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Questions tagged [aura]

An aura in D&D is a zone centered on the source creature. It passively affects other creatures if they are inside the zone. It is usually easy for the creature to activate and requires no action to sustain.

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Do Paladin Auras of Differing Oaths Stack?

If multiple paladins (say an Oath of the Ancients paladin and an Oath of Devotion paladin) are in close proximity, do the effects of Aura of Devotion and Aura of Warding both apply? Or does their ...
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What does a Blackguard’s Aura of Despair feel like?

I am playing a Blackguard on a Neverwinter Nights persistent world, which sort of follows D&D rules (3.5 I think, but I'm not sure). I would like to understand from a role play standpoint how ...
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Does the Fear spell work with an Oath of Conquest paladin's Aura of Conquest?

Oath of Conquest paladins emanate an Aura of Conquest starting at 7th level (XGtE, p. 38): Starting at 7th level, you constantly emanate an aura while you're not incapacitated. The aura extends 10 ...
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Can the Aura of Life spell heal undead?

The aura of life spell description (PHB, p. 216) states: Life-preserving energy radiates from you in an aura with a 30-foot radius. Until the spell ends, the aura moves with you, centered on ...
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Do prestige class levels count for a Cleric Aura?

At 1st level, a Cleric and a Paladin gain an Aura which can be detected via the relevant Detect [Alignment] spell. Looking at a variety of Prestige Classes advancing Divine spellcasting, however, I ...
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Is there precedent for damage aura-type effects?

I'm on a homebrewing streak again, and part of the class features in question call for constant fire damage applied to creatures in range of the character in question. Are there any monsters or ...
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Do multiple lantern archon's Aura of Menace debuffs stack? [duplicate]

I summoned six lantern archons. They each have the ability Aura of Menace with a save DC of 13: Aura of Menace (Su) A righteous aura surrounds archons that fight or get angry. Any hostile creature ...
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Does cover protect against an aura if it only has a gap outside the aura?

I understand that the aura originates from the target and moves with it, and that as long as the center of a creature is within the radius of the aura it is subjected to the aura's effect. There is ...
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If a paladin becomes Large, at what point does the paladin's aura originate?

If you enlarge a paladin (so that they take up 2x2 squares on a grid), what point does their aura's radius start at? For Medium/Small creatures (who take up a 1x1 square on a grid), it radiates from ...
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Does a Paladin's Aura of Courage prevent or suspend frightened effects?

While you're standing in a Paladin ally's Aura of Courage: [the Paladin] and friendly creatures within 10 feet of [the Paladin] can’t be Frightened while [the Paladin is] conscious. Does this ...
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Do auras require line of effect?

Several in-game effects, such as all the paladin's auras (PHB p. 85) and spells like Aura of Life and Aura of Purity (PHB p. 216), are passive auras that radiate from the point of origin (usually a ...
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When is ongoing damage suffered and saved against when you gain it from an aura during your turn?

What happens to a PC that gains ongoing damage at the start of their turn? For example, Lolths Brutal Swarm has an aura that means any character starting its turn in the aura is attacked. The attack ...
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How does the Liberation Domain cleric's condition-suppressing aura from Freedom's Call work?

I have been reading the cleric domains, and have a question about an ability from the Liberation Domain. The ability I am unsure about is: Freedom's Call (Su): At 8th level, you can emit a 30-foot ...
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Does 'Aura of Hate' also boost the damage of nearby hostile fiends and undead attacking you?

Starting at 7th level, the paladin, as well any fiends and undead within 10 feet of the paladin, gains a bonus to melee weapon damage rolls equal to the paladin's Charisma modifier (minimum of +1)....
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Does Fiery Aura effect every Natural Attack in a round?

In my most recent session a player in my group who is a Synthesist Summoner attacked a burning skeleton. I ruled that the Fiery Aura activated with each natural attack, and so with his full attack ...
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How do players learn about traits and auras with monster knowledge rolls?

The PHB establishes the following DCs for monster knowledge rolls: 15 - Name, type and keywords 20 - Powers 25 - Resistances and vulnerabilities Where do you list auras and traits? Do you treat them ...
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How large is a fey beast's aura?

This might be a stupid question because I can't find the answer anywhere.. How large is the aura of a fey beast companion? I'm considering making a Fey Beast Tamer. Also, can you use a fey beast ...
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Do Defender Auras require activation?

I'm asking here because I've gotten different responses from different DMs. My home campaign DM said I had to activate my Knight's defender aura during my first round of an encounter before it was ...
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Do powers/feats/features that buff a character's healing work with Skald's Aura?

Skald's Aura: [...] you or any ally in the aura can use a minor action to spend a healing surge and regain 1 d6 additional hit points. Alternatively, you or any ally can use a minor action to ...
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Can I have more than 1 aura active at the same time?

Can I have more than 1 aura active at the same time? Example, can one character have both: Aura of Peace (peace of messenger paragon path lvl 16) Skald's Aura (bard utility) active?
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Does a creature know the precise rule effects of a zone or aura when they are affected by it?

My question here revolves around when and how much information does a player or creature gain about an aura or zone, once they are affected by it. Do those affected know exactly what effects are ...
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Does the Tarrasque cause flying creatures to plummet to their death?

As mentioned in this answer: The Tarrasque's Earthbinding aura ... prevents creatures to fly beyond 4 squares above the ground My question was, if the creature was ~30 squares in the air, and then ...