The Mark of Warding helps its bearers protect things of value. Using the mark, a dwarf can weave wards with mystic force. It also provides its bearer with an intuitive understanding of locks used to protect and seal.

If you’re a dwarf with the Mark of Warding, you have this subrace, with the following traits.

Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 1.

Warder’s Intuition. When you make an Intelligence (Investigation) check or an ability check using thieves’ tools, you can roll a d4 and add the number rolled to the ability check.

Wards and Seals. You can cast the alarm and mage armor spells with this trait. Starting at 3rd level, you can also cast the arcane lock spell with it. Once you cast any of these spells with this trait, you can’t cast that spell with it again until you finish a long rest. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for these spells, and you don’t need material components for them when you cast them with this trait.

Spells of the Mark. If you have the Spellcasting or the Pact Magic class feature, the spells on the Mark of Warding Spells table are added to the spell list of your spellcasting class.


Spell LevelSpells
1stalarm, armor of Agathys
2ndarcane lock, knock
3rdglyph of warding, magic circle
4thLeomund’s secret chest, Mordenkainen’s faithful hound
5thantilife shell

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