Arcane Trickster

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Arcane Tricksters are rogues with a clever touch of magic, using illusions and enchantments to keep their opponents on the back foot.
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Arcane Tricksters are rogues with a clever touch of magic, using illusions and enchantments to keep their opponents on the back foot.

Arcane Trickster is a Subclass of Rogue. These Rogues are capable of spellcasting (from the Wizard spell list) and use their spells to attack enemies or support allies in combat. Arcane Tricksters use Intelligence as their spellcasting modifier.

Subclass features[edit | edit source]

Rogue's default armour
This subclass obtains all the features from its base class, Rogue, in addition to its unique features outlined below.

Level 3

Mage Hand Legerdemain Mage Hand Legerdemain
  • When you cast Mage Hand, the spectral hand is invisible and can carry out additional tasks.
  • Your mage hand can stow away or retrieve objects carried by other creatures and use Thieves' Tools at range.
  • As shown the Mage Hand will now last forever until it is destroyed or dismissed.
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Spellcasting Ability
Intelligence icon.png Intelligence
Known spells
Arcane Trickster Spells are Always Prepared.
2 Level 1 Spell Slots.png Level 1 Spell Slots Unlocked: 2
You gain two Level 1 Spell Slots.
Mage Hand Mage Hand
Learn the Mage Hand Mage Hand cantrip
Cantrips Icon.png Cantrips Known: 2
Choose 2 Cantrips from the Wizard spell list.
Known Spells
Choose 2 Spells from the Wizard spell list (schools of Enchantment or Illusion only) up to Level 1. These spells are Always Prepared.
Choose 1 Spell from the Wizard spell list (any spell school) up to Level 1. This spell is Always Prepared.
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New Cantrips available
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New Level 1 Enchantment and Illusion spells available
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New 1st Level Spells available

Level 4

3 Level 1 Spell Slots.png Level 1 Spell Slots Unlocked: 3
You gain an additional Level 1 Spell Slot.
Known Spells
Choose 1 Spell from the Arcane Trickster spell list (schools of Enchantment or Illusion only). This spell is Always Prepared.
Replacement Spell (Optional)
Choose 1 known spell and replace it with another Spell from the full Wizard spell list. The replacement spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots.

Level 5

Replacement Spell (Optional)
Choose 1 known spell and replace it with another Spell from the full Wizard spell list. The replacement spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots.

Level 6

Replacement Spell (Optional)
Choose 1 known spell and replace it with another Spell from the full Wizard spell list. The replacement spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots.

Level 7

4 Level 1 Spell Slots.png Level 1 Spell Slots Unlocked: 4
You gain an additional Level 1 Spell Slot.
2 Level 2 Spell Slots.png Level 2 Spell Slots Unlocked: 2
You gain two Level 2 Spell Slots.
Known Spells
Choose 1 Spell from the Wizard spell list (schools of Enchantment or Illusion only). This spell is Always Prepared.
Choose 1 known spell and replace it with another Spell from the full Wizard spell list. The replacement spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots.
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New Level 2 Enchantment and Illusion spells available

Level 8

  • New Level 2 Wizard spells available:
Replacement Spell (Optional)
Choose 1 known spell and replace it with another Spell from the full Wizard spell list. The replacement spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots.

Level 9

Magical Ambush Magical Ambush
While you are Hiding Hiding, your targets have Disadvantage Icon.png Disadvantage on Saving throws against your Spells.
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Replacement Spell (Optional)
Choose 1 known spell and replace it with another Spell from the full Wizard spell list. The replacement spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots.

Level 10

4 Level 1 Spell Slots.png3 Level 2 Spell Slots.png Level 2 Spell Slots Unlocked: 3
You gain one additional Level 2 Spell Slot.
Known Cantrips
Choose 1 Cantrip from the Wizard spell list.
Known Spells
Choose 1 Spell from the Wizard spell list (schools of Enchantment or Illusion only). This spell is Always Prepared.
Replacement Spell (Optional)
Choose 1 known spell and replace it with another Spell from the full Wizard spell list. The replacement spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots.

Level 11

Known Spells
Choose 1 Spell from the Wizard spell list (schools of Enchantment or Illusion only). This spell is Always Prepared.
Replacement Spell (Optional)
Choose 1 known spell and replace it with another Spell from the full Wizard spell list. The replacement spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots.

Level 12

Replacement Spell (Optional)
Choose 1 known spell and replace it with another Spell from the full Wizard spell list. The replacement spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots.

Arcane Trickster spellcasting chart[edit | edit source]

Arcane Trickster Spellcasting Spell Slots per Spell Level
Rogue Level Cantrips Known Spells Known 1st 2nd
3rd Mage Hand Mage Hand + 2 3* 2 -
4th Mage Hand Mage Hand + 2 4 3 -
5th Mage Hand Mage Hand + 2 4 3 -
6th Mage Hand Mage Hand + 2 4 3 -
7th Mage Hand Mage Hand + 2 5 4 2
8th Mage Hand Mage Hand + 2 6* 4 2
9th Mage Hand Mage Hand + 2 6 4 2
10th Mage Hand Mage Hand + 3 7 4 3
11th Mage Hand Mage Hand + 3 8 4 3
12th Mage Hand Mage Hand + 3 8 4 3

* One spell learned at this level can be from the entire Wizard spell List. The chosen spell must still be of a level for which the Arcane Trickster has spell slots. All other spells must be chosen from the normal Arcane Trickster spell list. This additional spell is independent of the Arcane Trickster's Replacement Spell Feature.

External links[edit | edit source]

Arcane trickster on the Forgotten Realms Wiki