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Class: The Inquisitor, a Zealous Justicar

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Zealous agents of the divine, Inquisitors bring holy Judgement to the battlefield to smite their enemies and support their allies. Using their devout following and innate sense of righteousness, an Inquisitor in battle is nigh unstoppable.

Choose an inquisition to reflect the mission your god has sent you on. Join the Arcane Inquisition to hunt down powerful magical artefacts to strengthen the church or protect the people from its misuse. Those of the Conversion Inquisition bring others to their church with silver tongues and a booming voice. Members of the Pursuer Inquisition hunt down foes ahead of time, long before they can reach their true power. Those who walk the path of the Shadow Inquisition lead a life of lies and secrecy, infiltrating cults, or rival churches to steal their knowledge, or kill their leaders. Finally, those of the Strength Inquisition fight hard for their churches and its saints, protecting them with diligence.

The Inquisitor class includes:

  • A full class designed for 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons rules
  • Six unique subclasses with distinct playstyles
  • 12 Divine Judgements to inhibit your foes and bolster your allies with
  • A full spell list, including spells featured in Unearthed Arcana supplement

Changelog v1.1

  • Fixed grammar and formatting issues
  • Buffed Judgement of Soul Burning to a number of d8 equal to your Judgement Bonus, increasing to d12s when Exalted

Changelog v1.2

  • Hastened Decree is removed to make way for more gaps in level progression
  • Many features have been moved to later on in level progression, including Domain Boon, Lasting Verdict etc.
  • The final Ability Score Increase has been moved to 18th level to coincide with the level gap in Artificer another 1/3 casting class
  • The last Inquisition feature has been moved to 17th level to make room for the Ability Score Increase mentioned above
  • Devotion has been changed to 1d4 + half your Judgement Bonus, making it better on average in the short term, but less effective in long-term. I will look into giving Devotion limited usage in future if it proves to continue being not liked as much
Changelog v1.5
  • Removed Judgement of Protection because it's too similar to Judgement of Aegis
  • Devotion now has a number of uses equal to your Charisma modifier
  • Added 5 of 16 spells seen in the Archive of Esoteric Secrets Vol. I
  • Added the Flagellant Inquisition, a health sacrificing subclass that allows for added tankiness, boosted spellcasting and additional uses for Judgement, all for a price
Changelog v1.6
  • Fixed errors pointed out by user Owen F
  • Added several new Judgements, the Judgements of Fear, Justice, Life Draining (for Flagellant Inquisitors), Protection, Shadow Blades (for Shadow Inquisitors), Shattered Defence, and Swarming Plague
  • Reduced the total number of learnable Judgements from 7 to 6
Changelog v1.6.1

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Joshua K April 14, 2019 1:50 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Counterheal is on the spell list, but I cannot find the spell referenced anywhere? Is it a typo?
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Jack W April 15, 2019 10:34 am UTC
CREATOR
Yes, sorry. I have a lot of homebrew spells on my own personal version of the Inquisitor and I must've missed that one when removing all the others
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Joshua K April 25, 2019 12:19 am UTC
PURCHASER
Copy that.

Are they available in any of the other material you have up on the site?
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Jack W April 30, 2019 12:58 pm UTC
CREATOR
Sorry for the slow reply, I only just saw these, but yes, they and some 150+ other spells are available in my "Complete Archive of Esoteric Secrets", which is about $4.99. Though, about half of the book can be gotten for free in the form of five smaller files that contain some of the spells you mentioned in a previous comment. Take a look through those, to see if you'd want to spend money on the whole thing.
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Joel G January 16, 2019 10:49 pm UTC
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The Judgement of soul-burning says it deals necrotic damage, but in the exalted text it states, "The target creature instead takes d12s of necrotic damage instead of d8s, and the Judgement itself ignores resistance to fire damage."
What fire damage is it referring to?
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Jack W January 16, 2019 11:14 pm UTC
CREATOR
definitely a typo, should be necrotic
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Patrick R March 29, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
PURCHASER
In the Shadow inquisitions spells, it lists disguise self twice as a first and second level spells.
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Jack W March 29, 2018 8:18 pm UTC
CREATOR
thanks man, I'll get to fixing that later on tonight
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Jack W March 29, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
CREATOR
fixed
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Owen F September 04, 2017 4:00 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I love the theme of this class, However I noticed a few issues I thought I'd point out. These are issues found in version 1.5

1. On the class table the second domain boon is noted to be received at level 15. Where as on the feature description it is noted to be received at level 13 instead. Furthermore it mentions the first boon to be received at 7th level.
2. The feature "Holy Scourge" for pursuers, Is missing the c so is instead Holy Sourge.
3. The class table states that from level 17 onward the Inquisitor can know 7 Judgements. The issue being that there are only seven on the class pdf. Some of which are locked to Inquisitions. With that in mind the highest amount of Judgements available is 4 out of the listed 7 even though 7 can apparently be learned.
4. Some of the "Esoteric Secrets" spells can not actually be found in the Esoteric secrets pdf page on this site.

Hope these criticisms help and I look forward to seeing the class improve. Good...See more
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Gage R July 12, 2017 12:49 am UTC
PURCHASER
Judgement of Soul Burning is kinda weak. Might I suggest increasing the size of the damage die, or making the number of damage die equal your judgement bonus.
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Jack W July 12, 2017 7:20 am UTC
CREATOR
I'll take a look. Thanks for the feedback :)
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