Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes. Welcome to one of the dungeons and dragons official websites. Today we’re going to be taking a look at dnd 5e linguist feat. Perfect for those characters out there who either super paranoid about people talking behind their backs or who just want to get a better a well-rounded feeling of the world as a whole. This d&d 5e feat has found in the players handbook. You know what there’s actually pretty decent i’ll kind of explain why in a bit here.
All right! let’s take a look at the description. We can better understand what’s going on here. It might be worth noting that there’s no prerequisite to this feat. Which is pretty good and let me kind of make sense when you really think about it. I mean in my opinion everyone in D&D or in the whatever world you’re in should be able to speak and learn languages freely. So perfect anyways and this is the feat read as followed.
As Linguist dnd 5e feat you have studied the languages and also the codes, you can also gain the below mentioned benefits.
- It can increase your Intelligence score by 1, to the maximum of 20.
- You can learn three languages according to your choice.
- You could ably create the written ciphers. Actually, the others can not decipher a code that you create unless until you would teach them and they do succeed on an intelligence check (DC equal to your Intelligence score + your proficiency bonus), or else they do use magic for decipher it.
Wow lots going on there. That being said let’s do a quick walkthrough. Also read defensive duelist 5e feat.
First and foremost to the intelligent scores pretty self-explanatory just bad one to it to a maximum of 20 of course. You learned three languages of your choice. I really like this because it doesn’t rule out the exotic languages or the more difficult to learn languages out there.
By that what i mean is things like celestial would be a good example. Whenever the lux dogs be every language essentially which is really good stuff. It really makes sense for a lot of characters especially ones with a deep arcana backgrounds or deep historical or religious backgrounds and makes a lot of sense.
But the most important part of this is the ability to write in the cipher codes. I would make the argument that you can also add your proficiency bonus to whatever intelligence check to the cipher codes as well. So you can make it code as well as break one. You know what i mean, i think that would make more sense and i would certainly allow that in one of my games.
Why i like this is you can teach it to others and they can automatically read it. Why this is beneficial is you can essentially use structure something like thieves can’t where it looks like just normal letters writing what have you but out to the trained eye it actually reveals a different message and you could just give this to all party members or all friendly allies and it can really make planning something like a coup d’etat very interesting.
Perfect with that of the way let’s take a look at my personal thoughts on it.
I actually really like this one. Especially for an intelligence based class like wizard and you’re kind of one off from that modifier bump or you’re kind of just looking for something to polish the character bring it all together. I think this is a perfectly valid choice.
Mechanically it does not offer a whole lot of benefit in combat, but socially is where really shines the three languages. Super great stuff especially by this point level four, eight, twelve what have you. You’ll have a better understanding of the world you’re in. So you’ll be able to better choose those three languages to be the most relevant. That and as i mentioned before the utility benefit of being able to use the cypher is unparalleled. Honestly super cool stuff.
That being said if you have any crazy ideas build ideas or comments related to linguist i’d really like to hear them down below in the comment section. I love reading them everyone else does as well. Thank you so much for your support guys and as always have a great day and happy adventuring.