"I am the still pool and the tempestuous sea."
The versatility of elemental water manifests in the talents of the watershapers. These elemental devotees can wield water as a weapon, sending waves crashing into their enemies. With experience, a watershaper can discover water’s subtler aspects. Such a master can use water to touch other minds, ease suffering, and alter one’s appearance to stave off age or conceal one’s physical connection to the Elemental Chaos.
Of all the expressions of elemental power in the world, the art of watershaping was not an accidental discovery. Most who know of it see it as a blessing from the kindly primordial Ben-hadar to ease the suffering created by the Dawn War. Some skeptics suggest that the “gift” was nothing more than a way to help the primordials maintain a foothold in the natural world. Regardless of the motive behind its existence, watershaping has helped mortals travel around the world by enabling them to brave the ocean’s surface and explore its depths. All waterfaring people count themselves lucky if they have a watershaper in their midst.
Watershapers operate as advisors, envoys, and arbitrators in the communities they live in or near. They keep the peace, urging calm in their fellows. As reasonable and diplomatic as watershapers can be, they have a stormy side. When one is roused to violence, he or she can be a dangerous adversary. Watershaper Starting Feature (1st level)
: Your origin becomes elemental. For the purpose of effects that relate to creature origin, you are considered to be an elemental. Add Primordial to the languages you can read, write, and speak. You also gain the aquatic trait, so you can breathe underwater. In aquatic combat, you gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls against nonaquatic creatures. Further, you gain a swim speed equal to half your speed.
You also gain the buffeting wave power. Watershaper Level 5 Feature (5th level)
: You gain a +2 power bonus to Insight checks and Heal checks. In addition, whenever you use your second wind, one ally within 5 squares of you gains temporary hit points equal to your highest ability modifier. Watershaper Level 10 Feature (10th level)
: Whenever you use buffeting wave, the blast creates a zone that is difficult terrain for enemies until the end of your next turn.
Watershaper Attack Buffeting Wave
At your command, a wall of water appears and crashes down.
Standard Action Close blast 3
Target: Each creature in the blast
Attack: Highest ability modifier vs. Fortitude. You gain a +2 bonus to the attack roll.
Level 11: The bonus increases to +4.
Level 21: The bonus increases to +6.
Hit: 1d6 + highest ability modifier damage, and the target falls prone.
Level 11: 2d6 + highest ability modifier damage.
Level 21: 3d6 + highest ability modifier damage.
Watershaper Utility 2Safe Harbor
Elemental water rinses away all hurts and provides shelter until your companion can recover.
Daily Elemental, Healing
Minor Action Melee 1
Target: You or one ally
Effect: The target can spend a healing surge. Until the end of your next turn, the target gains a +2 power bonus to all defenses, and squares adjacent to the target are difficult terrain for enemies.
Watershaper Utility 6Flowing Features
You cause the tissues in your body to reshape themselves into a form more to your liking.
Encounter Elemental, Polymorph
Minor Action Personal
Effect: You alter your physical form to take on the appearance of any humanoid of your size. You retain your statistics in your new form, and your clothing, armor, and possessions do not change. You remain in your new form until you change form again or until you dismiss the form as a minor action.
Any creature that attempts to see through your ruse makes an Insight check opposed by your Bluff check. You gain a +5 bonus to your check.
Watershaper Utility 10Sea of Unity
You create a profound link among you and your companions.
Daily Aura, Elemental
Minor Action Personal
Effect: You activate an aura 5 that lasts until the end of the encounter. You and each ally in the aura grant combat advantage for being flanked only if you and every ally in the aura are flanked. When one enemy in the aura grants combat advantage to you or an ally in the aura, that enemy grants combat advantage to you and each ally in the aura.
Published in Heroes of the Elemental Chaos, page(s) 56.