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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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Can player characters teach each other the Magic Initiate feat or other feats?

From a role-playing perspective, there seems to be nothing to prevent spellcasting players from teaching other characters the Magic Initiate feat. The subject of players receiving training in lieu of ...
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Can you meet caster level requirements with conditional bonuses?

I am playing a level 8 Incanter from Spheres of Power. As a full caster, this gives me a caster level of 8. I have a trait which increases my caster level for the destruction sphere by 1, and I have a ...
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Can a monk substitute the Grappler feat for their Deflect Missiles feature and still maintain class balance?

A monk is characterized as being all about unarmed combat. While grappling in combat is generally viewed as something to avoid due to its convoluted rules, one of my players wishes to make her monk a ...
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Multiple influences over an undead, who controls it?

There are many ways to gain control of a mindless (or even intelligent) undead, but none of the methods indicate what happens when more than one have influence over it. Lets take a good and evil ...
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How are SoP wands affected by the SoP feat Wand Wielder?

The Spheres of Power (SoP) expanded rules for Pathfinder make some changes to the normal magic items. The required information is below, but here are the questions. When a character who has Wand ...
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For Whirlwind Attack feat what is a melee attack?

Whirlwind Attack Feat (WWA) When you use the full-attack action, you can give up your regular attacks and instead make one melee attack at your highest base attack bonus against each opponent ...
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Can the Dimension Dervish chain be use in conjunction with combat, teamwork feats?

Can I string the Dimensional Agility Feat chain (specifically, Dimensional Savant) and Precise Strike feat together? As I read it since I can flank with myself as an ally doesn't the feat bonus apply ...
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What are the costs of using Double Slice?

I'm a bit confused about the double slice feat. Does it now cost 1 or 2 actions to use it? And what are the penalties now when you use it with agile and non-agile weapons?
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Feat or magic item that grants turning

I am searching for a feat or magic item that grants me the ability to turn undead, just like a cleric or higher-level paladin can. Finding a feat would be preferable but I'm open to other options. ...
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Can you use Lucky (feat) followed by Portent to replace a roll that's already been made?

Consider the following scenario: I am playing a Divination Wizard with the Lucky Feat. He is sufficient level to have access to the Portent feature. He rolls his Divination Dice for the day and rolls ...
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Can you combine Polearm Master with War Caster to cast Booming Blade as enemies approach?

The Polearm Master feat (PHB, p. 168) says: While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach. The ...
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Feat that allows use of Charisma/Wisdom modifier for Armor Class

I'm currently building a multiclass Healer/Paladin in D&D 3.5. My Armor Class is suffering because healers are forbidden from using shields and medium/heavy armors (they "suppress [my] healing ...
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How unbalanced would a feat that allowed access to other spell lists be?

Background There are times where I feel like a certain spell would very much suit a certain character or concept, but because it's not on that classes' spell list, they can't have it. The classic ...
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Does Desna's Divine Fighting technique advanced benefit apply flaming or other enchantments multiple times?

Desna's Shooting Star: Advanced Benefit: You can impart a powerful spin to a thrown starknife so that multiple blades strike the target rather than just a single blade of the four, dealing extra ...
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Does a ranged attack against an adjacent enemy still have disadvantage even if you have the Crossbow Expert feat?

Part of the Crossbow Expert feat (PHB, p. 165) says: Being within 5 feet of a hostile creature doesn't impose disadvantage on your ranged attack rolls. This is relevant because of the rule on ...
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What happens when one retrains “Collegiate Wizard”?

The feat "Collegiate Wizard" can only be taken at first level. Its benefits are: You begin play with knowledge of six 1st-level spells plus 1 per point of Intelligence modifier. Each time you gain ...
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Is the Elan Resilience, Enhanced feat unbalanced?

I don't believe Elan Resilience is unbalanced due to this Jeremy Smith (Dreamscarred Press) quote: Actually, resilience has no limit. It is not a power, it's a supernatural ability, and thus not ...
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Is there another +1 Charisma feat for a half-elf warlock who doesn’t want to be a “face”?

My half-elf warlock has 16 Charisma, and I’m considering taking the Elven Accuracy feat (XGtE, p. 74), which would boost his Charisma to 17. Since I definitely want 20 Charisma eventually, a +2 Cha ...
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How do limited use metamagic cost reductions interact with regained prepared spells

If my wizard has the feat Metamagic School Focus (Conjuration), and prepares and casts three Summon Monster V, with the Imbue Summoning metamagic, then uses a pearl of power V to regain one of those ...
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Feat apply order (one increased radiant damage, other changes damage type)

If one feat increases radiant damage (e.g. Superior Implement Training and using a Astral Implement which increases radiant damage by 2) and another feat converts the damage type of a power from ...
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Is there a way to get a benefit from feats that offer redundant spells?

Is there a general rule about getting a benefit from feats that offer redundant abilities (from RAW, Sage Advice, UA, etc.)? My specific scenario is considering the Arcanist feat from Unearthed ...
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Can Multiweapon Fighting feats be taken as fighter bonus feats or be received as ranger fighting style?

I am building a Marelith as a mastermind villain for my campaign. I was going to give her levels of fighter (or maybe ranger) in addition to her racial hit dice. The various Multiweapon Fighting ...
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How can you use Primary Contact for early access to feats or prestige classes?

Cityscape includes a feat, Primary Contact, that includes as a benefit Choose one skill associated with the organization to which your contact belongs. You gain 1 bonus rank in that skill (even if ...
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Can a multiclass spellcaster use spell slots of a level higher than the spells he could learn through a class to cast a spell learned through a feat?

This question asked whether a character can use a spell slot to cast a spell "learned" through a feat such as Magic Initiate or Fey Teleportation. The answer, in a nutshell, was: Yes, but only if the ...
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Precise Shot and Improved precise shot

If I have the Improved Precise Shot feat through the Ranger's Archery Combat Style, but don't have Precise Shot, do I still incur the -4 penalty to ranged attacks for firing into melee?
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Hand Crossbows and Ranger Woodchippers in 5e?

Mikhael is a level 4 human ranger, variant human, Sharpshooter and Crossbow Expert feat. Dexterity score of 16. Archery Fighting Style. Hunter Archetype. Horde Breaker chosen at level 3. He ...
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Can throwing a bunch of cutting wheels trigger Wind and Fire multiple times?

The benefit of the style feat Wind and Fire says If you hit the same creature with both of your cutting wheels in the same round, you tear open the wound and cause bleeding. The bleeding creature ...
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Does having the “elf” subtype qualify you for character options which require you to be an elf?

Can any creature with the "elf" subtype (such as the third-party race Houri) qualify for character options which require the character to be an elf (such as the Breadth of Experience feat), or are ...
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Can Eidolons benefit from Inscribe Magical Tattoo?

Does slapping a magic tattoo on an eidolon with Inscribe Magic Tattoo work? If so it might be a way to work around the item slot problem. (or... you could just slap it onto the summoner and give the ...
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Does teleporting into a Polearm Master’s reach provoke attack of opportunity?

I understand the Player’s Handbook’s ruling on teleportation and attack of opportunity when teleporting out of someone’s reach. My question however is, does teleporting into someone’s reach when they ...
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Does the Magic Initiate feat allow one to craft magic items?

Let's use Fighter McFighterson as our test case. As a level 1 variant human, McFighterson takes the Magic Initiate feat. Mage Armor is his choice, let's say (alongside two, inconsequential, cantrips)....
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Is there a melee equivalent for Clustered Shots?

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/combat-feats/clustered-shots-combat/ Is there a Paizo feat that does the same thing except for melee attacks instead of ranged?
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Can a mounted Summoner use Mounted Combat to avoid attacks to their Eidolon?

I've been tangling with a mounted Summoner build for a while, and I'm having trouble parsing feats that the Summoner herself can take and how they affect an Eidolon being used as a mount. My main ...
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Does 3.5 have a feat like Mounted Combat but for saving throws?

Mounted Combat allows you to replace your mount’s AC with your Ride check once per round. But enemies rarely target my mount with attacks—my mount is far more likely to be caught in the area of an ...
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Does the Magic Initiate feat give a Thief rogue a spell save DC?

The Thief archetype Rogue gets the Use Magic Device feature at 13th level: By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they ...
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Can you attack twice using the same hand crossbow if you have the Crossbow Expert feat?

I have searched for the words Hand Crossbow and Crossbow Expert but didn't find this Q&A, which is awkward as it's cited many times. 1 The Crossbow Expert feat states: When you use the Attack ...
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Can Prodigy's skill expertise apply to the same skill the PC just became proficient in?

The Prodigy feat (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything) states the following: Prerequisite: Half-elf, half-orc or human You have a knack for learning new things. You gain the following benefits:...
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Can Whirlwind Attack be used with Great Cleave?

In this related answer a combo is mentioned that involves using Great Cleave and Whirlwind Attack together to get extra attacks from cleave by killing things with whirlwind attack. However I do not ...
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Is there any feat to protect against a grapple that has reach?

I am trying to find a feat to protect my character against grapple attempts from creatures with a reach of 10ft or more. We're playing a low magic campaign and after a fight with a mooncalf (in which ...
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Can you get Armor proficiency with the Skilled feat?

I have a PC that wants to play a variant human warlock, but uses heavy armor and has the feat Skilled which states you gain proficiency in any combination of 3 skills or tools. Is heavy or any armor ...
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How does this homebrew dual shield feat compare to existing feats?

Shield Warrior You have mastered the art of using shields as weapons. You gain the following benefits: You can benefit from up to 2 shields (including stacking their bonuses to AC). ...
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Can you shove (Attack Action), attack (Extra Attack) and use Polearm Master's bonus action attack?

Question about the Polearm Master Feat. The first bullet point says (PHB, p. 168, bold added): When you take the Attack action and attack with only a glaive, halberd, or quarterstaff, you can ...
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In a game with immediate actions, would combat reflexes grant extra immediate actions instead of additional attacks of opportunity?

Assuming that we make a house rule that contradicts Greysage’s answer for Is an attack of opportunity an immediate action?, would combat reflexes be able to grant additional immediate actions rather ...
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Druid animal companion… with leadership feat?

A druid can have an animal companion which levels with the druid. An animal companion gets +1 to an ability score at level 4, 9, 14, and 20. An animal with 3 intelligence can take normal feats. Thus, ...
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Does Produce Flame Trigger Flames of Plegethos?

I have a player in my campaign who took the Flames of Phlegethos tiefling racial feat (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything). One of its abilities is: Whenever you cast a spell that deals fire ...
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Can Lucky be used on an attack roll if the roll is a 'Nat 1'? [duplicate]

Crawford's answer as quoted below Rolling a 1 or 20, PHB pg 194 [...] If the d20 roll for an attack is a 1, the attack misses regardless of any modifiers or the target's AC. Lucky Feat, PHB ...
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Using the Lucky feat, can you choose to roll the dice, but not use a point? [duplicate]

The Lucky feature states: "...You have 3 luck points. Whenever you make an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can spend one luck point to roll an additional d20. You can choose ...
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When a roll is rerolled, how does it interact with other roll-manipulation features (like the Lucky feat)?

A 14th level Monk has a Diamond Soul. Whenever you make a saving throw and fail, you can spend 1 ki point to reroll it and take the second result. A 9th level Fighter has Indomitable. You can ...
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How can the benefit of the feat Mounted Combat be used more than once per round?

The benefit of the feat Mounted Combat says Once per round when your mount is hit in combat, you may attempt a Ride check (as a reaction) to negate the hit. The hit is negated if your Ride check ...
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Does using Spellsong to conceal casting prevent attacks of opportunity?

I'm adjacent to an opponent that threatens me. I use the feat Spellsong to conceal that I'm casting a spell. My Perform check result bests my opponent's Perception or Sense Motive skill check. Do I ...