Orien Swiftblade

"Are you watching my blade, or are you watching my feet? You’ll have to keep an eye on both if you’re to keep up with me."

Prerequisite: Mark of Passage feat

Among the best duelists of House Orien are the swiftblades, peerless swordmasters whose Marks of Passage enable them to cut paths between worlds with their flashing blades. As a swiftblade, you can slice a rift in the fabric of the world, dart through it, and then appear on the other side of the battle field. When you practice against your peers, the fights range across neighborhoods and cities as you and your opponent teleport from place to place.
House Orien calls upon swiftblades to defend the house’s interests with weapon and word. The house dispatches the duelists to conduct negotiations or investigate disturbances in its travel network. With their sophisticated demeanor, swiftblades are often underestimated by House Orien’s enemies. Those who attract the ire of an Orien swiftblade quickly learn that the duelists are more than casual weaponmasters.

ORIEN SWIFTBLADE PATH FEATURES

    Swiftblade Action (11th level): When you spend an action point, you can teleport your speed as a move action until the end of your next turn.
    Vigilant Sprinter (11th level): You do not grant combat advantage for running.
    Swift Foot (16th level): You gain a +1 bonus to speed and a +1 bonus to AC and to Reflex against opportunity attacks.

Orien Swiftblade Attack 11Shifting Charge

Brandishing your weapon, you charge forward, dashing among your enemies before they can react.

Encounter        Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Effect: Before the attack, you shift your speed.

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength or Intelligence + 1 vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Strength or Intelligence modifier damage.


Orien Swiftblade Utility 12Orien Unbound

Your Mark of Passage flares, and you teleport away from your bonds.

Encounter        Teleportation
Move Action      Personal

Effect: You end any immobilized or marked effects on you. You then teleport your speed.


Orien Swiftblade Attack 20Flurry of Teleportation

You blink from place to place on the battle field, stabbing a foe before disappearing again.

Daily        Teleportation, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Primary Target: One creature

Primary Attack: Strength or Intelligence vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Strength or Intelligence modifier damage.

Effect: You teleport 4 squares and then make a secondary attack.

  Secondary Target: One creature other than the primary target

  Secondary Attack: Strength or Intelligence vs. AC

  Hit: 1[W] + Strength or Intelligence modifier damage.

  Effect: You teleport 4 squares and then make a tertiary attack.

    Tertiary Target: One creature other than the primary and secondary targets

    Tertiary Attack: Strength or Intelligence vs. AC

    Hit: 1[W] + Strength or Intelligence modifier damage.

    Effect: You teleport 4 squares.


Published in Eberron Player's Guide, page(s) 74.