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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My level-5 rogue with crossbow expert feels overpowered; how can I make combat more varied?

I took the Crossbow Expert feat for my 5e 5th-level Rogue/Arcane Trickster (Dex 20). It’s made him incredibly effective . . . and kind of boring to play in combat. A hand crossbow attack as an action +...
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Are there any feats that increase hit points?

My character has the lowest hit points in our party (I mean he is even lower than the Artificer of the party, and I am a Fighter), so I was wondering if there were any feats that increase max hit ...
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When replacing the Variant Human race with a lineage, do you keep the skill proficiency gained through the Prodigy feat?

Each of the lineages from Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft has a feature called Ancestral Legacy, which states: If you replace a race with this lineage, you can keep the following elements of that ...
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Do the new lineages in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft work with Variant Human?

The lineages in Van Richten's Guide (Dhampir, Hexblood and Reborn) all can now carry over certain aspects of their race (Swimming and Climbing speeds as well as any proficiencies). What I am curious ...
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Do the benefits of the Flames of Phlegethos racial feat trigger when the Dragon's Breath spell is cast?

The description of the tiefling racial feat Flames of Phlegethos states, in part (XGtE, p. 74-75): When you roll fire damage for a spell you cast, you can reroll any roll of 1 on the fire damage dice,...
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Could a Suggested ally be a target for an opportunity attack?

In a recent combat situation, a Yuan-ti cast Suggestion on one of my players, a cleric, and ordered him to run away from combat. Ingeniously, another one of my players, a monk, made an opportunity ...
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What is the mechanical result of Legendary Sneak?

Legendary Sneak allows you to Hide or Sneak without any form of Cover or Concealment. Of course this calls back to the confusion that is PF1e Hide in Plain Sight, but I think this one might be more ...
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D&D 5e - Ready as Bonus Action [Custom Feat] [closed]

I'm looking to make a custom feat in D&D. I'm building a hyper-mobility focused Rogue subclass that can teleport to an attuned object. I obviously don't want them to be able to teleport to it ...
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Does shoving a creature end the effect of the Hypnotic Pattern spell on them?

The Telekinetic Feat (TCoE, p81) says that: As a bonus action, you can try to telekinetically shove one creature you can see within 30 feet of you. When you do so, the target must succeed on a ...
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Repeatedly traveling to the Were Glade for the 1/day 9 hour lycanthropy without a LA?

The Were Glade is a Planar Touchstone site described on page 164 of the Planar Handbook. The text of the book indicates that the higher-order-ability of the site allows you to transform into either a ...
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Does an attack against a mount that is redirected via the Mounted Combatant feat allow the mount to make use of its Sentinel feat?

Imagine a kobold who has the Mounted Combatant (PHB, page 169) feat. For this question, the relevant benefit will be: You can force an attack targeted at your mount to target you instead. The kobold ...
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When casting Infestation as an opportunity attack with the War Caster feat, how does the forced movement affect the targets turn?

With the War Caster feat, you are allowed to cast a spell as a reaction when a target provokes an opportunity attack. The infestation cantrip states that the creature moves 5 feet in a random ...
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Does the short-rest bonus from the chef feat from TCoE stack with the the short-rest bonus of cook's utensils in XGtE

The chef feat grants, among other benefits, the ability to cook a meal during a short rest As part of a short rest, you can cook special food, provided you have ingredients and cook's utensils on ...
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How does Improved Critical feat work with a Soul Knife's Emulate Weapon Blade Skill?

How does Improved Critical feat work with a Soul Knife's Emulate Melee Weapon Blade Skill? For intents and purposes "Emulate Weapon" functions like the weapon emulated, from damage to damage ...
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Does the Duergar race have racial feats available in D&D 4th edition?

Duergar has been introduced as a PC race in Monster's Manual 3 if I'm correct. I have found no sight of additional Duergar rules if any other book for D&D 4th edition. I was wondering if Duergar ...
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Does the Tough feat's hit point bonus apply to a Druid's wild shapes? [duplicate]

A Druid in Wild Shape takes on all the wild shape creature's physical ability scores, and those creatures have a number of listed Hit Dice, so does the Druid get to add the additional 2 hp per hit ...
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Does the Ninth Legion Style contradict itself?

The Ninth Legion Style provides benefits to a setup, wherein one hand there is a pick or spear, the other hand, there is a shield. The Lesser Style is sound with this approach. However, the Greater ...
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Is the Healer feat overpowered?

A healer's kit has 10 uses, weighs 3 lb. and costs 5 gp; therefore, each use weighs 0.3 lb. and costs 5 sp. Normally, it allows a player to do the following: As an action, you can expend one use of ...
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Can the use of the Crusher feat enable a Sling to force 5 feet of movement on a hit target?

Feat: Crusher (UA is identical to released content for the following quote.) Once per turn, when you hit a creature with an attack that deals bludgeoning damage, you can move it 5 feet to an ...
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Can you select Bracers Of Armor to work with Armor Focus (feat)?

Can you select bracers of armor +X as a valid choice for the feat Armor Focus?
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When can I use the Polearm Master bonus action attack? [duplicate]

The first benefit of PAM says When you take the Attack action and attack with only a glaive, halberd, quarterstaff, or spear, you can use a bonus action to make a melee attack with the opposite end ...
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What happens if a character takes the Thief of Five Fates invocation, but doesn't have Warlock spell slots?

Using the Eldritch Adept feat, a non-warlock can take any invocation that doesn't have a prerequisite. One invocation which meets that criteria is the Thief of Five Fates, which states: You can cast ...
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Does the Eldritch Adept feat have an extremely limited list of invocations?

The Eldritch Adept feat is presumably intended to allow a non-Warlock to dip a little into the Warlock feature by granting them one invocation. However, selection of the invocation is limited as ...
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Can the Poisoner feat let you activate a Dagger of Venom as a Bonus Action?

The Dagger of Venom is a magic item with the following special property : You can use an action to cause thick, black poison to coat the blade. The poison remains for 1 minute or until an attack ...
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Trip Mechanic Question

Making a Trip Attack: Make an unarmed melee touch attack against your target. This provokes an attack of opportunity from your target as normal for unarmed attacks. If your attack succeeds, make a ...
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Can I take Extra Followers more than once?

I can't seem to find information on whether you can take feats more than once. A number of feats say that you can, but I can't seem to find the general rule that says one way or another. If I could ...
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Is the damage from Snap Kick fixed like, for example Insightful Strike or can you add any more bonuses to it?

Snap Kick states the following (emphasis mine): When you make a melee attack with one or more melee weapons (including a standard attack, full attack, or even a strike maneuver), you can make an ...
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Evaluation of homebrew powerattack feat for one-handed attacks

All questions of flavor aside, how balanced do you think this feat is compared to Great Weapon Master and Sharpshooter? Adept Weapon User (AWU) Before you make a melee attack using the Attack action ...
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Is there some mechanic that prevents multiple copies of a spell in a ritual book when you have Ritual Caster?

The Feat Ritual Caster doesn't seem to prohibit copying spells multiple times into the ritual book. Is there some other mechanic at play that would prevent multiple copies of the same spell from being ...
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Can you retrain a feat acting as a prerequisite if you get a different ability that fulfills the prerequisite?

From Retraining: You may change one feat to another through retraining. Retraining a feat takes 5 days with a character who has the feat you want. The old feat can’t be one you used as a prerequisite ...
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Compared to the other Epic Feats that are readily available at level 21, is Multispell as obviously imbalanced as it appears?

It seems obvious to me that Epic Feats are imbalanced - that is to say, that there is a great disparity in the relative power of feats with comparable requirements - but a lot of this is made hard to ...
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Can I add my skills before checking for feat requirement?

So, when I level up my character in PF1, I choose a new class, add its feature, then skills and feats. But what if I want to add Signature Skill Feat as my level 5 feat. It requires 5 skill ranks in ...
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Please review my Occult Caster homebrew feat

I got this feat idea thinking what I would like my Lore Bard to become. I wanted him to play with dangerous lore, one that could get him hurt in exchange from some power. On the other hand, I do not ...
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Does the second benefit of the Piercer feat allow rerolls of non-piercing damage?

The second benefit of the Piercer feat reads (TCoE, p. 80): Once per turn, when you hit a creature with an attack that deals piercing damage, you can reroll one of the attack's damage dice, and you ...
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How does a Chameleon's "floating" Bonus Feat interact with the various sacred vows from the Book of Exalted Deeds?

At 2nd level, the Chameleon prestige class gets a bonus feat. The description of the chameleon's Bonus Feat ability states (Races of Destiny, p. 113): Bonus Feat (Ex): At 2nd level, you gain a bonus ...
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Can I make a Flensing Slice the round after I make the Double Slice that qualifies for it?

So... this is mostly about the Dual Weapon Warrior archetype. Double Slice is a two-diamond action that lets you strike twice. Flensing Slice is a one-diamond action that lets you do bad things to ...
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Can I make a Dual Throw Double Slice with alchemical bombs and then flense?

In pathfinder 2, I'm interested in understanding some of the interactions in the feats in the Dual Weapon Warrior archetype. I'm particularly interested in how they function with respect to ...
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Do spells gained via feats like Fey Touched and Shadow Touched count as "always prepared" for classes that prepare spells?

Feats like Fey Touched and Shadow Touched (from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 79-80) grant you spells that you can cast once per long rest for free, or you can spend spell slots on them. For ...
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Will damaging or killing a summoned creature break Vow of Peace?

Vow of Peace from Book of Exalted Deeds expressly forbids causing damage or killing anything other than undead or constructs. However, damage dealt to or killing of a summoned creature has no effect ...
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Do creatures subject to Stand Still or Pin Down lose the action that provoked the feat?

Pin Down Benefit: Whenever an opponent you threaten takes a 5-foot step or uses the withdraw action, that opponent provokes an attack of opportunity from you. If the attack hits, you deal no damage, ...
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If my character has the Familiar Conduit feat, how do I calculate the success or failure of a touch spell that uses the familiar?

The description of the Familiar Conduit feat reads: Under your tutelage, your familiar has grown attuned to the hidden currents of the world and can serve as a conduit for your magic. If the next ...
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Does Deadly Agility work with light thrown weapons?

Does Deadly Agility work with light thrown weapons? Deadly Agility (Combat) Prerequisite(s): Weapon Finesse Benefit(s): You may add your Dexterity modifier in place of your Strength modifier when ...
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Does the Dual Wielder feat work with the Armorer's Thunder Gauntlets?

Can you do this to do bonus action attacks as an armorer? The Dual Wielder feat grants the following: You gain a +1 bonus to AC while you are wielding a separate melee weapon in each hand. You can ...
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Can abilities like misfortune be used on nat 1/20? [duplicate]

This related question about abilities that require seeing dm rolls got me wondering about the before the results of the roll are revealed part. Since natural 1's and 20's are automatically failures ...
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Can a character with the Magic Initiate feat use the appropriate arcane/druidic/holy focus?

The Magic Initiate feat lets you pick a few spells from a number of classes' spell lists, each of which has their own rules for using a focus in place of material components - notably, it excludes the ...
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Is there any sort of precedent for training to learn / being taught Feats?

I'm interested in acquiring a specific Feat more quickly that just from levelling. It's a Mastery Feat for the weapon I've just portentously received and am proficient with, but would like to become ...
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Does Furious Finish work with both hits of Cleaving Smash?

Cleaving Smash (from Weapon Trick - Two-Handed Weapon): When you use Cleave, you can add the additional damage from Vital Strike to both your initial and your secondary attacks. If you also have the ...
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Does the Piercer feat work with spells?

Does the Piercer feat (TCoE, p. 80) work with spells? The list of spells it would work with isn't long - thorn whip seems to be the only option, really - but does it work?
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Leadership: who builds the cohort?

Is there specific text that specifies who (GM or player) actually builds the cohort? ... being an NPC implies that the GM does, but is that explicitly spelled out anywhere?
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How many attacks can I make with the Sudden Charge feat?

Braun is a young Dwarf Barbarian. He uses the Sudden Charge feat to get to the Kobold: With a quick sprint, you dash up to your foe and swing. Stride twice. If you end your movement within melee ...

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