Last week’s episode of Critical Role revealed a model new paladin subclass designed by Matt Mercer – the Oath of the Open Sea. The subclass was designed with Travis Willingham’s character Fjord in thoughts and incorporates a nautical theme that syncs up with Fjord’s previous as a sailor. Fjord gained entry to his subclass’s means when he took his third paladin stage, though he did not formally take the Oath of the Open Seas till the newest episode. As an Oath of the Open Sea Paladin, Fjord features entry to 2 new spells – create or destroy water and expeditious retreat. Fjord may channel divinity for 2 new results, one which creates a 20 foot patch of fog that closely obscures the realm for everybody however the paladin and his allies (who deal with the fog as mild obscurement), and a capability that enables the paladin to harness the ability of the tides to push an enemy ten ft away from you whenever you hit them with an assault.
Mercer revealed that the brand new paladin subclass is also available on D&D Beyond for free, which implies that we will see a few of the different talents within the subclass. Upon reaching Level 7, the Oath of the Open Seas paladin creates a 10-foot aura that forestalls himself and others from being grappled or restrained. At Level 15, the paladin can use their response to trigger water to crash into anybody that tries to enter or exit their melee vary, inflicting them to fall susceptible in the event that they fail a Strength saving throw. Finally, at Level 20, the paladin can channel the spirits of a Mythic Swashbuckler, granting them a number of highly effective sea-faring talents for a full minute.
The full Oath of the Open Seas subclass is available to use on D&D Beyond. Keep in thoughts that that is unofficial homebrew content material, and is topic to future balancing and playtesting.