"Whether earth, gems or dwarves, Kharox has never forged an imperfection!"
This a 4e version of the Audalis 3.5 prestige class originally created by Almerin. See the original article for more information regarding history and flavor-text of the Gemhound.
Prerequisites: dwarf, non-evil
Gemhound Path Features Infuse Gem (11th level): The Gemhound must embed, attach, or otherwise secure a gemstone of at least 500 gp to the indicated part of the body in order to gain the benefits of path features or the use of path powers. Street Smart [neck] (11th level): The Gemhound can add either his wisdom or intelligence bonus to the following charisma based skills: Bluff, Diplomacy, Intimidate and Streetwise. In addition, the Gemhound becomes trained in Insight and Perception if not already. Resist Enchantment [chest] (11th level): A Gemhound gains a +5 bonus to saving throws vs Enchantments. Scrying [off-arm] (16th level): A Gemhound gains the use of the "View Object" ritual. The Gemhound need not be trained in Arcana or have the Ritual Casting feat to use this ability. The gem implanted must be within visible sight of the Gemhound as it will act as a focus. The Gemhound must still pay component costs. In addition, the focus gem may only be used once before it must be replaced to regain use of this ability.
Gembomb [main-arm] Gemhound Attack 11 You use the perfect form of a gemstone to add an explosive touch to your primary attacks. Encounter * Conjuration Minor Action Personal Effect: One target hit by your attack power this turn "explodes" taking an additional d8 damage. Secondary Attack: All enemies within burst 2 centered on the primary target. Attack: Int or Wis vs. Reflex Damage: 2d8 + Int or Wis Special: When you gain this power, choose Intelligence or Wisdom as the ability you use when making attack rolls and damage rolls with this power.
Truesight [forehead] Gemhound Utility 12 You are able to see things not normally visible thanks to the power of your gemstone. Daily * Stance Minor Action Personal. Until the stance ends, you can see invisible creatures as if they were visible. You also ignore the attack penalty for concealment or total concealment.
Hunter's Protection [gut] Gemhound Attack 20 The gemstone embedded in your body's core heals you and lashes out with counterattacks. Daily * Weapon, Healing Standard Action Melee weapon Target: One creature Attack: Strength vs. AC Hit: 2[W] + Strength modifier damage Miss: Half Damage Effect: Until the end of your next turn, you gain regeneration 5. Additionally until the end of your next turn any creature that makes an attack against you takes 2d4 + your Strength modifier damage. Sustain Minor: Both effects persist