Scion of Sacrifice

"Your threats are meaningless to me. Nothing you say can save you from death at my hands."

Prerequisite: Paladin, ardent vow power

The core of your values and the code you follow are rooted in your willingness to give your life for a greater purpose. Your body and soul are strong, and you do not shrink from giving up some of that strength to help others. You strike out with divine fury that racks you with pain but imbues you with even greater strength. You measure your worth by the foes you defeat.

As a scion of sacrifice, you are zealous in the extreme, eager to meet the enemies of your faith regardless of the circumstances. When others pause and deliberate, you act—for better or for worse. However, you are not suicidal. If you encounter a foe clearly beyond your ability to defeat, you retreat to work toward the day when your power matches the enemy’s. Or you might turn aside to aid companions who are in danger, or withdraw to carry the injured away from battle. But in most fights you are grim and fearless. Whether you fall in the effort to defeat a mighty foe or survive to face a new threat tomorrow lies in the hands of your god.


    Devastating Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to make an attack, the attack deals extra damage equal to your Charisma modifier. If you are bloodied, you also add your Wisdom modifier to the damage.
    Unflinching Persistence (11th level): You gain an additional use of ardent vow each day.
    Martyr’s Strike (16th level): When an attack reduces you to 0 hit points or fewer, you can use an at-will attack power as a free action before falling unconscious.

Scion of Sacrifice Attack 11Scion’s Sanction

You lash out against foes around you and dare them to strike back.

Encounter        Divine, Weapon
Standard Action      Close burst 1

Effect: Before the attack, you can take damage equal to your level, which can’t be reduced in any way. If you do so, the attack deals 2[W] extra damage.

Target: Each enemy in the burst

Attack: Charisma vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Charisma modifier damage.

Effect: Each target is subject to your divine sanction until the start of your next turn.

Scion of Sacrifice Utility 12Scion’s Healing

You offer up part of your life force to restore your wounded ally.

Daily        Divine, Healing
Minor Action      Close burst 10

Target: One ally in the burst

Effect: You take damage equal to your level, which can’t be reduced in any way. The target regains hit points equal to his or her healing surge value.

Scion of Sacrifice Attack 20Punishing Flame

Divine flames flood over you, consuming nearby foes in a pyre of retribution.

Daily        Divine, Fire, Implement
Standard Action      Close burst 3

Target: Each enemy in the burst

Attack: Charisma vs. Reflex

Hit: 5d8 + Charisma modifier fire damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: Until the end of the encounter, when any enemy within 5 squares of you deals damage (not ongoing damage) to any ally, that enemy takes fire damage equal to your Charisma modifier.

Published in Divine Power, page(s) 104.