April 10, 2017


Martial Archetype
Comments from the Finger: This great piece was submitted by Jeremiah Goodreau ages ago. Let him know how he did below and thank him for his patience!

A Corpsman might be a soldier from an army, making it their duty to keep their allies alive until the fighting is over. Or they might be a mercenary, treating underworld thug's wounds after the latest gang battle. Corpsmen come from all walks of life, but each wear a recognizable bright red Crescent overlaying a Cross symbol, the universal symbol of a medic. They work as healers and humanitarians in war-torn lands, using their combat skills to keeps their charges safe and to smuggle wounded people out of warzones. Wherever battles are fought, you can find a corpsman tending to the wounded.

Fearless Medic
You are an expert at getting into the thick of a battle and withdrawing with a wounded ally in tow. At 3rd level, you gain proficiency in the Medicine skill and with the herbalism kit.
     Also, you move at full speed while dragging a willing or unconscious creature.

Med Kit
At 3rd level, you have three bandages, which you can apply to a willing creature other than yourself within your reach as an action or a bonus action.
     If you apply it as a bonus action, the target creature regains hit points equal to 1d6 + your Wisdom modifier. If you apply it as an action, the target regains the same amount, plus an additional number of hit points equal to half your level, rounded up.
     A bandage is expended when you apply it. You regain all expended bandages when you take a long rest.
     At 7th level, and again at 10th and 17th level, you gain an additional bandage, and each bandage heals an additional 1d6 hit points.

By 7th level, you are quick to judge a creature's wounds. For each creature you can see, you instantly know if the creature has all of its hit points, less than half its total hit points, of less than 10 total hit points.
     Additionally, you can use your action to examine a willing creature within your reach to learn the following things:
  • The creature's current and maximum hit points
  • If the creature is afflicted by a curse, disease, or poison
  • The creature's current levels of exhaustion
  • If the creature is charmed, frightened, or possessed
You have advantage on Charisma (Persuasion) checks made to calm or relax a creature you have examined.

Moment's Rest
Starting at 10th level, you treasure any moment's rest you can to patch up your allies. Once per day, when you and up to 6 allies take a short rest, each willing creature you choose regains hit points equal to your level.

Adrenaline Shot
Starting at 15th level, you keep a single shot of adrenaline in your med kit. When a creature has died within the last minute or fallen unconscious, you can inject it with an adrenaline shot. The creature regains consciousness and its hit points become 10, if it had fewer.
     Once you use this ability, you can't use it again until you finish a long rest.

Fortifying Elixir
At 18th level, you can use your action to administer a restoring potion to yourself or one creature within your reach. For 1 minute, the target has resistance to bludgeoning, slashing, and piercing damage, and regains 1d6 hit points at the beginning of each of its turns.
     Once you use this ability, you can't use it again until you finish a long rest.

Changelog: 4/10/17: Med Kit: Long rest recharge
Triage: Examining a willing creature takes an action
Fearless Medic: Opportunity attack clause removed; replaced with moving at full speed when dragging someone
Moment's Rest; Condition removal cut


  1. Not sure if I missed it, but are the badages short or long rest recharge?

    1. I would guess long, cause that would be a pretty powerful heal to have up every short rest, especially at higher levels

  2. Is there an action cost for Triage?

    1. There is now! You saw nothing. Likewise the two posters above you.

      *smoke bomb*

    2. *cough, cough*

      Stop using smoke bombs in here! Do you know how terrible the ventilation is?

    3. Adrenaline shot still has no action requirement, and no being adjacent requirement.

  3. I'm not sure if it's implied these days, but I feel like it needs something like: "If you are already proficient in , you can select a different skill from among those which fighters can learn at 1st level." added to the bonus proficiency section.

  4. Shouldn't the Moment's Rest feature recharge after a long rest, instead of once per day?

  5. I would think Adrenaline Shot would take an action to perform. My only concern is this is like a once per long rest free Revivify. Considering Revivify costs 300 Gold in materials the spell consumes. Mind you clerics get revivify at 5th level and paladins at 9th and the Corpsman gets Adrenaline Shot at 15th but I'm not sure that's enough to make this balanced especially for a fighter archetype. I do love the class though, I'm just not sure how you'd balance Adrenaline Shot.