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

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How to make the best 9 level Dwarf Warrior?

I once was dnd 3.5 player for about a year, and I was playing dwarf warrior, but I needed to take a "break". Now I'm returning back, but I need to make new character. GM says to make it 9-level so i ...
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How are Oriental Adventures shaman animal companions updated for 3.5?

The book Oriental Adventures for D&D 3.0 was updated in Dragon magazine #318, but it didn't include an update for the shaman's animal companion from 3.0 to 3.5. I have heard that the druid had ...
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Is choosing a different class feature too good as a (house rule) replacement for a redundant feat?

In the group I DM for there was a player playing a 5th level Rogue / 4th level Assassin. He gained another Assassin level and he would have received Improved Uncanny Dodge, but he already had the ...
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How can one establish communication with intelligent creatures lacking language?

The ice toad (Frostburn 140-1) is a magical beast with an Intelligence score of 6 yet no language. Beyond being conceptually annoying and making me feel bad for the handful of aberrant genius ice ...
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Are the WotC archives of d20 Character Optimization forum forever lost?

I was looking for the Wizard Handbook but all the links were broken. Somewhere on the handbooks of other classes (on other forums) I saw a This was archived by WotC, here's the link But the ...
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Broken links in the community-made Tome of Battle Build Compendium [duplicate]

I'm looking for a build for a new Swordsage character and I bumped into the Tome of Battle Build Compendium, but all of the links are broken. As I read, there was some changing in the site forum ...
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Does an entity speaking the god's language understand every language?

I can't remember exactly the name, but I heard of a language used by gods, wich is understandable by every sentient being. It directly form the concept in the auditor's mind (thus, you can adress ...
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Blighter Blightfire range

The Blighter class in D&D 3.5e (Complete Divine) has an ability called "Blightfire" Blightfire (Su): Starting at 2nd level, as a standard action, a blighter can unleash a scorching blast of ...
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How do “the masses” address clerics/paladins & other members of the clergy?

In 3.5 (Greyhawk) How do people in general refer to/address members of the various clergy? Granted, inside the church hierarchy the clergy have their official ranks & titles they can use to ...
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Can a Monk “two-hand” their Unarmed Attack for the sake of Power Attack and the like?

One of the players in my group wants to know if you can basically do a double palm attack as a single attack and get double damage while using Power Attack by way of wielding a weapon with two hands. ...
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Why do Ability Score method names imply difficulty inversely? [closed]

While in video games, playing with more difficult parameters, the selections are named easy (the game is easier to play than normal) normal difficult (the game is more difficult than normal) but ...
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Bard Feat Optimization: Buff/Control/Face

I'm building a bard for DND 3.5. I am trying to plan my feats out into the future. We expect to play this campaign to level 20 over the course of 5-6 years. Roleplaying wise, my character is the ...
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Can you use Hellcat Gauntlets with Eldritch Blast?

Hellcat gauntlets(Magic Item Compendium pg.111) can be activated to add 1d6 points of slashing damage per spell level to the next spell cast. Can they be used with the Warlocks Eldritch Blast ...
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How do you make a dragon player character in D&D 3.5?

Me and a friend were looking at the rules in Draconomicon to make a Dragon PC and we were still baffled four hours later because of the dragon aging and leveling-up processes. Can anyone explain these ...
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How do Racial Paragon Classes stack up against actual classes?

Racial Paragon Classes are detailed in Unearthed Arcana. These extremely short classes offer a way to expand your racial abilities and make your character feel more "elf-like" or more "dwarf-like". I ...
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Double weapons and switching hands

I am playing a Warblade weilding a Spiked Chain. I have one head of the chain enchanted with +1 Sweeping, and the other head with +2. My question is, if I have the +2 end as my main attack, and the ...
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How do you calculate Mithral armor check penalty?

When calculating the armor check penalty from mithal armor, do you also add the MW "bonus" or is it already included in the description? It's come to my attention that I may have been doing this ...
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Is there any reason not to put the +1 level of existing class features from Uncanny Trickster into Uncanny Trickster?

The members of our group always take infinite effective levels of Uncanny Trickster when they take the second level of the class, in addition to the +1 to whatever other class they're exceeding the ...
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Were high level stats ever released for Lusiphur?

I am currently running a Forgotten Realms campaign and would like to shake up my players with a Lusiphur(PE) based NPC. Does anyone know if Drew Hayes ever published Luse's high level D&D stats?
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What race is most similar to a cat?

I'm getting ready to start a D&D 3.5 game with my kids. When I asked them what characters wanted to play, my daughter said she wanted to be a cat. I told her I was pretty sure there is a race of ...
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What are some ways to maximize on a huge strength score?

For a game I'm playing I'm going to have a really massive strength score (and good scores in everything but Con, because undead) so I was wondering how I could really use this massive strength score. ...
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How easy is it for a non-spellcaster to enable coups de grace?

Basic question: what are the ways in which a mundane character can cause coup de grace? Are there any ways that haven't been listed here? Sure, coup de grace is a really low level technique, save for ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of oldschool D&D combat initiative?

Old D&D and D&D3E/4E treat initiative and combat order differently like so: D&D 3.5 / 4E: All participants roll individual initiative, once only at the start of combat. Each player takes ...
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Does the ×4 cost of armoring a mount apply to base cost or total cost?

I'm looking to armor a mount. As per the chart on page 123 of the Player's Handbook, this mount is a Large Nonhumanoid, meaning the barding will cost four time as much and weight twice as much for the ...
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Healing a PC with spell resistance

I have a drow in my party that doesn't have a lot of HP. When she's unconscious and bleeding out, I am having trouble stabilizing her—her spell resistance is still active, and I only have a +6 ...
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Rules for attacking an enemy mid-Jump

Are there any specific rules for attacking an enemy while jumping in D&D 3.5? Say there is a flying enemy 20 ft in the air and I want to attack it with my melee weapon. I charge and assuming I ...
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Guidelines for creating homebrew classes (base/PrCs)

Is there any (official or not) guidebook to the creation of classes, both prestige and base, that does not simply state what you must pick for a class (BaB, saves, concept, profficiences), but ...
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What is the range for mental disruption?

Mental Disruption has conflicting info. It says Range: 10 ft. Area: 10-ft.-radius spread centered on you If the range of the spell is 10 ft, how can it be centered on you? Was this ever ...
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Can Uncanny Trickster Stack With Magical Trickster?

In The Complete Scoundrel, there are two prestige classes: Magical Trickster and Uncanny Trickster. Both have three defined levels. Magical Trickster, in addition to its own inherent goodness, ...
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Is there a way for a Non-Cleric with divine casting from other sources to gain access to a Domain?

I thought there was a feat or something that would let you gain access to a domain. This is for say a Paladin/Healer to gain access to a domain.
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Can you use a mirror to get line of sight?

Some spells only require line of sight for targeting. Can you use a mirror to look around a corner and target your foe? For example, Magic Missile: The missile strikes unerringly, even if the ...
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Are there any ways to gain more uses out of weapon oils?

I could have sworn there was some way to get more use out of a weapon oil somehow. Of particular interest to me right now is the Bladeshimmer oil (Complete Scoundrel pg114). As it is, it only works ...
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Tips for running a game with multiple characters per player [closed]

I'll start with the question before the setup: Does anyone have some good tips for running a game where players have a pool of available characters and can switch the characters they play at certain ...
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What skill would you use to determine a scent?

I am not quite sure which skill scent would fall under. Our group just made our own category for it such as Spot, Listen, etc. That is working fine for use but I was just curious as if there was a ...
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What can I do with an existing feat that I later get free as a class feature?

I took the feat Weapon Finesse with a rogue. I later on multiclassed into Swashbuckler which gives me Weapon Finesse for free at 1st level. What happens with the feat I already have? Is there a way ...
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Can you use feats in the warblade maneuver emerald razor?

The diamond mind path maneuver EMERALD RAZOR states: As part of this maneuver, make a single melee attack against an opponent. This is a touch attack rather than a standard melee attack. If ...
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Are thought bottles reusable?

I was reading this item on page 150 of Complete Arcane and it does not specify either way. Are these a one time use or a reusable item?
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Is it possible to take a prestige class level 1?

I would like to take levels in Forsaker (we're importing it from 3.0) and the only requirements are Feats: Great Fortitude , Iron Will , Lightning Reflexes If I take those feats at level 1, can ...
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How can an aristocracy be perpetuated between creatures that can't interbreed?

The 25-year-old human prince of a 50-year-old small nation (total population maybe 100,000 spread out in a rather large valley among settlements no larger than 5,000 creatures each) is looking to ...
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Editable character sheet that handles multiple BAB

I've been playing a ranger class in Dungeon & Dragons 3.5 using This character sheet. A lot of the fields auto calculate (like skills and modifiers), it's a pdf so I can have it offline and still ...
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Can my fancy shirt be as tough as that guy's magical platemail?

Not as in armor bonus, but with the enchantment. If my ninja or duelist is wearing a really nice shirt in place of armor, can they have heavy fortification (or any armor enchantment) added to that ...
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Imbuing an item with Owl's Insight

According to the Magic Item Creation Rules, one can add the benefits of a spell to an item continuously for a price of Spell Level x Caster Level x 2,000 gp. There are modifiers for the spell ...
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Can multi-classing improve a sorcerer's solo-potential?

Can multi-classing improve a sorcerer's solo-potential? And how should I do this? My friend has started a new series of 3.5 D&D sessions where I have been leveling my half-elf sorceress. Due to ...
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How to deal with lazy players?

I recently had my first D&D 3.5 session and, according to the reactions, it was a great success. During the preparations, however, I have stumbled upon a problem. I have four players. For the ...
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When transforming from a race using Polymorph any Object, what changes?

In the campaign I'm in, the narrative of my character's backstory involves being raised by a race that is not her own, and she is so enamored with the race as a whole that she actively pursues the ...
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Does using a blink shirt to teleport provoke attacks of opportunity?

The soulmeld blink shirt says that the meldshaper gains the ability to teleport (as dimension door) up to 10 feet at will. Using this ability is a standard action. After using this ability, you ...
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Is the Dweomerkeeper unacceptably powerful thanks to Supernatural Spell?

The Dweomerkeeper 3.5e prestige class (Complete Divine rulebook official web enhancement) provides multiple uses of "Supernatural Spell (Su)" per day as escalating benefits for class progression up to ...
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Can a prismatic sphere exist inside an antimagic shell?

This is an out of game rules argument. Prismatic sphere says This spell functions like prismatic wall... and under the description for prismatic wall there is ...but an antimagic field ...
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Which of these items should I buy for my Cleric of Mystra?

I'm playing a FR campaign as a level 7 Cleric of Mystra. I have the possibility of buying one of these two magic items: +2 Wisdom necklace A ring that gives a) nobody can see my alignment; b) ...
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Is Stormguard Warrior really that good?

I have an idea of build centered around the Crusader class, with some possible dips in Warblade/Swordsage to take advantage of the goodies in other disciplines (such as Ironheart Surge or Time Stands ...