- Feat Retraining
Sometimes a feat choice looks great on paper, but it just doesn’t work for your character in practice. Maybe an early feat choice reflected the character’s personality and style, but a little experience changed their outlook. For instance you might have selected Improved Initiative for your 1st-level character because you pictured him as ambitious and a little reckless. But after falling victim to a wight’s touch because he just couldn’t wait until the cleric turned the undead, he decided it’s better to use a little more care in combat, causing you to regret your early feat choice. New supplements, with their wealth of exciting feat options, also provide plenty of reason to reconsider your earlier feat selection.
- The Process
You can exchange one of the feats you previously selected for another feat. If the new feat has prerequisites, not only must your character meet them in his current state, but you must also be able to show that you met them at the time you chose the previous feat.
Example: a 4th-level fighter/1st-level rogue couldn’t trade the Mobility feat he chose at 3rd level for Improved Critical because he doesn’t currently meet a prerequisite for the latter feat (base attack bonus +6). He also couldn’t trade the Mobility feat for Weapon Specialization, even though he currently meets the prerequisite (fighter level 4th), because he could not have done so as a 3rd-level character.