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Unexpected Sharpshooter

Source Guns & Gears pg. 142
Some people say you must be the luckiest soul in all of Golarion to still be alive and kicking after all the dangers you've seen. Others say that, given the circumstances and the number of foes who you've defeated seemingly by accident, that there's no way you can really be as incompetent as you seem. These critics claim there has to be some kind of angle, some racket you're running. Either way, you sure don't look or act dangerous, except possibly to yourself.

Somehow, despite your apparent clumsiness, professed confusion, and known propensity to incite calamity, you find yourself standing after every battle. The same can't often be said for your enemies. Funny how that works out, isn't it?

Additional Feats

Source Advanced Player's Guide pg. 149
Some archetypes allow other feats beyond those in their entry. These are typically class feats, such as fighter feats that represent certain combat styles. The list of additional feats includes the feat's name, its level, and the page number where it appears. You can take the feat as an archetype feat of that level, meaning it counts toward the number of feats required by the archetype's dedication feat. When selected this way, a feat that normally has a class trait doesn't have that class trait.

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Unexpected Sharpshooter Dedication Feat 2

UncommonArchetypeDedication
Source Guns & Gears pg. 142
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Frequency once per day

Who needs skill when you've got dumb luck? Sometimes your shots hit miraculously, regardless of the fact that you seemed to slip when you pulled the trigger or that you weren't aiming at your foe when you fired. You gain the Accidental Shot activity.

Accidental Shot Two ActionsTwo Actions (fortune) Frequency once per day; Effect You make a Strike with a ranged weapon, rolling the attack and damage twice and using the better results for each. The attack ignores circumstance penalties to the attack roll and any flat check required due to the target being concealed or hidden.

Special You can't select another dedication feat until you've gained two other feats from the unexpected sharpshooter archetype.

Hit the Dirt! ReactionFeat 4*

Gunslinger
Source Guns & Gears pg. 111
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Trigger A creature you can see attempts a ranged Strike against you.
* This version of the Hit the Dirt! feat is intended for use with an Archetype and has a different level for access than the original feat.

You fling yourself out of harm's way. You Leap. Your movement gives you a +2 circumstance bonus to AC against the triggering attack. Regardless of whether or not the triggering attack hits, you land prone after completing your Leap.

Lucky Escape ReactionFeat 4

ArchetypeMisfortune
Source Guns & Gears pg. 142
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Frequency once per day
Prerequisites Unexpected Sharpshooter Dedication
Trigger A creature targets you with an attack, even if you aren't aware of it.

Your enemy lies in wait, lines up the perfect shot, and pulls the trigger... then at just the right moment you duck down to notice something scrawled on the cobblestone in chalk, a shiny coin, or some other coincidental distraction, creating an opportunity for the attack to miss. The attacker must roll the attack twice and use the worse result.

Risky Reload Single ActionFeat 4*

FlourishGunslinger
Source Guns & Gears pg. 112
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Requirements You're wielding a firearm.
* This version of the Risky Reload feat is intended for use with an Archetype and has a different level for access than the original feat.

You've practiced a technique for rapidly reloading your firearm, but attempting to use this technique is a dangerous gamble with your firearm's functionality. Interact to reload a firearm, then make a Strike with that firearm. If the Strike fails, the firearm misfires.

No Hard Feelings Feat 6

Archetype
Source Guns & Gears pg. 142
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Prerequisites Unexpected Sharpshooter Dedication

Despite the devastation your weapons tend to inflict upon their targets or the destruction you might unleash upon an area, your foes still manage to walk away at the end of a fight—at least sometimes. You can choose to add the nonlethal trait to your ranged weapons, making the choice of whether to add the trait or not just before each Strike.

That was a Close One, Huh? Single ActionFeat 7

ArchetypeSkill
Source Guns & Gears pg. 142
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Frequency once per round
Prerequisites Unexpected Sharpshooter Dedication; master in Deception
Requirements Either you used Accidental Shot and hit your opponent with the Strike this turn, or you used Lucky Escape since your last turn and the triggering attack missed you.

You laugh innocently about the inexplicable luck of your last shot hitting its mark or how close the attack that just missed you came to taking your head off, causing your foes to second guess whether it's a good idea to oppose you in battle. Attempt to Demoralize either the foe you hit with Accidental Shot or the foe that missed you due to Lucky Escape. You use Deception instead of Intimidation to attempt the check to Demoralize.

Unbelievable Luck Feat 8

Archetype
Source Guns & Gears pg. 143
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Prerequisites Unexpected Sharpshooter Dedication

While no one, not even you, might appear to understand why, you demonstrate a greater ability to hit your targets regardless of the obstacles in your way. You can use the Accidental Shot activity granted to you by the Unexpected Sharpshooter Dedication once per hour instead of once per day.

I Meant to do That Single ActionFeat 10

Archetype
Source Guns & Gears pg. 143
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Frequency once per hour
Prerequisites Unexpected Sharpshooter Dedication; trained in Deception
Requirements Your previous action was a ranged weapon Strike that missed a foe within 60 feet.

Somehow your stray bullet causes an unintended reaction that creates a problem for your enemy: perhaps a ricochet knocks your foe's weapon away or they stumble over stray debris in an attempt to dodge your bullets. Roll a Deception check to attempt to Shove, Trip, or Disarm the foe you missed.

Trick Shot Two ActionsFeat 10*

Gunslinger
Source Guns & Gears pg. 116
Archetypes Bullet Dancer, Pistol Phenom, Unexpected Sharpshooter
Requirements You're wielding a loaded crossbow or firearm.
* This version of the Trick Shot feat is intended for use with an Archetype and has a different level for access than the original feat.

You shoot not at your foe but at an object nearby. Make a Strike with your firearm against an AC equal to an easy DC for your level. On a success, instead of hitting your foe, your attack hits an object behind or to the side of your target, creating one of the following effects. The GM might determine that a different AC is appropriate or that a particular effect isn't a valid option, such as using the explosive barrel option when there's no such object on the battlefield. The GM should inform you if a Trick Shot is feasible before you spend your actions, since your trained eye can easily recognize loose or volatile objects.
  • Dislodge Object Your attack knocks an unattended object of no more than 2 Bulk out of position, moving it up to 10 feet in a direction of your choice. For example, the weapon could knock a wizard's crystal ball off a table.
  • Explosive Barrel Your attack strikes a barrel of expensive rum, a vial of volatile alchemical fluids, a demonic pustule erupting from the earth, or some other explosive object. The object explodes in a 20-foot burst, and creatures in the area take 6d6 damage with a basic Reflex save against your class DC. The damage type is chosen by the GM, based on the exploding object. Increase the damage by 1d6 for every 2 levels you have above 10th.

Unbelievable Escape Feat 10

Archetype
Source Guns & Gears pg. 143
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Prerequisites Unexpected Sharpshooter Dedication

Your ability to narrowly evade danger defies all logic. You can use Lucky Escape once per hour instead of once per day.

Chain Reaction Three ActionsFeat 12

Archetype
Source Guns & Gears pg. 143
Archetype Unexpected Sharpshooter
Frequency once per 10 minutes
Prerequisites Unexpected Sharpshooter Dedication

You fire your gun once, creating a devastating and unpredictable chain of events; perhaps your bullet strikes exactly the right spot on a water tower, causing it to flood and incite a stampede of horses which knock over a lantern that sets a city on fire. Whatever the exact chain reaction, and no matter how improbable, the indiscriminate catastrophe creates significant challenges for your enemies across a wide area while leaving everyone else alone.

Make a Strike with a ranged weapon, and if you hit, you can make another Strike at a target within 30 feet of the first target. If you hit the second target, attempt to Strike a third target within 30 feet of the second target, and so on, continuing until you miss a target. You can cease the chain at any point; otherwise, it ends when you first miss an attack. However, you can't target the same creature more than once; each time you move to a new target, it must be a target you haven't made a Strike against yet during this particular use of Chain Reaction.

This damage is caused by some improbable set of events that injures one target after another, rather than from actually making several shots. Perhaps you shot at a tree branch that then fell on the targets, or one target's scream caused another to accidentally set off their gun and shoot themselves in the foot. This means that only the first target suffers any special effects tied to the bullet (if it was magical ammunition, for example), but each target you hit still takes the same damage dealt by your Strike. Normally, all damage is of the same damage type as the initial bullet. However, the GM might choose to change the damage type based on their description of the chain reaction. For example, if one target was burned by fire, that target might take fire damage instead of physical damage.