March 2, 2018

Die-Hard Fan

Primal Path
Notes from the Nails: this blog does not condone sports hooliganism of any kind.

Path of the Die-Hard

For some people, siegeball is just a game. For others, it is a way of life. For a select few, however, it is more than that: for the die-hards, siegeball is a religion. Every team's fanbase has a small hard core of super fanatics -- people so utterly devoted to their team that they might fly into berserker rages after seeing them lose.
     For a die-hard fan, the world is just one massive siegeball arena, which means that they are always ready for explosive, violent action, particularly against die-hard supporters of rival teams!

Master Improviser
Starting at 3rd level, you are an expert in ripping up the scenery and turning it into weaponry. You have proficiency with all improvised weapons. When you wield an improvised weapon, its damage die is 1d8 if wielded in one hand, 1d10 if wielded in two hands, and 1d6 if thrown as a projectile.
     Furthermore, you can employ found objects as improvised shields, which function exactly like normal shields for you.

Also at 3rd level, you make sure to always carry a number of signal flares on your person. These can be thrown up to 60 feet away as an action, causing a 20-foot radius sphere around the point of impact to fill with smoke, which spreads around corners. The area is heavily obscured for 1 minute, or until the smoke is dispersed by a moderate (at least 10 miles per hour) wind.
     You can carry a number of flares equal to your Constitution modifier, and restock your expended flares when you complete a long rest.

Pick a Fight
At 6th level, when you enter a rage, you can pick a fight with one creature you can see within 60 feet of you. For the duration of the rage, that creature has disadvantage on attack rolls against any target other than you.

Casual Attire
At 10th level, as long as you are not wearing armor, you have advantage on any checks made to disguise yourself as a member of a hostile group.

Also at 10th level, as a bonus action when you hit a Medium or smaller creature while raging, you can strike its knees, halving its speed until the beginning of your next turn. Creatures that do not have knees or similar joints (or have more than two legs) are unaffected by this ability. This attack does not add your Rage bonus damage to this attack.

Mob Mentality
By 14th level, it only takes you and a few other ultra-fans to start a riot. While raging, friendly creatures you choose within 5 feet of you can add your Rage bonus damage to their melee weapon attacks.


  1. I don't understand why flares, but then again I've never voluntarily watched sports in my life, so I wouldn't know.

    1. A Google image search for 'football ultra' should explain it. ;)

    2. ...Man, americans are insane. But then again, so are Siegeball fans.

    3. Actual football, not the American kind (usually) so its more akin to every sport has a Die-Hard, no matter the country XD

    4. Alright, I'll amend it to "Sports fans are insane". I know they sure are insane where I live.

  2. When I first read the title I was ready to embrace and fully accept the idea that someone had constructed a class based on people who liked the 1988 Bruce Willis movie, Die Hard. This is good too, but I do now feel like I live in a slightly less magical world

    1. I'd like to note for the record that the name 'die hard fan' was the Finger's idea, and that I specifically warned him people would think of the film when they first saw it. I feel vindicated!

  3. I can't wait for all of the other classes, a sports medicine cleric, cheerleader bard, referee paladins. this is going to be great.

  4. Not be whiny or demanding, but a barbarian subclass based on the Channeler or the binder would be lovely. I’m trying to write one up myself, actually, but since you made the classes (and have more experience), I would love to see your take on it.