Arcane Hunter

"Every creature is vulnerable to my blade, for any resistance can be overcome."

Prerequisite: Swordmage, aegis of ensnarement class feature

You are adroit at spotting chinks in your enemies’ defenses and taking advantage of those weaknesses to inflict debilitating blows. Your arcane senses give you the upper hand when you face creatures that rely on natural resistances.
As an arcane hunter, you might have been trained at an early age to visually recognize the physical weaknesses of creatures. Since then, your magical education has further refined those skills, allowing you to extend tendrils of unseen energy to feel out a foe’s flaws.
In your studies and adventures, you have learned that adaptability is one of the best qualities when facing a variety of foes. Instead of specializing in one damage type or one type of attack, you prefer to have options.

ARCANE HUNTER PATH FEATURES

    Knowing Strike (11th level): When you spend an action point to make an attack, that attack ignores all resistances and the insubstantial quality.
    Perfect Strike (11th level): Whenever you score a critical hit, your attack deals extra damage equal to the target’s highest vulnerability.
    Exploitive Eye (16th level): Whenever you attack a creature that has one or more resistances, you treat those resistances as 10 lower than they are (minimum 0).

Arcane Hunter Attack 11Exploit Weakness

Your arcane insight guides you to an enemy’s weakness, letting you exploit that vulnerability.

Encounter        Arcane, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Intelligence vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Intelligence modifier damage. This attack deals extra damage equal to the target’s highest vulnerability.


Arcane Hunter Utility 12Elemental Stance

You speak a few words of an ancient spell, instilling your attacks with the power to bestow vulnerability on a foe.

Daily        Arcane, Stance
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: When you use this power, choose acid, cold, fire, lightning, or thunder. Until the stance ends, whenever you hit an enemy, that creature gains vulnerable 5 to the chosen damage type until the end of your next turn.


Arcane Hunter Attack 20Flaw Seeking Strike

You recognize a flaw in a creature’s defenses, and you focus your attacks on that weakness.

Daily        Arcane, Weapon ; Varies
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Intelligence vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Intelligence modifier damage, and ongoing 5 damage of a type of your choice to which the target is vulnerable (save ends). If the target has no vulnerabilities, it takes ongoing 10 damage of a type of your choice from among acid, cold, fire, lightning, or thunder (save ends).

Miss: Half damage, and ongoing 5 damage of a type of your choice (save ends).


Published in Arcane Power, page(s) 64.