Is it possible in general to qualify for feats that have another race as a prerequisite? (I am thinking of something similar to how taking a multiclass feat allows you to qualify for feats from another class.)

In particular, my Sage of Ages (with Sorcerous Vision) would very much like to take the Mythic Senses feat. However, this has Minotaur as a prerequisite. Is there some way a half-elf bard can qualify for this feat?

I'm sure I've seen other feats change one's origin to e.g. fey or elemental - and that opens up other feats - so I hope something might apply here.


A currently used character cannot...

Almost Every way to qualify for racial feats generally revolves around character creation. The two main methods are to be either revanant-x (pick said race as your past life race) or a character theme that adds an origin or race keyword to your character. As Wax Eagle points out though, the Reincarnate Champion Epic Destiny can let you add another race's keyword for the purposes of qualifying for feats, but you must be part of a primal class to qualify for Reincarnate Champion.

In general certain races are balanced against one another by their racial features and related racial feats. 4e tries to keep these things separate so as to maintain balance.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks. I feared as much, though was holding out hope that some little-known feat or power would prove a loophole. \$\endgroup\$ – Andrzej Doyle Jan 27 '14 at 17:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AndrzejDoyle You've already got access to elf and human feats, pretty powerful combination. There are other applicable feats to boost your init up. \$\endgroup\$ – Joshua Aslan Smith Jan 27 '14 at 17:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ You're right, it is powerful overall. And I will have to go with other initiative-boosting feats, but they don't hold a candle to Mythic Senses, which would have been "your bonus to initiative checks becomes +43(ish)"... \$\endgroup\$ – Andrzej Doyle Jan 28 '14 at 9:12

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