D&D HEROES OF SHADOW PDF
D&D 4E Heroes of Shadow by milt in Types > Instruction manuals and d&d. Download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd. Flag for inappropriate. Player's Options Heroes of Shadow focusses on characters that fight evil in Dungeons & Dragons (4th Edition) Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.). Heroes of Shadow is a 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons rules supplement published in April The book introduces three new player races, revenant, shade, and vryloka. It also introduces a new class, vampire, as well as executioner assassin, blackguard paladin, and binder warlock.
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Sign in. Main menu. Based on the original DUNGEONS & DRAGONS game by and Lidda are the heroes who go out and experience . coming from: the Caves of Shadow!. Index of /public/Books/resourceone.info & Dragons/D&D 4th Edition/ Supplement/ resourceone.info Sep 2M Player's Option - Heroes of resourceone.info Sep 4M Player's Option - Heroes of The Feywild. pdf.
There are no such things as young shades, and shades who marry produce normal offspring.
What has gone before.
Shade Traits Shades were once humans, but they have had the plane of shadows permanently stain their souls. For characters and creatures depending on light to see, this decreases the effective range of vision for them by the same percentage.
Invisibility The shade can use this ability once per long rest.
Shadesight The shade has foot darkvision. He can see normally through any darkness effects but not through fog, invisibility, obscurement, and so on. This creates 1d4 figments of the shade. This is a move-equivalent action. A shade can shadow travel once per day. Spells of Shadow As beings tied to the plane of shadow shades can cast the spells Darkness and Blade of Shadow, Armor Class Shades are difficult to hit in shadow.
Naturally Stealthy A shade has advantage on stealth checks while in shadow. Age Shades have extraordinarily long lifespans. By trading some portion of their souls for the stuff of shadow, they extend their lifespan tenfold.
Midgard Heroes Handbook for 5th Edition
Now, first things first — this book is very much the big Midgardian crunch-book, i. The book does not consist wholly of new material, though: Instead, it also collates and refines material taken from the Deep Magic-series, as well as from e. Beyond Damage Dice, and the racial supplements, which were released to much acclaim for 5e, such as Midgard Heroes.
That being said, the compilation aspect is very much secondary to the huge amount of new material featured herein. Now, this being a book that contains a huge amount of class options, new races, etc. That means that I am going to paint in slightly broader strokes than usual. This is a rules-book, not a setting book — though the setting-specific components do bleed into this book here and there, it is about as setting agnostic as you can be without compromising the flavor.
All right, got that? So, after the aforementioned quick introduction, we begin this massive tome with the racial chapter. This chapter also contains notes on subraces that correspond to certain ethnicities in the Midgard setting — for example, river elves, canton dwarves, etc.
The racial chapter features a couple of favorites introduced before: The centaur, gearforged, dhampir, gnoll, kobold, minotaur, ravenfolk, shadow fey and trollkin make a return here, representing pretty much a best-of of the race-centric 5e-supplements released by Kobold Press so far.
Bearfolk have proficiency in Athletics and Perception.
They are also resistant to cold damage. They are Small, with a walking speed of 25 ft, and have a swimming speed of 10 ft. Ratfolk get advantage on attack rolls if an ally is within 5 ft. They get advantage on Handle Animal to influence rodents. All races come with notes on life expectancy, as well as height etc.
No complaints regarding the races-chapter — well-presented material here. The second, massive chapter deals with new options for martial and roguish characters, offering options for non-spellcasting classes. Now, even a cursory glance will show you one thing here: The material is not evenly spread, not by a long shot. We get one primal path, two bardic colleges, 6 martial archetypes for the fighter, two paladin oaths, two ranger archetypes and 3 archetypes for the rogue.
So yeah, the barbarian gets the short end of the stick here, particularly since the one primal path is neither complex, nor particularly interesting. Advantage on Wisdom saves, once per rest interval calm emotions, a bit psychic bonus damage while raging and freedom of movement while raging will probably not really sell many players.
Now, as far as fighters are concerned, the clanking mercenary gets the option to temporarily improve armor or weaponry, with higher levels providing construct-themed benefits, like advantage on saves vs.
The elite of the Mharoti empire, the edjet, is a specialist of using both shield and versatile weapons, with higher levels providing the option to shoe multiple targets, quicker healing during short rests, once per long rest interval, and at high levels, a cool, defensive trick to help allies and improve your own AC when wielding a shield, all reaction-based. I liked this one, though personally, I would have made the defensive trick available sooner and instead have it scale.
It would have been nice to get stats for the undead steed. Frightening charges, necrotic bonus damage, requiring no more food or drinks and immunity to being frightened are unlocked. The 18th level ability lets you turn insubstantial, which is pretty neat. The shieldbearer is a shield specialist, the sword-dancer, surprise, a somewhat dexterous light or no armor specialist.
I found both to be pretty enjoyable. This is relevant due to for example shadow fey hailing from there.
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A solid one, though one that made me wish it tied in with the cool angelic seal-engine. Tenets are provided for both oaths. The vampire slayer ranger does what it says on the tin, providing anti-undead alternatives to those usually gained. Zobecker scouts are more interesting, gaining the ability to be aware of select items, an expanded spell list and the option to create interesting alchemical devices.
I wish we got more selections there, but this one, theme-wise, is one of my favorites in the chapter. The rogue duelist is really interesting; The archetype gets a point-based resource, prowess, which may be used to activate a variety of techniques, which manage to depict an interesting, rather well-balanced array of classic duelist tricks. One of my favorite takes on the concept. The rogue fixer focuses on commerce, securing items, etc. The whisper archetype, reproduced from Deep Magic: Shadow, but alas, sans tweaking the, admittedly minor complaints I had there.
Then, we are introduced to weapon options first introduced in Beyond Damage Dice, which I still maintain, are an awesome idea.
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Special abilities, depending on weapons employed? Heck yes. Now, I think heavy weapons should be restricted to using Strength, but that is an aesthetic complaint. Now, Beyond Damage Dice, while a good idea, was less impressive, to say the least, in its execution.
Needlessly swingy all-or-nothing parries even though a perfectly serviceable parry-mechanic exists in 5e! Spears are still non-existent in the engine, focusing only on polearms. This section represents a HUGE missed opportunity to clean up, expand and refine the subsystem. Alas, no such luck.
The next chapter deals with divine casters — we get a brief overview of Midgardian deities and a whopping 17!! I like this one. But seriously. One paltry circle versus a metric ton of domains? Anyways, the domains provided would be Apocalypse, Beer Heck yeah, spirituality I can get behind!
The latter would probably have made for a cool tie-in with the void magic engine that is absent from the book, but that as a purely aesthetic observation.
The domains are pretty straight-forward in their benefits. The other origin would be the mazeborn, which represents minotaur blood and thus doubles proficiency bonus to Charisma checks with them, if it does apply to the check. The base ability nets you the ability to bonus action cast a spell that requires a melee attack in conjunction with Dash — sans limits. The 18th level ability allows you to spend 3 sorcery points to create phantasmal labyrinth distortions, which can prevent reactions, imposes disadvantage on attacks against you, and requires concentration to maintain as a balancing factor.
Now, fans of the wizard will smirk at that, but we meet several old acquaintances here as well: The Angelic Scribe, the Clockwork, Dragon Masks, Elementalism, Elven High Magic, Entropy chaos magic , Illumination and Ring Warden would be previously released options. Elven High Magic could still be slightly more precise in its details, but remains a favorite of mine as a person.
Dragon masks, angelic glyphs, etc. Now, what about the new stuff? Well, for one, we have the doom croaker, obviously a ravenfolk-inspired one, which halves time and gold for adding divination spells to the spellbook at 2nd level.
The tradition is basically a slightly Norse-flavored divination specialist, flavor-wise aligned with the ravenfolk. In case you were wondering: No, strangely, it does not interact with the rune magic system. Speaking of which: Yes, it makes a return. On the plus-side, the appendix once more contains the stats for the Vaettir and tupilak golems, elk horn rod and nothing pole and the golem now gets proper flavor-text and formatting.
The phenomenal ley line engine for 5e is similarly included here and represented by the geomancer and in the general spellcasting section.Mia Morrison rated it it was amazing May 12, However, not all beings that draw strength from the Shadowfell are vile, blackhearted fiends. Publisher Average Rating. Log In I am new here. The elite of the Mharoti empire, the edjet, is a specialist of using both shield and versatile weapons, with higher levels providing the option to shoe multiple targets, quicker healing during short rests, once per long rest interval, and at high levels, a cool, defensive trick to help allies and improve your own AC when wielding a shield, all reaction-based.