Celestial Scholar

"In the sun’s golden hall, I blaze with light. In the moon’s shadowed chambers, I beguile the mind. In the firmament, I am the brightest star."

Prerequisite: Sorcerer, Cosmic Magic class feature

The tradition of the celestial scholar is more academic than the paths of other cosmic sorcerers, and definitely more cerebral than the paths of other types of sorcerers. You plot the courses of the stars and other celestial bodies, and through this knowledge you gain access to a well of power as vast as the night sky.

CELESTIAL SCHOLAR PATH FEATURES

    Celestial Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls and damage rolls with cold, psychic, and radiant powers until the end of your next turn.
    Cosmic Concordance (11th level): When you use a daily arcane attack power and choose to change your Soul of the Cosmic Cycle phase, you can change to either of the two other phases.
    Phase Focus (11th level): One of your Soul of the Cosmic Cycle phases becomes more powerful. Choose one of the following benefits.
Blazing Sun
At the start of your turn while you are in the phase of the sun, each enemy within 2 squares of you takes fire and radiant damage equal to your Strength modifier.

Distant Stars
Whenever you are in the phase of the stars and an enemy’s attack misses you, you can teleport a number of squares equal to your Strength modifier as a free action. You can also teleport as an immediate reaction after an attack hits you.

Watching Moon
While you are in the phase of the moon, each enemy adjacent to you that fails a saving throw takes radiant damage equal to your Strength modifier.

    Celestial Defense (16th level): When you are in the phase corresponding to your Phase Focus, you gain a +2 bonus to all defenses.

Celestial Scholar Attack 11Celestial Sigil

An arcane pattern appears briefly on your arms as you snatch power from the cosmos and hurl it toward a foe.

Encounter        Arcane, Implement ; Varies
Standard Action      Ranged 20

Target: One creature

Attack: Charisma vs. Will

Hit: 3d8 + Charisma modifier damage

  Effect: If you hit with this power, you gain an effect based on your current Soul of the Cosmic Cycle phase.

    Phase of the Sun: Enemies within 2 squares of you take fire and radiant damage equal to your Strength modifier.

    Phase of the Moon: Adjacent enemies take radiant damage equal to your Strength modifier and take a -2 penalty to saving throws until the end of your next turn.

    Phase of the Stars: You teleport a number of squares equal to your Strength modifier as a free action.


Celestial Scholar Utility 12Celestial Resistance

You transform your resistance to ward against a different kind of threat.

Encounter        Arcane
Free Action      Personal

Effect: You can change the resistance granted by your current Soul of the Cosmic Cycle phase to the type of a different phase (cold, psychic, or radiant), or you can increase your resistance against the current type by 5. This benefit lasts until you change your phase.


Celestial Scholar Attack 20Celestial Seal

Your foe is surrounded by celestial lights and held in place by cosmic bindings.

Daily        Arcane, Implement ; Varies
Standard Action      Ranged 20

Target: One creature

Attack: Charisma vs. Will

Hit: 4d8 + Charisma modifier damage. For this attack’s damage, choose two damage types from among cold, psychic, and radiant.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: The target is immobilized (save ends). This effect has an additional benefit based on your current Soul of the Cosmic Cycle phase.

  Blazing Sun: The target takes fire and radiant damage equal to your Strength modifier.

  Watching Moon: The target takes a -2 penalty to all defenses until the end of its next turn.

  Distant Stars: You teleport the target 3 squares.


Published in Arcane Power, page(s) 43.