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A Mech-Piloting Specialization for the Artificer Class!

Build and pilot a modular battle suit with this new specialization for the Artificer class! Mechanists can fit in across the worlds of D&D, from engineers of Eberron's House Cannith pushing the boundaries of the same technology that created the warforged, to the frenzied inventors of Ravnica's Izzet League, designing haphazard and mismatched constructs to add to their guild's arsenal.

The mechanist presents over 30 upgrades to mix and match, to build exactly the battle suit you want. For example, an unstopable wrecking machine using the heavy armor and dozer shields upgrades, a battle suit with airtight and submersible upgrades, armed with a harpoon, for a deep-diving kraken-hunter, or a suit with stabilisers and armed with the elemental beam for a crawling weapons platform!

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Franz J May 16, 2020 9:49 am UTC
Great product. It’s the 4th thing you’ve made that I’ve currently purchased. I have a few questions.

on Pg.3; “inside your battle suit, you have 3/4 cover against attacks and other effects outside the battle suit”

The battle suit has AC 15. 3/4 cover provides a +5 bonus to AC. Does this mean that it’s AC 15 to target the battle suit and AC 20 to attempt to target the mechanist directly? I assume area effect spells can still effect the mechanist but they get +5 to their dex save due to 3/4 cover?

Pg.4 Mechanized mastery
“When you reach 9th level ........Your battle suit can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the attack action on your turn using the battle suit. Additionally, while piloting a battle suit, you can take any of the following bonus actions on your turn:
......... - make a melee attack with the battlesuit.”

Does this mean the mechanist could potentially; have two ranged attacks & one bonus...See more
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Frederic W May 18, 2020 9:21 pm UTC
Hi there, thanks for the kind words!

The 3/4 cover is granted only to the pilot, so it'd be the pilots normal AC based on whatever armor they're wearing, +5 while they're inside the battle suit. Area of effect spells will still affect the mechanist while piloting the battle suit, but yes, the pilot would gain the +5 bonus to Dexterity saves.

Mechanised Mastery does allow an additional melee attack with the battle suit, regardless of how the mechanist has spent their action that turn, meaning yes, you'd be able to make 2 other attack with the battle suit's melee or ranged weapons, or cast a spell with an action as its casting time.

The eldritch volley cannon, elemental beam, elemental cone and harpoon can only be used once per round due to the recharge element of each of these upgrades, so if a mechanist wanted to make two ranged attack during their turn they would indeed need two of the above options (thus the option to install two eldritch volley cannons onto a battle suit)....See more
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Luke G April 11, 2020 10:19 am UTC
Which version of the Artificer class is this for?
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Franz J May 16, 2020 9:59 am UTC
I don’t know which version the designer intended it for. But as a purchaser I don’t see any conflict in using it with the official artificer in Eberron, rising from the last war.
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Frederic W May 18, 2020 9:33 pm UTC

I designed this based on the official version of the Artificer class released in Eberron: Rising from the Last War, so some elements of the design may require tweaking for use with Unearhted Arcana versions of the Artificer.
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Cameron F February 10, 2020 2:56 am UTC
I don't know if I missed something. What are the Strength and Dexterity stats for suits. It just has stars (*) where the numbers should be.
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Frederic W February 10, 2020 8:54 pm UTC
It's brought up in the Artificer's Handiwork ability on the battle suit's statblock - the suit's Strength and Constitution scores are equal to the artificer's Intelligence score.
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