August 11, 2017

Lionheart

Martial Archetype
Comments from the Finger on behalf of the Knuckle: No puns this time, just a solid battlefield commander fighter. 

Lionheart

Throwing themselves into the fray, leading a daring charge, and breaching impenetrable walls, archetypal lionhearts are united by an unwavering resolve on the field of battle. They stand as beacons of courage to their fellow warriors, a living parable on the virtue of fearlessness. Though lionhearts make excellent generals and battlefield commanders, they are never far from the front lines, and will never give an order they wouldn’t carry out themselves.

Call to Valor
Starting at 3rd level, your feats of valor and demonstrations of courage on the field of battle invigorate your allies’ determination. On your turn, when you score a critical hit or reduce a creature to 0 hit points, friendly creatures within 60 feet of you that can see you gain temporary hit points equal to half your fighter level (rounded up).
     In addition, they have advantage on saving throws they make to avoid being frightened before the end of your next turn.

Paragon of Courage
Starting at 7th level, you are as fearless as a lion and are immune to being frightened.

Hear Me Roar
Starting at 10th level, you can cast the spell compelled duel, without using a spell slot or spell components. Your spell save DC equals 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier. When you hit a creature that is under the effects of your compelled duel it takes an additional 1d4 damage.

Pride Tactics
Starting at 15th level, as a bonus action on your turn you can take the Help action to assist a friendly creature in performing an attack against a creature you hit with an attack on your turn.

Wounded Fury
Starting at 18th level, the fury and unpredictability of a wounded lion swells within you. When you are below half your hit points you have advantage on the first attack roll you make on your turn.



Changelog: 8/11/17: Hear Me Roar: Additional damage triggers on a hit

27 comments:

  1. Wanna clear this up: I don't hate puns. I love puns. There's nothing wrong with puns. I do hate the current official archetypes for the "Battlefield Commander" character. We need better battlefield commanders.

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    1. We'received working on it, trust me.

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    2. Okay. I'm hyped. Any teases as to what it'll be called/what we can expect? :D

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  2. This seems pretty good.
    I like that Call to valor has no limit on the number of creatures and can work on 50 soldiers (or potentially ~500, if every square within 60 feet of you is occupied by an ally), so it can really help an entire legion.

    Hear Me Roar should be "when you hit", not when you attack.

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    1. AH...whoops. It's supposed to be creatures = to CHA mod. I totally screwed it up and deleted that at some point. My bad.

      And you're right, it should definitely say "when you hit."

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    2. I missed the part where you said that you liked there being no limit. Should it remain that way, or is the feature strong enough that it needs a cap?

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    3. Well critical hits are are enough where it shouldn't really affect play too much, and while advantage against being frightened is great, it's Justine condition that doesn't come up too often, so I would say it's fine as is.

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    4. I don't think it's unbalanced as it is. Temp hp can't be stacked, and it's not that much hp.
      If you're a 10th level character in a huge battle of regular soldiers, you will likely kill an enemy every turn. This means 5 temp hp per turn, which is like mass Herosim. Seems ok.

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  3. Why do I get the feeling that there's some Lannister in the inspiration for this?

    Also, is: "We need better battlefield commanders." a tease of a warlord style class to come?

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    1. Maybe because "Hear Me Roar" are the words of House Lannister. :D

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    2. House Lannister, sigil: a golden lion on a red field, words: OH MY GOD, A DRAGON, RUN AWAY!

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    3. Lord: "Uh, who the hell is still alive?"

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    4. Lol, that episode was *INTENSE*. And beautiful. And DRAGUNZ! I want a DRAGUNZ of my own!

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  4. Huh iget two choices hmm. Well i like the purplw dragon knight its tge only official source material i like giving use od my features to allies nice this also nice.id pick between the two depending on the campaign a war campaign or infernal campaign yea for lionheart if i want to give my barb an extra turn ill go dragon knight

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    1. Lionheart for those two campaign ideas sorry saw rhis when i woke up got excited

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  5. Also having both of these in a party adds unique roleplaying opportunities when both are on wactch for example they can discuss tactics.thus deepening the bond of friendship

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  6. Would Call to Valor, Hear Me Roar and Pride Tactics also work with a ranged Fighter? Not so much leading from the front but rather screaming HOLD THE LINE at everyone in range.

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  7. This whiffs of a Warhammer Commissar somewhat.

    NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! FOR THE GOD-EMPEROR!

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    1. *adds note to self:* I need to start playing warhammer.

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    2. Been there, decided not to. It was a good choice.

      Play MTG instead, it's just as soul-sucking but costs less to get in to (although it costs the same later on).

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    3. Warhammer: The Lore is an excellent thing to get into.

      Warhammer: The Game is an exercise in figuring out just how quickly you can spend all of your money before they change the rules again and all your troops are worthless.

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    4. Wellp...that changed my mind pretty fast.

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    5. Seriously, one of the first warhammer sets I got was $100. Those things are expensive, even the small sets.

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  8. might want to clarify that compelled duel isn't a spell, so it can't be cancelled magically

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  9. I get the sense of this being like Reinhardt from Overwatch, since one of his skins is called Lionheart.

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