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Mage hand requires using your action to control it. You can use your action to control the hand. You can use the hand to manipulate an object, open an unlocked door or container, stow or retrieve an item from an open container, or pour the contents out of a vial. You can move the hand up to 30 feet each time you use it. That means it's an ...


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Mage Hand's description reads: You can use your action to control the hand. You can use the hand to manipulate an object, open an unlocked door or container, stow or retrieve an item from an open container, or pour the contents out of a vial. Fast Hands: Starting at 3rd level, you can use the bonus action granted by your Cunning Action to make a ...


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Yes! The verbiage 1/turn definitely allows for the use of Sneak Attack out of turn for the rogue if they somehow get a reaction attack (either granted by an ally or by an opportunity attack). Note that this basically limits them to 2x per round since you only get one reaction. But yes absolutely. Note that all of the normal restrictions on SA apply, they ...


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Sneak attack now specifies that you can not use spells, and must use a finesse or ranged weapon attack. However, spell attacks are subject to critical hits and count as an attack just like a non-spell attack does. The main difference is that you don't add your spellcasting ability modifier to the damage unless you have some abililty or the spell specifies ...


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The Advanced Class Guide recently added an archetype that actually fits exactly this. Behold the Counterfeit Mage. Charlatans and stage magicians use slight of hand to fake magic. A counterfeit mage goes a step further, parroting the motions and activation phrases used by arcane casters to activate wands or other magical accoutrements. While ...


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this got me thinking of ways I could add flavorful rp and a bit of depth by "faking" being a spellcaster. Why not use Wands and Sleight of Hand? As long as you can use the wands reliably, you should be able to use sleight of hand to cast with the wand while making it look like there is nothing in your hand :) The challenge here might be using wands ...


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Fake Spellcasting If 3.5 is on the table, go with the factotum, from Dungeonscape. Basically “Indiana Jones, the class,” the factotum makes incredible use of Intelligence, and also gets a smattering of spell-like abilities off of the sorcerer/wizard list. An excellent class in general, though you will have somewhat less stabby. See how to ...



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