Blade Bravo

"You think armor will protect you? Come here, and we’ll see about that."

Prerequisite: Rogue

Most knaves are little more than ruffians who have a talent for swordplay. These individuals prowl city streets and pit their skills against each other, trying to prove themselves. Most of these so-called bravos have more courage than common sense. They have short life spans and usually wind up in shallow graves. You, however, have proved you’re different from them.

You never had formal training or studied under a master. Instead, you developed a haphazard style born of necessity and emboldened by your grit. You quickly learned that survival demands toughness, so you cultivated the ability to keep scrapping even with your back pressed to the wall.

In battle, your attacks lack the finesse and artfulness exhibited by other rogues, yet they are equally effective. Just because you don’t have a fancy flourish doesn’t make you any less dangerous.

BLADE BRAVO PATH FEATURES

    Cocksure Menace (11th level): Whenever you hit an enemy granting combat advantage to you with a melee attack, you can mark that enemy until the end of your next turn.
    Riposte Action (11th level): When an enemy misses you with a melee attack, you can spend an action point to make a melee basic attack against that enemy. The enemy grants combat advantage to you for this attack, and if you hit, the attack deals 1[W] extra damage. If the enemy is marked by you, the attack instead deals 2[W] extra damage.
    Back Alley Bravo (16th level): Whenever you shift, you gain a +1 bonus to AC and Reflex until the start of your next turn.

Blade Bravo Attack 11Taunting Barb

Your taunt is as keen as the blade you thrust into your foe.

Encounter        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Ranged 3

Requirement: You must be wielding a light blade.

Target: One creature

Attack: Dexterity vs. Will

Hit: 3[W] + Dexterity modifier damage, and you pull the target to a square adjacent to you and make a melee secondary attack against the target. You have combat advantage for the attack.

  Secondary Attack: Dexterity vs. AC

  Hit: Strength modifier damage.


Blade Bravo Utility 12Threatening Flourish

You perform a complex maneuver with your weapon, revealing your skill and daring to your enemy.

Encounter        Martial
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the end of your next turn, your melee attacks gain the rattling keyword.


Blade Bravo Attack 20Vicious Parry

Batting aside your enemy’s attack, you drive your weapon home.

Daily        Martial, Rattling, Weapon
Immediate Interrupt      Melee weapon

Requirement: You must be wielding a light blade.

Trigger: An enemy hits you with a melee attack

Target: The triggering enemy

Effect: The target is weakened and grants combat advantage until the end of its next turn.

Attack: Dexterity vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Dexterity modifier + Strength modifier damage.

Miss: Half damage.


Published in Martial Power 2, page(s) 73.