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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
335 views

What healing spells and additional feat combinations can be used to abuse Augment Healing [Feat]?

Context: I am working on a dedicated healer / combat medic character concept for a future campaign a friend of mine is running. I'm going to the be the only "Min/Maxer" at the table and ...
2
votes
1answer
129 views

Does the Maximize Spell [Feat], and the Empowered Spell [Feat] affect caster level dependent variables of spells?

Context: I am working on a dedicated healer / combat medic character concept for a future campaign a friend of mine is running. I'm going to the be the only "Min/Maxer" at the table and ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

How does Protection Devotion (good cleric) affect Protection Devotion (evil cleric)?

I am running a campaign with clerics, wizards and shadowcasters. One of the heroes, Cleric (good) has the Protection Devotion feat . I intend to field a Cleric (Evil)aganist BG who will use Protection ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

How does Factotum's Arcane Dilettante (Sp) interact with the feats: Empower Spell-Like Ability and Quicken Spell-Like Ability?

This is another one of my theory crafting dives: Factotum grants the Arcane Dilettante (Sp) feature at 2nd level. In summary it is a spell like ability that lets you choose a limited number of spells ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Can the Telekinetic Feat be applied to yourself to act as a 'Disengage'

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, Page 81, it describes the Telekinetic Feat. The third paragraph states: As a bonus action, you can try to telekinetically shove one creature you can see within 30 ...
12
votes
5answers
560 views

Can I Use the Telekinetic feat to Pull Someone Out of a Gelatinous Cube?

So the Telekinetic feat allows you to attempt to move another creature 5 feet with a bonus action As a bonus action, you can try to telekinetically shove one creature you can see within 30 feet of ...
-3
votes
2answers
498 views

If you have two superiority dice, one from Superior Technique and another from Martial Adept, can you use both on one attack with two maneuvers?

Neither Superior Technique or Martial Adept ever mention only using one die per attack or say you follow the rules under the battle master's "Combat Superiority". They only reference you to ...
11
votes
1answer
258 views

Can you increase the DC and healing of Treat Wounds with Natural Medicine?

I noticed a strange skill interaction while trying to make a build for a Primal witch. The Treat Wounds skill action specifies that the DC and amount healed by the skill check can be increased based ...
3
votes
1answer
452 views

Can you use the Crossbow Expert feat with Hand Crossbow and Armorer Artificer Infiltrator's Lightning Launcher with the same hand?

Currently using a Custom Origin (Tasha's CoE) Half Drow Rogue(Scout) 3 Armorer Artificer 5 with the Crossbow Expert feat. I want to make the maximum amount of attacks I can in the surprise round, ...
0
votes
1answer
853 views

Ritual Caster class ability vs Ritual Caster Feat; is there really any difference? [closed]

Ritual Caster (class ability) vs Ritual Caster (feat), Is there really any difference? Ritual Caster (Class Ability) = can cast spells with ritual tag Ritual Caster (Feat) = choose a casting class X,...
-9
votes
1answer
362 views

Is the Lightning Launcher from the Armorer Artificer affected by the Spell Sniper Feat? [closed]

Is the Lightning Launcher from the Armorer Artificer affected by the Spell Sniper Feat? If not, how can you increase it range? Reason: The Armorer's "Arcane Armor" (if we are to actually ...
7
votes
1answer
222 views

What are the mechanical advantages of using Acrobatic Performer?

There seems to be no tangible purpose to pick up Acrobatic Performer beyond narrative. For example, it cannot be used to Earn Income or to gain Panache. Does Acrobatic Performer provide mechanical ...
6
votes
2answers
413 views

Can I use the Acrobatic Performer feat to gain panache using the Acrobatics skill?

Swashbucklers with the Battledancer style can gain panache by: You gain panache during an encounter when the result of your Performance check to Perform exceeds the Will DC of an observing foe, even ...
9
votes
1answer
916 views

Can I use the Acrobatic Performer feat to Earn Income using the Acrobatics skill?

Can I use the Acrobatic Performer feat to Earn Income using the Acrobatics skill? The description of the Acrobatic Performer feat says (emphasis mine): You're an incredible acrobat, evoking wonder ...
2
votes
2answers
381 views

Polearm Master opportunity attack [closed]

The Polearm Master feat says "...creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter the reach you have with that weapon." The "Reach" property of a polearm says it ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

Can Fuse Stance be applied to Wild Winds Stance and e.g. Gorilla Stance?

The Wild Winds Stance focus spell grants a character a stance, which is entered by spending a focus point. Does the level 20 Fuse Stance feat allow this stance to be used alongside another stance ...
4
votes
1answer
164 views

Do these Tyrant Cause rules shenanigans work?

So there's an issue with tenets of Evil champions in PF2, where they're well-defended and also have powers that punish people for attacking them, leading to a situation where... no one wants to attack ...
6
votes
1answer
288 views

Can you cast cantrips normally with the magic initiate?

If you choose the magic initiate feat you get 2 cantrips and a 1st level spell. Can you cast normally or do you need to take a rest between casting the cantrips
6
votes
1answer
268 views

Can you use the telekinetic feat vertically?

So the Telekinetic feat allows you to attempt to move another creature 5 feet with a bonus action As a bonus action, you can try to telekinetically shove one creature you can see within 30 feet of ...
3
votes
1answer
189 views

Can the weapon master feat give proficiency with firearms?

The feat gives proficiency with 4 simple or martial weapons of your choice. From what I understand the renaissance firearm weapons in the DMG are classified as ranged martial weapons. So, could this ...
8
votes
1answer
316 views

Can Primal Savagery be used as a reaction with the War Caster feat?

My druid player has just taken the War Caster feat, which states (from the PHB): When a hostile creature's movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell ...
4
votes
1answer
104 views

Does the feat Unnatural Mantle keep this servitor in the fight?

The cleric prayer Servitude in Death has as its effect The first time the target dies before the end of the encounter, it rises at the start of its next turn as an undead creature allied with you and ...
2
votes
1answer
74 views

Is a spell considered "ongoing" or "started" even if its effects are delayed ? (Mad foam rager)

My questions is about, generally speaking if a spell is considered "ongoing" or if it has "started",in D&D 3.5, even if the effect of the spell is delayed, and in particular ...
6
votes
2answers
211 views

Do feats that improve Power Attack charging damage last until your next turn?

Say you make a Leap Attack with Shock Trooper and a two-handed weapon, taking -5 to attack and assigning the full penalty to AC instead. That's +2 attack, +15 damage, and -7 AC. You also use Karmic ...
6
votes
2answers
628 views

Multiclass - spellcasting prerequisite on feat

I have a multiclass Rogue (Inquisitive) 11 / Wizard (Diviner) 2. I'd like to take a feat instead of an ASI on my Rogue level 12, but the feat has spellcasting as a prerequisite. So my question is ...
7
votes
1answer
271 views

Are there any rules outside of Chapter 7 of the DMG which prompt the DM to give a player an Epic Boon or Supernatural Gift?

The Aberrant Dragonmark feat from Ebberon, Wayfinder’s Guide to Eberron and in Eberron: Rising from the Last War says: At the DM's option, a character who has the Aberrant Dragonmark feat has a ...
2
votes
2answers
861 views

What are all of the ways a character can gain a supernatural gift/blessing/epic boon - through class, feat, or other player facing methods?

After reading the Aberrant Dragonmark feat, which says: At the DM's option, a character who has the Aberrant Dragonmark feat has a chance of manifesting greater power. Upon reaching 10th level, such ...
4
votes
1answer
851 views

Criticals and Piercer Feat

Piercer feat from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything states that on critical attack roll you add an additional weapon damage die to the damage roll. Does this extra dice also double on a critical hit? Ex: ...
9
votes
2answers
514 views

Do 1st-level-exclusive feats count class levels, total HDs, or ECL?

Some of the FORGOTTEN REALMS Campaign Setting regional feats say "Special: You may only take this feat as a 1st-level character." Dragon Magazine #319 follows up on this idea with some more ...
-3
votes
2answers
466 views

Do the attacks from Polearm Master and the Brace Maneuver stack?

Polearm Master allows a PC to make an opportunity attack when an enemy enters within reach. With the Brace manoeuvre, you can use a reaction to make an attack, expending a superiority die. BRACE When ...
5
votes
1answer
323 views

Does Scorching Weapons stack with Elementalist Shifter?

Scorching Weapons is a feat that adds 1 fire damage to your held metallic weapons. This damage explicitly does not stack with certain other fire damage (emphasis mine): Scorching Weapons ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

Fighter with Aggressive Block & Flinging Shove & Powerful Shove

I would like to use these three feats, but I'm not sure how they work together. Aggressive Block You push back as you block the attack, knocking your foe away or off balance. You use your shield to ...
7
votes
1answer
318 views

Are the targeting-based restrictions for Twinned Spell metamagic and the Shield Master feat treated differently?

After an erratum, Twinned Spell metamagic says: To be eligible, a spell must be incapable of targeting more than one creature at the spell’s current level. For example, magic missile and scorching ...
3
votes
1answer
306 views

Do the benefits of the Dwarven Fortitude feat carry over when you wild shape?

I got into a discussion recently about a druid using Dwarven Fortitude to spend the hit dice of their wild shape form, and someone suggested that it couldn't be done because you lose access to Dwarven ...
12
votes
4answers
2k views

Can I use my best spellcasting ability for Eldritch Adept?

Suppose I am a multiclass character that has "Spellcasting" from multiple sources and I take the Eldritch Adept (Tasha, p.79) feat. Can I then use my best Spell Save DC for spells that that ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

Can the Dual Wielder feat be used to free a hand for casting somatic spells, while two weapon fighting?

Dual Wielder Says: You can draw or stow two one-handed weapons when you would normally be able to draw or stow only one. Use an Object Says: You normally interact with an object while doing ...
13
votes
2answers
736 views

How do you determine a druid's eligibility to use Elven Accuracy's reroll while in Wild Shape (assuming they do have advantage)?

Consider a druid who has the Elven Accuracy racial feat (available to Elves and Half-Elves). Among other things, this feat says: Whenever you have advantage on an attack roll using Dexterity, ...
7
votes
2answers
390 views

Is this sword-catching feat for monks balanced against other feats?

I'm a big fan of the Monk class, as a lover of martial arts, martial arts films, and the spectacular stunts the class seems to enable. Still, however, I see too often the class be played like a quick-...
16
votes
1answer
1k views

Does Assurance literally forgo a roll and thus prevent effects that require a roll?

Here's what Assurance has to say: Even in the worst circumstances, you can perform basic tasks. Choose a skill you’re trained in. You can forgo rolling a skill check for that skill to instead receive ...
5
votes
1answer
625 views

If I have the Aberrant Dragonmark feat and get the Boon of Spell Mastery at 10th level, can I choose the spell I learned from the feat for the boon?

I'm playing a variant human fighter with the Aberrant Dragonmark feat who just hit level 10. The Aberrant Dragonmark feat lets me choose a 1st-level spell from the sorcerer spell list and cast it ...
8
votes
1answer
227 views

Is it balanced to offer these ranger features as a feat?

What is the aim of my suggestion? I do not like the ranger from the PHB and find it problematic that the UA revised ranger does not work with subclasses other than the ones from the UA. This has led ...
9
votes
1answer
357 views

If a sorcerer knows the Mage Hand cantrip and then takes the Telekinetic feat, how does that interact with the Metamagic option Distant Spell?

Say a sorcerer already knows the mage hand cantrip, and then takes the Telekinetic feat. If they cast mage hand and apply the Metamagic option Distant Spell to it, what would its range be? (Ignore the ...
3
votes
2answers
141 views

Do the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat work with the Manyshot feat?

Can the Manyshot feat work to allow you to apply the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat to all the arrows? The hang-up is that you are creating 3 arrows so you ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Does the Metamagic Adept feat gives access to Flexible Casting as well or just sorcery points when taken at 1st level as a Variant Human Sorcerer? [duplicate]

Build Race: Variant Human (feat: Metamagic Adept) Class: Sorcerer (Shadow) Metamagic adept feat: (...)You gain 2 sorcery points to spend on Metamagic (these points are added to any sorcery points you ...
7
votes
1answer
463 views

Does Overwhelming Energy work against resist all?

Overwhelming Energy: [...] the spell ignores an amount of the target’s resistance to acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic damage equal to your level A Wraith for example has resist all 5. If I am ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Which of Blind Sight vs Blind Sense is better? [closed]

What is the better ability in D&D 5e: Blind sense or Blind fighting? Imagine a varient human rogue with the fighters initiate ability and gets blind fighting before level 15. Which ability is ...
8
votes
1answer
205 views

Adapted Cantrip vs Bloodline cantrip

You cannot swap out Bloodline spells (CRB 190) using the usual method for changing your spells: Swapping Spells In Your Repertoire As you gain new spells in your spell repertoire, you might want to ...
5
votes
1answer
129 views

Razzle-Dazzle and success vs Blindness

Razzle-Dazzle increases the duration of blindned or dazzled condition: Extend the duration of the blinded or dazzled condition you give the target by 1 round. Blindness blinds also on a Success: ...
8
votes
1answer
124 views

Does Catfolk's ancestry feat Lucky Break work with the Grapple action?

For reference: Grapple action Lucky Break feat I argue that when grappling with the Lucky Break feat, you are able to reroll the Grapple attack action (when failing or critical failing), because the ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

Hunter's Aim for Alchemist

Is there any way to take the Hunter's Aim Ranger feat on or before level 2 with an Alchemist? With the usual route (Ranger Dedication then Basic Hunter's Trick) you have to wait until level 4. reason:...

1
2
3 4 5
39