Mounted Combatant 5e

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

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This is a solid feat, but it needs a fair amount of setup in order to be effective. Because most mounts are quite squishy (Warhorses only have 19 hit points) even taking half damage from a fireball or dragon’s breath can be enough to finish it off.

This feat really shines for the paladin class because of find greater steed, and is really the only viable option for this feat.

Fighter: Very specific feat but if you find yourself on horses a lot this is a must-have.

Paladin: Decent option because paladins have exclusive access to the find steed and find greater steed spell.

Ranger: If you are a small creature (halfling or gnome) and take the Beast Master archetype, you can make your companion a bit more defensively inclined. You likely won’t get to use the advantage on melee attacks a whole lot because your companion is limited to a Medium creature.

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