Let's say I'm a Level 2 Barbarian and I'm targeted by the spell Shatter.

Since I have Danger Sense and I see the spell coming at me, and because specific beasts general I won't be making a constitution saving throw but rather a Dexterity Saving throw with advantage, is that it?


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Danger Sense does not replace the required save with Dexterity because it can be seen - and specifically it does not activate in the case of Shatter.

Danger Sense gives you (PHB, 48)

Advantage on Dexterity Saving Throws against effects that you can see

Shatter is a Constitution Save and therefore Danger Sense doesn't apply. Danger Sense does NOT change the spell/effect's saving throw, it only gives you advantage IF it is a Dex save.

A specific example of where this would work is Fireball - which is a Dexterity Saving Throw.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think you meant to say "does NOT" change the [...] saving throw" \$\endgroup\$
    – JBC
    Apr 14, 2017 at 13:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't think there is any feature that changes the attribute used for a saving throw, is there? \$\endgroup\$
    – Marq
    Apr 14, 2017 at 13:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MarkCogan Some unearthed arcana options do (lore wizard, mystic). \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Apr 14, 2017 at 13:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NautArch Pretty sure those options only change your proficiency in a given Save, not allow you to use a Dex for a Constitution save. I know the Mystic just allows you to swap Wis with any other save proficiency. Unless I missed something. \$\endgroup\$
    – Slagmoth
    Apr 14, 2017 at 15:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'll have to double check all of those, but this comment discussion is pretty off topic and better suited for chat. \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Apr 14, 2017 at 16:47

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