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Reduction in maximum hit points (max HP) is essentially 5e's replacement for the energy drains, level drains and negative levels of earlier editions.1 As such, it is not meant to be easily or quickly overcome, so low-level magic does not work. In fact, the 5e demilich's legendary action is called "energy drain" while many undead in 5e (specters, wights, ...


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As for what is Necrotic is that is found page 196 of the 5e PHB. Necrotic damage, dealt by certain undead and a spell such as chill touch, withers matter and even the soul. You can think of it as damage the corrupts flesh, matter, and even impacts the very soul of a creature. My suggestion would be to describe it as a quick acting rotting effect ...


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Find a Grafter. Graft Flesh Choose a type of graft: aboleth, beholder, fiendish, illithid, undead, or yuan-ti. You must be an aboleth to choose aboleth grafts. You must be a fiend to choose fiendish grafts. You must bean illithid to choose illithid grafts. You must be a yuan-ti to choose yuan-ti grafts. There are no additional requirements for choosing ...


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Limb loss is not a part of the game, there are no rules for it, and a DM who houserules it in is responsible for deciding what that means and how it is dealt with. Regeneration and the ring thereof are the only references to the idea, and they heal something that cannot happen. It's pure legacy cruft. The third edition of the rules went much more for the ...


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My group was having this problem in a campaign. One of the more...assertive players kept badgering us into resting when it clearly wasn't necessary from the standpoint of a human being playing a game. We eventually collectively realized that this player was basically there to roleplay, and would behave in character even to the detriment of his own fun ...


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The Cure Wounds spell would have restored hit points and consciousness to the Rogue. A dying creature isn't prevented from regaining hit points in any way. In fact, on page 197 of the PHB, under the Falling Unconscious section: This unconsciousness ends if you regain any hit points. Stabilizing is an entirely different process, which does not ...



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