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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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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 you take the Attack action when not in range of an enemy?

Can you take the Attack action without attacking, just to get any side benefits? For example, Blade Flourish says: Whenever you take the Attack action on your turn, your walking speed increases by ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Pact of the Blade and Antimagic Fields

So, after reading this answer on a question on Antimagic Field, something that has come-up is a question about Pact of the Blade Warlocks. One of the features of Pact of the Blade is that one can ...
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Does polymorph cancel bladesong?

A wizard is fighting with his bladesong active and decides to cast polymorph upon himself. Will bladesong still be active in the new form (let’s take a giant ape for example)?
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How long does Weapon Aptitude (Warblade class feature) last?

The Warblade class feature "Weapon Aptitude" permits transfering weapon specific feats to another weapon. The description reads: You also have the flexibility to adjust your weapon training. Each ...
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Can a sorcerer spell cast from a magic item trigger a Wild Magic Surge?

A Wild Magic Surge may happen when a Wild Magic sorcerer (PHB, p. 103-104) casts a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher: Once per turn, the DM can have you roll a d20 immediately after you cast a ...
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Can a Divine Soul Sorcerer learn a cleric cantrip at their first sorcerer level?

Can a Divine Soul Sorcerer learn a cleric cantrip at their first sorcerer level, when they create the character? Or only when they learn a new cantrip at a higher level?
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Can Inspire Courage be used to inspire a whole army?

The Inspire Courage bard ability reads, in part: Inspire Courage (Su): A 1st-level bard can use his performance to inspire courage in his allies (including himself), bolstering them against fear ...
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Can the Rod of Pact Keeper +1 be selected as a pact weapon by a Pact of the Blade warlock?

Can the Rod of the Pact Keeper +1 (DMG p. 197) be chosen as a pact weapon by a Pact of the Blade warlock?
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Does Nondetection plus Invisibility hide you from the The Third Eye Wizard ability?

Nondetection protects you from divination magic. In an early post on Sage Advice, I read Nondetection + Invisibility even protects against True Seeing. Okay, makes sense. But what about the ...
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Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it?

Can a character learn spells from someone else's spellbook and then sell it? The character is a 3rd level Warlock - spellcaster - and he decided to visit a library in the town they're currently ...
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How does the Soul Eater's Energy Drain touch work?

I've been doing some theory-crafting and attempting to build a high-level villain as a gestalt character, and I'm not sure the combo I was planning on using actually works. In the Book of Vile ...
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What happens to an enchanted non magic bonded/pact weapon while in “hammer space”?

What happens to an enchanted weapon in a warlock's/Eldritch Knight's dimensional pocket? Say you cast Magic Weapon on a non magic bonded/pact weapon, it becomes a +1 weapon up to an hour. You then ...
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How do the Arcane Archer fighter's Curving Shot and Magic Arrow features interact?

The Arcane Archer fighter (XGtE, p. 28-30) gains two features at 7th level. The first is Magic Arrow: At 7th level, you gain the ability to infuse arrows with magic. Whenever you fire a nonmagical ...
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Can I choose the range of Primeval Awareness in my favored terrain?

The Primeval Awareness feature for Rangers states: you can use your action and expend one ranger spell slot to focus your awareness on the region around you. For 1 minute per level of the spell ...
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What are the Limits to rearing Wild Animals?

I am about to start a Pathfinder campaign as a Gnome Cavalier and just discovered the wonders of Handle Animal. More specifically, the ability to raise wild animals as domestic pets and war beasts. I ...
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Do the dwarf rogue substitution levels 1 and 3 incur a loss of sneak attack damage?

One of my players asked for advice on developing her dwarf rogue. I looked for options and found the dwarf rogue substitution levels in Dragon #338 on page 96. The class feature part of the table ...
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Does a Rogue's Blindsense let them fully perceive an obscured creature?

At 14th level, a Rogue gains the Blindsense feature, which states the following: if you are able to hear, you are aware of the location of any hidden or invisible creature within 10 feet of you. ...
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Wild Magic Surge activation without using spell slots

Wild Magic Surge (or Tides of Chaos) is activated when you cast a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher. With the feat Ritual Caster you can choose Sorcerer and cast sorcerer spells without using ...
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Can I conjure a dagger or dart in my offhand and use bonus action to attack with it?

I'm considering getting two levels as Conjuration Wizard to multiclass my Rogue, just because what I'm about to ask seems cool. I want to use Minor Conjuration as an action to summon a dagger in my ...
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Does thunderous throw permit iterative attacks with two-handed thrown weapons?

The Player's Handbook on Thrown Weapons says, "Throwing a light or one-handed weapon is a standard action, while throwing a two-handed weapon is a full-round action" (113). The prestige class ...
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Can a Ranger's Fighting Style be a prerequisite for the feat Two-Weapon Defense?

My Player's Handbook, in French, as well as this other source, describes Combat Style (two-weapon fighting) as follows: Si le rôdeur choisit le combat à deux armes, il peut se battre comme s'il ...
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What does “a spellcaster level” mean applying to monsters?

There is "a spellcaster level" mentioned in the MM: A monster with the Spellcasting class feature has a spellcaster level and spell slots Does "a spellcaster level" means basically "a sorcerer ...
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Do both targets of Green-Flame Blade (gained by the Arcana Domain) benefit from Potent Spellcasting?

Clerics with the Arcana domain get special powers: ARCANE INITIATE When you choose this domain at 1st level, you gain proficiency in the Arcana skill, and you gain two cantrips of your choice ...
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Can a monk use his Martial Arts bonus-action unarmed strike when using a readied action to attack?

My group is pretty new to D&D 5e, and the bonus action is confusing one of our players. When a monk does an attack from a readied action, can he then use his bonus-action unarmed strike? I ...
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How do Wild Magic and Practiced Spellcaster Interact?

Wild Magic, a Wild Mage class feature (Complete Arcane, p69) states She reduces her caster level by 3 for all spells she casts from now on. However, every time she casts a spell, her use of wild ...
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Weapon afire on fire lash

Regarding the pyrokineticist’s fire lash from Expanded Psionics Handbook, Can you use weapon afire on a fire lash and does the 2d6/4d6 stack with or replace the normal 1d8 damage?
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How many Hit Dice of undead creatures are destroyed with turn undead?

When you use the supernatural ability turn undead, you make a turning check (1d20 + your Charisma modifier), and the maximum Hit Dice of the single Most Powerful Undead Affected (PH 159) is dependent ...
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How can a low-level cleric with alternate turning turn high-HD creatures?

A typical level 1 cleric—whether that's the cleric's character level or class level—can only turn or rebuke an undead creature that possesses a maximum of 5 Hit Dice. This number of Hit Dice can be ...
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Is there a way to get the death attack ability without being evil?

Another question i just posted, made clear the limitations of sneak attack. Someone then recommended Death attack to me, Which would sound good if it didn't require me to be evil aligned. Is there ...
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Can a bard's inspire courage be functioning twice for different effects?

The typical bard can use the bardic music effect inspire courage to grant allies morale bonuses on attack rolls, weapon damage rolls, and saving throws against charm and fear effects. A bard with the ...
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Gnome Oracles FCB with curses giving spells known

Gnome Oracles have the following favoured class bonus: Oracle: Treat the gnome's level as +1/2 higher for the purpose of determining the effects of the oracle's curse ability. Some Oracle's curses ...
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How does Nature Training work?

The Hunter ability Nature Training states: Nature Training (Ex): A hunter counts her total hunter level as both druid levels and ranger levels for the purpose of qualifying for feats, traits, ...
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How does Ancestral Protectors' resistance work against multiple damage types? [duplicate]

Related questions: Multiple Damage Resistance, Does a Rogue's Uncanny Dodge halve each type of damage individually or the total? While raging, an Ancestral Guardian barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to ...
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How much essentia can a necrocarnate accumulate from harvesting souls?

The prestige class necrocarnate at level 1 gains the supernatural ability harvest souls that, in part, says [Y]ou can perform a short ritual to capture the soul energy of a newly dead corpse. This ...
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How does the Constructed Brawler detach their Grapnel Arm?

Need help figuring out these mechanics. The Constructed Pugilist Brawler archetype gets a prosthesis he can upgrade with Grapnel Arm class feature, which gives him an inbuilt Grappling Hook. The issue ...
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Clarification on the witch, known spells, patron spells and bonus spells per level

I've played Pathfinder for a few sessions earlier but only with spontaneous casters or melee strikers and only at lower levels. Now we're running a high-level campaign (starting level 12) and I've ...
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Does a character need knowledge of a creature to Polymorph or Wild Shape into it?

Can a character with Wild Shape or casting Form of the Dragon/Monstrous Physique/Elemental Shape/etc. shift into any form (meeting the size requisites) that the player knows of, or do they need ...
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Will Wrath of Storm w/ Thunderbolt Strike interrupt a multi attack against me?

Thunderbolt Strike: when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you can also push it up to 10' away from you. I envision the Thunderbolt Strike as throwing the target creature away ...
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Is a vitalist's Steal Health ability a natural weapon, as a lamia's touch attack is?

At 3rd level, a vitalist gains Steal Health, a supernatural ability, the rules for which state that such actions take a standard action to perform unless otherwise specified. As a touch attack, the ...
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Can an Arcane Trickster use Mage Hand Legerdemain to attempt to steal an unheld weapon? [duplicate]

It's pretty obvious a straight-up disarm would not work, as this requires an attack roll and the mage hand can't attack, but can they grab a bow, hand crossbow, etc. while the opponent is wielding ...
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What game elements can raise the caster level of a fixed-caster-level supernatural ability?

The prestige class thrall to Juiblex gains the supernatural ability polymorph self that says, "An 8th-level thrall of Juiblex’s form is more amorphous than ever. It can change its appearance and form ...
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Can a character replace their Magic Initiate spells using the Spellcasting feature? [duplicate]

The feat Magic Initiate lets you learn a 1st level spell: You learn that spell and can cast it at its lowest level. Once you cast it, you must finish a long rest before you can cast it again using ...
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Can multiclass druids prepare & cast Druid spells of any level that they have a spell slot for? [duplicate]

Question involving RAW. Basic question: does a multiclass druid know, and are they able to prepare and cast, any spell on the Druid spell list for which they have a spell slot? For instance, would a ...