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

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Using the Heroics spell properly

Heroics states The heroics spell temporarily grants the subject a feat from the fighter's bonus feat list. For the duration of the heroics spell, the subject can use the feat as if it were one of ...
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Determine spell save DC for an Illusory Wall based on caster level

There is this illusory wall in a published adventure I'm running, cast by an arcane caster with CL 20. We don't have more information about the caster (e.g. their stats) or the wall (e.g. its save DC)....
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Truth Domain + Domain Wizard = 2nd level spells?

Truth Domain, from Races of Eberron, has Detect Thoughts (WIZ 2) in the 1st level Domain Spell slot. With Domain Wizard, "a domain wizard automatically adds each new domain spell to her list of known ...
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How can I level up or use my NPC army?

In my current campaign, I’ve managed to secure myself a fairly large kingdom, with an army of over 10,000 level 10s at my disposal. This would be incredibly useful if we weren’t in a fairly epic level ...
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Is there an effect comparable to Dimensional Anchor in 5e?

In 3.5, the spell Dimensional Anchor could be used to prevent an enemy from escaping combat via teleportation. This would be helpful for our party as some of our enemies have opted to escape us ...
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What weapons were exotic weapons in 3.5e but are now martial weapons in 5e?

With the release of the Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron came the double-bladed scimitar. From players of 3.5, I've heard there were more double-bladed weapons such as axes and swords, along with dire ...
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Rolling for spell resistance against multiple creatures

Do you roll a caster level check for spell resistance once per spell, and then apply it to each creature separately, or do you roll a separate caster level check for each affected creature? The ...
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Are there any official rules for what happens when a character goes without sleeping for a day or more?

Are there any official rules for what happens when a character goes without sleeping for a day or more?
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Can charnel touch be used in place of a natural attack?

One PC is a darfellan from Stormwrack that's taken levels in the class dread necromancer from Heroes of Horror. A darfellan has a natural bite attack that can be used as a secondary natural weapon ...
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Combining Numerical Bonuses (addition and multiplication)

This question has already been asked for 5th edition, but 3.5 remains my first love and I can't find the answer for there either. So you have multiple bonuses to, say, your ship's sailing speed. Some ...
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Does enlarge person add more effects than described in its description?

When subjected to the Enlarge Person spell, a creature takes a +2 to strength, a -2 to dex, and a -1 to ac and attack due to its size. However, page 290 of the monster manual has a table that shows ...
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Feat or magic item that grants turning

I am searching for a feat or magic item that grants me the ability to turn undead, just like a cleric or higher-level paladin can. Finding a feat would be preferable but I'm open to other options. ...
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Can a shadow dancer's summoned shadow be polymorphed? [closed]

Let’s assume I'm playing a Shadow Dancer, epic level 70 or so. If I summon my shadow, can I polymorph it? If so, what are the limitations: can I polymorph it to be me and have a "doppelganger" of ...
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Can Undead destroyed with the Sun Domain come back

The Sun Domain grants a Cleric that chooses it the following power: Granted Power: Once per day, you can perform a greater turning against undead in place of a regular turning. The greater turning ...
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What unbalancing system effects would a DPR by character level damage cap have?

My players have asked me to come up with a Damage Per Round cap for each level. They want me to help them set up a DPR by level limit so they can do optimal damage, but not be overpowered. In this ...
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How does Epic Spell Seed: Fortify work when trying to enhance multiple ability scores?

The Epic Spell Seed: Fortify has a base DC of 17 and has the following use among other uses: Spells using the fortify seed grant a +1 enhancement bonus to whichever one of the following the caster ...
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Can you hold two weapons during a grapple?

SRD says about two weapons and grappling: You can’t attack with two weapons while grappling, even if both are light weapons. With regards to this I have a few questions: Are you allowed to hold ...
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Deity Life And Death ability

Can a deity use the Life And Death ability even if it is not in his Salient Divine Abilities list and his portfolio does not have the relevant Suggested Portfolio elements, like in this particular ...
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Can a Swiftblade with Perpetual Options benefit from extra attacks that don't normally stack with Haste?

A 9th level Swiftblade gains the Perpetual Options class feature: Perpetual Options (Ex): At 9th level, you can perform even more actions with the haste spell. Instead of making one extra attack at ...
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Is the spellblade weapon property permanent?

The spellblade weapon property from Player's Guide to Faerûn makes you immune to a single targeted spell. This part of the description When the wielder is next subjected to the chosen spell, the ...
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Feat that allows use of Charisma/Wisdom modifier for Armor Class

I'm currently building a multiclass Healer/Paladin in D&D 3.5. My Armor Class is suffering because healers are forbidden from using shields and medium/heavy armors (they "suppress [my] healing ...
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Is Sudden Leap's jump DC doubled if you don't have a 20 ft. running start?

Sudden Leap You can make a Jump check as a swift action and move the distance determined by your check result. You provoke attacks of opportunity with this movement, and you must move in a ...
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Does Paladin of Tyranny's Aura of Despair grant immunity to fear effects as Aura of Courage?

In the text for Aura of Despair, it doesn't mention the immunity to fear effects, and states that it acts as Aura of Courage, except that it's a debuff to enemies' saves instead of a buff to your ...
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Do you inscribe the same mark every time you cast the Arcane Mark spell?

The spell description mentions "your personal mark": This spell allows you to inscribe your personal rune or mark, which can consist of no more than six characters. Does "your personal mark" ...
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Can armor's maximum Dexterity bonus be less than 0?

Stability weights (Underdark 66) (160 gp; 30 lbs.), in addition to other effects, lower an armor's maximum Dexterity bonus by an additional −1, making it so, for example, if installed on half-plate (...
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Is the extra damage bite of the wolf deals actually extra damage or a damage increase?

The 1st-level psychic warrior power bite of the wolf [psychometabolism] (Expanded Psionics Handbook 80), in part, says If you are not a Medium creature, your bite attack’s base damage varies as ...
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Proper resolution of a Death Attack with a poisoned (injury) blade

The player is making a Death Attack with a poisoned (injury) blade and wants the poison save to happen before the save from the Death Attack ability. As far as I can tell, these effects are ...
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Is there any way to sneak attack oozes?

Playing a rogue/wizard one of my important tasks is to improve my opportunities for sneak attack. While undead, constructs, plants and oozes are normally immune to being sneak attacked there are ways ...
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Combat on a spiral staircase

Are there any rules regarding combat on a spiral staircase? In real life, castle-towers had spiral staircases designed to give a definitive advantage to the defending party, always spiraling in such a ...
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How can I make flying arbalester constructs with my artificer?

I am playing level 2 artificer and looking to create some Arbalester constructs. I am looking for a way to give them the ability to fly, and I'd like to be able to give them flying by level 4 at the ...
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Curse of the putrid husk vs. Elemental

In a recent game a spellcaster cast curse of the putrid husk at a fire elemental. The spell reads Illusion (Phantasm) [Fear, Mind-Affecting, Evil] Level: Brd 3, Sor/Wiz 3 Components: V, ...
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Stats for a Titan Great Warhammer?

The Titan entry in the Monster Manual or SRD mentions that Titans use a "great two-handed warhammer" which is a gargantuan weapon that does 4d6 damage. Are there actual official 'rest of the stats' ...
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Why is there no Permanency spell in 5e? [duplicate]

In 3.5e, there's the permanency spell, which makes other spells permanent. There isn't a spell like this in 5e, but there are ways to make specific spells permanent, usually by casting it in the same ...
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Is a new Tumble check made for each threatened square?

Do you have to attempt a Tumble skill check for every threatened square you leave to avoid an attack of opportunity? Was this ever clarified in any official capacity, directly or indirectly? I know ...
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What happens when one retrains “Collegiate Wizard”?

The feat "Collegiate Wizard" can only be taken at first level. Its benefits are: You begin play with knowledge of six 1st-level spells plus 1 per point of Intelligence modifier. Each time you gain ...
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Does a sorcerer have to learn spells from somewhere, or do they learn them by leveling up?

I'm new to DnD 3.5 and I'm wondering: how does a sorcerer learn new spells? We have a party member who insists sorcerers have to learn spells from spell books or from other sources. On the other ...
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What about the ranger keeps making it weak?

This question was inspired by the first answer of this question which notes that in 5e the ranger is acknowledged as (one of) the weakest class(es). I don't play 5e but I used to play 3/3.5e and ...
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Is there anything I should be wary of introducing this rule for unconsciousness into my games?

3.5 is pretty lethal, and I always felt it was a little weird that a sorcerer was unconscious for the same amount of time before dying as a barbarian. So I've been tinkering with the following house ...
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Is the Elan Resilience, Enhanced feat unbalanced?

I don't believe Elan Resilience is unbalanced due to this Jeremy Smith (Dreamscarred Press) quote: Actually, resilience has no limit. It is not a power, it's a supernatural ability, and thus not ...
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Can a Paladin of Slaughter/Tyranny heal themselves with Deadly Touch?

Per the text of Deadly Touch, other than being able to use it explicitly to harm the living and heal undead, it functions exactly as Lay on Hands. RAW would have me believe it could also heal living, ...
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Was the old version of the maiming weapon enchantment unbalanced?

This question asks about the maiming weapon enchantment, which was updated in Magic Item Compendium: Miniatures Handbook: If the weapon normally has a ×2 critical multiplier, roll 1d4 each time ...
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The D&D 3.5 FAQ states “the most current sourcebook is considered correct and all previous sources are superseded.” Is this absolute?

Complete Arcane and Spell Compendium state "Of course, if you’re playing with older material and it’s working fine in your game, you shouldn’t feel compelled to change." So can a previous source still ...
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How do limited use metamagic cost reductions interact with regained prepared spells

If my wizard has the feat Metamagic School Focus (Conjuration), and prepares and casts three Summon Monster V, with the Imbue Summoning metamagic, then uses a pearl of power V to regain one of those ...
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D&D 3.5e - Knowledge Devotion bonuses are transferable: is my logic sound?

It seems sensible to present all the evidence first, but if it's all TL;DR then feel free to scroll straight down to the Argument. I'm looking to find out if my logic is sound and my conclusions are ...
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D&D 3.5 Thief class that's not a rogue?

I’m playing a 3.5 campaign starting at 3rd level in a desert city. I want to play a thief type character but don't enjoy all the skills of the rogue. Is there a non-magical class that has the thief ...
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Maximize/force confirm Reflex save

I'm looking for a way for my Rogue-like character to maximize or at best have the ability to auto-confirm at least one Reflex save per day. He's level 15 at the moment (it's a multiclass character) ...
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How to let people see different things based on distance, abilities etc

I am using roll20 to play with some friends, and there is an issue we cannot solve. The problem is that we don't know how the game master can let different players see different portions of the map. ...
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Can a human use Alter Self to turn into an elf or a bear?

I read the spell alter self, and I found it extremely interesting, but at the same time I'm in doubt about how it works and how to use it properly. It says that I assume the form of a creature of the ...
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Can Multiweapon Fighting feats be taken as fighter bonus feats or be received as ranger fighting style?

I am building a Marelith as a mastermind villain for my campaign. I was going to give her levels of fighter (or maybe ranger) in addition to her racial hit dice. The various Multiweapon Fighting ...
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Can you remove the sentience from an intelligent item?

If you take something like the "dagger of denial", which will work against a player if their goals are not aligned, can you remove the sentience, by the 3.5 rules and extended rules, to make it a ...