Break's Avenger Fix

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This is supposed to act as a much more comprehensive fix to the Avenger class by rewriting most of the class from scratch. If you'd rather not use something this involves, go for [[Yakk's Avenger Fix|Yakk's much cleaner and more elegant fix]].
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This is supposed to act as a much more comprehensive fix to the Avenger class by rewriting most of the class from scratch. If you'd rather not use something this involved, go for [[Yakk's Avenger Fix|Yakk's much cleaner and more elegant fix]].
But first, a brief intro...
But first, a brief intro...
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|colspan="2"|'''Judgement of the Coward'''||<div align="Right">Avenger Feature</div>
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|colspan="3"|'''Encounter ♦ Divine, Implement'''
|colspan="3"|'''Encounter ♦ Divine, Implement'''
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|colspan="3"|'''Target:''' Your ''oath of enmity'' target
|colspan="3"|'''Target:''' Your ''oath of enmity'' target
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|colspan="3"|'''Special:''' You regain the use of this power when you regain the use of ''oath of enmity''.
|colspan="3"|'''Special:''' You regain the use of this power when you regain the use of ''oath of enmity''.
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====Channel Divinity====
====Channel Divinity====
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====Oath of Enmity====
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====Oath of Enmity and Oath of Malice====
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Most avengers - those who take the censure of pursuit, unity, or retribution - will gain the ''oath of enmity'' power. Avengers who take the censure of knowledge will gain the ''oath of malice'' power in its stead.
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====Avenger's Domain====
====Avenger's Domain====
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Not to be confused with a god's domain, the avenger's domain represents
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Not to be confused with a god's domain, the avenger's domain represents the area in which his deity's (and by extension his own) wrath is manifested, and usually appears as a translucent, but still quite tangible aura. Normally, this is only limited to their reach due to limits of physical capability, but in times of great need, it can be extended to greater lengths.
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Some powers and abilities reference this domain, which does nothing on its own. By default, this is equal to your weapon's reach, though certain abilities can extend this slightly.
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{| style="float:right;"  border="1"  width=300px
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| '''SIDEBAR: The Avenger's Domain'''
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Sure, you could go with just keeping the domain
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as a translucent aura, but it's more interesting if
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you give it that qualities of your deity - and those
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qualities grow clearer the larger the domain - and, in
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turn, your wrath - grows. Think of it as manifesting
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your deity's domain itself.
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If you're an avenger of Pelor, for instance, perhaps
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normally, the domain is like a "patch of sun"...though
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as it grows, it becomes more tangible, with bits of
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life seeming to grow along the ground until it becomes
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a field of golden wheat, with Pelor's aspect hanging
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above you. Get creative.
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|}
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===Powers===
===Powers===

Revision as of 21:34, 6 March 2010

This is supposed to act as a much more comprehensive fix to the Avenger class by rewriting most of the class from scratch. If you'd rather not use something this involved, go for Yakk's much cleaner and more elegant fix.

But first, a brief intro...

Contents

Credit Where Credit is Due

This fix has been through a lot, and it wouldn't even be even close to finished without lots of help from Gralamin, Flawed_Paradigm, Fax_Celestis, Starsinger, and Nacht for dev and design help, the players of Atriusgame (not to mention the DM himself, Atrius!) for giving me the chance to playtest in an actual campaign environment, some inspiration from various posters over on the GiantITP forums (notably, Yakk), and the people over at the #giantitp channel for putting up with my whining. I really do appreciate it, guys.

Design and Development

The Avenger

Notes

When using this avenger rewrite, the Painful Oath feat is explicitly banned, and the errata limiting Avengers to cloth armor is in full effect.

Overview

Class Features

Armor of Faith

The protection of your deity as well as your intense training wards off blows. You gain a +3 bonus to AC as long as you are wearing cloth armor and not using a shield.

Avenger's Censure

You specialize in taking down the foes of you deity, though exactly what this specialization entails varies. Some avengers prefer to weaken their foes first, then deliver their most devastating attacks when their foes are at their worst; others give chase should the foes flee; yet others act as guardians, their divine rage stoked by seeing their allies harmed.

Choose one of the following options. Some powers or options are empowered by your choice of censure: these are listed in the power name.

Censure of Pursuit: You gain the power judgment of the coward. During your turn, if you end any movement (including relocations such as teleports) at least 2 squares closer to your oath of enmity target than where you began your turn, you gain a damage bonus against your oath of enmity target equal to 2 + your Dexterity modifier until the end of your turn. The bonus increases to 4 + your Dexterity modifier at 11th level and 6 + your Dexterity modifier at 21st level.


Judgement of the Coward
Avenger Feature
flavor text here
Encounter ♦ Divine, Implement
Minor Action Melee touch
Target: Your oath of enmity target
Attack: Wisdom vs. Fortitude
Hit: The target is pushed 2 squares.
Special: You regain the use of this power when you regain the use of oath of enmity.

Censure of Retribution: You gain the following powers:

Channel Divinity

Oath of Enmity and Oath of Malice

Most avengers - those who take the censure of pursuit, unity, or retribution - will gain the oath of enmity power. Avengers who take the censure of knowledge will gain the oath of malice power in its stead.

Avenger's Domain

Not to be confused with a god's domain, the avenger's domain represents the area in which his deity's (and by extension his own) wrath is manifested, and usually appears as a translucent, but still quite tangible aura. Normally, this is only limited to their reach due to limits of physical capability, but in times of great need, it can be extended to greater lengths.

Some powers and abilities reference this domain, which does nothing on its own. By default, this is equal to your weapon's reach, though certain abilities can extend this slightly.

SIDEBAR: The Avenger's Domain

Sure, you could go with just keeping the domain as a translucent aura, but it's more interesting if you give it that qualities of your deity - and those qualities grow clearer the larger the domain - and, in turn, your wrath - grows. Think of it as manifesting your deity's domain itself. If you're an avenger of Pelor, for instance, perhaps normally, the domain is like a "patch of sun"...though as it grows, it becomes more tangible, with bits of life seeming to grow along the ground until it becomes a field of golden wheat, with Pelor's aspect hanging above you. Get creative.


Powers

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Paragon Paths

Epic Destinies

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