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Are players creatures? What are creatures? [duplicate]

The cleric ability Preserve life says the following: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to heal the badly injured. As an action, you present your holy Symbol and evoke ...
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Thunderous Smite: definition of “creature” [duplicate]

The description of the 1st-level spell Thunderous Smite (PH 282) states the following: [...] Additionally, if the target is a creature, it must succeed on a Strength saving throw or be pushed 10 ...
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In 5e, do the terms “creature” and “character” refer to different concepts? [duplicate]

Creatures in 5e is a general term covering all living entities, from NPCs to PCs, wolves to level 20 gnome wizards. Monsters, characters, and NPCs are all creatures. Monsters are creatures with a stat ...
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What is considered a creature when using Magic Missile? [duplicate]

Last night when I was DMing I had an NPC wizard who had Magic Missile. The description states “each dart hits a creature of your choice”. In this instance what would be considered a creature? The ...
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Is there anything that is simultaneously a creature and an object?

From what I can tell, it seems that "creature" and "object" are intended to be mutually exclusive categories in D&D 5e. The distinction is important in the targeting of many effects and spells. ...
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Can Goodberry be used on horses?

In my compaign my friend Cleric started leveling up in the Ranger class. He learned two Ranger spells and one of them is Goodberry. This spell states: Up to ten berries appear in your hand and are ...
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Exactly what creature types does Dominate Monster affect?

Dominate monster affects monsters, obviously — but my question is, what exactly counts as a monster? 5e Creature types include Aberration, Beast, Celestial, Construct, Dragon, Elemental, Fey, Fiend, ...
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Does the wording of the Wrathful Smite spell imply that there are other living beings that aren't considered “creatures”?

I've been playing D&D 5e for about a year, and as I've understood, every living being falls under the "creature" category: humanoids, beasts, monstrosities, monsters, constructs, undead, ...
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Can a rogue's sneak attack feature be used on objects?

The Rogue's Sneak Attack says Beginning at 1st level, you know how to strike subtly and exploit a foe’s distraction. Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an ...
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Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves?

Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves? The Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature says, in part (EGtW, p. 183; emphasis mine): At 3rd level, you can use ...
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Can a Titanosaurus summoned with the Conjure Fey spell use its legendary actions?

The Monster Manual has a strong restriction on legendary actions with regard to creatures merely assuming the form of a legendary creature: If a creature assumes the form of a legendary creature, ...
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How can player characters, creatures and NPCs heal plants?

I would expect a druid to be able to tend to a damaged or blighted plant using magical means, as at level 1 they are granted the spell Cure Wounds. Also various woodland type magical creatures similar ...
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Can a ghost or other incorporeal creature be polymorphed?

While researching this question about polymorphing a paladin's steed, I had a realization. Polymorph specifies a creature you can see as a target, and as answered here, "creature" essentially refers ...
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What would I roll if I were to throw a dwarf/gnome at someone?

What would I roll if I were to throw a dwarf/gnome at someone? Let's say I have 20 STR and 13 DEX, and I'm throwing a gnome at someone 30 ft away. Would it count as fall damage (by which I mean fall ...
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About monster definition and distinctions

I was having a discussion with some guy and I argued that I think D&D made distinctions between monsters and regular characters since earlier editions, and it even employed different mechanics. ...

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