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 the Armorer artificer's Arcane Armor magical?

Is an Armorer artificer's Arcane Armor magical? As far as I've seen, the rules do not clearly state that the armor becomes a magical object. In addition, an argument can be made that the rules ...
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Is the Planar Bubble created by a Planar Shepherd immobile for its duration or does it stay centered on its creator?

The Planar Shepherd prestige class offers an ability at 5th level to temporarily apply the traits of a specific plane (chosen when you first take levels in the class) to the area around you. Given the ...
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Does a Planar Shepherd's Planar Bubble affect spells cast from wands or scrolls?

The Planar Shepherd prestige class offers an ability at 5th level to temporarily apply the traits of a specific plane (chosen when you first take levels in the class) to the area around you. This ...
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Does the Wizard's Spell Mastery spells need to be prepared as a Wizard or can they be "known"?

At 18th level, a Wizard gains the feature Spell Mastery. It reads: At 18th level, you have achieved such mastery over certain spells that you can cast them at will. Choose a 1st-level wizard spell ...
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Can a Dragonborn monk with Way of the Ascendant Dragon and extra attack use more than one breath weapon per turn?

The Dragonborn breath weapons for the variant Dragonborns from Fizban's Treasury of Dragons vary a little between the subraces, but they all begin with the same section: When you take the Attack ...
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Can Tempestuous Magic break a grapple?

A Storm Sorcerer's Tempestuous Magic allows: Starting at 1st level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to cause whirling gusts of elemental air to briefly surround you, immediately before or ...
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Can a multiclass Beguiler/Wizard cast Wizard spells using Beguiler spell slots?

A Wizard can: To learn, prepare, or cast a spell, the wizard must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a wizard's spell ...
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Does the Scout's Ambush Master feature require a successful attack to activate it?

The Scout subclass of the Rogue includes the 13th-level feature "Ambush Master" which says: Starting at 13th level, you excel at leading ambushes and acting first in a fight. You have ...
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Can a druid use Wild Companion and Wild Shape simultaneously?

The context for this is that a PC druid that is not yet level 8, wants to achieve flight by using the Wild Companion feature from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything to summon a familiar with a fly speed ...
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Does the ranger feature Land's Stride negate the movement debuff from the centaur's Equine Build trait?

The second part of the centaur's Equine Build racial trait says (MP:MotM, p. 9): In addition, any climb that requires hands and feet is especially difficult for you because of your equine legs. When ...
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Does the Undead Warlock Spirit Projection ability allow you to gain the effects of items held or equip?

Undead Warlock's Spirit Projection states that both the body and the spirit is affected by damage and effects that apply to each equally. So from my understanding anything and everything that affects ...
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Does the Quick Stow feat allow a Counterfeit Mage rogue to sheathe a wand as a free action?

I am looking at playing a Counterfeit Mage Rogue, and one of their abilities is Signature Wand (Ex) – emphasis mine: At 4th level, a counterfeit mage can spend 1 hour practicing with a wand to ...
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Intimidating Prowess and Unchained Barbarian's Intimidating Glare Interaction

So, I want to make an Intimidating Unchained Barbarian, and I saw that Intimidating Glare got changed. Which means that my go to feat, Intimidating Prowess, allows double your Strength modifier to ...
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Is Mind Sliver + Pact of the Chain Investment of Chain Master pseudodragon game breakingly OP?

The spell Mind Sliver's text says: You drive a disorienting spike of psychic energy into the mind of one creature you can see within range. The target must succeed on an Intelligence saving throw or ...
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What spells can be used to increase the speed of another creature over an extended period of time?

My party and I are flying on the back of a large undead creature (homebrew) to go extended distances. It has a speed of 50, so we estimate that if it moves and dashes as an action it gets 100ft per ...
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Can a monk use Stunning Strike on a creature that has already failed a save against their Stunning Strike in the previous round?

If a monk hits a creature and stuns it with Stunning Strike—thus stunning it until the end of the monk's next turn—can the monk then use another Stunning Strike on the same creature the next turn, ...
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Are there any V/S/M components for the Chronurgy wizard's Momentary Stasis feature?

We're having an epic scene where the tavern in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is being raided by the Waterdeep government representatives who suspect that there is a Zhentarim officer hiding in the party's ...
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Can an epic knight/death delver use Nine Lives after Loyal Beyond Death?

What if my character is a level 20 Knight (PHII) and it got the Loyal Beyond Death (Ex) class feature and also has the Nine Lives (Ex) because it is a level 10 Death Delver (HoH) as well and his HP ...
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Does a ranger with the Land's Stride feature ignore damage from the Spike Growth spell?

I was running a combat for a ranger character, and the player claimed Land's Stride allowed them to not take the 2d4 damage per 5 feet of movement from the Spike Growth spell. Is this accurate?
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What happens if you roll a Nat1 on a proficient d20 test with Reliable Talent or a similar feature?

The One D&D Character Origins playtest has the following rule for d20 tests: If you roll a 1 on the d20, the d20 Test automatically fails, regardless of any modifiers to the roll. Using 5th ...
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Can a College of Creation Bard make an instrument play itself?

Can a bard of the college of creation use their animating performance class feature to make an instrument play itself?
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Does Hex / Hexblade's curse end the spell Time Stop?

Time stop states: This spell ends if one of the actions you use during this period, or any effects that you create during this period, affects a creature other than you or an object being worn or ...
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Does the Death Ward spell prevent the side effect from the Nimbus of Pathos feature from the College of Tragedy bard?

The Nimbus of Pathos feature from the College of Tragedy bard states that after 1 minute the target immediately drops to 0 hit points and is dying. Does death ward prevent that?
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How does the Oath of the Crown paladin's Divine Allegiance feature interact with features that cause instadeath if the target's reduced to 0 HP?

Oath of the Crown paladins have the 7th-level feature Divine Allegiance (SCAG, p. 133). If someone within 5 feet of the paladin takes damage, Divine Allegiance lets the paladin use their reaction to ...
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Does the Wristpocket spell allow a bead from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature to last forever?

Normally, beads from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature disappear after an hour (EGtW, p. 185): When the duration ends, or if the bead is destroyed, it vanishes in a flash of light, and ...
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Versatile Performance, Demoralize, and -4

Versatile Performance states: You can use Performance ... instead of Intimidation to Demoralize. Demoralize states: ... [if] you're not using a language, you take a –4 circumstance penalty to the ...
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Do untyped penalties from the same source stack?

The Mesmerizing Tattoo for example applies penalties to an opponent when specific conditions are met, like using Hypnotic Stare on them or targeting (only) them with an Enchantment spell. I know there ...
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How to justify Expertise? [closed]

Apologies - I am still stuck up with Bounded Accuracy and Expertise. As far as I understand from the answers about what it means to break bounded accuracy, from the related Q&As about how bonuses ...
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How to play the Totem of a Barbarian

I understand that the Totem gives the Barbarian some abilities during level progression. But I do not completely understand what exactly the Totem is. Let us say I have the Bear Totem Do I have a ...
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Secret door and trap DCs in Tomb of Horrors vs Expertise [closed]

Normal skill checks The standard DCs for skill checks, for example for discovering secret doors with Wisdom (Perception) or Intelligence (Investigation) is given on page 238 DMG under Typical DCs: ...
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Creatures Considered Items?

So interesting question... creatures vs. items. What are the differences? The Player Handbook (pg. 157) has some mounts listed as "items." This includes a pony, elephant, camel, etc. A ...
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(Class) gets to repeat a check or save against being moved or knocked prone—how to word?

I’m working on a homebrew class that receives benefits for holding one position. These benefits end if they move 5 feet or more, or if they’re knocked prone. Since so much of the class revolves around ...
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Does 5e have any abilities that let you re-try a saving throw later?

For a homebrew project I’d like to add the ability to re-try a saving throw against some ongoing effect under certain conditions. This was a very-common sort of ability in 3.5e, but I can’t find any ...
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Does a Shove or a Grapple count as an "unarmed strike" for purposes of a Monk using a bonus action for a martial arts attack?

The Monk's Martial Arts ability says: 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. The Grapple and Shove ...
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Does the Fathomless Warlock's Tentacle of the Deeps occupy space?

Even if the feature itself doesn't describe the tentacle as being a creature, it does describe its size (A 10-foot long tentacle). So would it occupy its space/a square and impede movement from foes?
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What spell attack modifier does Eldritch Cannon use when multiclassing another casting class?

The Artificer’s Eldritch Cannon features states, under Force Ballista: Make a ranged spell attack, originating from the cannon, at one creature or object within 120 feet of it. On a hit, the target ...
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Is it "RAW-Legal" to combine TCE and SCAG Bladesingers?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything updated Bladesinger wizards (originally from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide) in a few key ways. For one, it expanded the Extra Attack feature to allow casting a cantrip ...
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Can Silvery Barbs and Voice of Authority be used together?

When casting Silvery Barbs, could one apply the Order Domain class feature Voice of Authority to the second half of the spell?
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Are the changes from a Shifting Rune permanent, or do they revert if the rune is removed?

If I apply a Shifting Rune to a weapon, change the weapon into a different weapon type, and then remove the Shifting Rune, does it revert back to its original form? Does this also apply to Champions ...
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Timing of Foe Slayer and Favored Foe (Tasha’s)

Favored Foe is used on hit, and works with Foe Slayer. Does the Ranger need to hit normally first, (without using Foe Slayer), and then on future attacks they can use Foe Slayer? Or, can the Ranger ...
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Can Gravity Well activate multiple times per cast of a spell?

Recently I've been looking at ways to make a forced movement character. This initially leads me to look at the warlock, specifically repelling blast. Repelling blast obviously works on each cast of ...
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Is the Arcane Archer's feature "Banishing Arrow" redundant for a Curse of Strahd character?

My understanding is that, per the "Alterations the Magic" section in Curse of Strahd: - spells cast for the purpose of leaving Barovia simply fail, as do effects that banish a creature to ...
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Can Hunter's Horde Breaker be used against the same (huge) targer?

So I know that Horde Breaker descriptions clearly says different creature that is in within 5 feet of the original target But I am wondering what happens if you fight a giant creature, say Tiamat, ...
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Are there any classes across the d20 systems with really good crafting abilities? [closed]

Long story short, my DM is giving us access to class abilities outside of D20 modern/future and D&D 3.5. Are there any other systems with futuristic tech crafting abilities that would mesh well ...
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Can I use Tool Expertise and Fire Rune both at the same time? [duplicate]

Tool Expertise At 6th level, your proficiency bonus is now doubled for any ability check you make that uses your proficiency with a tool. (Artificer) Fire Rune This rune's magic channels the ...
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Can "minor conjuration" create a 50 ft rope?

As a DM I have just been asked this: "Can a coiled rope count if it's in the 3 ft cube?" Honestly I applaud the initiative, but I can't find a definitive answer. I have looked and I cannot ...
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Do constructs like Steel Defenders require sleep?

While making a Battle Smith Rock Gnome, I came to a similar question to this one about the Steel Defender, but saw it in another light; Though it is a construct, there is nothing in the stat block or ...
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Can the SoulKnife Ability "Psychic Whispers" Use Other Senses to Communicate?

Well, at my table, one of my players asked me if the Psychic Whispers ability can be used to share images, smells or sounds telepathically, not only words, since other creatures with telepathic ...
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Does the Flame Blade spell count as a melee weapon that can be used with the paladin's Divine Smite feature?

With the release of the new Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse, the revamped Fire Genasi trait "Reach to the Blaze" now allows the race access to the flame blade spell: [...] ...
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Beastmaster. Timing of the fight. Command, attack action of the beast and bonus action

I am generally wondering if the beastmaster can use his bonus action before his companion attacks but after the action command is given. (PHB p93) Why do I want to know this? There is the feat "...
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