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Review – the War Dancer (for Pathfinder)

27 May, 2013

The War Dancer is a combat focused class that specializes in mobility and manipulating circumstances on the battlefield.  It has potential for those who like unusual combat and maneuver-based combatants but should be watched for potential abuse.

The War Dancer is an intriguing class, emphasizing mobility and battlefield control.  They have a good selection of skills, two good saves and a set of additional abilities accessed through their dances, of which there are a wide variety.   They are also a semi-spell casting class similar to rangers gaining up to 4th level spells starting at 4th level with spells continuing their focus on mobility and cooperative action.

War Dancers do not use armor (with the exception of the archetype) but gain other ways to defend themselves.  The dances are their main trick but can only be used for a limited amount of time each day, the dances become more powerful as the War Dancer progresses and, at higher level, they can combine two dances.

Two archetypes, which show how the War Dancer can be adapted for various culture, two new spells and four feats round out the product.  Overall, an interesting and flexible class but it maybe a bit front loaded in abilities possibly making it tempting for power-gamers.

Disclosure: As a featured reviewer for RPGNow/DriveThroughRPG, I received my copy of this product for free from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

Note: Read more reviews and other gaming articles at my journal https://seaofstarsrpg.wordpress.com/

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