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How does blindness affect a druid's Wild Shape?

One of my PC's is a halfling druid (Circle of the Shepherd) who was born blind. She has a familiar that she can see through and years of rigorous training of her senses and a connection to nature via ...
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Can a Forge Cleric use Artisan's Blessing multiple times to create parts of an item? [on hold]

I am a DM running Curse of Strahd, 5e. The dwarf forge cleric in our party really wants a set of Dwarven plate armor. He's asked if he can use his channel divinity skill to craft the armor piecemeal ...
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Using the Four Elements monk's Water Whip elemental discipline to pull a restrained creature

Here's the situation: An ally is being restrained, and grappled by a NPC. The NPC is dragging the character. My Four Elements monk character, seeing this, decides to use the Water Whip on the ...
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Do half-elves or half-orcs count as humans for the ranger's Favored Enemy class feature?

I am using the D&D Beyond character builder to create a ranger. If I pick humanoids, it does not list half-elves or half-orc in the dropdown, but it does list humans, elves and orcs: I see three ...
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Can a 5th level fighter use a Extra Attack with a longbow?

I need a simple straight forward clarification. Can a fighter shoot a longbow twice in same turn using extra attack attained at 5th level? page 72 of PHB says the fighter gets an extra attack during ...
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Can a Horizon Walker ranger teleport before making their additional attack with the Distant Strike feature?

The Horizon Walker ranger subclass from Xanathar's Guide to Everything gains the Distant Strike feature at 11th level (p. 43): At 11th level, you gain the ability to pass between the planes in the ...
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Does the resistance granted by the Horizon Walker ranger's Spectral Defense feature last for the entire turn it's activated?

The Horizon Walker ranger archetype from Xanathar's Guide to Everything gains the Spectral Defense class feature at 15th level (p. 43): At 15th level, your ability to move between planes enables ...
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Can a Tundra Storm Herald Barbarian pre-emptively freeze the water of a Decanter of Endless Water?

Disclaimer : This question pertains to realizing a non-mechanical, very specific thing (within the scope of Adventurers League) for goofy purposes. You may take it with a grain of salt. A Tundra ...
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Is the 2nd-level ability of a transmutation wizard under-powered when compared to other wizard subclasses' 2nd-level abilities?

The text for the transmutation wizard's Minor Alchemy feature (PHB, p. 119) is as follows: Starting at 2nd level when you select this school, you can temporarily alter the physical properties of ...
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Empowered Spell before and after Spell Bombardment

The Empowered Spell metamagic option says: When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice up to your Charisma modifier (minimum of one). You ...
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Can you use Sneak Attack after using the Scout Rogue's Sudden Strike feature?

The Scout Rogue's Sudden Strike feature (XGtE, p. 47) states: Starting at 17th level, you can strike with deadly speed. If you take the Attack action on your turn, you can make one additional ...
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Would removing the “total cover” part of a Paladin's Divine Sense unbalance the feature?

Inspired by this question: What good is the paladin's Divine Sense? I am running Lost Mines of Phandelver to introduce a couple of people to D&D (just me and my two players; I use DMPCs to ...
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Would forcing a lawyer to turn on their client with a Glamour Bard's Enthralling Performance feature be seen as an attack?

Say you are a bard, level 3+. You have are being sued by an enemy, and you have got their lawyer tied up in a chair. You make them charmed after their failed saving throw against your Enthralling ...
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Can you concentrate on a special ability while also concentrating on a spell?

There exist several abilities that have the text similar to, this effect lasts while you maintain concentration (as if you were concentrating on a spell). One such example is the Bard College of ...
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What good is the paladin's Divine Sense?

The Divine Sense feature of the Paladins looks underwhelming to me. It has limited uses, takes an action to use, and you know the location and type of any celestial/fiend/undead within 60ft, not ...
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How does the Fighter's Advanced Armor Training Master Armorer interact with the feat Improvisation?

From the PFSRD: Improvisation: Prerequisites: Int 13, Fast Learner, human. Benefit: You gain a +2 bonus on all skill checks for skills you have no ranks in. Furthermore, you can use all ...
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When a mystic theurge uses the Combined Spells feature, what's the spell level?

I asked a related but different question here: How does the Mystic Theurge's Combined Spells feature work? In the following scenario, how does a mystic theurge's combine spells ability work? Cleric 3 ...
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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 can I curtail abuse of the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature?

I'd like to know some methods of curtailing the abuse of the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature in a game. Right now I have a player here running roughshod over the other GMs in the group by ...
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Can you take the additional action from the fighter's Action Surge feature before you take your regular action?

The fighter's Action Surge feature (post errata mentioned in the 2019 Sage Advice Compendium) now states: On your turn, you can take one additional action. The Eldritch Knight fighter gets the ...
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Can a shadow sorcerer see in darkness created by another shadow sorcerer? [duplicate]

I have a party with 2 Shadow Sorcerers. If one of them casts darkness with sorcery points, is there a way - RAI or RAW it doesn't matter- for the other sorcerer to see through it? It seems stupid ...
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Is Spell Bombardment's die a damage die? [duplicate]

This stems from Is the Spell Bombardment additional damage die subject to critical hit dice doubling? I re-read the description of Spell Bombardment When you roll damage for a spell and roll the ...
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How does Monks' Improved Unarmored Movement work out of combat?

At 9th level, Monks gain an improvement of their Unarmored Movement feature: At 9th level, you gain the ability to move along vertical surfaces and across liquids on your turn without falling ...
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Would allowing versatile weapons wielded in two hands to benefit from Dueling be unbalanced?

As a DM, would allowing players using a versatile weapon in two hands to benefit from Dueling create unforeseen imbalance in the game? The reason for this change is because it appears that the ...
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Is the illusion created by Invoke Duplicity affected by difficult terrain?

Is the illusion created by the Trickery Domain Cleric affected by difficult terrain when moving? As a DM, I'm assuming that it is not affected by difficult terrain. Is that correct? I assume if a ...
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When does a UA Sea Sorcerer choose to use the Curse of the Sea feature's additional effect?

The Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea feature states, in part: Once per turn when you cast a spell, you can trigger the curse if that spell deals cold or lightning damage to the cursed target or ...
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Does the Horizon Walker ranger's Planar Warrior feature bypass resistance to non-magical attacks?

The Horizon Walker ranger's Planar Warrior feature (XGtE, p. 42-43) says: As a bonus action, choose one creature you can see within 30 feet of you. The next time you hit that creature on this ...
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Does the Way of Shadow monk's Shadow Step feature count as a magical ability?

The Way of Shadow monk's Shadow Step feature says (PHB, p. 80; emphasis mine): At 6th level, you gain the ability to step from one shadow into another. When you are in dim light or darkness, as a ...
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Can you cast Dispel Magic on a Shadow Monk's Silence?

Let's say a Wizard is outside the range of a 3rd Level Shadow Monk's Silence, cast using ki points. Can the Wizard dispel it? My gut inclination is that the Wizard can indeed dispel the Shadow ...
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What would the balance implications be of removing the spell school restriction of learning spells for Eldritch Knights and Arcane Tricksters?

Both Eldritch Knights (a subclass of fighters) and Arcane Tricksters (a subclass of rogues) pull their spells from the wizard spell list, albeit in a limited way. The way in which they do this is by ...
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Does Shadow Lore require the Bard to physically whisper, and could the target or a nearby creature detect this?

A 14th level College of Whispers Bard gains the following class feature: Shadow Lore: As an action, you magically whisper a phrase that only one creature of your choice within 30 feet of you can ...
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What happens to equipment of a Wild Shape form when Wild Shape ends?

When a druid Wild Shapes, we know that equipment either: falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. However, what if a beast shape equips something (say ...
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Does Arcane Abjuration permanently banish creatures below the threshold?

Arcana domain Clerics get a Channel Divinity option called Arcane Abjuration. Here's the relevant part of the description: After you reach 5th level, when a creature fails its saving throw against ...
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What does “immune to poison” mean in Nature's Ward?

Circle of the Land druids get the Nature's Ward feature: When you reach 10th level, you can't be charmed or frightened by elementals or fey, and you are immune to poison and disease. (PHB 69) My ...
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Can a cleric spontaneously convert a wand into a cure/inflict spell?

As stated in an answer to a different question I had, Activating a wand (or stave) does count as casting a spell. Spontaneous Casting A good cleric (or a neutral cleric of a good deity) can ...
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Does a Psychic with the Improved Eldritch Heritage feat for the Psychic Bloodline get any benefit from Undercasting Prodigy?

Does a Psychic with the Improved Eldritch Heritage feat for the Psychic Bloodline get any benefit from Undercasting Prodigy? Undercasting Prodigy says: Starting at 9th level, whenever you gain a ...
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For the Exacting Query psionic effect from the Telepathic Contact discipline, are responses given vocally or telepathically?

The 2017 UA Mystic has access to various Psionic Disciplines. One of the psionic effects of the Telepathic Contact discipline is an option called Exacting Query, whose description states: Exacting ...
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Does a multiclassing with the Master of Many Styles and Free Style Fighter allow more active stances at once?

Both Master of Many Style and Free Style Fighter allow the character to use several stances in the same time. If a character has, for example, 3 levels as Free Style Fighter and 1 as Master of Many ...
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For the Mystic's Psionic Investigation feature, how often can the intangible psionic sensor be activated?

In the UA Mystic class, if you select Order of the Awakened it comes with a 3rd level ability called Psionic Investigation that can read "the psionic imprint left on an object" to review events in its ...
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Can Detect Portal detect a Bag of Holding and other such items?

I have been looking at the Ranger Horizon Walker subclass and I was wondering if Detect Portal can detect a Bag of Holding and other such items? From what I understand a portal is a link between two ...
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What is the Path to the Grave ability and how do I use it?

My cleric has an ability called Path to the Grave. I am confused about what it is and how I use it. Specifically, I want to understand when and how I can cast this. Does it take spell slots? Is it ...
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Balm of the Summer Court fey energy dice usage limits

If I'm a level 5 druid (Circle of Dreams, from Xanathar's Guide to Everything). Am I limited to using two fey energy dice for my Balm of the Summer Court feature before having to take a long rest to ...
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What is the DC of the Tempest Cleric's Wrath of the Storm feature?

Tempest Domain clerics have the ability Wrath of the Storm (PHB, p. 62): When a creature within 5 feet of you that you can see hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to cause the ...
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Are the astral arms of the UA Way of the Astral Self monk considered unarmed strikes?

Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk includes a new monk subclass: the Way of the Astral Self. The Arms of the Astral Self feature says your astral arms are monk weapons: The arms are monk ...
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What happens if the Spare the Dying cantrip is cast on a Zealot barbarian using Rage Beyond Death?

What happens if the spare the dying cantrip is cast on a Zealot barbarian using Rage Beyond Death? Would being stabilized mean he doesn't need to make death saves until he is attacked again?
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How do the Haste spell and Turn Undead interact?

There are a few features like Turn Undead which state: A turned creature [...] also can’t take reactions. For its action, it can use only the Dash action or try to escape from an effect that ...
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Is a creature's bonus action available while affected by Turn Undead?

There are a few features like Turn Undead which state: A turned creature [...] also can’t take reactions. For its action, it can use only the Dash action or try to escape from an effect that ...
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If a wizard has a familiar and the feat Eldritch Heritage for the Arcane bloodline, what level do you use to determine the powers of the familiar?

If a wizard has a familiar and the feat Eldritch Heritage for the Arcane bloodline, what level do you use to determine the powers of the familiar? The bloodline grants: ...you gain an arcane bond, ...
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How does Hand of the Apprentice interact with rogue abilities?

My Arcane Trickster took the Universalist School (as a wizard). Which has the Hand of the Apprentice ability. Since it does meet the 30 feet requirement for range, can he use his Sneak Attack with ...
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Can a level 20 Berserker barbarian use the Frenzy feature all day with one use?

A level 20 barbarian gets unlimited rages. Can a Berserker barbarian extend his rage by raging again endlessly so that it never ends - which would lead to him never gaining exhaustion and never losing ...