Blood-Crazed Berserker

"Kill! Kill! KILL!"

Prerequisite: Fighter, evil alignment

You have fought myriad battles, each a contest to determine who was strongest, who was most worthy of the champion’s mantle. You survived these battles through brute strength, speed, and toughness, but you always sensed something else, something truly monstrous, threatening to break free in the thick of battle. At one glorious point, your prowess grew mighty enough that the monster emerged. It burst through your self-control and transformed you into a raging killer. All finesse, planning, and moderation fell away. Only an unspeakable craving for blood and a terrible talent for producing it remained.
    Fighters are distinguished by a mastery at arms and the rigorous control they apply in desperate situations. Every warrior must come to terms with anger in combat, to channel it in useful ways lest he or she become ruled by it. To fail is to wind up dead, skewered on an enemy weapon. Still, a few fighters surrender completely to their anger, girding themselves in hatred’s armor and powering their strikes with rampant ferocity.

BLOOD-CRAZED BERSERKER PATH FEATURES

    Blood-Crazed Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to use an attack power, your charge attacks gain a +2 power bonus to attack rolls and a +4 power bonus to damage rolls until the end of your next turn.
    Unstoppable Killer (11th level): You gain a +2 bonus to saving throws against the dazed, dominated, immobilized, restrained, and stunned conditions.
    Bloodied Aggression (16th level): While you are bloodied, you gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls with melee weapons, and your melee weapon attacks can score critical hits on a roll of 19–20.

Blood-Crazed Berserker Attack 11Mutilating Strike

Your vicious strike inflicts an appalling wound that leaves your enemy reeling in shock and horror.

Encounter        Martial, Weapon
No Action      Special

Trigger: You hit an enemy with a melee basic attack using a weapon.

Effect: The enemy takes 1[W] extra damage from the attack, and it is dazed until the end of your next turn.


Blood-Crazed Berserker Utility 12Foaming Wrath

Pain shatters what little restraint you retain, driving you forward to butcher your enemies.

Encounter        Martial
Immediate Reaction      Personal

Trigger: An enemy bloodies you with an attack.

Effect: You gain temporary hit points equal to 10 + your Strength modifier. In addition, you gain combat advantage against the triggering enemy until the end of your next turn.


Blood-Crazed Berserker Attack 20Maniacal Fury

Your towering wrath transforms you into a whirlwind of destruction. Relentless and uncaring, you strike out again and again.

Daily        Martial, Stance
Minor Action      Personal

Requirement: You must be bloodied.

Effect: You assume the maniacal fury stance. Until the stance ends, your at-will attacks using a melee weapon deal 1[W] extra damage, and when any creature ends its turn adjacent to you, you must make a melee basic attack against that creature as a free action.


Published in The Book of Vile Darkness, page(s) 1-22.