Power Source

Arcane - The cryptic formulas of arcane magic and the complex recipes of alchemy appeal to an artificer. Who are especially knowledgeable about magic items.


Orbs, Rods, Staffs and Wands


Simple Melee and Simple Ranged

Inherent Strengths

Fortitude, Willpower

Common Party Role


Common Practitioners

Humans, Genasi, Warforged, Tieflings, Deva, Shardminds, Dwarves and Kalashtar

Artificers treat mastery of magic like a technical skill. They see a pattern in energy and matter, and they develop an understanding of how to manipulate the flow of arcane energy in and around material objects and creatures. Artificers learn to channel magic into items by using complex chains of sigils and diagrams or by using magical materials. With their skills, they can assemble the perfect magical object for any situation. As an artificer, you might have learned your craft through a variety of means. You could be a formal student of arcana who became interested in magic items and artifacts. Maybe you’re a tinkerer who devised magic tools in a musty basement. Or perhaps you are an explorer who found your knowledge in forgotten places. With a bandolier slung across your chest, you carry an arsenal of alchemical compounds, magical implements, mundane materials, and tools. You mix reagents, drink potions, and craft items. And you use your knowledge to infuse yourself and your allies with arcane power. One day, your magical skills will carry you into legend.