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Kit Plan: Fighter/Sorcerer simulation (advice and suggestions welcome!)

TomeTome Member Posts: 466
I'm thinking of creating a remake of my Eldritch Knight, but I'm not sure how to balance it with the tools we have.

Right now, this is my plan:

Eldritch Knight

Advantages:

-Can become proficient in any weapon and specialised in any fighting style.
-Can attain standard Mastery (not High Mastery or Grandmastery) in quarterstaves, longswords, two-handed swords and spears.
-Can use any item.
-Damage bonus, accuracy bonus and APR bonus every few levels (exact levels TBD)

Disadvantages:

-Can cast 1 less spell per level.

It's advantages seem to heavily outweigh the negatives, but it's worth remembering that the class still has a d4 HP system

I'm also planning to add a few 'theme' versions of the kit.



Knight of Mystra (magic-leaning variant)

Advantages:

-Can become proficient in any weapon and specialised in any fighting style.
-Can attain specialisation in longswords and quarterstaves.
-Can use any item.
-Damage bonus, accuracy bonus and APR bonus every few levels (exact levels TBD, gains slower than Eldritch Knight)

Disadvantages:

Strength penalty of -1
Cannot be evil



Shadowknight of Shar (extremely fragile glass cannon with magic resistance)

Advantages:

-Can become proficient in any weapon and specialised in any fighting style.
-Can attain Grandmastery in longswords and daggers.
-Can use any item.
-Damage bonus, accuracy bonus and APR bonus every few levels (same as Eldritch Knight, maybe faster)
-Magic resistance increases by 1% every level.
-Poison weapon, as Blackguard of equivalent level.

Disadvantages:

-Constitution penalty of -2
-Must be evil
-Can cast 1 less spell per level.



Arcane Reaver (a purposefully unbalanced kit that reflects the fact that sorcery comes from powerful blood)

Advantages:

-Can become proficient in any weapon and specialised in any fighting style.
-Can attain Grandmastery in all weapons.
-Can use any item.
-Damage bonus, accuracy bonus and APR bonus every few levels (same as Eldritch Knight)
-Can rage as berserker once per day, gains another use of rage every 10 levels.
-Poison weapon, as Blackguard of equivalent level.
-Gains a point of Constitution at level 8, a point of Dexterity at level 16 and a point of Strength at level 24.

Disadvantages:

-Cannot be good


Thoughts and feedback welcome. It's worth noting that you probably shouldn't expect this to be out for a few months-this is just for testing the water and getting feedback.

DexterCrevsDaakJuliusBorisov

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