Hemomancy (5e Subclass)

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Hemomancy[edit]

Hemomancy is a forgotten tradition that explores the control of life energy for their benefit. Hemomancers focus on boosting their magic with their own blood or siphoning health from a creature to heal another, being able to manipulate the life-force of those who cross paths with them

Knack for Blood[edit]

Starting at 2nd level, you are able to use your own blood as the component for your spells. When you cast a spell that requires material components, you can inflict a puncture or minor cut on yourself that deals 1 point of slashing or piercing damage (no action required) which can't be reduced in any way and does not force you to make Constitution saving throw to maintain concentration. If you do so, you do not need to provide the material components for the spell. If a spell has costly material components (greater than 1 gp) the component must still be provided.

Also at 2nd level, you are used to getting injured, so much so that maintaining concentration on a spell becomes easier. When you make a Constitution Saving Throw to attempt to maintain concentration on a spell, you treat the damage taken as 1 less for every two levels you possess in this class for the purposes of determining the Concentration check DC (minimum DC of 10).

Drain and Consume[edit]

Also at 2nd level, you have a pool of Blood Tokens which you can use for your subclass features. You gain 1 Blood Token upon killing a worthy foe with a spell of 1st level or higher. You can have a maximum of Blood Tokens equal to your Intelligence Modifier + your Proficiency bonus, and they reset back to 0 after a Long Rest. You can't draw Blood Tokens from Constructs or Undead.

  • Transfusion: As a bonus action after dealing damage with a spell of 1st level or higher, you can consume 2 Blood Tokens to heal for an amount equal to the spell's level + your Proficiency Bonus. At 10th level this ability improves further, allowing you to heal other creatures within 30 feet as long as they have at least 1 hit point remaining.
  • Empty Vessel: During a Short Rest, you can consume all of your Blood Tokens to heal for 1d6 x the number of Blood Tokens expended.

You can also trade your own life-force to gain Blood Tokens. As an action, you take 1d8 necrotic damage to gain one Blood Token. This damage can not be mitigated by Temporary Hit Points and it can not be reduced by any resistances or immunities. Gaining Blood Tokens this way also reduces your maximum number of hit points by 1 per Blood Token made this way. This reduction to your maximum hit points lasts until you finish a long rest.

You are unable to use this feature or any other that reduces your hit points if you would fall to 0 or fewer hit points.

Crimson Pact[edit]

Starting at 6th level, your understanding of Hemomancy grows as you learn to draw power from your life energy to boost your magic beyond normal capabilities. When you cast a spell, you can choose to upcast it at the cost of Blood Tokens instead of spending a higher-level spell slot by spending two Blood Tokens for each level the spell is increased, up to a maximum level equal to the highest-level spell you know or 5th level, whichever is lower.

Creating Blood Tokens: As a bonus action on your turn, you can expend one spell slot and gain a number of Blood Tokens equal to the slot's level.

Half-full Cup[edit]

Starting at 10th level, your Maximum Hit Points increase by 1 per Wizard level, and other creatures or effects that do not originate from you cannot reduce the number of maximum hit points you possess. In addition, you have advantage on Death Saving Throws.

Hemoplague[edit]

At 14th you have reached the pinnacle of Hemomancy, allowing you to unleash all of your power reservoir in a Hemoplague. As an action, you can spend 7 Blood Tokens to make blood rain in a 20-foot radius cylinder centered on a point you can see within 60 feet. All living creatures in the area (that are not Construct or Undead) have to make a Constitution Saving Throw or take 6d12 necrotic damage, or half as much on a save.

Immediately after using this ability, you can spend a bonus action to restore a number of hit points equal to half of the damage dealt by this ability, split among any number of creatures within 30 feet of you as long as they have at least 1 hit point and do not possess the Construct or Undead types.

Bloodwalk[edit]

Beginning at 20th level, you are perfectly attuned to the song of blood and can transport yourself long distances via blood. As an action, choose an adjacent creature. You immediately disappear into that creature, and exit another being within 5 miles. You may designate a direction and distance instead of a specific creature, and exit from the closest creature to that point within range. Both the creature you enter and exit cannot possess the Construct or Undead types, and must have a size equal to or greater than your own.

While creatures find the entire process unsettling, you may choose to have an explosive entry, exit, or both. In this case, the creature must make a Constitution saving throw or take 10d10 damage, taking half as much on a successful save. You regain the use of this ability at the end of a long rest.



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AuthorElElfoJoa +
ClassWizard +
Identifier5e Subclass +
RatingUndiscussed +
SummaryHemomancy is a forgotten school of magic that uses the life-force of living creatures to power their magic. They can transfuse health, boost a spell using their own blood, or drain their victims to death +
TitleHemomancy +