Vadalis Griffonmaster

"Look to the skies, my friends. There you’ll find me."

Prerequisite: Ranger, Beast Mastery class feature, Mark of Handling feat

In the final years of the Last War, House Vadalis began training griffon riders—soldiers mounted on domesticated griffons. As a Vadalis griffonmaster, you had a hand in training those griffons and their riders. With your dragon mark’s power, you’ve become an expert rider who is at home on the back of a griffon.


    Griffonmaster Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to make an attack, your Vadalis-bred griffon can take a standard action or a move action after your attack. If the griffon uses the action to attack, the attack deals 1d6 extra damage.
    Vadalis Griffon (11th level): You can swap your current beast companion for a Vadalis-bred griffon.
    Vadalis Ritual Techniques (16th level): You have mastered and can perform the Commune with Nature and Phantom Steed rituals as if you had the Ritual Caster feat.

Vadalis Griffonmaster Attack 11Griffon's Pull

Your griffon reaches out with its beak and pulls your enemies close. You then seize the opportunity to attack.

Encounter        Beast, Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon (beast 2)

Primary Target: One creature

Primary Attack: Beast’s attack bonus vs. Reflex

Hit: 1[B] + beast’s Strength modifier damage, and you slide the target 3 squares into a space adjacent to your Vadalis-bred griffon beast companion. Make a secondary attack that is a melee weapon attack.

  Secondary Target: One creature that was a primary target

  Secondary Attack: Strength vs. AC. You have combat advantage against the secondary target.

  Hit: 1[W] + Strength modifier damage.
Level 21: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage.

Vadalis Griffonmaster Utility 12Invigorating Dive

The rush of the wind and the anticipation of attacking your prey give you and your griffon a surge of vigor.

Daily        Beast, Healing, Martial
Free Action      Close burst 1

Requirement: You must be mounted on a creature that is flying.

Trigger: You charge

Target: You and your beast companion

Effect: Each target regains hit points equal to your healing surge value.

Vadalis Griffonmaster Attack 20Snatching Assault

Your griffon grabs your enemy in its talons and whisks it away.

Daily        Beast, Martial
Standard Action      Melee beast 1

Target: One creature

Attack: Beast’s attack bonus vs. AC

Hit: 2[B] + beast Strength’s modifier damage, and the target is grabbed. Until the grab ends, your Vadalis-bred griffon beast companion can move the target without needing to make a Strength attack.

Miss: 2[B] + beast’s Strength modifier damage.

Effect: After the attack, your Vadalis-bred griffon beast companion can move half its speed.

Published in Eberron Player's Guide, page(s) 79.