There's a new Unearthed Arcana in town! "The bard receives a new Bardic College feature: the College of Eloquence. Additionally, the paladin gains a new Sacred Oath feature: the Oath of Heroism."
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Hercules goes into rage to fight his wife and kids (and maybe a music teacher), but not against a hydra or giants? That doesn't speak well of the 3rd party product.You know 3rd party Greek themed 5e Setting used Barbarian for Herules themed subclasses, but it's interesting the WotC uses the Paladin instead. I like that because it means less overlap.
I decided that the Paladin of Heroism talks like some combination of Thor, Drax, and Lothar of the Hill People. Might have them hail from Faerun's Old Empires --- maybe one of the Mighty Sons of Gilgeam the God-King?
Hopefully a future adventure will focus on the Old Empires. Chessenta and Unther in particular. And especially Akanax. Where shouting "THIS. IS. AKANAX!!!" is a greeting.You know, GIlgamesh was Crawford's go-to Oath of Heroism example for the Dragon+ stream about this article.
Odyssey of the Dragonlords already had a dragonrider paladin and the herculean barbarian was added later as a stretch goal. Arkadia's paladin is a divine sovereign.Hercules goes into rage to fight his wife and kids (and maybe a music teacher), but not against a hydra or giants? That doesn't speak well of the 3rd party product.
I’d say the aberrant mind sorcerer is evidence that a concept being “covered” by another class isn’t reason enough for them not to go there.Honestly, I'd rather have a shadow warlock than anything they've playtested except the artificer, but because so many people see the sorcerer and claim the concept is "covered", it ain't happening anytime soon.
There is one story in Greek mythology where Herc is described as going into a rage: the one where he kills his wife and kids. As soon as he got the hydra's blood, he lead off by shooting things with his arrows unless grappling is required.WTF? Rage works for like it does for any Barbarian subrace basically.