Forgotten Hunter (5e Subclass)

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Forgotten Hunter[edit]

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Rangers of the Forgotten Conclave can tap into the long lost ancient energy of the world, allowing them to draw magical energy from the world around them. They seek to unravel the secrets of long dead magic and learn ways of harnessing the power of the natural world.

Forgotten Hunters are a secluded bunch that travel the world in search of long lost ancient magic's. These hunters revel in the chance to explore ancient dungeons, research lost magic, and find secret grottos. Most hunters will not master their forgotten magic, but a select few have learned how to cultivate their connection to ancient magical energy, granting them unmatched levels of magical understanding and power.

Forgotten Magic

Starting at 3rd level, you learn an additional spell when you reach certain levels in this class, as shown in the Forgotten Hunter Spells table. The spells count as ranger spells for you, and it doesn't count against the number of ranger spells you know.

Forgotten Hunter Spells
Ranger Level Spell
3rd detect magic
5th levitate
9th thunder step[1]
13th banishment
17th wall of force
Worldly Knowledge

When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you become connected to the world's untapped wealth of information, allowing you to draw forth knowledge from your Wisdom. You can use your Wisdom score instead of Intelligence for your Arcana, History, and Nature skill checks, and you gain proficiency in one of the following skills of your choice: Arcana, History, Investigation or Nature. Alternatively, you learn one language of your choice.

Follow Up

Starting at 3rd level, your newly found connection to lost magic almost seems to make your attacks stronger over time. Every time you hit a creature with a ranged weapon attack, your ranged weapon attack deals 1 additional damage. If you do not hit a creature with a ranged wepaon attack on your turn, this bonus damage is reset back to zero. Your ranged weapon attacks may deal a maxiumum amount of bonus damage with this feature equal to your Wisdom modifier(minimum one).


Design Note: If you are using the Revised Ranger from Unearthed Arcana, this archetype grants Extra Attack at 5th level.

Forgotten Secrets

By at 7th level, you are beginning to understand forgotten magic to a greater degree through the vast amounts of magical knowledge gained through your magical connection to the world and study of forgotten magic, giving you the following effects.

  • You gain advantage on Wisdom saving throws from magic.
  • You can now read all languages.
Enchanted Strikes

Beginning at 11th level, you have further coalesced the ancient energy of the world within you, allowing you to enchant your weapon attacks with magical energies. Your weapon attacks ignore any bonuses provided to AC through magic, and deal 1d6 additional damage to creatures with natural or worn armor.

Magical Barrier

Starting at 15th level, you have learned how to draw forth scattered magical energy to protect you from harm. Whenever you are damaged, you can use your reaction to gain resistance to one of the damage types that damaged you until the start of your next turn. You may use this feature three times, and you regain all uses of this feature at the end of a short or long rest.


References
  1. D&D 5e XGtE pp.168

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