Card Dealer, 2nd Variant (5e Class)

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Card Dealer[edit]

Creating a Card Dealer[edit]

From fortune telling, cheating people out of money, or fighting with magic cards, a strong card dealer is most powerful in the mind over all inferior beings.

Quick Build

You can make a Card Dealer quickly by following these suggestions. First, Wisdom should be your highest ability score, followed by Dexterity.

Class Features

As a Card Dealer you gain the following class features.

Hit Points

Hit Dice: 1d8 per Card Dealer level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 8 + Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d8 (or 5) + Constitution modifier per Card Dealer level after 1st


Armor: Light and Medium Armor
Weapons: Cards, Simple weapons
Tools: Thieves Tools
Saving Throws: Charisma and Dexterity
Skills: Choose 3 from, Arcana, History, Religion, Sleight of Hand, Investigation, Insight, Perception, Stealth


You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:

  • Cards
  • Explorers Pack
  • (a) an Athame or (b) Dagger
  • Enchanted Necklace and Ring

Table: The Card Dealer

Level Proficiency
Features Card Damage
1st +2 Arcane Cards 1d6
2nd +2 Damaging Card Types 1d6
3rd +2 Path of Blood or Mind 1d6
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement, - 1d6
5th +3 Extra Attack 1d8
6th +3 Path Feature 1d8
7th +3 Replicate spell 1d8
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement, - 1d8
9th +4 Deadly intelligence 1d10
10th +4 Path Feature 1d10
11th +4 Card Reading 1d10
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement, - 1d10
13th +5 Carry the Card 2d10
14th +5 Path Feature 2d10
15th +5 Glyph Writer 2d10
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement, - 2d10
17th +6 Better Spell Replication 3d10
18th +6 Gain Proficiency 3d10
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement, - 4d10
20th +6 Path Feature 4d10

Ring and Necklace[edit]

These are what you get your arcane powers from, you were given at some point in your life.

Spell Save[edit]

Use a spell DC of 8 + Proficiency + Wisdom

Unarmored Defense[edit]

When not wearing armor, a Card Dealer has an AC of 10 + Dexterity modifier + Intelligence modifier or Wisdom modifier

Magic Cards[edit]

At level 1 gain throwing cards conjured by arcane powers with a range of 60ft. These cards are considered to do slashing magical damage.

These Cards do damage based on the table above.

Damaging Card Types[edit]

At level 2, choose to do slashing or piercing damage, at the beginning of each day, you will use this damage until your next long rest.

Path of Blood or Mind[edit]

at level 3, choose a path, some have advantages or disadvantages compared to the other.

Ability Score Increase[edit]

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. With this class you can increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.

Extra Attack[edit]

At level 5, gain an extra attack.

Replicate spell[edit]

At level 7 you can replicate a spell you have seen, up to a level 3 spell, use a spell DC of 8 + Proficiency + Wisdom

Deadly Wisdom[edit]

At level 9, the player may use their Wisdom modifier for attack and damage rolls made with cards.

Card Reading[edit]

At level 11, gain advantage in 2 skills of your choice involving wisdom or intelligence.

Carry the Card[edit]

At level 13, increase the range of the cards by 60 ft.

Glyph Writer[edit]

At level 15, any glyph you have seen you can now read and reproduce it, at the discretion of your DM. Also you can now understand spoken and written Abyssal and Infernal but cannot speak or write it.

Better Spell Replication[edit]

At level 17, replicate any spell you have seen, up to 8th level, in the past 24 hours and put it on a real material card, not one you have conjured.

Gain Proficiency[edit]

At level 18, gain proficiency in skill checks involving wisdom.

Path of Blood[edit]

In exchange for blood you have the ability to do massive damage to enemies.

Sacrifice of Blood

At level 3, as a bonus action, take 1d6 necrotic damage to infuse the card and deal an extra 1d8 necrotic damage. The card can be increased by an extra 1d8 for each addition d6 necrotic damage the caster chooses to take. The caster cannot roll more dice than they have hit dice divided by 2. For example, a 5th level Card Dealer has 5d8 hit dice, so they cannot roll more than 2 additional d6.

Dark Card

At level 6, you feel a dark presence inside of you, you can choose to let this out once per long rest, when this ability is used do an extra 2d8 necrotic damage for 1 minute.

Blood Weapon

At level 10, From a card and 1d6 damage to you, you create a floating, blood weapon within range that lasts for 1 minute or until you use this again. When you cast the weapon once per long rest, you can make a melee Attack against a creature within 5 feet of the weapon. On a hit, the target takes magical force damage equal to 3d6 + your wisdom + your intelligence ability modifier.

As a Bonus Action on Your Turn, you can move the weapon up to 20 feet and repeat the Attack against a creature within 5 feet of it.

Blood Armor

At level 14, by controlling your own blood, you form a suit of armor made entirely of blood. This suit is considered light armor and has an armor class of 11 + Dexterity modifier. The caster must take 1d6 necrotic damage to form the armor. The armor class can be increased by 2 for each addition d6 necrotic damage the caster chooses to take. The caster cannot roll more dice than they have hit dice divided by 2. For example, a 5th level Card Dealer has 5d8 hit dice, so they cannot roll more than 2 additional d6. This spell lasts for 1 round for each point of damage taken from this spell after resistances and vulnerabilities.If the caster has the class feature "Connection to Blood", the spell lasts for Xd6 turns where X is the number of d6's rolled for this spell.

Connection to Blood

At level 20, You do not take damage from your blood magic.

Path of Mind[edit]

Every time you gain a point in this feature gain +1 to intelligence or wisdom.

Fierce Mind

At level 3, do an extra 1d4 per 1/2 your hit dice of psychic damage.

Charm Person

At level 6, you have the ability once per short rest to charm person, to do you have to touch them with a card. They must surpass your spell save DC on a wisdom saving throw to remain un-charmed.

Intense Mind

At level 10, twice per short rest you gain the ability to apply 2d10 psychic damage and cause the creature to fear you, The creature must surpass your spell save DC on a wisdom saving throw to remain un-fearful of you.

Dominate Monster

At level 17, you have the ability once per week you can dominate monster, you can dominate only one creature at a time, to do you have to touch them with a card. They must surpass your spell save DC on a wisdom saving throw to remain un-dominated.

Mastery of the Mind

At level 20, you have the ability to have up to 2 creatures under your control at a time and use intense mind 4 times per short rest.


You can multiclass into this class with an Int. or Wis. & Dex. of 15

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