Excerpts Archive | 9/2/2008
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Excerpts: Feats
Forgotten Realms Player's Guide

In today’s Forgotten Realms Player's Guide preview, we introduce a new suite of feats, in this case for the heroic tier.



Your character is defined not only by your character’s race but also by the feats you choose to augment his or her race and class. Chapter 4 of the Forgotten Realms Player's Guide introduces a number of new feats based on the classes, races, and cultures of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. These feats allow you to infuse your character with the unique mechanics of the setting. Certain racial feats, such as Extra Manifestation—which gives a genasi the ability to add another elemental manifestation—add new features to the Forgotten Realms campaign setting races.


Name Prerequisites Benefit
Angharradh’s Favor Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Angarradh Grant one ally a +4 power bonus to saving throws
Avowed Dragonfoe Dragonborn +1 bonus to attack rolls against dragons, +2 while bloodied
Berronar’s Salve Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Bahamut Use Channel Divinity to invoke Berronar’s salve
Blessing of Silvanus Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Silvanus Use Channel Divinity to invoke blessing of Silvanus
Broken Shackles Dragonborn +1 to Will defense, +2 to saving throws against charm
Chauntea’s Blessing Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Chauntea Use Channel Divinity to invoke Chauntea’s blessing
Clutch of Darkness Drow Cloud of darkness becomes burst 2, darkfire becomes ranged 15
Elemental Assault Genasi, swordmage with aegis of assault +3 to damage based on elemental manifestation
Escalating Assault Swordmage with aegis of assault Cumulative +1 to attack with aegis of assault
Extra Manifestation Genasi Select one new elemental manifestation
Eyes of Selûne Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Selûne Use Channel Divinity to invoke eyes of Selûne
Fleetness of Mielikki Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Mielikki Use Channel Divinity to invoke fleetness of Mielikki
Ghostwise Heritage Halfling You and ally both use higher result of your Perception checks
Glittergold’s Gambit Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Garl Glittergold Use Channel Divinity to invoke Glittergold’s gambit
Gold Dwarf Pride Dwarf +1 to AC and attack rolls if you regain consciousness
Gond’s Craft Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Gond Use Channel Divinity to invoke Gond’s craft
Ilmater’s Martyrdom Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Ilmater Use Channel Divinity to invoke Ilmater’s martyrdom
Improved Swordbond Swordmage Call bonded weapon with minor action from 20 squares away
Intelligent Blademaster Swordmage Use Intelligence instead of Strength on your basic attacks
Kelemvor’s Judgment Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Kelemvor Use Channel Divinity to invoke Kelemvor’s judgment
Manifest Resistance Genasi Add 5 to your resistance from elemental manifestation
Moon Elf Resilience Eladrin Spend healing surge as free action when using fey step in certain situations
Oghma’s Recall Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Oghma Use Channel Divinity to invoke Oghma’s recall
Power of Amaunator Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Amaunator Use Channel Divinity to invoke power of Amaunator
Retributive Shield Swordmage with aegis of shielding +2 to attack rolls against foe that triggered aegis of shielding
Righteous Rage of Tempus Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Tempus Use Channel Divinity to invoke righteous rage of Tempus
Ruthless Hunter Drow Your hand crossbow deals 1d8 damage, gains high crit property
Scion of the Gods Tiefling +1 to Fortitude and Will defenses
Sheela Peryroyl’s Gift Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Sheela Peryroyl Use Channel Divinity to invoke Sheela Peryroyl’s gift
Shield of Shadows Drow +2 to Reflex defense while within your cloud of darkness
Shield the Fallen Dwarf Grant bloodied, unconscious, or helpless ally +2 to saving throws and all defenses
Stubborn Survivor Human +2 to saving throws when you have no action points remaining
Student of Sword Magic Swordmage Gain a spellbook to hold your swordmage spells
Sun Elf Grace Eladrin +1 bonus to all defenses if you use fey step beforebecoming bloodied
Sune’s Touch Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Sune Use Channel Divinity to invoke Sune’s touch
Torm’s Justice Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Torm Use Channel Divinity to invoke Torm’s justice
Tymora’s Coin Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Tymora Use Channel Divinity to invoke Tymora’s coin
Versatile Resistance Genasi Gain resist 5 cold, resist 5 fire, and resist 5 thunder
Waukeen’s Silver Tongue Channel Divinity class feature, must worship Waukeen Use Channel Divinity to invoke Waukeen’s silver tongue
Wild Elf Luck Elf +1d4 bonus on reroll when using elven accuracy
Wood Elf Agility Elf On Acrobatics or Athletics checks, d20 roll of 2–7 counts as 8