Prince of Knaves

"Rob from the rich and give to the poor, aye. And we’re needy enough to be first in line!"

Prerequisite: Warlord, trained in Stealth

Those who live outside the law are fiercely independent. Some are outcasts by nature, but most are driven to the fringes of society because a rigid authority denied them any other place. It’s not easy for free spirits to acknowledge their need for leadership. You understand that those who act alone are easier to hunt down. Outlaws must be inspired to band together for their common good. That’s where you come in.

Because of your charm and your bravado, and because you never give up, you’re the one they rely on for this inspiration. When times are good, you’re the one they trust to divvy up the loot. On the days when the law wins, it’s you who holds despair at bay and encourages your band to press on. You are a prince of knaves, and no matter what company you keep or how base you might be, none can deny that you have the dignity and magnetism of a born ruler.

A few heroes who follow this path truly are of noble birth. Legends abound with tales of deposed aristocrats toppled from the ruling class and forced to lead a ragtag band of rebels to recapture their rightful heritage. Others hope to use their blades and their wits to carve out a new throne for themselves. Whatever the past and the future hold for you, you know that you will triumph as long as you have your friends close—and a concealed knife even closer.

PRINCE OF KNAVES PATH FEATURES

    Distracting Action (Prince of Knaves) (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, each ally you can see can shift his or her speed and make a Stealth check to become hidden as a free action.
    Generous Flanker (11th level): Any enemy you are flanking grants combat advantage.
    Lord of Scoundrels (16th level): Allies adjacent to you don’t grant combat advantage.

Prince of Knaves Attack 11Clever Maneuver

You attack your foe with a quick slash, then shove it toward one of your allies to finish off.

Encounter        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. Reflex

Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage, and you slide the target 3 squares. If the target ends the slide adjacent to any of your allies, one of your allies adjacent to it can make a melee basic attack against it as a free action.


Prince of Knaves Utility 12Run for It

On your signal, your band scatters out of sight.

Encounter        Martial
Move Action      Close burst 5

Target: You and one ally in the burst

Effect: Each target can move his or her speed and make a Stealth check to become hidden as a free action.


Prince of Knaves Attack 20Kneel to the Prince

You trip your foe, lashing out at it as it stumbles past you.

Daily        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage, and you slide the target 3 squares and knock it prone. The target can’t stand up (save ends).

Miss: Half damage, and you knock the target prone.


Published in Martial Power 2, page(s) 101.