The Avenger, Part One and Onlyish

In last week’s article, the fifth part of the History of the Rogue, I ended by saying I planned to write about the Avenger this week. It’s a class name that dates back to the Rules Cyclopedia, and a concept that comes to us from Al-Qadim, but only in 4e does it receive a full treatment as an independent class. Though the essential theme is quite narrow – divinely-powered assassins – the Avenger has so much style that it hurts, and it is one of my favorite classes in the whole edition.