Every now and then, the team at Dungeons and Dragons releases new game mechanics as a part of Unearthed Arcana. The newest material designed for dungeon masters and players to playtest is a list of 16 feats for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
The batch of feats includes several ways for characters to learn new spells, enhance their abilities, or learn something completely new that their class may not come with. Several of the new feats available are nearly identical in allowing players to choose new spells but differ in boosting their stats. Achievements like Shadow Touched and Fey Touched. While both let characters choose a first-level spell, they also raise a specific stat: Wisdom, Intelligence, or Charisma.
Unearthed Arcana returns with 16 new D&D feats to playtest! Check out the feats at the link below, give 'em a try in play, and we'll release a survey soon to find out what you think:https://t.co/ematQY4J0q pic.twitter.com/uwZIDoTmRv
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Other feats like Shield Training let characters wield a shield as a free action in combat, cast spells if they are a spellcaster, and increase their Strength, Dexterity, or Constitution by one point. It would pair nicely with the feat Shield Master in the Player’s Handbook and make a character much more efficient at protecting themselves from physical attacks and spells.
Feats such as Gunner, Piercer, Poisoner, Slasher, and Crusher make characters more proficient fighters, granting attacks advantage, dealing extra damage, and reducing a target’s movement speed. One of the other newest additions to feats is one called Chef. Characters with the Chef feat can prepare food during a short or long rest. This food can raise hit points or give characters temporary hit points in battle.
The first 15 feats were introduced in the Fifth Edition Player’s Handbook and allowed players to choose some at higher levels.
While Unearthed Arcana is associated with D&D and Wizards of the Coast, it is not, however, final. The content is designed to be used by players as a way to playtest the material. Feedback from the community is collected and may end up being turned into official content in a future guidebook.