Forlorn (Elf Ancestry feats)

Hello adventurers of all shapes and sizes! Welcome to my guide and thank you so much for checking out another one of the level one ancestry feats for the elf. Today we’re looking at Forlorn. This feat is found in the basic rule set so everyone should have access to it. It’s pretty cool! Actually i had to kind of reread it in a couple times to get the true gist of it. It is a little bit more niche but depending on how you’re standing the character and what kind of creatures are going up against. It can be potentially game-changing. So without further ado let’s take a quick moment here and look at the description.


Watching your friends age and die fills you with moroseness, that protects you against harmful emotions. You gain a +1 circumstances bonus to saving throws against emotional effects. If you roll a success on a saving throw against an emotional effect you get a critical success instead.

So when i first read this, i thought it was regards to things like performance related skills and things of that nature. But there’s a lot of effects in the game that actually affect you on an emotional level and this is kind of pathfinders way of giving the elves is it a significant advantage in that quality. I really do like it, so let’s take a quick look at the breakdown.


In terms of how i’d put it! i’d honestly just put for lorne just right in the saving throw notes. Seems like the easiest way to do it, maybe make a note to get +1 circumstance bonuses but outside of that i wouldn’t put too much effort into it. It is very cool, it’s a little bit sad how they get there but i think this is a great feat to pick for roleplay purposes as well. It’s just a lot you could do with it.


That being said, let me know what you think about Forlorn down in the comment section. Mention if you’re gonna pick it why you’re gonna pick it? why you might not pick it? Any thoughts, questions, comments or concerns you have regarding it and how it plays. That being said, thank you so much guys and as always happy adventuring.

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