Kitsune "Fox Spirit" (5e Class)

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Design Note: This class is meant to be paired with the Kitsune "Fox Spirit" race but feel free to adjust it if you wish to use it on another race.

Kitsune "Fox Spirit"[edit]

Kitsune "Fox Spirit"[edit]

Kitsune can very well be among us, most times it's hard to tell if they are though because of their mischievous nature and extreme cunning. Kitsune have innate magic within their very being that causes them to crave thrills and excitement. Whether they cure that craving with pranks, bloodshed, or aiding allies all differs on the Kitsune. They use their Fox Fire and innate illusion magic to deal physical and psychological damage to foes while also being able to imbue their weapon of choice with that innate magic.

Creating a Kitsune[edit]

When creating a Kitsune try to imagine what kind of Kitsune you want to be. Do you want to deal a lot of damage, be stealthy and use your ability's to trick others? Or, do you want to focus more on supporting your allies, using your skills in persuasion and innate ability to tune into others emotions for good? Maybe you don't want to be entirely one or the other. Either way you want to hone your skills to gain power and become the fully powerful Fox Spirit you know you can become. Ask yourself why you follow Inari, goddess of foxes, of fertility, agriculture and industry, of general prosperity and worldly success. Do you agree with her ways of gaining success through helping others and doing good? Or, maybe you think she's too soft and are a bit colder... Maybe even a bit harsh at times? Take into consideration why you left to be alone as well, was it because you don't care for the now skittish and cramped Kitsune lifestyle? Or maybe was it you were forced to do this for one reason or another? Now that you've considered all of that, what kind of Kitsune are you?

Quick Build

You can make a Kitsune quickly by following these suggestions. First, Wisdom should be your highest ability score, followed by Charisma or Dexterity Second, choose the Hunter or Nature Adept background. Third, choose A Dagger, A Shortbow, A Disguise kit.

Class Features

As a Kitsune you gain the following class features.

Hit Points

Hit Dice: 1d8 per Kitsune level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 8 + Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d8 (or 5) + Constitution modifier per Kitsune level after 1st

Proficiencies

Armor: Light Armor
Weapons: Simple Weapons
Tools: None
Saving Throws: Wisdom, Charisma
Skills: Choose three of the following: Survival, Nature, Insight, Persuasion, Deception, Stealth, Perception

Equipment

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

  • (a) A Dagger or (b) A Simple weapon of your choice
  • (a) A Shortbow with 20 arrows or (b) A Simple weapon of your choice
  • (a) A Disguise kit or (b) A Explorers Kit
  • If you are using starting wealth, you have 5d4*10 in funds.

Table: The Kitsune

Level Proficiency
Bonus
Features Cantrips Known Spells Known —Spell Slots per Spell Level—
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1st +2 Spellcasting 2 6 2
2nd +2 Second Tail 2 7 3
3rd +2 True Colors 2 8 4 2
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement, Third Tail 2 9 4 3
5th +3 Fox's Cunning 3 10 4 3 2
6th +3 Fourth Tail 3 11 4 3 3
7th +3 3 12 4 3 3 1
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement, Fifth Tail 3 13 4 3 3 2
9th +4 3 14 4 3 3 3 1
10th +4 Sixth Tail 3 15 4 3 3 3 2
11th +4 4 16 4 3 3 3 2 1
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement, Seventh Tail 4 17 4 3 3 3 2 1
13th +5 4 18 4 3 3 3 2 1 1
14th +5 Eighth Tail 4 19 4 3 3 3 2 1 1
15th +5 4 20 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement, Ninth Tail 4 21 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1
17th +6 4 22 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1
18th +6 Fox's Diversion 4 23 4 3 3 3 3 1 1 1 1
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement 4 24 4 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1
20th +6 Foxes Reflexes 4 25 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1

Spellcasting[edit]

Starting at 1st level you gain the ability to cast spells. If you did not take the Kitsune 2nd Variant race, you gain the ability to create a pale blue ghostly fire that acts similar to that of the produce flamecantrip.

Cantrips

At 1st level, you know any two cantrips of your choice from the Kitsune Spell List. You learn additional cantrips of your choice at higher levels, as shown in the Cantrips Known column of the Kitsune table.

Spell Slots

The Kitsune table shows how many spell slots you have to cast your spells of 1st level and higher. To cast one of these Kitsune spells, you must expend a slot of the spell's level or higher. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a long rest.

For example, if you know the 1st-level spell Burning Hands and have a 1st-level and a 2nd-level spell slot available, you can cast Burning Hands using either slot.

Spells Known of 1st Level and Higher

You know two 1st-level spells of your choice from the Kitsune Spell List.

The Spells Known column of the Kitsune table shows when you learn more Kitsune spells of your choice. Each of these spells must be of a level for which you have spell slots. For instance, when you reach 3rd level in this class, you can learn one new spell of 1st or 2nd level.

Additionally, when you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the Kitsune spells you know and replace it with another spell from the Kitsune spell list, which also must be of a level for which you have spell slots.

Spellcasting Ability

Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for your Kitsune spells, since your magic draws upon your devotion and attunement to nature. You use your Charisma whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Charisma modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a Kitsune spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.

Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier

Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier

Ritual Casting[edit]

You can cast a Kitsune spell as a ritual if that spell has the ritual tag and you have the spell prepared.

Spellcasting Focus[edit]

Magic for you is innate. You draw the power from yourself through your tails, because of this you do not need a spell casting focus in your hand. Your tails are the focus for you.

True Colors Archetype[edit]

At 3rd level, you chose an Archetype to dedicate yourself to a certain combat style. Choose between Zenko and Yako, both detailed at the end of the class description.

Your choice grants you features at 3rd, 6th, 14th, and 20th levels.

Ability Score Increase[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.

Fox's Cunning[edit]

At 5th level, your quick thinking and agility allow you to move and act quickly. You can take a Bonus Action on each of your turns in Combat. This action can be used only to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action.

Signs of Power[edit]

Starting at 2nd level you begin growing more tails. Tail's are a pride point for most Kitsune since the more you have the more powerful and wise you are believed to become and the more ability's you're likely to obtain.

You gain a tail at 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, and 16th levels.

Second Tail
Tail of Luck and misleading

At 2nd level you grow a second tail and are now able to predict your opponents attacks to a certain extent. If you choose, on your turn you can take a bonus action to give the next creature who attacks you disadvantage. You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Charisma modifier (a minimum of once). You regain any expended uses when you finish a Long Rest.

Third Tail
Tail of Protection

At 4th level you start to harness your tails power and use it for defense. While unarmored you gain Ac of 10+ wisdom & Charisma modifier.

Fourth Tail
Tail of Expertise

At 6th level, choose two of your skill Proficiencies, or one of your skill Proficiencies and your proficiency with Thieves' Tools. Your Proficiency Bonus is doubled for any ability check you make that uses either of the chosen Proficiencies.

At 12th level, you can choose two more of your Proficiencies (in Skills or with thieves' tools) to gain this benefit

Fifth Tail
Tail of Animorph

At 8th level you gain the ability to channel your innate magic to become any creature you've seen before that has a Cr Lvel equal to 1/3rd Kitsune level. In this form you keep all your mental ability's and gain a temp hp equal to that of the creature you are transforming into, as will as your physical ones match that of the creature, with exception of your AC (due to third tail ability). You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Charisma modifier (a minimum of once). You regain any expended uses when you finish a Long Rest.

In this form you can only cast your Fox Fire and any Racial spells you know. Your equipment and anything you're carrying is also absorbed into your form. If you are knocked unconscious in this form you revert to your human form and your Kitsune features are visible to the naked eye. Lastly you gain certain damage resistances (whilst in fox form) based on your archetype: radiant + necrotic for Zenko and fire + psychic for Yako You

Sixth Tail
Tail of Shielding

At 10th level you learn how to properly defend yourself. You can use your reaction to cast shield without expending any spell slots. You can use this feature amount of times equal to the amount of tails you have. You regain the usages spent after a long rest. The number increases as you gain more tails.

Seventh Tail
Fox Fire

At 12th level while in your True Kitsune form your Fox Fire's damage is now a D10. However the currently summoned Fox Fire's Damage is not effected.

Eighth Tail
Not All There.

At 14th level you have the uncanny ability to just appear. Kitsune can use an action to become invisible as if they had cast greater invisibility and can dismiss it as an action, however they can cause certain parts of themselves to reappear, for example their eyes and mouth are the only things visible.. They can do this at will indefinitely however being charmed, frightened, stunned, poisoned, set alight by fire, being knocked unconscious or killed will cause you to become visible again.


Ninth Tail
Cero

At 16th Level, With your ever growing mastery of your tails, harnessing the power of fire becomes second nature . Kitsune has begun to figure out How to concentrate fire at a dangerous level producing a large beam like weapon known as a Cero. The beam takes an action to charge and fire the blast towards the enemy, 120 feet long and 5 feet wide. Each creature in the line of the Cero must make a Dexterity saving throw. The damage of the blast is 10d6 fire damage + 4d4 force damage + your charisma modifier on a failed save, and half as much on a successful Dexterity save. This ability can only be used once per long rest.

At 18th level, the Cero blast can be used 2 times, regaining the use of the ability at the end of a long rest. At 20th level, the Cero blast can used 3 times, regaining the use of the ability at the end of a long rest. At this level your foxfire mastery becomes just that. One of a master. All fox fire based techniques (not spells) are so powerful that those who are fire resistant now take full damage, and creatures who are immune to fire damage now take half.

Fox's Diversion[edit]

At 18th level as reaction, you can choose a creature within 60ft of you to change places with, teleport 5ft from, or teleport 5ft from you. You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Wisdom modifier (a minimum of once). You regain any expended uses when you finish a Long Rest.

True Colors Archetype[edit]

Zenko[edit]

As a Zenko you prioritize helping your allies and using your illusions to trick your enemies.

Healing Flame

At 3rd level you gain a pool of healing power that replenishes when you take a long rest. With that pool, you can restore a total number of hit points equal to your Kitsune level × 5. As an action, you can touch a creature and draw power from the pool to restore a number of hit points to that creature, up to the maximum amount remaining in your pool. Alternatively, you can expend 5 hit points from your pool of healing to cure the target of one disease or neutralize one poison affecting it. You can cure multiple diseases and neutralize multiple poisons with a single use of Healing Touch, expending hit points separately for each one. This feature has no effect on undead and constructs.

Elemental Infusion

At 6th level Your innate magic has expanded and got in touch with a few of the elements of the land. As a bonus action via touch, you can imbue yourself or another creature with an element of your choosing; Fire, Cold, Lightning. This provides the creature with an extra 2d8 to their melee damage rolls and the effect lasts x amount of hours × Kitsune level or when you select a new creature. You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Wisdom modifier (a minimum of once). You regain any expended uses when you finish a Long Rest.

Tricksters Healing

At 14th level you choose one ally within 30ft of you to heal 3d6 + your wisdom mod. The next creature to hit this creature must make a wisdom save against your spell save DC to hit your ally. This effect ends when your ally makes a hostile action. (What is defined as "hostile" is up to the DM's discretion) You can use this ability once per long rest.

Ancient Form

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Yako[edit]

As a Yako, you prioritize gaining power and know how to get the best out of your abilities.

Fake Fate

At 3rd level you get into the head of your opponent and give them a vision of their possible deaths. You can choose to take an action to cloud a creature's mind with the many ways it will die within 60ft. The target takes 3d8 psychic damage and must make a DC 10 + your Wisdom mod and proficiency bonus or be stunned until the end of their next turn.

At 10th level increase the damage by 1d8 and again at 15th by another 1d8.

Fox Inferno

At 6th level you've mastered your Fox Fire to burn as strongly as it can. Whenever you land an attack that does fire or radiant damage, that target is engulfed in flames that cannot be doused by normal means. This flame can only be put out by magical water, holy water, or purification by death. The flames last up to 1d4 rounds, and the target takes 3 radiant damage at the start of each of its turns.

At 15th level you can use this ability twice per long rest.

Trickster Spirit

At 14th level you can choose to take an action to get into the mind of up to 6 creatures within 60ft of you and suggest an action, similar to that of the spell Mass suggestion (5e spell). Once they complete the action regardless of how far they are from you they take 3d6 psychic damage and must make a wisdom save against your spell save DC or become confused until the start of your next turn. This may only be used once per long rest.

Foxes Reflexes

When you reach at 20th level, you have become one with the beast side of you. Moving at alarming speeds to lay ambushes and to quickly escape danger. You can take two turns during the first round of any Combat. You take your first turn at your normal Initiative and your second turn at your Initiative minus 10. You can’t use this feature when you are surprised

Multiclassing: This class cannot use Multiclassing

Variant spellcasting[edit]

If wanted you may replace the spellcasting stat with Wisdom for spells learned and DCs to better suit the kitsune race,the racial abilities use Wisdom so this is optional

Kitsune Spell List[edit]

Kitsunes spells are often related with trickery and nature fire. Usually from enchantment, transmutation and illusion schools, and any fire spells from the evocation school.

Cantrips

control flames, druidcraft, friends, fire bolt, green-flame blade, gust, magic stone, mending, message, minor illusion, mold earth, prestidigitation, primal savagery, shape water, shillelagh, thorn whip.

1st

animal friendship, burning hands, catapult, charm person, color spray, create or destroy water, disguise self, expeditious retreat, faerie fire, feather fall, goodberry, healing word, identify, jump, longstrider, mage armor, silent image, purify food and drink, sanctuary, sleep,

2nd

aganazzar's scorcher, alter self, animal messanger, barkskin, blur, crown of madness, darkvision, dragon's breath, earthbind, enhance ability, enlarge/reduce, flame blade, healing spirit, heat metal, hold person, invisibility, knock, levitate, maximilian's earthen grasp, mirror image, phantasmal force, pyrotechnics, shadow blade, skywrite, spider climb, spike growth, scorching ray, suggestion

3rd

blink, catnap, dispel magic, enemies abound, erupting earth, fear, fireball, flame arrows, fly, hypnotic pattern, gaseous form, haste, lightning bolt, major image, meld into stone, melf's minute meteors, plant growth, sending, slow, speak with plants, tiny hut, water breathing, water walk

4th

arcane eye, blight, charm monster, confusion, control water, dimensional door, dominate beast, elemental bane, giant insect, greater invisiblity, guardian of nature, hallucinatory terrain, polymorph, stone shape, wall of fire,

5th

animate objects,awaken, creation, control winds, dominate person, hold monster, geas, immolation, reincarnate, seeming, skill empowerment, scrying, synaptic static, telekinesis, transmute rock

6th

bones of the earth, chain lightning, disintegrate, investiture of flame/ice/stone/wind, mass suggestion, mental prison, move earth, wind walk,

7th

blasting bolt, delayed blast fireball, etheralness, fire storm, mirage arcane, power word pain, regenerate, reverse gravity, teleport

8th

animal shapes, antipathy/sympathy, control weather, Eradication Flame, dominate monster, feeblemind, power word stun

9th

mass polymorph, meteor swarm, power word kill, psychic scream, shapechange, time stop, wish


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