The Skilled feat is meant only for characters with 5 or more ranks in their skill. If a player has less than five ranks, the Skilled feat will force them to take one position per level and not incur any other penalty. This does not trigger when a player gains class levels. The Skilled feat is meant only for classes with skills that typically have the same value at later levels, such as Rogue’s Sneak Attack and Cleric’s Channel Divinity. In this case, the character would start with one rank of Sneak Attack, then gain another rank at level three; they would then maintain two sneak attack ranks until they reached nine rogue levels, at which point it decreases back to one.
This feat allows a character to effectively start with some abilities or feats that generally require one to train for a certain amount of time and work with a teacher to obtain. This feat would allow characters to excel in their class but never quite reach other courses that practice more. This feat would also allow for more balanced play between players.
Can the skilled feat give expertise?
Yes. For example, a character with two ranks in Perception can become Expertise, and a character with five or more ranks can take the Skilled feat to have one rank of expertise. This is not intended for small numbers of ranks, such as 1 or 2.
What are some examples of skilled feats?
You can find a list of possible feats using the Skilled feat at the end of this article. Some examples include:
- Expertise – Gain expertise in one skill you have at least five ranks in.
- Weapon Master – Gain proficiency and expertise with four martial weapons you are already proficient with.
What are some of the primary uses of the Skilled feat?
Some of the primary uses for this feat include:
- A fighter who doesn’t want to use a weapon or shield wants to fight heavy armour.
- Rogue wants to specialise in skill use or has rogue skills instead of sneak attacks.
- Clerics who wish to channel divinity into being practical at later levels.
- Barbarian who doesn’t have rage and has fighting styles instead.
- Bard isn’t in Valor Bards but wants extra skill proficiencies without access to a Guild Boon.
Skilled Upgrades: What do they do?
These upgrades give the character another rank in their Class Skills and grant minor abilities that make them stand out from other characters who have not taken this feat. For example, an Outlander Fighter who took the Skilled feat would have the second rank in the Fighter skill. They would also receive minor improvements in their armour and shield proficiency, which will boost if they choose to make that their primary focus of combat by using their weapon and abilities as supplements.
Q1.Skilled Training: What do you train for?
Ans: This training gives the character another rank in one class skill for free. This allows characters to learn skills quicker than usual since they receive all four talent ranks for free once per day. The character is still limited by how many ranks they can have in one skill from this feat.