Way of the Snow White Sleeve

This path follows an individual who was once one with the ice. A mysterious fighter who blended dances into their techniques using a dazzling white sword made of ice, they were a supernatural warrior who defended lost souls from fiends that might prey upon them. Many speak of them like a ghost who walked within snowstorms and trained in the harshest conditions possible, becoming one with the elements.

Those who follow this path learn to focus their spiritual energy into various forms of ice and snow, slowing and freezing their enemies as they battle them.

Snow White Sleeve Features
Level Features
3rd Cold as death, focus techniques
6th Dance of the white moon
11th Dance of the freezing pond
14th White haze
17th Dance of the ice blade

Cold as Death

3rd level Way of the Snow White Sleeve feature

When you reduce a hostile creature to 0 hit points or score a critical hit, you can steal a portion of their life force and turn it into a thin layer of ice that coats your skin and protects you from attacks. The damage of the next attack that hits you within 1 minute is reduced by an amount equal to your Sword saint level.

Focus Techniques

3rd level Way of the Snow White Sleeve feature

You learn the following focus techniques:

  • Dancing Snowflakes When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, you may spend 1 focus point to deal a staggering wound, reducing their movement speed by a number of feet equal to your proficiency bonus multiplied by 5 until the start of your next turn.
  • Hold Fast When a creature hits you with a weapon attack, you can spend 2 focus points to reduce the damage you take from the attack by an amount equal to 1d8 + your Constitution modifier.
  • Severance When you hit a creature with a melee weapon attack, you may spend 2 focus points to force them to roll a Constitution saving throw. On a failure, the target is dealt a wound that causes them to suffer disadvantage on all of their attack rolls for the rest of the encounter. At the end of each of their turns, they repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on a success.

Dance of the White Moon

6th level Way of the Snow White Sleeve feature

As a bonus action on your turn, you can invoke an aura of bright moonlight that is centered on you and radiates outward in a 15-foot-radius sphere. That area is filled with bright moonlight, and dim light extends 15 feet beyond that.

This aura remains for 1 minute.

The area of bright moonlight freezes and is considered difficult terrain for all creatures except for you. Any other creature who starts their turn within the bright light or enters it on their turn must make a Constitution saving throw against your focus technique DC. On a failed save they take d8 cold damage, or half as much on a successful one. This cold damage increases to 1d10 when you reach 10th level as a sword saint, then to 1d12 at 16th level.

You can manifest this aura once, then cannot do so again until you complete a long rest unless you spend 2 focus points to do so.

Dance of the Freezing Pond

11th level Way of the Snow White Sleeve feature

As a bonus action, you can fill a 20-foot-radius sphere surrounding you with shivering particles of snow and ice. All creatures in that space must attempt a Constitution saving throw against your focus technique DC. On a failed save, those creatures’ movement speed is reduced to 0 and they cannot take reactions until the start of your next turn.

Creatures made of liquid or with gelatinous bodies (such as oozes) have disadvantage on their saving throws against this effect, as do any creatures submerged in liquid.

You can use this feature a number of times equal to half your proficiency bonus (rounded down), regaining expended uses when you complete a long rest.

White Haze

14th level Way of the Snow White Sleeve feature

Your saint weapon is frozen, and a magical frost pours from it while you’re wielding it. When you hit a creature with your saint weapon for the first time each turn, it deals extra cold damage to that creature equal to 1d8 + half your Sword Saint level (rounded down).

Dance of the Ice Blade

17th level Way of the Snow White Sleeve feature

When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you may spend 1 focus point to attempt to chill them to the bone, lowering their senses and reaction time. The creature must succeed a Constitution saving throw against your focus technique DC, or else be affected as though by the slow spell.

A creature affected by this effect may reattempt the Constitution saving throw at the end of each of their turns, ending the effect on a success.

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