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Does the Dodge action have any effect when you are incapacitated or your speed drops to 0?

From the Basic Rules (emphasis mine): When you take the Dodge action, you focus entirely on avoiding attacks. Until the start of your next turn, any attack roll made against you has disadvantage if ...
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How to manage exhaustion when using Gritty Realism?

In my exploration-based game I am using a variant on the Gritty Realism optional rules. I have a good handle on most of the implications of this, however I have some concerns about my handling of the ...
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Does an indifferent creature regurgitate (or stop restraining) a swallowed opponent?

Calm emotions is a fantastic spell for avoiding combat with with high CR/low Charisma opponents. One of its effects is: Alternatively, you can make a target indifferent about creatures of your choice ...
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Can a Blinded caster with Blindsight use spells that require them to see the target?

The situation I have in mind is the following: An epic battle ensues between a Young Green Dragon (caster variant) and a Purple Worm. The Purple Worm swallows the dragon; meanwhile, the dragon has ...
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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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How can the petrification from the Flesh to Stone spell be removed?

In 5e's version of the flesh to stone spell, if the spell is maintained for the full minute duration, the effect (petrification) lasts until "removed". How can this petrification be removed?
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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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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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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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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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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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Does a climbing creature fall when affected by Hideous Laughter?

A creature is climbing on a wall, and fails a save against hideous laughter. The spell states: A creature of your choice that you can see within range perceives everything as hilariously funny and ...
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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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Does a petrified creature need to eat or drink?

Petrification does not state the creature "no longer needs to eat/drink (or sleep)"[1]: Petrified A petrified creature is transformed, along with any nonmagical object it is wearing or ...
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Unlisted effects of Incapacitated Condition

In a game I DM'd, a PC had cast a spell with a Concentration requirement and was subsequently Paralyzed. I quickly checked the description of the Paralyzed condition, which said nothing about ...
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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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Does exhaustion affect a creature after it is polymorphed?

I have an ally that is exceptionally exhausted. If I polymorph him into another form, do the negative effects of exhaustion—such as reduced speed—apply to the new polymorphed form?
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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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How does applying drained to an Eidolon affect the Summoners hitpoints?

While in the course of play, one of the enemies gave the party summoner's eidolon drained 1. We were unsure whether to change the summoner's hit points, since they are shared amongst the two. Normally ...
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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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What happens when a creature with Condition Immunity to Unconscious drops to 0 HP?

There is a very similar question here, but it is asked and answered using 4e rules. In 5e, Elementals all have the Condition Immunity to the Unconscious condition. We have been playing it that it ...
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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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What happens to magical objects worn or carried by a character when it is petrified?

The first part of the description of the Petrified condition says (PHB, p. 291; emphasis mine): A petrified creature is transformed, along with any nonmagical object it is wearing or carrying, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 You Use Teleportation to Stand Up?

I feel like most tables end up asking this question and I think it usually comes down to a table by table decision, but can a caster who has been knocked prone use teleportation to stand up again? I'm ...
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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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What Traits are determined by the Summon Aberration Spell?

For reference, in a session last night the Warlock of the group had a summoned Beholderkin from the Summon Aberration Spell. A Lair action occurred which could have caused the Beholderkin to have been ...
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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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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 Hellish Rebuke be trigged by a damaging effect that also causes a condition such as "paralyzed" or "incapacited"?

Similar to a question posed here: Can you cast Hellish Rebuke as a reaction to damage that reduces you to zero hit points? However, I am wondering what should happen when a condition is applied as 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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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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