Monday, August 18, 2014

5th Edition Guide to the Guides

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Barbarian
     The Gentleman's Guide to Proper Barbarism
     Graceful Destruction: A Guide to the Dex Based Barbarian
     I'll Never Die!  A Guide to the 5E Barbarian

Bard
     A Party Without Music is Lame: A Bard
     Bardic Lore: A Basic College of Lore Bard Guide

Cleric
    For God and Party: A Cleric's Guide
    Dictum Mortuum's The Cleric Handbook
    Celestial Link Evoking Radiance into Creation
    The Devout and the Dead: A Guide to Clerics

Druid
     Thy Fear Symmetry: A Circle of the Moon Handbook
     Lunar Wilds: A Moon Druid Animal Guide
     By Your Powers Combined: A Land Guide Handbook
     5th Edition D&D Druid's Handbook

Fighter
     Bow Bond: An Eldritch Knight's Guide to Archery
     The Art of War: A Fighter's Guide
     Eldritch Knight Tactica
     Know Your Enemy: A Fighter's Handbook
     Optimized Polearm Master Fighter Template

Monk
     Meditation, Meditation, Devastation: A Monk's Guide
     Avatar: The 4-Element Monk Mini-Guide

Paladin
     Oathbound: The Paladin Guide
     Good is Not Nice: A Paladin's Guide
     My Word is My Sword: The Paladin Guide

Ranger
     Animal Buddy: A Guide to the Ranger's Beast Companion
     The Outdoorsman's Guide to Natural Ranging
     Into the Woods We Go: The Ranger Guide

Rogue
    A Knife in the Dark: The Rogue's Handbook
    Dealing Death: Handbook of the True Assassin
    Person_Man's 5E Rogue Guide

Sorcerer
     Power Overwhelming: A Sorcerer Guide
     Guide for the Optimized Sorcerer
     Playing Dice with the Universe: A Slant-Guide to the Wild-Magic Sorcerer
     How to Rend Fiends and Immolate People: A Guide to Sorcery

Warlock
     Blade, Book, and Chain: A Warlock Guide
     Pact-Making 101: A Guide to the 5th Edition Warlock
     If Only You Knew the Power: A Warlock Guide [Discussion]
     Selling your Soul at a Premium: The Warlock's Guide to Power

Wizard
     Arrive on Time: A General Guide to Wizardry
     Treantmonk's Guide to the Wizard, Part II
     The Master of the Arcane: A Guide to the Wizard
     A Blast from the Past: Wizarding 101


Other Guides

Class Abilities and Spells
     5th Edition Spells Spreadsheet (wizards link)
     Annual Cantrip Review
     Conjurer of Cheap Tricks: A Conjuration Handbook
     A Compilation of Useful Spell Lists 
     Know Your Rites: A Guide to Ritual Casting

Rules

General Tips

Character Building

Other
     Basic Char-Op (wizards link)
     Handbook to Guide Writing (wizards link)
     The Comprehensive Compendium of Considerable and Compelling Curious: A Magic Item Guide (wizards link)
     Magic Item Math of 5e (wizards link)
     The Mystic Warrior - A Guide to Creating Warrior/Mages (wizards link)

Sample Characters
     5e DPR King Candidates (wizards link)
     Pre-Generated Character Repository (wizards link)
     D&D 5th Edition Skill Monkey Builds

Tools
     Ultimate D&D Resource Collection
     Homebrew & Original Content Repository (wizards link)
     Variety of Resources, including Character Sheets
     Guide to Homebrewing Races and Classes (wizards link)

48 comments:

  1. FYI - Your link to the wizard guide actually goes to the warlock guide.

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  2. additional warlock guide http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?377591-Pact-making-101-A-guide-to-the-5th-edition-Warlock

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  3. I found this cleric guide http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?374604-The-Devout-and-the-Dead-a-guide-to-Clerics
    and also this druid guide http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?397940-5e-Druid-Handbook-Land-amp-Moon

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  4. Barbarian: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?389546-I-ll-NEVER-Die!-(A-Guide-to-the-5E-Barbarian)

    Lore Bard: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?363601-Bardic-Lore-A-Basic-College-of-Lore-Bard-Guide

    Fighter: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?373134-Know-Your-Enemy-A-fighter-s-handbook

    Paladin: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?375696-Good-is-Not-Nice-A-Paladin-s-Guide

    Rogue: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?395706-Person_Man%92s-5E-Rogue-Guide

    Wizard: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?377551-Wizard-guide-realy-REALY-wip

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    1. Amazing! Fantastic! I have added them all and I owe you!

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  5. Glad to be of any help ;-)

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  6. Be aware that the WotC forums are being shut down this Oct. Any links to guides on those forums won't work after that. Most of the guides are being moved to either google doc or Enworld.

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  7. Will you be updating the links to ENWorld now that wizards is shutting down their community?

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    1. If the author copies the guides over to ENWorld and lets me know, the I definitely will. If I don't hear from the author, I may copy them over onto the blog for safekeeping.

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    2. ENworld copied all the guides and invited owner to claim them. you can safely point the guides back from there.

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    3. Good to know. I'll redirect those in the next two weeks.

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    4. I'm so glad you did! I thought I'd lost access to most of the guides I used. Thank you for keeping this list up-to-date and awesome.

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    5. My pleasure! If I missed any that you find, please let me know!

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  8. Do you have an updated location for Treantmonk's Wizard guide? The one linked is still to wizards.

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    1. Fixed it. Thanks for pointing that out!

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  9. People should figure out that nothing published to anything at wizards.com ever persists, and should stop posting things there. For the past 20 years this has been an ongoing issue: someone posts a handy guide somewhere at wizards.com , then wizards.com breaks the URL. I've never seen any consistent stability or continuity associated with that domain. Best to just completely avoid it.

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  10. Just so you know, Treatmonk's guide to the wizard comes in two parts, the second of which you don't have linked here.
    Part 2: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZHzEjiHvtDItZE2ixfoYwqi7brTO-ag8uBJndE5saro/edit

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  11. Mellored's Level Dip Guide still points to WotC, recovered here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?471719-Level-Dip-Guide-(mellored)

    Also, looks like everything in Character Building points to WotC, but EN World seems to have recovered most, if not all, of the WotC forum content.

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  12. The polearm master fighter guide leads to WotC broken forums

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    1. Well, the enworld save didn't go exactly right, but I've updated the link.

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  13. Quite a number of these are wizards links.

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    1. Most of the class guides made it over, but many of the "other" guides did not. I've marked them as wizard links. If you can find the saved guide anywhere, let me know!

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  14. Hey, I found the link to the land druid guide. Here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?468810-GUIDE-By-your-Powers-Combined-A-Land-Druid-Handbook

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  15. All of the wizards links take me to

    http://company.wizards.com/sitemissing/community

    I think this was brought up at some point, but they're still here, and they still aren't working.

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    1. That's correct. If you know where to find those guides, let me know.

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  16. Updated link to Stealth, Hiding, and You!
    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?468715-GUIDE-Stealth-Hiding-and-You!

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  17. Another Warlock guide, and the only one to mention the Undying Patron. Selling Your Soul at a Premium: The Warlock's Guide to Power.

    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?485736-Selling-your-Soul-at-a-Premium-The-Warlock-s-Guide-to-Power

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  18. What's Your Story: A Custom Background Guide:

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?471724-What-s-Your-Story-A-Custom-Background-Guide-%28Yunru%29

    List of All Personality Traits, Ideals, Bonds, and Flaws:

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?469002-List-of-All-Personality-Traits-Ideals-Bonds-amp-Flaws

    If I find more of the moved locations for the character building guides as I'm working on my own character, I'll add them as well.

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  19. Avatar: The 4-element monk mini-guide

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?473205-Avatar-The-4-element-monk-mini-guide

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  20. Class Abilities and Spells

    Annual Cantrip Review

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?471714-Annual-Cantrip-Review-%28FluffyBunbunKittens%29

    Conjurer of Cheap Tricks - a Conjuration Handbook

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?471716-Conjurer-of-Cheap-Tricks-A-Conjuration-Handbook-%28IxidorRS%29

    A Compilation of Useful Spells Lists (Updated)

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?468661-A-Compilation-of-Useful-Spell-Lists

    Know Your Rites: A Guide to Ritual Casting

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?471722-Know-Your-Rites-A-Guide-to-Ritual-Casting-%28Oraibi%29

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  21. General Tips

    Ways to Attack with Your Reaction (Discussion Thread)

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?471720-Ways-to-attack-with-your-Reaction-%28GladiusLegis%29

    Character Building

    D&D 5th Edition Level Dip Guide

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?471719-Level-Dip-Guide-%28mellored%29

    Thanks!

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    1. Super awesome! I've updated all of those. Thank you so much!

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  22. Character Guide

    Dictum Mortuum's The Cleric Handbook
    http://dictummortuum.droppages.com/5e/cleric

    Eldritch Knight Tactica

    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?459344-Eldritch-Knight-Tactica-by-Nightsteel

    Lunar Wilds: A Moon Druid Animal Guide
    http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?459336-Lunar-Wilds-A-Moon-Druid-Animal-Guide-by-Yunru

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  23. Also, if you're taking suggestions for new guides, this had some useful stuff:

    My Word Is My Sword: The Paladin Guide

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?474035-GUIDE-My-Word-Is-My-Sword-The-Paladin-Guide

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    1. Awesome awesome! You are the best!

      Definitely looking for new guides, added the Paladin guide.

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    2. A Blast From the Past: Wizarding 101

      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P9k-CfABv5rCcBebK5G5-RAY_VDzs3NGdoWPQpAlKXQ/edit?pref=2&pli=1#

      Playing Dice with the Universe: A Slant Guide to Wild-Magic Sorcerer

      http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?468899-GUIDE-Playing-Dice-with-the-Universe-A-Slant-Guide-to-Wild-Magic-Sorcerer

      To be frank, if you're even running with a wild-magic sorcerer, there are parts of this worth looking over. That doppler-effect noise you hear is coming from my formerly adjacent party member...

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  24. Your link to the Monk Guide should be updated to the original writer's version here:
    http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?468609-Mediation-Meditation-Devastation-A-Monk-s-Guide&prefixid=dndnext

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  25. Sorcery Guide Part II link leads to the Playing Dice with the Universe: A Slant-Guide to the Wild-Magic Sorcerer guide instead.

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