Tuesday, August 4, 2015

5e Cutesy Chaos Sorceress

This is a build for a 5e human warlock. The concept is based on something I came up with way, way back in the high school. The idea was that there was a chaos-sorceress who was cursed that every action she ever took would only ever result in a good deed of some kind no matter what she tried. So, she tried to get around the curse by training an apprentice...and bringing about her world's very first good chaos-sorceress.

While she will have normal style casting, some of her powers, feats and spells will actually represent mutations that give her abilities. For example, take the Observant feat to represent eyes on her back (and may keep the idea of the bunny ears the previous character had...because this is something of a parody).

I'm sort of combining more traditional bizarre mutations for any warhammer-ish chaos sorcerers and an upbeat, cheerful and kind personality. So she's something of a mutant Polyanna. She will be an alternate human. Because it is the closest to raw chaos, I'm going for the Great Old One pact.I'm starting her with a spear, but given her low Strength, I'm expecting her Pact Weapon to be a finesse weapon. I have the idea of a whip growing out of her arm or side for some reason.

Note, that though I am going for the silly/cheery route. There is nothing stopping you from taking more alien, inhuman and disturbing mutations and explain them by taking various feats or powers.

Using the normal array I use of 15,14,13,12,11,10

Human Warlock 1st
Str: 10
Dex: 12
Con: 14
Int: 13
Wis: 12
Cha: 16

HP: 10
AC: 12

Proficiency Bonus: +2

Darkvision 60 ft
Hellish Resistance - Resistance to Fire Damage
Infernal Legacy

Armor Proficiencies: Light Armor
Weapons: Simple Weapons
Tools:Vehicles (Land), Weaver's Tools
Saving Throws: Wisdom and Charisma

Proficient Skills
Animal Handling (Folk Hero) +3
Arcane (Warlock) +3
Investigation (Warlock) +3

Perception (Human) +3
Survival (Folk Hero) +3

Background: Folk Hero

Feat: Observant (See those things between my shoulder blades)

Otherworldly Patron: Great Old One
Awakened Mind
Pact Magic

Equipment:
Light Crossbow
20 Bolts
Arcane Focus
Scholar's Pack
Leather Armor
Spear
Two Daggers

Cantrips: Mage Hand, Eldritch Blast
1st Level Spells: Arms of Hadar, Hex

2nd to 5th Level



2nd Level - Eldritch Invocations: Beguiling Influence, Misty Visions, +7 HP
1st Level Spell: Tasha's Hideous Laughter

3rd Level - Pact Boon: Pact of the Blade, +7 HP
2nd Level Spell: Crown of Madness

4th Level - Ability Score Improvement: +2 Cha, +7 HP
Cantrip: Blade Ward
1st Level:  Protection from Evil and Good

5th Level -Thirsting Blade, Proficiency Bonus +3, +7 HP
3rd Level Spell: Counterspell

Reasoning: I imagine that with the Pact of the Blade, she grows out these sort of biological variations of the weapons she comes up with and uses. Things like a whip that's a tendril of flesh growing from her sides and such. This character getting to be something of a hybrid melee character, but currently she's not geared toward melee damage. I imagine that her Arms of Hadar are actually part of her and grow out of her body.

5th Level Statistics

 

Human Warlock 5th
Str: 10
Dex: 12
Con: 14
Int: 13
Wis: 12
Cha: 18

HP: 38
AC: 12

Proficiency Bonus: +3

Darkvision 60 ft
Hellish Resistance - Resistance to Fire Damage
Infernal Legacy

Armor Proficiencies: Light Armor
Weapons: Simple Weapons
Tools:Vehicles (Land), Weaver's Tools
Saving Throws: Wisdom and Charisma

Proficient Skills
Animal Handling (Folk Hero) +4
Arcane (Warlock) +4
Deception (Beguiling Influence) +7
Investigation (Warlock) +4
Perception (Human) +4
Persuasion (Beguiling Influence) +7
Survival (Folk Hero) +4

Background: Folk Hero

Feat: Observant (See those things between my shoulder blades)

Otherworldly Patron: Great Old One
Awakened Mind
Pact Magic
Eldritch Invocations: Beguiling Influence, Misty Visions, Thirsting Blade
Pact Boon: Pact of the Blade

Equipment:
Light Crossbow
20 Bolts
Arcane Focus
Scholar's Pack
Leather Armor
Spear
Two Daggers

Cantrips: Mage Hand, Eldritch Blast, Blade Ward
1st Level Spells: Arms of Hadar, Hex, Protection from Good and Evil, Tasha's Hideous Laughter
2nd Level: Crown of Madness
3rd Level: Counter Spell

6th Level to 10th Level


6th Level - Entropic Ward, +7 HP
3rd Level: Clairvoyance

7th Level - Armor of Shadows, +7 HP
4th Level: Evard's Black Tentacles

8th Level - Ability Score Improvement: War Caster, +7 HP
2nd Level: Mirror Image

9th Level - Dreadful Word, Proficiency Bonus +4, +7HP
5th Level: Telekinesis

10th Level -Thought Shield, +7 HP
Cantrip: Prestidigitation

Reasoning: Since this character is being closer to melee than normal for many warlocks, I took stuff like War Caster and Armor of Shadows to boost that ability.  However, since this is not going pure melee or pure caster and the idea is that she uses a lot of her powers accidentally, I took a couple of unusual random powers.

10th Level Statistics


Human Warlock 10th
Str: 10
Dex: 12
Con: 14
Int: 13
Wis: 12
Cha: 18

HP: 73
AC: 12

Proficiency Bonus: +4

Darkvision 60 ft
Hellish Resistance - Resistance to Fire Damage
Infernal Legacy

Armor Proficiencies: Light Armor
Weapons: Simple Weapons
Tools:Vehicles (Land), Weaver's Tools
Saving Throws: Wisdom and Charisma

Proficient Skills
Animal Handling (Folk Hero) +5
Arcane (Warlock) +5
Deception (Beguiling Influence) +8
Investigation (Warlock) +5
Perception (Human) +5
Persuasion (Beguiling Influence) +8
Survival (Folk Hero) +5

Background: Folk Hero

Feat: Observant (See those things between my shoulder blades), War Caster

Otherworldly Patron: Great Old One
Awakened Mind
Pact Magic
Eldritch Invocations: Beguiling Influence, Misty Visions, Thirsting Blade, Armor of Shadows, Dreadful Word
Pact Boon: Pact of the Blade
Entropic Ward
Thought Shield

Equipment:
Light Crossbow
20 Bolts
Arcane Focus
Scholar's Pack
Leather Armor
Spear
Two Daggers

Cantrips: Mage Hand, Eldritch Blast, Blade Ward
1st Level Spells: Arms of Hadar, Hex, Protection from Good and Evil, Tasha's Hideous Laughter
2nd Level: Crown of Madness, Mirror Image
3rd Level: Counter Spell, Clairvoyance
4th Level: Evard's Black Tentacles
5th Level: Telekinesis

11th to 15th Level


11th Level - Mystic Arcanum: Eyebite, +7 HP
4th Level: Banishment

12th Level - Lifedrinker, Ability Score Improvement: +2 Cha, +7 HP


13th Level - Mystic Arcanum: Etherealness, Proficiency Bonus +5, +7 HP
3rd Level: Remove Curse

14th Level - Create Thrall, +7 HP

15th Level - Visions of Distant Realms, Mystic Arcanum: Demiplane, +7 HP
3rd Level: Dispel Magic


Reasoning: Still have a somewhat random spell list and some abilities to make melee a little bit better. It is hard to choose spells when not actually taking part in a campaign and none of the spell selection is directly related to the desired theme. I do imagine that her Demiplane is incredibly cute, though.

15th Level Statistics



Human Warlock 15th
Str: 10
Dex: 14
Con: 14
Int: 13
Wis: 12
Cha: 20

HP: 108
AC: 13 (15 Mage Armor)

Proficiency Bonus: +5

Darkvision 60 ft
Hellish Resistance - Resistance to Fire Damage
Infernal Legacy

Armor Proficiencies: Light Armor
Weapons: Simple Weapons
Tools:Vehicles (Land), Weaver's Tools
Saving Throws: Wisdom and Charisma

Proficient Skills
Animal Handling (Folk Hero) +6
Arcane (Warlock) +6
Deception (Beguiling Influence) +10
Investigation (Warlock) +6
Perception (Human) +6
Persuasion (Beguiling Influence) +10
Survival (Folk Hero) +6

Background: Folk Hero

Feat: Observant (See those things between my shoulder blades), War Caster

Otherworldly Patron: Great Old One
Awakened Mind
Pact Magic
Eldritch Invocations: Beguiling Influence, Misty Visions, Thirsting Blade, Armor of Shadows, Dreadful Word, Lifedrinker, Visions of Distant Realms
Pact Boon: Pact of the Blade
Entropic Ward
Thought Shield
Mystic Arcanum: Eyebite
Mystic Arcanum: Etherealness
Mystic Arcanum: Demiplane
Create Thrall

Equipment:
Light Crossbow
20 Bolts
Arcane Focus
Scholar's Pack
Leather Armor
Spear
Two Daggers

Cantrips: Mage Hand, Eldritch Blast, Blade Ward
1st Level Spells: Arms of Hadar, Hex, Protection from Good and Evil, Tasha's Hideous Laughter
2nd Level: Crown of Madness, Mirror Image
3rd Level: Counter Spell, Clairvoyance, Dispel Magic, Remove Curse
4th Level: Evard's Black Tentacles, Banishment
5th Level: Telekinesis

16th to 20th Level


16th Level - Ability Score Improvement: Dexterity +2, +7 HP


17th Level - Mystic Arcanum: Imprisonment, Proficiency Bonus +6, +7 HP
5th Level: Dream

18th Level - Devil's Sight, +7 HP

19th Level - Ability Score Improvement, Dex +2, +7 HP
2nd Level Spell: Darkness

20th Level - Eldritch Master, +7 HP

Reasoning: Again, it turns out that the Warlock spell and invocation list is somewhat limited in theme so the spells selected were somewhat random.

20th Level Statistics


Human Warlock 15th
Str: 10
Dex: 16
Con: 14
Int: 13
Wis: 12
Cha: 20

HP: 143
AC: 14 (16 Mage Armor)

Proficiency Bonus: +6

Darkvision 60 ft
Hellish Resistance - Resistance to Fire Damage
Infernal Legacy

Armor Proficiencies: Light Armor
Weapons: Simple Weapons
Tools:Vehicles (Land), Weaver's Tools
Saving Throws: Wisdom and Charisma

Proficient Skills
Animal Handling (Folk Hero) +7
Arcane (Warlock) +7
Deception (Beguiling Influence) +11
Investigation (Warlock) +7
Perception (Human) +7
Persuasion (Beguiling Influence) +11
Survival (Folk Hero) +7

Background: Folk Hero

Feat: Observant (See those things between my shoulder blades), War Caster

Otherworldly Patron: Great Old One
Awakened Mind
Pact Magic
Eldritch Invocations: Beguiling Influence, Misty Visions, Thirsting Blade, Armor of Shadows, Dreadful Word, Lifedrinker, Visions of Distant Realms, Devil's Sight
Pact Boon: Pact of the Blade
Entropic Ward
Thought Shield
Mystic Arcanum: Eyebite
Mystic Arcanum: Etherealness
Mystic Arcanum: Demiplane
Mystic Arcanum: Imprisonment
Create Thrall

Equipment:
Light Crossbow
20 Bolts
Arcane Focus
Scholar's Pack
Leather Armor
Spear
Two Daggers

Cantrips: Mage Hand, Eldritch Blast, Blade Ward
1st Level Spells: Arms of Hadar, Hex, Protection from Good and Evil, Tasha's Hideous Laughter
2nd Level: Crown of Madness, Mirror Image, Darkness
3rd Level: Counter Spell, Clairvoyance, Dispel Magic, Remove Curse
4th Level: Evard's Black Tentacles, Banishment
5th Level: Telekinesis, Dream

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