Pierrot (4e Class)

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A pierrot performing with his specialty cards- preparing himself for battle.


I have you now villain!
—Cole, Actor in Fallcrest, Combat with an Orc
Class Traits
Role: Defender. Pierrots are masters at annoying enemies and drawing attention
Power Source: Martial and Arcane. Your long training with your blades gives you an edge while fighting. Your deck of performance cards use arcane magic in order to hurt and beguile foes.
Key Abilities: Dexterity, Charisma, Constitution
Armor Proficiencies: Cloth, Leather
Weapon Proficiencies: Light Blades, Light Thrown, Unarmed Attacks
Implements: Deck of Cards
Bonus to Defense: +1 Reflex, +1 Fortitude
Hit Points at 1st Level: 15 + Constitution score
Hit Points per Level Gained: 6
Healing Surges per Day: 9 + Constitution modifier
Trained Skills: Bluff (Charisma).  From the class skills list below, choose 3 more trained skills at 1st level.
Class Skills: Acrobatics (Dexterity), Diplomacy (Charisma), Endurance (Constitution), History (Intelligence), Insight (Wisdom), Intimidate (Charisma), Perception (Wisdom), Streetwise (Charisma), Thievery (Dexterity)
Build Options: Fencer, Juggler, Pugilist
Class Features: Pierrot Stances, Performance Deck

A master of annoying flourishes and distracting enemies, a Pierrot draws attention from his allies to himself. While not as heavily armored as a fighter, Pierrots knock enemy weapons aside and follow with counter attacks. Pierrots favor the bold and dramatic, often resorting to arms over a small insult. Your tongue is sharper than your blades biting into your foes and bolstering your allies. You specialize in challenging foes, and will often compete for preforming the most dramatic acts in your party.

Pierrots also are trained to use specialty cards that have been made for them in many of their performances. These cards are stored in a deck on their person, and are used in conjunction with their Daily Power

Pierrot Overview

Characteristics: Pierrots are loud and flamboyant, often shouting colorful oaths while charging into battle. You have high hit points, but prefer to be lightly armored. A master at close and medium ranged combat, you draw attention from your other allies to yourself.
Religion: Pierrots often follow the teachings of Avandra, Corellon, Kord or Melora. Pierrots favor freedom and boldness over all other actions and ideals.
Races: Half-Elves and Halflings often make good Pierrots because of their higher charisma and constitution or dexterity. Humans, Half-Orcs, Goliaths, and Gnomes also make for good Pierrots because of their attribute bonuses.

Creating a Pierrot[edit]

There are three builds of pierrot: the fencer, the juggler and the puglilst


Fencers use light blades, off hand daggers and shields. They charge into the fray and knock enemy attacks aside and return a viscous counter attack. Dexterity should be their highest stat to make the most of their attacks. Constitution should be the next because it improves the Fencer's durability and Charisma should be used to distract the foes.

When making a fencer, you should start by buying a light blade, usually a Rapier, but any light blade will do. Secondly buy Leather armor and a shield for protection and defending your allies. An off-hand dagger might also be a good idea. Finally you can spend the rest of your gold on adventuring gear.

Suggested Feat: Weapon Expertise (Light Blade) (Human Feat:Nimble Blade)
Suggested Skills: Bluff, Intimidate, Acrobatics, Endurance
Suggested At-Will Powers: Cut, Thrust
Suggested Encounter Power: Flunge
Suggested Daily Power: Saber Card

Jugglers use light thrown weapons to damage enemies. They move into combat and use openings to land their own attacks. Their highest stat should be Dexterity to make their attacks. Their second highest ability should be Charisma to distract their foes from combat followed by constitution.

Suggested Feat: Quick Draw (Human Feat:Martial Alacrity)
Suggested Skills: Bluff, Thievery, Diplomacy, Streetwise
Suggested At-Will Powers: Waltz, Deadly Flourish
Suggested Encounter Power: Rubenstein's Revenge
Suggested Daily Power: Baffle Card

Pugilists are brawlers who favor punching their foes over weapons. They move into combat without caring for the blades and arrows and use their fists to defeat their foes. Their highest stat should be Constitution because their attacks rely heavily upon it. Dexterity should be second to improve their defenses.

Suggested Feat: Improved Grab (Human Feat:Melee Training Constitution)
Suggested Skills: Acrobatics, Thievery, Endurance, Streetwise
Suggested At-Will Powers:
Suggested Encounter Power:
Suggested Daily Power: Baffle Card

Heroic Pierrot[edit]

For Heroic Tier, levels 1—10, see Pierrot (4e Class)/Heroic

Paragon Pierrot[edit]

For Paragon Tier, levels 11—20, see Pierrot (4e Class)/Paragon

Epic Pierrot[edit]

For Epic Tier, levels 21—30, see Pierrot (4e Class)/Epic

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