[Beta] Apologia

Apologists are those who choose to systematically and fanatically defend the basis of a philosophy by questionably rational means. In spite of their dodgy metaphysics and logic defying faith, they are loyal, steadfast friends. Safe to say, they're here for a while. Just don't let them give you their magazines.


Mechanics

Apologists are essentially tanks who go through Hit levels like potato chips, so make sure you're backed up by a good healer. When they are backed up by a good healer Appologists can cause a great deal of damage and take more than their fair share as well, without them Apologists are basically glorified cannon fodder.


Stats

5 CON, 5 CHA, 1 CRE


Skills

Rank 1-
Guardian of the Faith- Counter Action;
"A man's character is his guardian divinity" - Heraclitus
Target: One ally within X squares.
Effect: You may sacrifice a number of hit levels equal to the final amount damage done in order to negate an attack made on an ally.

Rank 2-
Theodicy- Standard Action;
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction" - Blaise Pascal
Target: One adjacent opponent and one ally within X squares.
Effect: Attack for Apologia+CHA/6 damage, a selected ally gains health equal to final damage done.

Rank 3-
Blinding Faith- Standard Action, Ongoing;
"Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death" - Unknown
Target: Self
Effect: All opponents with an affinity for CRE lower than caster’s CON cannot attack the Apologist using any CRE based ability.

Rank 4-
Powerful Devotion- Standard Action;
"Desire, ask, believe, recieve." - Stella Terrill Mann
Target: DEX opponents within X squares.
Effect: The Apologist may sacrifice his Hit levels to deal equal damage to DEX opponents with CON lower than the Apologist's.

Rank 5-
Selective Perception- Standard Action, Ongoing,
"Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot see the truth." - Cato the Elder
Target: Self
Effect: You disguise yourself as any class of your choice for up to DEX hours. This is immediately dispelled when anyone discovers the illusion who did not already know of it before. This may only be cast once per day.

Rank 6-
White wash- Standard Action,
"Never think that God's delays are God's denials." - Comte de Buffon
Effect: Negate the previous turn. The apologist skips his next turn after casting; all attacks that hit him do double damage for the next turn.

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