Dwarven Fortitude 5e Feat

Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes. Welcome to the dndtopics.com/feats series. Thank you so much for checking into the 15th episode of our 5e complete feat list series. Today we’re taking a look at another racial ability known as a d&d 5e dwarven fortitude feat. This feat is found in the xanathar’s guide to everything handbook and it is real interesting one. I’ll get to know a little bit later on. But it is very very cool regardless of how you use it.

If you’re unfamiliar with feats and how they work usually get them every fourth level or so some classes get a little bit more than others. That being said you get them in place of your ability score increase. There are essentially other traits and abilities you can add on to your character to make them a little bit more personalized and just a better complement your playstyle. With that out of the way lets take a look at the description here. Would you also like to read about out squat nimbleness.


Prerequisite: Dwarf

So there is a prerequisite over this one and that is that you have to be a dwarf. I know the title kind of gave that way but i still gotta say it just were on the same page. It reads as followed.

You have the blood of dwarf heroes flowing through your veins. You gain the following benefits. It shall increase your constitution score by 1, almost to a maximum of twenty. However you may also want to check out second chance feat.

Whenever you shall take the dodge action in a combat, you can however spend one hit die to heal yourself. You have to roll the die, add your constitution modifier and regain a hit and regain a number number of hit points which is equal to the total (minimum of 1).

Very very cool and it’s interesting what it promotes, i’ll get to that later on. Let’s take a look at a walkthrough and kind of break that down a little just so we all kind of get it.


The plus one the constitution not really a whole lot to explain there,  it is what it is. It essentially lets your dodge action also get you to heal one hit die plus recon mod. Which is really cool, it means you can heal during initiative without the need of a healer. Which is very helpful as you might imagine.

Now let’s get to my thoughts on it. But after that we recommend you to read resilient dnd 5e feat.


This is one of the most interesting racial feats we’ve covered. Reason i feel that way it’s the only one that really promotes a Gish character. So dorms are usually meant to be a hearty combat frontline people but this one makes it so it promotes a dwarf, rogues and dwarf dish mages.

Why i am saying this is! well you see rogues get to take the dodge action as a bonus action. So, it makes far more sense for them to pick up this feat because they can heal as a bonus action that’s insanely overwhelmingly powerful.

Especially at those later levels breezing have a ton of hit die and it may just really benefit from this. Because of concentration. If you’re concentrating on a spell you usually need to use your bonus action to inflict damage which means your action for the most part is free. So if you’re in a really hairy span you can use your action to dodge and then heal up.

I think that’s incredibly potent stuff. I’m also pretty sure this feat would stack with durable feat 5e which we covered a little bit earlier. If that’s the case let me know down in the comments. I don’t see why it wouldn’t? but if that’s the case you can essentially get a ridiculous them on a hit points in with very little effort and i really like that. It’s very cool.


In any case if you have any alternative uses or crazy play styles or cool character builds or stories involving dwarven fortitude i’d really like to hear them down beneath. I know everyone else reading this article would as well. So thank you in advance for that and thank you for tuning in and as always guys happy adventuring.

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