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Traveler of Two Paths

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Some nightblades find themselves in need of diversifying their training, choosing to study two paths rather than one. The nightblade gains access to a mixture of the abilities of these two paths, but dividing her training causes her to lose skills in other areas.

Path Power

The nightblade chooses one of the two path powers to gain access to at 1st level. She can use this ability once per day as normal. Every four levels thereafter (5th, 9th, 13th, and 17th), she can either gain an additional use of this power or gain a daily use of the path power from her other chosen path. Her daily uses of these two powers are tracked separately. The traveler of two paths does not gain additional uses of her path powers every three levels past first (4th, 7th, and so on) as a normal nightblade does. She may only use one of her path powers at a time.


At 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th levels, a traveler of two paths gains one of the two new path techniques available to her at that level. She may instead select a lower-level path technique she did not choose in place of one of these higher-level techniques.

Shadow Surge

The traveler of two paths gains only one of the two shadow surge powers granted by her chosen paths. She may gain the other shadow surge power in place of a nightblade art.

Nightblade Arts

A traveler of two paths can choose from the nightblade arts granted by either of her chosen paths when she selects an art.


Dividing training between two nightblade paths is difficult and has drawbacks. As stated above, the traveler of two paths gains additional uses of her path power every four levels, rather than every three. A traveler of two paths does not gain the triple surge class feature; her maximum number of shadow surges does not increase past two (from the twin surge class feature). In addition, a traveler of two paths has one fewer spell known at each level (including cantrips) than what is presented in Table: Nightblade Spells Known.