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

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What changes when an Alienist becomes an outsider?

When a character becomes a 10th level Alienist (prestige class), the following change is said to occur (emphasis mine): Alien Transcendence (Su): A 10th-level alienist, because of long ...
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Can a Druid/Wizard share wizard spells on his companion? Or druid spells with his familiar?

As the title; I'm not seeing anything against it, I just know a lot of class abilities are limited to the class they're from normally. As a Druid 2/Wizard 1, could a character share say... mage armor ...
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Is there a druidic version of the spell mark of justice?

The 5th-level cleric and 4th-level paladin spell mark of justice curses the subject when the subject performs an action chosen when the spell is cast. Is there a similar spell for punishing unruly ...
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What is the RAW of how Dodge works?

A few of my players think I am handling the Dodge Bonus incorrectly. I make all the dodge bonus apply only to a single designated target. After doing my research I am not so sure anymore. What is the ...
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Are immunities only working if you want them to?

For example, a Necropolitan Dread Necromancer just leveled, earning herself the class ability Negative Energy Resistance. However, she has always been using her Charnel Touch ability to heal herself. ...
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'Multiple' Cleric classes for one character

A player wishes to take 5 levels as a positive cleric (Spontaneous Cure) and 5 levels as a negative cleric (Spontaneous Inflict). In both cases the player wants to trade turn/rebuke for paladin auras. ...
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Can a chameleon qualify for blighter?

An ex-druid 1 / chameleon (Races of Destiny) wants to take levels in blighter (Complete Divine). Can he?
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Can animal companions carry gear for you?

Can an animal companion, without a handle animal check, carry your gear like a mule would? Is there a minimum required Int score for this action, in that case?
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How much does adventuring gear made for very small and very large creatures weigh and cost?

I'm trying to make a full chart of item sizes and I find something is lacking in the Player's Handbook (or I'm just blind). See the following chart: (Excel file here) How much does special-sized ...
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Does a Tiny or smaller creature's charge trigger an attack of opportunity?

A Tiny or smaller creature that enter's an opponent's space, be it for attacking or anything else, usually triggers an attack of opportunity. But I don't think charges usually trigger an attack of ...
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Can you use charge-specific feats while mounted?

I am going to have my party face level 7 orc fighters mounted on worgs. I gave them leap attack, shock trooper and ride-by-attack. Can the orcs use their leap attack feat and the heedless charge ...
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Questions about an Arcane/Divine combo build

I had an idea for a character that was multiclass Wizard/Archivist(Heroes of Horror) with Prestige levels in Mystic Theurge. However, upon further examination of the Mystic Theurge class, I noticed a ...
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What Are All of the Changes Race Can Make to a Character? [closed]

In D&D 3.5e, what are all the changes that a race can make to a character? e.g., base attributes change for some races, but humans just give a bonus feat, and some races can add natural armor or ...
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Are there rules for “IRL” diseases?

Scenario I have a particular player that insists that the only place he ever visits in towns/cities are brothels. While this makes for funny role-playing at times, it often splits up the party when I ...
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How can a Wondrous Item be made lighter?

I want to give my familiar a Healing Belt (along with a Pearl of Speech so that it can say the command word), so that it can save our butts if it comes down to it (and perhaps hurt that mean ghoul a ...
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Can a Great Diplomat have two cohorts?

The Dragon #318 article "Oriental Adventures Update: Eastern Flavor" (32-48) altered the benefit of the Oriental Adventures feat Great Diplomat (63) to the following: You gain a +2 bonus on ...
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Improving my familiar's touch attack bonus

I have a Celestial Bat familiar (Improved Familiar feat) which I use to deliver touch-range spells for me. This animal has no attack on its own, but we have ruled that having a charged touch spell ...
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The cost of writing a spell in my spellbook

I have seen from various online sources that it costs some gold to write a new spell in your spellbook from a scroll or other spellbook you've found. The player's handbook only mentions that a wizard ...
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Can an attacker tell they're dealing non-lethal damage?

While reviewing regeneration I was reminded that "damage dealt to the creature is treated as nonlethal damage". This made me wonder if the attacker can tell (before regeneration happens) that the ...
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Rulings/Usage on Abrupt Jaunt

the wizard specialist ability from PHB2... -- Abrupt Jaunt (conjuration): You teleport up to 10 feet. -- Activating this ability is an immediate action... -- You can’t activate this ...
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Optimizing Torso/Body slot when restricted to light armor, no metal with high WIS [closed]

As a DM I am asked about his optimization by one of my player who plays a Healer. I found the question interesting because as far as I know there is no relevant resource for divine caster than wear ...
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Can a monk “wear” Mage Armor without losing their wisdom bonus to AC?

Can a monk use mage armor without losing their wisdom bonus to AC (in 3.5e)? More generally, can a divine caster wearing a monk's belt use greater luminous armor without losing their wisdom bonus to ...
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Help need for someone who knows nothing about D&D [closed]

I was wondering if anyone could help me? My partner is a big D&D fan and I would like to get him some books for Christmas as a surprise. All I know is he likes 3.5ed and has 5 forgotten realm ...
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Does D&D 3.5 allow cage-type (live catch) traps to be constructed?

It appears that the trap rules in D&D 3.5 do not make provisions for the construction and deployment of cage-type (live catch) traps. How would a party go about constructing and deploying one ...
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Are Wizard spells also Paladin Spells when provided by Sword of the Arcane Order?

Background I have a Paladin that reveres Mystra, and would like to be take as much advantage of spells as possible. The DM has allowed the Serenity feat - which is excellent for reducing MAD. Of ...
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Medium longspear used by a large creature

What happens when a Large creature use a medium sized longspear ? 1st question: Can he use the Longspear in 1 hand ? 2nd question: What happens to the reach of the Longspear, can he use it only at ...
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What are “tiers”, and what tier is each class?

I tend to play Wizards, almost exclusively, though I have branched out and played Clerics, Druids, Sorcerers, and, at some point each other core class. I would like to play something different for my ...
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What makes the Monstrous Crab so dangerous?

It was recently mentioned that the Monstrous Crab is generally capable of wiping out even a powerful 3rd level party. It seems to me that, lacking any anti-ranged capability whatsoever, it is ...
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How can one continue to make touch attacks round after round?

Please help me understand this sentence in D&D 3 : "You can continue to make touch attacks round after round." It is in "Touch Spells in Combat". I don't understand how is it possible to make ...
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My class “imbues” a _____ on an item?

I’m writing a homebrew class for 3.x, based on empowering items with magic powers (think an OGL-friendly riff on the concept of the artificer), so I’ve decided on using “imbue” for a verb for those ...
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Does the feat Magical Training grant a spell list?

The benefit of the feat Magical Training says You can cast three 0-level arcane spells per day as either a sorcerer or wizard (your choice, so long as you have a score of at least 10 in the ...
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How to balance my encounters for a party with lots of burst damage

I'm having trouble balancing my combat encounters because my party is able to ditch too much damage in a round. It's a party of 5 lvl 9 but anything with less than a 100hp and high AC doesn't live ...
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Is this Orc and Hobgoblin hybrid well balanced?

I've been thinking on creating a very specific NPC for the E6 game I'm running. This NPC would be a male barbarian, a hybrid between an Orc and a Hobgoblin, perhaps with advanced age. There is no ...
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True necromancer, caster level and animate dead

I was working on a True Necromancer (Libris mortis pag. 53) and I wanted to see how many undeads it can control. Assume the Necromancer is level 11, he comes from a cleric/3, wizard/3, true ...
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What would the character-optimization consequences be of using the “one-step” rule for Warlock alignment?

Although the source material for the Warlock class in D&D 3.5e makes no specification on what alignment a Warlock must be (and explicitly mentions Good-aligned warlocks more than once), it is not ...
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Bracing Against a Charge and Reach

If I were to set myself up to brace for a charge with a Longspear, do I get both my readied attack for double damage when they move into reach and my attack of opportunity for normal damage (or would ...
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Magic Vestment on Bracers of Armor?

The Bracers of Armor are described to "surround the wearer with invisible but tangible field of force", which essentially is an invisible suit of armor. My question is: Can Magic Vestment be cast on ...
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What are the best ways to move and full-attack in the same round?

One of the most important things for any physical fighter to accomplish is to maximize the amount of time you spend full-attacking. Once you have BAB +6, not full-attacking halves your potential ...
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How do you “pinpoint” with Listen Skill and “Keen Eared Scout” Feat in 3.5?

As per the Rules Compendium at p.14, beating a Listen DC by 20 allows you to pinpoint the 5' square that the sound is coming from, a very important function when facing stealthy or invisible ...
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How does Spell Immunity work against spells that are on different spell lists with different levels?

Based on Does a Heightened spell bypass Spell Immunity?, a follow-up. What happens if I pick "Dominate Person" as a spell? It's a 4th level Bard spell, but a 5th level Sorceror/Wizard spell. Do I get ...
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Can you stack effects of a touch attack?

Let's say I have a Lich, said Lich is a Dread Necromancer and casts Bestow Wounds (just went a picked a touch spell at random). Now can this Lich make a single touch attack to apply its Lich touch, ...
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How does sneak attack work for ranged rogues after surprise round?

Does he become useless? Do you have to place a houserule? Is it spending actions on getting invisible or out of sight again the only way to get sneak attack again? It seems to me a ranged rogue ...
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Improved grab while being grappled

I was doing a small thought experiment yesterday in regards to what would happen if a grappling orientated creature (with the improved grab ability) is grappled himself. The rules for improved grab ...
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How are the followers and the cohort obtained with the Leadership feat?

When a character takes the Leadership feat, how are the followers and the cohort obtained? Do you have to actively recruit them during the game and hope the DM gives you some decent followers, or do ...
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Dropping items while gaseous

I know that when a vampire turns gaseous their gear turns with them but what I want to know is if a vampire can choose to go gaseous and leave items behind (such as armour or other worn items). ...
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Did the designers intend that you need only carry the Cloak of Charisma to get the bonus?

The SRD's entry for the Cloak of Charisma says: This lightweight and fashionable cloak has a highly decorative silver trim. When in a character’s possession, it adds a +2, +4, or +6 enhancement ...
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Is there a playable undead race?

Is there a playable race of undead in Dungeons and Dragons 3.5? I would prefer a race that isn't a vampire or lich. If possible, please share their stats.
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How can I improve the AC of my goliath warblade?

I'm playing a campaign in the Eberron setting with some friends. Currently I have a Goliath warblade Level 3 and although I have plenty of HP, my AC is pretty low right now. I'm looking for tips to ...
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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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Utility Use of Tongue Tendrils

So, the Book of Vile Darkness have got some awesome, but a little bit evil, spells that do all kind of awesome stuff. One of those have caught my attention by being potentially wicked awesome AND ...