Warlock: The Blight - D&D 5e - Restore the Natural Order, or Else...
Part of the upcoming Horrors of the Blighted Woods.
The concept behind this beauty was to create a warlock patron that just wanted to destroy all humanity ever made and bring nature back in control. Fitting for these times, isn't it?
Alternate Spelllist without the homebrew spells which are from the Horrors of the Blighted Woods.
Spell Level Spells 1st entangle, fog cloud 2nd barkskin, spike growth 3rd call lightning, plant growth 4th giant insect, stone shape 5th contagion, insect plague
The other spells are on Patreon, alongside unique warlock invocations and much, much more.
Also, the bark strider which the class creates can also be found on Patreon for free!
While we might be convinced that the world is sick, we have misunderstood what exactly the sickness is. The entity known as The Blight, often seen by the humanoids who encounter its presence as the hand of destruction, is far from that. No, this force that they call a disease is but the sheer force of nature fighting back. The Blight has been sent by the world as the antidote to the plague that is humanity. In the Blight's eyes, we are the cancer at the core of the world. And it will stop at nothing to cleanse the world of our influence. Everything we are will be destroyed, everything we've built - torn down, everything we've taken - returned.
Expanded Spell List
The Blight lets you choose from an expanded list of spells when you learn a warlock spell. The following spells are added to the warlock spell list for you.
blighted spear*, entangle
barkskin, spike growth
emerald bow*, plant growth
acid blast*, giant insect
acid rain*, insect plague
*Spells from the Horrors of the Blighted Woods compendium.
At the 1st level, the Blight has begun inflicting its will on the cruel world by way of your own hand. You gain the following benefits:
You deal double damage to objects and structures.
Spells you cast ignore resistance to acid or necrotic damage. In addition, you ignore immunity to acid or necrotic damage from objects, structures or constructs.
Once per turn, when you deal damage to a humanoid or construct, you deal an additional 1d4 necrotic damage, as you corrode their essence. This damage increases by 1d4 at 6th level, then again at the 10th and 14th level.
At the 6th level, your hatred for the civilized world can manifest with a force unlike any other, returning it to the natural order. If you bring a creature or object to 0 hit points with acid or necrotic damage, you can choose to turn the creature or object to dust. A creature killed in such a way can be restored to life only by means of a true resurrection or a wish spell.
The dust can be used as soil for a new life. As a bonus action on your next turn, you can choose to cause a bark strider to appear at the location where the foe was slain. Roll initiative for the bark strider, which has its own turns. It obeys your verbal commands, and you can benefit from its Vile Connection feature.
The bark strider remains in your service until it dies.
If you create a bark strider with this feature again whilst another one is alive, the previous one dies.
Return to Dust
When you reach 10th level, you've learned to syphon the life force of the things around you, bringing it back to the dirt and dust from which it came. When you deal acid or necrotic damage with a spell from your Pact Magic feature, you gain temporary hit points equal to half the damage dealt. These temporary hit points last for 10 minutes.
Force of Regrowth
By 14th level, your connection to the Blight has changed the very way you experience life. Creatures that die by your hand engulfed by the earth, bringing them to the Blight. When you bring a creature to 0 hit points, you can use your reaction to gain the following benefits:
You gain a number of temporary hit points equal to your warlock level. These special temporary hit points can stack with other sources of temporary hit points.
You regain a spell slot from your Pact Magic feature.
You gain access to the creature’s memories from over the past year.
Once you use this feature, you cannot use it again until you complete a long rest.