The Dragon Patron, Variant (5e Subclass)

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Warlock Otherworldly Patron: Dragon[edit]

Your patron is a dragon, an ancient, majestic and powerful being. Although technically a mortal creature, the dragon has the capability of channeling and manifesting power enough to bestow upon other creatures, in exchange for their service. Warlocks who make a pact with dragons are scarce, but it is safe to say that every single one of them is a devoted servant to their patrons, often entitled to a grand quest for their favor.

Dragon Expanded Spells

The Dragon lets you choose from an expanded list of spells when you learn a warlock spell. The following spells are added to the warlock spell list for you.

Spell Level Spell
1st chromatic orb
2nd detect thoughts
3rd protection from energy
4th dominate beast
5th dominate person
Draconic Affinity

When you choose this patron at 1st level, you choose one type of dragon as your patron. You gain the Eldritch Breath ability. Your Eldritch Breath feature is determined by the dragon type, as shown in the table below. The damage type of your Eldritch Breath associated with each dragon is used by other features you gain later.

Dragon Damage Type Eldritch Breath
Black Acid 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Blue Lightning 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Brass Fire 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Bronze Lightning 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Copper Acid 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Gold Fire 15 ft. cone (Dex. save)
Green Poison 15 ft. cone (Con. save)
Red Fire 15 ft. cone (Dex. save)
Silver Cold 15 ft. cone (Con. save)
White Cold 15 ft. cone (Con. save)

You also speak, read, and write Draconic. Additionally, you gain proficiency in all Intelligence checks related to recalling information about dragons, and all Wisdom checks related to tracking dragons. If you already have proficiency in these skills, you gain double proficiency under these circumstances.

Eldritch Breath

Starting at 1st level, you can use your action to emulate the dragon's breath weapon with your magic. Your Draconic Affinity determines the size, shape, and damage type of your Eldritch Breath.

When you use your Eldritch Breath each creature in the area of effect must make a saving throw against your warlock spell save DC, the type of which is determined by your Draconic Affinity. A creature takes 2d8 damage plus 1d8 per warlock spell slot level on a failed save, and half as much damage on a successful one. Doing so requires one spell slot.

Draconic Soul

Starting at 6th level You take on spectral form more akin to your Patron than your previous. Depending on your choice; 1 of 6 things happen. Scales grow from your skin, claws sprout from your fingertips, you eyes take on the appearance of a dragon's, or you grow a muscled tail, or you grow large dragon wings from your back. You may remain in this form for up to 1 minute(Concentration). It ends early if you are knocked unconscious or break concentration. At 12th level you can choose 2 spectral forms per long rest:

Aura of the Dragon: As a Bonus action you and any friendly creatures within 15 feet may deal an additional 1d6 damage dependent on your Draconic Affinity with weapon attacks, but only once per round.

Claws of the Dragon: As a Bonus action you emulate spectral Claws of your Patron. Your unarmed strikes now count as slashing dmg and deal an extra 1d6 as magical Damage dependent on your Draconic Affinity.

Draconic Rejuvenation: As an Action you emulate the Draconic eye's of your Patron as your blood boils sending rejuvenating energy throughout your body. You heal 2d6 + your Charisma modifier. By expanding two charges of your Draconic soul you can reduce an exhaustion level by 1, Using this feature ends all of the effects of Draconic soul early at the end of your first turn.

Dragon Scales: You emulate spectral Scales of your Patron; you have resistance to none magical bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage.

Tail of the Dragon: As an Action you emulate the tail of your Patron. Whenever creatures ends their turn within 5 ft. cone of you, you can use your reaction to push them back, the creatures must make a Strength saving throw. On a failed save they take 2d6 bludgeoning damage and are pushed back 5 feet and knocked prone. On a successful save they take half damage and are pushed back but not knocked prone. Using this feature ends all of the effects of Draconic soul at the end of your second turn.

Wings of the Dragon: As a Reaction you emulate spectral wings of your Patron for a limited ability of flight. While you have your wings; your jump distance is doubled, and you are always under the effect of the feather fall spell. You cannot fly with your wings unless you gain a flying speed with other means.

Once you pick a feature you cannot use Draconic Soul again until you finish a long rest.


Draconic Resilience

Starting at 10th level, you gain +1 AC and have resistance to the damage type associated with your Draconic Affinity. Additionally, when you fail a saving throw, you can choose to reroll it. If you do so, you must use the new roll, and you cannot use this feature again until you finish a long rest.


Draconic Presence

At 14th level, you can channel the dread presence of your dragon patron, causing those around you to become awestruck or frightened. As an action, you can draw on this power and exude an aura of awe or fear (your choice) to a distance of 60 feet. For 1 minute or until you lose your concentration (as if you were casting a concentration spell), hostile creatures equal to your Chr modifier that starts its turn in this aura must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or be charmed (if you chose awe) or frightened (if you chose fear) until the aura ends. A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a creature’s saving throw is successful or the effect ends for it, the creature is immune to your Draconic Presence for the next 24 hours. You must complete a long rest to use this feature again.

Eldritch Invocations

Amphibious

Prerequisite: Dragon Patron

You have a swimming speed equal to your walking speed and you are able to breathe in water.

Draconic Blast

Prerequisite: eldritch blast cantrip

When you hit a creature with eldritch blast, enemies within 10 feet take half damage but as damage from your Draconic Affinity.

Draconic Sight

Prerequisite: 12th level Dragon Patron

You can see the true form of any shapechanger or creature concealed by illusion or transmutation magic while the creature is within 20 feet of you and within line of sight.

Draconic Resistance:

Prerequisite: 15th level Dragon Patron

Once per day if you If fails a saving throw, you can choose to succeed instead.

Sculptor of Dragon flesh

Prerequisite: 17th level Dragon Patron

You can cast the spell polymorph but only into a dragon form with which you have the Draconic Affinity feature, of a challenge raring lower than your level for 1 hour. You can't do so again until a long rest and gain one level of exhaustion once out of Dragon form.


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