As a Scourge Warlock, your thirst for power is everlasting. You are always in search for greater access to terrifying powers. This thirst to become more powerful has led you to find a new source of damage: Soulbinder. This infernal power grants you the ability to steal life from your foes and will be the second Paragon Path for the Scourge Warlock.
When Rise of Tiamat releases later this year, players will be able to experience a brand new Soulbinder Paragon Path for the Scourge Warlock. Soulbinder gives you the ability to steal and utilize the life energy of your enemies. This life energy provides you with brand new avenues to power. Let’s take a look at the new abilities featured in the Soulbinder Paragon Path.
Soul Spark: Various Soulbinder spells siphon the life force from targets, granting you a Soul Spark. You may have up to 5 Soul Sparks at any given time and they passively increase your Life Steal by .5% each. When combat ends you are healed for 3% of your max life for each Soul Spark you possess and they are consumed. You may only gain a Soul Spark once every 6 seconds and Soul Sparks last until consumed or combat ends.
At Will: Essence Defiler: You blast a target, attempting to siphon some of its life energy into a Soul Spark. 25% chance to gain a spark. Curse Synergy: Cursed Targets always grant a Soul Spark.
Encounter: Soul Scorch: You expend a Soul Spark to blast a foe with black fire, dealing heavy damage. This power has no cooldown, but requires a Soul Spark to be cast. While this power is slotted, critically striking a foe has a 30% chance to grant you a Soul Spark. Curse Consume: If this power strikes a Cursed target the flame also continues to burn for 6 seconds. This effect can stack and consumes the Curse.
Daily: Soul Spark Summons: You consume all of your Soul Sparks to animate burning spirits to attack your foes for 15 seconds. These spirits gain increased damage resistance and damage for each Soul Spark consumed.
Class Feature: Borrowed Time: While you have Soul Sparks they heal you every 2 seconds for .5% of your HP per Soul Spark. +.25% per rank.
Class Feature: Snuff Out: When a target within 30' of you dies you gain a Soul Spark and you may now gain Soul Sparks once every 5 seconds. -1s Soul Spark CD per rank.
Class Feature: From Dust to Dust: When your Soul Sparks heal you they also generate 15% of your Maximum AP.
Feat (Fury): Burning Soul: Your Soul Sparks now also increase your damage by .4/.8/1.2/1.6/2% per Spark.
Feat (Damnation): Sparkbinder: The fire spirits summoned by Soul Spark Summons now last 1/2/3/4/5 seconds longer.
Feat (Temptation): Vampiric Sparks: Your Soul Sparks increase your Life Steal by an additional .1/.2/.3/.4/.5% per Spark.
There’s a lot of great new features that set Soulbinder apart from the Hellbringer Paragon Path, but it will be up to you to decide which path is best for your Scourge Warlock. We can’t wait to tell you more about the new Paragon Path, so be on the lookout for more details about the new patch in the coming weeks. For now, head over to our Preview server and get your first look at the Class Balancing Changes also coming to Neverwinter with Rise of Tiamat.
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