Death's Thane

"Flee before me, fools! My battle cry heralds the stride of death itself."

Prerequisite: Barbarian, Thunderborn Wrath class feature

From a young age, you studied the turning of the seasons and the relentless march of time. In the end, all things die. You embraced this truth, and in accepting the certainty of death, you found that it elicited no fear in you. Death is as common as the rain on your face or the wind through your hair. Why turn away from it like a frightened rabbit?

As a barbarian, death is your steady companion on the battlefield. Your profound acceptance of mortality and your mastery of primal magic combine to transform you into death’s herald. You channel the fleeting passage of life and the inevitability of the grave through your mighty battle cries. Your mere presence on the battlefield is enough to drive the most superstitious of your enemies before you. As for the rest, they fall like wheat before the harvester’s scythe.

DEATH'S THANE PATH FEATURES

    Death Shout (11th level): Each target you push with your war cry power takes necrotic damage equal to your Constitution modifier.
    Death's Right Hand (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action during the same turn when you reduced an enemy to 0 hit points, you gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls and a bonus to damage rolls equal to your Constitution modifier until the end of your next turn.
    Inevitability of Death (16th level): You make death saving throws at the start of your turn, rather than at the end. Whenever you fail a death saving throw, each enemy within 3 squares of you takes 5 necrotic damage.

Death's Thane Attack 11Death Cry

You strike and let out a macabre howl, sapping the strength of enemies before you.

Encounter        Necrotic, Primal, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier necrotic damage. You then howl in a blast 3 that includes the target. Each enemy in the blast is weakened until the end of your next turn.


Death's Thane Utility 12Killing Ground

After you send a foe to its afterlife, you issue a yell that infuses an area with the might of primal death.

Daily        Primal, Zone
Free Action      Close blast 5

Trigger: Your attack reduces an enemy to 0 hit points

Effect: The blast creates a zone of death that lasts until the end of the encounter. You gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls and a +4 bonus to damage rolls against any enemy within the zone.


Death's Thane Attack 20Reaper's Rage

You strike with deadly intent and bellow, rooting your enemies in despair. From then on, you personify relentless death.

Daily        Necrotic, Primal, Rage, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 4[W] + Strength modifier necrotic damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: You howl in a blast 3 that includes the target. Each enemy in the blast is immobilized (save ends). You enter the rage of the reaper. Until the rage ends, when any enemy ends its turn within 3 squares of you, you can shift 3 squares to a square adjacent to that enemy as a free action.


Published in Primal Power, page(s) 28.