What is the Echo Knight? - Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount for D&D

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  • Published: 13 January 2020
  • Matt Mercer describes the Echo Knight, one of the new subclasses featured in the Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount. As the elite warriors of the Kryn Dynasty this martial class is able to manipulate the power of Dunamancy in unique and powerful ways.

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Comments • 268

  • D&D Beyond
    D&D Beyond   6 days back

    Do you have any ideas for an Echo Knight character? What race and backstory? Inspire us with your ideas!


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    • The Song
      The Song  3 days back

      Or maybe this is what's really happening when the Echo Knight dreams

    • The Song
      The Song  3 days back

      My idea:
      Dm suddenly has PC summoned into an alternate timeline as the echo

    • Jbd87
      Jbd87  4 days back

      Something like Shadow of Mordor. Or a sharpshooter archer.

    • Vincent Russo
      Vincent Russo  4 days back

      My echo night would be called JoJo.

    • Skyler Thompson
      Skyler Thompson  4 days back

      I had a scout/marshal in 3.5 that was focused on manipulating action economy. She was a gnoll from a dieing planet that escaped through a shattered hole in the planes, and this would be perfect.

  • The Overlander
    The Overlander  4 hours back

    Dang, I have so many ideas for this in combat. You can keep the enemies away from your casters, and still be on the front, wrecking face.

    • Jamjo
      Jamjo  5 hours back

      I feel like Matt was thinking about this when he was voicing Hit from Dragonball Super.

      • Ruly Tasho
        Ruly Tasho  6 hours back

        Yo! Fighter has an Echo fighter!

        • The CookieMeister
          The CookieMeister  11 hours back

          Just dont touch your echo... bad things happen

          • Sloan Anderson
            Sloan Anderson  11 hours back

            So you get to become a stand user... cool!

            • Matt Steinberg
              Matt Steinberg  15 hours back

              This kind of reminds me of Firefight from the Reckoners series by Brandon Sanderson. I must say I AM STOKED!

              • dominic santiny
                dominic santiny  1 days back

                Doesn't the flash do something like this?

                • Jacob Pirlo
                  Jacob Pirlo  1 days back

                  Ekko the Echo knight

                  • kelnhide
                    kelnhide  2 days back

                    I can finally play America’s greatest President, Funny Valentine.

                    • Ryan Marsh
                      Ryan Marsh  2 days back

                      That is just a 2e Psionic power called Time Duplicate from The Will and the Way.

                      • david santistevan
                        david santistevan  2 days back

                        Dojyaaa~~n

                        • Yous0147
                          Yous0147  2 days back

                          This is distinctly similar to Ekko from LoL as one example, although Ekko himself is also pulled from other sources. I think it's a pretty cool concept brought into DnD :)

                          • Adam DeLocke
                            Adam DeLocke  2 days back

                            PC: So, why does this verison of me have an eyepatch? Did I lose it during a revolutionary uprising against an oppressive leader in your timeline?
                            Echo: No. You used the sending stone in bed at 4 am and you dropped it on your face like a dumbass.

                            • gabeuscus13
                              gabeuscus13  2 days back

                              Funny Valentine build

                              • Saturni Rose
                                Saturni Rose  3 days back

                                "Summon versions of yourself that you could've become from slightly different timelines." This would be so perfect for a Dark Souls inspired campaign.

                                • Keyshell
                                  Keyshell  3 days back

                                  I read this as a homebrew subclass around half a year ago on Reddit, I bet he took inspiration from that.

                                  • CR Fan
                                    CR Fan  17 hours back

                                    It was most likely someone attempting to homebrew echo knights based on what they'd already seen on CR, since it's been nearly 2 years since he introduced the first one.

                                  • Eric Hall
                                    Eric Hall  1 days back

                                    I kinda doubt it since he had it done or at least the framework quite a bit earlier than that

                                • Melik565
                                  Melik565  3 days back

                                  MATT...did you just make KAGEBUNSHIN-NO-JUTSU?!

                                  • Toenail Mongrel
                                    Toenail Mongrel  3 days back

                                    So it’s a class based on Mirror Image on steroids plus multiverse things? It sounds awesome. Not my thing, but I’m excited for people who like the subject matter!

                                    • agent00puffball
                                      agent00puffball  3 days back

                                      This class sound cool af, not gonna lie.

                                      • Dominic Howes
                                        Dominic Howes  3 days back

                                        Purely without reading the rules on this in theory polearm master sentinel with the UA tunnel fighter fighting style pull your clone up and tag team to hold the line works without tunnel fighter just not as oppressive since you both may not get to use reactions

                                        • ThePerrperr
                                          ThePerrperr  3 days back

                                          what class is this a subclass of?

                                        • Austin Brown
                                          Austin Brown  3 days back

                                          This is starting to sound real John Constantine-ey

                                          • SpaceUnicorn
                                            SpaceUnicorn  3 days back

                                            As usual, Matt is hiding behind his DM screen, even in an interview.

                                            • Media Addict
                                              Media Addict  3 days back

                                              Oh this is going to be good this is going to be real good.

                                              • Álvaro Martínez Peña

                                                Soooo Funny Valentine

                                                • Jason Greenwood
                                                  Jason Greenwood  3 days back

                                                  From a Role Play perspective, there is an awesome amount of flavor available here. I would play every Echo having at least one distinctive alteration. Full range from different gender to different alignment. The fun part would be throwing things out there, without explaining fully what caused the differences.

                                                  • ubernerd08
                                                    ubernerd08  3 days back

                                                    I sincerely appreciate Matt’s use of “themself” here. Just normalizing it which I think is pretty cool

                                                    • Cody Brandley
                                                      Cody Brandley  3 days back

                                                      The homestuck police are on to you matt

                                                      • gomitax92
                                                        gomitax92  3 days back

                                                        its time to split!

                                                        • Willem Verheij
                                                          Willem Verheij  3 days back

                                                          I'd probably create a character like this as having had a pivotal moment in their life where they had a big choice to make. Kind of like an evil twin, or good twin depending on who the main character would be.

                                                          • elezraita
                                                            elezraita  3 days back

                                                            Already pre-ordered this book. Mark 17th can’t come soon enough.

                                                            • Rodrigo Rodríguez
                                                              Rodrigo Rodríguez  3 days back

                                                              Time for a D4C character!

                                                              • Connor Guyler
                                                                Connor Guyler  3 days back

                                                                Hell yeah, time to make cortez from timesplitters 3

                                                                • Nick Dance
                                                                  Nick Dance  4 days back

                                                                  "I love timey wimey stuff" dr who? Is that you?

                                                                  • rmt3589
                                                                    rmt3589  4 days back

                                                                    I need this for pathfinder/3.5.

                                                                    • Core Brute
                                                                      Core Brute  4 days back

                                                                      I would absolutely use this, either as a player or DM, to have the Echos be very different what-ifs of the Echo Knight summoning them. One might be randomly be a pirate with an eye patch, another could be horribly mutated beastial creature, another could be very clearly be a servant of a great evil. Mechanically I would change nothing and the player would still control the Echoes' actions, but it could be very fun "there but for the grace of God goes I" sort of situation. Sort of like a Rick and Morty adventure with the different kinds of Ricks.

                                                                      • Andrew Panfilov
                                                                        Andrew Panfilov  4 days back

                                                                        It's a stand no?

                                                                        • Tony Favilla
                                                                          Tony Favilla  4 days back

                                                                          I'm intrigued by the mechanical implications of this...

                                                                          Is it like the "Lucky" feat, where an echo of a weapon "hitting" replaces a miss?

                                                                          Is it like the "Boots of the Winding Path", where you teleport to a spot you previously occupied mere moments before?

                                                                          ...can you pull a copy of yourself from another timeline to take a fatal blow, similar to an illusion wizard's "Illusory Double"?

                                                                          • Foedragon
                                                                            Foedragon  4 days back

                                                                            I thought of a great RP element of this class. What if in everytime you summon a echo, your link to those possible version of yourself gets stronger and stronger, and eventually an echo replaces you? And you now have a multiple personality of sorts, and then each time an Echo pops up, it's actually your true self trying to fight to get back to this reality

                                                                            • BubonicCraig
                                                                              BubonicCraig  4 days back

                                                                              Mat! Was that a Jojo reference?

                                                                              • BubonicCraig
                                                                                BubonicCraig  4 days back

                                                                                Obligatory magic fighter subclass!

                                                                                • companyoflosers
                                                                                  companyoflosers  4 days back

                                                                                  its a space-time eldritch knight basically.

                                                                                  • WeirdGaming Sign
                                                                                    WeirdGaming Sign  4 days back

                                                                                    I just want to say that I am so happy that HS and CR are finally overlapping. Only a matter of...Time. ;]

                                                                                    • ShortMonkey
                                                                                      ShortMonkey  4 days back

                                                                                      Harrison Wells....

                                                                                      • JD Rohrer
                                                                                        JD Rohrer  4 days back

                                                                                        When Todd said the words "timey-wimey", every Whovian around lifted their noses to the air like bloodhounds.

                                                                                        • Steven Bonnell
                                                                                          Steven Bonnell  4 days back

                                                                                          God Matt is so cute I want to kiss his cheek and ruffle his hair.

                                                                                          • FloBotsInc
                                                                                            FloBotsInc  4 days back

                                                                                            i dont mean to be that guy but im not a fan of the cover :( and no i'm not just trolling because of ebron lol i just really like the tal'dorei cover. i'm still gonna buying the book though!!!