Questions tagged [class-feature]

For questions that are centrally about class features, powers or properties that are exclusive to a given class, such as the Cleric's ability to Turn Undead in D&D. (See also: the [alternate-class-feature] tag.)

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Does a creature turned by an Oath of the Watchers paladin's Abjure the Extraplanar ability have to move away, even if it means it will take damage?

Does a creature turned by an Oath of the Watchers paladin's Channel Divinity option Abjure the Extraplanar have to move away, even if it means it will take damage? Suppose a fiend is on the edge of a ...
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Can a Fathomless Warlock effectively communicate with any fully submerged creature, regardless of languages known?

The Fathomless Warlock's 6th level feature Oceanic Soul states: You are now even more at home in the depths. You gain resistance to cold damage. In addition, when you are fully submerged, any ...
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Can you infuse the Arcane Armor's Weapon before you gain Armor Modifications?

An Artificer Armorer acquires the class feature "Arcane Armor" at level 3. With that, the armor provides a special simple weapon (Thunder Gauntlets or Lightning Launcher). Now all of this &...
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Can Tides of Chaos reset in one turn?

The rules for Tides of Chaos are: Starting at 1st level, you can manipulate the forces of chance and chaos to gain advantage on one attack roll, ability check, or saving throw. Once you do so you ...
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what is the best multi-class in 5e? [closed]

what would be the best play style in 5E? should I multi-class? if so what should I multi-class in?
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Can Monk Unarmored Movement walk/run through the rain?

At lvl 9 the Monk class gains this ability [...you gain the ability to move along vertical surfaces and across liquids on Your Turn without Falling during the move] Now my question is, if it can ...
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Misty Step and Manifest Mind Order of scribes [duplicate]

The Order of Scribe's wizard's level 6 feature Manifest Mind (TCoE, p.78) states (emphasis mine): Whenever you cast a wizard spell on your turn, you can cast it as if you were in the spectral mind's ...
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Ways to benefit from Warshaper without losing my base form

I am looking at building a character with monstrous hit die and at least one level adjustment. This character focuses heavily on natural weapon attacks and I would like to include the Warshaper class (...
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Way of the Sun Soul, Radiant Bolt clarification

I'm struggling to interpret the way the rules are written for this monastic tradition, specifically this passage: When you take the Attack action on your turn and use this special attack as part of ...
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What happens to an Artillerist artificer's Eldritch Cannon if the Artillerist falls unconscious?

What happens to an Artillerist artificer's Eldritch Cannon if the Artillerist falls unconscious? The Eldritch Cannon is a magical object created by an Artillerist artificer (E:RftlW p. 59, TCoE p. 17; ...
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Can a trickery cleric's illusory duplicate make opportunity attacks if the cleric has the War Caster feat?

The cleric's Trickery Domain subclass has the Channel Divinity feature "Invoke Duplicity" which creates an illusory duplicate of the cleric and provides the following abilities: For the ...
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Which spells are “on the sorcerer spell list” for an Aberrant Mind or Clockwork Soul sorcerer?

Some magical items, such as spell scrolls, work only if a given spell is on the caster's spell list. For example, the description of a spell scroll states: A spell scroll bears the words of a single ...
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Can you stack the martial discipline “weretouched” in the living weapon monk subclass?

The living weapon monk subclass has the "Martial discipline" class feature, where you can choose a martial style. And one of them say as follow: Weretouched. Once per turn, when you hit a ...
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How does oracle's burden interact with the god-meddled curse?

Oracle's Burden makes The target creature suffers all the hindrances and none of the benefits of your oracle’s curse class feature. The God-Meddled Curse does Bizarre side effects occur whenever ...
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Can a rogue with the 'assault leader' talent provoke an attack on a flanked opponent when using ranged weapons?

So I'm wondering if a rogue that has the assault leader talent can use it to provoke an attack from an ally like the talent states: Assault Leader Benefit: Once per day, when the rogue misses with an ...
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How does the ranger's Favored Foe optional class feature interact with the Hail of Thorns spell?

Suppose I'm a ranger using the variant rules in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, specifically the Favored Foe optional class feature. I'm concentrating on the Hail of Thorns spell, and I hit a creature ...
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Dhampir and Lifelink

The Dhampir race has a negative energy affinity, which means negative energy heals them and positive hurts them, as if they were undead. The Life-Link ability from shamans and oracles states that it ...
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What happens if Mordenkainen's Private Sanctum gets cast inside a Genie Warlock's vessel?

Specifically the part of Private Sanctum that reads: Nothing can teleport into or out of the warded area. Planar travel is blocked within the warded area. What would happen if Private Sanctum was ...
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For the Swarmkeeper ranger's Gathered Swarm feature, does being moved by the swarm provoke opportunity attacks?

The Swarmkeeper ranger from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 60) has the Gathered Swarm feature, which provides the following benefit: Once on each of your turns, you can cause the swarm to assist ...
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Can you use your infused Armor as your spellcasting focus?

Artificers have to hold a tool or an infused item in hand to cast spells... Tools Required You must have a spellcasting focus—specifically thieves' tools or some kind of artisan's tool—in hand when ...
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Are Golems “Humanoid” for UA Ranger?

Our game 5e game includes a ranger using the Unearthed Arcana rules. The ranger has chosen Humanoids for their favored enemy, and we are trying to determine if a Forest Golem (or any other Golem) ...
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What spells on the TCoE Artificer Spell List require a free hand when the Artificer holds an infused item in their hand?

Considering the class feature Tools Required: You must have a spellcasting focus—specifically thieves’ tools or some kind of artisan’s tool—in hand when you cast any spell with this Spellcasting ...
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Does a weapon imbued with the Inquisitor Bane ability count as magical for bypassing DR and damaging incorporeals?

The Inquisitor's bane ability just says the targeted weapon gets the bane weapon quality. The bane weapon quality says: [..]Against a designated foe, the weapon's enhancement bonus is +2 better than ...
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Does Voice of Authority work with harmful spell? [duplicate]

Voice of Authority from Order Domain cleric states that If you cast a spell with a spell slot of 1st level or higher and target an ally with the spell, that ally can use their reaction immediately ...
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When was the Action Surge feature description changed to remove mention of “a possible bonus action”?

The fighter's Action Surge originally stated: Starting at 2nd level, you can push yourself beyond your normal limits for a moment. On your turn, you can take one additional action on top of your ...
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Can a swashbuckler parry creatures he cannot see if he has blindfight and combat reflexes?

Can a swashbuckler parry an attack from an invisible creature or creature they cannot see if they can make AOOs while flatfooted via combat reflexes and have blindfight?
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If a swashbuckler rolls a nat. 20 on Opportune Parry and Riposte, do they automatically parry attacks even if they do not beat the attack roll?

If a swashbuckler rolls a natural 20 when using Opportune Parry and Riposte, do they automatically parry attacks even if they do not beat the attack roll?
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Leveling up of Clockwork Soul Sorcerer

I'm currently working on a clockwork soul sorceror in D&D 5e, which uses clockwork magic. There seems to be a discrepancy between how I understand it and how some sample builds I found in various ...
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How do Giant's Might feature and Enlarge/Reduce spell interact?

Rune Knight's Giant's Might states: If you are smaller than Large, you become Large, along with anything you are wearing. (Note: I am linking to the UA because it is freely available and has the ...
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Can Aberrant Mind Sorcerer replace a spell from the Psionic Spells feature at 1st level when the Sorcerer level is gained through multiclassing? [duplicate]

Psionic Spells is a 1st level Aberrant Mind Sorcerer feature that gives a fixed list of spells known at specific levels, and on 1st level the feature gives arms of Hadar, dissonant whispers, and mind ...
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Racial Paragon classes and Stoneblessed

Simply put does the capstone of the Stoneblessed class from Races of Stone grant access to the Racial Paragon Class from Unearthed Arcana for the respective race? IE does a Stoneblessed(Dwarf) 3 have ...
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Do features that let you see things within your “line of sight” let you see invisible creatures and objects?

The 2020 Sage Advice Compendium has the following question & answer: The frightened condition says “while the source of its fear is within line of sight.” Does that mean you have dis-advantage on ...
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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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How can someone steal from a Wild Shaped druid?

As stated in the Wild Shape druid feature (emphasis mine): You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. As far as I know, this ...
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Does the 3rd benefit of the (UA) Fizban's Platinum Shield spell stack with Evasion, so that the character only takes 1/4 damage on a failed Dex save?

The new UA, Unearthed Arcana: Draconic Options, introduces a 6th-level spell called Fizban's platinum shield that can be cast on a creature within 60 feet of the caster, granting them a few benefits. ...
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Does Summon Undead “create” an undead?

A School of Necromancy Wizard at 6th level gains the Undead Thralls ability, which reads: At 6th level, you add the animate dead spell to your spellbook if it is not there already. When you cast ...
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Do Pact of the Tome Warlocks need to pay a cost to scribe their ritual spells?

The Pact of the Tome warlock is able to learn ritual spells of any kind and record them in their book of spells. Wizards also can learn new spells and record them in their spell book-- but the PHB ...
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Inquisitors bane usage

The inquisitors bane ability confuses me as theres the way I feel it is meant to work (as thought by this answer) and the way it reads. Bane At 5th level, an inquisitor can imbue one of her weapons ...
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Does the Order of Scribes wizard's “Master Scrivener” feature remove the need for costly material components?

The Order of Scribes wizard's Master Scrivener feature provides the ability to create a magic scroll of 1st or 2nd level (TCoE, p. 78): Whenever you finish a long rest, you can create one magic ...
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Can an Armorer artificer using the Guardian armor model wield a shield or weapon in one Thunder Gauntlet, and still attack with the other gauntlet?

This question is about the Armorer artificer's Armor Model feature. The description of the Guardian armor model's Thunder Gauntlets says (TCoE, p. 16): Thunder Gauntlets. Each of the armor's ...
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Less-lethal Wild Magic Surge homebrew

I'm playing a (Wild Magic) Sorcerer in a game of D&D 5e. My DM has house-ruled the Wild Magic rules and I am not privy to the details, but here's what I've pieced together: As usual, a d20 roll ...
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Can a College of Creation Bard use Performance of Creation to duplicate an existing item?

My party is in possession of a book of accounts and ledgers which we have retrieved on behalf of a benefactor. We are supposed to return the book to the benefactor but the information contained within ...
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Is there any precedent for doubling the proficiency bonus only if the character has a given skill proficiency?

A number of character classes features that allow them to double their proficiency bonus when using selected skill proficiencies. An example is the Bard's: [C]hoose two of your skill proficiencies. ...
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Can the attack granted by the Gloom Stalker Ranger's Stalker's Fury be forgone by features such as the Battle Master Fighter's Commander's Strike?

This is inspired by the following two related questions: Can my familiar use the bonus attack from two-weapon fighting to make its own attack? Can you use Commander's Strike to forgo an attack ...
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Bladesinger Extra Attack, dual wielding and cantrips, how does it work?

I've always liked the idea of playing a wizard that has some combat skills and high dexterity (but mainly wizard). That being said, I started a wizard with the Bladesinger sub-class that is currently ...
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Can a Rune Knight fighter use the Giant's Might feature to become Large in a 5-foot-wide passage (by “squeezing” as soon as they become Large)?

Rune Knight fighters can grow in size using the Giant's Might feature, whose description states (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 45; emphasis mine): If you are smaller than Large, you become Large,...
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Is a Gathered Swarm considered to be worn or carried by a Swarmkeeper Ranger?

According to the description of a Ranger's 3rd-level Swarmkeeper feature Gathered Swarm, it indicates: Until you die, the swarm remains in your space, crawling on you or flying and skittering around ...
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Is the star chart a material component for the Guidance and Guiding Bolt spells from the Circle of Stars druid's Star Map feature?

The Circle of Stars druid's Star Map feature grants the following benefits (TCoE, p. 38): You've created a star chart as part of your heavenly studies. It is a Tiny object and can serve as a ...
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Do Abjure Enemy effects last only one turn?

I play the Oath of Vengeance paladin and I've came across a problem. There is the Channel Divinity: Abjure Enemy description, which states: As an action, you present your holy symbol and speak a ...
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For the Redemption paladin's Aura of the Guardian feature, can the damage the target would take be reduced before Aura of the Guardian triggers?

The Oath of Redemption Paladin subclass gets the Aura of the Guardian feature at 7th level (XGtE, p. 39; emphasis mine): [...] you can shield your allies from harm at the cost of your own health. ...

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