Spell Sniper 5e

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

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A good feat that is somewhat kneecapped by the fact that the cantrip you get to choose from another class’ list uses their spellcasting modifier.

Every class would love to have Eldritch Blast, and be able to cast it from 240ft away while ignoring half and three-quarters cover, but this is only going to be viable for other CHA based casters.

Which 5e Classes Make the Most of Spell Sniper?

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

  • Red isn’t going to contribute to the effectiveness of your character build at all
  • Orange is an OK option
  • 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

Artificer: Artificers have limited spell slots and are sometimes forced to use cantrips or ranged weapons. If you’re going for a cantrip build and will be using firebolt as your main source of damage, Spell Sniper is an alright feat.

Bard: Bards don’t mess with ranged attack rolls a whole lot. Skip this.

Sorcerer: Increased range can be covered with metamagic, and ignoring cover on spell attacks isn’t enough to pick this feat.

Warlock: Increased range and ignoring cover on spell attacks can be stellar for all of your eldritch blasting.

Wizard: Increased range and ignoring cover on spell attacks can be helpful for those tricky battlefield situations.

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