Medium Armor Master DnD 5E Feat

Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes. Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for choosing 35th episode of our feats series. Today we’re taking a look at one of the more nuanced defeats out there still pretty good though.

Today we’re gonna be taking a look at medium armor master 5e feat this guy is found in the players handbook and it is one of the more overlooked feats sadly and i’ll kind of explain why that is in the future here. But let’s take a look at it anyways.


Before we get into its description it might be worth noting that there is a prerequisite and that is that you have to be proficient with medium armor. So take that for what you will. The description reads as followed.

Prerequisite: Proficiency with medium armor

As a Medium Armor Master dnd 5e feat, you have already practiced moving in the medium armor for gaining the below benefits:

  1. Actually, by wearing the medium armor does not impose any disadvantage on of your dexterity (Stealth) checks.
  2. Similarly, whenever you wear the medium armor, then you can simply add 3, rather than the 2, for your AC when if you’ve a Dexterity of 16 or higher.


Fantastic stuff. Let’s break that down a little bit. So you know no more disadvantage in stealth and even given. The +1 additional AC essentially is pretty good as well you know. It’s your AC plus your modifier plus three now instead of just the two i think that’s pretty good stuff. In any case, let’s take a look at my personal thoughts on this.


You know i’m kind of torn. Personally, i can’t really think of a whole lot of uses for this one. Outside of maybe dex based stealth oriented fighters that could be a beneficial but outside of that i can’t really think of anything. Like all of the quarter casters or half casters will be able to get a much more significant AC bump by doing something like shield.

So, i’m not too sure if the +12 AC is really worth it. I don’t know i’m not super sold on this one personally. Who knows may be i’m wrong.


If you have any ideas, build concepts or uses for medium armor master please put them down in the comment section because i genuinely can’t think of any off the top of my head right now. That being said! Thank you so much guys for reading in today and as always happy adventuring.

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