I list of thoughts of what part of classes could be good for grappling. Will probably be using Point buy with a Goliath, dump Wis and Int to 8. Not fully STUPID, but definitly a little slow and gullible. The lovable idiot. Str 16, Dex 12, Con 16, Cha 14 (not final, was thinking Bard and Barbarian) So, just wanted to chat.
Im NOT taking all these classes, just more of a list for class commitment that helps with Grappling
Barbarian – lvl 1 / 3 / 5 Rage, for Advantage. Bear Totem for Dmg Reduction, ASI (maybe Tavern Brawler for improvised attacks, but lots of choices) and Extra attack/Movement
bard – lvl 3 Expertise in Athletics, Cunning Words
rogue lvl 1-2 Expertise in Atheltics, Cunning Action (mobility)
fighter – lvl 2 Action Surge. Grapple 2 things or grapple and prone them? yes please
Monk – Lvl 5 Stunning Strike (Success plus tavern brawler is free grapple)
Warlock – Lvl 1 Pact of the Chain for Improved familiar. Yes, I know you can get familiar from other things, but its a single level dip and you get a better familiar. Familiar is basically get a helper for rolls.
Ive recently been trying to get back into D&D, there is a local Adeventure League group. Wanted to do a grappler (not necessarily PURE grapple, but main focus. Been toying around with some ideas. Was also thinking of Sorcerer or Wizard, maybe some kind of Touch Spell (shocking grasp) grappler. Or Barbarian rogue (grapple then shank them to death)
Ive been out a long time, anything else that helps with grappling? interesting feats, class abilites, synergies, etc…