- Heroic Shield: Heroic Shield now grants (PDK level + 1) Dodge AC to the targeted ally for (Cha modifier) rounds.
- Inspire Courage: PDK Inspire Courage now removes fear in addition to its normal effects, and grants temporary immunity to fear effects. Its duration has been extended to 5 rounds per level of PDK, and a second use per day has been added.
- Oath of Wrath: The PDK Oath of Wrath feat also grants critical immunity versus the racial type of the enemy chosen for the duration. The duration doubles to four times the character's PDK levels at level 41.
- Rallying Cry: PDK Rallying Cry AB bonus has been rescaled to the bard song AB bonus progression of 1 plus 1 for every 10 additional hit dice including legendary levels, up to a maximum of 6 at 51 hit dice. This bonus does not stack with bard song. The duration has been increased to 1 round per point of Charisma modifier. If the character has 41 or more hit dice and 5 levels of PDK, then the duration is doubled.
- Since several abilities take charisma into consideration, it makes more sense to use this class with higher charisma characters like Paladins, Blackguards, Bards or even Smiters.