Arkhosian Blademaster

"We fight the good fight, knowing that it could take our lives."

Prerequisite: Warlord, Arkhosian Fang Student feat

The last blademaster of Arkhosia perished centuries ago, yet you have kept alive the memory of this noble tradition with your study of swordplay and your dedication to the ideals of courage and honor. Part knight, part pilgrim, and part kensei, you are a wandering swordmaster and battle captain in search of causes worthy of your skills. Your tradition isn’t merely to face the darkness with sword in hand. You lift spirits and rally resistance, bolstering the courage of allies around you.

Many of the old blademasters were dragonborn, but the elite defenders of Arkhosia accepted skillful and honorable heroes of other races into their ranks. Students of the ancient art of Arkhosian high combat can now be found among races other than dragonborn. Although a few blademasters lose their way and become mercenaries or assassins, most descend into anonymity and continue their noble battle in the shadows. As a blademaster, whether you wear the gilded plate armor of a titled lord, the battered armor of a tireless knight-errant, or the weathered cloak of a poor wanderer, you persevere against oppression, battling it wherever you find it.

ARKHOSIAN BLADEMASTER PATH FEATURES

    Conclusive Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, any ally who has line of sight to you gains a bonus to damage rolls against bloodied creatures equal to your Strength modifier until the end of your next turn.
    Resilient Blade (11th level): You increase the number of healing surges you have by two.
    Battle Recovery (16th level): When you use your second wind, you regain the use of the lowest-level encounter attack power you have expended during this encounter.

Arkhosian Blademaster Attack 11Shout of Challenge

You attack with a fierce war cry, challenging your foe and giving heart to your nearby comrades.

Encounter        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Target: One creature

Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier + Charisma modifier damage, and each ally within 3 squares of you gains temporary hit points equal to 5 + your Charisma modifier.

Effect: If the target is bloodied, you mark it until the end of your next turn.


Arkhosian Blademaster Utility 12Heart of Dragons

An enemy’s blow against you or an ally steels your resolve.

Encounter        Martial
Immediate Reaction      Close burst 5

Trigger: You or an ally within 5 squares of you is bloodied by an enemy attack

Target: The triggering character in the burst

Effect: The target can make a saving throw and also gains temporary hit points equal to 5 + your Charisma modifier.


Arkhosian Blademaster Attack 20Inspiring Blade

A dazzling display of swordplay and a bold challenge to your enemies inspires your allies to follow your example and battle on with renewed vigor.

Daily        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Close burst 1

Target: Each enemy in the burst you can see

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage, and you mark the target until the end of your next turn.

Effect: One ally within 10 squares of you regains the use of an expended encounter attack power. In addition, for each use of inspiring word you have expended during this encounter, one additional ally within 10 squares of you regains the use of an expended encounter attack power.


Published in Martial Power 2, page(s) 97.