Daredevil (Dexterity) (5A)
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Daredevil is a Exemplar subclass, a master of daring deeds. What consider impassible, the daredevil sees as opportunity. Exploiting the most advantageous position, a daredevil loves any situation where there is an elusive objective to pursue.
Daredevils from legend and fiction include Indiana Jones, Mario from Nintendo, and Gambit from the X-men.
1st Level: Focus Ability
Your Focus Ability is Dexterity. You are proficient with Dexterity and Charisma saving throws.
1st Level: Daredevil Proficiencies
You gain proficiency and expertise (double Proficiency Bonus) with Acrobatics and all vehicles. If you already know Acrobatics, select another skill to learn.
1st Level: Jockey
You master maneuvering in terrain and the piloting of vehicles.
- You can use Dexterity (Acrobatics) instead of Strength (Athletics) to climb, jump, swim, or otherwise move.
- You can use Dexterity (Acrobatics) instead of Wisdom (Animal Handling) on any ability check to ride a mount.
- You can use Dexterity for all ability checks involving vehicles.
- You can use a bonus action to automatically end the Grappled and Restrained conditions.
- You can stand up from prone by expending 5 feet of movement.
- You can mount or dismount a vehicle or mount by expending 5 feet of movement.
2nd Level: Daredevil Tricks
At 3rd level you can choose these tricks only available to daredevils.
- Never Tell Me the Odds. When you fail an Dexterity ability check or saving throw, you can make another roll, using Dexterity (Acrobatics). If this second check succeeds, you succeeded at the task.
- Rush. You take the one of the Dash, Disengage, or Dodge actions as a free action.
- Snag. You can use a free action on your turn you grab an object, either from the ground or from an opponent within reach, but you cannot steal an object worn (like armor), one held in hand, or a component pouch. An opponent is allowed a Dexterity saving throw against your trick save DC to keep possession of the object. If an object on the ground requires some kind of check or save to be picked up safely, you can use Dexterity (Acrobatics) for this check. If you pick an object from an opponent, as long as you hold this object in hand and the owner can see you the owner suffers disadvantage on any attack not directed at you.
- The Bigger They Are. When you attack an opponent or an opponent makes a melee attack against you, before the attack roll, you can force that enemy to make a Dexterity saving throw against your trick DC or fall prone and reduce their speed to zero until the start of their next turn.
3rd Level: Skip and Jump
You ignore all difficult ground, including that caused by magic. You can swim and climb at normal speed. A vehicle or mount you control is also immune to difficult ground.
6th Level: Daredevil Dice
You can use Exemplar Dice in new and interesting ways.
- You can spend an Exemplar Die on your turn to immediately move you, or a vehicle or mount you are riding, 5 feet times the result of the die roll. This movement does not trigger attacks of opportunity and you can move through the space of enemies, but you must end your move in an empty space. If you use this when jumping, this adds to the distance jumped, which can allow you to make exceptional jumps.
- When you spend an Exemplar Die for any reason and roll an 6 or higher on the Exemplar Die, you can make a weapon attack as a free action. You must make this attack before the end of the current turn or it is lost.
10th Level: Heroic Leap
When you make a saving throw against an area effect, you can use your Dexterity saving throw instead of what saving throw you'd normally use. When you pass a Dexterity saving throw against an area effect, you can move up to your speed as a reaction. You can spend Exemplar Dice to increase this movement, see Daredevil Dice above. If you end up outside the area of effect, you avoid all effects of that area effect, even if you would ordinarily suffer some result even on a successful saving throw.
14th Level: McGuffin
When you are seeking an object or person you have seen since your last long rest, you can use this ability to get an intuitive sense of how to get to it or them. While you are traveling there, whenever you are presented with a choice of paths along the way, you automatically determine which path is the shortest and most direct route (but not necessarily the safest route) to the destination. Secret doors and passages are not revealed, so you may end up in what seems to be a dead end but there is actually a way to move forward that you need to find and traverse. The effect ends when you begin a long rest. You can select only one object or person to be pursued, and can use the power again after a long rest.