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    D&D 5E Does the Artificer Suck?

    I can't see Shield and Absorb elements being useful as scrolls, unless you also have a houserule in place to change the activation time into a reaction as the spells are. Scrolls take an action to use, and both of those spells lose a lot of usefulness if you can't use them reactively.
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    D&D 5E So Where my Witches at?

    Bard works well: they don't need to use an instrument, but flutes, rattles and drums are there if you want them. You can definitely try to make a performance out of "maniacal cackling". You could make a pretty good witch out of an Alchemist Artificer. In fact I think that most spellcasters...
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    D&D 5E Does the Artificer Suck?

    I believe Tetrasodium's complaint centers around +1 weapons being both "major magic items" (and thus suggested to be handed out less frequently) and "uncommon magic items". The time and money requirements in Xanathar's guide do not distinguish between major and minor items, and the guide does...
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    D&D 5E Identify Mundane Items?

    I cannot think of any spells (outside of wish) that would do this. Use of skills and ability checks might though. (Investigation to discover the locksmith who made them and the matching locks, and then asking them perhaps?)
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    D&D 5E I help to make sure people understand this fea

    Benjamin Olson's wording works fine, but as a practical note, you might want to fiddle with the usual timing. It will take you two rounds before you can start making wisdom-based attacks in rage as it is currently written. You might want something like: Shaman’s Staff At 3rd level you learn...
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    D&D 5E Monk Tatooist tradition

    The "unless you use a ki point." wording probably needs to change to "or you spend a ki point to activate this ability". - As written they would all become available if you spent a ki point to flurry of blows. The Rock, Elemental and Thousand Eyes tattoos should probably be reactions in order...
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    D&D 5E rogue-bladesinger?

    That is really expensive for what you're actually achieving. Remember the standard adventuring day is going to be 6 different fights. Unless the DM is massively coddling the full-casters by giving them short days they are going to be down to cantrips a significant amount of the time. Using 2...
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    D&D 5E Does the Artificer Suck?

    So at 6th level they can swap out their enhanced weapon infusion for the radiant option. The power of blinding your opponent generally improves with the power of the opponents you face, so they may or may not want to swap back to enhanced weapon at level 10 for the +2 bonus. Note also that there...
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    D&D 5E Does the Artificer Suck?

    How is the list overly conservative? Which items do you believe are just "filler"? The artificer can adjust to supply something that the party is lacking quite easily: Weapon infusions can be applied to any non-magical weapon so if the GWM fighter only has a magic dagger, the artificer can...
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    D&D 5E Does the Artificer Suck?

    The artificer's niche tends to be sustained contribution throughout a full adventuring day. Their at-will damage through boosted cantrips + companion attack is very solid. The magic items they infuse for the party last all day. Spell storing item gives access to a lot of casts of a low-level...
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    D&D 5E Does the Artificer Suck?

    What sort of facets of the game do you think it lacks at? Damage dealing is always going to be a given, it being a support class rather than Paladin or Ranger -type combatant. What sort of game do you run? Combat heavy? Mix of all three pillars? What are your adventuring days like? Full...
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    D&D 5E So Where my Witches at?

    Tasha is called a witch as a title, but yes, she is a traditional wizard. There already is a fair amount of witchy-type stuff in the book. You don't have to have levels in the assassin subclass to be called an assassin, you don't have to have levels in the samurai subclass to hold a title of...
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    D&D 5E How to role play warlock

    Has your DM roleplayed your patron and interacted with your character? What sort of thing does your patron want? And what sort of person is your Warlock character? There is no single way to be "warlocky". My warlock character for example, is outgoing, aggravatingly heroic, and tries to set an...
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    D&D 5E Ranged attacks and disadvantage in melee

    Let's put it this way: Bow hunters using modern compound bows, which are way more accurate than mediaeval weapons generally won't try to take a shot at over 40 yards. And that is against an unarmoured, unaware, and generally stationary target. Yeah. 5e (and pretty much all editions of D&D)...
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    D&D 5E Ranged attacks and disadvantage in melee

    Disadvantage in both cases. Unless you are using facing rules, it is assumed people are staying aware of things happening all around them. Blindsight is still sight. Compare with blindsense or tremorsense which would not give disadvantage. Ranged combat has probably been stronger than melee in...
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