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This 68-page handbook contains progression from 20th to 30th level for all character options found in the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, Xanathar's Guide to Everything, Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, and Eberron: Rising from the Last War. It also includes epic racial bonuses for all races found in the aforementioned titles, in addition to those found in Elemental Evil Player's Companion, Volo's Guide to Monsters, the Tortle Package, Locathah Rising, and Acquisitions Incorporated.

Lastly, several of Matthew Mercer's character options, such as the Blood Hunter class (2020), the College of the Maestro, the Gunslinger martial archetype, and the Totem of the Duck, have also received epic progression.

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

v1.2 (6th of July 2016) - Wording and balance, navigation improvements, 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.

v2.0 (1st of May 2018) - Complete rebalancing, new artwork, epic flavor, and the inclusion of Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Unearthed Arcana and Prestige Classes have been removed. Added mythic progression as a means to continue advancing after 30th level.

v2.1 (11th of June 2018) - Wording and balance, slight tweaking, including a few elements that had disappeared in the 2.0 release.

v2.2 (2nd of August 2018) - Wording and balance, added subsection with guidelines for creating epic combat encounters, added expanded spell list for paladin and ranger.

v3.0 (4th of May 2020) - Big update, see below for details.

General changes: New trade dress, new layout, Subclass features moves to the end of class descriptions, Added Epic Artificer, removed references to HotO and MotO, added support for races from various sources, tweaked many subclass features.

Epic Barbarian: reworked Unmatched Brutality.

Epic Bard: Moved Legendary Wordsmith from 28th to 23rd level, moved Countercharm Improvement from 23rd level to 24th level, removed Bardic Inspiration improvement, added Magical Secrets at 23rd and 28th level.

Epic Blood Hunter: complete rework to fit with the 2020 update of the class.

Epic Cleric: Reworked Destroy Undead to progress more at epic levels, added Consecrated Mien at 24th level.

Epic Druid: Reworked Beast Shape CR to be better presented and tweaked the progression slightly.

Epic Fighter: Replaced Truly Indomitable with Unstoppable Advance, changed Superior Second Wind at 25th level from 1d20 to 2d12.

Epic Monk: Removed Grand Master at 21st and 25th level, added Extrasensory Perception at 21st level, replaced Danger Sense with Iron Body at 22nd level, added Mantle of Serenity at 25th level

Paladin: Reworked Righteous Demeanor to be permanent.

Epic Ranger: Reworked the Vicious Fervor option of Apex Predator slightly.

Epic Rogue: Reworked Superior Initiative slightly and renamed it Into the Fray.

Epic Sorcerer: Increased the rate at which an epic sorcerer gains sorcery points, capped spell slot creation via sorcery points at 8th-level slots, reworked Weave Conduit slightly.

Epic Warlock: Reworked the Otherworldly Resolve invocation.

Epic Wizard: Replaced Study Focus with 4th-level Signature Spells at 23rd level, replaced Prismatic Juggle with 5th-level Signature Spells at 27th level, reworked Archmage and split it into two features: Archmage and Spellbook of the Ages.

v3.1 (12th of October 2021) - Various minor tweaks and, at long last, print-on-demand support.

Other Works

The printed book is available in both hardcover and softcover, both of which come with premium colors.

The PDF is available in both page and spread format, both of which are hyperlinked for easy navigation. The page number is clickable on every page, allowing you to instantly return to the table of contents.

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Louis R November 16, 2023 12:34 pm UTC
Does the book contain any guidance for a DM who wants to make their own epic character options (e.g. for subclasses that aren't in the book)?
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Daniel R July 02, 2023 1:01 am UTC
Question regarding the Druid's Elder Spell.
Do you choose a spell you currently have prepared, or does the Elder Spell not count towards the spells you have prepared?
Considering it's a spell with range "self" and you can effectively have it constantly active ("reactivating" it as a bonus action if it gets dispelled), then there doesn't seem much point to have it prepared if you don't have to.
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Isaac C January 25, 2023 6:57 pm UTC
Would defintely buy, but before I do that, does this material have content for the Order of Scribes subclass?
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Robert T August 07, 2023 1:42 am UTC
No, it doesn't have anything from Tasha's or newer
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August 28, 2022 5:21 pm UTC
No further updates for this title? I would echo other comments--would love to see updates for the Tasha's and Fizban's subclasses.

This is a great title, giving high level characters things to grow and look forward to after 20th level. Really enjoy the content.
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Thomas H July 18, 2022 6:31 pm UTC
Really good title. Any idea if and when an update from Tasha's subclasses are coming?

Would buy a physical copy, but my current PC has a Genie Patron Warlock.
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Eric W June 18, 2022 2:54 pm UTC
Some of the older subclasses were never added. Just curious if there was a specific reason to stop those and off an update might be coming to address any of these.

> Artificer: Armorer
> Barbarian: Path of the Beast
> Barbarian: Path of Wild Magic
> Bard: College of Creation
> Bard: College of Eloquence
> Bard: College of Spirits
> Cleric: Peace Domain
> Cleric: Twilight Domain
> Druid: Circle of Stars
> Druid: Circle of Wildfire
> Fighter: Psi Warrior
> Fighter: Rune Knight
> Monk: Way of the Ascendant Dragon
> Monk: Way of the Astral Self
> Monk: Way of Mercy
> Paladin: Oath of Glory
> Paladin: Oath of the Open Sea
> Paladin: Oath of the Watchers
> Ranger: Beast Master (TCoE)
> Ranger: Drakewarden
> Ranger: Fey Wanderer
>...See more
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Craig L July 05, 2022 4:31 pm UTC
How do you upvote comments? This is what I'm wondering too.
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Daniel R April 12, 2022 5:21 pm UTC
Ever thought about doing Epic Levels of Sidekick levels?
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Shane M March 22, 2022 4:11 pm UTC
What happened to the older (nicer) cover that would’ve matched my other D&D books?
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Vince Y February 14, 2022 6:20 am UTC
Just came to say: I still love this product, but when can we expect updates to account for both the subclasses featured in Tasha's, but also the optional class features... like those for the Ranger?
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Shane M February 10, 2022 11:15 pm UTC
hey, so I Duded the book in a dodgy way, loved it and will def get the hardcover during my next buying spree. (I do that, "preview" stuff and end up ordering most of it, leaving on the the cack and chunder aside)

That said, why the cover change? It's not a deal breaker, but the "matching obsessive" part of me.... you get the picture. I'm just curious is all.

Have a wonderful day/weekend, and see you on the other side.

oh, please bring back Heroes of the "Far East", as I'd love a chance at a physical copy.

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Dungeon M December 31, 2021 6:07 pm UTC
I'm having trouble figuring out what exactly the sorcerer's Intensify Spell affects. Is it any numeric part of a spell? Just for instance, a spell I was trying to figure out the intensified version of was Haste; what would Intense Haste look like?

Also, are the Chronurgy and Graviturgy subclasses making a comeback - possibly in whatever update or separate book comes with the Tasha's Cauldron subclasses?
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Vince Y December 22, 2021 12:55 am UTC
Hopefully nobody was running HotO or Wildmounte campaign with the version 3 update.
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Jonathan D December 28, 2021 5:19 am UTC
What is HotO
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Damian F December 28, 2021 3:34 pm UTC
Heroes of the Orient, a really good - bestselling - supplement by the same author which was not only abandoned but removed from sale alongside its bestiary Monsters of the Orient.
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Shane M February 10, 2022 11:03 pm UTC
why was it removed, rather than just re-titled?
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Darin H December 15, 2021 3:50 am UTC
Love what is currently there - I am wondering if you will be continuing to update this as more subclasses come out, and if you'll be updating with the newest ones.
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Tyler D December 01, 2021 7:40 pm UTC
When will we see epic Fathomless Warlock?
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Richard G November 05, 2021 4:26 am UTC
Why the removal of Chronurgy and Graviturgy?
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Vince Y November 26, 2021 10:14 pm UTC
I just noticed that as well. Very strange
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Ryan A October 27, 2021 2:58 am UTC
Hey, I'm curious what the purpose of the 10th, 11th, and 12th level spell slots are? The book doesn't seem to provide any 10th, 11th, and 12th level spells - are these effectively extra 9th level slots? 9th level spells don't have rules for casting them at higher levels than usual. Will future sourcebooks provide 10th, 11th, and 12th level spells?
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Damian F October 27, 2021 10:31 am UTC
The idea is to upcast lower-level spells that have benefits when cast at a higher level. e.g. a 12th-level Fireball and the like.
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