Zephyr Warchief

"We are a scouring sandstorm, and we will sweep you away."

Prerequisite: Warlord, Desert Moon Student feat

You have mastered the art of war as practiced by the desert nomads. You are an expert at using speed and hit-and-run tactics for skirmishes and raids. Perhaps you are displaced from your original band, a grizzled veteran who now fights in foreign lands. You might be searching for a new band to lead or seeking to whip an existing group into shape. You could have been exiled from your tribe and now live as a rootless wanderer. Regardless of your past, your life brought you into contact with the ways of war, and from that experience, you became an aggressive and resourceful leader.

You learned your style of command in a harsh environment where fear and hesitation aren’t options. The unforgiving desert sands shaped you into a keen weapon that has no patience for the luxuries of civilized folk. However, you aren’t without honor. Hospitality, kindness to prisoners, and the rules of war must be observed. You seek to destroy your enemies and pillage their camps, but that doesn’t mean you’re an animal. It’s important that tradition is followed. You demand this adherence of anyone who serves with you and under you.

Your allies know you as a hard and fair leader. Everyone receives their due, but dues must be earned. The desert doesn’t give easily of her bounty, and neither do your enemies.


    Desert Wind (Zephyr Warchief) (11th level): Any ally who starts his or her turn within 5 squares of you gains a +2 bonus to speed when charging or running.
    Warchief's Favor (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, one ally within 5 squares of you can shift his or her speed and make a melee basic attack as a free action before or after the extra action.
    Nomad's Blessing (16th level): Whenever you shift, you can shift 1 extra square.

Zephyr Warchief Attack 11Scouring Strike

You charge your foe with incredible speed, scouring its flesh with your weapon and spinning it around so your allies can rush into position.

Encounter        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Target: One creature

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage. You and each ally adjacent to the target can shift 2 squares as a free action.

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

Zephyr Warchief Utility 12Desert Glide

You and your allies glide across the battlefield like sand snakes in the dunes.

Encounter        Martial
Move Action      Close burst 3

Target: You and each ally in the burst

Effect: Each target can move his or her speed + 2 as a free action.

Zephyr Warchief Attack 20One Thousand Cuts

You and your allies assault your foe with attacks from all sides like the full force of the brutal desert wind, giving it no respite from its wounds.

Daily        Martial, Weapon
Standard Action      Melee weapon

Target: One creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: 3[W] + Strength modifier damage, and ongoing 10 damage (save ends). While the target is affected by this ongoing damage, the first time you or an ally damages the target each round, it takes a –2 penalty to saving throws until the end of its next turn.

Miss: Half damage, and ongoing 10 damage (save ends).

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

Published in Martial Power 2, page(s) 103.