Illidari (4e Class)

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Betrayer. That was what they called him. That was how they would remember him. If they were lucky enough to survive and remember anything, it would be because he had saved them, and they would never know.
The Illidari are Demon Hunters sworn to defend the world from demonic threats
Class Traits
Role: Striker. Demon hunters who ritually blind themselves in exchange for spectral sight that enables them to better sense their prey. This enhanced awareness, together with their great agility and magical prowess, makes the Illidari unpredictable adversaries. An Illidari’s quarry has much to fear.
Power Source: Arcane and Martial. Drawing on fel forces to fuel their attacks, demon hunters pursue their prey with uncanny agility, dodging away from danger and closing on enemies in the blink of an eye. These melee-focused assassins unleash pent-up fury in the form of devastating attacks—even metamorphosing into terrifying demonic forms in moments of great need.
Key Abilities: Dexterity, Charisma
Armor Proficiencies: Cloth and Leather
Weapon Proficiencies: Simple, Martial One-handed, Warglaives
Bonus to Defense: +1 to Reflex, +1 to Will
Hit Points at 1st Level: 12 + Constitution score
Hit Points per Level Gained: 5
Healing Surges per Day: 8 + Constitution modifier
Trained Skills: Arcana.  From the class skills list below, choose 4 more trained skills at 1st level.
Class Skills: Acrobatics (Dex), Athletics (Str), Bluff (Cha), Diplomacy (Cha), Dungeoneering (Wis), Insight (Wis), Intimidate (Cha), Perception (Wis), Stealth (Dex), Streetwise (Cha), Thievery (Dex)
Class Features: Warglaive Proficiency, Metamorphosis, Shattered Souls, Demonic Mobility

Demon hunters have a variety of abilities that assist them in destroying demons, though the power coursing through their bodies also allows them to prevail over lesser foes. Demon hunters eschew heavy armor, valuing mobility and speed. As a demon hunter grows in power, they undergo a gradual evolution, becoming more and more demonic in appearance. The changes are cosmetic and can take many different forms, from burning eyes to black blood. By the time demon hunters reaches the pinnacle of their development, they are a twisted and dark version of their former selves. Though the chaotic energy in their body does not affect their personality or allegiance (so the demon hunters claim), it wreaks great changes on their physical form. Their gradual evolution achieves its pinnacle as they become a demonic entity. Their appearance has changed to something frightening: changes can include glowing red eyes, horns, clawed feet and hands, wings, cloven hooves, a spiked tail, dark skin, a deep, rumbling voice, and similar cosmetic changes. The demon hunter becomes an outsider.

Demon hunters can drain a demon’s energy to fuel their own powers. They mainly use fel and shadow energy. They can channel the chaos energy within them into a melee weapon to increase its powers. In time they become more proficient in channeling demonic energy into their weapons, and highly skilled demon hunters are adept at this technique.


Illidari Overview

Characteristics: Demon hunters are dark, shadowy warriors who are shunned by greater society. They made a pact, long ago, to fight against the forces of chaos using its own terrible powers against it. These mysterious warriors ritually blind themselves so that they develop 'spectral sight' that enables them to see demons and undead with greater clarity. They wield demonically charged warglaives in battle and even call upon demonic energies to augment their formidable combat skills. Although they are counted as some of the mightiest warriors within the elves' society, the demon hunters are always maligned and misunderstood for making their selfless pact with darkness.
Religion: The Illidari typically do not follow the same religions as other races. They believe destiny is in their own hands, and usually spite the common denotation that they are inferior to a higher power.
Races: Only Elves can become Demon Hunters, as no other race has been trained by Illidan in the rituals and preparations to become one of the Illidari

Creating an Illidari[edit]

Ability Scores

Dexterity should be your primary focus, as it empowers all your attacks and demonic magic. Charisma should be your secondary statistic, as this is your ability to command the demonic influence within you.

Heroic Illidari[edit]

Warglaive Proficiency[edit]

Demon Hunters learn to wield the unique Warglaive, a tradition among demon hunters, which are twinblades that are small enough to be wielded in one hand. A demon hunter ritualistically bonds with their pair of warglaives, and through bonding can perform the Transfer Enchantment ritual at will when it comes to their Warglaives… after concentrating for one hour, you transfer the magical qualities (properties, powers, and enhancement bonus) of an enchanted item into your warglaives. You must maintain physical contact with both items for the duration of the ritual. The warglaive has the following properties:

Name Proficiency Damage Group Properties Cost
Warglaive +3 1d8 Heavy Blade Off-Hand, High Crit 35 GP
The warglaives are the symbolical weapon of the Illidari. These jagged dual-blades are light, allowing greater mobility during combat.


You learn the Metamorphosis Daily Power. You can use this ability a number of times equal to your Charisma modifier. In addition, you gain the Annihilate At-Will power.

Metamorphosis Illidari Class Feature
You undergo a metamorphosis, unleashing the demon within with a powerful burst of chaotic energies.
Daily Star.gif Arcane, Polymorph
Minor Action '
Target: Self
Effect: You take the "Metamorphosis"polymorph form. While in the form, your size increases to large; you take up 2 x 2 squares. While transformed, you deal additional damage equal to your Charisma modifier whenever you hit with an Illidari attack. In addition, once per round, whenever you hit a creature with an Illidari attack, you gain temporary hit points equal to your Dexterity modifier. The polymorph ends if you are stunned, knocked unconscious, or die.
Special: You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to your Charisma modifier.

Annihilate Illidari Class Feature
Your demonic form heaves into the air, delivering a two-pronged attack the enemy never saw coming.
At-Will Star.gif Weapon
Minor Action Melee Weapon
Requirement: You must be in Metamorphosis to use this power
Target: One Creature
Attack: Dexterity Vs. AC
Hit: 1[W] + Dexterity Modifier.

Shattered Souls[edit]

Whenever an enemy creature dies within 5 feet of you, you can absorb a fraction of that creatures soul as it transcends to the Astral Plane. You gain temporary hit points equal to your Dexterity modifier when you absorb a soul like this. This bonus increases to 2 + Dexterity Modifier at 11th level, and 4 + Dexterity modifier at 21st level. These Temporary Hit Points can stack with each other.

In addition, If the soul belonged to a demon, a devil, or any creature who shares similar heritage with evil outsiders, such as Tieflings and Succubi, you gain a bonus to damage rolls equal to 2 + your Charisma modifier until the end of your next turn. This damage bonus increases to 4 + Charisma modifier at 11th level, and 6 + Charisma modifier at 21st level.

Demonic Mobility[edit]

Your demonic ability grants you unmatched mobility. When making an Athletics check to High Jump or Long Jump, your Athletics check result is not divided. In addition, thanks to your demonic wings that you can unfurl, you do not suffer fall damage.

Illidari At-Will Powers[edit]

Benefit: You gain the following At-Will powers.

Demon's Bite Illidari Attack 1
You set upon a foe with a vengeance, unleashing two swift strikes from your blades.
At-Will Star.gif Martial, Weapon
Standard Action Melee
Target: One Creature
Attack: Dexterity Vs. AC, two attacks
Hit: 1[W]
Special: The damage changes to 2[W] at 21st level.

Felblade Illidari Attack 1
You rush your opponent with demonic swiftness, engaging in a forward leap while bringing your weapons to bear.
At-Will Star.gif Martial, Weapon
Standard Action Melee
Target: One Creature
Attack: Dexterity Vs. AC
Hit: 1[W]+Dexterity Modifier
Special: You can shift up to four squares before the attack. The damage changes to 2[W]+Dexterity modifier at 21st level

Heroic Illidari Powers[edit]

Your powers are bold exploits derived from your relentless training in the Demon Hunter tradition. A list of heroic Illidari powers can be found here Heroic Illidari Powers

Heroic Illidari Feats[edit]

Feat Description
Improved Demonic Mobility Your speed increases by one.
Demonic Flurry Whenever you hit with two weapon attacks in the same turn, you gain a scaling +2/+3/+4 by tier bonus to your next damage roll.
Spectral Sight You gain darkvision out to 60 feet, and can detect demons, devils, or any sort of creature from their heritage no matter what shape or magical illusion they take.
Mana Burn Once per encounter, when you hit a creature with an attack, they cannot roll to recharge a power until the start of your next turn.
Improved Annihilate Your Annihilate power also deals an additional 1d4 Fire Damage.

Paragon Illidari[edit]

Level Feats Known Class Features and Powers
11 +1 Ability score increase
Paragon Path Features
Paragon Path Power
12 +1 Paragon Path Power
13 Illidari Encounter Power
14 +1 Ability score increase
15 Illidari Daily Power
16 +1
Paragon Path Feature
17 Illidari Encounter Power
18 +1 Ability score increase
19 Illidari Daily Power
20 +1 Paragon Path Power

Illidari Slayer Paragon Path[edit]

“You... were not prepared. The enemy came into our world, their only desire to extinguish all life. They slaughtered our loved ones. They razed our homes, our cities, and our sacred places. You tried to stop them... and you failed. And so you came to me, nothing remaining of you but rage and determination, and you learned that the things that once tormented you could give you power. Now you see that there is no sacrifice too great if it brings an end to the Burning Legion.”

Some of the Illidari show true control and master the demon within. These demon hunters are initiated into the ranks of the Illidari Slayers - masterful engines of destruction that lay waste to their foes with powerful torrents of chaotic energies.

An Illidari Slayer unleashes a hellish form using the devastating Eye Beam

Level 11: Illidari Slayer Paragon Path Features[edit]

Furious Gaze: Whenever you use the Eye Beam power, you immediately gain an action point, which is also immediately spent.

Level 11: Eye Beam Power[edit]

Benefit: You gain the Eye Beam power.

Eye Beam Illidari Attack 11
You morph into your demonic form and leap into the air, focusing your harrowing gaze, and unleash a torrent of fel energy from your eyes.
Encounter Star.gif Arcane
Standard Action Close Blast 3
Target: All Enemies in Blast
Attack: Dexterity Vs. Reflex
Hit: 4d6+Dexterity Modifier fire damage

Level 16: Illidari Slayer Feature[edit]

Demonic: Whenever you use the Eye Beam power, you also shift into your Metamorphosis until the end of your next turn.

Paragon Illidari Powers[edit]

A comprehensive list of the Illidari Slayer and Illidari paragon powers can be found here Illidari Paragon Powers

Epic Illidari[edit]

Level Feats Known Class Features and Powers
21 +1 Ability score increase
Epic Destiny Feature
22 +1
24 +1 Ability score increase
Epic Destiny Feature
26 +1 Epic Destiny Power
28 +1 Ability score increase
30 +1 Epic Destiny Feature

Level 21: Ability Score Increase[edit]

You are an epic hero now, and your physical and mental acuity exceed all mortal limits.
Benefit: Each of your ability scores increases by 1.

Level 21: Epic Destiny Feature[edit]

Benefit: You gain the level 21 feature of your chosen epic destiny.

Level 21:[edit]


Level 22:[edit]


Level 23:[edit]


Level 24: Ability Score Increase[edit]

The threats of the epic challenges you face are countered by the perfection of your body and mind.
Benefit: You increase two ability scores of your choice by 1.

Level 24: Epic Destiny Feature[edit]

Benefit: You gain the level 24 feature of your chosen epic destiny.

Level 24:[edit]


Level 25:[edit]


Level 26: Epic Destiny Power[edit]

Benefit: You gain the level 26 power of your chosen epic destiny.

Level 26:[edit]


Level 27:[edit]


Level 28: Ability Score Increase[edit]

Training, practice, and experience have molded your abilities. Even as you near your final destiny, you continue to hone your talents for the tests you will soon face.
Benefit: You increase two ability scores of your choice by 1.

Level 28:[edit]


Level 29:[edit]


Level 30: Epic Destiny Feature[edit]

Benefit: You gain the level 30 feature of your chosen epic destiny.

Level 30:[edit]


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