Elemental Adept 5e

Published on March 12, 2022, Last modified on April 4th, 2022

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The damage added by Elemental Adept is certainly disappointing, so the main draw of this feat is to ignore resistances. Damage resistances really shouldn’t be an issue to a well-rounded character, but if you want to run, say, a pure fire sorcerer, then this could be worth it.

Artificer: Choosing Elemental Adept (Fire) is a great boon for the Artillerist because of their spell list and because they get the extra d8 from their Arcane Firearm.

Druid: The bonus damage is negligible but go for it if most of your damage comes from one element. This is a must-have for Circle of Wildfire druids.

Sorcerer: The bonus damage is negligible but go for it if most of your damage comes from one element. This is a must-have for Draconic Bloodline (Fire) Sorcerers.

Warlock: The bonus damage is negligible but if most of your damage comes from one element then go for it. This situation isn't common for warlocks who will eventually end up casting eldritch blast once their spell slots run out which uses force damage.

Wizard: The bonus damage is negligible but if most of your damage comes from one element and you need to work around resistances then go for it. Just be careful of enemies with immunities to your particular damage type.

Mike Bernier

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