Divine Philosopher

"Knowledge is my weapon, for it cuts truer than any sword."

Prerequisite: Invoker

A paragon of scholarship, you wield the power of knowledge. You believe that the gods are the ultimate vessels of wisdom in the universe, and through devotion to them and careful study of their words, you seek to understand and shape reality itself.

Divine philosophers generally arise from remote monasteries where the words of the gods are studied and debated amid daily chants and meditations. A rare few divine philosophers are self-taught savants, who learn through careful study of divine texts and personal devotion to the gods. Whatever their origins, divine philosophers seek knowledge throughout the world, in temple archives, hidden vaults, and ancient libraries.
As a divine philosopher, you call on your deep understanding of the gods to aid you in your adventures. Your tireless pursuit of knowledge leads you across the planes to ancient civilizations and hostile lands. Although you might serve a particular deity, you seek the wisdom of all the gods, wherever it can be found.

DIVINE PHILOSOPHER PATH FEATURES

    Insight of the Ancients (11th level): When you spend an action point to make an attack, you can reroll one attack roll you make as part of that attack. You must use the second result.
    Student of the Gods (11th level): You gain one divine at-will attack power from a class other than your own as an encounter power.
    Knowledge is Power (16th level): When you succeed on a DC 20 monster knowledge check about a particular creature (DC 25 for a paragon tier creature or DC 30 for an epic tier creature), you gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls and a +2 bonus to damage rolls against that creature until the end of the encounter. If your check result is 25 (30 for a paragon tier creature or 35 for an epic tier creature), you instead gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls and a +4 bonus to damage rolls. You can use this path feature once per day.

Divine Philosopher Attack 11Hit the Weak Spot

You invoke the knowledge of the gods and send out a beam of radiance that lowers your foe’s resistances.

Encounter        Divine, Implement, Radiant
Standard Action      Ranged 10

Target: One creature

Attack: Wisdom vs. Reflex

Hit: 2d8 + Wisdom modifier radiant damage. Until the end of your next turn, the target’s resistances are reduced by 5 + your Intelligence modifier, and its vulnerabilities are increased by your Intelligence modifier.


Divine Philosopher Utility 12Uncanny Insight

You foresee your foe’s next course of action and act, taking advantage of that knowledge.

Daily        Divine
Immediate Interrupt      Personal

Trigger: An enemy within your line of sight takes a standard action, and you are trained in the skill related to that creature’s origin

Effect: You take a standard action.


Update (4/13/2010)
Change the color bar and usage on this power. It becomes a daily power.

Divine Philosopher Attack 20Word of Anathema

You speak one of the sacred words handed down to you from the gods. The word is anathema to your enemies, enfeebling them.

Daily        Divine, Fear, Implement
Standard Action      Close burst 5

Target: Each enemy in the burst that has a creature origin related to a skill you’re trained in

Attack: Wisdom vs. Will

Hit: 1d10 + Wisdom modifier damage, and the target is weakened and gains vulnerable 5 + your Intelligence modifier to all damage (save ends both).

Miss: The target is slowed and gains vulnerable 5 to all damage until the end of your next turn.


Published in Divine Power, page(s) 74.