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The rake is a rogue who is open about her skills and talents, often to the point of being boastful. Usually she has the protection of an important figure who finds her services useful, but sometimes her bravado is enough to keep enemies away. She is often used as a face for the group for diplomacy, gathering information, negotiations, or to gain the most lucrative contracts and quests from local authorities.

Bravado’s Blade (Ex)

When a rake hits an opponent and deals sneak attack damage, she can forgo 1d6 points of that damage and make a free Intimidate check to demoralize the foe. For every additional 1d6 points of sneak attack damage she forgoes, she receives a +5 circumstance bonus on this check.

This ability replaces trapfinding.

Rake’s Smile (Ex)

At 3rd level, a rake gains a +1 morale bonus on Bluff and Diplomacy checks. This bonus increases by +1 for every 3 levels beyond 3rd.

This ability replaces trap sense.

Rogue Talents: The following rogue talents complement the rake archetype: befuddling strike, charmer, honeyed words, and surprise attack*.

Advanced Talents: The following advanced rogue talents complement the rake archetype: another day, redirect attack, and skill mastery*.