Revenants make a great choice for assassin characters. The revenant ability score bonuses synch with two key ability scores for assassins, making revenants excellent choices for bleak disciple assassins. Revenants have access to a number of racial feats useful to an assassin, and picking one of the soul feats related to various races offers more choices for power and story customization. Multiclassing feats provide another opportunity to build a truly unique character. This article presents new game elements to reinforce the story connection between the revenant race and assassin class, and to provide them with unique mechanical benefits that assure that the revenant makes for one of the best choices when playing a character of the assassin class.
A revenant exists as a singularity. No guild of assassins or band of murderers counts a host of revenants among their number. No army of soldiers with dark intent marches down the shadowed path of the revenant. Even in the company of others, a revenant walks alone. Whether given new existence by the Raven Queen or some other entity, the revenant assassin exists to kill someone—or perhaps it is his destiny to kill hundreds.
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About the Author
Matthew Sernett is a writer and game designer for Wizards of the Coast who splits his time between Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Recent credits include Player’s Handbook Races: Tieflings, The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea, and Magic the Gathering: Zendikar. When he’s not making monsters or building worlds, he’s watching bad fantasy movies you don’t realize exist and shouldn’t bother to learn about.