I want to play a Mountain Dwarf Battlerager Barbarian that dips into Bard at some point. The 5e Bard stays true to the classic archetype, providing a powerful caster who can hold their own in close combat, and a damned fine skill monkey to boot. Although a Half-Orc Bard would be hilarious from a RP aspect, but we will leave that up to you. With the right subclass you can even take on the role of frontline fighter. The two core feats are Durable and Dwarven Fortitude. Lightfoot: +1 to CHA, in addition to the bonus to DEX and Lucky from the Halfling traits is a solid choice for melee Bards. Bard 5E Guide. Dwarf: [+2 Con] A CON boost is nice for survivability, the other racial traits could be situational. Mariner for swim and climb speeds and +1 AC without armour or shield for an unarmoured build. Dwarven Fortitude. some Dwarf features are OK. Hill Dwarf [+1 Wis] You’re not focusing on your core ability scores so you’ll struggle early with some of your spell casting and attacks. It has since sadly been deleted, and we can present it in an easier to read format, that has been edited for your enjoyment. The obvious choice of race for this build is the wood elf, but a hill dwarf also makes an excellent Nature cleric/ranger character. Looking at it we don't have a dedicated healer. Outside of certain builds, a bard … It's a halfling bard, with 17 CHA and 16 DEX and +0s or +1s elsewhere. The 5th edition rules have lessened the need for a healer after fights with the introduction of the short and long rest periods. We have a Purple Dragon Knight, a Bladesinger, A Swashbuckler, A Lore Bard and my Battlerager. ... (although any dwarf is pretty good), variant human, and the wood elf. Today in Thoughts and Things, we have the optimization of the D&D 5th edition Bard Class that has been archived from the Wizards of the Coast D&D Community boards. In the party there is also a defensively minded Paladin, a gunship rogue with a crossbow, necromantic offensive warlock and a fighter inspired by 4e warlords. When it comes to playing a bard, versatility is the name of the game. ... 1 The Knowledge Cleric/Bard. I scoured the internet for advice on what I should do to make my dwarven bard the best he could be. I recently rolled a bard for a new game set in a low fantasy world. If you can't tell, this is a Forgotten Realms campaign with a bunch of realms fans, hence the three realms specific classes. Dungeons & Dragons 5e Best Cleric Builds. Figher Archetype Feats . A list of premade characters for 5th edition D&D, in a variety of different classes, races, and levels. So it's ok if this isn't the most efficient build as long as it isn't actively aweful. I'm starting a new campaign soon with a great RP heavy group. This is in the same vein as the Barbarian & Ranger Character Optimization articles that we have … You get access to every skill, an array of excellent spells, full casting, and a boatload of other benefits. I also knew that I’d want to play a dwarf – because I pretty much ALWAYS want to play a dwarf (see our D&D 5e series). Of course, apart from the mechanical aspects, the Bard is a class that demands to be roleplayed. Prerequisite: Dwarf You have the blood of dwarf heroes flowing through your veins. Mountain Dwarf [+2 Str] I won’t fault you for going a STR Valor Bard build. Halfling: The DEX bonus is great for a Valor or Swords build and the Lucky trait is always good. Tunnel Fighter to make more opportunity attacks for a Sentinel build. Bards, after all, are a jack-of-all-trades sort of lot. The stat array I get to use is 18,16,15,12,10,9. Even the Lore Bard is very realms heavy with the colleges.