First strike is an Assassin class feature which helps Rogues to fulfill the striker role. First strike/description

First Strike

(Assassin class feature)


(Level 0)

  • You gain training in the Perception skill.
  • You gain a +1 class bonus to your Reflex defense.
  • You gain a class bonus to maximum hit points equal to your level.
  • During the first turn of any encounter, you gain advantage against each creature who has not yet acted in that encounter.

Class Trick

  • You gain the following trick:

Surprising Feint

(per-encounter immediate actionattack trick)


First Strike


Each enemy within 5 paces (Bluff vs. Will)



The target grants you advantage until the end of your next turn.


You shift one pace. One target within two paces grants advantage to you until the end of your next turn.

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