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Can a character with a low Intelligence score take the Ritual Caster feat and choose the Wizard class?

As long as you meet the prerequisite, pick any class These are separate things. As you note, the requirement is just "Intelligence or Wisdom 13 or higher". This means you need either "Intelligence 13 ...
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Can you retrain a feat acting as a prerequisite if you get a different ability that fulfills the prerequisite?

RAW: No, "The old feat can’t be one you used as a prerequisite..." Here, 'used' is past tense, and in the example given you did indeed use the feat as a prerequisite in the past. This could ...
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Is there any way to access Craft Staff in E6?

One possible way is to join The Conclave of Silverymoon's "The Lady's College", from Silver Marches, p.62. Being a member of that college explicitly allows one to craft without having the ...
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If the only spellcasting you have is from the Magic Initiate feat, can you take the Metamagic Adept feat?

Spellcasting and Pact Magic are specific class features. Magic Initiate does not count. When Metamagic Adept says: Prerequisite: Spellcasting or Pact Magic feature it is referring to the class ...
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Does the Dual Wielder feat require me to have the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style as a prerequisite?

If Dual-wielder had a prerequisite, it would say so right under the name of the Feat. Since there's nothing there, that means you can pick it with or without the Two-Weapon Fighting style. But they ...
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Multiclass - spellcasting prerequisite on feat

Yes, this works. The prerequisite for Eldritch Adept is: Spellcasting or Pact Magic feature This is referring to the class feature named Spellcasting. A wizard gains the feature named Spellcasting ...
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Is it possible to be an expert in a skill at level 2?

Yes, it's possible There are ways to become Expert in a skill as early as 2nd level, such as the Gnome racial feat Obsessive: Pick a category of the Lore skill. You are trained in that skill. At ...
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Where are prerequisites for feats listed?

Feats only have prerequisites if they say they do Not every feat has a pre-requisite. Here is the relevant text from the PHB (p. 165): You must meet any prerequisite specified in a feat to take that ...
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Does the Dual Wielder feat require me to have the Two-Weapon Fighting fighting style as a prerequisite?

Since it adds damage modifiers, Two Weapon Fighting is not Obsolete. Two Weapon Fighting allows you to add your damage modifier to your off hand/other/second weapon, though the fighting style is ...
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Does a Wild Shaped druid with the War Caster feat have advantage on concentration checks?

Being prevented from casting spells isn't the same as losing the ability To start with having the "ability to cast one spell" from a feature and not a magic item is the same as "being a ...
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Are Bonus Feats from Class usable without prerequisites?

Near-universal consensus The way just about everyone plays this is that if a bonus feat names a specific feat, you get it and can use it regardless of requirements. If a bonus feat allows you to get a ...
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Is there any way to access Craft Staff in E6?

Stuff that “works” but I’m not happy with There are some massively overpowered approaches that can do this (and so much more) that aren’t really the kinds of answers I was looking for. Artificer ...
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Does the caster level of a spell-like ability satisfy prerequisites of item creation feats?

It does not This has been (briefly) clarified on this FAQ item: Item Creation Feats: Does having a caster level from a spell-like ability meet the caster level prerequisite for selecting an item ...
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Is the Survivor feat (half) useless?

That part of the feat in general does not do anything You are correct in your assessment that if a dying character automatically stabilizes, the +5 bonus to Constitution checks to become stable when ...
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Per RAW, does knowing Assassin's Stance allow for feats that have "sneak attack" as a prerrequisite?

Assassin's Stance gives you Sneak Attack, but not as a class feature. The Assassin's Stance maneuver (ToB, p. 75) says (emphasis mine): While you are in this stance, you gain the sneak attack ability,...
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Which feats can replace the dodge feat for meeting prerequisites?

Desert Wind Dodge, Tome of Battle. If you move at least 10 feet in a round, gain +1 fire damage with Desert Wind weapons and +1 dodge bonus to AC. Expeditious Dodge, Races of the Wild. Same dodge ...
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Can I take a skill feat that that is linked to an archetype without having this archetype?

Generally no, you need the Dedication Most archetype skill feats, such as Graceful Leaper, have the Dedication Feat as a Prerequisite. Prerequisites Acrobat Dedication; master in Acrobatics Tattoo ...
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Can I use a maneuver to meet the prerequisites for a martial stance, then swap out that maneuver later?

Advancing a level has an order of operations This order is detailed in the Player's Handbook (58-9), but it's absent from the SRD so that Wizards of the Coast can sell you books. What you need to ...
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Does Intelligence damage on a trained animal mess with its training (and with its feats in the case of an unusually smart one)?

No, Intelligence damage only has an impact on very specific elements of the character and this does not include training or feats. See the Intelligence Ability Score damage rules: Ability Damage: ...
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Does a saboteur with Firearms Training qualify for grit feats?

Although this is a 3rd party class, we can still use the general rules that the Pathfinder Development Team has established for issues like this one. As far as the Pathfinder Devs are concerned, if a ...
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Would it be unbalanced to allow non-spellcasters to take the Eldritch Adept feat?

The feat is balanced on any class because multiclassing exists The feat is restricted for thematic reasons, well, I can't prove that, but it does make sense at the very least. Regardless, a Fighter, ...
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Can a half-elf taking Elf Atavism select a versatile heritage?

No, you cannot choose a versatile heritage for Elf Atavism Elf Atavism provides very specific rules in a system where specific overrides general. Generally, you choose a racial heritage More ...
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Can non-Paladins have a dragonnel steed?

As it says, whoever takes it gets the services of a dragonnel as a steed, using the cohort rules. The paladin special mount use likely got extra page space because that required modifications to how ...
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Barbed Devil as grappler vs. Medium PCs

There's no errata for the barbed devil (Monster Manual 51), and the issue the question raises is unchanged by the premium edition of the Monster Manual (2012). According the stat block the barbed ...
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Is it possible to count as Evil for the purposes of qualifying for a feat?

Anything with the evil subtype will count as evil for “effects” regardless of their actual alignment. Unfortunately, the word “effects” is not defined for D&D 3.5e—so we don’t know exactly what it ...
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Are there any cleric spells that qualify for the Minor Shapeshift feat?

Prepare incarnation of evil Spells That Have Come Before, in part, says "For the purpose of adjudicating effects that apply to polymorph spells, any spell whose effect is based on either alter self ...
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Can Favored Souls choose feats that require cleric levels, such as Initiate of Astilabor?

No, there is nothing officially expanding the list of classes eligible to take Initiate of Astilabor. Whether or not this is “absurd,” if it would be “reasonable to accept” a favored soul as Initiate ...
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Can Favored Souls choose feats that require cleric levels, such as Initiate of Astilabor?

Yes, a favored soul can take initiate feats Dragon Magic on Initiate Feats says Any character of a class that must select a deity and that uses the cleric spell list for spellcasting can treat his ...
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Can a specialist fighter take fighter ACFs/bonus feats from splatbooks?

The fighter variants from Dragon Magazine #310 all have an individual list of bonus feats. Whenever they gain a fighter bonus feat they have to pick one from their list (or chose one alternate special ...
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Is there any way to access Craft Staff in E6?

Staffs should be allowed to be created in an E6 campaign When you refer to the "usual E6 rules" you probably mean this ruleset by Ryan Stoughton. These rules propose to introduce a new feat ...
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