[RPG] nother +1 Charisma feat for a half-elf warlock who doesn’t want to be a “face”


My half-elf warlock has 16 Charisma, and I’m considering taking the Elven Accuracy feat (XGtE, p. 74), which would boost his Charisma to 17. Since I definitely want 20 Charisma eventually, a +2 Cha ASI and a second +1 Cha feat would get me there.

However, every other feat I can find that offers +1 to Charisma falls into one of three categories:

  • Specific to some other race (e.g. Dragon Fear for dragonborn, from XGtE p. 74)

  • Redundant for a warlock (i.e. Resilient choosing Charisma, from PHB p. 168)

  • Related to being a “face” character (e.g. Actor, from PHB p. 165)

Since I am a half-elf warlock, and I’m not really looking to be a face character, these options seem to run counter to the sort of character I’m trying to build. Are there any other options? Charisma for my warlock is all about “spirit” and magic.

Any Wizards of the Coast material, including Unearthed Arcana, might be considered here.

Best Answer

The only feat option that is not a "face feat" are the dragonmarks.

Found in Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron, the Dragonmark feats are improvements on character creation options that allow for ability score increases that you desire.

The two that include half-elves are the Mark of Storm and the Mark of Detection. These let you choose the feat Greater Dragonmark which will give you an increase to either Charisma or Intelligence (for Detection) -or- Charisma or Dexterity (for Storm) as well as another small benefit related to the Dragonmark.

One thing to keep in mind, though, is that each of these options change your racial traits somewhat (although they both still offer +2 Charisma via your racial Ability Score Increase).