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Hellknight Obsession

Source Path of the Hellknight pg. 62
You equate pain with discipline and can inflict damage upon yourself to unlock greater power.

Prerequisites: Hellknight Obedience, Knowledge (planes) 3 ranks, must swear allegiance to a single Hellknight order.

Benefit: During your hour-long Hellknight reckoning, if you choose to deal lethal damage to yourself (see page 9), you reach a state of fantastic focus. Once during the next 24 hours, you can draw upon this focus to gain the benefits of any one of the following effects. To activate the ability, you must deal 1 point of lethal damage to yourself as a swift action (unless otherwise noted). Members of the Order of the Nail often install a sharp barb within their armor that deals this damage when the wearer is subject to a critical hit (see page 28); if you’re struck by a critical hit while wearing such armor, using this ability doesn’t require a swift action.

Fervor: The DCs to resist the effects of the boons granted by your Hellknight Obedience feat increase by 1 for 1 hour.

Indomitability: You can reroll a single failed Will saving throw and must take the result of the second roll, even if it is worse. A swift action isn’t required to use this effect, but you must still take 1 point of damage.

Menacing: You gain a +3 bonus on Intimidate and Sense Motive skill checks for 1 hour.

Mercilessness: The critical threat range of your order’s favored weapon doubles for 1 hour (even if it is not a piercing or slashing weapon). This does not stack with any other effects that increase a weapon’s critical threat range.