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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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How can I make initiative useful as a stat, when I'm removing it from combat?

I'm running a D&D 3.5e game over a private forum. In order to keep combat moving, I've decided that each combat round will be "resolved" once a day (or more often if everyone posts). The players' ...
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Is Phoenix Ash Threat crystal really weak?

The greater version costs the same as a Crystal of Fire Assault, but seems much weaker: neither is multiplied on a critical same (arguably weakest) damage type if you hit a creature once, the Phoenix ...
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What exactly is the age category modifier for a dragon's Frightful Presence ability?

The Frightful Presence ability description says: Frightful Presence (Ex) A young adult or older dragon can unsettle foes with its mere presence. The ability takes effect automatically whenever ...
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Which lightning-riding creature has a gliding speed and electric immunity?

I can't track down a creature I've read about: it has a gliding speed, immunity to electric damage, and when hit by electric damage could teleport to its source. This resulted in its habit of seeking ...
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Which area-of-effect spell is able to drain/repurpose those spells cast in the area?

I remember finding a spell that now eludes me. It affected an area and any time someone in that area tried to cast a spell, the spell failed and the spell level was stored. When enough levels were ...
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What low-level spell or magic item damages enemies when they strike you?

As most foes possess low Balance skill modifiers, my PC plans to make the ground slippery using the Frostburn spell ice slick. Then, whenever the foe is dealt damage, the foe must succeed on a Balance ...
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What low-level wizard/cleric spells can create permanent difficult terrain?

Which low-level (1st-3rd) Wizard or Cleric spells can create permanent difficult terrain in at least 6x6 squares? (Or 4 square radius) It is to prevent Huge enemies from taking 5-foot steps. ...
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Prestige Classes - Unusual Base Classes [on hold]

So, from what I can find, most prestige classes have requirements for the usual base classes. Sorcerer, Monk, Rogue, etc.. But what if your base class is something unusual, say a Beguiler? Are there ...
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What is the home of the drow in Flanaess?

In Faerun, Underdark is the home of the Drow. What is its equivalent in the lands of Flanaess? Is there also some sort of Underdark there, or is there something else?
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Avatars of Nature [closed]

I would like to include in my world the ability for a PC to turn into an sort of aspect of nature based on one of several animals in my current campaign. I am using the transformation process for ...
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How do you reward treasure for an encounter using the Magic Item Compendium's list?

Beginning on page 265 in the Magic Item Compendium, a new system for the generation of random treasure is presented. While the system presented in the Dungeon Master's Guide beginning on page 51 ...
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How long does it take to use first aid to save a dying character?

In the PHB, it says that a character can perform first aid in order to stabilize a dying character. The Heal DC is 15 and if the character makes it, then the character immediately stops losing HP and ...
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Does “bow feint” apply to ranged touch attacks?

The feat "bow feint" from Dragon Magazine 350 allows you to use a ranged weapon to feint against an opponent within 30 ft distance. Would this feat apply to a ranged touch attack such as a Warlock's ...
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Does the “Pierce Magical Concealment” feat allow a character to see magically concealed characters?

One of the players of the oneshot campaign that I'm writing chose the feat Pierce Magical Concealment (Complete Arcane, p.81), as a DM I'm not sure how it would work in an encounter I am planning. ...
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How does the Favored Enemy feature of the Slayer prestige class work?

I am building a Ranger 4/ Slayer 7/Ardent 2 NPC. Now I wonder about the interaction of the Slayer's and the Ranger's Favored Enemy class feature: The NPC is themed to hate Yuan-Ti, so he got humanoid ...
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Does the “Changeling” property count as an enhancement bonus?

The changeling property in the Magic Item Compendium p.31 names a flat price of 2000 gp. It does not say that it counts or costs as much as a +1 enhancement. Does that mean that the property doesn't ...
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Is there any way for a ranger to be able to cast the Protection from Evil spell?

I'm working on a build, and wondering if I can get early entry to Prestige Paladin via Ranger. One of the requirements is the ability to cast protection from evil, so I was wondering if there's a way ...
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How many attacks of opportunity trampling creature should provoke?

This answer is an extention of a discussion on the subject. You may gain some insight for answering this question from there. I'm interested in an explanation on when does trampling creature exactly ...
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Can you make an attack of opportunity before you have acted in that round combat?

We had a recent question in my party today regarding when you can make an attack of opportunity. One group believes that you only threaten squares after you have come up in the initiative order for ...
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How do you calculate CR for running battles?

I am creating an encounter for a game I am DMing and am wondering how you calculate CR for a running battle. What I mean by this is that characters will be fleeing through a zombie infested town, with ...
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Can a Kensai make his weapon glow like a magical weapon?

My Fighter has taken a level in Kensai recently, but I've yet to enhance his signature weapon (which is just a perfect greatsword for now) because I want to be sure that I can make it glow like a ...
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If I use Mountain Avalanche, do I take Attacks of Opportunity from every enemy I approach to trample?

Mountain Avalanche (Stone Dragon 5 maneuver, ToB p84) lets you trample opponents. Do I receive an AoO from every enemy I try to trample when I move into their space, and another one for leaving it1? ...
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Is there a limit on the temporary hit points of Iron or Ice Golems, or can they potentially have infinite HP?

Certain Golems, and undoubtedly other creatures that are less easy to get on a party's side, are affected by certain magical effects differently than most other creatures. Mainly, the Iron Golem and ...
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Does Unearthed Arcana render Favored Souls redundant?

In Unearthed Arcana, there is a set of optional rules for Spontaneous Divine Casters. Under the assumption that these rules are used and that any Favored Soul fluff is ignored, is there any mechanical ...
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Instantaneous multiple hit cleric spells

Now that I know how an instantaneous spell can allow multiple attacks, I want some for a future Sacred First. Unfortunately I could only find Chill Touch and Parching Touch as domain spells, so ...
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Can a Warlock become Neutral Good?

In my game group there is a player who plays a warlock-druid (1-1). He started as a warlock. He realized he was playing as an NG, but he took CN for the restrictions regarding the alignment of his ...
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How to provide XP for item creation?

I read in an answer that you can provide the XP cost of an item that the party Wizard creates for you. Unfortunately no details are given, and the link is dead. How can I cover the Wizard's XP ...
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What books do I need to DM a D&D 3.5 game?

I've DMed a few 5e D&D sessions and I've thoroughly enjoyed it, but I did some research and found that the more in-depth nature of 3.5 seemed like something I might enjoy. I was able to track ...
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Can a Sorcerer's companion raven speak with everyone?

In D&D 3.5, the Sorcerer's companion can be a Raven. In the PHB (p. 52), after the familiars table there is a note that says: A raven familiar can speak one language of its master's choice as a ...
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Swift action movement and 5-foot step [duplicate]

I realize swift actions came out after the PHB was printed, but how can we reconcile them with this part from the PHB: If you move no actual distance in a round (commonly because you have swapped ...
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How can I increase the DCs of alchemical items?

I've been looking into playing someone that makes a lot of alchemy items for a current game, and started wondering. What are all the ways I can increase the DCs of Alchemical items in D&D 3.X ...
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How can a spell be instantaneous but allow several attacks?

Some spells, like the parching touch from Sandstorm has a duration of instantaneous but says, "You can use this melee touch attack up to once per caster level." So how much time do I have to make ...
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What does “raised” mean?

I have read several times over that Warforged can not be made undead. However, their racial entry clearly states that they can be "Raised and resurrected". This phrasing, "raised and resurrected", ...
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What are the differences between D&D 3.5e and Pathfinder, on the DM's side?

The very similar question here has answers that focus a lot on the experience of the players. As a fresh PF DM who was used to 3.5e I'm more interested in changes to rules that I need to pay ...
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Where is this construct augmentation section I remember?

I've looked through a bunch of books and pdfs and cannot find a very specific section that exists in one of them detailing new types of purchasable/buildable alterations for a construct. ...
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How to (permanently) kill a Naga?

It has come to my attention that, at the very least in 5E, Naga's are effectively immortal. When slain, they simply return to full HP in a matter of days. However, I have not managed to find any ...
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Is there such a thing as never melting snow?

In order to make the Snowcasting feat (Frostburn, p. 50) more useful in warmer areas, or during warmer seasons, I am looking for a source of snow or ice that never melts. This can be a spell that ...
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What is the Level Adjustment of this Gorilla Avatar of Nature template? (Version 2)

I would like to include in my world the ability for a PC to turn into an sort of aspect of nature based on one of several animals in my current campaign. I am using the transformation process for ...
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Can I resurrect someone using their blood or hair?

Me and my group wondered what counts as a "small portion of the creature’s body". Do blood or hair count? In the resurrection spell description, it is written: small portion of the creature’s body ...
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What is the Level Adjustment of this Gorilla Avatar of Nature template?

This homebrew evaluation question now has a more recent iteration here: What is the Level Adjustment of this Gorilla Avatar of Nature template? (Version 2) I am DMing a D&D 3.5 campaign. I would ...
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How does Initiator Level work for multiclass characters?

Below is the rule for determining Initiator Level for multiclass characters from Tome of Battle. Multiclass Characters If you are a multiclass martial adept, and you learn a new maneuver by ...
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What do progeny of ragnorra look like? [closed]

I am writing a campaign in 5e that takes inspiration from the elder evil Ragnorra from 3.5. I understand the sign warps things into aberrations, but don’t quite know what would be the specific ...
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Skills and ranks

I am sorry if this has been asked before, but I can not figure it out. I am playing D&D 3.5, and am attempting to make my character sheet. I am a rogue halfling, so I have 40 skill points to ...
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Magic Item Creation and Requirements

Per 3.5 item Magic Item Creation rules progress on crafting a Magic item is 1,000gp a day minimum 1 day. The item creation rules or magic weapons list “the weapon or parts of the weapon” as material ...
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Does gaining an extra domain increase a wizard's spell slots?

Complete Divine on Extra Domains says that when a creature that casts arcane spells gains a domain then If she is a spellcaster who keeps a spellbook as a wizard does, then she must find or ...
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Where does the bonus feat in the cleric starting package come from?

I am creating a human cleric. While doing so, I noticed that in the starting package for cleric (PHB I, p. 33), there is a "Bonus feat": Feat: Scribe Scroll. Bonus Feat: Alertness. Deity/...
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How does a Dedicated Wright carry the process of item creation through to completion?

A Dedicated Wright (Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 285) has the following supernatural ability: Item Creation (Su): A dedicated wright can perform the daily tasks related to item creation on behalf ...
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What was this official D&D 3.5e Lovecraft-flavored rulebook?

I faintly remember of a D&D 3.5 book, but I can not really remember its title. The book had a lovecraftian flavor, it was official and it was about old gods and monsters, that existed in the ...
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Can a Human Shapeshift Variant Druid take Multiattack at 1st level?

Does Shapeshift Variant Druid (From PHB2) with access to Beast Claws spell (Spell Compendium) qualify for Multiattack (and by, extension Imp. Multiattack) at 1st level (By using the spell for 2 claw ...
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Using Enlarge Person for Non-Humanoid creatures

Enlarge Person has at first glance an arbitrary restriction of only being usable on humanoid or monstrous humanoid creatures. This is especially prominent given that the SRD lacks any spell with the ...