5E Bard

Last 3 Edits

Oct 24th, 2017. Added paths from Xanathar's Guide to Everything & extras from DawnForgedCast.
Dec 6th, 2015. Added 2 Colleges from WotC's Arcana Unearthed.
July 28th, 2015. Adjusted Weapon Group Proficiencies to take into a/c Simple and Martial weapons as per the new lists.




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.


  1. College of Glamour. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p14, Wizards of the Coast).
  2. College of Intrigue. (5E Reforged, DawnForgedCast).
  3. College of Lore (PHB p54)
  4. College of Names (En5ider article by Ari Marmell)
  5. College of Swords. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p15, Wizards of the Coast).
  6. College of Valor (PHB p55)
  7. College of Whispers. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p16, Wizards of the Coast).

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