A Collection of D&D Class Build Guides - the Wiki Thread
  • A Collection of D&D Class Build Guides - the Wiki Thread


    Looking for guides on how to best optimise or build a class or concept in your D&D 5th Edition game? Look no further than this thread!








    Barbarian




    Bard



    Cleric



    Druid



    Fighter



    Monk



    Paladin



    Ranger



    Rogue



    Sorcerer



    Warlock



    Wizard



    Multiclass Guides



    Homebrew



    Other




    Original Format

    This is the initial list. It will contain links to the Wizards of the Coast threads until I move each one over and correct the link to point here. If it's already been moved, I've put it in BOLD.


    Barbarian
    The Gentleman’s Guide to Proper Barbarism
    Graceful Destruction: A Guide to Dex Based Barbarism


    Bard
    A party without music is lame: A Bard Guide
    Bardic Lore: A Basic College of Lore Bard Guide


    Cleric
    For God and Party-A Cleric's guide
    Dictum Mortuum's The Cleric Handbook[Note: Outside URL]
    Celestial Link Evoking Radiance Into Creation


    Druid
    Thy Fearful Symmetry: A Circle of the Moon Handbook
    [Editors Note: The second Druid guide, titled Lunar Wilds, contained almost nothing and was almost totally incomplete, so I am not moving that over. I will, however, make a note of his few comments in the Circle of the Moon handbook thread]


    Fighter
    Bow Bond: An Eldritch Knight’s guide to Archery
    The Art of War: A Fighter Guide
    Battle On: The Fighter Guide


    Monk
    Meditation, Mediation, Devastation: A Monk's Guide
    Monk and the Four Elements (Subclasses mini guide)


    Paladin
    Oathbound: The Paladin Guide (OUTDATED)
    My Word Is My Sword: The Paladin Guide (CURRENT)


    Ranger
    Animal Buddy: A Guide to the Ranger's Beast Companion
    The Outdoorsman's Guide to natural Ranging
    Into the Woods We Go


    Rogue
    A Knife in the Dark – The Rogue’s Handbook
    Dealing Death: Handbook of the True Assassin
    I Fought the Law and Won: The Rogue Guide


    Sorcerer
    Born to be Wild, a sorcerer guide
    A Bunny's Guide to the Sorcerer

    Power Overwhelming: A Sorcerer Guide
    Guide for optimized Sorcerer
    Playing Dice with the Universe: A Slant Guide to Wild Magic Sorcerers


    Warlock
    Blade, Book, and Chain - A Warlock Guide
    Pacts, Patrons and Power - A Warlock Guide


    Wizard
    Arrive on Time - A General Guide to Wizardry
    Treantmonk's Guide to Wizards 5e
    A blast from the past - Wizarding 101 by Avalongod


    Other
    5th Edition Spells Spreadsheet
    Annual Cantrip Review
    Basic Char-Op
    Conjurer of Cheap Tricks - A Conjuration Handbook
    DPR King
    Handbook to Guide Writing
    Level Dip Guide
    The Grappler's Manual - Grappling in 5th Edition
    A Collection of Useful Spell Lists
    List of All Personality Traits, Ideals, Bonds, and Flaws

    Ways to attack with your Reaction
    REPOSITORY: Homebrew & Original Content
    Know Your Rites: A Guide to Ritual Casting
    Stealth, hiding and you!
    What's Your Story: A Custom Backgrounds Guide
    List of ability check modifiers
    Know Your Enemy
    Skill Monkey Builds
    Dagger Thrower
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. ppaladin123's Avatar
      ppaladin123 -
      Don't forget GL's Fighter guide (which was never added to the 5e collection): http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthr...-Fighter-Guide
    1. intently's Avatar
      intently -
      Quote Originally Posted by ppaladin123 View Post
      Don't forget GL's Fighter guide (which was never added to the 5e collection): http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthr...-Fighter-Guide
      I added it -- wiki thread! Anyone can edit the top post.
    1. ppaladin123's Avatar
      ppaladin123 -
      Thanks...I know...I didn't want to edit it while Yunru was in the middle of editing it....I always find that disconcerting when that happens at work.
    1. Gladius Legis -
      I won't do this to anyone else's guide, but for the Paladin entries specifically, since I wrote them both, I marked Oathbound as outdated. My Word is My Sword is an updated version of that old guide.
    1. ppaladin123's Avatar
      ppaladin123 -
      How do we get this pinned? The previous thread is obsolete.
    1. Yunru's Avatar
      Yunru -
      Bump
    1. Yunru's Avatar
      Yunru -
      Updated.
    1. Yunru's Avatar
      Yunru -
      Updated.
    1. chaosronin's Avatar
      chaosronin -
      Hey took some time to mucking around with the formatting and added some other guides from the GITP, I'll add it to the first post in a spoiler in case no one likes the changes done.
      ChaosRonin's Update

      Barbarian

      The Gentleman's Guide to Proper Barbarism By Jell_Moo [Repost]
      Graceful Destruction: A Guide to the Dex Based Barbarian By Yunru
      I'll NEVER Die! By NeoSeraphi
      D&D 5e Character Optimization – Barbarian By Michael Long (apparently at least in part compiled from NeoSeraphi's and Jell_Moo's guides)

      Bard
      A party without music is lame: A Bard Guide By Mellored
      Bardic Lore: A Basic College of Lore Bard Guide By Zardnaar
      Players Gonna Play By EvilAnagram
      The College of Legendary Steeds By Starstuff

      Cleric
      For God and Party-A Cleric's guide By DanMathMan [Repost]
      Celestial Link Evoking Radiance Into Creation By Mellored
      The Devout and the Dead, a guide to clerics By Yorrin
      Divine Tomfoolery- a guide to Trickery Clerics By Jumbowheat01

      Druid
      Thy Fearful Symmetry: A Circle of the Moon Handbook By RCanine
      Lunar Wilds: A Moon Druid Animal Guide By Yunru
      5e Druid Handbook - Land & Moon By Hymer
      By Your Powers Combined: A Land Druid Handbook By Chameleon-X
      Irhtos Sauriv's guide to front line druidism By Tetrasodium


      Fighter
      Bow Bond: An Eldritch Knight's Guide to Archery By Mightythokk [Repost]
      The Art of War: A Fighter Guide By Koga395 [Repost]
      Battle On: The Fighter Guide By Gladius Legis
      Bellator Arcana - The Eldritch Knight Guide By LightningArrow
      An Illustrated Manual for Inflicting Violence By EvilAnagram
      Eldritch Knight Tactica By Nightsteel


      Monk
      Meditation, Mediation, Devastation: A Monk's Guide By Yunru
      Monk and the Four Elements (Subclasses mini guide) By ClockworkNinja
      The Good the Bad and the Monk, a 5e Monk guide By EnderDwarf


      Paladin
      My Word Is My Sword: The Paladin Guide By Gladius Legis
      Good is Not Nice, A paladin's guide By EvilAnagram
      A Guide to the D&D 5th Edition Paladin through the eyes of a 3.5 Player By T.G. Oskar



      Ranger
      Not all who wander are lost, A Ranger's Guide By EvilAnagram
      Animal Buddy: A Guide to the Ranger's Beast Companion By Lord_Ventnor [Repost]
      The Outdoorsman's Guide to Natural Ranging By dwgautier [Repost]
      Into the Woods We Go: The Ranger Guide By Gladius Legis [Repost]


      Rogue
      A Knife in the Dark – The Rogue’s Handbook By clutchbone
      I Fought the Law and Won: The Rogue Guide By Gladius Legis
      Person_Man’s 5E Rogue Guide By Person_Man
      Starstuff's Thief Guide By Starstuff
      A thousand lies and a good disguise By Cuddlebot5000
      Dealing Death: Handbook of the True Assassin By Gladius Legis [Repost]

      Sorcerer
      Born to be Wild, a sorcerer guide By Mellored
      Power Overwhelming: A Sorcerer Guide By RhaegarT [Repost]
      Guide for the Optimized Sorcerer By Sorxores [Repost]
      Playing Dice with the Universe: A Slant Guide to Wild-Magic Sorcerer By Cognomen's Cassowary
      Caster Unleashed By Guru
      How to Rend Fiends and Immolate People By EvilAnagram

      Warlock
      Blade, Book, and Chain - A Warlock Guide By Mephi1234
      Pacts, Patrons and Power - A Warlock Guide By Mellored
      Pact-making 101: A guide to the 5th edition Warlock By Oncoming Storm
      Blade, Book, and Chain: A Warlock Guide By Mephi1234 [Repost]
      Selling your Soul at a Premium: The Warlock’s Guide to Power By EvilAnagram
      The (un)complete Warlock Guide to multiclassing By Asmotherion

      Wizard
      Arrive on Time - A General Guide to Wizardry By TheBigHouse
      Treantmonk's Guide to Wizards 5e By Treantmonklvl20
      A blast from the past - Wizarding 101 by Avalongod
      Melee Bladesinger Guide By Nadrigol
      The master of the arcane By rfkannen



      Multiclass Guides
      Unlimited Blade Works, Paladin/Sorcerer guide By Gastronomie
      General multiclassing guide By Petenutbutter

      Homebrew
      Paths of Nobility: A Noble Class Guide By Yunru
      Preparing for the Hunt; A Blood Hunter Handbook By Nishant


      Other
      The Grappler's Manual - Grappling in 5th Edition
      A Collection of Useful Spell Lists
      List of All Personality Traits, Ideals, Bonds, and Flaws
      Repository: Homebrew & Original Content
      Stealth, hiding and you!
      Skill Monkey Builds
      Dagger Thrower





      Changelog

      - Changed the formatting.

      - Updated Druid Guide Thy Fearfull Symmetry to link to Rcanine's thread.

      - Linked Lunar Wilds to post #2 of the Mistewells Repost of Thy Fearfull Symmetry.

      - Added Bladesinger Guide By Nadrigol

      - Added Bellator Arcana - The Eldritch Knight Guide By LightningArrow

      - Added Various Guides From GITP

      Edit: Going to set up the old format in a spoiler and put my update up front.
    1. Kevin Smith's Avatar
      Kevin Smith -
      Very helpful. Thanks!
    1. Mistwell's Avatar
      Mistwell -
      @Morrus can you swap the pinning of my old thread for this new one? Thanks.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mistwell View Post
      @Morrus can you swap the pinning of my old thread for this new one? Thanks.
      Sure!
    1. DwynnsPlace's Avatar
      DwynnsPlace -
      Just a little help for you Humanoid lovers, old school stuff for sure but it's good stuff:


      http://www.nerregatt.de/games/TheCom...fHumanoids.pdf

      Hope this info can help some with Humanoid races, classes and specialty info like racial weapons and bonuses.

      ~Dave~ aka: DWYNN
    1. DwynnsPlace's Avatar
      DwynnsPlace -
      Future of Humanoids is in the past:

      http://www.nerregatt.de/games/TheCom...fHumanoids.pdf
    1. Frankie1969's Avatar
      Frankie1969 -
      I've tried editing the wiki post multiple times but it just ignores my edits and reverts back. What's going on?
    1. Leatherhead's Avatar
      Leatherhead -
      A significant number of these threads are outdated. Perhaps it's time to trim the fat, and shift everything that doesn't cover up to XGtE into the outdated section.
    1. Yunru's Avatar
      Yunru -
      Quote Originally Posted by Leatherhead View Post
      A significant number of these threads are outdated. Perhaps it's time to trim the fat, and shift everything that doesn't cover up to XGtE into the outdated section.
      Nope. Outdated means the information is incorrect, not incomplete.

      Sent from my [device_name] using EN World mobile app
    1. Leatherhead's Avatar
      Leatherhead -
      Quote Originally Posted by Yunru View Post
      Nope. Outdated means the information is incorrect, not incomplete.

      Sent from my [device_name] using EN World mobile app
      Outdated literally means "Out of date." If it's incorrect, the information should be de-listed. In fact, all but one of the current "Outdated" links should be dropped, because they don't link to anything, and are useless because of that.
    1. Yunru's Avatar
      Yunru -
      Quote Originally Posted by Leatherhead View Post
      Outdated literally means "Out of date." If it's incorrect, the information should be de-listed. In fact, all but one of the current "Outdated" links should be dropped, because they don't link to anything, and are useless because of that.
      And none of it's "out of date" so your argument's not relevant.

      Also dead links do get pruned, that's why there aren't any (outside of the archival section).
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