5E What have you played from the PHB? And enjoyed?

Which PHB sub-class(es) have you played and enjoyed?

  • Barbarian - Berserker

    Votes: 9 10.5%
  • Barbarian - Totem Warrior

    Votes: 20 23.3%
  • Bard - College of Lore

    Votes: 24 27.9%
  • Bard - College of Valor

    Votes: 13 15.1%
  • Cleric - Knowledge

    Votes: 10 11.6%
  • Cleric - Life

    Votes: 20 23.3%
  • Cleric - Light

    Votes: 9 10.5%
  • Cleric - Nature

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Cleric - Tempest

    Votes: 20 23.3%
  • Cleric - Trickery

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Cleric - War

    Votes: 5 5.8%
  • Druid - Circle of the Land

    Votes: 13 15.1%
  • Druid - Circle of the Moon

    Votes: 19 22.1%
  • Fighter - Champion

    Votes: 14 16.3%
  • Fighter - Battlemaster

    Votes: 31 36.0%
  • Fighter - Eldtrich Knight

    Votes: 19 22.1%
  • Monk - Way of the Open Hand

    Votes: 13 15.1%
  • Monk - Way of Shadow

    Votes: 16 18.6%
  • Monk - Way of the Four Elements

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Paladin - Oath of Devotion

    Votes: 8 9.3%
  • Paladin - Oath of the Ancients

    Votes: 23 26.7%
  • Paladin - Oath of Vengeance

    Votes: 16 18.6%
  • Ranger - Hunter

    Votes: 14 16.3%
  • Ranger - Beastmaster

    Votes: 10 11.6%
  • Rogue - Thief

    Votes: 17 19.8%
  • Rogue - Assassin

    Votes: 8 9.3%
  • Rogue - Arcane Trickster

    Votes: 27 31.4%
  • Sorcerer - Dragonic Bloodline

    Votes: 13 15.1%
  • Sorcerer - Wild Magic

    Votes: 5 5.8%
  • Warlock - Archfey

    Votes: 16 18.6%
  • Warlock - Fiend

    Votes: 10 11.6%
  • Warlock - Great Old One

    Votes: 14 16.3%
  • Wizard - Abjuration

    Votes: 16 18.6%
  • Wizard - Conjuration

    Votes: 6 7.0%
  • Wizard - Divination

    Votes: 19 22.1%
  • Wizard - Enchantment

    Votes: 5 5.8%
  • Wizard - Evocation

    Votes: 14 16.3%
  • Wizard - Illusion

    Votes: 3 3.5%
  • Wizard - Necromancy

    Votes: 5 5.8%
  • Wizard - Transmutation

    Votes: 8 9.3%
  • None, I DM all the time

    Votes: 7 8.1%

  • Total voters
    86
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Undrave

Adventurer
So we have the current 'which standard class have you never seen played' poll but I felt like it wasn't quite precise enough? And, also, I got curious.

So let's push the poll option to the limit!

Let's see which subclasses are the least popular...

Not only do you need to mention the subclasses you've played, but only the ones you actually enjoyed. If you dropped a character before even picking a subclass, it doesn't count. If you tried out a class and you didn't like it, you don't count it (like me and Trickery Cleric).
 

the Jester

Legend
I've only been able to play two pcs in 5e so far, since I DM about 95% of the time. The first was an abjuration wizard, which I greatly enjoyed. The second was a samurai fighter, which I also enjoyed, but isn't a PH subclass, so isn't in the poll.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
5 PC's in 5e so far, and 2 of them from Xanathars. I'm in largely the same boat at @Azzy.
I've only played the celestial Warlock.

I don't really get to play often or in long campaigns. My DM is unreliable due to health problems, other DMs are usually temporary ones where the campaign falls apart due to organization or DM/group leaves at end of the year.
 

ehenning

Explorer
I’ve played an Evocation wizard to 15th level, finishing Rise of Tiamat with an epic showdown. And I am currently playing a Shadow Monk. Both were thoroughly enjoyable
 

Oofta

Title? I don't need no stinkin' title.
I DM more than I play, but I'll enjoy just about anything I actually get to run. For me the PC is more than just his stats and abilities.
 

Undrave

Adventurer
Wow, I didn't realize that I played an equal amount from Xanathar's as I have from the PHB.
I don't own Xanathar but I'm itching to play more of its subclasses. I played a Shepherd Druid and I enjoyed it well enough, but it was the only time I played a Druid.

I DM more than I play, but I'll enjoy just about anything I actually get to run. For me the PC is more than just his stats and abilities.
I had to re-build one of my character because the class just didn't work as I expected. The second build worked better. He was still the same character and I enjoyed playing him, but his mechanics were much more fitting after the rebuild.
 

Oofta

Title? I don't need no stinkin' title.
I had to re-build one of my character because the class just didn't work as I expected. The second build worked better. He was still the same character and I enjoyed playing him, but his mechanics were much more fitting after the rebuild.
I'm pretty flexible with my players - if they want to switch things around I allow a training montage/off-screen rebuild. It's happened once or twice, so I understand where you're coming from.

I might see it if I played more, I've just never wanted to do dramatic changes to my PC in any edition.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
I DM probably more than I played since it game out, but I've played several PCs. And enjoyed them all. My enjoyment comes from other factors besides mechanical builds. It's a social engagement first, I'm with friends, I enjoy role-playing which isn't class dependent at all, etc. None of the classes felt like they are broken or unnplayable, and they all have their role, so I enjoyed almost all equally. I do have some memories that are fonder than others, but that was because of the scenario in the game, not so much the subclass I happened to be playing.
 

MonkeezOnFire

Adventurer
I left out the characters I played in one shots or only a couple sessions before the campaign broke off. While I had fun with them, that isn't really enough time to get to know those characters.

I'm surprised that knowledge cleric is currently ranked as high as it is. Currently beating out Light, War and Trickery which I would have thought would be more appealing concepts. Also given that the knowledge cleric's main shtick is that it's an intelligence learning subclass and there are a lot of posts about how intelligence is useless around here. Still I quite had fun with it and enjoyed being a skill monkey cleric.

Not at all surprised to see devotion paladin at the back of the pack for paladin subclasses. It's mechanically the most underwhelming given that most of it's abilities are extremely situational. But I have found that when the situation they do apply in comes up you are a power house. We recently went through a long dungeon involving primarily undead and we didn't have a cleric. My channel divinity to turn undead saved the party a few times!

And finally with the divination wizard I am again not surprised at the results making it the most popular out of the wizard options. I mostly chose it as mechanically it was the closest to a generalist wizard and I was not disappointed. Portent is quite the ability making for some very memorable power plays throughout that character's career.
 

Undrave

Adventurer
And finally with the divination wizard I am again not surprised at the results making it the most popular out of the wizard options. I mostly chose it as mechanically it was the closest to a generalist wizard and I was not disappointed. Portent is quite the ability making for some very memorable power plays throughout that character's career.
Yeah, I'm not surprised. Divination is the one subclass that would get me interested in playing a Wizard. I'm not big on playing Full Casters but Portent is a great support option!
 
I've played a lot, but the thing that sticks out to me the most are Warlocks. They are my favorite class. Their story, character options, mechanics, and overall design makes me have a very good time with all of them, and I have played every option other than Celestial & GOO (which are next on my list). They are the one class I could probably play forever and never get bored.
 

Undrave

Adventurer
The current most popular classes (alphabetical order) :

Lore Bard
Moon Druid
Battlemaster Fighter
Oath of the Ancient Paladin
Archfey Warlock

Makes for a neat party.

The current least popular classes (with 2 votes each):

Nature Cleric
Trickery Cleric
4 Elements Monk
Conjuration Wizard
Illusion Wizard

Surprised by the Illusion Wizard, I thought Illusionists were a favorite of a lot of people. Berserker currently sits at 3 FYI.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
The current most popular classes (alphabetical order) :

Lore Bard
Moon Druid
Battlemaster Fighter
Oath of the Ancient Paladin
Archfey Warlock

Makes for a neat party.

The current least popular classes (with 2 votes each):

Nature Cleric
Trickery Cleric
4 Elements Monk
Conjuration Wizard
Illusion Wizard

Surprised by the Illusion Wizard, I thought Illusionists were a favorite of a lot of people. Berserker currently sits at 3 FYI.

I want to like the illusionist. But really, you can pretty much do everything as a regular wizard and more (that other wizard's specialization). I think if they made illusions more potent for the illusionist, more people might play them. You don't use illusions all that often, so a regular wizard is pretty much the same in practical effect
 

Undrave

Adventurer
I want to like the illusionist. But really, you can pretty much do everything as a regular wizard and more (that other wizard's specialization). I think if they made illusions more potent for the illusionist, more people might play them. You don't use illusions all that often, so a regular wizard is pretty much the same in practical effect
Are the features of the Illusionist too weak? I feel like the one that lets you make illusions real for a short time is pretty neat... walking across a bridge and then seeing enemies plummet through it because it's just an illusion is some Looney Tunes shenanigans right there... but it also comes in super late so I dunno.

Malleable Illusion seems pretty lackluster
 
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