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Avenger

Avenger is a divine striker class in 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons.[PHB2:32]

Class traitsEdit

Class skillsEdit

Avengers are trained in Religion, plus any three skills from the avenger class skill list:

Armor of FaithEdit

The favor of your deity wards you from harm. While you are neither wearing heavy armor or shield, you gain a +3 bonus to AC. This bonus being untyped, it stacks with the Intelligence or Dexterity bonus for wearing light armor.

Avenger's CensureEdit

An avenger chooses one of the following options. Each option grants the avenger a bonus to damage rolls against the avenger's oath of enmity target in a given situation.

Avenger's Censure option Condition Damage bonus against avenger's oath of enmity target
Censure of Pursuit[PHB2:33] the avenger's oath of enmity target willingly moves away from the avenger +2 per tier + Dex modifier until the end of the avenger's next turn
Censure of Retribution[PHB2:33] any enemy other than the avenger's oath of enmity target hits the avenger Int modifier until the end of the avenger's next turn, cumulative
Censure of Unity[DP:6] one or more of the avenger's allies are adjacent to the avenger's oath of enmity target +1 per tier for each of the avenger's allies adjacent to the target

Avengers who choose Censure of Pursuit are sometimes called "chasers", and tend to make Dexterity a secondary ability score. Avengers who choose Censure of Retribution are sometimes called "martyrs", and tend to make Intelligence a secondary ability score.

Channel DivinityEdit

Once per encounter you can use a channel divinity power. You start with two channel divinity powers: abjure undead and divine guidance.

Oath of EnmityEdit

An avenger can use oath of enmity, a minor action encounter power that affects an enemy until the end of the encounter or until the enemy drops to 0 hit points. An avenger regains the use of oath of enmity when his or her previous oath of enmity effect ends.

When the avenger makes a melee attack against his or her oath of enmity target, and the target is the only enemy adjacent to the avenger, the avenger rolls twice for the attack roll and chooses either result.

If the avenger also has the Avenger's Censure class feature, he or she may deal bonus damage to his or her oath of enmity target as specified by the choice of Avenger's Censure.

Avenger powersEdit

Avenger powers, having a divine power source, are also called prayers.

At-will attack powers

1st level

Encounter attack powers Daily attack powers Utility powers

1st level

1st level

2nd level

3rd level

5th level

6th level

Unleveled powers
Key
Im
Implement keyword
P
Censure of Pursuit rider
R
Censure of Retribution rider
U
Censure of Unity rider
D
Dexterity based effect
I
Intelligence based effect

Multiclass avengersEdit

Characters who did not start as avengers and who do not already have a multiclass feat of a type other than multiclass avenger may multiclass as avengers by taking one of the following entry feats.

Avenger entry feat Prerequisites Benefits
Disciple of Divine Wrath[PHB2:196] Wis 13 The character becomes trained in Religion. Once per encounter, the character can use oath of enmity. Oath of enmity only lasts until the end of the character's next turn.
Hero of Faith[DP:144] Wis 15 The character becomes trained in any skill from the avenger class skill list. Once per encounter, the character can use oath of enmity. Oath of enmity only lasts until the character hits the target or the target drops to 0 hit points, and the character cannot switch oath of enmity's target or extend its duration in any way.[U:11/2009]

In addition, each avenger entry feat grants all of the following benefits:

  • The character counts as an avenger, in addition to his or her original class, for the purpose of meeting prerequisites for feats, paragon paths, etc.
  • The character gains implement proficiency with avenger implements, such as holy symbols.
  • The character may take Novice Power, Acolyte Power, and Adept Power feats to exchange powers for avenger powers.
  • If the character takes a multiclass encounter, a multiclass utility, and a multiclass daily feat (such as Novice, Acolyte, and Adept Power), the character can paragon multiclass in avenger instead of taking a paragon path. Paragon multiclassed avengers select additional avenger powers instead of paragon path powers, and may take the Channel of Vengeance[DP:144] feat to gain the avenger channel divinity powers abjure undead and divine guidance, as well as counting as having the Channel Divinity class feature, if not already possessed.

Hybrid avengersEdit

A character may be created as a hybrid of avenger and another class other than avenger. The hybrid avenger bonus to defense is +1 Fortitude, +1 Reflex, or +1 Will. The hybrid's avenger class features is Oath of Enmity (hybrid), which is the same as Oath of Enmity except that oath of enmity affects only melee attacks with avenger powers or avenger paragon path powers.

When a hybrid avenger gains the Hybrid Talent feat, he or she chooses one hybrid talent option from either of his or her hybrid classes. The avenger hybrid talent options are:

Armor of Faith
The hybrid avenger gains the Armor of Faith avenger class feature.
Avenger's Censure (hybrid)
Avenger's Censure (hybrid) is the same as Avenger's Censure except that the bonus to damage rolls only applies to avenger powers and avenger paragon path powers.
Channel Divinity (hybrid)
Channel Divinity (hybrid) is the same as Channel Divinity except that the hybrid avenger gains either abjure undead or divine guidance, but not both.[PHB3:140]

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