Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 46th episode of our feat series. Is your character one that’s how shall we say inclined to swing for the fences inclined to throw temper tantrums or anything like that. If that sounds like your character or if you’re just a person who rules very poorly on their attack roles then this feat could be for you. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at savage attacker 5e feat and this is found in the players handbook and i would highly recommend taking a look at it. Let’s take a look at the description here so we can understand the wording and then we’ll break it down a little bit later.
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First and foremost will be worth noting that there is no prerequisite for this feat. Meaning anyone of any race, of any class, or anyone of any skillset can use it just fine. The description reads as followed.
Once per turn when you roll damage for a melee weapon attack, you can reroll the weapon’s damage dice and use either total.
Very cool stuff! that being said, let’s take a look at the walkthrough and break this down you know a little bit more.
It’s honestly really hard to simplify it further than it already is reason being it’s a senstense. Essentially once per round you get to reroll melee weapon attack or a melee weapon attack damage. So what that means kinda sorta is it’s the attack damage equivalent of advantage and disadvantage because you get the pick right!
Let’s say you hit right! And then so you roll to see if you hit your one dice perfect. And let’s say your damage die is a d8. You would roll essentially 1d8 if you didn’t like the total you could roll another and then pick between the 2d8. So it’s really cool, that being said, let’s take a look at my personal thoughts on it.
I actually really like this one for a couple reasons and then i also dislike it for one reason. So i’ll get into why i dislike it first. I do not think the name savage attacker is actually makes sense for what this is. Reason i say that is there are going to be circumstances where you do not want to do a lot of damage.
Let’s say something like this for example….let’s say you and another ally are creating a distraction by fighting or let’s say you are an entertainer and you need to draw the fight for as long as possible to get the most or let’s have to throw a fight but you have to make it look like you’re trying. This would be a great way of doing that by picking the lesser of the two damage die, if that makes sense.
So when the goal is to do less damage you can do that with this. I think that’s super useful and very very creative way to use it. Now that being said, you could also use it to gain the most damage possible i’ve seen a lot of people use this feat, i want to say it’s probably second or third most popular out there.
That being said, if you have any alternative uses, any crazy ways to use it, any combinations or any cool stories involving savage attacker i’d really like to hear them down in the comments beneath. That being said, i hope you all have a great day and as always happy adventuring.