Elven Accuracy 5e
Published on March 12, 2022, Last modified on October 9th, 2022
Eleven Accuracy is a racial feat that is meant to provide elf characters with the legendary accuracy elves are known for. Which builds make the best of the feat? Find out here.
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What Is Elven Accuracy 5e?
Elves have always been associated with impressive eyes and accuracy. The scenes of Legolas firing perfect arrows again and again in Helm’s Deep are core memories in my brain since that was the first Elf I ever saw on the big screen.
While elves are a little more accurate in D&D 5e compared to other classes, this only extends to Dexterity. However, the optional feat Elven Accuracy from Xanathar’s Guide to Everything brings those elven eyes to a new level.
How Does Elven Accuracy Work?
You can only pick this feat if your character is an elf or half-elf. If you are, you may gain this feat, which offers these bonuses:
- You can increase your Dexterity, Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma by one, but you are still capped at 20.
- Whenever you have advantage with an attack roll that uses one of those stats, you may reroll one of the d20 rolls, but only once per attack.
Is Elven Accuracy Good?
In our 5e Feats Tier List, Elven Accuracy was given an A Tier rating, making it an excellent pickup for specific classes.
Offering an ASI to DEX, INT, WIS, or CHA is solid and gaining “super advantage” on attacks that you have advantage on is really neat.
This ability has a huge range of utility because its benefits can be applied to DEX, INT, WIS, or CHA but, more often than not, it will be a DEX build that takes this feat. Because of DEX build’s inherent sneakiness, they will be able to get advantage on attacks more often than other characters. This feature makes it so hitting is all but certain and crits are all the more likely.
Elven Accuracy 5e FAQs
How much damage does Elven Accuracy add?
Rolling 3d20 over 2d20 will help with not only landing attacks but with critting on your attacks, both of which will substantially up your damage. The extra d20 increases your overall crit chance by around 14%, which is a big jump from the base chance of 5%.
What are the best ways to activate Elven Accuracy?
You always want a way to get advantage to get the most out of this feat. Here are a few common ways to get advantage on your attacks: Having a pet or familiar use the Help action (Pact of the Chain, Beastmaster Rangers, etc.), using the Optional rule for Flanking, Versatile Trickster ( Arcane Trickster rogues’ level 13 ability), Fighting Spirit ( Samurai Fighters ability).
Elves are known in fantasy for having an impeccable aim, and this feat makes them a little more than your typical adventurer. While it may seem strange on paper, this feat is stellar if you can find an easy way to gain advantage on your attacks.
How do you feel about Elven Accuracy? Do you feel like it’s too strong with certain classes? Let us know in the comments below!