Martial Adept 5e
Published on August 21, 2023
Sharpen your blade and focus your mind; it’s time to master the martial techniques with the Martial Adept feat!
Scott Murphy - Wizards of the Coast - Setessan Training
What Is Martial Adept 5e?
For those who wish to dabble in the art of combat maneuvers without fully committing to the Battle Master archetype, the Martial Adept feat is your ticket. This feat grants you access to two maneuvers of your choice from the Battle Master’s list, enhancing your combat versatility. Additionally, you gain a superiority die, which fuels these maneuvers. Ready your sword, for it is your pen and the battlefield is your canvas!
How Does Martial Adept Work?
This feat provides you with a taste of the Battle Master’s prowess:
- You learn two maneuvers of your choice from the Battle Master archetype.
- You gain one superiority die, which is a d6. This die is used to fuel your maneuvers.
- If you already have superiority dice, you gain one more; however, it remains a d6.
Let’s delve deeper:
The maneuvers offer a range of tactical options, from tripping opponents to parrying incoming attacks. The manuevers available to the Battle Master look great on just about any other martial build, unfortunately, only getting one superiority dice is a major downside that limits this feats effectiveness.
Even though you gain the dice back on a short or long rest, committing an entire ASI/feat to have such a small impact simply isn’t the correct choice for most builds.
Is Martial Adept Good?
We gave Martial Adept a C Tier rating In our 5e Feats Tier List, making it a below-average feat in D&D 5e.
This is a good feat because Battle Master maneuvers can be quite strong, but it is limited by the superiority dice. You only get one die and it doesn’t scale with your level.
This feat is usually most effective for the Battle Master subclass from which it came. This is because you get two new maneuvers and an extra superiority dice, which is a reasonable increase in place of an ASI.