New Unearthed Arcana - Subclasses 2 [UPDATED]

The latest Unearthed Arcana contains three new subclasses: the bardic College of Creation, the cleric's Love Domain, and the sorcerer's Clockwork Soul.

UPDATE - WoTC appears to have removed this PDF. The link now leads to the previous Unearthed Arcana.


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Is anyone else only getting the "Subclasses, Part 1" pdf when they click on the link?
They just pulled the page down. I was talking about it on Twitter and someone in my replies mentioned this. I went to the page and refreshed and the whole article is gone now.

Thankfully I already saved the PDF but... I wonder if someone pulled the trigger early or something?
 

Raunalyn

Adventurer
They just pulled the page down. I was talking about it on Twitter and someone in my replies mentioned this. I went to the page and refreshed and the whole article is gone now.

Thankfully I already saved the PDF but... I wonder if someone pulled the trigger early or something?
Works fine for me
 

Weiley31

Adventurer
I see nothing wrong with house ruling that the Dancing Item comes online at level 3. Have it's scaling follow the Revised Ranger's beast scaling or the Battle Smith's Might of the Master.
 

Salthorae

Imperial Mountain Dew Taster
Bummed I missed it while this was still up

Probably an early trigger or they didn't have the Subclasses 01 survey ready or something.

Hope they re-post it again soon, some of what you guys are talking about looks very interesting.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
The clockwork soul sounds like a "teaser" of a future sourcebook about planes, maybe the return of Planescape, or at least Sigil and the faction wars...(why not also the gatetowns?). I hope the return of the planetouched races, not only the paragenasies from Dragon Magazine but also the mechanatrix from Fiend Folio. This is perfect for this sorcerer subclass.
 

RSIxidor

Explorer
I also wonder about things like healer's kits, healing potions, antitoxin, alchemist's fire or bags of caltrops and ball bearings... How the rulings work out?
Healing potions would be out, as it can't be magical. As for the rest, I'd probably allow it as long as it fits into the rest of the rules of the feature as I think if they're going to waste 10 minutes to make a bag of caltrops, they should be able to. There might be more problematic options that I haven't considered yet. I'd probably allow anything that's been established as an equipment option but outside of that would have to handle on a case-by-case basis.

I see nothing wrong with house ruling that the Dancing Item comes online at level 3. Have it's scaling follow the Revised Ranger's beast scaling or the Battle Smith's Might of the Master.
You'd also have to make the L6 come on at 3 and scale someway as well, as the L14 builds off of the L6, using the way you create items there to make the pet.
 

cbwjm

I can add a custom title.
I've had a look through the three subclasses and to me, something about the bard class doesn't feel quite right for a college of creation, I think mainly that its main abilities are just creating objects which seems not quite up to what I'd expect when tapping into the powers of creation.

I've been waiting for a love domain, but this one is relying too much on the level 1 ability and improving it as the cleric levels, 3 abilities directly relate to improving the power that they cleric gains at level 1. I'd have rather seen some diverse powers as they level.

I probably like the clockwork soul the best, though I think it is kind of funny that bulwark of law creates a shield that reduces damage by a random amount, I think it should reduce it by a set amount but then, players love to roll dice. I agree with the general consensus on the 18th level power being generally weaker when compared to other sorcerer capstones. It could be powerful in the right circumstances but I think it is too circumstantial.

These subclasses do seem to be leaning towards some sort of planar book though, perhaps a Xanathar's style book with more information on the planes?
 

Aaron L

Adventurer
For some reason that link keeps taking me to the earlier Subclasses Part 1 UA article. And when I go to the WotC website it only Part 1 listed as the latest article, with Part 2 nowhere to be found. Was it removed just now for some reason?
 

Salthorae

Imperial Mountain Dew Taster
For some reason that link keeps taking me to the earlier Subclasses Part 1 UA article. And when I go to the WotC website it only Part 1 listed as the latest article, with Part 2 nowhere to be found. Was it removed just now for some reason?
Dunno. It happened at some point today. I had the same thing happen when I followed the link
 

Nikosandros

Golden Procrastinator
It's no longer available. Actually, from what I read, it was never put up; someone guessed the URL and shared it.
 
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Kurotowa

Adventurer
For some reason that link keeps taking me to the earlier Subclasses Part 1 UA article. And when I go to the WotC website it only Part 1 listed as the latest article, with Part 2 nowhere to be found. Was it removed just now for some reason?
It was never officially released. Someone on reddit was guessing URLs based on the previous article and found the PDF link. They weren't ready to push this one public yet, possibly because they weren't happy themselves with the current draft of some of these. So it's no surprise that they've quickly yanked it off the website again and re-learned not to upload unfinished works with easily guessed URLs.
 

OB1

Jedi Master
It was never officially released. Someone on reddit was guessing URLs based on the previous article and found the PDF link. They weren't ready to push this one public yet, possibly because they weren't happy themselves with the current draft of some of these. So it's no surprise that they've quickly yanked it off the website again and re-learned not to upload unfinished works with easily guessed URLs.
I got to it directly from wizards.dnd this morning and filled out the survey for Subclasses 01 as well, so someone at WOTC put it up for a while at least.
 

Blue

Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal
Take with a grain of salt, but I hear that there's been a lot of social media backlash over the CD: Impulsive Infatuation. Mechanically it's little different than Glamour bards or a number of spells, but people were talking about the romantic nature of the charm. I wonder if that's why they took it down.
 

Prakriti

Hi, I'm a Mindflayer, but don't let that worry you
It was never officially released. Someone on reddit was guessing URLs based on the previous article and found the PDF link. They weren't ready to push this one public yet, possibly because they weren't happy themselves with the current draft of some of these. So it's no surprise that they've quickly yanked it off the website again and re-learned not to upload unfinished works with easily guessed URLs.
Yep. "Re-learned" is the key word there. This isn't the first time someone has managed to guess the URL of an unreleased UA.
 
Ok, I was wondering what happened. I saw it pop up on a video review, and when I went to look for it I couldn't find anything and then the link wasn't working.

Was bugging the heck out of me
 

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