Pathfinder 2 Feat Rules

All kinds of experiences and training can shape your character beyond what you learn by advancing in your class. Abilities that require a degree of training but can be learned by anyone—not only members of certain ancestries or classes—are called general feats.

You can find the list of All Pathfinder 2 General Feats here.

For most classes, you gain a general feat when you reach 3rd level and every 4 levels thereafter. Each time you gain a general feat, you can select any feat with the general trait whose prerequisites you satisfy.

General feats also include a subcategory of skill feats, which expand on what you can accomplish via skills. These feats also have the skill trait. Most characters gain skill feats at 2nd level and every 2 levels thereafter. When you gain a skill feat, you must select a general feat with the skill trait; you can’t select a general feat that lacks the skill trait. The level of a skill feat is typically the minimum level at which a character could meet its proficiency prerequisite.

Ancestry Feats

Some feats are only available to characters with a specific ancestry.

Ancestry feats are organized by level. As a starting character, you can choose from only 1st-level ancestry feats, but later choices can be made from any feat of your level or lower. These feats also sometimes list prerequisites—requirements that your character must fulfill to select that feat.

In addition to the ancestry feat you started with, most classes gain an ancestry feat at 5th level and every 4 levels thereafter. The list of ancestry feats available to you can be found in your ancestry’s entry.

Class Feats

Some feats are only available to characters with a specific class.

Class feats are granted beginning at 1st or 2nd level, depending on the class. Specific class feats are detailed at the end of each class entry.

Archetype Feats

In Pathfinder 2 archetypes allow you to expand the scope of your character’s class.

You select an archetype by taking its dedication feat and thereafter you have access to a new set of feats for that archetype. For more details see the archetype rules or the list of all Pathfinder 2 archetypes.

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