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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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Are objects structures and/or vice versa?

An interesting issue came up in a game we were playing recently: Our party was on an airship and attacked by flying young dragons. My sorcerer cast a spell that triggered a wild magic surge and rolled ...
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How many variations of the fighter class are there? [closed]

Constraints Only considering the material in the Player's Handbook. Not considering variation in starting stats. Not considering variation in race. Level 12 Fighter. Premise Inspired by this ...
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If a centaur druid Wild Shapes into a Giant Elk, do their Charge features stack?

The Centaur player race has a "Charge" feature (GGtR, p. 16): If they move 30 feet, the Centaur can attack against the target with its hooves as a Bonus Action. The Giant Elk beast has a similar "...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of running one shots compared to campaigns?

I know one shots are shorter and only last one session (hence the name) compared to a campaign where you play through an ongoing story. But besides that, what are the advantages and disadvantages of ...
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Is this homebrew feat, Beast of Burden, balanced?

I'm working on a homebrew feat for a player with a specific agrarian background. I developed the following feat based on Squat Nimbleness racial feat from XGtE. Is this feat balanced as compared to ...
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What passive scores exist?

Passive Wisdom (perception) is common and we use it often. But I read on this forum that there are other passive stats. My Question is now what other passive stats exist and when should you use them?
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Is there anything that can change the time of day?

My question is: are there any spells/items/or anything really that can alter the time of day, from night to day, or the opposite? Perhaps there's something that can create some sort of light source ...
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Is there really a lack of character customisation options when levelling up? [closed]

One issue I have with D&D 5e is that I feel there's really a lack of options when the character progresses. Don't get me wrong, I like the concept of Bounded Accuracy as it makes room for epic ...
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Do Boots of Elvenkind Negate Tremorsense?

Tremorsense detects material-based vibrations. Obviously, this refers to sound waves (“tremors”) in the real world. Interestingly, it specifically excludes flying creatures, which could be interpreted ...
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Can you lasso down a wizard who is using the Levitate spell?

My character is a Level 3 wizard who used the levitate spell on herself to avoid some ground enemies. Since she is able to use non-concentration spells during its duration, the DM began to think up ...
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Does the radius of the Spirit Guardians spell depend on the size of the caster?

The spirit guardians spell description states: Spirits float around you up to 15 feet away. Certain other spells like antilife shell state: A barrier extends from you in a 10-foot radius and ...
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Can Medicine checks be used, with decent rolls, to completely mitigate the risk of death from ongoing damage?

Here is an example of the type of situation that brought up this question. Say a PC has been pinned under the foot of a massive animated stone statue. The PC in question is knocked unconscious by the ...
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Are there any consumables that function as addictive (psychedelic) drugs?

Long story short Today a PC in a homebrew campaign that I DM tried out a natural drug that he found and heard about: Flashberries. In my world it's believed to be a psychedelic drug and those who use ...
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Is this homebrew race with a day/night-dependent racial trait balanced? [closed]

I want to create a homebrew race for D&D, so that I may use it when I'll find a group (with the DM's approval, of course). The race is wolf related, so what I want to do is give them a night ...
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Can I use the Wish spell to become the ruler of all dragons?

Can I use the wish spell to have superior influence over all metallic dragons? Or do I just limit myself to one specific color of dragon? And can I make myself ruler of that color of dragon?
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My thieves party constantly steal from each other, but when I do they attack me and berate me. (long post) [closed]

Yesterday something happened during a D&D 5e session that created a between me, a player, and the three other players. I'd like to have your perspective on the matter, and a way forward, because ...
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How do I calculate my passive Wisdom (Perception) check? [duplicate]

My 1st level Wizard has a Wisdom of 13 (modifier +1) and proficiency in Wisdom saving throws, but not proficiency in Perception. Does that mean my passive Wisdom (Perception) score equals 10+1 or 10+1+...
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Can I interfere when another PC is about to be attacked?

I have never played D&D, but I would very much like to play one day, when I'm not as busy, plus when I'll have a group to play with. (That's important I guess). My question for today is: when ...
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Does the War Caster feat let me cast a spell while wielding a weapon with two hands?

Does the War Caster feat let me cast a spell while wielding a weapon with two hands? More specifically, could I cast a spell with a somatic component while wielding an arcane focus staff as a ...
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Can someone inside Otiluke's Resilient Sphere teleport or Plane Shift away?

In my answer to the question What defenses are there against being summoned by the Gate spell? the question came up whether or not someone inside Otiluke's Resilient Sphere can teleport away. The ...
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Do the following modifications to the 2019 UA artificer make it unbalanced with other classes?

From what I could tell, the 2019 UA Artificer lacked the cool factor in various areas and it was rather limited when it came to crafting, so I made the following modifications. Am I missing anything ...
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Is there a way to determine what physical traits your character could have based on their Diabolic bloodline?

SCAG offers Tiefling Variant traits and appearances and MTOF offers Diabolic Bloodline Subraces for Tiefling for the D&D 5e PHB Tiefling race. The gist is that time has passed since Asmodeus made ...
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If I cast Expeditious Retreat, can I Dash as a bonus action on the same turn?

I am new to D&D, and am playing 5th Edition. I have a level 3 wizard who has the spell expeditious retreat: This spell allows you to move at an incredible pace. When you cast this spell, and ...
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Can you create poisons/effects with a Herbalism Kit proficiency?

I am curious as to how far herbalism kits can be pushed. In the PHB (p. 153), it says about the herbalism kit: This kit contains a variety of instruments such as clippers, mortar and pestle, ...
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How much information should the DM give a ranger PC who uses Favored Enemy?

I'm playing a Ranger in a 5e story. I've encountered several creatures that are on my Favored Enemy list and asked my DM for information about them. The DM seemed unsure about what information to give ...
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How would it imbalance gameplay to allow a multiclassed wizard/sorcerer to copy wizard spells in a spellbook for which one has spell slots?

Background I'm playing an eladrin wizard in a homebrew game of a friend. After hitting level 6 I'm thinking of multiclassing into sorcerer, because it fits thematically. I'm an accidental traveler ...
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Mage Armor with Defense fighting style (for Adventurers League bladeslinger)

The Defense fighting style says: While you are wearing armor, you gain a +1 bonus to AC. Can use still use this if your mage armor AC is overriding your armor's AC because you are still wearing ...
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What is the maximum damage you can do per missile with the Magic Missile spell? [duplicate]

I’m currently working on a Magic Missile-centered build and want to make sure I’m not missing anything. As far as I can tell, using Hexblade’s Curse (XGtE 53) and Empower Evocation (PHB 117) are the ...
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What is the optimal race choice for maximum melee damage for my pure Hexblade build?

Stat rolls 18, 14, 16, 8, 10, 12 Pure Hexblade build, no multiclass. We start at level 4, probably play to level 10 at most. I have two choices: One a classic Vuman with PAM, GWM + 18 CHA on level ...
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Can you repair magical equipment that has been damaged by a Zorbo?

Zorbos (from Tomb of Annihilation, p. 41) have the following Destructive Claws attack (emphasis mine): Melee Weapon Attack: +3 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 8 (2d6+1) slashing damage, and ...
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Does War Caster allow you to cast the Shield spell with a rod in one hand and a wand in the other?

By default, you must have a completely free hand to cast a spell that has somatic components but does not have material components. That free hand may not even be holding a spellcasting focus. A ...
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Is it possible for a character to attain a Strength Ability Score of 30? [duplicate]

The table mapping an ability score to a modifier covers Ability Scores from 1 to 30. A previous question established that it is indeed possible to attain an Ability Score of 1 due to effects lowering ...
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Can a vampire attack twice with their claws using Multiattack?

In Monster Manual p. 295-298, it talks about PCs becoming Vampires. The Vampire stat block says: Multiattack. The vampire makes two attacks, only one of which can be a bite attack. (The Vampire ...
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Is the Fencer subclass for fighters from the Giger's website homebrew content?

So, I was looking up Fighter subclasses in D&D 5e, and I came across a website called Giger's 5e D&D. In it there is a subclass called Fencer, and I was wondering if it's Unearthed Arcana or ...
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Can you really stack all of this on an Opportunity Attack?

I've stumbled upon a character idea which has quite the potentially to screw someone if they run from you, and I want to know if it is legal in the rules. A high elf rogue/cleric with the booming ...
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Can a monk's single staff be considered dual wielded, as per the Dual Wielder feat?

If a monk uses a staff and has the Dual Wielder feat, can they use a 1d6 attack for one hand then 1d6 attack bonus for the other, plus gaining +1 to AC for holding a melee weapon in each hand? Seems ...
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Where does the Saber-Toothed Tiger's static +5 damage bonus on her Bite and Claw attacks come from?

From the description in the Monster Manual, one can clearly see the Saber-Toothed Tiger has a Proficiency Bonus of +2. She has +3 in Perception which is 2 + her Wis modifier (+1). She has +6 for ...
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Does Otiluke's Resilient Sphere beat Magic Circle?

Magic Circle has the following effect on creatures of a specified type: The creature can't willingly enter the cylinder by nonmagical means. If the creature tries to use teleportation or ...
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Does Magic Circle prevent unarmed melee attacks from crossing the circle's perimeter?

The Magic Circle spell creates a circle that protects against certain types of creatures. The spell description states: Choose one or more of the following types of creatures: celestials, ...
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Does making a Feral Tiefling in AL require SCAG to be your “+1” book?

Does making a Feral Tiefling in AL require SCAG to be your "+1" book? My gut is leaning towards yes since those are variants on a PHB race, yes, but the variants themselves are only in that one book.
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What defenses are there against being summoned by the Gate spell?

The spell Gate allows the caster to summon any creature whose name is known to them. When you cast this spell, you can speak the name of a specific creature (a pseudonym, title, or nickname doesn'...
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How many spell slots should my level 1 wizard/level 1 fighter have?

I am working on making a wizard fighter multiclass character where the wizard is the original class. How many spells should I have in my spellbook if I am a level 1 wizard and level 1 fighter? I have ...
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How is it possible to have an ability score that is less than 3?

The “Ability Scores and Modifiers” table on page 13 of the PHB indicates that an ability score of 1 (resulting in a -5 modifier) or 2 (resulting in a -4 modifier) is possible. This, however, does not ...
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When a creature travels via a teleportation spell, what can it carry?

There are various teleportation spells in 5th Edition D&D. Most of them have language like "You teleport" or "This spell instantly transports you". Some, like Dimension Door, contain the ...
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If a Gelatinous Cube takes up the entire space of a Pit Trap, what happens when a creature falls into the trap but succeeds on the saving throw?

A player character falls into a 10 foot x 10 foot concealed pit trap, which is 20 feet deep. At the bottom of this pit is a gelatinous cube, which occupies all of the bottom 10 x 10 x 10 (width x ...
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What happens when you cast the Polymorph spell on a swarm?

If a caster targets a swarm with the spell polymorph, what happens? The polymorph spell description says: This spell transforms a creature with at least 1 hit point that you can see within range ...
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Are the amount of spell slots per caster level derived with math or decided arbitrarily? [duplicate]

I’m attempting to make a spreadsheet in google sheets that would function like an automatic character sheet. I know there a pages and charts in the phb concerting spell slot, but I was wondering how ...
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How can I make my BBEG immortal short of making them a Lich or Vampire?

I'm trying to create a BBEG that can't die naturally, or at least lives for thousands of years. The PCs need to be able to kill them in the end though. I know I can use a Lich or Vampire but is there ...
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How to hide a construction site without hindering the workers?

Let's say you have a building site that could fit in a roughly 100 feet square. And you want to hide it without hindering workers. Now you could use the mirage arcane spell to hide the building but, ...
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How can I model explosives with secondary effects?

In my campaign, there is a crazy old shopkeeper NPC who has some arcane knowledge. In preparation to defend the town against an incoming zombie horde, the party paid him to make twenty one-pound small ...