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Fighting Styles

The following fighting styles represent those most commonly chosen by soldiers. Each fighting style lists the style techniques you learn as you gain levels.

Qi Adept

Source Character Operations Manual pg. 90
You are able to tap into your personal life force, enabling you to unleash incredible strikes upon your foes. Whether you’ve discovered these techniques on your own or studied at ancient monasteries and temples devoted to these lost arts, yours is a power cultivated through intense training and skill.

Qi Strike (Su) - 1st Level

Your life-giving qi infuses your weapon attacks with your life essence, granting them eldritch power. Whenever you have at least 1 Resolve Point, your melee and ranged attacks count as magic for the purpose of bypassing damage reduction and other situations, such as attacking incorporeal creatures.

Gather Qi (Su) - 5th Level

As a move action, you assert a degree of control over your body’s qi, allowing you to perform incredible feats of spiritual power. Each time you use gather qi, you spend 1 Resolve Point and choose one of the following qi powers. You gain that qi power until you rest for 8 hours or you use gather qi again to swap benefits.
Extreme Speed: You gain a +10-foot enhancement bonus to your land speed.
Plasma Blast: You condense your body’s qi into a beam of superheated plasma, allowing you to make unarmed attacks at range, with a range increment of 30 feet. All your unarmed attacks deal electricity and fire damage and gain the stunned critical hit effect.
Qi Flight: You gain a fly speed equal to your base speed with average maneuverability. At the end of each turn, if you are not on ground able to support you, you fall. If you already have a fly speed, it increases by 10 feet instead.

Bountiful Qi (Su) - 9th Level

Whenever you use gather qi, you can gain one qi power without spending any Resolve Points or two qi powers by spending 1 Resolve Point. Alternatively, you can gain one qi power with its associated enhancement (see below) by spending 1 Resolve Point. The list of qi power enhancements is described below.
Extreme Speed: The enhancement bonus to speed that you gain from this qi power increases to 20 feet.
Plasma Blast: Choose one of the following weapon special properties: automatic, blast, explode, or line. Each time you attack with your plasma blast, you can make the attack with the chosen weapon special property and the unwieldy weapon special property.
Qi Flight: The fly speed you gain from this qi power is equal to twice your base speed or your fly speed + 20 feet (whichever is higher).

Qi Overflow (Su) - 13th Level

You gain a +1 insight bonus to the save DCs of all your soldier class features, weapon special properties, critical hit effects, and weapon fusions.

Abundant Qi (Su) - 17th Level

Whenever you use gather qi, you can gain one qi power without spending any Resolve Points, two qi powers by spending 1 Resolve Point, or all three qi powers by spending 2 Resolve Points.