Advanced Search >

Defier Class
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Defier Class

Multiple File Formats

Copper seller

Defier Class


For use in the new Tales from the Yawning Portal setting, or any setting you choose...

The world is a complicated and most often scary place.  When the likes of fighters, magic users, and healers roam the land, there are those who remain more a mystery.  A new element has arisen of late, a being, perhaps more than one, whose mastery of the arcane and divine rings supposition and terror as rumors spread.  Power, desire, and skill, this is the Defier.

Defiers have a pact with the divine and the arcane powers of the worlds.  They pursue knowledge and power.  Evil, good, or somewhere in between, the Defier is a mystery to most.  Having a keen sense of mind, they are trained in the arts of persuasion and intimidation.  They are rumored to make alliances with any manner of person or beast in hopes of gaining favor, power, or even attributes through physical or magical means.

With a focused mind, they are experts in subterfuge, they can both befriend and kill anyone at any time.  Unpredictable to be sure, they are feared because so little is known about them.

Purchase of this item includes the PDF as well as the modules to use it in the Fantasy Grounds VTT software.

Also includes three NPC Level 7 Defiers to use as heroes or villains in your campaigns (and in your Fantasy Grounds campaigns as well).


I welcome suggestions and feedback.  Please let me know.  And feel free to adjust accordingly.


Any errors found, please let me know, I will publish corrections immediately!

 More from this Title's Contributors
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (2)
Discussions (2)
Customer avatar
Nathan H August 23, 2016 3:11 pm UTC
Hey Gary,

Overall I have to say that I'm not particularly enthused with this class. Mostly, that's because I don't know what you're trying to do with it. Your thematic background seems confusing and like it's trying to be a class that does everything. How are we possibly a full caster that also gets two attacks? How are we possibly a full caster that is loaded with enough passive magical abilities to warrant not even needing a subclass? What is the theme of all these abilities? On one end i've got this connection to beasts and dragons? Why? On the other, my mind is so powerful that i can use mist to avoid attacks of opportunity? Why? Just no one knows and it's mysterious isn't enough.

There's so many abilities on this thing that even if none of them is overpowered, and I'd say most aren't (though having a magic +1 weapon at 2nd level at all times beats out the magic weapons of eldritch knights and warlocks who act as your example for the function) the variety makes it powerful. There...See more
Customer avatar
Rob T August 23, 2016 3:21 pm UTC
Nathan, I'm assuming (and I hope I'm correct) that you were directing your feedback to me (Rob - the author) and not Gary the previous commenter. Nevertheless, you have some great points. I did want the background of the class to remain somewhat ambiguous so as to let the player flesh that out. In regards to the OP, I am going to reconsider some things based on your comments... ThanX!
Customer avatar
Rob T September 11, 2016 3:08 am UTC
Nathan H.

The next update will indeed remove Extra Attack from the Station of the Tortured Mind Subclass. Also, the spellcasting ability only allows for 1 slot until level 7, then only 2 until level 17, and 3 slots is the most ever achieved. Also keep in mind the class has a d6 HD.

Hope you like it better.
Customer avatar
Gary B August 02, 2016 1:48 am UTC
So is this a full caster class?
Customer avatar
Rob T August 02, 2016 6:56 am UTC
Hey Gary:

There are three "stations" to choose from. Only one is a caster. It's pay what you want so go ahead and download it and check it out. I hope you like it!

Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Copper seller
Community Content
Rules Edition(s)
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
March 10, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on July 18, 2016.