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Champions of the Blood War presents new Demonic & Diabolical Player Options for your Campaigns!

This project was primarily designed for use with the new, official, BALDUR'S GATE: DESCENT INTO AVERNUS adventure, but can be used by players & dungeon master's in any campaign that needs an injection of demons, devils, yugoloths and other nefarious elements!

Everything included here was written with balance in mind so it could function in any campaign and setting where these elements are present, but you should feel free to tailor the things presented here to your own games! If you have any questions or comments feel free to comment here or find me on Twitter @JeremyMelloul - I'm always happy to chat and will release updates periodically.

This Project Includes:

  • 2 New Backgrounds! (The Cultist & The Reclaimed Soul) 
  • 12 New Subclasses! (1 For Every Single Class!)
  • 11 New Spells related to Demons, Devils, and Yugoloths!

The New Player Options


Cultist (Ex-Cultist). A current or previous member of a demonic or diabolical cult who is able to make use of the secret knowledge they learned as a member of the cult.

Styx-Touched. An individual who once drank from the waters of the River Styx and lost all recollection of their past life, and is forced to contend with the unbridled return of memories from that life.

New Class Archetypes!

Barbarian: Path of the Abyssal Champion. Draws forth Abyssal energy through their rage to deploy greater physical power. 

Bard: College of the Temptation. Uses their bardic wiles to charm and seduce their way to success. 

Cleric: Savagery Domain. Embraces the most dangerous aspects of nature to lead their allies with great ferocity. 

Druid: Circle of Yeenoghu. Draws on Yeenoghu’s abyssal power to Wild Shape into a Gnoll form.

Fighter: Hellfire Warrior. Commands Infernal Hellfire to strike down their enemies with raging flames. 

Monk: Way of the Chain Devil. Channels their ki through enchanted chains, to unleash powerful Chain Kata. 

Paladin: Oath of the Hellrider. Loyal to the Fallen Angel, Zariel, leads allies on the battlefield with devastating martial competence.

Ranger: Demonweb Hunter. Ensnares their enemies with webs and debilitating poisons like the Abyssal spiders of the Demonweb. 

Rogue: Devilbound. Follows in the example of Devils to hunt down their foes with a variety of powerful Infernal Poisons. 

Sorcerer: Amalgamated Soul. Traps and consumes the souls of other creatures, to strengthen their own soul.

Warlock: The Yugoloth Covenant. Strikes a pact with a group of Yugoloths, using magic, deception, and avarice to do their bidding.

Wizard: Forbidden Lore. Chases secrets and forbidden knowledge to unravel magical energies and summons demons and devils.

I really hope you enjoy using the classes & backgrounds in this project! Please leave a rating or review if you end up using them in your game!

(Right click the images below & click "Open Image in New Tab" to preview!)

The Savagery Domain Cleric (page 1)Cleric - Savagery Domain (part 2)Ranger - Demonweb Hunter (part 2)Ranger - Demonweb Hunter (part 2)

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September 24th, 2019
Champions of the Blood War is an incredibly thorough and rich supplement to Baldur's Gate: Decent Into Avernus adventure. It includes new player options and powers for each class, as well as additional character backgrounds that (in [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on September 20, 2019.