Huntmaster

"Look—blood on the leaves. We wounded the wyvern. It’s gone to ground somewhere close by; now we finish it."

Prerequisite: Ranger, Hunting Spear Student feat

You are a renowned beast-slayer, honored for your skill at tracking down and killing ferocious monsters. No one is a better tracker than you are, and your finely honed senses make it difficult for your enemies to surprise you.

The spear is your weapon of choice, because it’s suited to the hunter’s work. Archery has its place, but too often you face your foe in dense thickets or cramped lairs, where the bow is a poor choice. If you find a few yards of clear terrain for a clean toss, you can throw the spear with deadly effect. If not, it’s a simple, quick, and handy weapon that can deal lethal blows from just outside the range of claw or fang.

Although you’re good at killing, you have no taste for wanton slaughter—for you, the greatest challenge lies in pitting your skill and strength against wicked or bloodthirsty beasts, creatures that lesser hunters fear to seek out. Dire boars and cave bears are more to your taste than common woodland creatures, and fantastic beasts such as griffons and wyverns offer an even more stirring challenge.

HUNTMASTER PATH FEATURES

    Huntmaster's Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, your attacks against your quarry deal extra damage equal to one-half your level until the end of your turn.
    Intrepid Hunter (11th level): When you designate your quarry, you can mark the creature until it is no longer your quarry. You gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls against a quarry marked by you, and you gain a +5 bonus to Perception checks to perceive or track it.
    Wary Hunter (16th level): You are never surprised.

Huntmaster Attack 11Crimson Spear Strike

You lunge toward your enemy and draw first blood, bringing your foe to a dead stop for a moment.

Encounter        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon + 1

Requirement: You must be wielding a spear.

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage, and the target is immobilized until the end of your next turn.


Huntmaster Utility 12Brace for the Charge

You lower the point of your spear and keep it between you and your foes, making any who would charge you pay a hefty price.

Encounter        Martial
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the end of your next turn, you can make a melee basic attack with a spear as an immediate reaction against any enemy that moves adjacent to you during its turn. If you hit with that attack, you score a critical hit.


Huntmaster Attack 20Transfixing Spear

Your spear skewers your quarry, pinning it in place.

Daily        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Requirement: You must be wielding a spear.

Target: One creature designated as your quarry

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage, and the target is immobilized until the end of your next turn. During your next turn, you can use this power against the target again.

Miss: Half damage.


Published in Martial Power 2, page(s) 49.