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For questions about interpreting what a feat does or understanding specific feats, which are abilities of a character that provide small bonuses in specific circumstances in Dungeons and Dragons 3rd edition and higher, as well as Pathfinder.

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When is Split Shot beneficial?

Split Shot seems very weak, if I spend a class feat and an action, I expect a big benefit. You fragment a ranged spell into a pair of smaller shots. If your next action is to Cast a Spell without a ...
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How to rewrite a Homebrew feat that interacts with Two-Weapon Fighting?

In my current campaign, I have added a new feat that intentionally makes Two-Weapon Fighting much stronger: Dual Flurry Prerequisite: Extra Attack, or an equivalent feature Once per turn, when you ...
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If a bard has two instruments can they cast regularly still?

If a bard, say has War Caster, and has two magical instruments, like say the Rhythm Maker's Drum, and a Reveler's Concertina, can they cast spells that have somatic parts? I had a player ask, and ...
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In Unearthed Arcana: Expert Classes, changes were made to the Great Weapon Master feat. How does this affect the damage output of Great Weapon Users?

On September 29th, 2022, Playtest material for OneD&D was released for the Expert Class Groups, and included in this unearthed arcana were some planned feats for the new version of Dungeons and ...
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Dangerous Sorcery and persistent damage

(inspired by this answer) Dangerous Sorcery: When you Cast a Spell from your spell slots, if the spell deals damage and doesn’t have a duration, you gain a status bonus to that spell’s damage equal ...
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What is the casting time of a spell cast using the War Caster feat?

The third benefit of the War Caster feat states (PHB, p. 170): When a hostile creature's movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, ...
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Can a character with the Quickened Spell Metamagic and the War Caster feat theoretically cast three cantrips in one turn?

Say a character has the War Caster feat (PHB, p. 170), and the Metamagic Adept feat (TCoE, p. 80) with Quickened Spell. Could that character, in theory, cast three cantrips in a turn by casting a ...
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Does the Magic Initiate feat require another focus? [duplicate]

Put simply, if say a druid wanted to take the Magic Initiate feat to gain access to sorcerer spells, would that require them to have a component pouch or arcane focus to cast those spells, as it would ...
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Does the Quick Stow feat allow a Counterfeit Mage rogue to sheathe a wand as a free action?

I am looking at playing a Counterfeit Mage Rogue, and one of their abilities is Signature Wand (Ex) – emphasis mine: At 4th level, a counterfeit mage can spend 1 hour practicing with a wand to ...
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Intimidating Prowess and Unchained Barbarian's Intimidating Glare Interaction

So, I want to make an Intimidating Unchained Barbarian, and I saw that Intimidating Glare got changed. Which means that my go to feat, Intimidating Prowess, allows double your Strength modifier to ...
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Heavy Weapons for small Races

In my upcoming 5e game I plan to homebrew the great weapon master feat to additionally remove the disadvantage that small creatures get when using heavy weapons. Do you think I should incorporate ...
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Versatile Performance, Demoralize, and -4

Versatile Performance states: You can use Performance ... instead of Intimidation to Demoralize. Demoralize states: ... [if] you're not using a language, you take a –4 circumstance penalty to the ...
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Child of the Warren, slightly tweaked version of Child of the Shadow

I want to use Child of the Shadow (Savage Tide Player's Guide, p.12), but the flavor doesn't work. Altering it to be based on a crowded hobgoblin warren instead, I came up with this: Child of the ...
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Does Telekinetic Rebuke trigger on a save attack?

It's been previously well-established that AoE spells and things that don't actually involve an attack roll don't trigger things like Wrath of the Storm because that reaction, specifically, calls for ...
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Can monk archetypes that change bonus feat selection take feats that say they can be taken as monk bonus feats?

Certain Monk archetypes replace the selection of bonus feats a monk can choose from. These archetypes are Flowing Monk, Zen Archer, Brazen Disciple, Hellcat, and Master of Many Styles. Certain feats, ...
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Is the Hellreaver PrC, Heroic Sacrifice (Su) class feature is usable as an undead character or not?

So my question is, if a character as Hellreaver PrC (Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells variant, p. 92) level 5 became undead, which won't have any Constitution score, could they use the ...
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Does 5e have any abilities that let you re-try a saving throw later?

For a homebrew project I’d like to add the ability to re-try a saving throw against some ongoing effect under certain conditions. This was a very-common sort of ability in 3.5e, but I can’t find any ...
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Fighter Feats for other fighting classes?

Playing D&D 3.5e - Can a ranger, paladin or even a rogue take fighter feats, providing they meet the requirements?
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Does Poisoner Feat work on Warlock Familiars?

If a player is a Pact of the Chain Warlock and they decide to choose their familiar to be a sprite and had the Poisoner Feat, could they use that feat to apply poison to the sprite's weapons?
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Is this Combat Perception feat balanced?

This feat is intended to help with action economy when players are trying to keep an eye on a tunnel or hallway for additional enemies, while maintaining active participation in the fight. My general ...
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How to increase Dragon Disciple's DC?

If a Kobold1 Fighter takes Dragon Disciple and then Breath of the Dragon, its DC falls behind quite quickly2, as you only get trained in arcane spell DCs. The only way I see for increasing it is also ...
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What are the conditions for a Bon Mot retort?

The Bon Mot skill feat imposes a minute long status penalty on a foe with a successful Diplomacy check. This penalty can be ended in the following circumstance: The target can end the effect early ...
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Natural Medicine with Battle Medicine

If I have Natural Medicine, can I use Nature instead of Medicine for Battle Medicine? Natural Medicine: [...] You can use Nature instead of Medicine to Treat Wounds [...] Battle Medicine: [...] ...
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How do I make a phalanx fighter?

I have been toying with running Red Hand of Doom again (I last ran it about eight years ago). One thing I found unsatisfying then was that the hobgoblin foot soldiers are described as professional ...
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Does the Deep Impact feat apply to multiple attacks made as part of a full attack action?

I got a psychic warrior character who has taken the Deep Impact feat. This allows a character to make an attack vs touch AC by expending their psionic focus. Additionally, my character's base attack ...
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Compare Double Slice Damage with normal Damage for a Rogue's Sneak Attack

If I read Double Slice correctly I can conduct two attacks but the precise damage is only applied once. Let us say I fight with a Rapier in the primary and a Short Sword in the secondary hand. If I ...
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Can Assured Identification be used to identify items with traits you are trained in (not expert) once you have the feat?

This skill feat states: Prerequisites: expert in Arcana, Nature, Occultism, or expert in Religion. You rarely misidentify an item. When using Arcana, Nature, Occultism, or Religion checks to Identify ...
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Crossbow expert + hand crossbow + buckler [duplicate]

Like the title says can you use a hand crossbow with a buckler on the other arm and still fire twice with crossbow expert? Crossbow expert allows you to ignore the loading quality.
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Is Gift of Alacrity legal in Adventurers League?

I'm creating a character for D&D Adventurers League and wanted to make a warlock with the Fey Touched feat, which states: You learn the Misty Step spell and one 1st-level spell of your choice. ...
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Can you rend with bludgeoning weapons?

Playing DnD 3.5e. On the Two weapon fighting tree is Two weapon rend. Can you rend with bludgeoning weapons? or is it just with slashing attacks. We have a guy bashing with shields and he has the ...
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Which feat is most likely to boost wizard survival?

Assume you used the first two ASIs to maximize the intelligence for a Wizard (Divination). Then, on level 12 you have the choice for another feat. The primary goal is to maximize the survivability (i....
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How does the Firbolg’s Speech of Beast and Leaf trait interact with the Telepathic feat?

The Telepathic feat (TCoE, p. 81) gives you the ability to: [...] speak telepathically to any creature you can see within 60 feet of you. Your telepathic utterances are in a language you know, and ...
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Does the Poisoner feat interact with Druid's Wildshape?

Specifically, I'm looking for an answer to the first effect of the Poisoner feat: "When you make a damage roll that deals poison damage, it ignores resistance to poison damage." Tasha's ...
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Does Draji Palatial Practice require a hit?

Does Draji Palatial Practice (4e) apply regardless of whether the attack hits or misses? The phrasing is "when you use", not "when you hit". From Dark Sun Campaign Setting, page ...
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Is it possible to get the Sentinel and Polearm Master feats at 1st level?

Is there a way to get the Polearm Master and Sentinel feats at 1st level?
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Does knowing the Mage Hand cantrip before getting Telekinetic extend your shove range as well?

The Telekinetic feat from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything (p. 81) has this benefit: You learn the mage hand cantrip. [...] If you already know this spell, its range increases by 30 feet when you cast ...
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Blood Hunter's Aether Walk with Mobile feat interaction

The Aether Walk skill states the following: Upon reaching 7th level, at the start of your turn, you can magically step into the veil between the planes as long as you aren’t incapacitated. You can ...
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Does this allow Shillelagh to be cast using Constitution?

At first level select cleric, with the nature domain using the feature Acolyte of Nature to select Shillelagh. At 1st level, you learn one druid cantrip of your choice. This cantrip counts as a ...
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How can I double damage, other than path of the grave?

We're playing D&D 5e. I can't multiclass Grave cleric for roleplay reasons, so is there anything (feats, potions, other class features, spells, items, etc.) that has the same or similar effect as ...
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If a character with 4 main-hand attacks and the Perfect Multiweapon Fighting epic feat, does using the Haste spell grant them a 5th offhand attack?

A character, without using haste, has 4 attacks on main hand, and the epic feat Perfect Multiweapon Fighting: You can make as many attacks with each extra weapon as with your primary weapon, using ...
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Can I use Polearm master with a spear and a whip to hold opponents at 10ft away? [duplicate]

RAW + This errata states: While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, quarterstaff, or spear, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach. Say an opponent ...
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Feat that allows you to use your full strength modifier to offhand weapon damage?

I seem to remember having seen a feat that allows you to use your full strength modifier when dealing damage with your offhand weapon when you two-weapon fight but I can't find it now, in Pathfinder ...
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Can a rider with both mounted combatant feat and saddle of the cavalier be forceably dismounted by attack actions?

If a rider was successfully grappled by an opposing threat, who had both mounted combatant feat and saddle of the cavalier would this dismount them from their steed? Context: my character with both ...
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Is the attack from Razortooth Goblin a separate action or can I add it to my normal attack?

The Razortooth Goblin Heritage give a jaws unarmed attack that deals 1d6 piercing damage. Can I add this to my normal attack or do I have to spend a separate action for it? E.g. First Action: Attack ...
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Does the Defensive Duelist feat work with Psychic Blades from the Soulknife Rogue subclass?

I'm making a Soulknife Rogue and was wondering if the feat Defensive Duelist would work with the Psychic Blades or if I'd need a regular dagger to gain benefit from it. Defensive Duelist: When you ...
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Does the Dragon Hide feat count as Armor for the purposes of Monk’s unarmed movement?

The second bullet of the Dragon Hide feat (XGtE, p. 74) gives a way to calculate AC: While you aren’t wearing armor, you can calculate your AC as 13 + your Dexterity modifier. Does this feature ...
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Is there a lower limit on range of a thrown weapon?

Specifically, as a fighter with a javelin, would I be able to throw it at a target in melee range, rather than using it as a melee weapon? I’m curious if I could get the extra damage from a Javelin of ...
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Does this nerf to the Sharpshooter Feat make it too weak or unbalanced?

I'm getting pretty close to wrapping up a campaign where the highest damage dealing character in the party was a Sharpshooting Fighter, who in combination with the Crossbow Expert feat, was regularly ...
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Can a character use their sorcery points from the sorcerer's Font of Magic feature on a Metamagic option they learned from the Metamagic Adept feat?

The Metamagic Adept feat (TCoE, p. 80) lets you "learn two Metamagic options" and gives you "two sorcery points to spend on Metamagic". The 2nd-level sorcerer feature Font of Magic ...
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How does the poison from the Poisoner feat work?

I've seen in previous discussions that "basic poison" from the PHB can be interpreted RAW to last for the full minute regardless of if you hit a creature, as opposed to the injury poison ...

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