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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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Can you wish for more wishes from an Efreeti bound to service via an Efreeti Bottle?

I was running a session a few days ago for some high-level characters and in the palace vault they found themselves an Efreeti Bottle. I rolled for the efreeti's response to being released per the DMG,...
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Matching TWF to GWF DPR output with magic item

I'm new to D&D. I currently have one character built: a human fighter. I've given him the Two-Weapon Fighting (TWF) fighting style, as it sits nicely with his character. I'm currently at Level 3, ...
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How much blood does a vampire need to stay healthy?

As a player I have played Vampires before, but I have yet to find a DM who could answer these age-old concerns: How much blood does a vampire need to drink and how frequently must the vampire drink ...
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Do all Half-Elf subraces forgo the Skill Versatility feature?

On D&D Beyond, the Half-Elf page has this structure, and roughly the following content: Half-Elf variants (saying that some variants forego Skill Versatility) Half-Elf traits (showing all ...
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Does an intelligent undead have a soul in 5e D&D?

Does an intelligent undead, such as a vampire, mummy, etc, have a soul? Is it the original soul of the person they were before? There was already a question exactly like this specifically for 3.5e ...
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Can I use a Magic Jar to share a body?

Magic Jar says You can attempt to possess any humanoid within 100 feet of you that you can see ... The target must make a Charisma saving throw. On a failure, your soul moves into the target's ...
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Can I use my Magic Jar to move over into my matured Clone early?

Let's say I have a matured Clone and a Magic Jar. Can I use the Magic Jar to pop over into the Clone whenever I want?
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Can I use an extra attack when using war magic for a bonus attack? [duplicate]

I’m nearly level 7 as an Eldritch knight. Because of that, I’m planning how to do the most damage as I can to defeat a very threatening and greedy party member so obviously being an Eldritch knight ...
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What is the correct interpretation of the Gambling Results table in Xanathar's Guide to Everything?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything, one of the downtime options provided in "Downtime, Revised" allows a character to gamble during their downtime to earn extra money. Gambling Games of chance ...
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How does a spell glyph work when the stored spell has a range of “touch”?

Suppose I want to set up an "emergency restoration station" by storing a greater restoration spell inside a spell glyph created by glyph of warding. The idea is that if anyone gets affected by any ...
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Does the kobold player race feature, Pack Tactics, give ranged attacks advantage?

On page 119 of VGtM, the description of the Kobold playable race's trait, Pack Tactics, reads: Pack Tactics. You have advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one of your allies ...
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Can the versatility of Feign Death be increased by combining it with Lesser Restoration and/or Freedom of Movement?

Feign Death put[s the target] into a cataleptic state that is indistinguishable from death. For that purpose, the target is blinded and incapacitated, and its speed drops to 0. However, the ...
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What happens when someone with a mature clone is turned into a vampire?

If someone casts Clone on themselves and allows the clone to mature, then subsequently is turned into a Vampire, does the soul flee the now-vampiric undead body to activate the clone, leaving the ...
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How does Feign Death stored in a Glyph of Warding work?

Feign Death seems to be a valid spell to be stored as a spell glyph in a Glyph of Warding. It targets only a single creature and is a 3rd level spell. However, what I am concerned with is the fact ...
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Are there rules for falling in water vs. diving vs. just jumping in for various depths of water?

Just realized that in DMing 5e I have unconsciously used a falling-in-water rule-of-thumb that I inherited from somewhere (maybe 2e or AD&D or maybe even Pathfinder). The ruling I've been using is ...
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Portent, as it relates to the Gambling downtime rules from Xanathar's Guide to Everything

The Gambling downtime rules in XGtE state that it takes the character a workweek (5 days) and a stake of between 10gp and 1000gp to partake in the gambling downtime activity. The resolution of this ...
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How do I handle a blinded enemy which wants to attack someone it's sure is there?

Say my players blinded a goblin, through either magical or non magical means, and the goblin knew that there was someone within 5 feet of it from before it got blinded. That goblin decides to flail ...
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How does Artisan's Blessing handle rusted and mistreated weapons?

My group and I are all brand new. We've just made it through several fight against goblins and hobgoblins and recovered a few rusty short swords, a few rusty daggers and a knackered spear. I'm playing ...
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How can I make my enemies feel real and make combat more engaging?

As a newer DM, I have trouble making some of the more routine combats feel unique or urgent. I believe this is because the enemies my PCs are fighting tend to act like an AI, or just attack until they ...
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Where can I educate myself on D&D universe lore, specifically on vampires and supernatural monsters?

It turns out my first campaign will be Curse of Strahd (5e). I'd like to play a vampire hunter who is knowledgeable about supernatural monsters as a matter of profession. Furthermore, I have a vampire ...
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What happens if a mage dies with multiple clones?

Imagine that a PC has created multiple clones, through the casting of clone, each matured. What happens when that PC dies and declares his soul willing to go to each clone? I understand that the ...
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What is the maximum number of spells a character can have? [on hold]

What is the largest amount of spells one character can have at one time? This includes Multiclassing, feats, Background, and Races. The character does not have to be functional in any way. It just ...
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What is the Guild Die for?

I was gifted a set of Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica Dice, and, upon opening, I encountered the “guild die” (see the picture below). I’m a bit confused about what its purpose is. Could someone please ...
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Does the Charger feat's special shove allow both a push and knocking prone at the same time?

The Combat chapter of the PHB (p. 195-196) has this to say about shoving a creature: Using the Attack action, you can make a special melee attack to shove a creature, either to knock it prone or ...
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How can I give my human scout darkvision?

I'm currently making a Rogue (Scout) using the human House Orien race from Eberron Unearthed Arcana. I'm trying to make them good at looking for enemies with a base walking speed of 60ft (race bonus, ...
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Can you make a Spell Glyph of a spell that has the potential to target more than one creature?

The Spell Glyph section of Glyph of Warding states: The spell must target a single creature or an area. Some spells have the potential to affect "up to X" creatures. The Slow spell, for example, ...
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Are there any rules or guidelines about the order of saving throws?

Let's take the example from In an area covered with Caltrops and Ball Bearings, If you're falling because of Ball Bearings, do you automatically land on the Caltrops too? In an area covered with ...
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If you're falling because of ball bearings, do you automatically land on caltrops in the same space?

If a creature had to make both saving throws for ball bearings and caltrops, and failed the ball bearings - Would they automatically fall prone & land on the caltrops, taking caltrop damage with ...
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What happens to someone who dies before their clone has matured?

Consider the clone spell in D&D 5e. It allows you to grow a new body for a living creature (a process taking 120 days) provided you have a sample of their flesh. At any time after the clone ...
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How aware are characters of their class in-universe? [on hold]

I'm building a character who is a Warlock. His patron is a great old one, which does not (initially) communicate directly. Instead, it gives the character urges and dreams, prompting him towards a ...
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A dragon's soul trapped in a ring of mind shielding wants a new body; what magic could enable her to do so?

In my D&D 5e campaign, the characters fought and defeated a young dragon of mixed white and silver lineage, and found a ring of mind shielding on her body. Her original body was destroyed. ...
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How does a cleric gain new spells? [duplicate]

Looking in the phb it is not clear how a cleric gains spells. A wizard, for instance, can pick up 2 new spells per level increase and may find others that can be copied into a spell book. The phb ...
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If an area is covered in both Ball Bearings and Caltrops, does the creature need to move at half speed or quarter speed to avoid both their effects?

So say I drop both Caltrops and Ball Bearings onto the same area. If a creature, for example an orc, moves across the area and doesn't wish to make any saves, does it move at half or quarter speed?
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What are the restrictions on preparing spells following a long rest? [duplicate]

For spell casting classes like clerics, druids and wizards they can change their prepared spells following a long rest. Does this have to be immediately following a long rest with nothing in between ...
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Can you store a Spell Glyph with a spell scroll of a prepared spell?

This is a follow-up to a previous question of mine (Can you store a Spell Glyph with a spell scroll of a non-prepared spell?) where it was established that you do need to have a spell prepared in ...
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Do the Beast Sense and Beast Bond spells work on creatures from Conjure Animals?

The Beast Sense and Beast Bond spells, as their names imply, require the target to be of type "beast." Now looking to the Conjure Animals spell, its description says: You summon fey spirits that ...
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Can a character take a reaction before their turn? [duplicate]

Can a character use his reaction in the first round of combat before their turn? There is no surprise involved here.
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Is being unseen an equivalent to being hidden? [duplicate]

For example, if I am using a longbow, and my party is ~50ft in front of me, and I have made no actions other then getting up to a high point, am I able to shoot with advantage, and if so, can I use ...
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Does limiting the number of sources help simplify the game for a new DM with new and experienced players?

I still consider myself pretty new as a GM. I have been running D&D 5e for about three years now (not regularly which is why I would say still newish). I am about to embark on a campaign with some ...
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What does a “Gem of True Sight” do?

GM awarded us a gem of true sight from a module called "The Priest, The Witch, and the Lost Temple". However, the DM said the adventure did not provide a description for the item so we are not sure ...
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Do regular mummies reform when destroyed?

When reading the lore on Mummies (MM, p. 227), it says: Ending a Mummy's Curse. Rare magic can undo or dispel the ritual that gave rise to a mummy, allowing it to truly die. Now clearly the Mummy ...
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How can a PC cast Elemental Weapon using a spell slot higher than 5th level?

In the PHB, the Elemental Weapon spell has a stronger effect when cast using a spell slot of 5th level or higher, with a 7th-level slot described as providing the strongest effect. However, in the PHB ...
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What is the script for the Aarakocra language?

I have been unable to find this anywhere and was curious about it. I've found the relationship between all other languages and which script, if any, they have. The Aarakocra language seems to have a ...
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When is a spell cast?

Some spells have implications "when the spell is cast again", such as mage hand or imprison no longer applying to the previous target. A wizard character is arguing that the simulacrum he has ...
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What does “as if you were a single-classed member of that class” mean for spells known and spell slots?

Introduction I am currently building a multiclass spellcaster, and came across this question: Can a multiclass Wizard copy any Wizard spell they find into their spellbook? This discussion appears ...
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What problems might be caused by a PC having the Ooze type?

I am trying to make a homebrew slime race, and I'd like to know what complications might arise from a PC having the Ooze type, including ones caused by having Ooze AND Humanoid.
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How might one go about making a usurped or deposed regional Lord as a PC? [closed]

I've been wanting to figure out a new and interesting character to make for the next game my group runs, and I wanted a character with very strict 'win conditions' so he doesn't end up adventuring ...
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How do I level up my wizard to level 2? [closed]

How do I level up my wizard to level 2? I need answer by today, so please hurry up and come up with an answer cause I am running out of time.
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Would a poison-immune creature be affected by Myconid spores?

One of my players has a Yuan-ti Pureblood character. We've read somewhere that poison immunity extends to many substances and we've gone with this interpretation, for instance we're considering this ...
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Could a character lose hit points when spending hit dice? [duplicate]

The rules allow a character to spend hit dice during a short rest to recover hit points. The rule is that you roll the die matching the hit die you wish to spend, add your constitution modifier, then ...