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Does the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Eyes of the Dark feature negate Sunlight Sensitivity for creatures like drow?

The Shadow Magic sorcerer's 1st-level feature Eyes of the Dark reads (XGtE, p. 51): Starting at 1st level, you have darkvision with a range of 120 feet. I would like to play a Drow character. Does ...
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What is the damage done by Deflect Missile when deflecting a Crossbow Bolt?

Similar to this question, but way simpler. The Monk Deflect Missile feature states: If you catch a missile in this way, you can spend 1 ki point to make a ranged attack with the weapon or piece of ...
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Deflect Missiles against unusual projectiles?

There are a number of monsters that make ranged weapon attacks with unusual qualities. For example the Spined Devil has a ranged attack that does 1d4 piercing and 1d6 fire damage, the Drider's longbow ...
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RAW, when using the Abjuration Wizard's Projected Ward, who takes “any remaining damage”?

The Abjuration Wizard's 2nd level ability Arcane Ward reads: Starting at 2nd level, you can weave magic around yourself for protection. When you cast an abjuration spell of 1st level or higher, you ...
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Can a Circle of the Stars druid fire an arrow from its star form and cast a spell of 1st level or higher during the same turn?

The druid subclass Circle of the Stars from Unearthed Arcana: Subclasses, Part 3 has the 2nd-level feature Starry Form, part of the description of which states: You gain a bonus action that you can ...
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Does a Turned creature have to take the Dash action?

A Turned creature (via a Cleric's Turn Undead or an Oath of the Ancients Paladin's Turn the Faithless) must spend its turns trying to move as far away from you as it can... For its action, it can use ...
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Animal Companions hiding, searching, and readying an action

The PHB has this to say about Animal Companions: The beast obeys your commands as best as it can. It takes its turn on your initiative. On your turn, you can verbally command the beast where to move (...
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Can a quasi-real shadow weapon be broken?

I am building an oracle with the Wrecker curse, which states: Held objects gain the broken condition when you use or equip them but regain their actual condition if employed by anyone else. If a held ...
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If your wild shaped form has damage resistance and you revert to your normal form, does your normal form take the halved damage?

Let's say we had a druid with the Circle of the Moon archetype. They can use their wild shape feature to turn into an elemental as per their Elemental Wild Shape feature (PHB, p. 69): Elemental Wild ...
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Do the War Domain cleric's Channel Divinity options Guided Strike and War God's Blessing stack?

The War Domain cleric has the Channel Divinity option Guided Strike (PHB, p. 63): Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to strike with supernatural accuracy. When you make an ...
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Can the Hexblade warlock's Armor of Hexes feature be used to cancel a ranged spell attack?

Can Armor of Hexes be used to cancel a ranged spell attack like scorching ray? Does one ray count as an attack roll because you roll to hit? The Hexblade warlock's Armor of Hexes feature says (XGtE, p....
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Do sorcery points made from converted spell slots vanish after a long rest?

I was wondering about the sorcerer's ability to turn sorcery points into spell slots, where the same conversion rate applies to turn spell slots into sorcery points. If, by the end of the day, you ...
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Is a Sorcerer's Flexible Casting visible?

Is there any RAW regarding what it looks like when a sorcerer is burning a spell slot into sorcery points? Is there any way to detect it? I'm thinking about a sorcerer in a social situation who uses ...
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Can an Illusion wizard make invisibility “real”?

If a level 20 Wizard (School of Illusion) casts Invisibility on a creature and then uses its 14th level ability illusory reality to make the invisibility "real", what happens?
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Is the monk's Tongue of the Sun and Moon feature an active effect or a passive effect? [duplicate]

The Monk's Tongue of the Sun and Moon feature states: Starting at 13th level, you learn to touch the ki of other minds so that you understand all spoken languages. Moreover, any creature that can ...
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Can the artificer's spell-storing item store their specialist spells?

The artificer's "Spell-Storing Item" feature says: ... you store a spell in it, choosing a 1st- or 2nd-level spell from the artificer spell list that requires one action to cast... [ERLW p. 58] ...
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Can an urban druid use their companion creature as a divine focus?

Urban druids can have a manufactured object like a gear or a horseshoe as a divine focus, and their companion creature can be a small animated object. Is there anything stopping them from having an ...
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Can Channel Divinity: Preserve Life target swallowed creatures?

I saw this question and was reminded of something that happened in one of my games recently: I, as a Life Cleric, used my Channel Divinity: Preserve Life feature on an ally who had been swallowed (It ...
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Can a Monk “turn off” the Tongue of the Sun and Moon feature?

The description of the monk's Tongue of the Sun and Moon feature states: Starting at 13th level, you learn to touch the ki of other minds so that you understand all spoken languages. Moreover, ...
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How does the Gloom Stalker ranger's Dread Ambusher feature interact with Surprise?

In D&D 5e, if a Gloom Stalker Ranger uses their Dread Ambusher feature's secondary attack on a creature during a surprise round (whether on the same target or a different one), is that creature ...
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Is it a bug or intended that Unarmored defense from barbarian and monk do not stack with each other?

As an experiment, I made a level 1 monk and level 1 barbarian character. I set all the stats to 18. Monk's unarmored defense defines your AC = 10 + Dex + Wis. The Barbarian's feature adds Con. ...
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Can a Trickery Cleric cast spells through their duplicate when the Cleric would normally be unable to cast spells?

Inspired by this question, can a Trickery Domain Cleric get around effects that would normally prevent the Cleric from casting if they move their Invoked Duplicate outside of the effect? As a ...
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Can a lone non-magical human deal with flying targets without projectile/thrown weapons?

Say that for whatever reason, a martial character can't use any projectile (sling, bow, etc.) or thrown (javelin, bloodstorm blade's Throw Anything, etc.) weapons. The whole region is also covered in ...
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Can a Swords bard benefit from Blade Flourish's speed increase again if they take the Attack action again?

The Swords Bard's 3rd level feature, Blade Flourish, states: [...] Whenever you take the Attack action on your turn, your walking speed increases by 10 feet until the end of the turn [...] So if a ...
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Will using Convergent Future give you a critical success if the minimum number you need to hit is 20?

Convergent Future (p185 EGtW) States: When you or a creature you can see within 60 feet of you makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can use your reaction to ignore the die ...
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Can the Echo Knight's Echo make Ability Checks?

In the Echo Knight subclass it states that the Echo "uses your saving throw bonus for [saving throws]", but says nothing about being able to make ability checks with the Echo. I'm primarily concerned ...
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Does the blood hunter gain an additional blood curse at level 20?

In the rules for Matt Mercer's blood hunter class on D&D Beyond, the description of the Blood Maledict feature (essentially using blood curses) states that you learn a blood curse when you gain ...
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Can an Echo Knight move its echo image vertically or though walls?

The Echo Knight archetype of the fighter class has the ability to manifest an echo of the knight. This ability includes the following: You can use a bonus action to magically manifest an echo of ...
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Do class or subclass features that relate to spellcasting apply when producing a spell's effect from an Artificer's Spell-Storing Item?

In my recent question about a homebrewed Artificer subclass, I was asked in a comment how one of the abilities that modifies spellcasting would interact with casting spells stored within a my subclass'...
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Is the Planeshifter's “portal under their control” a fixed location or no?

About the portal, the prestige class demiplane seed ability (Manual of the Planes, p32) only says, "It has a single portal entry, which the planeshifter may control for access." What rules would be ...
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Does the Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature create a snapshot of the character when creating it, or does it change as the Echo Knight does?

The Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature (Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 183) lets you "manifest an echo of yourself". Does Manifest Echo create a snapshot of the character when creating ...
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Can a Harbinger use Dark Claim on an animated object?

In the case of animated objects, is there any reason a Harbinger wouldn't be able to use Dark Claim? Party members are trying to claim that since animated objects are not sentient I cannot claim them.
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Is an Echo Knight fighter's “echo” a tangible object, for the purpose of physical interaction?

The Explorer's Guide to Wildemount sourcebook contains a new Fighter subclass, the Echo Knight. Echo Knights have the ability to summon an "echo" of themselves; per the overall subclass description (p....
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Does a monk's Step of the Wind ki feature affect High Jumps as well, or just Long Jumps?

At 2nd level, monks can spend a ki point to use the Step of the Wind option of the Ki feature (emphasis mine): You can spend 1 ki point to take the Disengage or Dash action as a bonus action on your ...
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How does Spellthief's Absorb Spell (Su) work?

Absorb Spell (Su) is a class feature of the Spellthief (Complete Adventurer variant, p. 13) and it reads as follow: Beginning at 7th level, if a spellthief makes a successful save against a spell ...
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If I cast Thunderous Smite and Booming Blade, hit, and use Destructive Wrath to maximize damage, how many uses of Channel Divinity are expended?

How many uses of channel divinity should be expended in the following example? Example: A character is using that a weapon that deals 2d6 thunder damage on a hit. They cast Thunderous Smite, using ...
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Does a Wall of Force inhibit a Paladin's Aura of Protection?

If an enemy caster placed a Wall of Force between a Paladin and their ally, is the Paladin's Aura of Protection inhibited while the Wall of Force is up? The description for Wall of Force says that "...
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Does the Thief rogue's Use Magic Device feature let them ignore class, race, and level requirements on attuning to magic items?

The Artificer's Magic Item Savant feature states (E:RftLW p. 58, WGtE p. 180; emphasis mine): [...] You ignore all class, race, spell, and level requirements on attuning to or using magic items. ...
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Can a Thief rogue use the Fast Hands feature to draw something from a magic item as a bonus action?

My DM gave me a magic little bag, Heward's handy spice pouch, which has the description: Someone holding the pouch could reach into it and speak the name of any type of nonmagical seasoning—salt, ...
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When a Trickery cleric uses Invoke Duplicity to cast Command: “Approach” from the illusion's space, which position does the target approach?

My Trickery Domain cleric uses the Channel Divinity option Invoke Duplicity. I cast command from the illusion's space with the command "Approach". Does the target approach the illusion? Or do they ...
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Can a rogue use Uncanny Dodge to halve the damage of a Spiritual Weapon?

Can a rogue reduce spirit weapon attacks and spells with Uncanny Dodge? The answer doesn't seem clear to me, based on the description of the feature.
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“Continuous” Bardic Inspiration

The bard's Bardic Inspiration feature states: You can inspire others through stirring words or music. To do so, you use a bonus action on your turn to choose one creature other than yourself within ...
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Can I use the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature to make a Sneak Attack if I am also multiclassed into rogue?

I'm thinking about playing a fallen samurai in a D&D 5e campaign. If the character multiclasses into rogue, can the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature be used to trigger the rogue feature ...
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For a Portent feat based on the Lucky feat, how many Portent dice would be balanced against the 3 points (dice) from the Lucky feat?

I am looking to make a homebrew feat based on the Lucky feat but using the Portent mechanic, and am trying to find the balance point on the amount of dice. Disclaimer: I don't think Lucky is ...
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Can a Battle Smith artificer's Steel Defender be used to hurl Magic Stones?

When designing a Battle Smith artificer's Steel Defender (E:RftLW, p. 61), the feature description states: You determine the creature's appearance and whether it has two legs or four; your choice ...
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Are wizards with the Improved Familiar Attunement and the Enhanced Familiar feat restricted to only picking familiar abilities?

From PF2E Core Rulebook p. 218: Familiar and Master Abilities Each day, you channel your magic into two abilities, which can be either familiar or master abilities.... Which is fine and makes sense. ...
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Does the School of Transmutation wizard's Transmuter's Stone need to be held in hand to gain its benefit?

The School of Transmutation wizard gains the Transmuter's Stone feature at 6th level. Does the transmuter's stone need to be held in hand to benefit from it? Or can I gain its benefit even if it's in ...
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Does the Hunter ranger's Colossus Slayer feature work with an opportunity attack?

The Hunter ranger can choose the Colossus Slayer option for their 3rd-level Hunter's Prey feature. Suppose that on my turn, my Hunter ranger hits my opponent and gets to use Colossus Slayer. Then on ...
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Can you use a weapon with two hands and it still count as a monk weapon? [duplicate]

Martial arts is a monk skill where, if you are using a monk weapon, you can attack with that weapon and also make an unarmed strike as a bonus action. Monk weapons are shortswords and simple melee ...
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Can a monk abort a Flurry of Blows after the first bonus-action attack to avoid wasting a ki point?

Can a monk abort a Flurry of Blows after the first bonus-action attack to avoid wasting a ki point (e.g. if the enemy goes down after the first attack)? Or do you have to "declare" Flurry of Blows and ...

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