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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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Can you use a melee spell attack with the Hunter Ranger's Whirlwind Attack?

The Hunter Ranger's Whirlwind Attack feature states: You can use your action to make a melee attack against any number of creatures within 5 feet of you, with a separate attack roll for each target. ...
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Can the Soulknife's psychic blades be used with extra attack as a thrown weapon?

The Soulknife (p63 TCoE) has the ability to manifest Psychic Blades Whenever you take the Attack action, you can manifest a psychic blade from your free hand and make the attack with that blade... .....
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What features allow a character to maximize a damage roll?

Some abilities apply maximum damage to an attack that's made. One example of this is a Tempest Domain Cleric's Channel Divinity, which allows them to deal the maximum damage (or automatically have ...
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Can a Battle Smith artificer enter a Steel Defender for protection?

I am running a 6th level human Battle Smith artificer. I have a steel defender companion. Can my character enter the defender like it was a suit of armor in an emergency situation (e.g. if my health ...
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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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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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When can an artificer use the Infuse Item feature to imbue an item with an artificer infusion?

While exploring Undermountain in the Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage published adventure, the party has encountered a few monsters that are resistant to non-magical weapons. The artificer in the ...
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Can an Animated Piece of Clothing Be Worn Without Cancelling the Animation?

Relevant quotes: Animating Performance. By 6th level, as an action, you can animate one Large or smaller nonmagical item within 30 feet of you that isn’t being worn or carried. By this quote from ...
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How does the Awakened Spellbook damage type replacement work, exactly?

At 2nd level, an Order of Scribes wizard gets the Awakened Spellbook feature, which includes this benefit: When you cast a wizard spell with a spell slot, you can temporarily replace its damage type ...
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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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Can the Simulacrum of a Level 10+ Cleric attempt a Divine Intervention? [duplicate]

Clerics get the Divine Intervention feature at level 10. Beginning at 10th level, you can call on your deity to intervene on your behalf as an action. Describe the assistance you seek, and roll ...
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Can a Paladin's Cleansing Touch (inadvertently) Dispel Simulacrum?

In our last D&D session, I was playing as a simulacrum of my PC that was sent by the BBEG after my PC had been captured. About halfway through the session, the party noticed I was reluctant to use ...
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Does the Hunter ranger's Colossus Slayer feature work with an opportunity attack?

The Hunter ranger (Player's Handbook, p. 93) can choose the Colossus Slayer option for their 3rd-level Hunter's Prey feature. Suppose that on my turn, my Hunter ranger hits my opponent and gets to use ...
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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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Are Goodberries affected by the Life domain class features?

How are Goodberries affected by the cleric class features from the Life domain, if at all? I read somewhere that the Life domain's healing bonuses apply to each berry created by the spell — do they? ...
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Which ability do monks use to determine their spell save DC?

Most every class that can cast a spell has a Spell Save DC, which is typically DC = 8 + proficiency + [ability modifier] However, if a monk follows the Way of the Four Elements, they gain access to ...
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Are some creatures considered "items"?

So interesting question... creatures vs. items. What are the differences? The Player Handbook (pg. 157) lists some mounts as "items." This includes a pony, elephant, camel, etc. A College of ...
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As a Moon druid, does the Primal Strike feature make my attacks while in Elemental Wild Shape count as magical?

My Circle of the Moon druid reached Level 10. If I use Elemental Wild Shape to transform into an elemental, do my attacks count as magical? Rules as written, it seems like the answer is No, as "...
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How does the consumption of spell slots affect an Artillerist Artificer's ability to create Eldritch Cannons?

The Artillerist subclass for the Artificer class has the ability to summon an "Eldritch Cannon" to support them in combat: At 3rd level, you learn how to create a magical cannon. Using woodcarver's ...
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Is there a way to increase a cleric's odds of success for Divine Intervention other than reaching level 20?

I'm playing as a fairy cleric, and my DM uses a houserule that Divine Intervention only has a 1/1000000 chance to succeed, and I feel like this is a bit low. Is there a magic item or spell (other than ...
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Does the Path of the Beast barbarian's Bestial Soul ability affect high jumps?

We had a discussion at our table regarding the Bestial Soul feature of the Path of the Beast barbarian. The feature says When you jump, you can make a Strength (Athletics) check and extend your jump ...
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What are the best non-wizard options for a divination-focused character?

I'm creating a character for a D&D 5e game. The setting is home-brewed, but the rules are not. One limitation imposed by the setting is that wizard is not an allowed option at character creation. ...
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Can a spellbreaker immune to conjuration be attacked by summoned monsters?

The spellbreaker inquisitor archetype has this nice capstone candy: Impervious (Ex) At 20th level, a Spellbreaker becomes immune to the effects of a single school of arcane magic. That school of ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock summon any weapon?

With the Blade boon, can a warlock summon any weapon, or does it have to be from the Weapons table? If it has to be a weapon from the Weapons table, can you do things like change the weight?
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Can the Simulacrum of a Bard regain its Bardic Inspiration dice?

The spell Simulacrum reads as follows: It obeys your spoken commands, moving and acting in accordance with your wishes and acting on your turn in combat. ...The simulacrum lacks the ability to learn ...
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Is it possible to become 4x Proficient in a skill? [duplicate]

With the ranger’s Deft Explorer trait, you add your proficiency bonus twice in one of your stats that you already have in a stat. If I were to gain expertise in the stat first, and then gain that ...
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What objects are considered 'loose'?

The warlock I DM for is considering Blade of Disaster (from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything) for his 9th level Arcanum, and I have just now read its description. The blade may be directed at: a ...
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Can a Simulacrum regain health from class features?

My proposed question comes from the School of Necromancy wizard's Grim Harvest feature (PHB, p. 118): Grim Harvest At 2nd level, you gain the ability to reap life energy from creatures you kill with ...
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Can the simulacrum of a transmuter create its own "transmuter's stone"?

Assume there is a willing transmuter wizard, of high enough level to make the "transmuter's stone". A simulacrum of this wizard is created. Can the simulacrum spend 8 hours to create its own ...
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Can a Simulacrum gain temporary hit points or regenerate an arcane ward?

The simulacrum lacks the ability to learn or become more powerful, so it never increases its level or other abilities, nor can it regain expended spell slots. I'm not certain how I should interpret ...
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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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Do you get the benefits of Oversized Weapons with Path of Giant?

The description of the Path of the Giant barbarian's Elemental Cleaver feature (from Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants) says, in part: Giant Stature: Your reach increases by 5 feet, and if you are ...
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Manifest Mind: Does Wizard have awakened Spellbook Vision on Reactions

Player wizard was hidden behind pillar and had the Awakened Spellbook out in play. Monster cast Hypnotic Pattern on multiple party members. Player attempted to counterspell from behind the pillar. ...
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Can an Archivist benefit from features that affect spell books, such as Eidetic Spellcaster or Geometer?

Can a multiclass Archivist-Wizard benefit from class features that affect the spellbook class feature? Class "Archivist" from Heroes of Horror book is a divine class that works mostly like a ...
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For Celestial Resilience, is just the level halved, or level + charisma modifier?

The Celestial Resilience class feature of the Celestial warlock patron from Xanathar's Guide to Everything lets you grant temporary hitpoints to other creatures. The calculation is described as "...
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Does Wizard Empowered Evocation Feature Work with Magic Items?

Empowered Evocation: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. Wand of Magic Missiles (Wand, uncommon): This wand ...
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Can a Twilight Domain cleric wearing heavy armor still fly using the Steps of Night feature?

A player in my campaign is a Twilight Domain cleric. The Steps of Night feature (TCoE, p. 35) allows them to gain a flying speed equal to their walking speed for one minute. As a cleric, they have ...
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What is the limit of dim light for the purposes of shadow teleportation?

Shadow monks and shadow sorcerers are able to teleport from one area of dim light or darkness to another. What would you say is the limit of the area of dim light? For example, by using a large ...
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What is the mechanical advantage of a Beast Barbarian's form?

What I am seeking here is the logic that makes the Form of the Beast so enticing. From what I understand, it would take a 2d6 greatsword attack and reduce it to a 1d8 bite/tail attack, or two separate ...
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How much damage can the Paladin's Divine Smite feature do in a single action?

The Paladin's Divine Smite feature description states: Starting at 2nd level, when you hit a creature with a melee weapon attack, you can expend one spell slot to deal radiant damage to the target, ...
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Can the Infiltrator model's benefit of the Armorer Artificer's 15th-level Perfected Armor feature be stacked?

The description of the Infiltrator model's benefit for the Armorer artificer's Perfected Armor feature says (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 17): Infiltrator. Any creature that takes lightning ...
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Can an Eidetic Spellcaster benefit from the Geometer feature that allows one page per spell in the spellbook?

Geometer is a prestige class in Complete Arcane that gains a special class feature at level 2: A geometer uses a unique system for recording the details of a spell that drastically reduces the ...
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Tempest domain ability Destructive Wrath with multiple targets

How does Destructive Wrath interact with Chain Lightning? Do you need to expend a Channel Divinity slot on each enemy or is one slot enough for every enemy? What about Shatter? I've seen the twinned ...
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Turn Undead vs. Champion Challenge

An interesting situation happened last night during our 4th-level party's exploration of Chult, where wandering monsters really don't care about your party level or whether or not they are an ...
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Would the Disarm optional rule let a monk use Stunning Strike with it?

I'm playing a monk in a Tomb of Annihilation campaign. My game plan has been to keep our party alive as much as possible through debuffs, body-blocking opponents, and the like. I recently saw the ...
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Is Divine Smite considered a spell?

Divine Smite is a supernatural ability, but at the same time it consumes spell slots on use. Is Divine Smite considered a spell? If it is considered a supernatural ability then silence/antimagic ...
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Can Goodberries heal a Life cleric when consumed by another?

Are Goodberries affected by the Life domain class features? asked whether or not the Life domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature improved the healing of each berry. My question is: does the Life ...
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Does Order of the Dragon's Aid grant expanded uses of Aid Another?

Does the Order of the Dragon ability Aid Allies allow you to grant a different bonus than would normally be allowed by the Aid Another rules? At 2nd level, whenever an order of the dragon cavalier ...
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Can a monk disarm the target with a Flurry of Blows?

A monk uses his Flurry of Blows feature and tries to snatch a wand from an enemy caster. We model this using the Disarm rules (DMG, p. 271): A creature can use a weapon attack to knock a weapon or ...
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Can a Hexblade warlock use their Accursed Specter feature as a pseudo-Speak with Dead spell?

The enemy criminal is captured by the player, and a middle-ranking one of an enormous organization at that. There's no way he didn't know the high-rankings, otherwise he couldn't coordinate with the ...

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