Dark Slayer (5e Class)
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- 1 Dark Slayer
- 1.1 <!-Introduction Leader->
- 1.2 Creating a Dark Slayer
- 1.3 Class Features
- 1.3.1 Table: The Dark Slayer
- 1.3.2 Devil Arm
- 1.3.3 Demonic Energy
- 1.3.4 Unarmored Defense
- 1.3.5 Summoned Swords
- 1.3.6 Rapid Slash
- 1.3.7 Air Trick
- 1.3.8 Devil Arm Mastery
- 1.3.9 Ability Score Improvement
- 1.3.10 Extra Attack
- 1.3.11 Manipulator
- 1.3.12 Blademaster
- 1.3.13 The Weak Shall Tremble
- 1.3.14 True Demon
- 1.3.15 Improved Critical
- 1.3.16 Mastery over Weapons and Body
- 1.3.17 Sin Devil Trigger
- 1.4 Devil Arm Mastery
- 1.5 Multiclassing
Creating a Dark Slayer
- Quick Build
You can make a Dark Slayer quickly by following these suggestions. First, Dexterity should be your highest ability score, followed by Wisdom. Second, choose the Assassin background.
As a Dark Slayer you gain the following class features.
- Hit Points
Weapons: Simple Weapons, Martial Weapons
Saving Throws: Dexterity, Charisma
Skills: Choose two from Intimidation, Perception, Deception, Acrobatics, Investigation, Persuasion.
You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:
- One Katana
- A Cloak
- Gauntlets and Boots
- Fancy Clothes
|1st||+2||1||Devil Arm, Unarmored Defense, Summoned Swords|
|2nd||+2||1||Rapid Slash, Air Trick|
|3rd||+2||2||Devil Arm Mastery|
|4th||+2||2||Ability Score Improvement|
|7th||+3||4||Devil Arm Mastery feature|
|8th||+3||4||Ability Score Improvement|
|9th||+4||5||Blademaster, Devil Arm (2)|
|10th||+4||5||The Weak Shall Tremble|
|11th||+4||6||Devil Arm Mastery feature|
|12th||+4||6||Ability Score Improvement|
|13th||+5||7||Extra Attack (2)|
|16th||+5||8||Ability Score Improvement|
|17th||+6||9||Rapid Slash (2)|
|18th||+6||9||Devil Arm Mastery feature|
|19th||+6||10||Ability Score Improvement, Mastery over Weapons and Body|
|20th||+6||10||Improved Critical (2), Sin Devil Trigger|
You Choose two weapons as your Devil Arms and create a bond between the weapon and you. Once you have bonded a weapon to you, you cannot be disarmed of this weapon unless knocked unconscious. If your weapon is in the same plane of existence, you can summon or desummon with a free action, in your turn, but you can only summon once per turn. The Weapon stays on it's own extradimensional space. If you fall unconscious the weapon goes back to its dimension. This weapons count as finesse and magic with the proposition of overcoming resistance and immunity to non-magic attacks. At level 9 you can add your wisdom mod to the hit and damage rolls of your bond weapon.
You have inherited the demonic energy of one of your parents and can use them as you wish. Starting at 1st level you have the ability to use your demonic energy to do certain spells that are unique to you. Anytime that you get the last hit on a creature you gain back 1 Demonic Energy otherwise you gain back your Demonic Energy after completing a long rest. List of spells you can cast are at the bottom of the page.
From 1st level, when you are not wearing any armor or wielding a shield, your Armor Class will be 10 + your Dexterity modifier + your Wisdom modifier.
From 1st level, you have the ability to summon spectral swords as a bonus action that deal 1d6+ Wisdom mod slashing or piercing damage and have a range of 80/120.
From 2nd level you can use your bonus action as an attack action, you do not add your modifier to the damage of this attack. At 17th level you start adding your modifier to the damage die.
From 2nd level whenever your Summoned Swords hits a creature or location it becomes embedded where it hit. Once embedded you can teleport to wherever your Summoned Swords are embedded into a empty space next to the creature or location.
Devil Arm Mastery
At 3rd level, you choose a Devil Arm Mastery which you will focus on your techniques and combat style. Choose between Yamato and Beowulf, both detailed at the end of the class description. Your choice will grant you characteristics at the 3rd level and again at the 7th, 11th and 18th levels.
Ability Score Improvement
When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th and 19th, 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.
From 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, when using the Attack action during your turn. The number of attacks increases to three when you reach the 13th level of Dark Slayer.
You have learned to be cool and calm, being cautious with those around you. From level 6 on, you can choose to have an advantage on a charisma check. You can use this feature a number equal to your charisma modifier, recovering all its uses in a long rest.
Starting at Level 9 when attacking with your Devil Arm, whenever you get a result of 5 or less on the roll, roll again. You must use the new roll
The Weak Shall Tremble
From 10th level whenever you kill a creature, gain 4 temporary life points that last 1 hour.
From 14th level whenever you kill a creature, gain 2 Demonic Energy.
From the 15th level, your weapon attacks acquire a critical hit margin of 18 to 20 in the plays of attack. At the 20th level, this margin becomes 17 to 20
Mastery over Weapons and Body
You have achieved mastery over your weapons and your body. At level 14 gain all the features of the other subclass, but half the damage of the final subclass feature the other subclass has at level 18. Whenever you enter Devil Trigger you can use 1 Demonic Energy to increase the duration of your Devil Trigger by 1 additional minute.
Sin Devil Trigger
You have fully awakened the demonic heritage inside of you and have finally unlocked the full manifestation of your demonic origin. From the 20th level, whenever you use your Devil Trigger and you are under half of your health you instead go into Sin Devil Trigger multiply your Ability Scores by 2.5, gain 25 health on each of your turns, add 2 damage die to your weapons damage combined with the damage regular Devil Trigger does, gain 8 AC, and you gain wings that give you a flying speed of 60ft.
Devil Arm Mastery
You choose the path of the katana known as Yamato.
- Judgment Cut
At 3rd level if you are attacking with Yamato, you can use your attack action or a bonus action to send a burst of slashes up to 40ft away this attack using your wisdom modifier.
- Sharp Reflex
From level 3 onwards if you can see the attack coming, and you're wielding Yamato, you can use your reaction to add half your attack bonus with that weapon to your AC
- Nimble Movement
From the 7th level you can move faster across the battlefield, gaining 10 feet of movement and not provoking attacks of opportunity for the rest of the turn, you can use this feature a number of times equal to your dexterity modifier. Recovering its uses after a long rest
- Devil Trigger
At the 11th level you can spend two Demonic Energy to unleash your true form as well as Yamato's true power for 1 minute, changing your appearance in the process. In this form Yamato deals 3d8 necrotic damage, double your Ability Scores, regaining 10 health at the start of your turn and 5 more AC.
- Judgment Cut End
From 18th level, if you are in your Devil Trigger form you can spend an action to concentrate your demonic energy by making a series of different cuts, all creatures within a range of 40 feet must perform a dexterity check (DC = 10 + proficiency + wisdom modifier), receiving 40d6 slashing+ wisdom + dexterity modifier on a failure, or half of that on a success. You can use this feature once every time you enter Devil Trigger.
You choose the path of Beowulf the gauntlet.
- Fast Hit
From the 3rd level when you hit an attack with Beowulf, you can make a second attack against the same target, you do not add your modifier to the damage of that attack.
From the 3rd level when you are equipped with Beowulf, get a +2 bonus on your AC.
- Charge Fists
From the 7th level when you have Beowulf equipped you can choose to instead of attacking this turn choose to charge your energy into your arms and legs to double the damage that you deal on your next hit.
- Devil Trigger
At the 11th level you can spend 2 Demonic Energy to unleash your true form as well as Beowulf's true power for 1 minute, changing its appearance in the process. In this way Beowulf gains 2d6 necrotic damage, double your Ability Scores, regain 10 health at the start of your turn and 5 more AC. You also gain wings which give you a flying speed of 40ft.
From 18th level, if you are in your Devil Trigger form you can spend an action to jump 60ft and fall like a meteor at a location of your choice, creatures in an area 15ft from the impact zone suffer 20d8 damage bludgeoning + wisdom + dexterity, and creatures within 60ft of the impact zone take half damage, all creatures within 20 feet are stunned. You can use this feature once every time you enter Devil Trigger.
Cost: 1 Demonic Energy
Range: Self (15ft cube)
Duration: 1 minute
You summon multiple spectral swords that spin around you and damage anyone that comes close. Each creature that enters a 15ft cube around you take 1d6 slashing damage additionally if a creature starts its turn withing the 15ft cube they take 1d6 slashing damage until they leave the 15ft cube.
Costs: 2 Demonic Energy
You summon spectral swords around one creature that pierce into the creature. The creature must make a Dexterity-saving throw and on a fail they take 5d6, or half as much on a successful save.
Costs: 3 Demonic Energy
You summon 6 spectral swords around you facing any creature in range that you choose. You can shoot them at one target or several targets. Make a ranged spell attack for each sword. On hit, each sword deals 2d6 piercing damage.
Heavy Sword Rain
Costs: 4 Demonic Energy
Range: 200ft (20ft cube)
You summon tens of spectral swords above all creatures within a 20ft cube. Creatures under the swords must make a Dexterity saving throw or take 10d6 slashing damage and are stunned, half as much on a successful save and they are not stunned.
Prerequisites. To qualify for multiclassing into the Dark Slayer class, you must meet these prerequisites: 13 Dexterity and 13 Wisdom
Proficiencies. When you multiclass into the Dark Slayer class, you gain the following proficiencies: Simple Weapons and Martial Weapons