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Arcane Antagonists - Five wizard NPC villains with personality, encounters, and tactics


Arcane Antagonists


Wizards can be magical villains. The NPCs in this supplement evoke the magic and the danger but also the arrogance of the wizard archetype. From the battling books of the librarian to the battlefield magic of the war mage, these Arcane Antagonists provide magical, challenging encounters for any D&D adventuring party.

Each Arcane Antagonist comes with a description of the villain, a personality to help you roleplay them, and an encounter table with ideas of how to drop the villain into any D&D campaign.

Here is an overview of the five villainous NPCs in this supplement:

  • The Librarian (CR 2). This magical scholar uses forbidden tomes to curse their enemies.

  • The Alchemist (CR 4). Strange concoctions and potent potions are the weapons of the alchemist.

  • The Bladesinger  (CR 6). This skilled swordmaster combines magic and martial skills to fell their enemies.

  • The Elementalist (CR 7). The high-powered mage controls the elements.

  • The War Mage (CR 8). As elite commanders in any army, the war mage masterfully controls the battlefield.

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