5E Fighter

Last 3 Edits

20th March, 2019. Added archetypes from those I have collected on Pinterest.
13th mar, 2018. Added Brute.
Oct 24th, 2017. Added paths from Xanathar's Guide to Everything & extras from DawnForgedCast.





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.


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).


  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. Cavalier. (ENworld database, Khaalis).
  10. Cavalry
  11. Champion. (PHB p72).
  12. Contender
  13. Duelist (House).
  14. Eldritch Knight. (PHB p74).
  15. Eldritch Knight Reforged. (5E Reforged, DawnForgedCast).
  16. Fortune Fighter. (House).
  17. Gladiator
  18. The Haunted. (Heroes of the Night EN5ider, Brandes Stoddard).
  19. Knight. (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  20. Pugilist (EN5ider, Speaking with Fists, Josh Gentry).
  21. Samurai. (Xanathar's Guide to Everything p31, Wizards of the Coast).
  22. Sharp Shooter. (Arcana Unearthed, Wizards of the Coast).
  23. Silverblade
  24. Warlord
  25. Warmain. (House).
  26. Weapon Master
  27. Weapon Specialist. (ENworld database, Khaalis).
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