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The text can be read either way, and it's up to the DM to decide. There are two ways of looking at the combined powers, and its going to depend on how you read "targets". Is it merely describing a verb which indicates what/who takes damage, or is it a verb which is describing the new state of the noun of who the target is. If you read "targets" mostly as ...


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Mirror Image states (p. 260 PHB) Each time a creature targets you with an attack during the spell’s duration, roll a d20 to determine whether the attack instead targets one of your duplicates. So: a creature intends to target you, you roll to determine if the creature in fact targets you OR one of your duplicates. Sentinel states (p. 170 PHB) ...


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This is a very interesting question. It's easy to leap to conclusions about the actual situation. I think the earlier answers are correct that once the surprised creature has had its turn, it's no longer surprised. The reaction that this isn't right seems to be based on a couple of things: Surprised isn't some condition so far as the rules are concerned. ...


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You can roll your stealth check everytime you have total cover or total concealment (the opponent doesn't know where you are). That said, if you finish your movement after a Shot on the Run with full concealment (inside an area of darkness, behind a wall, turned invisible, etc), you are effectively stealthed. Sniping is talking about remaining behind total ...


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This is a common problem when people see initiative placements as "rounds" instead of order of combat turns. A character surprised but at the top of the initiative is surprised until the end of the round. That means they are surprised until the player at the bottom of the initiative has completed their actions and the 1st round has therefore ended. A round ...


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@Miniman has answered this correctly but there still seems to be some confusion. What an assassin can do (PHB p.97): You have advantage on attack rolls against any creature that hasn’t taken a turn in the combat yet. In addition, any hit you score against a creature that is surprised is a critical hit. What surprised is (PHB p.189): Any ...


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It's neither the first attack nor the first round. As far as RAW is concerned, if you're surprised, you're surprised at least until the end of your first turn. From the Player's Basic Rules, page 69: The DM determines who might be surprised. If neither side tries to be stealthy, they automatically notice each other. Otherwise, the DM compares the ...



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