Talk:Rapier Master (5e Feat)
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None of the official weapon mastery feats, including Great Weapon Master and Polearm Master, have prerequisites. If someone really wants to spend their ability score increase to get the feat even though they don't add their proficiency bonus to attack rolls, I think they should be able to. I certainly wouldn't, but I see no real point in adding a prerequisite. It just won't benefit them as much as if they had proficiency. The concern that it does bring up is the armor-piercing saving throw that I made. I'll edit that to reflect the user's proficiency. --Carcabob (talk) 18:02, 28 November 2016 (MST)
Interested, but have questions
For the 3rd bullet, why not word it similar to to UA mystics discipline in terms of how damage is resolved? "If the replaced attack roll would have had advantage, the target makes the dexterity saving throw with disadvantage. On a failed save the target takes the attack’s normal damage and suffers any additional effects." Overall it simply applies the expected damage to the target. The adv to disadv was my own playgroups suggestion. The only PC who can even try to crit with this feature would be the Assassin archetype, and that's just because it's what they do. I do understand the use of a bonus action to prevent overlapping features. What would be the potential harm in allowing the user to spend their bonus action for the option to turn any attack roll with a rapier into a dex save until the start of their next turn?