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The Red Adherent


A human garbed in the red cloak of his cabal over his chain shirt holds his rapier in front of him with confidence as, by using the power of the Arcane Weave within him, his rapier begins to crackle with electricity.

Wearing a headband and the dull grey half-plate from her time in service, this half elf strikes the hobgolin with her mace, undercutting the fabric of his Weaves, before channeling a firebolt through her shield to neutralize the threat.

Holding a staff and the holy symbol of the Red Way in his hands, an old dwarf channels a healing spell to soothe his ally's wounds while also summoning for an acid orb to agitate his foes.

Utilizing the powers of the Weaves within her, a little unarmored halfling strikes a burly man several times with fire-infused fists in a flash.

The Red Adherents, named so because of the red attire used at most formal academies, utilize the knowledge that making up the foundation of everything there are two weaves, one Arcane and one Divine, in order to augment themselves and manipulate the world around them through their will. A tradition rumored to have been started by ancient half-elves, most Red Adherents are found in obscure academies that begin training young, as to even use their powers requires intense research, introspection, and some martial training. They learn both the arcane theories and the philosophical, often borderline religious, aspects of the Weaves. While the Weaves allows them to be very versatile, most red adherents are also at their mercy. Their spells do not come to them by choice and they must learn how to make use of what they have available to them.

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Level
​Proficiency Bonus
Features
Cantrips Received
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th


1
+2
Sense the Weaves, Weapon Bond, Spellcasting
4







2
+2
Fighting Style, Weapon of the Weaves
4
2






3
+2
Red Way Lore, Road of Red
4
3






4
+2
Ability Score Improvement
5
3






5
+3
Extra Attack
5
4
2





6
+3
Flow of the Weaves
5
4
2





7
+3
Road of Red feature
5
4
3





8
+3
Ability Score Improvement
5
4
3





9
+4

5
4
3
2




10
+4
Slicing the Weaves
6
4
3
2




11
+4
True Weapon of the Weaves, Weapon of the Weaves improvement
6
4
3
3




12
+4
Ability Score Improvement
6
4
3
3




13
+5

6
4
3
3
1



14
+5
Undo the Weaves
6
4
3
3
1



15
+5
Road of Red feature, Weapon of the Weaves improvement
6
4
3
3
2



16
+5
Ability Score Improvement
6
4
3
3
2



17
+6

6
4
3
3
3
1


18
+6
Rhythm of the Weaves
6
4
3
3
3
1


19
+6
Ability Score Improvement
6
4
3
3
3
2


20
+6
Road of Red feature
6
4
3
3
3
2





Hit Points:

Hit Die: 1d8 per red adherent level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 8 + your Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d8 (or 5) + your Constitution modifier per red adherent level after 1st

Proficiencies:

Armor: Light and medium armor
Weapons: Simple weapons, martial melee weapons
Tools: None
Saving Throws: Dexterity, Charisma
Skills: Choose three from Arcane, Acrobatics, Athletics, History, Insight, Medicine, and Religion

Equipment:

You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:



(a) two martial weapons, (b) a martial weapon and two simple weapons, or (c) a martial weapon and a light crossbow with 20 bolts.
(a) a dungeoneer's pack or (b) an explorer's pack
(a) a component pouch and arcane focus, (b) a arcane focus and holy symbol, (c) a component pouch and holy symbol, or (d) a component pouch and a simple weapon
(a) chain shirt or (b) scale mail


Sense the Weaves:
As a adherent of the Way of Red, you are naturally attuned to the Weaves within objects and can practically taste their presence, additionally, you can tell from which Weave it has come from. As an action, you can cast detect magic at will. You can expend 2 uses of this ability to also tell whether the magic is divine, arcane, or neither in origin.

You can use this feature a number of times equal to 1 + your Charisma modifier. When you finish a long rest,
you regain all expended uses.

Weapon Bond:

At 1st level, you learn a ritual that creates a magical bond between yourself and one weapon. You perform the ritual over the course of 1 hour, which can be done during a short rest. The weapon must be within your reach throughout the ritual, at the conclusion of which you touch the weapon and forge the bond.

Once you have bonded a weapon to yourself, you canít be disarmed of that weapon unless you are incapacitated. If it is on the same plane of existence,you can summon that weapon as a bonus action on your turn, causing it to teleport instantly to your hand.

You can have up to two bonded weapons, but can summon only one at a time with your bonus action.If you attempt to bond with a third weapon, you must break the bond with one of the other two

Spellcasting:

Receiving and Casting Spells: The Red Adherent table shows you how many spell slots you have to cast your spells. To cast one of your red adherent spells of 1st level of higher, you must expend a spell slot of the spell's level or higher. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a long rest.

You receive a number of spells from your Divine Weave and Arcane Weave spell lists at random when you meditate for your spells of the day. You receive a number of spells prepared from both the Divine Weave and Arcane Weave spell list equal to 1 + 1/2 your charisma modifier (minimum 2) for each spell level you can prepare. If a spell would be prepared twice, you must receive another random spell from it's weave. Receiving spells requires the red adherent to spend 1 minute per spell level for each spell received in introspective meditation.

Cantrips: At 1st level, you receive four cantrips from the red adherent spell list. You can receive additional red adherent cantrips of your choice at higher levels, as shown in the Cantrips Received column of the Red Adherent table. You receive half of your cantrips at random from the Divine Weave and Arcane Weave spell lists when you meditate for your spells of the day. If you the number of cantrips you receive from this class is odd, then you may choose which weave obtains the extra received cantrip when you meditate for your spells. If a cantrip would be prepared twice, you must receive another random cantrip from it's weave.

Spellcasting Ability: Charisma is your spellcasting ability for your red adherent spells, since their power derives from their control over their innate magical potential. You use your Charisma whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Charisma modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a red adherent spells you cast and when making an attack roll with one.

Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier

Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier


Spellcasting Focus: You can use a holy symbol as a spellcasting focus for your red adherent spells that are also on the Divine Weave spell list. You can use a arcane focus as a spellcasting focus for your red adherent spells that are also on the Arcane Weave spell list.

Fighting Style:

At 2nd level, you adopt a style of fighting as your specialty. Choose one of the following options. You canít take a Fighting Style option more than once, even if you later get to choose again.

Defense:
While you are wearing armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC.

Dueling:
When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon.

Great Weapon Fighting:
When you roll a 1 or 2 on a damage die for an attack you make with a melee weapon that you are wielding with two hands, you can reroll the die and must use the new roll. The weapon must have the two-handed or versatile property for you to gain this benefit.

Two-Weapon Fighting:
When you engage in two-weapon fighting, you can add your ability modifier to the damage of the second attack.

Weapon of the Weaves:

Starting at 2nd level, when you hit a creature with a bonded melee weapon attack, you can expend one red adherent spellslot, and remove one received red adherent spell that is in the Arcane Weave spell list from your received spells to deal fire, cold, lightning, or acid damage to the target, in addition to the weaponís damage. The extra damage is 2d8 for a 1st-level spell slot, plus 1d8 for each spell level higher than 1st, to a maximum of 5d8. You can instead remove one received red adherent spell that is in the Divine Weave spell list from your received spells to deal radiant or necrotic damage instead.

Starting at level 11, you can choose to expend one red adherent spell slot and remove one received red adherent spell that is in the Arcane Weave spell list and one received red adherent spell that is in your Divine Weave spell list to deal thunder or psychic damage instead.

Starting at level 15, you can now choose to remove any received red adherent spell from any Weave's spell list to use fire, cold, lightning, acid, radiant, necrotic, thunder, or psychic damage.

Red Way Lore:

At 3rd level, you become trained in Arcana and Religion. If you where already trained in one or both of these skills, you instead become trained in Acrobatics, Athletics, History, Insight, or Medicine instead of the redundant skill.

Road of Red:
When you reach 3rd level, you must decide which of the Roads of Red you will follow. Up until now you have been learning how to find the Weaves within yourself and how to attune themselves to you and you to them. Now you must choose how you will use the Weaves.

Your choice grants you features at 3rd level and again at 7th, 15th, and 20th level. These features include Bend the Weaves features.

You may choose the Road of the Sage, the Road of Steel, or the Road of the Catalyst.

Bend the Weaves:
Your understanding of the Weaves through yourself allows you to bend them to your will. Each Bend the Weaves option provided by your Road explains how to use it.

When you use your Bend the Weaves, you choose which option to use. You must then finish a short or long rest to use your Bend the Weaves again.

Some Bend the Weaves effects require saving throws.When you use such an effect from this class, the DC equals your red adherent spell save DC.

Ability Score Improvement:
When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you canít increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.

Extra Attack:
Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn.

Flow of the Weaves:
Beginning at 6th level, when you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon attack as a
bonus action.

Slicing the Weaves:
At 10th level, you learn how to make your weapon strikes undercut a creatureís attunement with their Weaves and thus their resistance to your spells.When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, that creature has disadvantage on the next saving throw it makes against a spell you cast before the end of your next turn.

True Weapon of the Weaves:
At 11th level, you are so in tune with the influence of your inner Weaves, that they constantly pulse around your weapon. Whenever you hit a creature with a bonded melee weapon you roll 1d8 and consult the chart below. The creature takes 1d8 damage of whatever type you rolled.

If you also use your Weapon of the Weaves attack, you instead deal an extra 1d8 damage of whatever damage type you are using.



Roll
Damage Type


1
Fire


2
Cold


3
Lightning


4
Acid


5
Radiant


6
Necrotic


7
Thunder


8
Psychic




Undo the Weaves:
Beginning at 14th level, you can use your action to end one spell on yourself or on one creature that you touch or hit with your melee weapon. You must make a successful touch attack to use this on a unwilling creature.

You can use this feature a number of times equal to your Charisma modifier (a minimum of once). You regain expended uses when you finish a long rest.

Rhythm of the Weaves:
Starting at 18th level, when you use your action to cast a spell, you can make one weapon attack as a
bonus action.




The Roads of Red

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Becoming a red adherents takes years of attuning oneself to their dual inner powers, the Weave of the Arcane and the Weave of the Divine and, with martial training, they become able to channel these Weaves within themselves into the outside world. But at this level of understanding, the red adherent no longer simply channels these Weaves, but can bend them to their will. There are three main paths of doing so, and a red adherent must decide between them.



Road of the Sage:

The adherents of the Road of the Sage seek to control and understand the spells granted to them by their Weaves. They seek to be able to choose what the Weaves grants rather than be beholden to their whims. Sometimes called Sages, Magi, or Occultists, these red adherents are more likely to be lawful than most as it takes intense discipline to get the Weaves to bow to one's will in the manner in which they do so. They aim to free themselves from the divisions of Arcane and Divine even more so than other Red Adherents, and can develop several tricks to do so.

Bend the Weaves:
When you choose this road at 3rd level, you gain the following two Bend the Weaves options.

Entwine the Weaves. As an action, you can use both a holy symbol and an arcane implement in order to entwine the weaves between your implements. Until the end of the 2nd turn after this feature is activated, If you cast a spell with a arcane implement, you can cast a cantrip that is on the Divine Weave spell list as a bonus action. If you cast a spell with a holy symbol, you can cast a cantrip that is on the Arcane Weave spell list as a bonus action.

Synthesize the Weaves. As an action, you can use both a holy symbol and an arcane implement in order to temporarily break down the barriers between the weaves within yourself. For 1 minute after activation, all of your red adherent spells are considered to be on both the Arcane Weave and Divine Weave spell lists.

Staff Sage:When you choose this road at 3rd level, you gain the ability to treat the quarterstaff as a finesse weapon.

Additionally, you may use any arcane implement staff as a quarterstaff and you can cast all red adherent spells you have received or prepared as a ritual as long as it has the ritual tag.

Stabilized Weaves:
Starting at level 7, instead of receiving all of your red adherent spells, you may now choose to prepare half of them (rounded down) that you would have received for each Weave. You know may choose half of your cantrips for each weave (rounded down) to know rather than be received.

Additionally, your arcane implements now count as holy symbols and your holy symbols now count as arcane implements for the purposes of casting red adherent spells or using red adherent features.

[U]Sage of the Weaves:
Starting at level 15, you now choose all of your red adherent cantrips to be known rather than received, they still must follow the rules of choosing half from each weave. You now prepare your red adherent spells for the day from each weave from your spell list instead of receiving them randomly.

The Weaves Become One:
At level 20, all of your spells known are considered to be on the red adherent spell list and are considered to be both on the Divine Weave and Arcane Weave spell lists.

Additionally, choose one level 1 spell from the wizard or sorcerer spell list and one level 1 spell from the cleric, druid, or paladin spell list, you can cast them at will as red adherent spells as if cast from a level 1 spell slot.



Road of Steel:

Those who walk the Road of Steel seek to use the Weaves in order to facilitate martial perfection. They are masters of arms and armor, and can use the Weaves in order to imbue them with strength far beyond that of other roads and with far better control. The adherents of this road are typically less concerned with the ultimate nature of the Weaves and far more concerned with their practical applications.

Bend the Weaves:
When you choose this road at 3rd level, you gain the following two Bend the Weaves options.

Beckon the Weaves. As a bonus action, you can use your power over the weaves within others to have them aid you in your attacks. You target one creature within 10 feet of you, you gain advantageon attack rolls against the creature for 1 minute or untilit drops to 0 hit points or falls unconscious.

Project the Weave. Using the weave within yourself and your bonded weapon, you can manifest this as a surge of power to strike your enemies from afar. As an action, you can expend two spell slots in order to perform an attack against one unobstructed creature within 40 feet of you. The attack roll and damage are calculated as if it was made by a bonded weapon currently being wielded by the red adherent except the damage is force. This feature may be used in conjunction with the Weapon of the Weave feature but if it is, then the damage dealt by Project the Weave is converted into the damage type added by Weapon of the Weave. This feature is not affected by True Weapon of the Weave.

Steel Warrior:When you choose this road at 3rd level, you gain proficiency in heavy armor and shields. Additionally, your bonded weapons are always considered magic for the purposes of overcoming damage reduction.

True Bonds:
Starting at level 7, your weapon bond feature now extends to shields. You may now, as a reaction, expend a spell slot to grant yourself a +2 bonus to AC or your saving throw if you are using a bonded shield. This can only be done 1 + your charisma modifier times per long rest.

Additionally, one of your bonded items counts as an arcane implement and the other as a holy symbol for the purposes of casting red adherent spells, these are chosen upon reaching level 7 and whenever you bond a new item.

Masterful Weapon of the Weave:
Starting at level 15, you can now choose what damage type is added to your weapon attacks by True Weapon of the Weave. Additionally, you may now choose force damage as one of your options for Weapon of the Weave and True Weapon of the Weave.

Move With the Weave:
At level 20, you can as an action, cast Haste at-will, as a level 5 caster, on yourself an amount of times per day equal to your charisma modifier +1. When the spell wears off you can still move and take actions.



Road of the Catalyst:

The adherents of the Road of the Catalyst seek to control the Weaves yes, but they only do so in order to make themselves even more powerful catalysts for the Weaves. Some of the more fanatical Catalysts see the Weaves as actual deities rather than just revered concepts. They are far more likely to be chaotic than most red adherents as their path puts a great strain on the mind and embraces the chaos that the mixing the weaves can create. The eschew weapons and implements in order to make themselves into a perfect blend of both.

Bend the Weaves:
When you choose this road at 3rd level, you gain the following two Bend the Weaves options.

Reasorb into the Weaves. As an action, you can expend any amount of spell slots in order to gain catalyst points equal to the total value of the spell slots expended (level 3 spell slots having a value of 3 for instance). This cannot bring your catalyst points above their maximum value.

Channel the Weaves. After using your action to attack or cast a spell, as a bonus action, you can expend 1 catalyst point in order to make 2 unarmed attacks.

Spell Catalyst:When you choose this road at 3rd level, you gain 2 + 1/4 your red adherent level catalysts points which renew every long rest. You can only ever have an amount of catalyst points equal to your charisma modifier + your proficiency bonus. Catalyst points can be used as sorcery points and ki points and vice versa. You may expend a catalyst point instead of a spell slot and prepared spell in order to use Weapon of the Weave, using it for thunder or psychic damage costs 2 catalyst points instead of 1.

One of your hands counts as an arcane implement and the other as a divine implement for the purposes of casting red adherent spells. You can now use your dexterity instead of strength for unarmed strike rolls and damage rolls and you roll 1d4 for damage for your unarmed strikes. This damage increases to 1d6 at level 8 and to 1d8 at level 15. Your unarmed strikes are now considered to be bonded melee weapon attacks for all red adherent features.

Overflowing Weaves:
Starting at level 7, you can gain 10 feet of movement speed when you are wearing no armor and carrying no shield and can cast mage armor on yourself at-will.

When you cast a spell that has a casting time of 1 action,you can spend 2 catalyst points to change the castingtime to 1 bonus action for this casting.


Inseparable From the Weaves:
Starting at level 15, When you cast a spell that forces a creature to make asaving throw to resist its effects, you can spend 3 catalyst points to give one target of the spell disadvantage on itsfirst saving throw made against the spell.

Additionally: When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 catalyst point to reroll a number of the damage dice upto your Charisma modifier (minimum of one). You mustuse the new rolls.

Perfect Catalyst:
Your entire body counts as both an arcane implement and holy symbol for all red adherent spells.

When you cast any spell, you can expend 2 catalyst points in order to to cast the same spell again as a bonus action.


Red Adherent Spell Lists
*Spell is in Sword Coast Adventurer Guide **Spell is in Xanathar's Guide to Everything

Divine Weave Spell List:

Cantrips (0 Level)
Guidance
Gust**
Light
Magic Stone**
Mold Earth**
Resistance
Sacred Flame
Shape Water**
Spare the Dying
Thaumaturgy
Toll the Dead**
Word of Radiance**

1st Level
Absorb Elements**
Bane
Bless
Command
Compelled Duel
Create or Destroy Water
Cure Wounds
Earth Tremor**
Feather Fall
Fog Cloud
Guiding Bolt
Healing Word
Heroism
Inflict Wounds
Protection from Evil and Good
Sanctuary
Shield of Faith
Wrathful Smite
Zephyr Strike**

2nd Level
Aid
Blur
Branding Strike
Darkness
Dust Devil**
Earthbind**
Enhance Ability
Healing Spirit**
Gust of Wind
Lesser Restoration
Maximilian's Earthen Grasp**
Prayer of Healing
Silence
Skywrite**
Spiritual Weapon
Warding Bond
Warding Wind**

3rd Level
Beacon of Hope
Bestow Curse
Blinding Smite
Daylight
Erupting Earth**
Fly
Glyph of Warding
Life Transference**
Mass Healing Word
Meld Into Stone
Protection from Energy
Remove Curse
Revivify
Spirit Guardians
Tidal Wave**
Vampiric Touch
Water Breathing
Water Walk
Wall of Sand**
Wall of Water**
Wind Wall

4th Level
Aura of Life
Banishment
Control Water
Death Ward
Freedom of Movement
Guardian of Faith
Otilukeís Resilient Sphere
Sickening Radiance**
Staggering Smite
Stone Shape
Stoneskin
Storm Sphere**
Watery Sphere**

5th Level
Antilife Shell
Banishing Smite
Circle of Power
Commune
Contact Other Plane
Contagion
Control Winds**
Dawn**
Destructive Wave
Enervation**
Dispel Evil and Good
Geas
Greater Restoration
Hallow
Hold Monster
Holy Weapon**
Maelstorm**
Mass Cure Wounds
Negative Energy Flood**
Planar Binding
Steel Wind Strike**
Transmute Rock**
Wall of Light**
Wall of Stone


Arcane Weave Spell List:

Cantrips (0 Level)
Acid Spash
Blade Ward
Booming Blade*
Chill Touch
Control Flames**
Create Bonfire**
Dancing Lights
Firebolt
Frostbite**
Green-Flame Blade*
Mage Hand
Prestidigitation
Produce Flames
Ray of Frost
Shocking Grasp
Swordburst
Thunderclap**
True Strike

1st Level
Burning Hands
Catapult**
Chaos Bolt**
Chromatic Orb
Expeditious Retreat
Ice Knife**
Jump
Longstrider
Mage Armor
Magic Missile
Searing Smite
Shield
Thunderous Smite
Thunderwave
Witch Bolt

2nd Level
Aganazzar's Scorcher**
Alter Self
Cloud of Daggers
Dragon's Breath**
Flame Blade
Flaming Sphere
Heat Metal
Magic Weapon
Melfís Acid Arrow
Mirror Image
Misty Step
Pyrotechnics**
Scorching Ray
Shadow Blade**
Shatter
Sleet Storm
Snilloc's Snowball Stream**
Spider Climb

3rd Level
Blink
Call Lightning
Counterspell
Dispel Magic
Elemental Weapon
Fireball
Haste
Leomundís Tiny Hut
Lightning Bolt
Magic Circle
Melf's Minute Meteors
Slow

4th Level
Conjure Minor Elementals
Dimension Door
Elemental Bane**
Fire Shield
Icestorm
Wall of Fire
Polymorph
Vitriolic Sphere**

5th Level
Cloud Kill
Conjure Elemental
Far Step**
Flame Strike
Immolation**
Legend Lore
Passwall
Rary's Telepathic Bond
Skill Empowerment**
Synaptic Static**
Telekinesis
Teleportation Circle
Wall of Force


Received Spells Charts

Divine Weave Cantrips




Roll 1d12



1
Guidance


2
Gust


3
Light


4
Magic Stone


5
Mold Earth


6
Resistant


7
Sacred Fire


8
Shape Water


9
Spare the Dying


10
Thaumaturgy


11
Toll the Dead


12
Word of Radiance




Divine Weave 1st Level


Roll 1d20
Or Roll 1d19 Digitally


1
Absorb Elements


2
Bane


3
Bless


4
Command


5
Compelled Duel


6
Create or Destroy Water


7
Cure Wounds


8
Earth Tremor


9
Feather Fall


10
Fog Cloud


11
Guiding Bolt


12
Healing Word


13
Heroism


14
Inflict Wounds


15
Protection from Evil and Good


16
Sanctuary


17
Shield of Faith


18
Wrathful Smite


19
Zephyr Strike


20
Re-Roll



Divine Weave 2nd Level


Roll 1d20
Or Roll 1d17 Digitally


1
Aid


2
Blur


3
Branding Strike


4
Darkness


5
Dust Devil


6
Earthbind


7
Enhance Ability


8
Healing Spirit


9
Gust of Wind


10
Lesser Restoration


11
Maximilian's Earthen Grasp


12
Prayer of Healing


13
Silence


14
Skywrite


15
Spiritual Weapon


16
Warding Bond


17
Warding Wind


18-20
Re-Roll



Divine Weave 3rd Level


Roll 1d100
Or Roll 1d21 Digitally


1
Beacon of Hope


2
Bestow Curse


3
Blinding Smite


4
Daylight


5
Erupting Earth


6
Fly


7
Glyph of Warding


8
Life Transference


9
Mass Healing Word


10
Meld Into Stone


11
Protection from Energy


12
Remove Curse


13
Revivify


14
Spirit Guardians


15
Tidal Wave


16
Vampiric Touch


17
Water Breathing


18
Water Walk


19
Wall of Sand


20
Wall of Water


21
Wind Wall


22-100
Re-Roll



Divine Weave 4th Level


Roll 1d20
Or Roll 1d13 Digitally


1
Aura of Life


2
Banishment


3
Control Water


4
Death Ward


5
Freedom of Movement


6
Guardian of Faith


7
Otiluke's Resilient Sphere


8
Sickening Radiance


9
Staggering Smite


10
Stone Shape


11
Stoneskin


12
Storm Sphere


13
Watery Sphere


14-20
Re-Roll



Divine Weave 5th Level


Roll 1d100
Or Roll 1d24 Digitally


1
Antilife Shell


2
Banishing Smite


3
Circle of Power


4
Commune


5
Contact Other Plane


6
Contagion


7
Control Winds


8
Dawn


9
Destructive Wave


10
Enervation


11
Dispel Evil and Good


12
Geas


13
Greater Restoration


14
Hallow


15
Hold Monster


16
Holy Weapon


17
Maelstorm


18
Mass Cure Wounds


19
Negative Energy Flood


20
Planar Binding


21
Steel Wind Strike


22
Transmute Rock


23
Wall of Light


24
Wall of Stone


25-100
Re-Roll



Arcane Weave Cantrips


Roll 1d20
Or Roll 1d18 Digitally


1
Acid Splash


2
Blade Ward


3
Booming Blade


4
Chill Touch


5
Control Flames


6
Create Bonfire


7
Dancing Lights


8
Firebolt


9
Frostbite


10
Green-Flame Blade


11
Mage Hand


12
Prestidigitation


13
Produce Flames


14
Ray of Frost


15
Shocking Grasp


16
Swordburst


17
Thunderclap


18
True Strike


19-20
Re-Roll



Arcane Weave 1st Level


Roll 1d20
Or Roll 1d15 Digitally


1
Burning Hands


2
Catapult


3
Chaos Bolt


4
Chromatic Orb


5
Expeditious Retreat


6
Ice Knife


7
Jump


8
Longstrider


9
Mage Armor


10
Magic Missile


11
Searing Smite


12
Shield


13
Thunderous Smite


14
Thunderwave


15
Witchbolt


16-20
Re-Roll



Arcane Weave 2nd Level


Roll 1d20
Or Roll 1d18 Digitally


1
Aganazzar's Scorcher


2
Alter Self


3
Cloud of Daggers


4
Dragon's Breath


5
Flame Blade


6
Flaming Sphere


7
Heat Metal


8
Magic Weapon


9
Melf's Acid Arrow


10
Mirror Image


11
Misty Step


12
Pyrotechnics


13
Scorching Ray


14
Shadow Blade


15
Shatter


16
Sleet Storm


17
Snilloc's Snowball Stream


18
Spider Climb


19-20
Re-Roll



Arcane Weave 3rd Level


Roll 1d12



1
Blink


2
Call Lightning


3
Counterspell


4
Dispel Magic


5
Elemental Weapon


6
Fireball


7
Haste


8
Leomund's Tiny Hut


9
Lightning Bolt


10
Magic Circle


11
Melf's Minute Meteors


12
Slow



Arcane Weave 4th Level


Roll 1d8



1
Conjure Minor Elementals


2
Dimension Door


3
Elemental Bane


4
Fire Shield


5
Icestorm


6
Wall of Fire


7
Polymorph


8
Vitriolic Sphere



Arcane Weave 5th Level


Roll 1d20
Or Digitally Roll 1d13


1
Cloud Kill


2
Conjure Elemental


3
Far Step


4
Flame Strike


5
Immolation


6
Legend Lore


7
Passwall


8
Rary's Telepathic Bond


9
Skill Empowerment


10
Synaptic Static


11
Telekinesis


12
Teleportation Circle


13
Wall of Force


14-20
Re-Roll







The Way of Red
https://i.postimg.cc/fyVLZ9tt/Way_of_Red.png
Favored Weapon: Rapier
Domains: Arcana, Knowledge, War, Death, and Light
Alignment: True Neutral

WorldAdventurer
2018-10-07, 11:56 PM
Changelog:

11:55 PM CDT October 7th, 2018: Red Adherent version 1.0 is posted.

12:20 AM CDT October 8th, 2018: Added the optional Way of Red philosophy-religion statblock.

12:23 AM CDT, October 8th, 2018: Fixed spelling error.

WorldAdventurer
2018-10-07, 11:57 PM
Hello!

This is my first 5e homebrew class! This class was heavily inspired by the Red Mage of Final Fantasy, but I had some original ideas as I started writing it that made it into into, what I hope is, a unique take!

I used the Paladin as the template when I created this class.

I would very much appreciate any and all constructive criticism!

Garfunion
2018-10-08, 01:10 AM
I commend you for the amount of work you put into this but, after reading the base class abilities. I have to say that your class is very powerful. It does way to much for a class.

The class should not have access to cantrips if it is going to have a max spell cap of 5th level. Look at all the other caster classes, for an example. You also have the class doing good weapon attack and spell casting, which is a no no.

The final fantasy red mage are effectively Bards.

You may need to re-think what you want to make and post it here so we can help.

WorldAdventurer
2018-10-08, 01:37 AM
I commend you for the amount of work you put into this but, after reading the base class abilities. I have to say that your class is very powerful. It does way to much for a class.

The class should not have access to cantrips if it is going to have a max spell cap of 5th level. Look at all the other caster classes, for an example. You also have the class doing good weapon attack and spell casting, which is a no no.

The final fantasy red mage are effectively Bards.

You may need to re-think what you want to make and post it here so we can help.

Thank you very much for your reply! Please allow me to address your criticisms if I may.

The base abilities where based on the Paladinís but I removed the Paladin support in exchange for Eldritch Knight traits. While weapon of the Weaves may have more damage types, it has a heftier cost than Smite and this class has less control over itís own features in several respects.

I purposefully gave up hit die, some weapon proficiency, heavy armor proficieny, shield proficiency, and healing hands for the cantrips. The cantrips are less powerful than they would be normally due to the player having less control over them without the Road of the Sage.

This class has the exact same spell progression and attack progression as the Paladin, which I mentioned I used as the template.

This class was inspired by the red mage, but is more than that. Additionally a Bard is the closest, but not equivalent, to the Red Mage. The Red Mage would not be a full caster as it canít use the top tiers of spells, it is not theif-like or known to be highly skilled, it has no association with music, and itís only buffs come from its White and Black Magic.

Mechanically, I created a version of the Paladin that has less control over its spellcasting, a lower hit die, less martial proficiencies, and less support features.

In return it has a wider spell list, though it canít truly abuse its versatility due to the spellcastingís nature which is outlined within the class, more variable damage type on smite with a heftier cost, re-skinned elderitch knight utilities, and more varied archetypes.

Does that clear up any problems you see with the class?

Garfunion
2018-10-08, 01:51 AM
Thank you very much for your reply! Please allow me to address your criticisms if I may.

The base abilities where based on the Paladinís but I removed the Paladin support in exchange for Eldritch Knight traits. While weapon of the Weaves may have more damage types, it has a heftier cost than Smite and this class has less control over itís own features in several respects.

I purposefully gave up hit die, some weapon proficiency, heavy armor proficieny, shield proficiency, and healing hands for the cantrips. The cantrips are less powerful than they would be normally due to the player having less control over them without the Road of the Sage.

This class has the exact same spell progression and attack progression as the Paladin, which I mentioned I used as the template.

This class was inspired by the red mage, but is more than that. Additionally a Bard is the closest, but not equivalent, to the Red Mage. The Red Mage would not be a full caster as it canít use the top tiers of spells, it is not theif-like or known to be highly skilled, it has no association with music, and itís only buffs come from its White and Black Magic.

Mechanically, I created a version of the Paladin that has less control over its spellcasting, a lower hit die, less martial proficiencies, and less support features.

In return it has a wider spell list, though it canít truly abuse its versatility due to the spellcastingís nature which is outlined within the class, more variable damage type on smite with a heftier cost, re-skinned elderitch knight utilities, and more varied archetypes.

Does that clear up any problems you see with the class?
Creating an annoying mechanics to reduce the power of a class or archetype is just bad design philosophy.
It would be better to create an archetype that allows the Paladin to learn wizard spells. Similar to the Divine Soul Sorcerer, which can learn cleric spells.

WorldAdventurer
2018-10-08, 01:56 AM
Creating an annoying mechanics to reduce the power of a class or archetype is just bad design philosophy.
It would be better to create an archetype that allows the Paladin to learn wizard spells. Similar to the Divine Soul Sorcerer, which can learn cleric spells.

Forgive me, but I am not finding this current comment to be constructive.

EDIT: Maybe it would help if I reminded you that the Red Mage was my inspiration and not my end goal?