Warlord

Warlord

You are a natural leader of men. Wherever you go, your friends will follow. Though your enemies outnumber you a hundred to one, your allies do not back down. You are made of greater stuff than the common soldier, and all who meet you can see that you are destined for something great.

Warlord_Table.png

Class Features
Hit Dice: 1d10 per Warlord level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 10 + Con
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d10 + Con per Warlord level

Proficiencies
Armor: All except Shields
Weapons: All simple and martial weapons
Tools: Healer’s Kit

Saving Throws: Wisdom, Charisma
Skills: Choose three from Athletics, Deception, History, Intimidation, Medicine, Persuasion

Fighting Styles (Choose at Level 1):
Dueling: While you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain +2 damage bonus with that weapon.
Great Weapon Fighting: While wielding a two-handed weapon, you may re-roll damage results of 1 or 2, but you must use the second result.
Defense: You gain +1 to your AC while wearing armor.
Protection: When a creature you can see attacks a target other than you that is within 5 feet of you, you can use your reaction to impose disadvantage on the attack roll. You must be wielding a shield.
Battle Vigor: At the start of combat, when initiative is rolled, you gain temporary hit points equal to your Warlord level. These temporary hit points are lost at the end of the encounter if they remain.
Low Blows: When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, its speed is reduced by ten feet until the end of its next turn.
Phalanx: When you and at least two other friendly creatures are all within five feet of a single hostile creature, none of you are incapacitated, and no other hostile creatures are also within five feet of any of the three of you, you have advantage on all attack rolls against that creature.
Heavy Cavalry: When mounted, you may move through the paths of hostile creatures. Any affected creature not wielding either a spear or a weapon with the “reach” quality that deals piercing damage must make a dexterity save with a DC equal to your mount’s strength or fall prone. If an affected creature is wielding such a weapon, they may use their reaction to make an opportunity attack against you when you come into contact with you. If their attack misses, they are knocked prone. If it hits, you and your mount are stopped in place.

Back on Your Feet
As a bonus action, you may aid a creature within five feet of you, granting them hit points equal to d10 plus your warlord level. You may perform this feature once per short or long rest.

Combat Leader
Beginning at second level, when you enter combat, you may roll a d4 before the first turn is taken. Add the number rolled to the initiative roll of a number of allies that can see or hear you equal to the number rolled. At fifteenth level this bonus increases to a d6.

Command Tactics
You are such an experienced leader that you may affect those around you with spell-like abilities called Command Tactics without using any sort of magic. Command Tactics follow all of the rules for spellcasting, except that they are considered non-magical for all intents and purposes, and that the requirement of material components for any of your tactics are ignored. Instead, in order to use one of your Command Tactics, you must be holding either a banner or a horn in one hand.

Tactics Per Day
Your Warlord level determines the number of Warlord Command Tactics that you can utilize of 1st level or higher, as noted in the Warlord table. To utilize one of these Command Tactics, you must expend a Tactics Slot of the Command Tactic’s level or higher. On a short rest, you regain a level of Tactics Slots equal to the number of companions resting with you. I.E, if you have four companions, you may regain either one level 4 Tactic Slot, or four level 1 Tactics Slots. On a long rest, you regain all expended Tactics Slots.

Each day, you prepare the list of Warlord Tactics that are available for you to cast, choosing from the Warlord Tactics list. When you do so, choose a number of Warlord Tactics equal to your Charisma Modifier + half your Warlord Level, rounded down. (minimum of one tactic). The tactics must be of a level for which you have Tactics Slots.

You can change your list of prepared Tactics when you finish a long rest. Preparing a new list of Warlord Spells requires time spent planning with at least one member of your party: at least one minute per Tactics level for each tactic on your list.

Command Ability
Charisma is considered your “Spellcasting” ability for your Warlord Tactics.
Saving Throw DC: The DC to resist one of your spells equals 8 + your Charisma modifier + your Proficiency Bonus.
Command Attack Modifier: You may add a bonus equal to your proficiency bonus + your Charisma Modifier to any attack rolls made as a part of one of your Warlord Tactics.

Command Styles
At third level, you may choose Inspiring Leader or Demoralizing Foe as your command style, detailed at the end of this class entry.

Ability Score Increases
You earn an ability score increase when you reach fourth, eighth, tenth, twelfth, fourteenth, sixteenth, and nineteenth levels.

Coordinated Offensive
Beginning at fifth level, you may, when you take the attack action, designate an ally who can see or hear you. They may use their reaction to make an immediate weapon attack against a creature of their choice within range. At 11th level in this class, you may direct two attacks with this ability, and three at twentieth level. No single ally may make more than one attack in this manner on any given turn, even if they have an ability that otherwise would allow them to use more than one reaction.

Adaptive Stratagem
Beginning at seventh level, you may roll three d6 after each long rest. You may, at any point before taking another long rest, expend one of these dice to add or subtract the total to another creature’s attack roll.

Proof Through the Night
Beginning at ninth level, you may, as an action, raise or wave a banner. All creatures affiliated with that banner gain advantage on attack rolls until the beginning of your next turn. You may not use this ability again until you have completed a short or long rest.

Devastating Offensive
Beginning at eighteenth level, attacks granted by your Coordinated Offensive class feature add your Charisma modifier to the damage roll if they hit.

Inspiring Leader

Hold the Line
Starting at 3rd level, when you take the attack action, one ally who can see or hear you gains the benefit of half cover and cannot be forcibly moved from their position by non-magical means for up to one minute, as long as they remain in sight of you and you are not incapacitated. Once you have used this ability, you may not use it again until you complete a short or long rest. When you reach 5th, 11th, and 15th level, this ability may affect one additional ally each.

Forward Momentum
Starting at 3rd level, whenever an ally who can see you drops an enemy to 0 hit points, he gains temporary hit points equal to your Warlord level.

Tactical Insertion
Once you reach 6th level, you may declare a specific mission (i.e., sneak past the enemy defenses, convince the baron to send forces to a battle, or scale a large mountain) that may be resolved with a skill challenge. You may then spend an hour of planning to give a number of creatures equal to your Charisma modifier advantage on any ability checks that contribute toward the success of a mission.

Invigorating Assault
Beginning at 15th level, whenever you hit an enemy with an attack, you may expend one or more hit dice to regain the associated amount of hit points. In addition, any ally who hits the same enemy before the beginning of your next turn may also spend one or more of their hit dice to regain hit points.

Demoralizing Foe

Threatening Presence
Starting at 3rd level, when you take the attack action, you may roll a Charisma (Intimidate) to force any number of creatures of your choice that can see you to make a Wisdom saving throw or be Frightened of you until the end of your next turn. You may use this feature once per short or long rest.

Immovable Object
Starting at 3rd level, when an opponent drops one of your allies to 0 hit points, you may immediately move up to your movement speed toward the creature that made the attack and make an attack against that creature. Alternatively, you may forgo this opportunity and instead command a creature of your choice to do the same, if it elects to do so.

Complete Disarray
Beginning at 6th level, you may expend a Tactics Slot to force a number of enemies creatures of your choice equal to the level of the slot expended that can hear you to roll a Wisdom Save. On a failed save, a creature is frightened for 1 minute. A creature may attempt to repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on a success. Once a creature has saved from this effect it cannot be affected by it again in the same day. At 11th level, you may add 1 to the DC for each hostile creature you or your allies have killed since rolling for Initiative.

Unstoppable Force
Once you reach 15th level, whenever you hit an enemy with an attack, you may expend one or more hit dice to deal extra damage equal to the number of hit points you would have regained. In addition, any ally who hits the same enemy before the beginning of your next turn may also spend one or more of their hit dice to deal this extra damage.

Tactics List:

Level 1:
Adjust Positioning (DM: Battle Magic)
Bane
Bless
Ceremony (1)
Compelled Duel
Cure Wounds
Decrypt (Book of Lost Spells)
Doom of the Cracked Shield (DM: Blood and Doom)
Empower Companion (Book of Lost Spells)
Heroism
Hobble Mount (2) (DM: Battle Magic)
Hunter’s Mark
Impressive Blow (Book of Lost Spells)
Shield of Faith
Snare
Spur Mount (DM: Battle Magic)

Level 2:
Aid
Battle Guidance (Book of Lost Spells)
Battle Insight (Book of Lost Spells)
Biting Blade (Book of Lost Spells)
Blunt the Edge (Book of Lost Spells)
Calm Emotions
Chanting (Book of Lost Spells)
Damage Morale (Book of Lost Spells)
Enhance Ability
Eyes of the Hawk (Book of Lost Spells)
Forecast (Book of Lost Spells)
Hesitate (Book of Lost Spells)
Pass Without Trace
Precision of Arms (Book of Lost Spells)
Taunt (Book of Lost Spells)
Warning Shout (DM: Battle Magic)

Level 3:
Axe of Destruction (Book of Lost Spells)
Beacon of Hope
Catnap
Crusader’s Mantle (3)
Curse of Incompetence (DM: Battle Magic)
Dire Rage (Book of Lost Spells)
Favor Mount (Book of Lost Spells)
Feign Death
Firm Ally (Book of Lost Spells)
Life Transference
Mass Healing Word

Level 4:
Barbaric Rage (Book of Lost Spells)
Confusion
Death Ward
Freedom of Movement
Inspiring Speech (DM: Battle Magic)
Reposition (4) (DM: Battle Magic)
Warrior’s Touch (Book of Lost Spells)

Level 5
Forced March (Book of Lost Spells)
Legend Lore
Mass Cure Wounds
Skill Empowerment

1. The ceremonies you perform are military in nature, rather than religious. For example, Atonement might be granting grace to a deserter or a traitor, while Dedication might be welcoming a new recruit to the fold. Coming of Age could be represented as the final stage of military training, and of course charismatic Warlords are often called upon to perform weddings or funerals. You may not, however, create holy water with this spell.

2. Make a melee attack roll as part of this Tactic, rather than a spell attack roll.

3. The extra damage dealt from this spell is considered the same type as the weapon that dealt it, rather than radiant. For example, a character wielding a shortsword would deal d6 piercing damage from the shortsword, plus d4 piercing damage from Crusader’s Mantle. A character wielding a magical longsword would deal d8 magical slashing damage from their longsword, plus d4 magical slashing damage from Crusader’s Mantle.

4. The targets of this Tactic do not teleport, but rather move through their enemies spaces as though they had taken the disengage action and are not affected by difficult terrain.

Warlord

Legends of Belerath colby_savell