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I have to admit that when the base classes first released I did not touch the oracle for a long time. I had only looked at the class quickly and decided that is was just a favored soul from 3.5 with a friggin' curse to boot that paid for this mystery thing.
However I was wrong, and once I bothered to get a deeper understanding of the class I realized it was well worth playing, and writing about. What follows is a just a quick overview of the many new options for oracles included in, Into the Breach: The Oracle.
A karunā sattva carries no simple curse or affliction; instead she bears and relieves the ills of others. She is often crowded by those seeking her healing touch.
Violence is a tool employed by those without the proper means to resolve differences in a more civilized manner. All life is sacred and the diplomatique derives personal strength from that revelation. He can be seen on bloody fields trying to avert further tragedy with calm words and healing hands, divine power staying most who would raise weapon or spell against him.
A whisper in the wrong ear can cause the downfall of a kingdom or challenge the divinity of a god. There’s a power in secrets, but only if they are kept. An enigma warden wields power in silence, swearing binding oaths with dire consequences if broken.
Sorcerous blood can be granted rather than inherited when the gods will it. Discovering the reasons for this auspicious destiny often consumes those chosen.
The warlock calls upon power from mysterious sources that are near divine. Occupying a place that has similarities to both the witch and oracle classes yet they differ in a key way, warlocks do not cast spells. They instead counter spells cast by others, call upon revelations, and blast pure magical destructive energy against those that oppose them.
Sacrifices are made when power is one’s quest. A covenborn treads the line of completely losing sanity and racial identity, yet attains the powers of a hag coven as reward.
Mysteries and Curses
Five new mysteries including Intoxicant, Sand, and Volcano
Four new oracle curses including Addled and Ominous (that includes a special simple template)