Questions tagged [class-feature]

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How can I give a Ranger advantage on a check due to Favored Enemy without spoiling the story for the player?

The Scenario I am the DM for a group who have just entered a town that was attacked by cloud giants a few days before their arrival. The players and characters don't know this though, so part of the ...
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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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Does a rogue's Uncanny Dodge halve each type of damage individually or the total?

The rogue has the Uncanny Dodge class feature, which says this (PHB, pg. 96): Starting at 5th level, when an attacker that you can see hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to halve ...
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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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How does the Trickery Domain cleric's Invoke Duplicity Channel Divinity option work?

The Trickery Domain cleric gets the Channel Divinity: Invoke Duplicity feature at 2nd level, which creates "a perfect illusion of yourself" (PHB p.63). However, CD:ID's description doesn't really ...
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What is considered a class feature for a monster for the purpose of Change Shape?

It's well understood that Spellcasting in a creature's stat block is a class feature. For the purposes of Change Shape and similar abilities where the term "class features" has mechanical importance, ...
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Is a Warforged considered to be wearing armor?

The Warforged race from the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron has a unique feature, Integrated Protection, that affects their armor class (AC) and ability to wear armor, detailed below: Your body has ...
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When the Shocking Grasp cantrip hits, can it trigger the Tempest cleric's Wrath of the Storm reaction?

The Tempest Domain cleric's Wrath of the Storm feature description says (PHB, p. 62): When a creature within 5 feet of you that you can see hits you with an attack, you can use your reaction to ...
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Does using versatile weapons with 2 hands disqualify them as Monk weapons?

When using either the quarterstaff or spear as a Monk weapon, do you still gain the unarmed bonus action from Martial Arts if using 2 hands(1d8)? On pg.78 of the PHB under Martial Arts it states ...
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Is your proficiency bonus a class feature?

The shapechange spell question has raised a difference in opinion on whether or not the proficiency bonus is a class feature. The crux of the issue is that shapechange allows the character to retain ...
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Alternatives to Familiars in DnD 3.X [duplicate]

Players tend to not keep very effective track of their familiars. Where can I find (or equally what can I use as) alternative Class Features for Wizards and Sorcerers to replace Familiars which will ...
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How does Aura of Protection work with multiple paladins?

If multiple paladins are present, do members of their party receive both of their charisma modifiers on top of saving throws? For example: Two paladins, one with a CHA score of 16, one with 18, are ...
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What can I do with an existing feat that I later get free as a class feature?

I took the feat Weapon Finesse with a rogue. I later on multiclassed into Swashbuckler which gives me Weapon Finesse for free at 1st level. What happens with the feat I already have? Is there a way ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight use the bonus-action attack granted by War Magic before casting the spell as an action?

A Fighter with the Eldritch Knight martial archetype gets the feature War magic at 7th level (and Improved War Magic at 18th level). The War Magic feature (PHB, p. 75) states: Beginning at 7th ...
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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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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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Does Extra Attack stack?

In the WotC article it creates the "Favored Soul" origin for Sorcerers and it gives it the Extra Attack feature at level 6. Say I then multiclassed into Ranger to get its Extra Attack at level 5. ...
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Does Mage Armor count as armor for the monk's class features?

Does Mage Armor counts as armor in the sense of Monk's Martial Arts or Unarmored Movement requirements? Both features require you to not be wearing armor. (I already know that Mage Armor and Unarmored ...
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Can you use Uncanny Dodge against extra damage effects?

When a Rogue activates their Uncanny Dodge against extra damage effects, does the feature halve all of the damage or only the weapon's damage? To exemplify, if struck by a Planetar's great sword, the ...
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Can Xanathar Ranger subclasses replace their archetype spells on level up?

Xanathar's ranger subclasses are the only subclasses in the game that give free spells to a learned-spell caster (besides Divine Soul Sorcerer's Affinity spell). As rangers can replace a spell that ...
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Is a ranger's favored enemy damage bonus precision damage?

The Player's Handbook on the ranger's extraordinary ability favored enemy says At 1st level, a ranger may select a type of creature from among those given on Table 3–14: Ranger Favored Enemies. Due ...
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Does the Great Old One warlock's telepathy from the Awakened Mind feature take an action?

Does the Great Old One warlock's telepathy from the Awakened Mind feature take an action? It doesn't seem too clear to our group and we have basically ruled it as equivalent to talking.
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Are an inquisitor's teamwork feats just numbers when no ally has them?

The the 3rd-level inquisitor class feature solo tactics reads At 3rd level, all of the inquisitor’s allies are treated as if they possessed the same teamwork feats as the inquisitor for the purpose ...
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How does the Evocation wizard's Potent Cantrip feature interact with an enemy rogue's Evasion feature?

A 7th-level Evocation wizard hits a 7th level rogue with a cantrip that requires a Dex saving throw, like acid splash. The wizard has the Potent Cantrip feature that means any creature that succeeds ...
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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 Siege Weapons trigger Sneak Attack and other weapon-based class features?

The criteria for a Rogue's Sneak Attack is The Attack must use a Finesse or a ranged weapon. The criteria for an Eldritch Knight's soulbound weapon is Over the course of 1 hour short rest, you ...
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What happens when my aasimar Celestial warlock has overlapping class and racial features?

If you are an Aasimar warlock whose otherworldly patron is The Celestial, you will know the light cantrip from both race and class. Additionally, once you reach 6th level in warlock you will have ...
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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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Does Uncanny Dodge halve poison damage?

Related: Can you use Uncanny Dodge against extra damage effects? In the cited question, the consensus is that Uncanny Dodge halves all damage from an attack including damage inflicted by elemental ...
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Can a lizardfolk monk use their bonus action to make an unarmed strike using their Bite trait?

I'm gonna be playing my very first D&D game pretty soon and I'm really excited. I'm playing a Lizardfolk monk, and I just finished my character sheet, but I was confused about something. We're ...
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Can a Fighter use their Action Surge while Surprised to get an Action?

I was reading Rules Answers: November 2015 | Dungeons & Dragons and in the Combat section and someone had asked "Does surprise happen outside the initiative order as a special surprise round?". ...
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Does an Eldritch Knight's War Magic feature allow Extra Attacks?

I am wondering about the wording here. On PHB p. 75, the description of the Eldritch Knight fighter's War Magic feature says: When you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon ...
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Can a Warlock have both a Sentinel Raven and a familiar?

I have a warlock player who chose Patron of the Raven Queen giving him Sentinel Raven and Pact of the Chain giving him Find Familiar. Is this fair? It seems almost like he has two familiars. The spell ...
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Can Elegant Courtier cause a penalty to your Charisma (Persuasion) with negative wisdom?

The Samurai fighter subclass (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 31) has the level 7 feature Elegant Courtier, part of which states: Whenever you make a Charisma (Persuasion) check, you gain a ...
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Would it be game breaking to allow a Warlock to use his Mystic Arcanum to cast his spells at a higher level?

I'm looking for ways to make the Warlock feel more flexible with his castings, and I like this solution, especially since it's limited by how few spellslots Warlocks have of higher level spells (...
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Can I pick up a willing Tiny creature with Mage Hand Legerdemain?

I play an Arcane Trickster rogue, and I'm a Forest Gnome, so I'm already Small, weighing in at 55lbs with my gear. I'm wondering whether, if I cast enlarge/reduce on myself to make myself smaller, I ...
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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 the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Eyes of the Dark feature work on all Darkness spells or just his/her own?

Shadow Magic sorcerers get the Eyes of the Dark feature (XGtE, p. 51): When you reach 3rd level in this class you learn the darkness spell [...] If you cast it with sorcery points, you can see ...
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Is the additional damage die from the Wild Magic sorcerer's Spell Bombardment feature doubled on a crit?

At level 18, Wild Magic sorcerers get the Spell Bombardment feature (PHB, p. 103): Beginning at 18th level, when you roll damage for a spell and roll the highest number possible on any of the dice, ...
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Is it possible to get Battle Cleric's Lore through Divine Healer multiclass?

Due to a recent dragon magazine, the Cleric/Templar has a semi-questionable issue. In Dragon Magazine 400, there is an article for Battle Cleric's (Those with DDI can check here: Battle Cleric ...
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What good is a Paladin's Divine Sense against invisibility?

From the PHB: The presence of strong evil registers on your senses like a noxious odor, and powerful good rings like heavenly music in your ears. As an action, you can open your awareness to ...
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When does a target know it's under the effects of a charm/enchantment spell?

In 5th Edition which spells, like Suggestion, are not noticable, and which are noticeable by the target and/or nearby onlookers? Are there differences if a target fails or succeeds on a save roll? I ...
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How can I increase plane shift's accuracy?

Upon reading about the Harmonium Peacekeeper Prestige Class (Dragon #315, p47) whose 3rd level Planar Steed ability includes the ability to plane shift once per day from Arcadia to the first level of ...
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Is it possible to double your proficiency bonus twice? [duplicate]

Let's say I'm a multiclass rogue/ranger and I have taken Expertise in survival checks. Now, if a ranger is in their favored terrain it says they double their proficiency bonus in intelligence and ...
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Will the paladin's Cleansing Touch or the Arcana cleric's Spell Breaker feature end the Feeblemind spell?

The Feeblemind spell provides a list of things that can end the spell, but it may or may not be exhaustive. Can the effects of the spell be ended by the Paladin's Cleansing Touch feature or the ...
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How much control do you have over a charmed creature from the Great Old One warlock's Create Thrall feature?

In the Great Old One branch of Warlock, there is a Create Thrall effect, which states that if I touch an incapacitated creature it becomes charmed toward me - but it describes nothing else about the ...
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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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How much like a whip is a fire lash?

Regarding the pyrokineticist’s fire lash from Expanded Psionics Handbook, It says that the fire lash is a “15-foot long whip of fire,” but is it a whip for the purposes of other things such as trip, ...
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Does a nezumi inkyo gain the feat Void Use?

The Rokugan campaign setting for Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition says that "[n]on-humans and characters not native to Rokugan may not select the" feat Void Use (55), yet the inkyo (41-5) gains at ...
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Do extra Limbs on an Eidolon give them extra weapon attacks?

In an upcoming Pathfinder campaign, one of my friends that loves to attempt to break games is about to take the Summoner class. Out of caution and curiosity, I looked through the advanced evolutions ...