Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Character: Vanir the Halfling Storm Sorcerer

I made this guy up for D&D 4e a little while ago, and just rediscovered him while updating another 4e character on the D&D Insider character builder. He's actually a response to a question I asked myself - "Now that I have a Pathfinder Elemental Sorceress, what would a similar 4e character look like?" I got kind of off the rails though, and Vanir shares little with Jinna aside from their elemental sorcery.

To borrow a trick from Numenera, you could describe him as a “Halfling Storm Sorcerer who Dances with Wolves”.

I imagine him as a nearly feral Chaotic Neutral character whose Dog sidekick (NEVER a mount!) is his closest friend. He was found in the wild as a youth, after an unnatural storm took his family from him. Whatever caused that storm left its mark on young Vanir, who has gained an intuitive grasp of the arcana of storms and air elementals. Being so charismatic, Vanir makes friendly acquaintances easily, though his storm-driven temper makes him a dangerous foe.

Vanir only recently came into his sorcerous birthright (typical "18th Birthday" type thing), and he adventures to push the limits of his powers and discover what his true limitations are.

Here's his Summary data. It's not as nice as the HeroLab Pathfinder data, but it will give you the idea.

====== Created Using Wizards of the Coast D&D Character Builder ======
Vanir, level 1
Halfling, Sorcerer
Build: Storm Sorcerer
Animal Master Starting Feature Option: Dog
Spell Source Option: Storm Magic
Found in the Wild (Heal class skill)
Theme: Animal Master

STR 12, CON 11, DEX 18, INT 11, WIS 8, CHA 18

STR 12, CON 11, DEX 16, INT 11, WIS 8, CHA 16

AC: 14 Fort: 11 Ref: 14 Will: 16
HP: 23 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 5

Arcana +5, Athletics +6, Heal +4, Nature +4

Acrobatics +6, Bluff +4, Diplomacy +4, Dungeoneering –1, Endurance +0, History +0, Insight –1, Intimidate +4, Perception –1, Religion +0, Stealth +4, Streetwise +4, Thievery +6

Basic Attack: Melee Basic Attack
Basic Attack: Ranged Basic Attack
Animal Master Attack: Distracting Attack
Halfling Racial Power: Second Chance
Sorcerer Attack 1: Lightning Strike
Sorcerer Attack 1: Storm Walk
Sorcerer Attack 1: Whirlwind
Sorcerer Attack 1: Howling Tempest

Level 1: Sorcerous Blade Channeling

Cloth Armor (Basic Clothing) x1
Adventurer's Kit
Staff Implement x1
Dagger x1

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