Seaclaimed Pirate (5e Class)
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This classes is loosely based on Davy Jones from the pirates of the Caribbean as i read a BBEG davy Jones concept and decided it would make an interesting class build. in essence this class is a warlock/fighter with the intentions to encourage players to grapple in 5e as it is almost pointless by adding incentives such as extra damage and debuffs for the grappled creature.
- Quick Build
As a Seaclaimed Pirate you gain the following class features.
- Hit Points
Armor: Light, Medium
Weapons: Martial weapons, Bucklers
Saving Throws: Charisma, Strength
Skills: Choose two skills from Acrobatics, Animal Handling, Athletics, History, Insight, Perception, and Survival
You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:
- (a) a martial weapon and a shield or (b) two martial weapons
- (a) (a) five javelins or (b) any simple melee weapon
- (a) a priest’s pack or (b) an explorer’s pack
- studded leather and a holy symbol
- If you are using starting wealth, you have 5d4 × 10 gp in funds.
|Features||Cantrips Known||Spells Known||Spell Slots||Slot Level|
|1st||+2||Otherworldly Patron, Fighting Style, Rusty Fishhook||2||2||1||1st|
|2nd||+2||Touch of the Deep, Eldritch Consumption||2||3||2||1st|
|3rd||+2||The Great Ones Reach||2||4||2||2nd|
|4th||+2||Ability Score Improvement||3||5||2||2nd|
|5th||+3||Extra Attack, Rusty Fishhook Improvement||3||6||2||3rd|
|6th||+3||The Black Spot, Ability Score Improvement, Otherworldly Patron Feature, Eldritch Consumption Improvement||3||7||2||3rd|
|8th||+3||Ability Score Improvement||3||9||2||4th|
|10th||+4||Ability Score Improvement, Otherworldly Patron Feature, Eldritch Consumption Improvement||4||10||3||5th|
|12th||+4||Ability Score Improvement||4||11||3||5th|
|14th||+5||Create Thrall, Ability Score Improvement, Otherworldly Patron Feature, Rusty Fishhook Improvement, Eldritch Consumption Improvement||4||12||3||5th|
|16th||+5||Ability Score Improvement||4||13||4||5th|
|17th||+6||Extra Attack Improvement||4||14||4||5th|
|18th||+6||Dreadful Aura, Eldritch Consumption Improvement||4||14||4||5th|
|19th||+6||Ability Score Improvement||4||15||4||5th|
|20th||+6||Master of the Depths||4||15||4||5th|
At 1st level, you choose a Patron. Choose between The Fiend, detailed at the end of the class description. Your choice grants you features at 1st level and again at 6th, 10th, and 14th level.
At level 1 use the Spells Known column of the Warlock table shows when you learn more warlock spells of your choice of 1st level and higher. A spell you choose must be of a level no higher than what’s shown in the table’s Slot Level column for your level. When you reach 6th level, for example, you learn a new warlock spell, which can be 1st, 2nd, or 3rd level.
Spellcasting Ability Charisma is your spellcasting ability for your warlock spells, so 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 warlock spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.
Additionally, when you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the warlock spells you know and replace it with another spell from the warlock spell list, which also must be of a level for which you have spell slots.
The hook can also be thrown to grab someone from distances away up to 30ft by using an action, The target must make a DC 14 Strength saving throw. If failed they're pulled and then are restrained, taking the damage die of the Rusty Fishhook for 1 min. This weapon does a guaranteed critical hit to all sea creatures.
The Fishhook starts at dealing either a 1d8 piercing damage that scales with your class level.
-1st level: 1d8
-5th level: 2d8
-14th level: 3d8
At level 1 you can choose a fighting style:
While you are wearing armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC.
When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon.
Touch of the Deep
At level 2 you can reduce a creatures roll to escape your grapple by 1d4 as a free action when trying to grapple up to a number of times equal to your Strength modifier per day.
At these levels you gain the following,
-2nd level: You begin to disfigure to resemble your patron, due to these changes you no longer age, can breath underwater, and when in water your swimming speed is doubled.
-14th level: Due to your disfigurement you have gained the ability to remember events and names better, you gain proficiency in History, or becomes expertise if already proficient in it.
The Great Ones Reach
At level 3 your knowledge of the deep gives you the ability to touch the minds of other creatures. You can communicate telepathically with any creature you can see within 30 feet of you. You don't need to share a language with the creature for it to understand your telepathic utterances, but the creature must be able to understand at least one language.
Ability Score Improvement
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.
Beginning at 5th level, you can make two attacks instead of one, whenever you take the attack action on your turn. The number of attacks increases to three when you reach 17th level.
The Black Spot
At level 6 as an action while grappling a creature you can places a sickly looking black spot on the target's right hand. All creatures who see the black spot have their attitude towards the marked one shifted one category away towards hostile, this creature and all allies receive advantage to attack rolls against the one with the black spot. The mark persists for a one minute duration for a number of times equal to this creatures Constitution modifier and can be used up to a number of times equal to your Constitution. This cannot be used again on the same target within 24 hours.
At 7th level, you learn to magically ward yourself against attack and to turn an enemy's failed strike into good luck for yourself. When a creature makes an attack roll against you, you can use your reaction to impose disadvantage on that roll. If the attack misses you, your next attack roll against the creature has advantage if you make it before the end of your next turn.
At 9th level, you are able to reach out and destroy a creature's mind. Upon successful grapple, you can lay your hand on the creature's head and deliver 3d6 psychic damage every turn as long as you hold on to the head. If free, the creature needs to succeed a Wisdom saving throw to resist being frightened, which if failed can be repeated at the beginning of its subsequent turns.
11th level, you are so suffused with the might of the depth that all your melee weapon strikes carry psychic power with them. Whenever you hit a creature with a melee weapon, the creature takes an extra 1d8 psychic damage.
Starting at 13th level, your thoughts can't be read by telepathy or other means unless you allow it. You also have resistance to psychic damage, and whenever a creature deals psychic damage to you, that creature takes half that damage.
At 14th level, you gain the ability to infect a humanoid mind with the alien magic of your patron, up to the size of a Pirate crew. You can use your action to touch an incapacitated humanoid. That creature is then controlled by you until a remove curse spell is cast on it, the condition is removed from it.
You can communicate telepathically with the creatures as long as you are on the same plane of existence as them.
Beginning at 15th level, you can use your bonus action to curse one creature that you touch. The target must make a Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save the creature becomes frightened. The creature can repeat the saving throw on the start of their turn to recover from the effect.
Beginning at 18th level, as an action, you may begin to radiate an aura of pure menace inspiring hopelessness and dread in all who enter it for up to 10 minutes. Enemies who enter or begin their turn within 30 feet of you have disadvantage on attack rolls against you and your allies. Once you use this feature, you must finish a short or long rest before you can use it again. If on the high seas, enemies must pass a Wisdom saving throw, on a fail, they jump ship. If on land, when enemies enter the aura they provoke an opportunity attack as if they just passed by you.
Master of the Depths
At 20th level, you can use your action to channel the spirit of The old ones. You may pick 5 enemies + your Charisma modifier within 120 feet of you. These enemies must pass a Wisdom saving throw higher than your spell-save DC, on a failed save, these enemies swear fealty to you for the next hour. They retain their order in the initiative. Those who swear fealty take 12d12 psychic damage when the effects end. On a successful save, the enemies take 6d12 psychic damage. You may use this ability once per long rest.
- Grasp of the Deep
1st-level Lurker in the Deep feature
At 1st level, you gain the ability to magically summon a spectral tentacle that strikes at your foes. As a bonus action, you create a 10-foot-long tentacle at a point you can see within 60 feet of you. The tentacle lasts for 1 minute or until you use this feature to create another tentacle.
When you create the tentacle, you can make a melee spell attack against a creature within 10 feet of it. On a hit, the target takes 1d8 cold or lightning damage (your choice when it takes the damage) and its speed is reduced by 15 feet until the start of your next turn. When you reach 10th level in this class, the damage dealt by the tentacle increases to 2d8.
As a bonus action on your turn, you can move the tentacle up to 30 feet and repeat the attack.
You can summon the tentacle a number of times equal to your Charisma modifier (minimum of once), and you regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.
- Guardian Grasp
6th-level Lurker in the Deep feature
At 6th level, the tentacle you create with Grasp of the Deep can defend you and others. When you or a creature you can see takes damage while within 10 feet of the tentacle, you can use your reaction to choose one of those creatures and reduce the damage to the chosen creature by half. After doing so, the tentacle vanishes.
- Devouring Maw
10th-level Lurker in the Deep feature
Starting at 10th level, you can magically draw forth a manifestation of your patron’s insatiable hunger. As an action, choose a point you can see within 60 feet of you. For 1 minute, a translucent maw manifests in a 10-foot radius centered on that point. Each creature in that area when the maw appears must succeed on a Strength saving throw against your spell save DC or be restrained. Any creature that starts its turn in the maw’s area takes 3d6 cold or lightning damage (your choice when it takes the damage). As an action, a restrained creature can repeat the saving throw, ending the restraint on a success. At the start of your turn, you gain temporary hit points equal to your warlock level per creature in the maws area (up to 5 creatures)
Once you use this feature, you can’t do so again until you finish a short or long rest.
- Unleash the Depths
14th-level Lurker in the Deep feature
Starting at 14th level, you gain the ability to call upon your patron for aid. As an action, you choose a point within 120 feet of you where your patron tears through reality, manifesting a Sea Creature from the deepest depths of the sea regardless of challenge level.
Once you use this feature, you can’t do so again until you finish a short or long rest.
Seaclaimed Pirate Spell List
You know all of the spells on the basic warlock spell list and additional spells based on your subclass.
- 1st Level
- 2nd Level
- 3rd Level
- 4th Level
- 5th Level
Prerequisites. To qualify for multiclassing into the Old Gods Acolyte class, you must meet these prerequisites: Charisma 13
Proficiencies. When you multiclass into the Old Gods Acolyte class, you gain the following proficiencies: Intimidation