Bard: College of Backup Mancing

Bard: College of Backup Mancing

A good bard knows you can’t always be in the spotlight, and sometimes you need to be in the background enhancing the main attraction. Backup Mancer bards use their knowledge of theatrics and the arcane to boost the strength and power of their allies, and especially their allies spells. 

Backup Inspiration

At 3rd level when you use your bardic inspiration you can add an additional effect if it is either a weapon attack roll, or spell attack roll. 

Weapon attack roll effects


They can reroll their damage die and choose either one


When they finish their attack roll, the target has to make a wisdom saving throw against a DC of your spell save DC or be frightened of the attacker.


If the attack successfully hits, the target must make a wisdom saving throw against your spell save DC or be put under the effects of the Slow spell until the attackers next turn.

Spell attack roll effects


The caster can cast a cantrip with a casting time of 1 action after casting their spell.


They can cast the spell without any verbal or somatic components


They can cast the spell as if it is one spell level higher than it is, given they can cast the spell at one spell level higher already. 


At 6th level you use your musical instrument to keep a walking pace beat for 10 minutes granting the following magical benefits. Increase 7 of your allies walking speed by 15 ft, treat a roll of 7 or lower as an 8 on attack rolls, and gain temporary hp equal to all of your bardic inspiration die rolled + your charisma modifier. This lasts for 6 hours, or until a short rest. You can use this ability once every 24 hours.

Call and Response 

At 14th level, when an ally uses one of your given bardic inspiration to make an attack roll, you can use your reaction to do a small ritual and a magical copy of you appears beside the ally and repeats the attack, making the attack roll with your spell attack bonus, and damage roll with your charisma modifier. 

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