Daily Punch 5-4-21 Traveling Scholar rogue archetype for DnD 5e

More fun for the people in the library!

Traveling Scholar

All knowledge is good knowledge, and you find it where you can. As you go around you learn from the things you do, the things you see, and the things you kill. You write everything down and those note teach you things that will keep you alive! What ever doesn’t kill you and whatever you see can only make you stronger!

Detailed Notes

When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you start to write down all the things you see and do. When you make a sneak attack against a creature type, write that down. Every time after you make a non-sneak attack against that target, you gain a bonus to damage against that target equal to the number of times you have previous made a successful sneak attack against that creature type, up to your proficiency modifier. For humanoids, you must make sneak attacks against each different humanoid subtype.

Learn from your Friends

Starting at 3rd level, you start to write down what your friends do to learn from them. Every time an ally succeeds at a Intelligence (Arcana), Wisdom (Religion), or Intelligence (Nature) check, note that they succeeded. When you attempt a Intelligence (Arcana), Wisdom (Religion), or Intelligence (Nature) check, gain a bonus to that check equal to the number of times you have previously observed a successful check, up to half your proficiency modifier.

Useful Observation

Starting at 9th level, you start to apply what you see quickly. Once per day, when you are the subject of an effect or spell from a creature that requires a save and you succeed, you can choose to learn that effect or spell. Before you take a long rest, you can use that spell or effect once. You regain this ability after a long rest.

Success Breed Knowledge

Starting at 13th level, you begin to learn from all the attempts on your life. Every time you succeeds at a save, note your success for that agility score. When you attempt a save in the future for the specific ability score, gain a bonus to that save equal to the number of times you have previously succeeded on that save, up to half your proficiency modifier

Knowledge Pool

When you reach 17th level, you can use your useful observation ability up to three times each time choosing different spells or effects.

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Daily Punch 3-12-21 Researcher rogue Archetype for DnD 5e

How about a rogue who learns things?

Researcher

You don’t need to be the quickest person, but you can be the smartest person in the room. Your goal is to find out how the world works. Now you’ve set off into the world to see what you can learn!

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Study

Starting at 3rd level, you can use the bonus action to make a Intelligence(religion), Intelligence(nature), or Intelligence(arcana) check (DC 8 + 1/2 creature CR). If you succeed, you can make an sneak attack against the target without advantage or another ally engaged with the target.

Learned

You gain proficiency in religion, nature, and arcana. You may change what skill you choose for your expertise ability

Observent

Starting at 9th level, you gain expertise in either perception or in investigation. If you have expertise in either of these, you can choose a different skill to gain expertise in.

Document

By 13th level, if you have already succeed on a check using your study ability against a type of creature, you always can make a sneaks against that type of creature in the future. For example, succeeding against a black dragon would allow you to always make sneak attacks against black dragons in the future, but you would need to make the check against green dragons as they would be a different creature type.

Present

When you reach 17th level, you can help your allies with the skills you have learned. Once per day, as a bonus action, you can give any number of a use of your sneak attack damage bonus dice against one creature that you have studied before or have used your document ability with. For one bonus action, you can designate as many creatures as you want against a single target. Each creature can use your sneak attack against one target. Additional bonus actions are need to choose different targets. The ability to make a sneak attack goes away after one minute. Multiple creatures can sneak attack the same target in a tern using this ability. You are limited to one of sneak attack a target a round as normal. You regain this ability after a long rest.

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Daily Punch 7-30-20 Thug rogue archetype for DnD 5e

Working on a project, and this didn’t quite make the cut. How about a rogue that gets down an dirty.

Thug

You don’t work in the dark. You walk right up to somebody, face to face, and get to work. And that work is bloody. You might hate that work, or you might love it. You might be self employed as a bruiser, or you might be the hired muscle that a cartel throws at the mouthy. In either case you are the one who walks up close and hurts people.

Bone Breaker

Starting at level 3, you don’t have to stick to small tools. You can use any weapon to do sneak attack damage. The normal sneak attack rules still apply as the target must be unaware or you and an ally are both engaged with the target.

Right in the Face

At 9th level, you revel in the carnage of a fight. When you are engaged with a target, your sneak attack are now d8s instead d6.

Stunner

At 13th level you’ve mastered getting people attention in a way they definitely don’t want. A number of times per day equal to twice your Strength modifier, when you make a sneak attack, the target must make Constitution saving throw (DC equal to 8 + Strength modifier + proficiency modifier). On a failure, the target is stunned until the end of your next turn.

Working alone

When you reach 17th level, you’ve learned how to break bones all by yourself. A number of times per day equal to your Strength modifier, you may deal your sneak attack on an attack with which you would normally not be able to do so.

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Daily Punch 9-18-19 Skill Savant rogue feat for Pathfinder 2nd ed

I love rogues, and I want them to be the skill masters they were made to be. How about this feat?

Skill Savant FEAT 8

ROGUE
You pick up and learn skills at an amazing pace. You gain training in two skills, increase your skill level up one level to master in two skills, or gain training in one skill and increase your skill level one level up to master in a second skill.

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Daily Punch 8-10-16 Jack the Giant Slayer rogue archetype for DnD 5e

We had a rogue who jumped a candle, so how about a rogue who killed a giant?

 

Jack the Giant Slayer

Most rogues are sneaky fellows who walk the dark paths and hide in the shadows.  You are not the person.  You favor strength over speed . You follow a member of an old court of knights.  Your mentor Jack the Giant Slayer used deception, large axes, and magic items to fell any foe fool enough cross your path.

Strong Hands

The original Jack the Giant Slayer fell a beanstalk with an ax.  You’ve trained to follow in his foot steps.  Starting at 3rd level, you can make sneak attack with non-finesse weapons.  In addition, you can now wield non-light weapons off-hand.  Two-handed weapons must still be wielded two-handed.

Quick Climber

Jack climbed a beanstalk, and you know how to do the same.  You climb at the same rate you  walk on the ground, unless you posses a faster climbing spread already.

In addition, you gain advantage on all Strength(athletics) checks.

Cormoran’s Bane

Jack lied to giants to the point they killed themselves, and starting at 9th level, you gain advantage on a Charisma(Deception) checks.

Gift of the Round Table

Jack beat the devil at his own game, and he was awarded a magic sword, a cap of knowledge, a cloak of invisibility, and the shoes of swiftness.  When you become 13th level, you are award a gift of your choosing from the round table.  You must choose between a +1 weapon, a cloak of displacement, headband of intellect, or boots of speed.  When chosen, this choice can never be undone

Thunderel Slayer

When you reach 17th level, you may not be the Jack of old, but you are the Jack of now!  As a bonus action you can make a Charisma(Deception) check against another creature.  If that creature fails, you gain advantage on your next attack roll against the creature.

In addition, when you reach level 17, your sneak attack damage against creatures larger than yourself increase to 1d8’s.  If your sneak attack dice are already 1d8’s or larger, increase your sneak attack dice to the next larger dice size.

Daily Punch 8-1-16 Jack! Rogue Archetype for DnD5e

I wrote this for my rogue archetype for my stuff against the Giants, but it doesn’t quite fit…but it’s still fun, so here you go!

Jack!History repeats itself. Some men steal fire from the gods while others…steal geese from the giants. You are the modern day thief who takes from the haves and gives to the havenots (mostly yourself). It just turns out that the haves tend to stand over 10 feet tall and really want to kill you. You best be quick to keep from ending up on the wrong side of some fe fi fo fum!

Jack Be Nimble!

When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you gain advantage on all Dexterity(sleight of hand) checks.

Jack Be Quick!

Starting at 3rd level, when you take the bonus action granted by your Cunning Action to make a dash action, double your movement again.
Jack Jump over the Candlestick!

Starting at 9th level, you have advantage on a Strength(athletics) and Dexterity (acrobatics) checks.

Clear the Fire

By 13th level, you’ve left the candle burning and have earned your speed. You no longer provoke attacks from leaving an engagement and don’t have disadvantage on ranged attacks in melee.

Devil’s Own Luck

When you reach 17th level, you’ve stolen luck from the devil himself on the other side of your fire. You gain two devil points. You can use these points to reroll an attack, check, or save or force an opponent to reroll an attack, check, or save. These return after a short rest.
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Daily Punch 1-20-16 Backstab feat for DnD 5e

Ok, back to the rogue, and this time we do some damage!

 

Backstab

Why fight fair?  Gain the following:

  • Increase your Dexterity or intelligence by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • Choose one skill a rogue gains at 1st level.  You are now proficient in that skill.
  • You gain the rogue’s sneak attack ability as a rogue of your level.  You may only use it a number of times equal to your Dexterity modifier and regain this ability after a long rest.

 

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