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Does dealing 0 damage to a concentrating spellcaster require a saving throw?

Wizard is currently concentrating on a spell. Wimpling has a -1 Strength modifier, and makes a melee attack on Wizard. The attack hits, but Wimpling rolls a 1 on the damage roll, meaning that after ...
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Am I hit when I have immunity?

My character is immune to a specific type of damage, and an opponent attacks him with that type of damage. I know my character will not be getting any damage from that attack. My opponent ...
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Does a wolf have to hit in order to get the knockdown?

My DM says that the wolf's bite attack causes a Str save or be knocked prone regardless of whether it hits or not. The attack is: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. ...
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Does a zero-damage attack still count as a hit?

Does an attack roll that 'hits' according to an the attack roll, but deals zero damage (perhaps through damage reduction or through poor rolls and resistances, as in this question about raging ...
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If a poisoned arrow's piercing damage is reduced to 0, do you still get poisoned?

I have created a fighter, who is using heavy armor and has the Heavy Armor Master feat. The Heavy Armor Master feat (PHB, p. 167) states that: While you are wearing heavy armor, bludgeoning, ...
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Black pudding: Dissolve on attack, or on hit?

I was recently watching a stream with a Black Pudding attacking a player. The DM missed the player but still had the dissolve effect happen to their armour. (MM p. 241) Pseudopod ...[snip] Hit: 6 (...
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Can you be cursed with multiple types of lycanthropy?

Can a single humanoid be cursed with multiple types of lycanthropy ? Like let's say a Weretigerboar, or a Werewolfrat ?
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If a monk reduces damage to 0 using Deflect Missiles, does the attack still hit?

If a monk catches an arrow, does the attack still hit? The monk's feature Deflect Missiles says: you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged weapon ...
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Tempest Cleric: when does Wrath of the Storm trigger?

I had a question regarding this ability and what causes it to trigger. It says a 'hit' but does a hit necessarily include a damage roll or does this include when an attack is above the character's ...
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Does the Tempest cleric's Thunderbolt Strike feature still work if the target is immune to lightning damage?

Tempest Domain clerics (PHB, p. 62) get the Thunderbolt Strike feature at 6th level: At 6th level, when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10 feet ...
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Can lycanthropy be sexually transmitted?

I have a player in D&D 5e who is a Blood Hunter under the Order of the Lycan. He wrote a backstory, as all my players do, and in it said that after becoming a werewolf, he had a wife and child. I’...
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Would a werewolf hit with non-magical damage leave a blood trail?

Say, for example, a werewolf triggers a spike trap and fails the DEX save to avoid the spikes. However, they're just iron spikes, not silvered or magical. Would this cause them to shed blood, since ...
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Is there an official rule for minimum damage on a landing hit? [duplicate]

As discussed here, a negative modifier should always be applied to a damage roll. However, it is suggested in the answer that the minimum damage should be 1. I'd like to know if there's an official ...
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Is zero damage considered to be actual damage? [closed]

In D&D, are effects from damage applied even if the damage is zero?