The next preview/beta class I'm putting up here today is one that's taken a lot of my focus...
The Rage Knight! Raghr! Smash! Etc... It's taken so much of my focus due to going through a good
three or four iterations. I think I've finally got it going in a direction that will add a pretty bad ass,
but also flavorful Expert Class to the game. The Rage Knight has always been a key focus for the AoS
setting, and needs to be just right. I'm posting the first three levels of the class here
(along with a link to download a PDF), and get a feel from you ladies and gents if this seems
to be going in the right direction.
I've always likee the Rage feat tree, but haven't really seen enough use of it in the games
I've been involved with. That's where this fine fellow comes in. A class built entirely around use
and exploitation of the Rage tree.Rage Knight
Rage. It can blind a warrior and send them into an uncontrollable fury, but it can
also be focused and used as a weapon. The Rage Knight is a focused warrior that controls
and channels their boundless fury. By controlling it, they are able to perform superhuman
feats of strength and fortitude. Eventually, even death itself can be conquered with their hatred and rage.
Depending on the campaign, a Rage Knight could be...
- A death seeking slayer of trolls
- A member of a knightly order obsessed with the eradication of the undead
- A dark vigilante, seeking to bring justice to evil doers
- A half demon barbarian that has found a way to focus his inhuman rage into a weapon
- An avatar of the god of vengeance, avenging the innocent of the world Party Role:
Combatant/Tank. You channel a seemingly endless supply of anger into
an ability to shrug off even the worst damage and push through any enemy that gets in your way.
Class Features Requirements:
Constitution 15+, Athletics 4+ ranks, Intimidate 4+ ranks, Rage BasicsFavored Attributes:
Constitution and StrengthClass Skills:
Athletics, Crafting, Intimidate, Notice, Resolve, Sense Motive, Survival, TacticsSkill Points:
4 + Int modifier per levelVitality:
12 + Con modifier per level Core Ability Quiet Fury:
While others might scream, beat their chest, or froth at the mouth while in
battle, you enter a calm and collected state, utterly aware of all that goes on around you. At Level 1,
while in your Berserk Stance, you gain a +2 bonus to your defense. Also, at Level 1 and for each
Class Level thereafter, you gain 1 additional skill point that must be spent on either Athletics or Intimidate. Class Abilities Bring it On!:
You've learned to fight entire groups of enemies single-handedly. At Level 1,
when flanked, you gain a bonus to your attack checks equal to the number of adjacent opponents. You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry:
You've learned to focus and control your hatred, hardening
your mind and body. At level 2, you gain a point of Subdual Resistance each time you render an opponent
unconscious or dead. You may use this ability a number of times per combat equal to your starting action dice. Immovable Object I:
You have turned your hatred inward, empowering your regenerative
capabilities. At level 3, while in your Berserk Stance, you gain the Regeneration 2 quality.