Specifics: The character gains a +1 bonus to any damage delivered to his favored enemy. He also receives a +1 bonus on listen, spot, and taunt checks against the favored enemy. These bonuses improve by +1 for every 5 levels that the ranger gains, but they do
not improve for the Harper.
Use: automatic. The ranger may choose additional favored enemies every 5 levels. A Harper scout only chooses one more at level 5.
- When a favored enemy is gained, the player selects a race to be that favored enemy. There are 24 favored enemy races available; of the 25 standard races, only ooze cannot be selected.
- See also Category:Creatures for a breakdown of standard creatures by racial type.
- Despite the feat's description, Harper scout favored enemies do improve to +2 at Harper scout level 5.
- Favored enemy feats are linked to the class that selected them. If a character has both ranger and Harper scout levels, the bonus against favored enemies selected on ranger levels can be different than that against favored enemies selected on Harper scout levels. (Each race can still only be selected once per character, though, not per class.)
- Game documentation implies that the number of times favored enemy is offered corresponds with the bonus; however, in order for the player to select a race to be a favored enemy the feat was made a bonus feat, rather than a class feat. This means that it is possible for both rangers and Harper scouts to have fewer favored enemies feats than the bonus (by taking other bonus feats instead), but at pre-epic levels the alternatives are limited to curse song for the Harper scout and greater spell focus for the ranger. In epic levels, rangers are offered other bonus feats every three epic levels which can be used to increase the number of favored enemies beyond the bonus.
- Non-player characters, including party members, will use their full hit dice to determine the bonus, rather than a particular class level.
- In the pen and paper (3.0) version, any creature immune to critical hits is also immune to the damage bonus from this feat. However, NWN does not have this limitation.
Item feat: no
Custom content notes
- This feat only works for player characters when added during level-up, as it is linked to a certain class. However, it does work for any class that is given this feat as an option.