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Epic Characters

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.

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

Changelog

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.

Other Works

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Eric W June 18, 2022 2:54 pm UTC
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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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Daniel R April 12, 2022 5:21 pm UTC
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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
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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.

cheers
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Dungeon M December 31, 2021 6:07 pm UTC
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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
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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
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What is HotO
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Damian F December 28, 2021 3:34 pm UTC
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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
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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
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When will we see epic Fathomless Warlock?
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Richard G November 05, 2021 4:26 am UTC
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Why the removal of Chronurgy and Graviturgy?
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Vince Y November 26, 2021 10:14 pm UTC
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I just noticed that as well. Very strange
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Ryan A October 27, 2021 2:58 am UTC
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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
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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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Daniel R October 19, 2021 11:55 am UTC
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Looking through the pdf for the millionth time - and much awaiting the next update! - and I've noticed a bit of clunky wording.
Infusion Mastery, the Artificer's 28th-level ability, might read better as "In addition, you can now treat two Replicated Magic Items as a single infusion regarding the number of maximum infusions you have" or something else... Honestly, I should have been asleep hours ago, so my wording will definitely not be the best right now.
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Daniel R October 14, 2021 10:43 am UTC
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Gotta say, I'm looking forward both to whatever you release next as well as any updates this particular creation of yours will get.
With regards to the relatively recent multiclass feats, such as Eldritch Adept and Fighting Initiate, have you considered progression feats for some of the more common ones?
For example "For a being who has developed such power as this guide provides rules for, the truly epic heroes can develop certain abilities further than a normal folk legend."
With things like feat prerequisite: X Feat, which can then improve on it?
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Marc A October 14, 2021 2:35 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Daniel,

Thank you so much for your kind words and very interesting input.
We'll definitely explore doing something along those lines.
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John P October 01, 2021 1:51 am UTC
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Hello! First off before asking my question, I hope you Marc and everyone working on this are doing all right and have been safe through these trying times! And second any updates on expanding this for Tasha's or if there is another Ugttp book coming out? I hope we hear from you or someone else from who worked on and is currently working on this and I hope you all are doing well!
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Marc A October 12, 2021 7:10 pm UTC
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Hi John,

Thank you for your kind words.
Though there have been some rough times, we're doing ok. I hope you and yours are healthy as well.

As for our pipeline, we have a new book coming out very, very soon.
The sequel to this next book is halfway done and includes much material from Tasha's (keep an eye out as we will be looking for beta readers down the road).
We're also well underway on our journey into a new plane with Ulrauntas our guide.
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John P October 14, 2021 2:06 am UTC
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AWWWWWWWW YIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! Thanks for replying and can't wait for the next book of epicness! And SUPER excited to hear another Ugttp book is on the way as well! Also this may be strange to ask here, but how could one possibly join in helping create this? I have made a few homebrew creations and conversions myself, and I'd love to help! If not and you got your team already I understand xD
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Marc A October 14, 2021 9:07 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi again,

Gotta say, your excitement has us excited!

As for contributing, the team changes ever so slightly between projects.
Feel free to send us an e-mail with some of your work. We'll happily consider you when we have an active project with an open slot.
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John P October 16, 2021 2:15 am UTC
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Also i think I just accidently reported... accidently hit exclamation poin and fat thumbed yes at the are you sure... so sorry if I did that! Yay mobile phone not doing what I said! Anyways so what's the email and I'll send some work to you?
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Marc A October 17, 2021 9:19 am UTC
CREATOR
No worries about the reporting.
You'll find the email on page 6 (we'd rather not write it here, as bots regularly scan web pages for such things).
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Jonathan S August 19, 2021 7:38 am UTC
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I think you may need to update it for Tasha's Cauldron to Everything.
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Marc A October 12, 2021 7:12 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Jonathan,

Additional epic content, including TCoE, will be included in a new book.
This lets us expand epic gaming with even more options. Stay tuned!
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Felix C November 02, 2021 9:13 am UTC
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Hi Marc,

Sorry for question, but There will be no content TCoE in this book "Epic Character" and it will only be added in your other book "Heroes Handbook"?
Or have I misunderstood you?
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Jose D August 04, 2021 12:48 am UTC
Print on demand?
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Jonathan S August 19, 2021 7:38 am UTC
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Can't you just print it out on a printer?
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Marc A October 12, 2021 7:13 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Jose and Jonathan,

Epic Characters is now available in print!
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