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Dungeons and Dragons News: New Class For 5th Edition

A fan favorite setting, Eberron, as well as one of its most iconic classes, the Artificer, are both making their long-awaited return to 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons. Get ready to face down greater evils on the war-torn continent of Khorvaire as you dive into Eberron: Rising from the Last War.

Eberron: Rising from the Last War

Wizards of the Coast


Players last saw the magic-and-technology infused setting of Eberron in 2004 in official material. While players love the fusion of science and magic on display in the setting, it’s hardly and easy area to churn out content for. Unlike the Forgotten Realms or Greyhawk, the setting isn’t exactly your typical fantasy surroundings.

Creatures like Warforged, human-made constructs, are a common sight in the region. Likewise, trains, airships and other “magical technology” are the norm in Khorvaire. Whether you’re a longtime player or newbie to the setting, the new sourcebook will get you up to speed on The Last War, the countries in the region and the technology available to players.


The inclusion of the Artificer class in this new sourcebook marks the first new class for 5th Edition since its launch back in 2014. Artificer’s received some interesting iterations through the playtesting material on Unearthed Arcana, so it’s not exactly new to die-hard players.

However, the class’s inclusion in the sourcebook validates its existence for official play like Adventurer’s League. This means that Artificer will go from being a somewhat “unofficial” class that you can only use in your friend’s campaigns to being a proper class for use even in groups you don’t know that well.

New Races

The new Eberron sourcebook will also bring a slew of new playable races to the table. These include Warforged, a human-made robotic race that serves as the “face” of the Eberron setting. Also appearing will be the savage Shifters, a race of beast-like humanoids who can use claws and fangs to fight.

Eberron exclusive races Kalashtar and Changelings will also be featured in the book. New playable versions of some monster races, like goblins and bugbears, will also be included in the new sourcebook. We can also expect to see the setting’s “Dragonmarks,” magical brands that can surface based on a character’s lineage.

Players can look forward to all of these new options dropping on November 19th, 2019. Get ready to return to Eberron!

Cameron Norris

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