Prophet (5e Subclass)
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Prophets get visions and dreams of what will happen, or what may happen if people continue on the path they are following. Prophesy is your divine domain. Sometimes a god chooses a prophet to send messages or warnings to their followers.
Armor & Defense
- You may not wear medium or heavy armor.
- Prophets are really good at dodging. Prophets would rather talk, warn, and convert rather than kill.
Starting at 4th level you may attract another prophet as a disciple. This disciple is a follower of yours and is also a prophet cleric, and has half your level to begin with.
You may use your channel divinity feature to cast these spells:
|1st||Comprehend Languages, Detect Evil and Good|
|3rd||Detect Thoughts, See Invisibility|
|5th||Feign Death, Nondetection, Tongues|
|7th||Compulsion, Freedom of Movement|
|9th||Contagion, Insect Plague|
|11th||Drought, Part Water|
|Cleric Level||Effects Lasting One Day or Longer (Which You May End At Any Time)||Area||Max Duration||Casting Frequency|
|13th||contagion and/or insect plague||up to a 500 ft radius area, but not more than one area at a time||one day||once per month|
|15th||contagion and/or insect plague||up to a 1 mile radius area, but not more than one area at a time||one week||once per month|
|17th||contagion and/or insect plague and/or drought||up to a 10 mile radius area, but not more than one area at a time||one month||once per month|
|19th||contagion and/or insect plague and/or drought||up to a 100 mile radius area, but not more than one area at a time||one year||once per month|
|20th||part a sea creating a dry passage so any number of creatures can cross it||a narrow, shallow sea or lake up to 30 miles wide||3 days||once per year|
- Vision or Prophetic Dream
- You may only run this subclass if your dungeon master approves. Starting at 1st level, once per month, the dungeon master will give you some secret and important information about their campaign, maybe the next thing the party will fight, maybe something they won't encounter for months, or maybe some secret underpinning of the entire campaign. The dungeon master may couch this in very obscure terms, or a very short prophecy (even a couple of words), or give the prophet the information directly. In any case the information must be true. If the universe you are in does not have a standard moon, you may do this once every 40 days. The dungeon master may give the prophet a vision or prophetic dream more often if they wish.
- Passive Empathy
- Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Passive Perception to feel the emotion of each new creature that comes within 30 ft of you, but not closer than 10 ft from you.
- Passive Trap Detection
- Starting at 5th level, your Passive Perception can feel the presence of a trap within 30 ft. The dungeon master can give you a prophetic insight as vague as "something doesn't feel right here" to as precise as "if you turn that handle a poison dart will shoot out of that crack in the wall and cause 12 points of poison damage".
- Talking out of Turn
- Starting at 10th level, in situations where creatures or player characters may only talk on their initiative turns, you may talk and be heard on any other creature's initiative turn as well as your own. You know just when to say things.
You may use Channel Divinity to perform the following features with a range of 'self' and a duration of up to '1 minute per level':
- Invisible Disengagement
- Starting at 2nd level you may combine your movement and your action to disengage invisibly from combat. You may walk up to your full movement during that turn to an unoccupied hex. All creatures will not pass through that hex as long as there is an alternative (so they will probably run into you if you end your movement standing in a doorway for example). You will remain invisible until the start of your next turn.
- You may chose to continue to use this feature again on your next turn. If so, you do not briefly become visible.
- Walk Through Air
- Starting a 3rd level you can walk through the air as if on solid ground.
- If you walk up from the ground you may walk to a height of 10 ft per level as if on stair, and then walk at the level you reach.
- If you walk over the edge of a cliff, you may walk at the same level as the top of the cliff no matter how far you are from the surface below. You may also walk downward as if on stairs.
- Walk On Water
- Starting at 4th level you can walk on water as if on solid ground.
- If the water is moving rapidly, treat this as rough terrain.
- Pass Through Wall
- Starting at 5th level, you can walk through walls or closed doors, 1 ft thick per level, so a 12th level prophet could walk through a wall up to 12 ft thick.
- If a wall or door is thicker than this, you may not pass through it.
Prophets are really good at dodging because they would prefer to warn than kill. In order to use one of these dodge feature actions, your previous action must have been either a dodge action or dodge bonus action, or reaction. Your first dodge must be a normal dodge. You may not attack while using one of these dodge actions or bonus actions:
- Normal Dodge
- Starting at first level you can take the dodge action, just like everyone else. You must take this action first, before you can do the other dodges listed below. If your level is high enough, taking this action allows you the bonus and reaction actions listed below on the same round. Taking this action allows you to take one of the dodge actions listed below on the next round. Once you have initiated a series of dodge actions, you do not need to do a normal dodge unless you quit dodging for some reason. Then you have to take this action again to begin another series of dodges.
- Artless Dodge
- Starting at level 2, as part of your dodge action you move one hex (or square) randomly. Roll 1d6 for a random hex (or 1d8 for a random square) to move to. If that hex (or square) is occupied, you stay where you were. If you have one foe and their CR exceeds 4 or their level exceeds 9, they may determine which hex you move to within 5 ft. You are not subject to opportunity attack for this move, and your foe may immediately move into the hex (or square) you moved from without suffering an opportunity attack.
- Missile Dodge
- This is a dodge action. Starting at level 3, attacks by both missiles and melee combat are at a disadvantage.
- Entangling Dodge
- This is a dodge bonus action. Starting at level 5, if two foes that are engaged with you are within 5 ft of each other, the entangling doge causes them to entangle each other with their weapons. They both lose their next action. They also lose opportunity attacks until both have missed their action.
- Multiple Dodge
- This is a dodge action. Starting at level 6, when flanking a prophet, multiple foes retain disadvantage on attacks. Flanking has no effect on a prophet using the multiple dodge action. In addition facing is no longer an issue. All hexes around the prophet are considered front facing as far as the prophet is concerned
- Interactive Dodge
- This is a dodge action. Starting at level 8, as part of your dodge action, you may retreat up to 10 ft and have the foe follow you. Retreat requires that you not move into engagement with any other foe while retreating.
- Artful Dodge
- This is a dodge bonus action. Starting at level 10, if you are engaged in combat with one foe. When a second foe first attacks you from the other side using flanking, you may dodge 5 ft out of the way, and the second foe moves 5 ft toward where you were, and ends up attacking the first foe for one round. This only works when engaged with two foes, the first foe, and the new flanking foe. You can also dodge missiles.
- Magic Dodge
- This is a dodge action. Starting at level 12, attacks by targeted spells, missile combat, and melee combat are at a disadvantage, or saving throws are at advantage.
- Area Effect Dodge
- This is a dodge action. Starting at level 14, attacks by breath weapons, area spells, targeted spells, missile combat, and melee combat are at a disadvantage, or saving throws are at advantage.
- Collapse Dodge
- This is a reaction. Starting at level 16, saving throws regarding collapsing dungeons, tunnels or structures or attacks by breath weapons, area spells, targeted spells are at advantage, or, missile combat, magical, and melee combat attacks are at disadvantage.
- Apocalyptic Dodge
- This is a reaction. Starting at level 18, you can dodge the end of the world. The time stream is collapsing, or a god is eliminating the entire world, or the world is being destroyed by a giant comet, or it started to snow and it just keeps snowing. Somehow you dodge this.
- Choreographed Dodge
- This is a bonus action. At level 20, you are able to include any number of creatures (up to 100,000) in any of your dodges, allowing them to do the same dodge you are doing. This is very important should the world be ending (see above). You might have built a really big boat to do this.
Table 3. Which Dodge Actions Allow You to Dodge Which Kinds of Things:
|Cleric Level||Dodge Type||Action Type||Melee||Missiles||Magic||Area Effect||Collapse||Other|
|1st||Normal PHB 192||Action||Melee||seen archers||dex saves||dex saves||dex saves||multiple foes, this must be your first dodge action|
|2nd||Artless||Bonus Action||Melee||seen archers||dex saves||dex saves||dex saves||multiple foes|
|3rd||Missile||Action||Melee||all Missiles||dex saves||dex saves||dex saves||multiple foes and archers even unseen archers|
|5th||Entangling||Bonus Action||Melee||seen archers||dex saves||dex saves||dex saves||multiple foes|
|6th||Multiple||Action||Melee||seen archers||dex saves||dex saves||dex saves||multiple flanking foes|
|7th||Interactive||Action||Melee||seen archers||dex saves||dex saves||dex saves||multiple foes|
|9th||Artful||Bonus Action||Melee||all Missiles||dex saves||dex saves||dex saves||multiple foes|
|11th||Magic||Action||Melee||all Missiles||all Magic||dex saves||dex saves||multiple foes|
|14th||Area Effect||Action||Melee||all Missiles||all Magic||all Area Effects||dex saves||multiple foes|
|16th||Collapse||Reaction||Melee||all Missiles||all Magic||all Area Effects||all Collapses||multiple foes|
|18th||Apocalyptic||Reaction||Melee||all Missiles||all Magic||all Area Effects||all Collapses||dodge the Apocalypse|
|20th||Choreographed||Bonus Action||Melee||all Missiles||all Magic||all Area Effects||all Collapses||dodge the Apocalypse|