Talk:5e Feats

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Racial Feats[edit]

I'm not certain that the racial feats section should exist. While they mostly follow 5e rules and mechanics, they go almost completely against the purpose and scope of 5e feats, as they are restricted by race (hence the name) and usually involve the use of specific racial features. Since there are so many of them, I almost hate to say get rid of them , and I guess they aren't hurting anything by sitting there, but that's how I do feel about them. Carcabob (talk) 16:56, 9 November 2016 (MST)

  • They follow the example of the Svirfneblin Magic racial feat from the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, which allows a PC to give up some of their normal power advancement in exchange for a few "monster powers" that might be a bit much for a player-character race to start the game with. --SpectralTime (talk) 21:24, 9 November 2016 (MST)
Oh, I didn't know about that. That makes sense. Thanks! Carcabob (talk) 21:37, 9 November 2016 (MST)
  • ...I'll admit that I'm also super-biased, because I created most of them. --SpectralTime (talk) 21:41, 9 November 2016 (MST)
Haha. Well, you have an official, good reason for them, and you're an active user, so I don't have any problem with that. Carcabob (talk) 22:03, 9 November 2016 (MST)

Porting Feats[edit]

I've listed the feats wrong on the Illithid and Gith pages, and I can't seem to fix them. Help! --SpectralTime (talk) 16:25, 5 November 2015 (MST)
...Seriously, I don't want to migrate them all here, but I'm not sure there's anything else I can do. --SpectralTime (talk) 22:51, 3 June 2016 (MDT)
Just make new feat pages for them, and then transclude them onto the race pages without the breadcrumb. --Green Dragon (talk) 11:40, 4 June 2016 (MDT)
Couldn't figure it out, so I just brute-forced it. Sorry. --SpectralTime (talk) 12:45, 4 June 2016 (MDT)

Sage Advice[edit]

Design note from WoTC

"When designing a feat with a narrow use, we consider adding at least one element that can benefit a character more broadly—a bit of mastery that your character brings from one situation to another. The second benefit of Crossbow Expert is such an element, as is the first benefit of Great Weapon Master. That element in Crossbow Expert shows that some of the character’s expertise with one type of thing—crossbows, in this case—transfers to other things."

Marasmusine (talk) 11:12, 29 January 2016 (MST)

More Advice[edit]

From [1]

"Mechanically, feats are also meant to be all-in one options. We avoid chains of feats, just as we avoid making assumptions about your proficiencies or character class (unless this is unavoidable). A feat is a package that covers all the bases, allowing it to benefit any character."

I think we should go through our feats and see if there are any unnecessary prerequisites. Marasmusine (talk) 13:02, 14 June 2016 (MDT)

I want to mention that fighter feats may include prerequisites to make their builds better at what they do. Since they get so many ability score bonuses I don't agree that it is "wrong" if combat feats require prerequisites (albeit important prerequisites, unlike those at Improved Guard (5e Feat)). --Green Dragon (talk) 15:35, 14 June 2016 (MDT)

would it be accept able for me to put up a feat that already exist, but has diffrent abilities becuase it is based on a diffrent sourse? fyi the feat in question would be firearm expert, and I would like to prupose one based on Matt Mercer's gunslinger which his weapons don't have the loading quality.--Lord Survival (talk) 00:47, 5 August 2018 (MDT)

Yep, you are always free to create new/original feats, just don't replace the existing content of an existing feat or copy a feat from another website. In this case, since a feat already exists at Firearm Expert (5e Feat), you just need to name your feat Firearm Expert, Variant (5e Feat) .--Blobby383b (talk) 12:09, 5 August 2018 (MDT)
Thanks!--Lord Survival (talk) 14:36, 5 August 2018 (MDT)

Feat UA[edit]

There are two new feat-related UAs, feats for skills and feats for races Should they be linked to at the bottom of the page, like the other relevant articles? AngelicBahamut (talk) 21:14, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Designs and Disclaimers[edit]

Does anyone mind if the there's separation between feats with {{Design Disclaimer}}, {{Design Note}}, and the campaign disclaimer? These two template usually separate material that is good for any table and tables more open to anything that goes. ~ BigShotFancyMan (talk) 12:21, 31 January 2019 (MST)

Good idea, no I'm not totally opposed. I don't know why the campaign disclaimer should also be seperated, since if they have a different design style then they should also use {{Design Disclaimer}}. We could implement this classification across multiple pages. --Green Dragon (talk) 23:08, 31 January 2019 (MST)
While true, articles with campaign disclaimer are a different style and design disclaimer works, the campaign disclaimer goes a step further letting users know that its different design is for a specific campaign. An example is the Ackerman (5e Feat). I think the +5 bonus on the attack should be advantage but the "author" wrote this for a specific campaign. Or more notably, in my opinion, are the creatures for the Duel Terminal :Order of the Warlords (5e Campaign Setting). I'll try to start with one the templates in the near future and see how that turns out; allow some time if there's any ideas to surface if this might be bad too. Thanks GD. ~ BigShotFancyMan (talk) 07:51, 1 February 2019 (MST)

QA/FA list[edit]

I must have missed something obvious but I don't know why Valiant (5e Feat) is not showing up in the QA/FA combat feats list. Anyone any ideas? Marasmusine (talk) 08:13, 1 June 2019 (MDT)

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