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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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Can I Quicken a cantrip to cast it twice in a turn and also use Twinned Spell on both castings?

I'm currently building a monk sorcerer who uses melee spell attacks, notably the cantrip Shocking Grasp. Can I use the Quickened Spell Metamagic option to cast the spell as a bonus action and then use ...
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Is it possible to permanently create/transmute metal through magic without 9th-level spells?

Are there any official methods of permanently creating significant quantities of adamantine, iron or similar through magic, principally transmutation of lesser materials (creating a portal to a place ...
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How to map out and run an encounter set in a predominantly vertical area online?

Upcoming in one of my D&D 5E games, the player characters are going to have to venture down a dwarven mineshaft while being attacked by dwarf zombies. The shaft itself is an entirely vertical pit, ...
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How can a group find out how to break Imprisonment?

Mario the Magic Plumber was captured by a big dragon named Bowser one thousand years ago. He used Imprisonment on him and made him sleep for one thousand years. Only the kiss of a real princess could ...
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Can creatures with Air-form/Water-form/Fire-form/Amorphous squeeze into spaces smaller than 1 inch?

There are creatures in DND 5e with abilities that allow them to move into spaces as small as 1-inch without squeezing: Air-Form from Air Elementals, Water-Form from Water Elementals, Fire-Form from ...
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Does a character know the effects of a spell when they are affected by it?

I have created a custom enemy, a golem desgined to investigate new forms of magic, and my players are about to face him. Among several other stuff, this creature has two spells called high and low ...
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How do you distinguish between magic effects that bypass immunity and those that don't?

This question was triggered by a question with respect to punching with Ogre Gauntlets and counting the unarmed attack as a magical attack for purposes of bypassing immunity. Basically, it goes like ...
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What is the longest distance a player character can jump in one leap?

After asking What is the longest distance a 13th-level monk can jump while attacking on the same turn?, my curiosity got piqued. By RAW, what is the longest distance a player character can jump in ...
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Can my players coat a +1 Plate Armor with Adamantine?

My Dwarf smith wants to merge both his Plate Armor +1 and his Adamantine Plate Armor. The idea is to melt Adamantine, obtain the raw material, and coat his +1 Plate with it, thus obtaining a +1 ...
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Can a druid/trickery domain cleric use Invoke Duplicity and Wild Shape, then cast spells through the illusion?

I am DMing a D&D 5E game. I have a player who wants to use Invoke Duplicity and Wild Shape, then cast spells through the illusion. My thoughts are Wild Shape says the druid can't cast spells, and ...
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Does an Adamantine greatclub always deal critical damage like other Adamantine weapons?

In general adamantine weapons always deal critical damage on a hit: Whenever an adamantine weapon or piece of ammunition hits an object, the hit is a critical hit. - Xanathar's Guide to Everything,...
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Is Mirthful Leaps affected by jump multipliers?

In the new sourcebook Mythic Odysseys of Theros, the Satyr gains the ability Mirthful Leaps: Whenever you make a long or high jump, you can roll a d8 and add the number rolled to the number of feet ...
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Does a Magic Staff count as a magic weapon?

Many creatures have resistance to weapons that aren't "magic weapons". A Magic Staff can be used as a quarterstaff, but (usually) doesn't have a bonus to hit (a "plus"). Is it considered a Magic ...
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Tech Casting - Limiting OP use with Modern Magic UA Ruleset

We're many sessions into a homebrew cyberpunk 5E, and I've recently introduced hacking using this Modern Magic UA. I can't see in there any stipulation on how frequently a hacker class can cast a ...
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What is a Paladin's Holy Symbol for?

As with all Paladins, mine has a holy symbol. What is its purpose? Does it being inscribed on my sword hilt have any bearing?
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What are the 5E origins of the Mind Flayers?

The 3rd Edition D&D sourcebook Lords of Madness says the illithid species originated in the distant future and somehow traveled to the distant past to avoid extinction. A trilogy of 2nd Edition ...
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NPC Knight ability “parry” - how often can it be used?

In the Monster Manual the Knight has a reaction ability called Parry: Parry. The knight adds 2 to its AC against one melee attack that would hit it. To do so, the knight must see the attacker and ...
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Can you attack with more than one weapon when using Extra Attack?

When one uses the Extra Attack class feature, must it be done with only one weapon? If I had, for example, one throwing axe and sword, couldn't I throw the axe and attack with the sword as part of ...
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Can a Trickery Cleric cast spells through their duplicate when the Cleric would normally be unable to cast spells?

Inspired by this question, can a Trickery Domain Cleric get around effects that would normally prevent the Cleric from casting if they move their Invoked Duplicate outside of the effect? As a ...
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Which downtime activities cover lifestyle expenses?

I am puzzled by the interaction between Lifestyle and Downtime Activities, particularly as to lifestyle expenses. One of the downtime options presented in the Player's Handbook, p. 187, is ...
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What would happen if you cast true polymorph in a creature affected by the Enlarge/Reduce spell? [duplicate]

Partially inspired by this answer, what size of an object could you create with True Polymorph if the target was affected by Enlarge/Reduce? And what size would the object be after Enlarge/Reduce ...
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How do multiple speeds interact with jumping?

I have a question regarding the interaction of the Jumping rules (PHB, p. 182) and the Using Different Speeds rules (PHB, p. 190).  The first paragraph of the rules for long jumping concludes with ...
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Magic Missile vs damage thresholds

The Dungeon Master's Guide has the following rule for objects (p.246): Damage Threshold. Big objects such as castle walls often have extra resilience represented by a damage threshold. An object ...
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How far can you drag a grappled, heavy opponent?

A mostly theoretical rules question. Assume a Medium creature ("Grappler") has grappled another Medium creature ("Heavyweight"). For unimportant reasons, Heavyweight is very heavy- heavier than ...
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Can a Way of the Four Elements Monk cast spells in Wild Shape?

A Monk following the Way of the Four Elements can use Elemental Disciplines. Some of them are actually spells: Some elemental disciplines allow you to cast spells (PHB 80) However they are not ...
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Could True Polymorph turn a creature like a shark into a object like a dead dragon turtle's head?

I have a bard that has been true polymorphing into a dragon turtle and attacking coastal towns on a large island (think "Big Island" Hawaii) I am doing this so another member of my party can be true ...
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Is the new 5e Piety system restricted to only the deities of Theros?

The new sourcebook Mythic Odysseys of Theros (currently only available on D&DBeyond) includes the Piety system that allows the player to earn buffs and abilities depending on their relationship ...
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Will using Convergent Future give you a critical success if the minimum number you need to hit is 20?

Convergent Future (p185 EGtW) States: When you or a creature you can see within 60 feet of you makes an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can use your reaction to ignore the die ...
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Can you cast Speak With Dead on dead undead?

The description of the speak with dead spell says (emphasis mine): You grant the semblance of life and intelligence to a corpse of your choice within range, allowing it to answer the questions ...
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What is the highest possible AC?

Assuming you are level 20, and have access to any magic item, how high can you get AC (permanently or for a set duration)? Constraints: Magic items are those on the tables in the D&D 5th ...
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Do rules for Magewrights exist in an unearthed arcana article?

I have been listening to Keith Baker on an episode of Todd Talks, where he discusses magewrights. Unless I'm mistaken, he mentioned that the rules for magewrights exist outside of the core Eberron ...
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What is the highest total result one can get for a skill check?

I was bored, so I decided to try to calculate what could be the highest total result one could obtain for a skill check. Answers can include officially published material, including magic items - but ...
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What is the maximum possible Stealth bonus?

I realised we do not have a version of this rather (in)famous optimization problem: What is the maximum possible bonus to a Dexterity (Stealth) check? Bonus is here taken to mean anything that is ...
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Does the spell Earth Tremor require loose stone?

The condition for the second effect of Earth Tremor reads (emphasis mine): If the ground in that area is loose earth or stone Loose earth is adequately explained in this question referencing the ...
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In Adventurers League, can you change Full Plate armour into Half Plate?

Playing in AL my barbarian has acquired a set of adamantine full plate armour. As this prevents him from his rage benefits, I was wondering if I could simply use it as adamantine half plate, using the ...
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How are modrons chosen to be promoted?

I am about to run an encounter of the week featuring modrons that includes combat encounters with monodrones and duodrones. The stats for modrons state: Cogs of the Great Machine. If a modron is ...
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Does a Bard benefit from their own Song of Rest?

Can a bard that uses Song of Rest during a short rest use hit die to recover hit points and benefit from the song? I wonder if using the Song of Rest would qualify as an activity more strenuous than ...
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Rod of Absorption to create spell slots with Magic Initiate

This question is about the Rare magic item "Rod of Absorption" from D&D 5th Edition. How the rod absorbs spells and gains levels of energy seems clear enough, my uncertainty is about how attuned ...
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Instructions to make combat a combat encounter with a Chimera more interesting [closed]

I'm looking for tips for creatures or obstacles that could spice up an encounter. Background: The battle's purpose is to be an entrance test for the organization the campaign is centered around. The ...
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Can you attack with different weapons using Extra Attack?

The fighter's Extra Attack feature (PHB, p. 72) says: Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. Assuming I am holding two ...
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How to temporarily enchant weapons with magic effects?

In Final Fantasy series there's a job called Mystic Knight (a.k.a. Spell Fencer, Rune Fencer), where you can temporarily enchant your weapon with a Spell you know (from Black Mage spell table) called ...
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When Perception contests Stealth, how do you know which side gets advantage or disadvantage?

When we run skill contests, especially Stealth contested by Perception, we sometimes struggle to work out whether to apply advantage to one skill or disadvantage to the other. It matters for two ...
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Does Augury account for feelings as well as actions?

Today as a DM I ran into my first player casting the augury spell. By casting gem-inlaid sticks, rolling dragon bones, laying out ornate cards, or employing some other divining tool, you receive an ...
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Can a Swords bard benefit from Blade Flourish's speed increase again if they take the Attack action again?

The Swords Bard's 3rd level feature, Blade Flourish, states: [...] Whenever you take the Attack action on your turn, your walking speed increases by 10 feet until the end of the turn [...] So if a ...
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What happens to a Bladesinger reincarnated as a Human?

The Bladesinging subclass (Sword Coast Adventurer Guide, p. 141) of the Wizard class is restricted to Elves. If a High-Elf with 4 levels in the Wizard (Bladesinging) class dies and is reincarnated in ...
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How does the phoenix’s Fire Form work?

The phoenix from MToF has an ability called “Fire Form”, which states: Fire Form. The phoenix can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch wide without squeezing. Any creature that touches the ...
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What classes are based on intelligence but not reliant on magic/supernatural power?

My knowledge of 5th edition's class options is far from exhaustive. I want to play an intelligence-based class whose class features are not centered on magic, alchemy, or psychic powers. Does such a ...
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Are the instructions given in the “Planar Binding” spell part of the casting time, or can instructions be amended during the spell duration?

The Planar Binding spell is a 5th level abjuration with verbal, somatic and material components and a casting time of 1 hour that allows the target a Charisma saving throw. If the target fails the ...
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What are the official, WotC-published classes and subclasses in 5e?

There aren't too many published materials that contain official classes (classes here meaning sub-classes and archetypes included) but they are scattered resources. What are the official, 1st-party, ...
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What are the playable D&D races in 5e, and where can I find them?

There's not a lot of material published by WotC for 5e (relative to previous editions), nor is there planned to be. However, there are playable races for D&D scattered around in a few different ...

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