Child of the North Wind

"My weapon strikes with the north wind’s savage bite. You aren’t mighty enough to stand against it."

Prerequisite: Warden

You are part of a tradition that considers the north wind to be your spiritual parent, and you revere the spirits that first breathed life into the world. Members of your tradition can be found wherever the north wind blows.

As a child of the north wind, you are a pillar of strength in your party, your courage as unceasing as a gale. When you are embattled, you call on the ferocity of windstorms to aid your attacks. When your ire is aroused, the air might gust around you, just as the strongest winds might fall silent in response to your calm.


    North Wind Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you also gain a benefit until the end of your next turn: When you hit any enemy, you either deal 5 extra damage to that enemy or knock it prone.
    North Wind Vortex (11th level): When you reduce any enemy to 0 hit points, you slide each enemy marked by you 1 square as a free action.
    Staggering Critical (16th level): When you score a critical hit with a melee attack, each enemy marked by you is knocked prone.

Child of the North Wind Attack 11Call to the Wind

A driving wind adds to the strength of your attack, pushing an enemy back and drawing the ire of that enemy and its companions.

Encounter        Primal, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage, and you push the target 2 squares. The target and each enemy adjacent to it are then marked until the end of your next turn.

Child of the North Wind Utility 12North Wind's Embrace

You call down a primal gale that protects you or an ally.

Daily        Conjuration, Primal
Standard Action      Close burst 5

Effect: You conjure a protective whirlwind in 1 square in the burst. The whirlwind lasts until the end of your next turn. While within the whirlwind’s square, you or an ally gains resist 10 to all damage and a +2 power bonus to all defenses.

Sustain Minor: The whirlwind persists, and you can move it your speed.

Child of the North Wind Attack 20Form of the Northern Whirlwind

Your body takes on the form of the wind that howls around you, protecting you as it buffets your foes.

Daily        Polymorph, Primal, Teleportation
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You assume the guardian form of the northern whirlwind until the end of the encounter. While you are in this form, you gain resist 10 to all damage. In addition, when you pull, push, or slide an enemy, you can increase the distance of the forced movement by 1 square. When you use your Nature’s Wrath class feature, you can mark each enemy within 2 squares of you instead of each adjacent enemy.
Once during this encounter, you can use the Form of the Northern Whirlwind Attack power while you are in this form.

Form of the Northern Whirlwind Attack

Encounter      Polymorph, Primal, Teleportation, Weapon
Standard Action      Close burst 5

Target: Each enemy marked by you in the burst

Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude

Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: You slide each target 1 square and then teleport to a square adjacent to one of them.

Requirement: The power Form of the Northern Whirlwind must be active in order to use this power.

Published in Primal Power, page(s) 107.