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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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Where do I find how much XP is required to level up?

I was looking through the Dungeon Master's Guide and I'm having trouble finding a table on how much XP is required for the player characters to level up. Which page is it on, or is it in one of the ...
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Is it possible to obtain limitless HD?

I've been reading the ever-reliable D&D Wiki and there seem to be some disagreement on whether or not Pun-Pun can attain limitless HD. It doesn't go in to much detail, but it's got my interest. Is ...
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Which book is the Murderer's Gloves magic item from?

Which book is the Murderer's Gloves magic item from? I tried googling it, but no luck. It is supposed to be good for rogues.
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How do I know whether a 9th-level character has the correct number of skill points if they may have gained Int in the past?

Let’s say you have to study a level 9 character sheet created by another player. However, you have no record of whether the player put additional points into INT or not, and cannot ask him/her. How ...
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How long does it take to scribe a scroll with 10 1st-level spells?

If you scribe 10 1st-level spells on one scroll with Caster Level 1, does this take 10 days (counting each spell as a separate item) or 1 day, provided you have ten spell slots, as the total value of ...
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Are non-class hit dice included in a PC's character level? If so, which ones?

In a recent comment chain, I asserted that a character who had 6 class levels and 2 non-class hit dice would be a level 8 character; this was based on my recollection that "character level" and "total ...
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Stunning Fist and BAB +6 in E6

Stunning Fist requires BAB +8, but monks famously get it as a bonus feat, ignoring that requirement. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to lose BAB because I am playing E6 and want to take take a feat ...
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How far can a half-orc monk with 18 STR throw a pig?

In 3/3.5e D&D, how far can a half-orc monk with 18 strength throw a pig? We shall assume the pig is a domestic pig weighing 200 pounds who looks like Wilbur from Charlotte's Web. The pig will ...
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Is Eldritch Blast affected by antimagic field?

I am working on a campaign in 3.5e, and the big baddy is a hellfire warlock. When the players are going through the campaign, I am guessing they will be around level 4 at this point. There is an NPC ...
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How is spell resistance calculated for the Divine Soul feature of the Contemplative prestige class?

How is spell resistance calculated for the Divine Soul feature of the Contemplative prestige class? In the Contemplative's Class Features description (page 32, Complete Divine), it is written: ...
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Who gets blinded when the Daylight spell is cast on a Robe of Eyes?

In the 3.5 robe of eyes it says that you can cast certain spells on the robe to cause blindness. The specific wording is A light or continual flame spell cast directly on a robe of eyes causes it ...
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Is an exhausted character also fatigued?

An exhausted character moves at half speed. If a character has a speed of 30 feet he moves at 15 when exhausted. Can he run or charge when exhausted or is he also fatigued? Is an exhausted character ...
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Eldritch blast on a non-warlock

The Complete Arcane warlock’s signature invocation1 is eldritch blast, a ray of arcane power that grows in damage with warlock levels. The warlock can further modify the eldritch blast using ...
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How to spend unused divine spells?

As a lawful neutral cleric / Ruby Knight Vindicator of Wee Jas, I can spontaneously cast only Inflict spells. Unlike Cure spells, they are useless after combat, and unless something with stellar AC ...
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Min INT score needed to read

What's the minimum Intelligence score needed by a creature for that creature to be capable of reading/being taught to read?
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How can a lawful good Paladin help a lawful evil Giant? [closed]

The story: The Fire giant King has a daughter who was possessed by a powerful Demon. The Daughter is also a powerful evil Cleric with a hundred followers. Under the influence of the Demon she and her ...
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What is the benefit of the Monkey Grip feat?

The Monkey Grip feat enables you to wield a larger weapon at the cost of -2 to attack. In the best case, a larger weapon gives you 3.5 extra damage: Greatsword 2d6 -> large Greatsword 3d6. The ...
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How does the Split Ray metamagic feat apply to the Light of Lunia spell?

I stumbled across the Light of Lunia spell in the Spell Compendium (p. 132), and was wondering how exactly Metamagic would apply to it. Split Ray in particular interests me, as I would love a way to ...
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What slot does a Battlefist occupy?

Battlefist (Eberron Campaign Setting, p268): This +1 weapon resembles a massively oversized spiked gauntlet; one designed for a Medium warforged looks like a gauntlet designed for an ogre. It ...
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Bardic abilities requiring concentration with respect to the Melodic Casting feat

According to the feat Melodic Casting in Complete Mage on page 44 it states: ...In addition, you can cast spells and activate magic items by command word or spell completion while using a bardic ...
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Vermin Lord has Pincer Claws ability in table that is missing in text

Page 74 of The Book of Vile Darkness shows the table for The Vermin Lord and at 8th level the ability "pincer claws" is gained. However, in the accompanying ability descriptions for the class, that ...
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Is there any way to get the Draconic Claw feat without losing BAB?

Races of the Dragon has a very interesting feat in Draconic Claw (p. 102), which gives you a pair of claw attacks as well as the ability to make a claw attack as a swift action in any turn in which ...
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In two-weapon fighting, do you get to add your total attack bonus to both your primary hand as well as your offhand weapons when you attack?

In two-weapon fighting, do you get to add your total attack bonus to both your primary hand as well as your offhand weapons when you attack? I'm using a level 3 rogue with base +2. I have the Weapon ...
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Drawing a weapon during a Charge attack

Charge is a full-round action; can you also draw your weapon as part of that Charge using the rule that characters with at least +1 BAB can draw their weapon as part of a move action? Although a ...
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How fast can a char be? [duplicate]

I aways liked speed characters like Speed-o'-Sound Sonic from One punch man, that moves fast, attacks fast, etc ... The question is, how can I create one of these on D&D? Seems impossible to me, ...
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How do I improve my bite attack?

My fighter character has taken the Willing Deformity (p. 125) and Deformity: Teeth (p. 121) feats from the Heroes of Horror handbook. It means that he now has a natural bite attack which deals 1d4 + ...
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How can I keep my campaign challenging when dealing with players of vastly different skill levels?

In my latest campaign (D&D 3.5), I have a player (let's call him P). P is on his fifth character. Yes, fifth. Except for P, only one other player has lost a character. The world P lives in is ...
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How does one determine damage when using the feat Leap Attack?

Just so nobody has to find it, the Complete Adventurer errata says that in the feat Leap Attack that the second sentence of the Benefit paragraph should read as follows: If you cover at least 10 ...
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Can the Archivist use the Dark Knowledge feature to benefit himself too?

Can the Archivist (from Heroes of Horror) use the Dark Knowledge feature to benefit himself too? For example, say an archivist uses Dark Knowledge to boost the attack rolls of his party. Would the ...
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A medusa and a beholder look at each other. What happens?

What happens when a medusa and a beholder look at each other? Will the beholder petrify, or will the medusa lose her power?
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Does a race without a list of bonus languages still get extra languages from a high Intelligence score?

The Player's Handbook on Race and Languages says All characters know how to speak Common.… A smart character (one who had an Intelligence bonus at 1st level) speaks other languages as well, one ...
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Are there any lower-level spells or magic items that could be used to copy a work of art?

Are there any spells or magic items in D&D 3.5 that would allow the caster/user to copy a work of art? In my current campaign, there is an artist (painter) who has been magically making ...
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For object fall damage, does the 20d6 maximum apply only to the additional damage from distance, or is it an overall maximum?

According to the DMG, page 303: For each 200 pounds of an object’s weight, the object deals 1d6 points of damage, provided it falls at least 10 feet. Distance also comes into play, adding an ...
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Can a Cleric with the Magic domain use Wands containing Wizard spells?

The Magic Domain's granted power says: Use scrolls, wands, and other devices with spell completition or spell trigger activation as a Wizard of one-half your Cleric level... So can a Cleric ...
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Does firing a crossbow wielded in two hands prevent gaining a buckler's AC bonus?

The description of the buckler (Player's Handbook 123, 124) (15 gp; 5 lbs.), in part, says You can use a bow or crossbow without penalty while carrying [the buckler. I]f you use a weapon in your ...
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What special materials exist for weapons and armor in D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder?

Can anyone give me a good reference to a relatively complete list of Item Special Materials, such as Adamantine, Mithril, etc? Most sources are so spread out and lack vital information that it's ...
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What's the best build for a mounted archer/caster?

My PC is an air genasi fighter 1 with ability scores of Str 12, Dex 19, Con 14, Int 14, Wis 10, and Cha 7. My plan is for my PC to become eventually a mounted archer and spellcaster that emphasizes ...
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What is the consensus on which books should be banned due to either exploitability, lack of balance, or poor editing? [closed]

At first this may seem to be a largely opinion-based question, but the more that I read the more that there appears to be a consensus. For example, in something resembling decreasing order of the ...
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Does catching on fire stack if a character catches on fire again while still burning?

The effect catching on fire is unclear on if it can happen multiple times to a character. For example, the spell Fires of Purity (Complete Divine p.165) states: Any creature taking fire damage from ...
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What spells are available to a low-level Wizard to deal with intelligent undead?

What spells are available to low level Wizards (8th or lower) to deal with intelligent undead? Black Tentacles is great, but it is great against everything corporeal and not too large Direct damage ...
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How much should a “button of Cure Light Wounds” cost (should it be available at all?)

My fellow players would like to have a command-word or use-activated "button" of Cure Light Wounds at will, i.e. unlimited uses/day. How much should this cost (if it should be available at all?) ...
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Can one wildshape to escape from the Hold Person spell?

A person who is subjected to the Hold Person spell, presuming they fail their save, is paralyzed. This means they can only take purely mental actions. Furthermore, the target of Hold Person must be ...
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Rulings/Usage on Abrupt Jaunt

the wizard specialist ability from PHB2... -- Abrupt Jaunt (conjuration): You teleport up to 10 feet. -- Activating this ability is an immediate action... -- You can’t activate this ...
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Can a bard choose to prepare spells, and thereby benefit from items that allow recall of previously prepared spells?

I'm considering whether to place a high-level magic item in my epic-level game. On page 28 of the PHB, under the bard 'spells' section, it states (emphasis mine): As noted above, a bard need not ...
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What happens if you no longer qualify for a Racial Substitution Level?

Racial Emulation is a lovely little feat that lets changelings (humanoid shapeshifters) count as the race they have changed into for most things, including taking racial substitution levels for that ...
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Are incorporeal creatures damaged by the Dreamheart Tempest?

Incorporeal creatures are only damaged by magical effects (50% of the time), force damage, other incorporeal things, and things specifically designed to interact with incorporeal creatures (e.g. Ghost ...
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Can the Versatile Spellcaster feat be used to cast Wizard spells?

Every time Ultimate Magus is mentioned on a forum, someone adds that Versatile Spellcaster would be great with it. I do not see how. The Versatile Spellcaster feat (Races of the Dragon, p. 101) says: ...
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Enlightened Spirit aura of menace save DC

The Enlightened Spirit PrC has a feature called Aura of Menace Aura of Menace (Su): A righteous aura surrounds you whenever you fight or get angry. Any hostile creature within a 5-foot radius of ...
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Spell Points, and How To Get More

I'm using the spell point system in my next campaign, and was wondering what the hivemind thinks a mana/spell point potion should cost. I'm not completely up on psionics, is there a similar thing that ...
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Ultimate Magus and Practiced Spellcaster [duplicate]

A Q/A proposes Practiced Spellcaster to keep increasing the more valuable (Wizard) class. The Practiced Spellcaster feat (Complete Arcane, p. 82) increases CL by 4, up to the character level. The ...