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Enhance Ability (PHB 237) is a 2nd level spell granting either temporary hitpoints or advantage on any one of the 5 core skills (Str,Dex,Int,Wis,Cha).

It has already been answered several times that Initiative is a Dexterity check and as such benefits from advantage on such checks, like Cat's Grace would bestow from Enhance Ability.

I am wondering now about other types of d20 rolls: namely, can a Wizard gain advantage on spell attacks with Fox's Cunning? A rogue or fighter on their weapon attacks with Bull's Strength and Cat's Grace? A cleric or sorcerer on spells with Eagle's Splendor or Owl's Wisdom?

N.B. I am not concerned about the balance of this, only whether it is permissible based on the rules.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Possible duplicate... \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29 '17 at 22:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ That's indeed a duplicate. That's okay though — duplicates make it easier to find the original, since they serve as pointers from other phrasings that people might search for. Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29 '17 at 23:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie Np. I found it by trying to ask the question, as google was giving me a hard time and I was sure it had been asked before. Figured this might help. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29 '17 at 23:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ In case it gets modified for a re-open, the editor should modify to indicate that it enhances one of the "6" core "abilities", not "5 core skills". Constitution is overlooked. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29 '17 at 23:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DavidBenKnoble "Bear’s Endurance. The target has advantage on Constitution checks. It also gains 2d6 temporary hit points, which are lost when the spell ends." Same wording as the others regarding advantage. And it's not worth editing unless the question needs to be re-opened. My comment was a note toward that end. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29 '17 at 23:09