Guardian of the Living Gate

"There are creatures from beyond this world that seek to destroy all that we have built. My task is to destroy them first."

Prerequisite: Druid

Ancient compacts and edicts protect the natural world from too much interference by gods and primordials. As much as primordials, as well as demons, might like to tear the world apart and draw it back into the Elemental Chaos from which it was made, their power is limited. To many druids’ eyes, the greatest threat that now faces the world is not god or primordial, but alien creatures from the Far Realm that are not bound by the ancient laws. These creatures don’t necessarily want to destroy the world, but whether or not they mean to, they corrupt it simply by being in it.
As a guardian of the Living Gate, you have sworn to seek out and kill aberrant creatures that have ties to the Far Realm and to seal any portals between that plane and the world. You might have joined an order of like-minded druids (the organization known as the Circle of the True is the largest such order), or you might have found your own way into the esoteric knowledge of the Living Gate. The mystical powers you learn on this path, starting with the first ward of the Living Gate, are generally useful for protecting your allies and bringing ruin to your enemies, but your charge is to use them to defend the natural world from forces that would corrupt and destroy it.

GUARDIAN OF THE LIVING GATE PATH FEATURES

    Entwining Evocation (11th level): When you make an area attack, you gain combat advantage against each target that has no creatures adjacent to it.
    Guardian Action (Guardian of the Living Gate) (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you or an ally within 5 squares of you can make a saving throw with a +5 bonus.
    Enduring Spirit (16th level): Once per round, when you fail a saving throw, an ally within 5 squares of you can make a saving throw.

Guardian of the Living Gate Attack 11First Ward of the Living Gate

You evoke a curse that wracks your foe with pain and marks it and its companions as enemies of the primal spirits.

Encounter        Implement, Primal
Standard Action      Ranged 10

Target: One creature

Attack: Wisdom vs. Reflex

Hit: 3d10 + Wisdom modifier damage. Until the end of your next turn, you gain a +2 bonus to the attack rolls of any primal attack powers you use against the target and any enemy within 5 squares of it.


Guardian of the Living Gate Utility 12Second Ward of the Living Gate

You expunge the corrupting influence of your enemy from the world.

Daily        Primal
Minor Action      Close burst 5

Target: One enemy in the burst

Effect: Until the end of the encounter, you and your allies gain a +4 bonus to saving throws against effects caused by the target.


Guardian of the Living Gate Attack 20Third Ward of the Living Gate

Your foe begins to dissipate as the primal spirits tear it apart.

Daily        Implement, Primal
Standard Action      Ranged 20

Target: One creature

Attack: Wisdom vs. Will

Hit: 4d10 + Wisdom modifier damage, and ongoing 10 damage (save ends). Whenever the target takes the ongoing damage, it is knocked prone and each enemy within 5 squares of it takes 5 damage.

Miss: Half damage, and ongoing 5 damage (save ends).


Published in Player's Handbook 2, page(s) 97.