One of the most omnipresent elements in the atmosphere is practically invisible and often ignored: spores. Plants of all varieties, fungal sentient life forms like mushroomfolk, and even animals emit these tiny pieces of life. You’ve always had an affinity for the natural world, and your innate magic is carried within the power of these omnipresent spores.

Spore sorcerers are regularly found among the mushroomfolk and derro who grow large gardens of fungi deep beneath the surface of the world.

Spore sorcerers can also be found in any area with an abundance of plant life, such as forests, swamps, and deep jungles.

Nature Magic

Your affinity with the natural world and the spores that exist between all plants and creatures allows you to learn spells from the druid class. When your Spellcasting feature lets you learn or replace a sorcerer cantrip or a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher, you can choose the new spell from the druid spell list or the sorcerer spell list. You must otherwise obey the restrictions for selecting the spell, and it becomes a sorcerer spell for you. In addition, when you reach 5th level in this class, you can cast speak with plants without expending a spell slot a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus. You regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.

Spore Transmission

At 1st level, your spores allow you to communicate with creatures telepathically. You can use a bonus action to create a telepathic link with one creature you can see within 30 feet of you. Until the link ends, you can telepathically speak to the target, and, if it understands at least one language, it can speak telepathically to you. The link lasts for 10 minutes or until you use another bonus action to break the link or to establish this link with a different creature.

If the target is unwilling, it can make a Charisma saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the link on a success. If an unwilling target ends the link in this way, you can’t establish a link with that target again for 24 hours.

Metamagic Spore Transmission

Starting at 6th level, the spores connecting you and the target of your Spore Transmission enhance your metamagic effects on the linked target. You gain the following benefits when using the indicated Metamagic options: Careful Spell. If the spell allows a target to take only half damage on a successful saving throw, the linked target instead takes no damage.

  • Distant Spell. When you use this Metamagic option to increase the range of a touch spell, the spell’s range is 60 feet when cast on the linked target.
  • Extended Spell. If cast on the linked target, the spell’s duration is tripled rather than doubled, to a maximum of 36 hours.
  • Hungry Spell. If the linked target is reduced to 0 hit points with your hungry spell, you regain hit points equal to double your Charisma modifier (minimum of 2).
  • Lingering Spell. If the linked target failed its saving throw against your lingering spell, it has disadvantage on the saving throw to avoid the additional damage at the start of your next turn.
  • Shared Hunger Spell. If you use this Metamagic option on the linked target, you and the target regain hit points equal to double your Charisma modifier (minimum of 2) if the target hits with its weapon attack.
  • Twinned Spell. By spending 1 additional sorcery point, you can affect the linked target in addition to the two original targets.

Spore’s Protection

Starting at 14th level, when an attacker you can see targets you with a melee attack, you can use your reaction to call forth spores to cloud its senses.

The attacker has disadvantage on the attack roll. If the attack hits, you gain 10 temporary hit points as the spores bind the wound for a short time. The temporary hit points last for 1 minute.

Spore Form

At 18th level, you gain immunity to poison damage and the poisoned condition. In addition, as an action, you can radiate spores in a 20-foot radius around you for 1 minute. Each friendly creature that starts its turn in the area regains hit points equal to your Charisma modifier (a minimum of 1). Each hostile creature that starts its turn in the area takes poison damage equal to your Charisma modifier (a minimum of 1). The target of your Spore Transmission regains (if it is friendly) or takes (if it is hostile) double this amount. Once you use this action, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

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