View Full Version : D&D 5e/Next The Ninja and the Samurai, two new archetypes! [PEACH]

2016-06-30, 10:54 AM
Hi Folks,

A large part of my next game has a strong eastern element to it, and I wanted classes to reflect that.
The Ninja (Rogue) and the Samurai (Fighter) are two of the 12 archetypes I will be adding to this setting.
both of these classes borrow elements and ideas form the pathfinder versions as I feel they were done very well there.

The Ninja can select from several ninja arts, allowing the player to build a ninja around their play style, and, training method (Were you trained to throw a hail of poisoned shuriken? To silently climb walls and strike from the shadows? or were you trained to hit hard and fast, dealing the most amount of damage possible?). The capstone ends up as a much more advanced version of the trickster ability, borrowing influences from WoW, Naruto (I haven't watched it, but a player linked me some clips to watch when i was making this).

The Samurai is built around the concept of challenging the largest foe, and besting them in combat. Along with their trusty steed. They offer some group support through displaying their heraldry, and gain capstone abilities to let them fight beyond death. The Samurai can easily be played as a knight, a cavalier or a mercenary captain as well.
I am happy with the Samurai, but it brings new abilities to 5th that warrant some balancing I feel.

These will both have flavour text and better images added to them, but for now I want to balance the abilities before prettying them up.

I look forward to feedback!

The Ninja
Homebrewery: http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/Hkk1oNGI
pdf: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx8EzFrA4PbbMDlWeGZHcmh3V1U/view?usp=sharing
Poisons by /u/ShylocV of reddit that work amaizngly well with this archetype: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5rrDIyM5HN4X2M0Z0tKQVdKV1U/edit

The Samurai
Homebrewery: http://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/S1gHinfL
PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx8EzFrA4PbbRU9jYkM0YmFtblk/view?usp=sharing