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Can a character expend Hit Die while at 0 HP? [duplicate]

(Related to What happens when you bring a creature down to 0 HP entirely by a "Sword of Wounding", but choose to deal nonlethal damage? Because answering this "yes" would provide the end-run ...
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Where do I find the "official" rules for D&D 5e?

I play D&D 5e and sometimes come here with questions. But sometimes I see things referenced here as sources that I don't have or am not aware of.... Which are the "official rules" for D&...
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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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What happens when you bring a creature down to 0 HP entirely by a "Sword of Wounding", but choose to deal nonlethal damage?

The Situation: The Sword of Wounding has the following magic effect: Hit points lost to this weapon's damage can be regained only through a short or long rest, rather than by regeneration, magic, or ...
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If an elf is stable with 0 HP, do they regain all hit points after a long rest of 8 hours or 4?

In my most recent session, the entire party except one character was downed (reduced to 0 HP), but they were all stabilised by the cleric (the only member that was left standing). One of the downed ...
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Is this homebrew "Revive Ally" cantrip balanced?

I've often been frustrated when an ally becomes unconscious and nobody has or is willing to spare a spell slot to revive them, which means the party has to wait 1-4 hours to continue, so I designed ...
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Are there any more ways to regain spent hit dice?

I am aware of the rules surrounding long rests and hit dice. What I am interested in here is whether there is any way apart from long resting to regain any number of hit dice?
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Can the UA Raven Queen's Blessing eldritch invocation be used by a warlock to heal and wake up an ally at 0 HP?

Can the Raven Queen's Blessing eldritch invocation for warlocks (from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard) heal a dying or stabilized ally at 0 HP, thereby waking them up early? As unreliable as ...
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Will my party function without a healer?

At the moment there are 5 of us that will be playing this campaign, and it's only the first time playing for one of us. The party at the moment is: Bard (College of Lore) - Me Rogue (Arcane ...
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How does Sildar Hallwinter regain HP in Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure?

I recognize that there are several Sildar-related questions answered in this forum, but my question is more related to procedure than his specific character. The adventure guide says "Quick-...
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What are the effects of magical sleep for a long rest?

I’ve searched for this over and over but haven’t found a definite answer to my questions… It would be awesome if the answer(s) could contain links that support their sayings :) Say you are put to ...
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Can the Wither and Bloom spell allow an unconscious/dying PC to spend a Hit Die to heal?

The description of the wither and bloom spell states (Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos, p. 38; emphasis mine): You invoke both death and life upon a 10-foot-radius sphere centered on a point within ...
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Can a conscious, stabilized PC do anything if they are still at 0 hit points after being stabilized with "Spare the Dying"?

Pretty self explanatory: A character has been shot to zero hit points and falls unconscious. A Cleric uses spare the dying on them and stabilizes them before they have a chance to make any death ...
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Is there a way to destabilize a character without making them fail a death save?

If this is possible, it allows an exploit: destabilize, wait for death save. Success -> wait another turn Failure/Critical Failure -> Cleric casts Spare the Dying, then destabilize again ...
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