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What are the dangers of renaming spells and changing their flavour, without changing mechanics at all?

I'm about to help get a bunch of interested new players into D&D, running a one-shot for them to give them a feel for the game and hopefully a fun first-taste of tabletop roleplaying. Before ...
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Weapon attacks compared with damaging cantrips?

Cantrips scale automatically with character level. Weapon attacks only scale with ability score and any extra attack features you might get. How could the damage of weapon attacks keep up?
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Is there a way to bypass resistance/immunity to fire damage?

I want to use fire-based spells for thematic reasons and a lot of things have immunity to it. Is there a feat or class feature I could use to bypass/reduce those? For example, is there something ...
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Is there any way to adjust the damage type of the Eldritch Blast cantrip so that it does fire damage?

I'm looking to build a Roy Mustang (from FMA) style character, whose primary method attack is a fiery explosion. While there are many Fire-based spells and cantrips I can use, I'm focused on the ...
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Is this version of the dragonborn race unbalanced?

When comparing the dragonborns with the other races of the Player's Handbook, it is pretty clear they are a bit underpowered. A quick search in google shows many people also think so. Besides their ...
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How are warlocks viable at higher levels?

This is in D&D 5e, specifically the starter adventure they sell. I'm just getting started and I am interested in the Warlock class. From reading a bunch on this class it seems like the easiest way ...
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How does a damage dealing Wizard use higher level spell slots optimally?

In D&D 5e, one of the neat features for spell casting is the ability to cast spells at higher levels than the spell is originally set at. For Clerics, this makes it handy such that Cure Wounds, ...
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Can I repeatedly cast (spam) concentration spells?

I was reading about the "Create Bonfire" cantrip. If I cast this upon the square a creature is standing in, they must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 1d8 fire damage. This sounds like a ...
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Would there be any major balance implications for swapping the Soulknife rogue's daggers to deal fire damage as opposed to psychic?

I have a specific character concept in mind but for it to work I would need to change the UA Psionic Rogue's Psychic Daggers into Fire Daggers. I plan to ask my DM about it but before I do I want to ...
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Would changing the damage type on a tiefling’s abilities affect the game too drastically?

The tiefling has Fire Resistance and Hellish rebuke, which both have to do with fire damage. If I were to replace that with Cold damage, Slashing damage, Necrotic damage, Radiant damage, Psychic ...
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Is there a way for a level 20 Barbarian to change the damage type being dealt by a weapon?

Last night I was playing as my level 20 Barbarian, when our party encountered an enemy who was immune to all damage, unless it was of a specific elemental type. This was particularly unfortunate for ...
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Is upcasting the Chromatic Orb spell (for fire damage) at 2nd level ever better than casting Scorching Ray?

Is upcasting the chromatic orb spell (PHB, p. 221) for fire damage at 2nd level ever better than casting scorching ray (PHB, p. 273)? I am mainly asking this since both are attack roll based fire ...
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What are the most common damage types per spell level?

The question what damage type your caster should focus on has two sides: you have to know what type most monsters are sensitive to you need to know what types are avilable The first one is covered ...
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What energy type has less chance for resistance

I am currently playing a level 7 Magus in a pathfinder group, almost level 8. I was considering to buy an elemental metamagic rod, so that when I use spellstrike with shocking grasp, I can try to ...
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Would swapping Sacred Flame to Toll the Dead for Evil NPCs affect balance?

The PHB makes it clear that radiant damage comes from the Positive Plane and is often associated with the Celestials of the Upper Planes, while necrotic damage comes from the Negative Plane and is ...

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