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Class features are powers or properties that are exclusive to a given class, for example the Cleric's ability to Turn Undead.

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Does feeblemind change the effect of Command Undead on high intelligence targets?

The School of Necromancy wizard has the 14th-level feature Command Undead (PHB, p. 119): Starting at 14th level, you can use magic to bring undead under your control, even those created by other ...
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Do the temp HP points from a Storm Herald Barbarian's Storm Aura Tundra effect remain when rage ends?

The barbarian archetype Path of the Storm Herald from Xanathar's Guide to Everything has a class feature called Storm Aura (page 10): Storm Aura Starting at 3rd level, you emanate an aura ...
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Does marking the same target with Hunter's Mark end the effect of the Cavalier fighter's Unwavering Mark on that target? [duplicate]

I'm the DM. During one of our games the party's Cavalier used Unwavering Mark on an enemy. Then the Ranger used hunter's mark (PHB, p. 251) on the same enemy. The Cavalier's Unwavering Mark feature (...
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Can a monk substitute the Grappler feat for their Deflect Missiles feature and still maintain class balance?

A monk is characterized as being all about unarmed combat. While grappling in combat is generally viewed as something to avoid due to its convoluted rules, one of my players wishes to make her monk a ...
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If a creature has already moved on its turn, does the Glamour Bard's Mantle of Inspiration allow it to move again?

College of Glamour bards gain the Mantle of Inspiration feature at 3rd level (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 14): As a bonus action, you can expend one use of your Bardic Inspiration to grant ...
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Can you use Lucky (feat) followed by Portent to replace a roll that's already been made?

Consider the following scenario: I am playing a Divination Wizard with the Lucky Feat. He is sufficient level to have access to the Portent feature. He rolls his Divination Dice for the day and rolls ...
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Does the Primeval Guardian ranger's Guardian Soul feature increase your reach twice?

I'm making a Fighter/Ranger who wields a glaive and who will have Guardian Soul, a 3rd-level feature of the Primeval Guardian ranger subclass (from Unearthed Arcana: Ranger & Rogue), part of which ...
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Has a designer clarified whether using your class features are optional? [closed]

Relevant: Are your resistances optional? I distinctly remember an official statement that class benefits are gained from experience, and you have the choice of not to use them after you've gained ...
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Does a Divine Soul Sorcerer's alignment affect their choice of Divine Magic affinity?

The Divine Soul Sorcerous Origin from Xanathar's Guide to Everything (page 50) has the class feature Divine Magic at level 1. It allows you to pick a "free" extra spell based on having an "affinity" ...
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How might my unwitting houseruling of Sculpt Spell affect play?

Sculpt Spells, a class feature for Evocation Wizards, says the following: Sculpt Spells Beginning at 2nd level, you can create pockets of relative safety within the effects of your evocation ...
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Would allowing Path of the Storm Herald to change aura type after a rest unbalance the class?

I'm currently playing a Path of the Storm Herald barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 10-11). Would allowing my character to change aura type after a rest make the class unbalanced? I ...
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Would continually decreasing your height with Wild Magic Surges eventually make you vanish from existence?

Wild Magic sorcerers (PHB, p. 103-104) have the Wild Magic Surge feature at first level: Starting when you choose this origin at 1st level, your spellcasting can unleash surges of untamed magic. ...
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Does the grave cleric Circle of Mortality feature cause a twinned healing spell to heal the maximum amount to a second target who is not at 0 HP?

One PC is a multiclassed grave cleric/sorcerer. They cast a healing spell on a PC that has 0 health, and use the Twinned Spell metamagic option to target another PC with the spell as well. Would the ...
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Does the Divine Soul sorcerer's Favored by the Gods bonus work with death saving throws?

The Divine Soul sorcerer (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 50) gets the Favored by the Gods feature at 1st level: Starting at 1st level, divine power guards your destiny. If you fail a saving ...
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Can you use the Seeming spell and the Illusion Wizard's Illusory Reality feature to swap out an enemy's weapon?

The seeming spell description states: This spell allows you to change the appearance of any number of creatures that you can see within range. You give each target you choose a new, illusory ...
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How does a Gloom Stalker's Dread Ambusher's timing interact with Extra Attack?

This is a follow-up to this question. The Gloom Stalker Ranger from Xanathar's Guide to Everything gets the Dread Ambusher feature at level 3, which says (pg. 42): At the start of your first turn ...
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Does the recipient of a message sent by a Great Old One-patron Warlock using Awakened Mind “hear” the thought itself?

Warlocks with the Great Old One patron get the Awakened Mind feature at 1st level (PHB, p. 110), which allows them to telepathically speak to any creature they can see within 30 feet. Part of the ...
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Does the added spell damage from the Circle of Twilight Druid's Harvest Scythe get halved on a successful save?

I'm playing a Circle of Twilight druid (a subclass from Unearthed Arcana: Druid) at level 5, and used the Harvest's Scythe ability for the first time with call lightning. We had a situation where I ...
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Can the Rod of Pact Keeper +1 be selected as a pact weapon by a Pact of the Blade warlock?

Can the Rod of the Pact Keeper +1 (DMG p. 197) be chosen as a pact weapon by a Pact of the Blade warlock?
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Optimizing Pact of the Blade’s ability to conjure any weapon

At level 3, warlocks gain the Pact Boon feature, and one of the options is Pact of the Blade. One of the benefits of the warlock’s Pact of the Blade is the ability to conjure any melee weapon the ...
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Does Emissary of Redemption reflect damage after it applies resistance?

The Oath of Redemption paladin has the 20th-level feature Emissary of Redemption (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 39): Emissary of Redemption At 20th level, you become an Avatar of Peace, ...
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Do Rogue abilities function in wild-shaped beast forms?

If I multiclass with Rogue and Druid, am I able to use my Rogue abilities while wildshaped?
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Is it possible to get Extra Attack or equivalent without taking at least 5 levels in a class?

I am planning a Forge Domain Cleric character and think Extra Attack would suit them, but it seems as though multiclassing is the only way that would be possible, given that Forge Domain Clerics don't ...
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Does the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen stack disadvantage if I summon more than one? [duplicate]

I just became a level 6 Shadow Magic sorcerer (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 50-51). At 6th level, shadow sorcerers gain the Hound of Ill Omen feature: At 6th level, you gain the ability to ...
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Does killing a creature with a Shadow Blade trigger the Necromancy Wizard's Grim Harvest feature?

School of Necromancy wizards get the Grim Harvest feature at level 2 (PHB p. 118): At 2nd level, you gain the ability to reap life energy from creatures you kill with your spells. Once per turn ...
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Why are Warlocks the only mage class who can never cast more than one sixth/seventh-level spell? [closed]

Every other caster class once they reach levels 19 & 20 gets a second sixth and seventh-level spell slot. I understand warlocks have so few pact magic slots (2 for the vast majority of their ...
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Does a Monk's bonus-action unarmed strike qualify for the Kensei's Agile Parry feature?

For reference, part of the monk's Martial Arts feature states: When you use the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on your turn, you can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action....
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Does the Zealot Barbarian's Divine Fury apply multiple times if you focus the same target?

The Path of the Zealot barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) gets the Divine Fury feature at level 3, which states: At 3rd level, while you're raging, the first creature you hit on each ...
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How would Elemental Affinity work with a Booming Blade-style delayed damage spell?

Draconic Bloodline sorcerers gain the Elemental Affinity feature at level 6: Starting at 6th level, when you cast a spell that deals damage of the type associated with your draconic ancestry, you ...
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Is there any official guidance on customizing class options?

This is not a suggestions question. I'm not looking for someone to suggest how I should balance ability X. I want to know the "rules" or customs for balancing. I am also not looking for rules on ...
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Can a monk, falling with an enemy they have grappled, use their slow fall ability to reduce their falling damage and not that of the enemy?

This came up as a controversial topic at my table with a player creating a Zangief playstyle. The player uses an aarakocra monk that flies up with a grappled enemy, then ends his movement to fall to ...
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Barbarian Charger, does it work?

I was playing with the idea of a charging Barbarian in 5e. What I would like to know is if there is anything within this build that would not work. Step 1: Choose Variant Human as your race. This ...
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Can Invoke Duplicity's illusion (the Trickery cleric's Channel Divinity) reach spaces the cleric could not?

The Trickery Domain cleric (PHB p. 62-63) gains the Invoke Duplicity ability as a Channel Divinity option at 2nd level: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to create an ...
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How does a Gloom Stalker's Dread Ambusher interact with Extra Attack?

The Gloom Stalker Ranger from Xanathar's Guide to Everything gets the Dread Ambusher feature at level 3, which says (pg. 42): At the start of your first turn of each combat, you walking speed ...
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Does the movement of There and Back Again consume your movement for the turn?

The mystic from Unearthed Arcana can get an ability called there and back again that states There and Back Again (2 psi): As a bonus action, you teleport up to 20 feet to an unoccupied space you ...
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Does the Stargazer's Mystery Magic (hex) class feature counts as Hex for the purpose of prerequisites?

A character taking levels in the Stargazer prestige class receives, at first level, the Mystery Magic class feature. That ability gives it a choice of any hex from the witch or shaman (heavens) lists, ...
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Can a hulking hurler use both its two-handed hurl tricks with one attack?

The prestige class hulking hurler at levels 2 and 3 gains the extraordinary ability two-handed hurl trick that, in part, says that he "chooses one of the following tricks. In order to use any of these ...
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Do Grave Domain clerics get the additional Spare the Dying benefits if they already know the spell?

The Grave Domain Cleric learns the spare the dying cantrip at level 1 via the class feature Circle of Mortality, which also gives them extra benefits relating to it. Part of the description of the ...
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Does thunderous throw permit iterative attacks with two-handed thrown weapons?

The Player's Handbook on Thrown Weapons says, "Throwing a light or one-handed weapon is a standard action, while throwing a two-handed weapon is a full-round action" (113). The prestige class ...
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Can Imbue Arrow be used with spells from items, spell-like abilities or supernatural effects?

One of my players has a high level rogue and is thinking about taking a dip into Bard and then Arcane Archer, to be more useful when fighting things that don't die from Sneak Attacks. She has a ton ...
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How does Tomb of Levistus interact with Freedom of Movement?

Tomb of Levistus is an eldritch invocation for warlocks from XGtE, p. 57 (emphasis mine): As a reaction when you take damage, you can entomb yourself in ice, which melts away at the end of your ...
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If a Ranger chooses “fey” as their Favored Enemy, what languages can they choose from?

The ranger's Favored Enemy feature description says: When you gain this feature, you also learn one language of your choice that is spoken by your favored enemies, if they speak one at all I am ...
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Would it be game breaking to allow a Warlock to use his Mystic Arcanum to cast his spells at a higher level?

I'm looking for ways to make the Warlock feel more flexible with his castings, and I like this solution, especially since it's limited by how few spellslots Warlocks have of higher level spells (...
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Can a mechanic's exocortex actually hack?

In Starfinder, a mechanic with an exocortex gains the Wireless Hack ability at 5th level. It allows the exocortex to attempt a Computers check each round against a designated computer within 20 feet, ...
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Arcane Archer's Piercing Arrow on Larger Enemies

One of the Arcane Shot options for the Arcane Archer fighter (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 28-29) is Piercing Arrow. The description of Piercing Arrow is as follows: Piercing Arrow ...
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Does a Ranger’s Favored Enemy bonus apply against an Undead version of that creature?

One of my players is playing a Ranger (Monk 7/Ranger 2) who has Orcs as her favored enemy. I plan on throwing an Orc Revenant at her and the party. Would her favored enemy ability activate when ...
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Does the Magic Initiate feat give a Thief rogue a spell save DC?

The Thief archetype Rogue gets the Use Magic Device feature at 13th level: By 13th level, you have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they ...
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Unchained Monk, Unarmed attacks, Natural attacks, and Flurry of Blows: Counting the Attacks

So, my question, and I haven't found a succinct, well laid out answer anywhere (if you have, please share), but how many attacks does an unchained monk with natural attacks get, and is it worth ...
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Are Ectoplasmatists proficient with their Ectoplasmic Lash, and Warlocks proficient with Mystic Bolts?

The Ectoplasmatist archetype for the Spiritualist gets an ability called Ectoplasmic Lash, which reads as follows: Ectoplasmic Lash (Su) At 1st level, as a full-round action an ectoplasmatist ...
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Can a Battle Master use their combat superiority damage dice with the alter self spell's damage dice after it has been cast?

Can a Battle Master use their combat superiority damage dice in conjunction with the alter self spell's damage dice after it has been cast on the individual?