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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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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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Do manacles provide any sort of in-game mechanical effect or condition?

Reading the description of manacles, they don't seem to actually do anything rules-wise mechanically when used. Am I missing something or am I just being too literal? Do the manacles actually ...
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How does Mercy remove conditions?

Is the creature affected by a Paladin's Mercy, immune from contracting the conditions another time during the duration of the hour long ability? (because those conditions wouldn't actually get ...
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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 ...