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Marines are an aggressive assault force. They are trained to seek out and destroy target across a variety of conditions and terrains, to locate and strike at positions of weakness.

Alignment: Any
Hit Dice: d10
Skills: 6 + int, per level
Class Skills: Acrobatics, Athletics, Escape Artist, Fly, Heal, Intimidate, Knowledge (Explosives), Knowledge (Nature), Knowledge (Warfare), Perception, Ride, Stealth, Survival
Proficiencies: Simple Weapons, Martial Weapons, Light Armour, Medium Armour

Level: BAB: Fort Save: Ref Save: Will Save: Special:
1 +0 +1 +2 +0 Endurance, Combat Training
2 +1 +2 +3 +0 Preferred Terrain
3 +2 +2 +3 +1 Bonus Feat
4 +3 +2 +4 +1 Sneak Attack +1d6
5 +3 +3 +4 +1 Track
6 +4 +3 +5 +2 Preferred Terrain
7 +5 +4 +5 +2 Bonus Feat
8 +6/+1 +4 +6 +2 Sneak Attack +2d6
9 +6/+1 +4 +6 +3 Evasion
10 +7/+2 +5 +7 +3 Preferred Terrain
11 +8/+3 +5 +7 +3 Bonus Feat
12 +9/+4 +6 +8 +4 Sneak Attack +3d6
13 +9/+4 +6 +8 +4 Swift Tracker
14 +10/+5 +6 +9 +4 Preferred Terrain
15 +11/+6/+1 +7 +9 +5 Bonus Feat
16 +12/+7/+2 +7 +10 +5 Sneak Attack +4d6
17 +12/+7/+2 +8 +10 +5 Camoflage
18 +13/+8/+3 +8 +11 +6 Preferred Terrain
19 +14/+9/+4 +8 +11 +6 Bonus Feat
20 +15/+10/+5 +9 +12 +6 Sneak Attack +5d6

At the 1st level, the Marine gains Endurance as a bonus feat.

Combat Training

Beginning at 1st level, the Marine may count his Marine levels as fighter levels for the purposes of qualifying for feats. If you gain this ability from other classes, the levels stack.

Preferred Terrain

At 2nd level, a Marine may select a type of terrain from the following list:

Arctic, Desert, Forests, Jungles, Mountains, Plains, Starships (interior), Starships (exterior), Swamps, Underground, Urban, Water

The Marine gains a +2 bonus on Initiative, Perception, Stealth, and Survival checks and to his base speed when in this terrain, and does not leave a trail unless he chooses to.

Every 4 levels thereafter, he may choose an additional terrain to apply these bonuses to. If more then one terrain type applies to an area, the bonuses do not stack.

Bonus Feat

At the 3rd level, and every 4 levels thereafter, the Marine may choose a free combat feat of his choice, as long as he meets the prerequisites.

Sneak Attack

At the 4th level, the Marine gains Sneak Attack as a bonus feat. If he already has sneak attack, his damage increases by 1d6. Every 4 levels thereafter, the damage increases by an additional 1d6


At 5th level the marine adds half his class levels to his survival checks to follow or identify tracks.


When he reaches 9th level, a Marine can avoid even unusual attacks with great agility. If he makes a successful reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, he instead takes no damage. Evasion can be used only if the Marine is wearing light armour, medium armour, or no armour. A helpless Marine does not gain the benefit of evasion.

Swift Tracker

Beginning at 13th level, a ranger can move at his normal speed while using Survival to follow tracks without taking the normal -5 penalty. He takes only a -10 penalty (instead of the normal -20) when moving at up to twice normal speed while tracking.


At 17th level, the Marine may hide in any of his favoured terrain, even if there is no cover or concealment. If he already has this ability from another class, his Stealth checks in favoured terrains increase by an additional +4.