Initiate of the Dragon

"The dragon holds many secrets, and with those secrets, I battle the forces of darkness."

Prerequisite: Monk

The monastery you trained at followed a rare discipline, the school of the dragon’s wisdom. Your masters explained that in the ancient days, the dragons taught the mightiest of mortals how to transcend their physical forms and become as mighty as a dragon. Your monastery teaches that with the right focus and discipline, you too can master the secrets of the dragon.

You learn to focus your psionic power outward, unleashing the dragon’s fiery breath and turning your skin into an armored hide of dragon scales. You move with the dragon’s speed, dancing on the wind with wings of psionic power. Once you master this discipline, you learn how to transform into a dragon for a brief moment.

Half-orc monks are frequently drawn to this paragon path, since their agility and strength serve them well on this path. By the same token, their fiery rage matches the dragon’s anger when it is called to battle.

INITIATE OF THE DRAGON PATH FEATURES

    Dragon's Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you can use a free action to deal fire damage to each enemy in a close blast 3. The fire damage equals 5 + your Strength modifier.
    Strength of the Dragon (11th level): You gain resist 5 fire, or if you already have fire resistance, it increases by 5. Whenever you take fire damage, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls until the end of your next turn, even if your fire resistance negates the damage.
    Claws of the Dragon (16th level): Damage dealt by your Flurry of Blows power gains a +2 bonus and ignores resistances.

Initiate of the Dragon Attack 11Draconic Torrent [Attack Technique]

Like the dragons you seek to emulate, you leap into the air and unleash a torrent of fiery energy upon your enemies.

Encounter        Fire, Full Discipline, Implement, Psionic
Standard Action      Close blast 5

Target: Each creature in the blast

Attack: Dexterity vs. Reflex

Hit: 3d8 + Dexterity modifier fire damage.


Draconic Torrent [Movement Technique]

Like the dragons you seek to emulate, you leap into the air and unleash a torrent of fiery energy upon your enemies.

Encounter      Fire, Full Discipline, Psionic
Move Action      Personal

Effect: You fly your speed. You can end this movement in midair. At the end of your turn, you fall but take no falling damage.


Initiate of the Dragon Utility 12Dragon's Vengeance

When your enemy earns your ire by wounding you, the heat of dragon’s fire washes off you in waves.

Daily        Fire, Psionic, Stance
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the stance ends, any enemy that starts its turn adjacent to you while you are bloodied takes 5 fire damage.


Initiate of the Dragon Attack 20Draconic Avatar

You unleash a gout of flame as you transform into a shape between a humanoid and a dragon. Wings surge from your back, your hands grow long, sharp talons, and your skin becomes as hard as a dragon’s scales.

Daily        Fire, Implement, Polymorph, Psionic
Standard Action      Close blast 5

Target: Each creature in the blast

Attack: Dexterity vs. Reflex

Hit: 4d8 + Dexterity modifier fire damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: You can assume the form of the dragon. Until the end of the encounter, you gain a +2 power bonus to AC, a +4 power bonus to damage rolls with monk powers and initiate of the dragon powers, and a fly speed equal to your speed.


Published in Player's Handbook 3, page(s) 77.