Clowns are carefree, lighthearted jokesters and entertainers who metaphysically feed on the laughter of others. They can use the healing power of laughter to treat the sick and injured, but only if the patient truly finds them funny. It’s rare to encounter a clown, but not unexpected. Clowns bring joy and cheer to audiences of all ages.


Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2, and your Dexterity score increases by 1.

Age. Clowns reach adulthood in their late teens. They can live for nearly 100 years.

Alignment. Clowns eschew norms and break traditions, pushing boundaries among other peoples since clown society has few strict customs. However, despite this irreverence, clowns love fun and focus on exposing ridiculous social rules for what they are. Most clowns are chaotic good.

Rarity. Rare.

Size. Clowns are as varied in size and shape as humans are, although their proportions can be more comical. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Clown’s Ridicule. An expert in poking fun in a way that hurts, you know the vicious mockery cantrip. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.

Natural Performer. You have proficiency in the Performance and Sleight of Hand skills.

Laughter is the Best Medicine. Causing someone to laugh can be a palliative to body and soul. You have a pool of points equal to your level x 5. Using your action, you can expend up to 5 points per level you have. You can use this power to make someone within 60 feet of you and able to hear you regain hit points equal to the number of points you expend. Alternatively, once you attain 3rd level, you can expend 15 points to end one disease affecting the target, or to end one blinded, deafened, paralyzed, or poisoned condition affecting it. To use this power on yourself, you must have a friendly creature within 60 feet of you and able to hear you, so that bringing them laughter heals you.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common.

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