Questions tagged [baldurs-gate-descent-into-avernus]

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If a Death's Head of Bhaal takes damage while it's asleep, can it use its Unstoppable reaction to reduce that damage to 0?

This came up in a recent session. The Death's Head of Bhaal (BG:DiA, p. 233) has a reaction called Unstoppable that allows it to reduce the damage from an attack to 0 (3 times per day). If a Death's ...
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Does Shar have a stake in the Blood War?

I am currently playing a character in Descent into Avernus who worships Shar. While my character has their own goals, I'm trying to learn more lore about Shar's dealings with devils and demons and if ...
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Which year in Dale Reckoning did Elturel fall?

According to Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, the Companion was summoned in 1444 DR, the Era of Upheaval. In the relevant contract, it said that Elturel was doomed after 50 years from then. That ...
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What events are depicted in these frescos from the "Shield of the Hidden Lord" DMsGuild module (which expands on the Descent into Avernus adventure)?

There is an unofficial module on DMsGuild named "Shield of the Hidden Lord" by M.T. Black - who is one of the writers on the official adventure Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, so I ...
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What does the attuned creature know about the Shield of the Hidden Lord?

The DMG states that all properties of a magic item are known to the attuned creature, or a creature that spends a short rest analyzing it, but what about the Shield of the Hidden Lord? Some properties ...
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Does this artifact from Descent Into Avernus prove that magic weapons resize?

The accepted answer to Are there any guidelines in place governing the extent to which magic items can resize to different-sized users? only shows that "worn" magic items are supposed to resize to fit ...
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Does the Iron Flask magic item work on a creature that is immune to the charmed condition?

The description of the iron flask magic item states, in part: You can use an action to remove the flask's stopper and release the creature the flask contains. The creature is friendly to you and ...
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Can I recharge a Canaith Mandolin in Avernus? [duplicate]

I just got a Canaith Mandolin while being in Avernus and there is something in the description that I would like to clarify. If I understand well, in Avernus, there isn't any dawn. No sunrise. Does ...
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Does the Shield of the Hidden Lord magic item grant a total of +2 or +4 to AC?

The description of the Shield of the Hidden Lord magic item from the adventure Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus (p. 225) reads: While holding this shield, you gain a +2 bonus to AC and ...
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Was Baldur's Gate always a "Nest of Vipers"?

The Baldur's Gate described in Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus has a "well earned reputation as a den of vipers (p.10)": As the adventure begins, the situation is especially dire: However, when ...
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Can the Heat Metal spell target the Infernal War Machines from the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus adventure?

I'd like to know if I can use the Heat Metal spell in the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus module and target an Infernal War Machine. And more specifically, what happens about this part of the ...
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How do I make it easier on my player in a one-on-one campaign of Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus?

So I'm running a new campaign on Roll20, going through the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus module that WotC released a few months back. It's my first time running a campaign in several years, so ...
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Was Descent in to Avernus based on a prior adventure?

I recently discovered that: Is there any link to this game and Baldur's Gate: Descent to Avernus, or is this basically just a coincidence?
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In the Descent into Avernus adventure, all food and drink tastes bad when consumed in Avernus. How can we avoid this problem?

In the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus adventure, all food and drink tastes horrible to our characters when it is consumed in Avernus. If we eat or drink anything, we must roll to not vomit. Would ...
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In Descent into Avernus, how are distances between locations determined?

I'm currently running Descent Into Avernus and I was wondering: How are distances between locations determined? I know the rules say that a normal travel is considered a forced march and the Con ...
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How permanent are these changes to a PC when they attune to this weapon in Descent into Avernus?

In Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus, on pages 226-227, the is described. The weapon is listed as a and has the following property (given a bold italics header): Briefly, these traits include (...
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How old is Reya Mantlemorn during the Descent into Avernus adventure?

In Baldur's Gate: Descent Into Avernus, on page 31, the character Reya Mantlemorn is introduced. The boxed text describing the scene in which she is introduced includes the following: Below the boxed ...
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Is it feasible to play a Grung character in the Descent into Avernus adventure?

The Grung race has the Water Dependency aspect that requires they spend an hour each day immersed in water. I don't know much about the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus campaign but I get the ...
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Do infernal war machines count as objects?

Specifically in regard to the effects of a hit with an adamantine weapon, would a hit with one turn into a critical hit? I know it's a vehicle but it's powered by souls and has a stat block like a ...
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Does anything grant proficiency with harpoons?

Is there any feat or ability that gives a PC proficiency with Harpoons in D&D 5th Edition? In Descent Into Avernus,
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Is there any terrain option that would fit Avernus/the Nine Hells for the ranger's Natural Explorer feature?

I'm reading through Descent into Avernus and my vision of it is a Mad Max-esque world. Red, desolate, almost like a desert but not classified as one. The mountains there have no vegetation... just ...
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How does the Mounted Combatant feat interact with Infernal War Machines?

The new Baldur's Gate - Descent into Avernus hardcover features a brand new mechanic: Infernal War Machines! A few things caught my eye - first off, that they have a stat block: An infernal war ...
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Do the Gauntlets of Flaming Fury make Improvised Weapons magical?

The Gauntlets of Flaming Fury, a magic item from the WoTC adventure Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus, have the following property amongst others: While you wear both of these steel gauntlets, ...