Mimic (5e Class)

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Creating a Mimic[edit]

Why did you choose to become a mimic if you were not born of a doppelganger? What was goal in obtaining these powers, is it to become strong, trick others, hide your identity, or some other reason? Mimic usually try to blend into society and try not to show their powers, but will you openly show your powers or hide them? Finally, what you do with your powers is the question.

Quick Build

You can make a mimic quickly by following these suggestions. First, Charisma should be your highest ability score, followed by Constitution then Dexterity. Second, choose the Entertainer background.

Class Features

As a Mimic you gain the following class features.

Hit Points

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


Armor: Light armor, medium armor, shields
Weapons: Simple weapons, whips, shortswords
Tools: None
Saving Throws: Charisma, Dexterity
Skills: Pick 3 from Deception, Acrobatics, Animal Handling, History Intimidation, Medicine, Performance, Persuasion, Sleight of Hand, Survival, and Stealth.


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

  • (a) leather armor or (b) hide armor
  • (a) A simple weapon or (b) A whip or (c) A shortsword
  • (a) Dungeoneer's Pack or (b) Explorers Pack

Table: The Mimic

Level Proficiency
Features Number of Shapeshifting
mimic Max CR
1st +2 Mimicry 3 1 1
2nd +2 Fast transformation 4 2 1
3rd +2 Way of The Shifter, Identity Coherence 5 3 2
4th +2 Ability Score Improvement 6 4 2
5th +3 Shapeshift (2) 7 5 3
6th +3 Imbued Strikes 8 6 3
7th +3 Way of the Shifter feature 9 7 4
8th +3 Ability Score Improvement 10 8 4
9th +4 Resilient Body 11 9 5
10th +4 Way of the Shifter feature 12 10 5
11th +4 Protective Evolution 13 11 6
12th +4 Ability Score Improvement 14 12 6
13th +5 Enhanced Senses 15 13 7
14th +5 Way of the Shifter feature 16 14 7
15th +5 Timeless Body 17 15 8
16th +5 Ability Score Improvement 18 16 8
17th +6 Shapeshift (3) 19 17 9
18th +6 Way of the Shifter feature 20 18 9
19th +6 Ability Score Improvement 21 19 10
20th +6 Unlimited Lesser Shapeshift 22 20 and 21 10


At 1st level, you can use your bonus action to magically assume the shape of one of your chosen transformations.

A known transformation is a creature that is not an construct, chosen when you level up, based on the Shapeshifter table. You start with 3 known CR 1 or fewer transformations, and when you gain a level in this class, you may choose an additional creature to transform into that's CR is less than or equal to the CR stated in the Maximum CR column. Whenever you gain a level in this class, you may replace all form with another

You can use Shapeshift once, and gain an additional use at 5th and 17th level. You regain expended uses when you finish a short or long rest. You can stay shapeshifted for a number of hours equal to your Charisma modifier (minimum of one). You can revert to your normal form earlier by using a bonus action on your turn. You automatically revert if you fall unconscious, drop to 0 hit points, or die.

While you are transformed, the following rules apply:

  • Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the new form, but you retain your alignment, personality, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores. You also retain all of your skill and saving throw proficiencies, in addition to gaining those of the creature. If the creature has the same proficiency as you and the bonus in its stat block is higher than yours, use the creature's bonus instead of yours. If the creature has any lair actions, you can't use them.
  • When you shapeshift, you assume the creature's hit points and hit dice. When you revert to your normal form, you return to the number of hit points you had before you transformed. However, if you revert as a result of dropping to 0 hit points, any excess damage carries over to your normal form. For example, if you take 10 damage while shapeshifted and have only 1 hit point left, you revert and take 9 damage. As long as the excess damage doesn't reduce your normal form to 0 hit points, you aren't knocked unconscious.
  • Your ability to cast spells, speak or take any action that requires hands is limited to the capabilities of your shapeshifted form. Transforming doesn't break your concentration on a spell you've already cast, however, or prevent you from taking actions that are part of a spell, such as call lightning, that you've already cast.
  • You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source and can use them if the new form is physically capable of doing so. However, you can't use any of your special senses, such as darkvision, unless your new form also has that sense.
  • You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. Worn equipment functions as normal, but the DM decides whether it is practical for the new form to wear a piece of equipment, based on the creature's shape and size. Your equipment doesn't change size or shape to match the new form, and any equipment that the new form can't wear must either fall to the ground or merge with it. Equipment that merges with the form has no effect until you leave the form.

Maximum CR = mime level

Fast transformation[edit]

Beginning at 2nd level, when you roll for initiative, you can immediately use your Shapeshift feature as a reaction, so long as you are not already shapeshifted and you are not surprised. You may not shapeshift this way if you have no more uses of the Shapeshift feature remaining.

Identity Coherence[edit]

Starting at 3rd level, you carry over some additional portions of your persona into your shapeshifted form. While shapeshifted, you can speak any languages you know.

Additionally, when you Shapeshift, you can alter your new form’s superficial appearance to more closely reflect your true nature. For example, if you have a signature hairstyle, pointy ears, wear an eye patch, etc., your shapeshifted forms can take on similar traits.

Way of The Shifter[edit]

At 3rd level, you may choose a Way of The Shifter path out of the following: Chimera or Abnormality, both detailed at the end of the class description. Your subclass choice grants you features at 3rd level and again at levels 7th, 10th, 14th, and 18th.

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 you 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.

Superior Creature[edit]

Starting at 6th level, your unarmed strikes and the nonmagical attacks of your transformations count as magical for the purpose of overcoming resistance and immunity to nonmagical attacks and damage.

Unnatural body[edit]

At 9th level, your form has become ever more resilient to outside influences. You become immune to any spell or effect that would alter your form against your will and you gain proficiency with Constitution saving throws. If you already have this proficiency, you instead gain proficiency in Strength saving throws.

Erratic Evolution[edit]

Starting at 11th level, your body has evolved and gained the ability to resist nature in some form. You gain resistance with one of the following damage types of your choice: acid, cold, fire, lightning, necrotic, or poison.

Bestial Sense[edit]

At 13th level, you gain a blindsight of 10ft and can see through magical darkness and mist.

Timeless Body[edit]

Starting at 15th level, the primal magic that you wield causes you to stop aging. You no longer age, and cannot be aged by magical means.

God of Change[edit]

At 20th level, you gain the ability to shapeshift using the Shapeshift feature into any creature with a CR of 4 or less for as long as you want, without expending a shapeshift use. The maximum CR increases by 1.


Chimeras specialize in bending and tearing the rules of nature, and give life to new forms of life, be it in the form of a majestic beauty or unimaginable horrors. They are chaotic in nature, and generally not bound by the ethical dilemmas of the amalgams they create.

Unnatural Anatomy[edit]

Beginning at 3rd level, you gain resistance to poison damage and are now immune to disease and being poisoned.

Compound Forms[edit]

Beginning at 7th level, you may use your Shapeshift feature to shapeshift into a combination of two creatures. When you shapeshift, choose two of your known transformations, and with a combined CR less than or equal to the maximum CR listed for your level.

You transform into a creature visually resembling both of the chosen transformations. You gain all the features of both forms, and choose which one to pick in case of a overlap. For example, you gain attack actions from both creatures, but pick the dexterity score of one creature.

Once you use this feature, you can not use it again until you finish a long rest.

Bestial Senses[edit]

At 10th level, You become proficient in your choice of two of the following skills: Insight, Nature, Perception or Survival.

Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make that uses either of those skills.

When you reach 14th level, you gain advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.


Starting at 14th level, you learn to recoil into another form instead of reverting to your true shape.

If you drop to 0 hit points while you’re shapeshifted, the attack didn’t kill you, and you have a Shapeshift use available, you can make a DC 10 Constitution saving throw. On a success, you Shapeshift instead of reverting to your normal form. Your new form takes any damage past that which reduced you to 0.

Each time you use this feature after the first, the DC increases by 5.

When you finish a long rest, the DC resets to 10.

Master Shapeshifter[edit]

At 18th level, when you roll for initiative and don't have any uses of Shapeshift remaining, you regain one use.


Abnormality shapeshifters are those that embrace shapeshifting to the fullest. These individuals have no qualms about staying shapeshifter for indefinite periods of time and seek to make their shapeshifted forms as powerful as possible by augmenting them with various mutations.

Preferred Transformation[edit]

At 3rd level, you may select a creature of CR 1/2 or lower as your preferred creature.

By concentrating for 1 minute, you may shapeshift into your preferred creature without expending a shapeshift use, and you can remain in this form indefinitely.

You may select an additional preferred creature with a higher CR limit again when you reach 7th level (CR 1), 10th level (CR 2), 14th level (CR 4), 18th level (CR 6), and 20th level (CR 8).

Partial Transformation[edit]

Beginning at 7th level, you gain access to a partial transformation in your true form(untransformed form). You may only have one partial transformation at any time and may replace it with another as part of a short rest.

  • Claws. You learn the primal savagery cantrip and can cast it while shapeshifted. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.
  • Sturdy Legs. Your walking speed is increased by 10 feet.
  • Gills. You can now breathe in water and air.


At 10th level, you may choose one mutation. Your choice of mutation grants you various benefits which get more powerful as you gain shapeshifter levels, and you gain the benefits of the Mutation feature even while you are shapeshifted. You gain an additional mutation at 14th level, but you may not choose the same mutation twice.

  • Unending Breath: You no longer need to breathe, and your base walking speed increases by 5 feet. At 14th level, your base walking speed increase goes from 5 to 10 feet.
  • Dense Hide: While you are not wearing armor, your AC is equal to 13 + your Dexterity modifier.
  • Sharpened Weapons: Your weapon attacks score a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20.
  • Enduring Soul: You gain a +1 bonus to all saving throws, and at 14th level this changes to +2.
  • Versatile: You gain 2 additional known transformation you can shapeshift into at levels 10 and 14.

Evolved Forms[edit]

At 14th level, when Shapeshifting, the minimum Strength and Dexterity score of any creature you turn into is equal to your shapeshifter level and the minimum hit points of any creature you shapeshift into is 100.

Roar of Life[edit]

At 18th level, your voice resonates with the ancestral forces of creation. You can use this feature to cast either power word kill or power word heal, even if you are shapeshifted. Your spellcasting ability for these spells is Charisma.

Once you use this feature, you cannot use it again until you complete a long rest.


Metal shapeshifters enjoy being right in the middle of the fight, turning their body into different weapons and even becoming a weapon themselves. Putting life and limb on the line to fight.

Metal skin[edit]

At 3rd level, you may now turn into objects that are made of different metals. You may turn into any 4 small weapons at 3rd level, any 2 medium weapon at 6th lv and any large weapon at 9th lv. When you turn into an object that is made of metal you are indestructible and take no damage except from acid and fire.

If you turn into a weapon you are automatically proficient at that weapon, and the weapon you change into has the same damage as a regular weapon. If you turn into a shield you give +1 to AC If you turn into a ranged weapon you need to still use ammunition. When you score a critical hit as a weapon, the target takes an extra 1d8 acid damage.

You can not move by yourself when you are using a metal form. Your adhesive is still in effect as a weapon. So when you are thrown by someone you reduce the distance by half. As a reaction you to being thrown you may give up your next turn - to choose to change into something else in mid air.

When you are used as a weapon: after damage you may choose to, instead of your next turn, start to grapple that thing (DC 14) if you do, you can no longer be used to attack.

Walking Arsenal[edit]

At 7th level, you can now change into any weapon any number of times and can have the weapon appear from any part of your body even when prone, grappled, and when you are transformed. Your weapons appear now with such force that they push and pierce anything they hit on the way out of your body.

Now if something is touching you, you may use a bonus action to have spikes that deal 1d4 damage to that thing (Dex Save 16). You may also use an action to send a dagger or spear and do 1d6 damage up to 5ft (Dex Save 14).

If you are grappling or being grappled by someone you may use an action to have a multitude of sharp weapons spike out of you dealing 4d6 damage (DC 17).

Weapon Limbs[edit]

Beginning at 10th level, you have now learned how to shape your limbs into weapons without using your full body when your transformed. You can now make up to two limbs into medium weapons.

When you attack you may use a bonus action to attack again with a weapon limb. If you are grappling a creature you may now attack once with the weapon limb.

You can now also detach pieces of yourself that you have changed into weapons this includes ammunition. Thrown weapons have the same damage and range as regular ones. You can only remove pieces of yourself according to your proficiency bonus +2 per long rest.

you can now transform into an animal with weapon parts or a weapon with animal parts. You may only do one per transformation.


Knife - you gain knives somewhere on your body and can us it in addition to your attack. You may add an addition 1d6 piercing or slashing to each attack.

Shield - Shield appear around your body blocking blows you gain an addition +2 AC

Bow - you gain a crossbow that produces blots from your skin your range of attack extend to 30ft you have 10 bolts


Wings - you may gain a pair of wings. Your flying speed is 30 feet.

Teeth - when you attack as a weapon as a bonus action you may also us bite for 1d6 damage.

legs - you have advantage on dex saving throws and your walking speed is now 30 feet.

skales - you have advantage on constitution saving throws.

Magic metal attunement[edit]

At 14th level, after seeing so many magical objects along your way you have now mastered copying magic objects.

Once per day you may turn into a magical object you have attuned to. It takes you 1 hour to attune to a magical object. You may be attuned to any number of objects. Being attuned to an object does not count toward the amount of attunement an object can have.

When transformed into a magical object you perform the same as that magical object would and could not be distinguished from the real thing. If the object would have multiple uses - you can only be used once. If the object would break - your current life total is halved. If another being is connected or attached to the object - you are that being and act the same as the being would. If the something is summoned by the object - you stop being the object and turn into the summon instead.

When you transform into something from a magical object, all magical effects from the transformed item is disabled and stop.

Metal Beast[edit]

At 18th level, your claws are like razors your teeth like daggers, you can now turn into a metal beast not like a rusty automaton but a shimmering elegant beast of metal. You now shape your body into the perfect weapon for each fight. You have fully understood metal and have tried incorporating it into your regular transformations.

When you transform you may choose to coat yourself in metal giving you +3 to AC in whatever form you are in.

You may now have 4 weapon limbs. If you hit two attacks with weapon limbs you may get 1 more attack.

Now when coated as a reaction to being attacked, you may choose to use one:

Shield: You gain +2 AC.

Spear: You attack for 1d6 piercing damage 5ft away.

Dagger: 1d4 piercing damage 15ft away

When coated You take double damage from acid and lightning.


Requires shapeshifting to be gifted by magic, the gods, supernaturally, or a shapeshifting creature gives you their blood.

Prerequisites. To qualify for multiclassing into the shapeshifter class, you must meet these prerequisites: Charisma 13 and Constitution 13.

Proficiencies. When you multiclass into the shapeshifter class, you gain the following proficiencies: light armor, medium armor, and simple weapons.

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