Hyrule: Scion (5e Class)

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This class is intended for the Hyrule campaign setting and the variant rules it uses.
It can effectively be used in a traditional setting, but may function best if the campaign uses the Spell Points variant rule
(DMG, page 288) or equivalent.


Scion[edit]

In Hyrule, a scion has inherited a portion of a great being's supernatural power. This inheritance can be gained in one of numerous ways. Often this comes in the form of a blessing, such as a hero being rewarded for aiding a great fairy in her time of need. It could also be taken by force, such as a warrior slaying a powerful dragon for the sole purpose of absorbing its energy. The inheritance may even be a contract, with the scion slowly gaining boons in exchange for favors to a demon or minor deity. Indeed, the exact powers and means of a scion's gifts vary wildly from one to another.

In all cases, however, a scion is able to train and expand these powers. Even if the supernatural benefactor has passed on, it has already bestowed the seed in the scion, which the scion can independently grow further. The powers gained are innate and instinctive, and exerted almost purely through sheer force of the scion's will.

Creating a Scion[edit]

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A scion of the dragon subclass.
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Quick Build

You can make a Scion quickly by following these suggestions:

  1. Charisma should be your highest ability score. Your next highest score should be Dexterity, or optionally Strength if you are a dragon scion. Your third highest should be Constitution.
  2. Choose the pariah background.
  3. For your Scion Patron, choose dragon if you favor relentless destruction, choose fairy if you want to focus on supporting your allies, or choose poe if you prefer versatility and unusual capabilities.
  4. Finally, choose your spells:

Class Features

As a scion you gain the following class features.

Hit Points

Hit Dice: 1d8 per scion level
Hit Points at 1st Level: 8 + Constitution modifier
Hit Points at Higher Levels: 1d8 (or 5) + Constitution modifier per scion level after 1st

Proficiencies

Armor: Light armor
Weapons: Simple weapons, fire rods, ice rods, lightning rods, scimitars, and shortswords
Tools: None
Saving Throws: Constitution, Charisma
Skills: You are proficient in your choice of one skill in the following list: Acrobatics, Arcana, Deception, Insight, Intimidation, Nature, Persuasion, and Religion.

If your Intelligence score is or becomes at least 11, you gain proficiency in one more of the listed skills, for a total of two.
If your Intelligence score is or becomes at least 15, you gain proficiency in one more of the listed skills, for a total of three.
If your Intelligence score is or becomes at least 19, you gain proficiency in one more of the listed skills, for a total of four.

In place of gaining proficiency in a skill, you can instead gain proficiency in any one tool or vehicle of your choice.

Equipment

You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:

Table: The scion

Level Proficiency
Bonus
Features Cantrips
Known
Spells
Known
Max Spell
Level
Magic
Points
1st +2 Scion Patron, Spellcasting 2 2 1st Cha modifier
2nd +2 Patron Affinity 2 3 1st +2
3rd +2 Scion Patron feature 2 3 1st +4
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement 3 4 1st +6
5th +3 Spell Versatility 3 4 2nd +8
6th +3 Immutable 3 5 2nd +10
7th +3 Patron's Form 3 5 2nd +12
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement, Scion Patron feature 3 6 2nd +14
9th +4 3 6 3rd +16
10th +4 Minor Patron 3 7 3rd +18
11th +4 Scion Patron feature 3 7 3rd +20
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement 4 8 3rd +22
13th +5 4 8 4th +24
14th +5 Improved Spell Versatility 4 9 4th +26
15th +5 Scion Patron feature 4 9 4th +28
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement 4 10 4th +30
17th +6 4 10 5th +32
18th +6 Willful Reflex 4 11 5th +34
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement 4 12 5th +36
20th +6 Scion Patron feature, True Patron 4 12 5th +38

Scion Patron[edit]

Choose the type of patron from which your supernatural capabilities are derived: Dragon, Fairy, or Poe. Each of these choices is described in more detail at the end of this section. This choice represents your subclass, and determines what spells you can cast. Your subclass grants you features at 1st level, and again at 3rd, 8th, 11th, 15th, and 20th levels.

Spellcasting[edit]

As an inheritor of supernatural power, you inherently know how to cast a small array of spells. Casting these spells is a talent that feels instinctive to you and grows stronger with practice.

Cantrips

You know two cantrips of your choice from the spell list provided by your scion patron. You learn additional cantrips of your choice at higher levels, as shown in the Cantrips Known column of the Scion table.

Spell Level MP Cost
1st 2
2nd 3
3rd 5
4th 6
5th 7
Magic Meter

At 1st level, you gain a number of magic points equal to your Charisma modifier, and you gain an additional 2 for every level you gain in this class. (Your scion patron may grant you even more magic points.) To cast a spell, you must expend a number of magic points dependent on the level of the spell. See the adjacent table.

You can cast a spell at a higher level than normal by expending additional magic points. For example, casting fly, a 3rd-level spell, normally costs 5 magic points. It can be cast as a 5th level spell, allowing it to affect more creatures, by expending the magic points needed to cast a 5th level spell—which is 7 magic points.

Your magic points are fully restored after a long rest. Some class features and magic items can otherwise restore magic points.

Spells Known of 1st Level and Higher

You know two 1st-level spells from the spell list provided by your scion patron (Dragon, Fairy, or Poe).

The Spells Known column of the Scion table shows when you learn more scion spells of your choice of 1st level and higher. A spell you choose must be of a level no higher than what’s shown in the table’s Max Spell Level column for your level.

When you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the scion spells you know and replace it with another spell from your scion patron's spell lists. A spell you choose must be of a level no higher than what’s shown in the table’s Max Spell Level column for your level.

Spellcasting Ability

Charisma is your spellcasting ability for your scion spells, since the power of your magic relies on your ability to project your will into the world. 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 scion spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.

Patron Affinity[edit]

Starting from 2nd level, you become inherently attuned to creatures who share the heritage of your patron; you understanding on an instinctive level their hopes, fears, and rationality. You are considered proficient in all Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma ability checks made against or about creatures of a certain type. The type is determined by your scion patron:

Patron Creature Type
Dragon Dragon
Fairy Fey
Poe Undead

Ability Score Improvement[edit]

When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th and 19th 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.

If your campaign is using the feats optional rule, you can replace this feature with a feat for which you qualify.

Spell Versatility[edit]

At 5th level, you learn to weave spellcasting and martial prowess more swiftly. When you use your action to cast a scion spell, you can expend 1 magic point to use your bonus action to either make one weapon attack or take the Dash action.

Immutable[edit]

Starting at 6th level, the supernatural alterations derived from your patron take deep root, and aid in in avoiding some magical ailments. You become immune to any magic effect that only affects certain types of creatures, such as the hold person spell which only affects humanoids. You can similarly choose to be immune to any magic effect that would alter your form, including spells like polymorph.

Patron's Form[edit]

Starting from 7th level, you learn to superficially change your appearance to more closely resemble a creature associated with your patron.

As an action, you can change your appearance to more closely resemble a dragon, fairy, or undead creature as decided by your subclass. You otherwise decide what you look like, including your height, weight, facial features, sound of your voice, hair length, coloration, and distinguishing characteristics, if any. If appropriate, you can make yourself appear as a member of another race that more closely resembles your patron. You can change your size to Medium if you are smaller. If you have a fairy patron, you can change your size to Small if you are larger. While transformed, you are treated as the creature type appropriate to your patron (see the table under Patron Affinity): dragon, fey, or undead.

In no case does this transformation alter any of your statistics other than your size.

This transformation lasts until you fall unconscious or use an action to end it.

Minor Patron[edit]

Starting at 10th level, your supernatural magic has become so great that you can become a minor patron in your own right. You can conduct a ritual with another willing creature to grant it minor spellcasting capability. This ritual lasts 10 minutes and requires consuming 100 rupees' worth of material components. At the end of this ritual, the target gains temporary mastery over some magic you can perform. It gains the capability to cast any one 1st-level scion spell you are able to cast at its lowest level, and must expend its own magic points or stamina points to do so. You decide which spell to grant when you perform the ritual, but you cannot grant a spell which has a duration of 'permanent' or 'until dispelled.'

The target retains this capability until you use this feature again.

Improved Spell Versatility[edit]

At 15th level, you learn to weave spellcasting and martial prowess with even greater ease than before. When you use your action to cast a scion spell, you can use your bonus action to either make one attack or take the Dash action, and do not need to expend magic points to do so.

Willful Reflex[edit]

At 18th level, your experience with martial and magical prowess enables you to more acutely evade certain forms of harm. You gain proficiency in your choice of either Dexterity saving throws or Wisdom saving throws.

True Patron[edit]

At 20th level, you can choose to become a patron of your own accord. When you complete the ritual of the Minor Patron feature, you can expend an additional 900 rupees of material components. In doing so, the benefiting creature retains the ability to cast the 1st-level spell of your choice indefinitely, even if you use this feature again. Furthermore, the benefitting creature can gain levels in the scion class even if it does not meet the multiclass prerequisites, and retains the ability to do so forever. If the individual cannot otherwise meet the multiclass prerequisites, it can only gain the subclass you chose.

A creature cannot gain the benefit of your True Patron feature more than once. You can perform the ritual again to change the 1st-level spell granted to it, however.

Dragon Scion[edit]

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Among other capabilities, a dragon scion can transform its hands into powerful draconic claws.
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Table: The Dragon Scion

Level Proficiency
Bonus
Features Cantrips
Known
Spells
Known
Max Spell
Level
Magic
Points
1st +2 Bonus Proficiencies, Draconic Recovery, Spellcasting 2 2 1st Cha modifier
2nd +2 Patron Affinity 2 3 1st +2
3rd +2 Dragon Wings, Fighting Style 2 3 1st +4
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement 3 4 1st +6
5th +3 Spell Versatility 3 4 2nd +8
6th +3 Immutable 3 5 2nd +10
7th +3 Patron's Form 3 5 2nd +12
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement, Honed Strikes 3 6 2nd +14
9th +4 3 6 3rd +16
10th +4 Minor Patron 3 7 3rd +18
11th +4 Dragon Resilience 3 7 3rd +20
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement 4 8 3rd +22
13th +5 4 8 4th +24
14th +5 Improved Spell Versatility 4 9 4th +26
15th +5 Weak Point Smash 4 9 4th +28
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement 4 10 4th +30
17th +6 4 10 5th +32
18th +6 Willful Reflex 4 11 5th +34
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement 4 12 5th +36
20th +6 Dragon Form, True Patron 4 12 5th +38

Commonly called a dragon knight or dragon warrior, a scion of this subclass draws its power from a draconic origin. This is usually consequence of absorbing the power of a slain dragon, or ritual worship of a draconic benefactor, but there are many other possibilities. In any case, a dragon scion embodies the ferocity and vitality of the beast it embodies. This is most apparent in a dragon scion's capability to temporarily transform parts of its body into those of a dragon, such as growing claws or functional wings. Much as a dragon breathes fire or spits beams of force, so too do a dragon scion's spells embody such visceral destruction. Dragon scions are infamous for their tenacity, as it seems their magical and physical prowess can tear through entire legions of lesser foes with little rest.

A scion of this subclass casts spells drawn from the dragon scion spell list.

Bonus Proficiencies[edit]

You gain proficiency with medium armor.

You gain proficiency in one skill from Animal Handling, Arcana, Athletics, and Intimidation.

You can read, write, and speak the Lizal language. If you already knew this language, you instead learn another language of your choice.

Draconic Recovery[edit]

Your dragon influence enables you to rapidly recover from your magical feats. When you complete a short rest and expend at least one Hit Die to recover hit points, you regain both hit points and magic points equal to the rolled total. You can only use this feature with Hit Dice derived from this class.

Dragon Wings[edit]

Starting from 3rd level, you can temporarily grow magic draconic wings from your back, enabling flight. You can grow these wings as a bonus action by expending 1 magic point, and they last until the start of your next turn. You can maintain these wings seamlessly if you use this bonus action at the start of consecutive turns.

While these wings are present, you have a fly speed equal to your base walking speed or 40 feet (whichever is greater).

Fighting Style[edit]

At 3rd level, you adopt a particular style of fighting as your specialty. Choose one of the following options.

Archery: You gain a +2 bonus to attack rolls you make with ranged weapons.
Defense: While you are wearing armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC.
Dual-Wielding: You can engage in two-weapon fighting without penalty even when the one-handed melee weapons you are wielding aren't light.
Dueling: When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon.
Endurance: You can use a bonus action to regain hit points equal to your scion level plus your Constitution modifier. Once you use this feature, you must complete a long rest before you can use it again.
Heavy Strikes: After you roll damage with a weapon you are wielding in two hands, you can choose to roll one of the damage dice again, but if you do so you must accept the second roll even if it is lower. You can only gain this benefit with a weapon that has the two-handed or versatile properties, and can only benefit from it once per turn.
Power Beams: While you are at full hit points and use the Attack action on your turn to make at least one melee attack, you can cast power beam as a bonus action. When you cast power beam in this way, it inflicts half its normal damage. You can also cast power beam as an action by expending 1 stamina point.
Shoving: When you use your action to make at least one melee attack, you can use your bonus action to attempt to shove a creature you hit with your attack.

Honed Strikes[edit]

Starting from 8th level, you can augment your martial prowess and accuracy with magical finesse. For the purpose of making a called shot, you can expend magic points as if they were stamina points.

Dragon Resilience[edit]

Starting from 11th level, you have resistance to one type of damage when you are transformed by your Patron Embodiment feature. Choose from acid, cold, fire, or lightning. Whenever you use your action to alter your appearance using the Patron Embodiment feature, you can change this resistance to one of the other types.

Weak Point Smash[edit]

At 15th level, you learn to better exploit the weaknesses of your foes when you strike with a weapon attack. On a hit, your weapon attack inflicts damage as if it was a critical hit under any one of the following conditions:

  • You have the advantage on the attack roll and the target of your attack is within 30 feet of you.
  • You make a called shot to hit a creature's weak point, if it has one.

Dragon Form[edit]

Starting at 20th level, you can very briefly assume the form of a Huge dragon at the start of your turn by expending 10 magic points. In doing so, you gain the following benefits until the start of your next turn:

  • You gain a fly speed of 60 feet.
  • You gain temporary hit points equal to your level.
  • You can choose for your unarmed strike to inflict slashing damage equal to 3d6 + your Strength modifier, and your unarmed strikes become magic weapons. If you are concentrating on claws of the dragon, this increases to 4d6, and it is considered a light weapon.
  • You have advantage on every attack roll made with a melee weapon.
  • You have advantage on all saving throws.
  • You have advantage on Strength and Constitution checks, and on Charisma (Intimidation) checks.
  • You can cast a scion spell you are otherwise able to cast with 1 action as if it had a casting time of 1 bonus action.

This effect is magical, and can be dispelled as if it was a 7th-level spell. Once you use this feature, you must complete a short or long rest before you can use it again.

Fairy Scion[edit]

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A fairy scion will often superficially resemble a great fairy.
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Table: The Fairy Scion

Level Proficiency
Bonus
Features Cantrips
Known
Spells
Known
Max Spell
Level
Magic
Points
1st +2 Spellcasting, Bonus Proficiencies, Restful Aura 2 2 1st Cha modifier
2nd +2 Patron Affinity 2 3 1st +2
3rd +2 Avatar of Life, Half Magic, Smiting Attack 2 3 1st +4
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement 3 4 1st +6
5th +3 Spell Versatility 3 4 2nd +8
6th +3 Immutable 3 5 2nd +10
7th +3 Patron's Form 3 5 2nd +12
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement, Fairy Form 3 6 2nd +14
9th +4 3 6 3rd +16
10th +4 Minor Patron 3 7 3rd +18
11th +4 Healing Surge 3 7 3rd +20
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement 4 8 3rd +22
13th +5 4 8 4th +24
14th +5 Improved Spell Versatility 4 9 4th +26
15th +5 Fairy Magic 4 9 4th +28
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement 4 10 4th +30
17th +6 4 10 5th +32
18th +6 Willful Reflex 4 11 5th +34
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement 4 12 5th +36
20th +6 Fairy's Wish, True Patron 4 12 5th +38

As its name implies, a fairy scion is one who has been blessed with a significant portion of a great fairy's magical power. A scion of this subclass often transforms over time to be remarkably beautiful or handsome, with fey-like features or accents that superficially resemble its patron. The spells and powers invoked by a fairy scion tend towards protection, restoration, and harmony. As such, those who seek and gain this power tend to be good-natured.

A scion of this subclass casts spells drawn from the fairy scion spell list.

Bonus Proficiencies[edit]

You gain proficiency with shields, including heavy shields.

You gain proficiency in two skills from Acrobatics, Animal Handling, Medicine, Nature, Performance, and Stealth.

You can read, write, and speak the Deku language. If you already knew this language, you instead learn another language of your choice.

Restful Aura[edit]

Beginning at 1st level, your mere presence helps to revitalize allies and soothe wounds. If you complete a short rest alongside your allies and they expend at least one Hit Die to restore hit points, they regain an additional number of hit points equal to your proficiency modifier. A creature cannot benefit from more than one Restful Aura (or one Song of Rest) during its short rest.

Avatar of Life[edit]

Starting from 3rd level, your healing spells are more effective. Whenever you use your action to cast a spell of 1st level or higher to restore hit points to a creature, the creature regains additional hit points equal to your proficiency modifier + the spell's level.

Half Magic[edit]

At 3rd level, your magic point maximum permanently increases by an amount equal to your Charisma modifier + 4, and increases by an additional 2 for every scion level you gain after this. (This effectively doubles the number of magic points you gain from this class.)

Smiting Attack[edit]

Starting from 3rd level, you become able to energize your strikes with glistening magical power. Once per turn, whenever hit with a weapon attack during your turn, you can expend 1 magic point to inflict an extra amount of radiant damage equal to your Charisma modifier. The weapon is considered magical for this attack.

If you use this feature when you hit with an unarmed strike, you can treat the damage dice for your unarmed strike as 1d4 instead of 1.

Fairy Form[edit]

Starting from 8th level, your transforming abilities become more robust. When you transform with your Patron Embodiment feature, you can gain any or all of the following effects for the duration of the transformation:

  • You have resistance to radiant damage.
  • You gain a fly speed equal to your base walking speed, and can hover in place.
  • You gain the reduced condition. If you do so, your speed isn't reduced from the condition, and your fly speed from this feature is increased by 20 feet.
  • Your entire body glows, emitting bright light to a radius of 20 feet, and dim light for an additional 20 feet.

As an action, you can change which of these effects are affecting you.

Healing Surge[edit]

Starting from 11th level, you can channel life energy from any spell you cast. Whenever you expend magic points to cast a scion spell, you can expend 1 extra magic point to regain 1d4 hit points per level of the spell. For example, casting a 3rd level spell and using this feature causes you to regain 3d4 hit points. You can choose for a living creature within 10 feet of you to regain these hit points instead.

Fairy Magic[edit]

Starting at 15th level, you can flex your magic to perform a magical blessing or cast an esoteric spell. As if casting a spell that requires somatic and vocal components, you can use your action do one of the following:

  • Grant yourself or any creature within 10 feet of you the ability to cast any single cantrip of your choice, until you use this feature again.
  • Choose any spell that does not exceed your Max Spell Level, and has a casting time of 1 action. You cast the spell.
  • Grant yourself or any creature within 10 feet of you resistance to one type of damage you choose (other than bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing) until you use this feature again.

This effect is considered magical. It can be ended by dispel magic or a similar feature as if it was a 6th-level spell. Once you use this feature, you must complete a long rest before you can use it again.

Fairy's Wish[edit]

At 20th level, you embody fairy magic as thoroughly as a great fairy, if not more so. You can periodically hone this magic to provide a blessing or cast a powerful spell, among other possibilities. As if casting a spell that requires somatic and vocal components, you can use your action do one of the following:

  • Cast any spell of 8th level or lower that has a casting time of 1 action.
  • Grant yourself or any creature within 10 feet of you the ability to cast any single 1st or 2nd level spell until you use this feature again. The benefiting creature must expend magic points or stamina points to cast this spell. If the creature has none of either, it can cast the spell once at its lowest level, and regains the ability to do so when it finishes a long rest.
  • Enhance any spell effect of 5th level or lower that you or another creature within 10 feet of you is concentrating to maintain. That spell effect becomes permanent until you use this feature again, and does not require concentration to persist. This can only affect a spell that requires concentration.
  • Fully recover the hit points of up to ten creatures you can see. These targets are also affected as if by the lesser restoration and greater restoration spells.

This is considered a magic effect. When appropriate, its effect can be dispelled as if it were a 9th level spell.

Once you use this feature, you must finish a long rest before you can use it again.

Poe Scion[edit]

Table: The Poe Scion

Level Proficiency
Bonus
Features Cantrips
Known
Spells
Known
Max Spell
Level
Magic
Points
1st +2 Spellcasting, Bonus Proficiencies, Darkvision, Poe Levitation, Soul Drinker 2 2 1st Cha modifier
2nd +2 Patron Affinity 2 3 1st +2
3rd +2 Poe Vanish, Regenerate Magic, Undead Resilience 2 3 1st +4
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement 3 4 1st +6
5th +3 Spell Versatility 3 4 2nd +8
6th +3 Immutable 3 5 2nd +10
7th +3 Patron's Form 3 5 2nd +12
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement, Drain Magic, Necrotic Power 3 6 2nd +14
9th +4 3 6 3rd +16
10th +4 Minor Patron 3 7 3rd +18
11th +4 Effortless Levitation 3 7 3rd +20
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement 4 8 3rd +22
13th +5 4 8 4th +24
14th +5 Improved Spell Versatility 4 9 4th +26
15th +5 Drain Magic (Improved), Improved Undead Resilience, Nether Knowledge 4 9 4th +28
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement 4 10 4th +30
17th +6 4 10 5th +32
18th +6 Willful Reflex 4 11 5th +34
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement 4 12 5th +36
20th +6 Melody of Darkness, True Patron 4 12 5th +38

A poe scion is so named because it often takes on a ghastly appearance reminiscent of poes, though they are known among many other names—poe collector, twisted wizard, necromancer, and so on. If you choose this subclass, you derive your power from undead beings. Among other possibilities, this can come in the form of a pact with a powerful undead monster, or by collecting and absorbing the energy of deceased souls. As your powers grow, you become an embodiment of undeath and shadows yourself, capable of draining the life of your foes to empower yourself. The boundaries of life, death, and undeath become your playground. You can gradually learn to mimic the powers of various undead monsters, from stalfos to redead, and even reanimate corpses to your aid.

A scion of this subclass casts spells drawn from the poe scion spell list.

Bonus Proficiencies[edit]

You gain proficiency in one skill from Deception, Intimidation, Persuasion, Religion, and Stealth.

You can read, write, and speak the Stal language. If you already knew this language, you instead learn another language of your choice.

Darkvision[edit]

Your eyes take on a faint eerie glow, cuing to your unnatural powers. You gain darkvision out to a range of 60 feet. More specifically, you can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray. If you already were capable of darkvision, its range increases by 60 feet.

Soul Drinker[edit]

You can regain energy from consuming the life energy of undead beings. When you consume a poe soul, you always regain the maximum amount of hit points from it, and you are filled as if eating a hearty meal.

Poe Levitation[edit]

Drawing on the power of your patron's gift, your effort can attain brief and limited flight. Starting from 1st level, you can use your bonus action to gain a fly speed equal to your base walking speed until the start of your next turn. You cannot ascend more than 5 feet above ground when you initiate this flight, but while it persists you can glide at the same altitude even over chasms or cliffs.

By using this bonus action on consecutive turns before you move, you can maintain seamless flight.

Poe Vanish[edit]

At 3rd level, you learn to use the magic within you to briefly vanish from sight. When you take the Dodge action on your turn, you and any objects on your person become invisible until the start of your next turn. By using this action on consecutive turns, you can maintain seamless invisibility.

You cannot take a bonus action on a turn you use Poe Vanish, and you cannot use a reaction until the start of your next turn.

Regenerate Magic[edit]

Starting from 3rd level, you can sacrifice your life energy to regain magic power you have expended. As a bonus action, you can sacrifice any number of your Hit Dice to regain magic points for each one. The Hit Dice are lost as if you expended them during a short rest, and are regained when you complete a long rest. The amount of magic points you regain is equal to half the size of the Hit Die. For example, a d8 Hit Die recovers 4 magic points.

Undead Resilience[edit]

At 3rd level, you gain resistance to poison damage and necrotic damage. You have advantage on saving throws against poison. You have advantage on Constitution saving throws to go without air, food, drink, or sleep.

Drain Magic[edit]

Starting from 8th level, you learn to drain life from others to restore your own magic power. Whenever you use your action to inflict necrotic damage with a scion spell, you can use your bonus action to inflict an additional amount of necrotic damage equal to your Charisma modifier to one living creature damaged by the spell. In doing so, you regain a number of magic points equal to your Charisma modifier.

Prior to 15th level, you must complete a long rest before you can use this feature again.

Starting from 15th level, you can instead use this feature a number of times equal to your Charisma modifier if it is positive. All of these uses are restored when you finish a long rest.

Necrotic Power[edit]

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As a poe scion's power grows, its appearance may become increasingly grotesque.
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At 8th level, your power over necrotic magic surges. Any scion spell you cast that inflicts necrotic damage has its damage dice increased one step. For example, if a spell would normally inflict 4d6 necrotic damage, it instead inflicts 4d8 necrotic damage when you cast it. You cannot increase a damage die above d12 with this feature.

Normal
Die
Empowered
Die
d2 or d3 d4
d4 d6
d6 d8
d8 d10
d10 d12
d12 d12

Effortless Levitation[edit]

Starting from 11th level, levitation becomes easy for you. You gain a fly speed equal to your base walking speed or 30 feet (whichever is greater), and can hover in place effortlessly. You can hover in place even if you are incapacitated or have your speed reduced to 0 feet, but cannot continue to hover if you are unconscious.

Improved Undead Resilience[edit]

At 15th level, your Undead Resilience improves. While you are transformed with your Patron Embodiment feature, you gain the following benefits:

  • You have immunity to poison damage and necrotic damage.
  • You cannot be poisoned.
  • You have no need to breathe, eat, drink, or sleep. (You can still fall unconscious.)

Nether Knowledge[edit]

Starting at 15th level, you can rip knowledge from the eternal depths of the undead void—from countless minds that have lived and died. On your turn, you can do one of the following:

  • Immediately before making a Intelligence ability check or Intelligence saving throw, you can choose for the d20 roll to be treated as an 18 without rolling.
  • Choose any spell that does not exceed your Max Spell Level. You cast the spell, using the normal components and casting time.
  • As a reaction, cause any creature that died since the end of your last turn to come back to life with 1 hit point. You must be able to see the creature or be aware that it had just died. This effect can't return to life a creature that has died of old age, nor can it restore any missing body parts.

Once you use this feature, you must complete a long rest before you can use it again.

Melody of Darkness[edit]

Beginning at 20th level, your mere presence can drain the life force of that which surrounds you. At the start of your turn, you can choose for any or all living creatures within 120 feet of you to suffer 2 necrotic damage. You can choose for nonmagical plants in this range to wither and die when this occurs, killing flora as small as weeds and flowers instantly, and trees within minutes.

Multiclassing[edit]

Prerequisites. To qualify for multiclassing into the scion class, you must have a Constitution score and a Charisma score of at least 13 each.

Proficiencies. When you multiclass into the scion class, you gain proficiency with light armor.



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