Questions tagged [dnd-4e]

For questions about Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition, published in 2008. This tag also covers the D&D Essentials line.

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Can a character sneak up on another character who has blindsight?

Can a character sneak up on another character who has blindsight? Can I just make a stealth check to hide from blindsight?
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Other than taking the Adamant Arrow Style feat, how can I use powers in place of a ranged basic attack?

I am playing Ranger in D&D 4e and I built myself around Flying Steel and other attacks that let you make a ranged basic attack when (trigger). I want to know if there is a way that I could use ...
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Can I gain the bonuses from Clever/Rapid Shot when I make a ranged basic attack?

Consider the level 5 ranger daily power Flying Steel: Flying Steel ... Effect: Until the end of the encounter, if the target ends its turn without cover from you, you can make a ranged basic ...
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How to handle characters that are created for comedy, but are self-sabotaging, and difficult to DM? [closed]

I am about to begin a DnD4e campaign with 4 close friends. I am concerned with some of the players' character concepts. I define the problems with these characters as self-sabotaging, though there ...
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Can a Shroud of Protection/Revival be removed by anyone?

When you place the shroud of protection over an adjacent dying creature, [effect]. This effect lasts until the creature regains consciousness or dies, or until the shroud is removed (a standard action)...
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Caveats in 4e Lite [closed]

I'm planning to use the 4e Lite houserule set for my next game. If anyone here has used it, are there any hidden problems you've encountered while playing? More specifically, I want to know if it ...
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Do class features count against the number of powers you can choose at 1st level?

I have been researching my question for a week now and, simple a question though it may be, I keep reading answers that are pulling me in different directions, so I finally decided to just ask. Here ...
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Does Flame Spiral's Effect damage change elements from Lightning/Frost Weapon?

Flame Spiral's effect line says Until the start of your next turn, any enemy that enters a square adjacent to you or starts its turn there takes 1d6 fire damage. An enemy can take this damage only ...
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How to regenerate Action Points?

What are some commonly used ways to regenerate action points? Off the top of my head, I know of Symbol of Victory's Property Sidhe Lord's U2, Sidhe Bargain Ghost of the Past's U10, Time Jaunt Are ...
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How much XP is an NPC built as a PC worth for encounter budgeting?

I'm running a session with a party of five level 2 characters: a paladin, bladesinger, thief, cleric and psion. The session is going to play on a religious rivalry and so I've made a level 3 paladin (...
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Can evil beings be found in the Feywild, and good ones in the Shadowfell?

The Feywild and Shadowfell are planes parallel to the Prime material plane. Though they are usually depicted as good and evil planes respectively, is there evil that resides in the Feywild, or good ...
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Does the werewolf character theme have a basic attack?

Does the werewolf character theme have a basic attack other than the secondary attack encounter power? We have a player whose PC is using this theme and we couldn't find any information of what its ...
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Where in the PHB is the information on the different regions dwarves come from? [closed]

I thought I saw somewhere in the 4e Player's Handbook the different regions the dwarves live in, but now I can't find it. (I would like to use a dice to randomly select my region to help build my ...
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Can a dwarf use great swords and longswords? [closed]

I'm preparing to play my first game of D&D and I want to play a dwarf fighter. The Players Handbook says they are small but heavy and can carry a lot. Is a dwarf fighter able to use a heavy blade, ...
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How can I play D&D as a 13 year old [closed]

I'm 13 years old, home schooled, and by standard definition, a geek. I've spent tons of money on D&D 4e and want to play really badly. Is there anyway I can do this? I see my friends once a week, ...
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Saving throws stacking bonus

I have multiple questions about stacking bonuses on the same roll which ends more than a condition. 1) Feat bonus + Item bonus, different conditions of the same roll: Focused Mind and Armor of ...
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Magical creatures appearing in a non-magical world [closed]

We have been playing in a "Game of Thrones"-like world where there is no way to learn magical abilities and people disregard its existence completely. But, I would like to insert some plot elements ...
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Are monsters subject to normal equipment rules?

Do monsters have unlimited ammunition, or do you need to keep track of each and every minion? Similary, do they have to spend a minor action to stow/draw their weapons?
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Untamed Berserker Style and Cleave hitting a solo enemy

I just had a quick question, which they touch on in this EN World thread but I'd just like a second opinion. Can I gain the temp HP from Untamed Berserker Style and Cleave if there's only one enemy ...
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Can Polearm Gamble and Combat Agility be used together?

So I just hit paragon with my hybrid paladin/fighter polearm fighter, and I took the hybrid feat again, and picked Combat Agility. I have rushing cleats on and have the Polearm Momentum feat as well ...
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Is there a physical description of the Keepers in Gloomwrought?

I was reading through The Shadowfell: Gloomwrought and Beyond and the book speaks largely of a race called Keepers who are essentially caretakers of the city that have been around as long as the city ...
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Wis/Int classes with strong AoE stunning powers?

Context: I'm planning on playing a Deva Wis/Int Wizard who takes Soul of the World at Epic and grabs Royal Command of Asmodeus via Past Life Tiefling, and I was wondering, what class would have the ...
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Does Staff of Sleep and Charm's property work offhand?

I was looking at a few threads in the archived WoTC boards for tips for building a wizard, and one thing that seems to get mentioned a lot is off-handing a Staff of Sleep and Charm. I know it adds a ...
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How much ammo does an area burst weapon attack use?

While I was perusing a CharOp guide for the Seeker class, I saw a suggestion of a Hybrid Seeker|Executioner build. While my first thought was to the use the Seeker at-will powers that count as basic ...
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Options for Mass-Cursing for a Warlock?

I know of Tyrannical Threat that can curse everyone in a Close Burst, but are there any other powers that let you curse everyone in an area like that?
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Using Protecting Strike to grant temporary hitpoints outside of an encounter?

Outside of combat, does the following work... Call your Spirit Companion and gather everyone around it Use Protecting Strike on the spirit companion itself (since it is in range of "melee spririt 1" ...
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How can I get working wings for a Paladin Warforged in heroic tier?

I have a level 2 Paladin Warforged, and want to give him wings. His early life/background is Divine Companionship and he worships Pelor. His theme is Ironwrought. He is a tank build. The DM is ...
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How Effective is my House Rule for DM-Chosen Epic Destinies?

For a while I have been disenchanted with the whole process Epic Destinies. If something is your destiny, it doesn't really feel right for a player to be able to choose it. I do recognize the ...
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D&D 4th edition - area/line of effects

I have just recently picked up the D&D 4th edition rulebooks and I’m a little confused about certain aspects of the rules regarding how to combine the rules regarding line of sight, cover, and ...
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How do Invulnerabilities Interact with Multiple Damage Types? [duplicate]

If an attack does, say, 10 Radiant and Fire Damage and the target has 5 Fire invulnerability? Do they take no damage, or half damage? I see that this question covers resistances, however, I wasn't ...
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Does Vampire's “Hidden Power” trigger on “Blood Drinker” and base power

Hidden Power says: You gain a bonus to the damage rolls of your vampire powers and vampire paragon path powers. The bonus equals your Charisma modifier. So, let's say you're a level one vampire. ...
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Does a Dominated creature provoke attacks of opportunity?

If I Dominate a creature, can I make that creature use an at-will ranged attack that would provoke opportunity attacks? Does the creature have to use that attack even if it was smart enough to realize ...
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Does having two sources of damage in one attack count as two damage rolls?

For instance, if an attack power allows you to do "2d8+3 plus 1d6 fire damage", and you're under the effects of a power which gives you "+4 to all damage rolls", would the +4 be added to both the ...
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Can a were-creature druid Wild Shape when in hybrid form?

Does were-creature's level 10 hybrid form count as "humanoid" for the wording of Wild Shape? A Wererat/bear/wolf's level 10 feature says "When you use the [animal] shape power, you can assume the ...
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Does Double or Total Aegis require dropping all targets to zero to reactivate Aegis?

With Hybrid Swordmages, you only get the Aegis once per encounter, but you can regain it by dropping the marked enemy to 0. What if you mark using Total Aegis or Double Aegis, though? Do you have to ...
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Maximum number of animals a character can control?

I know Fey Beast Tamer gives you one, and some classes like the Sentinel and the Beastmaster also get one, and I guess it's also possible to get a mount on top of that maybe? What's the maximum ...
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What makes up a Radiant Mafia?

I get that the general point of it is that it's a party that focuses on Radiant damage and is apparently supposed to have a pretty high damage output, but which elements are needed to make it really ...
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What book has the Mage Pyromancer Spell School in it?

I want to play a Mage Pyromancer but can't seem to remember the book with the Spell School in it. What book is the Mage School in?
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Would Ardent Strike + Commanding Vow trigger Flail Expertise?

Flail Expertise's second effect is "In addition, when you hit with a melee weapon attack using a flail and the attack lets you slide a target, you can knock the target prone instead of sliding it." ...
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How do Primordial Blade and Githyanki Silver Weapon interact?

So, the Githyanki Silver Blade turns all damage dealt by it to Psychic, and Primordial Blade (16th level Malec-Keth Janissary) adds +1d4 of one of (Fire, Lightning, Thunder, Cold) to the damage. If I ...
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Polearm Gamble questions for a Swordmage

Okay, so suppose I have a Glaive. If I have Polearm Gamble, I can hit someone with an opportunity attack if they try to enter an adjacent space. And Heavy Blade Opportunity would let me hit with an at-...
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Is it possible to use a Cleric's Melee power with a Non-Melee weapon?

So I'm still pretty new to 4e and I had a concept for a primarily "spellcaster" Human Cleric that uses a bow instead of a regular melee weapon. (A close comparison is Kikyo/Kagomae from Inuyasha.) ...
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Question about Inescapable Fisherman Variant

Specifically, I'm asking about the single-class Swordmage Deva build in the bottom spoiler in this link: https://web.archive.org/web/20150916223017/http://community.wizards.com/content/forum-topic/...
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Do vulnerabilities trigger multiple times when a power deals damage multiple times?

If I hit a vulnerable target with an effect that hits it twice, such as Static Charge or Chromatic Bolt, does it count the damage for vulnerability twice?
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What is a Killswitch?

I know it's a Warlord|Artificer Hybrid, but when I try to look it up, I just get broken links. What does it do and how do I build one?
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If I retrain the feat Skill Training, do I then lose training in that skill?

Let's say at level 2, I choose to learn the feat Skill Training and add a +5 training bonus to Dungeoneering. Then at level 11, I retrain it with a Paragon level feat. Do I then lose the training ...
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Can a Surprised character use powers triggered when initiative is rolled?

Certain powers are triggered when initiative is rolled, such as the power for the Casque of Tactics. Power (Daily): Free Action. Use this power when initiative is rolled. Swap initiative check ...
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White Lotus Master Riposte and AOE at wills

The feat White Lotus Master Riposte reads: Prerequisites: 11th level, any arcane class, White Lotus Riposte feat Benefit: When an enemy you hit with an arcane at-will attack power attacks you ...
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What exactly does the Ardent's Wormhole Plunge do?

I am the DM in a campaign in which one of my friends plays an ardent. Everyone agrees with my friend that his ardent's Wormhole Plunge power kills any enemies that go into it. Is this true? It's ...
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How many PCs does Crucible of the Gods need?

The standard for D&D 4e is 5 PCs in a party, but Crucible of the Gods includes 6 pregenerated characters. Is this just to allow some choice and variation?