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In Princes of the Apocalypse, is this monster “supposed to” kill a player character?

In Princes of the Apocalypse Ch. 6, has plenty of time and warning to prepare for his encounter with the party, along with the spells to do so: He is also in possession of a powerful magic item, ...

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user avatar asked by Kerrick Score of 13
user avatar answered by Nobody the Hobgoblin Score of 26

How to transport armies across Faerûn?

Is there a way to quickly move thousands of units? In general, or for a specific case in Tyranny of Dragons? I looked at: the Gate (9th) spell, but it last only 1 minute, so not really feasible; I'd ...

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user avatar asked by BlueMoon93 Score of 11
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How does a Cloak of Displacement interact with truesight/blindsight?

Cloak of Displacement: While you wear this cloak, it projects an illusion that makes you appear to be standing in a place near your actual location, causing any creature to have disadvantage on ...

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user avatar answered by Nobody the Hobgoblin Score of 14

Why does Sacred Flame specify that the target gets no benefit from cover?

The description of sacred flame reads (emphasis added): Flame-like radiance descends on a creature that you can see within range. The target must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 1d8 ...

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user avatar answered by Alex Millette Score of 18

Can NPC's be tricked into giving verbal consent to a spell that they would otherwise resist due to the wording of the spell?

So there has been this meme-story circulating over the internet where a noble says:"Make me a sword" and the wizard argues that he shouldn't get a save against being turned into a sword ...

user avatar asked by Maiko Chikyu Score of 8
user avatar answered by Phoenices Score of 10

What is the lowest CR creature that can defeat an Ancient Red Dragon in open combat, and how many of them does it take?

This Q&A explores a similar question with commoners specifically, but I wanted to pose a challenge that isn't defeated by kiting. As such, I figured I'd open the floor to all creatures, with a ...

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user avatar asked by David Coffron Score of 8
user avatar answered by Dan B Score of 14

How to use Firbolg's Speech of Beast and Leaf in game

In monster manual and Volo's Guide to Monsters there is a firbolg race with following racial trait: Speech of Beast and Leaf. You have the ability to communicate in a limited manner with Beasts, ...

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user avatar asked by xross Score of 8
user avatar answered by Nobody the Hobgoblin Score of 7

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How does switching weapons work?

How does switching, or dropping, weapons work in D&D 5e? Does it take an action? For instance, if I have a polearm equipped, can I switch to two handaxes, throw the handaxes, and then switch back ...

dnd-5e weapons actions  
user avatar asked by Alex319 Score of 32
user avatar answered by wax eagle Score of 35

Is there a real use for the Medicine skill?

Does the Medicine skill have a hidden use I don't know about? All I can see in the rules is that it allows a successful skill roll to stabilize a dying character, which a healer kit does without a ...

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user avatar asked by ProfessorZ Score of 98
user avatar answered by wax eagle Score of 109

What exactly does the Attack Bonus on weapons apply to?

Completely new to D&D; myself and some similarly inexperienced players jumped in with D&D 5e, using the premade characters for the starter set that was released. We searched around but couldn't ...

dnd-5e attack  
user avatar asked by Twinduct Score of 24
user avatar answered by gatherer818 Score of 27

Does your spell modifier add to your spell damage?

So I know how to calculate spell DC (8 + proficiency + modifier) and spell attack rolls (1d20 + proficiency + modifier), but I am not clear on spell damage. Namely, do you add your spell modifier (e....

dnd-5e spells  
user avatar asked by Ben Score of 29
user avatar answered by Miniman Score of 40

Do Cantrips use your character level or class level?

Cantrips seem to be the only type of spell that cares only about your class level. However, in the multiclassing section they are not mentioned, does this mean that cantrips use your character level, ...

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user avatar asked by András Score of 98

What is the broad overview of the differences between Wizard and Sorceror in D&D 5e?

What are the differences between Wizards and Sorcerers in D&D 5e, in broad overview terms? Really, I'd like to know this from two perspectives. One I have a somewhat idea about from reading the ...

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user avatar asked by RyanFromGDSE Score of 18
user avatar answered by inthemanual Score of 24

How does one craft Potions of Healing?

The Basic Rules/PHB say that an Herbalism Kit is required to create potions of healing. However, the crafting rules only allow you to make nonmagical items, and the description under Potion of Healing ...

dnd-5e crafting potions  
user avatar asked by Gregory Avery-Weir Score of 61
user avatar answered by wax eagle Score of 45
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