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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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Is there any consequence after Fatigued if you continue going without rest?

In Pathfinder 2e, if you miss a night's sleep you become Fatigued, and you can get rid of this with a night's sleep. But after this, I can't find any other consequences for missing even longer periods;...
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If you succeed on all of your death saving throws, what happens?

I have been DMing for my group for maybe a month or two, and we ruled that upon stabilizing your character with death saving rolls, you recover one HP and are unconscious. Is this right? Should you ...
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Does an Eldritch Knight fighter's Weapon-Bonded net free a restrained creature when summoned?

The Eldritch Knight fighter's Weapon Bond feature (PHB, p. 75) says: At 3rd level, you learn a ritual that creates a magical bond between yourself and one weapon. [...] If it is on the same plane ...
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Is Damage Considered an Effect? [closed]

Do the rules for Combining Game & Spell Effects apply to damage? A player argued that damage wasn't an effect so the rules regarding "Combining Game & Magical Effects" didn't apply. This was ...
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Does the Ensnaring Strike spell work against an Ochre Jelly?

Does an Ensnaring Strike restrain an Ochre Jelly in 5e? I'm also assuming the answer would apply to any other ooze. Is that right?
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Does the Combat Expertise feat still apply while Dazed?

Question about Combat Expertise in an intense high-level encounter: To simplify there are 6 creatures in this fight. The enemy is a Dragon that goes third in initiative. The Dragon has the feat ...
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What defines a harmful effect or ability?

Charmed condition says: A charmed creature can't attack the charmer or target the charmer with harmful abilities or magical effects. The charmed condition is just one example mentioning harmful ...
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Which conditions are the most monsters immune to, and which are the fewest immune to?

Related to this question: What are the most and least-resisted damage types? Which conditions are the most monsters immune to? And which conditions are the fewest monsters immune to? I was looking ...
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Which spells inflict the poisoned condition?

Which current 5e spells are capable of inflicting the poisoned condition? All I've been able to find so far is Ray of Sickness. Is this the only spell available that causes this condition?
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Dazed and Mesmerist Touch treatment

I was looking at the mesmerist occult class and they have an ability called Touch treatment, its like a paladins lay on hands for psychics that only cures conditions listed on the ability. One of the ...
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What happens when you are hidden and a new enemy joins initiative?

If you're surprised, you can't move or take an action on your first turn of the combat, and you can't take a reaction until that turn ends. A member of a group can be surprised even if the other ...
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What's the flying speed of someone under the Fly spell with two levels of exhaustion?

Recently, our party barbarian gained two levels of Exhaustion. As per the rules of that condition (PHB, p. 291), the effect of level 2 Exhaustion is: Speed halved The fly spell (PHB, p. 243) has ...
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If a creature is immune to the incapacitated condition but not the unconscious condition, can it still take actions while unconscious?

I suppose the question also applies to petrified, paralyzed, and stunned as they also inflict incapacitated, but unconscious was the strangest to me.
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If you are pushed out of Evard's black tentacles while restrained, are you still restrained?

In our game, a monster was restrained by a party member's spell, Evard's Black Tentacles. The wording of the spell is: ...the creature must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 3d6 ...
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Does being slowed prevent using multiple shoves/grapples during an attack action?

If a creature has been slowed either from the slow spell or a stone golem's slow ability, it can't make more than one attack per turn. If a character can make multiple attacks per turn however (eg. ...
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Can forced movement expel a creature restrained by the spell Web?

Would the thorn whip cantrip pluck someone out of a web spell? Could a gust of wind spell push a creature out of the sticky mass of webbing?
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Do features such as Timeless Body remove the requirement of eating/drinking during a long rest to remove a level of exhaustion?

The section on Exhaustion states: [...] Finishing a long rest reduces a creature's exhaustion level by 1, provided that the creature has also ingested some food and drink [...] However, there are ...
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What happens when exhaustion passes 6th level on an immune creature?

On another question - Is an Immune creature considered to have the condition without suffering its effects? - it was concluded that a creature could gain exhaustion levels, while being immune to the ...
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Is an Immune creature considered to have the condition without suffering its effects?

In this question asking about a homebrew mechanic involving exhaustion, the accepted answer points out an exploit using a moon druid's combat wildshape - Taking the form of an elemental would avoid ...
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How Much Does a Petrified Character Weigh?

This came up in a session this weekend. One of my players was turned to stone (petrified) during combat. After combat, the rest of the party wanted to drag the statue around the rest of the dungeon, ...
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Would I have neither advantage nor disadvantage when attacking a grappled creature when opting to restrain via the Grappler feat?

The Grappler Feat states: You’ve developed the Skills necessary to hold your own in close-quarters Grappling. You gain the following benefits: You have advantage on Attack rolls against a ...
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Which occurs first? (late ToA spoilers)

Okay, so, real quick, I will place this here at the very start, if you don't want Tomb Of Annihilation spoilers, please do not read any further. That being said, I'm deep into my blind run of ToA. We ...
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What decisions can a player make when performing a compelled attack?

Say a character is under the influence of the confusion spell and they roll a 7 or an 8 to determine their action. So they try to attack an adjacent character. Now say the character has at least 2 ...
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Does Repelling Blast remove the restrained condition if used on the restrainer?

If I repelling blast someone who is restraining a party member and knock them back 10 feet does it end the restrained condition? Or does it knock the player that is restrained 10 feet back too? The ...
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Can this “Bloody Fervor” effect be ended by a Calm Emotions spell?

In a recently published AL-Legal module contained within Pipyap's Guide to All the Nine Hells (available on the Dungeon Masters Guild), there is a "Bloody Fervor" effect (minor spoilers below): The ...
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What's the difference between “can't move” and “speed becomes 0”?

While reading through the conditions described in Appendix A of the 5e PHB, I realised, that some of them say a creature "can't move" (e.g. Stunned, Unconscious), while others state that its "speed ...
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Can a vampire charm a blind person?

Can a vampire charm a blind person? The wording of the vampire's Charm action has me a bit confused on whether a blind person either gets no saving throw from it or can't be charmed at all like this. ...
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Can a monster use telepathy while paralyzed?

The paralyzed condition notes A paralyzed creature is incapacitated (see the condition) and can't move or speak. But is a monster 'speaking' when it's using telepathy? Can it use it while ...
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How do the stunned and unconscious conditions from an Illithid's Mind Blast interact?

Below is the Mind Flayer's Mind Blast feature: Each creature in that area must succeed on a DC 15 Intelligence saving throw or take 22 (4d8 + 4) psychic damage and be stunned for 1 minute. A ...
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Can the target of Nature's Wrath (Channel Divinity) use an action to attempt to free itself?

An Oath of Ancients Paladin may use her Channel Divinity class feature to apply Nature's Wrath: Nature's Wrath: As an action, you can cause spectral vines to spring up and reach for a creature ...
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What are all the ways that a PC can become immune to the frightened condition?

Question I'm interested in ways to become permanently immune to the frightened condition. I hope this is considered a bounded list question and therefore on-topic. I've so far only considered race- ...
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Does the slow effect affect all attack types?

The Stone Golem has an ability called Slow: Slow (Recharge 5-6): The golem Targets one or more creatures it can see within 10 ft. of it. Each target must make a DC 17 Wisdom saving throw ...
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Can the target of Feign Death speak, move, and dodge a fireball?

The Feign Death spell begins with this line: You touch a willing creature and put it into a cataleptic state that is indistinguishable from death. I read this as flavor, since ‘cataleptic state’ ...
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Can the 5th-level spell Dream contact a petrified creature?

A player would like to cast the 'Dream' spell on an ancient statue of a petrified hero. Thematically this is wonderful, sure - but does it work by RAW? Here are possible answers we discussed / ...
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Can an Unconscious PC hear you?

Some spells and abilities specify that the target must be able to hear you. Is an unconscious PC (0 HP) considered a valid target? Unconscious ... An unconscious creature is incapacitated (see ...
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Does immunity to fear prevent a mummy's Dreadful Glare from paralyzing a character?

A Mummy has an ability called Dreadful Glare: The mummy targets one creature it can see within 60 feet of it. If the target can see the mummy, it must succeed on a DC 11 Wisdom saving throw ...
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Can you cure a Gorgon's Petrifying Breath before it finishes turning a target to stone?

The Gorgon has an ability called Petrifying Breath which reads as below: Petrifying Breath (Recharge 5-6): The gorgon exhales petrifying gas in a 30-foot cone. Each creature in that area must ...
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Can one escape a net by Misty Step? [duplicate]

Lets say a creature is attacked by an adventurer with a net. Can the creature free themselves from the net with misty step?
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What happens when you are conscious but not stabilized?

I was creating some condition cards when I noticed that... (all quotes from the SRD) You are dying if you have negative HP1, you have not stabilized and you are not conscious. A dying creature is ...
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Is there something that can completely prevent the effects of the Hold Person spell?

I have been listening through Glass Cannon, and just got through the episode where they were all hold personed and monologued at by Brandor. I am still relatively new to Pathfinder, but I was ...
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Is the command spell linked to conditions?

Let's say the cleric of the party used command spell and told the enemy to "Halt".Is the enemy affected by the condition "Paralyzed"? Does it mean the next attack against the creature is going to be ...
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Does the 'Obsession' condition mean that the character loses their 9-again ability from other sources when not pursuing their obsession?

The condition 'Obsession' on page 290 of my book reads as follows. Something’s on your character’s mind, and she just can’t shake it. If she’s abiding by that obsession, exploring that emotion, ...
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Does paralysis last through unconsciousness?

My cleric was paralyzed by a yeti, then one shot critted to unconsciousness. If my comrade heals me, am I still under paralysis and required to make a Con saving throw? Or does the paralysis shake off ...
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When do you roll for the confused condition?

Whenever a creature is confused... If a confused creature is attacked, it attacks the creature that last attacked it until that creature is dead or out of sight. At the same time... Roll on the ...
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What is the extent of the commands a Cambion can issue through Fiendish Charm?

In the last session we played, our DM sent Cambions at us. One of them managed to land a Fiendish Charm on our Barbarian and commanded him to attack our Bard. The part of text about issuing commands ...
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What happens if you start outside of the range of the Medusa's gaze but then move closer?

The rules for a Medusa's Petrifying Gaze reads as follows: Petrifying Gaze. When a creature that can see the medusa's eyes starts its turn within 30 ft. of the medusa, the medusa can force it to ...
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What is the source of the fear in the Hallow spell's extra Fear effect?

When using the "Fear" extra effect of the hallow spell, the spell says that affected creatures are frightened whilst in the spell's area. With regards to the frightened condition: is the source ...
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Is a paralyzed creature limp or rigid?

When a creature is paralyzed, is it rigid (akin to frozen or petrified but not stone) or limp like a rag doll? Specifically, what happens to what they are holding? Do they have it in a death grip or ...
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Can the Tasha's Hideous Laughter spell affect a deaf creature?

Can a target with the deafened condition be affected by the Tasha's Hideous Laughter spell? The spell states "a creature of your choice", so I was just wondering if they needed to be able to hear or ...
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Does the Freedom of Movement spell prevent petrification by the Flesh to Stone spell?

Among other things, the Freedom of Movement spell prevents an affected creature from being restrained by spell effects: For the duration, the target's movement is unaffected by difficult terrain, ...

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