Scion of the Outer Planes 5e
Published on October 3, 2023
Embrace the power of the multiverse, for you are a being infused with the energy of the Outer Planes.
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What Is Scion of the Outer Planes 5e?
The multiverse is vast, and the Outer Planes are realms of pure alignment and ethos. The Scion of the Outer Planes is a feat available for Planescape campaigns and represents your connection to one of the cosmic forces exuded by these planes.
This feat not only grants you resistance to certain types of damage but also bestows upon you the ability to cast a unique cantrip associated with your chosen plane. Whether you’re channeling the chaotic energies of a Chaotic Outer Plane or the righteous power of a Good Outer Plane, this feat allows you to manifest a fragment of that plane’s essence.
How Does Scion of the Outer Planes Work?
When you take this feat, you choose a type of plane you’re associated with and get a damage resistance and cantrip associated with that plane:
- Chaotic Outer Plane: You get poison resistance and the minor illusion cantrip.
- Evil Outer Plane: You get necrotic resistance and the chill touch cantrip.
- Good Outer Plane: You get radiant resistance and the sacred flame cantrip.
- Lawful Outer Plane: You get force resistance and the guidance cantrip.
- The Outlands: You get psychic resistance and the mage hand cantrip.
Is Scion of the Outer Planes Good?
In our 5e Feats Tier List, Scion of the Outer Planes was given an A Tier rating, making it an excellent pickup for specific classes.
While a damage resistance and cantrip might not seem like much, characters that take certain Planescape backgrounds can get this feat for free at 1st-level, making it an incredible worthwhile pickup. The effectiveness of each damage resistance/cantrip combo will vary based on your campaign, but the Lawful Outer Plane’s offering of force resistance and guidance is probably going to be default choice for most builds.
Getting This Feat for Free
If you choose the Planar Philosopher or Gate Warden backgrounds presented in Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse, you get to pick this feat up for free at 1st level.
Scion of the Outer Planes 5e Interactions
In order to take one of the cycle of five 4th-level Planescape feats introduced in Planescaoe: Adventures in the Multiverse, you’ll need to take this feat. Which plane you choose at 1st level dictates which of the 4th-level feats you qualify for. Before deciding which plane option you’re going to pick up, it’d be worthwhile checking out our other feat guides to ensure the 4th-level feat will fit with your playstyle:
- Lawful Outer Plane – Agent of Order
- Evil Outer Plane – Baleful Scion
- Chaotic Outer Plane – Cohort of Chaos
- The Outlands – Outlands Envoy
- Good Outer Plane – Righteous Heritor
Planar Wanderer is the last feat that requires Scion of the Outer Planes as a prerequisite, but it’s not dependent on the plane you choose.