Sword Coast - Fighter Martial Archetype - Purple Dragon Knight
Sword Coast Fighter Martial Archetype
PURPLE DRAGON KNIGHT
Purple Dragon knights are warriors who hail from
the kingdom of Cormyr. Pledged to protect the crown,
they take the fight against evil beyond their kingdom’s
borders. They are tasked with wandering the land as
knights errant, relying on their judgment, bravery, and
fidelity to the code of chivalry to guide them in defeating
A Purple Dragon knight inspires greatness in others
by committing brave deeds in battle. The mere presence
of a knight in a hamlet is enough to cause some
ores and bandits to seek easier prey. A lone knight is a
skilled warrior, but a knight leading a band of allies can
transform even the most poorly equipped militia into a
ferocious war band.
A knight prefers to lead through deeds, not words. As
a knight spearheads an attack, the knight’s actions can
awaken reserves of courage and conviction in allies that
they never suspected they had.
- RESTRICTION: KNIGHTHOOD
Purple Dragon knights are tied to a specific order of
Banneret serves as the generic name for this archetype
if you use it in other campaign settings or to model
warlords other than Purple Dragon knights.
- RALLYING CRY
When you choose this a rchetype at 3rd level, you learn
how to inspire your allies to fight on past their injuries.
When you use your Second Wind feature, you can
choose up to three creatures within 60 feet of you that
are allied with you. Each one regains hit points equal
to your fighter level, provided that the creature can see
or hear you.
- ROYAL ENVOY
A Purple Dragon knight serves as an envoy of the
Cormyrean crown. Knights of high standing are expected
to conduct themselves with grace.
At 7th level, you gain proficiency in the Persuasion
skill. If you are already proficient in it, you gain proficiency
in one of the following skills of your choice: Animal
Handling, Insight, Intimidation, or Performance.
Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability
check you make that uses Persuasion. You receive this
benefit regardless of the skill proficiency you gain from
- INSPIRING SURGE
Starting at 10th level, when you use your Action Surge
feature, you can choose one creature within 60 feet of
you that is allied with you. That creature can make one
melee or ranged weapon attack with its reaction, provided
that it can see or hear you.
Starting at 17th level, you can choose two allies within
60 feet of you, rather than one.
Beginning at 15th level, you can extend the benefit of
your Indomitable feature to an ally. When you decide to
use Indomitable to reroll an Intelligence, a Wisdom, or
a Charisma saving throw and you aren’t incapacitated,
you can choose one ally within 60 feet of you that also
failed its saving throw against the same effect. If that
creature can see or hear you, it can reroll its saving
throw and must use the new roll.