Epic Boons

An epic boon is a special power available only to 20th level characters. Characters at that level gain such boons only if you want them to and only when you feel it’s appropriate. Epic boons are best awarded after the characters complete a major quest, or accomplish something else particularly notable. A character might gain an epic boon after destroying an evil artifact, defeating an ancient dragon, or halting an  incursion from the Outer Planes. Epic boons can also be used as a form of advancement, a way to provide greater power to characters who have no more levels to gain. With this approach, consider awarding one epic boon to each character for every 30,000 XP he or she earns above 355,000 XP. You determine which epic boon a character gains. Ideally, the boon you pick is something the character would put to use in future adventures. You can allow a player to select a boon for his or her  character, subject to your approval. Whatever boon a character ends up with,  consider its place in your story and world. Many of the boons are extraordinary and represent the gradual transformation of a character into something resembling a demigod. The acquisition of a boon might visibly transform a character. For example, the eyes of a character with the Boon of True sight might glow when he or she feels strong emotion, and a character who has the Boon of High Magic might have faint motes of light glimmering around his or her head. Also, decide how the boon first appears. Does the boon appear spontaneously and mysteriously? Or does a being of cosmic power manifest to bestow it? The bestowal of a boon can itself be an exciting scene in an adventure. The text of a boon addresses its user. Unless a boon says otherwise, a character can’t gain it more than once.

Boon of Ability Score Increase

You can increase any ability score by 2, or two by 1 and your maximum ability score goes up by this amount, to a maximum of 30. You can take this boon multiple times.

Boon of Combat Prowess

When you miss with a melee weapon attack, you can choose to hit instead. Once you use this boon, you can’t use it again until you finish a short rest.

Boon of Dimensional Travel

As an action, you can cast the misty step spell, without using a spell slot or any components. Once you do so, you can’t use this boon again until you finish a short rest.

Boon of Damage Reduction

You gain Damage Reduction of 3/- to slashing, piercing and bludgeoning damage. You can Take this Boon multiple times, each time you take it your Damage Reduction increases by 3.

Boon of Fate

When another creature that you can see within 60 feet of you makes an ability check, an attack roll, or a saving throw, you can roll a DlO and apply the result as a bonus or penalty to the roll. Once you use this boon, you can’t use it again until you finish a short rest.

Boon of Fortitude

Your hit point maximum increases by 40. You can gain this boon multiple times, each time you do you gain 40 hit points.

Boon of High Mana

You can cast spells of higher level as follows.

Spell Level Mana Point Cost
10 16
11 20
12 25
13 31
14 38
15 46
16 55
17 65
18 76
19 88
20 101

Boon of Immortality

You stop aging. You are immune to any effect that would age you, and you can’t die from old age.

Boon of Invincibility

When you take damage from any source, you can reduce that damage to 0. Once you use this boon, you can’t use it again until you finish a short rest. You can take this boon multiple times.

Boon of Irresistible Offense

You can bypass the damage resistances of any creature.

Boon of Luck

You can add a DlO roll to any ability check, attack roll, or saving throw you make. Once you use this boon, you can’t use it again until you finish a short rest.

Boon of Magic Resistance

You have advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.

Boon of Mana

You gain 13 mana points. You can gain this boon multiple times, each time you do you gain 13 mana points.

Boon of Peerless Aim

You can give yourself a +20 bonus to a ranged attack roll you make. Once you use this boon, you can’t use it again until you finish a short rest.

Boon of Perfect Health

You are immune to all diseases and poisons, and you have advantage on Constitution saving throws.

Boon of Planar Travel

When you gain this boon, choose a plane of existence other than the Material Plane. You can now use an action to cast the plane shift spell (no spell slot or components required), targeting yourself only, and travel to the chosen plane, or from that plane back to the Material Plane. Once you use this boon, you can’t use it again until you finish a short rest.

Boon of Quick Casting

Choose one of your spells of 1st through 3rd level that has a casting time of 1 action. That spell’s casting time is now 1 bonus action for you.

Boon of Recovery

You can use a bonus action to regain a number of hit points equal to half your hit point maximum. Once you use this boon, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest. You can take this multiple times.

Boon of Resilience

You have resistance to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage from nonmagical weapons.

Boon of Skill Proficiency

You gain proficiency in all skills.

Boon of Speed

Your walking speed increases by 30 feet. In addition, you can use a bonus action to take the Dash or Disengage action. Once you do so, you can’t do so again until you finish a short rest.

Boon of Spell Mastery

Choose one 1st-level sorcerer, warlock, or wizard spell that you can cast. You can now cast that spell at its lowest level without expending mana.

Boon of Spell Recall

You can cast any spell you know or have prepared without expending mana. Once you do so, you can’t use this boon again until you finish a long rest.

Boon of the Fire Soul

You have immunity to fire damage. You can also cast burning hands (save DC 15) at will, without using a mana or any components.

Boon of the Juggernaut

You gain Damage Threshold of 3. If you take damage equal to or less than your damage threshold you take no damage, if you take more damage than your damage threshold you take all of that damage. You can gain this boon multiple times, each time you take this boon your Damage Threshold increases by 3.

Boon of the Night Spirit

While completely in an area of dim light or darkness, you can become invisible as an action. You remain invisible until you take an action or a reaction.

Boon of the Stormborn

You have immunity to lightning and thunder damage. You can also cast thunderwave (save DC 15) at will, without using mana or any components.

Boon of the Unfettered

You have advantage on ability checks made to resist being grappled. In addition, you can use an action to automatically escape a grapple or free yourself of restraints of any kind.

Boon of Truesight

You have truesight out to a range of 60 feet.

Boon of Undetectability

You gain a +10 bonus to Dexterity (Stealth) checks, and you can’t be detected or targeted by divination magic, including scrying sensors .

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