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Core Classes

Class Description Hit Die Primary Ability
Artificer A supreme inventor capable of unlocking magic in mundane objects. d8 Intelligence
Barbarian A fierce warrior of primitive background who can enter a battle rage d12 Strength
Bard An inspiring magician whose power echoes the music of creation d8 Charisma
Cleric A priestly champion who wields divine magic in service of a higher power d8 Wisdom
Druid A priest of the Old Faith, wielding the powers of nature— moonlight and plant growth, fire and lightning—and adopting animal forms d8 Wisdom
Fighter A master of martial combat, skilled with a variety of weapons and armor d10 Strength or Dexterity
Monk A master of martial arts, skilled with fighting hands and martial monk weapons d8 Dexterity & Wisdom
Paladin A holy warrior bound to a sacred oath d10 Strength & Charisma
Ranger (UA) A master of ranged combat, one with nature. d10 Dexterity & Wisdom
Rogue A scoundrel who uses stealth and trickery to overcome obstacles and enemies d8 Dexterity
Sorcerer A spellcaster who draws on inherent magic from a gift or bloodline d6 Charisma
Warlock A wielder of magic that is derived from a bargain with an extraplanar entity d8 Charisma
Wizard A scholarly magic-user capable of manipulating the structures of reality d6 Intelligence

Caster Categories

Full Casters

Earn First Spell Slots at 1st Level, and can eventually cast 9th Level Spells.

  • Bard
  • Cleric
  • Druid
  • Sorcerer
  • Wizard

Pact Casters

Full Casters, in the sense that they earn their First Spell Slots at Level 1, and can eventually cast 9th Level Spells. But, until they can cast a Level 6 spell, all their Spell Slots are of the same level. (At Levels 1-2, all spell slots are First Level. But, at Levels 9-20, all spell slots are Fifth Level)

  • Warlock

Half Casters

Earn First Spell Slots at 2nd Level AND/OR they don't earn spell slots higher than Fifth Level

  • Artificer
  • Paladin
  • Ranger

One Third Casters

Earn First Spell Slots at 3rd Level

  • Arcane Trickster (Rogue)
  • Eldritch Knight (Fighter)