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Divine Retribution
By Rodney Thompson

The avenger, as the divine striker, is tasked with finding enemies, isolating them from their allies, and then meting out swift punishment for being an enemy of the faith. Unlike other strikers, the avenger does not fulfill its role through damage-boosting means, but rather through increased accuracy and occasional damage spikes. In other words, an avenger’s deadliness lies not in strength of arms but rather in the divine guidance that causes his or her weapons to strike true. Many view an avenger as having the guiding hand of his or her deity behind every attack.

“My sword is an instrument of the Raven Queen’s will. I am her reaper— her will given flesh. What I do, I do at the whim of powers greater than I can understand. All are eventually called into the Raven Queen’s embrace; some simply require my blade to speed them along.”

—From the journal of Vargas, the White Assassin

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    About the Author

    Rodney Thompson is a game designer at Wizards of the Coast. His previous design credits include the Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition, the Clone Wars Campaign Guide supplement, and the Scum and Villainy supplement.

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