It’s the third day of the D&D 30 Day Challenge and this time I have to reveal you my favorite playable class. And guess what! I’m going to cheat again!
Like in my favorite playable race article, I pick twice. One class will be from the official publications for the 5th Edition of D&D and one from the Unearthed Arcana articles. Let’s begin!
So, my favorite class from the official publications is the Sorcerer. And this is where I will cheat a little bit again. The Sorcerer as a whole is good, but what I enjoy the most is the Wild Magic Sorcerer. I love the Wilde Magic Surge so much! Random tables are one of my weaknesses and the Wild Magic Surge table provides a good amount of randomness.
An honorable mention is the Barbarian because he smashes things exceptionally well, when you get the urge to do just that, and the Rage mechanic is pretty rad. Moreover, like the flavor of the Totem Warrior who gains his power from a spirit animal that also changes his appearance. This can also be used to escape from a common cliche that barbarians get really really angry whey they rage. Rage as a mechanic can come from becoming one with your spirit animal for a short period of time, thus bringing forth your primal instincts.
Moving on to Unearthed Arcana! My favorite class from the articles is the Mystic. The moment I read that article I fell in love with the Mystic. I love everything about it. I like the flavor that says psionic powers come from the Far Realms. Being exposed to their twisted powers may awaken your mind, granting you powers but also granting you view of the world from a whole other perspective. Moreover, since the influence of the Far Realms is different in every world, Mystics can be extremely rare or quite common. These two facts can help you flavor the this class however you want in order to incorporate it in your worlds. They can be considered mutants and heretics or be worshiped as gods. It’s up to you.
I want to say a few things about the mechanics too, but not much because they can change a lot since they’re experimental material. After the second article about the Mystic came out, things seem more balanced to me. Also, being able to pick disciplines from any order gives the Mystic more versatility.
Two honorable mentions are the Scout and the Bard from the College of Swords. Again, I know they are archetypes and not classes but I find them very interesting.
And that’s it. Now you know my favorite classes of 5th Edition. What is your favorite class and why? And also come back tomorrow to see which is my favorite Game World.
So until then, have fun!