Talk:Shadowslinger Origin (5e Subclass)
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A Transcendence Action is when the action you take to activate a Transcendence feature, the plates are good to hide behind or make a bridge with or something, and a Nomad Mystic refers to a Mystic who has chosen the Order of the Nomad. AngelsAndAarakocra (talk) 9:58, 3 May 2017
Hello again, fellow wikian! I stumbled upon your works, and would like to share some comments:
- Shadowfall. Unlimited teleport? That means no opportunity attack against you. Either you add some limitations (as in, since this is a Shadowslinger origin, "you must be within dim light or darkness and/or must teleport into dim light or darkness") and definitely "limited uses between short rest or long rest" caveat, this is too broken for a 1st-level feature.
- Shadow Imbuement. The flavor text (fluffs) does not exactly match the feature's effect, does it? Maybe you can cast speak with dead spell as a ritual or something would do. The current version of the feature pretty much explains itself, you do not need to mention Nomad Mystic feature. (Incidentally, I recently found out that it's best not to mention the mystic class for now, since it's not part of the OGC license.)
- Transcendence. The feature seems otherwise nice and all, but it's too powerful for a '6th-level feature.
- Shadowplate. Define "plate", please, since it could be easily confused with the plate armor. When you refer to an object that is not defined in the rule, you might need to elaborate exactly what you intend to. For example: Does the shadow plate has the property as metallic object? (As in: Is it subject to heat metal spell?)
- Superior Transcendence. Giving bonus to spell save DC could be too strong, since that kind of bonus is now very rare in 5th edition. Although it does fit as a penultimate archetype feature, it's a kind of mechanism I wouldn't dare to touch.
Well, that's it for now. In short: Nice concept, I think I get what you intend with the archetype, but some features might be a bit too strong from being balanced. Other than that, it sound awesome. --WeirdoWhoever (talk) 09:23, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I have made a bunch of changes. Transcendence now only gives you effects of 2nd-level spells (Blur, Barkskin and Darkness) But without the concentration requirement, and I removed the additional Transcendence options at 14th level. I also added a weakness to Shadowplate and changes it's name so nobody will get confused. Thank you for the constructive criticism, it's always a good thing to get a review from you.