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    Default [PEACH] Class Homebrew: The Avatar of Blades

    Hi all. I've had this class concept bouncing around in the back of my head for a while now, and figured I'd let it be my first try posting one of these.
    The class is based off of Archer from the Type-MOON Fate Franchise. The second path is something I've based off of the Kensai class in spirit, but heavily modified to fit the ideals of Archer's original origin. I've completed both Paths, but have to clean up the second path, spell list, and Blade Archery. *FAIR WARNING* Ive been known to be a wordy bastard..... Anyway, without further ado......


    THE AVATAR OF BLADES

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    A Grizzled veteran Warrior in a red coat stands on a rooftop, bow in hand. He gestures with his
    other hand and draws, not an arrow, but a sword. Fitting the sword to bow, he whispers to himself
    that HE is the bone of his sword, and fires.......

    A young broken hero stands across a battleground facing a golden demon with a king's visage.
    Removing the arm he had lain across his chest, faint blue lines of energy follow his hand from his
    shoulder, where a tried and true friend has placed a Bond of energy to loan him for this fight.
    As the power builds, he tells the Demon King that he is right; he is only a faker, but even a fake
    can defeat the genuine article. He then reveals the truth as the world begins to change: That his
    body is made of infinite blades.......

    a young idealist faces a bitter knight in red across an elegant antechamber brought to ruin in
    earlier battles. As the two begin to cross the floor toward each other, intent on destroying each
    other's ideals, and their opponent in the process, they both reach downward with both hands and whisper
    the words ' Trace: ON!' The SAME pair of black and white scimitar appear in both the combatants' hands,
    signifying a shared FATE.......

    It takes more than fierce training, and more than magical adeptness to walk the path of an Avatar of
    Blades. Something Fundamental inside the being must change. An Avatar leaves behind what it means to
    be a living being, and instead instinctively embraces an ideal: to become a weapon. However, the change
    is deeper than that of a living being strving toward an ideal. The being is surrendering its identity
    as a person to become a thing: a weapon, a sword, or even a shield. Typically, the change in an Avatar
    is on such a fundamental level, that the Avatar will not even realize the change in most cases. Once it
    has occured, this surrendering of self for the ideal of being a Blade, an Avatar forms a strange fixation
    on bladed weapons. though never to physically wield: they will be driven to touch, and study blades,
    finding them beautiful, and admiring their quality, even the mundane ones.

    Once this ideal is accepted, however, does not immediatly grant an Avatar their power. The power is earned
    through horrifying thorough training, near suicidal acts of bravery, and a willingness to endure great
    pain to form the weapon that is themselves. All of this is required to reach the very beginning of
    their power's path: Projection Magic. A seemingly limited use of Evocation magic, nearly all Modern
    schools of wizardry regard it with disdain, as projections are rarely as ideal as the original from which
    they have spawned. Though useful in some edge cases, users of Projection Magic are often pitied by more
    kind wizards, while laughed at by most others of Higher eldritch Acumen.

    The Avatar, though, does not care about their jibes.

    For they see something in Projection Magic normal people cannot: A Path. A Path that leads from the
    Real World, to the concept in their soul's eye......a place of endless possibility....a place...of endless
    Blades.....

    Made of Blades
    An Avatar's soul, once steeped and ready, accesses itself to produce the various projection feats that
    is utilized. Thier ability is less about 'creating swords' and more along the lines of 'Reaching inside the
    soul for the form of the blade wanted, and giving THAT image shape in the real world'. It is through Projection
    Magic, or at least its basic tenets, that creates a unique pathway to an Avatar's power. So, while the ability
    to 'create swords' will no doubt underwhelm most modern magic users, the strange and oftimes shocking uses
    an Avatar puts his projections to will no doubt confound those same magic users, drawing from them looks of
    shocked confusion, or awed wonder.

    Blood of fire, Heart of Glass
    Many, many people have no doubt met Avatars in their lives. they simply do not know they're meeting one. An
    Avatar starts life as a regular person. In many cases, they don't even start out as adventurers. Many Avatars
    recall living their lives up to certain points, as regular villagers, farmers, even townsfolk. But at one point
    in every Avatar's life, comes a Fracturing. An event so tragic and traumatic, that it breaks down and hollows
    out an Avatar's very ideal of self. It could be a raid that destroys an entire town, a Dark God dragging an
    entire city into the Underdark, or a magical fire that kills hundreds. The Avatar, however, inexplicably
    survives this through Fate, or Luck. Stunned with the shock of surviving where none other did, burdened with
    the guilt that survival can bring, an Avatar is changed forever. Whether comatose for months, or back on their
    feet in mere days, these people are struck by the wonder of life, and how fragile it is...how much it needs someone..
    or something, to protect it. More times than not, it is here that an Avatar begins to physically train the body, though
    not even aware of doing so. This continues until, like heroes large in heart if not in stature, they come to the
    realization that home is now, somehow, too small for them, and only out in the world can they find the missing
    pieces to themselves.

    Most Avatars take up the mantle of adventurer, though not sure what drives them to said adventure. Indeed, without
    a profound moment that unveils their true talent, most Avatars wander the world for all of their lives, never
    truly understanding the longing they have within. A few though, through Fate and/or Fortune, are placed in
    sets of circumstance that force them into their pivotal moment: the First Projection. As ill conceived, as
    structurally weak, as flimsy a projection as it is, that moment sings to an Avatar. THIS is the moment an Avatar's
    story truly begins.

    Creating an Avatar of Blades
    When creating an Avatar of Blades, you will be tempted to consider the ideal by which an Avatar lives, but that ideal
    is set in stone: to be a sword, a weapon. However, a sword can be handled by any hand, for any cause. Instead,
    flesh out your Avatar's defining events, at least for yourself. What tragedy shattered their soul? Consider that
    this tragedy is more than 'just' the loss of a loved one, or even an entire family. It is more of a fundamental
    scouring away of everything human around you, to the point of senselessness. From this, your character has miraculously
    survived. What changes did that bring about within you?

    From there, think about how your first Projection occured. Did you, as an amateur adventurer, find yourself unarmed
    and facing death? A death that meant an end to your pursuit of ideal? Did you need an item (a rope, or a pole) to
    help protect an innocent? Were you faced with villains like the ones that destroyed your way of life during your
    Fracturing, and the need for vengeance, to swing your blade at the heart of this horror, was great enough to supply
    you with 'your' blade? All these things and more, make up an Avatar's tale.

    While there is no Alignment restrictions outside of the ones imposed by your DM, Chaotic characters find it
    more difficult than others to be Avatars. Though Chaotic Good characters have an easier time of it than Chaotic
    Neutral or Chaotic Evil characters, the extremely disciplined inner nature of your ideal will mean that giving in to
    Chaotic whims will be difficult. However, a good story trumps restrictions, and chaotic Avatars have been known to happen.
    Also, it is possible for good aligned Avatars to become Evil Aligned, as long as the Alignment does not overly change
    the underlying Ideal of Being a Sword. Too much of a change to that Ideal will rob Avatars of their ONLY path to power:
    The Path to understanding the Soul.

    Class modifier: Charisma
    Saving throws: Constitution and Dexterity
    Skills: Select 2 from athletics, persuasion, survival,
    Investigation, insight, perception, intimidation
    Proficiencies: light armor, simple weapons
    Hit Die: d8
    Hit points at 1st level: 8 + constitution modifier
    Hit points after first level : 1d8 (or 5) + constitution modifier
    Starting Wealth: 4d4 x 10 gp

    Equipment:
    You start with the following equipment, in addition to
    the equipment granted by your background:
    • (a)Padded or (b) leather armor
    • (a) a simple weapon or (b) 1 simple weapon and 1 dagger
    • (a) a dungeoneer’s pack or (b) an explorer’s pack

    The Avatar of Blades
    Level Proficiency Bonus Features Magic Points Total Magic Points Sig. Weapon To Hit/ Damage
    1st +2 Tracing, Reinforcement (lvl 1), Untapped Reserve, Spectral Bow 5 5 -----
    2nd +2 Avatar Paths 2 7 -----
    3rd +2 Signature Weapon (lvl 1) 2 9 +1 / 1d4
    4th +2 Ability Score Improvement, BladeCraft 3 12 +1 / 1d4
    5th +3 Extra Attack, Avatar Path Feature 2 14 +1 / 1d4
    6th +3 ----- 2 16 +1 / 1d4
    7th +3 Reinforcement (lvl 2) 2 18 +1 / 1d4
    8th +3 Ability Score Improvement, Avatar Path Feature (PotS) 3 21 +1 / 1d4
    9th +4 Signature Weapon (lvl 2), Avatar Path Feature (PotA) 2 23 +2 / 1d4
    10th +4 Avatar Path Feature (PotA) 2 25 +2 / 1d4
    11th +4 ----- 2 27 +2 / 1d4
    12th +4 Ability Score Improvement, Avatar Path Feature 3 30 +2 / 1d4
    13th +5 ----- 2 32 +2 / 1d4
    14th +5 Reinforcement (lvl 3) 2 34 +2 / 1d4
    15th +5 Signature Weapon (lvl 3), Avatar Path Feature 2 36 +2 / 1d6
    16th +5 Ability Score Improvement, Prana Bond 3 39 +2 / 1d6
    17th +6 Avatar Path Feature 2 41 +2 / 1d6
    18th +6 Unlimited Blade Works 2 43 +2 / 1d6
    19th +6 Ability Score Improvement, Avatar Path Feature (PotS) 3 46 +2 / 1d6
    20th +6 ----- 4 50 +2 / 1d6

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    CORE CLASS FEATURES

    Projection Magic
    The world around you is filled with magics. These magics are the keys that bring the fury and wonder
    of the cosmos to our world. These magics exist within nature and within the gods...but you have learned to
    tap into a force very few have come to recognize as a power in its own right: the magic of the human body
    and soul. Unlike the physical artists of the monastic teachings, you've found a font of power that is
    accessed differently. Due to your beginnings, and the lack of teaching, your body has become incapable
    of forming the efficient pools of mana within, that arcane users of the world regard as spell slots. Instead
    you are able to access the points that form these wells. This is not as efficient as spell slotting, unfortunately.
    your limits are more nebulous, and power for your limited spells is always a concern. At level 1
    you gain access to Magic Points (MP).

    Magic Points
    Magic points are the two conduits from which Mana that creates a spell slot flows. You gain 5 MP at lvl 1,
    and gain 2 MP every level until level 19. At level 20 you gain 4 MP, and you gain 1 extra MP at every Ability
    Score INcrease level. Total MP at level 20 is 50 MP. Your MP recharges at a rate of 1/10th used MP rounded up
    on a short rest, and fully recharges on a long rest.

    Inner World Focus
    As an Avatar, you are capable of casting spells in a limited fashion. To do so requires a focus, as all magic
    seemingly does. However, your focus.....is your inner world. Projection Magic is the key to accessing the magics
    of your inner world. At level 1, any weapon created via your Projection Magic becomes a spellcasting focus in
    the real world for your Inner World magic, acting as an access gateway for your magic.

    Tracing
    At level 1, you gain the ability to create physical copies of the memory of weapons you have seen or handled.
    These copies are not of the same quality as the originals; though they all gain the magical weapon attribute
    due to the method of their creation, they do not retain any magical effects that are associated with the original.
    They are also more fragile than real weapons: you will BREAK your projection if you roll a natural 1-5, or a natural
    16-20, though if a 16-20 is part of a successful attack roll, the attack will go through as normal, your weapon breaking
    after damage is resolved. Enemies may also break your projection on a natural roll of 18-20. Because of your
    tracing ability, you gain proficiency with any weapon you create in this manner. This proficiency does not carry
    over fully to real weapons; you only gain half your proficiency bonus when wielding a real version of said weapons.
    One handed weapons are created at the cost of 1 MP, while 2 handed weapons are created at the cost of 2 MP. Creating
    two weapons (one in each hand) is considered making a paired weapon, and also costs 2 MP. Pair weapons must follow
    the usual rules of Two Weapon Fighting, though it can be effected by the Feat Dual Wielder. Creating weapons costs
    1 Action. Projected weapons will disappear in 1 hour, losing all MP that was used in its creation. Projected weapons
    can be 'uncast', however, regaining half the weapons' casting cost, rounded up. Paired Weapons will only recoup
    half of the casting cost of its summoning, and not half MP of two one handed weapons, due to its Paired nature.

    Reinforcement
    At level 1, you gain the amazing ability to strengthen your projections by using the incantation, Reinforce.
    As a bonus action, using reinforcement gains your projected weapon +1 to attack and damage until the end of your
    next turn. The spell's cost is 2 MP. You can extend this enchantment at the cost of half an enchanted item's
    total cost + original reinforcement cost (rounded down). At lvl 7, Reinforcement reaches level 2, now capable
    of granting a +2 to attack and damage for the cost of 4 MP, and costing 6 MP for a +3 to attack and damage at
    level 14 (lvl 3 Reinforcement). A projected weapon may only carry one Reinforcement at a time. Though Myth
    whispers of Avatars capable of reinforcing real items in this mannerit is seemingly a lost art, and you are only
    capable of reinforcing items projected from your inner world. Signature Weapons (accessible at level 3) cannot be
    reinforced in this manner.

    Untapped Reserve
    Your character can, through feats of concentration, find an inner well of extra mana capable of being used, for
    a price. At level 1, your character is able to recoup half of all expended MP, rounded up. However, if, after using
    this technique, all Mana is expended, then you are immediately afflicted with 2 stacks of Exhaustion. 1 stack of
    Exhaustion may be negated per long rest. It also takes a long rest to recharge this feature.

    Spectral Bow
    Though it will take time to fully master, New Avatars have seen the need to have some sort of long range
    attack option. With difficulty, you have managed to project a spectral bow, from which you can fire arrows of force.
    Though not very powerful, you sense a rightness to this ability, and feel that rigorous training will yield great
    results in the future. At level 1, you gain the Eldritch Blast cantrip, with the caveat that it must be fired from
    your Spectral bow. Though the bow can be summoned as a Free Action, your hands must be empty in order to summon it.
    The bow, being a projected weapon, acts as your Inner World Focus for the purpose of this spell.

    Paths of the Avatar
    At level 2, your burdgeoning strength grows, and now a direction for that strength to flow much be chosen.
    Choose between two Paths in which to hone your power: The Path of the Saint, or the Path of the Archer. These two
    Paths are detailed at the end of the class description. Each Path grants you new abilities at level 2, and again at
    levels 5, 12, and 17.

    Signature Weapons
    At level 3, you have developed a special affinity with a specific set of projection weapons. Such is the strength
    of your bond with the weapon that you gain greater benefits from those weapons than any other projection weapon
    you can create. Choose a specific style of melee weapon (scimitar, shortsword, longsword, etc..). The weapon may
    be one handed, two handed, or two weapons (a Paired Weapon). You may now spend 3 MP and create an enhanced version
    of those weapons. Your Signature Weapons gain an automatic +1 to attack, and adds an additional 1D4 weapon damage
    to all attacks made with them. In addition, Signature Weapons are tougher; Signature Weapons will break on successful
    attack rolls of natural 19-20 and natural 1-2. They will also break if an enemy rolls a successful attack roll of
    natural 20. Signature weapons have a greater spiritual affinity with you as well: once summoned, they remain in
    existance for 2 hours. In that time frame, they may be unsummoned and recast at no MP cost 3 times. Breaking
    your Signature Weapons/having your Signature Weapons broken counts as an unsummon, and they may be resummoned without
    cost depending on if you have any chances to summon left. At higher levels, your Signature Weapons will grow stronger still;
    the bous to attack will become +2 at level 9, and the damage die will upgrade to 1d6 at level 15. It costs 1 Action to
    summon all projection weapons, Signature Weapons included.

    Ability Score Improvement
    When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your
    choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can’t increase an ability
    score above 20 using this feature.

    Bladecraft
    At 4th level, Your control over your Inner World, the Reality Marble, is such that you can perform limited function
    spells. These spells are more inefficient than many of their counterparts, requiring more Mana from you than if you
    were able to use a Spell Slot for them. However, through focus on your Inner World, you have been able to shape these
    'Bladespells' to at least match your Inner Ideal. Most Bladespells are either spells concerning swords, or spells
    that amplify your physical or defensive abilities, offering more mobility, higher momentary AC, or the ability to cast
    your projected weapons into this world in larger multiples for a short time. You learn a number of Bladespells from the
    Bladecraft list equal to your Charisma modifier, but the Bladespells you learn are always prepared. The number of
    Bladespells you know increases by 1 at every Ability Score Increase level after 4th level. Bladespell attacks are made
    using your CHA modifier + your Proficiency Bonus. Bladespell DC equals 8 + you CHA modifier + your proficiency
    bonus. Bladespells will have 3 ranks, which grant higher benefits, but will cost more MP to cast at that rank. The Avatar
    Spell list can be found at the end of this Class description.

    Extra Attack
    Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn.
    Should your projected weapon break while executing a successful strike on the first attack, you may summon a new
    weapon/resummon a Signature weapon as a Free Action and continue into the second attack without penalty. You lose
    the weapon/Signature Weapon as normal on a failing attack attempt that breaks the weapon, and end your Attack
    Action without making your second attack or resummoning/casting a new weapon.

    Prana Bond
    At level 16, your Avatar can, at times of need, beseech his fellow adventurers for a gift of excess mana. In a
    two hour ritual, you may form a Prana Bond with up to 4 other party members. Participants in this bond must be of
    spellcasting classes. The participant sacrifices a spell slot of no less than 3rd level for the duration of this bond;
    doing so grants you 5 MP per spell slot donated. A participant may only donate 1 spell slot in such a way, and the
    participant loses the use of that Spell slot until they take a long rest. You gain glowing rune like crests on parts
    of your body that signifies each participant's gift, and each participant receives a +2 to their AC for 4 hours.
    The Crests dissipate and participants receive their returned spell slots at the end of a long rest. Some rumors
    state that the bond is followed by unconsiousness, and strange dreams of odd energetic animal symbolism, plus a
    strange euphoric feeling upon completion of the Bond, but these allegations have never been fully noted.......

    Unlimited Blade Works
    At 18th level, your mastery of your Reality Marble is such, that for a few moments, you may break the laws of
    the natural world itself and shape the immediate reality around you into a version of your Inner World. *WARNING*
    This spell takes 7 TURNS TO CAST! *WARNING* For the first 4 turns, you must spend your bonus action speaking the first
    4 lines of this Incantation. During these 4 turns, the incantation is considered under Concentration. If you are hit,
    you must make a Concentration saving throw (CON). The DC of the Saving Throw grows higher depending on the turn
    you are attacked. Turn 1's DC is 8, Turn 2's DC is 9, Turn 3's DC is 10, and Turn 4's DC is 12. If your Concentration
    is broken during these 4 turns, the spell is interrupted but may be attempted again. Upon reaching Turn 5, your
    character may make a move action, then must crouch as if bowing, and stay unmoving until turn 7, doing nothing else
    except reciting the next part of the incantation. You may take no other action for these Turns. Due to the Power
    that is tied up in the spell at this point, Concentration checks are no longer required, but if you are brought to
    0 hitpoints, or are stunned or put to sleep, the Incantation will dissipate and cannot be recast until a long rest is
    taken. Upon completion of this Spell, a wave of Spectral fire sweeps out and encompasses all creatures within a 200 ft
    radius of you, blinding all until the end of this turn. The spectral fire does no damage, but instead perverts the rules of
    Reality itself, overwriting all Terrain with the Terrain of your Inner World. Your Reality Marble's details are left up to
    you, but ALL Reality Marbles resemble an endless Battlefield of one sort or another. All across this Battlefield are
    an endless amount of Swords. This space is the storage point for all of the blades you have seen and copied in your
    life. You have named this endless battleground the Unlimited Blade Works, and it is here you see the true shape of
    your Soul. While inside the Reality Marble, all bladespells cost no MP to cast, all Rank 1 Bladespells may be cast as
    a bonus action, and the Concentration requirement for all spells is ignored. This includes Projection Magic as well.
    Dance of Blades now counts all bonus action attacks as free actions instead. GullWing Attack now completes in 1 turn
    while inside the Blade Works; two weapons from the endless battlefield fly in as the two distraciton attacks.
    Blade Archery functions as normal, however. Once 5 turns have passed, the real world rejects this reality and reinstitutes
    itself, forcing all creatures back to the Real World. Those creatures that can travel between planes of existance may escape
    the Unlimited Blade Works, but a DC 15 check with their Spellcasting Modifier is required. If the DC check succeeds, they
    may cast the spell that lets them travel with no issues. If they fail their DC check, their spells fissle and is lost.
    Using the Unlimited Blade Works is taxing, requiring a long rest before it may be used again.


    Spoiler: Path of the Archer
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    PATH OF THE ARCHER: THE ARCHER OF BLADES

    Through your adventures you have begun to hone your skills in ranged combat, matching your natural predilection
    with melee combat. Using your projections rigorously in such an uncharacteristic way has granted you a surprising
    flexibility in your projections, allowing you to produce surprising Effects. From learning to create limited
    protection armor, to using deceptive maneuvers that uses multiple projections, to even seemingly leaving yourself
    open to assault, only to whisk away or attack your now vulnerable foe, becoming an Archer of Blades forces you to
    think on your toes, and live on the edge of death.

    Armor Of Souls
    At 2nd level, you've learned sufficient flexibility in your projections to cover yourself in a shroud of limited
    defense. When covered in this cloak, your AC becomes 13 + either your DEX or CHA modifier, whichever is higher.
    It's effects last for 8 hours. The cloak can be made to look like any cloak, shroud, or coat you have seen before,
    but will inherently take the shape of a covering that holds a special significance with you. The armor may be sum-
    moned with a bonus action and dismissed as a free action, but dissipates if you Don real armor.

    One Step Ahead
    As you gain experience in copying weapons into your Inner World, you begin to gain limited insight on the tactics
    enemies facing you are using, to such a degree that you are able to, for an instant, see ahead of your enemies and
    predict their attacks enough to dodge them more easily. Beginning at the 2nd level, you may use your bonus action to
    grant Disadvantage to all enemy attacks in which you are targeted with an enemy attack roll until the start of your
    next turn. You must take a Short or long rest before using this ability again. You gain extra uses of this ability
    at 9th and 15th level.

    Blade Archery
    Through experimentation and necessity, all Avatars learn that some weapons are so powerful that they cannot be
    sufficiently projected to be used in battle traditionally. It was discovered, though, that by doubling the amount of
    power placed in creating the weapon, the weapon becomes unstable enough that a single strike of the weapon will cause
    it detonate in a powerful blast. Although extremely dangerous to any enemy, it also proved dangerous to the wielder as
    well. An Archer of Blades came with a unique solution: to reshape the sword into a projectile version that can be mounted
    on a spectral bow and fired, safely delivering the explosion without endangering the bowman. As an Archer of Blades,
    you garner an affinity with this skill more quickly, while Saints of Blades learn this ability at a slower pace. At 5th
    level, you can choose one of the Blade Archery abilities from its list. You may then fire that ability as a specialized
    arrow. This arrow will deliver it's listed ability upon arrival at target. This ability is taxing and will require a
    long rest before you may use it again, but you gain extra uses of this ability at 10th and 15th level. Each Blade Arrow is
    a High Quality Concept, complete with its own enclosed Mana Pool. Recreating the Blade Arrow a second time forces you
    to completely rebuild the concept from the beginning; the only way to use a Blade Arrow multiple times is to choose it
    more than once, as one of your higher level Blade Arrow options.

    Eldritch Marksman
    Through continuous use of both your Spectral bow and Blade Archery, you gain precise control of charging projectiles.
    Starting at 5th level, whenever you use the Eldritch blast cantrip, you fire two blasts instead of one. You make two
    attack rolls, which may target the same creature or two different targets. If successful, roll damage for each attack
    separately.

    Two Steps Ahead
    Experience in blending your supreme insight and whip quick reflexes with nerves of Steel and near perfect timing has
    allowed you to further develop your prediction and evasion strategies to escape even more scenarios. Beginning at 12th
    level, you may use your bonus action to grant Disadvantage to all enemy attacks in which you are targeted with an enemy
    attack roll until the end of your next turn. You also gain Advantage on any DEX saving throws you make until the end of
    your next turn. You may use this ability again after taking a short or long rest.

    Gullwing Attack
    Through inventive use of projections in unpredictable patterns, you have learned an incredible technique that carries
    a surprising power. You gain this ability at level 12. *WARNING* This maneuver takes 3 TURNS to complete and can only be
    performed with Signature Weapons. *WARNING* On the first turn of this maneuver, you spend your action throwing your Sign-
    ature weapon to an un-occupied square within 30 ft of the intended target. You then use your bonus action to make a second
    Signature Weapon. You may take move actions as normal, provided the move does not take you further than 30 ft. from the target.
    Repeat the entire sequence on the second round. On your third turn, move your speed into melee contact. As you do so, your
    two thrown Signature Weapons will sweep in from 2 directions while you engage your enemy. The third attack is a slow build
    up power attack that can be easily read by combat savvy enemies, so it would normally be done under Disadvantage. However,
    the two thrown weapons act to injure and distract the enemy. Make 3 attack rolls with your Signature Weapon. Success on the
    first attack will do the weapon's default damage only, but will grant your third attack an Advantage *stack*, nullifying the
    natural Disadvantage of the attack. Success on the second attack will do the weapon's default damage only, but will also grant
    a second *stack * of Advantage to your third attack. You only get the Advantage *stacks* on the successful attacks; one
    success will only nullify the natural Disadvantage of the third attack, and no successful pre-attacks will force the third
    attack to be made under Disadvantage.

    On a hit, the third attack will do listed weapon damage, and the Signature Weapon damage dice will convert to d10. If
    a paired weapon is Your Signature Weapon, both of the weapons' damage dice will be applied as a single damage roll (1d6 +
    1d6 = 2d6, etc...), and both weapons must be used in all 3 attacks. You may choose to end the ability early by having the
    first thrown weapon attack on the first turn, or both thrown weapons attack on the second turn. Doing so, however, will see
    each attack be made with a -2 to the attack(s), damage will be as listed and the ability will cease without finishing any sub-
    sequent attacks left to go. Concentration is required to sustain the maneuver through the attacks of enemies: your DC during
    first round is 8, Second round con-centration check is 12. If an enemy manages to break the sig. weapon(s) being held, any weapons
    involved in this maneuver immediately fall to the ground, and the maneuver is expended. Whether you finish this ability,
    end it early, or are caught in an effect that stops you from continuing/completing the maneuver, you will need to complete a
    short or long rest before having access to this ability again. You gain a second use of this ability at 15th level.

    Eldritch Archer
    You gain a still greater proficiency with your Spectral bow. At 12th level, you can now fire 3 blasts with the Eldritch
    Blast cantrip. You may target the same enemy3 times or fire at 3 separate targets that are in range. Allattacks and damage
    are rolled separately.

    5 Steps Ahead
    Your tactical reasoning and intuitive flashes have reached the level of true prescience, allowing you to lead a combatant
    down a set path of attack/counterattack that will emphasize vulnerabilities in their attacks by seemingly emphasizing vul-
    nerabilities in yours. At 17th level, you may use your bonus action to grant Disadvantage to all enemy attacks in which you
    are targeted with an enemy attack roll for the next 5 turns. You gain Advantage on any DEX saving throws you make for the next
    5 turns as well. You also gain Advantage on all attack rolls you make for the next 5 turns. You may use this ability again after
    taking a short or long rest.

    Eldritch Mastery
    Your proficiency with your Spectral bow has reached full mastery. At 17th level, you may add your CHA modifier to the
    damage of all your Eldritch Blasts.


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    PATH OF THE SAINT: THE SAINT OF BLADES

    You have realized, through the heat and struggle of your adventures thus far, that you are not comfortable unless
    you are in the thick of things; toe to toe with the things that would cause you, and more importantly your friends,
    harm. To do this, most master their weapons and armor to gain the most benefit. But, as a Saint of Blades, you
    ARE your weapon and armor. Through stunning changes to your very physical nature, to quick surges of energy and
    strength, to an otherworldly ability to take punishment and keep moving, you realize that while your hardier team-
    mates may be the tip of your team's "spear", You are the "Bone" of your team's Sword.

    Body Of Steel
    The forging of your soul has had a strange and unexpected effect on your physical body. At 2nd level, your
    body begins to miraculously toughen as it strives to be the blade upon which the enemy breaks. Your natural
    AC becomes 11 + your DEX bonus + your CHA bonus. This gift comes at a price however; donning any armor
    will completely negate the effect. Magic items that grant an AC bonus may still be worn, though they may only be
    accessories.

    Second Wind
    Your body has begun to show an innate capability in healing itself. At level 2, you can, as a bonus action, will
    your body to force a stamina rush through its system, granting momentary boosts in toughness. You gain 1d8 +
    your class level in hit points when you do so. Once you expend all uses of this power, you must take a short or
    long rest before it becomes usable again. This ability becomes stronger at higher levels: the hit point die becomes
    1d10 at 8th level, and you gain a second use of this ability at 15th level. This ability may be used only once per turn.

    Dance Of Blades
    At 5th level, you gain a dizzying Mastery over a seeming whirlwind of blades, able to momentarily recoup MP
    spent in the maneuver and reapply it to continue the assault. When you use your action to make 2 melee attacks,
    you will earn a 3rd melee attack on this action if you manage to make a successful attack while breaking your weapon
    in the attack (natural 16-20 on projection weapons; natural 19-20 on Signature Weapons). You may only earn 1
    attack in this fashion, even if you manage to successfully attack while breaking your weapon on the first AND
    second attack. Also, if you manage to break your weapon while successfully attacking on any melee attack made
    with this action, you may, as a Free Action, resummon your Signature Weapon or trace a new weapon at no
    cost of MP or Signature Weapon Counter, and immediately use it for the next attack. This benefit
    does not cover weapons lost in an attack made as a possible bonus action. All weapons broken while successfully
    attacking, whether on an Action or Bonus Action, will add 1d6 damage of the weapon's damage type to the damage
    roll of the attack in which the weapon was broken. This damage only applies when you break your melee weapon
    while successfully attacking an enemy.

    Eldritch Mastery
    Your proficiency with your Spectral bow has reached a mastery focused on a single projectile. At 5th level, you may
    add your CHA modifier to the damage of your Eldritch Blast.

    Resilience
    You begin to find that, at times, you are able to shrug off blows that would deter the stoutest hearts. At 12th level,
    you may use your Action and grant yourself 2d4 + 10 Temporary Hitpoints. The temporary Hitpoints will disappear within
    10 minutes, and cannot be reactivated until a long rest has been taken.

    Blade Archery
    Through experimentation and necessity, all Avatars learn that some weapons are so powerful that they cannot be
    sufficiently projected to be used in battle traditionally. It was discovered, though, that by doubling the amount of
    power placed in creating the weapon, the weapon becomes unstable enough that a single strike of the weapon will cause it
    detonate in a powerful blast. Although extremely dangerous to any enemy, it also proved dangerous to the wielder as well.
    An Archer of Blades came with a unique solution: to reshape the sword into a projectile version that can be mounted on
    a spectral bow and fired, safely delivering the explosion without endangering the bowman. As a Saint of Blades, you garner
    an affinity with this skill more slowly, while Archers of Blades learn this ability at a quicker pace. At 12th level, you can choose
    one of the Blade Archery abilities from its list. You may then fire that ability as a specialized arrow. This arrow will deliver it's
    listed ability upon arrival at target. This ability is taxing and will require a long rest before you may use it again, but you gain
    extra uses of this ability at 15th and 17th level. Each Blade Arrow is a High Quality Concept, complete with its own enclosed
    Mana Pool. Recreating the Blade Arrow a second time forces you to completely rebuild the concept from the beginning; the only
    way to use a Blade Arrow multiple times is to choose it more than once, as one of your higher level Blade Arrow options.

    Eldritch Marksman
    Through continuous use of both your Spectral bow and Blade Archery, you gain precise control of charging projectiles.
    Starting at 12th level, whenever you use the Eldritch blast cantrip, you fire two blasts instead of one. You make two
    attack rolls, which may target the same creature or two different targets. If successful, roll damage for each attack separately.

    Mythic Recovery
    Your drive to push through agony to Shape yourself into the ideal weapon has brought about the shocking ability to
    repair wounds you have received but seconds ago, your body knitting itself together even in the middle of battle. At 17th
    level, your body regains Hitpoints at a rate of 5 + your CON modifier at the start of each turn. This ability activates when your
    Hitpoints reach 1/4th of your Maximum total Hitpoints, and deactivates when you reach 1/2 of your Hitpoint total, or if you fall in battle.

    Eldritch Proficiency
    Through continuous use of your Spectral Bow, you have gained a level of Proficiency only surpassed by Archers of
    Blades. You may add 1/3 of proficiency bonus to the dmg of each Eldritch blast you fire.


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    SPELL LIST - BLADECRAFT

    Most of the Spells have differing effects dependent on the Rank its cast at. Rank 1 spells cost 2 MP,
    Rank 2 costs 4 MP, and Rank 3 costs 6 MP to cast.

    Blade Cage
    Blade's Edge
    Blade's Respite
    Identify Weapon
    Jump
    Shield
    The Poised Blade
    The Wandering Way


    Blade Cage
    Bladecraft
    Level 4
    Casting Time: 1 Action (all 3 Ranks)
    Range: 60 ft. (all 3 Ranks)
    Components: V, S

    Concentration, up to 1 minute (Concentration, up to 30 Seconds at Rank 2, Concentration,
    up to 30 Seconds at Rank 3).

    Rank 1: Choose a humanoid that you can see within range. The target must succeed on a
    Strength saving throw or be restrained for the duration. At the end of each of its turns,
    the target can make another Strength saving throw. On a success, the spell ends on the
    target.

    Rank 2: Choose 3 humanoids that you can see within range. The targets must succeed on a
    Strength saving throw or be restrained for the duration. At the end of each of their turns,
    the targets can make another Strength saving throw. On a success, the spell ends on that
    target.

    Rank 3: Choose a creature that you can see within range. The target must succeed on a
    Strength saving throw or be restrained for the duration. At the end of each of its turns,
    the target can make another Srength saving throw. On a success, the spell ends on the target.

    This is a BladeCraft spell and cant get no stronger than the levels listed.


    Blade's Edge
    Bladecraft
    Level 4
    Casting Time: 1 Action (all 3 Ranks)
    Range: 60 feet (10 ft radius within 60 ft at Rank 2) (30 ft cone at Rank 3)
    Components: V, S
    Duration: Concentration, up to 1 minute (Concentration, up to 30 seconds at Rank 2)
    (Instantaneous at Rank 3)

    Rank 1: You fill the air with spinning blades in a cube 5 feet on each side, centered on a
    point you choose within range. A creature takes 4d4 slashing damage when it enters the spell's
    area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there.

    Rank 2: You launch a host of blades at 4 5ft cubes of your choice within a 10 ft radius within
    60 feet of you. A creature takes 4d4 slashing damage when it enters the spell's area for the
    first time on a turn or starts its turn there.

    Rank 3: You point your weapon at your foes, and dozens of clones of your memory weapons erupt
    forth in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in the area must make a Dexterity saving throw, taking
    10d4 damage on a failed save, or half as much on a successful one. The damage shares the damage
    type of the bonded weapon used to cast this spell.

    This spell cannot be leveled up higher than the listed abilities.


    Blade's Respite
    Bladecraft
    Level 4
    Casting Time: 1 action
    Range: 90 feet
    Components: V, S
    Duration: 1 minute

    Rank 1: This spell sends creatures into a magical slumber. Roll 5d8; the total is how many
    hit points of creatures this spell can affect. Creatures within 20 feet of a point you choose
    within range are affected in ascending order of their current hit points (ignoring unconscious
    creatures).Starting with the creature that has the lowest current hit points, each creature
    affected by this spell falls unconscious until the spell ends, the sleeper takes damage, or
    someone uses an action to shake or slap the sleeper awake. Subtract each creature’s hit points
    from the total before moving on to the creature with the next lowest hit points. A creature’s
    hit points must be equal to or less than the remaining total for that creature to be affected.
    Undead and creatures immune to being charmed aren’t affected by this spell.

    Rank 2: Add 2d8 to the slumber roll.

    Rank 3: Add 4d8 to the slumber roll.

    Identify Weapon
    Bladecraft
    Level 4
    Casting Time: 1 minute
    Range: Touch
    Components: V, S,
    Duration: Instantaneous
    Rank 2:You choose one Weapon that you must touch throughout the casting o f the
    spell. If it is a magic weapon, you learn its properties and how to use them, whether it requires
    attunement to use, and how many charges it has, if any. You learn whether any spells are
    affecting the weapon and what they are. If the weapon was created by a spell, you learn
    which spell created it.
    This spell may only be used on weapons.

    Jump
    Bladecraft
    Level 4
    Casting Time: 1 action
    Range: Touch
    Components: V, S
    Duration: 1 minute
    Rank 1: You touch a creature. The creature’s jump distance istripled until the spell ends.
    Rank 2: You touch a creature. The creature's jump distance increased by a factor of
    5.


    The Poised Blade
    Bladecraft
    Level 4
    Casting Time: 1 reaction, which you take when you or a
    creature within 60 feet of you falls
    Range: 60 feet
    Components: V
    Duration: 1 minute

    Rank 1: Your rate of descent slows to 60 feet per round until the spell ends. If you land
    before the spell ends, you takes no falling damage and can land on your feet.

    Rank 2: Choose up to five falling creatures within range. A falling creature's rate of descent
    slows to 60 feet per round until the spell ends. If the creature lands before the spell ends,
    it takes no falling damage and can land on its feet, and the spell ends for that creature.


    Shield
    Bladecraft
    Casting Time: 1 reaction, which you take when you are hit by an attack or targeted by the magic
    missile spell.
    Range: Self
    Components: V, S
    Duration: 1 Round

    Rank 2: An invisible barrier of magical force appears and protects you. Until the start of your
    next turn, you have a +5 bonus to AC, including against the triggering attack, and you take no
    damage from magic missile.

    This is a Rank 2 Bladespell, which requires 4 MP to cast.


    The Wandering Way
    Bladecraft
    Level 4
    Casting Time: 1 action (1 Bonus Action at Ranks 2 and 3)
    Range: Touch
    Components: V, S
    Duration: 1 hour (Concentration, up to 10 minutes at Rank 2; 1 minute at Rank 3)

    Rank 1: You touch a creature. The target’s speed increases by 10 feet until the spell ends.

    Rank 2: This spell allows you to move at an incredible pace. When you cast this spell, and
    then as a bonus action on each of your turns until the spell ends, you can take the Dash
    action.

    Rank 3: This spell allows you to move at an incredible pace.When you cast this spell, and
    then as a bonus action on each o f your turns until the spell ends, you can take the Dash
    action. Concentration is no longer required at this rank, but the spell's effects only last
    for 1 minute.

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    SPECIAL SKILL: BLADE ARCHERY

    As you adventure, you will see many weapons that will be added to Your Reality Marble, your Blade World. Some weapons, however, hold special significance with you. The weapons themselves will differ for each Avatar, but these weapons will be so powerfully built, so superbly crafted, that an echo of their power will be felt, even in your Blade World. Such weapons, while too powerful to be used in battle due to its power and the imperfection of its copy, can be modified into a projectile, charged, and fired a distance. This allows the weapon to explode without harming the Avatar. This technique has been named Blade Archery. Each Blade Arrow is a High Quality Concept, complete with its own enclosed Mana Pool. Recreating the Blade Arrow a second time forces you to completely rebuild the concept from the beginning; the only way to use a Blade Arrow multiple times is to choose it more than once, as one of your higher level Blade Arrow options.

    Lightning Bolt
    Blade Archery Skill
    Casting Time: 1 action
    Range: Self (100-foot line)
    Components: V, S
    Duration: Instantaneous
    A stroke of lightning forming a line 100 feet long and 5 feet wide blasts out from you
    in a direction you choose. Each creature in the line must make a Dexterity saving throw. A
    creature takes 8d6 lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful
    one. The lightning ignites flammable objects in the area that aren’t being worn or carried.

    Chain Lightning
    Blade Archery Skill
    Casting Time: 1 action
    Range: 150 feet
    Components: V, S
    Duration: Instantaneous
    You create a bolt of lightning that arcs toward a target of your choice that you can see within range. Three bolts then leap from that target to as many as three other targets, each of which must be within 30 feet of the first target. A target can be a creature or an object and can be targeted by only one of the bolts. A target must make a Dexterity saving throw. The target takes 10d8 lightning damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

    Circle of Death
    Blade Archery Skill
    Casting Time: 1 action
    Range: 150 feet
    Components: V, S
    Duration: Instantaneous
    A sphere of negative energy ripples out in a 60-foot- radius sphere from a point within range. Each creature in that area must make a Constitution saving throw. A target takes 8d6 necrotic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

    Fireball
    Blade Archery Skill
    Casting Time: 1 action
    Range: 150 feet
    Components: V, S
    Duration: Instantaneous
    A bright streak flashes from your pointing finger to a point you choose within range and then blossoms with a low roar into an explosion of flame. Each creature in a 20-foot-radius sphere centered on that point must make a Dexterity saving throw. A target takes 8d6 fire damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a su ccessful one. The fire spreads around corners. It ignites flammable objects in the area that aren't being worn or carried.

    Flame Strike
    Blade Archery Skill
    Casting Time: 1 action Range: 60 feet Components: V, S
    Duration: Instantaneous
    A vertical column of divine fire roars down from the heavens in a location you specify. Each creature in a 10-foot-radius, 40-foot-high cylinder centered on a point within range must make a Dexterity saving throw. A creature takes 4d6 fire damage and 4d6 radiant damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

    Overcharge
    Blade Archery Skill
    Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action
    Range: Self
    Components: V
    Duration: Instantaneous
    This ability reshapes the already aerodynamic surface of a Blade Archery projectile into a crystalline structure, capable of storing more energy within its form than normally possible. Any Blade Archery projectile fired under this effect will increase the Damage dice used for the attack by half it's maximum dice. This effect dissipates at the end of your next turn. This ability can only be used on Blade Archery skills; it will have no effect on Bladecraft spells or Projection Magic items.

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    And there we are! Updated with the beautiful Class board provided by Ziegander, and reposted in Twelvetrees' post. Still have to add the all the Bladecraft and Blade Archery, not to mention the entire Path of the Saint. Was gonna do that this weekend, but between overtime and apartment fumigation/cleaning, Im still wiped. Will get them cleaned up this week.

    Alright, nearly there. Got everything else in, just need to finish the Blade Archery List, then its ready for the full frontal Critique Stage.
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    Annnnd done! quick note about Blade Archery: The function is like old school magic from 1st edition (meaning you choose a spell and if you want to cast it a second time, you choose it again!) but the fluff will state that what you are choosing are swords of power you have come across during your adventuring, and Id suggest naming each one you choose as a sword that you like. I could supply the names, but I think it'd be more fun if the player got to choose the names of his shooty blades. The only exception is Overcharge. Its there to make Blade Archery relevant at higher levels. Notice that even with Overcharge, eventually BA damage will fall off, and thats ok, I think. While those will be your 'trump cards', you're not a full caster, so you shouldn't be able to fully keep up with casters as they truly come into their own.

    Gonna set this thread to PEACH. Let me know what you think.

    One spot of concern: Dance of Blades. I don't know if its going to work. If i can get some testing experience to either back up my findings (it may suck), or disprove what Ive found (nah, its fine!), it'd be greatly appreciated! Thanks all!

    8/25/15: Ok, after some testing, Dance of Blades just does not work as advertised. Infact, it barely works at all. I literally went 75 rolls without seeing the benefit fire off once. Gonna have to rewrite that entire section. Bear with me.

    8/25/15: And final draft! Dance of Blades has been changed to something that fires off a bit more. Will be testing to make sure there's not too much damage coming out of the skill as a result. Also put in a flavor Blurb in the Blade Archery List. Let me know what you think!

    8/27/15: Housekeeping pass. Straightened out a few things, added a few details to Reinforcement, Blade Archery (both paths), and the Blade Archery Spell list. After a long debate, I decided to remove the Material components from the Blade Arrows, as all components come from the Inner World. I think the fact that Blade Archery works like old time magic (you choose that spell, you get 1 copy of that spell; if you want a second copy of that spell, you have to choose it again) will be a good checks and balance system that guards against overuse. Let me know what you think!.....Please? :P
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    Ok, I get the feeling by the lack of Imput that this idea kinda sucks. Is it too horrible to save?

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    It could be salvaged. The problem is... Well, the signature effect of UBW is creating near perfect copies of a mundane sword and an almost as good copy of a magic weapon. There's no class feature that lets you copy a weapon and have the properties of that weapon. Tracing a Flaming Sword should let sword should let you project a flaming sword.

    Another thing is that the Eldritch Blast cantrip self upgrades, to give more blasts as you level, so the Eldritch Archery and stuff that give you extra blasts are redundant
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    Good point about UBW. While theorycrafting it for 5e standards, I was constantly trying to keep the number of features and the levels of power/damage it was capable of under control, due to the ability itself doing a lot as is. I figured that access to high level magic weapons with all their properties might bump it into the OP category, due to being able to cast free projections and rnk. 1 Bladespells. Being able to summon FlameTongue for each step in Dance of Blades seems ripe with exploitation to me. That being said, you're right. I'll see if I can come up with a mechanic for that that doesn't bog down game play.

    As far as Eldritch blast goes, I meant for the progression I laid out to replace the original progression of the spell: if you're an Avatar of Blades, you get THIS version, as the normal version requires a more traditional mana flow (or at least, that's the way it would work in my head :p).

    Thanks for the feedback! I'll mull it over and see what I come up with.

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    Are you still working on this, I love Fate and have been looking for a class like this, I started on my own then I found yours, it is really well thought out. I only have a few questions, mostly about the bow.

    1. Is the spectral bow able to be used like a normal bow, with real arrows? or just the modified Eldritch blast.
    (Besides of course the Blade Archery)

    2. If you can use it like a normal bow, what would its stats be a short-bow or long bow?

    3. If it can only do the Eldritch blast then the Spectral bow is at a range disadvantage, since it would be limited to 120
    ft but it could deal more damage as EB uses 1d10 and a short-bow uses 1d6 and a longbow uses 1d8.

    If you want to stick with just the Eldritch blast I'd suggest rewriting the spell similar to a real force arrow like this.
    Spectral bow; EB: range: 120ft Damage: 1d10
    Short-bow; range:80/320 ft Damage: 1d6
    Longbow; range 150/600 ft Damage: 1d8

    Based on the fact Archer's bow is as tall as he is, im sure it is safe to assume he uses a long bow.
    Since it is from the characters own soul, it is fair it keeps its 1d10 but they would not be able to shoot as far as a longbow so a range of 120/480 ft


    If you wanted to split their bows.
    Archer:
    Spectral bow; Range 120/560 ft Damage: 1d10
    The archer of blades would be practicing with a bow much more often, since they have lost of useful ability for it, it is only fitting they would get a boost in range.


    Saint:
    Spectral bow; Range 90/400 ft Damage 1d10
    While the Saint would not use it quite as much, as they are generally in the thick of battle usually.


    And yes this is taking into consideration the Eldritch upgrades you have already and if your curious on why I picked those numbers for the range, i'll explain the math, lets just say though, the guys who made the ranges picked a heck of a number for their math and my math is worked off theirs.
    The first proposed bow idea's range is exactly half way between a short and long bow .. the one for the Saint is 1/2 between the short-bow and my proposed bow, and the Archer's is 1/2 between the long bow and my proposed bow.

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    I know this is 5e project but did you look creation hand book for spheres of power and main book there is a class called armorist with archtype called lingchi armorist who basiclly creates what you want to create just update it to 5e give it modified spell casting instead of talents and i belive you are done
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    Wow! Didn't expect any more replies to this (I did get in a bit of a slump on trying to change it......).

    @Darkzellz:
    To answer those questions:

    1) Its meant to use Eldritch Blast and Blade Archery only. While there was no emphasis one way or the other in the source material, all the action scenes where the bow was shot used the Energy/'Eldritch' arrows that were his trademark, so I patterned the idea after that concept. I would limit the bow and its use to E. blasting.

    2) This one struck me as more of a style choice really. Since the Arrow would essentially come from your soul, the damage would be more uniform. The bow also comes from your soul, and so it could pretty much look like how you wanted it to.

    3) The first part of your observation was pretty much intentional. I wanted to give the Avatar a unique and potent ranged option, but didn't want it to overshadow bow users in all regards. I figured that keeping the range short was enough to balance it, but I must admit I didn't think on the subject too much further than that :P.


    That said though.....there's something in the statting of distances for the E. Bow that you posted that I like..... I think its because it actually covers a concept from the Fate Series that I failed to. The fact that the titular Hero had an EXTREMELY LONG RANGE! (4 mile shots with accuracy on moving targets come to mind XD). I think I'd like to use some version of the distances you have listed, if you don't mind. I also like the smaller distance for the Saint, so I'd like to use that as well.


    @khadagar567:
    Not gonna lie to you, I haven't really looked at any other gameplay systems than 5e lately. I'd like to keep it here in 5e, but I'll look up the material you're talking about and take a gander.

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    Ok first before anything else, you need to move the abilities off the levels with abilities score improvements. When you get an ASI you dont get other abilities and some of the other levels could use some stuff anyways. ie why would anyone take level 20 in this class?

    Alright that said. I see what you are doing here and you are onto something good, but there is too much going on. Not that there is too many abilities, but the abilities are far more complicated than they need to be. Too many riders on abilities, changing dcs, multi turn casting. Things like defining a new unarmored defense strictly made to be 1 better than the existing ones or having spell levels and ranks. Why not just use the upcasting system? All of these things might have fit with the complexity of 3rd edition, but 5th edition d&d is a model of simplicity. You need to recognize that in order for some of the abilities from the show to fit d&d playstyle they will need to be altered.

    Great concept but it needs to be refined. Keep working at it.

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