Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 9th episode of our feat series. Today we’re gonna be talking about another racial feat that’s right! Today we’re talking dragon fear found on the xanathar’s guide to everything handbook. If you are unfamiliar with how feats work? they are essentially extra traits and abilities you can give your character usually every fourth levels or so some character’s get them a little bit more frequently but for the most part it’s every four levels.
You get them in place of your ability score improvements which is pretty it’s okay trade-off depending on what you’re built to be. That being said, let’s take a look at dragon fear and let’s take a look at the description.
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There is a prerequisite and that’s he got to be a dragonborn. It is a racial feat so only the dragonborn race is gonna have access to this and you’ll kind of see why in a minute.
Pretty cool stuff there! Let’s to go through a quick walkthrough and kind of break it down a little bit.
So firstly the ability score increased to strength constitution or charisma your choice, it’s quite powerful stuff cuz actually lets you get a bump or a modifier bump depending on what your current score is which is kind of cool. The 30 foot radius around you just traps people in fear. If you notice it doesn’t actually say how many creatures you can targets there’s no upward limit on this.
The 30 foot radius is pretty good so long as they can see or hear you. I think that is incredibly useful stuff, super useful. Let’s take a quick look at the frightened condition here. So we’re all on the same page.
A frightened creature has disadvantage on ability checks and attack roles while the source of its fears within line of sight. The creature can’t willingly move closer to the source of its fear. So really good to use if you’re in a bind. Now let’s take a look at my personal thoughts on the matter.
You know what i really like this one i really do…the dragonborn breath weapon in my opinion isn’t really that great but this has the potential to be super crazy at least in terms of controlling utility. I would also allow them they get advantage on any form of intimidation checks with this ability i’d also let them kind of channel it a little bit. So in a social context i would have them be able to shout at an increased height without burning up one of their cast of a breath weapon.
But that’s up to your DM and kind of how they feel about it but i don’t see why not. In any case yeah it it’s pretty good i could really see squish your characters benefiting a lot from this mages rogues, those kind of characters that you were usually aren’t in the front lines but still can be but their damage die isn’t really compare their hit point die isn’t really conductive of it.
Yeah that’s my thoughts on it. If you have any ideas, any build ideas, any creative uses, any cool stories involving dragon fear please let me know down beneath in the comment section, i really appreciate reading through them so does everyone else checking this out with that in mind guys i hope you all have a great day and as always happy adventuring.