The martial power source represents the sheer power of physical strength and willpower contained within the mortal races. Martial abilities are not magic in the traditional sense, although some of its practitioners are able to do feats of prowess well beyond the capabilities of ordinary mortals. Martial abilities are called exploits.[1]

Martial classesEdit

Classes that draw power from the martial power source are:

Martial classes and powers were introduced in the Player's Handbook.

The other power sources are Arcane, Divine, Primal, Psionic and Shadow.


  1. James Wyatt, Andy Collins, Rob Heinsoo, Jeremy Crawford (November 16, 2010). Rules Compendium. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 112. ISBN 978-0786956210.