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For questions about Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition, a revision of D&D Third Edition, published in 2003.

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Does Darkness dispel Luminous armor?

The spell Darkness (PHB p. 216) reads: Darkness counters or dispels any light spell of equal or lower spell level. In our last session a drow used his Darkness spell-like ability against the ...
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Do spells cast using the Cleric's ACF Spontaneous Domain Casting qualify as casting a domain spell?

Premise This is a viability check for a cleric I am making with plans to move into the Radiant Servant of Pelor PrC. I'm trying to maximize the utility of a class feature and believe I found a non ...
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Channeling a Duskblade spell with align weapon on it

We are fighting an Ice Devil and my Duskblade's weapon has an align weapon (good) cast on it. I know a channeled shocking grasp will have to beat his SR; if it does, is the damage considered good ...
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Ability increase for extra HD not calculated correctly under the Lycanthrope entry in the Monster Manual?

In the SRD it states: https://www.d20srd.org/srd/improvingMonsters.htm#abilityScoreImprovement Ability Score Improvement Treat monster Hit Dice the same as character level for determining ability ...
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How exactly would a permanent Sanctuary spell work?

There's a magical location in Drow of the Underdark called Blood of the Spider Queen. If a character fulfills the requirements and performs the activation they get among other things a permanent ...
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Is there a feat to allow a weapon to hit an incorporeal creature?

I'm still fairly new to 3.5 but I thought I saw a feat to allow a PC to hit incorporeal creatures as if they weren't. I know there is a feat to allow spells to act normally but couldn't find one for a ...
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What is monk off-hand str damage bonus when using unarmed two-weapon fighting

With regard to this question, assuming it is decided that a monk can use unarmed attacks "off-hand" in two-weapon fighting, does a monk using the standard rules for two-weapon fighting with &...
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What is the cost of making a custom armor Celestial?

I'm trying to reverse engineer the Celestial part of the Celestial Armor in the Dungeon Master's Guide (page 220). Celestial Armor: This bright silver or gold +3 chainmail is so fine and light that ...
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Do these metamagic options function by RAW?

Yeah I need a list to help me unravel this abomination, found in the spoiler dropdown. Uber Damage Spell fusion: Lesser Orb of Acid (1d6/level-> 9d6) Metamagic applied: Energy Substitution-> ...
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How does a Monk benefit from the Power Attack feat when flurrying with a quarterstaff?

A Character with the Power Attack feat can decide to use a quarterstaff as a two-handed weapon and apply 1.5 × Strength bonus to the damage roll, plus double the number he decided to subtract from the ...
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What healing spells and additional feat combinations can be used to abuse Augment Healing [Feat]?

Context: I am working on a dedicated healer / combat medic character concept for a future campaign a friend of mine is running. I'm going to the be the only "Min/Maxer" at the table and ...
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Does the Maximize Spell [Feat], and the Empowered Spell [Feat] affect caster level dependent variables of spells?

Context: I am working on a dedicated healer / combat medic character concept for a future campaign a friend of mine is running. I'm going to the be the only "Min/Maxer" at the table and ...
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How does Protection Devotion (good cleric) affect Protection Devotion (evil cleric)?

I am running a campaign with clerics, wizards and shadowcasters. One of the heroes, Cleric (good) has the Protection Devotion feat . I intend to field a Cleric (Evil)aganist BG who will use Protection ...
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How does Factotum's Arcane Dilettante (Sp) interact with the feats: Empower Spell-Like Ability and Quicken Spell-Like Ability?

This is another one of my theory crafting dives: Factotum grants the Arcane Dilettante (Sp) feature at 2nd level. In summary it is a spell like ability that lets you choose a limited number of spells ...
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What is the cost of making non-combat items out of adamantine?

What does it cost per pound to make non-combat items out of adamantine? I can't find any specific number anywhere. Mithral has a price per pound but adamantine does not. The closest I've been able to ...
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What happens if you overload a Heward's Handy Haversack?

What happens if you overload a Heward's Handy Haversack? Can you overload it? Or would it just not accept any more items? The Bag of holding explicitly states what happens: If the bag is overloaded, ...
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How does Celestial Radiance affect allies who use darkness or shadow spells?

I am running a campaign with clerics, wizards and shadowcasters. One of the PCs, a cleric, wants to choose a celestial brilliance spell. That's not a problem. The problem lays in how this spells ...
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I'm on fire and I'm invisible. Can I be seen?

The invisibility rules claim that "An invisible burning torch still gives off light". Does this mean that if I'm invisible and on fire, my position can easily be found by sight alone?
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I can see 60 ft. An object affected by Darkness is 25 ft away from me. Can I see a torch 50 ft away?

Consider a corridor. At one end of the corridor, I stand and can see a torch 50 ft away at the other end. My (completely mundane) vision extends 60 ft. Suddenly, an object affected by Darkness is ...
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How to Improve\Optimize a Marshal

So, long story short: I am looking to play a Marshal in a 3.5 game, and the rest of the party looks... rather intimidating. One Artificer, one Favored Soul, one Wizard: these are all scary in their ...
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To what extent is a Dragonborn of Bahamut considered a dragon?

In the Races of the Dragon book it says: Dragonborn Racial Traits [RotD, pg.8] Humanoid (dragonblood): Dragonborn are humanoids with the dragonblood subtype and any other subtypes they had before ...
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Can a mounted combatant utilize the pouncing charge maneuver from their mount's charge?

As related to this question, can a creature utilizing a mount take advantage of pouncing charge from page 88 of Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords? The relevant rules for pouncing charge are: As ...
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If you start a 1-round duration as the last action of your turn, does it continue through your next turn?

If I use my move and standard actions in a round, then activate my greatreach bracers which extend your reach for one round, by RAW 6 seconds, would they be active on my next turn? Could I then ...
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Does a lance deal double-damage for all attacks made when using the pouncing charge maneuver?

Pouncing Charge, From Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords, page 88: As part of initiating this maneuver, you make a charge attack. Instead of making a single attack at the end of your charge, you ...
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Can a character without the appropriate item creation feat pay the XP in a cooperative effort to craft an item?

Consider a 15 level Cleric and a 12 level Wizard crafting a Ring of Protection +5 The Cleric provides the Shield of Faith spell and the caster must be of a level at least three times greater than the ...
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Could Touchsight be used to feel the presence of the microscopic or nanoscopic?

Touchsight allows you to feel your surroundings, and ignore invisibility and darkness and other visually obscuring effects. It also allows you to detect and pinpoint all creatures within range. And it ...
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What method can be used to renew a psionic power on a schedule, even if the character sleeping or unconscious?

If a character wants to have a psionic power renew on a once or twice per day schedule (no more than twice per day at max) regardless of external circumstances or personal status conditions up to and ...
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What metric could be used to convert a mental stat between 3.5 D&D and GURPS?

When converting character back and forth between 3.5 D&D and GURPS, there are a few stats that are easier than others. As an example, an easy stat such as Strength could be converted by using the ...
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Is a spell considered "ongoing" or "started" even if its effects are delayed ? (Mad foam rager)

My questions is about, generally speaking if a spell is considered "ongoing" or if it has "started",in D&D 3.5, even if the effect of the spell is delayed, and in particular ...
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Does a character remain in a martial stance they no longer know?

A Tome of Battle stance can be initiated as a swift action, and "remains in effect indefinitely...until you change to another stance you know as a swift action." (p. 38) If a character ...
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Do feats that improve Power Attack charging damage last until your next turn?

Say you make a Leap Attack with Shock Trooper and a two-handed weapon, taking -5 to attack and assigning the full penalty to AC instead. That's +2 attack, +15 damage, and -7 AC. You also use Karmic ...
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Do 1st-level-exclusive feats count class levels, total HDs, or ECL?

Some of the FORGOTTEN REALMS Campaign Setting regional feats say "Special: You may only take this feat as a 1st-level character." Dragon Magazine #319 follows up on this idea with some more ...
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Can you stack Bracers of Striking and Necklace of Natural Weapons?

Let's say you play a monk or other unarmed character and wear both a bracers of striking and necklace of natural weapons. Magic Fang established that for the exclusive purposes of enchantment, unarmed ...
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What Halfling-only bonuses to throwing rocks exist?

Among the community, I often see it joked that Halflings have access to an absurd number of bonuses to rock-throwing. This joke is undoubtedly based on the fluffy references to the importance of rock-...
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Is there a reason for Searing Blade to have a standard action as an initiation action?

Both Inferno Blade (stronger) and Burning Blade (weaker) have a swift action as the initiation action, which make sense, as the boost only lasts until your turn ends, however, Searing Blade stands out ...
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Do the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat work with the Manyshot feat?

Can the Manyshot feat work to allow you to apply the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat to all the arrows? The hang-up is that you are creating 3 arrows so you ...
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Given the existence of Flesh to Ice/Salt, why use Flesh to Stone?

My understanding is that these two spells are exactly the same as Flesh to Stone, but one spell level lower. If that is the case (and admittedly, I don't have Flesh to Salt handy), why ever learn/...
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Price for an item that lets you assume a single fixed disguise, as disguise self

The player of a kobold PC wants a magic item that lets them disguise as a gnome for convenience's sake. I figure this should be a slotted magic item that works using disguise self. With no limitations,...
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Spellthief, Steal spell and Sneak attack immunity

Simple question. It's never clear if you can use the Steal Spell feature of the SpellThief on targets immunised to Sneak Attack. Since you have to trigger a Sneak Attack in order to be able to trade ...
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How can I make abilities from custom classes in PCGen show on my D&D 3.5e character sheet?

I feel like I am missing a step. I take the code for a wild mage prestige class from a site (I dont know if I am allowed to write the exact site here). I put the data/code of the class in the ...
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How can I prevent Anti-planar travel effects from affecting me?

How can a player prevent spells/effects that prevent planar travel in or out of a given area (i.e. Dimensional Lock, Forbiddance, Unhallow, Otiluke's Suppressing Field and, Investiture of the Orthon)...
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How balanced is the Thrall of Fraz-Urb'luu PrC

Specifically the 10th level feature Alter Reality. Alter Reality (Sp): At 10th level, a thrall of Fraz-Urb'luu gains the ability to transform an illusion spell into reality, once per day. This ...
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Are there any rules on how polymorph-like magic affects aging?

Say you have a 29-year-old half-orc who gets hit by polymorph any object and becomes an elf. Will their age category go up when they reach 30 years, or when they reach 175 years? If the former, then ...
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What happens when a dragon tries to become a Warshaper?

Warshaper is a prestige class from Complete Warrior, published a few months after 3.5e. I don't know about the rest of the book, but this prestige class in particular doesn't really seem to take the 3....
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When do you lose bonus power points?

I'm looking specifically at the feat Azure Talent, from Magic of Incarnum. I've read various debates about whether or not one can combine it with things like Psycarnum Infusion to get infinite power ...
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If X dispels Y, what if X or Y is not a spell or spell-like effect?

As I understand the intent, one can't, for example, be hasted and slowed at the same time no matter what. It should just result in normal state. Same for other effects that dispel (and, usually, also ...
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Can a Dweomerkeeper's Supernatural Spell Buff be dispelled?

The Dweomerkeeper has the supernatural ability Supernatural Spell that turns a spell into a supernatural effect. In the description, the relevant part is The spell functions as it normally would and ...
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Can one do a trip attempt while wielding a heavy shield?

I am unable to find a clear ruling about the following. A PC (let's call him Bob) is wielding a spiked heavy shield with one of his hands and is threatening an opponent. As a matter of fact, Bob uses ...
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If you take more damage than you have current HP, do you end up with negative HP?

I found this explanation on how dying in D&D 3.5 works. Coming from 5e, I am a little confused. In 3.5e, do you take damage past zero do you stop at 0(-1) or go straight into the negatives? For ...
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What is the rule preventing a Sneak Attack + Ice Darts combo?

I recently noticed this line in The Unseen Seer handbook. Note: This guide is built on the incorrect assumption that you are able to apply Sneak Attack on each attack made with spells like Scorching ...

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