Vigor of the Hill Giant 5e
Published on August 1, 2023
Become as immovable and hardy as hill giants with the Vigor of the Hill Giant feat!
Victor Adame Minguez - Wizards of the Coast - Bonecrusher Giant
What Is Vigor of the Hill Giant 5e?
Vigor of the Hill Giant is a feat introduced in Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants that provides some passive buffs, allowing you to avoid being moved against your will and heal more during short rests.
There are a cycle of 6 feats included in this book, each of which are thematic to a sub-type of giants. Vigor of the Hill Giant allows players to benefit from the hardiness of hill giants.
How Does Vigor of the Hill Giant Work?
Like all of the 4th-level Bigby feats, Vigor of the Hill Giant provides an Ability Score Increase (ASI) to one of three thematic choices based on the giant type this feat stems from. In this case, you can choose to increase your Strength, Constitution, or Wisdom by 1.
The second ability allows you to resist effects that will move you or knock you prone by spending your reaction.
The third ability give you extra hit points during a short rest if you eat food and spend a Hit Dice. The extra hit points you gain are equal to your Constitution + proficiency bonus (pb).
This feat is reserved for 4th-level and above characters, and also requires that you take the Strike of the Giant (Hill Strike) feat before you gain access to this one.
Is Vigor of the Hill Giant Good?
We gave Vigor of the Hill Giant a C Tier rating In our 5e Feats Tier List, making it a below-average feat in D&D 5e.
Unfortunately, this feat just doesn’t do enough to make it particularly worthwhile for most campaigns. If you’re playing a dungeon crawl where short rests and Hit Dice are imperative to stay alive, this can produce the extra resources needed to survive.