Dusk Oracle

Prerequisite: Training in Insight and Religion

The spirits of the dead hold the accumulated lore of all creatures that once lived. Through the art of the dusk oracle, you have learned to call forth the ephemeral shades of the dead to answer questions and help you battle your foes. Whether you are a character capable of tapping into these endless memories or an empathic mortal called upon by the gods, your search for knowledge is guided by the whispers of the dead.

DUSK ORACLE PATH FEATURES

    Foreseen Hit (11th level): You gain the foreseen hit power.
    Oracle's Insight (11th level): You can ask the corpse of any intelligent creature a single question and receive an answer. The corpse knows what the creature knew in life and what has occurred near the area where its body fell. The corpse answers truthfully, though sometimes cryptically.
    Predicted Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to make an attack, the attack is against the lowest of each target’s Fortitude, Reflex, or Will. If you spend an action point to take an action that grants an attack to an ally, you can apply this benefit to the ally instead of to yourself.
    Predicted Outcome (12th level): You gain the predicted outcome power.
    Oracular Insight (16th level): While you have combat advantage against an enemy, any resistance it has against your attacks is reduced by 10.
    Foreseen Battle (20th level): You gain the foreseen battle power.

Dusk Oracle Attack 11Foreseen Hit

The unseen dead point out the gaps in your opponent’s defenses, even as they suffuse your attack with the dark energy of the Shadowfell.

Encounter        Cold, Necrotic, Shadow
No Action      Personal

Trigger: You make a basic attack or use an at-will attack power against an enemy.

Effect: The triggering attack targets the lowest of the enemy’s Fortitude, Reflex, or Will. On a hit, the attack deals extra necrotic and cold damage equal to 3 + your Wisdom or Charisma modifier, and the target is slowed until the end of your next turn.


Dusk Oracle Utility 12Predicted Outcome

Sifting through the whispering voices of the spirits that surround you, you find one with expertise in the task at hand.

Daily        Shadow
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the end of your next turn, you gain a power bonus to skill checks with one chosen skill. The bonus is equal to your Wisdom or Charisma modifier.

Sustain Minor: The effect persists until the end of your next turn.

Sustain Standard: The effect persists until the end of your next turn, and you can choose a new skill.


Dusk Oracle Attack 20Foreseen Battle

A torrent of shadow pierces your opponent to the soul, feeding you insight that you use to guide your allies.

Daily        Implement, Necrotic, Shadow
Standard Action      Ranged 10

Target: One creature

Attack: Wisdom or Charisma vs. Fortitude, Reflex, Will. You make one attack roll. If it hits at least one of the three defenses, the attack hits.

Hit: 3d10 + Wisdom or Charisma modifier necrotic damage. If you hit at least two defenses, the target takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls (save ends). If you hit all three defenses, the target is also weakened (save ends all).

Miss: Half damage.


Published in Heroes of Shadow, page(s) 144.