Do NPC’s treat you like a pinata? Do you like to hit things, a lot. Hit them in the face if you can. Hit them in the face a lot, and repeatedly. If you like the sound of that you might want to be a fighter! Oh yeah, and umm, you might get hit in the face too. Here it is, the staple class of D&D. The Fighter!
Do you like chasing bears through the woods? Do you serve out justice in Texas like a boss? Can you find food in the desert? Do you really, really, hate one specific type of creature for no reason at all?! Then apply to be a Ranger today! Rangers getting the party from A – B safely for over 30 years.
You never go full Warlock! Or do you? Sniper Warlocks (we’re all doomed)?! I don’t know! Guess you’ll have to listen to find out. This episode continues our series of podcasts on the D&D 5e classes. There are demons in my cereal!
This episode we begin to tackle some of the classes in D&D 5e starting with the Barbarian and Rogue!
Archdruids of the Moon,
Fighter/Warlock/Sorcerer Eldritch Blasts,
Wild Mages shorter than 0 inches,
and everything in between.
by Meorty Matt
In anticipation of the release of Orc Labs podcasts dealing with the different classes and their respective abilities, today I’m digging into some of the crazier things that are possible in 5th Edition D&D. Note that I did not say “strongest”. As has been mentioned previously, the power level in this edition of D&D has been lowered in comparison with 3.5 and Pathfinder… mostly. Abilities that are potentially more powerful are allowed to be that way because they take effect over multiple turns and don’t happen all at once… mostly.
You’ll see what I mean soon enough.
To make this easy for me and for you, let’s look at some of the features that make some classes jaw-droppingly good (or hilarious) at early, mid, and late levels, plus capstones. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but more like a list of personal favorites. (For more detailed discussion of what the different classes can do for your character and what roles they fill in this edition of D&D, listen in on the podcasts!)
We go over EVERY feat in the DnD 5e PHB (so many acronyms!). Everything from Actor to Weapon Master. What’s good? What sucks?! Why is Defensive Duelist so bad? Why is Alert so useful? Listen to hear what Stephen and Matt have to say.
See below a companion list of feats and our ratings/comments on them!
Our first D&D 5E playtest! We ran a small adventure with the new D&D rules to try things out. Thoughts on character creation, DMing, and playing in the new system, (also apparently prison shanking). Enjoy!