Warchanter Tree

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Overview

The roar of battle, the screams of the dying, the howl of the warrior's cry . . . these are all notes in the music composed by the war chanter. His music flows across the battlefield like a raging torrent, catching friends and foes alike in its wake.

Bards of particularly militant mindsets become war chanters (giving up their spellcasting ability in the process), and among barbarians, war chanters are often the leaders or elite warriors of a tribe. The music of a war chanter inspires those around him and pushes them to greater heights of strength and deeds of valor.

Core enhancements


EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
Points
SpentRequirements
Enhancement Skaldic Rage Icon.png
Skaldic Rage

Multiple Selection

+1 Constitution or Rage
110
  • Bard 1
Kensei Focus- Heavy Blades Icon.png
Weapon Training
  • You gain Martial Weapon proficiency and +10 maximum hit points.
  • Inspire Courage grants an addition +1 damage.
  • If you are a dwarf, Dwarven Waraxes are included as part of this Enhancement.
115
  • Skaldic Rage
  • Bard 3
Enhancement Song of Heroism Icon.png
Ballad Melody: Song of Heroism
  • Adds the Song of Heroism to your Ballad, when played:
    • +2 bonus to Attack
    • +2 bonus to all saving throws
    • Immunity to fear.
  • Inspire Courage grants an additional +1 damage
  • Requires 4 Dedicated Ranks in Perform
1110
  • Weapon Training
  • Bard 6
Enhancement Fighting Spirit Icon.png
Fighting Spirit
  • +10 Hit Points
  • When Inspire Courage:
    • +1 additional damage
  • When Inspire Greatness
    • Uses your Charisma Modifier for its temporary HP
    • This is doubled in epics
1120
  • Ballad Melody: Song of Heroism
  • Bard 12
Enhancement Victory Song Icon.png
Victory Song
  • +20 Hit Points
  • You have Base Attack Bonus (BAB) equal to your character level
  • The range of your Bardic Aria is doubled
1130
  • Fighting Spirit
  • Bard 18
Enhancement Skaldic Scream Icon.png
Skaldic Scream

Activation Cost: 1 Bardic Song
Cooldown: 2 Minutes

  • +2 Charisma
  • +2 Constitution
  • +25 Hit Points
  • Activate this ability to freeze enemies solid:
    • Fortitude DC: 14 + 1/2 Bard Level + Charisma Modifier + Stunning Bonus negates
    • If they make the save:
      • +20d20 Cold Damage
      • Slowed
    • Lasts 6 seconds
1140
  • Victory Song
  • Bard 20
Tier 1 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
Points
SpentRequirements
Enhancement Inspired Bravery Icon.png
Inspired Bravery
Inspire Courage grants you and your allies an additional:
Rank 1:
  • +1 to attack rolls
  • +1 Saves vs. Fear
Rank 2:
  • +2 to attack rolls
  • +2 Saves vs. Fear
Rank 3:
  • +3 to attack rolls
  • +3 Saves vs. Fear
311
  • Bard 1
Enhancement Harmonic Resonance Icon.png
The Poetic Edda
You are steeped in the rich history of the elder sagas. This songs of warrior-poets fill your soul, and you long for battle and glory.
Rank 1:
  • +1 Attack
  • +1 Bard Song
Rank 2:
  • +2 Attack
  • +2 Bard Song
Rank 3:
  • +3 Attack
  • +3 Bard Song
311
  • Bard 1
Enhancement Enchant Weapon Icon.png
Enchant Weapon
  • Spell Enchant Weapons Icon.png The spell Enchant Weapons is added to the Bard spellbook as a level 1 spell.
121
  • Bard 1
Enhancement Rough and Ready Icon.png
Rough and Ready
Rank 1:
  • +2 Armor Class
  • +2 Physical Resistance Rating
Rank 2:
  • +4 Armor Class
  • +4 Physical Resistance Rating
Rank 3:
  • +6 Armor Class
  • +6 Physical Resistance Rating
311
  • Bard 1
Enhancement Focused Icon.png
Focused
Rank 1:
  • +1 Concentration
  • +1 Intimidate
  • +1 Jump
Rank 2:
  • +2 Concentration
  • +2 Intimidate
  • +2 Jump
Rank 3:
  • +3 Concentration
  • +3 Intimidate
  • +3 Jump
  • +1 Bard Song
311
  • Bard 1
Tier 2 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
Points
SpentRequirements
Enhancement Boast Icon.png
Boast
Activation Cost: 1 Bardic Song
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Sing a song to gain:
Rank 1:
  • +25 Temporary Hit Points.
Rank 2:
  • +50 Temporary Hit Points.
Rank 3:
  • +100 Temporary Hit Points.
315
  • Inspired Bravery
  • Bard 2
Enhancement Words of Encouragement Icon.png
Words of Encouragement
Rank 1:
  • Bardic Inspiration grants +10 temporary Hit Points for one minute
  • +5 Positive Spellpower
Rank 2:
  • Bardic Inspiration grants +20 temporary Hit Points for one minute
  • +10 Positive Spellpower
Rank 3:
  • Bardic Inspiration grants +30 temporary Hit Points for one minute
  • +15 Positive Spellpower
315
  • Bard 2
Enhancement Arcane Shield Chant Icon.png
Ballad Melody:Arcane Shield
You and nearby allies gain:
Rank 1:
  • +2 Music bonus to Acid Resistance
  • +2 Music bonus to Cold Resistance
  • +2 Music bonus to Electric Resistance
  • +2 Music bonus to Fire Resistance
  • +2 Music bonus to Sonic Resistance
Rank 2:
  • +4 Music bonus to Acid Resistance
  • +4 Music bonus to Cold Resistance
  • +4 Music bonus to Electric Resistance
  • +4 Music bonus to Fire Resistance
  • +4 Music bonus to Sonic Resistance
Rank 3:
  • +6 Music bonus to Acid Resistance
  • +6 Music bonus to Cold Resistance
  • +6 Music bonus to Electric Resistance
  • +6 Music bonus to Fire Resistance
  • +6 Music bonus to Sonic Resistance
315
  • Bard 2
Enhancement Iced Edges Icon.png
Iced Edges
Rank 1:
  • 1d3 cold damage with attacks
Rank 2:
  • 1d4 cold damage with attacks
Rank 3:
  • 1d6 cold damage with attacks
Note: While this looks like an active icon, it is actually passive.
315
  • Bard 2
Enhancement Sprint Boost Icon.png
Sprint Boost
Activation Cost: 1 Action Boost
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Rank 1:
  • +35% Action Boost bonus to movement speed
Rank 2:
  • +40% Action Boost bonus to movement speed
Rank 3:
  • +50% Action Boost bonus to movement speed
Lasts 20 Seconds
315
  • Bard 2
Tier 3 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
Points
SpentRequirements
Enhancement Ironskin Chant Icon.png
Ballad Melody: Ironskin
Rank 1:
  • You and nearby allies gain DR 2/-
  • Inspire Greatness now grants and additional +2 Music bonus to Physical Resistance Rating.
Rank 2:
  • You and nearby allies gain DR 4/-
  • Inspire Greatness now grants and additional +4 Music bonus to Physical Resistance Rating.
Rank 3:
  • You and nearby allies gain DR 6/-
  • Inspire Greatness now grants and additional +6 Music bonus to Physical Resistance Rating.
3110
  • 8 trained ranks of Perform
  • Bard 3
Enhancement Obstinance Icon.png
Obstinance
Rank 1:
  • You gain +1 to saving throws while below 80% health
  • +5 Positive Spellpower
Rank 2:
  • You gain +1 to saving throws while below 80% health
  • Gain an additional +1 while below 60% health.
  • +10 Positive Spellpower
Rank 3:
  • You gain +1 to saving throws while below 80% health
  • Gain an additional +1 while below 60% health.
  • Gain an additional +1 while below 40% health.
  • +15 Positive Spellpower
3110
  • Bard 3
Enhancement High Spirits Icon.png
High Spirits
Your spirits are always high, and you are immune to:
Rank 1:
  • Crushing Despair
  • Waves of Fatigue
  • Waves of Exhaustion
  • +5 Positive Spellpower
Rank 2:
  • Crushing Despair
  • Waves of Fatigue
  • Waves of Exhaustion
  • Sleep
  • +10 Positive Spellpower
Rank 3:
  • Crushing Despair
  • Waves of Fatigue
  • Waves of Exhaustion
  • Sleep
  • Fatigue, including Fatigue from Skaldic Rage.
  • +15 Positive Spellpower
3110
  • Bard 3
Enhancement Frozen Fury Icon.png
Frozen Fury
Activation Cost: 1 Spell Point
Rank 1:
  • Cooldown: 12 seconds
  • Make a melee attack with +1[W] damage. Affected enemies must make a Fortitude DC: 10 + Charisma Modifier + Stunning Bonus save or become frozen solid for a number of seconds equal to your Bard level.
Rank 2:
  • Cooldown: 9 seconds
  • Make a melee attack with +2[W] damage. Affected enemies must make a Fortitude DC: 10 + Charisma Modifier + Stunning Bonus save or become frozen solid for a number of seconds equal to your Bard level.
Rank 3:
  • Cooldown: 6 seconds
  • Make a melee attack with +3[W] damage. Affected enemies must make a Fortitude DC: 10 + Charisma Modifier + Stunning Bonus save or become frozen solid for a number of seconds equal to your Bard level.
Note: Bosses cannot be frozen.
3110
  • Iced Edges
  • Bard 3
Enhancement Strength Icon.png
Stength

Multiple Selection

+1 Strength or Charisma
1210
  • Bard 3
Tier 4 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
Points
SpentRequirements
Enhancement Reckless Chant Icon.png
Ballad Melody: Recklessness
You and nearby allies gain:
Rank 1:
  • +2 Music bonus to Universal Spellpower
  • +2 Music bonus to Doublestrike
  • +2 Music bonus to Doubleshot
  • Inspire Courage grants and additional +3 Universal Spell Power
Rank 2:
  • +4 Music bonus to Universal Spellpower
  • +4 Music bonus to Doublestrike
  • +4 Music bonus to Doubleshot
  • Inspire Courage grants and additional +6 Universal Spell Power
Rank 3:
  • +6 Music bonus to Universal Spellpower
  • +6 Music bonus to Doublestrike
  • +6 Music bonus to Doubleshot
  • Inspire Courage grants and additional +9 Universal Spell Power
3120
  • Bard 4
Enhancement Armorer Icon.png
Armorer

You:

1220
  • Bard 4
Enhancement Northwind Icon.png
Northwind
When you score a vorpal hit, your enemy is briefly frozen in ice.
Rank 1:
  • Triggers at most once every 30 seconds.
Rank 2:
  • Triggers at most once every 24 seconds.
Rank 3:
  • Triggers at most once every 18 seconds.
Bosses cannot be frozen.
3120
  • Frozen Fury
  • Bard 4
Enhancement Strength Icon.png
Stength

Multiple Selection

+1 Strength or Charisma
1220
  • Bard 4
Tier 5 enhancements
EnhancementBenefitRanksAction
Points
SpentRequirements
Enhancement Rallying Cry Icon.png
Movement Booster

Multiple Selection

Select a method for running faster
3130
  • Character Level 12
  • Bard 5
Enhancement Chant of Power Icon.png
Chant of Power
You and nearby allies gain:
Rank 1:
  • +2% Music bonus to Melee Damage
  • +2% Music bonus to Ranged Damage
  • +2% Music bonus to Spell Critical Chance.
Rank 2:
  • +4% Music bonus to Melee Damage
  • +4% Music bonus to Ranged Damage
  • +4% Music bonus to Spell Critical Chance.
Rank 3:
  • +6% Music bonus to Melee Damage
  • +6% Music bonus to Ranged Damage
  • +6% Music bonus to Spell Critical Chance.
3130
  • Character Level 12
  • Bard 5
Enhancement Howl of the North Icon.png
Howl of the North
  • +1 Critical Damage Multiplier on Attack Rolls of 19-20.
1230
  • Character Level 12
  • Bard 5
Enhancement Spinning Ice Icon.png
Spinning Ice

Attack enemies nearby with a weapon for:

  • +2[W] damage
  • Each enemy is frozen solid
    • Lasts half your Bard Level Seconds
Rank 1:
  • Activation Cost: 6 Spell Points
  • Cooldown: 45 seconds
  • Fortitude DC: 10 + Charisma Modifier + Stunning Bonus Negates the Freeze
Rank 2:
  • Activation Cost: 4 Spell Points
  • Cooldown: 35 seconds
  • Fortitude DC: 12 + 1/4 Bard Level + Charisma Modifier + Stunning Bonus Negates the Freeze
Rank 3:
  • Activation Cost: 2 Spell Points
  • Cooldown: 25 seconds
  • Fortitude DC: 14 + 1/2 Bard Level + Charisma Modifier + Stunning Bonus Negates the Freeze
Note: Bosses cannot be frozen.
3130
  • Northwind
  • Character Level 12
  • Bard 5
Enhancement Kingly Recovery Icon.png
Kingly Recovery
Cooldown: 2 Seconds

Target ally or self:

  • Heals 10,000 Hit Points
  • Removes:
    • Ability score damage
    • Death penalty effect
    • Negative Levels
    • Blindned
    • Dazed
    • Deafened
    • Diseased
    • Exhausted
    • Fatigued
    • Feebleminded
    • Insanity
    • Nauseated
    • Poisoned
    • Stunned
Rank 1:
  • 1 use per rest
Rank 2:
  • 2 uses per rest
Rank 3:
  • 3 uses per rest
3130
  • Character Level 12
  • Bard 5