A majority of D&D characters don’t use feats

2 thoughts on “A majority of D&D characters don’t use feats

  1. Jeffery says:

    Personally I like feats a lot. That said most of the games I have played in use the point buy for character creation meaning the highest attribute is 16. With a primary stat bonus of +3 a character is inclined to miss more often then it hits. I’m inclined to increase my primary stat at 4th and 8th levels because a feat is useless to a dead character.

    Or to put it another way, “What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it?”

  2. I suspect Jeremy is misreading the data. I’m positive that the data are showing that a majority of people aren’t using feats. I’m also inclined to believe that most players aren’t making it to the third ASI option. If the pattern is that players tend to wait until the third ASI to choose a feat, and few players make it to the third ASI option, then it’s reasonable to expect that a minority of players have chosen a feat.

    I feel that he is interpreting the data as people prefer ability score improvements over feats when an accurate interpretation is that players wait until higher levels to choose feats because they are attempting to min/max the ability to hit and do higher damage.

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