Stoneblessed

"There are secrets in the peaks, mysteries I have unraveled and embraced."

Prerequisite: Goliath

There can be no understating the kinship that goliaths share with their mountain homes. Like the mountains, goliaths stand tall despite the hardship of life amid the wind, snow, and ice of the highest crags. Most goliaths are proud merely to draw strength from their upbringing amid the towering peaks, but a rare few come to embody the spirit of the mountains.
You are such a hero, a stoneblessed goliath who has an uncommon connection to stone and earth. Rock beneath your feet emboldens you, and the elements nourish you, until you become the personification of your homeland’s peaks. As a stoneblessed, you draw power from the stone itself, allowing you to transcend the bounds of your mortal form and achieve astonishing acts of strength. Your attacks strike with the weight of the mountain behind them. When you reach the pinnacle of this path, you can transform yourself into an entity of stone, crushing those who stand against you.
When you take the first step on this path, your features and form begin a slow transformation, revealing the depth of your mountain connection. Your skin gains the texture of sandstone, thickening to protect you from harm. Your eyes lose their moisture until they eventually shine like diamonds, reflecting light in a rainbow. The lithoderms that stud your shoulders and elbows transform into crystalline growths. Among goliaths, these features mark you as a true champion, a chosen hero of your kind.

STONEBLESSED PATH FEATURES

    Stonehide Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you also gain a +2 bonus to AC until the end of your next turn.
    Unusual Reach (11th level): Your melee reach increases by 1.
    Mountain Crush (16th level): Whenever you score a critical hit with a two-handed weapon, the attack deals extra damage equal to twice your Constitution modifier.

Stoneblessed Attack 11Mountain Sweep

You sweep your weapon in a terrible arc, slicing through your foes as if they were wheat before the scythe.

Encounter        Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One or two creatures

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier + Constitution modifier damage.


Stoneblessed Utility 12Summit Advantage

Focusing your awareness, you ready yourself to lash out at any enemy in reach that gives you an opening.

Encounter  
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the end of your next turn, you have threatening reach.


Stoneblessed Attack 20Avalanche Assault

With the power of an avalanche, you rain blows on your enemy. The strength of the mountains lingers in your limbs while you remain in this stance.

Daily        Stance, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. Fortitude

Hit: 4[W] + Strength modifier damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: You assume the stance of the avalanche. Until the stance ends, you can move through an enemy’s space if that enemy is your size or smaller, and you gain a bonus to the damage rolls of your at-will attacks equal to your Constitution modifier.


Published in Player's Handbook 2, page(s) 27.