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Are Blastlocks not Special?

I am making a character for d&d 5e and I am thinking about playing an Abjurer Eldritch Knight with a dip of Warlock for some refluffed flavor, out of combat utility, in combat utility, and I just ...
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Our DM is trying to kill us [duplicate]

So I posted a similar question previously (How can I suggest the DM stop trying to kill us?) which was just about general gameplay; the outcome of which was that is just how the die rolls, which is ...
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Does the Tempest domain's Destructive Wrath maximize ongoing damage from a twinned Witch Bolt?

I have a multiclass tempest cleric/sorcerer. If I twin Witch Bolt and then use Channel Divinity: Destructive Wrath, which allows me to deal max thunder or lightning damage, are both bolts impacted? ...
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How can I get a more powerful animal companion than my druid level entitles me to?

I would like to make a druid build where my character's power resides in my animal companion(s) and what little druid spellpower I can muster I use to buff it. By powerful I mean most druid level to ...
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What kind of creature is a pre-Medusa?

In the 5e Monster Manual Medusa entry, it notes that before turning into a Medusa creatures live "like a demigod among mortals," and they possess "physical beauty, restored youth, immortality, and the ...
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What are the practical limits of the “Control Kinetic Energy” Power?

The game of Heroes Unlimited 2E that I'm currently playing in has a hero power that is available to Superheroes called "Control Kinetic Energy." The description for the power states that it can do the ...
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Can one enter Leomund's Tiny Hut from below?

In a session today we were camped out in a Leomund's Tiny Hut and the DM determined that since it is described as a dome, the bad guys (Wraiths, so they are incorporeal) could enter the area from ...
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How does using Speed Factor initiative affect the speed of play?

My players tend to carefully plan their actions in combat, leaning heavily on their knowledge of the combat rules. They take into consideration who will act when, and which enemies still have ...
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Which spells can a multiclass bard cast with an instrument focus?

If I were to multiclass Sorcerer 9 Bard 1, could I use an instrument (per Bard Level 1 feature) as my focus for spells that appear on both class spell lists? For example, Polymorph, Confusion, and ...
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mundane magical items [closed]

I am GMing a homebrew campaign using D&D 5e. This is a world where magic is rather accessible and most cities will have a number of people making magical items. The problem is that I dont want ...
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Intelligent Item Dedicated Power frequency?

In the documentation for Intelligent Items, the Lesser Powers and Greater Powers that grant a spell use all have a frequency label (either 'at will' or 'N/day'), but for the Dedicated Powers, only two ...
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Reverse engineering the Hydra CR

There is no info on the hydra traits "multiple heads", so i'm trying to reverse engineer it, here are my thoughs. Effective attack CR 8: Five attacks (1 per head), 10 damage each for an average of ...
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Does each “strike” of a multiattack require a new attack roll?

This is in regards to creatures that have the multiattack ability and PCs, like monks, who have flurry of blows and multiple strikes per attack. Each time the creature attempts to make a new strike in ...
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How can I make setting up the encounter during play faster? [closed]

While I was DMing, some of the players were getting frustrated with the time it took to get the stats for the enemy NPCs. Having to look at the Monster Manual for the stats of different creatures ...
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Is it possible to cast multiple spells per turn?

Never had an issue with spellcaster scaling until today. A player in the group claims he can cast Eldrich Blast twice on his turn. Once as an action, and a second time as a bonus action since it is a ...
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How to evaluate value of an object brought back from Earth? [closed]

I have sent my players' characters to Earth. Before they leave Earth, they want to take some rare artifacts to sell. I do not want to make them wealthy, just reward them for the work. Some of the NPCs ...
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Pacifying touch requires a touch attack?

A question came up during a game today. The apostle of peace prestige class in the book of exalted deeds has the pacifying touch ability that says it requires you touch someone. The ability does not ...
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Wild shape reversion to true form

As far as I understand a wild shaped druid can revert to its true form with using up a wild shape charge for the day (please correct if this is wrong already). Does the druid also regain HP when ...
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How would one become a Lord of the Nine Hells? [closed]

Basically, I've read all the lore surrounding devils and demons in d&d and I was wondering if this was possible. I thought that the best process would to be a Warlock with the Fiend Patron, ...
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Does a dryad's Tree Stride ability provoke opportunity attacks?

Tree Stride. Once on her turn, the dryad can use 10 feet of her movement to step magically into one living tree within her reach and emerge from a second living tree within 60 feet of the first ...
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How does Wall of Fire react in a tunnel system?

We came across an issue in our game last night. We were ambushed in a system of tunnels and chambers, with monsters approaching from two directions. The druid wanted to cast a Wall of Fire in a 30 ...
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How would one create a balanced dragon PC?

I'm running a DnD 5e campaign and had a dragon-born sorcerer with Draconic Bloodline as a sorcerous origin that used the level 9 Wish spell to wish to become a "true dragon." Are there any rules ...
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What is the best way to maintain the threat of a Defender after your immediate action is spent?

The PHB1 fighter and most other pre-essentials defenders use immediate actions to enforce their marks. Unfortunately for this strategy Defenders are limited to only enforcing a single mark violation ...
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Does Blindsight or Tremorsense negate the concealment from a warlocks Shadow Walk?

Does Blindsight or Tremorsense negate the concealment which is granted from a warlocks Shadow Walk?
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Can a Fighter use their Action Surge while Surprised to get an Action?

I was reading Rules Answers: November 2015 | Dungeons & Dragons and in the Combat section and someone had asked "Does surprise happen outside the initiative order as a special surprise round?". ...
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About church inquisitor caster level 3.5E

So me and my group just finished our first dungeon, and I play a cleric. I'm now at level 4, and I just upgraded to a prestige class that I fit, Church Inquisitor, because it seemed easy to acquire ...
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How would divine intervention work with an evil God? [closed]

Currently I am playing a death domain cleric who worships Takhisis but I am a little confused on what the effect of Divine Intervention actually does. It suggests a cleric spell or domain spell could ...
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Power of Giants Orc bloodline (Sp) - Why doesn't it go to form II?

The question is specifically about the Orc Bloodine. At level 15, you get a free "Giant Form I" spell: Power of Giants (Sp): At 15th level, you may grow to Large size as a standard action. At ...
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What is food for?

I have just purchased and run through the beginning mission of the age of the rebellion. I am running another group tonight and I can't find an answer to a question that arose with the first group: ...
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How to Distribute Wizard Spells Without Pitting the Party Against Wizards?

I'm running an AD&D 2e campaign, and one of my players is a wizard. The party is currently first-level (ranger/wizard/cleric/rogue) and has recently arrived in a fairly major city. I don't want to ...
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Really how good is “Witch Bolt” from D&D 5E? [closed]

After reading the effect of Witch Bolt from the D&D PH, It really seemed to me like an insanely powerful spell, especially when cast at 2nd level or higher. I have had no experience with the ...
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Alternative Crafting

I'm using the Alternative Crafting rules for a game that I'm in as an Alchemist. This introduces a number of uncertainties with regards to things that affect crafting speed. Skill Unlocks 5 ...
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What constitutes an “attack” with regards to the Sentinel feat? [duplicate]

The Sentinel feat is defined as "...When a creature within 5 feet of you makes an "attack" against a target other than you... you can use your reaction to make a melee attack against the attacking ...
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Vampiric Touch and Hellcat Gauntlets

Vampiric Touch spell states "you gain temporary hit points equal to the damage you do". Hellcat Gauntlets deal 1-6 slashing damage per spall level on a single target spell. Would you gain the hit ...
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How can I GM for more tactically-minded players?

I've been GMing a Dungeon World campaign for about a year now, and consider myself an intermediate at understanding the system. My group has recently told me that they miss D&D's tactical combat. ...
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Do Arcane Caster Levels Count as Cleric Levels for Turning/Rebuking Checks?

If I am a Wizard, with no levels of Cleric, and I gain a domain power (through a prestige class1) that Turns X-Creatures as a Cleric Turns Undead; does my arcane caster level equal Cleric levels for ...
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Is there a Potions list for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition?

I have many publications (Starter Set, Players Handbook, DM's Guide, Monster Manual and a couple other Story Books). But I can't seem to locate a table or list of different potions, which I find ...
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Is it possible to betray the party in D&D?

I was just wondering, is it possible for one or more people to abandon/betray the rest of the party in D&D? Like, if they're offered a deal by the antagonist that they're obviously meant to say no ...
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Mount and Rider restrained

If a mount and rider both fail their saving throw and are both restrained via the spell Web, or Entangle, does it take both creatures actions to try to escape, or only the mounts action?
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Is a 2d4 natural attack broken at level 1?

For a setting I'm creating, I have an optional rule where dragonborn may possess claw attacks in addition to their breath attack. To wit: This attack does 1d4 slashing damage as an attack action. ...
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How does hiding work in combat? [duplicate]

Last session, I was running, as DM, the adventure from the Starter Set(Lost Mine of Phandelver) and one of the pregenerated characters is a Lightfoot Halfing Rogue with the Naturally Stealthy ability, ...
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2answers
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Can a character take both the great weapon fighter and frenzy bonus actions on the same turn?

If my character goes into a frenzy rage and as a bonus action I make an attack that reduces a creature to 0 HP, does the great weapon fighter feat activate allowing for a additional attack? Just ...
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1answer
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Would an Acid Erosion spell be Transmutation or Evocation?

I've been creating a few Spells for D&D 5E recently and wanted to fill the gap of lacking Acid spells for one of my Black Dragonborn players. I wanted to compose a spell that involved the caster ...
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1answer
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Temporary hit points gained by Duskblade with Vampiric Touch

Vampiric touch deals 1-6 points of damage per 2 levels, and gives you temporary hit points equal to the damage you deal.(PHB page 298) When a Duskblade channels this spell does he receive temporary ...
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How should I implement a matador's cape used as a shield? [closed]

The first thought I had upon reading about the Swashbuckler from Unearthed Arcana: Waterborne was to create a matador. Unfortunately I was unable to find (after searching through the DMG, MM, and PHB) ...
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39 views

Does Charge the Magi grant you a standard attack as well?

My Pathfinder Magus just took Charge of the Magi which looks like a fun time. It says (emphasis mine): The magus can spend 1 point from her arcane pool as a swift action when charging, so she can ...
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Switching between sword and shield and crossbow [duplicate]

Can a character all in one turn make his or her full movement, and switch from sword and shield to light crossbow, and load it and fire, and/or vice versa?
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2answers
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Religion in Forgotten Realms - praying to other race's god

I play dwarven paladin sworn to Haela Brightaxe (dwarven goddess of war luck). Now, our party is travelling and there are no dwarven settlements, we encounter human ones instead. So, obviously, there ...
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Does a spellcaster know when their spell has no effect?

Suppose a cleric casts Zone of Truth on a captured enemy. Unbeknownst to them, the enemy is a raksasha. Zone of Truth says (PHB, p. 289): You know whether each creature succeeds or fails on its ...
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Does an Adventurers League DM get XP awarderd for running Lost Mine of Phandelver?

I am about to start running a Lost Mine of Phandelver group and I am wondering if I would get any experience credit from running it. If so, how much would it be?

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