On May 23, 2022, Wizards of the Coast released the Giant Options Unearthed Arcana (UA), with new subclasses and feats. The Runecrafter Wizard, which D&D Principal Rules Designer Jeremy Crawford describes as “the sibling of the Rune Knight,” features new resource tech for 5th Edition.
Back in early 2020, D&D started testing proficiency scaling. Under this system, features receive a number of uses per long rest equal to the character’s proficiency bonus. This marked a design shift away from features that: (a) reset on short rests, and (b) give a number of uses based on an ability score modifier.
The Runecrafter introduces a new resource paradigm by blending these two concepts. At level 2, Runic Empowerment grants the wizard subclass a number of runes they can append when casting a leveled spell. The rune tech relies on proficiency scaling, giving you a number of runes…
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