Gift of the Gem Dragon 5e
Published on August 21, 2023
Harness the power of the gem dragons and let their psionic energy flow through you!
David Rapoza - Wizards of the Coast - Dragonsguard Elite
What Is Gift of the Gem Dragon 5e?
If you’ve ever felt a connection to the majestic gem dragons or wished to harness some of their innate telekinetic abilities, the Gift of the Gem Dragon feat is your gateway. This feat not only allows you to enhance one of your mental ability scores (Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma), but it also grants you the power to retaliate against foes with a burst of telekinetic energy. Embrace the gem dragon within and let your foes feel its wrath!
How Does Gift of the Gem Dragon Work?
This feat provides two main benefits:
- Ability Score Increase: Boost your Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma score by 1, up to a maximum of 20.
- Telekinetic Reprisal: When harmed by a nearby creature, you can use your reaction to unleash telekinetic energy against them. This forces the attacker to make a Strength saving throw or suffer force damage and be pushed away. The number of times you can use this reaction is tied to your proficiency bonus, and you regain all uses after a long rest.
Let’s delve deeper into these abilities:
The ability score increase is straightforward, and is beneficial for classes with spellcasting abilities.
Telekinetic Reprisal is a bit more exciting. Its baseline provides a solid amount of damage, a good damage type, and some extra action economy. If you’re fighting around battlefield hazards, this ability has a higher ceiling as it can potentially net you some huge damage if you’re able to knock your foe off a cliff with the knockback. Also, this ability is a godsend to squishier classes or ranged builds, as you can knock an enemy away from you so you don’t have to Disengage to move around.
Is Gift of the Gem Dragon Good?
In our 5e Feats Tier List, Gift of the Gem Dragon was given an A Tier rating, making it an excellent pickup for specific classes.
While it may not be as universally powerful as some other feats, it’s a solid baseline boost to most casters. It can really shine in the hands of half-caster martials who want to boost their spellcasting ability while also gaining a powerful reaction-based damage and battlefield control ability.