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If you’re new to Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition, you might’ve heard that Lucky is overpowered. Maybe you’ve played in or seen games where the Dungeon Master bans it from their table. Or maybe you’re tired of seeing power gamers always choose it.

It’s true that the Lucky feat is really good. From making ability checks easier to increasing your critical hit rate, Lucky seems like it trivializes some of D&D’s challenges.

But, is it really that strong?

Let me make a case for Lucky. I don’t think it’s overpowered. And, it has a place at the table.

By the end of this, you’ll see why Lucky in 5e is not too strong. And, maybe, just maybe, you’ll convince your table the same.

If you’re new to D&D 5e, here’s a hand guide to the Lucky feat. In case you have any questions about how it works.

Alright. Let’s get to it.

1. It’s a Resource (And It’s Meant To Be Drained)

Like everything else in 5e, the Lucky feat has a finite number of uses per day.

Per the Player’s Handbook (p. 167):

"You have 3 luck points. Whenever you make an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw, you may spend 1 luck point to roll an additional d20."

You recharge your luckiness after a good night’s rest (as in, a long rest). Ignoring that as that’s too much meta for me, this means that your Player Character can only be SO lucky.

Let’s make a comparison.

Some high-level monsters have a feature called Legendary Resistance. They get three of these (sound familiar?). And, whenever they fail a saving throw, they can say “naw” and decide to succeed instead.

A common tactic for these enemies is to force as many saving throws as possible. Getting through them to use their Legendary Resistances as fast as the party can.

The same applies to the Lucky feat.

Players (and yes, I’m calling you out) don’t like getting hit or suffering any kind of malady. Now, the more experienced or foolhardy might weather a few blows. But, most (myself included) want to prevent bad things from happening to their dear, sweet, precious character.

And the solution?

That’s right: 5e’s Lucky feat.

A major problem many DMs and players have is the number of encounters per day their table experiences. Most tables have 1-3.

But, Wizards of the Coast recommends 6-8 encounters per adventuring day.

Now, that might seem like a lot. But here’s the deal; encounters don’t need to be a major event and your adventuring day could take several game sessions.

Basically, any time a character needs to make a roll is an opportunity to use a luck point.

If you’re a Dungeon Master, this means a possible solution is throwing more encounters at your players. Now, I’m not saying put them up against combat after combat or keep throwing high-difficulty obstacles at them. But, I am saying that more small encounters encourage them to use their resources.

Put a 10 foot pit in their path; make that rope bridge sound a little more flimsy; use the atmosphere to nudge them to make sure they stay aware of their surroundings. These are all little ways to push players to use their Lucky feat instead of hoarding it.

Even better is when you don’t know if you need to use the Lucky feat.

2. Mistakes Happen (Translation, Luck Can Be Wasted)

Next up on the docket of me tearing down the house that Luck built; did you even need to use it?

The world may never know.

One of the key points in the Lucky feat is you need to decide whether you’re using it or not before determining the outcome. Again, let’s look at the PHB:

"You can use this ability after the original roll, but before the outcome is revealed."

You can’t make a roll, see it sucks, then use your Lucky feat. Because that’s cheating. And cheating leads to yeeting…you out of the game. Look, it works.

Imagine this; your Lucky character (let’s call them Lucky Twolegs) stands at the edge of a canyon. On the other side is the clan of giants who kidnapped Prince McStuffy. The only way across is a 200 foot rope bridge. There’s a bit of wind and a soft rain trickles down from the grey sky above. Ahead, the bridge sways in the breeze. You hear the creaking of wood and can see the water gathering on the planks.

Knowing Prince McStuffy is on the other side (and, more importantly, your payment for his safe return), your character steps out onto the bridge. But, alas, a completely unforeseen circumstance! The wind picks up and Lucky needs to make a Dexterity saving throw to catch yourself or plummet hundreds of feet.

So, Lucky rolls and gets a 16…

Your DM looks at you and asks, “Are you going to use Lucky?”

Are you going to risk that being good enough? Are you going to use a luck point?

I sure would.

Little does Lucky’s player know that the Difficulty Class actually isn’t that hard. It was only set at 15.

But, their player sees a possibility of something unsavory happening. So, using a luck point adds that extra safety net that makes PCs feel warm and cozy.

The point is, players, when put into a precarious position, are more willing to use their resources. Whether they know the chances of success or not.

Which leads me to my final point; sometimes, luck just isn’t on your side.

3. It’s Not Infallible (You Ever Roll Double 1s?)

Do you know what the odds of rolling the same number on 2d20s are?

1 in 400 (or 0.25% if you’re into that).

So, unlikely. But…

I’ve seen it happen. Once upon a time, my last total party kill started when our tabaxi monk rolled double 1s…with Advantage. It’s real, and it’s terrifying.

What I’m saying is, despite the fact that rolling 2d20s gives you about an average of +5 to the outcome, it’s not perfect.

Even if you don’t roll the same number, you can still roll under 10 on both die. At that point, that +5 doesn’t amount to much.

The point is, just because you or your players have the Lucky feat doesn’t mean they’ll roll well with it.

 

That’s about all I have on the Lucky feat in 5e.

  • It’s just another resource to drain
  • Luck points can be wasted on otherwise easy tasks
  • Even when rolling 2d20, it’s not a guaranteed success

One final thing I’d like to point out; it survived playtesting. Wizards of the Coast ran this through prior to releasing the edition. So, that has to account for something.

What are your thoughts? Do you use Lucky in your games or have you banned it from the table?

Leave a comment to let me know why. I want to hear your reasons

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Lucky - Feats in D\u0026D 5e

Luck as an Ability Score (5e Variant Rule)

Luck as an Ability Score[edit]

Like other abilities, Luck is rolled for in the same method used for other ability scores. If a point buy system is used instead, add 3 points to spend to make up for having another stat to buy (30 points total). Most monsters and NPCs have a default Luck score of 11.

A suggested optional rule when rolling stats is to wait until the original six abilities have been rolled and assigned before rolling the luck score.


Luck affects a few different aspect of the game.

Critical Hits: The Luck modifier affects a creature’s chance of hitting critically by affecting the creature’s Automatic Critical Range (ACR) and Automatic Miss Range(AMR).

By default, most attacks have an ACR of 20 and an AMR of 1, meaning that only on a naturally rolled 20 can they strike critically and only on a 1 do they automatically miss. A creature’s Luck modifier and any applicable luck bonus modify their ACR and AMR. See the Luck Natural Rolls table below for details.

Luck Natural Rolls

Luck Bonus -5, AMR 6 or lower, ACR 20

Luck Bonus -4, AMR 5 or lower, ACR 20

Luck Bonus -3, AMR 4 or lower, ACR 20

Luck Bonus -2, AMR 3 or lower, ACR 20

Luck Bonus -1, AMR 2 or lower, ACR 20

Luck Bonus +0, AMR 1, ACR 20

Luck Bonus +1, AMR 1, ACR 19 or higher

Luck Bonus +2, AMR 1, ACR 18 or higher

Luck Bonus +3, AMR 1, ACR 17 or higher

Luck Bonus +4, AMR 1, ACR 16 or higher

Luck Bonus +5, AMR 1, ACR 15 or higher

Etc...

Luck bonuses do not stack with each other (such as the keen edge spell, keen enchantment, or Improved Critical or Superior Critical abilities of the fighter’s Champion archetype), only with the Luck ability score modifier. If you are under the effect of multiple luck bonuses simply use the highest one.

Performing Luck Checks: Anytime that a check must be performed and none of the original six abilities are tied to it, it becomes a Luck Check.

Death and Dying: In the default system, when a character has fallen to 0 hit points, they must make a death saving throw to stabilize and become unconscious with 1 hit point. With the addition of the luck ability score, this saving throw is becomes a Luck Saving Throw. The DM may, at their discretion, allow a character to apply their Constitution Modifier to the saving throw.

Also, a character is not slain when dying unless they take damage equal to their hit point maximum plus their luck modifier. For example: a character has 15 hp and a Luck modifier of +1, they will not be dead unless they take 16 points of damage (hp max + Luck modifier).

Keen Weapons: This weapon enchantment grants a +1 luck bonus. This bonus is added to you luck ability modifier to determine ACR and AMR on the Luck Natural Rolls table. For instance, if you have a keen longsword (which has a ACR of 19+) and your luck modifier is +2, the keen longsword scores a threat on a 17+ (20- Keen bonus – your Luck modifier).

New and Modified Class Abilities[edit]

Fighter: Champion


Improved Critical

Beginning when you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you gain a +1 luck bonus with any weapon you are proficient with. This bonus is added to you luck ability modifier to determine Luck natural rolls on the Luck Natural Rolls table. For example, a weapon usually critically hits on a natural roll of 20 instead strikes critically on natural 19+.

Luck bonuses do not stack with each other (such as the keen edge spell, keen enchantment, or Improved Critical or Superior Critical abilities of the fighter’s Champion archetype), only with the Luck modifier. If you are under the effect of multiple luck bonuses simply use the highest one.

Superior Critical

Starting at 15th level, you gain a +2 luck bonus with any weapon you are proficient with. This bonus is added to you luck ability modifier to determine Luck natural rolls on the Luck Natural Rolls table. For example, a weapon usually critically hits on a natural roll of 20 instead strikes critically on natural 18+.

Luck bonuses do not stack with each other (such as the keen edge spell, keen enchantment, or Improved Critical or Superior Critical abilities of the fighter’s Champion archetype), only with the Luck modifier. If you are under the effect of multiple luck bonuses simply use the highest one.

New and Modified Feats[edit]

Close Calls

Your luckiness improves your skill at dodging blows. During your action, you designate an opponent; you may add your luck modifier to your armor class when attacked by that opponent. A condition that makes you lose your Dexterity bonus to Armor Class (if any) does not make you lose your Luck bonus to AC.

Lucky

You have inexplicable luck that seems to kick in at just the right moment. You have a number of luck points equal to 3 + your luck modifier. Whenever you make an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you may spend one luck point to roll an additional d20. You must choose to spend the luck point after you roll the die, but before the outcome is determined. You choose which of the d20s is used for the attack roll, ability check, or saving throw.

You can also spend one luck point when an attack roll is made against you. Roll a d20, and then choose whether the attack uses the attacker’s roll or yours.

If more than one creature spends a luck point to influence the outcome of a roll, the points cancel each other out; no additional dice are rolled.

You regain your expended luck points w hen you finish a long rest.

Ghost Buster

When striking ethereal foes, you have a chance of your attacks hitting ethereal target regardless of whether they are on the material plane or not.

When striking an ethereal foe, you may make a Luck Saving Throw (DC = ethereal foe’s AC) to ignore the foe’s etherealness. Normally ethereal creatures ignore attacks not on the same plane as them.

Keen Striking

Choose one type of weapon, such as longsword or greataxe. With that weapon, you know how to hit where it hurts. You gain a +2 luck bonus with the selected weapon. This bonus is added to your luck ability modifier to determine Luck natural rolls on the Luck Natural Rolls table. For example, a weapon usually critically hits on a natural roll of 20; with Keen Striking, it instead strikes critically on natural 18+.

You can gain Keen Striking multiple times. The effects do not stack. Each time you take the feat, it applies to a new type of weapon.

Luck bonuses do not stack with each other (such as the keen edge spell, keen enchantment, or Improved Critical or Superior Critical abilities of the fighter’s Champion archetype), only with the Luck modifier. If you are under the effect of multiple luck bonuses simply use the highest one.

Loot Master

Your lucky nature reveals itself to you when searching for treasure. When you search specifically for treasure, you may apply your Luck modifier to the check result. Also, any coins you find are increased by a percent equal to your Luck score.

Lucky Shot

When performing attacks that are difficult to hit, you may perform a Luck check against the target's AC. If successful, any bonus due to cover is negated.

New and Modified Spells[edit]

Keen Edge

3rd level transmutation

Classes: Bard, Cleric, Eldritch Knight, Ranger, Sorcerer, Warlock, Wizard

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Touch

Components: V, S

Duration: Concentration up to 1 hour.

This spell makes a weapon magically keen, improving its ability to deal telling blows. This transmutation grants the target a +2 luck bonus. This bonus is added to your Luck ability modifier to determine Luck natural rolls on the Luck Natural Rolls table. For example, a weapon usually critically hits on a natural roll of 20; with Keen Edge, it instead strikes critically on natural 18+.

If cast on a ranged weapon, the affect is applied to the weapon’s ammunition. Luck bonuses do not stack with each other (such as the keen edge spell, keen enchantment, or Improved Critical or Superior Critical abilities of the fighter’s Champion archetype), only with the Luck modifier. If you are under the effect of multiple luck bonuses simply use the highest one.

Enhance Ability

2nd level transmutation

Components: V, S, M

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Touch

Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour.

In addition to the normal magical enhancements from this spell, you also can choose the following:

Rabbit’s Luck. The target has advantage on any check that is affected by Luck modifiers.


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Luck d&d 5e

Luck (5e Variant Rule)

Test your luck![edit]

Sometimes you have to rely on luck in the critical moment. You pray for a good roll, but it never happens? Now you can test your luck! You can make luck an exciting mechanic for your D&D campaign.

You roll 4d6 and subtract the lowest. You can have total maximum of 16. That's your luck points. If you want to test your luck you need to roll a d20. If the number you rolled is lower than your luck, you succeed, but if it's higher you fail. When you use your luck you automatically subtract one point of your total luck points. You can use it after you roll but before you know the result.

If you succeed, it turns: - hit to critical hit - miss to hit - success saving throw to critical success - failed saving throw to success - success skill check to critical success - failed skill check to success

If you fail, it turns: - miss to critical fail - hit to miss - success saving throw to fail - failed saving throw to critical fail - success skill check to fail - failed skill check to critical fail

It doesn't affect: - Natural 20 - Natural 1 - Death saving throws - Hit dice rolls - Table rolls

How to gain luck points? It depends on the DM.

"-I wish you luck kind stranger." You can reward you players for good deeds. You solve the orc problem of a settlement? You cure the sick daughter of a farmer? These good deeds have little to no effect in your campaign, but with luck it can help you reach your ultimate goal.

"Master yourself, master the enemy." If your players building their characters personality, they have cool moments, or good roleplay, you can reward your players with luck points.

Lucky charms. Your players can collect lucky charms to gain luck points. (Four-Leaf Clover, Lucky Horseshoe Charms etc...)

Be careful! If you overdo it you can make your campaign too easy.


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