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The Invisible Blade prestige class first appeared in Dragon Magazine #303 and was updated and reprinted in Complete Warrior. The prestige class represents a specialist in dagger combat, whose quick feints make their weapons impossible to follow. Invisible Blades are mostly rogues, due to the use of simple weapons, the focus on skills, and the use of sneak attacks. Bards, monks, barbarians, fighters, and rangers may all find themselves adopting the class as well. Clerics, druids, and paladins rarely find value in the class's focus on deceit, while spellcasters such as sorcerers and wizards are usually unwilling to give up their arcane power to focus on the narrow abilities of the class.


Invisible Blades need to primarily demonstrate skill at deceit and misdirection in combat, as well as a mastery of daggers in both melee and ranged combat.

  • Feats: Far Shot, Point Blank Shot, Weapon Focus (dagger, punching dagger, or kukri)
  • Skills: 8 ranks of Bluff and 6 ranks of Sense Motive
  • Special: The candidate must defeat a worthy opponent in single combat using one or more daggers, kukris, or punching daggers in any combination as his only weapons.

Class Features[]

The invisible blade prestige class is a 5-level class, and they gain the following features.


  • Hit Die: Invisible blades rely on not getting hit. Their hit die is a d6.
  • Skills: Invisible Blades don't focus on skills as much as rogues, but they pull from a similar list. Their class kills are Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Escape Artist (Dex), Jump (Str), Hide (Dex), Innu-endo (Cha), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), and Tumble (Dex). Invisible Blades receive a base 4 skill points per level.
  • Base Attack Bonus: Invisible Blades focus on melee combat, and so have a base attack bonus that rose quickly, like that of a fighter.
  • Saving Throws: Invisible Blades focus on their quickness, and so have high Reflex saves. Their Fortitude and Will saves are low, however.


  • Dagger Sneak Attack: Invisible blades can execute sneak attacks, though only with daggers. If the Invisible Blade has a sneak attack from another source (such as the Rogue class), their Invisible Blade sneak attack stacks with their other sneak attack.
  • Unfettered Defense: Invisible blades can add their Intelligence bonus to their AC when unarmored and wielding a dagger. They lose this bonus when they would lose their Dexterity bonus to AC.
  • Bleeding Wound: Invisible Blades can inflict grievous wounds when they sneak attack with a dagger. The wound bleeds for 1 point of damage each round, and each wound is cumulative. The wounded creature or another creature can stop the bleeding by making a DC 15 Heal check or getting healed magically.
  • Uncanny Feint: Invisible Blades are famous for their ability to make their weapon seemingly disappear just before stabbing their foes. When wielding a dagger, the Invisible Blade can feint as a move action. At 5th level, this improves to allowing the Invisible Blade to feint as a free action.
  • Feint Mastery: Invisible Blades become supremely confident in their feints. They can take 10 on their feints, gaining an automatic result of 10.