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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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Maximum attack bonus Swashbuckler build [on hold]

Do you guys have any tips about feats and magic items to create a max attack bonus build? I intend to do this in a swashbuckler (inspired blade archetype). No flanking, no groups. 1 vs 1 specialist. ...
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Runesmith and the Snowcasting feat

How does the Runesmith class interact with the Snowcasting feat from Frostburn? Does the Eschew Materials feat change this?
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What happens to the Runesmith's runes at end of day?

The Runesmith prepares spells by enscribing runes, runes which can be cast by other PCs. My question is what happens to the runes at the end of the day? do the cease to be magical? Or are they more ...
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How do Runesmith and Eschew Materials interact?

How do the Runesmith prestige class’ runes interact with the Eschew Materials feat?
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Can you become an Apostle of Peace with all Vows broken?

It's well known that the Apostle of Peace is a very powerful class, provided that your party will allow you to keep your Vows. However, as is commonly mentioned when its strange Vow of Poverty issue ...
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How do I tell my Dungeon Master that her custom feat breaks my character?

I found out today that my DM (in a D&D 5e game) made some tweaks to my character's backstory, specifically some of the formative parts of his 'creation'. These changes are on the border of myth ...
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Can I draw 2 weapons with the same hand (throwing one and then drawing another) using the Dual Wielder feat?

I had an idea for a level 5 fighter with the Dual Wielder feat that used a melee weapon in the off-hand (whip) and used a thrown weapon (javelin) in the main hand. My question is: With the main hand ...
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If I use Extend Spell on Lesser Vigor, does it extend the maximum number of rounds it can last?

Lesser Vigor lasts for 10 rounds + 1 round/level, up to 15 rounds. If I use Extend Spell on it, is the limit still 15 rounds?
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Do I add my Strength modifier to the damage of unarmed strikes if I have the Tavern Brawler feat?

Do I add my Strength modifier to the damage of unarmed strikes if I have the Tavern Brawler feat? From my understanding, the attack roll would be 1d20 + Proficiency + Str modifier. My question is ...
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Is the Dimension Hop power a valid choice for the Hidden Talent feat?

The Hidden Talent feat (XPH, p. 67) allows a character to: ...choose one 1st-level power from any psionic class list. You know this power (it becomes one of your powers known). You can manifest ...
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Is it possible to get both Snap Kick and Sun School in E6?

The Sun School feat (CW, p. 112) allows you to make a free attack whenever you move instantaneously (e.g., teleport) adjacent to an enemy. It requires BAB +4 and the Flurry of Blows ability. The ...
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Does the Polearm Master attack work with poison?

Will poison work on Polearm Master feat's bonus action (second)attack when using a poisoned halberd? Poison can be applied only to slashing or piercing weapons, but it's not applied directly to the ...
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Is it possible to not apply a feat passive such as Rapid metamagic?

The description of Rapid Metamagic (Complete Mage, p. 46): [General] You possess an uncanny mastery of your magic, enabling you to modify spells on the fly much faster than others can. ...
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Does the Feat “Shorten Grip” allow an Attack of Opportunity against an adjacent opponent?

Shorten Grip: When wielding a pole arm with reach that you are proficient with, you may treat the weapon as if it did not have reach. The weapon is unwieldy when used in this fashion and you take a -2 ...
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Is a low Constitution frontline EK/War Wizard viable or is the low HP a deal-breaker at higher levels? Would the Tough feat constitute a solution? [closed]

Background I am a new player and don't have any first hand experience to inform my decision. I am planning to play a gish, starting out as a Fighter at level 1, with the end point being a Fighter (...
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Can the Shield Master feat's bonus-action shove be used to make an improvised weapon attack?

Do the rules allow the bonus action shove (special melee attack) from Shield Master to be "converted" to a regular attack for use as an improvised weapon attack? Since a shove is a special melee ...
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Spell Sniper and spells with saves

The second bullet point of the Spell Sniper feat says: Your ranged spell attacks ignore half cover and three-quarters cover. What is a "ranged spell attack", in this case? Does that mean ranged ...
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Spell sniper / self cast spells [closed]

So with spell sniper could it make say burning hands not self cast or anything other self cast spell not have to be self cast?
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RAW, can you use the Sharpshooter and Great Weapon Master feats to make an improvised weapon attack with a longbow?

Occasionally when looking through posts I see people talk about taking Sharpshooter and Great Weapon Master so that they can make an improvised weapon attack with a longbow at -10 to hit +20 damage. ...
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At what point is the Tavern Brawler feat better than a stat bump to Str or Dex?

At what point is it statistically better to take Tavern Brawler over an increase to Str or Dex if 1/3 of all your attacks are made with an improvised weapon? Example: A Thief rogue 4/Champion fighter ...
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How do attacks of opportunity interact with the Hammer the Gap feat? [closed]

I have a Fighter with Two Weapon Fighting, Improved Two Weapon Fighting, Greater Trip and Hammer the Gap. I have two questions about that: Does 'hitting' the trip counts as a 'hit' for Hammer the ...
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Clarifying the benefits of the Alert feat over Find Familiar

After reading around as a new player, I've discovered how powerful the Find Familiar spell can be for creative players—albeit it's possible I've misunderstood the leeway Find Familiar affords. For ...
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How exactly does Shield Master work?

Does Shield Master removing shields' two-weapon fighting penalties mean I don't take any penalties when dual wielding shields, even if I don't have the Two Weapon Fighting feat? I plan on getting ...
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Does the Resilient feat give you proficiency in the skills associated with the chosen ability?

If you take the Resilient feat, do you become proficient in the associated skills? For example, if you were not proficient in Dex saving throws and choose Dex when you take the Resilient feat, are ...
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When do attack powers that do multiple repeat attacks in the power actually “resolve”?

I have a polearm Eladrin fighter that is all about multiple attacks, so I have powers like Tempest Dance and Serpent Dance Strike. I just leveled to EPIC and I found 2 feats that I'd like to take, but ...
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How does the UA Tunnel Fighter fighting style's reaction attack interact with the Sentinel feat's speed-reduction effect?

So lets say I'm a Fighter (F), and a Creature (C) is standing to my side, within my reach (*), like this: o o o o o o * * * o o * F * o o * C * o o o o o o If ...
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Can the bonus action attack from Polearm Master be used to Disarm?

Polearm Master (PHB p. 168) gives you the ability to situationally make a bonus action attack: When you take the Attack action and attack with only a glaive, halberd, or quarterstaff, you can use a ...
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How does the Savage Attacker feat interact with opportunity attacks?

The Savage Attacker feat (PHB, p. 169) states that you can reroll a melee weapon's damage dice "once per turn". If I used Savage Attacker on my turn, and then I get an opportunity attack when an ...
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Which spells benefit from the Spell Sniper feat?

Looking at the Spell Sniper feat (PHB, p. 170), it seems to be potentially useful - but when I started looking for spells that could be used with it, the choices seem really limited. This makes me ...
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Is using Doomspeak a standard action?

Doomspeak is a [bardic] feat from Champions of Ruin with the following benefit: You can spend one of your bardic music uses to utter a string of crass and appalling epithets and curses at one enemy ...
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When transformed by the Shapechange spell, do you retain the benefits of your feats?

Some friends and I are playing a level-20 battle royale, so rules are very important. I was wondering if the creature's new form retains their feats when using the shapechange spell (specifically ...
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Advantage on initiative/never surprised or double fire damage? [closed]

I’m playing a super beefy multiclass lv6 barbarian zealot/lv9 cleric of the forge domain. I’ve come to terms with what I’ll gain and lose for the most part, but there’s one trait I’m debating. If I ...
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Large and in Charge plus Knockback

If I hit an opponent with an AoO and Large and in Charge, it is pushed back to the square where it started from. If I also have Knockback, do I calculate the bull rush result from its original square?
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As a Sorcerer, can you trade out the spells granted by the Drow High Magic feat?

The Drow High Magic racial feat (XGtE, p. 74) states: You learn more of the magic typical of dark elves. You learn the detect magic spell and can cast it at will, without expending a spell slot. ...
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How does the Great Weapon Master feat bonus damage combine with Extra Attack?

Great Weapon Master adds +10 damage on melee attacks that hit. Say I subtract my -5 and still hit. If I am a fighter and attacking 2 or 3 times in one action, do I add +20 or +30 damage, or stop at ...
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Can a 6th-level Totem Warrior barbarian (Eagle totem) with the Observant feat read the lips of a creature a mile away?

A level 6 Path of the Totem Warrior barbarian (PHB, p. 50) can choose the Eagle totem, which states: You gain the eyesight of an eagle. You can see up to 1 mile away with no difficulty, able to ...
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How do I calculate the HP of a level 20 Barbarian NPC with the Tough feat? [closed]

I'm a first time DM and I'm struggling with sorting out HP for a half orc NPC. I rolled his HP and he has the tough feat that I gave him at level 4, so I know, at max, he gets 40 to his HP, but I'm ...
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Using shillelagh with polearm master [duplicate]

If a character with the shillelagh spell and polearm master feat can they use a d8 for their second attack with a quarterstaff? Shillelagh For the duration thereafter, you can use your ...
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Is there a feat akin to the Fighter's Action Surge which is available to other classes?

While reading the comments of this answer, I came across the following statement : ... if you still have 5 slots you can still use the [Divine] Smite 5× in a round(with 2 attacks, times two with a ...
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Does immunity to damage render a creature immune to the other effects the damage could cause?

A shifter (Races of Eberron 25–40), in addition to the feats Endurance (Player's Handbook 93) and Toughness (101), takes the feats Shifter Stamina (115–16) and Troll Blooded (Dragon #319 61).1 The ...
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Is an ability score improvement better than crossbow expert in combination with extra attack? [duplicate]

i am making a level 5 ranger with 16 dex, a normal longbow shot would be: 1d8 + 3 (dex) * 2(extra attack) I was wondering if my level 4 trait should be crossbow expert or a ASI. with crossbow ...
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Can a druid wildshaped into a giant spider use the Sharpshooter feat on its web attack?

If a Moon Druid is wildshaped into a Giant Spider, which has a web attack (which is classified by the MM as a ranged weapon attack), can he then use the Sharpshooter feat to gain a +10 to damage since ...
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Anydice formula for Great Weapon Master Feat

I'm trying to compare my rogue's damage output to our party's fighter but I've run into a couple snags.. The fighter uses the Great Weapon Master feat and that gives him an extra attack as a bonus ...
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How does the Ranged Disarm feat work?

D&D 3.5, Complete Warrior, Ranged Disarm feat. It only says that we can attempt a disarm attempt with a ranged weapon, but not much else. So, two questions: Does the enemy still have an attack ...
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Is this alternate version of the Observant feat balanced?

I'm a DM and have a player who likes the Observant feat (PHB, p. 168): Increase your Intelligence or Wisdom score by 1, to a maximum of 20. If you can see a creature's mouth while it is ...
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If you have the Sentinel feat, can you choose not to reduce a creature's speed to zero when you hit with an opportunity attack?

Assuming you have the Sentinel feat, can you choose to not reduce an opponent's speed to zero when you hit them with an opportunity attack?
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Does the Snap Kick feat apply to Attacks of Opportunity?

Does the Snap Kick feat work on Attacks of Opportunity (letting you make another attack)? If yes, is the -2 to attack rolls cumulative?
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Decisive Strike and Snap Kick

Decisive Strike does not work with secondary natural attacks. Does it work with the Snap Kick feat?
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How does Deformity (Tall) work with Enlarge Person?

Deformity (Tall) adds 5 feet to your reach. When you become large with Enlarge Person, is your reach 15 feet? How much is it with reach weapons?
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New Player joining with Craft Magic Arms and Armor

I'm GMing a Pathfinder game that's been going on for awhile now and wanted some advice. We have a new player that's joining a game in progress. The rest of the party is level 8. He's coming in at ...