War Caster Feat DnD 5E

Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 58th episode of our war caster 5e series and today will be the day we wrap out our dnd 5e feats series for the moment being, i still have to round out the dragon marks but i want to do races before i do those are really won’t make sense.

I’m already behind in terms of things i have to do to kind of back up the feats and a couple of the spells i’ve done as well. So i’ll get on those right away they’ve been in the works for a while now, the feat series is just kind of taken the forefront. In any case this feat we’re talking about today is one of the most commonly picked feats and to be honest i absolutely love it, brings builds together and it makes classes that well they’re good and makes them infinitely better.

Today we’re going to be taking a look at the one, the only war caster 5e feat. This gorgeous feat has found in the players handbook and to be honest this really does makes high multi-class an infinitely easier and really helps on a lot of classes as well. With all that hype being said, let me take a look at the description for you.

War Caster Feat 5E Description

So there is a prerequisite and that is that you have to be able to cast at least one spell and honestly that makes sense cuz literally all of the benefits require spells. The description reads as followed.

You have practiced casting spells in the midst of combat, learning techniques that grant you the following benefits: You have advantage on Constitution saving throws that you make to maintain your concentration on a spell when you take damage. You can perform the somatic components of spells even when you have weapons or a shield in one or both hands. When a hostile creature’s movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, rather than making an opportunity attack. The spell must have a casting time of 1 action and must target only that creature.

Oh man that is a mouthfull and a half. Let’s break that down a little bit to make a little bit more sense of it.


First and foremost advantage on constitution saves when maintaining spells. This is absolutely incredible if you’ve played a wizard to concentrate it on a high level spell, you know what it’s like when you hit by a rogue arrow or someone sneaks up on you or you just can’t move fast enough and you lose that spell for good, it sucks this is a great way to prevent that from happening and it’s especially useful if you’re planning on actually being in combat yourself.

The second part you can perform the somatic components of spells even when you have weapons shield toward both basically you’re carrying the sword shield. This is incredibly useful because believe it or not a lot of spells have somatic components. Actually we find out actually that our eldritch knight was using the shield spell while holding this well actually dual wield in.

So needless to say our DM at a bone to pick with him over that, he’s grabbing this feat at the next level we’re going to so it’s kind of bouncing hill in that regard, but still this makes a lot of builds certainly happen this is especially true for the bard. That is quite commonly a bard an eldritch knight which are both fairly commonly known multi classes and both also have the need for sword and shield more times than not.

And the third part when the creature moves you can cast a spell as an opportunity attack that is fantastic. It might also be worth noting that doesn’t specify has to be a ranged spell attack. It just must be a spell targetting that creature, so it could potentially be something like bane right something that’s a debuff and that honestly this is probably the most useful part of the feat and something that i see people use the least, i think we’re just kind of drilled into us that attack of opportunity as it attacked. But this lets you make it a spell as well. In any case let’s take a look at my personal thoughts on it.

Personal Thoughts

In terms of who benefits the most it’s interesting. I want to say eldritch knight’s benefited from it a ton druids can benefit it as well based on their playstyle but more often bards will. In addition to that hex blade warlock 1000% benefits from this the warlock class in general takes huge advantage of this.

In addition to the sorcerer does to some lesser degree to all the casters do but the warlocks especially, just becaise with spells like armor of agathis they find themselves in combat more often than the others would. In addition to that you know it’s just a generally useful spell.

Does warcaster work with eldritch blast? of course This partner is really well with eldritch blast as well especially if you take agonizing blast and some movement related invocation and that’s really good stuff there. Another good use of it would be chill touch would have a lot of benefit, ray of frost have a lot of benefit there’s a couple cantrips i can think of off the top of my head, that would really work out great for this.

Even shocking grasp could work remove their reaction that’d be handy, mind sliver could really work, vicious mockery even kind of just you know the culprits.


In any case if you have any crazy ideas, any cool uses, any combos or any personal thoughts. Please put them down beneath in the comment section, i really enjoy reading them and to be honest everyone else checking this article would as well. So that being said, without further ado guys have a great day and as always happy casting.

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