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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Is there a way to change dim light to darkness?

I play a Gloomstalker whose Umbral Sight feature makes them benefit from darkness, and we're often in areas of dim light. I'd like some way to change the dim light to darkness around myself. It doesn'...
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Scribes Wizard Feature Questions - Features with Simulacrum

I'm waffling on some interpretations regarding the Order of Scribes wizard subclass in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and would really appreciate some second opinions. Most of the features seem ...
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Scribes Wizard Feature Questions - Manifest Mind with Mage Hand

I'm waffling on some interpretations regarding the Order of Scribes wizard subclass in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and would really appreciate some second opinions. Most of the features seem ...
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Scribes Wizard Feature Questions - Manifest Mind with Light

I'm waffling on some interpretations regarding the Order of Scribes wizard subclass in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and would really appreciate some second opinions. Most of the features seem ...
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For the Call of the Hunt feature of the Path of the Beast barbarian, do the willing creatures need to want -- or even be ABLE -- to make attacks?

Call the Hunt, the 14th-level Path of the Beast barbarian feature, says: When you enter your rage, you can choose a number of other willing creatures you can see within 30 feet of you equal to your ...
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How does Undead warlock 'Grave Touched' interact with aoe [duplicate]

I am confused about how the undead warlock's Grave Touched ability interacts with spells like Fireball. The text for Grave Touched reads as follows In addition, once during each of your turns, when ...
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How does the Rune Knight's Storm Rune work?

I have searched this explanation on the internet and on this website, but I have found nothing. In case this question may be a double, I am sorry. :) So, how does the Storm Rune of Rune Knight work? ...
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Does "vulnerability to piercing damage" from the Wild Magic table travel with the sorcerer?

In my game, we have a Wild Magic sorcerer in the party. During a recent combat, they rolled on the Wild Magic table and got the effect: 95-96: You and all creatures within 30 feet of you gain ...
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Path of the Beast: Can I shove then make the bonus claw attack?

One of Path of the Beast feature is: Each of your hands transforms into a claw, which you can use as a weapon if it’s empty. It deals 1d6 slashing damage on a hit. Once on each of your turns when you ...
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Do the criteria that cause the Enchantment wizard's Hypnotic Gaze feature to end early also apply to the initial effect (i.e. within 1 round)?

The School of Enchantment wizard's level 2 feature, Hypnotic Gaze, can incapacitate a creature until the Wizard's next turn: Starting at 2nd level when you choose this school, your soft words and ...
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Turning checks and desecrate spell

My 3rd-level cleric attempted to turn skeletons in a room with an evil altar and a desecrate spell. I rolled a 12 + 2 for Charisma, for a total of 14. On the Turning Undead table, this gives you up to ...
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Is the Oathbreaker paladin's Channel Divinity option Control Undead based off of character level or paladin level?

The Oathbreaker paladin's Channel Divinity feature states (emphasis mine): Control Undead. As an action, the paladin targets one undead creature he or she can see within 30 feet of him or her. The ...
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How does the temp HP from the Conjuration wizard's Durable Summons feature interact with the Find Familiar spell?

The description of the find familiar spell states (emphasis mine): You gain the service of a familiar, a spirit that takes an animal form you choose. [...] [...] As an action, you can temporarily ...
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What are good principles for determining whether and at what level a homebrew class feature is balanced?

I'm working on a homebrew revision (and slight buff) of the Sorcerer class in D&D 5e that includes some additional class features. I've read the Unearthed Arcana article about modifying classes, ...
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If the only spellcasting you have is from the Magic Initiate feat, can you take the Metamagic Adept feat?

The Metamagic Adept feat has "Spellcasting or Pact Magic feature" as a prerequisite. If the only spellcasting you have is from the Magic Initiate feat, can you take Metamagic Adept? I'm ...
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What player options, or monster traits, can/can not affect the Multiverse UA races, due to different creature type?

In Unearthed Arcana 2021: Travelers of the Multiverse, a few of the races are singularly a type other than Humanoid. Specifically, Construct, Ooze, and Monstrosity. What are the mechanical ...
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Can a warlock with the Undead patron use their Form of Dread feature again while it is already active?

The Undead warlock patron option found in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft includes the following text in the description of its level 1 feature "Form of Dread": You manifest an aspect of ...
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What happens when a Twilight Cleric uses Steps of Night to fly into a brightly lit area?

The Twilight Domain Cleric's sixth level ability "Steps of Night" reads as follows: You can draw on the mystical power of night to rise into the air. As a bonus action when you are in dim ...
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What is the purpose of the wizard's spellbook, from a mechanical standpoint?

I'm still fairly new to DMing, and the wizard's spellbook is constantly breaking my mind. While I think I finally understand how it is working, I wonder why it is in the game to begin with. And I don'...
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Do you gain the benefit of the rogue's Reliable Talent feature if the roll is replaced with Portent?

Here's what each class features says: Reliable Talent Whenever you make an ability check that lets you add your proficiency bonus, you can treat a d20 roll of 9 or lower as a 10. and Portent When ...
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Double Spirit Shroud with Death Domain

The ability from the Death Domain Cleric is Improved Reaper: Starting at 17th level, when you cast a necromancy spell of 1st through 5th level that targets only one creature, the spell can instead ...
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Can a Fathomless Warlock's Tentacle of the Deeps help flank?

The Fathomless Warlock has a feature called Tentacle of the Deeps, which allows them summon a 10-foot long spectral tentacle (exact wording below). It can be moved and make attacks,but is spectral and ...
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Do the Circle of the Land druid's Circle Spells stack with your normal druid spells, or do you have to switch out?

In DnD 5e, regarding the Circle of the Land specific spells from the Druid class. I have already prepared spells from the Druid class spell list, but not a Circle. The Circle spells that are listed, ...
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List of abilities that let you squeeze through a 1-inch gap

According to rumors, the Fairy race will no longer have the ability to squeeze through gaps that are 1-inch across, so basically I’m looking for other ways to achieve the same effect through items, ...
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Can the Order of the Mutant blood hunter increase an ability score past 20 using their mutagens?

I am playing an Artificer 5/Blood Hunter 2. I was thinking of taking another level of Blood Hunter and picking the Order of the Mutant. The Mutagencraft feature lets me concoct and consume a mutagen ...
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If my Pact of the Chain warlock switches to Pact of the Tome, will it affect the form of my existing familiar from the Find Familiar spell?

I'm currently playing a Warlock, and at 3rd level, I picked Pact of the Chain as my Pact Boon. I then, using one of the special forms provided by Pact of the Chain, summoned a Sprite familiar: When ...
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Does the Hex Warrior feature allow a Hexblade warlock to create a ranged pact weapon?

Can a Hexblade warlock create a ranged pact weapon using the Hex Warrior feature, assuming they do not have the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation? I'm pretty sure they can't, because it's not ...
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What happens when a druid is wild shaped and then is petrified?

If a druid is wild shaped into an animal when they are hit by an effect that imposes the petrified condition, are they: A. A petrified version of the animal they turned into. B. A petrified version of ...
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What happens if a druid is wild shaped as an Earth elemental and gets turned into stone?

In a D&D 5th edition game I'm running the PCs fought against Gorgons. The druid was wild shaped into an earth elemental (moon druid). The druid got turned to stone by failing two saves in a row to ...
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Is there a difference between "damage equal to one roll of your Martial Arts die" and "damage equal to your Martial Arts die"?

The Way of Mercy Monk's Hand of Harm feature says: When you hit a creature with an unarmed strike, you can spend 1 ki point to deal extra necrotic damage equal to one roll of your Martial Arts die + ...
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Artificer Thunder gauntlets taunt effect

I'm currently DM-ing a campaign and one of my players is playing a Warforged Artificer Armorer. At lvl 3 he gains the Thunder gauntlets that as Tasha's describes has a forced attack effect on the ...
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Dominate Person but without them realizing?

So I was looking through the Enchantment Wizard and am interested in how the spell Dominate Person interacts with the 14th level ability Alter Memories Specifically this text from the class ability. &...
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Is the Artificer Armorer's Extra Attack feature limited to the Arcane Armor's simple weapons or any weapon the Armorer is proficient in?

Is the Artificer Armorer's Extra Attack feature limited to the Arcane Armor's simple weapons or any weapon the Armorer is proficient in? Extra Attack: Starting at 5th level, you can attack twice, ...
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How does a Monk benefit from the Power Attack feat when flurrying with a quarterstaff?

A Character with the Power Attack feat can decide to use a quarterstaff as a two-handed weapon and apply 1.5 × Strength bonus to the damage roll, plus double the number he decided to subtract from the ...
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How does Eldritch Shot interact with multiple-attack spells?

Eldritch Archers get to launch spells that have a spell attack roll (a surprisingly limited list as of yet) using a Strike with Eldritch Shot Activate [Three Actions] Eldritch Shot; Requirements You ...
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Can extended spell be used on the druid's wild shape to make it last longer? [duplicate]

A player has a druid with the metamagic adept feat and wondered if he could use the extended spell on his "wild shape" class feature.
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How do the Soulknife's psychic blades function in underwater combat?

Psychic Blades The Soulknife from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything gains the Psychic Blades feature at level 3. These are described as "shimmering blades of psychic energy . . . that you can ...
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Balancing around Eldritch Cannon's use as a bonus action

I am fairly new to DM'ing and I am going to be running a simple one shot soon. I intend to start the players at level 3 so they can enjoy the more entertaining class features and not be so squishy ...
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Does the monk's Diamond Soul feature apply to death saving throws?

The description of the monk's class feature Diamond Soul says the following: Beginning at 14th level, your mastery of ki grants you proficiency in all saving throws. Additionally, whenever you make a ...
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How does the School of Enchantment wizard's Split Enchantment feature affect the Crown of Madness spell?

The party's enchantress is about to hit level 10 and will soon have access to the School of Enchantment wizard feature Split Enchantment (PHB, p. 117): Starting at 10th level, when you cast an ...
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Ritual Caster class ability vs Ritual Caster Feat; is there really any difference? [closed]

Ritual Caster (class ability) vs Ritual Caster (feat), Is there really any difference? Ritual Caster (Class Ability) = can cast spells with ritual tag Ritual Caster (Feat) = choose a casting class X,...
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If an enemy hits a duplicate from the Mirror Image spell, does it trigger the Tempest cleric's Wrath of the Storm feature?

I'm playing D&D 5th edition. My character is a multiclassed Tempest cleric level 2/Sorcerer level 9. If an enemy hits one of the duplicates from a Mirror Image spell cast by me, does it trigger ...
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The Armorer artificer's Infiltrator Armor Model negates disadvantage on Stealth from armor; can you still gain advantage on the check by other means?

The Armorer artificer's Armor Model feature (TCoE, p. 16) lets you customize your Arcane Armor into the Infiltrator or Guardian armor models, each of which grants several benefits. The Infiltrator ...
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Is my modified version of the Primeval Awareness feature more useful for the ranger than the original feature?

The description of the ranger's Primeval Awareness feature says: Beginning at 3rd level, you can use your action and expend one ranger spell slot to focus your awareness on the region around you. For ...
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How many damage dice does an Undead Warlock get to roll with Eldritch Blast?

In dnd 5e the Undead Warlock has the Grave Touched ability starting at 6th level. Most of the ability is for role playing but the ability says In addition, once during each of your turns, when you ...
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Is a forced Concentration save a spell effect of a damage-dealing spell?

In our last session the party was ambushed by kobolds, and I included a trio of kobold scale sorcerers, a monster I have not used before. The scale sorcerers have the ability Heightened Spell, which ...
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How do Modifier-Based Features and Modifier-Setting Items Interact?

For a feature that is limited by your ability score modifier, how does usage count change if your ability score changes midday? The specific scenario in question is Flash of Genius on our negative ...
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Destructive Wrath on spells cast from items [duplicate]

The wand of lightning bolt just made an appearance in my game from a random loot table. My cleric would like to know if the channel divinity destructive wrath feature of her class is applicable to the ...
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Using Relentless Rage after Rage Beyond Death?

Can a Zealot Barbarian use Rage Beyond Death, kill all the enemies (while at 0 HP) and then use Relentless Rage (or Relentless Endurance) to go back to 1 HP and thus avoid death?
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Can an Astral Self monk suppress the verbal components of any spells they can cast?

Can an Astral Self monk using their Word of the Spirit ability cause the Verbal component of any spells they may be able to cast to be audible only to themselves?

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