For my campaign I’ve taken the Bladedancer and tweaked it ever so slightly to create the Sunspear of Sol class.
The only mechanical change is to swap the 2-weapon fighting style for weapon and shield style, to create a Valkyrie-type warrioress, or if you know your console fighting games – something like Sophitia from Soul Calibur.
Essentially they’re holy warriors of the sun goddess, fighting with her chosen panoply of spear and shield.
Everything else remains the same as the bladedancer except for the level titles which I’m struggling with a little. I don’t want to simply replace Blade- with Spear-, and I want to get more of a Solar feel in them as well. I also want to have some parallels with the Priestess, which I’m going to remodel slightly as well. I’ve not looked over the spell list yet.
So far I’ve got Sunspear at level 6, Illuminata at L14 and Flamebringer at L7 (the first point at which they get access to L5 spells, and Flamestrike). There’s also options like Spear-maiden, Sun-Sister, etc… I’m avoiding connotations of Mother or Daughter, because the Sunspears are less about the maternal nurturing side of Sol and more about the sacred sisterhood in battle, emulating her great deeds etc…
Does anyone have any flashes of inspiration I can borrow?