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Is there any method of inflicting the incapacitated condition and no other condition?

From reading through conditions such as paralyzed (PHB 291) or unconscious (PHB 292), I realized that incapacitated seems to act largely as shorthand so each condition that inflicts it (paralyzed, ...
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Who gets blinded when the Daylight spell is cast on a Robe of Eyes?

In the 3.5 robe of eyes it says that you can cast certain spells on the robe to cause blindness. The specific wording is A light or continual flame spell cast directly on a robe of eyes causes it ...
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Is being paralyzed a visible condition?

If one of my party members is paralyzed, is there a visual change that would let me know that? Paralyzed A paralyzed creature is incapacitated (see the condition) and can't move or speak. ...
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Does a Charmed person have to know who damaged them for the spell to end?

Spells like Suggestion and Charm Person have lines in their description that indicate the spell ends if you or your companions do anything harmful or damaging to the creature. For example, Suggestion ...
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Are the “muddled thoughts” from Synaptic Static a magical effect?

From the description of synaptic static (XGtE, p. 167; emphasis mine): You choose a point within range and cause psychic energy to explode there. Each creature in a 20-foot-radius sphere centered ...
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Is there any way to detect how many levels of exhaustion a character has, per the rules?

Imagine a villain has taken a character prisoner and is forcing them to stay awake several days (using the optional rules on Xanathar's Guide p. 78 about spending 24 hours without a long rest) in the ...
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Does a grappled creature need to use an action to escape grapple if grappler is stunned?

Some creatures can grapple, others have a grapple built into their attacks. Taking the example of a roc's Talons attack: Talons. Melee Weapon Attack: +13 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 24 (...
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What happens when I have a creature grappled and it dies?

If I have a creature grappled and they end up being killed, do they fall prone? Does my character still gain half cover? And are they still subject to the grappled condition and could I still move ...
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If a prone creature is grappled and moved by a flying enemy, does the creature stay prone?

If an enemy is knocked prone and then grappled by an aarakocra or a PC with the fly spell effect, does the prone effect of the target continue into the flight? I can't think of a way that the ...
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Can an attack of opportunity be made against a net if the restrained creature is being moved?

A creature, other than the one restrained by the net, can make an attack against the net (AC 10) which by dealing at least 5 slashing damage will free the restrained creature. If a player restrained ...
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What effect does being blinded have on grapple checks?

If a creature becomes blinded while grappling, what effects does that have on its grapple checks? From blinded: The character cannot see. He takes a -2 penalty to Armor Class, loses his Dexterity ...
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How many opportunity attacks can you make per turn before becoming exhausted?

I am not a new DM! I started with the starter set by Gary Gygax in the mid '70s. D&D 5e says you can make an opportunity attack when a creature leaves/moves out of your zone of control. So if ...
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Hypnotic Pattern - Advantage Rolls and Group Attacks [closed]

A Wizard in my group likes to use Hypnotic Pattern. It's quite overpowered in its own right, but the way he made it sound is as follows: Targets that fail are incapacitated and can't move, attack, ...
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What balance pitfalls result from this house rule regarding the Incapacitated condition?

For an upcoming campaign I'm considering a set of hacks to give 5e a more visceral sense of danger. One such hack would eliminate the incapacitated condition altogether and use stunned in its place. ...
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Does Antimagic Field suppress or prevent petrification from Flesh to Stone?

Inspired by this question and in particular, this answer. I'm focusing on a specific effect; petrification. For the flesh to stone spell, the process of becoming petrified goes through this sequence:...
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Does Antimagic Field suppress or prevent petrification from a creature ability?

Inspired by this question and in particular, this answer. I'm focusing on a specific effect; petrification. If by a medusa's gaze or a beholder's eye rays (or other creatures with a similar ability), ...
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How can I help my PCs fight against a Mind Flayer's psionic blast?

I am running a pathfinder campaign for a group of 5 players. I have a half-elf wizard, human druid, dwarf barbarian, halfling bard and half-orc paladin. The party were all level 5 at the time of this ...
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Can a creature with an immunity to the prone condition still choose to go prone?

Can a creature with immunity to the prone condition voluntarily go prone, such as a ghost that wants to impose disadvantage on ranged attacks against it? If so, does such a creature who went prone in ...
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Is a bard's use of Bardic Inspiration still expended if the target can't hear them?

What happens if a bard tries to give a target a Bardic Inspiration, but that target happens to be unable to hear the bard due to deafness or a Silence spell. Does the bard lose one of their bardic ...
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Can a Warforged suffer from magical exhaustion?

Can a Warforged suffer from magical exhaustion? The Warforged Resilience trait (WGtE, p. 68) states: You were created to have remarkable fortitude, represented by the following benefits. ...
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If someone intimidates another person, does the person affected gain the Frightened condition?

This came up when a PC in my game was immune to the Frightened condition. They said that the intimidation should fail since it relied on fear. How do I rule this?
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When you take damage that causes bleed but the initial damage only affects temporary HP, do you actually gain the bleed condition?

When you take damage that causes bleed but the initial damage only affects temporary HP, do you actually gain the bleed condition when you haven't lost any HP? I ask because injury poison does not ...
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Can an unconscious creature hold their breath? [duplicate]

Does an unconscious creature or PC automatically hold their breath as pertaining to suffocation? As pertaining to this question: Is the act of suffocating itself considered to be taking damage? A ...
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Can those paralyzed by the Hold Person spell be forcibly moved?

Can a character shove a paralyzed person, forcing them to move? Similarly, could a sorcerer cast the cantrip Gust to force the paralyzed person to move (without a Strength save)?
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Is the act of suffocating itself considered to be taking damage?

Is the act of suffocating itself considered to be taking damage? Example: A Green Hag is poisoned with the Oil of Taggit poison and falls unconscious. She is then carefully placed into a Portable ...
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Can you keep a readied action even through incapacitation?

The following scenario occurs: Alice takes the Ready action to do something at a later time (the specifics don't matter). An enemy casts Hold Person on her, she fails the save and is now Paralyzed, ...
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Can you dispel the Slow effect of a Stone Golem?

A Stone Golem has the ability to create a slow effect on nearby creatures: Slow (Recharge 5-6). The golem targets one or more creatures it can see within 10 feet of it. Each target must make a DC ...
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What is the difference betweens the Rogue Talent Lethal Acrobatics and the “Scout” Rogue Archetype's Scout's Charge?

What is the difference betweens the Rogue Talent Lethal Acrobatics and the "Scout" Rogue Archetype's Scout's Charge? Lethal Acrobatics (Ex): When a rogue with this talent successfully uses ...
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How does attacking a target affected by the sleep spell work? [duplicate]

The sleep spell description says: Starting with the creature that has the lowest current hit points, each creature affected by this spell falls unconscious until the spell ends [...] So an ...
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Can a surprised creature fall prone voluntarily on their turn?

Suppose someone might want their character to drop prone while they're surprised. The relevant text from Being Prone under "Movement and Position" states: You can drop prone without using any of ...
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How does the Gaseous Form spell interact with the grappled and restrained conditions?

Among other things, the Gaseous Form spell allows a creature to pass through small holes, narrow openings, and even mere cracks The spell does not explicitly make the creature immune to the ...
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Does a creature that is immune to all outcomes (conditions, damage, etc.) of an effect still make a saving throw?

Let's say a 5th level Lore Bard casts fear on a violet fungus not knowing that it is immune to the frightened condition. Does the violet fungus still make a saving throw? In particular, is a saving ...
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Does Bleed damage break the Fascinate effect?

I'm running an arena combat game online with occasional PVP. One of my players just got hit by euphoric cloud and is fascinated. He is currently bleeding from a previous attack and wants to know if ...
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'Broken' condition in Chronicles of Darkness: should I note what I would have rolled without the penalty?

The text of the condition 'Broken (Persistent)' (Core rulebook, p288) reads (my emphasis): Whatever you did or saw, something inside you snapped. You can barely muster up the will to do your job ...
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Does casting Light, or a similar spell, have any effect when the caster is swallowed by a monster?

So you've been swallowed by a Giant Toad. Oops. Your fellows are sure to kill it soon enough, but you want to do something in the meantime. "Well," you say, "perhaps I'll attack the toad from the ...
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Does the Mind Blank spell prevent the target from being frightened?

Does the mind blank spell prevent the target from being frightened by magical means, such as from the effect of a spell, or by nonmagical means, such as from a monster's Frightful Presence? Do those ...
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Do perception checks to locate Invisible / Hiding creatures auto fail? [duplicate]

The Invisibility condition states: For the purpose of Hiding, the creature is heavily obscured. Rules for The Environment state: A heavily obscured area—such as Darkness, opaque fog, or dense ...
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Can you take a “free object interaction” while incapacitated?

The incapacitated condition description (PHB 290) says: An incapacitated creature can't take actions or reactions. Meaning that you can still move. But what about "interactions"? Page 190 of the ...
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Does your character possess a magic aura as a wizard while you are incapacitated? [duplicate]

My character was incapacitated (0 HP, passed my death saving throws). My party went on head to the next room without me after failing to revive me. Little did they know the next room was the boss room ...
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Can a Barbarian end his rage if he is paralyzed?

The situation came up last time we played, where the Barbarian has just began ragin and was then paralyzed. He asked if he could end his rage so as not to waste his rounds (and also eat up his fatigue ...
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How can a player character cause the stunned condition?

Besides the monk's class feature “Stunning Strike”, how can a player character cause the stunned condition? I am looking for a solution other than very rare or legendary magic items or any Unearthed ...
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If someone influenced by the Gray Wastes leaves do they return to normal?

When a person remains in the Gray Waste for too long all their colors get drained away and so do their hopes and dreams. They end up having no desire to leave the plane. There are plenty of ways they ...
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Can you be healed or stabilized (if downed) while petrified?

I just posted this question about whether you continue making death saving throws while petrified if you are at 0 HP. The answer was yes. But I thought of another question: If you are downed and ...
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Do you continue making death saving throws while petrified?

Say you are playing a character, and they are downed (0 HP) and in that moment, they get turned into stone (petrified). Does the character continue making death saving throws while petrified? Or do ...
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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 ...