June 19, 2009
Word of Wizards - Excerpts: Breland & Threats to Eberron
Eberron Campaign Guide Excerpts: Breland & Threats to Eberron
Today's excerpt is all about History checks on Breland and the Lords of Dust.
The lore of Breland is quite extensive, covering areas such as King Boranel's ideals and deeds, the royal family and their roles in ruling the kingdom, the parliament of Breland and finally the involvement of Breland in the Last War. All still looks the same as it were in the previous edition although a few names (Boranel's sons) were something new.
There isn't much on the Lords of Dust that is interesting if you are not new to the setting but there is the stats of one of the rakshasa lords, Durastoran the Wyrmbreaker who is a Level 29 Elite Controller that can make enemies beat themselves to a pulp with his Deceiving Lure (standard; at-will) and Deadly Phantom (minor; recharge 5,6).
He can potentially keep enemies at bay with Terrifying Visions (standard; at-will) and Frightful Phantom (standard; recharge 5,6). Both ranged attacks are capable of dazing and stunning their targets if they fail their first saving throw.
Even if you do manage to get close after all that, you cannot deny his Prophetic Foreknowledge (immediate interrupt; when an enemy hits Durostan; encounter) which can turn a hit into a miss.
Once he has hit you with his Claw (standard; at-will) to make you stun, he can just teleport himself 6 squares and do things all over again. Never mind that he can resist 30 necrotic damage and has 20 variable resistance that he can switch 3/encounter.
This is one major pain in the ass controller I've ever seen.
Any thoughts on this excerpt?