"Boy, girl, You are a sword, that is all."
- Syrio Forel, First sword of Braavos, dancing blademaster
Piercing Performance. All dancing blademasters dance differently, some in different styles, some with a different amount of swords. The thing they have is common is dedication to their craft and perfection of the art of movement.
These blademasters seek out a challenge, an excuse to perform and prove their skill. None of them wish to simply win, they intend to dazzle with flawless footwork and immaculate incisions.
Medium humanoid (any), chaotic neutral
- Armor Class 16 (leather)
- Hit Points 187 (25d8 + 75)
- Speed 40 ft.
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA 13 (+1) 21 (+5) 16 (+3) 11 (+0) 15 (+2) 17 (+3)
- Saving Throws Dex +9
- Skills Acrobatics + 9, Performance +7
- Senses passive Perception 12
- Languages any two languages
- Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)
Redirect Blade. If the blademaster misses with a dancing sword attack it can use its bladewreath as a bonus action.
Dancing Swords. The blademaster wields its swords with telekinesis and the weapon attacks are magical.
Multiattack. The blademaster makes three dancing sword attacks.
Dancing Sword. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 60 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d10 + 5) slashing damage.
Bladewreath. The blademaster's swords surround a creature it can see within 60 feet until the start of the blademaster's next turn. If the creature moves it must succeed on a DC 17 Dexterity saving throw or take 55 (10d10) slashing damage.
Parry. The blademaster adds 5 to its AC against one melee attack that would hit it. To do so, the blademaster must see the attacker and be wielding a melee weapon.
Dancing Swords. The dancing blademasters take their name from their enchanted swords. Experts in mundane swordplay, the dancing blademasters have developed a long range fighting style.
As their swords hover, flit and dance through the air in a series of graceful strikes and efficient parries most witnesses describe the event as a performance akin to a musical or ballet.
Artwork: "Oxen" © Legends of the Cryptids