Second Wind is a Standard Action that allow you to use a healing surge and get a defensive bonus for one turn.

What are the options the system gives to reduce this action from Standard to anything else?

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    \$\begingroup\$ This might be answerable if you told us the situation you're facing--the race, class, level, etc, of the character you're using, as well as what limits you're willing to accept (encounter powers and triggered effects are common ways to reduce the action required for Second Wind, but they're limited in frequency and control). As currently phrased, this is far too broad and listy for the Stack's format. \$\endgroup\$ – BESW Feb 21 '16 at 3:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ Do you prefer if I open a question "I have a Dwarf Warden that want to optimize Second Wind"? And then another one for Human Fighter, then for Elf Barbarian, then... Second Wind optimization is a common question for 4e, so I think it is a valid question. It's not open-ended, and it's not opinion-based. And Stack rules are ok with self-answered questions, right? \$\endgroup\$ – Nibelung Feb 21 '16 at 3:14
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    \$\begingroup\$ Related discussion on meta: meta.rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/5773/… \$\endgroup\$ – Jeffrey Bosboom Feb 21 '16 at 4:56
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you intend this to be a community resource list, that's a very different context than if you're asking for an actionable solution to a challenge you're facing. Self-answering doesn't come into it. \$\endgroup\$ – BESW Feb 21 '16 at 5:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ To be fair, I was going to ask this exact question. Then I stopped and looked for the answer myself and compiled the list. I had no idea that listing resources for the community was frowned upon on Stack until Jeffrey put that link there. At the time of my previous comment, the only thing I had some doubt was from self-answering. So, yeah. I stand corrected, and will wait you guys decide if you want to keep the topic around or not. \$\endgroup\$ – Nibelung Feb 21 '16 at 5:56

There are many ways to use a Second Wind with a less costly action than Standard.

Move Action:

Minor Action:

Free Action:

Triggered Actions:

Ally's Actions:



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