DnD 5E Observant Feat

Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 39th ever episode of our feat series. Is your character for a lack of a better term absolutely paranoid? is he constantly checking over a shoulder making sure no one’s watching him. Does he have someone who he believes is out for his demise, if you’re a character too has trust issues and doesn’t like when people talk behind his back.

Then this feat is absolutely perfect for you, may i introduce dnd 5e observant feat found in the player’s handbook, this feat is definitely worth taking a look at if your character has trust issues. That being said, let’s take a look at the description so we know what we’re talking about.


First and foremost it might be worth noting that there is a no prerequisite for this feat. Meaning anyone of any class, race, skillset or trait can take this with no problems. The description reads as followed.

Quick to notice details of your environment, you gain the following benefits: Increase your Intelligence or Wisdom score by 1, to a maximum of 20. If you can see a creature’s mouth while it is speaking a language you understand, you can interpret what it’s saying by reading its lips. You have a +5 bonus to your passive Wisdom (Perception) and passive Intelligence (Investigation) scores.

Very very cool stuff! With that being said, let’s take a quick look at the walkthrough here and just break this down a little bit further.


First and foremost the +1 to intelligence or wisdom fairly self-explanatory. In more cases than not i pick wisdom unless i have a spell casting modifier this intelligence base but for the most part i pick wisdom reason being this just happens to be a more useful stat in a game. But neither here nor there.

The second part is incredibly good. The ability to read or to basically read lips and then understand what it’s saying. This partner is incredibly well with comprehend language the spell so please keep that in mind when you’re working on your combos and the +5 to passive perception and passive investigation is awesome that is insane.

If you happen to be a bard and you take this there is a good chance by level four you can have like a 21 to passive perception or something god-awful like that. This is definitely one of the better feats in the game and if you want to like really get on your DM skin. That being said, let’s get to my personal thoughts on it.


So there’s a decent amount i have to say about this feat…first and foremost in a lot of ways i think it’s overwhelmingly good. It depends on your build i believe but it’s safe to say that the ones that benefit most from this would probably be the ones who are more inclined to notice details. So by that what i mean is expertise right! So i can see rogues benefiting from this it quite a bit same with barges at bards as i mentioned earlier.

Honestly everyone benefits from it quite a bit but just make sure it complements your playstyle and this is one of those feats when you kind of want about it. Just because a lot of people pick up for the mechanical benefit but it doesn’t make a lot of sense or the character. So please make sure it makes sense for your character before you pick it.


That’s all i really have to say personal opinion wise. If you have any crazy ideas, builds, concepts or stories involving this feat i’d really like to hear them down in the comments below i know everyone checking this article would as well. That being said guys have a great day and as always happy adventuring.

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