It is a fantasy for many players to fight in battle, cast powerful spells, and wield a mighty weapon. Unfortunately, D&D 5e’s rules don’t make this dream easy. Spellcasting has become more difficult in melee combat as concentration and spellcasting foci have been added to 5e. This is where War Caster comes in.
Boosting your ability to pass concentration checks is one of the most important ways to fulfill this playstyle. War Caster can help you with this.
What Does War Caster Do?
War Caster is a unique trading game where players trade their resources, units, and buildings for other players’ units, resources, and buildings. It’s simple to get started, but it can be fun as you build up your empire, expand your army, and conquer the world. How do I play? First, you need to create an account. You can do this in-game or on our website at warcaster.io.
When you are ready, go to the War Caster menu. From there, choose New Game. This will open the New Game screen. The first thing you will see is the number of players that are playing. This is the number of players you can play against. Choose how many players you want to play with. You can play against up to four people at a time. Each player will be randomly assigned to one of the four groups of players. Once you have chosen the number of players you want to play, click Next. The next screen is your starting resources. Resources are used to make units and buildings. You start with a small amount of gold used to purchase units and buildings. The more gold you have, the more powerful your units and buildings will become. You can change the amount of gold by clicking the Change button. You can also change it to silver if you wish.
Is War Caster a Good Game?
Among the most powerful feats in 5e, War Caster was given an S Tier rating in our 5e Feats Tier List. Like Polearm Master, War Caster enables a specific build rather than providing raw power to an already established build.
Gaining an advantage on concentration checks is important to these builds. Many characters use magic in combat, which means they may take damage from multiple sources at once. These casters do not want to lose concentration by casting a spell again and wasting an action, bonus action, or spell slot.
War Caster can also allow you to cast a spell as an opportunity attack without needing a free hand for somatic components. The viability of melee spellcasters is greatly reduced without this feat.
Interactions with War Casters
In spite of the fact that War Caster is a roleplaying game, it ends up offering a few neat interactions. Examples include:
- As a reaction to an opportunity attack, you can cast a green-flame blade or booming blade, allowing additional damage if the creature continues to move. The DM needs to decide whether the creature will continue to move after the spell is cast.
- You cannot use the War Caster feat to cast a green-flame blade or booming blade if your enemy provokes an opportunity attack while you have a reach weapon. As a result, the cantrips have a range of 5ft.
- When your holy symbol is on your shield, you can cast spells that require material or somatic components, such as a Cleric or Paladin. Those who wish to cast spells with material components will need their holy symbol even without a shield.