D&D 5E: Are the new Bard Class Options Tier 1 [closed]

The tiers as defined here https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Tier_System

Tier 1: Capable of doing absolutely everything, often better than classes that specialize in that thing. Often capable of solving encounters with a single mechanical ability and little thought from the player. Has world changing powers at high levels. These guys, if played with skill, can easily break a campaign and can be very hard to challenge without extreme DM fiat or plenty of house rules, especially if Tier 3s and below are in the party.

Are the new Bard class options Tier 1?

What sites or online options are there for finding an online Dungeons and Dragons party to play with? [duplicate]

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What options exist to improve a low level Sorcerer’s armor class?

I’m creating a character for a new D&D 5e campaign soon. We’ll be starting at level 3 to reduce PC mortality, and I don’t expect the campaign to run long enough for more than a couple level increases. I plan to play a Sorcerer, with a Draconic Bloodline and Bronze ancestry, using mostly electrical/lightning based magic where sensible. This allows an increased maximum hit points, +1 per level, as well as improving unarmored armor class from 10 to 13.

This DM has us generate ability scores by rolling 4d6, reroll any 1s, then take the best three, six times and arranged as desired. I arrived at Str 15, Dex 15, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 14, and Cha 17. The human ability increase (+1 to each ability score) in this case gives +3 AC bonus due to Dex, bringing me to AC 16.

The party, however, will be smaller than the “standard” count (two or three PCs — my Sorcerer, likely a Ranger, and possibly a Minotaur of some Fighter flavor), so combat roles can’t be divided in the usual ways. Because of this, I’m concerned about the relative fragility of a Sorcerer in combat, with limited healing and limited protection from other PCs.

As I understand it, Mage Armor won’t be any help for this build, because it can’t be stacked with the Draconic Bloodline armor class of 13 + Dex bonus. How else can I improve the armor class of this low level sorcerer, whether via gaining the ability to wear armor, or otherwise?

What feats or another options can help to avoid touch attack?

If character have only 10 DEX, he becomes vulnerable for touch attacks, because this kind of attacks don’t count the armor. What feat i can take, or what i must do to avoid this attacks, or at least reduce the damage?

I’m interested in avoiding melee touch attacks by keep my AC high against it.

Sources of races, and classes presented in question: Fiendish Codex: Tyrants of Nine Hells Complete Psionic Player’s Handbook

You may use any additional sources to answer.


Paladin 2/Ardent 2

STATS: 12 STR 10 DEX 20 CON 8 INT 16 WIS 14 CHA

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Would it be helpful to add more options for expanding project pane?

Good morning, Sven. :)

I was wondering if it might be helpful to add Expand options in the menu.
Right now there’s expand all projects and collapse all groups.
What about :
-Expand THIS group(presently highlighted)
-Collapse THIS group(presently highlighted)
-Expand groups down to active projects only?

How do you help a new player evaluate complex multiclassing options without driving them and yourself crazy?

I have people trying to choose between all manners of combinations. From brand new options like adding in artificer. To hexsorcadins.

I have already calculated DPS(damage per second)/HPs/etc. Showed them what features they would gain or lose. But then I run into situations like battle smith vs hexadin where questions like do you want to a be a tanky off-support doesn’t cut it.

Everyone already knows the rules for multiclassing and the downsides. I just don’t want to scare them or myself off the whole prospect because of the complexity. Especially because many have already decided they want to multiclass, they just don’t know which direction to go.

Filtering options for a combobox

I currently have a log-on dialogue box which I present to users when they wish to log onto a target system. As I have quite a number of possible target systems, I offer them a combobox in which they can type the first few letters of their chosen target system. This currently looks like the following:

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Some of these target systems have an attribute which means that the user does not need specify their password on connection (SSO), these are listed with a slightly different display name (in the example above, I have denoted it in brackets after the system name).

I was thinking to make things a bit easier for the users to select an SSO system, that I would add a checkbox to filter the list of system names in the combobox, so only SSO entries were shown, so something like the following:

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The only issue with the above is that for some reason it doesn’t look as intuitive as it could be (in my opinion) because as dialogues flow from left to right, top to bottom, you have to immediately go right to check the box, then left to choose your system.

Is there a nicer way to present this filtering option to users?

When choosing payment options during checkout, should the Paypal option go directly to Paypal, or show a “continue to Paypal” link?

I currently have 2 payment options during checkout: Credit Card and Paypal. Currently, clicking on the Credit Card option will reveal a credit card form, and clicking on the Paypal option will take the user to Paypal checkout (on the Paypal site).

I have also seen it where sites such as Netflix, will show a “continue to paypal” link after selecting the Paypal payment method, instead of going straight to Paypal (shown below)

Payment Options

Paypal option selected

Is the “continue to paypal” link helpful to the user, or does it just add an extra step/confusion (because the user isn’t taken straight to Paypal after selecting the Paypal option)?