Fireforged Champion

"What better weapon to use against our hated oppressors than the curse they foisted on us?"

Prerequisite: Forgeborn Heritage

The ancient curse forgeborn dwarves carry manifests itself in different ways. Although united in their uncommon appearance and the single-minded zeal with which they attack their enemies, a few dwarves, often the greatest heroes in their clans, manifest incredible power on the battlefield. When the fury is upon them, their bodies erupt in brilliant flames, obscuring their forms and scorching their enemies. Few forgeborn dwarves endure these transformations. Even the healthiest dwarves cannot withstand the fires burning within them for long, but a rare few learn to control the flames and to use them when most needed so they can destroy the foes they despise.


    Forged in Flame (11th level): Increase your resistance to fire by one-half your level, and your attacks ignore an amount of fire resistance equal to your level.
    Scorching Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to make an extra melee attack and you hit with this attack, each enemy adjacent to your target takes 10 fire damage. At 21st level, increase this to 15 damage.
    Fire for Blood (16th level): While you are bloodied, any creature that starts its turn in a square adjacent to you takes 5 fire damage. This damage increases to 10 at 21st level.

Fireforged Champion Attack 11Forge Strike

Brilliant flames erupt from your body, flashing with such intense heat that your enemies recoil.

Encounter        Fire, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength, Constitution, or Wisdom vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier, Constitution modifier, or Wisdom modifier damage.

Effect: Each creature adjacent to you takes 5 fire damage. Your square and each square adjacent to you fills with smoke until the start of your next turn. These squares are lightly obscured.

Fireforged Champion Utility 12Burning Recollection

Although death closes on you, you recall the grudges you hold and gain strength from the fires of your hate.

No Action      Personal

Trigger: You make a death saving throw

Effect: You automatically roll a 20 on the death saving throw.

Fireforged Champion Attack 20Form of the Forge Spirit

The wrongs done to you and your people causes fire to spill from you in a violent flood until all is ashes and ruin around you.

Daily        Fire, Polymorph
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You assume the form of the forge spirit until the end of the encounter. While you are in this form, your melee attacks deal 5 extra fire damage.
Once during this encounter, you can use the Forge Spirit Attack power while you are in this form.

Forge Spirit Attack

Daily      Fire, Polymorph
Standard Action      Close burst 1

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

Target: Each enemy in the burst

Attack: Strength, Constitution, or Wisdom + 9 vs. Reflex

Hit: 3d10 + Strength, Constitution, or Wisdom modifier fire damage, you push the target 5 squares, and the target takes ongoing 10 fire damage (save ends).

Miss: Half damage, and the target takes ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends).

Published in Dragon Magazine 383, page(s) 74.