5E Fighter

Last 3 Edits

17th April, 2019. Added Thylean Hoplite archetype from Odyssey of the Dragonlords. Removed broken links to ENWorld data base subclasses. Most are gone. Added features from Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven & GMsGuild.
20th March, 2019. Added archetypes from those I have collected on Pinterest.
13th mar, 2018. Added Brute.


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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. Bastion. (5E Reforged, DawnForgedCast)
  3. Blade Dancer. (En5ider article Masters of the Wild by Thiago Rosa)
  4. Blade Song. (En5ider article Masters of the Wild by Thiago Rosa)
  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. Mariner. (WotC Unearthed Arcana Waterborne Adventures p3)
  11. Phalanx. (Heroes of the Blade EN5ider, John Lynch).
  12. Protection. (PHB p72)
  13. Two-Weapon Fighting. (PHB p72)

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).
  4. Blade Dancer. (House).
  5. Bruiser. Replace any mention of 'fist weapons' with Brawling Weapon Group. (ENWorld database, Khaalis).
  6. Brute. (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  7. Brutal Fighter. (House).
  8. Cavalier. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p30, Wizards of the Coast)
  9. Cavalry
  10. Champion. (PHB p72).
  11. Contender
  12. Duelist (House).
  13. Eldritch Knight. (PHB p74).
  14. Eldritch Knight Reforged. (5E Reforged, DawnForgedCast).
  15. Fortune Fighter. (House).
  16. Gladiator
  17. Gunslinger. (DMsGuild, by Matt Mercer).
  18. The Haunted. (Heroes of the Night EN5ider, Brandes Stoddard).
  19. Hoplite (Thylean) (From Odyssey of the Dragonlords Greek-styled setting).
  20. Knight. (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  21. Knight. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  22. Pugilist (EN5ider, Speaking with Fists, Josh Gentry).
  23. Samurai. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p31, Wizards of the Coast).
  24. Sharp Shooter. (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  25. Silverblade
  26. Warlord
  27. Warmain. (House).
  28. Weaponmaster. (Adventures in Middle Earth - Player's Guide, Cubicle Seven).
  29. 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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