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This 30-page handbook contains progression from 20th to 30th level for all twelve classes and the 51 archetypes. It also includes epic racials for all 21 subraces and 4 epic prestige classes.

The book will be updated as more official classes, archetypes and races are released.

All art within the book is courtesy of and copyright by dleoblack, Tom Edwards, and Daniel Kamarudin respectively.

Please leave a review after purchase, so I know what you like and/or dislike. It'll help me with future iterations of Epic Characters, as well as with the other products I have in the works.


v1.1: Fixed minor errors and typos, removed D&D logos

v1.2 (6th of july 2016): Wording and balance, navigation improvments, two new prestige classes, epic levels for Heroes of the Orient, epic levels for the villainous archetypes found in the DMG

v1.3 (28th of november 2016) - wording and balance, new eldritch invocations, added Unearthed Arcana support, and Volo's Guide to Monsters support.

Upcoming releases

Epic Monster Manual and Oriental Monster Manual

Other products

Heroes of the Orient Heroes of the Orient: Unearthed Kensai

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Jacob M May 14, 2017 5:24 am UTC
Is it intentional that the 30th level ranger power gives advantage to ALL attacks? or did you mean for it to only be for attacks against favored enemies. If you do change it remember to also change the UA Ranger
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Marc A May 15, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Hi Jacob,

Great question. I can see how the wording could use a touch-up.
RAI: Against favored enemies only.

Thanks for bringing it to my attention!
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Zach H May 13, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Does this support characters up to level 60 or 90 so you could max out 2 or 3 classes?
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Marc A May 15, 2017 7:18 pm UTC
Hi Zach,

It's not designed for that, no.

You could, however, just go ahead and do that.
I just haven't actually playtesting that or included any underlying support for it.
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Zach H May 21, 2017 6:56 am UTC
Would a character with a level 30 in a class be balanced with a character who has a 20 and 10?
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Marc A May 21, 2017 12:08 pm UTC
That it is the intention, yes.
I can't claim that there is perfect balance at every level, but it should be reasonably close.

However, I feel that currently, the most powerful "munchkin" builds include a few dips into another class.
Thus, the most powerful abilities are usually found at levels 28 - 30.
This is an attempt to make pure-classing a viable alternative for powergamers.
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Alex M May 11, 2017 5:55 am UTC
Hey Marc, I have to say that I have been loving this Epic characters packet, but I was curious as to what your recommended thoughts would be if a DM wants to try a 21+ level play and the character multiclasses, how would you deal with the spell tables? Or if a DM took the characters above 30th level as you provided. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also, any chance we could get an estimate on the next release date?
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Marc A May 15, 2017 7:13 pm UTC
Hi Alex,

I'm glad you're enjoying Epic Characters.

I've actually been very careful with spellcasting, as that can easily break the game. I know from previous editions, that spellcasters can easily outshine martial classes in almost all circumstances, and I'm a firm believer in making all classes and archetypes viable and fun.

The intent is, that the progression follows the same as levels 1-20 - as shown on page 165 of the PHB.
Instead of added progression on top of that, I've opted to give spellcasters either "Extended Spellcasting Capacity", "Epic Spell Capacity", or "Legendary Spell Capacity".

Now, I realise that it can be detrimental if you multiclass many levels into different classes.
For example, if you have a level 20 bard and wanted to dip 10 levels into sorcerer, then you'd effectively gain no more spell slots for 10 whole levels.

It has to be a trade-off though.
During development, I experimented...See more
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leon F May 03, 2017 12:41 pm UTC
Hi Marc, bought the product a while ago and my PC's have started to approach 20th level. I'm wondering, do you have a system for calculating the encounter difficulties?
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Marc A May 03, 2017 7:00 pm UTC
Hi there,

I absolutely do.
I'll get it into a pdf soon and upload it as an additional file here.
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leon F May 03, 2017 12:41 pm UTC
Hi Marc, bought the product a while ago and my PC's have started to approach 20th level. I'm wondering, do you have a system for calculating the encounter difficulties?
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Jay D May 01, 2017 6:50 am UTC
Im Knew So This Question Might Be Kind Of Dumb But Is This Book Official?
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Edward H May 01, 2017 7:06 am UTC
No it is not, it is a (Very well done) fanmade homebrew expansion
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Jay D May 01, 2017 11:47 am UTC
Thank You
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Jacob M April 30, 2017 4:13 am UTC
Do you plan on adding the UA Artificer and Mystic classes? that would be awesome. Also I noticed in the level 24 Sorcerer ability you say that the radius of fireball goes from 20 yards to 40 yards when you use the ability, but in D&D everything is in feet, not yards (I pointed this out in my review, but the review says Rachel and not Jacob cause I didn't realize my name was wrong), also in the warlock invocations, when one of them has a prerequisite of another invocation it says evocation and not invocation . Other than those astoundingly minor flaws the epic characters are awesome. Can't wait for more of the UA material to be added now that hey are going to stop making new stuff every week. Keep up the good work!
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Marc A April 30, 2017 10:03 am UTC
Hi there Jacob,

Thank you for your review, it means a lot!
The yard vs feet thing I corrected after reading the review (I just can't reply to a review). Thank you for mentioning it.
Invocations are already fixed for the next version as well (along with a few other things).

And to answer your question: Yes, I'll add both the Artificer and the Mystic. And all the other UA stuff.
The mystic in particular is very hard to do though. I want them to feel right - so fingers crossed!
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Colton C April 27, 2017 11:41 pm UTC
While epic levels are exciting, honestly the main draw to me is the Chosen Epic Prestige Class listed in the Table of Contents in the preview.

How does Chosen compare to 3rd edition's Chosen of Mystra from the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide? Also, are there any god-specific features, or is it all general to work for any Deity?
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Marc A April 28, 2017 5:54 pm UTC
Hi Colton,

Thank you for your interest in this title.
There aren't any god-specific features, but I'm working on adding some flavor based on different domains (death, war, trickery, etc.)

The chosen is an assassin of a particular faith, working for a church or temple.
They gains the sneak attack feature for that reason.

They can also learn 2 of 5 available mantras. Once learned, they can activate a mantra at the end of every long rest.
Here's an example of a mantra:
- Mantra of Devotion. This mantra bolsters your spirit, and grants you advantage on Wisdom saving throws.

They also become capable of turning a melee weapon into a weapon for their deity, striking harder at foes with an alignment opposite to that of their deity.
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April 18, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Are you planning any epic monsters to go with the orient? And if you are, which book would they be in? The epic monsters or the monster manual?
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Marc A April 19, 2017 8:09 am UTC
There will be some epic monsters for Heroes of the Orient, yes.
But everything epic will be contained within the series of Epic titles I'm producing.

The epic MM will contain monsters from CR 20 - 45.
Heroes of the Orient: Complete Bestiary will contain monsters with CR ranging from 0 - 30.
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April 14, 2017 4:00 am UTC
Awesome work! Thank you so much, this is exactly what I need to extend my campaign to the point my party will be able to take on some of the archdevils of the 9 hells. Patiently waiting for your epic monster manual, I have some ideas for my higher level enemies but your monster manual would be a game changer for me! Can't wait to see it!
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Marc A April 14, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
Hi there,

I'm glad you're enjoying Epic Characters! Comments like yours make it all worth it.

Regarding the MM, it's coming along nicely. But monster building takes a damn long time with playtesting, art acquisition, etc.
Generating ideas for monsters also takes quite a while though, so I'd very much welcome any suggestions you might have.

Please don't hesitate to share your ideas!
You can easily do so by sending me an email at

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April 12, 2017 4:15 am UTC
Beginning at 25th level, you can creature a third magic weapon, suit of armor, shield, or bundle of ammunition using your Infuse Weapons and Armor ability.

I noticed that typo for the Unearthed Arcana: Artificer
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Marc A April 13, 2017 10:41 am UTC
Cheers man, thanks for letting me know!
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April 10, 2017 8:24 pm UTC
Aura of Death
Starting at 21st level, using an action, you can cast circle of death on yourself as a 6th level spell, without using materials or expending a spell slot, although its radius if cast in this way is reduced to 15 feet. You can dismiss it again using a bonus action.
You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Intelligence modifier (minimum of 1). You regain all expended charges when you finish a long rest.

Can you explain the part about dismissing it again as a bonus action. Also, wouldn't this damage the Wizard as well?
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Marc A April 13, 2017 10:41 am UTC
Hi there,

Sorry for the late reply, I've been away from home for a few days.
Regarding your question: I had to look in my notes for it. The ability, as is, doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
Here's what's in my notes:

"Make a circle of death on the wizard that is benign to him. The circle is permanent as long as the wizard doesn't move."
How I got from that to what's in the book, I just don't know.

I'll get it fixed asap. Thanks for bringing it up!
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Nathan N April 08, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Hi Marc, just want to say that I love your EC work and can't wait when you impliment future updates for it. I am waiting for the Epic Lore Master :D
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Marc A April 08, 2017 6:02 pm UTC
Hi Nathan,

Thank you very, very much! That means a lot.

The Lore Master is a fun archetype for sure. I'm expecting it to be very hard to get right though.
I'm hoping to get all the new UA material into the next update.
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Nick A April 06, 2017 3:14 am UTC
Hi Marc,

Had a quick (and probably stupid obvious) question. When I purchase pdfs like yours and you update them, is it just a simple download to get the newest version?

I'm assuming that's what it is but I just wanted to double-check.
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Marc A April 06, 2017 6:36 am UTC
Hi Nick,

Good question!
And yes, that is indeed what it is.

After purchase all the files appear on the product page.
They can then be downloaded with a simple click.
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Gage R April 01, 2017 11:52 pm UTC
What is the range for spiritual disassembly?
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Marc A April 02, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
Hi Gage,

Great question!
I've actually made a few corrections to it already. In the next update, it'll look like this:

As an action you channel spiritual energies through your bonded weapon at a creature that you can see within 5 feet of you. The creature takes force damage equal to your clash feature, and must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or suffer extra force damage equal to half its hit point maximum.
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AJ B March 25, 2017 1:02 am UTC
Wonderful product, Marc! I am curious as to whether or not you were planning on adding the Tranquility Monk path in the future?

Also excited, but patient for, the Epic Monster Manual!
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Marc A March 25, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
Hi AJ,

I'm glad you like it! Comments like that make my day. So thank you!

It's hard to keep up with WotC and their new UA schedule, but I'm making slow progress in catching up.
It'll get it all in there eventually. It's just a matter of time, really.

For now, I'm primarily focused on monster manuals, though.
They're a lot more work than I expected!
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AJ B March 31, 2017 3:32 pm UTC

My pleasure! Thanks for taking the time to make such a product in the first place.

I completely understand how difficult it is, so don't feel any pressure from me or anyone else! We're all eagerly, but patiently, waiting for the play test. Best of luck until then!
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Marc A April 01, 2017 10:45 am UTC
Cheers man, thanks a lot! :)
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