D&D 5e

Mystic Update – Unearthed Arcana

This week’s Unearthed Arcana gives us a third look at the Mystic for D&D 5e the comes in at a hefty 28 pages. This is a full 20 level class with pages and page of details to build a mystic character.

“The mystic class, a master of psionics, has arrived in its entirety for you to try in your D&D games. Thanks to your playtest feedback on the class’s previous two versions, the class now goes to level 20, has six subclasses, and can choose from many new psionic disciplines and talents.”

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  • Between the sheer size of the document and its delayed release in the day, it’ll be sometime tomorrow before I finish my breakdown article. =/

    • MTi

      It’s massive ain’t it? I believe we could wait though, most times it’s worth it. 😉

  • Trampas Whiteman

    I am, of course, looking at whether this mystic will work for the Dragonlance mystic.

    I was really surprised to see the wu jen as a subclass.

    • You could fake it if you really wanted, but I would say that the 5e mystic isn’t trying to be anything like the DL mystic. For the DL mystic, I’d look at the Theurge wizard or favored soul, since I think you want a healthy arcane/divine blend?

    • Trampas Whiteman

      Nothing arcane about the Dragonlance mystic. Think of it as a divine sorcerer, with a single domain (in 3.5 terms). The favored soul is probably the closest to the concept. The cleric may work as well, though we Dragonlance fans would like the Dragonlance mystic to be a distinctive class from the cleric.

      Thematically, the 5e mystic has some concepts in common with the SAGA mystic’s spheres.

    • Hmm. In that case, my opening bid would be to explore a domain for clerics what have been ditched by their gods and adapted to the problem – I tried something parallel to that with a Renegade wizard tradition, here: http://harbinger-of-doom.blogspot.com/2016/01/d-5e-apostate-and-renegade-wizards.html.

      Obviously, if you want to build it out of the mystic, more power to ya. Oh, and Cam Banks is on the record as agreeing with you, so I think that makes me wrong from first principles. 😉

  • Make sure to check out Brandes’ full breakdown of this playtest class: