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Cannith Wand Adept of Eberron (5e Conversion)

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Here is the Cannith Wand Adept, a reinterpretation of a classic of Eberron, updated and presented as a new Martial Archetype option.

In a time of innovation, arcanic tricks once limited to powerful Sorcerers and studied Wizards were tied to wands and rods, and made simple enough for anyone to use. Cooking, cleaning, and other household chores were made easy, but so were the darker arts of warfare and violence. Shots of flame and frost now arc over the battlefield from wands brandished by fighters with no arcane ability. These are the Cannith battle trained wandslingers; adept at combat, and skilled at slinging death from their magical weapons.

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The material here is presented for playtesting and to spark your imagination. These game mechanics are in draft form, usable in your campaign but not fully tempered by design iterations. They are not officially part of the game. This material should not be used in D&D Adventurers League events.

Related: Eberron, Wandslinger

 
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Nicholas M September 08, 2018 11:48 am UTC
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I'd be interested to know why you made it as a fighter as originally it was an Artificer/Wizard/Sorcerer prestige class. nothing about the original class was martially focused at all. it was only a 3 level prestige class at that for the sole purpose of using 2 wands and being able to activate them at once. it also used wands to give you action points and made the spell save DCs of wands stronger in your hands.

just the prerequisites for the class was all caster based. plus it was specifically a dragonmark prestige class, if you didn't have the mark of making you couldnt take the class.

its awesome that there's clearly a high level of Eberron support, but people need to convert loyally. there's too many "conversions" that are clearly made to fit a class the author wants to play and not truly what the class should be
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Damian F September 07, 2018 11:25 pm UTC
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Having read through this, I think there is some fun potential within this martial archetype, and it definitely feels distinct from the Eldritch Knight.

However, it does have a LOT of shortcomings.

Most of these come from the fact that the archetype's abilities strongly imply you will fight with nothing but wands - but, there is no incentive to go down this path when the wands themselves are going to stay so weak. Cantrips always as if cast by a 1st level character make your damage potential trickle into irrelevancy as soon as you leave the first tier, and getting your only first-level spell at 15th level is not going to feel rewarding for anybody.

Now, of course, this is a Fighter subclass and Fighters aren't exactly bad inherently. They get loads of ASIs and are proficient in all armour and weapons. But, the weapon proficiency means nothing when you're being guided to hold a wand in each hand, leaving only armour and a higher hit die to keep you from being a squishy caster....See more
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Kevin W September 18, 2018 1:28 am UTC
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Thanks for giving it a try! We put it up for free and called it out as in playtesting in the description because we know how much feedback and refinement it takes to get something like this perfected, and we're committed to getting it there. I want to call out a few subtleties that might adress what you're asking about- specifically dmg output and utility.

-The class gets DEX as a dmg bonus to its wand attacks, and gets to make them as weapon attacks, meaning extra attack, sharpshooter, action surge, sneak attack (with multi-classing) and more fighter options come into play boosting damage. Because its an attack action to use the wand with this subclass, it unlocks two weapon fighting at early levels (rapier in offhand) which also comes into play with the damage totals (Toll the dead for 1d12 + rapier offhand at level 3 is arguably strong). Lastly saving throw based attacks hit more than AC based attacks which means the average dmg numbers go up in the math. We think the slight damage dip (~10%...See more
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