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Jul
20
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
19
revised What are the objective benefits of using an official character sheet vs writing things down yourself on a piece of paper if you are a new DnD player?
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Jul
19
suggested approved edit on What are the objective benefits of using an official character sheet vs writing things down yourself on a piece of paper if you are a new DnD player?
Jul
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
16
comment Can I use Minor Illusion to create a wall, hide behind it, and attack with advantage?
I think the phrasing "that's probably not enough to hide behind without an actual stealth check" has the potential to confuse. Hiding (the mechanic) always requires a stealth check. So "hide without a check" makes no sense. If you meant "hide" more colloquially, I'd suggest something like "that's probably not enough to ensure your target can't see you, unless you take an action to hide (bonus action for rogues)."
Jul
15
comment Can a patron revoke warlock's powers?
Here's another thought (because I've been working on a similar campaign idea): they can be revoked, but only through a long and intricate ritual. If the warlock and their allies are unable to prevent the ritual taking place... well then...
Jul
8
comment How long can a readied spell be held before it's lost?
@SevenSidedDie I interpreted it the opposite way: "you cast it as normal but hold its energy." Casting as normal involves expending a spell slot.
Jun
24
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
23
answered Is there a list of wizard spells by level by school?
Jun
23
accepted What advantages does hiding have?
Jun
23
comment What advantages does hiding have?
"Anyone targeting has to guess his location and even if they do they attack with disadvantage." I've seen references to guessing location on a few answers. Are there rules about guessing location for attack targets? Does it require gridded combat?
Jun
19
comment Can a Druid/Monk make unarmed strikes while Wild Shaped?
Note that the recent errata says that "unarmed strike" should not be listed on the weapons table. Don't know if this affects your answer.
Jun
12
comment What advantages does hiding have?
I feel like surprise would be very, very hard to accomplish with any reliability in a party with the normal mix of roles: two players would probably have DEX as a dump stat, plus disadvantage due to armour. (This doesn't detract from the fact this does answer the question: surprise is a mechanical benefit to being hidden. I had in fact missed the "of anyone hiding" part when I first read this, and thought that all that was required was a generic stealth check.)
Jun
12
comment What advantages does hiding have?
@Miniman - In the errata the exact wording is: Also, the question isn’t whether a creature can see you when you’re hiding. The question is whether it can see you clearly.
Jun
12
comment What advantages does hiding have?
Although it occurs to me that if you have extended cover, a rogue could move, hide, and continue to move. This would substantially reduce the risk of getting hit by area attacks.
Jun
12
comment What advantages does hiding have?
"If you duck out of sight and don't Hide, when you pop your head up to attack, everyone still knows exactly where you are" — my reading was the even if you do hide, popping your head up would count as "coming out of hiding". So in this case, hiding doesn't give you anything extra except where the DM allows you to stay hidden.
Jun
11
asked What advantages does hiding have?
Jun
10
comment Is it necessary to purchase all the D&D 5th books to have access to all character classes etc.?
Isn't there an extra race in Rise of Tiamat?
May
25
comment How do you calculate your character's Maximum Hit Points in D&D 5th Edition?
@DuckTapeAl Possibly true, but I don't know that it deserves a downvote on the basis of what you think the OP wants. They can vote/accept for themselves.
May
19
revised How to use, and not to overuse, Insight skill checks?
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