Great Master (5e Template)

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Great Master[edit]

Great masters, through a combination of dedicated training and extreme talent, likely with some magic involved, are almost unparalleled in skill and combat ability. The presence of a great master can turn the tides of a battle, and its loss will inevitably be a crippling blow to the enemy. A great master is very likely to possess one or more magic items.


Any creature that already has the Master template applied to it.


Hit Dice. Increase the great master's hit dice by 4.

Abilities. Increase each of the great master's ability scores by 2.

Languages. The great master gains any one language. If the base creature cannot speak, the great master cannot speak this language, but can understand it.

Saving Throws. The great master gains proficiency in any one saving throw.

Skills. The great master gains proficiency in any one skill.


Indomitable (3/Day). The great master can reroll a saving throw it fails. It must use the new roll.

Multiattack. The great master can make one additional attack.

Spellcasting. If the great master has a spellcasting feature that draws on a class spell list, it counts as being two levels higher in that class for the purposes of spell slots and prepared spells.

Legendary Actions[edit]

The great master can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time and only at the end of another creature's turn. The great master regains spent legendary actions at the start of its turn.

Attack or Cantrip. The great master makes a weapon attack or casts a cantrip.
Command Ally. The great master targets one nonhostile creature it can see within 30 feet of it. If the target can see and hear the great master, the target can make one weapon attack as a reaction and gains advantage on the attack roll.
Frighten Foe (Costs 2 Actions). The great master targets one hostile creature it can see within 30 feet of it. If the target can see and hear it, the target must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw with a DC equal to 8 + the great master's Charisma modifier + the great master's proficiency bonus or be frightened until the end of the great master's next turn.
Cast a Spell (Only if the great master is a spellcaster; Costs 3 Actions). The great master casts a spell from its list of prepared spells, using a spell slot as normal.

CR Calculation[edit]

  • Increased hit points (from improved hit dice).
  • Increase effective damage per-round damage by the amount listed in the trait (from Multiattack).


(one vote)

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