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Questions tagged [conditions]

For questions about conditions suffered by a creature, typically negative and as a result of an enemy's actions during combat.

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Can the versatility of Feign Death be increased by combining it with Lesser Restoration and/or Freedom of Movement?

Feign Death put[s the target] into a cataleptic state that is indistinguishable from death. For that purpose, the target is blinded and incapacitated, and its speed drops to 0. However, the ...
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Can staggered creatures still make extra attacks from the haste spell?

Let's suppose a player gets staggered just like being target of the staggering critical feat for 3 rounds. But then she is hasted by a party member. The question is: could she make the extra haste ...
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Is there a way to stun a creature without using a Save DC?

A (homebrew) greatsword has this feature: Heavy Blow. [...] If you hit with this very powerful attack, the target must make a contested Athletics check. If the target loses, it is stunned until the ...
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On a multiattack, if the first hit imposes a specific condition, is the second attack affected by that condition?

On a multiattack, if the first hit imposes a specific condition, does the second attack need to be adjusted based on the condition from the first? For example: A Carrion Crawler can make a multi-...
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If a creature is immune to being charmed, does it know an attempt to charm it was made?

If a creature that is immune to being charmed has a charm spell cast on them. Do they know that an attempt to charm them was made? Can a creature immune to charm pretend to be charmed by a spell? Or ...
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Does moving a grappler away from its target break the grapple? [duplicate]

I had an unclear situation in one of my sessions. A monster grappled a PC adjacent to him. In the next turn, a PC cast Gust on the monster. After failing its strength check the monster was moved away ...
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When restoring a character's hit point maximum lost from exhaustion, does the character also regain hit points?

When restoring a character's hit point maximum lost from exhaustion, does the character also regain hit points? For example, the fourth level of exhaustion reduces a character's hit point maximum to ...
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Do spellcasters know that the Lesser and Greater Restoration spells can cure madness?

The lesser restoration spell description states: You touch a creature and can end either one disease or one condition afflicting it. The condition can be blinded, deafened, paralyzed, or poisoned. ...
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Can a cockatrice's severed head still petrify?

After killing a cockatrice, a couple of my players cut off its head and mounted it on a javelin. Obviously, they're going to try to use it to petrify something else. Assuming realistic factors in ...
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How does one heal a creature that is petrified & made of stone?

Whilst in a petrified condition (i.e. 'turned to stone') how does such a creature heal? In 5e D&D this condition on creatures presents as 'target is incapacitated + stone-flavoured' (PhB '...
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Can staggered creatures use immediate actions?

The Staggered condition says (PHB p313): [...] A staggered character may take a single move action or standard action each round (but not both, nor can she take fullround actions). I know the text ...
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Can either flavor of Restoration remove the Frightened condition?

The characters in our party got a minor boon that allows us to cast either Minor or Major Restoration on ourselves once as a bonus action. We're about to face off against an enemy that has Frightful ...
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Are enemies with immunity to the Poisoned condition unaffected by Contagion?

After the 2018 PHB errata, the spell contagion now inflicts the Poisoned condition upon a successful melee spell attack. The relevant spell text is below, with updated portions highlighted in bold: ...
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If you cast Blindness/Deafness on the same creature twice, what conditions are applied?

After researching into how spell effects stack, I find some ambiguity regarding certain spells that have multiple possible effects. Notably, this answer regarding stacking spell effects contains ...
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Do attack rolls against a blinded character with the Alert feat have advantage?

Premise A character with the Alert feat (PHB, p. 165) has been blinded and is being attacked. One of the benefits of Alert is: Other creatures don’t gain advantage on attack rolls against you ...
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Does a creature with blindsight have disadvantage on attack rolls while under effect of blindness spell? [duplicate]

Premise Casting blindness-deafness on a creature with blindsight: A monster with blindsight can perceive its surroundings without relying on sight, within a specific radius. blinded condition: ...
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Can a paralyzed creature targeted by an Evocation Wizard's Sculpt Spells feature actually succeed a Dex save?

Say a friendly barbarian is currently paralyzed. Part of the description of the paralyzed condition says: The creature automatically fails Strength and Dexterity saving throws. Its friend, the ...
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Does the Umber Hulk's confusion attack break grapples?

A PC Barbarian Orc is grappling an Umber Hulk (MM. p. 292). The Orc fails at the Confusing Gaze saving throw, becoming confused. Does the grapple end because the Orc is confused? Under a storytelling ...
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Can a Dazzled rogue Sneak Attack?

In Pathfinder 1st edition, Sneak Attack has the following condition: The rogue must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. A rogue ...
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Does the beholder's charm ray really take a PC out of the fight like this?

I was reading the Beholder's statblock (MM, page 28): Eye Rays. The beholder shoots three of the following magical eye rays at random (reroll duplicates), choosing one to three targets it can see ...
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Does staggered also mean hindered?

Does staggered constitute as hindered for triggering to the Medusa's Wrath feat? So I am playing a pathfinder game with some buds, and I made a monk (Core, not unchained). Under scorpion style there ...
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How would an Animated Armor knocked unconscious by Dispel Magic work in combat?

I'm in the process of preparing my first one shot as a way of trying DMing in a few weeks. For one of the battles, I was thinking of having the PCs face an Animated Armor and a Flying Sword. ...
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Does a petrified creature stay conscious (and mentally sane)?

The next dungeon my party visits will contain some strange statues. Most of them are just Stone Golems, which will attack them. But near the end of the dungeon, the party will discover that one of the ...
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Do petrified characters lose their broken-off pieces when de-petrified?

In a recent session, one of our party members was petrified by a medusa and then kidnapped. When the rest of the party succeeded in fighting their way to rescue our party member, the statue had been ...
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Are there any cheap solutions to deal with Sickened condition?

Are there any mundane items that deal with sickened condition?
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Is there a counter to a wild-shaped Owl abusing the “fly-by” ability to blind an enemy and get away with no consequences?

One of the interesting parts of the owl is its flyby ability Flyby: The owl doesn't provoke Opportunity Attacks when it flies out of an enemy's reach. With this ability, could a druid wildshape ...
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What happens if a petrified creature drops to 0 hit points?

Like the title says. If a creature with the petrified condition is dropped to 0 HP, what happens? Does the petrified effect end, and they're globs of meat? Does the soul leave the statue at that point,...
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Can a restrained Sorcerer use the Subtle Spell metamagic to cast attack spells without disadvantage?

Just like it says. We have a Sorcerer who is under the Restrained condition, which says that attacks made by the Sorcerer are made with disadvantage. But the Sorcerer has the Subtle Spell metamagic ...
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Does fatigue condition affect spell casting?

Does anyone know if a spell caster suffers any penalties if he tries to use magic while fatigued? I can't find anything about this under conditions. I just feel it's a bit odd that a fatigued player ...
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How can I have a Giant Spider cocoon a PC in web? [closed]

Giant Spiders have an ability to restrain their prey. I'm adding a custom ability (for the sake of the storyline) to wrap a player in web cocoon. Part of the storyline during the battle with the ...
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If I am attacked from an area of heavy obscurement, am I under the effects of the Blinded condition?

This is what the PHB (p. 183) says about Heavy Obscurement: A heavily obscured area—such as darkness, opaque fog, or dense foliage—blocks vision entirely. A creature in a heavily obscured area ...
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Can you move a creature you're grappling but frightened of?

A situation came up in our game where a PC cast cause fear (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 151) on an enemy that was grappling the PC and trying to push them towards a torture device. This made ...
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Is a creature immune to the prone condition also immune to being incapacitated by the Tasha's Hideous Laughter spell?

The Tasha's hideous laughter spell description states: A creature of your choice that you can see within range perceives everything as hilariously funny and falls into fits of laughter if this ...
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How can I end the Stunned Condition?

The Stunned condition seems to be incredibly powerful. Are there any ways to end it with magic, magic items, abilities, or prevent it from occurring in the first place?
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Is it impossible to escape the Rod of Lordly Might's paralysis effect early?

On a hit, the Rod of Lordly Might can: ...force the target to make a DC 17 Strength saving throw. On a failure, the target is paralyzed for 1 minute. The target can repeat the saving throw at the ...
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Vrock's spore ability inflict both the “poisoned” condition and poison damage, or just poison damage?

Does the Vrock's spore ability inflict both the "poisoned" condition and poison damage, or just poison damage? The wording seems unclear.
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Can a paralyzed/stunned creature continue to blow into an Eagle Whistle?

Both the paralyzed and stunned conditions state that the victim cannot move nor take actions or reactions, but they don't prevent breathing. An Eagle Whistle does not require an action to use, only ...
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Combining Improved Dirge of Doom and Blistering Invective – how long does the “frightened” condition last?

I recently found a pretty neat combination of moves that essentially turns your bard into a freaking jump scare. (Unless your enemies are undead. Or don’t understand your language. Oh well, no trick ...
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Can a player character (temporarily) blind/deafen themself?

Various monsters and spells have effects on creatures than can see/hear them. As a result, it may be situationally advantageous for a character to make themselves temporarily blind (e.g. via a ...
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Encounters to let a deaf character shine/stumble? [closed]

One of the players in my group is playing a deaf PC. He gets by with respect to communication via lip-reading and sometimes with the magic items the group has that allow telepathy. I want to create ...
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If you are incapacitated, can you move?

The incapacitated condition states that An incapacitated creature can’t take actions or reactions. Does that effect movement though? Moving is not an action (at least not in 5e).
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If a rider is paralyzed, will he automatically fall off a mount?

I had a recent D&D meet where a player cast hold person on a soldier who was riding on a giant vulture. The question then arose as to whether the soldier would fall off the vulture and plummet to ...
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What is “closer” for the purposes of the frightened condition?

How is the portion of the frightened condition meant to be interpreted: The creature can’t willingly move closer to the source of its fear. More specifically, what is meant by "move closer"? ...
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Does the frightened condition provide supernatural knowledge of the location of the source of fear?

The effects of being Frightened are as follows: A frightened creature has disadvantage on ability checks and attack rolls while the source of its fear is within line of sight. The creature ...
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Is a creature immune to blindness affected by Fog Cloud (or other Heavy Obscurement)?

"A heavily obscured area—such as Darkness, opaque fog, or dense foliage—blocks vision entirely. A creature effectively suffers from the Blinded condition when trying to see something in that area." ...
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How to restrain a creature in 5e following a successful Grapple [closed]

I am interested in the restrained condition. It's effects are laid out pretty clearly but I can't figure out how to apply it, after having grappled a creature. What sorts of mechanical options are ...
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Is it easier to wake a character from 'mundane' sleep than from 'magically induced' sleep?

In DnD 5e, when a character is affected by the spell Sleep, they are: 'unconscious until [either] the spell ends, the sleeper takes damage, or someone uses an action to shake or slap the sleeper ...
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Inclusive Disability [closed]

There is a tendency for games to treat physical handicaps/neurodiversity as either flaws or outright punishments. While I understand that a character losing an arm, their sight, or their freedom of ...
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Are spells that exclude uncharmable targets considered as charm spells for the purpose of an Instrument of the Bards?

When you use the instrument to cast a spell that causes targets to become charmed on a failed save, the targets have disadvantage on the saving throw. This effect applies whether you are using the ...
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Can a charmed person harm their charmer with Burning Hands?

If a creature is under the condition Charmed, can they cast the spell Burning Hands and orient the cone such that their charmer is within the area of effect? The argument I've seen for "yes" is that ...