Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Galaxy at War

Most warriors become proficient with a variety of weapons, but Martial Arts Masters strive to master various styles of hand-to-hand combat, shunning blasters and turning their bodies into powerful weapons. Although other combatants are satisfied with learning the basics of unarmed combat, Martial Arts Masters learn the techniques and philosophies of many different styles of martial arts, incorporating different elements and techniques into unique personal styles. They are among the most self-sufficient and the most dangerous fighters in the galaxy.

Martial Arts Masters focus on perfecting their art, but many different paths lead to that goal. Some Martial Arts Masters withdraw from the galaxy, honing their skills in small, isolated enclaves. Others use their prowess in the defense of the helpless and innocent in a manner befitting a Jedi Knight. Some make their lethal skills available to the highest bidder, and still others hold positions of influence with criminal cartels, using their deadly fighting abilities to ruthlessly maintain their rank.

Examples of Martial Arts Masters in Star Wars Edit

Anoon Bondara, Arden Lyn, Bultar Swan, the Pike sisters, the Five Masters of Cularin.

Prerequisites Edit

To qualify to become a Martial Arts Master, a character must fulfill the following criteria:

Game Rule Information Edit

The following are the features of the Martial Arts Master Prestige Class:

Martial Arts Master Leveling Statistics
1st +1 Defense Bonuses, Talent
2nd +2 Tough as Durasteel +2
3rd +3 Talent
4th +4 Tough as Durasteel +4
5th +5 Talent
6th +6 Tough as Durasteel +6
7th +7 Talent
8th +8 Tough as Durasteel +8
9th +9 Talent
10th +10 Tough as Durasteel +10

Hit PointsEdit

At each level, Martial Arts Masters gain 1d10 Hit Points + their Constitution modifier.

Force Points Edit

Martial Arts Masters gain a number of Force Points equal to 6 + one-half their Character Level, rounded down, each time they gain a new level in this Prestige Class.

Defense Bonuses Edit

At 1st level, Martial Arts Masters gain a +2 Class bonus to their Reflex Defense, and a +4 Class bonus to their Fortitude Defense.

Talents Edit

At every odd-numbered level (1st, 3rd, 5th, and so on), the Martial Arts Master selects a Talent. The Martial Arts Master must meet the prerequisites (If any) of the chosen Talent. No Talent can be selected more than once unless expressly indicated. A Martial Arts Master can select a Talent from one of the Talent Trees (Martial Arts Master).

Tough as Durasteel Edit

At 2nd level as part of their training, a Martial Arts Master learned how to ready themselves for the attacks, reducing the effectiveness of the attacker's blows. Whenever a Martial Arts Master damages a target with an Unarmed Attack while wearing Light Armor or no Armor, they gain bonus Hit Points equal to their Class Level. The number of bonus Hit Points gained with an Unarmed Attack increases for every other level you gain in this Prestige Class.

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