Metabolic Control (UA) DnD 5E Feat

Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes! welcome to my website and thank you so much for choosing 65th feat in our dnd 5e feats series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at a really cool, really interesting one. Today we’re looking at dnd 5e metabolic control. This is found in the unearthed arcana. So it’s not meant for your average game this is play test material. Please run a pasture DM if you’re planning on picking it. Personally i probably would not allow this one in any of my games just saying it seems a little unfair relative to other characters and i can just see there being a lot of friction in amongst groups over this one. So but let’s get into why that is by looking at the description here.

Description

So, before we dive into deep there is a prerequisite and that is you have to have either the psionic talent feature through a class ability or a wild talent feat which we cover in previous articles. Reason being you need a psionic talent die for this to work, if you don’t know what that is check out the wild talent 5e feat article so you can better acquaint yourself with that concept. So the description reads as followed.

Prerequisite: Psionic Talent feature or Wild Talent feat

You already have the refined psionic control over your body’s functions. You can get the below mentioned benefits:

  • It enhances your Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution score by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • However if your Psionic Talent die is available, then you have a chance to take an action in order to channel your psionic power for being nourish yourself almost for the next 24 hours, even though as if you’re consumed enough/sufficient food and the water for a day. Whenever you take this action, your Psionic Talent die shall be decreased by one die size.
  • If your Psionic Talent die is already available for you, then you can meditate for at least 1 minute, at the end of which you would gain the benefits of finishing a short rest, and also your Psionic Talent die would be decrease by one die size. So you can’t be meditate in this way again and again until you finish a long rest.

Very interesting stuff a lot of words though my goodness they go all out for this one. Let’s quickly go through the walkthrough and break this down a little bit further.

Walkthrough

So essentially you get plus one strength, dexterity or constitution which is great. Personally i think most people are gonna go Dex but that’s just me. It kind of depends on circumstances may be can’t I don’t know and then when you decrease your psionic talent die by one size you can nourish yourself for the next 24 hours or once per long rest, you can meditate for one minute as though it was a short rest that means you can spend your hit points if you’re a warlock you can regain your spell slots.

That kind of good stuff! i really don’t like that personally. I just feel there’s gonna be a lot of in-group conflict regarding that particular trait a lot of jealousy and stuff of that nature which happens. But i would rather minimize it whenever possible. That being said let’s get into y personal thoughts.

Thoughts

I like the concept of using the psionic talent die size as a resource more so than the die itself. I think that’s a really cool way of looking at it. once again this is certainly an advanced feat. So please do not take this if you’re new to 5e. This is kind of something that’s meant for veteran players in my opinion just because there’s a lot to keep track of for just a simple feat. I don’t know take from that what you will. Outside of that in terms of who would benefit most from this? i want to say the warlock probably would. Maybe the wizard to an extent but the warlock probably the hex blade warlock in particular would gain a ton of good stuff from this.

Conclusion

That being said let me know what you think down beneath if you have any cool ideas, concepts, questions, comments, concerns please let me know. That being said hope you’ll have a wonderful day and as always happy adventuring everyone.

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