Keen Mind 5e

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

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This half-feat can be somewhat mitigated by playing with a bit of discipline. If you are forgetful, taking notes during your session can completely negate the need for this feat.

The other parts of this half-feat are extremely situational and are not likely to be relevant in a campaign very often.

Which 5e Classes Make the Most of Keen Mind?

The color code below has been implemented to help you identify, at a glance, how good the Keen Mind 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

Artificer: 1 to INT helps this feat be a little less useless for artificers.

Wizard: A small bonus to INT isn't enough to make up for the other useless parts of this feat.

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