January 8, 2009

Word of Wizards - The Warden, Levels 1-3

Monday is the release of the preview for the Warden. Although I'm no subscriber but Wizards is kind enough to let some general information of the class be posted on the website for non-subscribers.

Class Traits
Role: Defender. You are sturdy and resilient, and you can assume bestial or treelike forms to destroy your foes. Depending on your choice of class features and powers, you lean toward either controller or striker as a secondary role.
Power Source: Primal. You are a primal champion, a guardian of the natural world and custodian of all living things.
Key Abilities: Strength, Constitution, Wisdom

Armor Proficiencies: Cloth, leather, hide; light shield, heavy shield
Weapon Proficiencies: Simple melee, military melee, simple ranged
Bonus to Defense: +1 Fortitude, +1 Will

Hit Points at 1st Level: 17 + Constitution score
Hit Points per Level Gained: 7
Healing Surges per Day: 9 + Constitution modifier

Trained Skills: Nature. From the class skills list below, choose three more trained skills at 1st level.
Class Skills: Athletics (Str), Dungeoneering (Wis), Endurance (Con), Heal (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Nature (Wis), Perception (Wis)

Class Features: Font of Life, Guardian Might, Nature's Wrath


Oz said...

So it's a fighter with druid wildshape. Seems like they are just making up classes to fill the book (and still no monk).

Questing GM said...

Hey Oz,

You're right. Sooner or later there will be one class for every role for every power source.

We won't be seeing monk anytime soon. PHB II won't be introducing the ki power source just yet. Hopefully in PHB III?

It seems to be me they are just splitting up the functions that one class could handle in 3.x.