Talk:Carcharial (5e Race)

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5th edition doesn't have a "stunned" condition, so "Stun Susceptibilty [sic]" doesn't do anything, and stun is mentioned several times elsewhere.

5th edition doesn't have "free actions", so sharkbite needs adjusting.

What does this score on the Marasmusine Meter?

  • Swim speed, underwater adaptation (0.33)
  • Weapon proficiencies (0.33)
  • Cantrip (0.33)
  • Language (0.2)
  • Total for base race: 1.2
  • Bull Shark:
    • SharkBite (1) - an extra magical 1d6+Str damage once or more per turn. The number of uses can be as high as 10, although it doesn't say when they recharge this is enough to qualify as a "strong benefit almost all the time".
    • Toughness (0.5)
    • Final push doesn't say what it does, so I will give it a provisional (0.33)
  • Great White
    • 5 x ASIs on top of the standard (2.5)
  • Hammerhead
    • Darkvision (0.5)
    • Damage immunity (1). Thunder damage isn't common, but immunity is quite powerful.
    • Saving throw advantage (0.33) (all forms against narrow subset).
  • Mako
    • Climb speed (0.33)
    • Fast speed (0.2)
    • Skill proficiency (0.33)
    • Ability score swap, extra jump distance (0.33)
    • Circumstantial skill advantage (0.33)
  • Tiger Shark
    • Condition immunity (1), rolling in related damage resistance
    • Inescapable jaws. Do not know what "or a free action when you roll a 20 on the d20" means, and the trait does not explain what happens when creatures fail the saving throw. As this seems to be some kind of AoE, I will provisionally score it (0.5)
    • Two skill proficiencies (0.66)
    • Circumstantial condition immunity (0.5)

Totals:

  • Bullshark = 3
  • Great White = 3.7
  • Hammerhead = 3
  • Mako = 2.7
  • Tiger Shark = 3.8

The target range is 2.5 to 3. I can see various ways this can be balanced better. Marasmusine (talk) 08:11, 7 March 2020 (MST)

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