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

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Do you use components when casting spells if you are a divine caster?

Does a divine caster need to use components when casting non-divine spells? For example does a druid casting Flare need to use the verbal casting component? Citations are greatly appreciated.
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How can I gain more uses of a specific natural attack (or pair of natural attacks) in a turn?

I'm building around using the 3.5 Eldritch Claws* feat for my Warlock, which count as a pair of natural attacks added to the damage your Unarmed Attack deals. I would like to gain more attacks with ...
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What is the weight of an astral construct?

Nowhere in the astral construct power description does it say what the weights of the resulting constructs are. I have a feeling that I've seen somewhere that ectoplasm has negligible weight, but I ...
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Can a Runesmith make more than one Permanent Rune?

Can my Runesmith use his Permanent Rune ability to make more than one Spell Permanent?
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If a character has the TWF feat from 3.5 and the Ambidexterity feat from 3.0, does this remove the TWF penalty?

I'm not exactly sure how these would stack if they were both allowed. Would the -2/-2 with a light weapon and TWF be eliminated or would it be exactly the same (thus making Ambidexterity obviously ...
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Example implementations of time limits on player actions in combat [closed]

Several questions (like this one) suggest imposing time limits on players to speed up combat. Those suggestions usually lack expertise on the topic. I’m looking for your experience on that matter. ...
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Is there a way to completely eliminate the penalties for Two-Weapon Fighting?

From what I can tell, using Two-Weapon Fighting and having a Light weapon in your offhand at best reduces the penalty to -2/-2. Is there an official 3.5 method of completely eliminating this penalty? ...
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Does the Sword of the Planes have a basis in the rules for its GP cost for its abilities?

As per the SRD: This longsword has an enhancement bonus of +1 on the Material Plane, but on any Elemental Plane its enhancement bonus increases to +2. (The +2 enhancement bonus also applies on the ...
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Can a soulknife with quickdraw use iaijutsu focus?

A soulknife of 5th level can create a mindblade as a free action. Iaijutsu focus requires you to draw your weapon to deal extra damage. Could I, for example, create a mindblade inside a sheathe then ...
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Does Draconic Breath qualify for Metabreath Feats?

I stumbled upon an interesting feat called Draconic Breath in the Complete Arcane and decided to read up on it. It reads as follows: [Draconic] You can convert your arcane spells into a ...
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What are the limits to the genesis power?

As part of some fairly silly nonsense, I've suggested the use of the genesis power to a colleague. The power, as stated, allows the caster to: You determine the environment within the demiplane ...
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What is the manifesting time for a quickened power?

Quicken Power from 3.5 states that You can perform another action, even manifest another power, in the same round that you manifest a quickened power. But it doesn't state if the manifesting ...
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Can Cleric attempt to turn undead instead of usual attack of opportunity?

Turning undead is a supernatural ability that a character can perform as a standard action. It does not provoke attacks of opportunity. You must present your holy symbol to turn undead. Turning is ...
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Can a demilich use its spell-like abilities on itself?

The demilich, an epic monster originally from the Epic Level Handbook for Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition and nominally updated to Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 by the SRD and Conversion Book, has the ...
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Can a character meet prerequisites using a magic item?

Just as the title says, I'm wondering if a character can meet the prerequisites of a particular choice (feat, prestige class, etc.) by using a magic item that grants the prerequisite? As an example: ...
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How does the flaming sphere reflex save work?

How do I calculate what a successful reflex DC save when trying to dodge against the flaming sphere?
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Do Dragonwrought Kobolds Incur Age Penalties if They're Not True Dragons?

I was just wondering if the question on whether Dragonwrought Kobolds are true dragons or not have any bearing on whether or not they get age penalties to their physical stats? Please back up your ...
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What happens when a Mage Hand takes damage?

If a Mage Hand triggers a trap (in my case, by screwing a lightbulb into a booby-trapped socket) or otherwise takes damage from some effect, what happens to it? Does it just sit there and ignore the ...
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What is wrong with the D&D 3.5 FAQ?

I've heard from several places that the D&D 3.5 FAQ is generally a bad place to find information about the rules of the game. I don't really understand this distrust, since it's an official ...
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Does Evard's Black Tentacles only go “up”?

Recently, I was running a game where the party was flying in an urban environment to face off against a wizard. They were all bunched together next to a building about 20' up to avoid attacks from ...
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How many times must prerequisite spells be cast when using a dedicated wright?

This is a dedicated wright. Appearances aside, he's pretty spiffy, a construct created by busy magic item craftsmen to create more stuff. The dedicated wright's supernatural ability item creation ...
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How to leave a battle in D&D 3.5?

I understand that, according to 3.5 battle rules, a character can move while fighting. Following this idea, I guess that, at some point, we would determine that a character have left battle, for ...
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How many Astral Constructs may exist at one time, created from the same manifester?

I can find nothing in the Expanded Psionics Handbook mentioning a limit on the number of astral constructs that can be manifested at one time. The duration of the Astral Construct power is 1 round / ...
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Is there a way to take 10 in Iaijutsu Focus?

I want to know if there is a way to take 10 while in combat for a specific skill (In this case Iaijutsu Focus). I heard that there is a feat that allows you to do that but I couldn't find it.
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Does a creature with Improved Trip get a free attack against Driving Attack's victim?

The feat Driving Attack has as its Benefit If you use a full-round action to make a single melee attack with any piercing weapon and succeed in hitting, you can initiate a special bull rush ...
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How does freefall diving work?

As per this wizards article, a diving charge means you dive 10 feet and move at least 30 to do double damage in a charge. It also states that if you are freefalling, you need a full round action to ...
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Does Improved Familiar feat apply to Urban Companions?

Cityscape Web Enhancement lists an alternate class feature for Druids and Rangers, called Urban Companion: The character gains the companionship of a smaller but far more intelligent creature than ...
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What is a Cacodaemon in D&D 3.5e?

The Fiendish Codex I mentions Ahrimanes, the Chief of the Cacodaemons (p.155). But what exactly a Cacodaemon is goes unmentioned. They're mentioned in 4e, AD&D 1e and Pathfinder, but as far as I ...
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Gestalt Factotum//Artificer vs Factotum//Wizard [closed]

So my friend and I are looking at doing a solo gestalt campaign starting at level 8. It's going to be relatively high-wealth, set in Eberron. Basically, the idea is that since our current DM makes a ...
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What 3.5e books are under SRD and not?

I am allowed to use the SRD books in a 3.5 campaign. Which books are SRD and what books are not in D&D 3.5e? P.S this is probably a duplicate so please do send me to the right one, i just couldnt ...
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Does a Healer's Healing Hands ability apply when creating magic items?

The Miniatures Handbook has the Healer class. One of its class features is Healing Hands. This ability allows a Healer to apply their Charisma modifier to Cure spells. For instance, a level 5 ...
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Can a dive attack be made when you would charge as part of an effect?

The Battle Leader's Charge maneuver says you make a charge as part of the maneuver. If a character has wings and is able to do a dive attack, can a dive attack (which "works as a charge") be done in ...
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Are there any advantages to making damage be of the fire type?

The Dragonfire Assault feat lets you turn your power attack bonus damage into fire type damage. Are there any advantages to this? All I can see are disadvantages, as a creature can be immune to fire, ...
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Can weapon special abilities that don't say they're passed on to ammunition be added to ranged weapons?

Certain weapon special abilities in D&D 3.5 can sensibly be applied to melee or ranged weapons yet are not listed in the random roll table for magical ranged weapons, only melee, and do not state ...
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How can I remove/minimize the need for sleep for a character?

I want to make a character that doesn't sleep at all or sleeps very little and stays alert when not sleeping. I'm making this character as an NPC and I'm the DM, so I can basically do anything, but I ...
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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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To what point is a warforged half-heal rounded?

Eberron campaign setting page 23 says warforged healing is halved, but it does not specify if it's rounded up or down, so I don't know if lesser vigor, for example, would heal 1 or 0 damage per turn. ...
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Are dragons able to recognize other dragons in humanoid form?

So i'm about to start running a campaign where my group will start out in a city that is led by a king who happens to be a Great Wyrm Gold Dragon in alternate form. I'm playing it with a whole back ...
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What does Martial arcanist mean for gaining spells? [duplicate]

I was a bit confused by the wording for Martial Arcanist. Martial Arcanist (Ex): At 5th level, you master the art of combining your militant and mystical training. From this point on, your caster ...
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What is the point of having a 1st-level familiar if you can't communicate with it in a language?

I have a 1st-level sorcerer in my game that has a rabbit familiar. Familiars are magical beasts, so you can't use "speak with animals" or anything that specifically affects animals. As a result, she ...
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How can a human expand their lifespan in Pathfinder? [duplicate]

Is there a way for a human character to increase their life span by any significant amount? I want to expand his lifespan because I want him to eventually raise a dragon, but I know that's way ...
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Can a single “opportunity” provoke multiple attacks of opportunity from the same creature?

I already know that if you take multiple "acts" while in a threatened square, you provoke multiple attacks of opportunity (for example, if you drink a potion and then move out of a threatened square) ...
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Accurate Population Scale of Forgotten Realms Cities

Do the maps of cities in the 3rd Edition Forgotten Realms Campaign Books accurately reflect the statistics of those cities? I recently decided to use the city of Everlund from the Forgotten Realms ...
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How to use passive bonuses from weapon enchantments?

Basically, how do I have to hold/store/whatever the items to get whatever passive bonuses they grant. For example, Eager and Warning provide passive initiative bonuses. I think one of these actually ...
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Tome of battle multiclassing recovery method

In tome of battle page 97, the book says that if I multiclass with multiple martial adept classes, I "retain the same method for readying and recovering maneuvers that I previously used". Does that ...
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Ways to reduce Arcane Spell Failure on pre-existing gear

At level 1, I bought this really cool armor that, given a masterwork, and custom fit quality, had 0 armor check penalty and a +6 to max dexterity bonus, and a really good amount of armor, plus it ...
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How do sunder modifiers for size and weapon work?

With sunder, The wielder of a two-handed weapon on a sunder attempt gets a +4 bonus on this roll, and the wielder of a light weapon takes a -4 penalty. If the combatants are of different sizes, ...
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Which book can I find grenades in?

Is there a type of thrown object that can do damage, cause distractions, cover advances, start fires etc? I am basically looking for a medieval grenade. I think I saw something in one of the books, ...
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How powerful is the skill Bluff?

Is there any limit to the Bluff skill's ability to change other creatures' perceptions of the world around them? I think a high enough check result may allow any degree of change, but what's the Bluff ...
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Does Pathfinder have the character imbalance problem that D&D 3.X has?

Many agree that D&D 3.X has a tier "problem" (or system or classification, depending upon your preference). I enjoy the basic rule set of 3.X but have a hard time having fun with a system that is ...