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Can you maintain concentration on non-spell abilities (that require it) while raging?

There are a few class features in the game that require concentration, but are not spells: A Trickery Cleric's Invoke Duplicity, a Glamour Bard's Mantle of Command, a Graviturgist Wizard's Adjust ...
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Is the Finesse Striker still a rogue class feature, or was it playtest-only?

I'm preparing to demo Pathfinder 2e using the Torment and Legacy Demo Scenario for new players. 2e is new to me as well. I'm using the pre-gen characters included with the scenario. The Rogue ...
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Is the Graviturgy Magic wizard's Adjust Density feature overpowered?

In the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, there are two new arcane traditions for wizards: Graviturgy Magic and Chronurgy Magic. The Graviturgy Magic wizard gets the Adjust Density feature at 2nd level ...
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Can a multiclassed barbarian/Sun Soul monk make the ranged spell attack from the Radiant Sun Bolt feature while raging?

While raging, a Barbarian cannot cast spells. The Way of the Sun Soul monk's level 3 feature, Radiant Sun Bolt (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, p. 131), enables to make ranged spell attacks. Can a ...
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Does the Sacred Kin barbarian's Supernatural Fury feature replace the Rage feature entirely?

This question is about the Supernatural Fury feature of the Path of the Sacred Kin barbarian subclass from Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else (a third-party product by the DMs Guild Adepts). ...
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Can a Dhampir Antipaladin use Touch of Corruption with a Swift Action?

It is known that Paladins can heal themselves with a Swift Action: Lay On Hands (Su) Beginning at 2nd level, a paladin can heal wounds (her own or those of others) by touch. Each day she can ...
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Can Monk's Unarmored Movement Improvement be used to run down a wall?

My player is asking me if he could use this ability to run his full movement speed down a vertical surface, and then have gravity kick in. So his fall damage if he were running down a cliff wouldn't ...
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Does Extra Attack stack with Haste?

At level 5 Fighters get the Extra Attack ability, allowing them to make more than one attack as part of an Attack action. Haste also enables people to make additional attacks. Do the extra attacks ...
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If a Pact of the Blade warlock transforms an existing magic weapon into their pact weapon, are they proficient with it?

The Pact of the Blade feature of the Warlock reads (emphasis mine): You can use your action to create a pact weapon in your empty hand. [...] You are proficient with it while you wield it. [...] ...
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Would allowing Primeval Awareness to specify numbers and directions make the feature unbalanced?

The 3rd level class feature of the ranger, Primeval Awareness, says: Beginning at 3rd level, you can use your action and expend one ranger spell slot to focus your awareness on the region around ...
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Does the Death Domain cleric's Touch of Death Channel Divinity option affect both targets of a spell from the Improved Reaper feature?

At 17th level, the Death Domain cleric's Improved Reaper feature (DMG p. 96-97) lets them target two creatures (within 5 feet of each other) instead of one with necromancy spells, given they are ...
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Will anything break if I allow the Warlock pact weapon to be called with a bonus action instead of an action?

I have a Warlock in my group that rarely ever gets his pact blade out, since it takes an action to summon it. Given that drawing a regular weapon doesn't even take a bonus action, is there anything in ...
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Can the Shepherd druid's Spirit Totem feature be used in Wild Shape?

The druid's Wild Shape feature says, in part (PHB, p. 66-67): You can't cast spells. [...] You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source, and can use them if the new ...
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Can the Glamour bard's Mantle of Inspiration feature target the bard themself?

The College of Glamour bard's Mantle of Inspiration feature reads as follows (XGtE, p. 14; emphasis mine): As a bonus action, you can expend one use of your Bardic Inspiration to grant yourself a ...
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What spell will provide the most healing for a Necromancy wizard's Grim Harvest feature?

The Necromancy wizard's Grim Harvest feature allows the necromancer to heal themselves an amount of HP equal to 3 times the level of the necromancy spell used to kill a creature, once per turn. ...
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Is the Land Druid's Nature's Sanctuary feature useless against grapples and shoves?

The Land Druid's Nature's Sanctuary feature states (emphasis mine): [...] When a beast or plant creature attacks you, that creature must make a Wisdom saving throw against your druid spell save DC. ...
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Can a Sacred Fist/Master of Many Styles multiclass keep Flurry of Blows with Fuse Style?

I'm currently looking at building a Sacred Fist, with the two level dip into Monk that seems fairly common. I was thinking of using the Master of Many Styles archetype. Fuse Style mentions that it ...
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Can you use the Resonant Utterance (Onomancy) Feat with cantrips?

The info I found on D&D Beyond says this: Using a Resonant: You can use one Resonant when you cast a wizard spell with a spell slot and speak the true name of one creature targeted by the spell....
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How does the reaction timing work for Wrath of the Storm? Can it potentially prevent the damage from the triggering attack?

With attacks of opportunity, the PHB is pretty clear that your reaction occurs as an interruption to your opponent's move, just before they move beyond your reach, then they resume their turn. Fair ...
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If a Tempest cleric uses the Wrath of the Storm and Thunderbolt Strike features to push an attacker away, can the attacker complete its multiattack?

The Tempest Domain cleric's Thunderbolt Strike feature (PHB, p. 62) says: At 6th level, when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10 feet away from ...
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Is this Way of the Kensei monk build and usage correct?

Level: 6 Race: Wood Elf Class: Monk, Way of the Kensei Monk Kensei Weapons: Longsword, Longbow Str: 8 Dex: 18 (14 point buy, 2 wood elf, 2 ASI) Con: 14 Int: 10 Wis: 16 (15 point buy, 1 wood elf) Cha: ...
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Can the weapon summoned via a Warlock's Pact of the Blade be pre-silvered when summoned?

Would it be possible to manifest a weapon that has either the Silvered or the Adamantine property? Per the description of Pact of the Blade: You can use your action to create a pact weapon in your ...
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Does Barbarian Rage stack with crit range improvements?

The Barbarian's Rage class feature allows the Barbarian to roll melee and thrown attack rolls as 2d20 instead of 1d20 and use the higher result, and in addition, get an extra crit if the higher result ...
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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 a ...
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Does a storm sorcerer's Tempestuous Magic stack with the Levitate spell?

On the back of What happens when a Storm sorcerer uses Tempestuous Magic to fly 10 feet straight up? if a Storm Sorcerer uses Tempestuous Magic to move vertically 10' and then casts Levitate on ...
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What is the maximum size of missile a monk can deflect?

What is the maximum size of missile a monk can deflect? Not catch, just deflect. e.g. A boulder from a trebuchet.
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What happens if a Divination wizard uses the Portent feature to replace an enemy's initiative roll, when the DM rolls once for a group of enemies?

Say 4 goblins ambush a level 2 party, everyone is surprised but the Wizard decides to use his Portent feature to influence the initiative roll of the enemy. One of his portents is a natural 1, and he ...
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What are the differences between the Sidekicks from UA and the Sidekicks published in the Essentials Kit?

The Sidekicks material was published in the Unearthed Arcana column in December 2018, as playtest content. The Essentials Kit, released as a Target exclusive in June 2019 and everywhere in September ...
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Can you get “Flurry of Blows” (or “Decisive Strike”) from a source other than Monk?

Closely related to this question; I want both Flurry of Blows and Decisive Strike on the same character. Decisive Strike as the main combat strategy for the build, and Flurry of Blows because it's a ...
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What are the ways to add new weapon allowances to Decisive Strike/Flurry of Blows?

For thematic reasons, I am wanting to make a Zatoichi-style character based on using Quick Draw and Decisive Strike monk alternate feature from the PHB2. The only catch is that Decisive Strike says: ...
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Can an Order of the Mutant Blood Hunter benefit from multiple instances of the same Mutagen at once?

The Order of the Mutant archetype of the Blood Hunter class has the ability to use mutagens to increase ability scores. The rule for using mutagens reads in part: As a bonus action you can consume ...
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What is the purpose of the Evocation wizard's Potent Cantrip feature?

The School of Evocation wizard's Potent Cantrip feature (PHB, p. 117) says: Starting at 6th level, when a creature succeeds on a saving throw against your cantrip, the creature takes half the ...
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Can a Divination Wizard use the Portent feature on themself while blinded?

The blinded condition states (emphasis mine): A blinded creature can't see and automatically fails any ability check that requires sight. [...] Meanwhile the Divination Wizard's Portent feature ...
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Binder and Knight of Sacred Seal Soul Binding feature clarification

My question is, can Knights of the Sacred Seal use the Soul Binding feature to bind to multiple Vestiges at once as long as one of them is their Patron Vestige? So Knight of the Sacred Seal states ...
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Can the Chronurgy wizard's Convergent Future feature result in a die roll above 20?

In the new Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, we are introduced to a new wizard Arcane Tradition called Chronurgy Magic, whose 14th-level feature Convergent Future says: You can peer through possible ...
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Does the Totem Warrior barbarian's 6th-level Eagle totem allow you to see through anything up to a mile away?

The Path of the Totem Warrior barbarian (PHB, p. 50) gets the Aspect of the Beast feature at 6th level, with a number of different totem options with different benefits. The Eagle totem description ...
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Mechanical / balance issues with War Priest feature replacement? [Attempt 3]

I recently requested a review of a homebrew War Priest feature replacement that contained major mechanical flaws (it could not be used at 1st level). Below is revised wording that is intended to be ...
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Does the additional attack from the Gloom Stalker ranger's Dread Ambusher feature stack with Extra Attack?

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 of each combat, you walking speed ...
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If the Simulacrum spell is cast on a Divination Wizard that currently has Portent rolls stored, does the Simulacrum also have those Portent rolls?

Essentially, I'm not sure "where" stored Portent rolls "exist" while not in use. The simulacrum spell description says: It appears to be the same as the original, but it has half ...
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What are the balance implications of letting the Order of the Dragon cavalier's Aid Allies feature's +3 bonus stack with Aid Another's +2 bonus?

The Order of the Dragon cavalier order gives an Aid Allies ability, which states: At 2nd level, whenever an order of the dragon cavalier uses the aid another action to assist one of his allies, the ...
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Does Evasion work against Elemental Adept'ed spells?

I really think its a silly question, but does evasion from a ranger reduce damage from a spell (Dex save), cast from a caster with Elemental adept?
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Optimizing Pact of the Blade’s ability to conjure any weapon

At level 3, warlocks gain the Pact Boon feature, and one of the options is Pact of the Blade. One of the benefits of the warlock’s Pact of the Blade is the ability to conjure any melee weapon the ...
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Magic jar's interaction with ability increases and racial feats

Magic Jar p. 257 of the Player's Handbook states: Once you possess a creature's body, you control it. Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of the creature, though you retain your ...
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Mechanical / balance issues with War Priest feature replacement? [Attempt 2]

I recently proposed a homebrew replacement for the War Priest domain feature. Consensus was that it was overpowered, because 1st level domain features should (paraphrasing): Be situtational if they ...
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What is the “value” of an item for the purposes of Artisan's Blessing?

The subject of this question is the Forge Cleric's debatably useful Channel Divinity ability, "Artisan's Blessing" You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must ...
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What does the Death Ward spell do when a Zealot Barbarian's Rage Beyond Death feature ends while they have three failed Death Saving Throws?

The death ward spell states: [...] If the spell is still in effect when the target is subjected to an effect that would kill it instantaneously without dealing damage, that effect is instead ...
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What happens if an Arcane Archer fighter's Banishing Arrow hits a mounted combatant?

I’ve an Arcane Archer character who chose the Banishing Arrow option for the Arcane Shot feature. In our campaign, we often come across hobgoblins riding worgs. I’m having trouble interpreting what ...
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What happens when you cast Death Ward on a raging level 14 Zealot Barbarian who is at 0 HP?

Let's say a Zealot Barbarian is using Rage Beyond Death and thus they do not fall unconscious at 0 HP. Let's further say that they're currently at 0 HP. If death ward is cast on them, then by RAW it ...
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How does the damage from Aura of the Guardian and the Berserker Axe interact?

Redemption Paladins get an “Aura of the Guardian” : Starting at 7th level, you can shield others from harm at the cost of your own health. When a creature within 10 feet of you takes damage, you ...
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Does Rage beyond Death let you survive if you receive healing regardless of your death saves?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything, the Path of the Zealot gives a barbarian the "Rage Beyond Death" ability at level 14 (emphasis mine): Rage beyond Death Beginning at 14th level, the divine ...

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