Rather than putting their trust in breakable weapons or fallible armor, brawlers rely on might of their own body and physical resilience to defeat their enemies.

Warriors in the purest form, some brawlers combine brawny strength and incredible speed with steely discipline and cunning. Others, however, just know how to hit hardest and fastest.


Starting at 3rd level, as a bonus action, you can move up to your speed toward a hostile creature that you can see.

Brutish Strikes

At 3rd level, your unarmed strike damage increases to a d4. Your unarmed strikes deal one extra die of damage the first time you hit on your turn. In addition, if you take the Attack action and make an attack with an unarmed strike, you can make another attack with an unarmed strike as a bonus action.

Sucker Punch

Starting at 7th level, your unarmed strikes count as magical for the purpose of overcoming resistance and immunity to nonmagical attacks and damage.


At 7th level, your sharpened reflexes allow you to dodge out of the way of magical area effects that cause damage, such as a blue dragon’s Lightning Breath or a fireball spell. When you are subjected to an effect that allows you to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, you instead take no damage if you succeed on the saving throw, and only half damage if you fail.

Floating Sting

At 10th level, when you take the Dodge action, you can make a melee attack as part of the same action.

You make this attack with advantage.

Choke Hold

At 15th level, when you succeed on an unarmed strike against a target you are grappling, the attack automatically scores a critical hit.

Superior Choke Hold

At 18th level, you may grapple creatures that are up to two sizes larger or smaller than you.

Additionally, if you make a melee attack against a target you are grappling and score a critical hit, you cause the creature to become frightened of you until the end of your next turn. A creature frightened this way takes an extra 1d12 psychic damage whenever they are hit by an attack.

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Galder’s Gazetteer Author(s) Matt Click, Gabe Hicks, Jess Ross

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