Actor DnD 5E Feat

Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes. Welcome to the website and thank you so much for selecting the second ever article of our feat series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at one of the first feats you ever see when you open up the players handbook and that is Actor. Found in the players handbook as mentioned before and in case you’re not familiar with how feats work, you get them instead of a ability score increase. So around for most classes at least four, eight, twelve, sixteen level. Essentially, there are four levels. Some classes get them a little bit more frequently shut out to you rogues. But for the most part that’s the good rule of thumb to use. Some of them are really powerful, some of them not so much and that’s why we’re taking a look in this series. Let’s take a full look at the description of actor so we know what we’re talking about.

Description

Being an Actor DnD 5E Feat you are skilled at mimicry and dramatics, you also gain the below mentioned advantages:

  • You can increase your charisma ability score by 1, up to the maximum of 20.
  • You also have an advantage on the charisma (Deception) and charisma (Performance) checks when ever trying to pass yourself off like a different person.
  • You can easily mimic the speech of an another person or the sounds has been made by the other creatures. You must have heard the person speaking, or else you might have heard the creature make some sound, for at least 1 minute. Actually, a successful wisdom (Insight) check contested by your charisma (Deception) check can allows a listener to determine that the effect has been faked.

Alright! very cool let’s take a quick look at a walkthrough of this. So we can kind of break it down.

Walkthrough:

So the plus with the charisma not a whole lots really dissect there, add an additional plus one your charisma modifier arch your charisma score and it might effect your modifier depending on what you got. You have an advantage on or on deception and performance checks when trying to mimic another person.

Very cool it might be worth noting however that this advantage does not apply to mimicking creatures. So please bear that in mind when you’re using it your DM might still allow it and i feel like i would in a lot of my games but it comes down to you and who your DM is what they believe and the third part is after hearing a sound or another speak for one minute you can mimic that sound. A contestant check is needed to determine that nature of the mimicry inside contested by your deception.

Really cool stuff there too. I would also make the argument that they would only make that check if they had a reason to doubt you. So if your role-play was really good i would determine that to kind of be null and void, like i just let them roll with the advantage see how they do and if they roll really well if the role plays really well. I won’t even have it really be contested. I think that’s very cool know, what’s gonna do some of my personal thoughts on it and kind of see how it would stack up.

Personal Thoughts

I think the class that stands the most to gain from this would actually be the warlocks and reason i’m saying that first and foremost their charisma based casters so that plus one ability score to charisma. Actually, has some use for them.

Secondly they’ve masks of many phases that essentially allows you to use disguise self at will. Which is potentially kind of game breaking if you combine with actor and the friends cantrip.

It will essentially allow you to pretend to be someone else have perfect roleplay while you’re doing it because you can mimic both their appearance and their voice and because of the friends cantrip if you gain permanent advantage on it. That is nuts.

Also read spell sniper 5e feat.

If you have a social setting that’s centered in some city with a lot of political dialogue stuff like that, that is a terrible combination to throw up with. Especially something like a great old one warlock would be brutal because they can have that telepathy as well like.

Wow what a crazy combo honestly outside of that you know sorcerers might gain from it as well just because that charisma but all of that’s come down to the roleplay aspect of it their background stuff of that nature.

I definitely think this is a fair choice this feat gets dumped on quite a bit. There are more useful feats mechanically but i think thematically this one carries its own quite nicely.

Wrap Up

With that being said guys! thank you so much for reading it. I’m trying to keep these as short as possible and if you have any builds, any cool stories, any questions please take him down in the comment section below and with that out of the way guys happy adventuring.

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