Cunning Prevaricator

"There is a saying among the fey creatures who trip between worlds: Only through dishonesty is honor earned."

Prerequisite: Bard

Fey tricksters, gnomes, and storytellers of every race know many legends unfamiliar to other creatures—tales from secluded forests, burrows deep underground, the lairs of powerful beasts, and the locked vaults of powerful monarchs. And what they don’t know, they make up.
As a cunning prevaricator, you traffic in the honored (at least among some) traditions of exaggeration, misdirection, and out-and-out lying. You study and follow the teachings of great fabulists of the past—all of them fictional, almost certainly—and apply that knowledge to your bardic skills. You transfer your natural talent for illusion and deception to your friends, granting them some small measure of glory—or so you try to convince them.

CUNNING PREVARICATOR PATH FEATURES

    Shrouding Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you and one ally you choose within 5 squares of you become invisible until the end of your next turn.
    Virtue of Deceit (11th level): When you use your Bardic Virtue class feature, one ally you choose within 5 squares of you gains combat advantage against the target of his or her next attack.
    Trickster's Mercy (16th level): When you use majestic word to heal a bloodied ally, that ally becomes invisible until the start of his or her next turn.

Cunning Prevaricator Attack 11Lying Lights

As your allies strike the chosen foe, they vanish in clouds of glittering light.

Encounter        Arcane, Illusion, Implement, Radiant
Standard Action      Ranged 10

Target: One creature

Attack: Charisma vs. Reflex

Hit: 3d8 + Charisma modifier radiant damage. Each ally who hits the target before the end of your next turn becomes invisible until the end of his or her next turn. This invisibility ends if the ally makes an attack roll.


Cunning Prevaricator Utility 12Trickery's Reward

With words of cunning wisdom, you guide your ally’s defenses, foiling your enemies’ attack one way or another.

Encounter        Arcane, Healing
Immediate Interrupt      Close burst 10

Trigger: An attack hits an ally within 10 squares of you

Target: The ally that was hit by the triggering attack

Effect: The target gains a bonus to all defenses that the triggering attack targets equal to your Intelligence modifier. If the triggering attack misses, the target gains the bonus to those defenses until the end of your next turn. If the triggering attack hits, the target regains hit points as if he or she had spent a healing surge.


Revision (10/13/2009)
In the Trigger line, replace “misses” with “hits”.
In the Target line, replace “missed” with “hit”.

Cunning Prevaricator Attack 20Nimbus of Falsehood

You cast magical dust into your enemy’s face, blurring its vision and confounding its actions.

Daily        Arcane, Illusion, Implement, Psychic
Standard Action      Ranged 10

Target: One creature

Attack: Charisma vs. Will

Hit: 4d8 + Charisma modifier psychic damage, and the target is affected by your nimbus of falsehood (save ends). While affected by the nimbus of falsehood, if the target misses with a melee attack, you can use an immediate interrupt to have the attack hit a different creature, including the target, within the attack’s range.

Miss: Half damage. If the target misses with a melee attack before the end of your next turn, you can use an immediate interrupt to have the attack hit a different creature, including the target, within the attack’s range.


Published in Arcane Power, page(s) 18.