Epic Level 5e for a character in dnd
The Dungeons & Dragons fans hoping to reach a new epic level in 5e and cast tenth-level D&D spells will be disappointed to learn that there are no plans for epic-level content for the game. The current 5th edition of D&D has levels 1-20, but there is no content for what happens afterward. Characters can gain 20 class levels. These are called Heroic levels. With the Menace of the Underdark expansion, characters can acquire experience points even after taking level 20, up to the level cap. Levels 21 and beyond are called Epic levels.
Rules in Epic Level dnd 5e
- Over level, penalties do not apply in level 20+ dungeons.
- Power-leveling penalties do not implement in level 20+ dungeons.
- Bravery bonus level restriction is more relaxed in level 20+ dungeons.
- Even if you reach the character level cap, you can continue to accrue experience to progress your Epic Destinies.
- Even if you reach the maximum experience in an Epic Destiny, you can still progress your epic level 5e experience.
- Update 29 introduces a third-tier, Legendary, for levels 31+; however, this term applies only to game content (quests/adventure areas), not player characters.
Epic levels versus Epic Destinies
Epic Destinies offer an additional way of progressing your character on epic levels. Epic Destinies are a purchased ability; they are bundled in the Menace of the Underdark expansion or available separately from the DDO Store.
After taking your 20th level for the first time, visit the Fatespinner to select your initial destiny. All your gained experience from level 20 counts towards “destiny points” to add abilities from one or more futures.
These boons are extraordinarily powerful and represent the gradual transformation of a character into something resembling a demigod.
The procurement of a boon might visibly change a character. For example, the eyes of a character with the Boon of True Sight might glow when they feel strong emotion. A character who has the Boon of High Magic might have faint motes of light glimmering around their head.
Each boon can be picked multiple times unless stated otherwise.
You keep leveling every 30,000 XP. That is, you reach the 21st level at 385,000 XP.
You gain one more Epic Boon every five character levels, at character levels 25 and 30. The DM can grant you more, pending the successful completion of suitably epic quest lines.
When a class level indicates an Ability Score Increase, an epic character can increase a score above 20 to a maximum of 30 (or pick a feat as usual, in games with feats).
dnd 5e Epic Proficiency
Proficiency bonuses continue to increase every four character levels, reaching +9 at character level 29.
dnd 5e Epic Multi-Classing
There are only 20 levels in a given character class. Therefore, epic characters are encouraged to multiclass.
Epic characters have two “starting classes” instead of one. Your two starting classes are the two classes you have the most levels in when you become epic or when you first gain a second class. In the case of ties, you get to decide. You gain all the proficiencies from a starting class, including saving throw proficiencies.
Epic characters may have to multiclass the same class twice. The prerequisite is that you must first reach 20 class levels of that class. All class features stack. Example: a Fighter Battlemaster 20/Champion 5 has Action Surge (three uses), Extra Attack (4), double proficiency in Strength and Constitution saving throws, and more.
Epic Casters 5e
Epic casters may continue to gain spell slots per the extension of the Multiclass Spellcaster table on page 165.
- At the 21st caster level, you gain a second 8th level slot.
- At 23rd, you gain a third 6th level slot.
- After the 26th level, you gain no more slots.
Cantrips do not scale further beyond the 17th level.
What is an Epic level in 5e dnd?
Epic levels are a generic class in itself. You no longer gain Heroic levels in any category, but find a new “Epic” class in your character sheet. While some game mechanics and player conversation may describe you, for instance, as a “Level 21 Wizard,” in reality, the game sees you as a Level 20 Wizard with 1 Epic level. That also applies to multiclass characters.
Epic levels do not accumulate action points. The limit on points for enhancements remains fixed at 80 points. However, it can still be respecified in any public area by opening the Enhancements window (Ctrl+R by default).
When you accumulate enough experience, take your epic levels by talking to a Fatespinner (epic trainer).
Do not forget these points
- Epic Feats: Characters at level 21 or higher may select Epic Feats or Heroic Feats as their level 21/24/27/30 feat selections.
- Epic Skills is a special feat automatically granted at each Epic level, giving +1 to all skills.
- Epic Power is a special feat automatically granted at each Epic level, giving +3 Melee and Ranged Power, +6 Universal Spell Power, and -1% to the Spell Point cost of all spells.
- Epic Destiny Feats granted at levels 26/28/29 are a separate list from the Epic Feats and Heroic Feats.
- There’s no spell point progress nor caster level progress. However, some Epic Destinies have such benefits.
- Each epic level grants your summons, pets, and hirelings: +5 Melee and Ranged Power, +10 Universal Spell Power, +5 PRR, and +5 MRR. That does not appear on the character sheet but does show on the summoned creature’s inspection panel as Epic Summons.
Are dnd characters limited to the 20th level in 5e?
In AD&D 2e and D&D 3e and 3.5e, rules are only given for up to level 20 in the Player’s Handbook.
Levels beyond that are “Epic” levels. Slightly different rules cover them in the Dungeon Master’s Guide for 3.x, or AD&D 2e, DM’s Option: High-Level Campaigns. D&D 4e used the same Epic level terminology but included the rules in the PHB.
Rules for Epic levels for 5e are in the DMG. They stop advancing as normal and instead receive Epic Boons, which are like epic feats. Updated with the release of the DMG: The DMG includes suggestions for character advancement past the level 20 mark. That is the Epic Boons section on page 231. The gist of it is that for every 30000 XP a character earns past level 20, they receive an epic boon. The list of Epic Boons is on page 232; they are essentially like feats but considerably more powerful.