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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What problems may arise from my house rules on grappling and restraining?

Introduction I am dissatisfied with the rules for grappling in 5e. Well, it's more that I'm dissatisfied with the fact that there's no way to restrain someone in 5e via grappling. The rules, as they ...
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Does having the Shield Master feat mean that the shield is indestructible?

Does having the Shield Master feat mean that the shield is indestructible? The Shield Master feat (PHB, p. 170) says: If you take the Attack action on your turn, you can use a bonus action to ...
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Does the War Caster feat grant ranged spell attacks in melee range without disadvantage?

An opportunity attack is described this way (PHB, p. 195): You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. To make the opportunity attack, you ...
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Can a character with the Healer feat use the second benefit of the feat to heal themselves?

The second benefit of the Healer feat (PHB, p. 167) gives me the following action: As an action, you can spend one use of a healer’s kit to tend to a creature and restore 1d6 + 4 hit points to ...
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Do Dvati qualify for Multiweapon Fighting?

Do Dvati qualify for Multiweapon Fighting? Dvati are a species of soul-sharing twins. Each pair has 4 arms between them. A Dvati 'character' taking the feat has 4 arms. OTOH, of course, if you look ...
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What counts as a “fixed range” spell for Persistent Spell?

The Persistent Spell feat in Player's Guide to Faerûn allows a spell to last for 24 hours. The spell to be persisted must have a personal range or fixed range. I'm having trouble finding a ...
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What are the ways to add new weapon allowances to Decisive Strike/Flurry of Blows?

For thematic reasons, I am wanting to make a Zatoichi-style character based on using Quick Draw and Decisive Strike monk alternate feature from the PHB2. The only catch is that Decisive Strike says: ...
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Is there a way to get Decisive Strike with a non-Monk weapon? [duplicate]

I'm working on a Darth Vader build for a competition. To represent the light saber, I would really like to use mind blade (from the 3.0 Soulknife prestige class, which is actually pretty cool, ...
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Is this homebrew feat, Divine Flame, balanced?

Is this homebrew feat, kindly created for my character by Akira_Kurusu, balanced? If not what would should be changed about it? It's a unique feat based on my character's background. Divine Flame ...
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Do spells learned from Magic Initiate work with Metamagic? [duplicate]

I have been searching on here and other sites and I can't find the answer. If i were to take Magic Initiate on my sorcerer would I be able to use metamagic on the spells?
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Would a feat that allows the Mirror Image spell to be cast once per short rest be balanced?

I was thinking of homebrewing a feat with my DM, but before I start I wanted to know if it would even be balanced at all for feat that would give any character (such as a barbarian) the spell mirror ...
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Arcane Disciple feat as a sorcerer and anyspell greater

With the Spell Domain, can a Sorcerer utilize anyspell greater with the Arcane Disciple Feat? Edit: I think it should work, but Anyspell says: Anyspell allows you to read and prepare any arcane spell ...
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How does the Combat Vigor feat's maximum healing work?

The feat Combat Vigor states the following: As a standard action, you can spend up to 1 vigor point per 3 Hit Dice you have (minimum 1) to regain 1d6 hit points per vigor point spent (maximum 7d6). ...
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Does Evasion work against Elemental Adept'ed spells?

I really think its a silly question, but does evasion from a ranger reduce damage from a spell (Dex save), cast from a caster with Elemental adept?
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Does the Shield spell count as a Shield for Shielded casting?

I'm 99% certain not, but maybe I'm wrong. Does the shield spell count as a shield for eg: Shielded casting?
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Would I have neither advantage nor disadvantage when attacking a grappled creature when opting to restrain via the Grappler feat?

The Grappler Feat states: You’ve developed the Skills necessary to hold your own in close-quarters Grappling. You gain the following benefits: You have advantage on Attack rolls against a ...
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How does the Disguise Spell feat work against counterspelling?

If my bard with the feat Disguise Spell (Complete Adventurer 108) is the victor in the opposed check (my bard's Perform skill check against onlookers' Spot skill checks) can the spell he cast still be ...
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Cleric build to maximize melee damage and spell healing

I am making a Dwarf Warpriest Cleric of Shelyn wielding a Glaive. I expect to use Medium armor. I am planning this character out through level 20. I'm looking for a build of feats, skills (if ...
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When would you ever use a heavy crossbow over a hand crossbow if you have Sharpshooter and Crossbow Expert?

Imagine you are a level 5 Variant Human, selected a class with access to martial weapons and Extra Attack, and chose the Crossbow Expert and Sharpshooter feats. You are able to attack two times a ...
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Can Aegis take the Open Minded feat?

The Open Minded feat (Psionics Unleashed) says: You are naturally able to reroute your memory, mind, and skill expertise. Benefit: You gain 1 skill point for every Hit Die you possess. You ...
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How can I optimize my Fighter Samurai for my next campaign?

I'm about to finish LMOP 5E and move onto a homebrew campaign. With that said our DM allowed us to either keep or reroll new characters. Currently, I'm playing a Dual-Wielding Eladrin Fighter Samurai ...
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How does Polearm Master interact with Quarterstaff and Whip?

The Polearm Master feat reads: While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach. Let's say my ...
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What is the logic or fallacy behind the Perpetual Power Point trick?

The Perpetual Power Point trick uses two feats. The first is Azure Talent (which grants 1:2 ratio of incarnum in for double the power points out) per point of incarnum invested. When essentia is ...
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Does Warcaster Feat Remove the need for proficiency with shields?

According to page 144 of the PHB under Armor proficiency it states that You cannot cast spells. However the warcaster feat claims you have learned to perform Somatic components while wielding ...
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What are the effects of stacking the Extraordinary Artisan feat with itself?

Extraordinary Artisan feat (ECS) as indicated in the table (p49, feat on 53) indicates that it stacks with itself. What are the mathematical effects of taking this feat multiple times?
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Can Thrashing Dragon Style (Combat, Style) theoretically work with Multiweapon Fighting feat?

Can Thrashing Dragon Style (Combat, Style) theoretically work with Multiweapon Fighting feat? I'd like to try this with current multi armed Aegis build with dual great swords.
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Two Weapon Fighting or Rapid Shot with Wrist Launchers

I have the rapid reload feat for the Wrist Launcher, Heavy weapon and since you can wear one of these weapons on each forearm and functions much like a hand crossbow, that free loading both would be ...
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Is Sculpt Spell feature a Evocation School exclusive to avoid hitting allies?

If I cast Stinking Cloud, or Grease, or any other Battlefield Control spell under the Sculpt Spell feat, would it work in order to "create holes" and not hit my allies, or it is exclusive to Evocation ...
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Could I use a feat to augment my breath weapon?

Could I use a feat to augment my breath weapon in any way, shape or form? If so, what feat(s)?
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How can I get a feat at level 1 in D&D 5e?

I was wondering about the magic initiate feat. Because I want to know if you can take it first level because I'm making a human warlock who's always been in-tune with magic even before making the pact ...
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Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat?

Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat? I won't detail it heavily, but can an Elf and/or Half-Elf Wizard (Bladesinger) combine all these for enhanced ...
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How does Leadership work for a Vigilante?

I’m interested in playing a Vigilante character specializing in Leadership. The Vigilante class has the Dual Identity extraordinary ability, which gives them a social identity (Bruce Wayne, Peter ...
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Different Number of feats between Aegis and fighter

A 12th-level human two-handed fighter has 13 feats. How many feats does a 10th-level two-handed fighter/2nd-level aegis have if they were human until 10th level and then changed to the elan race?
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If I have a maxed-out stat, can I take a half-ASI feat?

My character has 20 charisma in one of my DND games, but I want to take the Actor feat. This question kind of has two parts: RAW, can I take it and change the stat increase to another stat? If I take ...
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How does Mad Foam Rager (immediate action) work?

Reading up on Mad Foam Rager, I am not clear how it works. I am wondering if there's clarity somewhere, such as use cases, or errata or I'm just confused about immediate actions or the word "effect". ...
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Does a Breath Weapon count as a ranged attacks in association with feats?

Could I use a Feat like point blank shot for a breath weapon in Pathfinder?
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Does Monastery weapons feat apply to the powerful fist ability?

Monks can gain the monastery weapons feat. it says: "You can use melee monk weapons with any of your monk feats or monk abilities that normally require unarmed attacks, though not if the feat ...
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Combining Southern Magician and Arcane Disciple feats - Casting Attribute

I have trouble understanding the details of the full scope of the Southern Magician feat in conjuction with the Arcane Disciple feat: Southern Magician [General] (...) Benefit: Once per day ...
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Southern Magician feat as prerequisite for arcane/divine casters

I have trouble understanding the details of the full scope of the Southern Magician feat: Southern Magician [General] Your magical studies in Mulan lands have taught you spellcasting ...
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Can a character with the Actor feat mimic speech they heard before they learned the feat?

The Actor feat (PHB, p. 165) says: You can mimic the speech of another person or the sounds made by other creatures. You must have heard the person speaking. or heard the creature make the ...
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Maximizing healing and damage for a Cleric [duplicate]

I am planning this character out for levels 1-20. We're starting at level one and we are continuing until we're done or dead. I'm having some trouble deciding on my feats, and spells to maximize ...
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Can you take a Squire at 3rd level?

According to the prerequisites of the Squire Feat you can take the feat at level 3, but you cannot have a squire more than 3 levels lower than you. The Leadership Feat does not provide rules for ...
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Can touch spells, like cure wounds, be cast through a familiar?

If my character chooses Ritual Caster for his 1st-level Variant Human feat and gains find familiar, can he cast cure wounds via the familiar due to it being a touch spell? Also, can he move the ...
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When casting Inflict Wounds through a familiar, can I reroll the attack roll using the Elven Accuracy feat if I have advantage?

If I have a familiar, I can cast Inflict Wounds through it, as per the description of Find Familiar: Your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Inflict Wounds includes a ...
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Does the feat “Splash Weapon Mastery” work with the alchemist discovery “Healing Bomb”?

The feat Splash Weapon Mastery gives alchemists the following effect: When you hit with a splash weapon, select one additional square adjacent to the splash area; creatures in this area also take ...
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How do melee spell attacks interact with the Mobile feat? [duplicate]

The Mobile feat states that: When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether you hit or not. Does that ...
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Can I pick the Produce Flame spell with the Spell Sniper feat?

Produce Flame (Player's Handbook, p. 269) creates a small, persistent flame that grants vision and can, optionally, be thrown at someone to make an attack. The Spell Sniper feat (p. 170), in ...
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How does the War Caster feat interact with +1 weapons or shields? [duplicate]

Say I take the War Caster feat, which allows me to use my weapon or shield as a spellcasting focus. If my weapon or shield is a +1, then when I use it was a spellcasting focus, would it act as a +1 ...
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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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Use the feat Cleave with spells

Im in the process of building a new character using magus, so Ive been looking at combat feats with a magic character. I happened to take a look at Cleave and noticed that it doesnt state it can only ...

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