Dragoon (4e Class)

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Your death shall come from above!
—Master Highwind
Class Traits
Role: Striker. Your ability to move and strike makes you a viable source of maneuvering damage on the field.
Power Source: Martial and Shadow. You emulate the power of fallen dragons, utilizing their bygone ghosts as your strength.
Key Abilities: Strength, Constitution, Dexterity
Armor Proficiencies: Cloth, leather, hide, chainmail, scale; light shield, heavy shield
Weapon Proficiencies: Simple melee, military melee, simple ranged, military ranged
Bonus to Defense: +1 Fortitude, +1 Reflex
Hit Points at 1st Level: 14 + Constitution score
Hit Points per Level Gained: 6
Healing Surges per Day: 8 + Constitution modifier
Trained Skills: Athletics.  From the class skills list below, choose 3 more trained skills at 1st level.
Class Skills: Acrobatics (Dex), Athletics (Str), Diplomacy (Cha), Dungeoneering (Wis), Endurance (Con), Intimidate (Cha), Religion (Int)
Build Options: Scaled Defender, Dragon Marauder
Class Features: Dragon's Sigil, Dismount, Natural Scale, Dragon's Call

The dragoons are people who hunt dragons. They do not make friends with them. Dragons are beasts to be slaughtered for the good of others, as they are menaces to society. Dragoons may make exceptions with metallics who are friendlier than chromatics. But at the end of the day, their trade is one that is ultimately repugnant to anyone of draconic heritage, and so the dragoons often return this feeling mutually. By killing dragons, dragoons gain supernatural power harnessing the spirit of their prey. They have developed techniques specifically tailored to take down these behemoths of the sky, and they are not afraid to use them. Dragoons, despite their killing of dragons, sometimes do revere them, a bit like how hunters honor their quarry. As such, dragoons sometimes emboss their armors with motifs of the magical beasts. Their power is an extension of the ones who have been struck down. Cleansed of their evil, dragoons sometimes see their craft extending dragons towards the common goal of good.

Dragoon Overview

Characteristics: Dragoons use a variety of fast and hard-hitting attacks coupled with stances that allow them to maneuver the field swiftly.
Religion: The most obvious deities that Dragoons worship are Tiamat and Bahamut. Indeed, many revere both deities as aspects of Io even if they follow the path of one or the other.
Races: All Dragoons rely on Strength, and, depending on the path you choose, may rely on Dexterity and/or Charisma. Dragonborn almost never become dragoons unless their Rite of Rebirth ended up making them lusting for blood of their own. The most typical dragoons are that of humans, though elves, gnomes and halflings are not barred from this practice.

Creating a Dragoon[edit]

This section walks you through the steps of creating a dragoon. As you make choices at each step, consider how those choices relate to your character’s personality, backstory, and goals.
Consult the three class tables, one for each tier of play, for a summary of what you gain as you advance in level.

Skewer of Dragons[edit]

The power you have is raw and untamed. It needs nothing to do as you desire, and you crush your enemies with your pure skill and might.

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Draconic Bane[edit]

You utilize the very power and tactics of dragons against them, rather than rely on brute force and blind strength alone.

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Dragoon Class Features[edit]

All Dragoons share the following class features.

Draconic Blooddrinker[edit]

Drawing from your expertise in murdering dragons, you gain greater strength upon their loss. You have a bonus to damage rolls. The bonus is equal to your Constitution modifier. You have a +4 additional bonus when you hit a creature with the dragon keyword.

Polearm Assaulter[edit]

Historically, dragoons used weapons like pikes and spears to best skewer their enemies and pulverize the dragon flesh clean through. While you wield a spear-group weapon, you gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls.

Dragoon Arts[edit]

Dragoons take a variety of positions to better their tactical advantages in the battlefield, honing their bodies to act adroitly and maneuver around opponents. The many artful stances available to a dragoon allowed them to specialize and adapt to different draconic foes. You gain two of the following powers of your choice

Poised Jump Dragoon Class Feature
The pent-up energy of the dead builds at your step, allowing you to spring without delay.
At-Will Star.gif Shadow, Stance
Minor Action Personal
Effect: You assume the poised jump stance. Until the stance ends, you do not need to run before making a jump.

Charged Strength Dragoon Class Feature
Clearing your inhibitions, you allow the strength of the dead to charge your muscles for exploits of strength.
At-Will Star.gif Shadow, Stance
Minor Action Personal
Effect: You assume the charged strength stance. Until the stance ends, you have a +10 power bonus to Athletics checks.

Throatpiercer Dragoon Class Feature
Entering focus, you crouch and allow the shadows to guide your attacks to strike critical points on your enemies as you get the jump on them.
At-Will Star.gif Shadow, Stance
Minor Action Personal
Effect: You assume the throatpiercer stance. Until the stance ends, if you attack after having used your move action to jump on your turn, your attack rolls land a critical on a roll of 19-20.

Slick Lancer Dragoon Class Feature
Guarding against a powerful enemy, you allow the power of the dead to guide your feet to safety when you make an attack.
At-Will Star.gif Shadow, Stance
Minor Action Personal
Effect: You assume the slick lancer stance. Until the stance ends, whenever you hit an enemy with a basic attack using a weapon, you can shift a number of squares up to half your Dexterity modifier as a free action.

Dragon Charge Dragoon Class Feature
Embodying the wrath of the dead, you charge forth with savage abandon.
At-Will Star.gif Shadow, Stance
Minor Action Personal
Effect: You assume the dragon charge stance. Until the stance ends, you can jump as you charge and you gain a +2 power bonus to your speed when charging.

Dragoon's Signature[edit]

The power of a dragoon lies in their great maneuverability and astounding jumps to reach the height of dragons, matching them on level ground before bringing them crashing down. You gain the Dragoon's Jump power.

Dragoon's Jump Dragoon Class Feature
You leap with amazing agility to dodge obstacles.
Move Action Personal
Effect: You jump your speed + 2

Unique Dragoon Abilities[edit]

The introduction of the dragoon introduces the Impale keyword.


If an attack has the impale keyword you can choose to attempt to impale the target if you are currently wielding a spear or polearm. Impaling a target functions similarly to a grab, in as much as the creature must be within melee reach (don't count extra reach from a weapon), and it requires a Strength vs. Reflex check. The target is considered grabbed and the use of your weapon is restricted until the impaling action is ended. You can choose to either maintain a one-handed grip on weapon, in which case the target is considered restrained or let go of your weapon and the target is simply immobilized.

You can only use impale abilities if the attack hits. The impaled creature can attempt to make an escape check in order to free itself. You can end an impaling action at any time as a minor action.

Additional powers other than your at-will lunge will be able to impale targets, and some will have additional effects if the target is already impaled.


A Dragoons powers are called umbrages and are utilized by exploiting the power of the fallen dragons they have killed whose blood they have bathed in. A list of these powers can be found here.

Paragon Paths[edit]

Shadow of the Dragon
Dragon's Wing


Heroic Tier Class Feats
Name Description
Conflicting Origin You put your effort into training your body more than your mind.
Dragonsbane Your strikes on your favored prey increase in ferocity.
Fantastic Leap Your height poses no difficulty for your attacks.
Group Challenge You can rally allies to see the advantage you mark.
Long-Jump You master the footwork necessary to achieve heights previously more arduous.
Natural Heritage Channeling the dragons you slew with your resonant origin, you power your sigil.
Natural Resistance Your infernal heritage bolsters your defenses.
Second Skin Your body tempers to carry more heft but still move with grace.
Spry Step Your jumps become so nimble that attacks fail to reach you as much.
Tough as Dragon's Hide Your skin absorbs the dead dragon blood you bathe in to harden your defense.
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