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Archetypal Spell Compendium: Artificers & Arcanists


101 new spells appear in Archetypal Spell Compendium: Artificers & Arcanists, a massive collection of new options for spellcasters including three FOUR new subclasses for artificers, new archetypes for wizards, sorcerers, and clerics, 20 new spells for artificers, 30 or more (sometimes much more!) spells for each major spellcasting class, over a dozen spells each for the paladin and ranger, and more for 5th Edition D&D games set in the Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, and beyond. These options include not just rules, but detailed descriptions and setting material to help you or your players role-play these new options to the hilt. Click the preview to see the whole table of contents, including lists of all spells.

Now available for $10-- a value of 10 cents per spell, +1 free spell! When more  content is added, the price may go up for later purchasers, but early buyers receive all new content for free.

  • New Class Archetypes include: 
    • NEWLY ADDED: The Clockwork Engineer (an Artificer Specialist Archetype). This steampunk artificer uses clockwork devices secreted on his person to perform unexpected attacks and imitate life with inanimate objects.
    • THREE New Artificer Specialists: The arcane sleuth creates the tools that help solve impossible mysteries; eradicators infuse magical symbols with the power to destroy the hated monsters who are their sworn enemies; the prodigy chooses to perfect and enchant his own person rather than relying on any one item.
    • New Cleric Divine Domain: Defier. Disbelieving heretics who are no longer true clerics, drawing their power from elsewhere and disavowing the worship of any deity;
    • New Sorcerous Origin: Shugenja. Called by divine forces and trained in some of the ki powers of monks, these masters of the elements tap into holy forces and balance spiritual forces through their own bodies;
    • New Wizard Arcane Tradition: Guild Wizardry. Members of an arcane order who share resources in pursuit of magical power, these wizards can borrow spells from distant wizards and excel at out-casting other arcanists;
  • 101 new spells include all the spells from the author's previous products, plus just as many brand new ones. Carry your own hideout anywhere you go with pocket cave; punish any who dare to harm your allies with ray of reprisal; accomplish any task quickly and efficiently with a servant army; burn away flesh and memory alike with lesser chainfire; visiting the fury of hell itself on anyone in your path with Glasya's stride; and many, many, many more unique and powerful spells.
A content-packed resource for players and DM's alike, Archetypal Spell Compendium: Artificers & Arcanists opens up new possibilities of power, mysery, wonder, and most of all magic for any D&D 5th Edition game.

If you enjoy this product, please check out these and other DM's Guild titles by the same author:

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If you think this product could be improved, please Review or at least leave a comment-- all input is read and considered, and could show up in a newer version of the product!

Also, enjoy the perfect companion piece to this sourcebook, Forgotten Realms Archetypes II: Champions of Mystery, which features mysterious new factions, wielders of the raw power of legendary spellfire, sorcerous paladins, telepathic spies, rabble-rousing bards, masters of secretive dueling techniques, and more:

Forgotten Realms Archetypes II: Champions of Mystery


Ver 1.2: Adds the Clockwork Engineer Artificer archetype and makes minor edits to other archetypes.

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Damian F March 05, 2019 11:23 pm UTC
Given that the old Artificer UA has been practically completely re-written, will the Artificer subclasses in this document be updated to better sync with the more recent (and thus closer to the eventual finished) Artificer?
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Jeremy F March 18, 2019 7:02 pm UTC
Working on this now. It may take a bit, as I want to make sure I have a full handle on the Artificer's new features for balance, but I am working on it. Thanks for asking!
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Daniel C July 03, 2017 1:01 am UTC
Hi, I've just been flicking through the book - really like the spells in here, but I think I've noticed a slight error. The spell Lifetap shows as having a range of "self" which doesn't seem right for what it does - could you clarify what the range on it is meant to be?

Thank you
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Jeremy F March 18, 2019 7:02 pm UTC
The range should be 30 feet. Apologies for the error.
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Michael L June 15, 2017 4:26 am UTC
Hi I have a quick question. I bought a majority of your products & have noticed a few things (spells, archetypes, races, subraces, etc) appearing multiple times. Most of these make sense, like in your "Ravenloft Archetypes" series. My question was about which one is the current version.

For example, the spell "Soul Homunculus" is in your most recent product, "Artificers & Arcanists", but has appeared previously in your products. Should I count that copy of the spell as the current version?

If there is no difference or updates to that spell (or other copies of things) between products, would the newest product with that spell "cancel out" the older products or would you list that spell in its original product unless there was an update?

Thanks in advance
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Jeremy F June 15, 2017 7:08 pm UTC
Hi Michael, thanks for all your support. In general, the repeat inclusion of a spell, archetype, or the like is identical to the previous version. Sometimes, I make a revision, but when I do, I try to go back and revise previous as well. Obviously, as I release more and more products, this becomes more difficult. I would definitely say that if there is a difference, trust the newer release more, but I am striving to go back and update when necessary. Thanks again!
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