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Jan
23
comment War Caster, a whip and a dagger, and provoking Opportunity Attacks
The accepted answer here shows that it's not the same. He had the same reason, but asked a different question. Really, when you use War Caster you don't attack with the reach weapon. And even if you argue that you do, that's a different reasoning from the other question.
Jan
23
comment War Caster, a whip and a dagger, and provoking Opportunity Attacks
That's your interpretation; the reach text says 'this weapon adds 5 feet to your reach when you attack with it'. War Caster uses the proc but you don't attack with it. It's at least murky enough that this is not a duplicate.
Jan
23
comment Casting healing spells is automatically successful?
No. Well, they do have attacks with Range: Touch, but it's not the same as a 3.5e touch attack since there is no thing such as Touch AC.
Jan
23
comment Attacks of Opportunity while holding a reach and a non-reach weapon
I made a question specifically concerned with the war caster interaction here
Jan
23
comment Attacks of Opportunity while holding a reach and a non-reach weapon
Hm, indeed. Weird though that the accepted answer for the duplicate the Seven found seems to imply a different solution.
Jan
23
comment Attacks of Opportunity while holding a reach and a non-reach weapon
According to feat text the only thing that matters is the movement that provokes. I don't see how war caster interaction would be different...
Jan
23
comment Attacks of Opportunity while holding a reach and a non-reach weapon
I have a caster with War Caster and I am more interested in maximizing the chance for OAs.
Jan
23
comment How do I keep spellcasters from casting while in jail?
In a world where anti-magic spells are expensive but there are natural anti-magic-areas, it makes sense that jails would be built around those.
Jan
22
comment How does Armor of Agathys interact with getting temporary hit points?
@sadaqah Make that an answer.
Jan
22
comment How does Armor of Agathys interact with getting temporary hit points?
Yes but does the armor effect (retaliation 5 cold) end if I take the hitpoints from my buddy?
Jan
19
comment How to make a great villain who your players hate more than anything else?
One important part you mentioned but did not expand on was that the villain should take something the party thinks is theirs. There aren't many ways parties will hate some npcs more than if he takes 'their stuff'...
Jan
17
comment How can I get around the drow's light sensitivity?
Not necessarily. Blade pact warlocks can be great melee attackers from L1...
Jan
17
comment Help me optimize a controller-warlock that doesn't just spam Eldritch Blast
Sure, no doubt both are great options...
Jan
17
comment Help me optimize a controller-warlock that doesn't just spam Eldritch Blast
Dissonant whispers uses the reaction of the target and therefore provokes OA - and that can be insanely powerful...much better than the alternatives in my opinion. And it scales with the OA of the party ;)
Jan
16
comment Is a Staff with Finesse balanced?
The perspective is yours to choose, but in order to be a good answer it should contain content which is relevant to the question. Which it does not, unfortunately.
Jan
16
comment Is a Staff with Finesse balanced?
There's also shillelagh, so some casters already have a melee weapon that is even more powerful, because it's powered by their main ability and costs only a cantrip + bonus action to activate.
Jan
16
comment How have the rules of D&D 5e been modified for the Adventure Zone podcast?
Most groups have some house rules, that is, minor modifications to some of the rules and gameplay, it's also part of D&D that this is normal and generally accepted.
Jan
16
comment Should I choose targets before or after I roll for the Beholder's rays?
You might want to add a bolded sentence "Choose the target or targets, then roll" to make your answer clearer...it is in there, but not as clear as it could be.
Jan
16
comment Overall mechanical effects of 16 point buy in 5e
That was the goal, to present my subjective interpretation and asked for a mechanical breakdown to see if it would support my hypothesis or not. I rephrased it again to make this more clear.
Jan
15
comment Fey Ancestry - What spells and effects are covered by 'advantage against being charmed'
D'oh. I was not aware of this.