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Questions tagged [feats]

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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Can Vital Strike be used when firing a light ballista?

I am aware of this question regarding feats that can be used when firing a ranged siege engine and this question regarding whether Vital Strike can be used when firing slow-firing weapons. The ...
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Are there any feats that could increase damage output of spellfire's damage?

Using spellfire is a supernatural ability. Are there any feats to increase its damage output? Materials from Dungeon and Dragon magazines are welcome.
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Do you need to make a Medicine check to use the second benefit of the Healer feat?

The Healer feat (PHB, p. 167) says: When you use a healer’s kit to stabilize a dying creature, that creature also regains 1 hit point. As an action, you can spend one use of a healer’s kit to ...
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Can the Conjure Barrage spell stack with the Disarming Attack or Trip Attack Battle Master maneuvers?

I'm new to D&D 5e. I was thinking that someone with the Martial Adept feat (which gives them 2 of the Battle Master fighter's combat maneuvers) could use their superiority die to make a thrown ...
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Can I craft only a few bullets with Gunsmithing?

Crafting ammunition using the Gunsmithing feat always requires a minimum of one day of work: Crafting bullets, black powder, or cartridges takes 1 day of work for every 1,000 gp of ammunition (...
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Does Deceitful Incompetence combine with Opportune Parry and Riposte?

In Opportune Parry and Riposte it says that you expend an Attack of Opportunity to try to parry your opponent's attack. So, could a Swashbuckler (or a Spear Fighter) keep having increasing bonuses ...
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Can you pick an advanced rogue talent with the Extra Rogue Talent feat?

If you are level 11 (or above) and you take the Extra Rogue Talent feat (as rogue), can you pick an advanced talent instead of just a normal rogue talent?
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Does a Rogue using one handed fire arm and Flick of the Wrist feat allow him to use his Sneak Attack?

Does a Rogue using one handed fire arm and the Flick of the Wrist feat (Races of the Wild, p. 150-151) allow him to use his Sneak Attack?
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Is there a feat like Flick of the Wrist for thrown weapons that does not involve feinting?

Is there a feat like Flick of the Wrist for thrown weapons that does not involve feinting? Benefit: If you draw a light weapon and make a melee attack with it in the same round, you catch your ...
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Do the Improvised Weapon Mastery and Shikigami Style feats stack?

The Improvised Weapon Mastery feat says: Increase the amount of damage dealt by the improvised weapon by one step (for example, 1d4 becomes 1d6) to a maximum of 1d8 (2d6 if the improvised weapon is ...
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Is there anything in this grapple and run-jump-fall-stand-repeat strategy that does not work?

The Athlete feat (PHB, p. 165) gives the following benefits: Increase your Strength or Dexterity score by 1, to a maximum of 20. When you are prone, standing up uses only 5 feet of your ...
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Is there an errata that changes the effect of the Irresistible Spell Metamagic feat from Kingdoms of Kalamar?

So the metamagic feat known as Irresistible Spell is from a campaign setting known as KoK (Kingdoms of Kalamar) a relatively unknown setting. If you have the metamagic feats Envelop the Wall (another ...
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How do I calculate my to-hit bonus when using the Great Weapon Master feat?

My barbarian is going to receive the Great Weapon Master feat. Looking over it, I have a question about the -5 to hit mentioned in the feat. The second benefit of the Great Weapon Master feat (PHB, ...
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Are there any feats that let you treat tentacles as arms, or arm grafts that can add arms?

Are there any feats that let you treat tentacles as arms that can be used to wield weapons, a la Prehensile Tail for tails? Alternatively, are there any arm grafts that can add to my total number of ...
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Which version of the Squat Nimbleness feat is correct?

I recently discovered Squat Nimbleness and thought that it would be a great feat, as I am playing a goblin. I ran into some problems, however. I noticed in the Unearthed Arcana official PDF for ...
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Can an unintelligent monster have different feats?

I seem to recall a rule that monsters with Intelligence — cannot have different feats than what is presented in the statblock, because that's just how the species is. Am I remembering that right? Or ...
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Can a bard use Captivating Melody to increase the DC of the Soothing Voice spell-like ability?

Soothing Voice is a spell-like ability for half-elf bards that give them the ability to expend a bardic music to cast Calm Emotions. Captivating Melody allows for a bard to expend a bardic music as a ...
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How does Wild Shape interact with the Animal Soul feat and the Animal Growth spell? [closed]

The druid in my group took the Animal Soul feat. This brought up using Wild Shape with the animal growth spell. I don't think they work together, by the rules as intended - but if they do work ...
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Does the Produce Flame cantrip need a free hand?

The description of the produce flame cantrip reads: A flickering flame appears in your hand. The flame remains there for the duration and harms neither you nor your equipment. The flame sheds ...
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Can a caster help another one to make a craft contingent spell?

The Craft contingent spell feat description says Craft Contingent Spell Type: Item Creation Sources: Complete Arcane Unapproachable East You know how to attach semipermanent spells to a ...
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Is this homebrew racial feat, Stonehide, balanced?

Is this homebrew racial feat, Stonehide, balanced? This feat uses the Dragonborn racial feat Dragonhide and the UA Stone Sorcerer Stone's Durability feature as a basis. Stonehide Prerequisite:...
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Will temporary Dex penalties prevent you from getting the benefits of the “Two Weapon Fighting” feat if your Dex score falls below the prerequisite?

Our fighter is exhausted and is suffering a -6 to Dexterity as a result, bringing his Dexterity from 15 to 9. He has the feat Two-Weapon Fighting, which reduces the penalty for fighting with two ...
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How would it unbalance gameplay to rule that Weapon Master allows for picking a fighting style?

Context For a new campaign I'm building a protector aasimar kensei. We're using the Point Buy system, so being an unarmored monk I managed to raise my default AC to 15 (17 with Agile Parry), at level ...
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Can a Wizard take the Magic Initiate feat and select spells from the Wizard list?

If a Wizard takes the Magic Initiate feat (PHB, p. 168), can he select 2 cantrips and a level 1 spell from the Wizard list? Or does he have to take them from a different class?
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Can you use the Improved Two-Weapon Feint feat in tandem with the Sword and Pistol feat?

I've been trying to find a viable way to use the Sword and Pistol feat, and I thought about using the Two-Weapon Feint feat (more specifically, its improved version). Two-Weapon Feint states that you ...
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Can the Great Weapon Master feat's damage bonus and accuracy penalty apply to attacks from the Spiritual Weapon spell?

The Great Weapon Master feat (PHB, p. 167) says: Before you make a melee attack with a heavy weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll. If the ...
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How many times does Dangerous Sorcellery apply when the spell rolls several times for damage?

I'm confused regarding the interaction between Dangerous Sorcellery and spells like Magic Missiles. Dangerous Sorcellery: When you cast a non-cantrip spell that deals damage and that doesn't have ...
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Does the Weapon Master feat grant you a fighting style?

Does the Weapon Master feat grant you a fighting style? I've heard this, and even seen this somewhere, but I cannot find the right source/book for this. Maybe my PHB is just outdated? My confusion ...
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Can I cast a Magic Initiate spell using my own spell slots if the spell is also in my class spell list? [duplicate]

yes, I know, this question is very similar to others I've found. Can you cast a magic initiate spell using spell slots? The above post concludes that if the caster does not choose their own class, ...
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Can you use the Shield Master feat to shove someone before you make an attack by using a Readied action?

Can you perform a Ready action with the condition being that you complete your bonus action, then do your bonus action, and then complete your readied action? For instance, say I have the Shield ...
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Does “bow feint” apply to ranged touch attacks?

The feat "bow feint" from Dragon Magazine 350 allows you to use a ranged weapon to feint against an opponent within 30 ft distance. Would this feat apply to a ranged touch attack such as a Warlock's ...
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Does the “Pierce Magical Concealment” feat allow a character to see magically concealed characters?

One of the players of the oneshot campaign that I'm writing chose the feat Pierce Magical Concealment (Complete Arcane, p.81), as a DM I'm not sure how it would work in an encounter I am planning. ...
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Can I wait until after my first attack to activate the Power Attack feat's benefit for subsequent attacks?

When I make a full attack, can I choose to not activate the benefit of the Power Attack feat for the first attack, and then activate it on subsequent attacks? In other words, can I make an attack ...
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Does Double Move allow you to cast spells or activate abilities that require swift or standard actions without changing weapon set up?

Can a character that, for example, holds a weapon in each hand, use its move action to sheathe one of them, cast a spell (a divine spell with the Quicken Spell metamagic feat which is a swift action) ...
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Does Shield Master make Two-Weapon Fighting obsolete?

I need a clarification between these two answers: 1 2 The first answer argues that Shield Master removes only the penalties from attack rolls made with a shield. So for example a character that has ...
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How would it unbalance gameplay to remove the limitation “requires a free hand to load” for hand crossbows?

Crossbow Expert: hand crossbow & shield I'm working on stats for royal guards of a homebrew capital – using Guard Captain as template. I gave them a hand crossbow and the Crossbow Expert feat, ...
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How do I apply the Mark of Making dragonmark to a variant human in Eberron?

I am confused on how to apply the dragonmark variant on a human in Eberron, specifically the Mark of Making from the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron. Do the dragonmark features (from p. 101) completely ...
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If a poisoned arrow's piercing damage is reduced to 0, do you still get poisoned?

I have created a fighter, who is using heavy armor and has the Heavy Armor Master feat. The Heavy Armor Master feat (PHB, p. 167) states that: While you are wearing heavy armor, bludgeoning, ...
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Can one use the reaction spell from the War Caster feat to cast Bigby's Hand?

My friend and I are having a debate about this. The War Caster feat (PHB, p. 170) says: When a hostile creature's movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to ...
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Is this homebrew feat, Beast of Burden, balanced?

I'm working on a homebrew feat for a player with a specific agrarian background. I developed the following feat based on Squat Nimbleness racial feat from XGtE. Is this feat balanced as compared to ...
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Movement during Combat Patrol

I wonder about this section of the Combat Patrol feat: You may move as part of these attacks, provided your total movement before your next turn does not exceed your speed. It is not stated if the ...
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Does the War Caster feat let me cast a spell while wielding a weapon with two hands?

Does the War Caster feat let me cast a spell while wielding a weapon with two hands? More specifically, could I cast a spell with a somatic component while wielding an arcane focus staff as a ...
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Does War Caster allow you to cast the Shield spell with a rod in one hand and a wand in the other?

By default, you must have a completely free hand to cast a spell that has somatic components but does not have material components. That free hand may not even be holding a spellcasting focus. A ...
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Can a monk's single staff be considered dual wielded, as per the Dual Wielder feat?

If a monk uses a staff and has the Dual Wielder feat, can they use a 1d6 attack for one hand then 1d6 attack bonus for the other, plus gaining +1 to AC for holding a melee weapon in each hand? Seems ...
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Lucky Feat: How can “more than one creature spend a luck point to influence the outcome of a roll”?

Lucky (PHB, p. 167) is a feat that only targets either you or something that's attacking you. How would there be more than one creature that can manipulate the outcome of the roll? Is this only ...
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How does the Monk's Crushing Blow feat work?

The Stunning Fist feat says: You must declare that you are using this feat before you make your attack roll (thus, a failed attack roll ruins the attempt). Stunning Fist forces a foe damaged by ...
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Does the Vanguard Style bonus stack with itself?

The Vanguard Style feat states : While using this style, when an adjacent ally is required to make a Reflex saving throw, you can expend a use of an attack of opportunity to attempt the aid another ...
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Is this Spell Mimic feat balanced?

While working on a character concept around using an opponent's strength against them, I thought of an ability that would make this cool for magic users. Initially, I thought it would be a bard ...
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How does the War Caster feat interact with opportunity attacks? [closed]

When an enemy disengages one of your allies in combat, does this provoke an opportunity attack for all PCs that can see the enemy and respond (i.e. weapon ready) including with long-range attacks like ...
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If a character with the Alert feat rolls a crit fail on their Perception check, are they surprised?

A Druid in my campaign has the Alert feat, which stops her from being surprised. If she rolls a critical failure on her Perception check, would: She get surprised because she crit-failed? The ...