Bloodrager (5e Class)
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- 1 Bloodrager
- 1.1 What is a Bloodrager?
- 1.2 Creating a Bloodrager
- 1.3 Class Features
- 1.3.1 Table: The Bloodrager
- 1.3.2 Bloodrage
- 1.3.3 Bloodrager's Bloodline
- 1.3.4 Unarmored Defense
- 1.3.5 Spell Casting
- 1.3.6 Savage Spellslinger
- 1.3.7 Brutal Vessel
- 1.3.8 Reckless Attack
- 1.3.9 Ability Score Increase
- 1.3.10 Extra Attack
- 1.3.11 Slash & Spell
- 1.3.12 Blood Hunt
- 1.3.13 Point Blank Spellcasting
- 1.3.14 Ancestral Vessel
- 1.3.15 Primeval Anger
- 1.3.16 Superior Bloodrage
- 1.3.17 Avatar of Blood
- 1.4 Flame Bloodline
- 1.5 Draconic Bloodline
- 1.6 Personal Cast List
- 1.7 Bloodrager Spell List
- 1.8 Multiclassing
What is a Bloodrager?
A Bloodrager is a rare form of barbarian that has both a Sorceror's bloodline and a Barbarian's ancestors. In the battlefield they blend their intense anger and the burning fervor of their spells to destroy any foe who would dare apose them.
Creating a Bloodrager
Why do you fight? Did your magical powers come to you by freak accident or natrually? How has the ancestral blood in your veins molded who you are? Do you view your ferocious magic as a curse or a blessing?
- Quick Build
You can make a Bloodrager quickly by following these suggestions. First, Strength should be your highest ability score, followed by Charisma. Second, choose the Outlander background. Third, choose a great axe and handaxes for equipment.
As a Bloodrager you gain the following class features.
- Hit Points
Weapons: All simple and martial weapons
Saving Throws: Charisma, Constitution
Skills: Choose two from Arcana, Athletics, Intimidation, Insight, Animal Handling, and Survival.
You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:
- (a) a martial melee weapon and a shield or (b) two martial melee weapons
- (a) any simple weapon or (b) two handaxes
- (a) Explorer's Pack or (b) Dungeoneer's Pack
|Spells Known||Bloodrages||Bloodrage damage die||Features||—Spell Slots per Spell Level—|
|1st||+2||-||2||1D4||Bloodrage, Bloodrager's Bloodline||—||—||—||—||—|
|3rd||+2||3||3||1D4||Brutal Vessel, Reckless Attack||3||—||—||—||—|
|4th||+2||4||3||1D4||Ability Score Improvement||3||—||—||—||—|
|7th||+3||6||4||1D6||Slash & Spell||4||3||—||—||—|
|8th||+3||7||4||1D6||Ability Score Improvement||4||3||—||—||—|
|10th||+4||8||4||1D6||Point Blank Spellcasting||4||3||2||—||—|
|12th||+4||10||5||1D6||Ability Score Improvement||4||3||3||—||—|
|16th||+5||12||5||1D8||Ability Score Improvement||4||3||3||2||—|
|19th||+6||12||6||1D10||Ability Score Improvement||4||3||3||3||2|
|20th||+6||12||Unlimited||1D10||Avatar of Blood||4||3||3||3||2|
At 1st level, you learn to fight with the primal energy of your bloodline. On your turn, you can enter a rage as a bonus action. While raging, you gain the following benefits, as long as you aren't wearing armor.
- • You gain resistance to the damage type specified by your Bloodrager's Bloodline.
- • Whenever you land a successful melee weapon attack using Strength, you deal an additional 1d4 damage determined by your Bloodrager's Bloodline. This damage die increases to 1d6 at 7th level, 1d8 at 13th level, and 1d10 at 19th level.
- • Starting at 2nd level, when you activate your Bloodrage, you may cast a spell you know with the range of self. You may also use any spell listed on the personal cast list at the end of the class description, so long as it's used on yourself. The duration of this spell ends immediately when your rage ends.
Your rage lasts 1 minute. It ends early if you are knocked unconscious or if your turn ends without attacking a hostile creature, casting a spell targeting a hostile creature (or the space they occupy), or taking any damage since your last turn. You can also end your rage on your turn as a bonus action.
At 1st level, you chose what bloodline has given you your magical powers. You may choose your lineage from the following options: Draconic Bloodline, Flame Bloodline, Abyssal Bloodline, Divine Bloodline, or Ocean Bloodline. Your choice grants you features at 1st level and again at 6th, 14th, and 18th level.
When you aren't wearing any armor, your Armor Class is 10 + your Dexterity modifier + your Constitution modifier. You can use a shield and still gain this benefit.
Starting at 2nd level, your affinity with the ancient blood that flows through you grants you the ability to cast spells.
Spell Slots: The Bloodrager table shows how many spell slots you have to cast your spells of 1st level and higher. To cast one of these Bloodrager spells, you must expend a slot of the spell’s level or higher. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a long rest.
For example, if you know the 1st-level spell burning hands and have a 1st-level and a 2nd-level spell slot available, you can cast burning hands using either slot.
Spells Known of 1st Level and Higher: You know two 1st-level spells of your choice from the Sorcerer or Bloodrager spell list.
The Spells Known column of the Bloodrager table shows when you learn more Bloodrager spells of your choice. Each of these spells must be of a level for which you have spell slots. For instance, when you reach 5th level in this class, you can learn one new spell of 1st or 2nd level.
Additionally, when you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the Bloodrager spells you know and replace it with another spell from the Bloodrager spell list, which also must be of a level for which you have spell slots.
Spellcasting Ability: Charisma is your spellcasting ability for your Bloodrager spells, since the power of your magic relies on your ability to project your will into the world. You use your Charisma whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Charisma modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a sorcerer spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.
- • Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier
- • Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier
Starting at 3rd level, you've grown used to casting violent spells in close quarters. Ranged spell attacks you make while within 5ft of a hostile creature are no longer at disadvantage.
Starting at 3rd level, when you reduce a hostile creature within 5 feet of you to 0 hit points, you gain temporary hit points equal to your Bloodrager level (rounded down) + your Charisma modifier (minimum 0) and regain an expended 1st level spell slot.
Starting at 3rd level, when you make your first attack on your turn, you can decide to attack recklessly. Doing so gives you advantage on melee weapon attack rolls using Strength during this turn, but attack rolls against you have advantage until your next turn.
Ability Score Increase
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.
Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn.
Slash & Spell
Starting at 7th level, when you use the attack action on your turn, you may forgo one of those attacks and use a bonus action to cast a 1st level spell with a cast time of 1 action. The spell must be a spell that you know & a spell slot is still expended when cast. At 9th level you may cast a 2nd level spell using this feature. At 13th level you may cast a 3rd level spell using this feature.
Starting at 9th level, the ancient primordial forces within you scream to bath in the blood of your enemies, urging your body past its normal limit. Your speed increases by 10ft as long as you are not wearing armor. In addition you have advatage on Survival checks used to hunt wounded creatures.
Point Blank Spellcasting
Starting at 10th level, when making a ranged spell attack on a target within 10ft of you, you gain advantage on the attack role.
Starting at 11th level, whenever you use your Brutal Vessel feature instead of regaining an expended 1st level spell slot, you may regain an expended 2nd level spell slot.
Beginning at 15th level, your bloodrage is so fierce that it ends early only if you fall unconscious or if you choose to end it.
At 17th level, your Bloodrage reaches new levels of potency. While bloodraging, you gain immunity to the damage type specified by your Bloodrager's Bloodline. In addition, you may enchant yourself with 2 spells you know, rather than 1, when you enter a Bloodrage. These spells expend spell slots as normal and use concentration simultaneously, with both spells ending if concentration is broken.
Avatar of Blood
At 20th level you have become completely in tune with your bloodline, allowing you to manipulate it as you see fit. Your Strength and Charisma scores permanently increase by 4. The maximum for these scores is now 24.
You draw elemental power from the ancient blood of creatures that dwell in the planes of fire. You've cultivated their intense firey rage and learned to leave spell Casting into an unexpected onslaught that is sure to burn the world down.
- Bloodline Spells
When you choose this Bloodline you gain access to a list of additional spells. Because these spells are innate in your blood, they do not count against your total spells known.
- 1st Level:Burning Hands, Searing Smite
- 2nd Level:Scorching Ray, Flaming Sphere
- 3rd Level:Fireball, Melf's Minute Meteors
- Fire Affinity
At 1st level your affinity for fire is impossible to hide. Smoldering embers and Ash are almost a part of your body, ready to be ignited by your anger. Your Bloodline damage type is Fire.
- Flames of War
Starting at 1st level, When you roll fire damage, you can reroll any roll of 1 on the fire damage dice, but you must use the new roll, even if it is another 1.
- Unquestionable Flames
Starting at 6th level, Fire damage you deal ignores resistance.
- Elemental Transformation
Starting at 14th level, your attunement with the Planes of fire allows you to momentarily transcend your mortal body and become a powerful elemental. Once per day, when you enter a Bloodrage, you may transform it into a Burning Bloodrage. Your Burning Bloodrage provides all the usual benefits of your blood rage. In addition it also includes the following effects:
- •You become vulnerable to cold damage
- •Whenever you are subjected to Fire damage, you take no damage and regain a number of hit points equal to half the Fire damage dealt.
- •Whenever you are take damage from a melee weapon attack or a spell with a range of touch, deal 1D8 Fire damage to the attacker.
- •Once per Burning Bloodrage, If you drop below 0 Hit Points, you rise from the fire like the phoenix, dealing 4D8 Fire damage in a 15ft circle centered on yourself. You take this Fire damage as well.
- Flames of Life
Starting at level 18 you have tamed the fire in your blood and can use it's flames to heal your wounds. Once per turn, when you deal Fire damage to a hostile creature, regain 1D12 Hit points.
The power of dragons flows through your veins, ready to exert itself in anyway possible through both magical and physical superiority.
- Draconic Element
At 1st level, the elemental damage type applied to your Bloodrage feature is determined by the breath weapon of the dragon you are a descendant of. Black and Copper dragons breathe acid, Blue and Bronze dragons breathe lightning, Green dragons breathe poison, Silver and White dragons breathe cold, and Brass, Gold, and Red dragons all breathe fire.
- Dragon Scales
At 1st level, you grow a layer of tough scales over your skin to protect yourself from blows. While you aren't wearing armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC.
- Dragon's Breath
At 6th level you may exude a gout of dragon's breath similar to your ancestor's. As an action on your turn, you can breathe a 15ft cone of elemental destruction dealing 6D6 damage based on your Draconic Element. At 10th level this damage increases to 8D6, and at 15th level this damage increased to 10d6. You may use this feature twice and regain expended uses whenever you take a short or long rest.
- Dragon's Wings
At 14th level, you gain the ability to summon a pair of dragon wings from your back, gaining a flying speed equal to your movement speed. You can create these wings as a bonus action on your turn. They last until you dismiss them as a bonus action on your turn. You may not use this feature while wearing armor.
- Dragon's Majesty
Starting at 18th level, the power of your draconic ancestors shines through you in earnest. While bloodraging and not wearing armor, you gain a bonus to AC equal to your charisma modifier.
Personal Cast List
These spells may be cast as part of your Bloodrage feature, but must be applied as if they were spells with a range of Self while doing so.
- 1st Level
Jump, Longstrider, Mage Armor, and Feather Fall
- 2nd Level
Invisibility, Darkvision, Enlarge/Reduce, Enhance Ability, and Spider Climb
- 3rd Level
Fly, Haste, and Protection from Energy
- 4th Level
Stoneskin, Greater Invisibility, and Freedom of Movement
Bloodrager Spell List
You know may learn all spells on the Bloodrager spell list and gain additional spells based on your subclass.
- 1st Level
Searing Smite, Burning hands, False Life, Feather Fall, Ice Knife, Mage Armor, Shield, Thunderous Smite, Wrathful Smite, Ray of Sickness, Jump, Long Strider, Cause Fear, Compelled Duel, Command, and Chromatic Orb
- 2nd Level
Scorching Ray, Invisibility, Mirror Image, Alter Self, Branding Smite, Enlarge/Reduce, Darkvision, Enhance ability, Hold Person, Heat Metal, Magic Weapon, Knock, Misty Step, See Invisibility, Maximilian’s Earthen Grasp, Dragon's Breath, Aganazzar’s Scorcher, Gust of Wind, Blur, Melf’s Acid Arrow, Snilloc’s Snowball Swarm, and Spider Climb
- 3rd Level
Fireball, Fly, Elemental Weapon, Fear, Blinding Smite, Erupting Earth, Haste, Protection from Energy, Tidal Wave, Vampiric Touch, Wind Wall, Wall of Water, Lightening Bolt, Water Walk, Remove Curse
- 4th Level
Freedom of Movement, Greater Invisibility, Staggering Smite, Ice Storm, Stone Shape, Stoneskin, Storm Sphere, Vitriolic Sphere, Wall of Fire, Watery Sphere, Staggering Smite, Confusion, Blight, Banishment, Mordenkainen’s Private Sanctum, Dimension Door, and Control Water
- 5th Level
Cone of Cold, Cloudkill, Control Winds, Dominate Person, Immolation, Insect Plague, Hold Monster, Wall of Stone, Wall of Force, Banishing Smite, Animate objects
Prerequisites. To qualify for multiclassing into the Bloodrager class, you must meet these prerequisites: 13 Constitution and 13 Charisma.
Proficiencies. When you multiclass into the class, you gain the following proficiencies: Simple and Martial weapons