Alchemist (5e Subclass)

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Author: Franken Kesey (talk)
Date Created: 04/11/12
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Alchemist[edit]

Most live in a prosaic world of the base perceptions, bound by Ultimate Laws – truths that hinder the capacity of progress. Prisoners to common sense and logic, a land where even science becomes a religion. Even the most basic manipulations of existence cannot be understood by these sorry souls. This is the way of the lesser man. An alchemist is a proponent of straining the limits – nay, being without limits, then deciding what limits the rest must follow. An alchemist is a student of the power of Space. They can warp energy, matter, gravity, magnetics, magic and alignment in an area.

What is is always ephemeral – walls become dust, life turns to death and then life again. The rules of nature change as the wind.
—Jubal, Human Alchemist

Class Features[edit]

Alchemist is a arcane tradition of the Wizard class.


 

Alchemist Specialization

Beginning when you select this tradition at 2nd level and at certain later levels, you learn a number of specialty spells. These specialty spells do not count toward your number of cantrips and spells known. Nor do they count against the number of spells prepared, and are always prepared. These spells count as wizard spells for you. The GM may add to this list as new spells are released.

Convert Energy Damage

At 6th level, thrice per day, as a reaction to a spell, an alchemist can change energy damage. This acts like a counterspell, but instead of dispeling a spell, it converts the type of damage. This can be applied to both ally and opponent damage, Wisdom check to resist.

  • This changes up to 20 points of energy damage into a different energy type (i.e., turn cold into fire damage). This has no effect on if the damage hits, and still does the same damage (just a different type). Energy damage is defined as: Acid, Cold, Fire, Force, Lightning and Thunder. This only works on energy damage, not things like piercing or ability damage. This converts the target's effect equally even with such things as lightning strike or area effects. This conversion lasts for only 1 round (+1 per 3 spellcaster levels), thus energy effects that last longer revert back to their original energy type in following rounds. Damage that exceeds the 20 points is treated as normal.
  • This does not work against magic weapons or magic equipment (except wands and the like).
  • Example: An enemy manifester deals 6d8 damage in an area, this power is cast (to convert fire into cold), the enemy fails its save, all in area receive 20 points of cold damage and the rest in fire (average 7). Thus creatures with immunity or resistance can use this power to aid them or use it to against vulnerable opponents (when used on an ally’s power). Once you exhaust this ability (by using it thrice) you may not use it again until you finish a short rest

True Seeing

At 10th level, an alchemist has a permanent ability to see through illusions (treat like true seeing with a 30’ range). 

Wish

At 20th level, once per day an alchemist can change reality (treat like wish). Once you use this ability you may not use it again until you finish a long rest.



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AuthorFranken Kesey +
ClassWizard +
DescMost live in a prosaic world of the base p
Most live in a prosaic world of the base perceptions, bound by Ultimate Laws – truths that hinder the capacity of progress. Prisoners to common sense and logic, a land where even science becomes a religion. Even the most basic manipulations of existence cannot be understood by these sorry souls. This is the way of the lesser man. An alchemist is a proponent of straining the limits – nay, being without limits, then deciding what limits the rest must follow. An alchemist is a student of the power of Space. They can warp energy, matter, gravity, magnetics, magic and alignment in an area.
magnetics, magic and alignment in an area. +
FeaturesAlchemist Specialization +, Convert Energy Damage +, True Seeing + and Wish +
Help Wanted ReasonMaking it meet 5e standards. +
Identifier5e Subclass +
Rated ByGhostwheel + and Stryker +
RatingRating Pending +
Subclasstrue +
SummaryThe alchemist tradition focuses on zone control and energy. +
TitleAlchemist +