The Dungeons & Dragons Essentials rulebooks Heroes of the Fallen Lands and Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms present new versions of classic heroes such as the fighter, cleric, rogue, and wizard. The Class Compendium series of articles provides revisions and updates for the versions of these four classes that were originally presented in the 4th Edition Player’s Handbook, along with an updated version of the warlord. This series also provides feats for these classes, all in a free, downloadable format.
Included in the Class Compendium series (in April) is an installment on feats to round out your character. For the most part, the feats included in Class Compendium are intended to provide characters built using the Essentials rulebooks with more options for using the Player’s Handbook material, as well as providing characters built using Class Compendium with ways to gain some of the class features presented in Heroes of the Fallen Lands. For a better selection of adventuring feats, you should refer to Heroes of the Fallen Lands, Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, and the Player’s Handbook.
Using Class Compendium with Other Sources
The game options presented in Class Compendium are designed to work with the options in other Dungeons & Dragons sources, whether in print or online. The series presents the rules you need to build characters of various classes, but it doesn’t include descriptions of character races, skills, or equipment. You’ll need Heroes of the Fallen Lands, Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, or the Player’s Handbook to complete your character. As always, the Rules Compendium provides the complete, most up-to-date rules for the core game.
When you choose a feat, a paragon path, or an epic destiny, you can make your choice from any source, as long as your character meets the prerequisites.