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.

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Could you replicate a spell book using minor conjuration?

The Minor Conjuration ability given to Conjuration Wizards allows you to replicate non-magical object you have seen, so could you theoretically create your own spellbook, or even the spellbook of a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 [on hold]

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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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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Blighter Blightfire range

The Blighter class in D&D 3.5e (Complete Divine) has an ability called "Blightfire" Blightfire (Su): Starting at 2nd level, as a standard action, a blighter can unleash a scorching blast of ...
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Can a Sorcerer use Sorcery Points to create spell slots higher than he can cast?

At level 6, a Sorcerer may have a maximum of 6 Sorcery Points. This is enough to create a level 4 spell slot. Would the Sorcerer be able to create a level 4 spell slot, even though he only knows level ...
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Can a Weaponmaster retrain their Weapon Talent?

Our party's Weaponmaster has been using a single handed weapon since level 1 and took the "one-handed" option. They have since found a Two-handed weapon. Is it possible to "retrain" the talent?
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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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Tempest Cleric: when does Wrath of the Storm trigger?

I had a question regarding this ability and what causes it to trigger. It says a 'hit' but does a hit necessarily include a damage roll or does this include when an attack is above the character's ...
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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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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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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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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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Do the Hunter ranger's Extra Attack, Whirlwind Attack, and/or Horde Breaker features work together?

At level 5, all rangers get the Extra Attack feature: Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. At level 3, the Hunter ranger ...
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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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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 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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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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Can multiclass druids prepare & cast Druid spells of any level that they have a spell slot for? [duplicate]

Question involving RAW. Basic question: does a multiclass druid know, and are they able to prepare and cast, any spell on the Druid spell list for which they have a spell slot? For instance, would a ...
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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 the maximum damage done by Divine Smite?

This is a mechanics question pertaining to the maximum allowed damage for the Paladin's Divine Smite ability. Divine Smite: ...you can expend one [Spell Slot] to deal Radiant damage in addition to ...
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Improved Divine Smite Differentiation

Improved Divine Smite (PHB, p. 85) says in part: ... Whenever you hit a creature with a melee weapon, the creature takes an extra 1d8 radiant damage. If you also use your Divine Smite with an ...
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Does the paladin's Improved Divine Smite do additional damage to fiends and undead?

The paladin's Improved Divine Smite 11th-level feature gives every melee weapon attack an extra 1d8 radiant damage. Their 2nd-level Divine Smite feature does 1d8 additional damage to fiends and ...
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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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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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Can a Sun Soul Barbarian make his ranged spell attack while raging?

While raging, a Barbarian cannot cast spells. The Sun Soul Monk's level 3 ability, Radiant Sun Bolt (Sword Coast Adventure Guide), enables to make ranged spell attacks. Is such an ability considered ...
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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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Monk's Martial Arts and Polearm Master

I have a problem with an interpretation of the outcome of a monk with the Polearm Master feat, wielding a quarterstaff. You can take the Attack action and attack with a quarterstaff using Dex instead ...
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What happens after Body Snatcher prestige class's “Death is Only the Beginning” feature is used in the case of hit point damage?

The Mind Switch and True Mind Switch powers in Dreamscarred Press's psionics supplement state that you retain your hit points when you use them. The Body Snatcher prestige class that revolves around ...
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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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The Kensei's level 6 features seem lackluster compared to other ways of spending a ki point; what is its niche?

The Way of the Kensei monk gets the One with the Blade feature at 6th level (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 34-35): At 6th level, you extend your ki into your kensei weapons, granting you the ...
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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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Is there a reason a Forge Cleric couldn't use Artisan's Blessing to convert metal into currency for profit?

The Forge Domain cleric's Artisan's Blessing Channel Divinity option (XGtE, p. 19) states: You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must include some metal: a simple or ...
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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 ...