Grappler 5e

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

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This feat falls flat when it comes to making grappling a worthwhile use of action economy. The main issue is that you have to use a full action to attempt to pin a creature in order to restrain them. Even then, the creature can attack with disadvantage.

Which 5e Classes Make the Most of Grappler?

The color code below has been implemented to help you identify, at a glance, how good the Grappler 5e feat is for a specific class/subclass.

  • Red isn’t going to contribute to the effectiveness of your character build at all
  • Orange is an OK option
  • Green is a good option
  • Blue is a great option, you should strongly consider this option for your character
  • Sky Blue is an amazing option. If you do not take this option your character would not be optimized

Barbarian: If grappling is your thing this feat will provide loads of fun.

Fighter: I get that a Grapple build is a thing, but it is not a very strong option.

Paladin: I get that a Grapple build is a thing, but it is not a very strong option.

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