Essence Seeker (5e Class)

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Essence Seeker[edit]

A tall, slender human with long, silky hair stands on a cliff overlooking a terrifying army filled with all manner of monsters. His firm jawline tightens as his face scrunches into a grimace. As the wind flows through his black locks, blowing them majestically backward, he pulls out a wand with intricate carvings of strange shapes and letters. His beautiful blue eyes fill with a deep intensity as he lifts his wand and begins to draw unintelligible symbols in the air. He lets out a low hum and a faint, almost ghostly, circle filled these symbols appears in the air around him. You stand mesmerized by him as he continues to draw in the air with no signs of stopping. After what felt like could have been mere seconds despite more likely being much longer, he suddenly stops. Around him are 9 of the circles floating around him in the air extending outward, one from the last. He reaches out one last time and draws a single small symbol. With the last addition, the circles begin to float upward before shattering, leaving a sense of regret at having the strange beauty of the magic broken. Without warning, the sky fills with a blinding light. After blinking through it, a small, brilliant ball can be seen drifting gently downward toward the army. The man turns back to you and, with a rogue-ish smile, warns you to close your eyes. You hastily do so and, before even a moment has passed, a ferocious "Boom!" rattles through the air and shakes your bones. A powerful burst of hot air blows past you, just cool enough to not singe you. You cautiously open your eyes after a few seconds to see a beautiful, horrible sight. Where an army once stood is now ash and char, blowing in the breeze.

The Essence of Magic[edit]

Sometimes, the bells and whistles casting methods if wizards just don't cut it. "Look at me with my fancy hand waving and materials and sounds," they say, but to one who truly pursues an understanding of magic, it's just too shallow. Essence seekers pursue an understanding of the essence of magic. They think to ask, "Why do these weird sounds make magic?" It's the difference between knowing how to use a satellite phone and understanding general relativity. It's the difference between playing a video game and knowing how the coding behind it works. In short, an essence seeker seeks to understand what magic really is. This, however, can pose its own problems.

Creating an Essence Seeker[edit]

Quick Build

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Class Features

As a you gain the following class features.

Hit Points

Hit Dice: 1d6 per level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 6 + Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d6 (or 4) + Constitution modifier per level after 1st


Armor: none
Weapons: none
Tools: none
Saving Throws: Wisdom, Constitution


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

  • (a) Quarterstaff or (b) Dagger or (c) Sling and 20 stones
  • (a) Scholar's Pack or (b) Dungeoneer's Pack
  • Arcane Focus

Table: The

Level Proficiency
Features Essence Energy Complexity
1st +2 Magical Synthesis 2 1
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3rd +2 <!-Class Feature3-> 8 2
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement 10 2
5th +3 16 3
6th +3 19 3
7th +3 23 4
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement 27 4
9th +4 36 5
10th +4 41 5
11th +4 47 6
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement 47 6
13th +5 54 7
14th +5 54 7
15th +5 62 8
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement 62 8
17th +6 71 9
18th +6 76 9
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement 82 9
20th +6 89 9

Magical Synthesis[edit]

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Ability Score Improvement[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. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.

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Spell List[edit]

You know all of the spells on the basic spell list and additional spells based on your subclass.

1st Level

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2nd Level

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3rd Level

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4th Level

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5th Level

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