“Onward to victory! They cannot stand before us!”

Class Traits

Role: Leader. You are an inspiring commander and a master of battle tactics.

Power Source: Martial. You have become an expert in tactics through endless hours of training and practice, personal determination, and your own sheer physical toughness.
Key Abilities: Strength, Intelligence, Charisma

Armor Proficiencies: Cloth, Light, Medium
Weapon Proficiencies: Simple melee, military melee,
simple ranged
Bonus to Defense: +1 Fortitude, +1 Will

Hit Points at 1st level: 7 + Constitution modifier
Hit Points per level gained: 5
Healing Surges per Day: 6 + Constitution modifier

Trained Skills: From the class skills list below, choose
four trained skills at 1st level. Class Skills: Athletics (Str), Diplomacy (Cha), Endurance
(Con), Heal (Wis), History (Int), Intimidate (Cha) & Any globe skills

Build Options: Inspiring warlord, tactical warlord
Class Features: Combat Leader, Commanding Presence, inspiring word

Warlords are accomplished and competent battle leaders. Warlords stand on the front line issuing commands and bolstering their allies while leading the battle with weapon in hand. Warlords know how to rally a team to win a fight.

Your ability to lead others to victory is a direct result of your history. You could be a minor warchief looking to make a name for yourself, a pious squad commander on leave from your militant order, a youthful noble eager to apply years of training to life outside the palace walls, a calculating mercenary captain, or a courageous marshal of the border-worlds who fights to protect the frontier. Regardless of your background, you are a skillful warrior with an uncanny gift for leadership.

The weight of your armor is not a hindrance; it is a familiar comfort. The worn weapon grip molds to your hand as if it were a natural extension of your arm. It’s time to fight and to lead.

Creating a Warlord

The two warlord builds are inspiring warlord and tactical warlord. Some warlords lean more on their Charisma, while others rely on Intelligence, but Strength is important to every warlord.

Inspiring Warlord

You lead by exhortation, encouragement, and inspiration. Your powers help your allies find new surges of courage and endurance within themselves, helping them heal, shrug off debilitating conditions, and defend themselves from attack. Your attack powers rely on Strength, so that should be your best ability score. The benefits you give your allies, though, depend almost entirely on Charisma, so make that second best. Intelligence is your best third choice, so you can dabble in other warlord powers and to help your Reflex defense. Select powers that make the best use of your high Charisma score.

Suggested Feat: Inspired Recovery (Human feat: Toughness)
Suggested Skills: Athletics, Diplomacy, Heal, History
Suggested At-Will Powers: commander’s strike, furious smash
Suggested Encounter Power: guarding attack
Suggested Daily Power: bastion of defense

Tactical Warlord

Your leadership takes the form of quick commands, cunning strategies, and tactical superiority. Your powers guide your allies to extra and more powerful attacks, as well as helping them move quickly in combat situations. You also assist your allies by moving your enemies around or knocking them prone. You use Strength for your attack powers, so make that your. best ability score. Intelligence is secondary, because your Intelligence determines just how effective a leader you are. Charisma should be your third best score, so you can dabble in other warlord powers and to improve your Will defense. Select powers that make the best use of your high Intelligence score.

Suggested Feat: Tactical Assault (Human feat: Weapon Focus)
Suggested Skills: Endurance, Heal, History, Intimidate
Suggested At-Will Powers: viper’s strike, wolf pack tactics
Suggested Encounter Power: warlord’s favor
Suggested Daily Power: lead the attack

Warlord Features

All warlords have these class features.

Combat Leader

You and each ally within 10 squares who can see and hear you gain a +2 power bonus to initiative.

Commanding Presence

Choose one of the following two benefits. Inspiring Presence: When an ally who can see you spends an action point to take an extra action, that ally also regains lost hit points equal to one-half your level + your Charisma modifier.

Tactical Presence: When an ally you can see spends an action point to make an extra attack, the ally gains a bonus to the attack roll equal to one-half your Intelligence modifier. The choice you make also provides bonuses to certain warlord powers. Individual powers detail the effects (if any) your Commanding Presence selection has on them.

Inspiring Word

Using the inspiring word power, warlords can grant their comrades additional resilience with nothing more than a shout of encouragement.

Warlord Powers

Your powers are martial exploits, deeds of extraordinary skill and daring learned through trial and blood-soaked error. Some powers are better for the inspiring warlord and others for the tactical warlord, but you’re free to choose any powers you like.

Class Feature

The warlord’s inspiring word class feature works like a power and is presented below.

Inspiring Word Warlord Feature
You call out to a wounded ally and offer inspiring words of courage and determination that helps that ally heal.
Encounter (Special) ✦ Martial, Healing
Special: You can use this power twice per encounter, but only once per round. At 16th level, you can use inspiring word three times per encounter.
Minor Action | Close burst 5 (10 at 11th level, 15 at 21st level)
Target: You or one ally in burst
Effect: The target can spend a healing surge and regain an additional 1d6 hit points.
The amount of additional hit points regained is 2d6 at 6th level, 3d6 at 11th level, 4d6 at 16th level, 5d6 at 21st level, and 6d6 at 26th level.

Warlord's Hero Exploits

The following is the list of the Warlord's Hero Exploits

Warlord's Paragon Exploits

The following is the list of the Warlord's Paragon Exploits

Warlord's Epic Exploits

The following is the list of the Warlord's Epic Exploits

Warlord's Paragon Classes

The following is the list of the Warlord's Paragon Classes.

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