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Legendary Samurai is the latest volume in our series of class-focused player supplements, this time focusing on the most well renowned duelist around: the honorable warriors known as samurai.  This new alternative class, introduced in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Combat, was a class designed to be a talented duelist, as well as a counterpart to the cavalier class. This book expands the samurai with amazing new options and a more dynamic narrative role. Legendary Samurai introduces incredible iaijutsu talents to alter a samurai's combat skills, alongside kiai arts that allow them to call upon supernatural power to dominate the battlefield. In addition, over a dozen new archetypes grant entirely new options for the legendary samurai, such as Ancestral Inheritor which allows you to summon the spirit of your ancestors to fight alongside you, Gunblade Duelist which mixes firearms and blades in an exotic fusion, and Yumi Sniper which allows for the mastery of the bow above the blade for devastating results. You'll also find an amazing assortment of alternate class features, magic items, feats, and more, along with an iconic sample samurai, Kuro Hiro, to show off what the new legendary samurai can do! Grab this amazing 34-page character accessory today and Make Your Game Legendary! 

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ronald P March 04, 2019 6:22 am UTC
will this be pod?
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Derek A December 22, 2018 1:26 am UTC
Any chance of this coming out in 5e?
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Jason N December 22, 2018 4:44 pm UTC
Good question. It's hard to say for sure what the appetite is over in 5E land for revised class books. There was a flood of class books right after the DMGuild opened up, but I haven't had much luck finding any numbers on whether any of them really did well.

It'd require some more ground-up design, but we may look into it down the road when we get to doing a Far East Campaign Compendium.
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Ehn J December 17, 2018 8:11 am UTC
Haven't had to do this in a bit, but back to my dev post talking about things.

Legendary Samurai
For this class, I wanted to help give it more of an identity. It was just an echo fighter of the cavalier, but with some honor bound things tied in, and so I wanted to give it something unique. To do this, I borrowed mechanics from my old mecurial duelist archetype for the vigilante, because if I wanted to rebuild a samurai, that was how I wanted to do it. It involved bringing back iaijutsu, which is probably my favorite representation of samurai lore, giving the legendary samurai a more interesting niche in the world. Along with this, I wanted to include some of the more mystic aspects of samurai lore, which is where my co-writer, Siobhan, filled in the gaps with Kiai arts. Along with the new spirit mechanic which allowed it to have a rechargeable resource, the new legendary samurai has a far more unique combat style which made them more unique.

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