Houserules -- Bugbears

Bugbear

Tough, vicious goblinoids who prey on anyone they perceive as weaker than themselves.

RACIAL TRAITS
Average Height: 6’10" – 7’2"
Average Weight: 250 – 300 lb.

Ability Scores: +2 Strength; +2 Constitution or Dexterity
Size: Medium
Speed: 6 squares
Vision: Low-light

Languages: Common, Goblin
Skill Bonuses: +2 Intimidate, +2 Stealth
Bugbear Toughness: You add your Strength modifier to your total hit points.
Vicious Killer: The first time you score a critical hit during an encounter, you deal 5 additional damage with the attack. The additional damage increases to 10 at 11th level, and 15 at 21st level.
Predatory Eye: You can use predatory eye as an encounter power.

Predatory Eye — Bugbear Racial Power
You maneuver into an advantageous position and strike your foe with ruthless determination.
Encounter
Minor Action — Personal
Effect: You deal +1d6 damage on the next attack you make against a target you have combat advantage against. You must apply this bonus before the end of your next turn.
—Level 11: You deal +2d6 damage on the attack.
—Level 21: You deal +3d6 damage on the attack.

Heroic Bugbear Feats

Bugbear Skullcrusher Prowess
Prerequisite: Bugbear
Benefit: You gain proficiency with all maces. When you wield a mace, its weapon damage die increases as if it were one size larger. A club increases to 1d8; a mace increases to 1d10; a greatclub increases to 1d10; a morningstar increases to 1d12. Additionally, you gain a +2 feat bonus to damage rolls with these weapons. This bonus increases to +3 at 11th level and +4 at 21st level.

Goblin Weapon Training
Prerequisite: Bugbear, Goblin or Hobgoblin
Benefit: You gain proficiency with all military flails, as well as the triple-headed flail and the spiked chain. Additionally, you gain a +2 feat bonus to damage rolls with these weapons. This bonus increases to +3 at 11th level and +4 at 21st level.

Marguul Flayer
Prerequisite: Bugbear
Benefit: When you wield a sickle, its weapon damage die increases to 1d8, and it becomes a high crit weapon.

Pervasive Viciousness
Prerequisite: Bugbear
Benefit: You gain the bonus damage from the Vicious Killer feature the first time you score a critical hit each round.

Predator’s Instincts
Prerequisite: Bugbear
Benefit: Whenever you make a Perception check to find tracks, you roll twice and use either result. You also gain a +5 feat bonus to your passive Perception.

Ruthless Predator
Prerequisite: Bugbear
Benefit: The extra damage dice from your predatory eye racial power increase from d6s to d8s.

Paragon Bugbear Feats

Patient Predator
Prerequisite: 11th level, bugbear
Benefit: If you miss the attack you make with your predatory eye racial power, you regain the use of predatory eye.

Sensitive Nose
Prerequisite: 11th level, bugbear
Benefit: Whenever you make an active Perception check to locate a creature, you roll twice and use either result.

Vicious Takedown
Prerequisite: 11th level, bugbear
Benefit: When a creature takes extra damage from your Vicious Killer feature, you knock the creature prone.

Epic Bugbear Feats

Desperate Predator
Prerequisite: 21st level, bugbear
Benefit: When you first become bloodied in an encounter, you regain the use of the predatory eye racial power if you have used it during the encounter.

Vicious Wound
Prerequisite: 21st level, bugbear
Benefit: When a creature would take extra damage from your Vicious Killer feature, you can choose to reduce the amount of additional damage in order to deal ongoing damage. If you reduce the additional damage by 5, the creature takes ongoing 10 damage (save ends). If you reduce the additional damage by 10, the creature takes ongoing 5 damage (save ends), and takes a -5 penalty on saving throws against this effect.

Class-Specific Bugbear Feats

Crushing Ruffian
Prerequisite: Str 13, Con 13, bugbear, rogue, Ruthless Ruffian class feature
Benefit: You can use any rogue power that requires a light blade while wielding any mace. You reduce Sneak Attack damage by one die when wielding any mace other than a regular club or a regular mace.

Predator’s Superiority
Prerequisite: Bugbear, fighter, Combat Superiority class feature
Benefit: Whenever you hit a creature with an opportunity attack granted by Combat Superiority, the target grants Combat Advantage until the end of your next turn.

All Credit for this homebrew content belongs to GreatFrito of the WotC Forums.

Houserules -- Bugbears

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