Final Fantasy VII: Stories of the Lifestream
As a gunslinger, you gain the following class features.
Hit Dice: 1d10 per gunslinger level.
Hit Points at 1st Level: 10 + your Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d10 (or 6) + your Constitution modifier per gunslinger level after 1st.
Armor: Light armor
Weapons: Simple weapons, firearms, explosives
Tools: Firearm maintenance kit
Saving Throws: Constitution, Dexterity
Skills: Choose two skills from Acrobatics, Athletics, Deception, Medicine, Perception, and Sleight of Hand
You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:
- a heavy coat, an automatic pistol, and 20 bullets
- (a) an automatic rifle and 10 bullets or (b) two fragmentation grenades
- (a) a dungeoneer’s pack or (b) an explorer’s pack
|1||+2||Grit, Deadeye, Gunslinger Dodge, Quick Clear||1|
|2||+2||Pistol Whip, Quick Draw||2|
|3||+2||Gunslinger Archetype, Utility Shot||3|
|4||+2||Ability Score Improvement||4|
|8||+3||Ability Score Improvement||8|
|9||+4||Evasive, Startling Shot||9|
|11||+4||Extra Attack (2)||11|
|12||+4||Ability Score Improvement||12|
|13||+5||Bleeding Shot, Menacing Shot||13|
|16||+5||Ability Score Improvement||16|
|17||+6||Death Shot, Stun Shot||17|
|19||+6||Ability Score Improvement||19|
As a gunslinger, you make your mark upon the world with daring deeds. Some gunslingers claim they belong to a mystical way of the gun, but it’s more likely that the volatile nature of firearms simply prunes the unlucky and careless from their ranks. Whatever the reason, all gunslingers have Grit Points. Your gunslinger level determines the number of points you have, as shown on the Grit Points column of the Gunslinger table.
You can spend these points to fuel various grit features. You start knowing three such features: Deadeye, Gunslinger Dodge, and Quick Clear. You learn more grit features as you gain levels in this class.
When you spend a grit point, it is unavailable until you finish a short rest or long rest, at the end of which you draw all of your expended grit back into yourself.
You can also regain grit by performing daring acts. The Dungeon Master has the ultimate say as to whether an act constitutes a daring act, but as a general guideline, a daring act should be risky and dramatic. It should take a good deal of guts, and its outcome should have a low probability of success. If it is successful, the gunslinger regains 1 grit point. Before undertaking an action, the player can ask the Dungeon Master if it will qualify as a daring act.
You can never have more grit points than your levels in the gunslinger class.
You can spend 1 grit point to avoid suffering disadvantage on an attack roll when you attack a target beyond normal range with a firearm.
When you are hit by an attack, you can use your reaction to spend 1 grit point and force the attacker to reroll its attack roll and take the lower of the two results.
You can spend 1 grit point to use a bonus action to unjam a firearm that has misfired.
Beginning at 2nd level, you can make an attack with the butt or handle of your firearm as an Attack action. The damage of your attack is based on the size of your firearm; a one-handed weapon deals 1d6 bludgeoning damage and a two-handed weapon deals 1d10 bludgeoning damage. For the purpose of this attack, treat the firearm as if it was a simple weapon with the finesse property.
Beginning at 2nd level, you can always ready a single firearm on your turn without spending an action (even if you have already interacted with another object that round). Further, you can spend 1 grit point to gain advantage when rolling Initiative.
At 3rd level, you choose an archetype that specializes and focuses your skill with guns. Choose Musketeer or Pistolero, all detailed at the end of the class description. The archetype you choose grants you features at 3rd level and again at 6th, 10th, and 14th level.
Starting at 3rd level, if you have at least 1 grit point left, you can take a shot with a firearm that creates a dramatic effect, rather than causing damage. This can blast open a lock that is not sealed by magic, scoot an unattended object of 10 pounds or less, sever a rope, or any other suitably dramatic effect that the DM approves.
Beginning at 6th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn.
The number of attacks increases to three when you reach 11th level in this class.
Starting at 7th level, when you take an Attack action, you can spend 1 grit point to combine all your attack potential into a single, deadly shot. When you do this, you make all of your possible attack rolls (including those from your Extra Attack and your Archetype abilities, but not those that you may gain from two-weapon fighting) against a single target, and then combine the damage rolls for each of those shots that hit into one, single damage roll that uses only one unit of ammunition. If one or more of those rolls is a critical hit, treat the combined damage roll as if it was a single damage roll, and roll all the dice twice and add them all together. Further, unless you roll a misfire on all of the attacks, your firearm does not misfire.
For example, if you have are able to attack three times when you take the Attack action with your pistol, (which does 1d10 piercing damage) and your Gunslinger Archetype ability grants you a further two attacks as a bonus action, you can use an Attack action and spend 1 grit point to roll three separate attacks (or five if you spend your bonus action too). If three of those attacks hit, you roll 3d10 + three times your Dexterity modifier for damage. Further, if one of those three hits was a critical hit, you get to roll 6d10 + three times your Dexterity modifier for damage.
Starting at 9th level, you can nimbly dodge out of the way of certain area effects, such as a red dragon’s fiery breath or an ice storm spell. When you are subjected to an effect that allows you to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, you instead take no damage if you succeed on the saving throw, and only half damage if you fail.
At 9th level, you can spend 1 grit point to purposely miss a creature you would normally hit with one of your attacks in order to grant advantage on all attack rolls on the target until the start of your next turn (including any other attack rolls you may make this round). You can use this ability once per round.
At 13th level, you gain the ability to inflict a lingering wound on your targets. When you hit a target with an attack with a firearm you can spend 1 grit point to cause the target to take 1d6 additional damage at the start of each of its turns. The target can make a Constitution saving throw at the end of its turn to end this effect. The saving throw DC is equal to 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Dexterity modifier.
Beginning at 13th level, as an action, you can spend 1 grit point to shoot a firearm in the air. All enemies within 30 feet of you must make a Wisdom saving throw or be frightened as if affected by the fear spell. If an affected creature ends it turn in a location where it doesn’t have line of sight to you, it can make a Wisdom saving throw to end the effect. The saving throw DC is equal to 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Dexterity modifier.
Beginning at 15th level, you have the ability to target a specific part of a target’s body by spending 1 grit point. The effect on the target on a failed saving throw depends on the part of the body targeted, as set out below. The saving throw DC is equal to 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Dexterity modifier.
|Body Part||Effect on a Hit|
|Arms||The target takes no damage, but drops an item carried in its hands if it fails a Strength saving throw.|
|Head||The target is blinded until the start of your next turn if it fails a Dexterity saving throw.|
|Legs||The target is knocked prone if it fails a Constitution saving throw.|
|Torso||The target takes damage as normal, but you score a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20.|
|Wings||If the target is flying, the target falls 20 feet if it fails a Dexterity saving throw.|
At 17th level, when you score a critical hit on an attack roll with a firearm, you can spend 1 grit point to force the target to make a Constitution saving throw (DC 8 + your Dexterity modifier + your proficiency). If it fails the saving throw and has 100 hit points or fewer, it dies. Otherwise, it suffers the normal effect of a critical hit.
Beginning at 17th level, when you hit a target with an attack roll with a firearm, you can spend 1 grit point to force the target to make a Constitution saving throw (DC 8 + your Dexterity modifier + your proficiency). If it fails the saving throw, it is stunned until the start of your next turn.
Starting at 18th level you gain the ability to evade certain death through sheer force of will. When you are reduced to 0 hit points, you can spend 6 grit points to drop to 1 hit point instead.
At 20th level, you select two of your other abilities that require you to spend grit points. The cost of both of those abilities is reduced by 1 grit point, to a minimum of 0 grit points (in which case it makes those abilities free). In addition, when you perform a daring act, you now regain 2 grit points.
Beginning when you choose this gunslinger archetype at 3rd level, you gain the ability to make unerringly deadly shots. Once per turn, when you take the Attack action and attack with a firearm, you can spend 1 grit point to deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature hit by your attack. This damage increases to 2d6 at 6th level, 4d6 at 10th level, and 6d6 at 14th level.
At 3rd level, you gain the ability to spend a bonus action lining up your shot to gain advantage on your next attack roll.
Starting at 6th level, you can ignore the loading property of firearms.
THREADING THE NEEDLE
At 14th level, you gain the ability to line up your shots with an uncanny level of precision. Once per turn, when you take the Attack action and attack with a firearm, you can spend 1 grit point to attack all enemies in a line, out to the maximum range of the firearm. You still suffer disadvantage on attack rolls on any targets outside the firearm’s normal range, unless you also use your Deadeye ability.
FANNING THE HAMMERS
Beginning when you choose this gunslinger archetype at 3rd level, you gain the ability to spend 1 grit point to make two attacks with a firearm as a bonus action. At 6th level this increases to three attacks and, at 14th level, it increases to four attacks.
FISTS FULL OF FIRE
Starting at 3rd level, when you engage in two-weapon fighting with firearms, you can add your Dexterity modifier to the damage of the second attack.
FAST AS LIGHTNING
At 6th level, you gain the ability to ready and/or drop as many firearms as you are able to attack with in a round, so long as those firearms are within your reach, without spending an action. For example, a 10th level pistolero who has a maximum of six possible attacks in a round, with four pistols in a gun brace and two pistols in waist holsters, can ready and/or drop all six pistols in one round.
THE WEIGHT OF HOT LEAD
Starting at 10th level, when you hit a single target with one or more attacks with a firearm in a single round, the target must make a Strength saving throw (DC 8 + your Dexterity modifier + your proficiency) or be knocked prone.
HAIL OF BULLETS
At 14th level, you gain the ability to fill a cone shaped area with hot lead. Once per turn, when you take the Attack action and attack with a firearm that has at least five shots left, or when you have firearms within reach that have a combine minimum of five shots, you cause all enemies within a cone the size of the shortest normal range of those firearms to make a Dexterity saving throw (DC 8 + your Dexterity modifier + your proficiency) or take damage as if hit by an attack with the most damaging firearm used to make this attack, or half that amount on a successful save. For example, if a pistolero had a coat pistol in one hand and a repeating pistol in the other, the cone created by this ability would be 15 feet long (the normal range of the coat pistol) and damage taken on a failed saving throw would be 1d10 piercing (the damage of the repeating pistol).