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Martial Archetypes
Different fighters choose different approaches to perfecting
their fighting prowess. The martial archetype you choose to
emulate reflects your approach.

Armiger
In the intense, violent schoolroom that is the battlefield,
warriors have learned a great many lessons: the importance
of tact and timing, the necessity of speed, and value of
cunning. Yet above all these lessons, one stands triumphant
in its importance and utter simplicity: skin is both soft and
weak, and does little to stop an axe head.
Because of this, man developed armor. It is this tool of
combat that the Armiger specializes in, both in its use and
in its creation. With your skin of steel and your shield in
hand, you stand between your allies and certain destruction.
Well-Fitted Suit
When you select this archetype at 3rd level, you begin to
learn the intricacies of armor
craftsmanship. You can convert a medium or
heavy suit of armor into a Well-Fitted Suit of armor. This
particular suit of armor is fitted to your exact specifications,
and can only be worn proficiently by you. Your Well-Fitted
Suit gains a +1 magical bonus to AC (or increases it's
bonus by +1, to a maximum of +3), and the armor's
Strength requirement is lowered by 1. Additionally, a Well-
Fitted Suit of armor may be donned and doffed in 1/10 of
the time. Should you lose your Well-Fitted Suit or should
you wish to fit another suit, you may do so with 24 hours of
work and costs 100 gp worth of materials.

Metallurgy
At 3rd level, you gain proficiency with Blacksmith's tools.
Additionally, you unlock some great technique of forging
that you can use to upgrade your armor. At 3rd level, you
learn three Techniques, and two additional techniques at
level 7, 10, 15, and 18. You keep your knowledge of
techniques in a special crafting manual. You may learn new
techniques through adventuring and meeting other
craftsmen; doing so requires you to spend time and gold as
if you were copying spells into a spellbook.
Crafting Techniques are separated into 5 levels: Basic,
Apprentice, Joruneyman, Master, and Legendary. Unless
otherwise noted, a given suit may only have one of each
type of technique applied to it.
Saving Throws. If an effect of wearing your Well-Fitted
Suit calls for a saving throw, the saving throw DC is
calculated as follows:

Armiger save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your
Intelligence modifier

Shining Armor
Starting at 7th level, when you roll initiative, the first
hostile creature that sees you wearing your Well-Fitted Suit
(or the nearest hostile creature, if multiple creatures can see
you) must make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failure, the
creature has disadvantage attacking any target other than
you for up to 1 minute. At the end of each of its turns, an
affected target may repeat this saving throw, ending the
effect on a success. The effect also ends if you are knocked
unconscious or the target loses sight of you. Any creature
that succeeds this saving throw cannot be affected by this
ability again for 24 hours.

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Wall of Iron
Starting at 10th level, as a reaction, you can move up to
half your movement speed and interpose yourself between
a willing ally and an attack or damaging effect that you can
see, either stepping in front of an ally or pushing that ally 5
feet. If you block an attack, the attack now targets you
instead, and your ally is unaffected. If you block a
damaging effect, you take on the whole effect, though you
are allowed a saving throw. Your ally is unaffected, even if
it is still within the area of the effect.

Craftman’s Eye
Starting at 15th level, as an action, you can make a single
melee attack against a creature that you can see wearing
manufactured armor. On a hit, the target must make a
Dexterity saving throw or attacks made against it have
advantage while it until it removes that suit of armor. At the
end of each of the creature's turns, it target may repeat this
saving throw, ending the effect on a success.
Additionally, you can spend 10 minutes to reinforce an
ally's suit of armor. While reinforced, this armor negates
the first critical hit received by its wearer, turning it into a
normal hit. After this attack, the armor is no longer
reinforced.

Master Craftsman
At 18th level, you learn to craft adamantine armor, mithral
armor, and dragonscale armor. Doing so requires 1 week
of time and 500 gold (for mithral or adamatine) or 5000
gold (for dragonscale) in special tools and raw materials,
plus the cost of the suit of armor. Adamantine and mithral
armor may be any form of medium or heavy armor, and
dragonscale may be any form of light or medium armor.



Crafting Techniques

Basic Techniques
Boot Springs
You install a pair of high-tension springs in the boots of
your armor. While wearing your well-fitted suit, you may
use a bonus action to triple your Jump distance for that
turn, and your jump distance is not limited to your
movement speed. Your suit must be light or medium armor
to accept Boot Springs.

Hooked
You add a series of discrete, retractable hooks to the
gauntlets and boots of your armor. While wearing your
Well-Fitted Suit, You gain a climb speed equal to your
movement speed. Your suit must be light or medium armor
to accept this upgrade.
Modular
You alter your Well-Fitted Suit to be adjustable on the fly.
As an action, you may readjust, remove, or attach parts of
your armor; doing so allows you to shift your suit between
light (studded leather), medium (half plate), or heavy (full
plate) armor forms.
You may apply additional crafting techniques to a
modular suit. The original form maintains this technique,
and the other forms are upgraded as if they were separate
suits.
Spiked
You add a layer of retractable spikes onto the knees,
shoulders, gauntlets, helmet, and boots of your armor.
While wearing your Well-Fitted Suit, your unarmed strikes
deal 1d4 bludgeoning or piercing damage. Your suit must
be medium or heavy armor to accept this upgrade.

Retractable Shield
You install a retractable shield into one of your bracers. As
a bonus action, you may deploy or retract your shield. You
may enchant this shield or install any other magic shield in
its place. Your suit must be medium or heavy armor to
accept this upgrade.

Apprentice Techniques
Adamantine Plating
Prerequisite: 7th level
Your Well-Fitted Suit gains the abilities of a suit of
adamantine armor. You may not apply this and the Mithral
Plating technique to the same suit. Your suit must be
medium or heavy armor to accept Adamantine Plating.

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Bladed Armor
Prerequisite: 7th level
You install a pair of retractable blades on the bracers of
your Well-Fitted suit. Your blades are light, finesse
weapons that deal 1d8 slashing or piercing damage. You
cannot be disarmed of these blades, and you have
advantage on Sleight of Hand checks made to conceal these
blades. You may replace either of these blades with the
blade of any magical sword, or have one or both blades
enchanted.

Juggernaut Plating
Prerequisite: 7th level
You install a set of heavy shoulder plates and a reinforced
helmet on your armor, turning you into a veritable battering
ram. While wearing your Well-Fitted Suit, you may, as an
action, move up to your speed towards an inanimate object
(this includes buildings, walls, gates, etc.). At the end of
this movement, you hit the object, dealing 3d6 + twice your
level force damage to the object. Your suit must be heavy
armor to accept Juggernaut Plating.

Mithral Plating
Prerequisite: 7th level

Your well fitted suit gains the abilities of a suit of mithral
armor. You may not apply this and the Adamatine Plating
technique to the same suit. Your suit must be medium or
heavy armor to accept Mithral Plating.

Reinforced
Prerequisite: 7th level
You learn how to increase the toughness of your steel.
While wearing your Well-Fitted Suit, you reduce all non-
magical slashing, piercing, or bludgeoning damage by 2
points. This reduction does not stack with any other form of
damage reduction, including resistance. You suit must be
medium or Heavy armor to accept this upgrade.

Journeyman Techniques
Darksteel Plating
Prerequisite: 10th level

You learn how to blend darkstone, stone infused with
necrotic energy, into your steel. You gain resistance to
necrotic and radiant damage while wearing your well fitted
suit. Your suit must be heavy armor to accept Darksteel
Plating.

Deep Crystal Studding
Prerequisite: 10th level

You learn how to stud your underlying leather with deep
crystal, crystal infused with latent psychic energy. You gain
resistance to force and psychic damage while wearing your
well fitted suit. Your suit must be light or medium armor to
accept Deep Crystal studding.

Durable Plating
Prerequisite: 10th level
The magical AC bonus of your Well-Fitted Suit increases
by 1, to a maximum of +3.

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Installed Crossbow
Prerequisite: 10th level
You attach a hand crossbow and loading mechanism to a
gauntlet on your well-fitted suit. This hand crossbow deals
1d6 damage, and ignores the loading property, allowing
you to make as many attacks as you have with it each turn.
You have advantage on Sleight of Hand checks to conceal
this crossbow. Should you wish to, you may replace this
installed crossbow with any magical light or hand
crossbow, or you may have it enchanted.

Installed Wand
Prerequisite: 10th level

With a bit of assistance, you learn how to install a
functional wand in one of the arms or in a special casing on
the shoulder of your armor. While wearing your well fitted
suit, you gain access to two cantrips. These may be selected
from either the wizard, sorcerer, or warlock spell list, and
your spellcasting modifier for these cantrips is Intelligence.
You may replace this wand with another magic wand of
any sort.
You may apply this technique to a single suit multiple
times, up to three.

Magnetic Plating
Prerequisite: 10th level
You learn to blend loadstone into your armor plating, all
the better to draw enemy attacks to your impenetrable shell.
While wearing your well-fitted suit, any ranged weapon
attacks made with metallic ammo (arrowheads, metallic
sling bullets, javelins, etc.) or melee weapon attacks that
target a creature within 10 feet of you instead target you. A
creature wielding a metallic weapon may make a Strength
save to target someone else. Your own attacks are not
affected by your Magnetic Plating. Your suit must be heavy
armor to accept Magnetic Plating.

Second Skin
Prerequisite: 10th level
You learn how to craft your armor to be breathable, light,
and flexible, without compromising its protective ability.
Your well-fitted suit's maximum Dexterity bonus increases
by 1, it no longer applies disadvantage on skill checks, and
no longer imposes any penalty for sleeping in it. You suit
must be medium armor to benefit from this upgrade.






Master Techniques
Aquatic Plating
Prerequisite: 15th level
You learn how to blend water elemental essence into your
armor, allowing your armor to move effortlessly in the
water. While wearing your Well-Fitted Suit, you gain a
swim speed equal to your movement speed, you gain
resistance to cold damage, and you can breathe underwater.

Cushioning Underlay
Prerequisite: 15th level

You learn to pad your armor with owlbear down in just the
right spots to resist damage from falling. While wearing
your Well-Fitted Suit, you are immune to falling damage.

Dragon Scale Underlay
Prerequisite: 15th level
You learn how to best utilize dragon scale in the production
of heavier armors. Select two damage types (acid, fire,
lightning, poison, thunder): While wearing your Well Fitted
Suit, you gain resistance to each of those damage types.

Living Wood Underlay
Prerequisite: 15th level

You apply a thin layer of living wood to the underside of
your armor's plating. This wood seeps a restorative sap into
your skin. As long as you are wearing your Well-Fitted
Suit, while you are below half your HP maximum and you
have at least 1 HP, you gain 1 HP at the start of each of
your turns.

Molten Plating
Prerequisite: 15th level

You learn how to blend fire elemental essence into your
steel, seeping heat into your attacks and providing you
protection from the same. While wearing your Well-Fitted
Suit, you gain resistance to fire damage, and your attached
weapons deal an additional 1d6 fire damage per strike.

Windswept Plating
Prerequisite: 15th level
You learn to blend air elemental essence into your steel,
allowing your armor to nearly float in the air and move
swifter than the wind. While wearing your Well-Fitted Suit,
your base speed increases by 10 feet, and you gain the
ability to fly at your normal movement speed. You must
start and end your flight on solid ground; otherwise, you
immediately fall. You suit must be light or medium armor
to accept Windswept Plating.

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