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Greatsword, headbutt, and bite during one full attack? Yes… A barbarian 6/fighter 6 that's wearing medium or heavy armor that makes a full attack can make his manufactured weapon attacks normally then, because he's made a full attack, also use the extraordinary ability steel headbutt using his base attack bonus but at −5. During that same full attack, such ...


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RAW, Yes There are no rules around using the same limb for different natural attacks, so it is available, RAW. But as a GM I'd say no, because it makes no sense that you are able to hit with both your forehead/top of the head and your mouth at the same time. Its one of those things that isn't defined well, but can be inferred by the following text in ...


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The Ready action allows you to name a catalyst and a reaction to the catalyst. You could say, "When the monster comes around the corner I want to attack him with my clobbering stick," or "When Bob says 'Now!' I want to cut the rope." In either case, it uses your reaction for that round and you can no longer take any reactions (including Opportunity Attacks)...


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Answers There's a lot of stuff here. These don't correspond exactly to the numbers in the question because some numbered questions can be answered quickly. Parts of some numbered questions, however, raise whole new issues. I've done my best. Retrieving stuff. A creature takes a move action that provokes an attack of opportunity to retrieve a stored item. ...


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If the Ready action allowed both movement and another action, it would totally break the action economy because it would allow this: "I move 30 feet away from the orc, then I take the Ready action. When Bob says 'Now!', I'll fire an arrow at the orc, and move another 30 feet away from it." Speaking is a free action that you can take when it's not your ...


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A creature that takes a normal full attack action can freely mix melee attacks, ranged attacks, and combat maneuvers counting as attacks No limitations are placed on what kind of attacks can be made during a full attack, the action specifying only attacks and not requiring, for example, all attacks to be melee attacks because the first attack was a melee ...


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According to the page you linked, You can take a swift action anytime you would normally be allowed to take a free action. According to the description of free actions: You can perform one or more free actions while taking another action normally. However, there are reasonable limits on what you can really do for free, as decided by the GM. So, ...


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Exclusive Or "When you ready an action, you ready a action or move, not both" - Jeremy Crawford http://www.sageadvice.eu/2016/07/09/can-i-move-and-attack-with-a-readied-action/ So, in the case of a familiar, a reaction spent channeling a spell excludes it from moving away from the target.


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Actually, I used to be a paramedic and during a cardiac arrest situation (the patient is making death saving throws), we would routinely give some drugs through the endotracheal tube (a tube, used for Oxygen delivery, that goes into the trachea). This is a thing in real life. In the D&D world where things like healing potions are, by definition, magical,...


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As stated previously, unconscious, near death characters are routinely allowed to have a healing potion "administered" to them. In my own, old school D&D games, I envisioned (and described) this more like a medic pouring the potion into the wound itself than trying to force the potion down the other character's throat. After all, if the point is to get ...


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From DMG p.139, "Most potions consist of one ounce of liquid." Just to clarify the amount of liquid we are dealing with here. From PHB p.197, "If damage reduces you to 0 hit points and does not kill you, you fall unconscious (see Appendix A). This unconsciousness ends if you regain any hit points." The most obvious answer to this would just be "Rule of Fun"...


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Jeremy Crawford has answered this in his Twitter feed, and I'm sure it made it to Sage Advice. An unconscious person can drink (or be fed) a potion. Potion away!


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Your players are right. An unconscious character can consume a potion administered by another player. This is held up by this sage advice entry, by Jeremy Crawford, a 5e designer. Imathil Half-Elven ‏@imathil @JeremyECrawford Can potions be administered to unconscious characters as an action? Aspirating being the issue. 10:01 PM - 18 Aug 2015 ...


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The idea of "administering" a potion to someone who is fighting is so hilarious to me that I have trouble envisioning any use for "administering" a potion EXCEPT to someone who can't drink it themselves. Additionally, I think it's unreasonable to stipulate that a healing potion is "1.5 pints" - that would be an extremely large "vial". Every game I have ...


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It is not part of 3.5. I am not aware of any commentary on why this is so. However, it’s notable that the Delay action effectively covers what Refocus used to do. By delaying to the end of this round, you go before anyone else goes next round. And which round you are actually in (this or next) is irrelevant in 3.5.


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Yes, this means those spells no longer have a casting of time of one Action, as it's been changed to Bonus Action. You don't have a choice of which to use, since they can no longer be cast using your Action.


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In the June 2016 Rules Answers, Jeremy Crawford has stated that "a bonus action is an action." This was in response to a similar question about the Warlock invocation One with Shadows. So any bonus action will end the witch bolt spell. Reactions seem to be called out separately, so they won't. Likewise, movement doesn't count as an action at all.


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You said it yourself, witch bolt "ends if you use your action to do anything else". Using your bonus action isn't using your action. In 5e, it's just "action" not "standard" action, and as you also said "movement" actions aren't a thing. PH 189 says that "On your turn, you can move a distance up to your speed and take one action." If you spend that one ...



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