Thursday, April 15, 2010

D&D: The Invoker

The Invoker is another Divine power source class, but it isn't anything like the others. Where the Cleric and Paladin were familiar, and the Avenger pretty much a church assassin, the Invoker is the wrath of his or her god, personified. He wields some seriously Old Testament powers, kind of like Moses - if Moses were played by Jet Li. Invokers have a tiny portion of their god's essence within them, and were originally created to help fight primordials - but now they just hit people with curses, maledictions, and general unpleasantness. The Invoker is a Controller; he shapes the battlefield to his liking with divine force. With this one, I've done something a bit different and made an evil character, so meet Vondal, Duergar Invoker of Bane!

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Vondal, level 1
Duergar, Invoker
Divine Covenant: Covenant of Malediction

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

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

AC: 16 Fort: 15 Reflex: 12 Will: 15
HP: 28 Surges: 10 Surge Value: 7

Religion +6, Intimidate +5, Endurance +8, Insight +9

Acrobatics -1, Arcana +1, Bluff, Diplomacy, Dungeoneering +6, Heal +4, History +1, Nature +4, Perception +4, Stealth -1, Streetwise, Thievery -1, Athletics -1

Invoker: Ritual Caster
Level 1: Baleful Malediction

Invoker at-will 1: Visions of Blood
Invoker at-will 1: Divine Bolts
Invoker encounter 1: Whispers of Defeat
Invoker daily 1: Execration

Ritual Book, Staff Implement, Adventurer's Kit, Chainmail, Mace
Hand of Fate, Create Holy Water
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Vondal is a malediction Invoker, meaning he curses enemies with unpleasant things like boils and visions of agony. His feat, Baleful Malediction, gives any enemy hit by one of Vondal's Ecnounter or Daily powers a -2 to attack him. Visions of Blood afflicts the target with terrible visions, damaging him and giving him a minor penalty to attack until Vondal's next turn, while Divine Bolts hits a target (or two) with bolts of divine lightning. Whispers of Defeat is an area attack that afflicts affected enemies with searing doubt, giving them penalties to attack and inflicting psychic damage. Finally, Execration is an area attack that curses your targets, causing not only initial damage, but also ongoing damage until they make a saving throw; sadly, to use this, Vondal also takes some ongoing damage, but those are the risks you take to defeat your foes.

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