You focus your training on the art of the blade, relying on speed, elegance, and charm in equal parts. While some warriors are brutes clad in heavy armor, your method of fighting looks almost like a performance. Duelists and pirates typically belong to this archetype. A Swashbuckler excels in single combat, and can fight with two weapons while safely darting away from an opponent. When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you learn how to land a strike and then slip away without reprisal.
During your turn, if you make a melee attack against a creature, that creature can't make opportunity attacks against you for the rest of your turn. Starting at 3rd level, your confidence propels you into battle. You can give yourself a bonus to your initiative rolls equal to your Charisma modifier. You also gain an additional way to use your Sneak Attack; you don't need advantage on the attack roll to use your Sneak Attack against a creature if you are within 5 feet of it, no other creatures are within 5 feet of you, and you don't have disadvantage on the attack roll.
All the other rules for Sneak Attack still apply to you. At 9th level, your charm becomes extraordinarily beguiling. As an action, you can make a Charisma Persuasion check contested by a creature's Wisdom Insight check. The creature must be able to hear you, and the two of you must share a language. If you succeed on the check and the creature is hostile to you, it has disadvantage on attack rolls against targets other than you and can't make opportunity attacks against targets other than you.
This effect lasts for 1 minute, until one of your companions attacks the target or affects it with a spell, or until you and the target are more than 60 feet apart. If you succeed on the check and the creature isn't hostile to you, it is charmed by you for 1 minute. While charmed, it regards you as a friendly acquaintance.
This effect ends immediately if you or your companions do anything harmful to it. Starting at 13th level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to gain advantage on the next Dexterity Acrobatics or Strength Athletics check you make during the same turn. Beginning at 17th level, your mastery of the blade lets you turn failure into success in combat. If you miss with an attack roll, you can roll it again with advantage.
Once you do so, you can't use this feature again until you finish a short or long rest. Share on. You should be logged in to clone a site. Rogue: Swashbuckler. Fancy Footwork When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you learn how to land a strike and then slip away without reprisal.
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Rakish Audacity Starting at 3rd level, your confidence propels you into battle. Panache At 9th level, your charm becomes extraordinarily beguiling. Elegant Maneuver Starting at 13th level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to gain advantage on the next Dexterity Acrobatics or Strength Athletics check you make during the same turn. Master Duelist Beginning at 17th level, your mastery of the blade lets you turn failure into success in combat.
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The attuned lock goes back even further, to the Shattered Isles campaign. This heavy silver coin shows the smiling face of the goddess of luck on one side, and her scowling face on the reverse. Many thieves carry such coins and flip them before a high-risk job, or any difficult task. The smiling goddess coin has 3 charges. As a bonus action, you flip the coin. Roll a d6: on athe smiling face appears, you expend 1 charge, and you add 1d4 to your next attack roll, saving throw, or ability check.
On athe scowling face appears, and you subtract 1d4 from your next attack roll, saving throw, or ability check. Alternately, flip a coin. The coin regains all expended charges at dawn. Instead of flipping the coin, you can feed a single drop of blood to its scowling face. This causes the scowling face to smile as well.
The next time you roll initiative at the start of combat, you and up to two creatures of your choice receive a bless spell that does not require concentration. Once used in this way, you somehow manage to lose the coin before you can use it again, no matter what precautions you take. This square of woven rug or heavy cloth is about two feet on a side, but folds up to fit in a pocket.
Such cloths are popular with second-story thieves, and those who live or die by running from rooftop to rooftop in big cities. As an action, you can unfold the cloth and place it so that at least one edge touches a solid object, such as the edge of a building or a cliff.
It remains perfectly horizontal, supporting up to lb. You can cause it to release early by touching it with your hand and saying the command word. The rook-perch can be used once in this way, and recharges at dusk. As a reaction while you are within 60 feet of it, you can speak the command word, causing it to unravel instantly.
Anything resting on the cloth falls. This crystal lens is held securely with a brass wire attached to a foot-long handle. It is especially famous and desired among safe-crackers and other kinds of burglars, though it is expensive enough to be out of reach for many of them. When you expend a charge and hold the lens up to your eye, your vision can penetrate up to 4 inches of solid wood, or 1 inch of solid brass, bronze, iron, or steel, within 5 feet of you.
Any other opaque substance blocks the vision. You also gain darkvision to a distance of 5 feet, and can automatically identify mimics for what they are. Your enhanced vision lasts until the end of your next turn. The lens regains all expended charges at dusk.Magic items are presented in alphabetical order.
This suit of armor is reinforced with adamantine, one of the hardest substances in existence. You have a bonus to attack and damage rolls made with this piece of magic ammunition.
The bonus is determined by the rarity of the ammunition. Once it hits a target, the ammunition is no longer magical.
Your Constitution score is 19 while you wear this amulet. It has no effect on you if your Constitution is already 19 or higher. Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location Wondrous item, uncommon requires attunement While wearing this amulet, you are hidden from divination magic.
While wearing this amulet, you can use an action to name a location that you are familiar with on another plane of existence. Then make a DC 15 Intelligence check.
On a successful check, you cast the plane shift spell. On a failure, you and each creature and object within 15 feet of you travel to a random destination. Roll a d On a 1—60, you travel to a random location on the plane you named.
On a 61—, you travel to a randomly determined plane of existence. While holding this shield, you can speak its command word as a bonus action to cause it to animate. The shield leaps into the air and hovers in your space to protect you as if you were wielding it, leaving your hands free. The shield remains animated for 1 minute, until you use a bonus action to end this effect, or until you are incapacitated or die, at which point the shield falls to the ground or into your hand if you have one free.
This item first appears to be a Large sealed iron barrel weighing pounds. The barrel has a hidden catch, which can be found with a successful DC 20 Intelligence Investigation check.
Cape of the Swashbuckler
Releasing the catch unlocks a hatch at one end of the barrel, allowing two Medium or smaller creatures to crawl inside. Ten levers are set in a row at the far end, each in a neutral position, able to move either up or down.Such items grant capabilities a character could rarely have otherwise, or they complement their owner's capabilities in wondrous ways. Some magic items require a creature to form a bond with them before their magical properties can be used. This bond is called attunement, and certain items have a prerequisite for it.
If the prerequisite is a class, a creature must be a member of that class to attune to the item. If the class is a spellcasting class, a monster qualifies if it has spell slots and uses that class's spell list. If the prerequisite is to be a spellcaster, a creature qualifies if it can cast at least one spell using its traits or features, not using a magic item or the like.
Without becoming attuned to an item that requires attunement, a creature gains only its nonmagical benefits, unless its description states otherwise. For example, a magic shield that requires attunement provides the benefits of a normal shield to a creature not attuned to it, but none of its magical properties. Attuning to an item requires a creature to spend a short rest focused on only that item while being in physical contact with it this can't be the same short rest used to learn the item's properties.
This focus can take the form of weapon practice for a weaponmeditation for a wondrous itemor some other appropriate activity. If the short rest is interrupted, the attunement attempt fails. Otherwise, at the end of the short rest, the creature gains an intuitive understanding of how to activate any magical properties of the item, including any necessary command words.
An item can be attuned to only one creature at a time, and a creature can be attuned to no more than three magic items at a time. Any attempt to attune to a fourth item fails; the creature must end its attunement to an item first.
Additionally, a creature can't attune to more than one copy of an item. For example, a creature can't attune to more than one ring of protection at a time. A creature's attunement to an item ends if the creature no longer satisfies the prerequisites for attunement, if the item has been more than feet away for at least 24 hours, if the creature dies, or if another creature attunes to the item.
A creature can also voluntarily end attunement by spending another short rest focused on the item, unless the item is cursed. Using a magic item's properties might mean wearing or wielding it. A magic item meant to be worn must be donned in the intended fashion: boots go on the feet, gloves on the hands, hats and helmets on the head, and rings on the finger.
Magic armor must be donned, a shield strapped to the arm, a cloak fastened about the shoulders.
A weapon must be held. In most cases, a magic item that's meant to be worn can fit a creature regardless of size or build. Many magic garments are made to be easily adjustable, or they magically adjust themselves to the wearer. Rare exceptions exist. If the story suggests a good reason for an item to fit only creatures of a certain size or shape, you can rule that it doesn't adjust.
When a nonhumanoid tries to wear an item, use your discretion as to whether the item functions as intended. Use common sense to determine whether more than one of a given kind of magic item can be worn. A character can't normally wear more than one pair of footwear, one pair of gloves or gauntlets, one pair of bracers, one suit of armor, one item of headwear, and one cloak.
You can make exceptions; a character might be able to wear a circlet under a helmet, for example, or to layer two cloaks. Items that come in pairs—such as boots, bracers, gauntlets, and gloves—impart their benefits only if both items of the pair are worn. For example, a character wearing a boot of striding and springing on one foot and a boot of elvenkind on the other foot gains no benefit from either.
Activating some magic items requires a user to do something special, such as holding the item and uttering a command word. The description of each item category or individual item details how an item is activated. Certain items use the following rules for their activation. If an item requires an action to activate, that action isn't a function of the Use an Item action, so a feature such as the rogue's Fast Hands can't be used to activate the item.Jump to: navigationsearch.
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Curse the wizard that created the first robe of the archmage! Now any whelp of a hedge conjurer or witless apprentice that finds one considers himself an archmage. Then these fools seek magic far above their station or grasp at power as if donning a robe made them royalty.
What a blasted nuisance. But with the good must also come the bad. Therefore, the purpose of this guide is rate magic items to help players decide what are the stars and what are the dogs.
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In regards to point 2, trading items is an AL play concern. With that being said, it is important to note that players can only trade like-rarity items for other like-rarity items. So players can only trade a rare item for a rare item or a uncommon item for an uncommon item etc, etc. If you are playing in an a home campaign, and your DM allows you to sell magic items, depending on how rare the item is, you might not be able to find someone to sell the item to, which is problematic DMG pg.
You have what is known as a quality problem. As far as point three, this is a serious concern for adventurers. In 5e, characters can only have three magic items attuned at a time DMG pg Therefore, unlike 4e, the number of magic item slots available to characters are very limited and magic items must be carefully considered. Naturally, items that are good and do not require attunement will be given greater consideration. Otherwise, you can assume all items are in the DMG.
This guide will use the following color coding system:. Luck Blade — Wish on a stick?! This item would be amazing if just for that property. But It also has the luck property, which lets you reroll an attack, saving throw or ability check. Platinum maybe? The paladin is back in town. Oh and he brought some friends who are also stronger thanks to him. Make sure someone has one of these before you leave home. But this one gives a better ranged option for martial characters.
It has the finesse property, deals radiant damage, and has an adjustable light source. Extra attacks are always nice. Having the chance to instantly decapitate your target or deal an extra 6d8 damage is a pretty sweet effect. And It gives melee characters a better ranged option.By duncan.
On May 14, In Tips for Players. They are typically brave and romantic fighters who favour finesse over brute force, and they can cut nearly as deep with their rapier-sharp wit as their actual rapiers. Fancy Footwork When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you learn how to land a strike and then slip away without reprisal. Rakish Audacity Starting at 3rd level, your confidence propels you into battle.
You can give yourself a bonus to your initiative rolls equal to your Charisma modifier. All the other rules for the Sneak Attack class feature still apply to you. What does this mean? Basically put away your bow, because you kick ass at melee combat. Possibly embellishing your movement with the odd cartwheel and backflip and taunting your hapless foes with some choice insults. Taking the standard starting block of 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8, I chose the human feat variant p. Dexterity is obviously going to be your key stat.
Charisma is your next most important stat. You are the archetypal charming rogue… a loveable rascal who lives by the seat of their pants, and will need every bit of their dashing magnetism to get themselves out of the scrapes they find themselves in often through the fault of that same dashing magnetism.
At first level your leather armour nerfed to AC 11 in 5th edition plus your Dex. Studded leather will get you to AC 15, after that you have to wait til 4th level to boost your Dex. I normally use Strength as a dump stat for rogues but I wanted Drake to be at least a little bit macho so I stuck my 12 there. Wisdom is always useful for Perception checks and saving throws, so I prefer not to have a minus at least, hence the 10, and Intelligence is not going to be of much use at all… so 8 it is!
In fact Drake is a very smart and sharp-witted guy, however with a low concentration span and a complete disinterest in academia it makes sense that he sucks at the likes of Religion and Arcana. The principle topics of his poems and stories being himself and his legendary heroic deeds some real, many imagined. They offer a fantastic combination of fun, flavour and power. The one I chose for Drake is in fact not the most powerful of feats, but for me it rounds off the perfect set of skills a swashbuckler needs.
See if you can persuade your DM to give you two d4s instead! Having only one is so frustrating! The manoeuvres I chose are Riposte and Disarming Attack. You can read about them on p. Riposte is pretty sick… when a creature misses you with a melee attack you can use your reaction to punish their mistake with a blow of your own.
Even if the DM refuses to acknowledge your swashbuckling swagger with any tangible benefits you could use it to disarm an enemy of a magic weapon or item and pick it up yourself, or use a free action to kick their weapon across the floor.
In the latter case you and possibly your buddies would get an opportunity attack when they have to move out of your reach to pick it up. The rapier is of course the iconic weapon of the swashbuckler, which Drake pairs with a dagger to fight with two weapons.
Being a resolute dandy, Drake also carries a vial of perfume and a spare change of the clothes, cut in the latest fashions of Waterdeep. Playing a swashbuckler involves swooping into attack and then getting out of trouble using your Fancy Footwork. This is particularly easy when the party is facing one large monster.
You move in, attack twice, and then step back half your movement to avoid the repercussions… the tank s in your party can take the hits.