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The term "special modifiers" applies to any bonus to the DC of your spells that is not your spellcasting ability modifier or your proficiency bonus. Examples of this kind of bonus include the +2 bonus given by a Robe of the Archmagi or the +1, +2, or +3 bonus given by a Rod of the Pact Keeper.


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Hypnotic Pattern has no impact on a saving throw whatsoever. It imposes both the Charmed and Incapacitated conditions and having a speed of 0 does not automatically impose the immobilized, paralyzed, restrained, or stunned conditions, it just means you have a speed of 0. In fact, immobilized isn't even a condition in 5e. Rules for saving throws can be found ...


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Although contests are RAW, how to run a contests is explicitly made the DM's responsibility via their own good judgment of the specific situation at hand. That means that, RAW, as soon as a contest is on the table (so to speak), it's in the DM's hands to make any and all adjustments necessary for it to make sense. In this way, the rules are — again, by RAW ...


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The creature automatically fails Strength and Dexterity saving throws. versus contested by the target’s Strength (Athletics) or Dexterity (Acrobatics) check A saving throw is not a check. The condition means they fail saving throws it has no impact on checks. Being incapacitated prevents them taking actions and reactions; opposing your action is ...


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Honestly, I would say a stunned character could still resist a grapple. Stunned isn't unconscious or unable to move one's muscles, it is a momentary bout of daze coming from a blow to the head or a flash bang effect. The character may not be able to initiate a grapple, resisting one takes a lot less ordination. I could however see a DM adjudicating that a ...


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A save is neither an action nor a reaction - if it were, you would need to use your action or reaction in order to make a save. Effects that influence saves should always be clearly noted, because the save mechanic is an important part of the game. Speed 0 is not the same as applying the Immobilized condition - except for sharing the effect on speed of ...



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