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When creating a high level bard, or leveling up a bard without choosing a Magical Secret, can I pick a spell of any level I can cast?

The bard class feature Magical Secrets says: By 10th level, you have plundered magical knowledge from a wide spectrum of disciplines. Choose two spells from any classes, including this one. A spell ...
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Can I message from an extradimensional space? What is the distance?

The third-level party is currently in a stone tower; the floor we are on has a ladder leading up to a trapdoor in the ceiling, and we have reason to believe that the floor above us may be heavily ...
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Can a Paladin smite using an unarmed attack if they’re wearing Demon Armor?

Since Demon Armor turns the wearer’s unarmed strikes into magic weapons can a Paladin smite with their unarmed strikes while wearing it?
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How does Magical Inspiration interact with Magic Missile

If you hit a creature with multiple missiles (which occur simultaneously and therefor use only one damage roll by the simultaneous damage rule), would you add the bonus to the damage taken to the ...
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Can I change the cantrip I get from my Pact Boon with Eldritch Versatility?

I need to check with my GM first whether this is allowed but I'm considering retraining one of my fourth level Warlock's cantrips she learnt from her Pact of the Tome. Looking at the optional class ...
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Arcane Trickster Ranged Legerdemain and Magic Items

I am playing an Arcane Trickster, and my group is having a discussion about Ranged Legerdemain. According to the one of the other members of the group, because Mage Hand is a prerequisite for the ...
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Does a spell stored in a Shield Guardian retain maximum damage from Overchannel?

The party evoker has a Shield Guardian. In the last session he hit 14th level and obtained Overchannel. It is clear to me that if he used Overchannel when casting a spell on the Guardian, to be stored ...
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What are some ways to double damage/path of the grave alternatives?

We're playing D&D 5e. I can't multiclass Grave cleric for roleplay reasons, so is there anything (feats, potions, other class features, spells, items, etc.) that has the same or similar effect as ...
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How does Totem Warrior Barbarian's Elk feature work in Chult?

Tomb of Annihilation says: On the map of Chult, each hex measures 10 miles across. Characters moving at a normal pace can travel 1 hex per day on foot through coastal, jungle, mountain, swamp, or ...
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How many items can a level 14 College of Creation Bard make with a singular usage of Performance of Creation?

I originally thought this had a clear cut answer based on the first two sentences of Creative Crescendo, with 'at once' referring to the moment of using Performance of Creation. When you use your ...
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Do the “Master Scrivener” and “Magic Item Adept” features stack?

Does the “Master Scrivener” feature from the Order of Scribes subclass stack with the “Magic Item Adept” feature from the Artificer class when determining the time and gold cost for crafting common ...
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Can you wait until a higher level to make a Magical Secrets selection?

I'm looking to build a an Eloquence Bard 17, Great Old One Warlock 3, Changling (Master of Disguise and Tongue) If my character survives, and we play long enough, I believe I will get 4 Magical ...
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What happens if you use the Optional Class Feature 'Wild Companion' when you already have a Familiar already summoned from the spell?

I am mainly asking for the purpose of answering Is it possible to have two familiars? Noting that effects from the 'same' spell don't overlap. The Wild Companion ability reads as: You gain the ...
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Can a paladin stack Divine Smite, Thunderous Smite, and Wrathful Smite?

Is it possible to cast wrathful smite then on the next turn use Divine Smite and thunderous smite stacking with the effects of wrathful smite on the first attack? If not, can I instead cast wrathful ...
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If a prone Echo Knight fighter makes a ranged attack from the echo's space, and the echo is not prone, would the attack be made without disadvantage?

The description of the Prone condition states, in part (PHB, p. 292; emphasis mine): The creature has disadvantage on attack rolls. The description of the Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature ...
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Which manual to follow when the same subtype has different rules in three different manuals? The case of perfect wight becoming incorporeal

Our rogue perfect wight uses the supernatural ability Incorporeal from the Epic Level Handbook (page 34). She argues that she should only follow the rules written in the Epic Level Handbook for the ...
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If a College of Creation bard created 829 tons of iron on top of a guard shack, how much damage would it to do to people inside?

In D&D 5e, RAW states that fall damage is 1d6 per 10 feet fallen, both to the object and to what it falls on. In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, the College of Creation bard, at 3rd level, can ...
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Is damage from the spell Wall of Fire rolled once or rerolled each time? [duplicate]

I am playing an Artillerist Artificer, using an Arcane Firearm (5th level feature) which states: When you cast an artificer spell through the firearm, roll a d8, and you gain a bonus to one of the ...
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Does the Dragon Hide feat count as Armor for the purposes of Monk’s unarmed movement?

The second bullet of the Dragon Hide feat (XGtE, p. 74) gives a way to calculate AC: While you aren’t wearing armor, you can calculate your AC as 13 + your Dexterity modifier. Does this feature ...
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What are all the dual progression prestige classes?

A dual progression prestige class is one that progresses two class features, usually spellcasting, manifesting, invocations, etc. at once. These prestige classes are typically intended for multiclass ...
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If a paladin has a negative Charisma modifier, how many times can they use the Divine Sense feature (per long rest)?

The description of the paladin's Divine Sense feature says, in part: You can use this feature a number of times equal to 1 + your Charisma modifier. When you finish a long rest, you regain all ...
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Can the Battle Master fighter's Know Your Enemy feature "see through" the Disguise Self spell, shapeshifting, or similar abilities?

The Battle Master fighter has the 7th-level feature Know Your Enemy (PHB, p. 73): Starting at 7th level, if you spend at least 1 minute observing or interacting with another creature outside combat, ...
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If a Twilight cleric uses the Steps of Night feature to fly up, do the areas of Twilight Sanctuary and the Spirit Guardians spell stay on the ground?

Say a Twilight Domain cleric has Channel Divinity: Twilight Sanctuary and the spirit guardians spell in effect. The cleric then uses the Steps of Night feature to fly up 15-30 feet. Does the Twilight ...
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What Prestige Classes exist that apply a template to the character?

There are prestige classes that apply or effectively apply a template to the character that attains a certain level. To clarify, I am not asking about other "Apotheosis" prestige classes, ...
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Can the College of Swords Bard's Blade Flourish be used to increase your speed after using the Rogue's Steady Aim feature?

Say I'm running a College of Swords bard/rogue multiclass. Order of combat turn goes as follows: bonus: steady aim (speed is 0 until end of turn) action: attack using any flourish (+10 speed until ...
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What spell interfere-interacts with supernatural abilities?

Is it true that supernatural abilities are affected "only" by antimagic field? if not, what are some examples of spells or conditions that interfere or interact with supernatural abilites ...
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Is the damage from the Undead warlock's Grave Touched feature considered weapon damage for the purposes of Great Weapon Fighting or similar features?

The Undead-patron warlock's Grave Touched feature (VRGtR, p. 30) says that when you hit a creature with an attack, you can replace the damage type with necrotic damage; it also adds 1 more damage die ...
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Does the barbarian's 9th-level Brutal Critical feature deal one extra die of damage on a critical hit, or two extra dice?

Does the barbarian deal one more die of damage with the 9th-level Brutal Critical feature, or two? I had a massive fight with GM over this – him going for the one extra die of damage, me for two. The ...
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Is the reaction attack from Voice of Authority still limited by the weapon's range?

In a game with my friends, we were in combat and our Cleric used Voice of Authority to have our Fighter/Barb attack an enemy over 30ft away with a melee weapon. Thinking that the line of sight from ...
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Can the "dragon-like scales" from the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Draconic Resilience feature be used as the M component for Aganazzar's Scorcher?

The Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's Draconic Resilience feature states, in part: Additionally, parts of your skin are covered by a thin sheen of dragon-like scales. [...] The material component ...
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Is there a way to prevent a Forge Cleric from using Divine Intervention to escape from custody?

I'm going to start a D&D 5e campaign, and one of my players wanted the father of her character to be a legendary (or at least really exceptional) dwarven blacksmith having a link with Moradin. She ...
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How does the Genie warlock's Bottled Respite ability from the Genie's Vessel feature interact with a Portable Hole that you bring inside the vessel?

The Genie warlock (TCoE, p. 73) has the Genie's Vessel feature, one of the benefits of which is Bottled Respite. The description of Bottled Respite states, in part: As an action, you can magically ...
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Can a character use their sorcery points from the sorcerer's Font of Magic feature on a Metamagic option they learned from the Metamagic Adept feat?

The Metamagic Adept feat (TCoE, p. 80) lets you "learn two Metamagic options" and gives you "two sorcery points to spend on Metamagic". The 2nd-level sorcerer feature Font of Magic ...
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Can a paladin use Divine Smite with unarmed strikes, but not Improved Divine Smite?

In the Player's Handbook, it says that paladins can use Divine Smite when they make a melee weapon attack. That seems to mean that I can use Divine Smite when I attack with my fists (I think, based on ...
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As an Artillerist Artificer, can I use my eldritch cannons while under an entanglement spell?

In Eberron: Rising from the Last War, the Artillerist subclass for the artificer gets a feature called Eldritch Cannon that you summon as a small or tiny object. If my character is under the effects ...
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How does the first level ability of the Fiend warlock work? [duplicate]

What exactly do the words mean in the 1st level Fiend warlock subclass feature? Dark One’s Blessing Starting at 1st level, when you reduce a hostile creature to 0 hit points, you gain temporary hit ...
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Does Paladin Aura of Protection apply to a Dream messenger?

Short backstory: The party was freed from imprisonment by a cult member who then ran off to make a distraction, to facilitate the party's escape. It's been several in-game months now and the party has ...
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What are all of the abilities like 'Reliable Talent'?

In D&D 5E, the Rogue has the eponymous Reliable Talent (any roll of 9 or lower counts as 10 for skill checks you're proficient in), the Eloquence Bard has 'Silver Tongue' (similar but only for ...
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Is Wisdom modifier added to the damage roll of Astral Self Monk's AoE attack?

I'm specifically referring to this ability: When you do so, each creature of your choice that you can see within 10 feet of you must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take force damage equal to ...
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Would a graviturgy wizard's adjust density feature trivialize kraken fights and water encounters?

It wouldn't work on a CR 23 Kraken (MM 193) per se due to the size restriction, but maybe something like a Juvenile Kraken (GoS 239) from Ghosts of Saltmarsh would be susceptible to it. The wording: ...
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What classes with rage abilities can a Skald multi-class into?

Can a skald multi-class into something else that gives a rage ability. If so what? Supposedly it can based on the text From the bottom of Rage Powers (Ex) If the skald has the ability to rage from ...
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How is Wild Companion worth it? [closed]

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything contains an optional class feature for druids, "Wild Companion": You gain the ability to summon a spirit that assumes an animal form: as an action, you can ...
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Does a Great Old One Warlock have two-way telepathic communication with its thrall?

The warlock's Awakened Mind telepathy was recently changed from "You can communicate telepathically with..." to "You can speak telepathically to..." with the intent of clarifying ...
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Can you change the damage type of Poisons via Grave Touched?

If I hit a creature with an attack using a poison coated weapon (for example Purple Worm Poison) could I, rules as written, change the poison damage type to necrotic via the lvl 6 Undead Patron ...
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If a paladin that used sacred weapon on a two handed weapon takes one hand off the weapon does sacred weapon dispell?

I realise it sounds strange but, if a paladin were to cast sacred weapon on a two handed great sword then use one hand to cast another spell would sacred weapon stop working? I am having a discussion ...
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One of my players placed their eldritch cannon inside the mouth of an enemy. How should I handle the attack?

As stated in the title, one of my players has put their eldritch cannon (Artillerist Artificer) inside the mouth of one of the enemies in their current encounter. I'm struggling to figure out how to ...
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Twilight Sanctuary and Enslave

So one of my party has been enslaved by an Aboleth, however the party has a Twilight Domain Cleric which comes with Twilight Sanctuary You can use your Channel Divinity to refresh your allies with ...
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Does a Genie Warlock's Simulacrum regain their Mystic Arcanum and Limited Wish?

The situation is this: A Genie Warlock comes up with an elaborate scheme relying on multiple uses of his Mystic Arcanum; Wish. They know that this can be only cast once a day, but the wizard gave them ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain Warlock forgo an attack to let their familiar use a Coiling Grasp Tattoo?

If a Level 3 Warlock picks Pact of the Chain, they get an altered version of the find familiar spell. You learn the find familiar spell and can cast it as a ritual. The spell doesn't count against ...
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How does inspirational expertise function?

I am not sure how this investogator talent ability is supposed to function. How many times can the swift action be used per creature? Is it required to make knowledge check for each swift action use, ...
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