Resilient 5e

Published on March 12, 2022, Last modified on November 12th, 2022

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Gaining an ASI and a free proficiency in a saving throw with the chosen ability is amazing for spellcasters that rely on Concentration.

Typically, for casters that will be battling while concentrating on spells, the play is to get War Caster with your first ASI and then get Resilient (CON) when you’ve maxed out your primary stat (STR for Eldritch Knights, WIS for Forge Clerics, etc).

Which 5e Classes Make the Most of Resilient?

The color code below has been implemented to help you identify, at a glance, how good the Resilient 5e feat is for a specific class/subclass.

  • Red isn’t going to contribute to the effectiveness of your character build at all
  • Orange Situationally good, but a below-average option otherwise
  • 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

Bard: Proficiency with CON saving throws (which includes concentration checks) and +1 CON isn’t anything to turn your nose up at, especially if you’re a melee-focused bard.

Cleric: Being better at CON saves is great for clerics since they need to keep up their concentration a lot of the time.

Druid: If you’re a Circle of the Moon druid, take War Caster instead. If you’re not, skip this.

Fighter: This is an alright option for becoming proficient in DEX saves.

Paladin: Excellent option if you'll be playing a build that uses concentration spells like haste. Seeing as paladins don't get proficiency in CON saving throws, this can go a long way to keep your concentration spells up and running.

Ranger: If you are going to be in combat, you need to make sure your hunter’s mark stays active when you get hit. Advantage on CON checks helps your concentration checks immensely.

Sorcerer: Sorcerers don’t need Resilient to pick up a proficiency in CON like most spellcasters because they already have one.

Wizard: A wizard might consider using Resilient to gain proficiency in CON saving throws, but they will probably get more value out of War Caster.

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