There’s a new Unearthed Arcana and in it Wizards try again, providing us updates and tweaks on earlier rules.
You can download the update (PDF link) to see what the D&D rule makers have done to the rogue subclass once known as The Revived, the warlock subclass once known as the Noble Genie and the wizard subclass once known as the Archivist.
The Revived is now the Phantom. At 3rd-level the Phantom and use the knowledge of ghosts to gain a skill or a tool proficiency. At the same level, the Phantom can use the energy from a sneak attack on one target to hurt a second. Unless that’s a typo.
The Phantom can steal soul trinkets from the dying, phase partially into the realm of the dead or learn how to do even more psychic damage.
The Noble Genie is now just known as The Genie. The patron the Warlock is dealing with is still a noble genie, though.
The Genie subclass gets access to extra spells and, of course, the Genie’s Vessel which might be the iconic oil lamp.
Later on, genie warlocks can gain some protection from the element associated with their patron and fly. They can enter their magic vessel, using it as a sanctuary and even learn how to grant limited wishes.
Order of the Scribes
Archivists are now the Order of the Scribes and, at a low level, create a magical quill. These quills have several uses and one of which is reducing the gold and time needed to copy spells into spellbooks.
Later on, these wizards gain an Awakened Spellbook become a Master Scrivener. Once one of the Order of the Scribes hits level ten, they’re able to manifest the mind of their awakened spellbook or entwine their own souls with it.
Creative Commons credit: Runescape Genie by TinySecretDoor.
What do you make of this most recent update to D&D? Are these revised playtest rules an upgrade?