D&D 5e: Tabaxi Blood Hunter Guide

D&D 5e: Tabaxi Blood Hunter Guide

Do you like playing complex player characters? Do you want your feline character to have a unique class that uses literal blood “sacrifices?”

Tabaxis are cat people in D&D. They hail a cat deity and act a lot like real cats. Playing as a Tabaxi is a good choice if you want to try being highly curious and then later uncaring of the source of interest.

The Blood Hunter class is one of the most “edgy” classes. Learn more about how this class works when you continue reading below. This guide will teach you how to make a Tabaxi Blood Hunter. 

The Tabaxi Race can be found in Volo’s Guide to Monsters. Click here to pick up your own copy of Volo’s Guide to Monsters!

The Blood Hunter class is found in the Dungeon Master’s Guild. Click here to pick up your own copy of the Blood Hunter Class!

How to Make a Tabaxi Blood Hunter

The first step when creating a Tabaxi Blood Hunter is to set your highest ability score. It can be Strength or Dexterity, depending on the type of weapons you’ll use. If you’ll use melee weapons, pick Strength. Choose Dexterity if you want to use the archery fighting style or finesse weapons. 

The next-highest score should be Intelligence if you want to focus on creating potent blood curses and mystical power. If you need to be extra durable to use crimson rites or amplify your blood curses, pick Constitutions instead. 

Next, pick a Blood Hunter subclass or Order from the following:

  • Order of the Lycan
  • Order of the Ghoststlayer
  • Order of the Mutant
  • Order of the Profane Soul

If you want to play like a Barbarian and turn into a werewolf, pick the Lycan order. If you want to be able to cast warlock spells, be a Profane Soul Blood Hunter. If your campaign has an exorcist or ghost-hunting theme, pick the Ghostslayer subclass. 

How to Play a Tabaxi Blood Hunter

Your Tabaxi genes will make you more agile, thanks to the +2 to your Dexterity score. This increases your chances of moving first in battle. When in battle, you can cast Blood Curses like Blood Curse of Exposure or Blood Curse of the Eyeless. Crimson Rite allows you to sacrifice some of your vitality to improve the potential damage of your weapon.

Don’t forget to use your subclass-specific abilities, as well. As a Tabaxi, you can also use your claws to slash at enemies. It’s a good alternative attack if you lose your weapon in the middle of battle.

How to Roleplay as a Tabaxi Blood Hunter

Roleplaying as a Tabaxi Blood Hunter can be interesting. However, if you’re not used to roleplaying, it may feel awkward. One way to better get into the mindset of your character is to put yourself in his or her shoes.

Before that, you should know the backstory, background, goals, and personality of your character. It also helps to adopt an accent, a different tone of voice, and even some mannerisms.

An example:
Mena is on a journey to avenge her fallen band of bandits. She gained her hemocraft magic from one of them. Now changed and working to help others, she travels in search of others from her Order. While curiosity drives Mena, she’s still learning discipline.

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