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New Class- Bruiser

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Have you enjoyed the concept of a monk and their unarmed prowess, but wanted to play something with a bit more customization? Do you mourn at the lack of viable pugilist style options for Fighters and Barbarians in the official content? Do you like the freeform build structure of warlocks and other casters, but wished you had that sort of versatility on a martial class? Look no further! Suitable for characters of most any background, creed or race, the Bruiser gives you the rough-and-tumble feel of a frontline fighter, with high customizability, versatility, and a new class mechanic: Resolve. 

Dive into the dozens of tricks, maneuvers and special moves, and build your character in whichever way your heart desires. Also included are three subclasses to give your bruiser extra potency, called Styles. Choose from the Swift Beatdown Style for speed and maneuverability, the Street Smarts style for more adaptability and out of combat resourcefulness, or the Weave-breaker Style if you wanna have a little bit of magical potency to back up your physical might. 

Disclaimer: This class is still in playtest, and any and all feedback is appreciated. I am planning to adjust things if issues pop up in playtests, and will note said changes if I do edit it in the future. Happy Brawling!

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Tabor G September 14, 2019 5:33 am UTC
So I just got and read most of the class and I just have to say well done. It's a really cool class concept and a well executed homebrew. I hope I'll get a chance to play it at some point. I only have a few things to point out for your consideration:

- The whole "Con mod + half level" for the Resolve pool could either be too much, not enough, or somewhere in the middle, but that's just my opinion on using a variable method, it could just be fine

- For the Opportunist ability, could they get 3 additional attacks if they crit with all three attacks (extra attack +bonus action)? Or is it limited to once per turn? You may want to clarify

- With such a high possible pool of Resovle at 14th level (possibly up to 12), Dauntless should probably cost 2 to use, not just 1, as it is fairly strong

- The wording for Apotheosis is a little confusing, but not incomprehensible - you may want to try and steal the wording from one of the similar Wizard abilities like...See more
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Probably B September 19, 2019 8:33 pm UTC
Hi! Thanks a lot for your feedback, it's highly appreciated. A lot of the issues brought up are things that I won't be able to get a feel for balance wise until it gets playtested more (such as the amount of resolve, cost of certain tricks and Dauntless, Fleet of Foot movespeed etc.) I may adjust these sorts of things after some gameplay feedback at various levels of play, as this is still up to be re-balanced and edited in the future. for Opportunist, the original idea was to potentially have it work on each hit as a class signature damage boost (like fighter gets stats boosts to the number of attacks they do, or barbarians get reckless attack and Brutal Critical). I may have to adjust the wording and limit the number of times it can be used in a turn, but that's after seeing how it plays out since most of their ways of generating advantage are less assured than something like Extra Attack, even though they get an improved critical range at later levels. As for the Fleet of Foot, I may adjust the level you get...See more
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