Avlarin’s Universal Axiom
Villians and Monsters
These changes and additions are used by the DM
Legendary ActionsThe following change is made to how legendary actions work:
One legendary action can be used at a time at the end of another creature's turn. Any remaining legendary actions may be spent at the end of the round, and the legendary creature regains all spent legendary actions at the start of the round.
If there are two creatures attempting to use legendary actions, the one with the higher Dexterity score acts first.
Running MobsWhen fighting with large amounts of hostile creatures, it's often best to separate them into mobs. Group them into convenient multiples (4, 5, 10, etc) and use one token for them. It is not recommended that each mob is more than 10 creatures.
Hit Points & AOE'sRound the individual's hit points to the nearest 10, then multiply the individual's max HP by the number of creatures in a mob. For example, a zombie's max HP is 13, so round that to 10. A group of 5 skeletons has 50 HP. For every 10 damage they take, one skeleton dies. An AOE spell that hits half or more is considered to hit all of them. A mob consisting of 5 skeletons can be killed with a single fireball.
Attacking & DamageFor attacking, determine the minimum d20 roll for a normal hit plus the individual creature's modifier. Flanking, achievable by surrounding a creature fully, grants a +2 bonus. Advantage grants +5.
|d20 Roll Needed||Attacks Needed for One to Hit|
Swipe AttacksA monstrous/bestial creature that attacks with a tail, claw, or similar method of attack may swipe. The area affected is a flat cone equal to the attack's normal reach. Creatures in that area must make a Strength (Bracing) or Dexterity (Dodging) saving throw, DC equalling 8 + the attacking creature's to-hit bonus. On a failed save, a creature takes half of the normal attack's damage. On a successful save, the creature takes no damage. T-Rex Tail (Normal)
+10 to hit, reach 10ft., one target. Hit: 20 (3d8 + 7) bludgeoning damage.
T-Rex Tail (Swipe)
10 ft. Flat Cone, Save DC 18, 10 (3d8 + 7) / 2 bludgeoning damage
Called Shots (Optional Rule)From Galder's Gazetteer & Modified slightly
Once on a creature's turn if it has advantage and no disadvantage on an attack roll, it can roll one die instead of more to make a called shot. Choose a called shot from those described below. If it hit the target, the target takes only half damage from the attack but also suffers the first effect listed. If a creature is bloodied or hit with another of the same called shot before the start of its next turn, it needs to make a Con save, DC equaling 10 or the damage taken from the attack, whichever is higher. On a failed save, they also suffer the second effect.
Arm ShotAiming for a target's arms, hands, or other forelimbs in order to weaken its capabilities.
Creatures that are more than one size larger than the attacker cannot be affected by this called shot.
- Bruised: Until the end of its next turn, the target is afflicted by one of the following until the end of its next its turn: cannot benefit from a shield, has disadvantage on weapon attacks with two hands, cannot use two-weapon fighting, has disadvantage on the next attack roll it makes using Strength or Dexterity, has disadvantage on Strength saving throws.
- Broken: On its next turn, the target has disadvantage on attack rolls it makes using Strength or Dexterity
Head ShotAiming for a target's head or other processing body part in order to impair your foe.
Creatures that have multiple heads or are immune to the Stunned condition cannot by affected by this called shot.
- Disorient: The target has disadvantage on ability checks and mental ability (Int, Wis, Charisma) saving throws until the end of its next turn.
- Discombobulate: The target has disadvantage on ability checks and saving throws until the end of its next turn.
ChargeIf a creature moves at least 20 feet in a straight line and then hits a target with a melee attack, it can use a bonus action to either Shove the target or deal additional damage equal to the creature's Strength modifier (minimum of 1). +1 is added to the total damage or the creature's Athletics check for every additional 10 feet it moves in the straight line.
Leg ShotAiming for a target's legs, hips, knees, or other movement appendages in order to hinder its movement.
Creatures that are immune to being knocked prone or are incorporeal cannot be affected by this called shot.
- Slowed: Until the end of its next turn, the target's speed is halved.
- Stopped: The target either has disadvantage on Dexterity saving throws until the end of its next turn or is immediately knocked prone.
Climb onto a Bigger Creature (DMG page 271)If one creature wants to jump onto another creature, it can do so by grappling. A Small or Medium creature has little chance of making a successful grapple against a Huge or Gargantuan creature, however, unless magic has granted the grappler supernatural might.
As an alternative, a suitably large opponent can be treated as terrain for the purpose of jumping onto its back or clinging to a limb. After making any ability checks necessary to get into position and onto the larger creature, the smaller creature uses its action to make a Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check contested by the target’s Dexterity (Acrobatics) check. If it wins the contest, the smaller creature successfully moves into the target creature’s space and clings to its body. While in the target’s space, the smaller creature moves with the target and has advantage on attack rolls against it.
The smaller creature can move around within the larger creature’s space, treating the space as difficult terrain. The larger creature’s ability to attack the smaller creature depends on the smaller creature’s location, and is left to your discretion. The larger creature can dislodge the smaller creature as an action—knocking it off, scraping it against a wall, or grabbing and throwing it—by making a Strength (Athletics) check contested by the smaller creature’s Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check. The smaller creature chooses which ability to use.
Disarm (DMG page 271)Once per turn, a creature can use a melee weapon attack to knock a weapon or another item from a target’s grasp. The attacker makes an attack roll contested by the target’s Strength (Athletics) check or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check. If the attacker wins the contest, the attack causes no damage or other ill effect, but the defender drops the item.
The attacker has disadvantage on its attack roll if the target is holding the item with two or more hands. The target has advantage on its ability check if it is larger than the attacking creature, or disadvantage if it is smaller.
Escaping Grappled and RestrainedOnce you are grappled or restrained, you cannot use an acrobatics check to escape being grappled or restrained. However, if you are proficient in Athletics, you may use Dexterity instead of Strength for the Athletics check to escape being grappled.
Extra Opportunity AttacksThe Grapple and Shove attack variants can be taken in place of an attack when an opportunity attack is provoked.* When a creature in melee range of a hostile creature makes a ranged attack, the. If the attack hits, it can deal damage as normal or cause the ranged attack to have disadvantage. When a creature in melee range gets up from prone and does not use a bonus action to defend itself, they provoke an opportunity attack. *It is implied that this is the case in RAW, but Sage Advice contradicts that. However, in the words of Nick Fury, "I recognize the council has made a decision, but given that it's a stupid-ass decision, I've elected to ignore it."
Martial AttacksFrom Galder's Gazetteer & Modified slightly
If you're able to make multiple attacks with the Attack action, you have the option to use one of these special attacks that replace one of the attacks made with the Attack action.
Arcing SlashReplaces additional attack after a hit with a melee weapon that deals slashing damage
After hitting, choose any number of creatures in your reach beside the original target of the attack. If the original attack roll would hit the additional creatures, they take the slashing damage equal to your ability modifier that was used for the original attack plus any magic bonus the weapon grants to the damage roll. If the weapon has the Heavy property, it deals additional points of damage to the additional creatures equal to the minimum roll of any weapon dice.
Deep StabReplaces additional attack after a hit with a melee weapon that deals piercing damage
After hitting, you make a special attack roll against the same target at advantage. You don't add your ability modifier to the damage of this roll.
Staggering BashReplaces additional attack after a hit with a melee weapon that deals bludgeoning damage
The target takes additional damage equal to your Strength modifier. If it your size or smaller, it needs to make a Strength or Dexterity saving throw equal to 8 + your strength bonus + your proficiency bonus. On a failed save, it is either knocked prone or knocked 5 feet in any direction of your choice.
Expert ShotReplaces additional attack before an attack roll with a ranged or thrown weapon
You double your proficiency bonus for the attack.
Overrun (DMG page 272)When a creature tries to move through a hostile creature’s space, the mover can try to force its way through by overrunning the hostile creature. As an action or a bonus action, the mover makes a Strength (Athletics) check contested by the hostile creature’s Strength (Athletics) check. The creature attempting the overrun has advantage on this check if it is larger than the hostile creature, or disadvantage if it is smaller. If the mover wins the contest, it can move through the hostile creature’s space once this turn.
Ready an AttackIf a creature has the Multiattack trait, they can forgo an attack to take the Ready action, with the one attack being the triggered when the condition is met.
Shield BashAs a bonus action is a creature is wielding a shield, they can make an attack with it. A shield, when used this way, counts as a martial weapon in terms of proficiency, uses Strength, and deals 1 + the creature's strength modifier bludgeoning damage on a hit.
Shove Aside (DMG page 272)With this option, a creature uses the special shove attack from the Player’s Handbook to force a target to the side, rather than away. The attacker has disadvantage on its Strength (Athletics) check when it does so. If that check is successful, the attacker moves the target 5 feet to a different space within its reach.
SprintA creature can use up its entire turn and reaction to move up to four times its movement speed in one direction, making up to two 45% turns that must be in the general direction that the creature is going. The creature has to make a DC 10 Dexterity (Acrobatics) check to keep its balance if it moves more than three times its movement speed. It may make a Strength (Athletics) check, and move an additional number of feet equal to that. If the creature has something such as the Cunning Action trait that allows it to take the Dash action as a bonus action, it can use that to achieve up to 5 times its movement speed. A creature can Sprint a number of times in a row equal to your Constitution Modifier + 1 until it has to make Constitution saving throws or be subjected to gaining a level of exhaustion, starting DC 15. The DC goes up by 1 for every success (ex. 3 successes would then be DC 18). If a creature has a negative Constitution modifier, it cannot take this action. All levels of exhaustion gained in this way can be cleared by a short or long rest.
Tumble (DMG page 272)A creature can try to tumble through a hostile creature’s space, ducking and weaving past the opponent. As an action or a bonus action, the tumbler makes a Dexterity (Acrobatics) check contested by the hostile creature’s Dexterity (Acrobatics) check. If the tumbler wins the contest, it can move through the hostile creature’s space once this turn.
Effects & Traits
Altered & Additional Conditions
Creatures take a penalty to attack rolls, ability checks, saving throws, and save DCs equal to twice the number of exhaustion points it has, and its speed is reduced by 5 times the same amount. If a creature has a number of exhaustion points equal to or more than 4 + their Constitution modifier (minimum of 4), they die.
Intoxicated creatures gain a number of temporary hit points equal to the amount of hit dice it has for as long as they are intoxicated. A creature additionally has a degree of disadvantage on attack rolls, ability checks, and saving throws for each level of Intoxication a creature has. When the Intoxicated condition ends, a creature gains levels of exhaustion equal to its Intoxication level. Any defenses, vulnerabilities, or effects relating to poison damage or the poisoned condition a creature possesses apply for resisting Intoxication.
At the start of a creature's turns, for every wound the creature has, they take 1d4 damage. The damage type is the same as the damage dealt by the trigger. One wound is healed every 5 hit points the creature gains or if a creature successfully uses an action to make a DC 15 Wisdom (Medicine) check. The check is with advantage if the creature is using a medicine kit. A creature must have a distinct form capable of suffering the damage to be affected. The player who causes the condition is responsible for recalling the subsequent damage rolls in a timely manner.
Cleaving Through Creatures (DMG page 272)When a melee attack reduces an undamaged creature to 0 hit points, any excess damage from that attack might carry over to another creature nearby. The attacker targets another creature within reach and, if the original attack roll can hit it, applies any remaining damage to it. If that creature was undamaged and is likewise reduced to 0 hit points, repeat this process, carrying over the remaining damage until there are no valid targets, or until the damage carried over fails to reduce an undamaged creature to 0 hit points.
Countering the Counter
Abjuration is both the most stable and the most volatile school of magic. I love it for the contradiction that it poses.If you counterspell another counterspell, roll on the Wild Magic Surge table a number of times equal to the counterspells cast, with each creature or effect casting counterspell being the center/target of one of the wild magic surges.
-Bipbap the Magnificent
Critical Damage (Optional)When a creature scores a critical hit* against a targeted creature, an extra effect happens determined by the damage type. If the damage source has two or more damage types, the creature may choose only one. A targeted creature must have a form capable of suffering the effects for the extra effect to take place. A creature immune to certain conditions or the damage type doesn't suffer these effects. *At the DM's discretion, if a creature fails a save a saving throw by 15 or more against any of these types and its not resistant or immune to the damage, it can be subject to the corresponding effect as well.
Bludgeoning: StaggeringThe targeted creature is pushed up to 5 feet away and knocked prone, provided the target is no more than one size larger than the attacking creature. Until the end of its next turn, the targeted creature doesn't add its proficiency bonus to saving throws and d20 rolls that it usually does. Immunity to the Stunned condition negates this effect.
Piercing: ImpalingThe targeted creature gains a wound and is wounded, and gains an additional wound for every 10 piercing damage it took from the initial damage.
Slashing: LaceratingThe targeted creature gains a wound and is wounded, but instead of the normal DC of 15, its 15 or 8 + the attacking creature's to-hit modifier, whichever is higher, or the targeted creature needs to regain a number of hit points greater than or equal to the attacker's to-hit bonus to end the wounded condition.
Acid: CorrodingThe targeted creature gains one wound and is wounded, and gains an additional wound for every 10 acid damage it took from the initial damage.
Cold: FreezingThe targeted creature's movement speed is reduced by 10 + half the cold damage dealt, and it has disadvantage on any attack roll, ability check, or saving throw made until the end of its next turn. This effect ends early if the creature takes 5 or more fire damage.
Fire: BurningThe targeted creature gains one wound and is wounded, and gains an additional wound for every 10 fire damage it took from the initial damage. This effect ends early if the creature takes 5 or more cold damage.
Lightning: ShockingThe targeted creature's movement speed is reduced by 10 + half the lightning damage dealt, and it has disadvantage on any attack roll, ability check, or saving throw made until the end of its next turn. This effect ends early if the creature gains 5 or more hit points.
Poison: PoisoningThe target is automatically poisoned. This lasts until the end of the creature's next turn or it regains 5 or more hit points. Immunity to the Poisoned condition negates this effect.
Thunder: DisorientingThe targeted creature has disadvantage on ability checks, attack rolls, and saving throws until the end of its next turn. If it moves 5 or more feet, it must make a Dexterity saving throw (DC equalling half the initial thunder damage dealt) or drop prone. This effect ends early if the creature regains 5 or more hit points. Immunity to the Stunned condition negates this effect.
Force: DisintegratingThe targeted creature gains one wound and is wounded. The DC to stop the wound is 15 or half the force damage dealt.
Psychic: ConfusingThe targeted creature has disadvantage on ability checks, attack rolls, and saving throws until the end of its next turn, and has its speed reduced by 10 + half the initial psychic damage. This effect ends early if the creature regains 5 or more hit points.
Radiant: AtomizingThe targeted creature gains one wound and is wounded. The DC of the medicine check to stop the wound is 15 or half the radiant damage dealt. The effect ends if the creature takes 5 or more points of necrotic damage.
Necrotic: DecayingThe targeted creature gains one wound and is wounded. The DC of the medicine check to stop the wound is 15 or half the necrotic damage dealt. The effect ends if the creature takes 5 or more points of radiant damage.
Dropping to 0 and Death
Staggered & Death's DoorWhen a character is reduced to 0 hit points but is not killed outright, it is Stunned until the start of its next turn, gains one level of Exhaustion, and is Staggered. Whenever a Staggered creature takes damage, it gains one level of Exhaustion. On a critical hit, it suffers two levels of Exhaustion. If the creature regains any hit points, the Staggered condition ends. If the damage accumulated while staggered is at or over the character’s maximum hit points, they die. Up to 2 levels of Exhaustion gained while Staggered are cleared at the end of a Long Rest if they have more than 0 hit points at the end of the rest.
Returning from DeathRoll a d20 and add the level spell minus 2 cast to bring you back to life to the roll. Take a -1 penalty for each time you've died previously. Consult the table below.
|<10||Your death is permanent and cannot be reversed by any means short of a Wish spell or a Divine Intervention.|
|10-15||You are partially restored to life. You lose all your memories but retain your statistics. Change your species to Reborn.|
|16+||You are successfully restored to life.|
Fear: Fight or FlightWhen a creature come under the Frightened condition, it may choose one of three options at the start of its fear. Choose the best one in terms of how it would act, but if it fails the saving throw to not be afraid by 5 or more, then it has to choose Flight. If it fails the save by 15 or more then it has to choose Frozen.
FightThe only thing a creature can do is try to kill or destroy the source of its fear. It must use its most basic, natural attack or weapon (such as a bear's claw, or a guard's spear) and its entire turn to attempt to kill or destroy the object of its fear. Its movement must be purely focused on present offense, instead of defense or future offense. It suffers a penalty to its attack rolls equal to the difference between the DC and its roll.
FlightThe creature must use its action or bonus action to Dash away from the creature with the intent. If the creature has teleportation magic or something that would achieve a similar effect, it may use that but is not forced to.
FrozenThe creature is Stunned. The creature can make a saving throw equal to the DC - 10 at the start of its turn, ending the Frozen effect on itself on a success. Whenever the creature This success can only move it to Fight or Flight, not end the Frightened condition on itself.
Flying CreaturesIn flight, flying creatures must make concentration saving throws when they take damage (as if they were concentrating on a spell, but it doesn’t count as concentrating on a spell) or get knocked out of the sky. A creature that is knocked from flight that falls 20 feet or more may use its reaction to make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw to stop falling and fly in place until their next turn.
Health into MagicA creature can cast a spell up to sixth level that they know. Immediately after the spell is cast, they gain levels of exhaustion equal to the spell's level.
Massive Damage (DMG page 273)When a creature takes damage from a single source equal to or greater than half its hit point maximum, it must succeed on a DC 15 Constitution saving throw or suffer a random effect determined by a roll on the System Shock table. This only takes effect after 5th level. For example, a creature that has a hit point maximum of 30 must make that Constitution save if it takes 15 damage or more from a single source.
|1||The creature drops to 0 hit points|
|2-3||The creature drops to 0 hit points but is stable|
|4-5||The creature is stunned until the end of its next turn|
|6-7||The creature can't rake reactions and has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks until the end of its next turn.|
|8-10||The creature can't take reactions until the end of its next turn.|
MountingOnce during your move, if a willing creature is one size larger than you, you mount it with 15 feet of movement. If a willing creature is two or more sizes larger than you, you mount it with 30 feet of movement.
Controlling a MountA controlled mount can take the Attack action as well as the Dash, Disengage, and Dodge action.
Resting is refreshing, especially after a long or exhausting journey or day.
|Quality of Long Rest||Effect|
|Wretched||DC 13 Con save or no exhaustion is cleared
-2 to Charisma checks and saving throws until next long rest
|Squalid||DC 10 Con save or no exhaustion is cleared
-1 to Charisma checks and saving throws until next long rest
|Poor||DC 5 Con save or no exhaustion is cleared|
|Comfortable||Recover 75% of your hit dice instead of 50%|
|Wealthy||Recover 75% of your hit dice instead of 50%
Gain temp. HP equal to total hit dice
|Aristocratic||Recover 100% of your hit dice instead of 50%
Gain temp. HP equal to total hit dice
Clear 2 levels of exhaustion instead of 1
Trained ConditioningThe armor that a creature is proficient with counts as weighing half as much as its normal weight when worn for the purposes of encumbrance.
Two-Handed WeaponAttacking with a two-handed weapon allows a creature to add half its damage modifier (rounded up) to the damage (i.e. 16 mod = +3 bonus, 3/2 = 1.5, rounded up = 2 extra damage) if it's proficient with the weapon. The Great Weapon Fighting Style allows you to treat a 1 on the damage roll as a 2.
Two-Weapon FightingIf a creature has the Multiattack trait, it can make an offhand attack as a part of their attack action, and a second one as their bonus action (applies to Monk's Martial Arts). If you have three or more base attacks, you can make two offhand attacks as your bonus action instead of one. If you have the Two-Weapon fighting style, you can draw or stow two one-handed weapons when you would normally be able to draw or stow only one.
In my mortal life, I was both terrified and fascinated by the depths. Now that I am something greater, I am even more acutely interested by the depths and scared no longer.Ranged weapons deal half damage underwater. They are harmless after 10 feet.
FireThe range and AoE of fire-related spells are both halved. Nonmagical, normal fire is extinguished instantly if submerged. Submerged creatures have advantage on saving throws against fire spells (such as fireball) in addition to the normal fire resistance.
LightningThe range and AoE of lightning-related spells are both doubled. Submerged creatures have disadvantage on saving throws against lightning spells(such as lightning bolt)
Weapons In GeneralIf you have a negative strength modifier, you take a penalty to the attack and damage rolls made with weapons equal to the modifier (i.e. longsword; +2 prof., +3 str., -1 dex. = +4 to attack). This doesn't apply to daggers
Adjustments to Feats
These are feats that feel lackluster and in dire need of updating, or just adjustments that I feel balance the feat. Any ability score increases can't increase an ability score over 20.
+1 to Wisdom or Dexterity
Armor Training and MasteryThe feats giving proficiency and mastery of armor feel lackluster
Heavy Armor MasterAdjustment
While you are wearing heavy armor and aren't incapacitated, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage that you take is reduced by your proficiency bonus.
You gain proficiency with shields.
Medium Armor MasterAddition
+1 to Strength or Dexterity, to a maximum of 20.
Prerequisite: Intelligence or Wisdom 13+
Increase your Intelligence or Wisdom by 1, up to a maximum of 20. You gain access to one of the following infusions: Enhanced Weapon, Armor of Magical Strength, Mind Sharpener, Repeating Weapon, Returning Weapon. You can swap one for another on a long rest.
You count as if you were one size larger for the purposes of determining your carrying capacity and other related things.
- You only ignore the loading property if you have a hand free to reload it.
- You must use a melee weapon to attack with a hand crossbow as a bonus action.
- You gain a +1 bonus to AC while wielding a light weapon in each hand.
- You can use one non-light one-handed melee weapon.
- +1 to Intelligence or Wisdom to a maximum of 20
- You may take the Search action as a bonus action.
- You gain darkvision to a range of 30 feet. If you already have darkvision, your darkvision increases by 30 feet, to a maximum of 90 feet. Dim light doesn't impose disadvantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks out in this range.
Gift of the Chromatic/Metallic DragonAddition
- Chromatic: Increase your Constitution score by 1, to a maximum of 20
- Metallic: Increase your Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma score by 1, to a maximum of 20
- +1 to Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution, to a max of 20
- Grapple and pin are bonus actions, and creatures smaller than you have disadvantage on checks to escape your grapple and against your pin.
- When a creature you are grappling attempts to break their grapple and fails, you can use your reaction to make a melee attack against them.
- You can grapple creatures 1 size larger than normal.
Great Weapon Master & Sharpshooter AdjustmentsAdjustment
You don't take a -5 penalty to the attack roll for a +10 bonus to the damage with these feats, you instead take a penalty equal to your proficiency bonus to add twice your proficiency bonus to the damage. Great Weapon Master grants a +1 to Strength, Sharpshooter grants a +1 to Dexterity.
- Increase your Charisma score by 1, to a maximum of 20
- While the temporary hit points last, creatures have advantage on saving throws to resist charms or frightened
- Increase your Strength or Dexterity score by 1, to a maximum of 20
- When a creature within melee reach that you can see casts a spell or uses a spell-like ability, you can use your reaction to make a melee attack against that creature. On a hit, the creature has to make a Constitution saving throw with a special bonus equal to the spell that they were attempting to cast’s level, the DC is 8 + the damage dealt with the attack. On a failed save, the caster fails to cast the spell, but the spell slot is not expended. On a success, they cast the spell as normal.
- Instead of having advantage on saving throws against spells cast from creatures within 5 feet, you have advantage on saving throws against spells cast by creatures you can see within a number of feet of you equal to 10 * your proficiency bonus.
Your Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma increases by 1. The score is determined by the casting ability of the class you learned magic from.
You gain a number of Metamagic points equal to your proficiency bonus.
Increase your Dexterity score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
- Prerequisite: proficiency in Animal Handling
- Increase your Strength or Dexterity by 1 to a maximum of 20
- You only need to use 5 feet of movement to mount a willing creature
You gain advantage on Perception and Investigation checks.
- The feat functions as normal, but you must be wielding the polearm in two hands to use the bonus action attack that the feat provides.
- The DC equals 8 + your proficiency bonus + either your Intelligence or Wisdom modifier, and the creature takes half damage on a successful save, instead of none
- Any damage roll you make involving poison ignores resistance
- You can create potent poison with one workday of work and 5 gp worth of materials per dose.
- Increase your Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma by 1 to a maximum of 20
- Each time you gain a level, you gain another ritual from the chosen list
- Increase Str or Con to a maximum of 20
- Once per turn, you can add an extra weapon die (up to a d8) to the damage of an attack (i.e. longsword is 2d8 + str, but a greatsword is d12 + 1d8 + str).
- When you score a critical hit or reduce a creature to 0 hit points, you can use a bonus action to attempt to frighten another creature within 30 feet of you. The creature must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw with a DC equal to 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength or Charisma modifier
- When you hit a creature no more than one size larger than you with an opportunity attack, its speed is reduced to 0.
Shield MasterAddition & Adjustment
- +1 to either Str or Dex to a max of 20
- You can shield bash as a part of your action
- +1 Strength or Constitution max 20
- Your unarmed strikes use a d4 for damage
- Your improvised weapons use a d6 for damage and, if they're big enough, gain the versatile (d8) property
- Your speed isn't halved by carrying a grappled creature who is the same size or smaller
- When you hit a creature with an unarmed strike or an improvised weapon on your turn, you can use a bonus action to attempt to grapple the target.
Increase your strength or dexterity by 1 to a maximum of 20
Choose three weapons in which you are proficient. Those weapons gain a +2 to attack rolls. War Caster Addition
You gain a +1 to Con score or mental ability score, max 20.