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Is it possible for an enemy creature to be non-hostile, even if temporarily [duplicate]

Stemming from another question: Does an invisible enemy within 5 feet of you still impose disadvantage on ranged attacks? there is a niche scenario described where this could be applicable (...
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How can I get my PCs to stop harassing this character from Dragon of Icespire Peak that isn't supposed to do anything no matter what they do?

We're playing the Dragon of Icespire Peak adventure (from the Essentials Kit). My PCs are trying to get Adabra Gwynn in the Umbrage Hill Quest to come to Phandalin with them, and they are very ...
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Why use Clairvoyance when Find Familiar is better in every way (except range)?

I'm creating a spy wizard character in 5E. The character needs a 'wire' to tap a room of its visitors' information, and I was comparing two wizard spells, Clairvoyance and Find Familiar. Both have ...
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What qualifies as a "friend" for the purpose of the Totem Warrior barbarian's Totem Spirit (Wolf) feature?

The Totem Warrior barbarian's 3rd-level Totem Spirit feature has the Wolf option, whose description states (PHB, p. 50; emphasis mine): While you're raging, your friends have advantage on melee ...
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What does 'ally' mean, as a game term?

Most of the time, it should be really easy to determine who is my ally and who is not. The people who try to kill me are most likely my foes, whereas the people who entered the dungeon with me are ...
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Does an invisible enemy within 5 feet of you still impose disadvantage on ranged attacks?

PHB, p. 195 says, under "Ranged Attacks in Close Combat": Aiming a ranged attack is more difficult when a foe is next to you. When you make a ranged attack with a weapon, a spell, or some other ...
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Is the demon summoned by the Summon Greater Demon spell hostile to you?

Assuming that you use summon greater demon (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 166), and on your next turn, you still have the "control" over him granted by summon greater demon. Now I want to use ...
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Rogue sneak attack and what does it mean to be an enemy? [duplicate]

The Rogue can sneak attack if another enemy of the target is within 5 feet of it. What constitutes being an enemy - Hostile intent or hostile actions or just being a passive ally? An ally of the ...
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How do you determine when an animal is Hostile to the PCs?

I'm trying to understand how as a GM to handle encounters with creatures such as wolves, bears, giant rats, etc. Are animals always hostile to the PCs or is there always an element of animal handling ...
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Can an Arcane Archer fighter's Shadow Arrow be used like a Wand of Enemy Detection?

Magic exists which can divine the intentions of other creatures toward me. For instance, the description of the wand of enemy detection magic item says, in part: While holding it, you can use an ...
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Can unseen servant trigger sneak attack with a rogue

Say a rogue is fighting an enemy, and either they or someone else has unseen servant and they sent it to engage that enemy. Can the rogue now use a Sneak Attack? Unseen Servant is very clearly ...
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How does an Animated Undead Defend Itself Against Hostile Creatures?

From the spell Animate Undead, If you issue no commands, the creature only defends itself against hostile creatures. A zombie is as smart as a mastiff while a skeleton is as smart as an ape. What ...
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Does a paladin's Aura of Protection grant summons a bonus to save vs. their summoner's control?

I am wondering if a paladin can boost a summoned demon's saves against hostile effects at all – it's not exactly "friendly" in most cases – and, if the demon does get the paladin's +CHA to saves, if ...
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