Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes. Welcome to my website and thank you so much for choosing in to the 9th episode of our feat series. Today we’re gonna be talking about another racial feat. That’s right today we’re talking dragon fear feat dnd 5e found on the xanathar’s guide to everything handbook.
If you’re unfamiliar with how feats work they are essentially extra traits and abilities you can give your character usually every fourth levels or so. Some characters get them a little bit more frequently but for the most part it’s every four levels. You get them in place of your ability score improvements which is pretty and it’s an okay trade-off depending on what you’re built to be.
That being said let’s take a look at dragon fear 5e and let’s take a look at the description.
There is a prerequisite and that’s he got to be a dragon born. It is a racial feat so only the dragonborn race is gonna have access to this and you’ll kind of see why in a movement.
When this dnd 5e dragon fear feat has angered, you are able to radiate the menace. You can also gain the below mentioned benefits:
- As per this dnd 5e feat you can increase your strength, Constitution, or Charisma score by 1, up to a maximum of 20.
Quite powerful stuff there but you know not really a whole lot to dissect.
- But instead of exhaling the destructive energy, you can expend the use of your breath weapon trait to the roar, by forcing each and every creature depends upon your choice within almost 30 feet of you to make the wisdom saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier). A specific target will automatically succeed on a save if it can not hear you or see you. On a particular failed save, the target would become frightened target takes any type of damage, however it can repeat the saving throw, by ending the effect on itself on the success.
Pretty cool stuff there let’s to go through a quick walkthrough and kind of break it down a little bit. You may also like spear mastery 5e feat.
So, firstly the ability score increased to strength, constitution or charisma your choice. It’s quite powerful stuff because actually get a bump or a modifier bump depending on what your current score is. Which is kind of cool and the 30 foot radius around you just traps people in fear. If you notice, it doesn’t actually say how many creatures you can target there is no upward limit on this. The 30 foot radius is pretty good as long as they they can see or hear you. I think that is incredibly useful stuff. Super useful.
Let’s take a quick look at the frightened condition here, so we’re all on the same page.
A frightened creature has disadvantaged on ability checks and attack roles while the source of its fears within line of sight. The creature can’t willingly move closer to the source of its fear. So really good to use if you’re in a bind. Now let’s take a look at my personal thoughts on the matter.
You know what i really like this one i really do. The dragonborn breath weapon in my opinion isn’t really that great but this has the potential to be super crazy at least in terms of controlling utility. I would also allow them they get advantage on any form of intimidation checks with this ability i’d also let them kind of channel it a little bit.
So in a social context i would have them be able to shout at an increased height without burning up one of their cast of a breath weapon but that’s up to your DM and kind of how they feel about it. But i don’t see why not in any case yeah it’s pretty good i could really see squish your characters benefiting a lot from this.
Mages, rogues, those kind of characters that you were usually aren’t in the front lines but still can be but their damage die isn’t really compare their hit point die. Isn’t really conducive of it.
Yeah that’s my thoughts on it if you have any ideas and build ideas, any creative uses, any cool stories involving dragon fear please let me know down in the comments i really appreciate reading through them. So does everyone else clicked on this article. With that in mind guys i hope you all have a great day and as always happy adventuring.