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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Is it possible to count as Evil for the purposes of qualifying for a feat?

Changelings have the Racial Emulation feat to let them count as other races for qualifying for things. Goliaths and Half-Giants have Powerful Build to let them count as Large in several circumstances. ...
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Is this adjustment to the Lucky feat underpowered?

I have the feeling Lucky feat in 5e is overpowered. I have a modification that I want to propose my players with says you have to decide to use your luck point BEFORE rolling the dice. That's the ...
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Can a human Ruffian Rogue with the Unconventional Weaponry feat use Sneak Attack with the chosen weapon?

The Ruffian rogue racket says: You use whatever tools you have at hand to get the job done. You can deal sneak attack damage with any simple weapon, in addition to the weapons listed in the sneak ...
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Does the feat Mobile Spellcasting allow movement when casting during a grapple?

If a character is engaged in a grapple and has the feat Mobile Spellcasting (Complete Adventurer, p.111), are they allowed to make a grapple check to perform the Move action alongside their ...
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Cleric and mystic theurge class level for command undead

I am playing a cleric/wizard/mystic theurge. I have the feat command undead. The feat specifically mentions cleric level, not cleric caster level, in relations to the the DC of the ability and number ...
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Can you take a feat that you can not use at the current level if there are no prerequisites? [duplicate]

Quicken spell feat doesn't have any prerequisites to take. Can I take it at an earlier level than I can use it and have it for when I can?
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Can you combine the feats Iron Palm Technique and Dragon Style?

A party member of my campaign wants to get both Iron Palm Technique and Dragon Style. However, it is unclear for us if it is possible to combine these two feats and what the result will be. Iron ...
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How does the Commune spell work when cast by someone with the Ritual Caster feat or a warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation?

The D&D 5e spell Commune is a Cleric spell that contacts the Cleric's chosen divine proxy and asks them three 'yes or no' questions. It is a ritual spell, so a Warlock with Book of Shadows or ...
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How many attacks exactly do I get if I combine the Dual Wielder feat with the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style?

It says in the Two-Weapon Fighting attack option (PHB, 165): 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 ...
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Warpriest + Paragon Surge + Eldritch Heritage [ Arcane Bloodline ]

I have this PC that came up with this combo: Half-elf Warpriest cast Paragon Surge to select Eldritch Heritage [ Arcane Bloodline ] to have the bonded item, so he can cast any spell from the cleric ...
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If a wizard has a familiar and the feat Eldritch Heritage for the Arcane bloodline, what level do you use to determine the powers of the familiar?

If a wizard has a familiar and the feat Eldritch Heritage for the Arcane bloodline, what level do you use to determine the powers of the familiar? The bloodline grants: ...you gain an arcane bond, ...
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What is the maximum amount of ancestry feats you may gain?

After looking at the rules I noticed that one gets 5 ancestry feats due to level. Then I noticed a single feat that also gives you an additional ancestry feat (an additional 1st level 1). My question:...
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Does the feat Spell Focus increase static save DCs described inside some spells?

Some spells, such as firebrand (Spell Compendium p.93) have additional effects described inside of them frequently that define static save DCs (reflex DC 15 on firebrand's case). Is there any reason ...
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Do prestige class levels give feats and ability score improvements?

Does gaining a level in a prestige class in Pathfinder (1e) give you feats and ability score improvements? Or do you only gain those from "base" classes?
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What do I roll to maintain concentration while Wild Shaped?

I'm building a level 5 Moon Druid and chose the variant human race - so I decided to take 2 feats: War Caster and Resilient (Con). My goal here is to cast concentration spells and then Wild Shape into ...
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What harmful effects is the second benefit of the Shield Master feat useful against?

One of the benefits of the Shield Master feat in 5e (PHB, p. 170) reads: If you aren't incapacitated, you can add your shield's AC bonus to any Dexterity saving throw you make against a spell or ...
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Is this change to the Magic Initiate feat unbalancing?

The Magic Initiate feat states: Choose a class: bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, warlock, or wizard. You learn two cantrips of your choice from that class's list. In addition, choose one 1st level ...
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How much on average does the Durable feat increase the number of Hit Points gained when spending Hit Dice?

There are other similarly mathy questions on this site such as "How much damage does Great Weapon Fighting add on average?" and "Are features that allow −5 to attack to get +10 to damage ...
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Is the Invoke Disaster feat's increase to a Storm druid's Focus Points redundant, since druids can never have more than 3 FP?

I'm playing Pathfinder 2e. A Storm druid has a 2 FPs (focus points) initially. They get +1 FP from the Wind Caller feat, and another +1 FP from the Invoke Disaster feat, for a total of 4. However, ...
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Does the benefit of the Flames of Phlegethos feat that allows rerolls of fire damage affect its final benefit?

The Flames of Phlegethos tiefling racial feat (XGtE, p. 74-75) reads, in part: When you roll fire damage for a spell you cast, you can reroll any roll of 1 on the fire damage dice and use the ...
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Stances vs Flurry of Blows

I'm making a Goblin Monk with the background of being a poor farmhand at the sides of the monk. My level 1 build would be to use Tiger Stance to deal 1d8+2 + potential 1d4 bleed. When comparing to ...
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Can a character replace their Magic Initiate spells using the Spellcasting feature? [duplicate]

The feat Magic Initiate lets you learn a 1st level spell: You learn that spell and can cast it at its lowest level. Once you cast it, you must finish a long rest before you can cast it again using ...
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How do the Durable and Dwarven Fortitude feats interact?

How do the Durable and Dwarven Fortitude feats interact? While the Durable feat (PHB, p. 166) states that you gain a minimum of double your Constitution modifier from using your Hit Dice to heal, the ...
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When using True Shapeshifter, does the change trigger Healing Transformation?

True Shapeshifter (Level 20 Druid feat) says ...While under the effect of Wild Shape, you can change into any of the other forms on your Wild Shape list... I am wondering if this triggers Healing ...
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What does the Poison Weapon rogue feat do?

Here is the feat, emphasis mine: Poison Weapon -> Requirements: You are wielding a piercing or slashing weapon and have a free hand You apply a poison to the required weapon. If your next ...
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Is the dragon breath from Wild Shape affected by Widen Spell?

The Druid gets the ability to transform into a Dragon Shape at level 12, and the ability to select the Widen Spell feat at level 1. Is the breath weapon from the Dragon Shape affected by the extra ...
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Does using the Lucky Feat to tranform disadvantage into super-advantage still work with a net? [duplicate]

In this question, it can be seen that using a luck point when doing something at a disadvantage essentially transforms it into super-advantage. Does this specific strategy still works when throwing a ...
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Can you use the Seeking Spell metamagic feat with the spell Fireball?

The Seeking Spell metamagic feat says: In order to benefit from this feat, the selected spell must have a range greater than touch and target one or more creatures, or it must require the ...
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How does the Split Ray metamagic feat apply to the Light of Lunia spell?

I stumbled across the Light of Lunia spell in the Spell Compendium (p. 132), and was wondering how exactly Metamagic would apply to it. Split Ray in particular interests me, as I would love a way to ...
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How does the Athlete feat affect the Centaur playable race?

The Athlete feat (PHB, p. 165) has a point that says: climbing doesn't halve your speed. The Centaur's Equine Build trait (GGtR, p. 16) says: any climb that uses both hands and feet is ...
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Stunning Fist and BAB +6 in E6

Stunning Fist requires BAB +8, but monks famously get it as a bonus feat, ignoring that requirement. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to lose BAB because I am playing E6 and want to take take a feat ...
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Does the “Unified Theory” skill feat have any interaction with the “Natural Medicine” skill feat?

The Unified Theory skill feat states that: Whenever you use an action or a skill feat that requires a Nature, Occultism, or Religion check, depending on the magic tradition, you can use Arcana ...
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When using a spellcasting archetype, do you take the Basic Spellcasting feat multiple times or once?

The rules for Basic Spellcasting state: Basic Spellcasting Feat: Available at 4th level, these feats grant a 1st-level spell slot. At 6th level, they grant you a 2nd-level spell slot. At 8th level, ...
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Is there any way to get the Draconic Claw feat without losing BAB?

Races of the Dragon has a very interesting feat in Draconic Claw (p. 102), which gives you a pair of claw attacks as well as the ability to make a claw attack as a swift action in any turn in which ...
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Can the Delayed Spell metamagic feat be used with Fireball?

Can the Delayed Spell metamagic feat be used with Fireball? Delayed Spell says: ...Only spells that target one or more squares or grid intersections can be affected by Delayed Spell... Fireball ...
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Where is the rule for moving slowly when searching for traps that’s referenced by Dungeon Delver?

I'm having trouble finding the rule for one of the bulleted items for the Dungeon Delver feat: You can search for traps while traveling at a normal pace, instead of only at a slow pace. I ...
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How do I improve my bite attack?

My fighter character has taken the Willing Deformity (p. 125) and Deformity: Teeth (p. 121) feats from the Heroes of Horror handbook. It means that he now has a natural bite attack which deals 1d4 + ...
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How important is the War Caster feat? [closed]

I've seen multiple people who have beelined for the feat of War Caster, but I never really understood this. While I can see some situations that this would be good (Polymorph comes to mind...), it ...
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How does the Divine Blessing of Triune work?

The description of the Divine Blessing of Triune says: Triune: You can use a computer without having a user interface or hacking kit simply by touching it. You must still succeed at a Computers ...
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Crossbow feat with leg-strap to fire multiple times [closed]

If I (Monster Slayer Ranger) take the crossbow feat at lvl 4, is it possible to shoot more than two crossbow bolts in a turn. I'm envisioning at lvl 5 when I get an extra attack. I would think I could ...
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Is the Survivor feat (half) useless?

The Survivor feat reads as follows: Prerequisite: Con 13, Diehard, Endurance. Benefit: You gain a +5 bonus on all Constitution checks made to stabilize while dying. Once per day, if you are ...
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Can drawing a weapon be part of any kind of move action, or just part of movement?

Assuming a character has a BAB higher than +1, would he be able to draw a weapon (or shield) as a move action and then draw (or sheath) another weapon (or shield) as part of that same move action (due ...
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Can the Versatile Spellcaster feat be used to cast Wizard spells?

Every time Ultimate Magus is mentioned on a forum, someone adds that Versatile Spellcaster would be great with it. I do not see how. The Versatile Spellcaster feat (Races of the Dragon, p. 101) says: ...
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Does magic subschool matter for the Spell Specialization feat?

The Spell Specialization feat says: Select one spell of a school for which you have taken the Spell Focus feat. Treat your caster level as being two higher for all level-variable effects of the ...
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Ultimate Magus and Practiced Spellcaster [duplicate]

A Q/A proposes Practiced Spellcaster to keep increasing the more valuable (Wizard) class. The Practiced Spellcaster feat (Complete Arcane, p. 82) increases CL by 4, up to the character level. The ...
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Can a character with a low Intelligence score take the Ritual Caster feat and choose the Wizard class?

The Ritual Caster feat (PHB, p. 169) has this prerequisite: Prerequisite: Intelligence or Wisdom of 13 or higher. You also have to choose one of the following classes: bard, cleric, druid, ...
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How does the Sentinel feat interact with the Mounted Combatant feat?

When a character with the Sentinel feat hits with an opportunity attack against an opponent with Mounted Combatant, does the mounted opponent need to stop moving? The Sentinel feat (PHB, page 169) ...
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What spells can the Inscribe Magic Tattoo feat be used for?

The item creation feat Inscribe Magic Tattoo has a short list of sample magic tattoos, but there is no list given for what you can and can't tattoo. Does this use the Sorcerer/Wizard spell list in its ...
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Does the Sentinel feat allow opportunity attacks to be provoked when enemies move towards you?

I was chatting with one of my party mates, and we were debating whether the Sentinel feat allowed me to get an opportunity attack if the enemy is approaching me. The reason I ask this is because I ...
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What is the range of the Defensive Throw feat?

The benefit of the Defensive Throw feat (Complete Warrior, p. 97) says: If the opponent you have chosen to use your Dodge feat against attacks you and misses, you can make an immediate trip attack ...