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Can the Thorn Whip cantrip fulfill the requirement for the third benefit of the Mobile feat? [duplicate]

As stated in the description for the thorn whip cantrip (PHB, p. 282), the caster makes a "melee spell attack" against the target. You create a long, vine-like whip covered in thorns that ...
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After using absorb elements, will melee spell attacks grant the extra damage from absorb elements? [duplicate]

After using absorb elements, will melee spell attacks grant the extra damage from absorb elements?
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How do melee spell attacks interact with the Mobile feat? [duplicate]

The Mobile feat states that: When you make a melee attack against a creature, you don’t provoke opportunity attacks from that creature for the rest of the turn, whether you hit or not. Does that ...
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With the 2019 Sage Advice Compendium release, are Jeremy Crawford's tweets considered to be "official rulings"?

The 2019 Sage Advice Compendium has been released. Previously, the SAC has indicated that Jeremy Crawford's tweets were considered to be official rulings. Is this still true?
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Does the Absorb Elements spell combine with a sorcerer's Distant Spell metamagic option?

According to the answers to the question "Is a melee spell attack also a melee attack?", a melee spell attack is a melee attack. Meaning that if I were to cast absorb elements after being hit by a ...
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Does Armor of Agathys work for melee spell attacks like Spiritual Weapon?

Armor of Agathys (PHB 215) states: If a creature hits you with a melee attack while you have these hit points, the creature takes 5 cold damage. Since it doesn't specify that it has to be a weapon ...
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How does the Dueling Fighting Style interact with Shocking Grasp and Booming Blade?

Dueling When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 bonus to damage rolls with that weapon. Do I get 1d8+2 instead of straight 1d8 on my Shocking Grasp and ...
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Does Swashbuckler's Fancy Footwork apply if the attack was made with Booming Blade?

The Roguish Archetype Swashbuckler (SCAG/XGtE) has the following feature: Fancy Footwork When you choose this archetype at 3rd level, you learn how to land a strike and then slip away without ...
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Does a sahuagin's Blood Frenzy trait give advantage on Spiritual Weapon's attack roll?

Sahuagin have the Blood Frenzy trait: The sahuagin has advantage on melee attack rolls against any creature that doesn't have all its hit points. If a Sahuagin casts spiritual weapon, does the ...
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How much damage do I deal with the Shocking Grasp cantrip?

The description of the shocking grasp cantrip says: Make a melee spell attack against the target. You have advantage on the attack roll if the target is wearing armor made of metal. On a hit, ...
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Can I use the War Caster feat to cast Vampiric Touch as a reaction?

One of my players (a gnome wizard) recently picked the War Caster feat and took the spell vampiric touch to combine it with. Now there's some debate on if this is even an option, so my question is ...
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Can the Great Weapon Master feat's damage bonus and accuracy penalty apply to attacks from the Spiritual Weapon spell?

The Great Weapon Master feat (PHB, p. 167) says: Before you make a melee attack with a heavy weapon that you are proficient with, you can choose to take a -5 penalty to the attack roll. If the ...
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Does the damage bonus from the Circle of Spores druid's Symbiotic Entity feature apply to melee spell attacks?

The Circle of Spores druid has the class feature Symbiotic Entity, which lets you expend a use of Wild Shape to gain a number of benefits, one of which is (GGtR, p. 27): Your melee weapon attacks ...
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How does Steel Wind Strike interact with Heated Body special trait? [duplicate]

Eddy the mage is facing 3 Azors, which are 15, 25 and 10 ft far away from him. Azors have the special trait Heated Body (emphasis mine): Heated Body. A creature that touches the azer or hits it with ...