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Can a cat familiar open a potion bottle by itself?

My character has a Cat familiar (lvl 16) with an INT of 11 and a DEX of 15. Previously our DM has ruled that the Cat can retrieve a potion from the characters Heward's Handy Haversack. The question ...
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Can a Familiar aid a Rogue's Sneak Attack?

A Rogue character with the Arcane Trickster archetype chooses Find Familiar as her non-enchantment, non-illusion, 1st level spell. How does that creature interact with the Sneak Attack feature? From ...
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Is the warlock's Pact of the Chain option is as bad as it looks, or did I miss something?

The warlock's Pact of the Chain option looks really bad in comparison with other options for the Pact Boon feature. You just have a better familiar than other people. One the other hand, you have ...
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If Beast Master Rangers could use bonus actions to attack with their companion, what problems would occur?

If a clause was added to Beast Master Rangers to allow them to spend a bonus action to have their companion to make a single attack after the ranger makes their own Attack action, what would the ...
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What happens to a familiar if the wizard is unconscious?

Reading over the PHB spell entry for familiars, I don't see anything about what happens to the familiar if its "owner" dies or is unconscious. I'm going to assume if the owner dies, the familiar ...
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How much control does an Unconscious caster maintain over his familiar?

There's no stipulation in the Find Familiar spell that states your familiar disappears when your character dies, or is knocked out. There's also this small statement within the spell about what a ...
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Can familiars use the Help Action to help me with spells I cast?

I'm playing a Bard. This question is for a Bard or a Wizard character. Does my familiar's "Help Action" help with my spellcasting? For example with Detect Thoughts, or Charm Person, or Sleep, Bestow ...
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What options are there, if any, to get information from an enemy's familiar?

I'm currently reading through the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure. In the scenario, the PCs can encounter a familiar: If the PCs are suspicious about this rat, they may try to attack it or even ...
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Can Familiars read and use spell scrolls?

I'm playing an Artificer/Rogue (2019 version on D&D Beyond, going for Archivist but I took magic initiate and got Find Familiar) and I want to get a little more support ability by using spell ...
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How can I obtain additional attempts to grapple or shove in one action other than the Fighter class? [closed]

Other than delving into the Fighter class for 4 attacks per action, I have found very few ways to expand your repertoire of attacks per turn to put towards a brawler build that emphasizes shoving and ...
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If my familiar is forced through my action to drop a rock while over a target, is it considered an attack?

Here is the scenario: My bat familiar (from the find familiar spell) has a Strength score of 2, and can therefore carry 7 lbs. (Per the "Lifting and Carrying" rules (PHB, p. 176), its ...
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Can a wizard's familiar take an action on its own?

The rule I'm used to from previous editions is that a character with a companion such as a familiar must choose whether to use their Move and Action themselves or have their summoned creature use it. ...
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What would be the most optimal way for a Pact of the Chain warlock to make use of a Sprite familiar?

I am playing an Archfey Warlock with the "Pact of the Chain" Pact Boon. For thematic reasons, I have chosen for my familiar to take the form of a sprite with the "fey" creature ...