[5e] Swashbuckler Rogue/Swords Bard I originally went into this build thinking like a cocky sailor swordsperson but without the whole pirate vibe, more self-controlled and a scholar. Which module did you stop playing ? [–]HoboBard 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). If so, Sword bards get that style without dipping into Fighter. I...kind of forgot about this as War Caster doesn't override this effect and neither does Hexblade...are there any especially important spells this will come up for or is my free object interaction for sheathing my blade fine? The 14th level ability shouldn't be a reason for choosing one over the other if you're starting at 1st level since they come into play so late in the game. Official sources, homebrew images, and new information/product photos are the exception. Valor Bard is casting more spells in combat because even with Extra Attack, your damage potential from spells and attacking is pretty even. I imagine combining the two would also be a strong combo. Starting with a 14 or 15 in main stat is fine in 5e. As a Sword Bard, I would cast self preserving buffs on myself (Heroism and Warding Wind). I was originally going to go full Rogue but ended up wanting to multiclass a little. With access to every skill, expertise, full casting, and a decent set of proficiencies, the Bard can fill essentially every role in the party. Which do you feel is better overall or for niche reasons? College of Lore. I don’t think there is a ‘best’, as the fun you have with your character isn’t really dependent on maximum damage output or whatever metric you want to use for ‘best’. Playing a college of swords right now at 5th level with magic initiate for booming blade and the shield spell. Ultimate 5e Bard Class Guide for Dungeons and Dragons A party just isn't complete without a bard. Really it's just a trade off of which you feel you'd get the most use out of IMO. The bard has managed to grow beyond the subpar abilities of previous editions to become one of the best classes in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.It is a full caster class boasting a robust spell list and has the ability to steal a total of 6 spells from any other list in the game. ), [–]Ryunosuke-Ryusei[S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). Homebrew must be tagged - Homebrew submissions should begin with the [Homebrew] tag or contain the [Homebrew] flair, and you may only post one new homebrew thread per day. I have to say I do like Swords Bard as a rogue alternative. [–]ZforZenyattaWitch 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (2 children). Archetype: College of Swords. As someone else already said, Combat Inspiration allows you to use your BI dice to help allies in combat, whereas Flourishes will only use those dice to help you. You gain a Fighting Style, which is absolutely amazing for you… But you also don’t gain as clever uses for your Inspiration dice. Respect the opinions of others - Each table is unique; just because someone plays differently to you it does not make them wrong. Affiliate links are not allowed. It's a ton of fun for buffing yourself in battle. Though they use their weapons to entertain, they are … and join one of thousands of communities. The flourishes are fun, and the weapon as a focus is also well suited to when you don't want to play a 'bardy' bard; This is nice since to me minus the fluff bards make the perfect swashbuckler hero type character. As for allies using their reaction, it really just depends on what they're playing, they may have no useful reactions, or may have several possibilities already competing for the opportunity. The color code below has been implemented to help you identify, at a glance, how good that option will be for your Bard. As a Valor Bard, I would cast Concentration debuffs if I'm ranged (Faerie Fire) and non-Concentration debuffs if I'm melee (Blindness and Plant Growth). That is another thing that annoys me, the fighting style almost makes Sword seem outright superior to Valor as a whole, shield proficiency aside. [–]tconnersGloomy Boi/Echo Knight 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). Do not post memes - Memes should not be posted unless used to contribute to a preexisting discussion. Bard DnD 5e Optimization Guide | Not Just Another Song and Dance April 19, 2019 By ToHitAC0 Bards have gone from being one of the hardest classes to qualify for in Dungeons and Dragons , to the laughing stock of the party, and finally in 4e they really began to show their true selves and now in 5e they are one of the best classes in the game. [–]Kilowog42 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). The TWF combat style is a bit of a trap for Swords if you like to cast mid-combat; you can't counterspell with weapons in both hands even if you can use your blade as a focus. So the only real differences that are important to you mechanically are as follows: Do you want Combat Inspiration or Flourishes? Use clear, concise title names - Titles must be clear, concise, and not worded in a misleading fashion. D&D 5e/Next; Optimization College of Swords Bard: What spells? ... making it one of the most promising choices for a healing bard. Of course, players looking to make a bard in D&D 5e should keep in mind that a bard's best party contribution, regardless of their build, is support. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 18402 on r2-app-0d0045073012ce879 at 2020-12-06 02:24:55.614699+00:00 running a7f2daa country code: FR. Thankfully at 6 I'll gain extra attack, but that's a ways off right now. (Personally, I prefer the support style of Valor, but my group doesn't rate it since they prefer duellist-style builds. A wonderful thing about being a Swords Bard is that you can basically guarantee that at least one PC (you) will get an OA. SQ crossbow swords bard against crossbow BM fighter, the bard barely comes out better at level 10 but is worse at every other level 1-9 and 11-20. at level 11 a fighter has the same number of attacks as you (3+1 vs 2+2) but doesn't spend any resources for it. But I’ve always had issues about feeling very weak in melee battle so I thought about building a new college and I’m taking a hexblade 2 dip as well for Shield/Hex/Curse and stuff too. I also like Dual Wielding, but I can also re-flavor a shield as a parrying blade if need be. Valor automatically grants proficiency with shields, while swords does not so you need to multiclass or grab a feat. Hexblade 10/valor or swords bard 9/fighter 1 is, hands down, one of the best archers in the game, since they can get swift quiver as a magical secrets spell. Feel free to add to the community resource folder and the resource list. I think this concept of a "party face" is a little silly - if your character has something to say, or a persuasive argument, do it! Sword Bard is casting less spells in combat as their martial attacks have higher damage potential because of Fighting Style and Blade Flourish. One difference is that Valour gets a new use of BI to help allies, while Swords gets a new use of BI to help themselves. Valor Bard is still more focused on support in combat, using their Inspiration to aid the party. The Bard is fantastically versatile. Well, they hoard them for themselves (usually saving them for crits if possible). Swords is also more mobile thanks to Flourish. Art by Reddit User griff-mac. [–]DyndrilliacWarlock 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago* (1 child). © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Swords has the versatility of doing more damage, moving out of combat, or defending ones self using inspiration- with inspiration resetting after short rests eventually, this makes you a pseudo battle master. The Lore Bard is more of the classic supportive Bard, with improved magical options and support abilities, while the Valor Bard is a decent front-line melee character who can bring their spellcasting and support capabilities into the heat of battle. Is fudging a dice roll ok? The sapphire dragon 'sourcebook' has not unlocked and I did not see a discount applied even though I already owned a the players handbook and 2 adventures on DnDbeyond before I bought the legendary bundle. Valor Bard is probably a more effective gish 90% of the time but the flourishes give some fun in combat options and pretty good mobility. With tons of combat skills and spell options, a bard can round out any party in a number of ways. Discussion: How do people feel about Variant Class Features? Sword is all or nothing. Any problems/solutions/benefits that I did not think of. Strangely, the Bard's emphasis on the Performance skill from previous editions has wholly vanished. But though they use their weapons to entertain, they are also highly trained and skilled warriors in their own right. We discuss the next subclass in the series from the Dungeon Master's Guide: the College of Swords Bard! It's a halfling bard, with 17 CHA and 16 DEX and +0s or +1s elsewhere. Also dont let the whispers bard "dominate the RP." Sword Bard 6 / Swashbuckler Rogue 3 and Sword Bard 6 / Hexblade 2 are my two favorite mid-tier Gish combos currently. [–]worstdndplayereverWorst Sorcerer Ever 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). Really enjoying my swords bard. I mostly wanted to get some practical opinions on Swords as opposed to Valor. That's pretty much it. Valor's inspiration is indeed more versatile than the basic one, but you're losing out on the maneuvers. Hexblade/Swords Bard is gonna be the top tier TWF build, which, thanks to the changes made to Hex Warrior, is now properly viable. Bards have a reputation as sucking as a class. [–]BlazeBaxter 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). The 5E bard however is a very good class IMHO and the College of Lore bard is likely one of the top tier classes in 5E. Fellow DMs.. How do I deal with players who constantly ask for magic items? The bard has managed to grow beyond the subpar abilities of previous editions to become one of the best classes in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.It is a full caster class boasting a robust spell list and has the ability to steal a total of 6 spells from any other list in the game. Sword nets me a fancy FS and all instead and a personal only use for inspiration which will usually be used for defensive it seems if I don’t use the shield spell. The main idea is to be good at melee in addition to my other stuff so the valor inspiration seems better since it’s functionally the same as how I used to use Cutting Words (lore bard) but it will burn an ally’s own reaction instead of my own now which might be bad in higher levels? [–]GreatWhiteToySharkBard 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). So I'm shufflin through some character concepts for my next character and I wanted some advice on a possible hexblade swords bard build. Gender: (Whatever you choose) Background: Outlander (Useful for maps and ToA) Alignment: Chaotic Neutral or Chaotic Good. Plus they do bonus damage with all their options like sneak attack, on top of the extra effects (+AC, mobility, AoE slashing). Valour gets shields while Swords doesn't. If you can somehow get a shield on a swords bard, this becomes incrediballs. Are you going TWF? Your intermediate goal is rogue 3 and college of swords bard at level 6 to get extra mobility and easy sneak attack as well as dex bonus to your offhand attack, more extra mobility and extra damage. This color coding isn’t a hard and fast rule; there ar… [–]Just-Go-For-ItEladrin Archfey Warlock with a Sprite: Beyond Fabulous 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (1 child). Boring etc? So depending on how much of a support role you want to take you might lean towards one or the other. I technically have until next week to do/finish my levelup since I'm not taking my Hexblade dip until lv 7-8 so that I get Extra Attack on time. Hex is the only problematic spell I would have (admittedly a major spell) since its VSM. How valuable if the Valor Spell attack combo? 5E has a short list of artifacts, so it’s basically a race between the Sword of Kas, the Sword of Zariel (from Descent into Avernus), and Ed Han’s more than credible choice of Blackrazor. Would put remaining levels in either Rogue or Bard, depending on whether I want to focus on SA or casting for that campaign. I used to play a Lore Bard (only got to lv 5) and I was a huge fan of Cutting Words to protect an ally. Bards: Sword vs Valor?Advice (self.dndnext), submitted 2 years ago by Ryunosuke-Ryusei. AKA why play a College of Lore Bard. Class: Bard. How would you compare the two if you knew you weren't going to reach lvl 14 to realize the Valor Bard's full gish potential? Is this not that big a deal since I could take cause fear and Hex. They are geared to switching between attacking and casting seamlessly. No unrelated fundraising - No links to fundraising pages unless they're specifically related to D&D or roleplaying projects (such as Kickstarters or Indiegogo campaigns). I haven't played either so please take my opinion as such, but from playing with melee bards it's noticeable how Swords encourages them to hoard inspiration for the bulk of the campaign while Valor is more party-focused. But Sword will technically put out slightly more damage with infinite flourishes per attack. Only 1 level gets me multiple benefits and doesn't really slow my spellcasting or ASI progression at the cost of some cool Hexblade spells and The benefits of Pact of the Blade +Improved Pact Weapon. Having played both, Valor is much more martial Gish while Sword is much more the skirmisher. What's your opinion on infinite Flourishes Vs Cast and attack at lv 14 for the two colleges? They are the better blending of casting and fighting. Cause fear is only verbal along with Shield (VS) and Wrathful Smite (V)? What IS worth noting however is that Battlemaster maneuvers and Swords Bard stack, bringing an entirely new realm of depth to ones turn. (More for newer dms), Turning Real World Objects into D&D Magical Items. Level 2 adds 2 invocations (not the useful one) and two cool spells slowing the bard progression. This meant my Valor Bard used more spells in combat, but my Sword Bard used more spells in social and exploration. Level three is extremely strong but significantly slows bard progression in comparison. Bard: College of Swords - DND 5th Edition. DND 5th Edition Bard: College of Swords Bards of the College of Swords are called blades, and they entertain through daring feats of weapon prowess. How often is the bonus action attack on valor decent, is the infinite defensive flourish better than a magic shield, how strong is a fighting style into t3/4, etc, [–]chunkosauruswrex 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), Don't forget the fighting styles of swords, [–]Kilowog42 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (2 children). Their talent with … Bard: College of Swords Read More » Too hard ? Blades perform stunts such as sword swallowing, knife throwing and juggling, and mock combats. Sword Bard can use Flourishes 5 times per -Short Rest-, which is a huge difference. Face My Blade: College of Swords 5E Mechanically, the College of Swords offers a more offensively minded Valor Bard. Sword Bard is the way to go. [5e] Swashbuckler Rogue/Swords Bard I originally went into this build thinking like a cocky sailor swordsperson but without the whole pirate vibe, more self-controlled and a scholar. But I kind of like the Valor inspiration uses more (reminds me of cutting words for support). I'm intending to dip Hexblade 2 anyways for Hex/Shield but shield proficiency comes with it as well. Especially after level 5 when you get them back on a short rest. Swords also has better capacity for TWF as they don't need to use their BA for Flourishes while Valour needs their BA for BI (and eventually attacking and casting a spell). To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Next goal on my list would be bard level 6. I think this concept of a "party face" is a little silly - if your character has something to say, or a persuasive argument, do it! Are you a songbird? Our Swords Bard plays like a straight melee skirmisher, more or less, except that out of combat she has a bunch of utility spells to serve as main healer, whereas Valor blends the two styles more and actively supports/casts in combat. For a quick overview on theBard Class, see our breakdown of the DnD 5e Classes. A problem I run into is casting Warlock spells I cant use a longsword as a spell casting focus for Warlock spells with material components without a three level dip for Improved Pact Weapon. If I go Valor though, I wouldn’t need to burn a feat in Dual Wielder and end up with more AC anyways eventually with a magic shield I suppose in the long haul? Our current Swords bard has comparatively low Charisma (and consequently, few BI dice per rest) because she maxed out Dexterity first for damage and is now playing catch up, so she's never thrown a single BI to anyone since choosing her subclass. The College of Swords bard's Blade Flourish feature (XGtE, p. 15) says, in part: Whenever you take the Attack action on your turn, [...] if a weapon attack that you make as part of this action hits a creature, you can use one of the following Blade Flourish options of your choice. ... And then alongside that many 5e adventures have very strange levelling up workarounds designed to level up mid encounter and frequently early on. You don't have to agree with them, but you also don't have to argue or harass them about it. Last edited by guachi; 2018-11-03 at 08:33 PM . Well the issue with can’t cast Counterspell will remain even with Valor Sword+Shield until I get the War Caster feat anyways and that shouldn’t be an issue since Magical Secrets would be after my second ASI so I’d almost definitely have it by then. Both are excellent, but there's 4 huge differences. [–]Ryunosuke-Ryusei[S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children). Played a lvl 10 Sword Bard and found I would burn through all my BI faster than as a Valor Bard, but since they were less useful I used them more for myself. The Lore bard has the same problem as Swords though because he wouldn't get access to magical secrets till level 7 overall when swords would get extra attack. Do not suggest ways for such material to be obtained. Bards of the College of Swords are called blades, and they entertain through daring feats of weapon prowess. Do you want Dueling for that sweet +2 damage bonus? 1st lvl dip Hex Warrior, Hexblades curse, Shield and Wrathful Smite. For me Swords is by far my favorite, because it works as a swashbuckling archetype, kind of like a cross between bard and battlemaster, but without having to multiclass. Weapon (any sword), legendary (requires attunement) The instruments of the bards were magical masterwork musical instruments that were extremely effective in the hands of bards. Character Building. [–]worstdndplayereverWorst Sorcerer Ever 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago* (3 children). Blades perform stunts such as sword swallowing, knife throwing and juggling, and mock combats. I like the Valor inspiration since the AC boost reminds me of the main way I used cutting words but it’s my ally’s own reaction now (contrasts them using counterspell or shield or AoO from my dissonant whispers). containing closed content from WotC or any third party (any non-SRD content) will be removed without explicit consent from the content owner. 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. I ended up being more focused on myself in casting too, buffing myself and my weapons to start combat. You can see the Bard Class Features here. Whip. No low-effort/OC/image posts outside megathreads - Image posts showing table set ups/minis/dice bags/character drawings/maps and other "OC"-type material are to be limited to the weekly AutoModerator thread. Sword Bard is more focused on themselves in combat, using their Inspiration to boost their damage. But if you're going to multiclass anyway a lot of the toys that Valor gives you will be eclipsed by the other things you get from your Hexblade dip. Starting with a 14 or 15 in main stat is fine in 5e. Rendered by PID 18402 on r2-app-0d0045073012ce879 at 2020-12-06 02:24:55.614699+00:00 running a7f2daa country code: FR. Any normal bard at this level would only just start to pick their extra spells. Their powers could only be effectively used by bards, and in fact, any non-bard that attempted to use one of these instruments ran the risk of injury. I went to level 4 and then took 1 level of rogue for the expertises, but the Sneak Attack is a great bonus that stacks with Blade Flourish and really makes the tactical side of the game fun. I'm currently making the same choice, but I know our campaign will end around lvl 10 or 11. RELATED: Dungeons & Dragons 5e: Best Magic Items for Bards Today we will be looking at some of the weapons best suited to those belonging to the bard … We've assembled the biggest list of Tips Tricks and Strategies for Bards in DND5e! Extra dexterity or charisma depending on your game and extra attack. Character Building. Then rogue 5. The Idea? I could cast Hex before drawing my sword but any during combat losses of concentration would lose it permanently for the encounter unless I free up a hand. The other issue is that my bonus action is gonna be clogged up no matter what it seems. Standing firmly at the top of this list is the College of Lore. I'm more of a Discord myself. Swords can use their weapon as an arcane focus, giving easier access to more spells. With flourishes you get a ton of mobility and some nice bonus damage on top of a normal melee attacks, to say nothing of the defensive, AoE and shoving abilities. ... For me, cool character concept > mechanics. Like what the Bard … Stats (Assuming Standard Array): 8 Str, 16 Dex, 14 Con, 10 Int, 12 Wis, 16 Cha. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: A place to discuss the latest version of Dungeons & Dragons, the fifth edition, known during the playtest as D&D Next. Valor Bard was more stationary and I wanted stationary opponents, Sword Bard was more fluid skirmishing so I wanted to be stickier when I got hit. That's one of a number of ways to get shield proficiency. Valor I think leans more towards being a support character that can stand in melee combat, where Swords is more focused on participating in melee combat. Also dont let the whispers bard "dominate the RP." What's your opinion on graviturgy wizards? Medium armor master or 1 level of Fighter goes a long way for Swords bards. If you pick spells that take this into account then it works well. Spell Name School Casting Time Range Duration Components; Blade Ward: Abjuration: 1 Action: Self: 1 round: V, S: Dancing Lights: Evocation: 1 Action: 120 Feet: Concentration up to 1 minute But your OP bard is leagues above the… With Dueling fighting style right now I'm doing up to 1d8+5+2d6 on a turn and either buffing an ally with Bardic Inspiration, or using a BI die for added movement and AC/shove/AoE control. And immediately I started comparing with BM maneuvers. If the group is low on support, Valor has the flexibility to help others shine, but if that's not an issue and you just want to run in and get stabbing then Swords has the more martial-focused toolkit. Because you are relying almost completely on the Bard spell list, and there aren't a lot of Bard damage spells, you are going to focus on buffs and debuffs. What sort of things could be replaced? And then they still have a bunch of spell slots available to burn through. This guide is meant as a deep dive into the DnD 5e Bard. Dipping into Hexblade already gets you all the proficiencies provided by either Bard subclass, and both subclasses get Extra Attack at the same time. Blade Flourishes are just 3 versions but everyone is useful, BM have 4 maneuvers from 3rd lvl and (if you have good charisma) both of them have 3 … [–]SirKiren 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (3 children). The downside is that the resource management is a little tight - BIs at 4 are a LR resource. Though I did realize my biggest issue is that Sword Bard lets me use my weapon as a spell ficus but neither Valor or Hexblade does, which seems to be a huge problem when using shields, and it also sort of conflicts with the Valor Bard's lv 14 skill, since they'd have to sheath the sword to cast, then can't unsheath to make the bonus action attack they should have... Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Sword Bard 6 / Swashbuckler Rogue 3 and Sword Bard 6 / Hexblade 2 are my two favorite mid-tier Gish combos currently. Help build a college of swords bard. You're really going to feel that if you guys are starting at level 5. Quick Navigation D&D 5e/Next Top Your Bardic Inspiration gets applied more to yourself than to allies, and since you have to choose between attacking and casting you often end up casting one big spell then attacking the rest of the time. Yeah I could haste myself for 2 attacks but that eats my concentration which could be used for something like Faerie fire for everyone. 2nd lvl dip 2 Invocations, Blur and Branding Smite, 3rd level Pact of the Blade + Improved Pact Weapon Invocation (Spell casting focus, +1 atk & dmg) -> replaces 1 prev invocation, Blink and Elemental Weapon. Help build a college of swords bard. Dm for our group is becoming exhausting, is all of this normal? Limit self-promotional links - Any self-promotional external links (such as blogs, storefronts, or Kickstarters) should be posted no more than once every 14 days, regardless of the website being linked to, whether in submissions or in comments on others' posts. The intent is for everyone to act as civil adults. You're either attacking or casting. If you want to synergize with allies, you'll have a better time with other subs. It also eventually can cast and attack in one turn, jacking versatility in melee to 11. Swords gains either two weapon fighting style or dueling style fighting- valor gets no fighting style. Spell Name School Casting Time Range Duration Components; Blade Ward: Abjuration: 1 Action: Self: 1 round: V, S: Dancing Lights: Evocation: 1 Action: 120 Feet: Concentration up to 1 minute Eladrin Archfey Warlock with a Sprite: Beyond Fabulous. I plan to get a level or two of hexblade because Hex helps my damage output and Shield can keep my ass alive near giant monsters. Level: (Whatever, I am using level 5 as a base) Race: Tabaxi. I'm actually lv 3 now. Of course, players looking to make a bard in D&D 5e should keep in mind that a … This way on level 11 you have the same damage output as a sword and shield Figter with Extra Attack (2) but your AC is 2 lower. I imagine combining the two would also be a strong combo. Played a Valor Bard at lvl 15, I rarely used Concentration spells, but my turns were either cast and attack, or attack twice and Inspire. Top dnd5e.wikidot.com. Valor can be a ranged or melee martial, but the biggest thing is that they can cast and attack in the same turn as their capstone. What we've gotten so far? It mostly depends what you want out of it. How many levels of Hexblade should I take? What do you think works best? I bought the legendary bundle on DnDbeyond and my support email has been ignored. Feels like Battlemaster a bit, but confined to melee. Particularly with a Swords/Valor Bard, you'd be putting your Extra Attack back two levels behind everyone else with just a one level dip. You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Be civil to one another - Unacceptable behavior includes name calling, taunting, baiting, flaming, etc. I was originally going to go full Rogue but ended up wanting to multiclass a little. The only downside is the lack of shield proficiency, but you can get it with a feat, or any number of multiclasses if you want it. [–]SirKiren 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child). There's just just something beautiful about beating someone to death with a harmonica. Do not suggest piracy - Any links/tools/documents/etc. As such, for me anyway, Valor Bard is better at support because their damage output isn't hindered (much) by casting support spells. 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