Righteous Heritor 5e
Published on October 3, 2023
Harness the cosmic forces of good and become a beacon of hope in the multiverse with the Righteous Heritor feat!
Cristi Balanescu - Wizards of the Coast - Angelheart Protector
What Is Righteous Heritor 5e?
For those who have been influenced by a good-aligned Outer Plane, the Righteous Heritor feat is a testament to their celestial lineage. This feat allows characters to channel the benevolent energies of the cosmos, offering both a boost to their innate abilities and the power to mitigate harm.
How Does Righteous Heritor Work?
When you take this feat, you get to increase any ability score you wish by 1, you also gain the Soothe Pain feature. With this ability, if a creature within 30 feet radius sustains damage, including yourself, you can use your reaction to reduce the damage by 1d10 + your prof. bonus. You can use this a number of times equal to your prof. bonus per long rest.
This feat is a 4th-level feat and requires the Scion of Outer Planes (Good Outer Plane) 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 Righteous Heritor Good?
In our 5e Feats Tier List, Righteous Heritor was given a B Tier rating, making it a niche feat that can improve some builds in D&D 5e.
Righteous Heritor’s damage mitigation can be a lifesaver in dire situations, and essentially boils down to a reaction-based 1d10 + prof. bonus of healing multiple times per long rest. Also, seeing as this can be applied to yourself or allies, it’s a solid ability for both martial and support-based builds.