Earth Shaker

"My strength is the strength of the earth. There is no shame in your falling, but you would be foolish to attempt to rise."

Prerequisite: Warden

Regardless of the combat tricks you have learned during your adventuring career and the tactics with which you have surprised your enemies, a part of you yearns for direct and uncomplicated applications of might. The path of the earth shaker appeals to you because it matches strength to strength—your mastery of weapons augmented by the power of the earth beneath your feet, working together to oppose the raw might of dragons and behemoths, demons and deities.

The strength of earth that you draw on allows you to move through the ground at speed, even as your attacks bypass an opponent’s armor to strike at the body within. Your connection to the natural world allows you to seek out targets behind obstacles or even within the ground, and your attacks can knock your foes down.

Leave the subtleties of strategy and complex tactics to others. Instead, you keep faith with the oldest spirits of rock and earth, letting their grim determination guide you in your mission to defend the world from forces that would despoil it.

EARTH SHAKER PATH FEATURES

    Full Impact (11th level): You gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls against Fortitude.
    Surging Earth (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action while you are in guardian form, each enemy you hit with a primal attack power before the end of your next turn is knocked prone.
    Certain Gravity (16th level): Your at-will warden attacks can target Fortitude instead of AC.

Earth Shaker Attack 11Shake the Earth

Your attack emits a pulse of thunder that strikes around obstacles and can wrench burrowing creatures from the ground.

Encounter        Primal, Thunder, Weapon
Standard Action      Close burst 4

Target: Each enemy in the burst

  Special: Solid obstacles do not block line of effect for the burst.

Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude

Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier thunder damage. If the target is burrowing, you slide it 4 squares to the square nearest to it that is within your line of effect.


Earth Shaker Utility 12Tread the Earth

You dive within the earth and move through it quickly, gaining advantage over unsuspecting enemies.

Encounter        Primal
Move Action      Personal

Effect: You burrow twice your speed. Each enemy adjacent to you at the end of your move grants combat advantage to you until the end of your next turn.


Earth Shaker Attack 20Form of the Primeval Bulette

You take on the armored form of the monstrous bulette, granting you increased vitality and allowing you to burrow through the earth.

Daily        Healing, Polymorph, Primal
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You assume the guardian form of the primeval bulette until the end of the encounter. While you are in this form, you gain a burrow speed equal to your speed and a +3 bonus to Fortitude. In addition, whenever you spend a healing surge, you regain 20 additional hit points.
Once during this encounter, you can use the Form of the Primeval Bulette Attack power while you are in this form.


Form of the Primeval Bulette Attack

You take on the armored form of the monstrous bulette, granting you increased vitality and allowing you to burrow through the earth.

Encounter      Healing, Polymorph, Primal
Standard Action      Close burst 2

Effect: Before the attack, you burrow your speed. You must burrow at least 2 squares.

Target: Each creature in the burst

Attack: Strength + 4 vs. Fortitude
Level 26: Strength + 6 vs. Fortitude

Hit: 3d8 + Strength modifier damage, and you knock the target prone. If the target is already prone, it takes ongoing 5 damage (save ends).

Miss: Half damage, and you knock the target prone.

Requirement: The power Form of the Primeval Bulette must be active in order to use this power.


Published in Primal Power, page(s) 108.