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Questions tagged [dnd-5e]

Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, 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. Previously code-named D&D Next.

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Oathbreaker Control Undead Resistances

I have two questions about my Paladin Oathbreaker's relationship to the undead. When I use my channel divinity I can take control of an undead. My question is "Does the turn undead resistance ...
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What can a soul inside a ring of mind shielding do besides talk to the wearer or departing?

Johnny the Magnificent died to a monster in a dungeon wearing a ring of mind shielding. His soul entered the ring and there he lived for centuries. Now Jack the rookie picked up the ring. What can ...
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Does re-casting witch bolt use up another spell slot?

I'm relatively new to D&D and was wondering how the second part of witch bolt in 5e works. The first cast allows me to recast it until the target exits the spell range, moves into full cover, or I ...
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How powerful would an always-on Truesight ability be for a PC?

How powerful would an always-on passive ability or magic item or whatever else that could grant truesight to a PC be? Let's say 60 ft. to match the range of races with Darkvision. For reference, here'...
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Are there mistakes on the pre-rolled Basic Set wizard and ranger character sheets?

I am returning to D&D having not played since first edition and am trying to get my head around the character building process before I try and explain it to some new players. I have been ...
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Can a Sorcerer twin a spell to hit a creature with two heads with both attacks?

During our campaign this weekend we encountered an Ettin named Oinkers Boinkers. It had two heads (one head was Oinkers, the other was Boinkers), each with a different personality and it acted like ...
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Where could I have learnt primordial? [on hold]

I just created a DnD character. He speaks the languages Common, Elvish and Primordial. Where could he have learned Primordial? He learned Elvish when he spent 2 years with the Elves.
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Is my ruling of the Sanctuary spell correct? [duplicate]

The sanctuary spell description says: You ward a creature within range against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell must ...
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With Jeremy Crawford taking over Acquisitions, Inc, will his rulings on the show be considered RAW?

Jeremy Crawford's published statements about the rules are considered Rules Canon for D&D 5e (except Adventurer's League, where they are not). During his stint as GM on Acquisitions Incorporated,...
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Is a body part “missing” if severed but present? [duplicate]

Partly inspired by the question about using Mending to reattach body parts to a corpse , this question concerns both the spells Raise Dead and Revivify, which both state that they return dead ...
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How do you get temporary hit points?

I'm going to play my first game of D&D soon. How do I get temporary hit points and how many of them do I start with?
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Can I learn multiple fighting styles? [duplicate]

I just got a level in Fighter and I want to pick the archery fighting style. I'm already a level 4 Ranger with the dueling fighting style. Can I have two different fighting styles at once even ...
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When throwing a melee weapon without the thrown property is the proficiency bonus still added to the attack?

The rules for improvised weapons state that you can throw a melee weapon even if it does not have the thrown property for 1d4 damage: If a character uses a ranged weapon to make a melee attack, or ...
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Can this Wish effect be dispelled?

Sage Advice gives us a guidance on how to know if a spell can be dispelled or not: Can you use dispel magic on the creations of a spell like animate dead or affect those creations with antimagic ...
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Does the spell Fog Cloud obscure light sources?

Consider this very basic scenario: I grab a rock, and cast the cantrip Light on it, choosing a violet hue as the color for the light. I set the rock down on the ground I cast Fog Cloud in the area ...
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Is this homebrew “Throwing Weapons Master” feat balanced?

I'm trying to create a Fighter/Warlock character based on Kratos in the newest God of War game, who wields a two-handed axe which he can throw and summon back to his hands. Pact of the Blade Warlock ...
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How much may I customize a Fog Cloud spell?

The description for the fog cloud spell says: You create a 20-foot-radius sphere of fog centered on a point within range. The sphere spreads around corners, and its area is heavily obscured. Is it ...
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Can a Kenku use verbal spells?

A Kenku can only speak by mimicry, so can a Kenku fulfill the verbal portion of spells of his class? I would assume that he could only cast a verbal spell if he has heard the spell be cast by another ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard/Sorcerer use the Twinned Spell metamagic option on Simulacrum?

Consider a Wizard 13/Sorcerer 7 multiclass, who happens to have the Twinned Spell metamagic option: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can ...
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How does the Mirror Image spell interact with the Trickery cleric's Invoke Duplicity ability?

A third level Trickery cleric gets mirror image as a domain spell (PHB, p. 63). Invoke Duplicity is a Channel Divinity ability gained at second level. Case 1 The cleric casts mirror image (which ...
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Can Mending be used to reattach severed body parts?

Corpses are considered objects, and the Mending cantrip can do the following: This spell repairs a single break or tear in an object you touch, such as a broken chain link, two halves of a broken ...
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What are the limitations of the bonding ritual performed by an eldritch knight?

I was wondering what the bonding process looks like or if you can decide it yourself. As an example: if the fighter goes into a museum or other public exhibit and sees a sword on display, can he then ...
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Does a target charmed via the Diplomat feat remain charmed if you are over 60 feet away from it but only briefly?

In Unearthed Arcana: Feats for Skills, the Diplomat feat includes the following benefit: If you spend 1 minute talking to someone who can understand what you say, you can make a Charisma (...
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How strong is the tressym in comparison to other familiar?

I was looking at the tressym's description in the Storm King's Thunder adventure, and saw this (p. 243): With the DM's permission, a person who casts the find familiar spell can choose to conjure a ...
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Would Brute Force interact with abilities that affect weapon damage dice?

The Brute fighter archetype from Unearthed Arcana: Three Subclasses has the Brute Force feature, which adds a bonus die to damage dealt by weapons you are proficient in. I want to know if abilities ...
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How is “targeting” a spell defined for the Order Domain cleric's Voice of Authority feature?

The Order Domain cleric's 1st-level Voice of Authority feature gives one ally a bonus attack. If I use an area-of-effect spell that includes them, does it count as targeting them? If so, would I ...
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Where are temporary hit points mentioned in the PHB?

Where are temporary hit points mentioned in the PHB? I can't find it in the Player's Handbook.
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Is it possible for a multiclassed monk/rogue to use Stunning Strike and Sneak Attack on the same attack, before making an extra attack?

I've made a character that is going to eventually put 17 levels into Monk's Way of the Shadow and 3 levels into Rogue's Assassin. I was looking at some of the abilities I get for attacking, such as ...
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Is my multiclassed paladin/fighter/sorcerer built according to the rules?

I wanna preface this by saying I'm a D&D fanboy/wannabe, Baldur's Gate and Critical Role is the closest I've ever gotten to playing the game. One of the things I love about any game is character ...
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When are the effects of prone ended?

Here is a situation: Initiative 15 - Monk attacks orc causing the orc receive the "prone" condition. Initiative 13 - Orc stands up, ending the prone condition, and attacks the monk without ...
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Should I pick the Athlete feat for higher AC or take the Mobile feat for my variant human monk? [on hold]

I'm starting a new campaign, in which I'm playing a Variant Human Way of the Kensei monk. My ability scores are: 17, 12, 11, 12, 9, 14. The 17 is in Dexterity, and the 14 is in Wisdom. For my ...
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Does a monk get cumulative bonuses to proficiency and unarmed movement each level?

As a monk levels up, the monk table says they get the following: \begin{array}{|c|c|} \hline \textbf{Level} & \textbf{Proficiency Bonus} & \textbf{Martial Arts} & \textbf{Unarmored ...
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Can objects with a spell effect pass through Leomund's Tiny Hut?

So here's the situation: I'm chilling inside a tiny hut I cast earlier, and some of the other party members are right outside. No one is in danger, and then someone does something to cause an attack ...
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When are prerequisites checked for the Variant Human's feat?

The steps to generate a character are: Choose a Race Choose a Class Determine Ability Scores ... A player choosing Variant Human as race gets a feat in step 1. However many feats have prerequisites ...
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How balanced is a feat that lets players round up instead of down, and win contest ties?

Saw someone on FB with this idea, and wanted to get some input. Feat: Mathematician Whenever an ability tells you to round up or tells you to round down a value, you can choose whether to ...
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Can I choose to have a cold Sneak Attack when using Frost Brand? [duplicate]

Frost Brand has this property: When you hit with an attack using this magic sword, the target takes an extra 1d6 cold damage. Since Jeremy Crawford states that the cold damage is part of its ...
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Can a Circle of the Shepherd druid in Wild Shape still communicate with beasts using the Speech of the Woods feature?

The Circle of the Shepherd druid has the Speech of the Woods feature (XGtE, p. 23): You learn to speak, read, and write Sylvan. In addition, beasts can understand your speech, and you gain the ...
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Can I cast hex on a bug, kill it, rest, and have hex and my spell slots? [duplicate]

Based on the idea that hex can persist across short rests (see this question) if I cast hex on a bug and killed it, then took a short rest for an hour, would I have hex up for the day (until I broke ...
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Can I communicate through my familiar?

I've always wanted to make a non-verbal character. But I think it would be pretty difficult to communicate with the rest of my party members. I want to make an in-world way to make communication ...
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Do the Dueling fighting style, Divine Smite, and Oath of Devotion paladin's Sacred Weapon Channel Divinity option stack?

I was in DM'ing a game the other day when the party's Level 3 Paladin one-hit KO'd a minor boss. Here's how he did it: Total damage = two-handed longsword (1d10) + Str modifier (+2) + Dueling ...
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Can a warlock use the Ghostly Gaze eldritch invocation to see invisible objects or those within a Darkness spell?

Can a warlock use the Ghostly Gaze eldritch invocation to see objects affected by the invisibility spell or those within the area of effect of the darkness spell? More specifically, do the objects ...
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Does an attack hit if it exactly matches the target's AC?

For an attack to successfully hit a given Armor Class, would it need to get a number higher than the Armor Class or does it hit with the exact number as well?
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Can I drag a grappled creature and release it after moving half of my speed, then move the remainder of my speed?

The grappling rules state: Moving a Grappled Creature. When you move, you can drag or carry the grappled creature with you, but your speed is halved, unless the creature is two or more sizes ...
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What happens when a glyph of warding with Blink is triggered?

Context: I am a player setting traps for other players If I cast Glyph of Warding with Blink as the spell glyph, what would happen when it triggered? I think it would either: Teleport whatever ...
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Is an Artificer (Alchemist)/Rogue or Rogue/Artificer (Alchemist) a viable multiclass? [on hold]

Is multiclassing some combination of an Artificer (Alchemist) and Rogue viable for decent play? Also, if so, how could I go about pulling off such a double-whammy?
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Why is the wording different between Inquisitive and Swashbuckler Rogues' Sneak Attack-related subclass features?

Swashbuckler rogues' Rakish Audacity feature lets them attack a lone target with Sneak Attack, as long as they don't have disadvantage (XGtE, p. 47): You also gain an additional way to use your ...
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Can a Druid cast Revivify in 5e or Pathfinder?

In Critical Role campaign 1, my friend is convinced she remembers Keyleth (moon circle druid) using Revivify at some point. Revivify is not a Druid spell, but she swears up an down she remembers ...
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When does the Death Saving Throw happen with respect to sources of automatic ongoing damage? [duplicate]

If a character is knocked unconscious with 0HP with a source of automatically dealt damage, for example, into a fire, and takes damage from it each turn, does the automatic Death Saving Throw failure ...
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Is a mushroom a plant for the purposes of Speak With Plants?

In real life, fungi are not plants; they are their own separate kingdom (I'm no biologist, so here's a quote from Wikipedia, for what it's worth): These organisms are classified as a kingdom, fungi,...
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How do I tweak this crouching rule to balance it?

My ranger uses light crossbow. A few sessions back, he flavored his movement and attack as "I move there, and crouch before attacking." In character, previously he taught the others that it is better ...