Guide to Paladin Feats

Feats 31-40

By Nuitaran

A rating of 1 or 2 means the Feat is pretty much useless to a
and one that you probably want to avoid.  A rating of 3 indicates
the Feat can be used with some careful planning, or with certain class
combinations. We reserve a rating of 4 only for those Feats that are
almost necessary picks for certain types of builds, or class
combinations. A rating of 5 designates the best of the paladin Feats
and ones players should seriously consider for any href="">DDO
Build for paladins.

To help you navigate the many Feats, just click on
the range of Feats below to move to that spot in the guide:


href=""> style="font-weight: bold;">1-10
  1. Acrobatic
  2. Alertness
  3. Athletic
  4. Bullheaded
  5. Cleave
  6. Combast Casting
  7. Combat Expertise
  8. Discipline
  9. Dodge
  10. Empowered Healing

href=""> style="font-weight: bold;">11-20
  1. Eschew Materials
  2. Exotic Weapon Proficiency
  3. Extend Spell
  4. Extra Turning
  5. Great Cleave
  6. Great Fortitude
  7. Greater Two Handed Fighting
  8. Greater Two Weapon Fighting
  9. Greater Weapon Focus
  10. Improved Critical

href=""> style="font-weight: bold;">21-30
  1. Improved Feint
  2. Improved Mental Toughness
  3. Improved Precise Shot
  4. Improved Shield Bash
  5. Improved Shield Mastery
  6. Improved Sunder
  7. Improved Trip
  8. Improved Two Handed Fighting
  9. Improved Two Weapon Fighting
  10. Iron Will


  1. Lightning Reflexes
  2. Luck of the Heroes
  3. Many Shot
  4. Mental Toughness
  5. Mobile Spellcasting
  6. Mobility
  7. Negotiator
  8. Nimble Fingers
  9. Point Blank Shot
  10. Power Attack
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href=""> style="font-weight: bold;">41-50
  1. Precise Shot
  2. Precision
  3. Quick Draw
  4. Quicken Spell
  5. Rapid Reload
  6. Rapid Shot
  7. Resilience
  8. Resist Poison
  9. Sap
  10. Self Sufficient
  11. Shot on the Run


  1. Shield Mastery
  2. Skill Focus
  3. Slicing Blow
  4. Snake Blood
  5. Spring Attack
  6. Stealthy
  7. Stunning Blow
  8. Toughness
  9. Tower Shield Proficiency
  10. Two Handed Fighting
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  1. Two Weapon Blocking
  2. Two Weapon Block
  3. Two Weapon Defense
  4. Two Weapon Fighting
  5. Weapon Finesse
  6. Weapon Focus
  7. Whirlwind Attack

style="color: rgb(154, 185, 124); font-weight: bold;"> style="font-weight: bold;">31. Lightning Reflexes

Official Text: "Grants you a +2 bonus on your Reflex saves."

Comments: Paladins have no need to be increasing already formidable
Saving Throws.


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Luck of the Heroes

Official Text: "Grants you a +1 bonus on all saves."

Comments: Paladins have no need to be increasing already formidable
Saving Throws.

Rating: 1

style="font-weight: bold;">33. Manyshot

Official Text: “By activating this ability, you can shoot
two arrows simultaneously for a time.”

Prerequisite: Dexterity 17, Base Attack Bonus +6, Point
Blank Shot, Rapid Shot, Received by Ranger Level 6

Comments: I just don’t see an archery-based paladin as an extremely
viable option.

Rating: 1
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style="vertical-align: top; background-color: rgb(219, 201, 125);"> style="font-weight: bold;">34.
Mental Toughness

Official Text: “Increases your maximum spell points by 10
at first level, and 5 spell points for each additional level.” style="font-weight: bold;">

Prerequisite: Able to cast spells

Comments: Paladins have more essential areas to focus on than their
meager spell casting.

Rating: 2

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Official Text: “You are able to move about slowly when
casting a spell.”

Prerequisite: Dexterity 13, Combat Casting, Able to cast 2nd-level

Comments: Don’t even bother. With the few spells you’ll be throwing,
you can afford to stop moving to cast.

Rating: 1

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Official Text: "Adds a +4 bonus to Armor Class while

Prerequisite: Dodge

Comments: This leads to Spring Attack, a Feat that I personally use in
almost all my builds. If you love Spring Attack as much as I do or like
to Tumble out of the way of monster attacks, this is a Feat for you. style="font-weight: bold;">

Rating: 4

style="font-weight: bold;">37. Negotiator

Official Text: "You have a knack for gauging and swaying
attitudes. You receive a +2 bonus on Diplomacy checks and Haggle

Comments: This is another one that’s not worth the Feat slot for a
paladin, especially since you should have a reasonably high Charisma. style="font-weight: bold;">

Rating: 1

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Nimble Fingers

Official Text: “You are adept at manipulating small,
delicate objects. You receive a +2 bonus on Disable Device checks and
Open Locks checks.

Comments: Leave it to the rogues.

Rating: 1

style="font-weight: bold;">39. Point Blank Shot

Official Text: "You gain +1 bonus on ranged attacks and
damage within 30 feet."

Comments: If you are going to attempt an Archery Paladin you’ll pretty
much need this Feat. I think Paladins can be better in other areas. style="font-weight: bold;">

Rating: 3

style="vertical-align: top; background-color: rgb(219, 201, 125);"> style="font-weight: bold;">40.
Power Attack

Official Text: "While using Power Attack mode, you trade
your attack bonus for extra damage."

Prerequisite: Strength 13

Comments: You can’t hurt something if you can’t hit it, and the damage
increase you get for this Feat isn’t nearly worth the Attack Bonus
tradeoff. This is only worth taking to get to Improved Sunder—and even
that isn’t so great.

Rating: 2

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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