Paradox (5e Class)

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A human faces multiple orcs as they charge him. Suddenly they're looking the opposite way, the human forms a fractured space in front of them and fires an unstable vortex at them and destroys the orcs molecules one by one. An elf faces a tsunami as it approaches her party. She leers at the water and lifts her hand up then down, transporting her party to an empty plane, it's cold.

As a Paradox your powers are beyond comprehension. Time and Space bend to your will, but will damage your mind. You will need a strong will and mind to become one, even then it's a lot on the mortal body. Use fragments of the past as your weapon and support your party or disorient the enemy.

Creating a Paradox[edit]

What made you to become a Paradox? Did the gods do this to punish you for messing with time, did you just want to see your loved ones, or did you want to change the future or past. Whatever the reason when playing as a Paradox, you can have any personality just make sure that there's a clear driving force for you character(Being crazy is not a personality it's mental stability).

Quick Build

You can make a Paradox quickly by following these suggestions. First, Intelligence should be your highest ability score, followed by Constitution. Second, choose the Far Traveler( background. Third for roleplaying purposes your character must hold something dear to them, like a photo or an item of sorts.

Class Features

As a Paradox you gain the following class features.

Hit Points

Hit Dice: 1d10 per Paradox level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 10 + Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d10 (or 6) + Constitution modifier per Paradox level after 1st


Armor: Fracture Armor
Weapons: Synths
Tools: Alchemist Supplies
Saving Throws: Constitution, Intelligence, and Dexterity
Skills: Choose 4 from Acrobatics, Athletics, Deception, Insight, Investigation, Perception, Stealth, Survival.


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

  • Fractured Armor
  • (a) Synths(2) or (b) Melee Weapon
  • Personal Possession of the Past(Ex. Broke sword, jar of ashes, burnt photo.)
  • If you are using starting wealth, you have 4d6 in funds.

Table: The Paradox

Level Proficiency
1st +2 Time Clusters, Refined Senses, Fractured Armor
2nd +2 Esper Calibration, Force Extraction
3rd +2 Overcharged, Asclepius
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement
5th +3 Extra Attack, Fractured Armor Improvement
6th +3 Time Control
7th +3 Schrödinger's cat
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement
9th +4 Fractured Armor Improvement
10th +4 Unstable Mind, Time Control
11th +4 Timed Reality Marble
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement
13th +5 Extra Attack
14th +5 Reverse Theory
15th +5 Timeless Body, Time Control
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement
17th +6 Seal of Time
18th +6 Fractured Mind
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement
20th +6 Reality Marble, Time Control

Paradox Features[edit]

Time Clusters, Refined Senses, Fractured Armor[edit]

Starting at level 1, you gain Time Clusters, Refined Senses, Fractured Armor Improvement.

Time Clusters

As you throw a hand gesture of your choice, you fire three projectiles each dealing 1d6 (Every 5 levels the damage is increased by 1d6)

Refined Sense

You become proficient in Insight.

Fractured Armor

You gain +2 armor class

Esper Calibration, Force Extraction[edit]

At 2nd level you gain the following abilities

Esper Calibration

As you become more adept with your powers you can ride your designated weapon or synth increasing your speed by 15ft.

Force Extraction

As you fight monsters you are inclined to grab a sample from each special species only once.(You must have at least hit them once to gain the knowledge.) As you are informed on the creatures resistances.

Overcharged, Asclepius[edit]

At 3rd level you gain the following abilities


You feel as if you forgot something but you cluster have become more powerful. (Deal an extra d6 when you attack with an Overcharged.)


You can use your synths to scan and heal you or your allies (2d6 increases per 3 levels.)

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.

Extra Attack, Fracture Armor Improvement[edit]

At 5th level, you gain one more attack and increase you ac +2.

Time Control[edit]

At level 6 you feel the power course through you. Once per long rest, you are able to cast one spell that you know without expending a spell slot. (You gained the ability to cast one additional spell at 10th, 15th, 20th)

Schrödinger's cat[edit]

At 7th level, you fire a erratic spell that goes everywhere. (Roll a 1d100 if it's lower than 50 then you hit yourself with the spell if it's higher than 50 then you hit your target.)

Fractured Armor Improvement[edit]

Gain +2 to your ac.

Unstable Mind[edit]

At 10th level, you become more unstable, slowly losing the grasp of the situation then everything becomes clear. You begin to feel like you can create a whole new world within your mind.

Timed Reality Marble[edit]

Upon reaching 11th level, you can create a plane based off of your cognition. This plane can only last up to 5 minutes. The range to catch targets would be a 30ft radius. In this world fragments of your past can be shown, voices start to fade in and out. Depending on your character, you mind can be fragile like glass or hard as iron. Motifs like that would appear within the Reality Marble.

Extra Attack[edit]

You gain another attack.

Reverse Theory[edit]

Upon casting Reverse Circle, Reverse Stigma, and Force Finger and calling a reverse theory they gain the following

Reverse Circle

You now appear above the target and fire the energy.

Reverse Stigma

You can change the way a target faces.

Force Finger

You can now stick the ball of energy on a target, after their turn they would have to roll a Str DC 15 to get it off or take 4d6.

Timeless Body[edit]

Your body seems to be aging backwards or maybe forwards?

Seal of Time[edit]

Once per long rest, you are able to cast three spells that you know without expending a spell slot.

Fractured Mind[edit]

You're becoming more obese with your goal, losing sight of what's an ally or foe sometimes even. You become aloof and break habits to create new ones. You feel a great surge of power coming from your mind.

Reality Marble[edit]

Perfection, you created a world to where everything is clear to you. In the Reality Marble you can now cast Distortion and Rupture to deal 20d6 bludgeon damage and 20d6 necrotic damage.

Paradox Spell List[edit]


Time Cluster

1st Level

Force Finger, Reverse Circle, Mind Break

2nd Level

Phase Shift, Void Light, Particle Shot

3rd Level

Gravity Compression, Void Crash

4th Level

Moon Breaker

5th Level

Psionic Break, Gravity Field

6th Level

Particle Accelerator

7th Level

Void Breaker, Dark Matter Combustion

8th Level

Dimension Fracture

9th Level


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