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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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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Can you make eldritch knight adjustments or buffs? [closed]

You don’t think the blade singer’s buff couldn’t have been on eldritch knight? because I see the level 7 skill becomes a little bit irrelevant at levels above 11 because it wastes extra attack while ...
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Do features that say they let you see invisible creatures and objects actually let you see invisible creatures & 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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With the Thrown Weapon Fighting style can you make two throw attacks with daggers?

With a fighter using the Fighting Style: Thrown Weapon Fighting from Thasas's cauldron can you, while not having any daggers equipped from the start, still take them out and make two thrown attacks ...
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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 Scribe's “Master Scrivener” feature remove the need for costly material components?

The Wizard Order of Scribes subclass provides the ability to create a magic scroll of level 1 or 2: At 10th level, whenever you finish a long rest, you can create one magic scroll by touching your ...
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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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Can a Circle of Wildfire druid command a Wildfire Spirit non-verbally?

The Circle of Wildfire Druid subclass released in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything has the feature Summon Wildfire Spirit (p. 40), which (appropriately) summons a Wildfire Spirit. The feature includes ...
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How much damage does a creature with the Improved Evasion feature take if critically failing a Reflex Save?

Improved Evasion (available on at least Rogues and Swashbucklers) provides the following benefit: You elude danger to a degree that few can match. Your proficiency rank for Reflex saves increases to ...
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Does a Swarmkeeper lose their swarm if they die?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, the Swarmkeeper Ranger's "Gathered Swarm" feature states the following (emphasis added): A swarm of intangible nature spirits has bonded itself to you and ...
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Can abilities like misfortune be used on nat 1/20? [duplicate]

This related question about abilities that require seeing dm rolls got me wondering about the before the results of the roll are revealed part. Since natural 1's and 20's are automatically failures ...
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Is Additional Fighting Style underpowered as the only class feature at a given level?

This question is inspired by considering minor homebrew improvements to the Champion subclass, which is frequently but not universally considered a weak subclass. Looking at the class features, the ...
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Does a warlock require material components for a Mystic Arcanum spell?

The description in the Warlock class says only: At 11th level, your patron bestows upon you a magical secret called an arcanum. Choose one 6th-level spell from the warlock spell list as this arcanum. ...
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Multiclassing with artificer/sorcerer? [duplicate]

I am playing a level 13 sorcerer and take 1 level in artificer, how does that affect my spells known and spell slots of each class?
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Can a Swashbuckler Rogue use sneak attack on an isolated target at OVER five feet(Ranged)?

There are a few questions SIMILAR to this that I've found on the website, but none cover this exact issue. Can a Swashbuckler Rogue use their Rakish Audacity feature to sneak attack with a ranged ...
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Can a Circle of the Stars Druid roll a natural d3 (or other odd-sided die) to bias their Cosmic Omen roll?

The sixth level Circle of the Stars feature, Cosmic Omen, allows the druid to, for the remainder of a day, use their reaction to either help their allies or hinder their foes: Whenever you finish a ...
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Can one class' feature help another class qualify for a feature?

It's best to just give an example for this: Let's say I have levels in a rogue archetype that gives up Evasion, but I take a two level dip into monk to get Evasion. Would I qualify for the Improved ...
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Using Arcane Abeyance to cast Fabricate, could you turn an enemy’s plate armor into a full body restraint?

If a player uses a bead with the spell fabricate in it from the Arcane Abeyance feature, could they turn an enemy in plate armor's armor into an iron maiden or just a full-body metal-binding?
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Can arcane abeyance hold ritual spells?

If a level 10 chronomancy wizard ritual casts water breathing could they use arcane abeyance to put it in a bead for later?
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How does Shadow Sneak Attack Progress? Will it work with Strategic Strike?

I am currently playing an Investigator in a Pathfinder 2e game. I am thinking about taking the Shadowdancer archetype, but I am unsure how Shadow Sneak Attack works: How does Shadow Sneak Attack ...
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Can my Primal Companion roll initiative instead of my character?

In Tasha's Primal Companion feature it doesn't say that the beast doesn't roll initiative, just that it acts during the player's turn. Is that enough to mean that it's the player that has to roll ...
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Can a ranger pick two humanoid races as their favored enemy at level 1, and then two more humanoid races at level 6? [duplicate]

Can a ranger pick two humanoid races as their favored enemy at level 1, and then two more humanoid races at level 6 or level 14? My reading of the Favored Enemy feature is that any time the ranger ...
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How do Shadowdancer's Hide in Plain Sight, Hellcat Stealth, and enemies' darkvision interact?

I recently had a game where there was some uncertainty, so I'm here to ask you how this interaction works. I have a character, a Shadowdancer. This character has also got the Hellcat Stealth feat. The ...
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performance of creation to create explosives [closed]

Assuming a level 10 creation bard uses performance of creation to create a 200gp explosive that is any size up to large. How big would the explosive be, would it be blackpowder-based, and how much ...
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Can you know the damage before teleporting with Cleric Peace Domain Lvl6 Protective Bond?

At level 6 when you get the ability to teleport to other bonded creatures to take their incoming damage do you get to know the damage value before you teleport? For instance Player 1 is bonded to ...
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Mote of Potential and Magic Inspiration

I wanted to know whether Magical inspiration used for damage triggers Mote of Potential's Attack: Magical Inspiration: If a creature has a Bardic Inspiration die from you and casts a spell that ...
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How to deal lightning damage with a tempest domain cleric?

Tempest domain clerics get the following feature at 6th level: Thunderous Strike. At 6th level, when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10 feet away ...
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Where can you find Swords Secret online?

I was reading the Lore Warden (PRG:AG) archetype (careful, there is another Lore Warden archetype for fighter) and one of its features is the swords secret, but I cant find any of them online. Swords ...
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What are the fastest mundane ways to heal out of combat?

Let's take an untemplated human who's low on hit points. Let's also say that, for whatever reason, they don't have access to spellcasting, SLAs, supernatural abilities, magic items, psionics, or any ...
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Does Ranger Monster Hunter's Slayer's Counter works on saves to maintain concentration?

From the Sage Advice Compendium: Does a Monster Slayer ranger’s Supernatural Defense feature apply if a creature damages the ranger, thus causing the ranger to make a Constitution saving throw to ...
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Can you use the Ranger Slayer's Prey Twice a turn?

From Xanathar's: Slayer's Prey Starting at 3rd level, you can focus your ire on one foe, increasing the harm you inflict on it. As a bonus action, you designate one creature you can see within 60 ...
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Can a rogue use the Steady Aim optional class feature with attack spells? [closed]

Can a rogue use the Steady Aim optional class feature (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 62) with attack spells?
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Can the Rune Knight's runes only be placed on materials that can be carved?

TCoE's Rune Knight fighter subclass gains proficiency in smith's tools (i.e. metalworking), and its first major feature is called Rune Carver, which says: ...you can touch a number of objects equal ...
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Does Elemental Affinity apply to Create Bonfire? [duplicate]

Elemental Affinity Starting at 6th level, when you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, add your Charisma modifier to that damage. At the same time, you ...
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Can a twilight domain cleric see colors in dim light?

The description for the Eyes of night feature states: You can see through the deepest gloom. You have darkvision out to a range of 300 feet. In that radius, you can see in dim light as if it were ...

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