Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 45th episode of our feat series. Today we’re going to be taking a look at one of my all-time favorite feats and one that i quite frankly put on almost every character i build and play. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at the one the only ritual caster 5e feat found in the players handbook, this is probably the wordiest feat currently existing in 5E. It’s two full paragraph’s and there’s a lot to attend, a lot to dissect. With that out of the way let’s take a look at the description and really suss out the details here.
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First and foremost there are two things i just need a brush on real quick. The first is in order to accommodate the sheer length of this feat. I actually had to do it into two separate parts. So this one is right now would just be a first part. Secondly there is a prerequisite and that is that you got to have a 13 or higher in either your intelligence or wisdom. Which you know kind of makes sense if you’re looking at casting spells. In any case let’s take a look at the description here so we can break it down a little bit later on.
Oh holy moly. What a mouthful that stuff is let’s break it down and really simplify this so we can better digest and understand the mechanics. Let’s take a look at the walkthrough here.
So first step choose a spell casting class brad, cleric, druid, sorcerer, warlock or wizard pretty easy! Second pick to first level spells from their list. They must have the ritual tag and can only be cast as rituals. Which means you add an extra 10 minutes on to whatever the current cast time is.
Super convenient, super nice, super easy and the whole second paragraph can basically summed up as you can copy another spell from their class list so long as the spells level is equal or less than your own and that is rounded up and it has the ritual tag, you spend two hours per level and you pay 50 gold piece per level.
So pretty easy there. Honestly, i really like this one that’s something i would like to point that before we go out to my personal thoughts its your level or half your level rounded up. So what that means is if you’re like let’s say a level five you can actually cast level three ritual spells which is super super good.
Honestly My DM got a little mad at me when i use this to custom level 3 spells, level 5. On arcane tricksters so this really helps broaden my horizons. That being said, let’s look at my personal thoughts on this.
So you know if i was a DM and if you’re a DM actually and you’re having a hard time with your players with this ritual. You can really enforce that 50 gold points the fact that i have to find the spell…stuff like that more stricktly my current DM doesn’t really care for it.
If you play adventures league i don’t really keep track of that stuff anyway so there’s no reall need to but if you really wanted to stop this from wrecking your game that’d be a good way to do it. That being said, if you’re a player character and really want to take advantage of this you know who benefits most! Honestly just about everyone it depends on the campaign obviously if you’re a wizard or a warlock and you can already ritual cast, this might not be the best for you.
But if you are a let’s say a paladin right, so you have a really good charisma but you can’t ritual casts and your spell horizon is fairly limited it might be worth taking a look at one of the other classes and see what they can provide for you.
So i think paladin’s would probably gain the most from it just because of that most of the other casters can cast as rituals as well it’s not super beneficial for them either way. That being said, if you just needed to provide some more utility to your character it works for everyone. For example like tensers floating disk that’s a ritual spell, you can grab that, find familiar that’s a ritual spell you can grab that.
I would highly recommend grabbing find familiar for this just because you’re familiar can take the help action, you can cast spells through them like and they are definitely worth it 1000% and the fact that you can just add to it as you continue your adventure. Means it actually gets stronger as level and you know how i feel about that. The best feats in the game are relevant at every level and this is most certainly one of those.
Honestly this is once again i put it on all my characters i find it incredibly useful it really helps add diversity to your choices and you know i think it’s kind of fun.
That being said, that’s all i have to really say on it. Honestly i could go on all day but that’s the important stuff at the very least. If you have any comments regarding ritual caster or any combos, any cool stories or any thoughts please put it down in the comments below i really like reading them and i know everyone else likes to check in to them as well. Thank you so much guys happy adventuring and have a great day.