Piercer 5e

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

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Piercer is essentially the half-orc’s Brutal Critical combined with the Savage Attacker feat and you get to +1 STR or DEX which is a lot of value from one feat.

Something to keep in mind is that this damage isn’t restricted to melee combat, so this is a great feat to pick up for a ranged build as well.


Artificer: Another good pickup for the ranged artificer. If you will be dual-wielding hand crossbows you will get double the opportunity to get extra crit damage.

Fighter: Great half-feat for DEX fighter builds that will either be using a bow, crossbow, or rapier.

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