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Immediate actions use up the swift action of the following turn. Logically, immediate actions are just swift actions you can take out-of-turn. Swift actions take almost no time but consist of greater effort whereas free actions take no time at all but also consist of little to no effort. There is precedent for free actions being used outside of one's ...


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No. The Monk feature says that you can use the bonus action Unarmed strike after you use the Attack action with a Monk weapon or Unarmed strike. Shocking Grasp requires the Cast a Spell action, which does not qualify.


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Yes. Expeditious Retreat has a casting time of a bonus action, and it gives you the ability to take the dash action as a bonus action (normally you are only allowed one bonus action per turn). However, it explicitly states you can take the dash action when casting (i.e. on the same turn you cast the spell). Since you can always take the dash action as an ...


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You can only take a single bonus action each turn. However, Expeditious Retreat says that: When you cast this spell, and then as a bonus action on each of your turns until the spell ends, you can take the Dash action. This can be paraphrased as: When you cast this spell, you can take the Dash action. Then, as a bonus action on each of your turns ...


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Similar to how you can take an action outside of combat, you can also take bonus actions (assuming of course, they are available). There are some noteworthy exceptions, specifically that if the bonus action has requirements they must be met. For instance, you could only parry if someone was attacking you. If you were casting a spell as a bonus action you ...


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By rules as written, you can only grapple creatures one size larger than yourself (PHB p. 195), so a medium creature can jump on a large and a small onto a medium. Note that the second paragraph is an alternative, not a variant, so it too is in play. If the creature is larger than you can grapple and is suitably large, whatever the DM decides that is, you ...


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I'd say that its possible, but be wary - it provides advantages over regular grappling. Just use common sense and you should be fine.


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The rule as written does not in any way restrict the size of the creature that is to be climbed on. So, it would seem that any creature that is: Larger than you by at least one size category (as indicated by the title "Climb onto a BIGGER Creature") Of a size that you can grapple you may use grapple to traverse the creature. OR if the creature is: ...


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Can you retrieve a potion while grappling? No. However, drawing a light weapon requires a successful grapple check and retrieving a spell component require a full round action. Even if you retrieve it using an interpolation of the spell component retrieval, you still can't use it, since drinking it is not in the "if you're grappling" actions. Escaping ...


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No A potion is neither a weapon* nor a spell component** so drawing it during a grapple is not possible. Well, sort of *Pretty much anything can be used as an improvised weapon, but that's going to be a tough sell to your DM since a potion bottle is very small: A typical potion or oil consists of 1 ounce of liquid held in a ceramic or glass vial ...


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There are currently 2 class features that allow you to cast an action spell with a bonus action: The Sorcerer's Quickened Spell metamagic, and the Oath of the Ancients Paladin's Elder Champion feature. There is 1 magic item that does the same thing: The Tome of the Stilled Tongue.


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No The crossbow expertise feat benefit triggers "[w]hen you use the Attack action". However, the wand of magic missile allows you to "…expend 1 or more of its charges to cast the magic missile spell from it. That is the Cast a Spell action, not the Attack action. Since you're not using the Attack action, the benefits don't apply.


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As per the DMG, activating a magic item does not fall under "Use an Item" (it cannot, for example, be used with Fast Hands). The game doesn't specify exactly what it is classed as, so I just call it the "Activate a Magic Item" action. On the other hand, some magic items let you cast a spell, in which case it comes under the "Cast a Spell" action. (Hat-tip ...


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Under no circumstances is a wand classified as a one-handed weapon. It does not appear on the weapons table, and all it is capable of doing is letting the user cast the spell contained within: This wand has 7 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more of its charges to cast the magic missile ...



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