Hero

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Heroes are the playable characters for the players other than the Overlord in Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition.

There can be up to 4 heroes in a given game session, each from one of four possible archetypes: Warrior, Healer, Mage, and Scout. From this list, it will depend which classes are available for a specific hero.

Hero Properties

Heroes vary and differentiate themselves based on various unique traits. These are all viewable in a hero's Hero Sheet.

Archetype

Characteristics

  • Speed - How many movement points does an Move Action grant
  • Health - The amount of damage a hero can take before being defeated
  • Stamina - The maximum amount of fatigue a hero may suffer
  • Defense - Which die the hero uses as its basic defense

Hero Ability

  • All heroes have a unique ability that provides a small advantage during the game

Heroic Feat

  • A once per encounter effect or action

Attributes - Used for performing Attribute tests

  • Might - Measures a character’s strength, toughness, and their ability to overcome physical obstacles
  • Knowledge - Measures a character’s education, experience, and general intelligence
  • Willpower - Measures a character’s mental constitution,devotion, and discipline
  • Awareness - Measures a character’s dexterity, vigilance, and perception

List of Heroes

Hero Archetype Expansion Description
Alys Raine Warrior Manor of Ravens A woman whose love of the law led her to become a defender of justice.
Andira Runehand Healer Crusade of the Forgotten A defender who has a mystical glowing hand.
Arvel Worldwalker Scout Shards of Everdark A female nomad who resides in the icy north.
Ashrian Healer Second Edition Base Game An elvish shaman from the Whispering Forest.
Astarra Mage Crusade of the Forgotten A self-taught female wizard.
Augur Grisom Healer The Trollfens A Dunwarr dwarf.
Aurim Healer Second Edition Conversion Kit A Human
Avric Albright Healer Second Edition Base Game A former human soldier who became a war cleric to help those around him.
Bogran the Shadow Scout Second Edition Conversion Kit An orc thief as swift as wind.
Brother Gherinn Healer Crown of Destiny A Human
Brother Glyr Healer Second Edition Conversion Kit A Dwarf
Challara Mage Bonds of the Wild A human enchantress master of a daconean creature.
Corbin Warrior Crown of Destiny A dwarf
Dezra the Vile Mage Labyrinth of Ruin A human outcast lover of the dark arts
Elder Mok Healer Oath of the Outcast An old orc of worldy experience
Eliam Warrior Second Edition Conversion Kit An Elf
Grey Ker Scout Treaty of Champions A quick-thinking human rogue.
Grisban the Thirsty Warrior Second Edition Base Game A Dunwarr dwarf berserker known for his thirst of blood in battle.
High Mage Quellen Mage Lair of the Wyrm An elvish geomancer considered to be a "master of body and mind."
Hugo the Glorious Warrior Second Edition Conversion Kit A human
Ispher Healer Visions of Dawn A dragon hybrid
Jaes the Exile Mage Crown of Destiny An elven wizard ensuring the Dragon Wars will not tear apart his homeland again.
Jain Fairwood Scout Second Edition Base Game A human wildlander who had been deemed a traitor by Terrinoth.
Jonas the Kind Healer Treaty of Champions A Human
Karnon Warrior Shards of Everdark A powerful yeti who prefers to fight alone.
Kirga Scout Second Edition Conversion Kit An Orc
Krutzbeck Warrior Treaty of Champions A Dwarf
Landrec the Wise Mage Second Edition Conversion Kit An elderly human mage who believes knowledge must be searched for.
Laughin Buldar Warrior Second Edition Conversion Kit A nordic human warrior who inspires his allies to battle.
Laurel of Bloodwood Scout Oath of the Outcast An elf expert archer
Leoric of the Book Mage Second Edition Base Game A scholarly human wizard seeking long-forgotten knowledge.
Lindel Scout Crown of Destiny A world wandering elf of noticeable talents
Logan Lashley Scout Labyrinth of Ruin A self-interested human adventure seeker.
Lord Hawthorne Warrior Guardians of Deephall A Human
Lyssa Mage Bonds of the Wild A female shaman from a tribe of feline humanoids.
Mad Carthos Mage Second Edition Conversion Kit An elderly human wizard who will do anything to obtain power.
Master Thorn Mage Visions of Dawn A swift human shaman
Mordrog Warrior Guardians of Deephall A proud orc who strives to change the minds of those who think he's just a beast.
Nanok of the Blade Warrior Stewards of the Secret A Human
Nara the Fang Warrior Visions of Dawn An Orc
Okaluk and Rakash Healer Stewards of the Secret A gnome healer and his faithful wolf companion.
One Fist Warrior Shards of Everdark An Orc with a hook-arm
Orkell the Swift Warrior Shadow of Nerekhall A reformed human bandit.
Pathfinder Durik Warrior Labyrinth of Ruin An Orc
Ravaella Lightfoot Mage Shadow of Nerekhall A young gnome who studied magic at the Greyhaven University.
Raythen Scout Raythen Lieutenant Pack A dwarf thief master
Red Scorpion Scout Second Edition Conversion Kit A female monk who seeks balance.
Rendiel Healer Shadow of Nerekhall A elvish lover of music who travels the land in search of a song.
Reynhart the Worthy Warrior Lair of the Wyrm A fearless human warrior who rarely makes mistakes.
Roganna the Shade Scout The Trollfens An Elf
Ronan of the Wild Scout Bonds of the Wild A human ranger who survives the forests with his animal companion, Pico.
Sahla Healer Guardians of Deephall A stealthy human with a gift
Serena Healer Serena Lieutenant Pack A peaceful human maiden priestess
Shiver Mage Oath of the Outcast An ice shade who is repenting for his sins.
Silhouette Scout Guardians of Deephall A female human assassin wielding double blades.
Sir Valadir Warrior Visions of Dawn A Human
Steelhorns Warrior Shards of Everdark A resilient beast man.
Syndrael Warrior Second Edition Base Game An exiled elf knight.
Tahlia Warrior Crusade of the Forgotten A Human
Tatianna Scout Stewards of the Secret A human archer sniper
Tetherys Scout Crusade of the Forgotten An Elf
Thaiden Mistpeak Scout Manor of Ravens A skilled human hunter and tracker.
Tinashi the Wanderer Scout Shadow of Nerekhall A female orc who had been abandoned by her tribe of monks.
Tobin Farslayer Scout Second Edition Conversion Kit A Human
Tomble Burrowell Scout Second Edition Base Game A risk-taking gnome thief.
Trenloe the Strong Warrior Oath of the Outcast A Human
Truthseer Kel Mage Stewards of the Secret An all seing sorceress
Ulma Grimstone Healer Labyrinth of Ruin An expert dwarf in alchemical experimentation
Varikas the Dead Warrior Second Edition Conversion Kit An undead once fallen human warlord
Vyrah the Falconer Scout Bonds of the Wild A human traveler who uses his pet falcon to see from the skies.
Widow Tarha Mage Second Edition Base Game An orc necromancer who practices in the dark arts.
Zyla Mage Treaty of Champions A bubbly ice pixie with magical abilities.