Self-Forged

"I improve myself by any means necessary."

Prerequisite: Any race except warforged, must be an artificer

Warforged are an intriguing race, and regard for them ranges from viewing them as property to accepting them as people. Most folks resent, distrust, or tolerate warforged. You take a different view: You want to become one. During the Last War, a few mastermakers who worked in the foundries that produced warforged became convinced that warforged were exemplars of perfection. Now renegades from their former employers, these individuals seek to improve their own forms by installing mechanical augmentations into their flesh.
To become a self-forged, your first step is to install a battlefist, a mechanized steel appendage that resembles a gauntlet with articulated fingers. The battlefist replaces your hand, requiring you to sever your own appendage to make way for the new addition. As a result, only the most dedicated or mad artificers embark on this path.

SELF-FORGED PATH FEATURES

    Battlefist (11th level): You have a battlefist, which replaces your hand. The battlefist is a melee weapon with which you are proficient. It is a part of the mace weapon group, deals 1d8 damage, and has a +3 proficiency bonus. You can hold items in your battlefist as though it were your hand, but you must not be holding anything when you use your battlefist as a weapon. You can use the Enchant Magic Item, Disenchant Magic Item, and Transfer Enchantment rituals on the battlefist. Using Disenchant Magic Item on the battlefist does not destroy it.
    Fortifying Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you gain temporary hit points equal to 5 + one-half your level.
    Supporting Construction (11th level): The parts you graft onto your body make you more durable. You gain a +2 bonus to saving throws against ongoing damage.
    Added Resilience (16th level): Whenever you make a death saving throw, you can take the better of your die roll or 10.
    More Metal Than Flesh (16th level): You can attach and embed components as if you were a warforged.

Self-Forged Attack 11Battlefist Smash

Channeling arcane power into your battlefist, you smash it into your enemy with such force that you leave your foe staggering.

Encounter        Arcane, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Requirement: Your battlefist hand must be free.

Target: One creature

Attack: Intelligence vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Intelligence modifier damage, and you push the target a number of squares equal to your Constitution modifier. The target grants combat advantage to you and your allies until the start of your next turn.


Self-Forged Utility 12Self-Repair

Your magic quickly repairs your damaged components.

Daily        Arcane, Healing
Standard Action      Personal

Effect: You regain hit points equal to twice your healing surge value.


Self-Forged Attack 20Flailing Gauntlet

Your metal hand detaches from your arm and shoots toward a foe, remaining connected to you by a chain of force.

Daily        Arcane, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee 2

Requirement: Your battlefist hand must be free.

Target: One creature

Attack: Intelligence vs. Fortitude

Hit: 4[W] + Intelligence modifier damage, and you knock the target prone.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: Your battlefist gains the reach weapon property until the end of the encounter.


Published in Eberron Player's Guide, page(s) 65.