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Epic Characters

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This 71-page handbook contains progression from 20th to 30th level for all twelve core classes as well as all subclasses found in the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, and Xanathar's Guide to Everything.
It also includes epic racial bonuses for all races found in the Player's Handbook, Elemental Evil Player's Companion, and Volo's Guide to Monsters.

Epic progression for classes, subclasses, and races from our other titles, Heroes of the Orient and Monsters of the Orient, can also be found within.

Lastly, several of Matthew Mercer's character options, such as the Blood Hunter class, 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 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.

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.

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Titles in the Epic Campaigns Series

Epic Characters  Ulraunt's Guide to the Planes: The Shadowfell

Titles in the Oriental Adventures Series

Heroes of the Orient  Monsters of the Orient: Complete Bestiary  Heroes of the Orient: Unearthed Kensai

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Alex M January 18, 2020 7:15 pm UTC
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Hey Marc and Team!
I know you are working very hard on the Archeron book at the moment, but as I have an Eberron:RftLW Artificer about to hit 20 and then proceed into Epic levels, I was hoping you could give me an estimated time frame on when we will see it updated. If the material is still being playtested, our DM is willing to work with that material and we could provide feedback as we advance through the levels, but since there were some significant changes from the UA version that you last released the Epic material for, we were trying to avoid having to use that material unless necessary.
Thanks!
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Vince Y December 25, 2019 11:05 pm UTC
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I see mention of level 10, 11, and 12 spells... where are these spells?
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Adam L December 30, 2019 3:24 pm UTC
Ask Karsus.
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Liz M January 06, 2020 5:31 pm UTC
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**Look at my comment from earlier**
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Marc A January 06, 2020 8:01 pm UTC
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Thanks again, Liz!

For easy reference, here's what Liz wrote earlier:
"It mentions in the PDF that spell slots of 10th 11th and 12th level are meant to add extra potency to 9th level or lower spells. For example, if you cast fireball, you can use a 3rd level spell slot and it would deal 8d6 fire damage, but if you cast it as 11th level, it would deal 16d6 fire damage."
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Connor G December 22, 2019 9:15 pm UTC
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will you be updating epic artificer now that the official artificer has dropped?
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Kale M December 25, 2019 4:12 pm UTC
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It's been added as an extra document "(819008-5e_Epic_Characters_Extended.pdf)" which should appear when you're logged in and viewing this page.
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:59 pm UTC
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Thank you for chiming in, Kyle!
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Heitor P January 07, 2020 9:13 pm UTC
I can't find that PDF, where It exactly is?
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Connor G January 16, 2020 12:26 am UTC
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the 819008 document is for the last version of the UA artificer, the official version saw extensive reworks, such as multi attack being regulated to battlesmiths only and new features like flash of genius. The new 20 capstone is the defibrillator ability with more charges. The number of base game infusions, both known and usable, was increased so that it actually exceeds the epic variant. Will a new version be released that is compatible with these new changes in the official version.
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Jason C December 21, 2019 6:29 pm UTC
Does this cover the PaleMaster or DeathSeer classes?
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:58 pm UTC
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Hi Jason,

I'm sorry to say that it doesn't.
Including every subclass option released by a third party is an insurmountable task.

Having said that, I'd be happy to include some select subclasses if there was demand for it and the original author gave me their blessing.
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Jacob W December 13, 2019 9:11 pm UTC
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Excellent to see an epic Artificer! I love this stuff!
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:56 pm UTC
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Hi Jacob,

I'm glad you like it!
I had a lot of fun working on it.
Soon comes the task of reworking it to fit the official Eberron artificer.
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Ryan P December 04, 2019 6:35 pm UTC
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Hey guys,

For the blood hunter, would anyone say the Stat increases the order of the mutant can get should bump over 30 or should 30 still be the hard cap? I have a player asking and I can't find a good reason to say it's not just another epic buff.
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:54 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Ryan,

It is very much intended that, even with mythic boons, level 30 remains the hard cap.
However, at your table, it's your game, not ours.
You can always try removing the cap and see how it turns out. Or make the removal of the cap an epic quest reward.
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Daniel R December 02, 2019 11:19 pm UTC
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I have a question on the Genesis spell. It says the following: If you die, unless your body was destroyed, you reform within your plane 1 year after your death.

This seems... kinda useless, specifically "unless your body was destroyed", as a year is quite a long time for a body to last. If you were burned/cremated, this seems kinda useless. Was it meant to be "unless your soul is destroyed" rather than body? As that seems way to easy a failure condition to achieve.
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:49 pm UTC
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Hi Daniel,

That's an excellent question.

"Unless your remains are destroyed" would fit better with the original intent.
Going with the soul, however, might not be a bad idea. We'll talk about it and run some scenarios to see if that can work better.

Thank you very much for your input.
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Daniel R January 06, 2020 8:09 pm UTC
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Perhaps some duplicate of how devils work may be something to look at?
For them, if they die, they return to hell, and only die properly if they are killed there.
That is too broken for a PC, but perhaps there is a "physical core" somewhere in the Genesis planes? And to properly kill a PC with this spell, you need to both kill them and destroy their core/totem/whatever?
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Marc A January 06, 2020 9:41 pm UTC
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Interesting approach.
We'll talk it over. Thank you once more!
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Scott L November 17, 2019 1:49 pm UTC
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We are currently playing through the epic levels (23 currently) and I was looking ahead and saw 10th / 11th and 12th spell slots available, but no content regarding spells of that level.

Is there a plan for adding higher level spells to this in the future, is it planned for future content, or is there an additional supplement that is intended to fill that gap?

Or did I just miss this being addressed somewhere in the pdf?
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Liz M November 17, 2019 2:35 pm UTC
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It mentions in the PDF that spell slots of 10th 11th and 12th level are meant to add extra potency to 9th level or lower spells. For example, if you cast fireball, you can use a 3rd level spell slot and it would deal 8d6 fire damage, but if you cast it as 11th level, it would deal 16d6 fire damage.
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Scott L November 17, 2019 2:57 pm UTC
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Thanks, not sure how I missed that repeatedly.
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:42 pm UTC
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Thanks for chiming in, Liz!
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Patrick M November 16, 2019 7:57 pm UTC
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Will you do an epic racial for the changeling race?
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Chas L November 22, 2019 2:53 pm UTC
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Check the UA in the 1.3 update
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Salem W November 25, 2019 2:02 am UTC
Can shapeshift as a bonus action. A Moon Druid gets this at level 2, but changelings wait until 25?
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:40 pm UTC
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Hi Salem,

Please consider that the druid is a class. And the moon druid subclass specializes in exactly that.
Changelings are a race.
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Liz M November 14, 2019 9:45 pm UTC
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Will you be doing an epic level for the Lingering Soul? It is strange that it is missing from the list.
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:39 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Liz,

Aye. It's on the to-do.
I'm aiming to revisit Epic Characters very soon.
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Tucker A November 14, 2019 11:30 am UTC
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It seems like we're going to be having a new book with player options coming out in the future? Are you planning on supporting Eberron and whatever the new player options book is when it comes out?

Love this content by the way! It's flavorful and wonderful!! Had tons of fun running a game with a couple of my players running at higher levels :)
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:34 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Tucker,

Thank you for the kind words! I'm so happy you enjoyed it :)
We do indeed plan on supporting Eberron. Hopefully, we can squeeze it in between larger projects. We'll see.
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Daniel R November 10, 2019 10:59 pm UTC
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My group is now in epic levels, and I recalled you mentioning the limitations you placed on the Druid's Monstrous Wild Shape. If I remember right, you wanted to find a way to disallow monstrosities you considered "civilized", such as Centaurs, Driders, Sorrowsworn, Harpies, etcetera, and initially used the "non-bipedal" qualifier and limiting them to Medium or Large size.

Another idea may be to remove the size restriction, as that seems rather abitrary, and emplacing the limitation that the form cannot naturally speak a language. Things like Giant Vulture and Giant Owl have "Understands languages but cannot speak them" whereas the likes of those mentioned in the previous paragraph are capable of speech. This would allow the "dumb" and "animalistic" monsters to be used while still allowing a greater variety of druid forms to be available, as monstrosities either tend towards huge or spellcasters at CR 8 and above.
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:33 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Daniel,

That's a brilliant approach.
We'll discuss it and see if we can optimize it with that in mind.

Thank you!
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Daniel R January 09, 2020 12:36 pm UTC
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I look forward to seeing what you come up with :)

Any rough idea when we might expect the next version of the pdf to drop?
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Kyle B November 07, 2019 1:04 am UTC
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Any notice on the mordenkainen race/subrace and the ravnica races? I know about the extended doc. Maybe release those with the official eberron stuff updates since the new book is coming out this month.
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:32 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Kyle,

I'll try and get to those soon.
I have had my plate full with the next installment of the Ulraunt's Guide series.
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Marcus L L October 16, 2019 6:52 am UTC
Hey Marc, so my DM gave me access to this book and the Orient book as well. However, I noticed there was a Kensai subclass covered in this one that I can't seem to find in HotO. It's called the Vindicator. I've checked all the versions I have and I see nothing on it or in Unearthed Kensai. Am I missing something?
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:31 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Marcus,

You aren't missing anything. The Vindicator is indeed done and will be included in the next HotO update.
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Alex M October 12, 2019 5:20 am UTC
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Hey Marc, my DM shared this product as part of our campaign and its a fantastic piece of work, my only question is that since we are using your Heroes of the Orient material, why do the Maho-Tsukai not appear in this book? Was this just an accidental loss? If so, what would you recommend to fill in for this subclass? Thanks!
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Marc A January 06, 2020 7:30 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi Alex,

Yea, I either had a good reason (which I can't recall) or, and this is the more likely option, I missed it accidentally.
I'll be looking to do an update soon.
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Gert-Jan G October 10, 2019 9:01 pm UTC
So yeah, about that physical copy "soon" :p?
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Hiten D October 12, 2019 9:24 pm UTC
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A DMsGuild policy released a few months ago states that they are holding off on PoD for all older releases, at least until the new year. This doesn't just effect EC, but several other quality products on this site that really deserve a PoD option. Let's have cautious optimism but also be realistic.
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