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Welcome to Hyper Score Marvel (#19) where every week I use Hypercorps 2099 to put together an iconic hero or villain from the world’s most popular superhero universe! Unlike Street Fighter D&D, this series is for both the Pathfinder players out there and D&D 5E groups as well.

Last week we had Thanos (and The Infinity Gauntlet and the Infinity Gems!) and next we’ve got Thing, then Rocket Raccoon, Emma Frost, Cyclops, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Punisher, Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Doctor Doom, Invisible Woman, and Loki. More requests are always welcome however–I’ll get to them all eventually! Full cast so far is over yonder. It’s also worth noting that there are freebies for Hypercorps 2099 and if you are like “WHAT!? I have to download something!” there are brief explanations of the Hyper Score system in the Star Wars D&D 5E Hack.

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Today is the LAST DAY of the Book of Exalted Darkness Kickstarter!!! We are working on unlocking more stretch goals (the Book of Celestial Heroes do-gooder supplement was the first and the Shadow of the Demon Lord conversion was second) and now there are pledge levels for being holy heroes or vile villains! Take a look and help us explore the 9 layers of Hell!

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There are 3 downloadable PDFs on the project page and the Kickstarter ENDS TONIGHT so get your pledge in if you dig it. Worst case scenario you walk away with a free evil adventure module, some vile character options, a mad scientiest class, and if you like, the Exemplar class playtest on World Builder Blog for yins do-gooders.

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The Hulk (Raging)        CR 23—XP 819,200

Male human barbarian (invulnerable rager) 11 [hs 10; abbernaut 2/meganaut 2]
CG Large humanoid (human, hyper)
Init +11; Senses darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Awareness +16

DEFENSE
AC 14, bullet 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+1 Dex, +1 dodge, +5 hyper, -2 rage, -1 size)
hp 271 (11d12+154+42) fast healing 5; Hyper Bonus +5
Fort +23, Ref +9, Will +12
Defensive Abilities fortification (80%), DR 15/—; Resist cold 30, electricity 30, fire 30, sonic 30
Hyper Flaws disturbing (Hulk form), furious rage (trigger into Hulk form), monstrous transformation (Bruce Banner–Medium size, AC 17, hp 97; Str 13, Dex 14, Con 14, Int 22; Bluff +11, Diplomacy +11, Knowledge [technology] +17, Search +16, Sense Motive +16, Stealth +13, Use Technology +12), unnatural (Hulk form)

OFFENSE
Speed 40 ft., leap 60 ft.
Melee unarmed +42/+37/+37/+32/+32/+27 or +40/+35/+35/+35/+30/+30/+25 (2d6+31, Crit 19-20/x2) or improved vital strike +42 (6d6+31, Crit 19-20/x2)
Ranged strong hurl +16 (1d8 per 100 pounds+36 or 4d8 per 400 pounds+47, Range 120 ft., Heavy Load 2,129,920 lbs.; lift 1,065 tons)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks greater rage (29 rounds/day), hyper bonus +5, rage powers (body bludgeon, brawler, greater brawler, improved damage reduction 2)

STATISTICS
Str 52 [+21], Dex 12, Con 32, Int 8, Wis 12, Cha 10
Hyper Strength 6 (Strong as Strong [reroll Str check] 12/day, Strong Back [double carrying capacity 6 times], Strong Hurl, Strong Leap, Strong Throw [double range increments 6 times], Strong Warrior), Hyper Constitution 4 (Hyper Blooded, Hyper Fortification, Hyper Resistant, Hyper Tough)
Base Atk +11; CMB +33 (+35 grapple); CMD 50 (52 vs. grapple)
Feats Alertness [B], Dodge [B], Improved Critical (unarmed), Improved Grapple, Improved Unarmed Strike [B], Improved Vital Strike, Mobility, Power Attack, Spring Attack, Toughness, Vital Strike; Hyper Feats Extra Attribute Trait (2), Extra Hyper Attribute (2), Hyper Charge (can use Spring Attack with Vital Strike), Hyper Secret Identity (Bruce Banner), Toughness[M]
Skills Athletics +29, Awareness +16, Handle Animal +4, Intimidate +14, Survival +9
Languages English (Banner speaks Chinese, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and understands a smattering of others)
SQ extreme endurance (constant endure elements), fast movement, hyper attack 3, hyper initiative, hyper focus 5/day, hyper life, hyper mortality, hyper rest,  invulnerability, size increase
Gear purple pants

SPECIAL ABILITIES
Hulk Leap (Ex) Hulk jump far! Although he does physically move through the air, if Hulk spends a standard action to jump treat it as dimension door with a maximum range of a half mile. If Hulk spends a full-round action to jump, treat it as dimension door with a maximum range of 3 miles (and Hulk lands at the end of the next round instead of the round he jumped). Anything that gets in the Hulk’s way during one of these jumps takes damage as though he used Improved Vital Strike (6d6+31) and should the object or creature survive, it reduces the distance the Hulk jumps by half (or stops him, at the GM’s discretion).

 

NEW HYPER FLAW: Monstrous Transformation (Abbernaut Only)

When you are triggered through exposure to a specific substance, the presence of an environmental effect, a grievous wounding, or by being agitated or drugged (exact parameters are at the GM’s discretion), you transform into your abbernaut form as a free action. Only your abbernaut form has Hyper Attributes and abilities from the Abbernaut and Meganaut hyper routes (non-route hyper abilities remain regardless of your form). In addition, any other hyper flaws you have only effect your abbernaut form (unless you choose otherwise) and your regular form may have different mental attributes of a value reflective to the differences between it and your abbernaut form (typically a trade of -2 for +1 or more). Willingly transforming into your abbernaut form requires a swift action and DC 15 Hyper check. Transforming back to your regular form requires a standard action and DC 18 Hyper check. When you are knocked unconscious or killed, you revert to your regular form.

 

Notes on Hulk’s Pathfinder Build

HULK IS THE STRONGEST ONE THERE IS.

Seriously though we are talking about the “I lift mountains” guy–I am happy with where his strength is and although he can’t technically hold up as much as he has in the comics, I feel like 5,325 tons is a pretty tremendous amount and hey, that’s what checks are for. Another sidenote: I had given him the Hyper Constitution trait for status immunities but then realized that with a Fortitude save of +23 he was pretty much already going to be immune to status conditions. :p

As regular readers of the blog might know, that puts him out of the reasonable Challenge Rating range for Hypercorps 2099 5E–we made it for Pathfinder and converted to D&D 5E, and although a fun time Hyper Score just isn’t as versatile for the latter. It’s still good cyberpunk superhero action but you can’t make the Hulk as your PC (which is probably for the better for 5E games).

EDIT: Redditor SebastianMcQueen pointed out that Hulk ought to have the Siege Monster feature (going about destroying buildings and what not) and he is absolutely correct so it’s been added in below. Thank you SMQ!

Hulk

Large humanoid (hyper), chaotic good
Armor Class 15 (natural)
Hit Points 284 (20d10+160)
Speed 40 ft., leap 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
35 (+12) 14 (+2) 26 (+8) 7 (-2) 15 (+2) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Str +19, Con +15
Skills Athletics +19, Intimidation +14, Perception +9
Damage Resistances poison; bludgeoning, piercing, slashing
Condition Immunities disease, poison
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 19
Languages English
Challenge 24 (62,000 XP)
Incredible Might. Hulk can lift up 2 million pounds or more though doing so requires his full attention and concentration. At the GM’s discretion, the Hulk can lift (and likely throw) virtually anything he can touch and only requires additional actions to do so when an object’s weight exceeds 10,000 pounds [5 tons]).
Hulk Leap. Hulk jump far! Although he does physically move through the air, if Hulk spends a standard action to jump treat it as the dimension door spell with a maximum range of a half mile. If Hulk spends a full-round action to jump, treat it as dimension door with a maximum range of 3 miles (and Hulk lands at the end of the next round instead of the round he jumped). Anything that gets in the Hulk’s way during one of these jumps takes 28 (2d6+21) bludgeoning damage and should the object or creature survive, it reduces the distance the Hulk jumps by half (or stops him, at the GM’s discretion).
Regeneration. Hulk regains 20 hit points at the start of his turn. Hulk dies only if he starts his turn with 0 hit points and doesn’t regenerate.
Siege Monster. Hulk deals double damage to objects and structures.
Strongest One There Is. Hulk has advantage on Strength ability checks and saving throws. When Hulk makes a Strength ability check or saving throw, he can treat a d20 roll of 9 or lower as a 10.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Hulk attacks four times or throws an object. Hulk may throw two objects as long as each weighs 1,000 pounds or less (dealing 66 [10d8+21] damage).
Hulk Smash. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 28 (2d6+21) bludgeoning damage.
Thrown Object. Ranged Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, range (250/500), multiple targets (determined by object size; make one attack roll per target). Hit: 25 (1d8+21) damage. The damage type depends on the object (bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing) and at 100 pounds and every 100 pounds thereafter, the damage increases by 1d8 (up to 471 [100d8+21] at 10,000 pounds though a GM should require a good deal of effort to acquire an object strong and heavy enough to use with thrown object).

Welcome to the 18th post for Street Fighter D&D 5E!

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Abel

Medium humanoid (ropaeo), neutral fighter (battlemaster) 7/monk (open hand)  7
Armor Class 17 (Wisdom, martial arts stance)
Hit Points 123 (7d10+7d8+42)
Speed 45 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Dignity Haitoku
18 (+4) 17 (+3) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Str +9, Con +8
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +9, Insight +8, Intimidation +6, Perception +8, Persuasion +6
Damage Resistances acid
Senses passive Perception 18
Languages Ropa, Soburi (Common)
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)
Background Feature: Never Stop (Roustabout). Abel’s Haitoku score does not increase when he uses the attribute ability to avoid going unconscious.
Evasion. When Abel is subjected to an effect that allows him to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, he instead takes no damage if he succeeds on the saving throw, and only half damage if he fails.
Feat: Grappler. Abel has advantage on attack rolls against creatures he is grappling. In addition, he can use his action to try to pin a creature grappled by him. To do so, Abel makes another grapple check. If he succeeds, he and the creature are both restrained until the grapple ends.
Feat: Tavern Brawler. Abel is proficient with improvised weapons. When Abel 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 Abel is wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, he gains a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon.
Foreigner. Abel is at disadvantage when making Wisdom or Charisma checks against non-Ropaeo that are aware of his heritage. This does not affect checks using Insight or Persuasion.

Ki (7 points). Abel harnesses the mystic energy of ki and can spend these points to fuel various ki features. When he spends a ki point, it is unavailable until he finishes a short or long rest, at the end of which he draws all of his expended ki back into himself. He must spend at least 30 minutes of the rest meditating to regain his ki points.

  • Flurry of Blows. Immediately after Abel takes the Attack action on his turn, he can spend 1 ki point to make two unarmed strikes as a bonus action.
  • Patient Defense. Abel can spend 1 ki point to take the Dodge action as a bonus action on his turn.
  • Step of the Wind. Abel can spend 1 ki point to take the Disengage or Dash action as a bonus action on his turn, his jump distance is doubled for the turn, he may travel through the squares of other creatures, and he does not treat squares occupied by a creature as difficult terrain.
  • Stunning Attack. Abel can spend 1 ki point to attempt to stun a creature he hits with a melee weapon attack. The target must succeed on a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of his next turn.

Know Your Enemy. If Abel 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). Abel can use only one maneuver per attack. A superiority die is expended when Abel uses a maneuver. He regains all of his expended superiority dice when he finishes a short or long rest.

  • Feinting Attack. Abel 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 Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to goad the target into attacking him. Abel 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 Abel you until the end of his next turn.
  • Lunging Attack. When Abel makes a melee weapon attack on his turn, he can expend one superiority die to increase his reach for that attack by 5 feet. If he hits, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Maneuvering Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to maneuver one of his comrades into a more advantageous position. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and he chooses a friendly creature who can see or hear him. That creature can use its reaction to move up to half its speed without provoking opportunity attacks from the target of Abel’s attack.
  • Riposte. When a creature misses Abel with a melee attack, he can use his reaction and expend one superiority die to make a melee weapon attack against the creature. If he hits, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Sweeping Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a melee weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to damage another creature with the same attack. Abel chooses another creature within 5 feet of the original target and within his reach. If the original attack roll would hit the second creature, it takes damage equal to the number Abel rolls on his superiority die. The damage is of the same type dealt by the original attack.
  • Trip Attack. When Abel 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 17 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, Abel knocks the target prone.

Martial Arts. Abel can use Dexterity instead of Strength for the attack and damage rolls of his unarmed strikes and monk weapons, and he rolls a 1d8 in place of the normal damage of his unarmed strike or monk weapons. In addition, when Abel uses the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on his turn, he can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action.

Open Hand Technique.  Whenever Abel hits a creature with one of the attacks granted by his Flurry of Blows, he can impose one of the following effects on that target:

  • It must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • It must make a Strength saving throw. If it fails, Abel can push it up to 15 feet away from him.
  • It can’t take reactions until the end of Abel’s next turn.

Second Wind. On his turn, Abel can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+7 hit points. Once he uses this feature, he must finish a short or long rest before he can use it again.
Social Adept. Abel has proficiency with Insight and Persuasion. He is never at disadvantage when making checks with either of these skills.
Stance of Breaking Stone (2). Abek has learned to strike with a resonance that corrodes creatures and objects on a level beyond understanding, weakening virtually everything but the most impervious targets. His unarmed strikes deal an additional 1d6 acid damage (this damage is not multiplied on a critical hit), he has resistance to acid damage, and he has advantage on checks made to grapple a foe or to avoid being grappled.
Stillness of Mind. Abel can use his action to end one effect on himself that is causing him to be charmed or frightened.
Unarmored Defense. While Abel is not wearing any armor and not wielding a shield, his Armor Class equals 10 + his Dexterity modifier + his Wisdom modifier + the number of martial arts stances he knows.
Unarmored Movement. Abel’s speed increases by 15 feet while he is not wearing armor or wielding a shield.
Wholeness of Body (1/long rest). As an action, Abel can regain 21 hit points.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Abel attacks three times (if attacking unarmed, he can spend his bonus action to attack a fourth time or his bonus action and 1 ki to attack a fourth and fifth time).
Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6+6) bludgeoning damage plus 3 (1d6) acid damage.
Tornado Throw. Abel may use his action to throw a creature he is grappling. The target is thrown 1d4 times 10 feet and lands prone. If a thrown target strikes an object, such as a wall or floor, the target takes 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw or takes the same damage and is knocked prone. If the saving throw is successful, the second target takes half the bludgeoning damage and isn’t knocked prone.

REACTIONS
Deflect Missile. Abel can spend his reaction to strike a missile when he is hit by a ranged weapon attack, reducing its damage by 13 (2d6+6).
Slow Fall. Abel can use his reaction when he falls to reduce any falling damage he takes by 35.
Sky Fall. When a creature is in the air (either jumping or flying) and within Abel’s reach, he may spend his reaction to make an unarmed strike against them, grappling the target on a successful hit.

 

Abel’s Sambo Gi

Legendary wondrous item

Abel’s attire has gradually absorbed some of his spent ki, granting whomever dons it the knowledge of potent combat techniques. While wearing Abel’s sambo gi, you are able to use fighting style features with your unarmed strike. You also gain the following benefits:

  • Marseiyu Rolling. If you spend 1 ki to Dash as a bonus action, you may travel through the squares of other creatures and do not treat squares occupied by a creature as difficult terrain.
  • Sky Fall. When a creature is in the air (either jumping or flying) and within your reach, you may spend your reaction to make an unarmed strike against them, grappling the target on a successful hit.
  • Tornado Throw. You may use your action to throw a creature grappled by you. The target is thrown 1d4 times 10 feet and lands prone. If a thrown target strikes an object, such as a wall or floor, the target takes 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength modifier) or takes the same damage and be knocked prone. If the saving throw is successful, the second target takes half the bludgeoning damage and isn’t knocked prone.

 

 

 

NOTES ON ABEL’S BUILD

His CR rating came in at 10.4 but I rounded up because of all those fighter abilities and Tornado Throw. I don’t play as him often, but I really like this brawling grappler-monk build and might play one soon. 😀

 

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Abel

Medium humanoid (ropaeo), neutral fighter 7/monk  7
Armor Class 17 (Wisdom, martial arts stance)
Hit Points 123 (7d10+7d8+42)
Speed 45 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Dignity Haitoku
18 (+4) 17 (+3) 17 (+3) 14 (+2) 17 (+3) 12 (+1) 14 (+2) 13 (+1)

Saving Throws Str +9, Con +8
Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +9, Insight +8, Intimidation +6, Perception +8, Persuasion +6
Damage Resistances acid
Senses passive Perception 18
Languages Ropa, Soburi (Common)
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)
Background Feature: Never Stop (Roustabout). Abel’s Haitoku score does not increase when he uses the attribute ability to avoid going unconscious.
Evasion. When Abel is subjected to an effect that allows him to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, he instead takes no damage if he succeeds on the saving throw, and only half damage if he fails.
Feat: Grappler. Abel has advantage on attack rolls against creatures he is grappling. In addition, he can use his action to try to pin a creature grappled by him. To do so, Abel makes another grapple check. If he succeeds, he and the creature are both restrained until the grapple ends.

Ki (7 points). 

  • Patient Defense. Abel can spend 1 ki point to take the Dodge action as a bonus action on his turn.
  • Step of the Wind. Abel can spend 1 ki point to take the Disengage or Dash action as a bonus action on his turn, his jump distance is doubled for the turn, he may travel through the squares of other creatures, and he does not treat squares occupied by a creature as difficult terrain.
  • Stunning Attack. Abel can spend 1 ki point to attempt to stun a creature he hits with a melee weapon attack. The target must succeed on a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of his next turn.

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

  • Feinting Attack. Abel 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 Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to goad the target into attacking him. Abel 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 Abel you until the end of his next turn.
  • Lunging Attack. When Abel makes a melee weapon attack on his turn, he can expend one superiority die to increase his reach for that attack by 5 feet. If he hits, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Maneuvering Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to maneuver one of his comrades into a more advantageous position. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and he chooses a friendly creature who can see or hear him. That creature can use its reaction to move up to half its speed without provoking opportunity attacks from the target of Abel’s attack.
  • Riposte. When a creature misses Abel with a melee attack, he can use his reaction and expend one superiority die to make a melee weapon attack against the creature. If he hits, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Sweeping Attack. When Abel hits a creature with a melee weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to damage another creature with the same attack. Abel chooses another creature within 5 feet of the original target and within his reach. If the original attack roll would hit the second creature, it takes damage equal to the number Abel rolls on his superiority die. The damage is of the same type dealt by the original attack.
  • Trip Attack. When Abel 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 17 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, Abel knocks the target prone.

Open Hand Technique.  Whenever Abel hits a creature with one of the attacks granted by his Flurry of Blows, he can impose one of the following effects on that target:

  • It must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw or be knocked prone.
  • It must make a Strength saving throw. If it fails, Abel can push it up to 15 feet away from him.
  • It can’t take reactions until the end of Abel’s next turn.

Second Wind. On his turn, Abel can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+7 hit points. Once he uses this feature, he must finish a short or long rest before he can use it again.
Stance of Breaking Stone (2). Abel has advantage on checks made to grapple a foe or to avoid being grappled.
Stillness of Mind. Abel can use his action to end one effect on himself that is causing him to be charmed or frightened.
Wholeness of Body (1/long rest). As an action, Abel can regain 21 hit points.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Abel attacks three times (if attacking unarmed, he can spend his bonus action to attack a fourth time or his bonus action and 1 ki to flurry of blows, attacking a fourth and fifth time).
Unarmed Strike. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (1d6+6) bludgeoning damage plus 3 (1d6) acid damage. When Abel 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.
Tornado Throw. Abel may use his action to throw a creature he is grappling. The target is thrown 1d4 times 10 feet and lands prone. If a thrown target strikes an object, such as a wall or floor, the target takes 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw or takes the same damage and is knocked prone. If the saving throw is successful, the second target takes half the bludgeoning damage and isn’t knocked prone.

REACTIONS
Deflect Missile. Abel can spend his reaction to strike a missile when he is hit by a ranged weapon attack, reducing its damage by 13 (2d6+6).
Slow Fall. Abel can use his reaction when he falls to reduce any falling damage he takes by 35.
Sky Fall. When a creature is in the air (either jumping or flying) and within Abel’s reach, he may spend his reaction to make an unarmed strike against them, grappling the target on a successful hit.

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Note: Shredder is built as a PC using the ninja rogue archetype, shinobi background, and a martial arts feat from Mists of Akuma as well as an inherent heresy and the dark chi monk tradition from Book of Exalted Darkness. If using him in Soburin, treat his Sanctity score as his Dignity score and his Sin score as his Haitoku score.
Also as usual, a reduced statblock for easier use is at the bottom of the post.

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Shredder

Medium humanoid (soburi), neutral evil rogue (ninja) 4 / monk (dark chi) 6 / ranger (hunter) 4
Armor Class 17 (Wisdom)
Hit Points 103 (10d8+4d10+26)
Speed 45 ft.; Sin Points 16/16

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Sanctity Sin
16 (+3) 18 (+4) 15 (+2) 13 (+1) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 5 (-3) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +9, Int +6
Skills Athletics +13, Deception +6, Insight +8, Intimidation +5, Perception +8, Stealth +14, Survival +8
Tools disguise kit (advantage), poisoner’s kit
Damage Resistances bludgeoning
Senses passive Perception 18
Languages Ceram, Ropa, Soburi (Common), Thieves’ Cant
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)
Background (Shinobi): Blend In. Shredder is able to craft a disguise in 1 minute so long as suitable materials are available. This disguise allows him to blend in with his surroundings like camouflage, allowing him to hide without cover in a specific 5 foot square chosen at the time he creates the disguise. Shredder must be familiar with the location and have appropriate materials on hand (foliage, paint, canvas, etc.) to create this disguise. Once created the disguise weighs 5 lbs. and can be donned as an action or removed as a bonus action.
Inherent Heresy: Wrath. Shredder’s very soul is consumed with a primal fury that drives him ever onward. His face is almost always in a snarl and he must make a DC 12 Wisdom saving throw to assume a different expression (for up to 1 hour). Shredder started with a Sanctity of 8 and a Sin of 3. As a bonus action, he may burn 1 Sin point to gain advantage on a Strength ability check or saving throw.

Basic Ninjutsu. Shredder can throw three kunai or shuriken when he takes the Attack action on his turn. He gains advantage on checks made to create or maintain a disguise.
Cunning Action. Shredder can take a bonus action on each of his turns in combat to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action.

Dark Chi (6 points). Shredder harnesses the fell energy of dark chi and can spend these points to fuel various chi features. When he spends a chi point, it is unavailable until he finishes a short or long rest, at the end of which he draws all of his expended chi back into himself. Shredder must spend at least 30 minutes of the rest meditating to regain his chi points.

  • Flurry of Blows. Immediately after Shredder takes the Attack action on his turn, he can spend 1 chi point to make two unarmed strikes as a bonus action.
  • Patient Defense. Shredder can spend 1 chi point to take the Dodge action as a bonus action on his turn.
  • Step of the Wind. Shredder can spend 1 chi point to take the Disengage or Dash action as a bonus action on his turn, and his jump distance is doubled for the turn.
  • Stunning Strike. Shredder can spend 1 chi point to attempt to stun a creature he hits with a melee weapon attack. The target must succeed on a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of Shredder’s next turn.
  • Scarred Flesh. By spending a bonus action and 2 chi focusing his energies, Shredder gains resistance to one type of weapon damage (bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing) for 1 minute.

Dark Chi Technique. Whenever Shredder hits a creature with one of the attacks granted by his Flurry of Blows, he can impose one of the following effects:

  • The target must succeed on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or be poisoned by Shredder’s chi for 5 rounds. The purity of body feature does not protect against this poison.
  • The attack deals 1d4 extra necrotic damage and all of the attack’s damage changes to necrotic.
  • The target can’t use ki, divine features, or cast divine spells until the end of Shredder’s next turn.
  • The target makes a DC 16 Charisma saving throw or for the next 24 hours detects as the alignment of Shredder’s choice.

Expertise. Shredder’s proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check he makes that uses Athletics or Stealth.
Favored Enemies (hengeyokai, kappa). Shredder has advantage on Wisdom (Survival) checks to track his favored enemies, as well as on Intelligence checks to recall information about them.
Fighting Style: Archery. Shredder gains a +2 bonus to attack rolls he makes with ranged weapons.
Martial Arts. Shredder can use Dexterity instead of Strength for the attack and damage rolls of his unarmed strikes and monk weapons, and he rolls a 1d6 in place of the normal damage of his unarmed strike or monk weapons. In addition, when Shredder uses the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on his turn, he can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action.

Natural Explorer (underground). When Shredder makes an Intelligence or Wisdom check related to his favored terrain, his proficiency bonus (+5) is doubled if you are using a skill that you’re proficient in. While traveling for an hour or more in his favored terrain, he gains the following benefits:

  • Difficult terrain doesn’t slow Shredder’s group’s travel.
  • Shredder’s group can’t become lost except by magical means.
  • Even when Shredder is engaged in another activity while traveling (such as foraging, navigating, or tracking), he remains alert to danger.
  • If Shredder is traveling alone, he can move stealthily at a normal pace.
  • When Shredder forages, he finds twice as much food as he normally would.
  • While tracking other creatures, Shredder also learn their exact number, their sizes, and how long ago they passed through the area.

Primeval Awareness. Shredder can use his action and expend one ranger spell slot to focus his awareness on the region around him. For 1 minute per level of the spell slot he expends, he can sense whether the following types of creatures are present within 1 mile of him (or within up to 6 miles if he is underground): aberrations, celestials, dragons, elementals, fey, fiends, and undead. This feature doesn’t reveal the creatures’ location or number.
Sneak Attack 2d6 (1/turn). Shredder deals an extra 7 (2d6) 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 Shredder that isn’t incapacitated and Shredder doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Spellcasting. Shredder is a 3rd-level spellcaster that uses Wisdom as his spellcasting ability (spell save DC 16; +8 to hit with spell attacks). Shredder has the following spells prepared from the rangers’ spell list:

  • 1st-level (3 slots): hunter’s mark, jump, longstrider

Stance of the Stout Boar (3). Shredder’s strikes deal an additional 1d8 bludgeoning damage. He may ignore nonmagical difficult terrain or terrain movement costs (such as from climbing or swimming) so long as all his movement is in a straight line and ends with him making a melee weapon attack. Shredder gains advantage on saving throws against effects or spells that would cause him to move and resistance to bludgeoning damage.
Unarmored Defense. While he is wearing no armor and not wielding a shield, Shredder’s AC equals 10 + his Dexterity modifier + his Wisdom modifier + the number of martial arts stances he knows.
Unarmored Movement. Shredder’s speed increases by 15 feet while he is not wearing armor.
Unarmed Savant. Shredder’s unarmed strike damage increases by one step (to 1d8) due to his soburi heritage and he gains proficiency in the Athletics skill.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Shredder makes 2 unarmed strikes when he takes the attack action (3 with his bonus action, 4 with his bonus action and 1 chi) or he throws 6 shuriken.
Unarmed. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8+4) magical bludgeoning damage plus 2 (1d4) slashing damage.
Shuriken. Ranged Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, range 20/50, one target. Hit: 5 slashing damage.
Colossus Slayer (1/turn). When Shredder hits a creature with a weapon attack, the creature takes an extra 1d8 damage if it’s below its hit point maximum.
Shredder Gauntlets. Shredder’s gauntlets increase his unarmed strike’s damage by 2 (1d4) slashing damage.

REACTIONS
Deflect Missile. Shredder can spend his reaction to strike a missile when he is hit by a ranged weapon attack. When he does so, the damage he takes from the attack is reduced by 15 (2d8+1d4+4).
Slow Fall. Shredder can use his reaction when he falls to reduce any falling damage he takes by 30.

 

SHREDDER’S GAUNTLETS

Wondrous item, legendary

The spiked gauntlets Shredder wears are fearsome but only used by the wicked. While wearing Shredder’s Gauntlets, you deal an additional 1d4 slashing damage with your unarmed strikes. If you are not of evil alignment, you suffer disadvantage on melee attack rolls while wearing these gauntlets.

 

 

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Shredder

Medium humanoid (soburi), neutral evil rogue 4 / monk 6 / ranger 4
Armor Class 17 (Wisdom)
Hit Points 103 (10d8+4d10+26)
Speed 45 ft.; Sin Points 16/16

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Sanctity Sin
16 (+3) 18 (+4) 15 (+2) 13 (+1) 16 (+3) 13 (+1) 5 (-3) 16 (+3)

Saving Throws Dex +9, Int +6
Skills Athletics +13, Deception +6, Insight +8, Intimidation +5, Perception +8, Stealth +14, Survival +8
Damage Resistances bludgeoning
Senses passive Perception 18
Languages Ceram, Ropa, Soburi (Common), Thieves’ Cant
Challenge 10 (5,900 XP)
Inherent Heresy: Wrath. Shredder may burn 1 Sin point as a bonus action to gain advantage on a Strength ability check or saving throw.
Cunning Action. Shredder can take a bonus action on each of his turns in combat to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action.

Dark Chi (6 points/short rest).

  • Flurry of Blows. Immediately after Shredder takes the Attack action on his turn, he can spend 1 chi point to make two unarmed strikes as a bonus action.
  • Patient Defense. Shredder can spend 1 chi point to take the Dodge action as a bonus action on his turn.
  • Step of the Wind. Shredder can spend 1 chi point to take the Disengage or Dash action as a bonus action on his turn, and his jump distance is doubled for the turn.
  • Stunning Strike. Shredder can spend 1 chi point to attempt to stun a creature he hits with a melee weapon attack. The target must succeed on a DC 16 Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of Shredder’s next turn.
  • Scarred Flesh. By spending a bonus action and 2 chi focusing his energies, Shredder gains resistance to one type of weapon damage (bludgeoning, piercing, or slashing) for 1 minute.

Dark Chi Technique. Whenever Shredder hits a creature with one of the attacks granted by his Flurry of Blows, he can impose one of the following effects:

  • The target must succeed on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or be poisoned by Shredder’s chi for 5 rounds. The purity of body feature does not protect against this poison.
  • The attack deals 1d4 extra necrotic damage and all of the attack’s damage changes to necrotic.
  • The target can’t use ki, divine features, or cast divine spells until the end of Shredder’s next turn.
  • The target makes a DC 16 Charisma saving throw or for the next 24 hours detects as the alignment of Shredder’s choice.

Sneak Attack 2d6 (1/turn). Shredder deals an extra 7 (2d6) 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 Shredder that isn’t incapacitated and Shredder doesn’t have disadvantage on the attack roll.

Spellcasting. Shredder is a 3rd-level spellcaster that uses Wisdom as his spellcasting ability (spell save DC 16; +8 to hit with spell attacks). Shredder has the following spells prepared from the rangers’ spell list:

  • 1st-level (3 slots): hunter’s mark, jump, longstrider

Stance of the Stout Boar (3). Shredder may ignore nonmagical difficult terrain or terrain movement costs (such as from climbing or swimming) so long as all his movement is in a straight line and ends with him making a melee weapon attack. In addition, he has advantage on saving throws against effects or spells that would cause him to move.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Shredder makes 2 unarmed strikes when he takes the attack action (3 with his bonus action, 4 with his bonus action and 1 chi) or he throws 6 shuriken.
Unarmed. Melee Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8+4) magical bludgeoning damage plus 2 (1d4) slashing damage.
Shuriken. Ranged Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, range 20/50, one target. Hit: 5 slashing damage.
Colossus Slayer (1/turn). When Shredder hits a creature with a weapon attack, the creature takes an extra 1d8 damage if it’s below its hit point maximum.

REACTIONS
Deflect Missile. Shredder can spend his reaction to strike a missile when he is hit by a ranged weapon attack, reducing its damage by 15 (2d8+1d4+4).
Slow Fall. Shredder can use his reaction when he falls to reduce any falling damage he takes by 30.

 

 

NOTES ON SHREDDER’S BUILD

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Note: Protoman is built as a PC using the android race from 2099 Wasteland, a plasma cannon made via the custom-weapons system inside of that book, and given Hyper Score from Hypercorps 2099 5E.
As usual a reduced statblock appears at the bottom of the post.

EDIT: Facebook-er Ted Bjorndal pointed out that Protoman has a variable weapon just like Megaman’s–my old NES-fu failed to remember that but thinking back onto the (original) cartoon show (which was great) I do remember Proto doing it once or twice. It required some major changes (losing some hyper ability traits) but the revised build–with a few classic examples–is below. 😀

 

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Protoman

Medium humanoid (android, hyper), chaotic neutral fighter (champion) 6 / rogue 3 (thief) [HS 4; hypernaut 1/meganaut 1]
Armor Class 18 (studded leather, shield)
Hit Points 96 (6d10+3d8+30+1d10+5)
Speed 45 ft., climb 45 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 19 (+4) 17 (+3) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 12 (+1)

Saving Throws Dex +10, Int +10
Skills Acrobatics +12, Athletics +12, Perception +6, Survival +6, Technology +6
Damage Vulnerabilities lightning
Damage Resistances poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, deafened, frightened, poisoned, radiation, stunned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Binary, Common
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)
Background (Lab Experiment): Apathetic World. When creatures attempt to locate Protoman’s position in a settlement they do so with disadvantage and while hiding in common thoroughfares and other similarly populated public places, Protoman has advantage on Stealth checks.
Action Surge (1/short rest). On his turn, Protoman can take an additional action on top of his regular action and a possible bonus action.
Automated. Protoman does not need to eat or breathe. He still need to drink and he requires a resting period that emulates sleep in order to recharge his inner workings.
Built-In Geiger Counter. Protoman has a built-in geiger counter. Suppressing its tick is a bonus action.
Cunning Action. Protoman 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: Mobile. When Protoman uses the Dash action, difficult terrain doesn’t cost him extra movement on that turn. When he makes a melee attack against a creature, he doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether he hits or not.
Fighting Style: Defense. Protoman gains a +2 bonus to attack rolls he makes with ranged weapons.

Hypernaut Power: Variable Weapon System. Protoman may copy the weapon schematics of defeated constructs and androids, able to utilize a copied feature 6 times before running out of charges (for copied attacks, these are 1 round increments). To copy a defeated enemy’s weapon schematics, Protoman must spend an action and succeed on a DC 12 Hyper check (he has a +2 bonus). He may store up to 4 different copied features at a time, each with its own set of charges. Switching between weapons is a bonus action. Protoman regains expended charges after completing a long rest. Below are some examples of copied weapons (as a rule of thumb, a copied weapon should deal 1d6 per point of proficiency bonus for energy plus a condition effect, 1d8 per point of proficiency bonus for energy, or 2d6 per point of proficiency bonus for weapon damage):

 

  • Cutting Blades. As an action, Protoman makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 200 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 49 (12d6+7) slashing damage.
  • Flame Blast. As an action, Protoman makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 200 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 34 (6d8+7) fire damage.
  • Ice Blast. As an action, Protoman makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 200 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 28 (6d6+7) cold damage and makes a DC 18 Constitution saving throw or is stunned for 1 round.
  • Leaf Shield. As a reaction, Protoman can create a shield of leaves that encircle him. These leaves have 12 hit points and any damage he would take before the end of his next turn is subtracted first from this pool of hit points.
  • Strong Throw. As an action, Protoman rips out a huge chunk of rock from the ground and makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 100 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 49 (12d6+7) bludgeoning damage.
  • Tornado Slide. As an action, Protoman moves his Speed. During this movement Protoman is able to travel through the squares of creatures as if they were not difficult terrain and he does not provoke opportunity attacks. Any creature in a square he travels through must make a DC 18 Strength saving throw. On a failure, a target takes 21 (6d6) bludgeoning damage and is flung up 20 feet away in a random direction and is knocked prone. If a thrown target strikes an object, such as a wall or floor, the target takes 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a DC 18 Dexterity saving throw or takes the same damage and be knocked prone. If the saving throw is successful, the target takes half the bludgeoning damage and isn’t flung away or knocked prone.

Hyper Feat: Cybertech. Protoman has advantage on Strength checks using his arms and has a plasma cannon integrated into his right arm that he may draw without using an action.
Hyper Initiative. Protoman has advantage on Initiative checks.
Hyper Mortality. Protoman has advantage on Death saves.
Hyper Traits: Dexterous Footwork (+10 ft.), Dexterous Warrior (+2 ranged damage), Hyper Endurant (2 condition immunities)
Hyper Trait: Hyper Fortitude (2/long rest). When Protoman fails a Constitution saving throw he may roll again with advantage.
Hyper Trait: Hyper Vitality (1/short rest). When Protoman is reduced to 0 HP, he regains 10 hit points as a reaction.
Hyperlink. Protoman is hyperlinked into his plasma cannon and its targeting matrix, granting him  a +2 bonus to attack and damage. A hyperlinked weapon grants the wielder’s proficiency bonus to attack rolls with the firearm without requiring a bonus action to aim.
Hyper Proficiency. Protoman’s bonus to weapons and other features (that are not skills or equipment) he is proficient with increases by 2.
Recorder. Protoman possesses a photographic memory and is able to recall any memory in perfect detail without the need for a check. In addition, he is able to project a hand-sized image of something he has seen within 5 feet and play back audio recordings of events he has witnessed.
Second-Story Work. When Protoman makes a running jump, the distance he covers increases by 5 feet.
Second Wind (1/short rest). On his turn, Protoman can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+6 hit points.
Sneak Attack 2d6 (1/turn). Protoman deals an extra 7 (2d6) 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. Protoman attacks three times (and can autofire with a bonus action to attack with his plasma cannon again with disadvantage).
Unarmed. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) bludgeoning damage.
Plasma Cannon. Ranged Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, range 50/200, one target. Hit: 14 (2d6+7) force damage.
Plasma Cannon (Overcharge all attacks for 1 round). Ranged Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, range 50/200, one target. Hit: 24 (2d6+17) force damage.
Big Bang Strike. As an action, Protoman charges up his plasma cannon. At the end of the round he makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 400 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 70 (8d6+38) force damage. Regardless of whether or not the attack hits, Protoman takes 18 (6d4) damage.
Feat: Sharpshooter. Protoman doesn’t have disadvantage when attacking at long range, and his ranged weapon attacks ignore half cover and three-quarters cover. In addition, before he makes an attack with a ranged weapon that he is proficient with, he can choose to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll. If the attack hits, he adds +10 to the attack’s damage.
Improved Critical. Protoman’s weapon attacks score a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20.

 

 

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Protoman

Medium humanoid (android, hyper), chaotic neutral fighter 6 / rogue 3 [HS 4; hypernaut 1/meganaut 1]
Armor Class 18 (studded leather, shield)
Hit Points 96 (7d10+3d8+35)
Speed 45 ft., climb 45 ft. (running jump +5 ft.)

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
18 (+4) 19 (+4) 17 (+3) 18 (+4) 14 (+2) 12 (+1)

Saving Throws Dex +10, Int +10
Skills Acrobatics +12, Athletics +12, Perception +6, Survival +6, Technology +6
Damage Vulnerabilities lightning
Damage Resistances poison, psychic
Condition Immunities charmed, deafened, frightened, poisoned, radiation, stunned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Binary, Common
Challenge 11 (7,200 XP)
Action Surge (1/short rest). On his turn, Protoman can take an additional action on top of his regular action and a possible bonus action.
Cunning Action. Protoman 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.
Cybertech. Protoman has advantage on Strength checks using his arms.
Feat: Mobile. When Protoman uses the Dash action, difficult terrain doesn’t cost him extra movement on that turn. When he makes a melee attack against a creature, he doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether he hits or not.

Hypernaut Power: Variable Weapon System. Protoman may copy the weapon schematics of defeated constructs and androids, able to utilize a copied feature 6 times before running out of charges (for copied attacks, these are 1 round increments). To copy a defeated enemy’s weapon schematics, Protoman must spend an action and succeed on a DC 12 Hyper check (he has a +2 bonus). He may store up to 4 different copied features at a time, each with its own set of charges. Switching between weapons is a bonus action. Protoman regains expended charges after completing a long rest. Below are some examples of copied weapons (as a rule of thumb, a copied weapon should deal 1d6 per point of proficiency bonus for energy plus a condition effect, 1d8 per point of proficiency bonus for energy, or 2d6 per point of proficiency bonus for weapon damage):

  • Cutting Blades. As an action, Protoman makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 200 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 49 (12d6+7) slashing damage.
  • Flame Blast. As an action, Protoman makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 200 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 34 (6d8+7) fire damage.
  • Ice Blast. As an action, Protoman makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 200 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 28 (6d6+7) cold damage and makes a DC 18 Constitution saving throw or is stunned for 1 round.
  • Leaf Shield. As a reaction, Protoman can create a shield of leaves that encircle him. These leaves have 12 hit points and any damage he would take before the end of his next turn is subtracted first from this pool of hit points.
  • Strong Throw. As an action, Protoman rips out a huge chunk of rock from the ground and makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 100 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 49 (12d6+7) bludgeoning damage.
  • Tornado Slide. As an action, Protoman moves his Speed. During this movement Protoman is able to travel through the squares of creatures as if they were not difficult terrain and he does not provoke opportunity attacks. Any creature in a square he travels through must make a DC 18 Strength saving throw. On a failure, a target takes 21 (6d6) bludgeoning damage and is flung up 20 feet away in a random direction and is knocked prone. If a thrown target strikes an object, such as a wall or floor, the target takes 3 (1d6) bludgeoning damage for every 10 feet it was thrown. If the target is thrown at another creature, that creature must succeed on a DC 18 Dexterity saving throw or takes the same damage and be knocked prone. If the saving throw is successful, the target takes half the bludgeoning damage and isn’t flung away or knocked prone.

Hyper Initiative. Protoman has advantage on Initiative checks.
Hyper Mortality. Protoman has advantage on Death saves.
Hyper Fortitude (2/long rest). When Protoman fails a Constitution saving throw he may roll again with advantage.
Hyper Vitality (1/short rest). When Protoman is reduced to 0 HP, he regains 10 hit points as a reaction.
Second Wind (1/short rest). On his turn, Protoman can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+6 hit points.
Sneak Attack 2d6 (1/turn). Protoman deals an extra 7 (2d6) 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. Protoman attacks three times (and can autofire with a bonus action to attack with his plasma cannon again with disadvantage).
Unarmed. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+4) bludgeoning damage.
Plasma Cannon. Ranged Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, range 50/200, one target. Hit: 14 (2d6+7) force damage.
Plasma Cannon (Overcharge all attacks for 1 round). Ranged Weapon Attack: +9 to hit, range 50/200, one target. Hit: 24 (2d6+17) force damage.
Big Bang Strike. As an action, Protoman charges up his plasma cannon. At the end of the round he makes one ranged weapon attack (+9) against a target within 400 feet. On a successful hit, the target takes 70 (8d6+38) force damage. Regardless of whether or not the attack hits, Protoman takes 18 (6d4) damage.

Feat: Sharpshooter. Protoman doesn’t have disadvantage when attacking at long range, and his ranged weapon attacks ignore half cover and three-quarters cover.
Improved Critical. Protoman’s weapon attacks score a critical hit on a roll of 19 or 20.

 

NOTES ON PROTOMAN’S BUILD

Lack of a tower shield in 5E makes me sad for this build, but ultimately he’s a fun little fella to toss at an adventuring party–make sure to include his theme when you use him as foreshadowing!

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Note: Jinno here is built as a PC using a fighter archetype and equipment from Mists of Akuma. As usual, a reduced statblock (for use as a monster/NPC) is at the bottom of the post.

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Jinno

Medium humanoid (soburi), lawful evil fighter (bushibot) 18
Armor Class 18 (plating augmetic, Dual Wielder)
Hit Points 202 (18d10+90)
Speed 50 ft. (+10 ft. in combat)

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Dignity Haitoku
20 (+5) 20 (+5) 20 (+5) 13 (+1) 11 (+0) 11 (+0) 5 (-3) 20 (+5)

Saving Throws Str +11, Con +11
Skills Athletics +11, Insight +6, Intimidation +11, Survival +6
Tools augmetics, land (vehicle)
Condition Immunities exhaustion
Senses darkvision 90 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Soburi
Challenge 14 (11,500 XP)
Background: Disgraced Amputee. Jinno receives a steam arm augmetic.
Action Surge (2/short rest). On his turn, Jinno can take one additional action on top of his regular action and a possible bonus action, but only once on the same turn.
Augmetic Overcharge. Jinno may spend a bonus action to overcharge all of his augmetics. Any abilities or bonuses they grant have their effects doubled for 6 rounds. Jinno can’t use this ability again until he completes a long rest.

  • Electrolenses. Darkvision 180 ft.
  • Energized Pylon. +18 temporary hit points, +1 to Constitution modifier
  • Plating. AC +2
  • Steam Arm. +1 to attack, damage, Strength checks, Strength saving throws
  • Steam Leg. AC +1, speed +10 ft., +1 to Dexterity checks, +1 to Dexterity saving throws
  • Telescopic Arm. Reach 15 ft.

Feat: Charger. When Jinno uses his action to Dash, he can use a bonus action to make one melee weapon attack or to shove a creature. If he moves at least 10 feet in a straight line immediately before taking this bonus action, he either gains a +5 bonus to the attack’s damage roll (if he chose to make a melee attack and hits) or pushes the target up to 10 feet away from him (if he chose to shove and he succeeds).
Feat: Dual Wielder. Jinno gains a +1 bonus to AC while he is wielding a separate melee weapon in each hand, he can use two-weapon fighting even when the one handed melee weapons he is wielding aren’t light, and he can draw or stow two one-handed weapons when he would normally be able to draw or stow only one.
Feat: Mobile. When Jinno uses the Dash action, difficult terrain doesn’t cost him extra movement on that turn. When he makes a melee attack against a creature, he doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether he hits or not.
Fighting Style: Two-Weapon Fighting. When Jinno engages in two-weapon fighting, he can add his ability modifier to the damage of the second attack.
Hated. Jinno is at disadvantage when making Wisdom or Charisma checks against any humanoid that doesn’t also have the hated condition but he cannot suffer disadvantage on Intimidation checks.
High Haitoku. Jinno gains a +10 ft. bonus to speed in combat, +1 to Strength and Dexterity, he ignores the first 3 points of damage from attacks and spells, but has a visible physical mutation, and suffers disadvantage on Dignity ability checks and saving throws. Jinno’s body is a mishmash of gruesome technological wonders grafted onto what little remains of a once noble samurai apprentice, a horror he keeps hidden beneath his robes and an oversized teddy bear helmet.
Indomitable (3/long rest). Jinno can reroll a saving throw that he fails. If he does so, he must use the new roll.
Lightly, Moderately, Heavily, and Mostly Augmented. Jinno’s proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check he makes to activate, build, conceal, hide, or understand technology. He also gained an electrolens, steam arm, telescopic arm, and electroheart (no lightning vulnerability) without increasing his Haitoku score.
Second Wind (1/short rest). On Jinno’s turn, he can use a bonus action to regain 1d10 + 18 hit points.
Unarmed Savant. Jinno’s unarmed strike damage increases by one step due to his soburi heritage and he gains proficiency in the Athletics skill.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Jinno attacks three times (four times with a bonus action).
Katanas. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d10+5) slashing damage.
Unarmed. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d8+5) bludgeoning damage.
Feat: Swordmaster. When Jinno is wielding a katana and scores a critical hit that kills his opponent, he may make another attack against a target within his reach as part of the same action.

REACTIONS
Feat: Duelist. When Jinno is wielding a finesse weapon with which he is proficient and another creature hits him with a melee attack, he can use his reaction to add +6 to his AC for that attack, potentially causing the attack to miss him.
Feat: Swordmaster. When an enemy would provoke an opportunity attack, Jinno may spend his reaction to move up to his speed, ending his movement adjacent to that enemy (or as close as possible).
In addition while wielding a katana, Jinno can use his reaction to cut a missile in twain when he is hit by a ranged weapon attack, reducing its damage by 11 (1d10+5).

AUGMETICS (can be targeted by attacks, all AC 24)
Electrolens Augmetic (2; 20 hp each). These large eyepieces crackle with energy, granting Jinno darkvision to a range of 90 feet.
Energized Pylon Augmetic (30 hp). This large battery is affixed to Jinno’s back with thick wires connecting into various parts of his body, increasing his Constitution by 2.
Plating Augmetic (30 hp). This heavy metal plate is mounted directly to Jinno’s skeleton, increasing his AC by 2.
Steam Arm Augmetic (30 hp). This metal and piston arm is mounted over one of Jinno’s severed arm stumps, increasing his Strength by 2. He is proficient at striking with his steam arm as a weapon that deals 1d6 bludgeoning damage.
Steam Leg Augmetic (30 hp). These clockwork prostheses are installed over Jinno’s severed legs, above the knees. His Dexterity increases by 2 and his speed increases by 10 feet. He is also proficient at striking with his steam leg as a weapon that deals 1d8 bludgeoning damage.
Telescopic Arm Augmetic (30 hp). Almost identical to his steam arm, Jinno’s telescopic arm also includes a hefty piston installed between the wrist and elbow. His reach increases by 5 feet. He is proficient at striking with his telescopic arm as a weapon that deals 1d8 bludgeoning damage.

EDIT Redditor Oloziz pointed out that following Overcharged was unwieldy (and that I messed up his multiattack ~.~) so the statblock has been amended to that effect. Thanks Oloziz!

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Jinno

Medium humanoid (soburi), lawful evil fighter 18
Armor Class 18 (plating augmetic, Dual Wielder)
Hit Points 202 (18d10+90)
Speed 60 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA Dignity Haitoku
20 (+5) 20 (+5) 20 (+5) 13 (+1) 11 (+0) 11 (+0) 5 (-3) 20 (+5)

Saving Throws Str +11, Con +11
Skills Athletics +11, Insight +6, Intimidation +11, Survival +6
Condition Immunities exhaustion
Senses darkvision 90 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages Soburi
Challenge 14 (11,500 XP)
Action Surge (2/short rest). On his turn, Jinno can take one additional action on top of his regular action and a possible bonus action, but only once on the same turn.
Augmetic Overcharge (1/long rest). Jinno may spend a bonus action to overcharge all of his augmetics. Any abilities or bonuses they grant have their effects doubled for 6 rounds (as follows).

  • Electrolenses. Darkvision 180 ft.
  • Energized Pylon. +18 temporary hit points, +1 to Constitution modifier
  • Plating. AC +2
  • Steam Arm. +1 to attack, damage, Strength checks, Strength saving throws
  • Steam Leg. AC +1, speed +10 ft., +1 to Dexterity checks, +1 to Dexterity saving throws
  • Telescopic Arm. Reach 15 ft.

Feat: Charger. When Jinno uses his action to Dash, he can use a bonus action to make one melee weapon attack or to shove a creature. If he moves at least 10 feet in a straight line immediately before taking this bonus action, he either gains a +5 bonus to the attack’s damage roll (if he chose to make a melee attack and hits) or pushes the target up to 10 feet away from him (if he chose to shove and he succeeds).
Feat: Dual Wielder. Jinno gains a +1 bonus to AC while he is wielding a separate melee weapon in each hand, he can use two-weapon fighting even when the one handed melee weapons he is wielding aren’t light, and he can draw or stow two one-handed weapons when he would normally be able to draw or stow only one.
Feat: Mobile. When Jinno uses the Dash action, difficult terrain doesn’t cost him extra movement on that turn. When he makes a melee attack against a creature, he doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether he hits or not.
High Haitoku. Jinno ignores the first 3 points of damage from attacks and spells.
Indomitable (3/long rest). Jinno can reroll a saving throw that he fails. If he does so, he must use the new roll.
Second Wind (1/short rest). On Jinno’s turn, he can use a bonus action to regain 1d10 + 18 hit points.

ACTIONS
Multiattack. Jinno attacks three times (four times with a bonus action).
Katanas. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d10+5) slashing damage.
Unarmed. Melee Weapon Attack: +11 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 11 (1d10+5) bludgeoning damage.
Feat: Swordmaster. When Jinno is wielding a katana and scores a critical hit that kills his opponent, he may make another attack against a target within his reach as part of the same action.

REACTIONS
Feat: Duelist. Jinno can use his reaction to add +6 to his AC for that attack, potentially causing the attack to miss him.
Feat: Swordmaster. When an enemy would provoke an opportunity attack, Jinno may spend his reaction to move up to his speed, ending his movement adjacent to that enemy (or as close as possible).
In addition while wielding a katana, Jinno can use his reaction to cut a missile in twain when he is hit by a ranged weapon attack, reducing its damage by 11 (1d10+5).

AUGMETICS (can be targeted by attacks, all AC 24)
Electrolens Augmetic (2; 20 hp each). Darkvision 90 feet.
Energized Pylon Augmetic (30 hp). Constitution +2.
Plating Augmetic (30 hp). AC +2.
Steam Arm Augmetic (30 hp). Strength +2.
Steam Leg Augmetic (30 hp). Dexterity +2, speed +10 ft., unarmed strike 1d8 bludgeoning damage.
Telescopic Arm Augmetic (30 hp). Reach +5 ft., unarmed strike 1d8 bludgeoning damage.

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EDIT: Lots of ideas going around for how to improve Jaqen here–monk of the long death, rogue assassin archetype, a little warlock for disguise self at will–but the most salient yet (or so I think, anyway) is that the (bardic) College of Whispers 6th level feature is perfect for him, working much like how the actual lore in the books works (thanks redditor desire-us!)
If I don’t get to fixing it this week, here’s what I will eventually be doing–C&P the build below and then strip him of his rogue abilities (Int save proficiency, 1 skill proficiency, cunning action, expertise, mage hand legerdemain, spellcasting, second-story work, sneak attack, and uncanny dodge) then put the stuff for a 6th level bard in its place (Charisma save, bardic inspiration, archetype features, bard spellcasting; avoid flashy spells for maximum authenticity).

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Valar Morghulis – Jaqen H’ghar and The Faceless Men of Braavos

Medium humanoid (human), lawful neutral rogue (arcane trickster) 5 / fighter (battlemaster) 6
Armor Class 15 (studded leather)
Hit Points 86 (5d8+6d10+22)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
13 (+1) 17 (+3) 15 (+2) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Dex +7, Int +6
Skills Acrobatics +7, Deception +12, Insight +5, Perception +5, Sleight of Hand +7, Stealth +11
Tools disguise kit (+8), thieves’ tools
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages Braavosi, Low Valyrian, Thieves’ Cant, Valyrian
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)
Background Class Feature – Urchin: City Secrets. When not in combat, Jaqen (and companions he leads) can travel between any two locations in the city twice as fast as their speed would normally allow.
Action Surge (1/short rest). On his turn, Jaqen can take an additional action on top of his regular action and a possible bonus action.

Combat Superiority (4d8). Jaqen can use only one maneuver per attack. A superiority die is expended when Jaqen uses a maneuver. He regains all of his expended superiority dice when he finishes a short or long rest.

  • Disarming Attack. When Jaqen hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to disarm the target, forcing it to drop one item of his choice that it’s holding. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and the target must make a DC 15 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, it drops the object he chose. The object lands at its feet.
  • Feinting Attack. Jaqen 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, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Sweeping Attack. When Jaqen hits a creature with a melee weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to damage another creature with the same attack. He chooses another creature within 5 feet of the original target and within his reach. If the original attack roll would hit the second creature, it takes damage equal to the number he rolls on his superiority die. The damage is of the same type dealt by the original attack.

Cunning Action. Jaqen can take a bonus action on each of his turns in combat to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action. If Jaqen is using mage hand he can control it with his bonus action.
Expertise. Jaqen’s proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check he makes that uses either Deception or Stealth.
Feat: Master of Disguise. Jaqen adds double his proficiency bonus to checks he makes with a disguise kit. If he spends 1 hour observing a creature (or dons its face), he can then spend 8 hours crafting a disguise he can quickly don to mimic that creature. Making the disguise requires a disguise kit. He must make checks as normal to disguise himself, but he can assume the disguise as an action.
Feat: Mobile. When Jaqen uses the Dash action, difficult terrain doesn’t cost him extra movement on that turn. When he makes a melee attack against a creature, he doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether he hits or not.
Fighting Style: Dueling. Jaqen gains a +2 bonus to damage when wielding a weapon in only one hand.

Mage Hand Legerdemain. When Jaqen casts mage hand, he can make the spectral hand invisible, and he can perform the following additional tasks with it:

  • He can stow one object the hand is holding in a container worn or carried by another creature.
  • He can retrieve an object in a container worn or carried by another creature.
  • He can use thieves’ tools to pick locks and disarm traps at range.

He can perform one of these tasks without being noticed by a creature if he succeeds on a Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) check contested by the creature’s Wisdom (Perception) check.

Spellcasting. Jaqen is a 5th-level spellcaster that uses Intelligence as his spellcasting ability (spell save DC 14; +6 to hit with spell attacks). Jaqen has the following spells prepared from the wizard’s spell list:

  • Cantrips: blade ward, mage hand, prestidigitation, true strike
  • 1st-level (3 slots): charm person, disguise self, shield

Second Wind (1/short rest). On his turn, Jaqen can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+6 hit points.
Sneak Attack 3d6 (1/turn). Jaqen 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. Jaqen attacks twice.
Rapier. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d8+5) piercing damage.
Dagger (7). Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 20/60, one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+3) piercing damage.

REACTIONS
Feat: Duelist. When Jaqen is wielding a finesse weapon with which he is proficient and another creature hits him with a melee attack, he can use his reaction to add +4 to his AC for that attack, potentially causing the attack to miss him.
Uncanny Dodge. When an attacker that Jaqen can see hits him with an attack, he can use his reaction to halve the attack’s damage against him.

 

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Valar Morghulis – Jaqen H’ghar and The Faceless Men of Braavos

Medium humanoid (human), lawful neutral rogue (arcane trickster) 5 / fighter (battlemaster) 6
Armor Class 15 (studded leather)
Hit Points 86 (5d8+6d10+22)
Speed 40 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
13 (+1) 17 (+3) 15 (+2) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 18 (+4)

Saving Throws Dex +7, Int +6
Skills Acrobatics +7, Deception +12, Insight +5, Perception +5, Sleight of Hand +7, Stealth +11
Senses passive Perception 15
Languages Braavosi, Low Valyrian, Thieves’ Cant, Valyrian
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)
Action Surge (1/short rest). On his turn, Jaqen can take an additional action on top of his regular action and a possible bonus action.

Combat Superiority (4d8). Jaqen can use only one maneuver per attack. A superiority die is expended when Jaqen uses a maneuver. He regains all of his expended superiority dice when he finishes a short or long rest.

  • Disarming Attack. When Jaqen hits a creature with a weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to disarm the target, forcing it to drop one item of his choice that it’s holding. He adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll, and the target must make a DC 15 Strength saving throw. On a failed save, it drops the object he chose. The object lands at its feet.
  • Feinting Attack. Jaqen 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, he adds the superiority die to the attack’s damage roll.
  • Sweeping Attack. When Jaqen hits a creature with a melee weapon attack, he can expend one superiority die to attempt to damage another creature with the same attack. He chooses another creature within 5 feet of the original target and within his reach. If the original attack roll would hit the second creature, it takes damage equal to the number he rolls on his superiority die. The damage is of the same type dealt by the original attack.

Cunning Action. Jaqen can take a bonus action on each of his turns in combat to take the Dash, Disengage, or Hide action. If Jaqen is using mage hand he can control it with his bonus action.
Feat: Mobile. When Jaqen uses the Dash action, difficult terrain doesn’t cost him extra movement on that turn. When he makes a melee attack against a creature, he doesn’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether he hits or not.

Spellcasting. Jaqen is a 5th-level spellcaster that uses Intelligence as his spellcasting ability (spell save DC 14; +6 to hit with spell attacks). Jaqen has the following spells prepared from the wizard’s spell list:

  • Cantrips: blade ward, mage hand, prestidigitation, true strike
  • 1st-level (3 slots): charm person, disguise self, shield

Second Wind (1/short rest). On his turn, Jaqen can use a bonus action to regain 1d10+6 hit points.
Sneak Attack 3d6 (1/turn). Jaqen 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. Jaqen attacks twice.
Rapier. Melee Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (1d8+5) piercing damage.
Dagger (7). Ranged Weapon Attack: +7 to hit, range 20/60, one target. Hit: 6 (1d4+3) piercing damage.

REACTIONS
Feat: Duelist. When Jaqen is wielding a finesse weapon with which he is proficient and another creature hits him with a melee attack, he can use his reaction to add +4 to his AC for that attack, potentially causing the attack to miss him.
Uncanny Dodge. When an attacker that Jaqen can see hits him with an attack, he can use his reaction to halve the attack’s damage against him.

 

Some notes on Jaqen’s Build

My foremost goal here was making somebody who’s all about disguise and trickery, but not at the sacrifice of being badass with a sword. While he’s not going to be delivering an enormous amount of damage, Jaqen (as built above) will be able to move, strike, move again (far, far away) and disguise himself. Don’t roll him out in the middle of a field and expect fireworks–when using him in your game, do it in a crowded area where he can flit away and hide long enough to change faces, and give him some doses of poison to boot.

GAME OF THRONES FANS: George’s writing is way too slow-paced for me and I haven’t read past the first book so all my knowledge is from the television series–I’m sure there are things here that are inaccurate. If there’s anything worse than “SFXing his spellcasting to be intuitive and not as magicky” please let me know!

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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.