Summer Rhymer

"Ancient rhythms, endlessly refreshed. This blade cuts like a poem."

Prerequisite: Bard, Virtue of Cunning class feature

Among the most powerful residents of the Feywild is Tiandra, the Summer Queen (see Manual of the Planes). Her court is a reflection of her unearthly beauty, hung with flower garlands and alive with bustling activity. Her smile can ripen crops, and her favor bestowed on a mortal can quicken the gifts of song and poetry.
Whether the Summer Queen has actually smiled on you or you merely aspire to seek her blessing, you claim some association with the Summer Fey and study their musical magic. In your feytouched presence, you and your allies teleport freely, and you can call on the Summer Queen’s powers of growth to aid your own healing powers.
If you serve the Summer Queen well, you might hope to receive some favor from her. Great heroes of the past have sometimes received noble titles, magic instruments, access to powerful enchantments, and other gifts from her hand. As the fey go, the Summer Queen is relatively trustworthy, but be warned: No fey gift is truly free.


    Feypath (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you teleport yourself or an ally adjacent to you 5 squares as a free action before or after the extra action.
    The Queen's Grace (11th level): Whenever you grant healing with a bard healing power, add your Charisma modifier to the hit points regained by each target.
    Judgment of the Summer Court (16th level): Whenever an enemy’s missed attack triggers your Virtue of Cunning class feature, you gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls against that enemy until the end of your next turn.

Summer Rhymer Attack 11Song of the Queen's Protection

You sing a melody of eldritch quality that assaults your foe’s senses while causing wisps of light to blur the outlines of your allies.

Encounter        Arcane, Implement, Psychic
Standard Action      Ranged 10

Target: One creature

Attack: Charisma vs. Will

Hit: 2d10 + Charisma modifier psychic damage, and until the end of your next turn, any ally within 10 squares of you gains concealment until the end of his or her next turn.

Summer Rhymer Utility 12Song of Spiral Paths

This song weaves qualities of the Feywild into the air, causing space to bend around you and your allies.

Daily        Arcane, Teleportation, Zone
Minor Action      Close burst 10

Effect: The burst creates a zone of fey magic that lasts until the end of your next turn. While within the zone, you and any ally can teleport 2 squares as a move action.

Sustain Minor: The zone persists.

Summer Rhymer Attack 20Song of the High Court

Bright leaves of radiant power flare around you and your allies as you sing an ode lauding the durability of nature.

Daily        Arcane, Implement, Radiant, Zone
Standard Action      Close burst 5

Target: Each enemy in the burst

Attack: Charisma vs. Will

Hit: 3d10 + Charisma modifier radiant damage.

Effect: The burst creates a zone of song that lasts until the end of your next turn. While within the zone, you and any ally gain resist 5 to all damage.

Sustain Minor: The zone persists.

Published in Player's Handbook 2, page(s) 79.