Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, by Wizards of the Coast. D&D 5e is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and settings of all previous D&D editions. Previously code-named D&D Next.

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Can Dispel Magic be used on Geas?

At the end of the Geas spell description it is stated that You can end the spell early by using an action to dismiss it. A remove curse, greater restoration or wish also ends it. So the ...
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In Hoard of the Dragon Queen, can Hazirawn influence or control its wielder?

I have a question about Hazirawn. Since the sword can talk and is neutral evil. Can it influence the wielder, or control him/her eventually?
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Providing Cover to an Ally

Rules about cover state when a creature provides cover to an ally or an enemy, it cannot be hit by an attacker and the covered target obtains +2 AC bonus (my group does not use the optional rule about ...
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How does Naga Rejuvenation work?

The 5E MM says Guardian and Spirit Naga can come back from the dead but the details are murky- does what's left of the Naga's body 'regenerate' or does the creature form a new body? Would moving its ...
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How can I make a wizard swear something in a way that will bind them to their word?

I want to make an neutral evil wizard swear to be my teacher in exchange for saving his life. Is there a spell or something to make him keep his word? Are there options if he is from another magic ...
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Do I get advantage if attacking from behind?

On pg 195 of the PHB it states: When a creature can't see you, you have advantage on attack rolls against it. So, does this mean I have to successfully hide from the creature, or if it was ...
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Are Goliaths able to wield large sized weapons in 5e?

With the new Elemental Evil Player's Companion released awhile ago, Goliaths were added to 5e. I'm unfamiliar with 3.5 and previous editions, but I know that they were included and wielding large ...
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How far below the average CR should I count monsters when determining encounter difficulty?

DMG82 says "When [calculating encounter difficulty multipliers], don't count any monsters whose challenge rating is significantly below the average challenge rating of the other monsters in the ...
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What is the Symbol on the Amulet of Proof Against Detection and Location?

On page 150 of the D&D 5e Dungeon Master's Guide, there is an illustration of the Amulet of Proof against Detection and Location. The illustration depicts a closed eye, with a symbol above it, ...
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What published adventures are available for D&D 5e?

I'm running the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure for my son and his friends as DM. With the future in mind, I want to get more published adventures. How can I find out a comprehensive list of all ...
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Can I wield just a shield and use magic in dnd5e?

I play a wizard and while I am rarely hit due to being in the back I'm still paranoid I will get hit so I was wondering if after getting a feat to wield a shield I can use that with one hand and use ...
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Does Armor affect magic casting in Dnd 5e?

I am currently using a wizard and I was wondering if I decided to take a feat that would allow me to use heavier than light armor if that would affect my magic casting. I thought I read something ...
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Dual wield and sneak attack with rogue?

I have heard when you dual wield with a rogue you have one primary action which is used to attack main hand and you have a bonus action which is used to attack off hand. My question is can you attack ...
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Is there anything like an Arcane Archer in the 5e players handbook?

In the playtest there was a feat that allowed character to imbue arrows will certain types of spells. The one in the playtest let an arcane caster attach a spell to an arrow and the spell would go off ...
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Are the monsters in the MM actually following the monster creation rules?

The guidelines for making your own monsters are based around the Monster Statistics by Challenge Rating table on p274. Inspired by this question regarding Animated Armor (MM 19), which is CR1, let's ...
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How would one alter the stats on animated armor to reflect a wooden statue instead?

I want to hit my (low-level) players with an animated ship's figurehead. I was toying with stats for the Sea Hag, but an animated suit of armor might work better. I'm thinking the damage resistances ...
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How can I get a feat at level 1 in D&D 5e?

I was wondering about the magic initiate feat. Because I want to know if you can take it first level because I'm making a human warlock who's always been in-tune with magic even before making the pact ...
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When advantage isn't enough. Other circumstantial bonuses in 5e?

As noted in this question in many cases a party is going to be able to reasonably gain advantage on a check due to simply working together. However what happens when the party also gets some extra ...
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How many spell slots does a Warlock 19/Wizard 1 have?

I'm really confused by Multiclassing as a Warlock. Say I put 19 levels into Warlock and I have six spell slots. Simple enough. The tricky bit is when you think of ways to get more spell slots. The ...
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Changing elements for spells

I think I remember in an older version of D&D allowing you to change a fire spell into a cold-based spell, or vice versa. In 5E, is there any way to allow you to alter say a Scorching Ray into a ...
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What is the highest level encounter you can come across? [closed]

So, we have a rule, that in-game, if (any) player gets bored and starts building a dice tower... RANDOM ENCOUNTER! The rule is that the dice tower height x the number of players currently in play ...
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What is the Fastest a Character Can Move in One Turn?

At level 20 with any magic items in the DMG, and any spells, what is the fastest a DnD 5e character could move using their movement? (i.e., not including teleportation)
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How can I get the most synergy out of this Paladin/Warlock multi-class combination?

I'm planning on playing a Paladin/Warlock in an upcoming game and I've picked the Oath of Vengeance, and Great Old One Patron/Pact of Tome. I've made my backstory (island home sunk when invaded by ...
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Does Ray of Enfeeblement affect a Hunter's Mark too?

If a creature is affected by Ray of Enfeeblement, reducing the damage of strength based attacks by half, and that creature attacks another affected by Hunter's Mark, is the Hunter's Mark damage also ...
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Are 5e Druids able to transform into Magical Beasts, or are they restricted to ordinary beasts? [duplicate]

so I just wanted to know whether druids could transform into magical beats such as the Winter Wolf in 5e. Me and my friends recently started playing so it would be nice to know. Thanks.
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Can I use a Familiar or a Ranger Companion as temporary mount?

My character is a Elf Drow (Weight: 95lb, Heigth: 5'3'') so, can I use a Panther (STR 14) as a mount or at least lift me up if I'm paralyzed?
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Can I use a Wolf or a Dire-Wolf as a Warlock familiar?

I'm new at D&D and I want to create a Drow, Rogue-Warlock (First Rogue and later Warlock) but I want to have a Dire-Wolf as a familiar but I don't know if it's possible. I want it for the ...
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How do I fix an overpowered character in a party? [closed]

I am going to be the dungeon master soon, but one member of my group is way overpowered among the rest of the members of my group. He is an orc barbarian in 5e dungeons and dragons, with 18 ...
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Specific charming rules?

In the Great Old One branch of Warlock, there is a Create Thrall effect, which states that if I touch an incapacitated creature it becomes charmed toward me but it describes nothing else about the ...
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Using downtime activity to research spells

I run a D&D 5E campaign. I have a player who is playing a wizard. This player would like to use his downtime to learn new spells. Specifically, he doesn't want to create any new spells of his ...
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How do I determine an NPC's skill levels?

When developing a new NPC, how do I ensure that they have close to the skill rankings that I would expect them to have, yet not make them more powerful than the PCs? As an example, I want a noble ...
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Can I use an ability increase across two abilities or just 1?

When I level my paladin to level 4, I get an Ability Score improvement. Can I choose any ability score to improve? I can upgrade one by 2 or two by 1, correct?
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What level would a Guildmaster Be? [closed]

So in my 5e campaign, the players will be studying under the Guildmaster of each of their classes. Each Guildmaster is the head of all the guilds in the country, so they'd be pretty badass. They work ...
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In what state is a person affected by Hypnotic Pattern? Can they make saving throws?

I'm reading the Hypnotic Pattern description and it says "Charmed, Incapacitated, Speed (0)" and "Snaps out of it, if being shaken or takes damage." Then I read the various states you can be under: ...
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How to Run a Trial Based on Skills? [closed]

So I will be putting my group through a final exam in their knight training. I wanted to have each trial in the exam based off of one of the six Dungeons and Dragons attributes. I figured that ...
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Can monsters with multiattack take grapple and shove actions?

If lets say... an Owlbear which has the multiattack trait wants to knock someone down and grapple them. Can the owlbear replace the 2 attack actions covered under the multiattack with a grapple and a ...
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Pushing enemies into/over difficult terrain or cliffs in 5e?

In previous editions of Dungeons and Dragons there was typically a reasonable assurance of being able to resist/avoid forced movement, or a way to prevent being harshly penalized for it (saving throw ...
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Does Owning a Shop or Trading Post Really Cost Me Money?

The Dungeon Master's Guide on page 127 lists the costs of maintaining various buildings. While some of these make sense, of note is that Shops and Trading posts are listed. This means that, rather ...
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How much does a house cost in D&D 5e

Im running my players through the LMoP starter campaign and the fighter character with an aversion to low standard living arrangements is interested in buying a local home that she could be ...
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How do Contests and Saving Throws interact?

Say I have a Stunned opponent, and I roll to grapple them. Stunned says this: Stunned A stunned creature is incapacitated (see the condition), can’t move, and can speak only falteringly. ...
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Do you break concentration on your current sustained spell if a new concentration spell you try to cast fails?

If I'm sustaining Enhance Ability on myself by concentration, and then during a combat that arises a few minutes later, I try to cast Hold Person on an enemy, but they pass their first roll to save ...
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Geas spell effect [closed]

From page 244, PHB - description of the 5th level spell Geas: You place a magical command on a creature that you can see within range, forcing it to carry out some service or refrain from some ...
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How do spells which affect fire interact with magical fire?

Specifically, the question came up in tonight's session whether the spell Gust of Wind would extinguish the flames created by the spell Wall of Fire. How about stronger or weaker spells that interact ...
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How can I redeem the unjust?

I'm playing a LN paladin (vengeance)/warlock (Great Old One/Tome) soon, and I want to redeem enemies I deem worthy of my mercy. With create thrall I expect to be in complete control of an enemy at ...
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Is there any way I can doff armor in a single turn?

Lets say I'm a sorcerer disguised as a fighter and I'm wearing that fighter's plate armor. According to RAW, I can't cast spells because I'm not proficient in heavy armor. Is there any way (in RAW) I ...
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How can you perceive burrowing?

So, I ran across a video saying that some burrowing creatures can be used as mounts by ...either gnomes or forest elves, I forget which, in 5e. Well, sure it will be slow, but according to what I ...
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Grappling size categories [duplicate]

In the 5e PHB in Grappling it states, "The target of the grapple must be no more than one size larger than you, . . ." Then, in the grapple feat in chapter 6, the last bullet point in that feat ...
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5e Battle Master, is an “Unarmed Strike” considered a “Weapon attack?”

For the purposes of the fighter "Battle Master" subclass, whenever a maneuver calls for a "weapon attack" does that include an unarmed strike?
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Can I two-weapon fight unarmed?

I want to make a fighter whose primary weapons are his unarmed attacks using the Tavern Brawler feat. If I take the Two Weapon Fighting style would that work with 2 unarmed strikes? In the weapons ...
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Is there any way for a 3rd level Human Eldritch Knight to have a sustainable source of dark vision?

I am playing a Human Eldritch Knight in D&D 5E, and as I am not a demi-human blessed with dark-vision, while the rest of the party are, I have to be burdened with a light source. Half of the ...