Building Thunder

"Dragon, the spirits rebuke you with thunder!"

Prerequisite: Barbarian, Thunderborn Wrath class feature

As you have grown in power, the thunder spirits riding on your war cries have amassed strength of their own. When your weapon strikes true, the spirits pour from you in an unrivaled storm, smashing enemies who might have shrugged off your physical blows or the war cries of a lesser thunderborn barbarian.

Like a great storm piling thunderheads higher and darker, you gather strength as you fight battles and suffer wounds. More conservative warriors hold back or retreat when their wounds accumulate, whereas you reach your peak when your reserves are close to their end.

When the storm finally breaks, your voice calls the lightning as well as the thunder spirits. You master the full arsenal of the storm.

BUILDING THUNDER PATH FEATURES

    Thunder Rolls In (11th level): When you spend an action point to use a thunder power, you can turn any blast 3 created by that power into a blast 5.
    Thunderous Echo (11th level): When you hit an enemy with a thunder power, you deal extra thunder damage equal to your Constitution modifier to the first creature you hit before the end of your next turn.
    Lightning Flash (16th level): Your thunder powers deal lightning and thunder damage when they deal thunder damage.

Building Thunder Attack 11Finishing Thunder

You attack, then release a thundering shout that blasts injured enemies.

Encounter        Primal, Thunder, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage. You then howl in a blast 3 that includes the target. Each bloodied enemy in the blast takes 5 + your Constitution modifier thunder damage.


Building Thunder Utility 12Storm Gathering

Through sheer force of will, you turn the fatigue of the day’s battles to your advantage.

Encounter        Primal
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the end of your next turn, your attacks deal extra thunder damage equal to the number of healing surges you have spent since your last extended rest.


Building Thunder Attack 20Storm Dragon Rage

Lightning arcs from your weapon as you fly against those that defy the storm.

Daily        Lightning, Primal, Rage, Thunder, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier lightning and thunder damage. You then howl in a blast 3 that includes the target. Each enemy in the blast, other than the target, is dazed until the end of your next turn.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: You enter the rage of the storm dragon. Until the rage ends, once per round when you hit with an at-will attack power, you deal 1[W] lightning and thunder damage to each enemy within 3 squares of you. In addition, you gain a fly speed equal to your speed, and you must land at the end of your turn when you fly using this rage.


Published in Primal Power, page(s) 26.