Subclass/Monster Details! - Explorer's Guide to Wildemount | Nerd Immersion

  • Published: 14 January 2020
  • Following up on the official announcement, I summarize all extra information we have on the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. This includes the 3 subclasses, some of the new monsters and more information on the additional magic items (Vestiges of Divergence). What are your thoughts now? Has this additional information changed your mind at all?

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Comments • 136

  • Nerd Immersion
    Nerd Immersion   2 weeks back

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  • The Novice DM
    The Novice DM  1 days back

    Bloodhunter perspective. I noted that you've played this PC class extensively. Would you recommend it (please include which version) for a low level (1st - 5th) game set in the Forgotten Realms setting of Cormyr in the period surrounding DR1370s ? I'm intrigued to hear whether or not you think it's a playable class (using 5E basics & no Unearthed Arcana) ? All of my players are new to the game but 1 has seen this class on Critical Role as is tempting me to allow it. I'd appreciate your honest opinion on how the class fits into the current 5E class standards/archtypes in the WOTC published material gamebooks/adventures. Thank you for your insight and continue support within the community.

    • Nerd Immersion
      Nerd Immersion   1 days back

      Standby, a new version was released today and I'll have a video going up

  • Jesse Torres
    Jesse Torres  1 weeks back

    Clerics are chop liver to you?! :c

    • john son
      john son  2 weeks back

      Weeaboo Jones:
      Rosetta Stone.....
      *Kage Bunshin no Jutsu*

      • ADHDgaming _8
        ADHDgaming _8  2 weeks back

        I really don’t understand why you didn’t just wait a week

        • DialatedPupils
          DialatedPupils  2 weeks back

          Echo Knight is a rip off from Echo class from 3rd party Paizo.

          • William P Dynes
            William P Dynes  2 weeks back

            The Echo Knight reminds me of Hazel D'Ark from the Deathstalker Saga.

            • Robbie Hussey
              Robbie Hussey  2 weeks back

              The Echo Knight lets you play Noob Saibot.

              • ValasaFantastic
                ValasaFantastic  2 weeks back

                I think the Gunslinger and bloodhunter are Dms guild exclusives sadly because of how publishing on Dms guild works everyone get a binder buy them on dms guild print them out , out them in that binder. done. Also the first draft of the cobolt soul monk is in the taldorei guide I think the updates will be available somewhere. It would be great if those three classes were in the book but I don't think the 'can' be.

                • shirak8
                  shirak8  2 weeks back

                  I'm glad you do the update, I hate mercer. Those guys are so awkward.

                  • Cory Gumminger
                    Cory Gumminger  2 weeks back

                    Super excited for the alternate reality stuff, as alternate realities are soon to feature heavily in my campaign

                    • Jinx Jade
                      Jinx Jade  2 weeks back

                      If they only have the three subclasses I’ll be disappointed. New books hardly ever come out and only giving love to fighter and wizard would be pretty lame.

                      • Derek Barnett
                        Derek Barnett  2 weeks back

                        I highly doubt we'll get any previously released classes or subclasses, but if we did I'd expect only the ones from DM's Guild. The stuff released in the Tal'Dorei book might be an issue since it was published by Green Ronin rather than WotC, though I would absolutely love or if WotC would just go ahead and make the Tal'Dorei book official material, maybe through some business deal with GR.

                        • Death Strike Gaming
                          Death Strike Gaming  2 weeks back

                          Why bloodhunter is free on Dnd and beyond

                          • Wilson hare
                            Wilson hare  2 weeks back

                            I feel like echo knight could be an eldritch knight with dunamancy spells as choice instead of the regular ones.

                            • Kyle Stanley
                              Kyle Stanley  2 days back

                              Nah. They're special.
                              I *think* the M9 actually fought one.

                          • Bryan Smith
                            Bryan Smith  2 weeks back

                            I feel the same way about Kenrick interviews.

                            • Kappa Kiev
                              Kappa Kiev  2 weeks back

                              So Echo Knight is D4C?

                              • Landon
                                Landon  2 weeks back

                                Can't seem to get gleam to recognize my twitch so I only get one entry I guess

                                • kronos1794
                                  kronos1794  2 weeks back

                                  Echo knight: So I can finally be Vergil?!

                                  • Emperor Xander
                                    Emperor Xander  2 weeks back

                                    don't even joke about gunslinger class id be so pissed if this started normalizing guns in d&D i don't want to play d20 modern

                                    • vishal bachan
                                      vishal bachan  2 weeks back

                                      Roll a 1 and your echo turns on you...

                                      • The Alchemist
                                        The Alchemist  2 weeks back

                                        What I need:

                                        -Cobolt Soul Monk
                                        -Blood Hunter
                                        -College Of Maestro Bard
                                        -The Lingering Soul

                                        • trexdrew
                                          trexdrew  2 weeks back

                                          All this shit just sounds so ridiculous that it’s incredibly easy to tell it’s fan made content instead of the normal level of thought and intrigue of a WotC release. There’s nothing wrong with fan content but it is a little weird to listen to and how crazy it all sounds and makes me wonder if we needed a printed book of it. Looking at you 50 shades of gray twilight fan fiction.

                                          • D Ren
                                            D Ren  2 weeks back

                                            @trexdrew I literally said it's ok of you dont like it...that's not my issue. My point is that you have no defense for your point other than it sounds ridiculous in spite of the fact that this type of magic is well thought out and baked into the world itself.

                                          • trexdrew
                                            trexdrew  2 weeks back

                                            D Ren lol ok whatever you say. Any difference in opinion and criticism of CR is hate and automatic gatekeeping. God I hate fandoms sometimes 🤦🏼‍♂️

                                          • D Ren
                                            D Ren  2 weeks back

                                            @trexdrew I've watched it played, it's not crazy nor is it unbalanced nor is it mandatory material to adapt into your game. It's totally fine to not be into the concept. It's just sounds like more gatekeeping and "if the idea didnt come from me its bad".

                                          • trexdrew
                                            trexdrew  2 weeks back

                                            D Ren I’ve watched all the DDB videos yes. It still sounds like crazy unbalanced fanbrew

                                          • D Ren
                                            D Ren  2 weeks back

                                            It isnt though, have you watched the video where matt explains what it is? Have you watched any of cr? If not, the context for dunamancy is all there. It's really not that crazy either considering all the other wacky shit we can do in the game already.

                                        • Dante Shadowfall
                                          Dante Shadowfall  2 weeks back

                                          You keep bringing up his other stuff from Taldorei Guide and the stuff on the DMs guild....But he kinda can't publish that stuff. It is Green Ronin publishing not Wizards. I am sure there would be legal issues around that. On top of that he can't really put stuff from the dms guild it because it is right in the rules of DMs Guild that you can't publish that material anywhere else.

                                          • Kadir Seker
                                            Kadir Seker  2 weeks back

                                            Trust me, if we were getting other subclasses like Cobalt Soul or the Gunslinger, they would have added it to the description. Saying you might also get other subclasses that are clearly not announced creates unreal expectations, which may leave people disappointed with the book.

                                            • Kyle Stanley
                                              Kyle Stanley  2 days back

                                              @Michael Rose yikes...

                                            • Michael Rose
                                              Michael Rose  2 weeks back

                                              Dmsguild owns the sub and classes he has put on there. It's part of the agreement everyone has to use, when putting any paid content on that website. So, they can't be published by WoTC. Matt Mercer explained that briefly in one of the D&D beyond videos.

                                            • Jabberwokee
                                              Jabberwokee  2 weeks back

                                              Yeah, they would have stated it because they do t hold back with describing the books.

                                              Gunslinger and Cobalt Soul monk won’t be in this and that’s kind of a shame considering

                                          • Edward Green
                                            Edward Green  2 weeks back

                                   my homebrew ones are going to be irrelevant. Oh well

                                            • Richard Healy
                                              Richard Healy  2 weeks back

                                              Echo Knight Fighter+ Barbrian Path of Ancestral Guadians.

                                              "You and whose army?!"

                                              *both turn to each other and smile*

                                              • Josua Nygren
                                                Josua Nygren  1 days back

                                                I imagined a multiclass character and when I got to the last line it became even better xD

                                              • Richard Healy
                                                Richard Healy  1 weeks back

                                                No, but they soon will be! *charges*

                                                "You've been fighting them for 5 rounds already."

                                                "I know! *clang* It was a threat *crash* get it? *slice*

                                              • Karl Fitzpatrick
                                                Karl Fitzpatrick  2 weeks back

                                                Necromancer Wizard and Shepherd Druid turn up:"Are we late?"

                                              • stugod5000
                                                stugod5000  2 weeks back

                                                Oh god, I need to play that

                                              • Anthony Norman
                                                Anthony Norman  2 weeks back

                                                Oh yeah

                                            • Dee Dubs Entertainment
                                              Dee Dubs Entertainment  2 weeks back

                                              I really wish they'd get someone else to do these interviews. I feel uneasy just seeing that guy and that only intensifies when he opens his mouth. Nice to see I wasn't alone in that.

                                              • tico zayas
                                                tico zayas  2 weeks back

                                                So the echo knight is naruto so that then makes the graviturgist tendo pain

                                                • tico zayas
                                                  tico zayas  2 weeks back

                                                  @Jabberwokee he did voice the 8 tails for the english dub, hell most of the CR team did voices for the english dub, laura and sam did alot of side characters and travis voiced zetsu and liam voiced garra

                                                • vishal bachan
                                                  vishal bachan  2 weeks back

                                                  You could also roleplay izura Kira from bleach by multiclassing martial class into graviturgist

                                                • Jabberwokee
                                                  Jabberwokee  2 weeks back

                                                  Pretty much, yeah.

                                                  Mr Mercer is a not so secret Naruto fan

                                              • Charles Sterling
                                                Charles Sterling  2 weeks back

                                                I just realized how small of a channel this is! I've been watching for some time now and figured this was one of the bigger D&D channels. Anyway, you deserve more subs, dude :)

                                                • Nerd Immersion
                                                  Nerd Immersion   2 weeks back

                                                  Thank you! We're growing slowly here, but I'm glad the algorithm is putting us on people's feeds!

                                              • Alexander Weltsch
                                                Alexander Weltsch  2 weeks back

                                                Time manipulation is worse htne necromency in my head canon ! Probaly would cause inevidables or hounds of Thanos hount down the users

                                              • ᾩ̶̛̳̩͚̰̜̔͌̈͘

                                                Echo Knight: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

                                                • Lunoh
                                                  Lunoh  2 weeks back

                                                  If anything I believe we will get the taldorai book rereleased under wotc as a new updated print that would containing the subclasses and bloodhunter. It would make most sense here.

                                                  • Dear _Obi
                                                    Dear _Obi  2 weeks back


                                                    Tal'dorei Campaign Subclasses won't be included

                                                    • Lukas Ceru
                                                      Lukas Ceru  2 weeks back

                                                      Clerics have the most subclasses!

                                                      • Adam DeLocke
                                                        Adam DeLocke  2 weeks back

                                                        You: Echo Knight can summon shadow clones
                                                        Me, an intellectual: DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP! FILTHY ACTS AT A REASONABLE PRICE! UNSPEAKABLE ACTIONS AT A REDUCED COST!
                                                        Edit: And before anyone asks, YES! THIS IS A JOJO REFERENCE!

                                                        • Ian Morse
                                                          Ian Morse  2 weeks back

                                                          @Random Man Clearly this is how King Crimson works. It all makes sense now.

                                                        • PJ VC
                                                          PJ VC  2 weeks back

                                                          i've been on reddit dndmemes enough to know this is a timeknight thing

                                                        • Random Man
                                                          Random Man  2 weeks back

                                                          Is this a jojo reference?.....HUH?!?!?

                                                      • Preston Bobo
                                                        Preston Bobo  2 weeks back

                                                        If people are not familiar with Anathem by Neal Stephenson then they should do themselves a favor and read it. It is fantastic, and there is quite a bit of overlap with the Echo Knight and parallel realities.

                                                        • patrick fackler
                                                          patrick fackler  2 weeks back


                                                        • Hromovlad1
                                                          Hromovlad1  2 weeks back

                                                          *looks at Echo Knight*
                                                          Dirty Deeds Dine Dirt Cheap

                                                        • Felix Rivera
                                                          Felix Rivera  2 weeks back

                                                          The spell that lets you create an echo makes a Simulacrum with a single spell

                                                          • Dood Lamoe
                                                            Dood Lamoe  2 weeks back

                                                            @HeyItsDingo I understand the echo knight class ability isn't a spell, I should have been more clear on that, I was just addressing the fact that a wizard also has used something similar whether spell or ability

                                                          • HeyItsDingo
                                                            HeyItsDingo  2 weeks back

                                                            @Dood Lamoe There likely is a spell that does a similar effect, but the Echo Fighter ability isn't a spell. There are all kinds of class/subclass abilities that act very similar to existing spells without being spells.

                                                          • Dood Lamoe
                                                            Dood Lamoe  2 weeks back

                                                            In campaign 2 a wizard uses this ability as well, so I'm assuming this is a spell

                                                          • HeyItsDingo
                                                            HeyItsDingo  2 weeks back

                                                            It's not a spell, it's a subclass ability for Echo Knight

                                                        • Abyssionknight
                                                          Abyssionknight  2 weeks back

                                                          I really don't like it when new subclasses are released and multiple are for a single class. Likely would have been pretty easy to turn one of those wizard schools into a sorcerer bloodline instead. That could have been pretty interesting, especially if they added some new meta magic options as well.

                                                          • PepicWalrus
                                                            PepicWalrus  2 weeks back

                                                            @Dee Dubs Entertainment Sorcerers should be the most flexanle and adaptable on the battlefield imo.

                                                            The abiliyy to change damage types could make sorcerers really cool. (I'd say a limit to what it can be swapped too being like the polar opposites or something)

                                                            Fire - Cold
                                                            Thunder - Lightning
                                                            Acid - Posion
                                                            Force - Psychic
                                                            Radiant - Necrotic

                                                          • Dee Dubs Entertainment
                                                            Dee Dubs Entertainment  2 weeks back

                                                            New meta magic would have been nice. Maybe something like a delayed effect or something to speed up the effect of other magic/poison.

                                                        • Joshua Chapman
                                                          Joshua Chapman  2 weeks back

                                                          I wish the shadow monk had that echo knight ability.

                                                          • Joshua Chapman
                                                            Joshua Chapman  2 weeks back

                                                            @Adam DeLocke in a combat fashion, that can actually attack a opponent.

                                                          • Adam DeLocke
                                                            Adam DeLocke  2 weeks back

                                                            It does. It's called Minor Illusion.

                                                        • Lucas Knieper
                                                          Lucas Knieper  2 weeks back

                                                          i get Valentine feelings from this fighter subclass

                                                        • Karpmageddon
                                                          Karpmageddon  2 weeks back

                                                          While I love wizards, it would of been cool to see a dunamancy sorcerer. Though I suppose Wild Magic already fits that niche.

                                                          • Omegeddon
                                                            Omegeddon  2 weeks back

                                                            Yeah there should definitely be one. And maybe one for druids

                                                          • 343burninglegion
                                                            343burninglegion  2 weeks back

                                                            Nothing stopping a little homebrew from fixing that problem

                                                          • Karpmageddon
                                                            Karpmageddon  2 weeks back

                                                            @bouboulroz I'd certainly consider adding them to the sorcerers spell list if the book doesn't already. Though with the emphasis of how the magic is learned, it probably goes against the lore. Which is most likely why wizards recieved the dunamancy subclasses instead of other types of spellcasters.

                                                          • bouboulroz
                                                            bouboulroz  2 weeks back

                                                            I mean, nothing keeps a sorcerer from taking a few dunamancy spells. Twin spelling some of the buff spells sounds like a good idea to me.

                                                          • Jaime Gallegos
                                                            Jaime Gallegos  2 weeks back

                                                            I love the image of making a giant blackhole but using careful spell to make sure to protect your party.

                                                        • Fine Tabletop
                                                          Fine Tabletop  2 weeks back

                                                          Bro! Echo knight sounds like noob saibot

                                                          • Fallen Deus
                                                            Fallen Deus  2 weeks back

                                                            Pretty sure that the othwr subclasses that people want wont be in this book. First, those would have been mentioned in the summary since they would be considered new to dnd cause right now they are just homebrew subclasses. Second i dont think wotc would throw so many different subclasses into an adventure book, also lastly people can forget about blood hunter since WotC is very hesitant to add entirely new classes to the game and have said so in the past.

                                                            • Shugo Pendragon
                                                              Shugo Pendragon  2 weeks back

                                                              First to thumbs down wooo

                                                              • Druxus The Mage
                                                                Druxus The Mage  2 weeks back

                                                                What about bloodhunter