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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Are Monks hindered by shields?

I did search for "shield" in the Monk chapter of the CRB, found nothing. The search for "armor" gave the result that only Incredible Movement does not work if you wear armor. In ...
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Can an Arcane Archer fighter's Shadow Arrow be used like a Wand of Enemy Detection?

Magic exists which can divine the intentions of other creatures toward me. For instance, the description of the wand of enemy detection magic item says, in part: While holding it, you can use an ...
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If an Arcane Archer fighter misses with an Arcane Shot, does that expend a use of the feature?

For example; if a third level Arcane Archer fighter chose to fire a 'Bursting Shot' and missed the target, is one of his uses of the Arcane Shot class feature expended?
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What class/racial abilities or spells cause vulnerability in other creatures?

I am looking for ways to cause my opponents to be vulnerable to the damage I deal in combat. I am not interested in ignoring resistance, I am only looking to cause the vulnerability condition. Ideally ...
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Does the Elk option for the Totem Warrior barbarian's Aspect of the Beast feature affect travel pace for land vehicles?

The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide adds the Elk and Tiger totem spirits as options for the Path of the Totem Warrior barbarian. The Elk totem option for the 6th-level Aspect of the Beast feature (SCAG,...
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What is the DC of Draconic Presence?

At level 18, the Draconic Bloodline sorcerer gets the Draconic Presence feature which is basically an aura of fear/charm. Its saving thrown is defined in the following way according to page 104 of the ...
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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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What damage type is empowered when Ice Storm is cast by an evoker?

The party Evoker has just reached 10th level and gained Empowered Evocation Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. ...
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Would a Tempest Cleric's Booming Blade, transmuted to lightning damage, knock a target away twice?

Let's assume a chain of events. We have a level six Tempest Cleric, who has access to Booming Blade through some combination of racial spell, feat, or multi-classing. Further, also through feat or ...
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How does range interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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Which of Blind Sight vs Blind Sense is better?

What is the better ability in D&D 5e: Blind sense or Blind fighting? Imagine a varient human rogue with the fighters initiate ability and gets blind fighting before level 15. Which ability is ...
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How does cover interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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Is the warlock's Pact of the Chain option as bad as it looks, or did I miss something?

The warlock's Pact of the Chain option looks really bad in comparison with other options for the Pact Boon feature. You just have a better familiar than other people. One the other hand, you have ...
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Can you use twinned spell metamagic on a spell cast from a ring of spell storing? [duplicate]

Twinned spell says: When you cast a spell.... Ring of spell storing says: This ring stores spells cast into it, holding them until the attuned wearer uses them. The ring can store up to 5 levels ...
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Can you store a Twinned (metamagic) Spell into a ring of spell storing? [duplicate]

Ring of spell storing says: Any creature can cast a spell of 1st through 5th level into the ring by touching the ring as the spell is cast. The spell has no effect, other than to be stored in the ...
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Can a Steel Defender or a Alchemical Homunculus use a Spell Storing Item?

I have seen from many different sources the thought process that you can have your Alchemical Homunculus or your Steel Defender use your spell storing item. This would let them take up concentration ...
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Can the Artificer Artillerist's tiny-sized Eldritch Cannon that is not held in hand still ride or be carried elsewhere on the body?

As an Artillerist Artificer, if I create a tiny-sized Eldritch Cannon with legs, can I place this cannon somewhere on my person and let it use its legs to hold on to my character (on my head, shoulder ...
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Does an Arcane Trickster's Invisible Mage Hand Conceal Objects It Carries?

I've been playing D&D 5e since it came out but this is my first time playing an Arcane Trickster. While thinking about some creative ways to use my invisible mage hand, I encountered something ...
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If X dispels Y, what if X or Y is not a spell or spell-like effect?

As I understand the intent, one can't, for example, be hasted and slowed at the same time no matter what. It should just result in normal state. Same for other effects that dispel (and, usually, also ...
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Is the Bardic College of Spirits “Tale of the Renowned Duelist” melee spell attack limited by your reach?

The Bardic College of Spirits, published in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft, has a feature called "Tales from Beyond": You reach out to spirits who tell their tales through you. While you ...
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Can a College of Creation Bard use Bardic Inspiration on their Dancing Item?

Bards have the Bardic Inspiration feature which states: You can use a bonus action on your turn to choose one creature other than yourself within 60 feet of you who can hear you. That creature gains ...
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Can the artificer's spell-storing item store their specialist spells?

The artificer's "Spell-Storing Item" feature says: ... you store a spell in it, choosing a 1st- or 2nd-level spell from the artificer spell list that requires one action to cast... [TCOE pg....
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Can the Grave Domain Cleric's “Sentinel at deaths door” cancel the autocrit from hitting an unconscious person?

The Grave Domain Cleric's Sentinel at Death's Door class feature has the following wording: At 6th level, you gain the ability to impede death’s progress. As a reaction when you or an ally that you ...
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Is an Echo Knight fighter's “echo” a tangible object, for the purpose of physical interaction?

The Explorer's Guide to Wildemount sourcebook contains a new Fighter subclass, the Echo Knight. Echo Knights have the ability to summon an "echo" of themselves; per the overall subclass description (p....
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How does a Ranger/Fighter multiclass having Extra Attack (2) interact with their Beastmaster companion?

At levels 5, 11, and 20, the Fighter Class gains extra attacks. Can I dedicate a number of attacks to my companion(s) if I had them use one of my attacks? Example: At level 11 Fighter and Level 5 ...
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Can an Ancestral Guardian Barbarian use Spirit Shield to reduce damage against themselves?

If a level 6 Path of the Ancestral Guardian Barbarian is hit by an attack, can he use his reaction to Spirit Shield himself? The Spirit Shield feature (XGtE, p. 10) says: Beginning at 6th level, the ...
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What is the interaction between Gift of the Ever-living Ones and Dhampir Vampiric Bite ability

The Dhampir Trait (P17 of VRGTR) Says: Your fanged bite....add your Constitution modifier....deals 1d4 Piercing damage..... You regain hit points equal to the piercing damage dealt by the bite. The ...
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Empowered evocation and damage over time

The party Evoker has just reached 10th level and gained Empowered Evocation Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. ...
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How many ki points does a Way of the Astral Self monk have to spend to use both the Arms of the Astral Self and Visage of the Astral Self features?

The wording of the Way of the Astral Self monk's features (TCoE, p. 50-51) seems vague. The description of the Arms of the Astral Self feature says, in part: Your mastery of your ki allows you to ...
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Do I gain more Battle Master maneuvers at the class level or character level?

The Battle Master sub class says that you can get more maneuvers at different levels You learn two additional maneuvers of your choice at 7th, 10th, and 15th level. Each time you learn new maneuvers, ...
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Does a creature turned by an Oath of the Watchers paladin's Abjure the Extraplanar ability have to move away, even if it means it will take damage?

Does a creature turned by an Oath of the Watchers paladin's Channel Divinity option Abjure the Extraplanar have to move away, even if it means it will take damage? Suppose a fiend is on the edge of a ...
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Can a Fathomless Warlock effectively communicate with any fully submerged creature, regardless of languages known?

The Fathomless Warlock's 6th level feature Oceanic Soul states: You are now even more at home in the depths. You gain resistance to cold damage. In addition, when you are fully submerged, any ...
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Can you infuse the Arcane Armor's Weapon before you gain Armor Modifications?

An Artificer Armorer acquires the class feature "Arcane Armor" at level 3. With that, the armor provides a special simple weapon (Thunder Gauntlets or Lightning Launcher). Now all of this &...
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How many copper coins fit inside a cubic foot?

I have a Wizard who is level 5, currently running in a pirate campaign (homebrew), and I thought about some scams I could pull to earn the ship some extra coinage whenever we touched port to resupply ...
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What happens when I cast Simulacrum while mounted on my magically-found Steed?

Let's say I have a Bard that has learned the Find Steed spell and Simulacrum through the Magical Secrets trait. Find Steed (and Find Greater Steed(XGtE 156)) both specify the following (with slight ...
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Do natural melee weapons (from racial traits) trigger Improved Divine Smite?

Following up on Does Improved Divine Smite trigger when a paladin makes an unarmed strike? Improved Divine Smite will not trigger on an unarmed strike. Context The paladin in my campaign – ...
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Can Tides of Chaos reset in one turn?

The rules for Tides of Chaos are: Starting at 1st level, you can manipulate the forces of chance and chaos to gain advantage on one attack roll, ability check, or saving throw. Once you do so you ...
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Can Monk Unarmored Movement walk/run through the rain?

At lvl 9 the Monk class gains this ability [...you gain the ability to move along vertical surfaces and across liquids on Your Turn without Falling during the move] Now my question is, if it can ...
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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? Voice of Authority reads as ...
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How is “targeting” a spell defined for the Order Domain cleric's Voice of Authority feature?

The Order Domain cleric's 1st-level Voice of Authority feature gives one ally a bonus attack. It reads as follows: You can invoke the power of law to embolden an ally to attack. If you cast a spell ...
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Ways to benefit from Warshaper without losing my base form

I am looking at building a character with monstrous hit die and at least one level adjustment. This character focuses heavily on natural weapon attacks and I would like to include the Warshaper class (...
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Would a monk with the Tavern Brawler feat have improvised weapons count as monk weapons?

Would a monk with the Tavern Brawler feat have improvised weapons count as monk weapons? It states in the monk's Martial Arts feature (PHB, p. 78) that: At 1st level, your practice of martial arts ...
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Misty Step and Manifest Mind Order of scribes [duplicate]

The Order of Scribe's wizard's level 6 feature Manifest Mind (TCoE, p.78) states (emphasis mine): Whenever you cast a wizard spell on your turn, you can cast it as if you were in the spectral mind's ...
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Does Evasion allow half damage even when unconscious?

Evasion is a class feature gained by Rogues and Monks at level 7: At 7th level, your instinctive agility lets you dodge out of the way of certain area effects, such as a blue dragon’s lightning ...
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What happens to an Artillerist artificer's Eldritch Cannon if the Artillerist falls unconscious?

What happens to an Artillerist artificer's Eldritch Cannon if the Artillerist falls unconscious? The Eldritch Cannon is a magical object created by an Artillerist artificer (E:RftlW p. 59, TCoE p. 17; ...
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Way of the Sun Soul, Radiant Bolt clarification

I'm struggling to interpret the way the rules are written for this monastic tradition, specifically this passage: When you take the Attack action on your turn and use this special attack as part of ...
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Can a trickery cleric's illusory duplicate make opportunity attacks if the cleric has the War Caster feat?

The cleric's Trickery Domain subclass has the Channel Divinity feature "Invoke Duplicity" which creates an illusory duplicate of the cleric and provides the following abilities: For the ...
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Can a Circle of Wildfire druid command a Wildfire Spirit non-verbally?

The Circle of Wildfire Druid subclass released in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything has the feature Summon Wildfire Spirit (p. 40), which (appropriately) summons a Wildfire Spirit. The feature includes ...
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Which spells are “on the sorcerer spell list” for an Aberrant Mind or Clockwork Soul sorcerer?

Some magical items, such as spell scrolls, work only if a given spell is on the caster's spell list. For example, the description of a spell scroll states: A spell scroll bears the words of a single ...
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How does oracle's burden interact with the god-meddled curse?

Oracle's Burden makes The target creature suffers all the hindrances and none of the benefits of your oracle’s curse class feature. The God-Meddled Curse does Bizarre side effects occur whenever ...

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