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  • UNO eND~RAoeNS

    ROLEPLAYING GAME SUPPLEMENTlogan Bonner Eytan Bernstein Bruce R. Cordell Peter lee

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    DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, D&O, d20, d20 System,WIZARDS OF THE COAST, Player'sHandbook,Dun8eonMaster'sGuide,MonsterManual,ArcanePower,FORGOTTEN REALMS, all otherWizards of the Coast productnames,and their respectivelogosare trademarksof Wizards of the Coast in the U.S.A. and othercountries.All Wizards characters,characternames,andthedistinctivelikenessesthereofarepropertyofWizardsof the CoastLLC.This materialis protectedunderthe copyrightlawsof the UnitedStatesofAmerica.Anyreproductionor unauthorizeduseofthe materialor artwork containedhereinis prohibitedwithout the expresswritten permissionofWizardsofthe CoastLLC.Any similarityto actualpeople,organizations,places,or eventsincludedhereinis purelycoincidental.Printed in theU.S.A. 2009Wizards of theCoastLLC

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    CONTENTS...~._._._._._._._._._AiiFamiliars 137

    FamiliarFeats 139

    FamiliarDescriptions 139EpicDestinies 142

    ArcaneSword 142Archlich 143

    Archspell 144Feyliege 145Immanence 146Lordof Fate 147

    Magister. 148Parable 149

    SageofAges 150MagicItems:Tome 151NewRituals 153

    ArcaneBackgrounds 159

    forarcanecharacters;aselectionofmagictomes;severalnewrituals;andabriefdiscussionofarcanebackgrounds.

    UsetheArcane Power supplementtostartplayinganewcharacterwithanewbuild,topickpowersthatbetterdefineyourexistingcharacter,or toevolveyourcharacterwithspecificfeats.Theparagonpathsintroducedheremightallowyoutofullyexpressthestyleyoualwaysintendedyourcharactertohave.

    REIMAGINING YOUR CHARACTERIt happens.You'veplayedyourarcanecharacterawhile,andsuddenlyArcane Power showsup,offer-ingmanynewpossibilities-optionsyoumighthavepickedifyouhadknownaboutthemearlier.

    Don'tdespair;youhaveafewchoices.Retrainingrules(seepage28ofthePlayer'sHandbook)maketappingintoArcane Power easy.If retrainingwon'tdothetrickquicklyenough,talktoyourDM andyourfellowplayersaboutreworkingyourcharacteralongthelinesArcane Power provides.ChancesareyoucanoverhaulyourPC tomatchyourdesireswithoutdoinganyharmtothecampaign.YourDM mightevenhaveawaytomakethechangeapartofthestory.If doingthatultimatelyprovestoodifficult,adramaticexitfortheoldercharactercouldmakewayforanewone.

    4-:WARLOCK 70NewEldritchPact 72NewWarlockPowers 73

    NewParagonPaths 88

    5: WIZARD 96

    New Implements 98NewBuilds 100NewWizardPowers 101

    NewParagonPaths 116

    6: ARCANE OPTIONS 122NewFeats 124

    HeroicTier Feats 124

    ParagonTierFeats 130EpicTier Feats 133MulticlassFeats 135

    SORCERER 24ewClassFeature 26ew Builds 28ewSorcererPowers 28

    ew ParagonPaths 42

    . BARD 4NewClassFeature 6

    ew Build 6ew BardPowers 6

    ew ParagonPaths 18

    Lightningandthunder,illusionsandimplements,songsandsummonings,cursesandchaos-allofthesearethetoolsofarcanecharacters.Theyhavemasteredtheartofmanipulatingrealitythroughtheuseofsupernaturalforcestowreakhavocontheirenemiesorhelptheirfriendswintheday.Themostaccomplishedofarcanecharacterscanproduceawe-orneresultsonthebattlefieldwithouteverneeding

    topickupaweapon.Arcane Power isamanualoffantasticeffects

    andmysteriousabilities.In itspagesarenewwaystobuildanarcanecharacter,alongwithnewoptionstofill outyourroleasabard,asorcerer,aswordmage,awarlock,orawizard.Membersofnonarcaneclassesmightfindanappropriatemulticlassfeatorsomeusefulritualsin thesepages,buteverythingelseisforarcanecharacters.

    USING THIS BOOK_\5 youcanseebythetableofcontents,ArcanePower is organizedbyclass.Whetheryouhaveacharacterofaparticularclassoryouwanttomakeacharacterofthatclass,allyouhavetodois consulttheproperchapterfornewclassfeatures,builds,powers,andparagonpaths.Thefinalchapterofthebookcontainsmorethanonehundrednewfeats;newrulesforfamiliars;ninenewepicdestinies

    _: SWORDMAGE 48ew ClassFeature SOew Build 50

    ewSwordmagePowers 51ew ParagonPaths 64

  • CHAPTER 1

    "Melodieshauntme:son8sofjoy andsorrow,victoryanddefeat.Theysurfacefrom thepast,andechofaintlyfromfuturesyettobe."

    As A bard,youarean arcanemarvelcapableof callingmagicfrom art itself You areviscerallymovedby thepoetry,songs,and narrativesofancientdaysand areinspiredto reproducethewonderstheyrelate,or to createnewlegendsofyourown.

    You area consummateperformer,andyourmagicisjust oneaspectofagrand display.A masterof charm and illusion,youcanspin a storysocapti-vatingor amusicalrecitalsoengrossingthathoursmightpasswhile the listenerstandstransfixed.Incombat,youput thesesameskills touse,but insteadof delightingan audience,youperformto destroya foe.You revelin dramaand creativityevenin themidstofa viciousfight.

    You arenothingifnot versatile,capableof fightingwith both swordor bow andspell.Few enemiesfullyappreciateyoureffectiveness-untilit is toolate.Yourbroadrangeoftalentencompassesartisticability,arcanelore,andknowledgeof thingslongpast-withglimpsesofwhatis to come.You'll find supportfor allyour abilitiesin this chapter.It includesthe followingmaterial.

    . New Class Feature: The Virtue ofPrescience

    grantsthe wisdomof forethoughttoyour bardicpowers.

    . New Build: Manipulate fortuneandpeerinto thefuture asaprescientbard.

    . New Bard Powers: New powerssupplementthebard builds describedin thePlayer'sHandbook2corerulebook,aswell asthenew prescientbard.Bardswho favorthebow overthebladewill also

    find plentyof opportunitieshere.

    . New Paragon Paths: Useyour talentstofollowoneof sixnewpaths.Strike fromafarwith acombinationof archeryandmusic,bring deathto evildoerswith whisperedversesofdoom,orcall forth the songoflife itself.

    CHAPTER 1 I Bard

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    Yourexpertshotrendersyourfoe unaccountablyclumsy

    At-Will. Arcane,WeaponStandardAction RangedweaponTarget:One creatureAttack:CharismaVS. AC

    Hit: 1(W]+Charismamodifierdamage.The-firsttimethetargetmisseswith anattackbeforetheendof yournextturn, it fallsprone.Leve/21: 2[W]+Charismamodifierdamage.

    Bardsleadby emulatinggreatheroesoflegend,swayingthebattlewith exhortationsto glory.Theprescientbard leadsfromthe rear,literally callingthe shots.This sectionexpandsthe abilitiesof allbards,with somepowersfocusedon theprescientbard build andother,generalspellssuitedto therep-ertoireofanybard.

    LEVEL 1AT-WILL SPELLS

    '--'---'-'--'-'--'-'---'-'-NEW BARD POWERS

    CHAPTER 1 I Bard

    PRESCIENT BARDYou havetheforesighttonavigatethetwistingroadsofluck andfate,emulatingthoseheroeswhowereabletosensethetruthsbeyondmerereality.Bymanipu-latingluckandglimpsingthefuture,youhelpyouralliesexploiteveryadvantage,attackingyourenemies'weakestdefensesandavoidingmishapsin combat.You wieldarangedweapon,with whichyoucancastspellsatenemiesfromadistancewhile inspiringallies.As with otherbards,youuseCharismaforyourattackpowers,soit shouldbeyourhighestabilityscore.ChooseWisdom asyoursecond-highestscore,sinceit enhancestheeffectsofpowersthatusetheVirtueofPrescience.A decentIntelligencescoreis usefulforimprovingyourArmor ClassandReflexdefense,aswell asboostingtheknowledgeskillsthatyouoftenuse.

    Suggested Class Feature: Virtue ofPrescienceSuggested Feat: ExtendedPrescience*Suggested Skills: Arcana, Diplomacy,History,

    Insight,PerceptionSuggestedAt-Will Powers: auidinastriket,jinxshot*Suggested Encounter Power: prophesiedstrike*SuggestedDaily Power: arrowofwamina**Newoptionpresentedin this booktPresentedin Player'sHandbook2

    Rhythm moderatestheflow ofyourswordplayandthetenorofyour spells.For you,all theworld'sastage.The Player'sHandbook2 corerulebookdescribedthecunning bard andthevalorousbard.This chapterpresentsathird build, theprescientbard.

    DRAGONBORN BARDSWith their naturallyhighCharismascores,dragonbornmake admirable bards. Proud and honorable,manychoosetheVirtueofValorinorqerto emulatethebatt