Feats Guide for DnD 5e – Everything You Need to Know

An orc breaks into a barbaric rage and charges into a pile of mages. As their spells bounce off of him he launches towards them and unleashes a fury of blows.

A halfling bard speaks effortlessly in the voice of an evil wizard to convince his minions to leave the keep.

As the monk sits patiently and silently, she reaches out with her mind to knock over a guard and escape her cell.

Being an adventurer in D&D means that you have access to abilities that far exceed those of any common folk.

Typically these abilities come from your class or subclass, but there are other abilities known as feats that allow for an even greater level of customization and power for your character.

What Are Feats?

Feats are special talents or abilities that give you access to a broader range of expertise than your class would. Whenever you are given the ability to take an ASI (ability score increase) you can opt out and pick up a feat instead. 

There are plenty of different feats out there, over 50 as of publishing, and more on the way. In general they can be broken up into a few categories: utility, offensive, defensive, and versatile.

Some allow you to gain proficiencies in armor or skills; others allow you to gain spells from a different class.

Feats are truly unique with only a few out there that feel similar enough that they could be grouped into a type. That’s a big part of what makes feats so desirable.

When I’m building a character, I want to be able to make them feel special, not just like the same generic fighter everyone and their brother played in their first campaign.

For a list of feats and what they do, scroll to the bottom of this article.

Should You Take a Feat?

Absolutely! Over the course of 20 levels you get at least five chances to take a feat. That being said, most of the time we’re taking a feat at the expense of an ASI.

This means we’re making a substantial choice between becoming more powerful and learning new abilities. 

So the answer shifts from “absolutely” to “it depends.” This gets us a little bit into the starting ability debate.

There are plenty of ways to roll your stats, some of which don’t require rolling. I mean, when the official rules in the PHB start off with three options, you know you’re in for a lot of decisions.

Luckily, how you roll stats is normally up to the DM, so we can ignore that… mostly. The reason I bring it up is because of the direct impact your starting ability scores have on your likelihood of picking up a feat.

If the highest you roll is a 13… Well, if the highest you roll is a 13, I’m sorry, and I’ve got some Kleenex in the living room you can use. It’s gonna be okay champ.

Seriously though, the lower your ability scores are, the less likely you’ll have time to pick up a feat.

But if you “rolled” (wink, wink) a couple 18s and everything else over 11, you might not even want to worry about increasing those abilities.

If your ability scores are sucking pond water, but you still want to pick up a cool feat, you can.

There are quite a few feats out there that give you +1 in an ability score, sort of like the halfway point between ASIs and feats. A few examples of this are Telekinetic, Skill Expert, and Weapon Master. 

When Can I Take a Feat?

The simple answer is: Whenever you get an ASI. Let’s go a bit more in depth here because you’re here to get the best answers, not the simple answers.

First off, different classes award ASIs at different levels. 

The fighter gets ASIs at 4th, 6th, 8th, 12th, 14th, 16th, and 19th levels; that’s seven ASIs.

Our runner up is Rogue, who gets six ASIs at 4th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 16th, and 19th levels. Every other class picks up their ability score increases at 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th, and 19th.

If you want to pick up feats, those are your options, at least from class progression. There’s actually another way to pick up feats way earlier than 4th level, and it has to do with your race.

If you choose the variant human you get to choose any one feat at 1st level as long as you qualify for it.

The same goes for the custom lineages introduced in TCoE, which follow much of the same rules but allow you to build your own race following certain guidelines.

Another solution is, as it often is, to talk to your DM. The reason every character doesn’t just start off with a feat is for balance.

If one character can run into battle at level 1 and casually cast spells as a reaction while everyone else is struggling to wield their weapons, there’s something wrong.

The counter argument and the reason most people end up choosing variant humans for any build based on a character is that some things are impossible to do without access to feats early on.

To which I say, yes. If your DM is gracious, the best solution is to give everyone access to a feat of their choice at level 1. It’s then on them to pump up combat to account for the insane power imbalance.

Another part of when you can take a feat, is when you meet the prerequisites.

Now, there are a few different types of prerequisites you might encounter when choosing a feat. Mostly, these exist to keep you from having a useless skill. They are as follows:

  • Minimum Ability Score – A lot of feats require you to have at least 13 in the ability score related to the feat.
  • Race – Xanathar’s Guide to Everything introduced Racial Feats, which require you to be a member of a specific race to take. 
  • Proficiency – Certain feats require you to have a proficiency in either a skill, weapon type, or armor type.
  • Spells – Some feats require you to be able to cast at least one spell or have access to the spellcasting or pact magic features.

How To DM Feats?

Feats are optional. It’s up to the DM’s discretion whether or not feats are included and should really be something discussed in a session zero. You might be surprised that a lot of DMs choose to avoid feats altogether.

Since feats give player characters access to incredible skills beyond just the options a class can give you, there tends to be a power imbalance once they’re introduced.

For example, it’s pretty easy to make an eldritch blast shoot from 1200 feet away with access to the Spell Sniper feat and Metamagic. 

Clever players are what we want to see as a DM, but there are some ways that clever players can just become overpowered.

Being a good DM means knowing your limits and being able to set boundaries. It also means being able to let the players have fun. 

It won’t take long to figure out if a player has accessed some unholy combo move through their feats, so you should be taking notes.

You want to give players an opportunity to use these incredible skills while still putting up a good fight in combat.

If a Paladin combines War Caster and Mage Slayer to react to any attacks nearby them, you might want to put some more creatures with lair actions in the game to even out the combat without dwarfing your players’ skill.

Being a DM is a constant balancing act. New DMs will definitely want to spend some time familiarizing themselves with all of the available feats before they get to 4th level, or before they sit down for a session zero.

If scaling encounters to match your players’ skill level is intimidating to you, you might want to forego these all together or say no feats until 8th level just to give yourself some time to adapt.

FAQ

Do Half-Elves get elven feats?

Half-Elves and Half-Orcs get access to racial feats from both of their respective heritages as well as from the human side.

What are the best feats?

It completely depends on your build. You can start by not taking any feats you don’t meet the prerequisites for. Then you can check out some of our subclass guides to see which ones are our favorites for the many different subclasses out there.

Do fighters get feats?

Every class gets access to feats, but fighters do have the most ASIs and therefore, the most access to feats of any class.

Every Feat in D&D 5e

For features, we’ll use one of these tags to clarify how the feat is used. The tag will be next to the name. 

OFFENSIVE, DEFENSIVE, UTILITY, VERSATILE

Alert : UTILITY

  • Always on the lookout for danger, you gain the following benefits:
  • You gain a +5 bonus to initiative.
  • You can’t be surprised while you are conscious.
  • Other creatures don’t gain advantage on attack rolls against you as a result of being unseen by you.

Athlete : UTILITY

  • You have undergone extensive physical training to gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength or Dexterity score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • When you are prone, standing up uses only 5 feet of your movement.
  • Climbing doesn’t cost you extra movement.
  • You can’t make a running long jump or a running high jump after moving only 5 feet on foot rather than 10 feet.

Actor : UTILITY

  • Skilled at mimicry and dramatics, you gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • You have advantage on Charisma (Deception) and Charisma (Performance) checks when trying to pass yourself off as a different person.
  • 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 for at least one minute. A successful Wisdom (Insight) check contested by your Charisma (Deception) check allows a listener to determine that the effect is faked.

Read: Actor Feat Guide

Charger : OFFENSIVE

  • When you use your action to Dash, you can use a bonus action to make one melee weapon attack or to shove a creature.
  • If you move at least 10 feet in a straight line immediately before taking this bonus action, you either gain a +5 bonus to the attack’s damage roll (if you chose to make a melee attack and hit) or push the target up to 10 feet away from you (if you chose to shove and you succeed).

Read: Charger Feat Guide

Crossbow Expert : OFFENSIVE

  • Thanks to extensive practice with the crossbow, you gain the following benefits:
  • You ignore the loading property of crossbows with which you are proficient.
  • Being within 5 feet of a hostile creature doesn’t impose disadvantage on your ranged attack rolls.
  • When you use the Attack action and attack with a one-handed weapon, you can use a bonus action to attack with a hand crossbow you are holding.

Read: Crossbow Expert Feat Guide

Defensive Duelist : VERSATILE

  • Prerequisite: Dexterity 13 or higher
  • When you are wielding a finesse weapon with which you are proficient and another creature hits you with a melee attack, you can use your reaction to add your proficiency bonus to your AC for that attack, potentially causing the attack to miss you.

Read: Defensive Duelist Feat Guide

Dual Wielder : VERSATILE

  • You master fighting with two weapons, gaining the following benefits:
  • You gain a +1 bonus to AC while you are wielding a separate melee weapon in each hand.
  • You can draw or stow two one-handed weapons when you would normally be able to draw or stow only one.

Dungeon Diver : UTILITY

  • Alert to the hidden traps and secret doors found in many dungeons, you gain the following benefits:
  • You have advantage on saving throws made to avoid or resist traps.
  • You have resistance to the damage dealt by traps.
  • Traveling at a fast pace doesn’t impose the normal -5 penalty on your passive Wisdom (Perception) score.

Durable : DEFENSIVE 

  • Hardy and resilient, you gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Constitution score by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • When you roll a Hit Die to regain hit points, the minimum number of hit points you regain from the roll equals twice your Constitution modifier (minimum of 2).

Elemental Adept : OFFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: The ability to cast at least one spell
  • When you gain this feat choose one of the following damage types: acid, cold, fire, lightning, or thunder.
  • Spells you cast ignore resistance of the chosen type. In addition, when you roll damage of that type, you can treat any 1 on a damage die as a 2.
  • You can select this feat multiple times. Each time you do so, you must choose a different damage type.

Read: Elemental Adept Feat Guide

Grappler : OFFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: Strength 13 or higher
  • You’ve developed the skills necessary to hold your own in close-quarters grappling. You gain the following benefits:
  • You have advantage on attack rolls against a creature you are grappling.
  • You can use your action to try to pin a creature grappled by you. To do so, make another grapple check. If you succeed, you and the creature are both restrained until the grapple ends.

Read: Grappler Feat Guide

Great Weapon Master : OFFENSIVE

  • You’ve learned to put the weight of a weapon to your advantage, letting its momentum empower your strikes. You gain the following benefits:
  • On your turn, when you score a critical hit with a melee weapon or reduce a creature to 0 hit points with one, you can make one melee weapon attack as a bonus action.
  • Before you make a melee attack with a heavy weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll. If the attack hits, you add +10 to the attack’s damage.

Read: Great Weapon Master Feat Guide

Healer : UTILITY

  • You are an able physician, allowing you to mend wounds quickly and get your allies back in the fight. You gain the following benefits:
  • When you use a healer’s kit to stabilize a dying creature, that creature also regains 1 hit point.
  • As an action, you can spend one use of a healer’s kit to tend to a creature and restore 1d6 + 4 hit points to it, plus additional hit points equal to the creature’s maximum number of Hit Dice. The creature can’t regain hit points from this feat again until it finishes a short or long rest.

Read: Healer Feat Guide

Heavily Armored : DEFENSIVE 

  • Prerequisite: Proficiency with medium armor
  • You have trained to master the use of heavy armor, gaining the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • You gain proficiency with heavy armor.

Read: Heavily Armored Feat Guide

Heavy Armor Master : DEFENSIVE 

  • Prerequisite: Proficiency with heavy armor
  • You can use your armor to deflect strikes that would kill others. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • While you are wearing heavy armor, bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage that you take from non-magical weapons is reduced by 3.

Read: Heavy Armor Master Feat Guide

Inspiring Leader : UTILITY

  • Prerequisite: Charisma 13 or higher
  • You can spend 10 minutes inspiring your companions, shoring up their resolve to fight. When you do so, choose up to six friendly creatures (which can include yourself) within 30 feet of you who can see or hear you and who can understand you. Each creature can gain temporary hit points equal to your level + your Charisma modifier. A creature can’t gain temporary hit points from this feat again until it has finished a short or long rest.

Read: Inspiring Leader Feat Guide

Keen Mind : UTILITY

  • You have a mind that can track time, direction, and detail with uncanny precision. You gain the following benefits.
  • Increase your Intelligence score by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • You always know which way is North.
  • You always know the number of hours left before the next sunrise or sunset.
  • You can accurately recall anything you have seen or heard within the past month.

Read: Keen Mind Feat Guide

Lightly Armored : DEFENSIVE 

  • You have trained to master the use of light armor, gaining the following benefits:
  • Increase your strength or Dexterity score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • You gain proficiency with light armor.

Linguist : UTILITY

  • You have studied languages and codes, gaining the following benefits:
  • Increase your Intelligence score by 1 to a maximum of 20. 
  • You learn three languages of your choice.
  • You can ably create written ciphers. Others can’t decipher a code you create unless you teach them, they succeed on an Intelligence check (DC equal to your Intelligence score + your proficiency bonus), or they use magic to decipher it.

Lucky : VERSATILE

  • You have inexplicable luck that seems to kick in at just the right moment.
  • You have 3 luck points. Whenever you make an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can spend one luck point to roll an additional d20. You can choose to spend one of your luck points after you roll the die, but before the outcome is determined. You choose which of the d20s is used for the attack roll, ability check, or saving throw.
  • You can also spend one luck point when an attack roll is made against you. Roll a d20, and then choose whether the attack uses the attacker’s roll or yours.
  • If more than one creature spends a luck point to influence the outcome of a roll, the points cancel each other out; no additional dice are rolled. 
  • You regain your expended luck points when you finish a long rest.

Mage Slayer : VERSATILE

  • You have practiced techniques useful in melee combat against spellcaster, gaining the following benefits:
  • When a creature within 5 feet of you casts a spell, you can use your reaction to make a melee weapon attack against that creature.
  • When you damage a creature that is concentrating on a spell, that creature has disadvantage on the saving throw it makes to maintain concentration.
  • You have advantage on saving throws against spells cast by creatures within 5 feet of you.

Read: Mage Slayer Feat Guide

Magic Initiate : VERSATILE

  • Choose a class: bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, warlock, or wizard. You learn two cantrips of your choice from that class’s spell list.
  • In addition, choose one 1st-level spell from that same list. You learn that spell and can cast it at its lowest level. Once you cast it, you must finish a long rest before you can cast it again.
  • Your spellcasting ability for these spells depends on the class you chose: Charisma for bard, sorcerer, or warlock; Wisdom for cleric or druid; or Intelligence for wizard.

Read: Magic Initiate Feat Guide

Martial Adept : VERSATILE

  • You have martial training that allows you to perform special combat maneuvers. You gain the following benefits:
  • You learn two maneuvers of your choice from among those available to the Battle Master archetype in the fighter class. If a maneuver you use requires your target to make a saving throw to resist the maneuver’s effects, the saving throw DC equals 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength or Dexterity modifier (your choice).
  • If you already have superiority dice, you gain one more; otherwise, you have one superiority die, which is a d6. This die is used to fuel your maneuvers. A superiority die is expended when you use it. You regain your expended superiority dice when you finish a short or long rest.

Read: Martial Adept Feat Guide

Medium Armor Master : DEFENSIVE 

  • Prerequisite: Proficiency with medium armor
  • You have practiced moving in medium armor to gain the following benefits:
  • Wearing medium armor doesn’t impose disadvantage on your Dexterity (Stealth) checks.
  • When you wear medium armor, you can add 3, rather than 2, to your AC if you have a Dexterity of 16 or higher.

Read: Medium Armor Master Feat Guide

Mobile : VERSATILE

  • You are exceptionally speedy and agile. You gain the following benefits:
  • Your speed increases by 10 feet.
  • When you use the Dash action, difficult terrain doesn’t cost you extra movement on that turn.
  • When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether you hit or not.

Moderately Armored : DEFENSIVE 

  • Prerequisite: Proficiency with light armor
  • You have trained to master the use of medium armor and shields, gaining the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength or Dexterity score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • You gain proficiency with medium armor and shields.

Mounted Combatant : OFFENSIVE

  • You are a dangerous foe to face while mounted. While you are mounted and aren’t incapacitated, you gain the following benefits:
  • You have advantage on melee attack rolls against any unmounted creature that is smaller than your mount.
  • You can force an attack targeted at your mount to target you instead.
  • If your mount is subjected to an effect that allows it to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, it instead takes no damage if it succeeds on the saving throw and only half damage if it fails.

Read: Mounted Combatant Feat Guide

Observant : UTILITY

  • Quick to notice details of your environment, you gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Intelligence or Wisdom score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • If you can see a creature’s mouth while it is speaking a language you understand, you can interpret what it’s saying by reading its lips.
  • You have a +5 bonus to your passive Wisdom (Perception) and passive Intelligence (Investigation) scores.

Read: Observant Feat Guide

Polearm Master : VERSATILE

  • You can keep your enemies at bay with reach weapons. You gain the following benefits:
  • When you take the Attack action and attack with only a glaive, halberd, or quarterstaff, you can use a bonus action to make a melee attack with the opposite end of the weapon. The weapon’s damage die for this attack is a d4, and the attack deals bludgeoning damage.
  • While you are wielding a glaive, halberd, pike, or quarterstaff, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach.

Read: Polearm Master Feat Guide

Resilient : UTILITY

  • Choose one ability score. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase the chosen ability score by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • You gain proficiency in saving throws using the chosen ability.

Read: Resilient Feat Guide

Ritual Caster : VERSATILE

  • Prerequisite: Intelligence or Wisdom 13 or higher
  • You have learned a number of spells that you can cast as rituals. These spells are written in a ritual book, which you must have in hand while casting one of them.
  • When you choose this feat, you acquire a ritual book holding two 1st-level spells of your choice. Choose one of the following classes: bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, warlock, or wizard. You must choose your spells from that class’s spell list, and the spells you choose must have the ritual tag. The class you choose also determines your spellcasting ability for these spells: Charisma for bard, sorcerer, or warlock; Wisdom for cleric or druid; or Intelligence for wizard.
  • If you come across a spell in written form, such as a magical spell scroll or a wizard’s spellbook, you might be able to add it to your ritual book. The spell must be on the spell list for the class you chose, the spell’s level can be no higher than half your level (rounded up), and it must have the ritual tag. The process of copying the spell into your ritual book takes 2 hours per level of the spell and costs 50 gp per level. The cost represents material components you expend as you experiment with the spell to master it, as well as the fine inks you need to record it.

Read: Ritual Caster Feat Guide

Savage Attacker : OFFENSIVE

  • Once per turn when you roll damage for a melee weapon attack, you can reroll the weapon’s damage dice and use either total.

Read: Savage Attacker Guide

Sentinel : VERSATILE

  • You have mastered techniques to take advantage of every drop in any enemy’s guard, gaining the following benefits:
  • When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature’s speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn.
  • Creatures within 5 feet of you provoke opportunity attacks from you even if they take the Disengage action before leaving your reach.
  • When a creature within 5 feet of you makes an attack against a target other than you (and that target doesn’t have this feat), you can use your reaction to make a melee weapon attack against the attacking creature.

Sharpshooter : OFFENSIVE

  • You have mastered ranged weapons and can make shots that others find impossible. You gain the following benefits:
  • Attacking at long range doesn’t impose disadvantage on your ranged weapon attack rolls.
  • Your ranged weapon attacks ignore half cover and three-quarters cover.
  • Before you make an attack with a ranged weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll. If the attack hits, you add +10 to the attack’s damage.

Shield Master : DEFENSIVE 

  • You use shields not just for protection but also for offense. You gain the following benefits while you are wielding a shield.
  • If you take the Attack action on your turn, you can use a bonus action to try to shove a creature within 5 feet of you with your shield.
  • If you aren’t incapacitated, you can add your shield’s AC bonus to any Dexterity saving throw you make against a spell or other harmful effect that targets only you.
  • If you are subjected to an effect that allows you to make a Dexterity saving throw to take only half damage, you can use your reaction to take no damage if you succeed on the saving throw, interposing your shield between yourself and the source of the effect.

Read: Shield Master Feat Guide

Skilled : UTILITY

  • You gain proficiency in any combination of three skills or tools of your choice.

Skulker : UTILITY

  • Prerequisite: Dexterity 13 or higher
  • You are expert at slinking through shadows. You gain the following benefits:
  • You can try to hide when you are lightly obscured from the creature from which you are hiding.
  • When you are hidden from a creature and miss it with a ranged weapon attack, making the attack doesn’t reveal your position.
  • Dim light doesn’t impose disadvantage on your Wisdom (Perception) checks relying on sight.

Spell Sniper : OFFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: The ability to cast at least one spell
  • You have learned techniques to enhance your attacks with certain kinds of spells, gaining the following benefits:
  • When you cast a spell that requires you to make an attack roll, the spell’s range is doubled.
  • Your ranged spell attacks ignore half cover and three-quarters cover.
  • You learn one cantrip that requires an attack roll.
  • Choose the cantrip from the bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, warlock, or wizard spell list. Your spellcasting ability for this cantrip depends on the spell list you chose from: Charisma for bard, sorcerer, or warlock; Wisdom for cleric or druid; or Intelligence for wizard.

Read: Spell Sniper Feat Guide

Tavern Brawler : OFFENSIVE

  • Accustomed to rough-and-tumble fighting using whatever weapons happen to be at hand, you gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength or Constitution score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • You are proficient with improvised weapons and unarmed strikes.
  • Your unarmed strike uses a d4 for damage.
  • When you hit a creature with an unarmed strike or an improvised weapon on your turn, you can use a bonus action to attempt to grapple the target.

Tough : DEFENSIVE 

  • 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 increases by an additional 2 hit points.

Read: Tough Feat Guide

War Caster : OFFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: The ability to cast at least one spell
  • You have practiced casting spells in the midst of combat, learning techniques that grant you the following benefits:
  • You have advantage on Constitution saving throws that you make to maintain your concentration on a spell when you take damage.
  • You can perform the somatic components of spells even when you have weapons or a shield in one or both hands.
  • When a hostile creature’s movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, rather than making an opportunity attack. The spell must have a casting time of 1 action and must target only that creature.

Read: War Caster Feat Guide

Weapon Master : OFFENSIVE

  • You have practiced extensively with a variety of weapons, gaining the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength or Dexterity score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • You gain proficiency with four weapons of your choice.

Artificer Initiate (TCoE) : VERSATILE

  • You’ve learned one cantrip of your choice from the artificer spell list, and you learn one 1st-level spell of your choice from that list. Intelligence is your spell casting ability for these spells
  • You can cast this feat’s 1st-level spell without a spell slot, and you must finish a long rest before you can cast it in this way again. You can also cast the spell using any spell slots you have.
  • You gain proficiency with one type of artisan’s tool of your choice, and you can use that type of tool as a spellcasting focus for any spell you cast that uses Intelligence as its spellcasting ability.

Chef (TCoE) : UTILITY

  • Time spent mastering the culinary arts has paid off, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase your Constitution or Wisdom score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • You gain proficiency with cook’s utensils if you don’t already have it.
  • As part of a short rest, you can cook special food, provided you have ingredients and cook’s utensils on hand. You can prepare enough of this food for a number of creatures equal to 4 + your proficiency bonus. At the end of the short rest, any creature who eats the food and spends one or more Hit Dice to regain hit points regains an extra 1d8 hit points.
  • With one hour of work or when you finish a long rest, you can cook a number of treats equal to your proficiency bonus. These special treats last 8 hours after being made. A creature can use a bonus action to eat one of those treats to gain temporary hit points equal to your proficiency bonus.

Crusher (TCoE) : OFFENSIVE

  • You are practiced in the art of crushing your enemies, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength or Constitution by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • Once per turn, when you hit a creature with an attack that deals bludgeoning damage, you can move it 5 feet to an unoccupied space, provided the target is no more than one size larger than you.
  • When you score a critical hit that deals bludgeoning damage to a creature, attack rolls against that creature are made with advantage until the start of your next turn.

Eldritch Adept (TCoE) : VERSATILE

  • Prerequisite: Spellcasting or Pact Magic feature
  • Studying occult lore, you have unlocked eldritch power within yourself; you learn one Eldritch Invocation option of your choice from the warlock class. If the invocation has a prerequisite of any kind, you can choose that invocation only if you’re a warlock who meets the prerequisite. 
  • Whenever you gain a level, you can replace the invocation with another one from the warlock class.

Fey Touched (TCoE) : VERSATILE

  • Your exposure to the Feywild’s magic has changed you, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase your Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20. 
  • You learn the misty step spell and one 1st-level spell of your choice, which must be from the divination or enchantment school of magic. You can cast each of these spells without expending a spell slot, and once you cast either of these spells in this way, you can’t cast that spell in this way again until you finish a long rest. You can also cast these spells using spell slots you have of the appropriate level. The spellcasting ability is the ability increased by this feat.

Read: Fey Touched Feat Guide

Fighting Initiate (TCoE) : VERSATILE

Gunner (TCoE) : OFFENSIVE

  • You have a quick hand and keen eye when employing firearms, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase your Dexterity score by 1 to a maximum of 20. 
  • You gain proficiency with firearms.
  • You ignore the loading property of firearms. 
  • Being within 5 feet of a hostile creature doesn’t impose disadvantage on your ranged attack rolls.

Read: Gunner Feat Guide

Metamagic Adept (TCoE) : VERSATILE

  • Prerequisite: Spellcasting or Pact Magic feature
  • You’ve learned how to exert your will on your spells to alter how they function:
  • You learn two Metamagic options of your choice from the sorcerer class. You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless the option says otherwise. Whenever you reach a level that grants the Ability Score Improvement feature, you can replace one of these Metamagic options with another one from the sorcerer class. 
  • You gain 2 sorcery points to spend on Metamagic (these points are added to any sorcery points you have from another source but can be used only on Metamagic). You regain all spent sorcery points when you finish a long rest.

Read: Metamagic Adept Feat Guide

Piercer (TCoE) : OFFENSIVE

  • You have achieved a penetrating precision in combat, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength or Dexterity by 1 to a maximum of 20. 
  • 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 must use the new roll. 
  • When you score a critical hit that deals piercing damage to a creature, you can roll one additional damage die when determining the extra piercing damage the target takes.

Poisoner (TCoE) : OFFENSIVE

  • You can prepare and deliver deadly poisons, granting you the following benefits: 
  • When you make a damage roll that deals poison damage, it ignores resistance to poison damage. 
  • You can apply poison to a weapon or piece of ammunition as a bonus action instead of an action. 
  • You gain proficiency with the poisoner’s kit if you don’t already have it. With one hour of work using a poisoner’s kit and expending 50 gp worth of materials, you can create a number of doses of potent poison equal to your proficiency bonus. Once applied to a weapon or piece of ammunition, the poison retains its potency for 1 minute or until you hit with the weapon or ammunition. When a creature takes damage from the coated weapon or ammunition, that creature must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or take 2d8 poison damage and become poisoned until the end of your next turn.

Shadow Touched (TCoE) : VERSATILE

  • Your exposure to the Shadowfell’s magic has changed you, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase your Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma score by 1, to a maximum of 20. 
  • You learn the invisibility spell and one Ist-level spell of your choice, which must be from the illusion or necromancy school of magic. You can cast each of these spells without expending a spell slot. Once you cast either of these spells in this way, you can’t cast that spell in this way again until you finish a long rest. You can also cast these spells using spell slots you have of the appropriate level. The spells’ spellcasting ability is the ability increased by this feat.

Skill Expert (TCoE) : UTILITY

  • You have honed your proficiency with particular skills, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase one ability score of your choice by 1 to a maximum of 20. 
  • You gain proficiency in one skill of your choice. 
  • Choose one skill in which you have proficiency. You gain expertise with that skill, meaning your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make with it. The skill you choose must be one that isn’t already benefiting from a feature, such as Expertise, that doubles your proficiency bonus.

Read: Skill Expert Feat Guide

Slasher (TCoE) : OFFENSIVE

  • You’ve learned where to cut to have the greatest results, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength or Dexterity by 1 to a maximum of 20. 
  • Once per turn when you hit a creature with an attack that deals slashing damage, you can reduce the speed of the target by 10 feet until the start of your next turn. 
  • When you score a critical hit that deals slashing damage to a creature, you grievously wound it. Until the start of your next turn, the target has disadvantage on all attack rolls.

Telekinetic (TCoE) : VERSATILE

  • You learn to move things with your mind, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase your Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20. 
  • You learn the mage hand cantrip. You can cast it without verbal or somatic components, and you can make the spectral hand invisible. If you already know this spell, its range increases by 30 feet when you cast it. Its spellcasting ability is the ability increased by this feat.
  • 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 Strength saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + the ability modifier of the score increased by this feat) or be moved 5 feet toward you or away from you. A creature can willingly fail this save.

Read: Telekinetic Feat Guide

Telepathic (TCoE) : VERSATILE

  • You awaken the ability to mentally connect with others, granting you the following benefits:
  • Increase your Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20. 
  • You can speak telepathically to any creature you can see within 60 feet of you. Your telepathic utterances are in a language you know, and the creature understands you only if it knows that language. Your communication doesn’t give the creature the ability to respond to you telepathically.
  • You can cast the detect thoughts spell requiring no spell slot or components, and you must finish a long rest before you can cast it this way again. Your spellcasting ability for the spell is the ability increased by this feat. If you have spell slots of 2nd level or higher, you can cast this spell with them.

Read: Telepathic Feat Guide

Bountiful Luck (XGtE) : VERSATILE

  • Prerequisite: Halfling
  • Your people have extraordinary luck, which you have learned to mystically lend to your companions when you see them falter. You’re not sure how you do it; you just wish it, and it happens. Surely a sign of fortune’s favor!
  • When an ally you can see within 30 feet of you rolls a 1 on the d20 for an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can use your reaction to let the ally reroll the die. The ally must use the new roll.
  • When you use this ability, you can’t use your Lucky racial trait before the end of your next turn.

Dragon Fear (XGtE) : VERSATILE

  • Prerequisite: Dragonborn
  • When angered, you can radiate menace. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength, Constitution, or Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • Instead of exhaling destructive energy, you can expend a use of your Breath Weapon trait to roar, forcing each creature of your choice within 30 feet of you to make a Wisdom saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier). A target automatically succeeds on the save if it can’t hear or see you. On a failed save, a target becomes frightened of you for 1 minute. If the frightened target takes any damage, it can repeat the saving throw, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Dragon Hide (XGtE) : VERSATILE

  • Prerequisite: Dragonborn
  • You manifest scales and claws reminiscent of your draconic ancestors. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength, Constitution, or Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • Your scales harden. While you aren’t wearing armor, you can calculate your AC as 13 + your Dexterity modifier. You can use a shield and still gain this benefit.
  • You grow retractable claws from the tips of your fingers. Extending or retracting the claws requires no action. The claws are natural weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes. If you hit with them, you deal slashing damage equal to 1d4 + your Strength modifier instead of the normal bludgeoning damage for an unarmed strike.

Drow High Magic (XGtE) : UTILITY

  • Prerequisite: Elf (drow)
  • You learn more of the magic typical of dark elves. You learn the Detect Magic spell and can cast it at will, without expending a spell slot. You also learn Levitate and Dispel Magic, each of which you can cast once without expending a spell slot. You regain the ability to cast the spell in this way when you finish a long rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Dwarven Fortitude (XGtE) : DEFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: Dwarf
  • You have the blood of dwarf heroes flowing through your veins. You gain the following benefits: Increase your Constitution score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • Whenever you take the Dodge action in combat, you can spend one Hit Die to heal yourself. Roll the die, add your Constitution modifier, and regain a number of hit points equal to the total (minimum of 1)

Elven Accuracy (XGtE) : OFFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: Elf or Half-Elf
  • The accuracy of elves is legendary, especially that of elf archers and spellcasters. You have uncanny aim with attacks that rely on precision rather than brute force. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • Whenever you have advantage on an attack roll using Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma, you can reroll one of the dice once.

Read: Elven Accuracy Feat Guide

Fade Away (XGtE) : DEFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: Gnome
  • Your people are Clever, with a knack for illusion magic. You have learned a magical trick for fading away when you suffer harm. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Dexterity or Intelligence score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • Immediately after you take damage, you can use a reaction to magically become invisible until the end of your next turn or until you attack, deal damage, or force someone to make a saving throw. Once you use this ability, you can’t do so again until you finish a short or long rest

Read: Fade Away Feat Guide

Fey Teleportation (XGtE) : UTILITY

  • Prerequisite: Elf (High)
  • Your study of high elven lore has unlocked fey power that few other elves possess, except your eladrin cousins. Drawing on your fey ancestry, you can momentarily stride through the Feywild to shorten your path from one place to another. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Intelligence or Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • You learn to speak, read, and write Sylvan.
  • You learn the Misty Step spell and can cast it once without expending a spell slot. You regain the ability to cast it in this way when you finish a short or long rest. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for this spell.

Read: Fey Teleportation Feat Guide

Flames of Phlegethos (XGtE) : OFFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: Tiefling
  • You learn to call on hellfire to serve your commands. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Intelligence or Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • When you roll fire damage for a spell you cast, you can reroll any roll of 1 on the fire damage dice, but you must use the new roll, even if it is another 1.
  • Whenever you cast a spell that deals fire damage, you can cause flames to wreathe you until the end of your next turn. The flames don’t harm you or your possessions, and they shed bright light out to 30 feet and dim light for an additional 30 feet. While the flames are present, any creature within 5 feet of you that hits you with a melee attack takes 1d4 fire damage.

Infernal Constitution (XGtE) : DEFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: Tiefling
  • Fiendish blood runs strong in you, unlocking a resilience akin to that possessed by some fiends. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Constitution score by 1 up to a maximum of 20.
  • You have resistance to cold damage and poison damage.
  • You have advantage on saving throws against being poisoned.

Orcish Fury (XGtE) : OFFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: Half-orc
  • Your fury burns tirelessly. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength or Constitution score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • When you hit with an attack made with a simple or martial weapon, you can roll one of the weapon’s damage dice an additional time and add it as extra damage of the weapon’s damage type. Once you use this ability, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.
  • Immediately after you use your Relentless Endurance trait, you can use your reaction to make one weapon attack.

Read: Orcish Fury Feat

Prodigy (XGtE) : UTILITY

  • Prerequisite: Half-Elf, Half-Orc or Human
  • You have a knack for learning new things. You gain the following benefits:
  • You gain one skill proficiency of your choice, one tool proficiency of your choice, and fluency in one language of your choice.
  • Choose one skill in which you have proficiency. You gain expertise with that skill, which means your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make with it. The skill you choose must be one that isn’t already benefiting from a feature, such as Expertise, that doubles your proficiency bonus

Second Chance (XGtE) : DEFENSIVE

  • Prerequisite: Halfling
  • Fortune favors you when someone tries to strike you. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Dexterity, Constitution, or Charisma score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • When a creature you can see hits you with an attack roll, you can use your reaction to force that creature to reroll. Once you use this ability, you can’t use it again until you roll initiative at the start of combat or until you finish a short or long rest.

Read: Second Chance Feat Guide

Squat Nimbleness (XGtE) : UTILITY

  • Prerequisite: Dwarf or a Small race
  • You are uncommonly nimble for your race. You gain the following benefits:
  • Increase your Strength or Dexterity score by 1 to a maximum of 20.
  • Increase your walking speed by 5 feet.
  • You gain proficiency in the Acrobatics or Athletics skill (your choice).
  • You have advantage on any Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check you make to escape from being grappled.

Wood Elf Magic (XGtE) : VERSATILE

  • Prerequisite: Elf (Wood)
  • You learn the magic of the primeval woods, which are revered and protected by your people. You learn one Druid cantrip of your choice. You also learn the Longstrider and Pass Without Trace spells, each of which you can cast once without expending a spell slot. You regain the ability to cast these two spells in this way when you finish a long rest. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for all three spells.