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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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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Does Know Your Enemy provide all class levels or just fighter levels?

I have a battle master fighter in my group who would like to use this ability while spending time at a party where a lot of my NPCs are attending. He would like to know the class levels of each one. ...
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What are all of the ways a character can gain a supernatural gift/blessing/epic boon - through class, feat, or other player facing methods?

After reading the Aberrant Dragonmark feat, which says: At the DM's option, a character who has the Aberrant Dragonmark feat has a chance of manifesting greater power. Upon reaching 10th level, such ...
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How to calculate constitution based armor class for a Loxodon barbarian in 5e? [duplicate]

Loxodons have natural armor that is calculated using "12+con_mod" Barbarians have unarmored defence calculated using "10+dex_mod+con_mod" One of my players wants to be a Loxodon ...
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Can the Death Domain Cleric’s Reaper feature make an otherwise eligible cantrip ineligible for Twinned Spell Metamagic?

If a character had levels in both Sorcerer and Cleric, and had the Twinned Spell Metamagic ability and the Death domain Reaper ability, would they be able to use twinned spell if one of their intended ...
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Are Way of the Four Elements monks' Elemental Disciplines magical? [duplicate]

Are Way of the Four Elements monks' Elemental Disciplines magical? Specifically, Water Whip deals 3d10 bludgeoning damage (+1d10 per additional ki point spent) on a failed Dex save. Is this damage ...
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Does a level 20 druid bypass the costless but consumed mistletoe material component of the spell Druid Grove?

The spell Druid Grove has an oddly specific material component that is consumed but is otherwise costless: "A mistletoe harvested with a golden sickle under the light of a full moon" (XGE, p....
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Which healing spells benefit from the Circle of Stars druid's “Chalice” Starry Form?

The Circle of Stars druid's Starry Form feature (TCoE, p. 38-39) lets the druid expend a use of Wild Shape to enter a starry form, choosing a constellation to glimmer on their body that grants certain ...
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Specialized Blaster Caster: Is this homebrewed Elemental Soul Sorcerous Origin balanced compared to other official Sorcerous Origins?

It's been a fantasy of mine to play as a specialized blaster caster, one that deals the same type of (typically elemental) damage effectively and consistently. Think of popular pyromancers like Col. ...
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Should dismissing a Blood Hunter's Brand of Castigation require any action?

Matt Mercer's Blood Hunter class's Brand of Castigation feature specifies that it does not require an action to apply the brand, but it doesn't specify whether it requires any action to dismiss it. ...
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When should this adult white dragon give up? [closed]

My PCs are currently playing through Rise of Tiamat and in a session or two will be fighting an adult white dragon. Because they are currently at a higher level then their episode is set for, I ...
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Can an Armorer Artificer get around the Armor Model feature's limitation of changing models after a short/long rest by swapping in different armor?

At 3rd level, the Armorer artificer gains the Armor Model feature, which allows a choice between Guardian and Infiltrator models (TCoE, pg. 16). Because the former is good for all-out melee but the ...
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If an Echo Knight fighter turns invisible, do their echoes also turn invisible?

My question is inspired by this question: How can I make an Echo (or any Object) invisible? I was about to answer it by saying that the invisibility spell would work. However, on second thought, it's ...
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What damage-dealing personal “Aura” powers (class features, racial traits, spells, etc.) exist?

I am making a character whose concept is that if you get within 5/10/15 feet of him, his aura hits you and you take damage. It only needs to work once per long rest though more is obviously better. ...
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Does the “Cantrip Formulas” optional Wizard feature allow a racial cantrip to be swapped for another?

The Tasha's Cauldron of Everything optional level 3 Wizard feature Cantrip Formulas does the following: You have scribed a set of arcane formulas in your spellbook that you can use to formulate a ...
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What class/racial abilities or spells cause vulnerability in other creatures?

I am looking for ways to cause my opponents to be vulnerable to the damage I deal in combat. I am not interested in ignoring resistance, I am only looking to cause the vulnerability condition. Ideally ...
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What is the DC of Draconic Presence?

At level 18, the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer gets the Draconic Presence feature which is basically an aura of fear/charm. Its saving thrown is defined in the following way according to page 104 of the ...
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Would a Tempest Cleric's Booming Blade, transmuted to lightning damage, knock a target away twice?

Let's assume a chain of events. We have a level six Tempest Cleric, who has access to Booming Blade through some combination of racial spell, feat, or multi-classing. Further, also through feat or ...
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Are Monks hindered by shields?

I did search for "shield" in the Monk chapter of the CRB, found nothing. The search for "armor" gave the result that only Incredible Movement does not work if you wear armor. In ...
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Which of Blind Sight vs Blind Sense is better? [closed]

What is the better ability in D&D 5e: Blind sense or Blind fighting? Imagine a varient human rogue with the fighters initiate ability and gets blind fighting before level 15. Which ability is ...
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How does range interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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How does cover interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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Can you store a Twinned (metamagic) Spell into a ring of spell storing? [duplicate]

Ring of spell storing says: Any creature can cast a spell of 1st through 5th level into the ring by touching the ring as the spell is cast. The spell has no effect, other than to be stored in the ...
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Can you use twinned spell metamagic on a spell cast from a ring of spell storing? [duplicate]

Twinned spell says: When you cast a spell.... Ring of spell storing says: This ring stores spells cast into it, holding them until the attuned wearer uses them. The ring can store up to 5 levels ...
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If X dispels Y, what if X or Y is not a spell or spell-like effect?

As I understand the intent, one can't, for example, be hasted and slowed at the same time no matter what. It should just result in normal state. Same for other effects that dispel (and, usually, also ...
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Is the Bardic College of Spirits “Tale of the Renowned Duelist” melee spell attack limited by your reach?

The Bardic College of Spirits, published in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft, has a feature called "Tales from Beyond": You reach out to spirits who tell their tales through you. While you ...
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Can the Grave Domain Cleric's “Sentinel at deaths door” cancel the autocrit from hitting an unconscious person?

The Grave Domain Cleric's Sentinel at Death's Door class feature has the following wording: At 6th level, you gain the ability to impede death’s progress. As a reaction when you or an ally that you ...
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Can a College of Creation Bard use Bardic Inspiration on their Dancing Item?

Bards have the Bardic Inspiration feature which states: You can use a bonus action on your turn to choose one creature other than yourself within 60 feet of you who can hear you. That creature gains ...
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How does a Ranger/Fighter multiclass having Extra Attack (2) interact with their Beastmaster companion?

At levels 5, 11, and 20, the Fighter Class gains extra attacks. Can I dedicate a number of attacks to my companion(s) if I had them use one of my attacks? Example: At level 11 Fighter and Level 5 ...
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What damage type is empowered when Ice Storm is cast by an evoker?

The party Evoker has just reached 10th level and gained Empowered Evocation Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. ...
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What is the interaction between Gift of the Ever-living Ones and Dhampir Vampiric Bite ability

The Dhampir Trait (P17 of VRGTR) Says: Your fanged bite....add your Constitution modifier....deals 1d4 Piercing damage..... You regain hit points equal to the piercing damage dealt by the bite. The ...
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How many ki points does a Way of the Astral Self monk have to spend to use both the Arms of the Astral Self and Visage of the Astral Self features?

The wording of the Way of the Astral Self monk's features (TCoE, p. 50-51) seems vague. The description of the Arms of the Astral Self feature says, in part: Your mastery of your ki allows you to ...
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Do I gain more Battle Master maneuvers at the class level or character level?

The Battle Master sub class says that you can get more maneuvers at different levels You learn two additional maneuvers of your choice at 7th, 10th, and 15th level. Each time you learn new maneuvers, ...
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Empowered evocation and damage over time

The party Evoker has just reached 10th level and gained Empowered Evocation Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. ...
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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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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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