Talk:Lythari (5e Subrace)

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Comment on Illiterate[edit]

I feel like the Illiterate feature can have a huge impact for many players. Yet I would like to hear if I should make it even more detrimental - such as hampering the characters ability to gain proficiency in Knowledge related skill checks, bar Nature, such as Arcana, Religion, History or other such skills, while also having a hard time inscriping spells to their spellbooks, similar to when they use a scroll or harder yet. Furthermore this subrace can never stem from the backgrounds: Sage, Noble or Guild Artisan.


Comment on Bestial Connection[edit]

I am not sure if this ability is overpowered and I furthermore would like to know peoples oppinion on the spellcasting being wisdom based - Would it make more sense to make the spellcasting ability into charisma?

Comment on The Call of The Wild[edit]

I do reckon this is more flavor than actually applicable during gameplay, yet it is a major flaw that may actually balance the class in some way, due to the ability to naturally shapechange into a wolf. Maybe I am giving that ability more value than it is due? The flavor of this racial trait is that, if you catch a Lythari in an antimagic field for days in its wolf form, you may potentially be able to partially eliminate it, unless it is found and helped by friends who recognize its hair color and distinctive pelt pattern. Alas it is a well-garded secret among the Lythari, as it can really make them vulnerable to imprisonment. EDIT: Made optional after further research.

Comment on Wolf's Bane:[edit]

This ability is pending removal, I added it because it made sense due to their lycanthropic connection, yet I am prepared to revise it further - Maybe limit it to resistance towards Slashing and piercing only, as these are the only ones that penetrate their hide, so resistance applies mainly towards those; Bones and organs can still very much be smashed to mash.

Comment on Stub[edit]

Tried making it more simple, how does it look now?

Firstly, let's look at what is expected from an elf subrace. The high elf subrace gives you:
  • 1 ASI
  • a handful of weapon proficiencies
  • a cantrip
  • an extra language
Lythari gives you:
  • 1 ASI
  • a handful of weapon proficiencies
  • a skill proficiency
  • advantage on a sub-use of a skill
  • Two 1st level spells
  • Two 2nd level spells
  • An indefinite shapechange
  • Resistance to three common damage types.
Decide what you are going to drop, and then we can look at the complexity of what you're keeping. Marasmusine (talk) 04:03, 23 July 2017 (MDT)
A normal sub race may gain a few things here and there but this is much to powerful and complicated to be a sub-race this is more of a race variant.--Erlek Thunder weaver (talk | contribs | email) 09:29, 8 June 2018 (MDT)
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