5e Bard Classes

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Classes which are variants or mashups of the bard core class - music or performance based casters.

Bard Variant Classes[edit]

Classes which are variants of the Bard class.
Name Summary Spellcasting
Bard, 3rd Variant Another extensive rework of the classic Bard class of 5th Edition. full
Bard, Variant An extensive rework of the classic Bard class of 5th Edition. three-quarters
Melodist When music meets magic. Musical support class. Overhaul/Rework of Minstrel class. half
Minstral A swift artisan that combines cunning speed and empowering magic to strengthen those around them. half

Bard Mashup Classes[edit]

Classes which are mashups partly inspired by the Bard class.
Name Summary Spellcasting
Dirge/Priest of Nihilism An unlikely melding of the antithesis of Cleric and Bard. full
Hermetic Mage Hermetic Mages dont cast many powerful spells, but their versatility more than makes up for it.
Kamen Rider Heisei Are You Ready ¬°Henshin! full
Luchador Honor, Family, Tradition. That is the Way of the Luchador: the masked wrestlers of Hispanic origin.
Manipulator A bard-like spell caster focused more on manipulation rather than music full
Mime, 3rd Variant
Mime, Variant A skilled manipulator who specializes in copying others' abilities, spells, appearance, and voice among other things.
Mime The mime is able to mimic other creatures and objects.
Puppeteer, 3rd Variant You can make a Puppeteer quickly by following these suggestions. First, Charisma should be your highest ability score, followed by Dexterity. Most people see puppeteers as menacing, or even villainous, due to the close association with death. Not all of them are evil, but the forces they manipulate are considered taboo by many societies. half

Incomplete Bard Classes[edit]

Incomplete Classes which are variants of the Bard class or which are mashups inspired by the Bard class.
Name Summary Spellcasting
Agitator A spellcaster whose main goal is to rile up those around them. full
Arcane Storyteller, Variant Pens are mightier! full
Arcane Storyteller Pens are mightier! full
Audiomancer, Variant While a bard uses their magic to create beauty and art, this cunning arcane warrior prefers to wield the forces of sound and harmony to fell their foes. (PLEASE NOTE: this is a minor edit of an existing class. I wanted to make some minor changes and clean-ups, but the page was protected. All credit for concepts goes to the class' original creator.) full
Audiomancer This cunning arcane warrior wields the forces of sound and vibration to fell its enemies. full
Battle Mage As a battle mage, you gain the following class features. full
Blade Musician Magic warriors with deadly instruments half
Bonded Musician full
Child of the Darkness you gain the following features.
Concentrationalist a caster who focuses on concentration spells full
Dancer, 3nd Variant Elegant fighters and spell casters that defy gravity with leaps, jumps, and spins that prove that combat is just as much of a performance as any other. half
Dirgesinger The dirgesinger is an existing class from the "Libris Mortis" 3.5. It is one of my favourites, so I decided to adapt it. I hope you'll all enjoy it as much as i do. full
Health Mage
Hero of Shield Nem sei mano full
Information Mage full
Musican of the Lake of Fire
Slugslinger half
The Defect The Defect practices ancient forms of combat, allowing the manipulation of raw magical energy in the form of Orbs. third
The Silent (Slay the Spire Class) A deadly group of hunters and huntresses from the foglands.
Vampire, Seraph 2nd Variant Vampiric things
Viking Fighters with a propensity for songs and going berserk.

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