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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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Are damage dice from features such as Sneak Attack considered part of "the attack's damage" for the purposes of features such as the Piercer feat?

This question stems from looking at the rules on Critical Hits: When you score a critical hit, you get to roll extra dice for the attack’s damage against the target. Roll all of the attack’s damage ...
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Playing a PC with lycanthrope abilities [closed]

I have a player who wants to play a Lycanthrope (werewolf). But that is technically against the rules. Using only the 5e official rules form hardcover books, what is the best combination of race/...
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How many methods to swap feats are there?

Specifically I'm interested in retraining feats that are PrC requirements, which is legal, as per this topic: Do you lose your prestige class features when you no longer meet its requirements? Problem ...
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How does Sap Life work on a Dhampir?

The Sap Life feat provides you HP when you damage a living creature with Harm. There is just one requirement, you need to be a living creature. If you have the Dhampir heritage, you are "half ...
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How does Elemental Adept and Oath of Ancients' Aura of Warding interact? [duplicate]

Elemental Adept allows a spell to ignore resistance to the damage type that is chosen when the Feat is taken. Let's say a Draconic Sorcerer chose Fire when taking the Feat. An Oath of Ancient's ...
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If my cleric takes the Ritual Caster feat (choosing the cleric list), can I copy all known ritual spells into my ritual book to cast them at any time?

I would like to have access to my class’s ritual spells all the time without having them prepared. I might be about to justify taking the Ritual Caster feat if I can make it do what I want it to. If I ...
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What conditions are necessary to combine Vicious Mockery with Message to create an "Insult Sniper"?

Vicious mockery requires you to "see the target" within range (60 feet) and the target must "hear you". Message has a range of 120 feet, does not require line of sight, and the ...
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In dnd-5e, is there any way to start a level 1 player character with any racial feat found in Xanathar's Guide to Everything? [duplicate]

From the PHB on page 31, variant human traits allow starting a level 1 player character with a feat. In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything on page 8, custom lineage allows starting with a feat, but lists ...
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Experiment with Two-Weapon Fighting Alteration: Is it Balanced?

I've been working on an alteration to how one engages in Two-Weapon Fighting, which I've disliked the vanilla version due to various well known, or at least heard, problems. Here are a couple spots ...
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I know I can't choose to take a feat multiple times; can I gain a feat multiple times via other means?

Now we know we cannot take the same feat multiple times. What about when something else gives it to us? Imagine you are a Human who took the general feat Adopted Ancestry (Halfling). Then on level 5, ...
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How does Brawler's Martial Training affect the Advanced Armor/Weapon Training feats?

If I take 3 levels of Fighter to get Armor Training, I'm qualified to take the Advanced Armor Training feat: Benefit(s): Select one advanced armor training option. If I then take levels in Brawler, ...
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Can a wizard with the Artificer Initiate feat upcast a Cure Wounds spell that they learn using the feat?

The description of the Artificer Initiate feat states, in part (TCoE, p. 79): You’ve learned some of an artificer’s inventiveness: You learn one cantrip of your choice from the artificer spell list, ...
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Can the Crusher feat push enemies off cliffs?

One of the benefits of the Crusher feat from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 79) reads as follows: Once per turn, when you hit a creature with an attack that deals bludgeoning damage, you can move ...
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Can I take a feat multiple times?

Taking some feats like Adopted Ancestry or Adapted Cantrip multiple times might be beneficial. I could not find anything against taking feats several times in the Feats section, but some feats ...
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Does adding "+1 Str" to the "Medium Armor Master" feat break the balance?

There are 5 "armor" feats in PHB: Lightly/Moderately/Heavily Armored, Medium Armor Master, and Heavy Armor Master. Four of them add +1 Str, of those some allow +1 Dex instead; Medium Armor ...
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How does Silvery Barbs interact with other "reroll" effects?

This other question discusses how silvery barbs interacts with advantage and disadvantage. But there are some effects that let someone reroll a d20 without using the advantage/disadvantage mechanic, ...
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Does Ghostly Grasp work on all objects?

The feat Ghostly Grasp (Libris Mortis p. 27) says: You can wear, wield, and otherwise use corporeal items as though you were not incorporeal. Does this include being able to open a door, load a ...
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Does Racial Emulation grant you the traits of the emulated subtype?

I have a changeling character with the Racial Emulation (Races of Eberron 110) feat, whose benefit says: When you use your minor change shape ability to assume the form of a humanoid creature, you ...
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Homebrew Feat for Close-Quarters Casting

On again/off again with limited experience (never really ran anything past level 4), but getting back to DMing again after a long break. I never tried to homebrew really, but I wanted to figure out a ...
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If a cleric has the Gift of the Metallic Dragon feat, can they cast the Cure Wounds spell without preparing it?

The description of the Gift of the Metallic Dragon feat provided in the Fizban's Treasury of Dragons sourcebook states, in part (my emphasis): Draconic Healing. You learn the cure wounds spell. You ...
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Can Sharpshooter be applied to improvised ranged weapon attacks, and if so do you still need Tavern Brawler?

Sharpshooter (PHB p.170) has a host of effects on your ranged weapon attacks: Attacking at long range doesn't impose disadvantage on your ranged weapon attack rolls. Your ranged weapon attacks ignore ...
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Can you replace Mage Hand with another cantrip after taking the Telekinetic feat and still benefit from the increased range?

If an Artificer who knows the cantrip "Mage Hand" takes the "Telekinetic" feat, and then later exchanges "Mage Hand" for another cantrip after they level up, do they keep ...
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Would the Sharpshooter feat work with Eldritch Blast if combined with a Ruby of the War Mage and a bow? [duplicate]

I was trying to think of a new Warlock build and was trying to think of a creative way to boost damage output, and came up with a crazy idea. The Sharpshooter feat says: Before you make an attack ...
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Can I take Kobold Breath with Adapted Ancestry?

Kobold Breath does not list any prerequisites, but it talks about your draconic exemplar: You channel your draconic exemplar's power into a gout of energy that manifests as a 30-foot line or a 15-...
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If a character gains the Telekinetic feat from their race, does that mean they can't get the feat's extended range for the Mage Hand cantrip?

Choosing either the Variant Human (PHB, p. 31) or Custom Lineage (TCoE, p. 9) racial options allows you to take a feat during character creation. The relevant portion of the Telekinetic feat's ...
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Does my warlock get the close combat benefits of Crossbow Expert, by using Feinting Attack?

After my first combat playing D&D 5E, I noticed how much trouble spellcasters can get into when making ranged spell attacks, vs ranged spells: Aiming a ranged attack is more difficult when a foe ...
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Does a Melee attack with a Hand Crossbow allow you to make another Hand Crossbow attack with your bonus action using the Crossbow Expert Feat?

A Human Fighter takes the Crossbow Expert Feat at level 1. In combat, he runs out of ammunition before he runs out of enemies. Could he make a Melee attack with his Hand Crossbow, (using it as an ...
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Strictly RAW, does Desna's Shooting Star add full Charisma bonus with Two-Weapon Fighting?

Desna's Shooting Star is a Divine Fighting Technique. Here is what it does: You can add your Charisma bonus to attack rolls and damage rolls when wielding a starknife. If you do so, you don’t modify ...
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Get Attack of Opportunity on Ranger

Disrupt Prey is strictly worse than Attack of Opportunity, as it only works against your Prey. (Severely limiting the possible triggers) A Fighter Dedication + Opportunist feat would take care of that,...
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What are some of the the first examples of feats in D&D?

I was ruminating over a book I owned a while ago, TSR's Celts Campaign Sourcebook for AD&D 2nd ed. Since I no longer have the copy I used to own I found a new (to me) one to read through it. I ...
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Can you benefit from the Fencing Grace feat while wielding a buckler?

Fencing Grace: When wielding a rapier one-handed, you can add your Dexterity modifier instead of your Strength modifier to that weapon’s damage. The rapier must be one appropriate for your size. You ...
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Rogue Feats & Damage: Elven Accuracy vs Mobile

Purely in terms of potential damage, am I better off taking Elven Accuracy, or Mobile, as a first feat at Level 4? Question Conditions: The option to disengage after making melee attacks is crucial ...
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Can my warlock use the Actor feat to mimic speech through my familiar using the Voice of the Chain Master eldritch invocation?

The Actor feat states (PHB, p. 165): 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 sound, ...
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Can a Thri-Kreen character use the Dual Wielder feat's first benefit with a shield?

The Thri-Kreen playable race from Unearthed Arcana 2021: Travelers of the Multiverse has the following property: Secondary Arms. You have two slightly smaller secondary arms below your primary pair ...
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How do I use Tattoo Artist?

The Tattoo Artist feat from Secrets of Magic (https://2e.aonprd.com/Feats.aspx?ID=2962) reads: When you select this feat, you gain the formulas for four common magical tattoos of 2nd level or lower ...
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Sentinel Feat vs. Creatures with Flyby [duplicate]

From the Players Handbook, the Sentinel feat grants the following abilities: When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature's speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn. Creatures ...
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Can you learn the Primal Savagery cantrip via the Spell Sniper feat?

The third benefit of the Spell Sniper feat says: You learn one cantrip that requires an attack roll. Choose the cantrip from the bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, warlock, or wizard spell list. Your ...
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If the only spellcasting you have is from the Magic Initiate feat, can you take the Metamagic Adept feat?

The Metamagic Adept feat has "Spellcasting or Pact Magic feature" as a prerequisite. If the only spellcasting you have is from the Magic Initiate feat, can you take Metamagic Adept? I'm ...
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Is there any way to get Shield Block reaction through a class or ancestry feat?

I want Shield Block reaction for a Kobold Barbarian. If the feat works for more builds, it is even better. Is it possible to get Shield Block through a class or ancestry feat? I found Viking Weapon ...
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Is Deadly Aim worth it?

Deadly Aim is very similar to Power Attack in PF1, in that it reduces your chance to hit in exchange for some extra damage. In PF2 however the enemies' AC increases together with your attacks, so -2 ...
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How does the Deadly Dealer feat work?

The Deadly Dealer feat has as a prerequisite Arcane Strike, which lets you treat weapons as magical, with a +1 to +5 enhancement bonus. Now, the description of Deadly Dealer (use a deck of cards like ...
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Is this homebrew feat, Wandslinger, balanced?

I'm playing a wandslinger-themed artificer (with an eye toward the Artillerist subclass) in an urban Eberron campaign. Given the predominantly close-quarters combat environments, it would be useful ...
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Does the Elemental Adept feat apply to the Wildfire Druid's Enhanced Bond?

So, Enhanced Bond adds a d8 to the damage of a fire spell Whenever you cast a spell that deals fire damage or restores hit points while your wildfire spirit is summoned, roll a d8, and you gain a ...
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Must I expend a Hit Die to cast a spell using the Aberrant Dragonmark feat?

In a new Eberron game, my DM suggested that I consider taking the Aberrant Dragonmark feat. It suits me well, as I initially wanted to take Magic Initiate. However, one word in the description is ...
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Does Sticky Bomb persistent damage crit?

Alchemist can take Sticky Bombs, an Additive that allows you to cause persistent damage when you hit with a bomb. You mix in an additive to make your bomb’s contents adhere to the target and continue ...
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Does a spell that deals persistent damage allow you to use the Energy Fusion metamagic feat?

Blistering Invective deals persistent damage: Your words deal 2d6 persistent fire damage, and the target must attempt a Will save. Energy Fusion adds a different damage type to a spell that deals ...
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How do Wildfire + Burn It! interact?

Burn It! increases fire damage: Your spells and alchemical items that deal fire damage gain a status bonus to damage equal to half the spell's level or one-quarter the item's level (minimum 1). ...
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How often per day can Channeled Succor be used?

Channeled Succor is a Cleric feat that allows you to cast one of a number of spells instead of one prepared Heal spell. You can remove conditions with divine grace. You can sacrifice one heal spell ...
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Is there a feat to allow a weapon to hit an incorporeal creature?

I'm still fairly new to 3.5 but I thought I saw a feat to allow a PC to hit incorporeal creatures as if they weren't. I know there is a feat to allow spells to act normally but couldn't find one for a ...
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Qualifying for Spell Perfection

I am currently playing a character that has great use for Spell perfection, but does not have a lot of spare feat slots. I would like to have spell specialization on 2 different spells and perfection ...

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