Tiger Claw Master

"I am the hunter. You are my prey."

Prerequisite: Monk

The tiger claw style is an ancient, honored path. Its practitioners have incorporated techniques from different traditions, but the style retains a central feature: the tiger claw. A practitioner curls his or her fingers toward the palm to make a claw. Through iron discipline, the monk transforms each digit into a rigid talon capable of raking and rending.
    Mastering tiger claw maneuvers builds your strength and hardiness, and your strikes shred enemies. You spring at your foes with astounding speed. With true mastery, you take on the characteristics of the celestial tiger. Coarse orange and white striped fur covers your body. Your hands become clawed paws and a tiger’s visage replaces your features. With great green orbs for eyes and a mouth filled with sharp teeth, you embody the tiger claw style.

TIGER CLAW MASTER PATH FEATURES

    Pouncing Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to make a charge attack, you move your speed + 2 as part of the charge, your movement for the charge doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks, and you can reroll one attack roll made as part of the charge.
    Tiger Claw Style (11th level): When you make an attack roll, you can take a -2 penalty to the roll. If the attack hits and you trigger your Flurry of Blows power, that power deals 4 extra damage.
    Tiger's Endurance (16th level): When you use your second wind, you regain additional hit points equal to your Strength modifier. In addition, the bonus to all defenses granted by your second wind equals 2 + your Strength modifier.

Tiger Claw Master Attack 11Tiger Claw Rake [Attack Technique]

You sprint across the battlefield, and your tiger claw tears your foe and leaves it in debilitating agony.

Encounter        Full Discipline, Implement, Psionic
Standard Action      Melee touch

Target: One creature

Attack: Dexterity vs. Reflex

Hit: 3d10 + Dexterity modifier damage, and the target takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls until the end of your next turn. If the target moves more than 2 squares on its next turn, it takes 5 damage.

Special: When charging, you can use this power in place of a melee basic attack.


Tiger Claw Rake [Movement Technique]

Encounter      Full Discipline, Psionic
Move Action      Personal

Effect: You move your speed + 2, ignoring difficult terrain. Any enemy that hits you with an opportunity attack provoked by this movement takes damage equal to your Strength modifier, and you mark the enemy until the start of your next turn.


Tiger Claw Master Utility 12Tiger Frenzy

Pain clarifies your mind, letting you strike with ease at foes that come too close.

Daily        Psionic, Stance
Immediate Reaction      Personal

Trigger: You are bloodied by an attack

Effect: Until the stance ends, any enemy that ends its turn adjacent to you takes damage equal to your Strength modifier.


Tiger Claw Master Attack 20Awaken the Celestial Tiger

As you spring at your enemy, your body transforms into the celestial tiger—a relentless force of unearthly fury.

Daily        Implement, Polymorph, Psionic
Standard Action      Melee touch

Requirement: You must charge and use this power in place of a melee basic attack.

Target: One creature

Attack: Dexterity vs. Reflex. Make the attack twice.

Hit: 4d10 + Dexterity modifier damage, and you knock the target prone. If you hit with both attacks, the target takes 2d10 extra damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: You assume the form of the celestial tiger until the end of the encounter. While in this form, you are immune to fear effects, your Flurry of Blows power deals extra damage equal to your Strength modifier, and you gain a +2 power bonus to speed.


Published in Psionic Power, page(s) 77.