Blizzard Mage

"Winter freezes flesh and scours the earth with icy winds that shriek through hedgerows and mountain passes alike. I can’t think of anything more poetic."

Prerequisite: Sorcerer

In the frozen wastes, and in the frost-blasted fields of winter, you feel at home. You find the cold, harsh conditions hospitable, even comforting. You can pull winter storms from across the world, or even from the Elemental Chaos, and use them to ruin your enemies. When you attack, your body is covered with ice crystals, and your skin pales. Your spells fill the air around you with blowing snow or hail, and powerful winds whip up.
The blizzard is your best friend and your most ferocious servitor. With its aid, you move creatures about inside killing blasts and knock them down with freezing vortexes of driving snow and ice.
Is it any wonder that your heart has grown cold, too? It is up to you whether your nature grows more and more aloof like the bleak season you embody, or whether your heart yet shelters a warm hearth for those you name friend.

BLIZZARD MAGE PATH FEATURES

    Icy Action (11th level): Whenever you spend an action point to make an attack, each creature you hit or miss with the attack is slowed (save ends).
    Walk through Winter (11th level): While you are immobilized, you can shift 1 square. While you are slowed, your speed is 3 instead of 2.
    Chill Winds (16th level): Whenever you score a critical hit, you can slide any single creature within 10 squares of you 1 square.

Blizzard Mage Attack 11Winter's Clutch

Your hand is coated in frost as you sweep it in front of you, encasing nearby creatures in chilling wind and sheets of ice.

Encounter        Arcane, Cold, Implement
Standard Action      Ranged 20

Target: One creature

Attack: Charisma vs. Reflex

Hit: 3d8 + Charisma modifier cold damage. You slide the target 1 square, and the target is immobilized until the end of your next turn. Also, you slide each ally within 20 squares of you 2 squares.


Blizzard Mage Utility 12Cloak of Freezing Wind

The icy chill of winter surrounds you as cold, whipping wind protects you from attacks.

Daily        Arcane, Cold
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the end of the encounter, each creature that hits you with a melee attack takes 1d8 + your Charisma modifier cold damage, and you push that creature 1d4 + 2 squares.


Blizzard Mage Attack 20Blizzard

A chaotic swirl bursts out from you, buffeting everyone nearby with wind and ice.

Daily        Arcane, Cold, Implement
Standard Action      Close burst 10

Target: Each enemy in the burst

Attack: Charisma vs. Reflex

Hit: 4d10 + Charisma modifier cold damage, and you knock the target prone.

Effect: Each ally in the burst gains resist 10 cold until the end of the encounter.
Until the end of the encounter, you are surrounded by freezing wind and snow. At the start of each of your turns, each enemy within 10 squares of you takes 2d6 cold damage, and you slide it 2 squares.


Published in Arcane Power, page(s) 42.