Questions tagged [class-feature]

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Can the Forge Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Artisan's Blessing be used to copy spellbooks?

Can the Forge Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Artisan's Blessing be used to copy spellbooks? Presumably, the high costs of spells would likely restrict this to low-level spellbooks - but if a ...
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When is the Circle of Dreams druid's Walker in Dreams feature used?

The Druid Circle of Dreams gives, at 14th level, the Walker in Dreams feature (XGtE, p. 23). I'm unsure about when it is used. It states, "when you finish a short rest" and "once you use this feature, ...
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Is it possible for a shaman to interact with their spirit?

The shaman's Spirit feature says: A shaman forms a mystical bond with the spirits of the world. She forms a lasting bond with a single spirit, which grants a number of abilities and defines many of ...
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If you cast Darkness using sorcery points as a Shadow Magic sorcerer, do you need material components?

Shadow Magic sorcerers at 3rd level gain the spell Darkness, which doesn't count against their spells known. In addition, they can cast it by expending 2 sorcery points. Can you circumvent the need ...
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How does the Arcane Archer fighter's Piercing Arrow interact with magical ammunition such as +3 arrows?

A +3 arrow loses its magical property once it hits a target, but the description on the Arcane Archer fighter's Piercing Arrow (XGtE, p. 29) says that the target takes damage as if it was hit by the ...
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What are the benefits to casting without the need for somatic components?

I am playing a Shadowcaster in a 3.5e Forgotten Realms campaign and I took Still Mystery at 1st level, which lets me cast mysteries without the use of somatic components. What is the benefit of being ...
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Help in balancing a unique kind of special class, monster consumer character [closed]

Context: I'm a player. I've always read about characters from books and such where they started really weak, who from time to time would eat monsters they defeated to get stronger. That always ...
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How can Combat Expertise gained from the Passive Way fighting style be replaced?

I took 2 levels of monk for mainly to get at level 2 the alternative class feature invisible fist and the feat Improved Trip as a bonus feat from the monk fighting style Passive Way. However, at level ...
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Why would an Inquisitive rogue choose to use Insightful Fighting as opposed to using their Cunning Action to Hide?

Inquisitive rogues get access to a new bonus-action option, Insightful Fighting (XGtE, p. 46): At 3rd level, you gain the ability to decipher an opponent’s tactics and develop a counter to them. As ...
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Is a 10th-level Transmutation wizard considered a shapechanger for the purpose of effects such as Moonbeam?

Spells such as Moonbeam specifically affect creatures with the "Shapechanger" tag, such as lycanthropes. As per this previous question, the ability to change one's shape through class features is not ...
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How does the weapon attack as a bonus action mentioned in the Eldritch Knight's War Magic feature work?

How does the weapon attack as a bonus action mentioned in the Eldritch Knight's War Magic feature work? As an example, if I have a longsword in my main hand and cast a cantrip (or higher-level spell, ...
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If an Order cleric targets a character at 0 HP with Healing Word and uses Voice of Authority, can the character make the reaction attack?

If an Order Domain cleric targets a character at 0 HP with healing word and uses the Voice of Authority feature, can the targeted character make the reaction attack? I'm asking on behalf of a player. ...
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Am I correctly interpreting how the Blood Intensity bloodline mutation works?

I just want to make sure I understand Blood Intensity correctly. The Blood Intensity bloodline mutation says: Whenever you cast a bloodrager or sorcerer spell that deals damage, you can increase ...
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How does the Melf's Minute Meteors spell interact with the Evocation wizard's Sculpt Spells feature?

The evoker wizard feature Sculpt Spells is worded thusly: Beginning at 2nd level, you can create pockets of relative safety within the effects of your evocation spells. When you cast an ...
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Is there a saving throw against the Hex spell or the Hexblade's Curse feature?

The hex spell and the Hexblade's Curse feature don't list any saving throw in their descriptions. I would think that they would use a warlock's spell save DC and Charisma to save against it. Do hex ...
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Is this 3rd level rogue feature a balanced replacement for the Inquisitive rogue's Insightful Fighting feature?

The Inquisitive rogue's 3rd-level Insightful Fighting feature (XGtE, p. 46) originally states: At 3rd level, you gain the ability to decipher an opponent’s tactics and develop a counter to them. As ...
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Can a UA Lore Mastery wizard use the Spell Secrets or Alchemical Casting features to modify spells cast through wands or staffs?

My friends and I are playing D&D 5e. Our DM has allowed me to use the Arcane Tradition of Lore Mastery from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard. I have a question regarding its Spell Secrets ...
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The Beast Master ranger adds their proficiency bonus to their animal companion's AC; is the result its new base AC?

As per the Ranger Companion feature, you can add your proficiency bonus to your companion's AC. I would like to know how to interpret this in terms of AC calculation. Could I interpret as though my ...
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How many attacks does an Adaptive Shifter get when using the ranged ability from Spiked Form?

The Adaptive Shifter Archetype can select a reactive form called Spiked Form, which when taken twice, grants the Shifter the ability to shoot their spines as a ranged thrown natural weapon multiple ...
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Does the Wild Magic sorcerer's Tides of Chaos feature grant advantage on all attacks, or just the first one?

I have a question regarding the D&D 5e Wild Magic Sorcerer's Tides of Chaos feature, specifically regarding attacking multiple targets with or without advantage. The Wild Magic sorcerer's Tides ...
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With the 2019 UA Revised Artificer, can you choose to end an infusion on an item?

With the 2019 UA Revised Artificer, can you choose to end an infusion on an item? It's not super clear on if they can or can't. It says if you try to infuse something past your maximum number of ...
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Does the UA Oath of Treachery paladin's Cull the Herd ability (from the Aura of Treachery feature) have a limit on the number of times it can be used?

The UA Oath of Treachery paladin (from Unearthed Arcana: Paladin) gets the Aura of Treachery feature at 7th level, which gives them this benefit (in addition to another one, Treacherous Strike): ...
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Can the Four Elements monk's Shape the Flowing River elemental discipline create stairs by expending a single ki point?

I have a Way of the Four Elements monk PC who likes to use the Shape the Flowing River elemental discipline to make all manner of shapes out of ice by expending a single ki point, such as creating a ...
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Does the Storm Sorcerer's Heart of the Storm feature work with the Wand of Lightning Bolts?

The description for the Storm Sorcerer's 6th-level Heart of the Storm feature says "whenever you start casting a spell of first level or higher". The Wand of Lightning Bolts casts the Lightning Bolt ...
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Would the Life cleric's Disciple of Life feature supercharge the Regenerate spell?

Reading through the cleric spell list, it occurred to me that if the Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature works on the regenerate spell, you would regain 10 hp instead of 1. Is this valid?
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How do nets work with Extra Attack?

Part of the net's "special" property states: When you use an action, bonus action, or reaction to attack with a net, you can make only one attack regardless of the number of attacks you can ...
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Can you use a reaction to affect initiative rolls?

Expanding upon this question in a tweet at Jeremy Crawford who confirms once again that Initiative is a skill check and can be modified by things that modify ability checks. Cutting Words states ...
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What is a metal, for the purpose of a Forge cleric's Artisan's Blessing ability?

The Forge Domain cleric gets the Channel Divinity option Artisan's Blessing at 2nd level (XGtE, p. 19; emphasis mine): You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must ...
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What is the lowest possible AC?

This is a direct, somewhat silly, opposite question to What is the highest possible AC? . I’m wondering what is the lowest possible Armor Class a Player Character can get at any point in time, “...
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War Chanter + Seeker of the Song = 3 Simultaneous Bardic Musics?

If I'm a Seeker of the Song 2 (Complete Arcane, p. 56) and War Chanter 5 (Complete Warrior, p. 87), can I play 3 Bardic Musics at once? I seemingly can.
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How does the Divination wizard's Expert Divination feature work when you upcast a divination spell?

The School of Divination for a wizard has the feature Expert Divination at level 6 (PHB, p. 116): Expert Divination When you cast a divination spell of 2nd level or higher using a spell slot, ...
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Does Arcane Shot overcome resistance or immunity to damage from nonmagical attacks?

Would the Arcane Archer's Arcane Shot (Xanathar's Guide to Everything ch. 1; link requires access to XGtE in D&D Beyond), made using a nonmagical bow and a nonmagical arrow, count as a magical ...
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What's the impact of extra domains on a shugenja/cleric?

Extra Domains, in part, says Several of the prestige classes described in this chapter allow a member of that class to select an additional domain, which gives an additional granted power and ...
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If my Scout rogue has used his full movement on his turn, can he later use the reaction from the Skirmisher feature to move again?

Here is the situation I am wondering about: My Rogue is in melee with an opponent. On his turn he disengages, and moves his full movement away from his opponent. The opponent, on their turn, uses ...
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Does the Paladin's Aura of Protection affect only either her or ONE ally in range?

Aura of Protection on PHB p. 85 states: Starting at 6th level, whenever you or a friendly creature within 10 feet of you must make a saving throw, the creature gains a bonus to the saving throw ...
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Are there any errata corrections for the epic Paladin's Turn Undead and Remove Disease progressions?

In my campaign the level 20 paladin PC is about to hit level 21 and I noticed 3.5 DMG page 208 states: Turn Undead (Su):The paladin turns undead as a cleric of two levels lower, as normal. ...
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Does this Wild Magic result affect the sorcerer or just other creatures?

A result of 75 or 76 on the Wild Magic Surge table triggers this effect: You glow with bright light in a 30-foot radius for the next minute. Any creature that ends its turn within 5 feet of you is ...
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Can you replace Death Delver's Rebuke Undead with Rebuke Dragons?

Someone who enters the Death Delver prestige class has gains the Rebuke Undead class feature at level 1. I have a player who wants to replace this ability with the Rebuke Dragons feature in Dragon ...
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How balanced is this homebrew flavor modification to the Kensei Monk subclass?

I've recently been playing a Way of the Kensei monk (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything), and am currently level four. While I like the subclass and most of its mechanics, it disappoints me a bit ...
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What happens to a UA revised Beast Conclave ranger's Animal Companion's ASIs when it dies?

The Beast Conclave feature "Companion's Bond" from the UA revised ranger says this: Whenever you gain the Ability Score Improvement class feature, your companion’s abilities also improve. Your ...
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Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it?

Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it? The character is a 3rd level Warlock - spellcaster - and he decided to visit a library in the town they're currently ...
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Is a bard's use of Bardic Inspiration still expended if the target can't hear them?

What happens if a bard tries to give a target a Bardic Inspiration, but that target happens to be unable to hear the bard due to deafness or a Silence spell. Does the bard lose one of their bardic ...
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Is Overchanneling announced before or after determining if a spell hits? [duplicate]

School of Evocation Wizards in 5E gain Overchannel at level 14. It states: When you cast a wizard spell 1st through 5th level that deals damage, you can deal maximum damage with that spell. The ...
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Do the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Strength of the Grave feature and the half-orc's Relentless Endurance trait work together?

I have a player that wants to create a character that is a Half-Orc Shadow Sorcerer; specifically they want to use the combination of the Shadow Sorcerer's Strength of the Grave feature and the Half-...
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How does the Sharpshooter feat interact with the Hunter ranger's Volley feature?

This question follows from this one: Is the Hunter ranger's Volley feature considered a single attack or multiple attacks? The Sharpshooter feat (PHB, p. 170) reads, in part: Before you make an ...
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Does the Invisible Blade's Unfettered Defense feature work if you're under the effect of the Mage Armor spell?

The Invisible Blade's Unfettered Defense feature (CW 46) says: An invisible blade benefits from an increased survival instinct during combat. Because of this sixth sense, he adds 1 point of ...
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How to limit the power of the Mystic's Phasing Eye ability

A player in my campaign is playing a Unearthed Arcana V3 mystic and has been making use of the Phasing Eye ability. I've been trying to figure out how to curb its use a bit. The majority of the time ...
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How long does the Archfey warlock's Fey Presence feature last when used outside of combat?

A Warlock who chooses the Archfey patron gets the Fey Presence feature at level 1 (PHB, p. 109). The PHB says this ability, when used, lasts “until the end of your next turn”: Starting at 1st level,...
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Is the Hunter ranger's Volley feature considered a single attack or multiple attacks?

The Hunter ranger's 11th-level Multiattack feature has two options. One of them is Volley: You can use your action to make a ranged attack against any number of creatures within 10 feet of a point ...
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Should I be able to use the Gloom Stalker ranger's Dread Ambusher class feature when attacking before initiative has been rolled to add a d8 damage?

There was a case in a in a session of my Homebrewy D&D 5e game that I played recently where I was playing a Gloom Stalker Ranger lvl 4 and was hidden from an enemy that was unaware of an incoming ...