Talk:Heartwood Armor (5e Equipment)

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Negative Effects in 5e[edit]

Looking at how this armor was balanced, I see that a negative property was added to offset the benefits of having this item at a lower rarity. Unfortunately, you do not take negative features into account when balancing things in 5e. From what I recall, this decision was made after the large number of broken builds and other overpowered things that appeared in earlier editions of D&D(3.5e and perhaps others) due to negative features offsetting positive ones. In 5e, things like cursed armor are balanced without taking the negative of the curse into effect, negative traits on races do not reduce the power level of a race, classes should not ever have negative features, and a variety of other things reinforce the fact that negative effects do not offset positive ones.--Blobby383b (talk) 13:57, 8 November 2020 (MST)

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