Max Damage: Master Battle Master

a 5th Edition D&D Build

by Steve & Matt

Ever felt like all those fancy builds with their skills and magic and multi-classing were just too complicated to bother with? No worries, 5E D&D has got you covered. If you still want a massive damage potential, look no further than the Fighter. As mentioned in the last section of Limit Breaks, Part 2, going with the Champion specialization is about as easy as it gets. Crave a little more control over the flow of battle, maybe a way to ensure that you land those crucial early hits? Then Battle Master is your custom-built developer favorite for just that, its mechanics and flavor imported fresh from 4th Edition.  Continue reading

Orc Labs Podcast 16 – D&D 5e Cleric (Goaltender of the party)!

I feel for you clerics. You’re like the goalies of the party, when things go wrong all eyes are on you. Sure after a victory the Fighter and the Wizard gloat about how many enemies they killed. Do you gloat about how much HP you healed? No, that’s not very Clerical. When the s*#t hits the fan its time to shine! That’s a lot of pressure. So gamers next time you play give your Cleric a hug.

Max Damage: Surprise Evoker

a 5th Edition D&D Build

by Steve & Matt

One of the key goals of any high damage build is that the character be able to quickly eliminate opponents with insurmountable damage. But what if an opponent has more hit points than the average goon? Especially at late levels, it behooves any character who relies on violent resolution of conflicts to be able to dispatch even the mightiest of foes as quickly as possible (preferably to the chagrin of the DM). One extreme example of this sort of ‘glass cannon’ is an Evocation Wizard with dips into Rogue and SorcererContinue reading

Max Damage: Tempest Evoker

a 5th Edition D&D Build

by Steve & Matt

If you found the limitations of a single-classed Tempest Cleric to be frustrating, consider instead taking levels of Wizard with a limited dip into Cleric. Your character will have a much greater degree of flexibility when choosing their spells each day and the types of damage dealt by those spells. If you are committed to keeping high damage as your build’s focus, the natural choice of Wizard specialization is the School of Evocation.  Continue reading