Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition, a revision of D&D Third Edition, published in 2003.

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Order of cost reduction application? [duplicate]

Ive read through the cost reduction handbook and a few other locations on reducing the cost of an item during item creation. Using my currently available cost reductions 25% extraordinary Artisan ...
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Passing an item in combat

One player wants to pass a potion to another player in the middle of combat. What kind of actions are needed?
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How do Multiple Multi-Class Feats work?

I am wondering if I took 2 multiclassing feats, could they a) effect a class ability given by a class other then the one the feat is made for (Having wildshape ability but getting it from Ranger ...
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Can artificers design new infusions?

Artificers in 3.5 cast infusions, this is neither arcane nor divine. Yet they create magical effects. Artificers gain infusions just like a spell caster, and cast infusions in a manner just like ...
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Genesis spell clarification and Placing gates in portable holes

I'm building an artificer for an upcoming 3.5 campaign but Campaign will have very little downtime for crafting. My idea is to create a Demiplane that has a timeline out of sync with the material ...
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Does the (Swift,) Fly spell cause physical resistance when an object was hovering

Last Saturday, during our regular D&D session, the party's Dusk Blade cast Blade of Blood on a needle she was carrying, then used the spell Fly, Swift to levitate it into position in front of a ...
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Are there rules for custom feats/abilities?

The rules explicitly acknowledge the possibility of spellcasters producing entirely new spells, for example, Independent Research A wizard also can research a spell independently, duplicating ...
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How similar to normal attacks are attacks made with a telekinetic violent thrust?

The 5th-level Sor/Wiz spell telekinesis [trans] (PH 292) allows the caster to move objects or creatures by concentrating on them.… [T]he spell can… exert a single short, violent thrust [allowing] ...
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can you use swift actions as a second attempt at an action?

Can you use a swift action (I.e. travel devotion) as a save from falling to make a second attempt to grab a rope, etc., for example?
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What is the highest dispel check one can hope to roll?

To my knowledge, the dispel check is ruled by two things: your caster level, which is theoretically evergrowing, and small bonuses coming from feats, prestige classes and several other sources, which ...
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Epic Bluff Use - Instill Suggestion

I have read over the insert on page 39 of the epic level handbook and am still confused by how it reads. The example shows a +50 sense motive modifier and the description says its a sense motive 25 to ...
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When do I have to decide whether to use Wall of Blades (Warblade maneuver) or not?

The "Wall of Blades" description says: You can decide to use this ability after you learn the result of your opponent's attack. Tome of Blades, p. 70 So, can I decide whether or not to use ...
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Where does a lich reappear after its destruction?

The key thing about being a lich is that destruction never sticks - the lich's soul is locked away in his phylactery, and ensures that the lich always returns to plague the living: Unless its ...
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Does Wall of Blades (Warblade maneuver) work against touch attacks?

The maneuver Wall of Blades reads: When an enemy makes a melee attack or ranged attack against you, you can initiate this counter to oppose that attack by making an attack roll with any melee ...
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Reach question for Dancing Blade Parry Stance

When in the Stance Dancing Blade Parry from the Tome of Battle, it says "your reach increases by 5 ft." Does this mean I can only attack enemies with the extended reach or do I still have the option ...
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Warblade / Swordsage Hybrid

The background: my current warblade is too powerful compared to the rest of my party. I am aware, that the issue might be inefficient builds of other characters, but I wanted to focus on this ...
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How are bonus feats affected by reincarnate?

A reincarnated creature recalls the majority of its former life and form. It retains any class abilities, feats, or skill ranks it formerly possessed. The reincarnated creature gains all ...
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Is it possible to dual wield two double weapons with two hands for four attacks?

I have tried googling it, went through over 50 books, overviewed Dragon Magazines, Wotc Articles and couldn't find anything. Is there any race, template, feat, class feature, spell, power or other ...
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Can player characters pick monster feats?

Some of my player characters have a race from a template but without monster hit dice (like half-orc) and others have a race from a template with monster hit dice (like ogre). Now in the back of ...
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At what point does an adept gain the bonus to AC from the absolute steel stance?

When does the Armor Class bonus from the Iron Heart maneuver absolute steel [stance] (Tome of Battle 66) activate? For example, can a martial adept take a move action to move ten feet then take a ...
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What are the consequences of failing the Strength check to move in a Web spell?

Regarding this part of the Web spell in D&D 3.5: Each round devoted to moving allows the creature to make a new Strength check or Escape Artist check. The creature moves 5 feet for each full ...
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How is Assume Supernatural Ability Feat treated if the ability is passive?

Assume Supernatural Ability is a feat that allows a shape-shifted creature to use an ability of its adopted form: You learn to use a single supernatural ability of another kind of creature while ...
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How to obtain lots of temporary hit points?

Most of the spells can grant a few temporary hitpoints, like 10, 20 or 30. Is there any spell granting an ammount of 100 or more? What about psionic powers(along with other variants of psionics, ...
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how to balance a character with the half-ogre template (or the party)

I have a party of 6 or 7 players all currently level 2 and one of them has just created a new character: a half-ogre (Savage Species p218) barbarian. we just played one session and it feels as if this ...
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Where is the Gold Slaad mentioned?

One of the various species of monsters created for D&D is the Slaad — vicious, large bipedal 'frog-beings' native to the plane of Limbo, that diverge into various subspecies based on color — red, ...
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Necropolitan sub-type?

In the creation paragraph of the Necropolitan (Liber Mortis ~p112) is said that a creature acquiring this template gain the undead type and atypical sub-type (The subtype may have another name but I ...
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Earth Mastery - What is the “ground”?

An earth elemental has earth mastery, Earth Mastery (Ex) An earth elemental gains a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls if both it and its foe are touching the ground. If an opponent is airborne ...
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Can legless species jump?

For example, could a Yuan-ti with a snake tail instead of legs still use the jump skill? I am specifically asking about creatures without legs who still have some mode of land-based locomotion, e.g. ...
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Warblade maneuver recovery

Can a warblade recover their maneuvers using a swift action and a full-round attack? Typically the manual says: You can recover all expended maneuvers with a single swift action, which must be ...
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How much XP does a character with LA start with in D&D 3.5e?

I understand that a newly minted drow (LA +2) sorcerer will have an ECL of 3, meaning that for XP purposes he is treated as being level 3. Thus he will require a total of 6,000 XP to gain his second ...
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Do you lose DEX AC bonus while standing in Grease

Do you lose your DEX bonus to AC while standing in the area of effect of a Grease spell?
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Relations between types of sources of magic

Currently, after years of not playing using D&D 3.5, I am planning magic-heavy campaing. Basically each player will have to play caster class (no mundane fighters or rogues), so I wanted to ...
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Can a vampirized but devout cleric of Pelor avoid losing spellcasting?

Situation: The cleric of Pelor was held against his will, and forced to become a vampire. Pelor is known for especially hating the undead, but also "urges his followers to remember that excessive ...
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My character is more powerful than the others in the party

Background: DnD 3.5 Homebrew campaign. Level 5 party. Warblade (me). Bard. Warlock. Paladin. Rogue. The dilemma: my character completely outshines the others in almost every single combat ...
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Does dance of ruin hurt the caster

I was reading the text for dance of ruin and it says it spreads outwards centred on the caster, does this mean the caster is also hit by dance of ruin? EDIT: the spell is from the book of vile ...
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Do you have to know the target spell to use Spiritual Counter?

My DM is saying the cleric needs to know the spell in question to counter it, but the wording of the power does not imply that. I checked the errata for the book (Complete Champion) and the feat was ...
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Can you buy off Level Adjustment (LA) for monster classes?

Using the rules presented in Unearthed Arcana, can you buy off the LA from monster classes presented in Savage Species? Does this affect balance at high level play? The monster PCs might be a few ...
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DEX vs. CON on overall longevity

Would pumping one stat over the other increase the overall longevity as it pertains to a squishy hard-caster? (Wizard/Druid/Sorcerer/Witch types). I am not talking about about any skills or class ...
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Is adding common item effects to magic items dependent on caster level?

The Magic Item Compendium introduced the possibility of adding common item effects, like ability bonusses, AC bonusses, energy resistance or resistance bonuses to saving throws, to other magic items. ...
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Is Iron Heart Surge limited to effects measured in rounds?

I have just been able to convince my DM into allowing Tome of Battle and allowing my character entering the Warblade. Nonetheless, he felt uncomfortable about the scope of abilities, especially Iron ...
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Why are humanoid favored enemies required to be so specific?

In D&D 3.5, the ranger can only select one subtype of humanoid for his favored enemy. This doesn't make any sense to me, since humanoids tend to be very similar in anatomy. Why should a ranger ...
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What design reasons have been given for the fact that armor doesn't break?

In D&D objects have hitpoints values, but when I equip a suit of full platemail it doesn't grant me protection in the form of its own hitpoints before any actual damage is applied to me. Have any ...
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Can the DM force a Will Save to prevent my character from doing something? [closed]

My character swung Tarzan-style on off a bridge using a rope to try and land on an opposite ledge. He didn't make the skill checks to get to the ledge, but passed the tumble check on the fall and only ...
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Is my Dodge bonus for Total Defense applicable in this situation?

Playing a play-by-post 3.5 homebrew campaign. The gist: my Warblade (with Uncanny Dodge) wants to climb on top of the barrels and see what's in the main chamber. He doesn't know how many or how they ...
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What happens if you Move Earth from under a big tall stone building?

Our party is currently looking for a way of destroying or heavily damaging a castle-like mansion. It is a tall stone building, roughly 45x45 meters. While researching the ways of doing it, our druid ...
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Can you use Total Defense out of combat?

Can you add the dodge bonus from Total Defense when you aren't in combat but anticipating an attack For instance I think there's goblins on the other side of the door. We snuck past them when they ...
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How could character keep his AB relevant at high levels

Let's assume that the character has full BAB. And +5 enhanced weapon. Than he would get total 25 AB at the 20th level. At the same time he would have 11 armor bonus (8 + 3 for mithral full plate) +5 ...
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What are the effects of being “Immobilized”?

I was struck by the spell Sepia Snake Sigil and now I am Immobilized. What does this do, can I cast spell? Can I use abilities etc?
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Can you pick up and move a gate?

The gate spell creates a 5-20 ft. hoop that connects 2 locations. Can I simply pick up the hoop and carry it with me?