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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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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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Can you choose same spell twice from different sources?

I am optimizing my Warlock character now and wanted to pick new UA (for now) Hexblood race (detailed in this Unearthed Arcana article). I will get a free hex once per long rest as racial trait. I'm ...
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Are there any Feats for / ways to use spears that reflect its dominance over shorter melee weapons?

Spear are wildly effective weapons, in small-ish Combat Groups. In particular, when used defensively, they can keep melee attackers at bay with no ability to retaliate relatively easily. You would, ...
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Can the extra die from Orcish Fury be re-rolled with Great Weapon Fighting?

For things like Sneak Attack and Orcish Fury I know that they can be doubled on Crits per Crawford here. We also know that only Weapon Damage dice can be rerolled with GWF. So, Sneak Attack or Smite ...
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How to use Inspiring Leader so it's not a permanent HP increase for the whole party? [closed]

I wanted to ask the question "Is Inspiring Leader basicly a permanent HP increase for the whole party?", but apparently that question has already been asked and answered, even though it ...
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Can you take elven accuracy twice? [duplicate]

I was hopeful someone could tell me if you can take elven accuracy twice. The wording doesn’t oppose it from happening, but I didn’t know what people thought.
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Can subtle spell be used through a warlock's familiar, and does it stop the stealth from being broken if it is currently sneaking [duplicate]

With the new Tasha's Cauldron of Everything feat Metamagic Adept, warlocks get access to Subtle Spell. Can Subtle Spell be used in conjunction with a chain warlock's familiar to cast, say, death ward ...
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Do the Quick Jump and Powerful Leap feats work together?

Quick Jump makes High Jump and Long Jump single actions. Powerful Leap adds 5 feet to your Leap distance horizontally. Do these work together? One of them talks about Leaps, the other Long Jumps, are ...
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Is a Chakram a ranged or Melee weapon?

For the purposes of using Sharpshooter (-5/+10 Dam) can I use a Chakram? The weapon is from the Odyssey of the dragon lords campaign with a description of: Thylean Weapon: Chakram Martial Weapon. ...
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How do Shadowdancer's Hide in Plain Sight, Hellcat Stealth, and enemies' darkvision interact?

I recently had a game where there was some uncertainty, so I'm here to ask you how this interaction works. I have a character, a Shadowdancer. This character has also got the Hellcat Stealth feat. The ...
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Will the feat Spell Sniper work with the Spell Shadow Blade? [closed]

Will the feat Spell Sniper work with the Spell Shadow Blade? Spell Sniper Prerequisite: The ability to cast at least one spell You have learned techniques to enhance your attacks with certain kinds ...
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Does a buckler stack with the AC from the feat Shielded Gauntlet Master?

The biggest advantage of a buckler is that its strapped to your arm keeping a hand free while still gaining a shield bonus. You are also able to wear a gauntlet (normal, locked, or spiked) while ...
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What are the fastest mundane ways to heal out of combat?

Let's take an untemplated human who's low on hit points. Let's also say that, for whatever reason, they don't have access to spellcasting, SLAs, supernatural abilities, magic items, psionics, or any ...
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Does the racial trait from Innistrad Provincial Origin, Stensia and the feat Tough stack?

The Player's Handbook feat Tough: Your hit point maximum increases by an amount equal to twice your level when you gain this feat. Whenever you gain a level thereafter, your hit point maximum ...
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Can you use your once a day Lv1 Spell with Magic Initiate feat with a higher spell slot you have if you are a caster class? [duplicate]

Can you use you once a day Lv1 Spell with Magic Initiate feat with a higher spell slot you have if you are a caster class? EX: If Wizard with Magic Initiate feat hand chose the Lv1 Chromatic Orb spell ...
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Greater Power Attack

I'm using a 14th liv two-hand fighter with 5 Mythic tiers that allow him to add the Mythic Feat: Power Attack (Mythic) to Power Attack. When a two-handed fighter makes a full-attack with a two-handed ...
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I'm a lvl10 sorcerer: should I plan for Spell Sniper + Eldritch Adept to get a powerful cantrip? [closed]

I'm currently a level 10 Tiefling Sorcerer, playing my first game of D&D (5e). I'm mostly selecting spells for boon'ing party members, with a couple of save-or-suck spells in reserve + simple ...
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Can I use two feats affecting unarmed strike at the same time?

Is there anything preventing a character from using, for example, Stunning Fist on the same attack as he uses Befuddling Strike, Perfect Strike (with a Ki Focus weapon), Scorpion Style, or similar ...
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Are there two versions of a 'shove', and if so, what further effects do the different versions possibly allow? [closed]

As I see it there are two versions of 'shoving' in 5e: a physical verion and a magical version. The physical version allows pushing an opponent backwards OR knocking them prone, while the magic ...
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Does Battle Cry happen before or after Initiative is rolled?

The Feat Battle Cry reads When you roll initiative, you can yell a mighty battle cry and Demoralize an observed foe as a free action. If you’re legendary in Intimidation, you can use a reaction to ...
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Mage Slayer advantage vs. non-Instantaneous spells

The Mage Slayer feat provides the following benefit, amongst others: You have advantage on saving throws against spells cast by creatures within 5 feet of you. For spells with a duration of ...
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Does Vow of Poverty require you to starve?

So, this was clearly not intended, but I'm looking back at the Vow of Poverty with a legalist's eye, and I see the following. To fulfill your vow, you must not own or use any material possessions, ...
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Is Trick Magic Item one feat or four?

Trick Magic Item shows up in the feats lists for each of the skills associate with a magic tradition - Arcana, Nature, Occultism, and Religion. Most other skills, such as Assurance, only apply to one ...
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Unified Theory + Trick Magic Item would they work together to use magic items?

If you got Unified Theory and Trick Magic Item (Arcana) could you use magic items (EX - Scrolls, Wands, and Staves) from other spell traditions? indigochild said on this post that the requirements are ...
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Do the Penalties from the Power Attack and Stunning Assault Feats stack?

The Power Attack feat allows you to choose to take a –1 penalty on all melee attack rolls and combat maneuver checks to gain a +2 bonus on all melee damage rolls. The Stunning Assault feat, which ...
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Can a 1st level spell from the Aberrant Dragonmark feat be cast solely using pact magic spell slots from a warlock?

For an adventure in D&D 5e starting at level 1, I have created a variant human warlock with the feat Aberrant Dragonmark. I have chosen witch bolt as my first level spell from the feat. In ...
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How can a 14th level Artificer with the Metamagic Adept feat restore their sorcery points?

Considering a 14th level artificer with the Metamagic Adept feat in D&D 5e: I'm assuming that the feat does not grant the ability to restore sorcery points by expending spell slots (since it ...
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Does Revivifying Mutagen and Perpetual Infusions break the HP economy?

Revivifying Mutagen is a level 2 alchemist feat that allows you to metabolize the power of a mutagen you're under and regain HP based on the level of the mutagen in question. It takes an action. ...
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How exactly does Burn It! (and similar effects) affect splash and ongoing damage?

The level 1 goblin feat Burn It! gives a status damage bonus to all spells and alchemical items that deal fire damage. It also gives a status damage bonus of +1 to all ongoing fire effects. How does ...
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Do Lizardfolk unarmed attacks have a weapon specialization group?

The Lizardfolk ancestry grants an unarmed attack, and two more can be gained with ancestry feats. These three attacks are described as follows: You have a claw unarmed attack that deals 1d4 slashing ...
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Can a half-elf taking Elf Atavism select a versatile heritage?

As title. Consider Halledon Felf, a half-elf. At first level, Hal takes Human ancestry, and selects Half-elf as a heritage. He then has an ancestry feat, which he uses to take Elf Atavism, allowing ...
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How does the spell Flame Blade interact with the Dervish Dance feat?

How does the spell Flame Blade interact with the dervish dance feat? If they do not work together, how balanced would it be to let them work together?
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Do the benefits of the Slasher Feat work against swarms?

I am curious whether the abilities granted from the Slasher feat from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 81) would work on swarms. More specifically, the second and third benefits: Once per turn when ...
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Can you use the Telekinetic feat from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything to break grapples?

With the new 5e book, Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, there exists a new feat: "Telekinetic (emphasis mine)" You learn to move things with your mind, granting you the following benefits... ...
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Do you get feats in addition to feats you get from your hit dice as a monster class?

In Savage species several sample monster classes give feats at certain levels. Are these supposed to be feats in addition to feats they get via hit dice or do they count as the feats from the hit dice?...
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Is my homebrew feat "Healing Adept" balanced?

I'm playing D&D 5e in a group that has many years of experience with older versions of D&D but is new to 5th and our GM is new to being in charge. He has allowed feats (upon approval) and I ...
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Under what conditions does a Martial Spellcaster need the Warcaster feat to comfortably cast spells?

I had a player recently come to me about playing an Eldritch Knight character, and they had questions about their ability to cast spells while holding a weapon (or two), and were debating taking the ...
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Can blank target and range spells be considered valid for the teamwork feat share spells?

In a past question I asked if there was a way to cast personal spells on other creatures, and a solution was given. It requires the teamwork feats bonded mind and shared spells, further enhanced by ...
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Can Lunging Spell Touch be used on allies?

The Lunging Spell Touch feat lets you extend the reach of touch spells. Can this feat also be used when casting touch spells on willing creatures? For example, can you lunge to cast cure light wounds ...
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Can a monk with the Dwarven Fortitude feat attack twice and heal (using Patient Defense to Dodge as a bonus action) in the same turn?

In D&D 5e, a monk can use Martial Arts to attack twice. They can then spend a ki point to Dodge as a bonus action using the Patient Defense benefit of the Ki feature; if they have the Dwarven ...
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How to get the most feats for a spellcaster?

I have an idea for a spellcaster character but it needs as many feats as possible. I'm aware that things that grant bonus feats are rare or non-existant. I don't really need any feats, just ...
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Do enemies know that a character is using the Sentinel feat?

The Sentinel feat grants a number of benefits (PHB, p. 169-170): When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature's speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn. Creatures provoke ...
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How does the movement enhancement from Mobile feat interact with the movement speeds of class and sub-class features? [duplicate]

The Mobile feat appears in the Player's Handbook (PHB, p.168) and would be generally accessible to all classes and races as long as DM agrees to allow feats at the table. You are exceptionally speedy ...
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Does the Telekinetic feat also increase the distance you can move the mage hand?

The Telekinetic feat from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything says the following: You learn the mage hand cantrip.... if you already know this spell, it’s range increase by 30 feet when you cast it. Mage ...
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When optimizing an E6 character (D&D3.5 variant), can you assume bonus feats whenever convenient, or only at level 6?

When optimizing an E6 character (D&D3.5 variant), can you assume bonus feats whenever convenient, or only at level 6? I’m very familiar with the underlying 3.5 system, but not very familiar with ...
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What happens when you use the Telekinetic shove from Tasha's when flying directly above your target? [closed]

The feat says that "the target must succeed on a Strength saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + the ability modifier of the score increased by this feat) or be moved 5 feet toward or away ...
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Is this homebrew Whirlwind Sentinel feat balanced compared to other feats?

I would like the community's opinion on whether or not this homebrew feat is balanced compared to other feats. Its inspiration is taken from the Sentinel (PHB 169) and Slasher (TCE 81) feats. This is ...
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Can the Telekinetic feat from Tasha's be used to shove an object 5 feet?

RAW, the feat clearly states "you can try to telekinetically shove one creature," and we know there are no size limitations. You could attempt to shove a giant or a dragon. RAI -- is there ...
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How does Warlock Spell slot level interact with the feat Metamagic Adept from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

I have a warlock tiefling for which I am considering to choose the feat Metamagic Adept from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. This will get me 2 sorcery points to spend. Looking at the sorcery point ...

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