Verdant Stalker

"My steps are as light as a leaf on the wind."

Prerequisite: Rogue, trained in Stealth

You are a creature of stcalth-a warrior who treads so lightly that even the autumn leaves remain silent beneath your step. For you, silence is a way of life and an art.

You're comfortable in the forest, where your abilities to move quietly and to camouflage your movements are at their best. You prefer to wear out your foe, dancing from shadow to shadow and from tree to tree, peppering your enemy with ranged attacks. No enemy has yet caught you standing still.

You might have grown up among forest-dwelling elves or fey. It's also possible that you were once a city dweller who has sincc become one with nature. You still know of and sometimes visit urban areas, but they have become foreign to you. The forest is your home now, and you're as comfortable in it as a street urchin is in the dock ward of a city. When outsiders invade your territory, you strike back with a furious vengeance, assaulting them with rapid volleys of missiles that kill the intruders or drive them away.

Elves and halflings are most likely to follow this path, but any character who favors stealth and

silence, uses ranged attacks with great skill, and is an expert forester can succeed as a verdant stalker.

Verdant Stalker Path Features

Delicate Shot (11th level): Whenever you hit an enemy from which you are hidden with a ranged attack and you then roll Sneak Attack damage dice, you treat a roll of 1 or 2 as a roll of 3.

Vanishing Action (11th level): When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you can make a Stealth check to become hidden after the extra action. Ifyou used the extra action to take a move action, you gain a +5 bonus to the Stealth check.

Light-Footed (16th level): You ignore difficult terrain.

Verdant Stalker Exploits

Shadow to Shadow Verdant Stalker Attack 11

You slide behind cover, attack your foe from a distance, and then slip back into the shadows again.

Encounter ♦ Martial, Weapon Standard Action Ranged weapon

Requirement: You must be using a hand crossbow, a repeating crossbow, a shortbow, a shuriken, or a sling. Effect: Before and after the attack, you shift 3 squares. After each shift, you can make a Stealth check to become hidden. Target: One creature Attack: Dexterity vs. AC Hit: 3[W| + Dexterity modifier damage.

Forest Specter

Verdant Stalker Utility 12

Moving among foliage or around a cavern wall,you blend into your surroundings like a spirit of nature.

Encounter ♦ Martial

Minor Action Personal

Requirement: You must have total concealment or superior cover.

Effect: You become invisible until the end of your next turn, until you attack, or until you no longer have any cover or any concealment.

Leaves of Steel

Verdant Stalker Attack 20

You slip out of the shadows, firing a volley of shots at your enemies.

Daily ♦ Martial, Weapon

Standard Action Area burst 2 within weapon range

Requirement: You must be using a hand crossbow, a repeating crossbow, a shortbow, a shuriken, or a sling. Effect: Before the attack, you shift 3 squares. Target: Each enemy in burst you can see Attack: Dexterity vs. AC Hit: 4|W) + Dexterity modifier damage. Miss: Half damage.

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