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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How does Spirit Guardians impact available movement for affected creatures?

For the spell Spirit Guardians, which has a 15' radius, An affected creature’s speed is halved in the area. If a creature with normal speed 30 entered the area after moving 15 feet, what is its ...
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Sneak attacks per round [duplicate]

I attacked someone that is prone. So I attack with advantage plus sneak attack. Then in his turn he leaves my space which grants me an opportunity attack. Here's my question: does that opportunity ...
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Does Curse of the Evil Eye affect all saving throws and ability checks?

We have the below snippet from the description of the Curse of the Evil Eye ability from Fomorian's statblock. (MM. Page 136) ...On a failed save, the creature is also cursed with magical ...
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How can I convert the combat stats of an XD20 module to D&D 5E?

I picked up XDM: Quest for the Tavern the other day, because I like the idea of a dungeon co-written by a webcomic artist and the guy who runs the Killer Breakfast. The problem is that I'd like to run ...
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Varying Success When Casting Difficult Spells

I am trying to adapt D&D 5e to a Harry Potter setting,* basically creating an adventuring group of wizards.† For the most part, I've matched up Harry Potter magic with D&D schools and ...
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Can you move and act with the Ready action?

I am trying to understand the Find Familiar spell and its interaction with the Ready action. The PHB reads about Ready: First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. ...
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What are the benefits of having a mount?

Regarding mounts, especially gained through Find Steed: They have only a few simple actions, without even Help let alone Attack. The spells you can share with them are almost only buffs to keep them ...
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Can an unconscious person drink a potion?

PHB 153 reads: Potion of Healing. A character who drinks the magical red fluid in this vial regains 2d4 + 2 hit points. Drinking or administering a potion takes an action. By my ...
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Tempest Cleric: when does Wrath of the Storm trigger? [duplicate]

I had a question regarding this ability and what causes it to trigger. It says a 'hit' but does a hit necessarily include a damage roll or does this include when an attack is above the character's ...
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Can you use the 5e spell Telekinesis to attack with a weapon?

I'm looking over the rules for telekinesis, and it leaves me wondering based on the RAW. It says this: … You can try to move an object that weighs up to 1,000 pounds. If the object isn't ...
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Is the draconic sorcerer's elemental affinity damage halved when a spell's damage is halved?

As the title says, is the damage from a draconic sorcerer's elemental affinity halved when a spell's damage is halved? For example, if a target of the fireball spell makes their save.
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As a 5e Vengeance Paladin, how do I get a bonus action? [duplicate]

super nooby question. I just started playing and have noticed that the paladin class has spells with a cast time of '1 bonus action'. So...how do I gain the ability to take a Bonus Action?
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Can a ring be an arcane focus?

I want to make a D&D criminal sorcerer, whose story would be that he scammed a ring off a novice mage, and that ring then gave him his magical powers. Would it be valid to use this ring as an ...
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Can I transfer Hex to another target after it died even if it had Animate Dead cast on it after?

Say I cast hex on a target, and curse the creature with disadvantage to ability checks with dexterity. After the creature is killed by dropping to 0 hit points, a member of my party casts animate ...
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What happens when I dismount my steed after sharing an AoE spell with it?

The spell Spirit Guardians is a 15' AoE spell with a range of Self, and it is a Concentration spell that lasts for 10 minutes. (PHB, 278) Find Steed includes the following: (PHB, 240) While ...
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Is there a name for putting OP enemies against OP characters?

Suppose that a DM realizes that the PCs became OP due to several reasons (optimization, lucky rolls, too many magic items) and battles that are supposed to be deadly became easy. Then, he decides to ...
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How do you determine hit points in 5e for custom monsters?

Before anyone says it, I did look in the DMG. The table listed there is, as far as I'm concerned, completely useless if one's starting from a certain CR. The hit points column puts down a range of hit ...
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How can I convert enemies from D&D 3.5e to 5e?

I'm trying to convert The Forgotten Forge from the back of the Eberron book into 5th Edition to run it, and right now I'm trying to get the enemies inside it converted over, using the UA article as a ...
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Is it possible to stuff a Bag of Holding inside another Bag of Holding?

And then stuff that Bag of Holding into another Bag of Holding, and so on ad infinitum? Earlier editions of D&D prohibit this. I haven't found similar rules for 5th edition, but perhaps I'm ...
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Extremely Heavy Weight [duplicate]

RAW, is there anything that explicitly states what happens to a creature (either PC or monster) when a weight that exceeds their carry capacity is suddenly dropped on them? EDIT: The intent is to ...
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How does the warcaster feat interact with arcane spells, and Eldritch Knight's use of war magic?

I know war caster negates the need of a free hand for somatic components, but it's not negating the need of an extra limb for manipulating materials! (I know you can use the same hand for both ...
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What proficiencies and starting equipment does Bard class + Entertainer background give?

The Bard has proficiency with 3 instruments (e.g, Lute, Viol, Panflute) and starts with 1 (e.g. Lute). Selecting the Entertainer background allows for proficiency with 1 other instrument (e.g. Drum) ...
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Do unarmed strikes count for Hunter's Mark? [duplicate]

I have a Ranger3 Blood Hunter3 in a CoS campaign. The ranger multi-classed into bloodhunter for flavor and role play. He has chosen Order of the Lycan. One of the abilities allows them to make 1d6(...
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How can I grapple dozens of targets? [closed]

What would be the cheapest most cost efficient way of grappling a large number of targets. (I.e. there are 100 people in front of me wanting to fight, I want to grapple as many as possible.) How can I ...
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How much would it cost to make this magic item?

How much would it cost to craft a magic item that bestows the effects of a level 3 spell whenever it is worn? The item can be something simple, like a ring or an amulet; its nonmagical properties aren'...
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Which equipment do I choose when creating a character in D&D 5e?

I am unclear on which equipment to use and not use. My class is rogue and my background is guide (which I found on this site). All the equipment that I get from the guide background is very similar to ...
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What are the main differences between Basic red box D&D (any version) and 5e?

I'm getting back into the hobby and I've re-read Moldvay's red book and Cook's Blue book and it's all come back to me. I've read the question "What are the big differences between the D&D ...
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Do magic weapons that require attunement count as magic (for Resistances) even if you are not attuned?

Resistance in a creatures stat block is written as follows: bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from non magical weapons Does a weapon count as magical, even if I am not attuned to it? I know I ...
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Can wild magic growth make me a Large creature?

I'm playing a wild magic sorcerer and I've rolled the size-changing effect (grow or shrink 1d10 inches) a few times. I'm 9'3" now, and starting to wonder about my size category. Does growing beyond ...
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Will Horde Breaker apply to a thrown weapon?

The feature states "a weapon attack" in general, What if the weapon attack is a thrown one like a spear or a javelin? The full text states: Once on each of your turns when you make a weapon ...
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Can a familiar perform a sneak attack?

Familiars cannot attack, but they can provide contact damage. I want to know if the rogue's sneak attack works for their familiar too. (Granted that the familiar has an advantage on the target or an ...
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How to handle modern-day weapons in D&D 5e?

My friend and I both recently started playing D&D 5e and we wanted to try out a Walking Dead apocalypse style campaign. I'm the DM so it's only him playing; I thought I'd include NPCs to help him ...
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How do ability score improvements improve modifiers?

First time player in a group figuring out things as we all go. I just hit level four as a Ranger, and I get to improve one ability score of my choice by 2, or I can increase two ability scores of my ...
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How can our warlock use the Staff of Defense?

Our party recently acquired a staff of defense. Apart from the AC bonus, it also lets you: With the staff in hand, you can use your action to cast one of the following spells from the staff if the ...
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Can Blindsight “See” Through Walls, Floors, And Ceilings?

I am currently play-testing an Awakened Mystic character in D&D 5e, using the beta rules released by WotC. As such, I have an ability that lets me choose between having Blindsight or Tremorsense. ...
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How do I calculate my skill modifier?

I'm trying to fill out the skills section on my first character, but when I look at the character sheets in the Starter Set as examples of how to make a character, the skills that are circled have ...
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How can we communicate short messages long-distance?

In our 5e game, we stole a boat. And a horse carriage. And a lot of other stuff for moving things between cities. Our DM meant for this to be a way to skip road encounters. We decided to fund a ...
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How much can you communicate with your familiar?

The Find Familiar spell states that: While your familiar is within 100 feet of you, you can communicate with it telepathically. and Your familiar acts independently of you, but it always ...
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Price list for magic items

We are playing Hoard of the Dragon Queen. My PC's are only at level 3. They stumbled into a magic shop and asked for a Bag of Holding. I made the asker roll to beat a 15 and if he did I said that ...
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Can a character choose to cease being a willing target of a spell?

Foresight, Barkskin and Mage Armor are examples of spells which require consent in order to function. Could you revoke this consent at a later time of your own choosing in order to end the spell ...
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How many spells known per level does a level 3 wizard get, and where do you find that info in the PHB? [closed]

On the chart in the wizard chapter, there is only spell slots, not spells known.
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Can Shillelagh be used to help other people?

Can I cast Shillelagh on a weapon and then hand it to a fellow party member to use with the Shillelagh benefits?
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Does the Message spell truncate messages over 6 seconds long?

The Message spell's duration is "1 round" (PHB, p. 259) and a round "represents about 6 seconds in the game world." (PHB, p. 189) Is a message longer than "about 6 seconds" truncated? Does the caster ...
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Can a Minor Illusion be placed around someone's eyes to blind them? [duplicate]

Wizard A wants to cast Minor Illusion on Target B, specifying black discs in front of the eyes. Does it work? In other words, are status effects something Minor Illusion can inflict?
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Are druid's wild shape+mage armor compatible?

Does mage armor work with the druid's wild shape? A player might multi-class for that. As a whim I feel it's OP but can't find anywhere that it's not allowed.
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How many rounds are in a minute?

Lets say a debuff lasts a "minute" on an enemy. We all know a round takes approx 6 seconds. Is this 6 seconds per person? or just for that particular person. IE: Lets say it's 4 hero's vs 2 enemies. ...
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Why is the heavy crossbow's weight so ridiculous high? [closed]

Hand crossbow deals 1d6 damage, has range 30/120 and weighs 3 lb. Light crossbow deals 1d8 damage, has range 80/320 and weighs 5 lb. Heavy crossbow deals 1d10 damage, has range 100/400 and weighs 18 ...
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How does Expertise work?

Bards get Expertise at level 3. How does this work? For example, if I have a standard proficiency bonus of +2, and if I have proficiency in Perception with a Wisdom ability modifier of +2, then my ...
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What is the most reasonable conversion rate for a 5e “Gold for XP” house rule?

I am thinking about using a OSR-like XP for Gold rule for my next 5e campaign. Instead of handing out Combat or Quest XP, I want to use the following rule: Players can purchase XP / a level when ...
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Are Battle Master Maneuvers considered magical? If not how do they work?

A situation came up in game where a battle master wished to use a Goading Attack maneuver inside the area of a silence spell. As DM, I ruled that the enemy would get advantage on the wisdom save ...