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 a Paladin sense a Tiefling?

With respect to the Paladin's ability "Divine Sense" ability in 5th edition, would it be possible to argue that they could sense a Tiefling due to their infernal heritage? Both RAW and RAI points are ...
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Does Absorb Elements give you resistance to damage from the triggering attack?

Absorb Elements says: Absorb Elements 1st-level abjuration Casting Time: 1 reaction, which you take when you take acid, cold, fie, lightning, or thunder damage Range: Self Components: S ...
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What happens when a character is shoved into other characters in tight quarters?

On a successful Shove against a target, what are the consequences for creatures directly behind? Scenario: The characters are single file in a narrow corridor (crates and barrels to one side and a ...
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How does sleep interact with undead?

Sleep page 276, roll 5d8 start from the lowest hit points. Undead and creatures immune to charm are not affected by this spell. Assuming I have a human wizard with 20 health, a zombie rat with 5 ...
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Can a character drop a weapon in order to cast a spell that is a reaction?

Suppose a Fighter/Wizard without the War Caster feat is wielding a sword and shield. If she is hit and wants to cast the Shield spell as a reaction (it has a somatic component), can she drop her ...
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Are creatures affected by Geas truly “forced” to follow your actions, or merely coerced by the threat of damage?

I believe this is the question that a user was trying to get at here. Geas states that you cast the spell on a creature, thereby forcing it to carry out some service or refrain from some action or ...
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Can I save immediately against Otto's Irresistible Dance, and have a chance of never dancing at all?

Otto's Irresistible Dance has two components relevant to this question: A dancing creature must use all its movement to dance And As an action, a dancing creature makes a Wisdom saving throw ...
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How are the two different kinds of saves used?

I'm trying to understand how saves work and are used. I'm reading the Basic Rules and this is what I have so far: Your spell save is 8 + (proficiency bonus) + (ability modifier). Your saving throw ...
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How might the weight of a falling object affect the damage it causes?

Fall damage is 1d6 per 10 feet. What adjustments if any should I make for objects falling on a player character? (e.g. a bear) Assuming the objects are meaningful threats but not instant character ...
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Is it possible to increase the number of spell slots a wizard has?

In the Basic Rules for D&D 5e, the number of spells a wizard can prepare is somewhat determined by your ability score, but it seems that the number of spell slots is constant, no matter what your ...
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Do any of these sources of AC bonuses conflict or negate each other?

My understanding, confirmed by the answer to this question: When a War Caster Wizard carrying a shield casts the spell "Shield" does the AC bonus Stack? is that anywhere an actual +N bonus ...
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On the turn after Haste ends, can you use a reaction?

The description of the Haste spell concludes with: When the spell ends, the target can't move or take actions until after its next turn, as a wave of lethargy sweeps over it. Could the target ...
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Does whether a Wizard can maintain the spell Polymorph upon themselves depend on the form they change into?

The level 4 spell Polymorph requires concentration to maintain. The subject retains their personality and alignment, but they have the mental statistics of the new form, which must be a beast and ...
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When a racial trait grants me use of a spell, does it have to also become a spell I know?

Infernal Legacy. You know the thaumaturgy cantrip. Once you reach 3rd level, you can cast the hellish rebuke spell once per day as a 2nd-level spell. Once your reach 5th level, you can also cast ...
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When a Warlock Invocation lets me cast a spell, do I also have to make it one of my Spells Known?

My friends and I are going to be starting another campaign in the near future. I've going to be playing as a Warlock and I was hoping to get some clarification on the use of the Eldritch Invocation ...
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multi-class order clarification

If a player goes Fighter 1 / Wizard 19, taking the Fighter level first, they get all of the Fighter proficiencies and none of the Wizard proficiencies, correct? (That is, they get the usual fighter ...
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Which class should an armored Wizard multi-class with, and in what order?

For a Wizard who plans to be in battle, what factors should be considered when deciding between taking a level or two of Fighter or of Cleric, and when? Fighter 1 would give the heavy armor ...
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Does The Ranger's Feral Senses Accomplish Anything, RAW? [duplicate]

According to this question, Invisible, but unhidden enemies are sensed automatically. However, this seems to contradict the Ranger's Feral Senses ability. FERAL SENSES: You are also aware of the ...
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How is a damage rounded for damage resistance?

If a creature has damage resistance, and is dealt an odd amount of damage, do you round the final damage up or down? The Player's Handbook, annoyingly, only gives the example of ...
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What is the minimum INT practical for an Eldridtch Knight

If an Eldritch Knight focuses on spells that don't have an attack roll or saving throw, INT (spellcasting stat) becomes less critical. But is there still a minimum INT required to cast spells of a ...
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Is a Shillelagh attack a spell attack or a regular attack?

Spell sniper indicates that it gives all spell attacks double range. While "touch" does not have a range to double, I'm curious if attacking with a Shillelagh-ified weapon counts as a spell attack or ...
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Can a Familiar aid a Rogue's Sneak Attack?

A Rogue character with the Arcane Trickster archetype chooses Find Familiar as her non-enchantment, non-illusion, 1st level spell. How does that creature interact with the Sneack Attack feature? From ...
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How is learning spells of certain levels restricted by available spellslots?

For example, creating a Sorcerer 3/ Druid 2 character, who (as a level 5 multiclass character of entirely spell-casting classes) has four Lv1 spellslots, three Lv2 SSs and two Lv3 SSs. A level 3 ...
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confirmation on how Incite Rampage works on the Gnoll pack lord

"Multiattack. The gnoll makes two attacks, either with its glaive or its longbow, and uses its Incite Rampage if it can."(Monster Manual 163) I take that to mean that Incite rampage can replace one ...
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Simple and Martial Weapons - is that melee only, or both melee and ranged?

In DnD 5e the Ranger get simple and martial weapon proficiencies. Do these include RANGED weapons of those types, or only melee? I had assumed only melee, but then there's no way they can be ...
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Can multiple conditional bonus attacks activate on the same turn if those multiple conditions are all met?

If conditional bonus attacks can stack with each other, can they also stack as different instances of the same source ability? Like If I kill with Great Weapon Master and then use the bonus attack to ...
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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 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.