Guardian Paramount - Epic Prestige Class
This Prestige class uses elements that may not be applicable to the Forgotten Realms Campaign
The guardian paramount is an extraordinary bodyguard, a protector of others who is skilled in preventing harm to his charge. He often places himself in danger, taking the brunt of attacks meant for the person he is protecting. He displays unparalleled prowess in defending his charge, keeping her from harm and returning her to health should she be injured.
Guardian paramounts most often come from the ranks of rogues, rogue/fighters, and rogue/clerics. Rogue/wizards, sorcerers, and druids rarely answer the call to defend, because their martial skills are not up to the demands of such work.
The guardian paramount is a valued member of society, a mercenary willing to accept the dangers of attack in exchange for payment. Most guardian paramounts work independently, although some belong to the Order of the Shield (see Chapter 6, Epic Handbook). It is fairly uncommon to have a guardian paramount as part of an adventuring group, although a wizard or a sorcerer may employ one or recruit a guardian paramount as a cohort.
Hit Die: d10
To qualify to become a Guardian Paramount, a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
- Skills: Spot 13 ranks
- Feats: Alertness, Lightning Reflexes.
Epic Feats: Blinding Speed, Superior Initiative.
- Base Attack Bonus: +15.
- Special: Uncanny dodge, evasion.
Epic Level Handbook
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