Dervish of Dawn

"In the turnings of the dance, the divine purpose is made clear."

Prerequisite: Avenger

You are among a small number of avengers who seek enlightenment through the study of desert dervish traditions. In the tireless turns of the dervish dance, the cares and distractions of the mortal world fall away, allowing you to perceive divine truths.

There are a number of dervish traditions, and not all dervishes are avengers; most are priests and scholars of desert peoples. Dervishes of the dawn represent a tradition celebrating the mystic power of the sunrise and venerating gods of hope and enlightenment. As a dervish of dawn, you are an agent of hope, a wandering mystic given the sacred task of fighting oppression and despair and setting an example of piety wherever you travel.

DERVISH OF DAWN PATH FEATURES

    Celerity of Morning (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you can also make a saving throw with a bonus equal to your Wisdom modifier.
    Radiant Blessing (11th level): When you use an encounter or a daily attack power that has the radiant keyword, you gain a +2 bonus to all defenses until the end of your next turn.
    Dervish Ecstasy (16th level): If you are bloodied during an encounter, you can use a second Channel Divinity power in that encounter.

Dervish of Dawn Attack 11Whirling Assault

You launch into a graceful, spinning dance as you close on your enemy. In the mesmerizing form of your dance, you free yourself from an enemy’s power and inspire your comrade as well.

Encounter        Divine, Radiant, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Effect: Before the attack, you shift 3 squares.

Target: One creature

Attack: Wisdom vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Wisdom modifier radiant damage. You and one ally within 10 squares of you can each choose to do one of the following things:
• Make an escape attempt against a grab as a free action.
• Make a saving throw against an effect that a save can end and that dazes, immobilizes, slows, or stuns.


Dervish of Dawn Utility 12Wild Hope

Your dance inspires you to wild ecstasy. Mortals cannot long endure such joy, but each time you strike your foe, new vigor flows into you.

Daily        Divine, Healing, Stance
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the stance ends, whenever you hit one or more enemies with an attack, you regain hit points equal to your Wisdom modifier. In addition, whenever you miss every target with an attack, you take 3 damage.


Dervish of Dawn Attack 20Dance of Sunrise

As you gracefully carry yourself across the battlefield, your weapon begins to gleam. For the rest of the fight, you glow with the hues of dawn, which scorch your foe with light.

Daily        Divine, Radiant, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Effect: Before the attack, you shift 3 squares.

Target: One creature

Attack: Wisdom vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Wisdom modifier radiant damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: Until the end of the encounter, your at-will attack powers against the target deal 1d8 extra radiant damage to it.


Published in Divine Power, page(s) 21.