Wary Swordknight (Paladin)

(Champions of Valor variant, p. 51)

Members of Arvoreen's Marchers kept halfl ing villages safe during Tethyr's Interregnum; the Wary Swordknights are the paladins of the order, and are known for their martial prowess and vigilant nature.


To take a Wary Swordknight substitution level, a character must be a halfling, have Arvoreen as her patron deity, and be about to take her 3rd, 4th, or 6th level of paladin.

Hit die


Skill points

4 + Int

Class Features

Tougher than Small (Ex): When a Wary Swordknight is subject to a size modifier or special size modifier for an opposed check (such as during grapple checks, bull rush attempts, and trip attempts), she is treated as one size larger if doing so is advantageous to her. A Wary Swordknight is also considered to be one size larger when determining whether a creature's special attacks based on size (such as improved grab or swallow whole) can affect her. The benefits of this class feature stack with effects that change her size category.

This benefit replaces the standard paladin's aura of courage class feature.

Uncanny Dodge (Ex): At 4th level, a Swordknight gains uncanny dodge (as the barbarian class feature of the same name).

This benefit replaces the standard paladin's turn undead class feature.

Haste (Sp): At 6th level, a Swordknight becomes able to use a haste effect on herself once per day. Her caster level for this ability is equal to one-half her paladin level.

This benefit replaces the 1st-level spell slot gained at 6th level, as well as the remove disease class feature normally gained at 6th level. From this point forward, a Wary Swordknight has one less weekly use of remove disease than normal.


Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special
3rd +3 +3 +1 +1 Divine health, tougher than small
4th +4 +4 +1 +1 Uncanny dodge
6th +6 +5 +2 +2 Haste (self) 1/day

Class skills

Skill name Key ability Trained only Armor check penalty

Spells for Wary Swordknight (Paladin)