Fey Teleportation Feat 5e Guide: Better Than Fey Touched?

Last Updated on November 6, 2023

Fey Teleportation Feat

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.

Source: Xanathar’s Guide to Everything

What Is a Fey Teleportation Feat?

A Fey Teleportation feat slightly boosts your Intelligence or Charisma; teaches you to speak, read, and write Sylvan; and also teaches you the Misty Step spell.

It’s a spell that allows you to teleport up to 30 feet, and you can cast it once without expending a spell slot.

So, the first thing that we mentioned is that the Fey Teleportation feat slightly boosts your Intelligence or Charisma. But which one to choose?

You can’t go wrong by choosing either of the two, but in most cases, it’s best to choose whichever one is closer to the modifier increase.

On the other hand, you might choose the one that you choose more frequently, which is Charisma for most players.

The ability to read, write, and speak Sylvan is quite good and can be very useful in some situations. For example, if you are spending most of the time in Feywild, speaking Sylvan or Elvish can really make things easier.

The third benefit of this feat is the Misty Step spell. This is one of my favorite spells in the game.  Hugely helpful in combat and movement.

Fey Teleportation vs. Fey Touched

As you probably know, Fey Touched also increases one of your Ability Scores by +1 and teaches you Misty Step spell. So which one should you choose?

Unlike Fey Teleportation, Fey Touched allows you to choose from Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma skill increase.

Obviously, if you aim at increasing your Wisdom Ability Score, Fey Touched would be a better choice, but if it’s not that important to you since it’s just a slight boost, there is more to consider.

You should think about the spell recharge. If you are not a Spellcaster and you have taken Fey Teleportation, the spell will recharge on short rest, as opposed to the Fey Touched, which would recharge on a long rest.

Obviously, it mainly depends on your playing style and on whether or not you are a Spellcaster. If you are not, you probably won’t need either of these two feats.

A good thing to keep in mind is that if a party has two short rests between every long rest, it might allow you to cast Mighty Step three times between long rests.

But again, whether or not you will need it depends on the current situation and environment.

You should also consider the campaign you are playing. In some campaigns, Fay Teleportation can be useless but would at least provide an extra “free” use every now and then.

Consider that, depending on the campaign, your long rests might be interrupted, so you would have more short rests.

Notice that Fey Touched gives you two free castings since it teaches you two spells. It opens up a lot of choices and also allows you to use spells that might not be on your class spell list.

That might be a good reason to choose the Fey Touched instead of Fey Teleportation.

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