Scourge of Io

Prerequisite: Cleric

Many of the gods harbor a special hatred for dragons, or at least those dragons who do not share their alignment
and worldview. They have not forgotten Io’s arrogance, his refusal to work alongside them in their battle against the Primordials. As such, when a cleric devotes herself to battling these monstrous creatures, many of the gods have provided ceremonies and rites to imbue that cleric with extra powers. When you use your Scourge of Io powers, your eyes briefly take on slitted pupils and a gleam of inner power.


    Draconic Anathema (11th level): You gain a new special power you can use with your Channel Divinity class feature, allowing you power over dragons similar to that which other clerics have over undead. You are still limited to one use of Channel Divinity per encounter.
    Dragon-Slayer's Action (11th level): You can spend an action point to reroll an attack roll against a dragon, or to end a condition currently affecting you that originated from a dragon, and that a save can end. Using this feature replaces the normal action point benefit of taking an extra action.
    Wyrm-Bane (16th level): Dragons take a -2 penalty to saving throws against conditions that you create.

Scourge of Io Attack 11Wrath upon Dragons

A blast of pure force erupts from you in all directions, ravaging your foes.

Encounter        Divine, Force, Implement
Standard Action      Close burst 5

Target: Each enemy in the burst

Attack: Wisdom vs. Will

Hit: 1d12 + Wisdom modifier force damage, and the target takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls until the end of your next turn. If the target is a dragon, it is instead dazed and takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls until the end of your next turn.

Miss: Half damage. If target is a dragon, it also takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls until the end of your next turn.

Scourge of Io Utility 12Primal Bottle

Even as the dragon’s flames dance around you, you raise your holy symbol and command them to fall back.

Daily        Divine
Immediate Interrupt      Personal

Trigger: A creature makes a close attack that includes you

Effect: You gain a +5 power bonus to all defenses against close attacks until the end of your next turn. You take no damage if the attack misses.

Scourge of Io Attack 20Fire with Fire

As though stealing power from the dragon itself, you breathe a blast of destructive energy and take to the air, sprouting great draconic wings.

Daily        Divine, Implement ; Acid, Cold, Fire, Lightning, Poison or Thunder
Standard Action      Close blast 5

Target: Each creature in the blast

Attack: Wisdom vs. Reflex

Hit: 3d10 + Wis modifier acid, cold, fire, lightning, poison, or thunder damage.

Effect: You gain draconic wings that provide you with fly 5 (hover) until the end of the encounter.

Published in Dragon Magazine 369, page(s) 47.