Arcane Sorcerer (5e Class)
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A sorcerer variant which I made to be more flexible but still balanced.
Creating an Arcane Sorcerer
- Quick Build
You can make an Arcane Sorcerer quickly by following these suggestions. First, Charisma should be your highest ability score, followed by Dexterity. Second, choose the Apprentice background.
As a Arcane Sorcerer you gain the following class features.
- Hit Points
Weapons: Daggers, darts, slings, quarterstaffs, light crossbows
Saving Throws: Constitution, Dexterity
Skills: Choose two from Arcana, Deception, Insight, Intimidation, Persuasion, and Religion.
You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:
- (a) A light crossbow and 20 bolts, or, or (b) any simple weapon
- (a) A component pouch, or, or (b) an arcane focus
- (a) A dungeoneer's pack, or, or (b) an explorer's pack
- Two daggers
- If you are using starting wealth, you have 4d5 x 10 gp in funds.
|Cantrips Known||Sorcery Points||Spells Known||Features||—Spell Slots per Spell Level—|
|1st||+2||3||-||2||Spellcasting Sorcerous Origin||2||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2nd||+2||3||2||3||Font of Magic||3||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|4th||+2||4||4||5||Ability Score Improvement||4||3||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|8th||+3||4||8||9||Ability Score Improvement||4||3||3||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|12th||+4||5||12||12||Ability Score Improvement||4||3||3||3||2||1||—||—||—|
|16th||+5||6||14||14||Ability Score Improvement||4||3||3||3||2||1||1||1||—|
|19th||+6||6||16||15||Ability Score Improvement||4||3||3||3||3||2||1||1||1|
At 1st level, you know four cantrips of your choice from the sorcerer spell list. You learn additional sorcerer cantrips of your choice at higher levels, as shown in the Cantrips Known column of the Sorcerer table.
- Spell Slots
The Sorcerer table shows how many spell slots you have to cast your sorcerer spells of 1st level and higher. To cast one of these sorcerer spells, you must expend a slot of the spell's level or higher. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a long rest.
- Spells Known of 1st Level and Higher
You know two 1st-level spells of your choice from the sorcerer spell list.
The Spells Known column of the Sorcerer table shows when you learn more sorcerer spells of your choice. Each of these spells must be of a level for which you have spell slots.
Additionally, when you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the sorcerer spells you know and replace it with another spell from the sorcerer spell list, which also must be of a level for which you have spell slots.
- Spellcasting Ability
Charisma is your spellcasting ability for your sorcerer spells. You use your Charisma whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Charisma modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a sorcerer spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.
Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + Charisma modifier.
Spell attack modifier = Your proficiency bonus + Charisma modifier.
- Spellcasting Focus
You can use an arcane focus as a spellcasting focus for your sorcerer spells.
Choose a sorcerous origin, which describes the source of your innate magical power. Your choice grants you features when you choose it at 1st level and again at 6th, 14th, and 18th level.
Font of Magic
At 2nd level, you gain sorcery points, which allow you to create a variety of magical effects.
- Sorcery Points
You have 2 sorcery points, and you gain one additional point every time you level up, to a maximum of 20 at level 20. You can never have more sorcery points than shown on the table for your level. You regain all spent sorcery points when you finish a long rest.
- Flexible Casting
You can use your sorcery points to gain additional Spell Slots, or sacrifice Spell Slots to gain additional sorcery points. You learn other ways to use your sorcery points as you reach higher levels.
- Creating Spell Slots
You can transform unexpended sorcery points into one spell slot as a bonus action on your turn. The created spell slots vanish at the end of a long rest. The Creating Spell Slots table shows the cost of creating a spell slot of a given level. You can create spell slots no higher in level than 5th.
- Converting a Spell Slot to Sorcery Points
As a bonus action on your turn, you can expend one spell slot and gain a number of sorcery points equal to the slot's level.
At 3rd level, you gain two of the following Metamagic options of your choice. You gain another one at 10th and 17th level.
You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted.
- Careful Spell
When you cast a spell that forces other creatures to make a saving throw, you can protect some of those creatures from the spell's full force. To do so, you spend 1 sorcery point and choose a number of those creatures up to your Charisma modifier (minimum of one creature). A chosen creature automatically succeeds on its saving throw against the spell.
- Distant Spell
When you cast a spell that has a range of 5 feet or greater, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double the range of the spell. When you cast a spell that has a range of touch, you can spend 1 sorcery point to make the range of the spell 30 feet.
- Empowered Spell
When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice up to your Charisma modifier (minimum of one). You must use the new rolls.
You can use Empowered Spell even if you have already used a different Metamagic option during the casting of the spell.
- Extended Spell
When you cast a spell with a duration of 1 minute or longer, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double its duration, to a maximum duration of 24 hours.
- Heightened Spell
When you cast a spell that forces a creature to make a saving throw to resist its effects, you can spend 3 sorcery points to give one target of the spell disadvantage on its first saving throw made against the spell.
- Quickened Spell
When you cast a spell that has a casting time of 1 action, you can spend 2 sorcery points to change the casting time to 1 bonus action for this casting.
- Subtle Spell
When you cast a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to cast it without any somatic or verbal components.
- Twinned Spell
When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn't have a range of self, you can spend a number of sorcery points equal to the spell's level to target a second creature in range with the same spell (1 sorcery point if the spell is a cantrip).
To be eligible for Twinned Spell, a spell must be incapable of targeting more than one creature at the spell's current level.
Ability Score Improvement
When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 14th, 16th, and 18th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.
At 20th level, you regain 4 expended sorcery points whenever you finish a short rest.