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Questions tagged [feats]

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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Pathfinder Versatile weapon and Weapon Finesse

I have a question. I have built a half-elven dragon rider based off of dexterity to make up for her lack of armor. She has elven weapon familiarity as an alternate trait so her weapon used is an elven ...
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Can spells function as feats?

I was looking through a necromancer class for pathfinder published by a third party source and I noticed a section that claims "At 3rd level, a necromancer gains Command Undead as a bonus feat." I was ...
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Does staggered also mean hindered?

Does staggered constitute as hindered for triggering to the Medusa's Wrath feat? So I am playing a pathfinder game with some buds, and I made a monk (Core, not unchained). Under scorpion style there ...
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Can Find Familiar be cast using the Magic Initiate feat?

The Magic Initiate feat allows a character to take two Cantrips and one 1st level spell from a casting class of their choice. Find Familiar is a 1st level spell that is a Ritual spell with casting ...
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Do feats that have the “Prerequisite: Able to cast at least one spell” work on a Way of the Four Elements monk?

One of my friends is playing a Way of the Four Elements monk with the Elemental Attunement and Fists of Unbroken Air elemental disciplines and is trying to boost his elemental prowess with Elemental ...
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Does Crossbow Expert let me fire a hand crossbow as a bonus action after using a one-handed weapon's versatile property?

The Crossbow Expert feat (PHB, pg. 165) says: When you use the Attack action and attack with a one-handed weapon, you can use a bonus action to attack with a hand crossbow you are holding. The ...
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Does Flames of Phlegethos let a character reroll a 1 on the damage from Flame Arrows if fired by another creature besides the caster with the feat?

The flame arrows spell enchants a quiver so that every arrow/bolt fired from that quiver deals an extra 1d6 fire damage. I assumed that any creature (including the caster's allies) can draw and fire ...
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Can I use the War Caster feat to cast Vampiric Touch as a reaction?

One of my players (a gnome wizard) recently picked the War Caster feat and took the spell vampiric touch to combine it with. Now there's some debate on if this is even an option, so my question is ...
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Is Arbalester's crossbow eligible for item familiar feat if it is enchanted?

According to the Arbalester's description Receive Enhancement (Ex): The crossbow built into an arbalester can be magically enhanced as if it were a normal masterwork weapon. I also checked the ...
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Does Crossbow Expert override the light weapon requirement for Two Weapon Fighting?

Two-Weapon Fighting (PHB, pg 195) says the following: When you take the Attack action and attack with a light melee weapon that you're holding in one hand, you can use a bonus action to attack with ...
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Ability score increase or feat? [closed]

I rolled up a character for the new campaign using 3d6 in order method, so now I'm playing as lvl.3 human rogue (Str 6, Dex 12, Con 8, Int 10, Wis 8, Cha 6). How do I maximize my efficiency? Is it ...
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Does Illusion Mastery (Item Mastery) consume charges on rods, or scrolls?

The feat Illusion Mastery allows you to cast minor image instead of the illusion spell stored in a rod or scroll once per day. When you do so, does it consume a charge from the rod, or does it destroy ...
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Are Sacred Geometry metamagic feats usable outside the feat?

Yes, I know Sacred Geometry gets a lot of hate for good reason. It can slow down a game or be very powerful for casters. Those are not what I am interested in. When you take this feat, select two ...
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Do Vigilantes also get Feats, or only Talents?

Vigilantes get "social talents" at every other level (1st, 3rd, etc) and Vigilante Talents in between (2nd, 4th, etc) do they still take feats on top of this? Edit: Thanks for all the replies, two ...
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Does the advantage reroll of Elven Accuracy only apply to the ability you increased?

The Elven Accuracy feat, from Xanathar's Guide to Everything (pg. 74), says this: Increase your Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma score by 1, to a maximum of 20 Whenever you have ...
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Does a +1 shield allow me to add 3 to my Dex saves when using the second benefit of Shield Master?

If I have a +1 shield and the Shield Master feat (PHB, p. 170), can I add 3 to my Dex saving throw when I use the second benefit of Shield Master? If you aren’t incapacitated, you can add your ...
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Is an improvised weapon treated as similar enough to a weapon to use its properties still considered “improvised”?

In PHB, the 2nd paragraph of the description of Improvised Weapons (p. 147) states: In many cases, an improvised weapon is similar to an actual weapon and can be treated as such. For example, a ...
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Is this homebrew feat allowing casters to convert hp to spell slots balanced?

Is this feat balanced? Prerequisite: The ability to cast at least one spell. You can sacrifice hit points to regain spell slots. When you cast a spell slot created by this, roll 1d20. ...
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What conditions activate the Great Weapon Master feat?

Part of the Great Weapon Master feat (PHB, p. 167) says: On your turn, when you score a critical hit with a melee weapon or reduce a creature to 0 hit points with one, you can make one melee ...
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How balanced are these feats that grant a specific 3rd-level spell to spellcasters?

I want to create some new feats that grant a single cantrip and a 3rd-level spell. The feats will have the prerequisite that the PC must be a spellcaster with access to 3rd-level spells already, and ...
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Does the Sentinel feat allow opportunity attacks against the Mobile feat? [duplicate]

The Sentinel feat (PHB, pg. 170) says: Creatures provoke opportunity attacks from you even if they take the Disengage action before leaving your reach. The Mobile feat (PHB, pg. 168) says: When ...
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Does learning a spell through the Magic Initiate feat allow me to cast that spell from a spell scroll?

Bob the Fighter takes the Magic Initiate feat and selects hex as his once-per-day spell given by the feat. Bob later finds a Spell Scroll of hex. Can Bob use that spell scroll, or not?
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Is there an opposite for Dark Speech?

3.5e Book of vile darkness Page48 mentions dark Speech. In short, it's a language of the evil gods of pure vileness. I was wondering if there is also a Good aligned variant of this?
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Are these homebrew feats balanced with the official feats? [closed]

Are the following homebrew feats balanced with the official feats? Dart Master You gain proficiency in darts, if you do not already have proficiency. You have a +1 bonus on any attack ...
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Do size effects and Vital Strike actually work in conjunction?

My group and I have recently ran into an issue with the spell Enlarge Person and the feat Vital Strike. We have two conflicting viewpoints based on a line from Vital Strike that states the following: ...
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Can you use the Skilled feat to gain proficiency with a musical instrument?

The Skilled feat (PHB, p. 170) says: You gain proficiency in any combination of three skills or tools of your choice. I was wondering if I could use this feat to gain proficiency with a piano (a ...
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Does Spell Perfection allow Quicken Spell to reduce a spell's casting time?

The Quicken Spell metamagic feat lets you cast certain spells as a swift action (instead of a standard action). This causes the spell's slot to increase by +4 levels. The Spell Perfection feat has ...
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Are there any feats themed like Rime Spell, but for other elements?

Are there any feats themed like Rime Spell, but for other elements? The effect doesn’t have to entangle, but something caused by the element. Only official Paizo sources please.
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Familiar Feats - Complete List?

There are a handful of feats in Pathfinder that have the following "Special" text: Special: Feats that are meant for familiars can be switched out for a familiar's default feats (as listed in the ...
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How does War Caster interact with Hexblade?

I'm playing a Hexblade warlock with the War Caster feat. While holding my staff (an arcane focus) and a shield, can I cast spells without penalty? What if the spell has a consumable component?
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Does the Resilient (Con) feat or the War Caster feat most improve the chances of maintaining concentration?

The Resilient feat (PHB, p. 168) allows you to increase one ability score by 1 and gain proficiency in saving throws using the corresponding ability. In essence, taking the Resilient feat and picking ...
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Is allowing an Eldritch Knight with Dual Wielder feat to summon both weapons at once unbalanced?

RAW it is not possible to summon both of your bonded weapons as part of the same Bonus Action. The Eldritch Knight fighter's Weapon Bond feature (PHB, p. 75) states: Once you have bonded a weapon ...
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Does the extra attack from Great Weapon Master apply to all melee weapons?

The Great Weapon Master feat (PHB, pg. 167) states: On your turn, when you score a critical hit with a melee weapon or reduce a creature to 0 hit points with one, you can make one melee weapon ...
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Can the Polearm Master 1d4 bonus attack be used with Great Weapon Fighter/Master?

Until recently, I've been thinking of the extra love tap from Polearm Master as basically no better than dual wielding a dagger, but now I found out that not only does it benefit from ability bonus to ...
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Does a Sun Soul monk qualify for the Spell Sniper feat at level 4?

The Way of the Sun Soul monk (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 35) gets the Radiant Sun Bolt feature at 3rd level: You gain a new attack option that you can use with the Attack action. This ...
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How do multiple racial power replacement feats interact in D&D4e?

If a character has two feats which both replace their racial power with another power, which one takes effect? For example, the Wizard's Wrath feat (Dragon 381) states: You ignore bloodied enemies’ ...
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If I'm proficient in Investigation, and take the Investigator feat and the Prodigy feat, do I have triple proficiency?

I have a Half Orc who is proficient in Investigation so I was wondering, can I take the Investigator feat and also the Prodigy feat to gain triple proficiency on Investigation checks? If I become ...
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SoP Staff, caster, and feat talent stacking

This is a rather cheesy question about min-maxing. Staffs in SoP work a little differently than plain Pathfinder ones. The enhancement bonus applies to CL of the sphere effect, and extra talents can ...
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If PC with Great Weapon Master reduces a polymorphed creature to 0 hp, can they attack again?

The feat Great Weapon Master (PHB, pg. 167) includes the following benefit: On your turn, when you score a critical hit with a melee weapon or reduce a creature to 0 hit points with one, you can ...
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Are these two methods of handling Elven Accuracy “Double Advantage” mathematically equivalent?

For context, part of the Elven Accuracy feat (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 74) states: Whenever you have advantage on an attack roll using Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma, you ...
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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 ...