Dragon 404: Class Acts: Runepriest - Shan Zi of Kara-Tur

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Words of Bravery is ally-unfriendly, but the flavor text says that you're only hitting the enemies around you. It seems like it should target "Each enemy in the burst".


I think the timing on Words of Ancestral Bravery works, but it's a bit confusing. Can the ally gain the benefit from ending its turn adjacent to the runepriest for the saving throws being made that turn? In an analogy, is it like Magic's end step starting or its end step ending?


Words of Celestial Heaven (the Enlightened Word daily 20) should have the charm keyword. Also, based on the rules of "end of turn" on page 198 of the RC (which I just looked up for the last one), creatures can't take actions during their end of turn, which is when the aftereffect would normally come up. This means that the aftereffect technically doesn't work, since it's a free action forced attack.

EDIT: Never mind, didn't realize it was right there. Thought you were talking about the Monday article.

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Protective Scroll (Utility 10) creates a healing scroll which lasts "until it is expended or until the end of your next extended rest". Since it is an encounter power, this allows the runepriest to stockpile a bunch of scrolls, and use several of them in a single fight, if needed. This hardly looks like an intended application.


I would make it last "until it is expended, until the end of your next extended rest, or until you use this power again". Of course, you could also make the power a daily, but I think that would be overkill.

Edit: It turns out that the fix I suggested still leaves the door open to 2/uses per encounter (since the rPriest can use two minors to create a scroll and spend a surge after a scroll has been spent). For this reason, a proper set of changes to turn Protective Scroll into a real encounter power would involve: (1) have the scroll last  "until it is expended, until the end of your next extended rest, or until you use this power again", (2) add "special: you can use this power only during a short or extended rest".

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Pg. 5 Class Act: Runepriest  Touch of Hope's Utility Power should require a Minor Action to use instead of a Standard Action. 

Pg. 6 Class Act: Runepriest  Heavenly Halberdier's Feat should work with any Runepriest Power and instead limit it to Slide one target hit by the Power as a Free action.

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No other application for Protective Scroll? I would think that a encounter power allowing to heal a surge as a minor action and gain a huge bonus to defenses could see some play. It's not like the Runepriest has an excess of options for healing utilities below level 16 - you have Shield of Sacrifice (which is decent but usable only 1/day), and a bunch of mediocre skill powers. 
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It does not function as a targeted heal, yeah. It's just a power with a personal range, which the runepriest can grant to any member of the party before any encounter. I still don't see how that "deletes it from the system entirely" - the healing remains useful, and the defense bonus is damn good.

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And with Comrade's Succor, the Healing Surges cost can be mitigated pretty easily. I submitted an Errata for Protecting Scroll too.

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Pg. 5 Class Act: Runepriest  Touch of Hope's Utility Power should require a Minor Action to use instead of a Standard Action. 



I agree that this should be a minor action.  It is not strong enough to warrant being a standard action.

Its bad enough that the equivalent cleric powers are standard actions.