Steam Slings

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Sling mastery affects steamguns.
Any check for "am I holding a sling?" will be happy if you're holding a steamgun.
Not tested for anything but holding one mainhand steamgun and using a skirmisher talent. SHOULD work with any talent, but I have no idea what dual-wielding will do. Either it'll error, or it'll be OP.

Skirmisher Evolutions

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Adds the following evolutions:

Tap into the wild side of Eyal and enhance your sling mastery with wild-gifts.
Learn Slime, Moss, Call of the Wild, and Fungus at 1.3 mastery.
All of your sling hits have a chance to cast a random Moss talent, centered around the target, or Slime Spit, if all Moss talents are cooling down.
You gain 40% Nature resista nce penetration.
Reqs: 50 Cun, 25 Wil, imbued with draconic power (consume Worm Queen Heart or Wyrm Bile).

Become entangled in the webs of fate and enhance your sling mastery with temporal magic.
Learn Temporal Combat, Stasis, Fate Weaving and Spacetime Weaving at 1.3 mastery.
You gain 25 Def, 25% all res, and 25% reduced negative effect duration after a teleport.
While Dimensional Step is not on cooldown, you have a 25% chance when using a talent to blink randomly in a radius of 3 and tune your Paradox.
You gain 40% Temporal resistance penetration.
Reqs: 50 Cun, 25 Mag, defeat the Chronolith Twin and Clone.

Unleash your hatred to enhance your sling mastery with dark gifts.
Learn Fears, Shadows, Dark Sustenance and Cursed Aura at 1.3 mastery and gain one level in Defiling Touch.
Your sling hits have a chance to cast Instill Fear and your ranged attacks will now bypass allies.
You gain 20 Mindpower per currently summoned Shadow.
Reqs: 50 Cun, 25 Wil, defeat Ben Cruthard, the Cursed.

Harness the power of corruption and enchance your sling mastery with vile power.
Learn Blight, Plague, Torment and Curses at 1.3 mastery.
Your sling hits deal added Blight damage and cause you to enter a bloodlust-induced frenzy, granting a stacking Spellpower bonus.
You gain 40% blight resistance penetration.
Reqs: 50 Cun, 25 Mag, defeat the Rhaloren Inquisitor.

Discover the secrets of the alchemists to construct a handy golem and enhance your sling mastery with icy infusions.
Learn Golemancy, Explosive Admixtures, Frost Alchemy and Stone Alchemy at 1.3 mastery and gain 5 levels in Runic Golem and 1 mana regen.
Your sling hits bypass allies and, if you have alchemist gems in your off-set quiver, each hit has a chance to instantly swap weapon sets and cast Throw Bomb before swapping back.
You gain 40% cold resistance and iceblock piercing and when you apply Ice Armour to your golem it will also gain a damage shield and cast Taunt.
Reqs: 50 Cun, 25 Mag, defeat 5 golems.

Battle Skirmisher:
Embrace the warrior within to become a true menace in battle, no longer limiting yourself to slings, but also striking with your shield, fists, and even your head.
Learn Combat Techniques, Shield Offense, Conditioning and Thuggery at 1.3 mastery.
Weapons Mastery will affect Shields and Unarmed combat, and while you have a sling equipped you will use your Unarmed combat stats as your Mainhand weapon.
Your shield hits will have a 40% chance to trigger a sling attack for 50% damage.
After moving with Rush, you will automatically attack all adjacent foes with Skullcracker. Using Bash and Smash will reset the cooldown of Rush.
Reqs: 50 Dex, 25 Str, defeat 20 foes in melee range.

Bathe in the glow of the sun to enhance your sling mastery with celestial power.
Learn Sun, Radiance, Light and Chants at 1.3 mastery.
All sling hits will deal added light damage, and, if you have a temporary damage shield active, increase its power(up to once per turn).
Additionally, sling hits against foes outside the reach of your Radiance will pull them 2 tiles toward you. If they are pulled into your Radiance, they are pinned for 3 turns.
Finally, if you are affected by Sun's Vengance and Sun Ray is not on cooldown, your sling hits will cast Sun Ray on the target (triggering cooldown as usual).
Reqs:50 Cun, 25 Mag, defeat at least 50 foes on lit tiles

Master your mind and the dream forge to enhance your sling mastery with flying hammers and psionic force.
Learn Dream Smith, Discharge, Dream Forge and Feedback at 1.3 mastery. Investing 8 points in Feedback grants 40 mindpower; 12 points in Discharge grants 60.
Sling hits will trigger Dream Smith talents if they are not on cooldown, prioritizing the highest tier, up to once per turn. Talents triggered this way will strike up to range 10 and trigger cooldown and cost as usual.
All of your fire damage is converted to mind damage, you gain 40% mind resistance penetration, and your sling hits generate 8 Feedback.
Reqs:50 Cun, 25 Wil, defeat a foe while you are sleeping.

Note: Age of Ascendancy specific requirements are waived in other campaigns.


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Adds the Mindslinger as a new, Yeek-only, Psionic subclass.
Mindslingers wield slings in their main-hand and telekenetic weapon slots and gain many bonuses while their off-hand slot is empty, ranging from defense to added procs on ranged attacks.
One part Mindslayer, one part Solipsist, a dash of Skirmisher, just a pinch of Arcane Blade and Cursed, and 100% Grade-A Yeek.

New Talents:

Master the sling and your mind to fire shots infused with Psionic energy.

Learn cunning off-hand gestures to focus your mind and perform powerful defense and offensive feats.

Master the use of Feedback and charge your shots with potent mental forces.

More details in the forum thread.

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Last Hope archery training

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Last Hope basic training in weapon shop.
- Technique/Combat Training for 50 GP;
- Shoot (hidden talent) for 8 GP;
- Generic use of bows or slings (Bow & Sling Matery, generic talent tree) for 42 GP;
- Technique/Archery-Bow (class talent tree) for 200 GP;
- Technique/Archery-Sling (class talent tree) for 200 GP;
- Generic usage of steam-powered weapons (Technique/Steamtech) for 256GP;
- Normal (but still limited) usage of steamguns or steamsaws (Steamtech/Gunner-Training|Steamtech/Butchery) for 512GP;
- Steamtech/Bullets Mastery xor Steamtech/Battlefield Management for 1024GP;
- Access to tinker stuff in loot for 2GP.

p.s. I was very annoyed with inability of rogues for use of bows or slings.
p.p.s. ... and I like to craft things. Useful things.
p.p.p.s. fixed wrong branch upload :(

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