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

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What happens to divine power when you go epic?

Divine power (without capitalization) is a cleric spell that, among other things, sets your BAB to equal your level. Now, when you gain epic levels, you stop gaining BAB, you gain an epic bonus every ...
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How to keep roleplay interest within the party?

My group has just begun playing Dungeons and Dragons 3.5e and I feel as though some light role playing during NPC interaction would keep the party interested in the current campaign, since it is ...
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Finding a new campaign near me [duplicate]

So, I am a long time player, I've played in at least 2 campaigns per year since I started in college, mostly DnD 3.5 or pathfinder. With some experience in a couple other systems, including one that ...
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I'm getting Trapfinding from Rogue and Scout, what can I trade one of them for?

As title says: Since I'm multiclassing into both Rogue and Scout, I have the Trapfinding ability granted to me from two different classes, and as far as I know they don't stack or improve upon each ...
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What happens if a Rainbow Servant takes levels in Mystic Theurge?

When a Rainbow Servant hits level 10 they gain access to all nondomain Cleric spells. All spells that do not appear on any other spell list they have are cast as Divine spells. This means that, if ...
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Does damage reduction nullify sneak attack damage as a “special effect”?

The DMG states (p.292): "Whenever damage reduction completely negates the damage from an attack, it also negates most special effects that accompany the attack, such as injury type poison, ...
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Is a dragonborn arctic half-minotaur half-ogre water orc possible?

I am new to D&D and I am reading about races and templates. I read on reddit someone suggested a dragonborn arctic half-minotaur half-ogre water orc. I was wondering whether that could be a ...
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What happens when you teleport into a place that no longer exists?

A little context: The big bad is a wizard with a tower and a dungeon. The PCs are going to explode and collapse the dungeon, because reasons. When the wizard is going to teleport into his usual spot ...
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Can Gauntlets of Energy Transformation affect a Duskblade's channeled spells?

Could a Duskblade use Gauntlets of Energy Transformation (Magic Item Compendium, p. 102) to alter a channeled shocking grasp spell to another form of energy? Their description states that the ...
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Does movement speed add damage or attack power to weapons?

I have a character who has managed to get herself a movement speed of 100'. She is a centaur, and as such specializes in lance based combat and charges. Now in the real world a lance moving faster ...
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What is the holy creature around the same power as a Pit Fiend?

I am making a D&D campaign with Heaven and a Hell as the setting. This is a custom cosmology with one heaven and one hell, not the default cosmology of D&D with many different planes. In the ...
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How does the feat Ranged Pin work?

The feat Ranged Pin has as its benefit the following: You can perform a ranged grapple attempt against an opponent by pinning a bit of its clothing to a nearby surface. The target must be within 5 ...
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Are there zones that affect shadow weavers the way dead magic zones affect regular weavers?

Are there instances of zones (artificially or naturally occurring) that Shadow Weave magic won't work in? I've read quite a bit about dead magic zones but I've not yet come across an instance of a "...
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Does having improved grab allow a character to deal unarmed strike + natural attack damage?

The SRD for improved grab states (emphasis mine): If a creature with this special attack hits with a melee weapon (usually a claw or bite attack), it deals normal damage and attempts to start ...
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Can one tumble past a reach weapon

Consider the following situation: target is using a reach weapon (a glaive). Is it possible for character to move to C1 and attack target avoiding an attack of opportunity from the reach weapon by ...
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Sniping: How Does It Work?

The Player's Handbook says the following about sniping: Sniping: If you’ve already successfully hidden at least 10 feet from your target, you can make one ranged attack, then immediately hide ...
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What does the Ebon Eyes spell do?

Ebon Eyes is a level 1 spell from the Spell Compendium (page 77) that says: The subject of this spell gains the ability to see normally in natural and magical darkness, although it does not ...
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How can one avoid death by the Massive Damage rule using mundane methods?

Disclaimer: a previous question already covers Arcane and Divine Spells vs Massive Damage, so let us concentrate on more mundane ways. Hey I Can Chan suggested that a handful of feats eliminated the ...
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Is the Massive Damage Rule Needed? [closed]

In D&D 3.5 there is a Massive Damage rule: Massive Damage If you ever sustain a single attack deals 50 points of damage or more and it doesn’t kill you outright, you must make a DC 15 ...
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Can a level 4 Ranger take a Giant Owl companion?

At level four, can a ranger's animal companion be a giant owl, or just a regular owl?
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Does a Dread Necromancer's Fear Aura stack with itself?

Reading tons of guides on several classes, many touch on an interesting route of debuffing, namely fear-stacking. However, other than other bonuses in 3.5e, it is not clear to me which fear effects ...
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How does one increase a familiar's Hit Points?

With my choice of getting the Alienist prestige class, once I reach the 5th level of that class, my familiar will gain the Pseudonatural template, which will make it extremely strong in many aspects......
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Do you need to wear a magic item in order to to use it

If you have a bracelet of friends, do you need to wear it or can you take it out of your bag and use it
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How can I build a Favored Soul that's optimized for tanking?

I'd like to build a CG Half Elf Favored Soul for Corellon in the World of Greyhawk. I want to be very effective in battle, including being able to take a lot of damage, while still being decent at ...
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How does Firesnake work (RaW, RaI, or house rules)

Firesnake has a duration of instantaneous, but claims to be able to move 60 ft every round, and "A creature can only take damage from the firesnake once in a single round", both of which imply that ...
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Is there a Dwarven Battlerager equivalent class for pathfinder?

I have done some research and found a few options of player suggested ways to "remake" a Dwarven Battlerager from the Forgotten Realms 3.5 campaign setting, but none of them seem to be close enough to ...
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Can a Summon spell power a Reserve feat?

The reserve feat Fiery Burst says: As long as you have a fire spell of 2nd level or higher available to cast, you can spend a standard action to... The Summon Monster I spell (and, by extension, ...
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How do I convince players to play a D&D campaign with a restrictive premise?

Background Information I have been DM'ing for several years. My players and I have always loved 3.5e. We love the number crunching. We love the optimization. We love the options. But it seems every ...
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Detecting Wild Shape with a Mythal

On an adventure we're playing most major cities are covered in a sort of mythal that allows law enforcement to know when spells are cast (you need to be registered to use magic inside the mythals). ...
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Living forever in D&D (via spells)?

I was thinking of a way for a humanoid (PC or NPC) to live forever in a D&D setting, but through rather "common" and reproducible means, such that they will be available to many. By this logic I ...
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How to disguise a magical mount?

Scenario: A character has an obviously evil magical beast as a mount, i.e. a Nightmare. How would one go about disguising it for the populus? Would it be able to activate a Hat of Disguise, for ...
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What mount should I try to get?

I currently have a Heavy Warhorse, who is pulling a carriage. I soon want to upgrade my mount, but I couldn't find a simple list of creatures that can be mounted, and looking through all the books is ...
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Did I overstep my power as DM?

While playing a game with a previous group, in the middle of a combat, I had an enemy caster hidden from general combat, but still casting different spells like heal and other non-damage spells to ...
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Ritual for a new animal companion

During the ceremony to gain an animal companion, is the animal summoned from a different plane, or is it required to be an animal that the druid has tamed ahead of time?
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Do wizards need 24 consecutive hours to write a spell in the spellbook?

This answer talks about the 24 hours needed by a wizard to write a spell into a spellbook from a scroll or another spellbook, but I was wondering if that 24 hours needs to be consecutive. It doesn't ...
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Do you roll for an ability score your character doesn't have?

When creating a character, and specifically when generating its stats by dice-rolling, do you still roll the same number of times when you don't use all the ability scores? As an example, would a ...
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Suitable flying mounts with good or better maneuverability

I am looking for a flying mount for my character. I want a mount that is: Large (my character is medium, and I don't want one that can't squeeze through things I can go through) Good maneuverability ...
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Can a character craft expensive material components?

One example of a spell that has a material component of non-negligible cost is True Seeing. Basically, this can be read as the spell costing 250 gp a pop. However, a player could suggest that they can ...
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Do the Gloves of Flame require their user to speak Ignan?

The description of the Gloves of Flame in the Magic Item Compendium 3.5 states: In addition, five times per day you can utter the word "burn" in lgnnan to generate a flame in the palm of one hand. ...
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Can a Centaur wear (and benefit from) magical horseshoes?

Related: Can a Minotaur wear (and benefit from) Horseshoes of Flame? Items in Question Horseshoes of Speed These iron shoes come in sets of four like ordinary horseshoes. When affixed to an ...
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Is a Druid's Wild shape multiple or one form?

I'm currently playing my first Druid (currently level 6) in a D&D 3.5e campaign. For the wild shape ability I just can't find anywhere that says whether you choose one wild shape form (e.g. an ...
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Is a Minotaur's Powerful Charge ability a virtual feat?

References: The Minotaur, from Monster Manual I, has the ability called: Powerful Charge (Ex) A minotaur typically begins a battle by charging at an opponent, lowering its head to bring its ...
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Can liquid from the river Styx be weaponized?

Reference: According to Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss, page 111: Those who taste or touch the waters of the Styx must succeed on a DC 17 Fortitude saving throw or be affected by total ...
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Is a Bluff check necessary when telling the truth?

Backstory During a session recently played, an NPC asked my character a question. I answered the question. The DM, after hearing a die roll, told me to roll a bluff check. I told him I wasn't lying. ...
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Can a Minotaur wear (and benefit from) Horseshoes of Flame?

Related: Can a Centaur wear (and benefit from) magical horseshoes? Item in Question The Horseshoes of Flame (Savage Species, page 57) state: An ordinary horse wearing these horseshoes may ...
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Does the feat Pebble Underfoot allow a creature to trip oversized foes?

The benefit of the feat Pebble Underfoot (which has as its only prerequisite the feat Improved Trip) says When attempting to trip a creature at least two size categories larger than you, you gain ...
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Does Mirror Image stack with Blur?

If you have the effects of a Blur and a Mirror Image spell on you at the same, do your mirror images gain the 20% miss chance of Blur?
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Can Create Water be used to create HOT water? [closed]

I'm playing a 3.5 Druid and I'm looking for ways to weaponize the Create Water spell. My first idea was to create a long, thin column of water some 100 ft above an enemy while Wildshaped in an avian ...
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How can a nonpsionic character use the power hostile empathic transfer?

A level 7 evil cleric that I play frequently casts on himself the spell delay death (Spell Compendium 63). I want the cleric to be able to use the psionic power hostile empathic transfer. Is there a ...
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Where can I find a list of Monk Prestige Classes?

I have been looking all over for a comprehensive list of prestige classes either specifically meant for the monks or ones that synergize extremely well with them. Does such a list exist or do I ...