2021-03-02, 04:16 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: Sorcerer Subclass: Arcane Archer (making it actually feel right, in my opinion)
Different path, and possibly something that needs it's own thread, but throwing it out here as you are someone who also thinks arcane archer should be a sorcerer subclass...
Sorcerers have a theme. Shadow magic, elemental magic, divine etc.. could the arcane archer specialise in attack roll spells?
Level 1 let's you cast a spell that could only target a single enemy using a ranged melee weapon attack roll using a weapon you have equipped instead of a spell attack roll. This would straight up let you use dex instead of charisma for a load of spells, mean you can upgrade your attacks with some magic weapons etc.
Level 6 gives you the archery fighting style and expanded critical range for both spells and weapon attacks.
Level 14 let's you make an attack as a bonus action when you use your action to cast a spell.
Level 18 gives another step up on the expanded critical and let's you make an attack as a reaction against an enemy that casts a spell at you or in an area that includes you.
Sorry, somewhat hijacking this with musings - but something might be useful.