Godslayer (5e Class)

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God-Slayer

He called to charge, the foolish lesser deity. His clerics and paladins charged. There is a whinny from the sudden steeds before several fall flat on their faces or toss off their rider. Their legs had been removed from right under then. A series of large blades point to the deity, who is beginning to grasp the urgency of the situation. The wielders of the winning hand said only three words.

No more gods.

Path of Blasphemy

The godslayers were once all servants of the gods, similar to Paladins. But, unlike the oathkeepers, they designed to seek out and destroy other divine beings instead. They did not hunt your simple fiends, no. They hunted the devils in charge. Godslayers of evil deities were known to have stripped the wings off angels and silence their seraphic voices. These wars were unceasing, and the godslayers were always at the forefront for their hirer. However, soon, the brunt of the task came to bear down on their shoulders. They were now being forced to just kill one another. Many, in having killed for their gods, were made scapegoats to damning curses or worse. They could not longer rejoin the world as they once had, and for many, this was their death sentence. People saw them to be heretics. Their own eyes opened and saw the gods forsake them. With renewed rage and purpose, they no longer would shackle themselves to divinity like a dog. No, they would go and destroy those who dared use them and then toss them away like pawns.

Creating a Godslayer

What path did your character take to reach this forsaken status? Were they born cursed? Did they commit sacrilege and get cursed? Did a religious body hex them for an act the followers found abominable? Were they once devout knights of an order, only to be ousted by corruption and underhanded means? Or, were they disillusioned with fealty to deities that played with human lives like toys?

Quick Build

You can make a godslayer quickly by following these suggestions: First, either Constitution or Strength should be your highest ability score, followed by Wisdom. Second, choose the outlander background.

Class Features

As a Godslayer you gain the following class features.

Hit Points

Hit Dice: 1d12 per Godslayer level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 12 + Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d12 (or 7) + Constitution modifier per Godslayer level after 1st

Proficiencies

Armor: none
Weapons: Simple and Martial Weapons
Tools: One musical instrument of your choice
Saving Throws: Strength, Constitution
Skills: Choose 3 from: Athletics, Acrobatics, Intimidation, Perception or Survival

Equipment

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

  • (a) One Martial Weapon or (b) Two Simple Weapons
  • (a) a relic of your former faith or (b) Explorer's Pack
  • If you are using starting wealth, you have 1d4 x 10 gp in funds.

Table: The Godslayer

Level Proficiency
Bonus
Damage Reduction Features
1st +2 - Tempered Body, Forsaken
2nd +2 - Indomitable Will
3rd +2 3 Deicidal Path, Adding Scars
4th +2 4 Ability Score Improvement
5th +3 5 Rebuke, Extra Attack
6th +3 6 Ability Score Improvement, Indomitable Will Improvement
7th +3 7 Visionary
8th +3 8 Ability Score Improvement
9th +4 9 Deicidal Path feature
10th +4 10 Survivor
11th +4 11 Apostatic Weapon
12th +4 12 Ability Score Improvement
13th +5 13 Deicidal Path feature
14th +5 14 Surge, Extra Attack
15th +5 15 Persevere
16th +5 16 Ability Score Improvement
17th +6 17 Transparency
18th +6 18 Deicidal Path feature
19th +6 19 Ability Score Improvement
20th +6 20 Ascended Battler

Tempered Body

Starting at 1st level, your body's power emanates from the beatings you have taken in the name of your cause. The scars show the abuse of the divine, and your body is proof your own power overcame it. Your body is your greatest defiance in the face of gods. While unarmored, your Armor Class is equal to 10 + your Strength Modifier + you Constitution Modifier. You can still use a shield and get this benefit.

Forsaken

Starting at 1st level, the power of the divine is behind you. You turn your back on its wooing words and embraces, lies to heal your wounds with paltry placation. You can no longer be healed by means of spells. You become immune to being charmed and you gain proficiency in the Insight skill.

Indomitable Will

At 2nd level, the godslayers resolve makes it impossible to domineer their minds or control their fate, which is rife with unpredictable violence. You are immune to effects of divination magic which would read your mind or detect your location.

Starting 6th level, you become immune to all effects of divination magic which would target you, like mind spike and hunter's mark.

Deicidal Path

Just as gods are varied in their powers and domains, a godslayer must be adapted to fighting the particular target of their animosity. This can range from tactics to elemental advantages. At 3rd level, choose a subclass feature from Weave Slasher, Ichor Drinker, Divine Slayer, Faith Crusher and Armageddon Survivor, detailed towards the bottom of the class description. You gain features from your subclass at 3rd, 9th, 13th and 18th levels.

Adding Scars

The trait of one who kills gods is tenacity; an unwillingness to die. Starting 3rd level, you become able to reduce the damage you take by breaking fate itself so the event was changed. When you take damage, without any action, you may reduce the damage as shown on the Damage Reduction column of the godslayer table.

Ability Score Improvement

When you reach 4th level, and again at 6th, 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.

Extra attack

Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn.

The number of attacks increases to three when you reach 14th level in this class.

Rebuke

Starting at 5th level,you reject defeat with all your being, unwilling to rest until your thirst for vengeance or anger has been quenched. if you would drop to 0 hit points, you may instead have 1 hit point remaining. You must finish a short or long rest before using this feature again.

Visionary

Starting at 7th level,as one who breaks the iron grip of the divine in this world, you can perceive beyond the normal mortal sights. You gain 60 feet of blindsight.

Survivor

Starting at 10th level,godslayers can return even from the brink of death due to their pure overpowering will. You gain advantage in death saving throws.

Apostatic Weapon

Starting at 11th level,you cannot be deterred by any god and you will harm all of them and murder them brutally once you get your hands on them, particularly the one which wronged you the most, as well as their ilk. Choose one creature type from celestial, fiend, humanoid, fey, or aberration. You have advantage on all attack rolls against that creature type. When you land a critical hit on your chosen creature type, you may deal the double the maximum damage instead of rolling.

Surge

At level 14,you have a well of power within you which can reverse heavy injuries at will in a pinch. On your turn, you can use a bonus action to regain hit points equal to 4d8 + your godslayer level. Once you use this feature, you must finish a short or long rest before you can use it again.

Persevere

At level 15,after being smacked down so many times, you no longer quite feel the pain. All the carving and goring done to your body shows just how inured to pain, ascended from mortality, you have become. You gain resistance against one damage type of your choice from bludgeoning, piercing or slashing.

Transparency

At 17th level,the world made by gods is laid bare before you, and you see through all its lies. You gain 120 feet of truesight.

Ascended Battler

At 20th level,your feats against the divine render you like one of their ranks, with an incredible form which renders the weak unable to raise a finger against you. Your raw power and strength exudes like a pressuring aura. You gain 10 feet bonus to your movement speed. Additionally, when you are attacked, the creature making that attack must make a Wisdom saving throw with a DC equal to 8 + your Strength modifier + your proficiency bonus. On a failure, the attacker must choose a different target, or the attack automatically misses. On a successful save, the creature is immune to this effect for 24 hours. Creatures are aware of this effect before attacking you, as your aura manifests in a shimmering golden form around you. Creatures with an Intelligence score of 3 or less are immune to this effect.

Weave Slasher

Weave slashers are specific to the powers which defy magical gods. They nullify its effects to sunder the magical web the gods made. In turn, they themselves eschew magic and its use.

Anti Magic Vision

They cannot pull the wool over your eyes any longer. Starting 3rd level, you gain 120 feet of devilsight, which is darkvision that cannot be impeded by magical darkness.

Resister

You, through the sheer brunt of tenacity, develop a resistance against the spells the gods may use to hamper the achievement of your goals. Starting 9th level, you gain advantage in Wisdom and Charisma saving throws.

Divine Twilight

Using your powers, you herald the ending of the tyranny of gods and the effects of their powers. Starting 13th level, as a reaction, you may select up to five other creatures, including yourself, within 30 feet of yourself. You can end all diseases and conditions afflicting each creature you choose. You may use this feature a number of times equal your Constitution modifier, regaining use after finishing a long rest.

Magic Striker

You become able to stop spells in their tracks, as well as stop their output. Starting 18th level, if a ranged spell attack would target you, you may expend your reaction to parry it and halve the damage you would have taken. Additionally, you may make a special melee weapon attack with your bonus action. If you hit with it, the target's magical energies become disrupted and they cannot cast any spells until the beginning of their next turn. You may use this feature a number of times equal your Strength modifier, regaining use after finishing a long rest.

Ichor Drinker

You take from those which you've slain, reveling in bathing in their blood and innards. Your strength gathers from these kills and the spilling of blood.

Revenge Precision

When you're hit, you make sure to hit back as hard as you can, where it hurts most. Starting 3rd level, you may expend a reaction when you take damage from a creature within 5 feet of you to study them more closely in a glance. On your next turn, you have advantage on your first attack roll against the creature. Also, you become proficient in the Perception skill. If you are already proficient in this skill, you instead gain expertise.

Jugular

You vy in battle for the spillage of blood, which nourishes you in its sight and content. That requires that you hit the right spot. Starting 9th level, You gain an additional +2 bonus to attack rolls made with a weapon which you are proficient in.

Cunning Drain

Those you attack are sources to fulfill your literal bloodlust. This replenishes your killing intent and whets your power. Starting 13th level, when you make a successful critical hit against a creature, you may regain hit points up to half of the amount of damage dealt.

Expert Bleeder

Your hits are so trained to strike vulnerable spots to bleed. Starting 18th level, you land critical hits on a roll of 19-20.

Divine Slayer

Divine slayers have their head in the game and their eyes on the prize, always. They hit hard to deal with the big fishes.

Fury

You may throw aside all concern for defense to attack with fierce desperation. Starting 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 during this turn, but attack rolls against you have advantage until your next turn.

Culminating Rage

Your power collects when you feel that rush. Starting 9th level, when you would have advantage on any roll which you already have advantage on, you may stack the advantage, rolling two extra die and taking the highest value of the four.

Tools to Kill

You utilize weapons to their fullest in your mission for divine blood. Starting 13th level, as part of a short rest, you may focus and imbue weapons, which you are proficient in, with your resolve. Until the end of your next long rest, you may double your proficiency bonus for using these weapons and add your proficiency bonus to your damage rolls.

Ultimate Slayer

Your power climbs new heights, making your strikes more savage when pushed to the limit. When you use your Surge feature, you double all your damage rolls for the next minute.

Armageddon Survivor

A survivor never stops. they always get back up. Even if fire comes, they will endure and live, like cockroaches. The gods can try everything in their disposal to kill you, and you can take them all.

Inured

Your body is unbending to the cries of pain and submission roiling within you, which the gods wish to elicit from you. Starting 3rd level, you may add your Constitution modifier to the amount of damage reduction, as per your Adding Scars feature. Also, you become proficient in the Survival skill. If you are already proficient in this skill, you instead gain expertise.

At 10th level, this bonus increases to twice your Constitution modifier.

Insurmountable

You bolster your defenses as you prepare for the final assaults those pathetic, desperate deities send your way. Your body is readied, and ascends mortality in its basic needs. Starting 9th level, you no longer need to eat, drink, breathe or sleep. You are immune to diseases, poison damage, and being poisoned. You also gain advantage in Constitution saving throws against exhaustion.

Comeback

The elements cannot claim you to death. Starting 13th level, you may use Rebuke twice before you require a short or long rest. You additionally gain resistance to one damage type of your choice from psychic, radiant, necrotic, fire, and cold.

Immortal Mortal

You can survive anything the days of wrath will throw at you. Starting 18th level, at the start of each of your turns, you regain hit points equal to your damage reduction if you have no more than half of your hit points left. You don't gain this benefit if you have 0 hit points.

Faith Crusher

Those who revere gods gain your scorn. You hate them as much as the gods themselves. With a swing of your weapon, you enact crowd control and send all their sheeple heads rolling.

Null Evade

The sheep-like masses following their god will flee in the sight of you, but you will catch of them before they can make a step past with your powerfully honed reactions. You may now take a number of reactions equal to your Strength modifier per round.

Repeat Attacker

You smash and slash, hacking away relentlessly as long as there are still attached heads. You can use your action to make a melee weapon attack against all hostile creatures within your weapon's reach. If you do so, you make a single attack roll and compare the result to each target's AC, and you make a single damage roll for all creatures you hit with the attack.

Replenish

One can get tired fighting so many mooks for prolonged periods of time, but not you. You regain energy by winning small battles within the big wars. When you land a critical hit on a target, you may regain use of your Surge feature.

Evoke Burst

Starting 18th level, you can push others from you through the sheer power you exude in a single burst. When you use the Surge feature, all creatures within 30 feet of you are pushed back 15 feet and must make a Dexterity saving throw against a DC equal to 8 + your Strength or Constitution modifier + your proficiency bonus. On a failed save, they take 4d10 force damage and are knocked prone. On a successful save, they take half the damage and are not knocked prone.

Multiclassing

Prerequisites. To qualify for multiclassing into the godslayer class, you must meet these prerequisites: Constitution 15, Strength 14

Proficiencies. When you multiclass into the godslayer class, you gain the following proficiencies: Martial weapons, Strength saving throws


This class Was originally made by Tatan


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