Ultramodern Martialartist

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You disdain the efficiency of firearms in favour of straight melee fighting. The martial artist covers nearly every style, whether it's using fists or swords.

Source: Ultramodern 5E by Dias Ex Machina.


Armor: Light armor.
Weapon Groups: Simple weapons from any 5 weapon groups of your choice. You also gain Martial proficiency with one of those groups to represent your preferred style of combat. This group you gain Martial Proficiency in cannot be: Blowguns, Bows, Crossbows, Pistols, Siege and Heavy Weapons or Rifles.
Tools, Items, Vehicles, etc: Any 2 vehicle groups of your choice.
Saving Throws: Strength, Dexterity
Skills: Choose 3 from Acrobatics, Animal Handling, Athletics, Deception, Endurance, Insight, Intimidation, Lore, Perception, Survival.


Classes from Ultramodern 5E also choose a Ladder. Ladders are based on what you are and how you live your life. You begin with one ladder feature and select others in place of feats or ability score improvements. (See Ultramodern 5E p9).

SUBCLASSES (Archetypes)

Classes from Ultramodern 5E all select from the same list of archetypes:

  1. Anti-Hero. (Ultramodern 5E p66).
  2. Authority. (Ultramodern 5E p67).
  3. Banner Head. (Ultramodern 5E p67).
  4. Brawler. (Ultramodern 5E p68).
  5. Brother of Blood. (Ultramodern 5E p68).
  6. Cleaner. (Ultramodern 5E p69).
  7. Country Gunman. (Ultramodern 5E p69).
  8. Diplomat. (Ultramodern 5E p70).
  9. Driver. (Ultramodern 5E p71).
  10. Field Machinist. (Ultramodern 5E p71).
  11. Field Medic. (Ultramodern 5E p72).
  12. Grandmaster. (Ultramodern 5E p72).
  13. Gun Dancer. (Ultramodern 5E p75).
  14. Infantry Support Specialist. (Ultramodern 5E p75).
  15. Machine of War. (Ultramodern 5E p76).
  16. Man-At-Arms. (Ultramodern 5E p76).
  17. Militarist. (Ultramodern 5E p77).
  18. Pathfinder. (Ultramodern 5E p78).
  19. Pistolero. (Ultramodern 5E p78).
  20. Recon Intelligence. (Ultramodern 5E p79).
  21. Ring Fighter. (Ultramodern 5E p79).
  22. Sapper. (Ultramodern 5E p80).
  23. Selfless Protector. (Ultramodern 5E p80).
  24. Skirmisher. (Ultramodern 5E p81).
  25. Suave. (Ultramodern 5E p81).
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