I feel like the Human Race in the PHB is full of flaws. The original race does not give space for choice or specialization, and the Variant Human is too easy to optimize or abuse. I feel like the human needs a rebuild to be relevant. Is this human race balanced?
Variant Human: These features replace the Human's ability score increase trait.
Ability Score Increase: 1 ability score of your choice increases by 2, and 2 other ability scores of your choice increase by 1.
Idea: This is based off of the half-elf's ASI and is meant to show the human's flexibility.
Human versatility: You are proficient in two skills or tools of your choice.
Idea: This is also based off of the half-elf, showcasing their versatility and ability to specialize.
Jack of All Trades: When you make an ability check that you do not add your proficiency bonus to, you can choose to add half of your proficiency bonus to the check (round up). You can use this feature a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus, and you regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.
Idea: Based off of the Bard's feature of the same name, this is meant to showcase their specialization. This could make a Human Bard less appealing, but I think the Bard has enough features that it wouldn't take much merit away from the race or the class.