Vengeful Crusader

"I am the righteous sword—the heaven’s blade—and there is no escaping the painful truth of what you have done."

Prerequisite: Paladin, trained in Insight or Perception

Hate burns hot in your heart—hate for all those who prey on the weak and who despoil the innocent. Hate for all those who know nothing but evil. You channel this blazing wrath into your attacks to ensure the perpetrators pay for their crimes. Those who raise your ire can expect no mercy from you—only death.

VENGEFUL CRUSADER PATH FEATURES

    Vengeance's Imperative (11th level): When an enemy marked by you makes an attack that doesn’t include you as the target, you can shift 1 square toward that enemy after the attack as a free action.
    Vengeful Action (Vengeful Crusader) (11th level): Whenever you spend an action point while you are bloodied, you can subject each enemy you can see within 3 squares of you to your divine sanction until the end of your next turn.
    Vengeful Shield (16th level): Enemies that attack allies adjacent to you take damage equal to your Strength modifier.

Vengeful Crusader Attack 11Driving Force

Your enemy falls back under your ferocious attack, but if it thinks it can escape your wrath, it is mistaken.

Encounter        Divine, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature you have marked

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage, and the target is pushed 2 squares. If the target makes an attack that doesn’t include you before the start of your next turn, you can make a charge attack against the target as an immediate interrupt.


Vengeful Crusader Utility 12Crusader's Stance

As your enemies attack, your anger only grows, filling you with righteous indignation that you can use to punish them for their transgressions.

Daily        Divine, Stance
Minor Action      Personal

Effect: Until the stance ends, when an ally you can see takes damage from an enemy’s attack, you gain a +1 bonus to your next attack roll and damage roll before the end of your next turn. This bonus is cumulative, to a maximum of +5.


Vengeful Crusader Attack 20Crusader's Vengeance

Your hate guides your attack and delivers a punishing strike that reverberates for the final moments the enemy has left to live.

Daily        Divine, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 4[W] + Strength modifier damage.

Miss: Half damage.

Effect: Until the end of the encounter, when the target makes an attack that does not include you, it takes damage equal to your Strength modifier.


Published in Dragon Magazine 377, page(s) 47.