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The Shaman - A New Take

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An old idea revisited for 5th Edition, the shaman is a fullcaster class that utilizes the powers of spirits to achieve the impossible feats of magic. Through the power of spiritual guides, totems, and fetishes, channel the will of the spirits and begin your adventure!

Includes all the following:

  • Two archetypes, the warden and the witch doctor
  • A full spell list and set of features from levels 1-20.
  • Multiclassing information
  • A new mechanic, the spiritual guides

The class has been fully playtested and offers a few unique spins on the original shaman concept. If you like what you see, check us out on or to find more of our work.


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Ben F June 04, 2016 9:31 pm UTC
The shaman is given a set of leather armor as part of its equipment, but has no armor proficiencies. I cannot find anywhere in the document that they are given proficiency in any armor. Since they cannot cast in armor they are not proficient in, the leather armor is useless to them. Why is it given to them, then?
Additionally, if the player chooses to take wealth based on their class, how much would they start with?
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Andrew H July 24, 2016 2:52 pm UTC
Apologies. They are meant to have light armor prof, as well as starting wealth equal to that of a druid. In our redux of the shaman we will be sure to add these facets.
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Alastair M February 01, 2016 11:33 am UTC
Not a criticism of these Shaman rules and ideas specifically, but we could use some information on exactly what constitutes "spirits" in 5e. Even the new D&D rulebooks are vague, with unexplained "spirits" available by casting spells, yet "disembodied spirits" are classed as Undead when monsters, despite the fact the two are essentially indistinguishable.

The 2e "Shamans" book had some really interesting ideas on the topic, plus a lot of variant Shaman types, with other shaman and spirit variants scattered through more earlier D&D works, but these seem never to have been fully updated in later editions.
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January 20, 2016 2:17 pm UTC
Nice work, but page 4 "Warden" page has blurry text and is almost unreadable. May want to fix that issue.
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Andrew H January 20, 2016 3:49 pm UTC
Should be fixed now! I don't know how that happened. Sorry about that, and hope you enjoy the product ^.^
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This title was added to our catalog on January 20, 2016.