Some feats have prerequisites. Your hero must have the indicated ability score, class feature, feat, skill, base attack bonus or other quality designated in rder to select or use that feat. A character can gain a feat at the same level at which he gains the prerequisite. For example, a warrior can take the Weapon specialization feat when he attains 4th level, because Weapon Specialization has a prerequisite of “warrior level 4th.” A character cannot use a feat if he has lost one of its prerequisites. For example, the Bash feat has a prerequisite of “Str 13.” If Galnar the orc barbarian takes enough temporary Strength damage to reduce his Strength to 12 or lower, he cannot use Bash until he recovers some Strength.
Types of FeatsEdit
Some feats are general, meaning that no special rules govern them as a group. Others are item creation feats, which allow spellcasters to create magic Items. A metamagic feat lets a spellcaster prepare and cast a spell with greater effect, though the spell takes a higher spell slot.
Feats are presented in the following format.
Feat Name [Type of Feat]Edit
A minimum ability score, another feat or feats, a minimum base attack bonus, a minimum number of ranks in one or more skill or a class level that a character must have in order to acquire this feat. This entry is absent if a feat has no prerequisite. A feat may have more than one prerequisite. Any numbers given here are minimum values; thus, a feat with a prerequisite of “Str 13” means that a character must a Strength score of 13 or more to acquire the feat.
What the feat enables the character (“you” in the feat description) to do. If a character has the same feat more than once, its beneﬁ ts do not stack unless indicated otherwise in the description. In general, having a feat twice is the same as having it once.
What a character who does not have this feat is limited to or restricted from doing. If not having the feat causes no particular drawback, this entry is absent.
Special: Additional facts about the feat that may be helpful when you decide whether to acquire the feat.