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Past Life Feats

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Note: For full information on Iconic Past Life Feats, see that article.


Past Life feats are acquired through all forms of Reincarnation except Lesser Reincarnation. There are two kinds of Past Life Feats.

  • "Past Life: <class>" is free.
  • "Past Life: <more interesting name with abilities that has the above feat as a prereq>" can be taken as your choice of Feat during level up as of Level 3.

Dominant class[edit]

When you perform a Heroic or Iconic True Reincarnation, your character gains the Past Life of your dominant class, the class that is shown as your character's class icon in parties. This is determined by:

  • the class you have the most levels of.
  • In the case of a tie, the dominant class is the first listed on this list (the one with the lowest number):
  1. Barbarian
  2. Bard
  3. Cleric
  4. Fighter
  5. Paladin
  6. Ranger
  7. Rogue
  8. Sorcerer
  9. Wizard
  10. Monk
  11. Favored Soul
  12. Artificer
  13. Warlock
  14. Druid
That is: alphabetical for the original 9 classes, then new classes added at the end in (rough*) order of release.source
(* Warlock is dominant over Druid when their levels are tied, despite Druid being released before Warlock. This is confirmed by the order presented at the Life-Shaper, and also Warlock is the icon displayed in the party panel in a tie.)

Free feats[edit]

If you True Reincarnate again, you keep your old Past Life feat from your first incarnation, and add a second from your dominant class from this life. Each feat can be stacked up to three times.



Purchased feats[edit]

When you true reincarnate, you'll end up with a new, free Feat from the above list, as appropriate to the dominant class of your previous True Incarnations, something such as "Past Life: Cleric" {or the like}. These free Feats act as prerequisites for other feats, listed below. These require a feat slot.



* For purposes of these Feats, Caster Level is considered to be equal to your total Character Level.

Developer quotes[edit]

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Originally Posted by (former developer) Eladrin Source
When you true reincarnate, you'll end up with a new feat called "Past Life: Cleric", or the like. Those act as prerequisites for other (new) feats such as "Initiate of the Faith".

Past Life: Initiate of the Faith Prereq: Past Life: Cleric Benefit: You recall more about your past life as a cleric. You have +2 to your Heal skill, and can produce a Healing Word effect three times per rest. Positive energy is channeled to heal light wounds of your target or damage undead for 1d4 hit points plus an additional 1d4 per two caster levels. Undead who make a successful Will save reduce the damage by half.

Quote: the option to clutter your screen with a massivly oversized graphic I think many people are seriously overestimating how much larger true reincarnated characters are. No Halfling Godzillas rampaging across House Jorasco, sorry. A double reincarnated human is still shorter than a Warforged.

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Originally Posted by (former developer) Eladrin Source
Originally Posted by Zenako
Thanks for the feedback. That spins a new light on things,
and also raises the question about multiclass toons as well. Dominate class determines?

Correct, you gain the Past Life of your dominant class. If you True Reincarnate again, you keep your old Past Life feat from your first incarnation, and add a second from your dominant class from this life (if it was different).

Here's the current list of Past Life feats:

editors note: clearing this since it's listed above.

Edit: Caster Level is considered to be equal to your character level.

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Originally Posted by (former developer) Eladrin Source
"Past Life: <class>" is free.

"Past Life: <more interesting name with abilities that has the above feat as a prereq>" costs a feat slot.

May be worth it to get some healing ability, or a superior version of Mental Toughness, or ...

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Originally Posted by (former developer) Eladrin Source
(Nov 2009 recap/update)