Heavily Armored 5e
Published on March 12, 2022, Last modified on November 12th, 2022
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Heavy armor is one of the more sought after proficiencies due to the non-scaling AC of 5e. That said, it comes with a fair amount of downsides in that you have to devote a lot of resources to STR, and you get disadvantage on Stealth checks.
If your character build values AC over ASI for their primary stats, this is a reasonable pick up.
Which 5e Classes Make the Most of Heavily Armored?
The color code below has been implemented to help you identify, at a glance, how good the Heavily Armored 5e feat is for a specific class/subclass.
- Red isn’t going to contribute to the effectiveness of your character build at all
- Orange Situationally good, but a below-average option otherwise
- 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
Ranger: Decent option to boost your AC if you find some mithril plate lying around. You definitely don’t want to sacrifice your stealth for this though.