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Witch Doctor

Adventurers League Build Guide

A 1st-20th level build guide
suitable for Adventurers League play

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Witch Doctor
Adventurers League Build Guide

A 1st-20th level build guide suitable for Adventurers League play

Writing: Ted Adams and Doug Vehovec

Editing: Doug Vehovec
Layout and Design: Doug Vehovec

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of fear and awe from even their own people. They
Called it occupy a very important part of culture and society,
with knowledge and skills beyond the natural. Cu-
It might have been a comment on another Adventur- ratives, guidance and, in dire circumstances, deadly
ers League Character Build Guide video, a Patreon power are vitally important to lizardfolk society.
request or a suggestion from our Facebook page.
Wherever the source, they told us it would be cool if
we created a witch doctor character. They were right. Proficiencies
— Nerdarchy Armor: Light Armor

PHB +1 Weapons: Simple weapons

We're choosing Volo's Guide to Monsters as our +1 Tools: None

resource in addition to the Player's Handbook. We Saving Throws: Wisdom, Charisma
considered a wide variety of approaches to creating Skills: Arcana, History
a witch doctor character. Lizardfolk won our hearts
with a chance to imagine their culture and society, Languages: None
and all the things this sort of character represents.
Slightly kooky, with a dash of spooky topped with
ooky, a lizardfolk makes the perfect treat for all the Step 3 — Ability Scores
witch doctor tricks. STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
8 (+0) 13 (+2) 12 (+2) 10 (+0) 15 (+2) 14 (+0)

Step-by-step character build guide Step 4 — Background

Each step of the way, this guide will show you the Hermit
choices made that are significant to this character Skills: Medicine, Religion
build. Choice options that are of particular impor-
tance to this character’s effectiveness are in bold. Tools: Herbalism kit
Languages: Sylvan

Step 1 — Race The power of the witch doctor comes with a price
— they are a generally offputting character, iso-
LIzardfolk lated from yet deeply woven into the fabric of
Lizardfolk are survivors, with stamina and cun- lizardfolk life in the swamp. Fey swamp spirits aid
ning to prove it. Their ability score increases of +2 in their responsibilities as healer and lorekeeper,
Constitution and +1 Wisdom mean whatever path a presence only the witch doctor seems capable of
they follow they'll be tougher and more aware and interacting with.
intuitive. Bite, Cunning Artisan, Hungry Jaws and
Natural Armor mean they'll never be completely
defenseless (far from it!) and a swim speed plus 15 Step 5 — Class and Level Progression
minutes of Hold Breath give just about any sort of Level Class Gains
lizardfolk character huge benefits right off the bat.
And they speak Draconic too! 1 Warlock Otherworldly Patron — Archfey,
Fey Presence, Spellcasting
2 Sorcerer Sorcerous Origin — Wild
Proficiencies Magic, Tides of Chaos,
Armor: None Spellcasting
Weapons: None 3 Sorcerer Font of Magic
Tools: None
4 Sorcerer Metamagic — Extend, Twinned
Skills: Nature, Survival
5 Sorcerer Ability Score Improvement —
Languages: Common, Draconic Charisma +2
6 Druid Druidic, Spellcasting
Step 2 — Class 7 Druid Druid Circle — Circle of the
Land (Swamp), Natural Recovery,
1st level
Wild Shape
Start with Warlock 8 Sorcerer
The witch doctor of the lizardfolk inspires a mixture 9 Sorcerer Bend Luck
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10 Druid
11 Druid Wild Shape Improvement,
Further Resources
Ability Score Improvement — Character creation, build, roleplaying tips and
Wisdom +2 backstory elements are discussed in a video on
the Nerdarchy YouTube channel here. In the video
12 Druid description, you can find a link to this character
13 Druid Land's Stride build on D&D Beyond.
14 Druid
15 Druid Wild Shape Improvement,
D&D Encounters
Ability Score Improvement — • The Roper Wrangler Monster BFF Series
Charisma +2 • Kobold Cavalry Encounter
16 Druid • The Hag's Apprentice Encounter
17 Druid Nature's Ward • Druid Circle from the Beyond
18 Druid
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For Dungeon Masters er. Its spellcasting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 16,
+7 to hit with spell attacks). It has the following druid
spells prepared:
Fear and Awe. A witch doctor is an integral part of Cantrips (at will): druidcraft, guidance, produce
their culture and society viewed with a mixture of flame, thornwhip
unease and reverence. Witch doctors practice their 1st level (4 slots): animal friendship, cure wounds,
arts apart from the rest of their people, in secluded
detect magic, fog cloud, speak with animals
places deep in the wilderness. A witch doctor's odd
personality ranges anywhere from off-center and 2nd level (3 slots): animal messenger, beast sense,
quirky to spooky to downright terrifying. But the enhance ability, locate animals or plants, spike
wisdom and power they possess is undeniable. growth
3rd level (3 slots): call lightning, dispel magic, protec-
tion from energy, wall of water, water walk
Attuned to the Land. Witch doctors share a deep
connection with their natural surroundings, seeing 4th level (3 slots): conjure woodland beings, locate
and hearing things others cannot. This connection creature, polymorph
only deepens the more time they spend in the form 5th level (1 slot): greater restoration, insect plague,
of beasts. This can make finding a witch doctor scrying
even more difficult. They are as likely a lizard, fox
or other native fauna, appearing from seemingly no
where when they shed their wild shape. Actions

Quarterstaff. Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach

Keepers of the Path. The pacts a witch doctor 5 ft., one target. Hit: 2 (1d6 -1) bludgeoning damage,
makes with supernatural forces carries a responsi- 3 (1d8 -1) bludgeoning damage if wielded with two
bility to watch over the pathways to their Patron's hands.
realm. Many witch doctors guard portals to other
planes and act as lorekeepers. Traveling beyond
these portals requires the witch doctor's permission, Change Shape (2/Day). The witch doctor magically
but they will ask for favors to prove one's worth. polymorphs into a beast with a challenge rating of 6
or less, and can remain in this form for up to 9 hours.
The witch doctor can choose whether its equipment
Witch Doctor falls to the ground, melds with its new form, or is
Medium humanoid (any race), chaotic neutral worn by the new form. The witch doctor reverts to
its true form if it dies or falls unconscious. The witch
Armor Class 12 (leather armor) doctor can revert to its true form using a bonus ac-
Hit Points 117 (18d8 + 36) tion on its turn.
Speed 30 ft. While in a new form, the witch doctor retains its game
statistics and ability to speak, but its AC, movement
STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA modes, Strength, and Dexterity are replaced by those
8 (-1) 13 (+1) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 19 (+4) 17 (+3) of the new form, and it gains any special senses, pro-
Saving Throws WIS +8, CHR +7 ficiencies, traits, actions, and reactions (except class
features, legendary actions, and lair actions) that the
Skills Arcana +4, Medicine +8, Nature +4, Religion +4, new form has but that it lacks. It can cast its spells
Survival +8 with verbal or somatic components in its new form.
Senses passive Perception 14 The new form’s attacks count as magical for the
Languages Common, Druidic, plus any one language purpose of overcoming resistances and immunity to
nonmagical attacks.
Challenge 9 (5,000 XP)

Fear and Awe (1/Day). The witch doctor invokes a
supernatural presence of unease and reverence. As Supernatural Obtrusion. When another creature the
a bonus action, it can cause each creature in a 10-foot witch doctor can see makes an attack roll, an abil-
cube originating from it to make a DC 16 Wisdom sav- ity check, or a saving throw, it can use its reaction to
ing throw. The creatures that fail their saving throws roll 1d4 and apply the number rolled as a bonus or
are all restrained or frightened by the witch doctor penalty (witch doctor's choice) to the creature’s roll.
(their choice) until the end of your next turn. It can do so after the creature rolls but before any
Spellcasting. The witch doctor is a 9th-level spellcast- effects of the roll occur.
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