Saturday, April 10, 2010

D&D: The Avenger

The Avenger is a new concept in D&D. As a Divine class, it sits with the Cleric and Paladin, but where the Cleric is the voice of her god, and a Paladin is the shiled, the Avenger is the terrible swift sword. Avengers dispense their own brand of justice towards foes of their god; they do not wear armor, for they are armored by their faith, and any enemy they swear an oath against is not long for this world - the special mechanic of the Avenger lets them swear an Oath against one enemy per encounter, and against that enemy, they roll every attack twice, making it much harder for them to miss. Avengers are Strikers; they do not care for defense, only inflicting terrible damage on their foes. So without further ado, I give you Uweya, Avenger of Erathis!

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Uweya, level 1
Githzerai, Avenger
Avenger's Censure: Censure of Unity

Str 8, Con 12, Dex 12, Int 18, Wis 18, Cha 10.

Str 8, Con 12, Dex 12, Int 16, Wis 16, Cha 10.

AC: 17 Fort: 12 Reflex: 15 Will: 15
HP: 26 Surges: 8 Surge Value: 6

Religion +9, Stealth +6, Perception +9, Heal +9

Acrobatics +3, Arcana +4, Bluff, Diplomacy, Dungeoneering +4, Endurance +1, History +4, Insight +4, Intimidate, Nature +4, Streetwise, Thievery +1, Athletics +1

Level 1: Githzerai Blade Master

Avenger at-will 1: Bond of Censure
Avenger at-will 1: Leading Strike
Avenger encounter 1: Rictus Grin
Avenger daily 1: Strength of Many

Adventurer's Kit, Holy Symbol, Cloth Armor (Basic Clothing), Fullblade
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Uweya is a Githzerai, a race I think goes well with the Avengers because of their often somewhat monastic tendencies. Her feat gives her proficiency with more weapons and a damage bonus to using several weapons, which is nice. Her Avenger Censure is the Censure of Unity, so she does more damage if her allies are near her when she attacks her Oath target. Bond of Censure is a ranged attack that lets Uweya pull her target to her, and if they end up next to her, they take damage. Leading Strike not only hits a target, but gives a nearby enemy a bonus to hit the same target. Rictus Grin inflicts decent damage, and gives an attack penalty to any enemy adjacent to Uweya for a turn, and Strength of Many, her big finisher, does large amounts of damage and gives her a further damage bonus for each ally within two squares of her.

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