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Questions tagged [dnd-3.5e]

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

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Does a warforged benefit from composite plating when it uses alter self to assume a different form?

The spell alter self mentions nothing about the affected creature losing its racial traits that are natural abilities, like the warforged racial trait composite plating. With this in mind, if a ...
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Can I be a Conjurer Specialist and get Evoker Variant (UA)?

Or I need to be evocation specialist to get the evoker variant. I want to be conjurer Specialist but take the Energy Affinity and Energy Substitution. Is it possible?
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Runesmith and the Snowcasting feat

How does the Runesmith class interact with the Snowcasting feat from Frostburn? Does the Eschew Materials feat change this?
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What happens to the Runesmith's runes at end of day?

The Runesmith prepares spells by enscribing runes, runes which can be cast by other PCs. My question is what happens to the runes at the end of the day? do the cease to be magical? Or are they more ...
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How do Runesmith and Eschew Materials interact?

How do the Runesmith prestige class’ runes interact with the Eschew Materials feat?
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Can you ready an attack against an invisible foe you are not aware of?

Our party entered a seemingly empty room. My PC correctly assumed invisible opponents to be in the room, so he readied an action: "If I am attacked, I strike the attacker." Then an opponent attacked ...
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What game elements can raise the caster level of a fixed-caster-level supernatural ability?

The prestige class thrall to Juiblex gains the supernatural ability polymorph self that says, "An 8th-level thrall of Juiblex’s form is more amorphous than ever. It can change its appearance and form ...
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Cloak Fighting, the Ultimate Deception… How to Build it?

I'm rolling up a new character, and had an idea for a character inspired by the novel Dance of Cloaks. In the novel, the main character fights like a rogue, but uses his cloaks to displace his ...
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Is there a way for me to use souls to expand my life? [on hold]

I have an idea for a wacky D&D 3.5 character. She is a human wizard, but, she is over 1500 years old. Is there any way that she can expand her own life span or make her eternally young? I was ...
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Can you become an Apostle of Peace with all Vows broken?

It's well known that the Apostle of Peace is a very powerful class, provided that your party will allow you to keep your Vows. However, as is commonly mentioned when its strange Vow of Poverty issue ...
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Is there a complete list of unusual skills?

The SRD lists the core skills, as well as the skills added by Expanded Psionics Handbook (Autohypnosis, Knowledge (psionics), Psicraft, Use Psionic Device). There is also, in the SRD but hidden, the ...
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If I use Extend Spell on Lesser Vigor, does it extend the maximum number of rounds it can last?

Lesser Vigor lasts for 10 rounds + 1 round/level, up to 15 rounds. If I use Extend Spell on it, is the limit still 15 rounds?
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Does Incorporeal Subtype protect against the divine damage from Flame Strike?

So my party encountered wraiths the other day for the first time and the Favoured Soul used Flame Strike, also for the first time. I was a bit stumped by the half "divine" damage as I've never seen it ...
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What are Faerunian elven bonding (marriage) rites like?

Is there any Forgotten Realms lore (3e/3.5e era preferred, but 2e sources could work as well) that describes or shows the basic flow of an Elven bonding (marriage) rite, or provides clues as to what ...
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What is the value of the Constitution Modifier of an undead creature?

In my campaign, I have a PC transforming into vampire by having his Constitution drained by a vampire to zero. However, we are in doubt about the influences of this zero constitution. What is the ...
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Can you make spell trigger items at a caster level lower than your own?

Let's take a scroll as an example, but this would apply to wands and the like as well. The SRD says the following about scribing scrolls: The base price of a scroll is its spell level × its caster ...
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How do Dvati work with Incarnum?

Okay, I love Dvati, because a race that is two bodies with one soul is awesome. But I sure wish they'd clarified how they worked a little more with the non-Vancian magic systems of D&D. This marks ...
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How do Dvati work with Maneuvers?

So Dvati may be my new favorite race. One character with two bodies poses a number of interesting questions, and while the rules are pretty clear on how that works with spellcasting, nothing is said ...
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Can Dvati bards/war chanters sing multiple songs at once?

So I just found a fascinating race called Dvati, where each member is a single soul sharing two bodies. Each one shares the same build, they split their hitpoints between them, and they have several ...
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How can I justify a gnome samurai in Faerûn? [closed]

A new player wants to join a game I'm running. The campaign is set in Thesk in Faerûn, and the player wants to play a gnome samurai. I'd like to find a way to make this work, but I keep running into ...
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Is the Dimension Hop power a valid choice for the Hidden Talent feat?

The Hidden Talent feat (XPH, p. 67) allows a character to: ...choose one 1st-level power from any psionic class list. You know this power (it becomes one of your powers known). You can manifest ...
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Is it possible to get both Snap Kick and Sun School in E6?

The Sun School feat (CW, p. 112) allows you to make a free attack whenever you move instantaneously (e.g., teleport) adjacent to an enemy. It requires BAB +4 and the Flurry of Blows ability. The ...
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What are the class skills for animals?

I'm working on an anthropomorphic giant octopus character (yes that's a real race, you can find it in Savage Species and it's awesome). From the two racial hit dice I get skill points equal to (2+Int)...
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Is it possible to not apply a feat passive such as Rapid metamagic?

The description of Rapid Metamagic (Complete Mage, p. 46): [General] You possess an uncanny mastery of your magic, enabling you to modify spells on the fly much faster than others can. ...
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Can you mix Spellblast and Hideous blow?

My group's interpretation of hideous blow is that it always requires a standard action (since it says on the text you need to use a standard action to attack, and it's not the casting time) so even if ...
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What is so great about Anyspell?

I have seen it rated gold in many guides, but no reasoning was provided. Sure, you can cast Invisibility or Glitterdust now, but it is once per day, using a 3rd level slot, and you need to have ...
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What are the conditions under which a Lion can pounce and rake?

A lion has the pounce extraordinary ability. It says that a lion can make a full attack including two rake attacks upon a charge. Which interpretation is correct? A lion charges and gets five attacks ...
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Does the Feat “Shorten Grip” allow an Attack of Opportunity against an adjacent opponent?

Shorten Grip: When wielding a pole arm with reach that you are proficient with, you may treat the weapon as if it did not have reach. The weapon is unwieldy when used in this fashion and you take a -2 ...
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Do the rules state that a character takes falling damage when making a long jump?

I am having a concern about a rule. When looking at Falling damage (p. 303 DMG) it says Falling Damage: The basic rule is simple: 1d6 points of damage per 10 feet fallen, to a maximum of 20d6. ...
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Does the caster level trick of The Word (from The Wish and The Word optimization showcase) work?

The Wish and The Word are a well-known optimization showcase from early in D&D 3.5's run by Frank & K. The Word's signature trick is casting Blasphemy at an extremely high caster level to ...
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Will a spellthief break Pathfinder?

My Pathfinder PC died recently, and the GM is allowing me to pick also from D&D 3.5 classes for my next PC. I'm considering the class spellthief, and my DM has approved this pick, but I'm worried ...
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Can a Devoted Tracker’s companion/mount get share powers?

I have a character who has a special mount that also counts as an animal companion, per the Devoted Tracker feat from Complete Adventurer. Is there any way of gaining the share powers ability (as ...
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Do druid levels stack with Unearthed Arcana ranger variant for wild shape?

I had to make a weird build to get what I needed for my character: The character has levels in both druid and the simple variant ranger that trades some ranger class features for a modified version of ...
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Do spellblast spells follow the target?

One of the player of my group asked if he can use antimagic field with spellblast, and checking on the internet we found out it's possible. Then another question came out. Spellblast (Sp): This ...
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Can a Warforged Charger use weapons?

I found a relatively simple way to enlarge my Warforged, by using Alter Self through the Transformation domain. On caster level 4, I can transform myself into Warforged Charger. Can it handle my ...
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How can I make a Warforged large?

Because of my inexperience, I made a Warforged tripper, and expected the party wizard to cast Enlarge Person on me when battles were predicted. He is perfectly willing, but we just realized a ...
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Are there any ways for a core race PC to start a grapple with an unarmed attack instead of a touch attack?

To start a grapple, the attacker specifically must use a touch attack. Are there any feats or other methods that would allow the attacker to start the grapple with a successful unarmed melee attack ...
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How does Healing Hymn interact with Darts of Life?

The errata of Healing Hymn states: the +1 bonus is limited by the maximum caster level bonus of a curing spell. For example, if a level 10 cleric cast cure serious while under the effect of healing ...
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Can I use unarmed attacks to deliver touch attacks?

I know you can use unarmed strikes to deliver spells that need a touch attack. However, is it also possible use unarmed strikes with spells that allow for several touch attacks, like Darkfire (SP, ...
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What does a Blackguard’s Aura of Despair feel like?

I am playing a Blackguard on a Neverwinter Nights persistent world, which sort of follows D&D rules (3.5 I think, but I'm not sure). I would like to understand from a role play standpoint how ...
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How can I bring back a dead character without resurrection?

My player's character has just died as the result of rolling natural 1 against assassin's death attack. It was a 7th level character, advancing in rogue and paladin classes. Is another way to bring ...
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Can you wear Bracers of Armor or an Amulet of Natural Armor with Dragonscale Husk?

Dragonscale Husk, from Dragon Magic, is a cool alternate class feature (ACF) for characters with dragon blood and proficiency in heavy armor. It's useful for a lot of reasons: decent defenses that ...
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Is Curse of Strahd very similar to Expedition to Castle Ravenloft?

I would like to run Expedition to Castle Ravenloft for some players. This is a 3.5 module but I would convert the encounters to 5e. Some of my players have played Curse of Strahd. Will they feel ...
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What are the limits of Reflective Fear?

In D&D 3.5 fear is a very fun mechanic, typically the province of enemies but also something you can build a character concept around. Rather than describe all the rules here, I'll link to this ...
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Can a druid trade an existing animal companion for a feat or something?

A player wants a druid or ranger alternative class feature or special ability that would allow his PC to dismiss his animal companion to get something else of similar value. The player would really ...
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Can you stack a Greater Dragonsong another Greater Dragonsong, or with Bardic Music?

Bardic music is one of my favorite abilities, but the rules on what is and isn't bardic music and what stacks versus what doesn't can be frustratingly vague. Did you know that it's not actually ...
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Is using Doomspeak a standard action?

Doomspeak is a [bardic] feat from Champions of Ruin with the following benefit: You can spend one of your bardic music uses to utter a string of crass and appalling epithets and curses at one enemy ...
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Can Calm Emotions suppress Dominate Person?

We are currently doing the World's Largest Dungeon campaign, which is written in 3.5e, and converted to 5e. This creates rules conflicts that we frequently must resolve. There was an NPC that cast ...
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Large and in Charge plus Knockback

If I hit an opponent with an AoO and Large and in Charge, it is pushed back to the square where it started from. If I also have Knockback, do I calculate the bull rush result from its original square?
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How does Detect Magic interact with Spellcraft?

One of my players has a constant detect magic and is claiming that being able to literally see magic should give a bonus to Spellcraft to determine what spells are being cast. Is this reasonable and ...