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    Default Homebrew Warlock Patron The Spiritual Protector

    I made a thing and was hoping for some feedback. I was mostly inspired by The Bowler character from Mystery Men (1999) and a scene in cardcaptor sakura where their mother showed up watching over the siblings. I actually found a few similar ones but the theme wasn't quite right. I also figured GOO could easily be reflavored for the theme of this but...eh.

    The Spiritual Protector

    In the inn room by candle light, a young human man is reading his fathers old journal and not for the first time he wonders why an otherwise mundane narration of old adventures can grant him magic powers that he was certain his father never had. Deep in a pure dark cave, a half-elf swordsman hears his swordmasters' old warnings about leaving his back open as he just barely avoids a slash from a demon even as he slashes another from the endless horde. A young tiefling woman is suddenly awaken by a small slap by a tiny, likely quite confused or perhaps simply insane, pixie who claims to be her recently desceased and undoubtedly human mother.
    Some warlocks claim to be granted power by otherworldly beings of unimaginable power. But occasionally, one mortal's love for another, or even simply their own greed, can give them enough strength of will to not just remain in the mortal plane, but bind with their loved one. Perhaps they made a dying declaration to protect their child and have since been warding off bad luck. Perhaps they were a powerful wizard who wishes to extend their life through a means more esoteric than even lichdom. Or maybe they were an old master who have not taught their apprentice everything they need before their passing. Whatever the story, your power comes from a powerful, if otherwise mortal, being that had once been close to you. Their desires and emotions manifesting as powers with which to protect yourself with.

    Expanded Spell List
    The Spiritual Protector lets you choose from an expanded list of spells when you learn a warlock spell. The following spells are added to the warlock spell list for you.

    1st Level:
    dissonant whispers, shield of faith
    2nd Level:
    enhance ability, phantasmal force
    3rd Level:
    bestow curse, speak with dead
    4th Level:
    confusion, aura of purity
    5th Level:
    animate objects, dominate person

    Synchronized Minds
    Your patron provides you, directly or indirectly, with some of the knowledge it had in life. At 1st level, you gain proficiency in two skills of your choice.

    Spiritual Intervention
    At 1st level, your patron can guide you in protecting yourself and aid you in slaying your foes. If you fail a saving throw or miss with an attack roll, you can roll 2d4 and add it to the total, possibly changing the outcome.

    Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

    Enduring Bond
    Your pact boon, whether it is created from your patron's essense or an item that had been theirs in life, is the physical manifestation of your bond. Starting at 6th level, this bond becomes stronger manifesting in powers to your boon.
    • Pact of the Blade - Guidance
    When you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon attack with your pact weapon as a bonus action.
    • Pact of the Chain - Understanding
    You add half of your proficiency bonus, rounded up, to your Pact of the Chain familiar's proficiency bonus.
    • Pact of the Tome - Power
    When you have your book of shadows on your person, you have a third warlock spell slot. This spell slot can only be used to cast warlock spells or spells that you gain through your invocations. When you use this spell slot to cast a spell that requires concentration, you lose concentration immediately if your book of shadows is taken from you.

    Guardian's Intervention
    Beginning at level 10, you gain the ability to draw more power from your bond with your patron to better protect yourself from harm. When you make a saving throw you are not proficient with, you can use your reaction to spend a warlock spell slot and gain proficiency to the ability saving throw for a number of your turns equal to your charisma modifier. You lose this benefit at the start of your turn after the final round of the duration.

    Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest. At level 14, you can use this feature twice between long rests.

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    At level 14, your patron gains the ability to briefly manifest physically into the world. As an action, you can summon a revenant, your patron, in an unoccupied space within 5 ft of you. It has its own initiative but is controlled by you. You maintain concentration on the revenant for up to 1 min. as if concentrating on a spell.

    It cannot move more that 150 ft away from you and is forcibly pulled closer if you move further than 150 ft. It does not have Rejuvinasion or Veangeful Tracker. Its Fist action is replaced by a Greatsword action that has the same details but does slashing damage. It has the Ray action as described below.

    Ray. Ranged Spell Attack: +7 to hit, reach 60 ft. one target. Hit: 11 (2d6+4) necrotic damage. If the target is a creature against which the revenant has sworn vengeance, the revenant deals an extra 7 (2d6) necrotic damage.

    If you fall to 0 hit points but not killed outright while the revenant is summoned, the revenant disappears as you loose conciousness and you regain hit points equal to half of the revenant's remaining hit points rounded up, regaining your conciousness.

    Once you summon the revenant, you can’t summon it again until you finish a long rest.

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    Default Re: Homebrew Warlock Patron The Spiritual Protector

    Spoiler: Expanded Spell List
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    Expanded Spell List
    The Spiritual Protector lets you choose from an expanded list of spells when you learn a warlock spell. The following spells are added to the warlock spell list for you.

    1st Level:
    dissonant whispers, shield of faith
    2nd Level:
    enhance ability, phantasmal force
    3rd Level:
    bestow curse, speak with dead
    4th Level:
    confusion, aura of purity
    5th Level:
    animate objects, dominate person

    Looks fine other then aura of purity, why not Death Ward? Aura of purity doesn't really seem to fit to me.
    Spoiler: Synchronized Minds & Spiritual Intervention
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    Synchronized Minds
    Your patron provides you, directly or indirectly, with some of the knowledge it had in life. At 1st level, you gain proficiency in two skills of your choice.
    Pretty good for a one level dip.

    Spiritual Intervention
    At 1st level, your patron can guide you in protecting yourself and aid you in slaying your foes. If you fail a saving throw or miss with an attack roll, you can roll 2d4 and add it to the total, possibly changing the outcome.

    Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

    These two abilities make this a very good 1st level dip. Other abilities gained at first level are situational at best and these two seem a bit to powerful compared to them.

    Spoiler: Enduring Bond
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    Enduring Bond
    Your pact boon, whether it is created from your patron's essense or an item that had been theirs in life, is the physical manifestation of your bond. Starting at 6th level, this bond becomes stronger manifesting in powers to your boon.
    • Pact of the Blade - Guidance
    When you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon attack with your pact weapon as a bonus action.
    • Pact of the Chain - Understanding
    You add half of your proficiency bonus, rounded up, to your Pact of the Chain familiar's proficiency bonus.
    • Pact of the Tome - Power
    When you have your book of shadows on your person, you have a third warlock spell slot. This spell slot can only be used to cast warlock spells or spells that you gain through your invocations. When you use this spell slot to cast a spell that requires concentration, you lose concentration immediately if your book of shadows is taken from you.

    Pact of blade- Pretty cool
    Pact of the Chain- Little underwhelming but okay
    Pact of the Tome- Maybe rather then "you have a third warlock spell slot." maybe go with "you have an additional warlock spell slot." maybe. Looks good otherwise.

    Spoiler: Guardian's Intervention
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    Guardian's Intervention
    Beginning at level 10, you gain the ability to draw more power from your bond with your patron to better protect yourself from harm. When you make a saving throw you are not proficient with, you can use your reaction to spend a warlock spell slot and gain proficiency to the ability saving throw for a number of your turns equal to your charisma modifier. You lose this benefit at the start of your turn after the final round of the duration.

    Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest. At level 14, you can use this feature twice between long rests.

    I feel like the limit of uses per long rest is not necessary sense a spell slot investment seems like plenty.

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    At level 14, your patron gains the ability to briefly manifest physically into the world. As an action, you can summon a revenant, your patron, in an unoccupied space within 5 ft of you. It has its own initiative but is controlled by you. You maintain concentration on the revenant for up to 1 min. as if concentrating on a spell.

    It cannot move more that 150 ft away from you and is forcibly pulled closer if you move further than 150 ft. It does not have Rejuvinasion or Veangeful Tracker. Its Fist action is replaced by a Greatsword action that has the same details but does slashing damage. It has the Ray action as described below.

    Ray. Ranged Spell Attack: +7 to hit, reach 60 ft. one target. Hit: 11 (2d6+4) necrotic damage. If the target is a creature against which the revenant has sworn vengeance, the revenant deals an extra 7 (2d6) necrotic damage.

    If you fall to 0 hit points but not killed outright while the revenant is summoned, the revenant disappears as you loose conciousness and you regain hit points equal to half of the revenant's remaining hit points rounded up, regaining your conciousness.

    Once you summon the revenant, you can’t summon it again until you finish a long rest.


    Should just replace the Greatsword action with any weapon with the appropriate damage type(maybe not range). Reviving part is cool but might lead people to just hide there revenant around the corner for a safty net.
    Last edited by thisdude9001; 2020-01-10 at 01:18 PM.
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    Default Re: Homebrew Warlock Patron The Spiritual Protector

    Expanded Spell List
    i had a had time looking for a 4th level spell. i though of death ward initially, but i figured it might be a little too powerful with the spell slot recovery of a warlock. how about aura of life?

    Synchronized Minds
    Spiritual Intervention is just favored by the gods from the favored soul sorcerer, and since i figured since there were some subclasses that gave free proficiency this would be fine. do you think limiting it to 1 skill would be good?

    Enduring Bond
    Blade is taken from eldritch knight so i figured it would be balanced enough even if the levels are 1 off.
    for chain i figured since the best use of a familiar was utility, the best way to improve it was to let it scale somewhat. i thought of giving it all your bonus or maybe bonus - 1. but it seemed to much like beastmaster...although, BM is underpowered already so i don't think it would be a problem to people if i moved closer to it. besides, im not adding to AC or damage.


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    the main theme here was protection and since some extra material gave some subclasses a sudden HP regain when they go down i figured this would be appropriate enough. but the attack is probably a good idea.


    Expanded Spell List
    The Spiritual Protector lets you choose from an expanded list of spells when you learn a warlock spell. The following spells are added to the warlock spell list for you.

    1st Level:
    dissonant whispers, shield of faith
    2nd Level:
    enhance ability, phantasmal force
    3rd Level:
    bestow curse, speak with dead
    4th Level:
    confusion, aura of purity
    5th Level:
    animate objects, dominate person

    Synchronized Minds
    Your patron provides you, directly or indirectly, with some of the knowledge it had in life. At 1st level, you gain proficiency in one skill of your choice.

    Spiritual Intervention
    At 1st level, your patron can guide you in protecting yourself and aid you in slaying your foes. If you fail a saving throw or miss with an attack roll, you can roll 2d4 and add it to the total, possibly changing the outcome.

    Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

    Enduring Bond
    Your pact boon, whether it is created from your patron's essence or an item that had been theirs in life, is the physical manifestation of your bond. Starting at 6th level, this bond becomes stronger manifesting in powers to your boon.
    • Pact of the Blade - Guidance
    When you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon attack with your pact weapon as a bonus action.
    • Pact of the Chain - Understanding
    You add your proficiency bonus minus one to your Pact of the Chain familiar's proficiency bonus.
    • Pact of the Tome - Power
    When you have your book of shadows on your person, you have another warlock spell slot. This spell slot can only be used to cast warlock spells or spells that you gain through your invocations. When you use this spell slot to cast a spell that requires concentration, you lose concentration immediately if your book of shadows is taken from you.

    Guardian's Intervention
    Beginning at level 10, you gain the ability to draw more power from your bond with your patron to better protect yourself from harm. When you make a saving throw you are not proficient with, you can use your reaction to spend a warlock spell slot and gain proficiency to the ability saving throw for a number of your turns equal to your charisma modifier. You lose this benefit at the start of your turn after the final round of the duration.

    Avatar
    At level 14, your patron gains the ability to briefly manifest physically into the world. As an action, you can summon a revenant, your patron, in an unoccupied space within 5 ft of you. It has its own initiative but is controlled by you. You maintain concentration on the revenant for up to 1 min. as if concentrating on a spell.

    It cannot move more that 150 ft away from you and is forcibly pulled closer if you move further than 150 ft. It does not have Rejuvenation or Vengeful Tracker. Its Fist action is replaced by a Melee weapon of your choice that has the same details but has the appropriate damage and weapon properties.

    Each turn that the revenant ends within 10 ft of you, you regain 1d4+1 hit points.

    Once you summon the revenant, you can’t summon it again until you finish a long rest.
    Last edited by Iampower; 2020-01-11 at 01:19 AM.

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    Default Re: Homebrew Warlock Patron The Spiritual Protector

    I think the Pact of the Tome option at 6th level is far stronger than the other two. Maybe limit it to a spell slot of a particular level, (2nd?) so it doesn't scale.

    Something as follows:

    When you have your book of shadows on your person, you gain an additional spell slot of second level. This spell slot can only be used to cast warlock spells or spells that you gain through your invocations. If your book of shadows is no longer on your person, you immediately lose concentration on any spell cast in this manner.
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    Default Re: Homebrew Warlock Patron The Spiritual Protector

    this is the current version and it's working well so far...

    The Spiritual Protector

    In the inn room by candle light, a young human man is reading his fathers old journal and not for the first time he wonders why an otherwise mundane narration of old adventures can grant him magic powers that he was certain his father never had. Deep in a pure dark cave, a half-elf swordsman hears his swordmasters' old warnings about leaving his back open as he just barely avoids a slash from a demon even as he slashes another from the endless horde. A young tiefling woman is suddenly awaken by a small slap by a tiny, likely quite confused or perhaps simply insane, pixie who claims to be her recently deceased and undoubtedly human mother.
    Some warlocks claim to be granted power by otherworldly beings of unimaginable power. But occasionally, one mortal's love for another, or even simply their own greed, can give them enough strength of will to not just remain in the mortal plane, but bind with their loved one. Perhaps they made a dying declaration to protect their child and have since been warding off bad luck. Perhaps they were a powerful wizard who wishes to extend their life through a means more esoteric than even lichdom. Or maybe they were an old master who have not taught their apprentice everything they need before their passing. Whatever the story, your power comes from a powerful, if otherwise mortal, being that had once been close to you. Their desires and emotions manifesting as powers with which to protect yourself with.

    Expanded Spell List
    The Spiritual Protector lets you choose from an expanded list of spells when you learn a warlock spell. The following spells are added to the warlock spell list for you.

    1st Level:
    dissonant whispers, shield of faith
    2nd Level:
    enhance ability, phantasmal force
    3rd Level:
    bestow curse, speak with dead
    4th Level:
    confusion, arcane eye
    5th Level:
    animate objects, dominate person

    Synchronized Minds
    Your patron provides you, directly or indirectly, with some of the knowledge it had in life. At 1st level, you gain proficiency in one skill of your choice.

    Spiritual Intervention
    At 1st level, your patron can guide you in protecting yourself and aid you in slaying your foes. If you fail a saving throw or miss with an attack roll, you can roll 2d4 and add it to the total, possibly changing the outcome.

    Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

    Enduring Bond
    Your pact boon, whether it is created from your patron's essence or an item that had been theirs in life, is the physical manifestation of your bond. Starting at 6th level, this bond becomes stronger manifesting in powers to your boon.
    • Pact of the Blade – Guidance
    When you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon attack with your pact weapon as a bonus action.
    • Pact of the Chain – Understanding
    You add your proficiency bonus minus one to your Pact of the Chain familiar's proficiency bonus.
    • Pact of the Tome – Power
    When you have your book of shadows on your person, you have another warlock spell slot that can only be recovered after a long rest. This spell slot can only be used to cast warlock spells or spells that you gain through your invocations. When you use this spell slot to cast a spell that requires concentration, you lose concentration immediately if your book of shadows is taken from you.

    Guardian's Intervention
    Beginning at level 10, you gain the ability to draw more power from your bond with your patron to better protect yourself from harm. When you make a saving throw you are not proficient with, you can use your reaction to spend a warlock spell slot and gain proficiency to the ability saving throw for a number of your turns equal to your charisma modifier. You lose this benefit at the start of your turn after the final round of the duration.

    Avatar
    At level 14, your patron gains the ability to briefly manifest physically into the world. As an action, you can summon a revenant, your patron, in an unoccupied space within 5 ft of you. It has its own initiative but is controlled by you. You maintain concentration on the revenant for up to 1 min. as if concentrating on a spell.

    It cannot move more that 150 ft away from you and is forcibly pulled closer if you move further than 150 ft. It does not have Rejuvenation or Vengeful Tracker. Its Fist action is replaced by a Melee weapon of your choice that has the same details but has the appropriate damage and weapon properties.

    Each turn that the revenant ends within 10 ft of you, you regain 1d4+1 hit points.

    Once you summon the revenant, you can’t summon it again until you finish a long rest.

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