Moon Hunter

Prerequisite: Training in Endurance and Insight

Among the archfey, few entities are more mysterious than the Maiden of the Moon. Elusive even to others of her kind, the Maiden of the Moon has only one apparent interest: removing the blight of lycanthropy, both from the Feywild and from the natural world. On the boundaries of the lycanthrope realm of Brokenstone Vale, some who have survived being ravaged by those creatures find inspiration from the Maiden of the Moon, taking up arms to hunt and slay the lycanthropes. In honor of the Maiden, they call themselves the moon hunters.
    Moon hunters are attuned to the power of the Feywild’s moon, which is larger and brighter than the full moon in the natural world. They can channel its power to harm lycanthropes and other shapeshifting foes. In this manner, they are similar to the fey giants known as firbolgs. Like those hunters, they travel across the Feywild, calling forth auras of moonfire to reveal their enemies in the darkness. Once they find their prey, many use crescent-shaped blades to cut their foes down in a bloody harvest.
    In time, most moon hunters expand their hunt to include all creatures that take on another form to prey upon innocent folk, including rakshasas, doppelgangers, hags, oni, and lamias.

MOON HUNTER PATH FEATURES

    Moonfire Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to make an attack, creatures hit by that attack cannot benefit from invisibility or any concealment (save ends).
    Silvered Soul (11th level): You gain a +2 bonus to saving throws against charm effects and disease exposure. In addition, all your weapon and implement attacks count as silvered.
    Maiden’s Blessing (16th level): When you use your second wind, you can also make a saving throw.

Moon Hunter Attack 11Forceful Transformation

Your weapon glows silver as you strike your foe, sending it reeling and causing it intense pain if it is a shapechanger.

Encounter        Arcane, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Highest ability modifier vs. Fortitude

Hit: 2[W] + your highest ability modifier damage, and the target is dazed until the end of your next turn. If the target has the shapechanger subtype, it is instead dazed and takes ongoing 5 damage (save ends both).


Moon Hunter Utility 12Maiden’s Light

You shed a bright silver light that reveals your enemies and disturbs those not in their natural forms.

Encounter        Arcane, Aura
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: You activate an aura 3 of bright light that lasts until the end of your next turn. Enemies that have the shapechanger subtype or are subject to a polymorph effect grant combat advantage while in the aura.

Sustain Minor: The aura persists until the end of your next turn.


Moon Hunter Attack 20Reflect the Full Moon

You project a silver disc of moonlight around yourself. Your enemies’ eyes alight with the white radiance, making them incapable of seeing anything but that brilliance.

Daily        Arcane, Radiant
Standard Action      Close burst 2

Target: Each enemy in the burst

Attack: Highest ability modifier +4 vs. Reflex

Hit: 3d6 + your highest ability modifier radiant damage, and the target is blinded (save ends). If the target has the shapechanger subtype or is currently subjected to a polymorph effect, it takes a -2 penalty to saving throws against this effect.

Miss: Half damage, and the target is blinded until the end of your next turn.


Published in Dragon Magazine 406.