Darksong Knight (Fighter)

(Champions of Valor variant, p. 38)

The Darksong Knights are elite soldiers of Eilistraee who further her many causes and hunt the yochlol, the demonic servants of the Spider Queen. They develop an intricate, dancelike style of swordplay and special powers to defeat their demonic enemies.


To take a Darksong Knight substitution level, a character must have Eilistraee as her patron deity and be about to take her 2nd, 6th, or 8th level of fighter.

Hit die


Skill points

2 + Int

Class Features

Bonus Feat: A Darksong Knight's choice of bonus feats is identical to a standard fighter's bonus feats.

Dancing Feint (Ex): Starting at 2nd level, a Darksong Knight can use her Perform (dance) skill to feint in combat as if it were the Bluff skill.

Favored Enemy (Ex): At 4th level, a Darksong Knight gains yochlols as a favored enemy, just as if she were a 1st-level ranger. Unlike standard ranger favored enemies, which are classified by monster type, the Knight's favored enemy bonuses apply only to yochlols, not all kinds of demons.

Combat Dancing (Ex): At 8th level, a Darksong Knight with at least 5 ranks in Perform (dance) gains a +2 dodge bonus against attacks of opportunity. If she uses Spring Attack, she gains a +2 circumstance bonus on the attack roll made as part of the maneuver.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special
2nd +2 +3 +0 +0 Bonus feat, dancing feint
6th +6/+1 +5 +2 +2 Bonus feat, favored enemy yochlols +2
8th +8/+3 +6 +2 +2 Bonus feat, combat dancing

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty

Spells for Darksong Knight (Fighter)