Verdant Stalker

"My steps are as light as a leaf on the wind."

Prerequisite: Rogue, trained in Stealth

You are a creature of stealth—a warrior who treads so lightly that even the autumn leaves remain silent beneath your step. For you, silence is a way of life and an art.

You’re comfortable in the forest, where your abilities to move quietly and to camouflage your movements are at their best. You prefer to wear out your foe, dancing from shadow to shadow and from tree to tree, peppering your enemy with ranged attacks. No enemy has yet caught you standing still.

You might have grown up among forest-dwelling elves or fey. It’s also possible that you were once a city dweller who has since become one with nature. You still know of and sometimes visit urban areas, but they have become foreign to you. The forest is your home now, and you’re as comfortable in it as a street urchin is in the dock ward of a city. When outsiders invade your territory, you strike back with a furious vengeance, assaulting them with rapid volleys of missiles that kill the intruders or drive them away.

Elves and halflings are most likely to follow this path, but any character who favors stealth and silence, uses ranged attacks with great skill, and is an expert forester can succeed as a verdant stalker.

VERDANT STALKER PATH FEATURES

    Delicate Shot (11th level): Whenever you hit an enemy from which you are hidden with a ranged attack and you then roll Sneak Attack damage dice, you treat a roll of 1 or 2 as a roll of 3.
    Vanishing Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you can make a Stealth check to become hidden after the extra action. If you used the extra action to take a move action, you gain a +5 bonus to the Stealth check.
    Light-Footed (16th level): You ignore difficult terrain.

Verdant Stalker Attack 11Shadow to Shadow

You slide behind cover, attack your foe from a distance, and then slip back into the shadows again.

Encounter        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Ranged weapon

Requirement: You must be using a hand crossbow, a repeating crossbow, a shortbow, a shuriken, or a sling.

Effect: Before and after the attack, you shift 3 squares. After each shift, you can make a Stealth check to become hidden.

Target: One creature

Attack: Dexterity vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Dexterity modifier damage.


Verdant Stalker Utility 12Forest Specter

Moving among foliage or around a cavern wall, you blend into your surroundings like a spirit of nature.

Encounter        Martial
Minor Action      Personal

Requirement: You must have total concealment or superior cover.

Effect: You become invisible until the end of your next turn, until you attack, or until you no longer have any cover or any concealment.


Verdant Stalker Attack 20Leaves of Steel

You slip out of the shadows, firing a volley of shots at your enemies.

Daily        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Area burst 2 within weapon range

Requirement: You must be using a hand crossbow, a repeating crossbow, a shortbow, a shuriken, or a sling.

Effect: Before the attack, you shift 3 squares.

Target: Each enemy in the burst you can see

Attack: Dexterity vs. AC

Hit: 4[W] + Dexterity modifier damage.

Miss: Half damage.


Published in Martial Power 2, page(s) 76.