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Effective sneak attacks with spells [closed]

I am trying to build a caster who also does sneak attack damage with their spells. This is for a gestalt game but would like help on accomplishing it if it was normal. The problems that I have ...
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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 is a Centaur Thief's climbing speed?

The Thief archetype Rogue's Second-Story Work (PHB, p. 97) feature states: [...] you gain the ability to climb faster than normal; climbing no longer costs you extra movement. However, the ...
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Can Sentinel at Death's Door and Cutting Words combine to make a critical hit miss?

We already know from Sage Advice and other answers to other questions that by RAI, (and I guess RAW too), Cutting Words (and Bane) don't work on critical hits, though in the case of Cutting Words they ...
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How many times can a monk use Deflect Missiles in a round?

Monks get the Deflect Missiles feature at 5th level. How many times can a monk use Deflect Missiles in a round? One of my players and I got into a debate. I contend that it is for one successful ...
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Can you use a Spellcasting spell slot to Eldritch Smite?

Can a multiclassed Warlock use a spell slot from the Spellcasting feature of a non-Warlock class to perform Eldritch Smites? Eldritch Smite says: Once per turn when you hit a creature with your ...
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What happens to bardic inspiration if either the bard or the recipient of the inspiration dies/goes unconscious?

In D&D 5e, a bard can give Bardic Inspiration - a d6-d12, depending on the level of the bard - which can be used by the recipient to add to a single ability check, attack roll, or saving throw ...
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Can Bardic Inspiration make a roll a Critical Hit?

It has been confirmed by Jeremy Crawford that Cutting Words can cancel out an enemy's critical. As Dale M explained in his answer to the issue, Cutting Words does not apply a modifier to the roll. ...
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If a Ranger chooses “fey” as their Favored Enemy, what languages can they choose from?

The ranger's Favored Enemy feature description says: When you gain this feature, you also learn one language of your choice that is spoken by your favored enemies, if they speak one at all I am ...
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Is Thieves' Cant a language?

In a recent question there was some confusion as to whether or not Thieves' Cant is a language, a class feature, or both. Which is it?
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How does the limited flight from the Storm Sorcerer's Tempestuous Magic feature interact with the character's regular movement?

Tempestuous Magic reads: Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, pg. 137 Starting at 1st level, you can use a bonus action on your turn to cause whirling gusts of elemental air to briefly surround you,...
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If an Illusion wizard casts Phantasmal Force on themselves, can they use the Illusory Reality feature to make things only they can see real?

Here's the intent: an Illusionist Wizard casts Phantasmal Force on themselves. Assuming they fail their own save, they proceed to make illusions of things only they can see. For example, a bridge to ...
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If a magic weapon requires attunement, and a warlock makes it their pact weapon, does it still take up an attunement slot?

Player characters normally have an attunement limit of 3 items. As a warlock, if I have a weapon that normally requires attunement, will it still take up one of my attunement slots after I make it ...
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What’s the interaction between darkvision and the Eagle Aspect of the beast?

Darkvision enables you to see in darkness as if it were dim light (within the first 60/120/180 feet, of course, depending on the quality of your darkvision). The Eagle totem for the 6th-level Totem ...
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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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Does a Vampire's Bite heal it even if Maximum Hit Points aren't reduced?

The Vampire's Bite attack says: Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) necrotic damage. The target's hit point maximum is reduced by an amount equal to the necrotic damage taken, and the ...
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How much does a bard know when they decide to use Cutting Words?

The College of Lore bard has the Cutting Words feature (PHB, p. 54-55): Also at 3rd level, you learn how to use your wit to distract, confuse, and otherwise sap the confidence and competence of ...
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Can “Minor Conjuration” be used to create food?

Let's say a wizard of second level has gotten themselves out in the middle of nowhere with no sources of food. Could they use minor conjuration to summon a loaf of bread, or a cookie? Or would taking ...
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With the Deflect Missiles monk feature, does the player know the damage of the attack before choosing to deflect?

The monk's Deflect Missiles feature description says (PHB, pg. 78): Starting at 3rd level, you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged weapon attack. I ...
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Can Monk's Slow Fall Be Used to Carry/Catch Someone?

The description for Slow Fall is bare boned: Slow Fall Beginning at 4th level, you can use your reaction when you fall to reduce any Falling damage you take by an amount equal to five times ...
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Does a Monk/Druid multiclass character's Unarmored Movement add to their speed while in Wild Shape?

Does a Monk/Druid multiclass character's Unarmored Movement feature add to their speed while in Wild Shape? Starting at 2nd level Monk, they have +10 speed, but does this bonus apply when they are in ...
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How does the spell “Find Steed” work with Aura of Vitality?

Could my steed also heal other people such as myself and others in my party? I am finding it hard to find anything in RAW that explains if my Find Steed can use this spell as its own spell.
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What would you roll for “attacking” an enemy with Lay On Hands?

The paladin ability lay on hands requires you to touch the target. However, it looks like there are no touch rules for AC in 5e. Would this then mean that laying hands on a hostile enemy counts as a ...
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Can an Arcane Trickster use Mage Hand Legerdemain to steal the bolt out of a crossbow?

(inspired by this question.) This is a question about the Arcane Trickster using Mage Hand Legerdemain to steal weapons. It looks like there's a pretty solid answer there that Mage Hand ...
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Can the Grave Domain cleric's Spare the Dying cantrip still be cast as a regular action?

The Grave Domain cleric (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 19-20) gets the Circle of Mortality feature at 1st level, part of which states: In addition, you learn the spare the dying cantrip, which ...
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How can Pact of the Chain warlocks' familiars heal?

I've been looking around everywhere, but I cannot seem to find out how a Pact of the Chain warlock's familiar might recover hitpoints. Regular find familiar familiars only have 1 hp, so it's entirely ...
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Can you grapple/shove 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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Are there any explicit statements in the books about smite damage being always lethal?

The text for smite evil (and other smite options) states that the paladin’s melee attack that gets improved by smite “deals 1 extra point of damage per paladin level.” Nothing modifies or caveats ...
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Does a Paladin's Aura of Courage prevent or suspend frightened effects?

While you're standing in a Paladin ally's Aura of Courage: [the Paladin] and friendly creatures within 10 feet of [the Paladin] can’t be Frightened while [the Paladin is] conscious. Does this ...
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Bardic Music with visual or silent performance types

Bardic Music states two conflicting things. I want to know what you guys think should be the ruling, because I'm seriously trying to convince my DM that this should work. Bardic Music can use ANY ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight use Action Surge and thus Arcane Charge even when surprised?

The Eldritch Knight fighter's Arcane Charge feature says: At 15th level, you gain the ability to teleport up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space you can see when you use your Action Surge. (PHB, p. ...
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How do warlocks enter into a pact with a patron?

How do warlocks get into a pact with their patron? I want to multiclass my rogue but I don't know how that works into any story. Are there any published official material (or Unearthed Arcana) that ...
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In what edition of DnD was the Barbarians's rage introduced?

In what edition of DnD was the Barbarian's rage introduced?
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Could a Wild Magic Surge be triggered by a Wild Magic Sorcerer using a Magic Initiate spell?

Under Wild Magic Surge it states: Immediately after you cast a sorcerer spell of first level or higher, the DM can have you roll a d20. Since Magic Initiate has you choose spells from a specific ...
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Can a paladin's Divine Sense detect if an object is cursed?

We ran in to this situation recently. The paladin of the group claimed that his Divine Sense can detect if an object is cursed or not. Is that really the case? I found that a bit overpowered, but we ...
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Is it possible to choose Channel Divinity options “on the fly”?

If you are a Paladin, are you forced to choose a Channel Divinity option once when you take that feature on your class and then stick with it, or can you choose which option to take when you are using ...
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What specifically does the bard's Jack of All Trades feature apply to?

The bard's Jack of All Trades feature says: Starting at 2nd level, you can add half your proficiency bonus, rounded own, to any ability check you make that doesn't already include your proficiency ...
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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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What are the armor limits for stone warden?

The prestige class deepwarden (Races of Stone 105–7) has the class feature stone warden that says Beginning at 2nd level, a deepwarden knows how to use his strengths to compensate for his ...
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Is shadow blend as powerful as it seems?

The level 7 Dark Moon Disciple monk substitution level grants the monk—in exchange for the supernatural ability wholeness of body—the supernatural ability shadow blend that says In any conditions ...
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Does the paladin's Divine Health feature protect against both common and magical diseases?

By 3rd level, a Paladin gains the following ability (PHB, pg. 85): Divine Health: The divine magic flowing through you makes you immune to disease. Does this protect against both common AND ...
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How does a Gloom Stalker's Dread Ambusher's timing interact with Extra Attack?

This is a follow-up to this question. 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 ...
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Can a Gloom Stalker Ranger choose to be seen in darkness?

In XGE, the Gloom Stalker level 3 feature "Umbral Sight" states that a Gloom Stalker is invisible to any creature that relies on darkvision to see you in the darkness. (p. 42, XGE) That sounds like ...
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How does the Open Hand monk's ability to prevent a target hit by Flurry of Blows from taking reactions work?

The Way of the Open Hand monk's Open Hand Technique states: Starting when you choose this tradition at 3rd level, you can manipulate your enemy’s ki when you harness your own. Whenever you hit a ...
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Does feeblemind change the effect of Command Undead on high intelligence targets?

The School of Necromancy wizard has the 14th-level feature Command Undead (PHB, p. 119): Starting at 14th level, you can use magic to bring undead under your control, even those created by other ...
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Can a level 20 Berserker barbarian use the Frenzy feature all day with one use?

A level 20 barbarian gets unlimited rages. Can a Berserker barbarian extend his rage by raging again endlessly so that it never ends - which would lead to him never gaining exhaustion and never losing ...
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When a transmuter uses his Master Transmutation/Restore Life feature, does he have to supply the material component of raise dead too?

A 14th level transmuter wizard has this feature: Master Transmutation Starting at 14th level, you can use your action to consume the reserve of transmutation magic stored within your ...
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Does the Horizon Walker ranger's Portal Lore feature detect portals that are currently inactive?

The Horizon Walker Ranger subclass gains Portal Lore ability (quoted from UA; I don't have Xanthar's Guide to compare the feature): Portal Lore At 3rd level, you gain the ability to detect the ...
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If a spell is cast using a higher-level spell slot, can it be overchanneled by an Evocation wizard?

If my level 14 Evocation wizard were to cast a fireball using a seventh level spell slot, would he be able to maximise the damage with overchannel despite the overchannel feature indicating that the ...
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Does casting Goodberry activate the Circle of the Shepherd druid's Unicorn Spirit totem?

The Circle of the Shepherd druid's Unicorn Spirit Totem (XGtE, p. 24) says: The unicorn spirit lends its protection to those nearby. You and your allies gain advantage on all ability checks made ...