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Mutants. Vile, ill-begotten offspring of devils and sorcereresses. Forgotten bastards and unwanted children. To the common folk, this is what comprises a witcher. But, in the very same breath that they are cursed in, the witcher is also pleaded with, for he is one thing more than all others:

He is a monster hunter.

Witchers are a specially trained group of warriors, dedicated to hunting down all that goes bump in the night, killing it, and then selling its head for coin. They are mercenaries, selling their sword to whoever can afford it, and they are problem solvers, correcting issues that only they are uniquely certified to resolve. They are trackers, hunters, and tamers of all that is wild.

But they may not always be heroes.


I initially started making this class in the early days of D&D 5e, but got ditracted by life and never completed it. After watching The Witcher on Netflix, I was inspired to come back and finish it.

I haven't been able to playtest this, but I did as much research as I could think to do so that it's balanced when comparing to what other classes can do at similar levels.

Questions, comments, suggestions, snarky remarks are welcome.

 
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Wes H January 27, 2020 4:39 pm UTC
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Hi, just purchased your Witcher class build and reading it over there are some unfinished bits in the Oil Recipes table. Example: "Hybrid - Affects montrosities" and then there is no effect given for monstrosities. Several of them are this way.
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Deviantyte . January 27, 2020 4:52 pm UTC
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While it would be nice for every oil to have a rider effect, there were quite a few I couldn't quite find a universal enough trait that the type shared to build one around, or what I could think of was possibly too powerful. Regardless of the rider effect, all oils will still add 1d4 damage to the affected type.

I'm open to suggestions for riders on the ones that don't have any, though.
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Wes H January 27, 2020 4:58 pm UTC
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Nevermind, I see that the oils do a standard additional 1d4 bonus damage and then some of them have additional effects in the table. I might suggest adding that statement in the oils section to avoid confusion.
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Deviantyte . January 27, 2020 4:58 pm UTC
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Noted. Thanks for the input.
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Wes H January 27, 2020 5:00 pm UTC
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I have a PC doing a wicther type character right now and I may switch him to this more game-faithful build. I will let you know what comes out of playtesting.
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Deviantyte . January 27, 2020 5:01 pm UTC
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Yes, please, that would be amazing.
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