Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Extra attack doesn’t give a class the same or comparable DPR as those classes.My point still stands. If you give the warlord the same martial DPR as a fighter, ranger, or paladin, do those classes have enough other abilities to be able to be traded off equitably (to ensure balance) and do everything warlord fans want out of the warlord? I don't think so. Based on what I'm seeing over the past few years, warlords fans want a warlord to:
- be able to do something warlordy every round if needed, like a cantrip
- have decent options of scalable bigger powers (like granting inspiration, healing, modifying initiative, etc)
- have specialized subclasses like INT based, and CHA based. A tactician vs a brawler, etc.
And looking at how the ranger and paladin are set up, there aren't enough of those ranger or paladin abilities to be swapped out to give the warlord those features. Rangers and paladins don't even have cantrips, so they don't even have the first bullet point achievable. You gotta give something up to get what you want. And IMO, that extra attack lies better with a subclass warlord that doesn't get as many and/or as powerful support features.