Way of The Scholar Blade (5e Subclass)

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Way of The Scholar Blade[edit]

Known philosopher and master in the way of the scholar blade,
master Li Chi, by CT-115, Source
During the unique conversation between the great master Li Chi and me. I asked him what basic requirements are needed to be a master such as him. He laughed at what I told him and said half drunk:
A master? me? Don't make me laugh more than I am right now, I am but a simple scholar that happen to know how to barely fight a stray dog. Now, drink with me and forget all about the fighting and the techniques that come with this mastery of fighting nonsense.

After I had few drinks with him, I remembered something. I never talked to him about my book or of any fighting or techniques. As it hit me in the head that time, I was then too drunk to remember to ask him about it.

—Gustav Ingomar, a human fighter in his quest to finish his book Mastery of Fighting

Aristocratic Blade[edit]

When you choose this tradition at 3rd level, you gain proficiency with the longswords. You can also replace your Flurry of Blows so you can spend 1 ki point to make one sword strike as a bonus action, you can only do this immediately after you take the Attack action on your turn.

The Way of Jian[edit]

Starting when you choose this tradition at 3rd level, you can manipulate and redirect your ki when fighting with your blade. Whenever you hit a creature with one of the attacks granted by your Flurry of Blows, you can impose one of the following effects on that target:

  • It must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or it drops the weapon you choose. The weapon lands at its feet.
  • Your longsword gain the thrown property with a normal range of 30 feet and a long range of 90 feet. Immediately after the attack, you can use a bonus action so that the weapon flies back to your hand, unless it is obscured by something that prevent it from returning to you.
  • Your longsword attack gain the reach property of 10 ft of one attack, this property remain till the next turn.

True Blade[edit]

At 6th level, your blade is not like the weapons of the others, it is far more elegant and effective then the brutal weapons that they call swords. You can spend 3 ki points to treat your weapon as a magical property while you are holding it for 1 hour, the weapon also gain +1 to attack and damage rolls when you use it. The bonus to attack and damage rolls increases to +2 at 12th level, and it increases to +3 at 18th level. This feature remain within your weapon even when you use your Flurry of Blows to throw your weapon, but it will disappear if the weapon does not return to you before the next turn.

Scholar Mind[edit]

At 11th level, when your ki is low and you are in need of more, you can always seek other means to gain energy. You can spend an action to focus you mind and body to to draw more ki from you soul, this allow you to gain ki point equal to (1d8 + your Wisdom modifier + your proficiency bonus). Your ki point total can't go over 20 point. You can't use it again till you finish a long rest.

At 20th level, this ability allow you to gain ki point equal to (1d10 + your Wisdom modifier + your proficiency bonus), and you can't use it again till you finish a short or a long rest.

Death at Ten Paces[edit]

At 17th level, nothing can leave your strike within a range of ten paces, for an enemy to be within that range of you is a death sentence to them. At the beginning of your turn, you can spend 10 ki point to attack all enemies within 10 ft. of you using your longsword, and after you deal the attack damage, the target must succeed a Constitution save throw against your spell DC if his HP is 50 or less or die. You don't provoke an opportunity attacks against you while you are moving to reach your enemy during this ability. You must end your turn after you use this ability, and you can't use it again till you finish a long rest.

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