D&D 5E Wizards values the power of conditions and noncombat effects as virtual damage.


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Parmandur

Book-Friend
Got a link to these streams, they sound interesting
Unfortunately, they are lost to time. They were fascinating, but when Mearls tanked his career the D&D team turned all his old streams private, so as far as I know theybare gone. ThinkDM has an archive of all the Subclasses he improved on-stream, but I am not aware of any transcripts or video=/audio still existing. But he made this very clear when talking about Fighters and Rogues: all the Champion abilities sre mathematically equivalent to the Spell load out an Eldrit h Knoght gets, by WotC spreadsheets.
 

FallenRX

Adventurer
No wonder they're so reticent to actually give martial characters appropriate power. They genuinely think they're giving them something equivalent to unlimited 3rd or 4th level spells at high level....absolutely mind-boggling.
Its not just that, but also the fact that thats the baseline.
And they rated the "power" by the average damage over 3 rounds.
You can kinda see the big issue, where they are assuming martials are novaing every round with action surge, all ki, all rage.
When viewed that way they kinda out pace a lot of casters in raw single target damage, very rapidly.
 

EzekielRaiden

Follower of the Way
Its not just that, but also the fact that thats the baseline.
And they rated the "power" by the average damage over 3 rounds.
You can kinda see the big issue, where they are assuming martials are novaing every round with action surge, all ki, all rage.
When viewed that way they kinda out pace a lot of casters in raw single target damage, very rapidly.
It also explains a great deal about why the Warlock was so underpowered...and why they're switching it to a regular long-rest caster model.

They literally couldn't actually do their analysis on the Warlock, because it (demonstrably) did not have all of its power available with every fight. Instead of trying to solve this problem by refining their analysis, they just gave up and made the Warlock a regular (but painfully limited) spellcaster.

Deeply disappointing.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Its not just that, but also the fact that thats the baseline.
And they rated the "power" by the average damage over 3 rounds.
You can kinda see the big issue, where they are assuming martials are novaing every round with action surge, all ki, all rage.
When viewed that way they kinda out pace a lot of casters in raw single target damage, very rapidly.
The 3 rounds assumption is that most fights are 2 Rounds, 3 at most.
 

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