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Epic Characters

This 66-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, Eberron: Rising from the Last War, and Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. 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 subclasses from Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, 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.

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Terry T May 16, 2021 4:53 am UTC
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Have you considered adding the Pale Master to the epic characters in this book?
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Dungeon M March 29, 2021 8:13 pm UTC
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Would a sorcerer with find familiar (via the magic initiate feat, for example) be able to get two familiars with intensify spell?
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Kyler W June 04, 2021 2:08 pm UTC
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find familiar kind of nips that in the bud just within the spell alone.
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Vinicius R March 20, 2021 4:23 pm UTC
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Are you going to update this to fit tasha's cauldroon? If so, is there any prediction? I'm about to start a campaign focused on epic progression, so I restricted the players to only being able to choose classes/subclasses included here.
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Simon A March 24, 2021 10:28 pm UTC
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looking at the history of their updates, it took them 6 months to incorporate XGE after its initial release.

So, i am imagining it will be similar if not a little longer for another update, if, there is one.
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James J April 05, 2021 6:58 pm UTC
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I was planning on asking the same question but I would figure that they're a little backlogged with work from other books, TCoE is quite a big book with reprints that are edited but even if they take a year to mkae the update, it will be a great one!
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Ethan W March 18, 2021 1:34 am UTC
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The level 25 and 28 storm sorcerer features say shadow sorcerer feature instead of storm sorcerer feature, and the 28th level feature for storm sorcerer looks identical to the level 6 feature.
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Vince Y March 15, 2021 6:29 am UTC
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I built a kensai, and would love to take them all the way to epic play. Please advise.
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A grumpy D March 09, 2021 8:21 pm UTC
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Hey small question; will Sara Thompson’s order of the syphonic blood hunter be included? Seeing as it’s been acknowledged by Matt Mercer and was made for a good cause.
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Andrew K March 09, 2021 1:05 pm UTC
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So I was reading through this book, and I'm a little confused about the spells. You have epic spells, which you're very clear aren't normal spells and don't use normal spell slots and are for after level 30. However also in the magic classes they seems to all get slots for 10th, 11th, and 12th level spells. There aren't any of these, so what are these extra spell slots for? Are you planning to add higher level spells or are these basically just extra 9th level spells slits?
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Damian F March 09, 2021 1:31 pm UTC
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I believe the intention is exactly that - more fuel for 9th level spells, as well as the ability to "upcast" lower level spells beyond 9th (i.e 12th level Fireball, 10th level Lightning Bolt).
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Vinicius R March 20, 2021 8:48 pm UTC
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This also enables spells above 9th level, that are not possible under normal circunstances. Stuff like: Mavin's create volcano,Proctiv's move mountain and, if your DM REALLY likes you, Karsus's avatar
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Vince Y March 02, 2021 8:26 am UTC
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I've been updating an epic lycan blood hunter (lvl 28), and noticed the change of the subclass features.. what made you tie the subclass feature to their brand of castigation?
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Dungeon M February 18, 2021 4:42 am UTC
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Could you consider a mythic boon or spell to protect magic against dispelling? It would be really nice to have for those permanent magical effects that often cost so much time and gold to make.

Also, very nice to get confirmation that a Tasha's update is coming. Super excited! Even if it came in a separate book, I'd buy it, since it's sure to be quality.
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Samir A January 29, 2021 9:19 pm UTC
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This is also my question. I am thinking of purchasing this work, but want to know, if there will be constant updates to it?
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Marc A February 08, 2021 12:10 pm UTC
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Hi Samir,

Thank you for showing an interest in Epic Characters.
Sadly, I can't make any guarantees.
We do, however, listen to feedback and try to reevaluate the content on an ongoing basis.
We might also expand on the series with more epic books, though those would likely still rely on this book as it provided the core framework for epic levels.
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Samir A February 11, 2021 9:16 am UTC
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Thank you for your reply! I will buy it. Also I would like to know if I am allowed to use this content in my own Dms Guild Product, which I plan to release?
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Simon A January 29, 2021 5:44 pm UTC
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Sorry if this has been asked already, will this be getting updated for new contect i.e. Tashas
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Vince Y February 03, 2021 2:00 pm UTC
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I really hope so. I'd love to see how insane the way of mercy monk or how the ranger fixes would echo into epic levels.
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Marc A February 08, 2021 11:18 am UTC
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Hi there,

We're currently working on Tasha's (along with Theros).
I'll tease it a little bit and say, that we're also expanding on the optional features introduced in Tasha's.
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Vince Y March 19, 2021 7:25 am UTC
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That's great to hear! Also... I purchased your "Heroes of the Orient" and "Unearthed Kensai" products to give a couple of my players a few more options, and they absolutely love the mechanics of both Kensai and Shogun. I see that the most current version of your Epic Characters product doesn't have the Kensai, Shogun, or other subclasses from HotO. Is there a plan to bring those back in the update, or will I have to rely on version 2.2 for those characters?
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Simon A March 24, 2021 10:31 pm UTC
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Thanks for replying, this is exciting news.

Also, some of my group including myself would love to help playtest any new content. Please feel free to message me.
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Dan V January 18, 2021 6:54 am UTC
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any chance of an Epic Items or something similar?
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Dan V January 21, 2021 10:34 am UTC
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also thoughts on expanding the spellcasting of eldritch knight and arcane trickster?
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Vince Y February 03, 2021 1:52 pm UTC
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I would think that they're third casters, so at 30th level, they're essentially 10th level casters. Dunno how I would process cantrips/spells known though
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Marc A February 08, 2021 11:17 am UTC
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Hi there,

It's very difficult to fit in with the overall structure of epic levels.
We'll take another look at it though.
If you have any suggestions for a good approach, please do share :)
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Dan V February 10, 2021 10:12 am UTC
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i can't really say its a good approach but its a basic one, extending out existing patters(as best i can). we get this

lvl cantrips spells 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
21 4 13 4 3 3 1 -
22 4 14 4 3 3 2 -
23 4 14 4 3 3 2 -
24 4 14 4 3 3 2 -
25 4 15 4 3 3 2 1
26 4 15 4 3 3 2 1
27 4 15 4 3 3 2 1
28 5 16 4 3 3 2 2
29 5 16 4 3 3 2 2
30 5 16 4 3 3 2 2

however with the epic half casters only getting the spell casting equivalent on 13th lvl casters with an extra 5th level slot, i can't say its suggestable to follow the pattern for third casters. but they should still get something, maybe tack on a 4th and 5th lvl slot onto the 27th lvl archetype increase, along with a spell or two

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Elliot D December 22, 2020 2:29 pm UTC
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What character sheets and the like do people use for this? Since going online I've been using form-fill PDFs but the standard ones don't have space for Epic Level 1-3 Spells and the custom expandable ones I've tried link fields if I add more pages for spells. Thanks for any help
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Marc A February 08, 2021 11:15 am UTC
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Hi Elliot,

Very good question.
I'll look into having some custom form-fill PDFs made for this purpose.
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Vince Y December 14, 2020 6:37 am UTC
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is there an ETA for Tasha's content?
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Kyler W January 27, 2021 7:19 pm UTC
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^Ditto^
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Marc A February 08, 2021 11:14 am UTC
CREATOR
Hi there,

Working on it. There may be one thing done before it, but it should be complete "soon."
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GREGORY E November 18, 2020 11:06 am UTC
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When, roughly, can we expect the Tasha's update on the subclasses?
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Marc A February 08, 2021 11:12 am UTC
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Hi Gregory,

Expect them "soon."
They're high on the list of priorities, along with Theros.
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Max L October 27, 2020 6:59 pm UTC
Does this include the juggernaut subclass for the barbarian?
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Patrick W November 16, 2020 4:50 am UTC
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This only covers official subclasses. The only homebrew class and subs it incorporates is from Matt Mercer's Blood Hunter.
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Vince Y February 03, 2021 1:58 pm UTC
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And the gunslinger subclass, as well as the author's own custom classes
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Marc A February 08, 2021 11:11 am UTC
CREATOR
Thanks for your input here guys :)
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