Talk:Krogan (5e Race)

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Marasmusine's Meter[edit]

Even when I nerfed this race back in April, I felt like it still might be a little overpowered. It's only been buffed since then. Let's quantify its current power (at the time of this edit) with Marasmusine's Meter:

0.5 ½: Ability Score Increase (+2/+2)
0.5 ½: 35 feet base walking speed
3: Resistance to three common damage types (fire, cold, and poison); could arguably be 2
0.5 ½: Narrow advantage on a saving throw (against being poisoned)
1: Unarmored Defense
1: Secondary Nervous System
1: Headbutt action; could arguably be 0.5 ½
= 70.5 ½ (or at best, 6) on a meter that shouldn't exceed 40.5 ½

I've never actually played the Mass Effect games so I can't be sure which features are most integral to krogans, but I think it's pretty clear at least one of these features should be removed or nerfed. - Guy (talk) 00:27, 21 September 2017 (MDT)

Well they aren't typically faster than other species that I've noticed. They definitely aren't resistant to fire. If anything they're vulnerable. It's the only thing that bypasses their racial regen. I don't recall cold ever being mentioned either. Cryo blasts work just as well on Krogan as they do any tanky enemy. The headbutt is something they have in the games, as is the essential "backup biology" covered under secondary nervous system. Flavorwise they should have high str and con. Poison is never mentioned, as far as I know, as something Krogan's resist. They really don't need advantage AND resistance regardless, plus that +2 con will make it easier to make con saves vs. poison anyway. - guy who doesn't have an account on this wiki
Thanks for your input. I've removed the resistances (including advantage versus poison) and reduced speed to the standard 30 feet. This reduces the estimated number of points to be 30.5 ½, which is a tiny bit low. To compensate I gave them an extra hit point per level, as they seems to fit in with their tanky nature (which I believe is what inspired all those resistances).
If I've interpreted Marasmusine's Meter correctly, this puts krogans at 4 or 40.5 ½ (depending on how much you value Headbutt), which is just about perfect. - Guy (talk) 21:14, 21 September 2017 (MDT)

Musicus Rating[edit]

Musicus Meter
Score: 7.5
This race scored 7.5 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.
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--ConcealedLight (talk) 06:06, 16 April 2018 (MDT)

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