5E Fighter

Last 3 Edits

May 9th, 2020

1st May, 2020

  • Added Psi Knight; removed Psychic Warrior.
  • Added variant class feature options from Unearthed Arcana.

7th April, 2020.

  • Added Echo Knight.

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FIGHTER

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PROFICIENCIES

Armor: All armor, Shields
Weapon Groups: Fighters are proficient in Simple and Martial weapons from any group they gain proficiency in. Choose any 8 weapon groups.
(If you have groups for which you only have Simple weapon proficiencies, such as from race, you can upgrade 2 of these to Martial in the place of one of your selections from above.)
Tools, Items, Vehicles, etc: None

Saving Throws: Strength, Constitution
Skills: Choose 2 from Acrobatics, Animal Handling, Athletics, Endurance, History, Insight, Intimidation, Perception, Survival, Swim.


ALTERNATE FEATURES/KITS

Choosing any of these changes how the actual class plays.

  1. Commander. Replaces toughness features with ally helping ones. (Heroes of the Blade EN5ider, John Lynch).
  2. Warrior. Variant class based on the fighter. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).

FIGHTING STYLES

  1. Archery. (PHB p72)
  2. Blade Dancer. (En5ider article Masters of the Wild by Thiago Rosa)
  3. Blade Song. (En5ider article Masters of the Wild by Thiago Rosa)
  4. Blind Fighting. (Unearthed Arcana).
  5. Charge Leader. (Heroes of the Blade EN5ider, John Lynch).
  6. Defense. (PHB p72)
  7. Dueling. (PHB p72)
  8. Fisticuffs (EN5ider, Speaking with Fists, Josh Gentry).
  9. Great Weapon Fighting. (PHB p72)
  10. Interception. (Unearthed Arcana).
  11. Mariner. (WotC Unearthed Arcana Waterborne Adventures p3)
  12. Phalanx. (Heroes of the Blade EN5ider, John Lynch).
  13. Protection. (PHB p72)
  14. Superior Technique. Basically, gain a maneuver from the Battlemaster archetype. Unearthed Arcana).
  15. Thrown Weapon Fighting. (Unearthed Arcana).
  16. Two-Weapon Fighting. (PHB p72)
  17. Unarmed Fighting. (Unearthed Arcana).

SUBCLASSES (Martial Archetypes)

  1. Arcane Archer. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p28, Wizards of the Coast)
  2. Banneret/Purple Dragon Knight. (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide p128, Wizards of the Coast).
  3. Battle Master. (PHB p73). Extra maneuvers: (En5ider: The Art of War and Heroes of the Blade; Unearthed Arcana).
  4. Blade Dancer. (House).
  5. Path of the Bonebreaker For followers of the orcish deity, Bahgtru (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  6. Bruiser. Replace any mention of 'fist weapons' with Brawling Weapon Group. (ENWorld database, Khaalis).
  7. Brute. (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  8. Brutal Fighter. (House).
  9. Cavalier. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p30, Wizards of the Coast)
  10. Cavalry
  11. Champion. (PHB p72).
  12. Chromatic Tyrant For followers of the dragon deity, Tiamat (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild)
  13. Contender
  14. Corsair (Heroes of Saltmarsh I, DMsGuild, Eventyr Games)
  15. Duelist (House).
  16. Echo Knight. (Explorer's Guide to Wildemount p183, Wizards of the Coast)
  17. Eldritch Knight. (PHB p74).
  18. Eldritch Knight Reforged. (5E Reforged, DawnForgedCast).
  19. Fortune Fighter. (House).
  20. Gladiator
  21. Gunslinger. (DMsGuild, by Matt Mercer).
  22. The Haunted. (Heroes of the Night EN5ider, Brandes Stoddard).
  23. Hoplite (Thylean) (From Odyssey of the Dragonlords Greek-styled setting).
  24. Knight. (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  25. Knight. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  26. Moon Strider For followers of the elven deity, Hanali Celanil (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  27. Psi Knight (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  28. Pugilist (EN5ider, Speaking with Fists, Josh Gentry).
  29. Rune Knight (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  30. Samurai. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p31, Wizards of the Coast).
  31. Shadowblade For followers of the orcish deity, Shargaas (Faiths of the Forgotten Realms II, DMsGuild).
  32. Sharp Shooter. (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  33. Silverblade
  34. Warden (5E D&D SRD).
  35. Warlord
  36. Warmain. (House).
  37. Weaponmaster. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  38. Weapon Master

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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