Dawn Blade

Even the Order of the Undying Sun has need of those willing to get their hands dirty and to sully their honor in service of what must be done. The Dawn Blades are devout rogues, drawing divine power from Khors to strike as a sudden ray of searing sunlight in the darkness.

The Dawn Blades are extremely controversial among Khors’s followers as they fly in the face of the sun god’s prohibition against stealth. And yet these faithful rogues still draw power from their devotion, which sparks fiery debate among the order’s scholars. Whispers are beginning to circulate that the accepted doctrine of the faith might not be accurate.


When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you gain the ability to cast spells.

Cantrips. You learn three cantrips: sacred flame and two other cantrips of your choice from the cleric spell list. You learn another cleric cantrip of your choice at 10th level.

Spell Slots. The Dawn Blade Spellcasting table shows how many spell slots you have in order to cast your cleric spells of 1st level and higher. To cast one of these spells, you must expend a slot of the spell’s level or higher. You regain all expended spell slots when you finish a long rest.

For example, if you know the 1st-level spell guiding bolt and have a 1st-level and a 2nd-level spell slot available, you can cast guiding bolt using either slot.

Spells Known of 1st-Level and Higher. You know three 1st-level cleric spells of your choice.

The Spells Known column of the Dawn Blade Spellcasting table shows when you learn more cleric spells of 1st level or higher.

Whenever you gain a level in this class, you can replace one of the cleric spells you know with another spell of your choice from the cleric spell list. The new spell must be of a level for which you have spell slots.

Spellcasting Ability. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for your cleric spells since you learn your spells through prayer and devotion. You use your Wisdom whenever a spell refers to your spellcasting ability. In addition, you use your Wisdom modifier when setting the saving throw DC for a cleric spell you cast and when making an attack roll with one.

Spell save DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Wisdom modifier

Spell attack modifier = your proficiency bonus + your Wisdom modifier

Spellcasting Focus. You can use a holy symbol as a spellcasting focus for your cleric spells.

Dawn Blade Spellcasting

Rogue Cantrips Spells —Spell Slots per Spell Level—
Level Known Known 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
3rd 3 3 2
4th 3 4 3
5th 3 4 3
6th 3 4 3
7th 3 5 4 2
8th 3 6 4 2
9th 3 6 4 2
10th 4 7 4 3
11th 4 8 4 3
12th 4 8 4 3
13th 4 9 4 3 2
14th 4 10 4 3 2
15th 4 10 4 3 2
16th 4 11 4 3 3
17th 4 11 4 3 3
18th 4 11 4 3 3
19th 4 12 4 3 3 1
20th 4 13 4 3 3 1

Eyes of the Dawn

Beginning at 3rd level, you gain darkvision out to 30 feet, or your existing darkvision increases by 30 feet.

Dawn Strike

Starting at 3rd level, when you deal damage with your Sneak Attack feature, you can magically change the extra damage dealt to radiant damage.

When you deal a radiant Sneak Attack to an undead or a creature of shadow, you deal an additional 1d6 radiant damage.

Bolstering Light

Starting at 9th level, if you reduce a foe to 0 hit points with radiant damage, choose one of the following:

  • Gain temporary hit points equal to twice your rogue level.
  • End one condition affecting you. The condition can be blinded, deafened, or poisoned.
  • End one curse affecting you.
  • End one disease affecting you.

Sudden Illumination

Starting at 13th level, when you make an ability check, you can expend a spell slot to gain a bonus on the check equal to twice the level of the expended slot.

Dawn Flare

At 17th level, when you deal a radiant Sneak Attack (using your Dawn Strike feature) to a creature who can’t see you, the creature must make a Constitution saving throw against your spell save DC. On a failed save, the creature takes 10d6 radiant damage and can’t regain hit points until the start of your next turn.

Once a creature takes damage from this feature, it is immune to your Dawn Flare for 24 hours.

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