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Would Lesser/Greater Restoration be able to cure a mental illness?

In a one-shot my DM ran, one of the other players decided to play as a high elf that thought they were a cat and ended up being a drunk 'cat'. I asked if I could use Lesser Restoration to cure the ...
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What does "hampered 10" mean in Pathfinder 2e?

When affected by the 2nd stage of a Graveknight's Curse, a creature is: doomed 2, hampered 10, and cannot remove the armor doomed is a standard condition, but afaik hampered isn't. What does it do?
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It is possible to cast the homebrew spell "Breath of the Last Love" on myself if I have the "stunned" condition?

I have the homebrew spell "Breath of the last love". I was given the status of "stunned" for 1 turn. Can I remove the status of stunned using this spell, or can I use it again? The ...
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How do multiple sources of Fear work in WFRP 4E?

Basic Fear Rules Simple enough. Consider a Halfling PC (Small) who encounters a single hostile Human (Medium). Due to the hostility and the size differences, the Human causes Fear(1) in the Halfling. ...
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Going prone whilst climbing [duplicate]

Recently I was running a game and my players were in a fight with a Young Red Dragon that was climbing a wall. One of my players was able to inflict the prone condition on it. We then had the ...
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How does the Amulet of Betrayal magic item interact with the Stunned condition?

The Amulet of Betrayal magic item from Chains of Asmodeus (an adventure by Arcanum Worlds, published by Wizards of the Coast as an Extra Life charity release) says: You can use a bonus action to move ...
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Can you use the Major Image spell to replicate/cause other conditions?

I wonder if, within RAW, Major Image could replicate/induce following effects: Blinded (all you see is white emptiness around you or dense fog or pure darkness), Deafened (you hear noise so loud, ...
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How to consistently Shake and Sicken enemies as a caster?

I'm an Arcanist. This time I want to go heavily for save-or-die and save-or-suck spells, kind of a dark wizard fantasy. To do this I need to maximize my chances of actually affecting enemies with my ...
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Is there any way to get immunity to unconsciousness?

Preferably permanently and without losing class abilities. I tried searching for this immunity, through races, feats and backgrounds, but so far only found the moon druid's transformation into an ...
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Are undead immune to exhaustion?

Simple question, are undead immune to exhaustion? My DM seemed to think so just based upon the fact they are undead. I said that unless their stat block specifically states they are immune to ...
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Are non-damaging effects obvious in combat without a check?

This question came about in response to a debate relating to this answer, wherein I stipulated that the effects of the Warp Mind spell are not immediately obvious to your allies. The reasoning I had ...
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Can Warp Mind's effect be mitigated just by hitting your friend?

The Warp Mind spell says the following: You scramble a creature's mental faculties and sensory input. The target must attempt a Will saving throw. Regardless of the result of that save, the target is ...
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Can a creature restraining someone also be restrained?

If a PC is being “restrained” by a creature - could the restraining creature also in turn be “restrained” by a different PC / creature? And, would doing so break the initial restraint on the PC, or ...
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Does Blinking creature loss the benefit on attacking if the opponent can see invisible creature?

You strike as an invisible creature (with a +2 bonus on attack rolls), denying your target any Dexterity bonus to AC. (Blink) If the attacker can see invisible creatures, the miss chance is also only ...
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How does the poisoned condition affect the challenge rating?

I am planning an encounter against different Ogres (Half-Ogre, Ogre, Ogre Battering Ram...). During the fight, the Ogres are drunk and suffer the poisoned condition (disadvantage on attack rolls and ...
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How is Raise a Shield/Shield Block affected by the Paralyzed condition

The scenario that arose last night at the table was as follows: On the Fighters turn as one of his actions he Raises a Shield (+2 to his AC) Monster attacks the Fighter and successfully beats this ...
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Is a Stone Giant immune from Petrification?

Can a Medusa's Gaze attack, say, petrify a Stone Giant? For example a Fire Giant is immune from Fire, the same for Frost giants for cold etc. It seams to follow that a stone giant should have immunity ...
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How long does the effect of the Wild Hunt aura last? [duplicate]

The Wild Hunt Archer (and all Wild Hunt enemies) has the ability "Wild Gaze" which is an Aura ability that reads: Those who meet the gaze of a wild hunt archer come face-to-face with the ...
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Homebrew Review: exhaustion and "dying"-Condition

This is a homebrew review request for the "dying"-condition, but the different exhaustion plays a part in that. Exhaustion: There are 10 levels of exhaustion, each level of exhaustion a ...
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What happens to nonmagical items inside a Bag of Holding when the carrier is petrified?

On pg. 291 of the Players Handbook (Appendix A: Conditions) it states that: A petrified creature is transformed, along with any nonmagical object it is wearing or carrying, into a solid inanimate ...
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When/How do conditions end when not specified?

Player spells or abilities that cause conditions always have a duration or cure style attached - poison and disease have their own rules, or casting Befuddle to cause the target to be clumsy & ...
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How do the prone condition and AC against ranged attacks interact?

So, this is just a clarification about how a character's AC interacts with the Prone condition aside from the Flat-Footed condition. Mostly because being prone gives you the ability to Take Cover and ...
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Can I use Watery Sphere to escape a grapple?

I'm theorizing a use of a spell to get out of grapple/restrain, for potential use in upcoming game. I'm playing a Warforged Artificer/Wizard and have low STR. When I am restrained by a grapple, if I ...
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Will paralyzing a grappler break the grapple?

Assume you're grappled but you have a melee attack that can cause the paralyzed condition. If you successfully paralyze your grappler, will that break the grapple? Paralysis causes someone to be ...
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Would spiritual weapon (or similar) automatically critically hit a paralyzed target? [duplicate]

The paralyzed condition has the clause that Any attack that hits the creature is a critical hit if the attacker is within 5 feet of the creature. Suppose I move a spiritual weapon (or Tentacle of ...
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On whose turn does the fright from a terror dive end?

In our last play session in Chult, the party faced a number of pterafolk, who used their Terror Dive on us: If the pterafolk is flying and dives at least 30 feet straight toward a target, and then ...
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Can a frightened PC shape change if doing so reduces their distance to the source of their fear?

Can a player character (occupying 1 space) in the frightened condition shape change into a larger creature (occupying more than 1 space) if that change requires them to occupy a space closer to the ...
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Can a paralyzed creature hold its breath?

Can a paralyzed creature hold its breath, or continue holding its breath if it is paralyzed while holding its breath. For example, a Chuul grapples and drags an overbold adventurer under water, the ...
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Is the blindness caused by Sunbeam/Sunburst permanent?

Is there a difference between the blindness caused by the sunbeam spell and the sunburst spell? Both spells are worded basically the same: Sunbeam For the duration of this spell, you can use a ...
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Would a target stunned by Stunning Strike still get their reaction to use against that attack? [duplicate]

In the particular instance that raised the question, a target that was hit--and stunned--by a Monk's Stunning Strike then used their reaction for an ability (Banishing Rebuke) which banishes the ...
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Does immunity to conditions imposed by layers of a Prismatic Wall give immunity to that layer's further consequences?

In a fairly high stakes scenario, I (DM) put a Prismatic Wall in a party's way. It goes off, does Prismatic Wall things, one person is hit by the Indigo and Violet layers and here we develop a problem....
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Can you spend a hero point to avoid dying from gaining the dying condition?

If a PC is at wounded 3 and is brought to 0 HP, they fall unconscious and gain dying 4. Most PCs die when they reach dying 4, so the player would like to avoid this by spending all of their hero ...
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Does Focused Fascination stop working immediately?

A Battledancer Swashbuckler can have Fascinating Performance and Focused Fascination at level 1. In short, Fascinating Performance allows them to Fascinate a target when they make a Perform check, and ...
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When targeted by a Nightwalker, can a Monk get rid of Finger of Doom effect by using Stillness of Mind?

The effect of Nightwalker's Finger of Doom skill is: The nightwalker points at one creature it can see within 300 feet of it. The target must succeed on a DC 21 Wisdom saving throw or take 6d12 ...
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When do you add the wounded condition value to the dying value?

A party's making me question everything. I couldn't find an official quote about the wounded value being added to your dying value everytime you increase (not dropping to 0 HP, but taking damage while ...
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What penalties or conditions apply when a character is sitting on a chair or similar?

Our group surprised an enemy while he was sitting on a sofa (enjoying a slave massaging him), what kind of conditions apply to him? He is not prone, because to be prone, he should be lying on the ...
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I have a PC with PTSD, how should fear effects work? [closed]

She’s a first time player & struggled to come up with a backstory. She brought up having amnesia caused by trauma. After playing for a couple of sessions, hearing the more experienced players’ ...
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What spells have the potential to impose multiple conditions?

I'm choosing spells for my now 6th level Warlock, and I'm reluctant to get Hypnotic Pattern for her as she already has Fear, and it looks like they both serve a similar purpose (Area of Effect that ...
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Can the Razor be taken out by conditions if they have any conditions crossed off?

Can an Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game player character with the Razor playbook be taken out by conditions while any of their conditions is crossed off? The rule for being taken out by conditions ...
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Does a stunned Aasimar fall when flying with Divine Soul?

If a flying creature was to stun an Aasimar while the Aasimar was flying using Divine Soul, would the Aasiamar fall out of the sky or not? Recently had two players arguing during a PvP encounter.
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A creature inside heavy obscurement attacking one outside

The rules for heavy obscurement state, A heavily obscured area—such as Darkness, opaque fog, or dense foliage—blocks vision entirely. A creature effectively suffers from the Blinded condition (see ...
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Is this Tirnani homebrew race balanced?

In ages past, a vast empire of beast folk ruled the lands after driving destructive elementals from it. In time, they grew corrupt and enslaved a race of druidic fae folk to their service, so they ...
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What happens when a PC being infested with Rot Grubs chooses to Wild Shape into a beast?

Some context: We're running the Dragon Heist campaign and had an initially boring "sewers crawl" encounter that I've decided to "spice up" by dropping a bunch of Rot Grubs on ...
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What abilities, spells, or items can inflict the Drained condition?

I’m looking for ways to debuff enemies Fortitude saves, to improve the effectiveness of my Monk’s Whirling Throw. The drained condition does this, but I can’t figure out how to search on AoN for ...
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Do conditions persist when a creature is polymorphed? [duplicate]

For spell effects, it has been established that the effects would continue for the polymorphed form of a creature. For exhaustion, it has been determined as likely. For petrification, the consensus is ...
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Does Auril retain effects or conditions when changing form?

(spoilers ahead for Rime of the Frostmaiden, read at your own risk) While discussing monsters with changing stat blocks, the example of Auril, from the adventure Rime of the Frostmaiden, came up. ...
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If a PC is rendered unconscious in the ethereal plane while they were midair what happens to their body?

If a PC has entered the ethereal plane via some magic e.g. Oil of Etherealness or the Etherealness spell, and then is knocked unconscious while they were midair, what happens to their body? Does it ...
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Can a monk use Stunning Strike on a creature that has already failed a save against their Stunning Strike in the previous round?

If a monk hits a creature and stuns it with Stunning Strike—thus stunning it until the end of the monk's next turn—can the monk then use another Stunning Strike on the same creature the next turn, ...
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False appearance and hiding mid combat

As per the title, I'm having a hard time to understand how these two abilities interact, more specifically in a case of a homebrewed monster that can blind creatures that failed a save. It goes as ...
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How much damage does an object take from being ignited?

There are a lot of effects that ignite objects. Some of them state the damage they deal per round, for example alchemist's fire (1d4), the attack of a magmin (1d6), or the attack of a fire elemental (...
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