Planar Wanderer 5e
Published on October 3, 2023
Step through the shimmering portal and embrace the mysteries of the multiverse with the Planar Wanderer feat.
Planar Wanderer - Randy Vargas - Portal of Sanctuary
What Is Planar Wanderer 5e?
For those adventurers who’ve felt the call of distant realms and have already embraced their interplanar heritage, the Planar Wanderer feat is the next step in mastering the intricacies of the multiverse. This feat is especially tailored for Planescape campaigns, where the vastness of the planes is a primary focus of the campaign. With Planar Wanderer, you can adapt to the harsh environments of different planes, crack open portals without needing a key, and sense the presence of nearby planar gateways.
How Does Planar Wanderer Work?
The Planar Wanderer feat bestows upon its user a trio of unique capabilities. Firstly, the Planar Adaptation ability allows you to choose resistance to acid, cold, or fire damage after a long rest, which remains until the next long rest. Secondly, the Portal Cracker ability, empowers you to open a portal even without its designated key, though you’ll need to pass a DC 20 Intelligence (Arcana) check or take 3d8 psychic damage. Lastly, Portal Sense ensures that you always know your way back to the last planar portal you used. Additionally, with an action, you can discern the presence of nearby portals.
This feat is a 4th-level feat and requires the Scion of Outer Planes feat before you can pick it up. Luckily, you can get Scion of the Outer Planes for free at 1st-level by choosing the Planar Philosopher or Gate Warden background at character creation.
Is Planar Wanderer Good?
We gave Planar Wanderer a C Tier rating In our 5e Feats Tier List, making it a below-average feat in D&D 5e.
Planar Wanderer is a niche feat designed for Planescape campaigns. While it does provide a damage resistance that can be tailored to your environment, its value is directly tied to how often your campaign interacts with different planes and portals. In a standard campaign, its benefits might not shine as brightly. This is somewhat mitigated by the fact that Scion of the Outer Planes, this feat’s prerequisite, is restricted to Planescape campaigns unless your DM rules otherwise.
It’s also worth noting that it’s secondary feature, Portal Cracker, is basically useless to any character not stated into Intelligence and with a proficiency in Arcana.