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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What happen if a Twilight Domain Cleric that shared his darkvision becomes unconscious or dies?

The Eyes of Night feature from the Twilight Domain Cleric, introduced in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything pg. 34, grants darkvision to the cleric: You can see through the deepest gloom. You have ...
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When sharing the Eyes of Night darkvision, does a creature needs to always be 10 feet close to the cleric to be granted the benefits?

The Eyes of Night feature from the Twilight Domain Cleric, introduced in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything pg. 34, grants darkvision to the cleric: You can see through the deepest gloom. You have ...
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How to work with Portent for replacing enemy rolls

It seems like, RAW, if a Divination Wizard is in the party then the DM would have to ask that player whether they want to interrupt the roll ... on every single roll that any NPC makes. That's going ...
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Can an Order of Scribes Awakened Spellbook communicate in any way?

Can an Order of Scribes Wizard's Awakened Spellbook communicate in any way? This seems like it would be up to the DM but it's not clear whether it is a possibility or an expectation. Arguments against ...
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In melee combat, is a poorly optimized high-level Paladin weaker than its optimized mount?

A while ago, I remember reading that past a certain level, a Paladin's combat effectiveness is little more than that of an escort for its superior mount. Given the optimization conditions in the title,...
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What kind of creatures are subject to Phantom Rogue's Tokens of the Departed?

This might get a little fiddly, but I was curious how people would rule on this aspect of Phantom Rogue's level 13 feature, "Tokens of the Departed" When a life ends in your presence, you’...
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Does the reach increase of the Eldritch Claw tattoo stack with Fangs of the Fire Snake?

The Eldritch Claw tattoo released in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything includes the Eldritch Maul ability which grants the following benefit: For the duration, each of your melee attacks with a weapon ...
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Does fire shield damage trigger if cloud rune is used

If a wizard cast fire shield and is later hit by a melee attack, then a fighter uses cloud rune to switch targets. Would the fire shield still do damage? Fire Shield Whenever a creature within 5 ...
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How much does this Favored Foe tweak for the Ranger's class feature from TCoE buffs the Rangers when compared to other martial classes?

I want to tweak the Favored Foe optional class feature for the Ranger from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything I'm fairly disappointed with the Favored Foe optional class feature for the Rangers released ...
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How does Twilight Sanctuary interact with other light sources? [duplicate]

The Twilight domain has a channel divinity called Twilight Sanctuary. Among other benefits, it also has the following wording: The sphere is centered on you, has a 30-foot radius, and is filled with ...
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Can Arcane Abeyance allow you to cast a spell longer than one action in one action?

I recently did this in a campaign of mine and it... ruffled the DM's feathers to say the least. Arcane Abeyance is a 10th level Arcane Tradition for the Chronurgy Wizard that allows the caster to ...
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Is the grappling strike maneuver a part of an attack or used after the hit?

Battlemaster says Maneuvers. You learn three maneuvers of your choice, which are listed under "Maneuvers" below. Many maneuvers enhance an attack in some way. You can use only one maneuver ...
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Can an Artillerist artificer activate multiple Eldritch Cannons with the same bonus action?

To my understanding, an Artillerist artificer can create an Eldritch Cannon during a battle using an action. The first one of the day doesn't require expending a spell slot. But what about activation ...
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Evocation Wizard's Sculpt Spell Ability with spells that persist over time - under what conditions is protection maintained?

One of my current players has the first Wizard Evoker for whom I have GMed. His PC's Sculpt Spells ability was easy to interpret at lower levels, when his evocation spells, like thunderwave and ...
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If you make a magic weapon your pact weapon, can you still summon other weapons?

The Pact of the Blade states: You can use your action to create a pact weapon in your empty hand. You can choose the form that this melee weapon takes each time you create it. You are proficient with ...
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Does the Hexblade Warlock's Hex Warrior feature apply to a magic weapon that is transformed into your Pact Weapon?

The Hexblade Warlock's Hex Warrior feature states (emphasis mine): [...] If you later gain the Pact of the Blade feature, this benefit extends to every pact weapon you conjure with that feature, no ...
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Warlock Hex Warrior and Improved Pact Weapon

Hex Warrior specifies you can use Charisma for attack and damage with any non two-handed property weapon, which would eliminate longbows. But would taking Improved Pact Weapon allow for longbow?
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Does the Hunter Ranger's Giant Killer allow you to grapple or shove with the reaction?

The Hunter Ranger's Giant Killer feature says: When a Large or larger creature within 5 feet of you hits or misses you with an attack, you can use your reaction to attack that creature immediately ...
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Can a rune knight give runes to allies?

It doesn't disallow the rune knight from putting runes on ally's equipment, or giving inscribed equipment to allies, but there's also the difference of language from Artificer infusions, with ...
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Can Favored Foe from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything target more than one creature at the same time?

The new Ranger ability, Favored Foe, says: When you hit a creature with an attack roll, you can call on your mystical bond with nature to mark the target as your favored enemy for 1 minute or until ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight Attack Twice With Green Flame Blade and War Magic? [duplicate]

An 8th-level Eldritch Knight has a sword. The War Magic class ability says: When you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon attack as a bonus action And the cantrip Green Flame ...
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Is the Gloom Stalker's Umbral Sight cancelled out by Devil's Sight?

Most devils have the feature Devil's Sight: Devil's Sight. Magical darkness doesn't impede the [devil's] darkvision. The Gloom Stalker's Umbral Sight says: …You are also adept at evading creatures ...
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Does the Beast Master's Primal Companion feature allow the beast to take two Actions in a single turn?

I watched a video from Dungeon Dudes on YouTube where they rated the Ranger subclasses. Around the 23:18 mark, they mentioned that the new Beast Master's Primal Companion feature from Tasha's Cauldron ...
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Can a Bladesinger Wizard cast Shillelagh, Magic Stone, or Mending with their Extra Attack feature?

The Bladesigner Wizard's Extra Attack feature reads: You can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. Moreover, you can cast one of your cantrips in place of ...
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How does the altered Extra Attack feature of the Bladesinger (Tasha's Cauldron version) interect with the Eldritch Knight Fighter's War Magic feature?

The Extra Attack feature of the Bladesinger allows you to replace one of your weapon attacks with casting a cantrip. The Eldritch Knight's War Magic feature checks if you have "use[d] your action ...
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Must a Cleric have a holy symbol to make use of Harness Divine Power?

Harness Divine Power states (TCoE p.30): As a bonus action, you touch your holy symbol, utter a prayer, and regain one expended spell slot [...] Does this mean this ability can only be used ...
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How does the Interception fighting style interact with Uncanny Dodge?

If an enemy hits a Rogue with an attack, the Rogue uses Uncanny Dodge as a reaction, and at the same time a Fighter uses their reaction to use Interception to lessen the damage the Rogue takes: which ...
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Does the Necromancy Wizard's lvl 10 feature, Inured to Undeath, prevent losing maximum hit points as a result of losing attunement to a magic item?

Inured To Undeath (bolding mine): Beginning at 10th level, you have resistance to necrotic damage, and your hit point maximum can't be reduced. You have spent so much time dealing with undead and the ...
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How does the Mobile feat interact with the Writhing Tide for a Swarmkeeper Ranger? [duplicate]

In the Swarmkeeper section for Rangers in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything there is an ability called Writing Tide (TCoE, p.60), which allows the Ranger to fly. Writhing Tide 7th-level Swarmkeeper ...
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What is the duration of the resistance effect of Swarming Dispersal for a Swarmkeeper Ranger?

In the Ranger section of Tasha's Cauldron of Everything appears a new version of the sub-class Swarmkeeper, which is quite distinct from the UA version. There is a new ability called Swarming ...
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Does the Shepherd Druid's Mighty Summoner feature apply to creatures summoned through their Faithful Summons feature?

Mighty Summoner says (emphasis mine): Any beast or fey summoned or created by a spell that you cast gains the following benefits: [...] Faithful Summons says (emphasis mine): If you are reduced to ...
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Can you upcast spells for Master Scrivener?

Magical Scrivener, the 10th level feature of Order of Scribes Wizards, says the following: At 10th level, whenever you finish a long rest, you can create one magic scroll by touching your Wizardly ...
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What is the interaction between “Touch of Death” and “Undead Fortitude”

The "Way of the Long Death" monk has a feature called "Touch of Death": Touch of Death Starting when you choose this tradition at 3rd level, your study of death allows you to ...
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When I'm mounted, can I use the Bait and Switch maneuver exchanging the mount and my ally's position?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything added one of my favourite maneuvers Bait and Switch. In my game as a player I used it while mounted and the DM was like "Nice, like in chess [The king and rook ...
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Increase factotum spell casting pool

A factotum (3.5e dungeonscape) can "fake" casting spell with the ability arcane dilettante. This allows to spend inspiration points to "cast" spells from the sorcerer/wizard spell ...
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Is there a reason not to take the optional class features from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything includes optional class features for every class from the Player's Handbook. Barbarians, for example, can choose to gain an extra skill proficiency at 3rd level, and/or ...
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How to order Ranger's beast to attack with TCoE?

In the PHB there is the Ranger subclass "Beast Master" which gives the opportunity to have a beast companion, which obey all orders from the Ranger. The beast attacks only if the ranger ...
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Is the Echo of a Echo Knight actually a creature? [duplicate]

I've always been certain that the echo created by an Echo Knight fighter using their 3rd-level feature Manifest Echo is not defined in game terms as a creature, since the description of the echo never ...
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Use Magic Device with Robe of Stars

I'm playing a Rogue, archetype Thief, approaching level 13 which is when I'll gain the ability "Use Magic Device". My character inherited a Robe of Stars as a family heirloom. Can I use this?...
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Does the “Rapier Training” Swashbuckler class feature count as having the Improved Critical feat? [duplicate]

I'm DMing for a group of five people. One player, Swashbuckler with the Inspired Blade archetype, wanted to select critical feats which have Improved Critical as a prerequisite. The following Inspired ...
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How does Diviner Wizard's Portent work with bonuses/penalties? [duplicate]

I've been trying to find the answer to this question, but haven't been able to find it yet, as I seem to find conflicting answers online. The description of Portent is as follows: When you finish a ...
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Do both superiority dice from Superior Technique and Martial Adept only increase die size when a character reaches 10th level Battlemaster? [duplicate]

Also, does that mean that dice gained from either of these features never become d8's?
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Does the Psi Warrior Telekinetic movement let you move an item you're standing on?

as title, the telekinetic movement option says "One loose object that is Large or smaller or one willing creature other than yourself", does that mean that if say, i placed my shield on the ...
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Can a monk use the Stunning Strike feature on an opportunity attack?

The description of the monk's Stunning Strike class feature states: When you hit with a melee weapon attack, you can spend 1 ki point to make the target stunned until the end of your next turn if it ...
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Does the Psi Warrior Fighter's Telekinetic Movement feature allow you to move a grappled or restrained willing creature?

Telekinetic Movement. You can move an object or a creature with your mind. As an action, you target one loose object that is Large or smaller or one willing creature, other than yourself. If you can ...
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Does the Psi Warrior's Psionic Strike ability prompt a second Concentration save?

The new Psi Warrior Fighter subclass has the feature Psionic Power which has the following option: Psionic Strike. You can propel your weapons with psionic force. Once on each of your turns, ...
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Is the Psi Warrior's Psionic Strike ability affected by critical hits?

The new Psi Warrior Fighter subclass has the feature Psionic Power which has the following option: Psionic Strike. You can propel your weapons with psionic force. Once on each of your turns, ...
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Can an Arcane Archer choose to activate arcane shot after it gets deflected?

Inspired by Can I use deflect missile if I get an ally to shoot me? and Can a monk catch and throw an Arcane Archer's active Arcane Shot back at them with Deflect Missiles?, can a (friendly) ...
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Can you use the Eldritch Blast cantrip on the same turn as the UA Lurker in the Deep warlock's Grasp of the Deep feature?

The Lurker in the Deep warlock patron (from UA: Sorcerer and Warlock) gets the Grasp of the Deep feature at 1st level. Part of the feature description states: [...] As a bonus action, you create a 10-...
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If I get an ally to shoot me, can I use the Deflect Missiles monk feature to deflect the projectile at an enemy?

The description of the monk's Deflect Missiles feature says you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged weapon attack. For example, say there's a wall that ...

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