Psionics Wizard & Spells in D&D's Unearthed Arcana

Publikuar 25 Nën 2019
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Jeremy Crawford talks about the Psionic Arcane Tradition subclass for the Wizard, as well as new spells, feats and more for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. Now Available on D&D Beyond: www.dndbeyond.com/classes/wizard#PsionicsUA
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  • skullkrusher1999

    skullkrusher1999

    14 ditë më parë

    Feel like sorcerers should have a psionics based class.

  • Nesicha bat Ashmedai

    Nesicha bat Ashmedai

    Muaj më parë

    And this is why I never left 3.X.

  • titsofbrass

    titsofbrass

    Muaj më parë

    hey question if i am a tortle and use shell defense before using thought form do i still keep my 21 ac while in that form and does thought travel work while in shell defense to hover and move while still in shell throw in blindfighting for blind sight and does the astra arms from the monk work while still in the shell

  • Lucitaur

    Lucitaur

    2 muaj më parë

    Or why simply not give us Psion/Mystic as a class?
    That makes sense from both crunch (I personally dislike spell slots, so a point based casting would be great for people like me) and fluff (magic is already everywhere in D&D, so having something that is like magic, but NOT it would actually add a breath of fresh air) points of view.
    Or at least make psionic subclasses for Sorcerers and Warlocks (makes more sense than for Wizards anyway)! >_>

  • steve Stevenson

    steve Stevenson

    2 muaj më parë

    i dont want to hear psionic as wizard subclass. We want psionics as a new class. it has always been so.

  • Ian McPherson

    Ian McPherson

    2 muaj më parë

    The Monk class has always clashed with the medieval fantasy setting of D&D.
    How about we give the Fighter an empty-hand subclass with the Monks abilities (Martial Artist), and create a monk-themed psionic class called Mystic instead?

    • Deadseven

      Deadseven

      2 muaj më parë

      Monks only clash with the setting if you want them to; there are a variety of martial arts from around the world, and while monks definitely have eastern influence, it would not be hard to design your monk as a something based on european fighting styles. Unrelated note, one of their earlier UA updates, class variants, adds an unarmed fighting style to fighter, paladin, and ranger, so... yea.

  • Stephen A

    Stephen A

    2 muaj më parë

    Begone THOUGHT!!!!!!

  • joseph stalin

    joseph stalin

    2 muaj më parë

    Finally, the mystic is dead. My table will know balance once again.
    The Revived Rogue: Allow me to introduce myself

  • Pavel Urban

    Pavel Urban

    2 muaj më parë

    I was looking forward to the psionic in DnD 5E and I was worried at the same time (since I saw some of the "psionic" monsters using spells). Unfortunatelly, my worries came true. Psionics should not be magic (Dark sun anyone?). This is a very bad concept. I am so disapointed. Sorry. :(

    • Adam DeLocke

      Adam DeLocke

      29 ditë më parë

      I mean, we're well past the point where Psionics are the same as Magic when we have spells like Catapult, Telepathic Bond, Telekensis, etc. In 5e, stuff like Magic (Arcane and Divine) and Psionics are just flavoring tools for abilities. You can make an Arcane Trickster Rogue and flavor all their spells as Psionic Abilities because that's not that far off from what they can do.

  • Adrianne Deleon

    Adrianne Deleon

    2 muaj më parë

    It's hard to understand where they are going, but for 3.5 Extended Psionics Handbook, I loved how much it has for psionics. The list for this version they're describing sadly seems a little nerfed in my opinion, especially since 3.5 allows full creativity of you powers (equivalent to spells), especially the Psion class, and the boost of prestige classes to go along with it.
    Plus, adding psionics to multiclass into wizard is even better, because you can be both potent in spells casted, and have a surplus of power points to use.
    Perhaps people are right that psionics are OP, but it really changes the game :D

  • BokehBard

    BokehBard

    2 muaj më parë

    My space wizard channeling force and psychic abilities through a khyber crystal.

  • kayin Soape

    kayin Soape

    2 muaj më parë

    So is this wizard school of magic the wu jen discipline from the mystic, as the soul knife rouge is from the soul knife discipline? Also if yall are splitting up the mystic disciplines when will we be seeing the nomad an immortal disciplines in classes or will we actually be seeing the mystic class?

  • N L

    N L

    2 muaj më parë

    If you cast Magic Missile as a 10th level Psionics Wizards, does Empowered Psionics add your Intelligence modifier to the damage dealt by each missile, or does it add this damage once to one target? Basically, I'm asking if Empowered Psionics behaves like Empowered Evocation for the Magic Missile spell.

  • [Nightlock]

    [Nightlock]

    2 muaj më parë

    Looking at the comments below, I can see that there is a sharp divide of outlook on this topic, even when looking back at earlier versions of dungeons and dragons.
    Are psionics magic? Are they not? To me, they kind of are, but not exactly. Think of it this way.
    Psionics are magic in the sense that they are of mystical, immaterial energies. In the same way, qi for monks is in a sort of way also magical, but not exactly, because qi is mystical and immaterial energies of the body.
    But, neither class is about casting *spells*, but rather abilities fueled by an immaterial source of power. Hence, not specifically magical, but definitely mystical.
    I'm not sure if that makes sense, but that seems to be the cause for the strange disconnect in this class that many seem to be feeling. I find it fascinating, yet equally odd, myself. I kind of would have liked a nice, rebalanced Mystic instead but hey, it's okay to try something new.

  • Mr.13

    Mr.13

    2 muaj më parë

    Rename The Mystic the Occultist.
    Balance it into a class focused on psychic damage and single target control spells.
    Psionics is magic in the same Divine magic is magic, AKA: Energy is energy regardless of the form it takes.
    Lean into the Lovecraftian with Psionics in general rather then the Professor X vibes.
    Why is this such a task?

  • Brandon Harry

    Brandon Harry

    2 muaj më parë

    I don't really like psionics being a form of magic, I prefered when they were destinctly different things.

    • James B

      James B

      2 muaj më parë

      They are both mysterious arts... Just flavor them different.👍

  • Scott Woods

    Scott Woods

    2 muaj më parë

    NO!!! make a psionic class with subclasses! NOT wizards with Psionics! Improve unearthed arcana psionic class!

  • Cody Brandley

    Cody Brandley

    2 muaj më parë

    "they turn themselves into pure thought"
    lots of redditors thinking this is the class that is "literally them" unironically hurts me to my core

  • Zackary W

    Zackary W

    2 muaj më parë

    Does the Psionic Wizard get psionic spellcasting in their physical form or just their thoughtform?

  • Maxamumdes

    Maxamumdes

    2 muaj më parë

    This is honestly as big a mistake as when they tried to make the artificer a subclass. I like the other subclasses but this right here is a mistake to take the entire class and shove it into one tradition.

  • JediNiyte

    JediNiyte

    2 muaj më parë

    This new way of handling psionics is just messy. All over the map, and I don't like it.

  • V2Blast

    V2Blast

    2 muaj më parë

    Haven't understood the community reaction to this video. Literally nothing in this video suggests that this is the only psionic content we'd ever get. At 5:48, Crawford just lists off a bunch of things in this UA, past UA, and published content that would fit a psionic theme. That does not in any way suggest that there will not be any other psionic content published in the future.

  • The Shoddiest

    The Shoddiest

    2 muaj më parë

    The new sorcerer subclass needs these new spells in their subclass spell list.

  • Vladimiro Lourenço

    Vladimiro Lourenço

    2 muaj më parë

    Would a psionic focus work as a spellcasting focus to spells that don't use a wizard's spellbook (multiclassing)?

  • usernamedkjah

    usernamedkjah

    2 muaj më parë

    He looks very...Thanos in this. Don't let him snap, Crawford!!!

  • Robert DeBroeck

    Robert DeBroeck

    2 muaj më parë

    I love the abilities of this Wizard Tradition! That said, I do hope that there will still be a psionic Mystic class. The Mystic is a unique narrative type of character. It's awesome to see a wizard focusing on psionics and arcane power together, but a full Psionic class is a much hoped for official material release for me.

  • Arlyz Helyel

    Arlyz Helyel

    2 muaj më parë

    Finally some new feats ^^

  • Gamin' Reasons

    Gamin' Reasons

    2 muaj më parë

    You know, Wizards that delve into Psionics in addition to their Arcane Studies aren't unheard of, but they are not deserving of the title "Psionicist". That title belongs to those who use Psionics exclusively.

    • Cory J. Honer

      Cory J. Honer

      25 ditë më parë

      Gamin' Reasons cerebremancer? erudite? ;)

  • Dust to Dust

    Dust to Dust

    2 muaj më parë

    Man, it's like they read my mind with this stuff. Just weeks ago, I'd planned out a character who was trying to embody _just this,_ a purely telekinetic, telepathic wizard/sorcerer who didn't use (or begrudgingly used) any elemental magic; just force and psychic. I was even trying to get him to have a move that did -1d4 on saves, and they made that better than what I would bargain with a DM for! This is sooooo good! Go, Wizards of the Coast!!!

  • Shinjuku Jack

    Shinjuku Jack

    2 muaj më parë

    Maybe this is just me but I'd much rather they worked on fixing the mystic into a balanced stand-alone class rather than adding psionic subclasses for the others.

    • Adam DeLocke

      Adam DeLocke

      29 ditë më parë

      Eh. I'm okay with them doing either. Them making Psionic Subclasses might give them some insight on how to build the Mystic class.

  • Adam Gillespie

    Adam Gillespie

    2 muaj më parë

    Begone thought

  • Dereck Heineman

    Dereck Heineman

    2 muaj më parë

    Oi! When am i gonna get my mystic? Mystic needs updated.

  • Green Hawk

    Green Hawk

    2 muaj më parë

    Ive already converted some of these spells into artificer spells. Id Insinuation for example, i lowered the damage die, made it last 1 round, no concentration, small 5-10ft aoe.
    As if its a concussive grenade of sorts.
    I dig these new spells & subclasses a lot.

  • Franco Possapp

    Franco Possapp

    2 muaj më parë

    DUDE, MAKE A MANUAL FOCUS ON THE CAMERA, IT KEEPS REFOCUSING, JESUS CHRIST

  • Iferut Oznola

    Iferut Oznola

    2 muaj më parë

    Psionics should be outside magic for resistance purposes.

  • Reuben Fromow

    Reuben Fromow

    2 muaj më parë

    It seems that if they ever made an actual class for the mystic, we already know what the subclasses would look like: Aberrant mind, Soul Knife, Psychic Warrior, etc.
    I just think that what they’re missing is a core class resource- or ability- for the class to run off.
    Off the top of my head, it feels like the mystic class should look quite similar to a spellcaster. They would have the ability to take certain spells at certain levels, similar to the Mystic Arcanum feature of the Warlock (Spells like Suggestion or Telekinesis). These spells would count as Psionics, however, and not magic.
    I think that they would have a more limited “spellcasting ability”- for want of a better word- to make way for these more unique subclass abilities, like the power to Conjure Soul Knives, or other such things.
    Idk, I don’t think it’s an impossible idea to implement, it’s just about getting the right feel. I don’t think that wrapping psionics into subclasses are the right way to go though- they should feel like their own “thing”

    • Justin Jacobs

      Justin Jacobs

      2 muaj më parë

      Maybe a blend of the Monk's ki and abilities with the casting of Sorcerers? Not gonna lie, I wanna play a Soulknife Whispers Bard Changeling for a full on House Dimir styled character. Hop from identity to identity as they bend a city to their machinations... Then, one day it's king passes away mysteriously and the agent is already in a place to have a go at the crown. . .

  • G. P.

    G. P.

    2 muaj më parë

    Tbh, I prefer my magic and psyonics like oil and water...
    Psyonics as "abilities" rather than "spells", similarly in having Psypoints, rather than slots.
    I'd rather that they revert to revising the Mystic. But, that's me 🙂

    • Jacob Freeman

      Jacob Freeman

      2 muaj më parë

      @Lucitaur only because it is so new to the majority of creatures. Certainly ilithids treat it as a science. And as they have plumbed its depths for eons this is as it should be. Science is just the discipline of studying the world. But that doesn't make this thing new to the usual humanoid races any less mysterious. Even the usual magic practices are still mysterious. The true interworkings of the Weave are beyond mortal ken.

    • Lucitaur

      Lucitaur

      2 muaj më parë

      @Jacob Freeman Yes, but in tier that natural world is to a science, while psionics are way more mystery around them.

    • Jacob Freeman

      Jacob Freeman

      2 muaj më parë

      @Lucitaur magic is still mysterious. Wizards just study the mystery.

    • Lucitaur

      Lucitaur

      2 muaj më parë

      @Jacob Freeman It would be cooler if magic and psionics are their own things, though. Like that psionics have nothing to do with the weave, but are simply abilities of the mind just like jumping, running, climbing, and such are abilities of the body (so a psion could cast his psionics in an anti-magic field just fine, while a mage would just sit there). Also, it would actually return some 'magic' into D&D since, as you said, current magic is basically fantasy science of D&D, meaning that while it's cool, it's still a bit too present to be anything mysterious, while psionics would be that mysterious thing that can be exactly measured or replicated (though I guess a Wizard could mimic what a Psion is doing similar to a scientist who would build a flamethrower in order to mimic a Wizard casting Burning Hands), but either you simply get it or you don't.

    • Jacob Freeman

      Jacob Freeman

      2 muaj më parë

      Depends on how you think about it. Wizards are kind of the scientists of D&D. So they are using wizard techniques to achieve psionic abilities. Where as psionics use a different approach.

  • Kevin M Packard

    Kevin M Packard

    2 muaj më parë

    I honestly think psionics as a wizarding tradition is a terrible concept. Crawford seems to overrely on subclasses for design space and I wish he'd stop. It might have made sense if they'd pared down the list of classes for 5e but they didn't. If Paladin is a class, Psion should be too.

  • BeastBreadstick

    BeastBreadstick

    2 muaj më parë

    I'm not sure about the idea of having the wizard ability to use spells without components, Thought Form, since that takes away a lot of the fun for sorcerer players who had to choose subtle spell and had to exhaust sorcery points, which are limited if not multiclassing, to effectively use in multiple scenarios (both narrative and combat) in one day. Not only that, but psionics seems to be more innate than a study. It made sense for the Aberrant Mind Sorcerer, Psychic Warrior, and SoulKnife because they're not studying the arts of psionics but more, like, manifesting their abilities. Honestly, wizards in 5e seem to be favored more than other classes in my opinion (says the sorcerer player). Though, I think an ability that completely transforms one's body and manipulates the way one casts spells, which is essentially the only unique thing of a sorcerer (mechanically), should be given to the sorcerer instead, to no one, or to the barbarian with less spells because it also kinda resembles a "rage" affect with resistance benefits.

  • FelineElaj

    FelineElaj

    2 muaj më parë

    Please, just make the Mystic official. Please.

  • No Justice Network

    No Justice Network

    2 muaj më parë

    But Psionic Monks tho 😭 I want a punchy mindbender

    • Vega North

      Vega North

      2 muaj më parë

      Githzeraaaiiiiii 🎶

    • V2Blast

      V2Blast

      2 muaj më parë

      I suspect a psionic monk might be coming eventually.

  • earthboundagain

    earthboundagain

    2 muaj më parë

    Not that it's a surprise but again psionics are underwhelming. Imho you always treat psionics like it is a bad penny. Psionics has such potential but is never given the proper treatment it deserves.

  • defenseive kobra

    defenseive kobra

    2 muaj më parë

    So similar to psicrystals but not sentient?

  • Jeffrey M

    Jeffrey M

    2 muaj më parë

    "Spice.", Spice? "Spice."
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  • Loco Tomo

    Loco Tomo

    2 muaj më parë

    Please stop running around Dark Sun in circles. Just do it! :D

    • Justin Jacobs

      Justin Jacobs

      2 muaj më parë

      It's likely the next big book.

  • Scott Doering

    Scott Doering

    2 muaj më parë

    So now I could make Lo-Pan. lol

  • Millstone1985

    Millstone1985

    2 muaj më parë

    Please make a new class, the psion, with its own list of psionic disciplines. Then you can make a wizard subclass that has access to some of these disciplines.

  • Anthony Wormington

    Anthony Wormington

    2 muaj më parë

    I can't wait to play this Psionic Arcane Tradition and wear psionic focus in my forehead like the D&D 2e and 3e Kiira gems which was a spellbook and a focus. Oh and an awesome job like always Todd. :)

  • outlyr242

    outlyr242

    2 muaj më parë

    This camera could have used some of that psionic focus.

  • darren trivedi

    darren trivedi

    2 muaj më parë

    Did I hear someone say Jace Beleren? No? My mistake

  • Neverfate Gaming

    Neverfate Gaming

    2 muaj më parë

    I found various Unearthed Arcana versions of the Mystic/Psion infinitely more interesting than the Wizard. I hope we're not seeing the potential of that class thrown out and the remaining bits stuffed into the other classes - which is exactly what this UA feels like.

    • V2Blast

      V2Blast

      2 muaj më parë

      Haven't understood the community reaction to this video. Literally nothing in this video suggests that this is the only psionic content we'd ever get. At 5:48, Crawford just lists off a bunch of things in this UA, past UA, and published content that would fit a psionic theme. That does not in any way suggest that there will not be any other psionic content published in the future.

  • John Crovis

    John Crovis

    2 muaj më parë

    I'm going to say this simply: if psions are not a separate class, Darksun will no longer be a viable setting. Magic and psionics need to be separate things in order for psionics to work in that setting, because magic draws on the life force of the world (killing it) while psionics does not. A wizard with a psionic subclass? It's a big question mark for me how one would use that in the Darksun setting while staying true to the setting.
    In addition, psionics has never had verbal, semantic, or material components. Psions have never used spell books in previous editions. The wizard psoinicist subclass throws this out the window. Flavor wise, it simply isn't psychic enough for me. I think a lot of the fans of psionics would agree with me.

    • Lamar Washington

      Lamar Washington

      2 muaj më parë

      It is possible that none of these classes will exist in an out of the book Dark Sun setting. Dragonborn aren’t in Eberron. The may have a whole new system of Psionics if/when that campaign setting is released.

    • defenseive kobra

      defenseive kobra

      2 muaj më parë

      @John Crovis anyways while not having a proper psionic class is sad, the psiwizard abillities are really cool and you can Always reflavor the class completely

    • John Crovis

      John Crovis

      2 muaj më parë

      @defenseive kobra Be careful saying that too loudly around Dark Sun fans... We're a bit passionate about the subject.

    • defenseive kobra

      defenseive kobra

      2 muaj më parë

      It is Fair what you are saying, and to a certain point it is sad if no psionic class is ever available, especially to explore mind flayers. Yet also, not having dark sun is not a big deal tho, plenty other settings

  • Matthew Snow

    Matthew Snow

    2 muaj më parë

    This is terrible. Why would you make the "psion" a wizard? This seems like such a lazy way to try to satisfy people who want psionics but in the end will just disappoint them.

  • F I K A

    F I K A

    2 muaj më parë

    7:56 The tradition of girl streamer.

  • F I K A

    F I K A

    2 muaj më parë

    So no mystic ;(

  • Gazzump

    Gazzump

    2 muaj më parë

    Why not just make a psycionisist class rather than these subclasses. They are really going bananas with these UA classes. I feel like some of them are half baked.

  • maggintons

    maggintons

    2 muaj më parë

    People complaining about how Psionic's can be studied.. Literally.. you could have a magic book connected to the psionic consiousness that writes itself.

  • Blake Rosenbrook

    Blake Rosenbrook

    2 muaj më parë

    I love the psion class and if we dont get it as a core class I will be sad. However, with that said, I understand making an entirely new spellcasting system for a class that has low interest is not likely to happen. There is no sense "nerd-raging" about it, just talk to your DM and tweak/reflavor one of these classes into a Psion and have fun. This article contains plenty of material to make it happen (assuming you all don't trash it in a survey and it never gets printed). Far too many players/DMs are obsessed with the Rules as Written. DnD is about imagination, reflavor and edit the rules as you needed in order to fit your narrative or increase the fun at the table.

  • Can 960

    Can 960

    2 muaj më parë

    While playing a psionics wizard one could easily say my psionic focus also functions as my spellbook and never mention studying from it. And call yourself a psion. Having to prepare your spells or powers is a bit weird but I dont think it would break immersion.

    • ThisGuy

      ThisGuy

      2 muaj më parë

      Aligning your inner psionic energies with psychic energy allowing yourself to manipulate the world around you in a specific way would be a good way to explain preparing spells

  • Jade Hutchin

    Jade Hutchin

    2 muaj më parë

    That's not that cool, i was born with two feets

    • V2Blast

      V2Blast

      2 muaj më parë

      Lol, I was hoping Todd would make that joke.