Soldier Class

About

Soldiers combine discipline with martial skills to become the best pure warriors in the galaxy. Soldiers can be stalwart defenders of those in need, cruel marauders, or brave adventures. They can be hired guns, noble champions, or cold-hearted killers. They fight for glory, for honor, to right wrongs, to gain power, to acquire wealth, or simply for the thrill of battle.

Exploits

Many soldiers see adventures, raids on enemy strongholds, and dangerous missions as their jobs. Some want to defend those who can’t defend themselves; others seek to use their muscle to carve their own place of importance in the galaxy. Whatever their initial motivation, most soldiers wind up living for the thrill of combat and the excitement of adventure. Adventuring soldiers call themselves guards, bodyguards, champions, enforcers, mercenaries, warriors, soldiers of fortune, or simply adventurers.

Characteristics

Soldiers have the best all-around fighting abilities, and an individual soldier develops styles and techniques that set him apart from his peers. A given soldier might be especially capable with certain weapons, another trained to execute specific combat maneuvers. As soldiers gain experience, they get more opportunities to develop their fighting skills.

Background

Most soldiers come to the profession after receiving at least some amount of formal training from a military organization, local militia, or private army. Some attend formal academies; others are self-taught and well tested. A soldier may have taken up his weapon to escape a mundane life. Another may be following a proud family tradition. Soldier in a particular unit share a certain camaraderie, but most have nothing in common except battle prowess and the desire to apply it to a given situation.

Game Rule Information

Abilities

Since most combat in the Star Wars universe uses blasters and other ranged weapons, Dexterity is the soldier’s most important ability score, followed closely by Constitution and Strength. Don’t underestimate the importance of Intelligence and Wisdom, however, since many of a soldier’s useful skills are based on these abilities.

Vitality

Soldiers gain 1d10 vitality points per level. The character’s Constitution modifier applies.

Class Skills

The soldier’s class skills, and the key abilities for each, are as follows.
Astrogate (Int)
Computer Use (Int)
Craft* (Int)
Demolitions (Int)
Pilot (Dex)
Profession (Wis)
Repair (Int)
Treat Injury (Wis)
*This skill actually encompasses a number of unrelated skills. Each time this skill is learned, a specific category must also be chosen.
Skill Points at 1st Level: (4 + Int modifier) x 4
Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 4 + Int modifier

Class Features

All of the following are class features of the soldier.

Starting Feats

The soldier begins play with the following feats:
Armor Proficiency (Light)
Weapon Group Proficiency (Blaster Pistols)
Weapon Group Proficiency (Blaster Rifles)
Weapon Group Proficiency (Heavy Weapons)
Weapon Group Proficiency (Simple Weapons)
Weapon Group Proficiency (Vibro Weapons)

Bonus Feats

At 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, and 20th level the soldier gets a bonus feat. This feat must be drawn from the following list, and the soldier must meet any prerequisites.
Advanced Martial Arts
Agile Riposte
Ambidexterity
Armor Proficiency (Medium)
Armor Proficiency (Heavy)
Blind-Fight
Cleave
Combat Expertise
Combat Reflexes
Combat Veteran
Dodge
Dual Strike
Exotic Weapon Proficiency
Far Shot
Great Cleave
Heroic Surge
Improved Critical
Improved Feint
Improved Grapple
Improved Initiative
Improved Martial Arts
Improved Overrun
Improved Two-Weapon Fighting
Martial Arts
Mobility
Mounted Combat
Point Blank Shot
Power Attack
Precise Shot
Quick Draw
Rapid Shot
Redirect Attack
Ride-By Attack
Shot on the Run
Spring Attack
Spirited Charge
Starship Dodge
Starship Operation*
Stunning Strike
Superior Expertise
Two-Weapon Fighting
Weapon Finesse*
Weapon Focus*
Weapon Specialization
Whirlwind Attack
A character can select feats marked with an asterisk (*) more than once, but it must be for a different aspect of starship operation or a different weapon each time.

NOTE: The creators of this website have noticed that the Martial Arts feats are not allowed as bonus feats for any class (even the Martial Arts Master prestige class). This makes it impossible for any hero to achieve all 10 levels in Martial Arts Master unless the Martial Arts feats up to the Expertise level are included as bonus feats for the Soldier class. For our particular campaign we allow all Martial Arts feats to be taken as bonus feats for the Soldier class and the Martial Arts Master prestige class. For your campaign you may decide to only include Martial Arts feats up to the Expertise level as bonus feats for the Soldier class, and/or only include Martial Arts Mastery feats as bonus feats for the Martial Arts Master prestige class.

Credits

A 1st-level soldier starts play with 1d6 x 500 credits.

Level Base Attack Bonus Fort Save Ref Save Will Save Special Defense Bonus Reputation
1 +1 +2 +0 +0 Starting Feats +3 +0
2 +2 +3 +0 +0 Bonus Feat +3 +1
3 +3 +3 +1 +1 Bonus Feat +4 +1
4 +4 +4 +1 +1 Bonus Feat +4 +1
5 +5 +4 +1 +1 +5 +1
6 +6 +5 +2 +2 Bonus Feat +5 +2
7 +7 +5 +2 +2 +6 +2
8 +8 +6 +2 +2 Bonus Feat +6 +2
9 +9 +6 +3 +3 +7 +2
10 +10 +7 +3 +3 Bonus Feat +7 +3
11 +11 +7 +3 +3 +8 +3
12 +12 +8 +4 +4 Bonus Feat +8 +3
13 +13 +8 +4 +4 +9 +3
14 +14 +9 +4 +4 Bonus Feat +9 +4
15 +15 +9 +5 +5 +10 +4
16 +16 +10 +5 +5 Bonus Feat +10 +4
17 +17 +10 +5 +5 +11 +4
18 +18 +11 +6 +6 Bonus Feat +11 +5
19 +19 +11 +6 +6 +12 +5
20 +20 +12 +6 +6 Bonus Feat +12 +5
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