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

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Can you cast Mage Armor on multiple recipients? [on hold]

Can you cast Mage Armor on more than one creature at a time? I haven't found anything that says either way.
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How do I determine if the rules for a long jump or high jump are applicable for Monks?

Inspired by this question: What is the longest distance a 13th-level monk can jump while attacking on the same turn? At 9th level, Monks get an improvement to the Unarmored Movement feature: At ...
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Does the Giant Rocktopus have a Swim Speed?

The Giant Rocktopus described in Out of the Abyss (p.28) is said to be a Giant Octopus that evolved to live on land. It has a walking speed of 20 feet and a climbing speed of 10 feet. Nothing is ...
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Does surprise arrest existing movement?

Do surprised creatures which were already moving prior to being surprised keep moving, or stop moving for a round? Some illustrative situations might be: A carriage drawn by four horses is heading ...
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What is the longest distance a 13th-level monk can jump while attacking on the same turn?

Context During last session in a game that I GM, the party got ambushed by NPC monks leaping from the trees. They were hiding high up in very big Sawtooth Oak Trees, then jumped in a horizontal ...
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Does polymorph use a PC’s CR or its level?

I was discussing the spell with my DM relating to this question Can a Wizard polymorph low-level PCs into over-powered beasts? about the polymorph spell. According to Polymorph's description, The ...
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What are the options for player characters to create traps?

The ranger and rogue in my game were asking about setting traps in preparation for a battle that was coming. Another player is convinced rogues can make traps because he saw it happen in D&D ...
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Does the Stirge blood drain allow it to flank as well?

I am playing a Beast Master ranger with a stirge animal companion. I know that once a stirge is attached to an enemy, it doesn't need to use its action or anything; Blood Drain's damage is passive/...
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Does a spell cast instead of an opportunity attack still observe the timing of an opportunity attack?

The War Caster feat (PHB, p. 170) states that: When a hostile creature's movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, instead of ...
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How can players work together to take actions that are otherwise impossible?

How can players work together to take actions that are otherwise impossible? For instance, say three players want to hurl a gigantic boulder at a monster during combat. Neither one can achieve this ...
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Can I throw a longsword at someone?

In earlier editions of D&D, such as 3.5, a character could throw a melee weapon using feats like Throw Anything. In D&D 5th edition, is there any rule, ability, or method which would allow a ...
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How can I adjudicate one character attemping to jump off a party member's shield at the enemy?

Last session, two of the members from my table attempted to make a combo together! I love when people contribute to the story, especially if it's going to be something epic like this situation, but I ...
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Can a monk deflect thrown melee weapons?

A monk's Deflect Missiles ability (PHB p. 78) triggers on the following circumstance: Starting at 3rd level, you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged ...
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How many spell slots should a Fighter 11/Ranger 9 have?

I've been DM for like 2-3 months and one player who's playing a Fighter (arcane archer) wants to multiclass into Ranger. Arcane Archer is not a spellcaster so assuming he will go Fighter 11/Ranger 9 ...
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How should I respond to a player wanting to catch a sword between their hands?

How should I respond to a player wanting to catch a sword between their hands? I'm taking into account that this is impossible in real life (TV Tropes link warning), but also that we are talking ...
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Is this set of powers balanced?

The setting of my campaign begins with the players waking up and escaping after being experimented on. The experiments give them a tattoo that they will progressively discover, grants them exceptional ...
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Roughly how much would it cost to hire a team of dwarves to build a home into a mountainside?

Since I began playing D&D I have had the idea to hire dwarven miners to build a home into a cliff face. I am not expecting it to be huge and extravagant, but it needs to be big enough for 4 people,...
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What official PC mechanics are there that directly counteract death?

For example, the Path of the Zealot Barbarian subclass at 14th level gets the Rage Beyond Death feature (XGtE, p. 11), which prevents you from dying while raging: Beginning at 14th level, the ...
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How would it unbalance gameplay to remove the limitation “requires a free hand to load” for hand crossbows?

Crossbow Expert: hand crossbow & shield I'm working on stats for royal guards of a homebrew capital – using Guard Captain as template. I gave them a hand crossbow and the Crossbow Expert feat, ...
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Can you end your turn in the same space as an unconscious or dead creature?

The rules state: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its space. What happens if that creature has either been knocked unconscious or has been killed? ...
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How long does the line of fire that you can create as an action using the Investiture of Flame spell last?

I have always interpreted the Investiture of Flame spell as having a flamethrower effect, similar to Aganazzar's Scorcher, but one of my players pointed out a different interpretation. Here is the ...
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Can a 1st-level character have an ability score above 18?

I was playing with a DM that says the rules state that you cannot have a 1st-level character with an ability score above 18. I didn't want to argue so I made it work. I cannot find that rule anywhere. ...
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Is there any way to become immortal in D&D 5e? [closed]

I've been thinking of maybe making an immortal character, either from the start, or throughout the campaign, and was wondering if there is any way of making that a reality. Is there any way of ...
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Is there a way for a Battle Master to swap out maneuvers without taking more fighter levels?

I currently have an Ancestral Guardian barbarian 8 / Battle Master fighter 3. Some of the maneuvers I selected earlier in this character's career aren't working out as well in Tier 3. Battle Master ...
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Can undead that you have reanimated wait inside a portable hole?

Assuming I cast the appropriate levels of spells to keep them under my control, could my undead that have already been reanimated stay in a portable hole as they don’t need to breathe or sleep? I don’...
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What is the easiest way to transport piles of bones/corpses undetected?

I’m currently working on a Necromancer Build, one thing I’ve really struggled with is having enough piles of bones/corpses at all times to keep up my undead horde. So far the best idea I’ve had is to ...
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PHB Warlock Table [duplicate]

Ok so I read the other post, but I still don't really understand it. The PHB says that a 20th level Warlock has 5th level spell slots, but can cast 9th level spells. How is this possible?
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How many people can fit inside Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion?

The description of the magnificent mansion spell says: It contains sufficient food to serve a nine-course banquet for up to 100 people But can it only house 100 people or can you bring in as many ...
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Is a pteranodon too powerful as a beast companion for a beast master?

I’ve just started to play D&D with a few of my friends and we're unsure if a beast master having a pteranodon as their beast companion would be unbalanced. I’m playing as a flying character (an ...
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Can dragons reproduce in any ways other than 1+1? [closed]

I'm interested in lore from all editions and published homebrew except the fourth edition. This question is for a specific campaign of mine. General information about dragon lore of breeding habits ...
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Are there any other prestige classes for 5e besides the Rune Scribe?

In the Unearthed Arcana article "Prestige Classes and Rune Magic", they introduce the idea of prestige classes, a class with only a few levels and more multiclassing prerequisites, borrowed from ...
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How much sealing wax is a unit of sealing wax?

It says you can buy it for 5 sp but doesn't list a weight. All it does is give a description" "When you press a signet ring into warm sealing wax, you leave an identifying mark." So how would I buy a ...
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Is dropping concentration on a spell considered “affecting a creature” for the purpose of the Blink spell?

While under the effects of Blink and on the Ethereal Plane, can you drop a concentration spell to affect a creature on the Material Plane? The description of Blink says, "You can only affect and be ...
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What happens to Concentration spells while Blinking? [duplicate]

I regularly see blink praised as a particularly good defensive third-level spell because, unlike many spells with persistent effects, it does not require concentration. It does, however, state that "...
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If I Wild Shape into a Giant Elk, can I speak any language I know?

Jeremy Crawford, in a tweet, wrote that a Moon Druid can speak the languages it knows while shaped as an Elemental because the Elemental can speak. The Giant Elk can speak the "Giant Elk" language, ...
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Do warforged have souls?

The 5e Unearthed Arcana Races of Eberron (v1.1) says: Although they are constructs, they have much in common with living creatures, including emotions and social bonds, and perhaps even souls. ...
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Making attacks through a cage-shaped Forcecage

A PC traps an enemy inside a cage-shaped Forcecage: A prison in the shape of a cage can be up to 20 feet on a side and is made from 1/2-inch diameter bars spaced 1/2 inch apart. How should ranged ...
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Do I have Disadvantage attacking with an off-hand weapon?

I'm pretty new to D&D and have a question. I am currently playing as a rogue swashbuckler (lvl 3) which encourages dual wielding. I love this mechanic and enjoy playing it so far but I'm confused ...
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Can the DM override racial traits?

In our two-week old campaign, the DM is trying to say I need food or water, or otherwise I'll suffer from exhaustion. But I am a Warforged Juggernaut, and the Warforged Resilience trait says I don't ...
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What happens to a Warlock's expended Spell Slots when they gain a Level?

Suppose a Level 6 Warlock has expended both of their Level 3 Spell Slots. Then, upon receiving XP, they gain enough to level up to Level 7. They immediately gain access to their new spell (and their ...
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Does a monk need to physically touch a creature before using Tongue of the Sun and Moon?

I'm homebrewing a high level monk NPC and stumbled on the intriguing feature Tongue of the Sun and Moon: Starting at 13th level, you learn to touch the ki of other minds so that you understand all ...
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Could a monk “deflect” (catch and throw) a net?

The rules on deflecting are as follows for 3rd level Monks (PHB, p. 78, bold added): You can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged weapon attack. When you ...
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How do spell lists change if the party levels up without taking a long rest?

I'm playing in a D&D 5e campaign with a bard and a wizard. Our most recent session ended while we were in the middle of exploring a dungeon. The DM informed us that we leveled up from 4 to 5. ...
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Does the ranger's Archery Fighting Style apply to the monk's Deflect Missiles feature, for a multiclassed monk/ranger?

I'm considering a multi-class of Monk and Ranger, and have been trying to decide which Fighting Style I'd like to pick. Two-Weapon Fighting and Defense are useless for a Monk, as they won't be ...
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What can the 2019 UA Artificer's Alchemical Homunculus do outside of combat?

In the 2019 version of the UA Artificer class, one of the specializations is Alchemist. The alchemist gets the ability to create an Alchemical Homunculus. The description has a section on actions in ...
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Does a Familiar I’m carrying turn invisible with me if I cast Greater Invisibility on myself?

What happens if I have a Familiar (from the Find Familiar spell) hidden in a coat pocket (not a pocket dimension, just a regular pocket), and I use the Greater Invisibility spell on myself? Would it ...
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What happens if I Blink while my Familiar sits on my shoulder?

My lizard Familiar (from the Find Familiar spell) is often sat on my shoulder. If I use the Blink spell, would it shift with me to the Ethereal Plane, or would it be left behind and splat to the ...
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What options are there, if any, to get information from an enemy's familiar?

I'm currently reading through the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure. In the scenario, the PCs can encounter a familiar: If the PCs are suspicious about this rat, they may try to attack it or even ...
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How do I get a skeleton PC into a dream? [closed]

I want to have a session where my players drift into a sort of dreamland where I can introduce the BBEG and some other story points in a way that doesn't actually affect them. So they go to sleep, "...
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If I cast the Friends cantrip on an enemy, can I Hex/Hexblade's Curse them without provoking combat?

If I cast the friends cantrip on an enemy, can I hex/Hexblade's Curse them without provoking combat? I'm assuming that I won't be able to remain unseen/unheard while casting, but I suppose the meat ...