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For questions about Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, an RPG published in 2014 by Wizards of the Coast. D&D 5e is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and settings of all previous D&D editions. It was previously code-named D&D Next during the playtest period.

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Artificer Homunculus Servant proficiencies

Just trying to know if the Homunculus Servant I create has, for example, tool proficiencies to help me creating magic items. Infusion Link
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Which magic weapon deals the most damage?

Which magic weapon deals most damage at each rarity tier? (I am not asking about Artifacts, just normal rarity scale magic items). For the sake of defining weapon damage: Direct expected damage from ...
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Is my 'Vigilante' Homebrew class balanced? [closed]

I built this subclass because I felt monks had no truly S tier subclass combat options or many options that did not require burning all the already limited ki resources available. Would this subclass ...
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Is this homebrew Friend Blade spell balanced?

I want to implement a spell that would give casters a bit more options (God knows they need them) and enable some potentially funny shenanigans. Is this spell balanced against the current roster: ...
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Can you control the sensor of scrying?

Scrying creates a sensor. It says: the spell creates an invisible sensor within 10 feet of the target. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. The sensor moves with the target, ...
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What locations can you scry?

Scrying allows you to watch a place somewhere else: You can see and hear a particular creature you choose that is on the same plane of existence as you. (...) Instead of targeting a creature, you can ...
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Can you stack passive wisdom boosts?

I am currently putting together a dhampir blood hunter character and I noticed something interesting, which I would like to verify the RAW about: The Order of the Lycan, Heightened Senses is described ...
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Is this homebrew Eldritch Invocation, Blade Works, balanced?

Problem I've recently been playing a Pact of the Blade Warlock, deliberately abstaining from Eldritch Blast to focus on melee attacks. As we've gotten into later levels, the missing flexibility and ...
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Can a dhampir survive on blood alone?

I am building a dhampir using the VRGR's stats, which has some interesting entries (cannot link though) such as: Those who overindulge their thirst risk losing control and forever viewing others as ...
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What languages can a Professor Orb have?

Is a professor orb restricted in any way regarding the language choices it can have? For instance, can a professor orb know Modron or Vegypygmy as languages? Additionally, is it possible to possess ...
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Can you teleport more safely through scrying?

Scrying allows you to see a place somewhere else: You can see and hear a particular creature you choose that is on the same plane of existence as you. (...) Instead of targeting a creature, you can ...
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When creating a high level bard, or leveling up a bard without choosing a Magical Secret, can I pick a spell of any level I can cast?

The bard class feature Magical Secrets says: By 10th level, you have plundered magical knowledge from a wide spectrum of disciplines. Choose two spells from any classes, including this one. A spell ...
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Is this homebrew Bloodstones of Power magic item balanced?

Bloodstones of Power (Small pouch containing 5 stones) 25000 gp Very rare Magic item When a PC takes damage of 7.5 per level or higher due to slashing, or piercing damage the character can use the ...
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Why would I move my Linked Glyphs?

The linked glyphs spell involves making two glyphs: a detection glyph and either an alarm glyph or an effect glyph. The detection glyph acts as a sensor, and when it's activated, it sets off the alarm ...
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Can you use the Sleight of Hand skill to stack the Deck of Many Things?

As I understand the Deck of Many Things, you must intentionally draw a card while stating how many cards you wish to draw. Does this preclude merely looking at the cards? And if you can look at the ...
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Is this unarmored defense option balanced

One of the conceits of a campaign I am running is that in some areas classes like the fighter or paladin would not rely on heavy armor. Is the following option balanced? Unarmored Warrior ...
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Casting long-casting-time spells undetected

The objective is to cast a long casting time spells like Tiny Hut or Private Sanctum that can give you a battlefield advantage. For example Tiny Hut allows your team to have a position from which you ...
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Can the NPC Archdruid from Monsters of the Multiverse cast wildfire when using change shape?

The new Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse gives revised rules for many, many monsters, including the Archdruid (pg. 48). The revised text for Change Shape says (inter alia) While in a ...
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Does the Drakewarden's Drake have to increase in size at lv7 and lv15?

So, I'm playing a Drakewarden Ranger and at lv7, the drake grows in size. The rules state the following: In addition, while your drake is summoned, you and the drake gain the following benefits: ...
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How do multiple Sanctuary Vessel features (from the Genie Patron Warlock) interact together?

For this scenario, there will be 2 level 20 Elven Genie Warlocks (to make it simple.) Steps: Both go inside elf 1's Sanctuary Vessel and stay there for 12 hours Both go inside elf 2's Sanctuary ...
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How to calibrate combat encounters for high level play?

The DMG contains recommendations for the XP values of encounters that are supposed to help you create engaging but survivable combat encounters (page 82). They work pretty well for low- and mid-level ...
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Does a Simulacrum need to Eat, Sleep, Drink, or Breathe?

So I am looking for some insights into some specificities of a Simulacrum. I have a vague understanding of how the D&D rules interact with Creature types (which is that they are rarely important). ...
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How do I determine what in-game features and effects constitute diseases?

The party is exploring a crypt and has come upon a number of mummies. The party paladin has Lay on Hands. Alternatively, you can expend 5 hit points from your pool of healing to cure the target of ...
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Invisibility and Aura of Vitality

During fight a party member tried to use Aura of Vitality while being invisible to stealthily top their HP. It was argued that auras give visual effects similar to light which would allow enemies to ...
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Are there any 5e spells whereby PCs can gain the benefit of a long rest without actually taking a long rest?

I know that in D&D 5e the 3rd-level spell Catnap allows PCs to get the benefit of a short rest in exchange for 10 minutes of being unconscious. Are there any spells that allow PCs to get the ...
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What is included after Hit: in monster attacks? [duplicate]

So, in the most recent session our DM sicced a hobgoblin tribe on us, and it was controlling a souped up hellfire engine (it was immune to force damage, had a speed 80 so we could not outrun it, and ...
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Non-Combat Encounter Rewards - A Homebrew Review

Awarding non-combat encounters with XP consistently for the party level - A homebrew review A frustration I have had for a long time is how D&D claims that there are three pillars to the game, ...
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Is it possible to use the Transmuted Spell Metamagic on Absorb Elements?

So this hasn't come up before, but it has brought an interesting question to mind. Would it be possible to combine the Absorb Elements spell and Transmuted Spell metamagic. Absorb Elements reads as ...
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How does the Shadowsong bow deviate from the attunement standards?

Original Item There is an adventure from the 3rd season of Dungeons and Dragons Expeditions called DDEX03-07 Herald of the Moon. It awards a very rare longbow as the main quest reward, called ...
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What does it mean that an Ancient Blue Dragon's legendary action 'Wing Attack' costs 2 actions?

What does it mean that an Ancient Blue Dragon's legendary action 'Wing Attack' costs 2 actions? Doesn't a dragon get one action on its turn like everyone else, whether it's a multi-attack, casting a ...
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How well is the Unearthed Arcana Raven Queen warlock subclass balanced as compared to the officially published subclasses?

Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard introduced a new warlock patron: The Raven Queen. However, it never ended up being published. How balanced is the UA Raven Queen warlock subclass as compared to ...
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Is casting unused spells in the morning legit?

Our group has a habit of casting spells in the morning before ending our long rest, to use unused spell slots, we call it "casting down" spells. Typcial spells we cast are those with longer ...
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Can you possess a creature, using the magic jar spell, if you are in an extradimensional space (assuming you can see the humanoid) in 5e?

How does the spell magic jar work with an extradimensional space such as a bag of holding, handy haversack, portable hole, or the Genie Patron's Bottled Respite feature? Assuming you are able to see ...
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Does the Greater Invisibility spell also hide spell effects? [duplicate]

The spells Greater Invisibility turns a creature invisible: You or a creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. Anything the target is wearing or carrying is invisible as long as it ...
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Do the jar and the catatonic body in Magic Jar count as objects or creatures?

The spell magic jar puts your soul into a jar, and your body is in a catatonic state. What are these both treated as? Is the jar counted as an object, a construct, or a creature in general? Is your ...
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What is the single highest damage attack that can be made by one tenth level character with no assistance, support, or magic items? [closed]

In a single attack (melee, ranged, or spell attacks all fine) what is the highest damage that a tenth level character on their own with no magic items can achieve? Further caveats - no implausible ...
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How does the balance of the UA Twilight Domain compare to the official Twilight Domain from Tasha's Cauldron?

I have been playing a Cleric whose sub-class is the Twilight Domain from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. I have been using the official Tasha's version of the domain, but there is an Unearthed Arcana ...
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How to manage time pressure?

The game assumes multiple encounters per day. However, sandboxes or megadungeons give players a lot of control about how far and how long they want to push each day. Sure, factions can also act ...
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Does attacking with a Dragon Wing Hand Crossbow require one hand or two?

A hand crossbow is a one-handed weapon that ordinarily takes two hands to fire, due to the loading portion of the Ammunition property. Ammunition: Drawing the ammunition from a quiver, case, or other ...
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Fireball alternative for a demon heavy campaign?

What are some good AOE spells (5th level or lower) for a wizard to get rid of hordes of weak to medium demons?
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How does Rod of Rulership work?

Our group are the proud owners of a rod of rulership that we pried out of the dead coils of a defeated Spirit Naga. We since have successfully employed this device in a couple of large encounters with ...
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Will making changes to verbal component rules break game balance?

The goal of verbal components is to prevent casters from rashly casting spells like Charm Person (as the NPCs would immediately notice it) and let prison guards debilitate a caster by gagging them. ...
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Can possession by a ghost be broken with magic circle?

The magic circle spell has the following effect in its description: The creature can't willingly enter the cylinder by nonmagical means. So the theory is that if someone possessed by a ghost is ...
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Can Locate Object find the orb of a Scrying sensor?

The Scrying spell states (emphasis mine): On a failed save, the spell creates an invisible sensor within 10 feet of the target. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. The ...
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Can Glyph of Warding be used with Gentle Repose?

The spell Glyph of Warding allows one to charge the glyph with a spell that is cast when the glyph is triggered: Spell Glyph. You can store a prepared spell of 3rd level or lower in the glyph by ...
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What is the difference between "Unconscious" and "Asleep"?

The Sleep spell explicitly causes targets to fall "unconscious" but includes many references to sleep, as well as the line: "Undead and creatures immune to being charmed aren’t ...
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Can Meld to Stone be used with Offensive Spells?

Suppose my character is locked in a jail cell with several of their worst enemies, none of whom have any spell-casting abilities. (Assume the character has retained their holy symbol for spell-casting....
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Can I rest while under the effects of the Meld into Stone spell?

Suppose my character is sneaking around an enemy encampment, and, just before being discovered by a patrol, spends their last spell-slot to cast Meld into Stone on a nearby boulder. In doing so, they ...
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Does a barbarian's danger sense work for saves against falling?

I need some clarification on what the limits of the 'danger sense' feature of the barbarian class are. My group recently ran into a scenario where they were participating in a race while riding giant ...
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How to help a player create a character with more long term motivations?

I am currently DMing a campaign for a player that I will call Will and 2 others. To start off, Will is not really a problem player despite this question being tagged as such. He is engaged in the game,...
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