Do any of the official rulebooks state whether death saving throws reset when you stabilize, or if you have to take a rest to reset the failure counter? My DM told me that it only resets when you rest, but I haven't seen this in any rulebooks, and I suspect this might be a house rule.

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    \$\begingroup\$ What research have you done? Have you read the PHB section on death saving throws? \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Jan 5 at 22:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Note that it is easy to find web sites suggesting this as a house rule, such as here and here \$\endgroup\$
    – Kirt
    Jan 5 at 23:08

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PHB p197 under Death Saving Throws

The number of both is reset to zero when you regain any hit points or become stable.


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