Vlad Țepeș was the medieval ruler of Wallachia, a Romanian principality. Vlad's strict legal code and penchant for violently colorful punishments earned him the name Vlad the Impaler. Though you may know him by another nickname: Dracula. Path of the Impaler Barbarians follow in Dracula's steps to enforce their code with ruthless displays of punishment.
Fighters who train as shield slingers use defense as their best offense. As they hone their shield toss technique, they learn how to ricochet attacks off multiple foes and make charging attacks. Shield slingers also improve their defensive techniques, gaining more benefit to their armor class than other fighters, and even reflecting magical attacks.
The most notorious feats in 5th Edition D&D are Sharpshooter (SS) and Great Weapon Master (GWM). These feats are considered the most powerful because of a mechanic they share in common. Yet, a common "fix" to nerf them does not have the intended result! Let's run the numbers.
Sunchaser Rangers dart around the battlefield without incurring attacks, channel the fire and radiance of the sun into their strikes, escape harrowing situations, illuminate targets for attack advantages, and leave fire in their wake across the battlefield. Check out our build notes for the Sunchaser (Ranger) subclass.
Casting big area effect damage spells is great fun. Taking forever to resolve them is not. Let's reverse engineer the saving throw math so we can get to the narrative resolution quicker.
It was recently announced that Hasbro, the parent company of Wizards of the Coast, purchased Entertainment One, which owns Death Row Records, in a deal valued at $3.8 billion. Death Row Records was a recording studio started by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight in 1991. Death Row was very much credited with the explosion of … Continue reading The Suge Knight (Fighter)
Recalculating starting gold dice based on the standard equipment options for each class.
Today we're exploring a rules clarification with the new Eberron Changeling. The Changeling gets a racial feature called "Shapechange" which allows it to change form. Here's the relevant part we'll be examining: The language of the feature says that you can change your appearance as an action. It also says you stay in this form … Continue reading How Does Shapechanger Work?
The bonus action spellcasting restriction in 5th Edition D&D can keep you from casting a reaction spell on your own turn. Why is this? Was it intended? And how can we rewrite the rule to alleviate this quirk?
The College of the Unheard is a bardic tradition that caters to characters who do not have their full capacity for hearing. Whether hard of hearing or deaf, members of this college are unfazed. Rather, they harness their capabilities to communicate and cast spells in unique fashion. Bards of this college call themselves The Unheard because their invisible disability often goes unconsidered by others. Yet, anyone who underestimates The Unheard will quickly learn the folly of their ways, as these bards are equally capable as their peers and boast incredible talent.