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What to do when someone's attacking you, but succeeding the save is worse than failing it? [duplicate]

I was reading through the Monk rules in D&D 5e when I came across this section in the rules for Quivering Palm: When you use this action, the creature must make a Constitution saving throw. If ...
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Do you have to save? [duplicate]

When players are asked to make a saving throw, can they just chose to not make the roll (and fail) or are they required to try? Obviously when it comes to death saves they have to, but in a ...
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Is it possible to fail an ability check on purpose?

Here are the general guidelines regarding ability checks: The GM calls for an ability check when a character or monster attempts an action (other than an attack) that has a chance of failure. When ...
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What's the maximum (average) damage that can be dealt in one round by a 20th level character with at least two levels of Fighter?

What is the most effective way to use a level 20 character's (with two or more levels in fighter for Action Surge ability) in order to maximize single target damage done in one round? Rules/...
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Does Evasion allow half damage even when unconscious?

Evasion is a class feature gained by Rogues and Monks at level 7: At 7th level, your instinctive agility lets you dodge out of the way of certain area effects, such as a blue dragon’s lightning ...
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Can you lower your AC on purpose?

For roleplaying reasons I would like to make a NPC appear weaker than it actually is. When the players first fight it, it should seem to have a very low AC and miss many attacks. Is this possible in ...
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Can a 17th level sorcerer kill all demons with Simulacrum and Wish?

Inspired by the answer to this question about sunbeams, I realized that there may be a way to exploit Simulacrum to do basically anything an infinite number of times. Specifically, the course of ...
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Are there any official stats for a sheep?

Effect 77-78 of the wild magic surge table in the Player's Handbook states: You cast polymorph on yourself. If you fail the saving throw, you turn into a sheep for the spell's duration. Polymorph'...
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Does The Amazing Lightspeed Horse work, RAW?

N Medium humanoids have gathered on an arbitrarily long field, standing in a line with each creature 120 feet away from each of its neighbors. The creature at one end of the line is mounted on a horse ...
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Can you cast banishment on yourself?

Can you cast banishment on yourself from a non-native plane, as a way of returning to your native plane?
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Why is using a tower shield a bad idea?

The comments in this question seem to indicate that being a tower shield user is a very detrimental choice in character-building. Having been under the impression for a long time that tower sheilds ...
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Can an unconscious PC or NPC reject healing from a potion?

After examining the 5e PHB on healing (pg 197) and perusing through various healing spells, I have found no reference to willingness as a required component for HP to be restored. The context for this ...
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Can monsters enter the area controlled by a character who is playing dead?

Normally in combat, you can neither move through a hostile creature's space (unless there is a big size difference or you use special optional actions like Overrun), nor can you end your movement in ...
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How can my Bladesinger Wizard ensure that their spells cannot be avoided?

I have been playing a Bladesinger wizard in a fairly long running campaign, at least by my standards. There have been a lot of good moments but after my third attempt to make disintegrate work, I have ...
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Are your resistances optional?

I'm looking to use life transference as a healing spell, but I don't want my resistance to necrotic damage to get in the way. The School of Necromancy wizard has the Inured to Undeath feature: ...
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