View Full Version : D&D 5e/Next Phobiamancer- for Requilac's Base Class Contest II

2018-06-15, 05:19 PM
There are those who have experienced deep, primal fear. A nameless terror, that carves an abyss within them. Many who suffer this are driven mad by the trauma, and some suppress the memory, choosing to live as though it never happened. But a rare few have learned to harness this experience, and draw power from the abyss created within them. These individuals have the ability to project their own fears onto others, forcing their victims to experience a part of their own harrowing experience. Such people are called Phobiamancers, and have a justified reputation as being among the more disturbing folk to encounter.


This class took me a long time to put together, in part because I scrapped it partway through and rebuilt it from the ground up. I'm still not 100% satisfied with parts of it, but I want to at least turn a submission in. I don't know exactly what I don't like, but I'm sure I'll figure it out with some critiques. If I really don't like it, I might break it down and rebuild the base class from the pieces. I like the subclasses more, and I'm pretty satisified with Thanatophobia, but I'm not in love with any of the features except Broken Swarm from Arachnophobia, but I don't know if I worded that in the most elegant way possible. The main idea there is that it turns you or part of you into spiders.

The core design idea is that the base class has a lot of fear-based crowd-control options but very little damage until lategame, while the subclasses don't focus on fear as much but instead try to exemplify a particular phobia, and they provide the bread-and-butter damage options.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q8IWBsu5qq-6B3wo9T-uhSG_cicgA7Sq/view?usp=sharing Google Doc. More stable, but I might forget to update it.

https://www.gmbinder.com/share/-LE8XJidh_Bhvsd0e2NU GM Binder. Prone to absolute destruction at the hands of formatting errors and random code splices, but also requires less rigmarole to update.