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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How is Wild Companion worth it? [closed]

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything contains an optional class feature for druids, "Wild Companion": You gain the ability to summon a spirit that assumes an animal form: as an action, you can ...
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Can you change the damage type of Poisons via Grave Touched?

If I hit a creature with an attack using a poison coated weapon (for example Purple Worm Poison) could I, rules as written, change the poison damage type to necrotic via the lvl 6 Undead Patron ...
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Does transparent cover negate paladin Divine Sense?

Some background: I want to have the bad guy necromancer have a trap in front of the secret entrance to his lair. He has a small frozen lake that abuts the entrance. To invade, the players would have ...
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Does a Great Old One Warlock have two-way telepathic communication with its thrall?

The warlock's Awakened Mind telepathy was recently changed from "You can communicate telepathically with..." to "You can speak telepathically to..." with the intent of clarifying ...
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One of my players placed their eldritch cannon inside the mouth of an enemy. How should I handle the attack?

As stated in the title, one of my players has put their eldritch cannon (Artillerist Artificer) inside the mouth of one of the enemies in their current encounter. I'm struggling to figure out how to ...
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If a paladin that used sacred weapon on a two handed weapon takes one hand off the weapon does sacred weapon dispell?

I realise it sounds strange but, if a paladin were to cast sacred weapon on a two handed great sword then use one hand to cast another spell would sacred weapon stop working? I am having a discussion ...
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Twilight Sanctuary and Enslave

So one of my party has been enslaved by an Aboleth, however the party has a Twilight Domain Cleric which comes with Twilight Sanctuary You can use your Channel Divinity to refresh your allies with ...
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Does a Genie Warlock's Simulacrum regain their Mystic Arcanum and Limited Wish?

The situation is this: A Genie Warlock comes up with an elaborate scheme relying on multiple uses of his Mystic Arcanum; Wish. They know that this can be only cast once a day, but the wizard gave them ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain Warlock forgo an attack to let their familiar use a Coiling Grasp Tattoo?

If a Level 3 Warlock picks Pact of the Chain, they get an altered version of the find familiar spell. You learn the find familiar spell and can cast it as a ritual. The spell doesn't count against ...
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Do I lose the benefit of the Spores druid's Symbiotic Entity feature if I gain Temporary Hit Points from a different source?

The Circle of Spores druid's 2nd-level ability Symbiotic Entity reads as follows: As an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to awaken those spores, rather than transforming into a ...
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How does inspirational expertise function?

I am not sure how this investogator talent ability is supposed to function. How many times can the swift action be used per creature? Is it required to make knowledge check for each swift action use, ...
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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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Does Resistance combine with Deflect Missiles and make it easier to throw it back?

I have a character playing a multiclass Barbarian/Monk. Does the resistance from rage combine with Deflect Missiles to negate the damage and make the reaction attack?
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Restore Balance vs Cutting Words: Which more effective when an opponent has advantage?

I'm preparing a clockwork soul sorcerer/lore bard for a high level one shot (17 lore/ 3 clockwork soul). The combination seems very versatile for a support character. One area of overlap between them ...
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Do features that let you see things within your "line of sight" let you see invisible creatures and objects?

The 2020 Sage Advice Compendium has the following question & answer: The frightened condition says “while the source of its fear is within line of sight.” Does that mean you have dis-advantage on ...
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Can a level 1 genie patron warlock casting genie's vessel bring in a corpse?

As a Warlock with a Genie patron, I have access to Geneie's vessel. I'm wondering if I can store a dead party member in it. I'm looking for a way to bring dead party members home.
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What counts as full cover for a seeking arrow?

The the Seeking Arrow Arcane Shot option of the Arcane Archer says: [...] When you use this option, you don’t make an attack roll for the attack. Instead, choose one creature you have seen in the ...
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Can a Bard's Superior Inspiration be used on the initative roll that generated it?

I'm curious of the timing around the bard's level 20 Superior Inspiration. Superior Inspiration simply states: At 20th level, when you roll initiative and have no uses of Bardic Inspiration left, you ...
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Can a Pyromancer Sorcerer deal fire damage to a creature under the effect of Invulnerability?

Can a Pyromancer Sorcerer deal fire damage to a creature that is under the effect of Invulnerability? The spell Invulnerability (XGtE) states: You are immune to all damage until the spell ends. The ...
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Does Awakened Astral Self trigger the 2 martial dice damage of Arms of Astral Self?

Me and my DM are trying to figure this out for an upcoming one-shot. I'm playing a level 17 Astral Self Monk and I think that Awakened Astral Self will trigger this ability from Arms of the Astral ...
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Does the Echo Knight fighter's Unleash Incarnation feature add another attack to the additional Attack action from the Haste spell?

The Echo Knight fighter's Unleash Incarnation feature says (EGtW, p. 183): Whenever you take the Attack action, you can make one additional melee attack from the echo’s position. If the haste ...
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Can the Gloom Stalker Ranger's Stalker's Flurry feature be used with the Attack action from the Haste spell?

The haste spell states: Choose a willing creature [...] it gains an additional action on each of its turns. That action can be used only to take the Attack (one weapon attack only) [...] action. ...
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Does Flame Blade count as a weapon for Extra Attack?

Assume you are a Druid 3 / Ranger 5. Can you attack twice with the Flame Blade when you use Extra Attack?
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How does Brawler's Martial Training affect the Advanced Armor/Weapon Training feats?

If I take 3 levels of Fighter to get Armor Training, I'm qualified to take the Advanced Armor Training feat: Benefit(s): Select one advanced armor training option. If I then take levels in Brawler, ...
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Does an Arcane Archer fighter's Piercing or Seeking Arrow pass through a Wind Wall spell?

The spell Wind Wall is pretty handy for deflecting projectiles: Arrows, bolts, and other ordinary projectiles launched at targets behind the wall are deflected upward and automatically miss. But the ...
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What is the point of the Battle Smith artificer's Steel Defender having the Vigilant trait?

The Battle Smith subclass of the Artificer (TCoE, p. 19) has a Steel Defender companion, whose statblock includes a trait called Vigilant: The defender can't be surprised. This sounds good, and I ...
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If my next attack roll is subject to a condition like 'disadvantage' can I avoid that by deciding to use an arcane shot after the attack roll?

If my 'next attack roll' is subject to a condition like disadvantage does avoiding the attack roll 'use up' that condition? An example rules text, snipped from Vicious Mockery: [...] the target [...] ...
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What are the upsides of Changeling Wizard's Dual Specialization ACF?

I'm looking at building a Changeling Wizard for a new campaign. While I'm likely to still take at least the first level of the racial substitution for the delicious skills, I'm less sold on the Dual ...
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Can you use Order of Scribes: Manifest Mind feature to prevent counterspell?

Pretty straightforward question: as per feature's description, I can cast a spell as if I were in the place of my Awakened spellbook. So, using this feature, and being 60 feet from enemy spellcaster, ...
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Can a rogue use Uncanny Dodge to halve the damage of a Spiritual Weapon?

Can a rogue reduce spirit weapon attacks and spells with Uncanny Dodge? The answer doesn't seem clear to me, based on the description of the feature.
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Can a Battle Smith artificer's Steel Defender be used to hurl Magic Stones?

When designing a Battle Smith artificer's Steel Defender (E:RftLW, p. 61), the feature description states: You determine the creature's appearance and whether it has two legs or four; your choice ...
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If a Wildfire druid uses the Enhanced Bond feature to cast a concentration spell through their spirit, who maintains concentration on the spell?

The Circle of Wildfire druid gains the Enhanced Bond feature at 6th level. The feature description states, in part (TCoE, p. 39): In addition, when you cast a spell with a range other than self, the ...
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Chill Touch & the Duskblade’s Arcane Channeling ability

If you use the Duskblade’s Arcane Channeling ability (I'm referring to the 3rd level version of this ability only) to cast the spell Chill Touch, does the spell stay on your weapon for one additional ...
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Do Totem Barbarian Aspects Stack?

The Totem Barbarian's Aspect of the Beast, Elk aspect increases travel speed by double. If two Totem Barbarians both with the Elk aspect were traveling together, would their traveling speeds double a ...
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Can I apply the Undead Warlock's Grave Touched feature to the Topaz Dragonborn's breath weapon?

The Undead warlock has a feature called Grave Touched that states: Grave Touched: At 6th level, your patron’s powers have a profound effect on your body and magic. You don’t need to eat, drink, or ...
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Can Minor Conjuration create an object that weighs less than the original?

Conjuration wizard's feature Minor Conjuration states: Starting at 2nd level when you select this school, you can use your action to conjure up an inanimate object in your hand or on the ground in an ...
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Does a Swarmkeeper lose their swarm if they die?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, the Swarmkeeper Ranger's "Gathered Swarm" feature states the following (emphasis added): A swarm of intangible nature spirits has bonded itself to you and ...
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Can I use Maneuvering Strike benefiting my mount, as a battle master?

Here's my scenario, I'm on a mount. I make a weapon attack and use Maneuvering Strike: When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can [...] choose a friendly creature who can see or hear you. ...
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How does a Cavalier fighter's Unwavering Mark feature interact with other "mark" abilities?

The Cavalier fighter's Unwavering Mark feature (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 30) says: This effect ends early if you are incapacitated or you die, or if someone else marks the creature. ...
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If a Scribes wizard uses the Manifest Mind feature to cast the Mage Hand spell from the mind's space more than 30 feet away from you, what happens?

I'm waffling on some interpretations regarding the Order of Scribes wizard subclass in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and would really appreciate some second opinions. Most of the features seem ...
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Are there any game features that allow a wizard to add damage to every spell cast?

Are there any game features that allow a wizard to add damage to every spell cast? Background: In our 5e game, we have play-tested a 3rd-party wizard subclass from MCDM Productions, the Order of ...
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Do reactions that trigger on saving throws give knowledge of saving throws that would otherwise be secret?

Preliminaries. Some reactions have triggers which are tangible events in the fiction of the game. For example, feather fall's casting time is: 1 reaction, which you take when you or a creature within ...
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Can a Gloom Stalker ranger benefit from the Stalker's Flurry feature with a ranged weapon?

The description of the Gloom Stalker ranger's 11th-level Stalker's Flurry feature (XGtE, p. 42) says: At 11th level, you learn to attack with such unexpected speed that you can turn a miss into ...
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Can the temporary HPs provided by Symbiotic Entity last longer than 10 minutes?

The Circle of Spores Druid gets the level 2 feature Symbiotic Entity, which does the following: As an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to awaken those spores, rather than ...
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What are good principles for determining whether and at what level a homebrew class feature is balanced?

I'm working on a homebrew revision (and slight buff) of the Sorcerer class in D&D 5e that includes some additional class features. I've read the Unearthed Arcana article about modifying classes, ...
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Can I cast spells that require concentration through "Invoke Duplicity" [duplicate]

Can I use the clone from "Invoke Duplicity" to cast a concentration spell, since the clone requires concentration itself? For example, could I use the clone to cast invisibility on one of my allies ...
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Can a Glamour bard maintain concentration on another spell while using Mantle of Majesty? [duplicate]

According to the text of Mantle of Majesty (a Bard College feature from the College of Glamour, Xanathar's Guide to Everything, page 14): As a bonus action, you cast command, without expending a ...
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Can I cast a concentration spell through an "Invoke Duplicity" clone? [duplicate]

I am using "Invoke Duplicity" to create a perfect illusory clone of my self. The clone is currently 100ft away. I want to cast "Dominate Person" on a target 120ft away. Can I do so without moving? ...
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Can a Bladesinger/Echo Knight MC cast attack cantrips through his Echo from his echo's location?

Extra Attack 6th-level Bladesinging feature 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 one of ...
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Is it true that Reckless Attack renders AC boosts less effective?

I saw someone arguing recently that A) Barbarians should always RA. and B) Assuming A) is true ... then it's a waste of time for a Barbarian to try to boost their AC. I assume that the case for B) is ...

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