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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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Is there any way to gain the endless special quality without carrying around a small necromantic magic item?

Dragon Magazine #354 has a fairly well-known special quality called endless, which prevents aging and all its normal effects, but is unfortunately not actually granted by its associated feat, Wedded ...
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Question about multiplying damage with decisive strike [duplicate]

So, reading another question about Decisive Strike, the answer was that it works the same as a critical, by multiplying its damage and therefore utilising multiple rolls and adding the totals, however,...
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Is the swordsage's recovery interruptable?

I'm new with the whole "martial adept" thing, and while the Tome of Battle itself is kinda self-explanatory, some things are more ambiguous. In the manual it says that a swordsage can recover a ...
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Is there some monster that works like a swarm of bodies?

I want to ask whether somebody has designed a monster that works like a swarm of bodies. Not undead but simply human, dwarf, etc. bodies that are corrupted or something similar. I want this monster to ...
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Can a Ghost use feats that have a strength score as a prerequisite?

A Ghost has a strength score, but it can only use physical force as long as it is on the ethereal plane. When a Ghost uses its manifestation ability, "it partly enters the Material Plane and becomes ...
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Does 'Wild' armour work for Alternate Form?

Could a creature that doesn't have Wild Shape, but -does- have Alternate Form (Such as a Dragon) use armour with the "wild" property to be able to use this armour in all their forms? In the question ...
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Can a lone non-magical human deal with flying targets without projectile/thrown weapons?

Say that for whatever reason, a martial character can't use any projectile (sling, bow, etc.) or thrown (javelin, bloodstorm blade's Throw Anything, etc.) weapons. The whole region is also covered in ...
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Beholderkin Overseer's Major Creation: Can it be used offensively?

According to Lords of Madness, the Beholderkin Overseer's Major Creation eye ray requires a full round action to use (instead of the standard 10 minute casting time). It has a range of 180 ft. (...
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Is this (slightly revised) conversion of a 5e homebrew race in line with the power of “strong” (but still LA+0) 3.5e races?

I found a 5e "Anime Girl" race on dandwiki.com. Realistically most "anime girls" are just humans with plenty of class levels, but for the sake of general memery with some friends, I wanted to try ...
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Wildshape (3.5) interaction with craven & rend?

So, a 15th level druid (with other classes added) wildshapes in to a legendary ape. He possesses the following feats/abilities: Craven You take a -2 penalty on saving throws against fear ...
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Looking for a 3.5 reference to a Monster Harvester's Handbook

Back in the day, someone had created a handbook for harvesting parts from monsters. They went through every monster in the SRD and chose parts (and fairly reasonable prices for those parts). I was ...
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How does the target of “Planar Binding” subjectively experience the effects of the spell? [closed]

If the target of Planar Binding fails its Charisma saving throw, it "must follow your instructions to the best of its ability". How does the target experience the effects of the spell? What is the ...
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How does the spell Siphon work for a caster who is both spontaneous and able to cast prepared spells?

If I have a multiclassed spellcaster (both spontaneous and able to cast prepared spells), can I use Siphon (Complete Scoundrel, p. 102) to regain one or more spell slot/s of any class I wish? Or Is ...
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Is there supposed to be a huge difference in power between demon princes and archdevils?

The Book of Vile Darkness for 3e introduces statblocks for both demon princes and archdevils, and with a couple exceptions, they all have HDs in the mid-to-high 30s. Then Fiendish Codex I comes along ...
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Method of restarting a rage in the same encounter?

A barbarian can fly into a rage only once per encounter. (Barbarian class description → Rage feature description) This line is making me sad; I want to be able to end a rage and start a new one more ...
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Half-orc subraces?

I am interested in finding alternative subraces for half-orcs, especially those with less-terrible ability scores. I am aware of the Unearthed Arcana environmental variants (aquatic, arctic, desert, ...
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What would happen if you try to mount a creature of your own size?

The rules state the following in terms of suitable mounts: [The DM has] the final decision on what is or is not a suitable mount. At its most basic level, a mount should have the following ...
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Are there any published guidelines on how much PCs' expensive/magical gear affects the EL of which challenges are appropriate for them?

Page 40 of the DMG suggests that a large quantity of CR 1 enemies has the potential to challenge a 10th-level party that had lost their equipment. That's an interesting idea, but written kind of ...
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When creating a character above 1st level, can you give them the effects of spellcasting services?

Page 199 of the DMG explains how new characters can start with magic items, even those they choose to make themselves (with the assumption these items were created some time before the character ...
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Is it possible to craft a crystal similar to the Truedeath one, but for creatures with the Plant type? [closed]

Is it possible to craft a crystal similar to the Truedeath one, but for Plants? Truedeath Crystal (Greater) and Demolition Crystal (Greater) are Weapond Augment Crystals (Magic Item Compendium, p.65-...
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What do I roll to cast a summon with pre-determined base attack bonus?

I am playing a warlock in my current campaign and I selected earthen grasp for one of the invocations. Earthen grasp comes with its own base attack bonus: Earthen Grasp: Treat the arm as a Medium ...
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How is miss chance calculated if a caster has Entropic shield active and is inside Darkness spell?

My question is simple. I have a warlock that has following invocations: Darkness: "This spell causes an object to radiate shadowy illumination out to a 20-foot radius. All creatures in the area ...
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How would a steel devil act on its own?

Fiendish Codex II says that "[s]teel devils are consummate soldiers. They have no purpose or drive to do anything other than to march in step to battle" (138). However, steel devils aren't mindless—...
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In this situation, what are the best tactical uses for at-will major creation? [closed]

The party is about to face in battle a beholderkin, an overseer (Lord of Madness 139–40) and its allies: a beholder (Monster Manual 25–7) 2 directors (LoM 137–8) 7 spectators (LoM 140–1) 8 gauths (MM ...
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Can the tongues spell decipher writing (directly or indirectly)?

The description for tongues states, This spell grants the creature touched the ability to speak and understand the language of any intelligent creature It makes no special mention of understanding ...
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Does the effects of a failed save versus disease or poison carry over into an alternate form?

Most diseases (mundane or magical) and poison deal ability damage upon a failed save after the incubation time. Once the damage takes place, does the negative effects of a failed save versus disease ...
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Is the Planeshifter's “portal under their control” a fixed location or no?

About the portal, the prestige class demiplane seed ability (Manual of the Planes, p32) only says, "It has a single portal entry, which the planeshifter may control for access." What rules would be ...
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Is it possible to use warlock's Hideous Blow in barbarian's rage?

According to the Complete Arcane book, warlock invocations are not spells. Barbarian rage description in PHB1 says: While raging, a barbarian cannot use any Charisma-, Dexterity-, or Intelligence-...
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How does Spellthief's Absorb Spell (Su) work?

Absorb Spell (Su) is a class feature of the Spellthief (Complete Adventurer variant, p. 13) and it reads as follow: Beginning at 7th level, if a spellthief makes a successful save against a spell ...
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What is the description and information for the Deep Orc race in 3.5 D&D?

I need a physical description and information on the Deep Orc race from 3.5 D&D. Can someone give me information or direct me to a source that can help me? I tried searching, but the problem is ...
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Is there an official description of the appearance and culture of tribal orcs?

I play on a Neverwinter Nights persistent world module that uses the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 rules. The module is not using the Forgotten realms setting. I'm editing and updating the module's ...
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I am looking for information and the physical description of Deep Halflings

I am looking for the physical description and information on the Deep Halflings race in 3.5 D&D. Can anyone fill me in or direct me to a source?
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What are the default subraces in the D&D 3.5 Player's Handbook?

I am having difficulty finding information on the default subraces offered in the D&D 3.5 Player's Handbook: What is the default elf subrace? What is the default gnome subrace? What is the ...
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Do non-native outsiders die of old age?

Outsiders are described so: Unlike most other living creatures, an outsider does not have a dual nature—its soul and body form one unit. The bond between Outsiders and their Home Planes is strong, ...
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What happens when a party member uses a healing spell on an unconscious PC who has spell resistance?

The Spell Resistance (Ex) ability reads, in part: The possessor does not have to do anything special to use spell resistance. The creature need not even be aware of the threat for its spell ...
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How do i create a Plant Human character with at most LA+2?

Is it any legal way from the official books, to add a Plant type to Human race, or make a Humanoid Plant, with minimal influence and big LA growing? It may be useful to know how to slightly modify ...
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Does polymorph replace my class-skills while polymorphed?

Polymorph (Player's Handbook v.3.5, p. 263) is based on Alter Self (Player's Handbook v.3.5, p. 197) that reads, in part: Alter Self [...] You acquire the physical qualities of the new ...
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Does an Arcane Hierophant without animal companion obtain a companion familiar?

Upon entering the Arcane Hierophant class you obtain a "Companion Familiar", the feature description says you have to dismiss your familiar but you may retain your animal companion if you have one. ...
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Could you explain the meaning of warlock invocation number next to its grade?

I am rolling a warlock in my current campaign and we started at level 3. For my invocations, I have picked walk unseen and fell flight. I was told I could not do that by my DM since he told me my ...
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How do domain powers that reference cleric levels work for a non-cleric that gains a domain?

I'm familiar with what happens when a non-cleric acquires a domain (spell-wise - they don't get domain slots but can add the domain spell to their list and may only cast that spell 1/day). But what ...
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Can you voluntarily suppress the effect of a continuous magic item you are wearing?

I would like to ask my DM if it is possible to craft a Continuous Cloud of Knives (Player's Handbook II) Ring, but it could be a little awkward in certain situations, a swarm of knives orbiting around ...
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Warlock/Binder/Anima Binder

Can a Warlock transition into an Anima Mage and still get both class benefits? I'm talking about damage reduction, fiendish resilience, increased eldritch blast dmg, and the like on the warlock side ...
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Does Detect Magic detect the effects of Rebuke Undead?

If an undead creature is under a caster's control by Rebuke Undead (as applied to a weaker undead under the Control Undead threshold), would a casting of Detect Magic give any indication of that?
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How do “alignment” subtypes interact with magic item alignment requirements?

Let's say we have a LG succubus (who therefore has the chaotic and evil subtypes). A nine lives stealer would be a bad weapon for her, since it bestows negative levels to good wielders, and her ...
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Can you craft magic items without specific abilities--and therefore, requirements/costs?

Ghostwalk's glove of the master strategist is described as follows: This black leather glove is decorated with purple silk thread. It acts as a glove of storing and allows the wearer to use a true ...
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(How) Can the Cursed -2 Sword be turned into an indestructible +2 sword of instant summons?

One of the standard cursed items is a longsword that causes the user to take a -2 penalty to attack and damage rolls, and is automatically drawn and fought with, even if the user intended to use ...
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Can a Warlock research Original spells?

The Dungeon Master's Guide (Page 198) details how to create your own custom spells by doing in-universe research. It states that "A spellcaster of any kind can create a new spell". Whether a Warlock ...
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How can I realize my gravity monkey concept? [closed]

I'm about to start a D&D 3.5 campaign with a generous DM. PCs will start somewhere between levels 5 and 8—the DM hasn't said exactly—with 100,000 gp. I've been working on a build that's like Sun ...
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What happens if Animal Growth is cast in a constrained environment?

The spell animal growth (Player's Handbook 198) says If insufficient room is available for the desired growth, the creature attains the maximum possible size and may make a Strength check (using ...
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Is there a way for a paladin to eventually upgrade their Unicorn mount to a Celestial Charger?

At lvl 5, a Paladin gains the ability to summon their Paladin mount. However, at levels 6-8, they gain the ability to summon a different, unusual mount. At lvl 6, a Paladin gains the ability to summon ...

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