Play D&D with Mass Effect Characters

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It’s the Mass Effect/Dungeons and Dragons crossover you’ve been waiting for! Perhaps you’ve always wanted to roleplay as Garrus Vakarian, or perhaps you only want to be inspired by Jack’s character with this build and her personality. Whatever the case, I’ve put together some build suggestions. These characters are all Level 10.

Jack – Wild Magic Sorcerer
Human, Chaotic Neutral
Background: Criminal
AC: 12 (15 with mage armor) Hit Points 70, Speed 30ft.
Stat Block: STR 9 (-1) | DEX 15 (+2) | CON 17 (+3) | INT 11 (+0) | WIS 9 (-1) | CHA 19 (+4)
Skill Proficiencies: Deception, Intimidation, Stealth, Arcana
Equipment: Boots of Haste, Ring of Spell Storing
Notable spells known: mage hand, thunderwave, crown of madness, shield, hold person, levitate, counterspell, fear, dominate person, telekinesis, hold monster,

Urdnot Wrex – Berserker Barbarian
Half-orc, Chaotic Neutral
Background: Pirate
AC: 17 (unarmored defense) Hit Points 100 Speed 40ft.
Stat Block: STR 25 (+7) | DEX 15 (+2) | CON 18 (+4) | INT 8 (-1) | WIS 8 (-1) | CHA 10 (+0)
Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Perception, Intimidation, Survival, Animal Handling
Equipment: greataxe, handaxes, Belt of Fire Giant Strength, Bracers of Defense
Battle Techniques: Rage, Frenzy, Relentless Attack, Brutal Critical

Thane Krios – Assassin Rogue
High Elf, Lawful Neutral
Background: Acolyte
AC: 16 (studded leather) Hit Points 50 Speed 30ft.
Stat Block: STR 8 (-1) | DEX 18 (+4) | CON 8 (-1) | INT 11 (+0) | WIS 14 (+2) | CHA 16 (+3)
Skill Proficiencies: Perception, Insight, Religion, Acrobatics, Deception, Stealth, Sleight of Hand
Equipment: longbow, hand crossbow, dagger, Boots of Elvenkind, Bracers of Archery
Battle Techniques: Sharpshooter, Sneak Attack (5d6), Assassinate, Infiltration Expertise

Samara – Oath of Vengeance Paladin
Half-elf, Lawful Neutral
Background: Sage
AC: 20 (plate armor and shield) Hit Points 80 Speed 30ft.
Stat Block: STR 18 (+4) | DEX 10 (+0) | CON 14 (+2) | INT 10 (+0) | WIS 10 (+0) | CHA 18 (+4)
Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, History, Intimidation, Athletics, Persuasion, Investigation
Equipment: Holy Avenger and shield, holy symbol, Adamantine Armor,
Battle Techniques: Protection, Divine Smite, Oath of Vengeance, Aura of Courage, Relentless Avenger
Notable Spells Known: bane, hunter’s mark, hold person, haste, command, compelled duel, detect evil and good, zone of truth, crusader’s mantle

Garrus Vakarian – Battlemaster Fighter
Blue Dragonborn, Neutral Good
Background: Soldier
AC: 16 (studded leather) Hit Points 80 Speed 30ft.
Stat Block: STR 15 (+2) | DEX 18 (+4) | CON 15 (+2) | INT 12 (+1) | WIS 10 (+0) | CHA 9 (-1)
Skill Proficiencies: Athletics, Intimidation, Perception, Survival
Equipment: Oathbow, hand crossbow, rapier, Quiver of Ehlonna
Battle Techniques: Archery, Second Wind, Action Surge, Disarming Attack, Precision Attack, Feinting Attack, Rally, Commander’s Strike, Evasive Footwork, Menacing Attack

Mordin Solus – Knowledge domain cleric
Gnome, Lawful Good
Background: Hermit
AC: 16 (scale mail and shield) Hit Points 70 Speed 30ft.
Stat Block: STR 10 (+0) | DEX 10 (+0) | CON 14 (+2) | INT 15 (+2) | WIS 18 (+4) | 8 CHA (-1)
Skill Proficiencies: Medicine, Religion, Insight, Persuasion,
Equipment: mace, light crossbow, holy symbol, Spellguard Shield, Wand of Magic Detection
Battle Techniques: Channel Divinity, Destroy Undead,
Notable Spells Known: spare the dying, resistance, cure wounds, detect poison and disease, inflict wounds, aid, greater restoration, spiritual weapon, revivify, flame strike, death ward

Jason Dueck

Jason Dueck

Staff Writer at Area of Effect
From Captain Kirk to Commander Shepard, Jason's love for science fiction extends to the final frontier. When he's not geeking out, Jason can be found studying communications at Red River College in Winnipeg.
Jason Dueck