Bear Warrior

"The bear’s power and strength are my guides. The bear’s form is my weapon of choice."

Prerequisite: Barbarian

You revere the bear as a symbol of the warrior’s strength and prowess. Through long and ancient rites, you have bound that symbol to your heart with more than just words and totems. In battle, you become the bear, shaping your form to its form and your strength to its strength.
Most bear warriors strive to emulate the bear beyond combat situations. You might catch fish with your bare hands, tear open beehives to feast on the honey inside, or roar in an aggressive territorial display. Like many barbarians, you’re more at home in the wild places of the world than when surrounded by buildings.

BEAR WARRIOR PATH FEATURES

    Bear Form (11th level): As a bear warrior, you have the ability to channel the primal energy of beasts into your physical form. While you are raging, you take on a bearlike appearance. Your head becomes that of a bear, your body sprouts thick fur, and your hands become heavy claws. Until the rage ends, you gain a +1 bonus to AC and can use your second wind as a free action.
    Bear's Toughness (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you can also spend a healing surge.
    Wild Push (16th level): Whenever you score a critical hit with a melee attack while you are raging, you push the target a number of squares equal to your Strength modifier.

Bear Warrior Attack 11Mauling Bear

You channel the bear’s strength into a powerful blow that knocks your opponent to the ground. Like an angry bear, you stand over your foe, waiting for its next move.

Encounter        Primal, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage, and you knock the target prone.

Effect: Until the end of your next turn, if you are adjacent to the target when it stands up, you can make a melee basic attack against it as an immediate reaction.


Bear Warrior Utility 12Bestial Vigor

Primal might wells within you, allowing you to shake off wounds and see the fight to its end.

Daily        Primal
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You gain temporary hit points equal to your healing surge value and can make a saving throw against each effect on you that a save can end.


Bear Warrior Attack 20Rampaging Bear

With a mighty roar, you crash through the battle lines of your enemies.

Daily        Primal, Rage, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Primary Target: One creature

Primary Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage, and you push the target 1 square and knock it prone.

Effect: You shift a number of squares equal to your Strength modifier and then make a secondary attack.

  Secondary Target: One creature other than the primary target

  Secondary Attack: Strength vs. AC

  Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage, and you push the secondary target 1 square and knock it prone.

Effect: You shift a number of squares equal to your Strength modifier. You then enter the bear warrior’s rage. Until the rage ends, you gain regeneration 5, and whenever you are pulled, pushed, or slid, you can reduce the distance of the forced movement by 1 square.


Published in Player's Handbook 2, page(s) 62.