Talk:Greninja (5e Race)

From D&D Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Musicus Meter
Score: 6.5-7
This race scored 6.5-7 with the Musicus Meter race guidelines (score between 4 and 6 to an absolute maximum of 8). This metric may represent this page, or not. This is a guideline, not a rule, and it's important to use your own judgment alongside this scoring.
This scoring may be the groundwork for a focused {{needsbalance}} usage. A contributor to this page may request a detailed breakdown of this page's balance. Without this information, {{needsbalance}} may then be removed. This meter cannot be used to enforce needsbalance templates.
This template should only be placed on a race's talk page. If this template is not placed on the talk page, please move it.


Cost Racial Trait
2 Dexterity score increases by 2.
1 Wisdom score increases by 1.
0.5 Darkvision
1-1.5 30 ft Swim Speed
0.5 Amphibious
0.5 Protean
0.5 Bounce
1 Water Shuriken
7.5-8 Total.

The funny thing about Greninja was debating on whether or not to add Torrent, since it IS an ability it can get, but after using it on Primarina (5e Race) and seeing it scored a 1, I asked myself, "Do I really want to make this race a 8.5-9 just for a 20ft dash while in water?". Well, the answer was an obvious 'no' given everything else it has. Aside from that, there's not a whole lot to say, and not even that much in terms of trivia/easter eggs either.

In the History section, the part about how some Greninjas like in the wilderness of Alola is a reference to Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon. If you use Scan Island on a Friday, you can find a Greninja in the grass in Poni Wilds.

In the Society section it is mentioned how Greninjas often team up with Zoroarks is a reference to the TCG, where Greninja and Zoroark appear on a Tag Team card in the Night Unison expansion.

Protean is pretty much a reverse Absorb Elements, where Protean has you gaining resistance when you attack (with more resistance options) while Absorb Elements has you gaining resistance to certain damage types. I don't expect it to remain this way though.

Bounce was originally going to be a bit different, but I decided to recycle it from Blaziken (5e Race) because Greninja learns it when it's a Froakie/Frogadier.

Lastly, Water Shuriken is a modified Fire Bolt spell/Breath weapon. Yeah, I didn't know how else to make it work. --MetalShadowOverlord (talk) 05:11, 29 January 2019 (MST)

Home of user-generated,
homebrew pages!