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Dan

Medium humanoid (soburi), neutral rogue (thief) 5 / fighter (battle master) 8
Armor Class 17 (martial arts stance)
Hit Points 118 (5d8+8d10+52)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Dignity Haitoku
13 (+1) 18 (+4) 18 (+4) 9 (-1) 10 (+0) 19 (+4) 16 (+3) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +9, Int +4
Skills Athletics +11, Deception +9, Perception +5, Performance +14, Persuasion +9, Stealth +9
Tools calligraphy kit, thieves’ tools
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages Ceram, Soburi (Common)
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)
Background Feature: Never Stop (Roustabout). Dan’s Haitoku score does not increase when he uses the attribute ability to avoid going unconscious.

Cunning Action. Dan can take a bonus action on each of his turns in combat to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action, to make a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check, use his thieves’ tools to disarm a trap or open a lock, or take the Use an Object action.
Expertise. Dan gains double his proficiency bonus on Athletics and Performance checks.
Feat: Shameless Combatant (5/long rest). Dan may insult and dishonor one opponent who can hear him as a bonus action, forcing them to make a DC 15 Dignity saving throw. If the target fails, they must approach Dan or one of his allies on their next turn and attack to the best of their abilities.
Feat: Tavern Brawler. Dan is proficient with improvised weapons and unarmed strikes (which deal d4 for damage). When Dan hits a creature with an unarmed strike or an improvised weapon on his turn, he can use a bonus action to attempt to grapple the target.
Fighting Style: Dueling. When Dan is wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, he gains a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon.
Know Your Enemy. If Dan spends at least 1 minute observing or interacting with another creature outside combat, he can learn certain information about its capabilities compared to his own. The GM reveals if the creature is his equal, superior, or inferior in regard to two of the following characteristics of his choice: Strength score, Dexterity score, Constitution score, armor class, current hit points, total class levels (if any), fighter class levels (if any).

Martial Archetype: Combat Superiority (5d10). Dan can use only one maneuver per attack. A superiority die is expended when Dan uses a maneuver. He regains all of his expended superiority dice when he finishes a short or long rest.

  • Distracting Strike. When Dan hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to distract the creature, giving his allies an opening. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll. The next attack roll against the target by an attacker other than him has advantage if the attack is made before the start of Dan’s next turn.
  • Evasive Footwork. When Dan moves, he can expend one superiority die, rolling the die and adding the number rolled to your AC until he stops moving.
  • Feinting Attack. Dan can expend one superiority die and use a bonus action on his turn to feint, choosing one creature within 5 feet of him as his target. He has advantage on his next attack roll against that creature. If that attack hits, add the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Goading Attack. When Dan hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to goad the target into attacking him. Dan adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and the target must make a DC 17 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the target has disadvantage on all attack rolls against targets other Dan you until the end of his next turn.
  • Trip Attack. When Dan hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to knock the target down. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and if the target is Large or smaller, it must make a DC 18 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, Dan knocks the target prone.

Second-Story Work. Climbing no longer costs Dan extra movement. In addition, when he makes a running jump, the distance he covers increases by 5 feet.
Second Wind. On his turn, Dan can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+8 hit points. Once he uses this feature, he must finish a short or long rest before he can use it again.
Sneak Attack 3d6 (1/turn). Dan deals an extra 10 (3d6) damage when he hits a target with a weapon attack and has advantage on the attack roll, or when the target is within 5 feet of an ally of his that isn’t incapacitated and he doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.
Strongest Stance. Dan uses Charisma to calculate his attack and damage rolls with unarmed strikes, can throw improvised range weapons (1d4, range 20/40, Charisma to calculate attack and damage), changes his AC, and is able to use the Dueling Fighting Style with unarmed strikes.
Unarmed Savant. Dan’s unarmed strike damage increases by one step (to 1d6) due to his soburi heritage and he gains proficiency in the Athletics skill.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Dan attacks twice when he takes the attack action.
Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d4+6) bludgeoning damage. Once per turn Dan may choose to have this deal force damage instead.
Thrown Object. Ranged Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, range (20/40), one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing damage (depending on the type of object).

REACTIONS
Uncanny Dodge. When an attacker that Dan can see hits him with an attack, he can use his reaction to halve the attack’s damage against him.

NEW MARTIAL ARTS STANCE:

STRONGEST Stance
Prerequisites: Cha 13, Dignity 13
You believe that (despite being frequently told that a “self-taught” discipline is ridiculous) the best style of martial arts is learned from your own body and you take that confidence into the ring whenever you fight. You gain the following benefits:

  • If you have the Tavern Brawler feat, Martial Arts feature, or Unarmed Savant feature, you may use Charisma when calculating your bonuses to attack and damage with unarmed strikes.
  • Once per turn, you may choose to have one of your unarmed strikes deal force damage as you conjure a small ball of energy you throw at a creature within your reach (this is still considered a melee attack).
  • You are able to throw any object that fits into your hand with impeccable skill, turning it into an improvised thrown weapon (range 20/40) that deals 1d4 damage. You may use Charisma when calculating your bonuses to attack and damage rolls with such improvised weapons.
  • Your armor class becomes 10 + your Dexterity modifier + half your Charisma modifier.
  • You are able to use the Fighting Style: Dueling feature with unarmed strikes.

Unlike other Martial Arts Stances, this feat may only be selected once. After choosing this Martial Arts Stance, you forget any other stances you know and may not learn any other Martial Arts Stances.

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Dan

Medium humanoid (soburi), neutral rogue 5/fighter 8
Armor Class 17 (martial arts stance)
Hit Points 118 (5d8+8d10+52)
Speed 30 ft., climb 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Dignity Haitoku
13 (+1) 18 (+4) 18 (+4) 9 (-1) 10 (+0) 19 (+4) 16 (+3) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dex +9, Int +4
Skills Athletics +11, Deception +9, Perception +5, Performance +14, Persuasion +9, Stealth +9
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages Ceram, Soburi (Common)
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)
Background Feature: Never Stop (Roustabout). Dan’s Haitoku score does not increase when he uses the attribute ability to avoid going unconscious.

Cunning Action. Dan can take a bonus action on each of his turns in combat to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action, to make a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check, use his thieves’ tools to disarm a trap or open a lock, or take the Use an Object action.
Feat: Shameless Combatant (5/long rest). Dan may insult and dishonor one opponent who can hear him as a bonus action, forcing them to make a DC 15 Dignity saving throw. If the target fails, they must approach Dan or one of his allies on their next turn and attack to the best of their abilities.
Feat: Tavern Brawler. When Dan hits a creature with an unarmed strike or an improvised weapon on his turn, he can use a bonus action to attempt to grapple the target.
Know Your Enemy. If Dan spends at least 1 minute observing or interacting with another creature outside combat, he can learn certain information about its capabilities compared to his own. The GM reveals if the creature is his equal, superior, or inferior in regard to two of the following characteristics of his choice: Strength score, Dexterity score, Constitution score, armor class, current hit points, total class levels (if any), fighter class levels (if any).

Martial Archetype: Combat Superiority (5d10). Dan can use only one maneuver per attack. A superiority die is expended when Dan uses a maneuver. He regains all of his expended superiority dice when he finishes a short or long rest.

  • Distracting Strike. When Dan hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to distract the creature, giving his allies an opening. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll. The next attack roll against the target by an attacker other than him has advantage if the attack is made before the start of Dan’s next turn.
  • Evasive Footwork. When Dan moves, he can expend one superiority die, rolling the die and adding the number rolled to your AC until he stops moving.
  • Feinting Attack. Dan can expend one superiority die and use a bonus action on his turn to feint, choosing one creature within 5 feet of him as his target. He has advantage on his next attack roll against that creature. If that attack hits, add the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Goading Attack. When Dan hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to goad the target into attacking him. Dan adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and the target must make a DC 17 Wisdom saving throw. On a failed save, the target has disadvantage on all attack rolls against targets other Dan you until the end of his next turn.
  • Trip Attack. When Dan hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to knock the target down. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and if the target is Large or smaller, it must make a DC 18 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, Dan knocks the target prone.

Second-Story Work. When Dan makes a running jump, the distance he covers increases by 5 feet.
Second Wind (1/short rest). On his turn, Dan can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+8 hit points.
Sneak Attack 3d6 (1/turn). Dan deals an extra 10 (3d6) damage when he hits a target with a weapon attack and has advantage on the attack roll, or when the target is within 5 feet of an ally of his that isn’t incapacitated and he doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Dan attacks twice when he takes the attack action.
Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d4+6) bludgeoning damage. Once per turn Dan may choose to have this deal force damage instead.
Thrown Object. Ranged Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, range (20/40), one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing damage (depending on the type of object).

REACTIONS
Uncanny Dodge. When an attacker that Dan can see hits him with an attack, he can use his reaction to halve the attack’s damage against him.

BUILD NOTES ON DAN

Dan is almost certainly going to be the weakest Street Fighter in this series but I’m quite alright with that. If you want to give him a powerful ability to emulate his (only?) good energy attack, take the Shun Goku Satsu (Raging Demon) feature from Akuma’s Haitoku Prayer Beads, change its damage to force (instead of necrotic), reduce the movement Dan can take before striking to half his speed (15 ft.), remove the ki cost, increase the reach of the attack to 10 ft., and increase his CR by 1.

EDIT: While talking about Dan with moonshadowkati (see below) it occurred to me that making his non-super energy attack available was an easy fix. 😀

⚆ _ ⚆ Controversy! (°ロ°)☝

Redditor moonshadowkati has suggested Dan deserves legitimate monk levels but I remain skeptical. You can check out the reddit thread and weigh in yourself, but here’s what they suggested:

This doesn’t really seem to capture all that is Dan. Rather than Rogue, which doesn’t seem to do much for him, i’d recommend Sun Soul Monk levels instead:

  • Gadouken – Represented by the Sun Soul Monk’s Radiant Sun Bolt ability. This is perfect for Dan, because unlike other beam abilities (Eldritch Blast, Scorching Ray), RSB has a pathetic 30′ range and 1d4+Dex damage. It has a bonus action attack and a Flurry of Blows equivalent; the bonus action might represent EX or Shinkuu Gadouken, while the Flurry of Blows version would do the most damage and cost Ki, thus representing Haoh Gadouken.
  • (S)Hisso Buraiken – With Extra Attack, Action Surge, Battlemaster Maneuvers, and Flurry of Blows, this would be a surprisingly strong alpha strike at the cost of a great many resources.
  • Dankuukyaku – Step of the Wind would be a great way to get him the distance for those flying, leaping kicks.
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