D&D Celebration takes place this weekend, and with it comes a bunch of online panels to help you be the best Dungeons & Dragons player you can be. Or to figure out how to run your campaign, or to get insight on just where D&D 5e is headed next.
The online convention takes place from September 18 to September 20, but before then, you can get a preview of two new subclasses that are set to debut in the upcoming expansion, Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything.
First up is the Path of Wild Magic barbarian, a new barbarian subclass that gives it the best part of being a Wild Magic sorcerer. Which is, of course, the wild magic rolls. Starting at third level, any time the Path of Wild Magic barbarian enters their rage, they have to roll on the Wild Magic table to see what random thing happens when they get angry.
The barbarian’s Wild Magic table is much smaller than a sorcerer’s, though. Rather than rolling a D100, the Wild Magic barbarian just rolls a D8 to see what happens. Possible outcomes include damaging all nearby creatures, teleporting to a random space within 30 feet, or summoning a random nature spirit that explodes.
Wild Magic barbarians don’t get any spells, per se, but they do get an ability that is basically the same as Detect Magic.
The Genie warlock, on the other hand, has far more control over their spells thanks to the pact they make with a Noble Genie. These Genies have power to rival that of lesser deities, and they’re more than willing to share it with ambitious nobles if it means expanding their reach into the Material Plane.
Besides getting an expanded spell list based on the elemental affinity of your Genie patron, warlocks also gain a Genie’s Vessel, which is pretty much what it sounds like. The Genie’s Vessel is a tiny object that can be anything you want so long as it’s got a tiny compartment for you to live in. Options range from lamps to bottles to rings with a secret compartment. As an action, warlocks can magically vanish inside their vessel to hang out for a limited time in total comfort while still being able to hear what’s going on outside–useful for getting out of a jam or for spying on your enemies.
At 14th level, the warlock’s Genie patron will even grant them one wish every few days, so long as that wish is a 6th-level spell or less.
Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything arrives on November 17th, but you can enjoy these playable previews today.
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