5E Bard

Last 3 Edits

Sept 30th, 2020

  • Added subclasses from Midgard Heroes Handbook & Deep Magic.

Jun 3rd, 2020

  • Added Eloquence subclass from Mythic Odysseys of Theros.

May 9th, 2020


BARD

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PROFICIENCIES

Armor: Light
Weapon Groups: Unless noted, bards only have proficiency in Simple weapons from these groups. Choose 5 from: Axes & Picks; Blowguns; Bows; Brawling; Clubs & Staffs; Crossbows (+ Martial); Hammers & Maces; Hooks & Sickles; Long Blades; Pistols; Short Blades (+ Martial); Spears; Thrown & Slings.
Tools, Items, Vehicles, etc: Choose any three musical instrument groups or gaming groups of your choice.

Saving Throws: Dexterity, Charisma
Skills: Choose any 3.


ALTERNATE FEATURES/KITS

  1. Warden. Whole class modelled on a non-spellcasting bard. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven)
  2. Magical Inspiration. 1st level, enhances Bardic Inspiration. (Unearthed Arcana).

SUBCLASSES (Colleges)

  1. Blades
  2. Bounder. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  3. Charity
  4. Counsellor. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  5. Creation (Unearthed Arcana, Wizards of the Coast)
  6. Dance
  7. Eloquence. (Mythic Odysseys of Theros p28, Wizards of the Coast).
  8. Entropy. (Midgard Heroes Handbook p33, Kobold Press; Deep Magic p192, Kobold Press).
  9. Gentle Soul
  10. Glamour. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p14, Wizards of the Coast).
  11. Glitter For followers of the gnomish deity, Garl Glittergold (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  12. Greenleaf. (Midgard Heroes Handbook p34, Kobold Press; Deep Magic p124, Kobold Press).
  13. Herald
  14. Herald. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  15. Innovation For followers of the dwarven deity, Dugmaren Brightmantle (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild)
  16. Inspiration
  17. Intrigue. (5E Reforged, DawnForgedCast).
  18. Lore (PHB p54)
  19. Names (En5ider article by Ari Marmell)
  20. Punmeister
  21. Rebirth
  22. Secret Keeper For followers of the dwarven deity, Dumathoin (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  23. Starsong For followers of the elven deity, Sehanine Moonbow (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  24. Sword Dancing For followers of the drow deity, Eilistraee (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild)
  25. Swords. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p15, Wizards of the Coast).
  26. Valor (PHB p55).
  27. Warcaller For followers of the orcish deity, Ilneval (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  28. Wanderer
  29. Whispers. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p16, Wizards of the Coast).
  30. Wordsmiths
  31. Wyrdsinger. (Deep Magic p123, Kobold Press). Based around concept of detiny & fate.

There are MANY more subclasses here on the 5E SRD website

There are MANY more subclasses on the DMsGuild. Feel free to try one of those too.


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