The College of Siren’s Song — Dungeons and Dragons Homebrew
The College of Siren’s Song - Bard College
Their voice is the favoured weapon of many a bard, and yours is no exception. Modelling the beguiling lullaby of the mythical sirens, you excel at lacing gentle enchantments into your singing voice, allowing you to charm even the most stalwart of warriors with your songs and ballads.
Level 3: Bonus Proficiencies
When you join the College of the Siren’s Song at the 3rd level, you gain proficiency in one of the following skills of your choice: Acrobatics, Athletics, Deception, or Persuasion. When you reach the 10th level, you gain proficiency in another of those skills. You gain proficiency with tridents and nets.
Level 3: Alluring Voice
Starting at the 3rd level, while you are wearing light or no armour and can speak, you can use your Charisma instead of your Dexterity to calculate your AC.
In addition, you learn how to weave your enchanting voice into certain spells you cast. You can use your singing voice as a spellcasting focus for your spells. Any spell you cast using your voice as a focus gains a verbal component. If it already had a verbal component, it instead loses its somatic component, if it has any.
Level 3: Enchanter
Also at the 3rd level, whenever you force a creature to make a saving throw against an enchantment spell you cast, you can use your reaction to expend one of your uses of Bardic Inspiration, rolling a Bardic Inspiration die and subtracting the number rolled from the creature’s saving throw. You can choose to use this feature after the creature makes its save, but before the DM determines whether the saving throw succeeds or fails. The creature is immune if it can’t hear you or if it’s immune to being charmed.
Level 6: Additional Magical Secrets
You learn two spells of your choice from any class, as long as it is of a level you can cast or a cantrip. The chosen spells count as bard spells for you but do not count against the number of spells you know.
Level 14: Subtle Vocalisations
At the 14th level, you gain the ability to whisper the verbal components of your spells. When you cast an enchantment spell using your voice as a spellcasting focus, you can choose to remove the verbal components from that spell. Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest or until you finish casting another enchantment spell of 1st level or higher using your voice as a spellcasting focus.
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