Slayer of the Dead

"Stay in your graves, hungry dead! Or when I am done with you there will be nothing left to rebury."

Prerequisite: Paladin

The undead that crawl out of the earth and shamble from chill barrows are an unnatural blight upon the land. You have taken up the charge of destroying these horrors with the brilliant light of your faith. The undead are no longer the people they once were, and sending them back to their graves is the only way to respect those whose corpses walk again in undeath.

You were appointed to your holy task after undergoing sacred rituals and learning ancient prayers that invest you with the power to eradicate the walking dead. This paragon path is well suited to followers of Pelor, god of the sun and enemy of the creatures of darkness. Paladins of Ioun too are dedicated to foiling the plans of Vecna, who is the god of undeath as well as the keeper of foul secrets. However, many deities encourage their followers to dispatch the undead as violations of divine law, so slayer traditions are strong among the devotees of many gods.


    Incandescent Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to make an attack, that attack deals extra radiant damage equal to 5 + your Wisdom modifier against the first target hit by it.
    Scorn the Dead (11th level): You gain resist necrotic equal to 5 + your Strength modifier. The resistance increases to 10 + your Strength modifier at 21st level.
    Slayer's Presence (16th level): When you bloody any undead creature or reduce it to 0 hit points, each enemy within 5 squares of you takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls until the end of your next turn. This is a fear effect.

Slayer of the Dead Attack 11Light of the Living

Your strike flares with holy radiance, which sears nearby undead.

Encounter        Divine, Radiant, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier radiant damage. Each undead creature within 5 squares of you takes radiant damage equal to your Strength modifier and is subject to your divine sanction until the end of your next turn.

Slayer of the Dead Utility 12Life and Death Entwined

The undead horror strikes at you, but your divine patron foils its loathsome touch and turns its aggression against it.

Daily        Divine, Radiant
Immediate Interrupt      Personal

Trigger: An undead enemy hits you

Target: The triggering enemy

Effect: You take no damage from the target’s attack. Your next attack against the target deals extra radiant damage equal to one-half the damage you would have taken from the target’s attack.

Slayer of the Dead Attack 20Bury the Dead

The light of life gleams around you as you command the restless dead to return to their graves.

Daily        Divine, Implement, Radiant
Standard Action      Close burst 2

Target: Each creature in the burst

Attack: Strength vs. Reflex

Hit: 4d8 + Strength modifier radiant damage. If the target is undead, it is also restrained (save ends).

Miss: Half damage.

Published in Divine Power, page(s) 105.