Troll (5e Class)
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The troll is a composite character. You do not select a separate race and class combination. You begin play with one level of the troll class, which also includes all your racial features. You cannot multiclass: when your level increases, you must take a level of the troll class. This is because your character progression includes your growth and your development as a monster rather than a professional career path.
Creating a Troll
- Quick Build
As a Troll you gain the following class features.
- Hit Points
You start with the following equipment, in addition to the equipment granted by your background:
|1st||+2||Trolling Racial Traits, Native Environment|
|2nd||+2||Minor Invulnerability, Reckless Attack|
|3rd||+2||Grab, Unarmored Defense|
|4th||+2||Ability Score Improvement|
|5th||+3||Extra Attack, Growth (Medium)|
|6th||+3||Mutation, Natural Weapons (+1)|
|8th||+3||Ability Score Improvement|
|9th||+4||Natural Armor (+1)|
|10th||+4||Natural Weapons (+2)|
|12th||+4||Ability Score Improvement|
|13th||+5||Regeneration Improvement, Natural Armor (+2)|
|14th||+5||Mutation, Minor Invulnerability improvement|
|15th||+5||Natural Weapons (+3)|
|16th||+5||Ability Score Improvement|
|18th||+6||Natural Armor (+3), Survivor|
|19th||+6||Ability Score Improvement|
|20th||+6||Troll Lord's Rage|
Trolling Racial Traits
A monstrous troll which grows more powerful as it increases in size.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2 and your Strength score increases by 1.
Age. Trolls never stop growing and have not been known to die of old age. Trollings average 5-8 years of age.
Alignment. Disorderly and violent by nature, trolls have strong tendancies towards chaotic alignments and mild tendancies towards evil.
Size. Trollings average 3 feet in height and are bulky for their size, averaging 100 pounds in weight. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Keen Smell. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.
Superior Darkvision. You can see in dim light and darkness within 120 feet of you as if it were bright light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Natural Weaponry. You roll 1d6 for the damage of your unarmed strikes, which can inflict slashing damage if you claw or piercing damage if you bite.
Regeneration. As a bonus action, you can regenerate, healing yourself for a number of hit points equal to 1d12 + your Constitution modifier. Once you have used this feature, you can't use it again until you finish a short or long rest.
Troll Toughness. Your hit point maximum increases by 2, and it increases by 2 whenever you gain a level.
Languages. You can speak and understand Common and Giant.
You may choose a favoured terrain which affects your appearance and physical abilities.
- Cave Troll
Preferring subterranean terrain, you are a cave troll. You have a directional sense which allows you to always know which direction is "up" or "down", preventing you from becoming disoriented. You have advantage on Intelligence or Wisdom checks that involve knowledge of natural (but not worked) stone, and on getting along in the underground wilderness.
- Forest Troll
- Ice Troll
Preferring colder or arctic terrain, you are an ice troll. You have resistance to cold damage, and you are immune to the effects of mundane cold, able to live in sub-zero environments indefinitely without discomfort.
- River Troll
Preferring rivers and wetland terrain, you are river troll. You can breathe water as well as air, and you have a swimming speed equal to your walking speed.
- Desert Troll
Preferring hotter and drier environments such as deserts, you are a desert troll. You can walk through natural difficult terrain as if it were normal terrain.
- Stone Troll
Preferring stoney mountainous terrain, you are a stone troll. Your skin is a lot harder than other trolls, you have a +1 to your AC when not using armour or a shield.
Starting at 2nd level, your ability to instantly regenerate damage from minor wounds and the sheer toughness of your tough hide affords you a limited measure of invulnerability. You reduce the damage you take from nonmagical bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage by 3. The damage reduced increases to 5 at 14th level.
Starting at 2nd level, you can throw aside all concern for defense to attack with fierce desperation. When you make your first attack on your turn, you can decide to attack recklessly. Doing so gives you advantage on melee weapon attack rolls using Strength during this turn, but attack rolls against you have advantage until your next turn.
Beginning at 3rd level, your skin has thickened, while you are not wearing any armor, your Armor Class equals 10 + your Dexterity modifier + your Constitution modifier. You can use a shield and still gain this benefit.
Ability Score Increase
When you reach 4th level, and again at 8th, 12th, 16th and 19th level, you can increase one ability score of your choice by 2, or you can increase two ability scores of your choice by 1. As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature.
Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, rather than once, whenever you take the Attack option on your turn.
You grow in size as you gain levels. At 5th level, you become a Medium creature. Your Strength and Constitution scores increase by 2, and your maximum for those scores increases to 22. You can now roll 1d8 for the damage of your unarmed strikes. Your speed also increases by 5 feet. Your carrying capacity, along with the amount of weight you can push, lift, or drag, doubles. A troll of this size is no longer referred to as a trolling, but as a "young troll".
At 11th level, you become a Large creature. Your Strength and Constitution scores increase by 2, and your maximum for those scores increases to 24. You can now roll 2d6 for the damage of your unarmed strikes. Your speed also increases by 10 feet. Your carrying capacity, along with the amount of weight you can push, lift, or drag, doubles. Your reach increases by 5 feet, to 10 feet. A troll of this size is referred to as a mature, or adult troll.
At 17th level, you become a Huge creature. Your Strength and Constitution scores increase by 2, and your maximum for those scores increases to 26. You can now roll 3d6 for the damage of your unarmed strikes. Your speed also increases by 10 feet. Your carrying capacity, along with the amount of weight you can push, lift, or drag, doubles. Your reach increases by 5 feet, to 15 feet. A troll of this size is referred to as an "ancient", "elder", or "jotun" troll.
Starting at 6th level, your natural weapons and unarmed strikes count as magical for the purpose of overcoming resistance and immunity to nonmagical attacks and damage. You gain a +1 bonus on weapon attack rolls and damage rolls with natural weapons. The bonus to attack and damage rolls improves to +2 at 10th level, and to +3 at 15th level.
Your thick rubbery hide becomes, well thicker. Beginning at 9th level, you gain a +1 bonus to your AC while you are not wearing armor. The bonus to your AC increases by 1 at 13th level (+2), and 18th level (+3).
Once you reach 6th level, and once again at 14th level, you may choose one of the following features:
You grow a second head. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks and on saving throws against being blinded, charmed, deafened, frightened, stunned, paralysed, and knocked unconscious. One of your heads can stay awake while your other head sleeps, allowing you to stay alert while still gaining the usual benefits of sleeping.
- Copious Vomit
You can use your action to exhale your acidic entrails. When you use this ability, each creature in 15 ft. cone must make a dexterity saving throw. The DC for this saving throw equals 8 + your Constitution modifier + your proficiency bonus. A creature takes 3d6 acid damage on a failed save, and half as much damage on a successful one. The damage increases to 4d6 at 11th level, and 5d6 at 16th level. After you use this ability, you can’t use it again until you complete a short or long rest.
- Extra arms
You grow an extra arm. You can make one attack with your natural weapon (extra arm) as a bonus action.
- Graceful Aging
You no longer take any penalties from advancing in age category. You can't die of old age as early as other trolls, your lifespan is 3 times the length of a normal troll.
Beginning at 7th level, and again at 13th level, the number of times you may regenerate before you must finish a short or long rest increases to two (7th) or three (13th).
At 18th level, you obtain the regenerative properties you are so well known for. At the start of each of your turns, you regain hit points equal to 5 + your Constitution modifier if you have no more than half of your hit points left. You don't gain this benefit if you have 0 hit points.
Troll Lord's Rage
Once you reach 20th level, you may use your action to make two melee attacks and apply the results to all creatures you choose within your reach. Once you have used this feature, you can't use it again until you finish a short or long rest.