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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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In 5e If a Ranger takes "Constructs" as a favored enemy, does that include Warforged?

Simple questions for "Rules as Written" that came up in our newest Eberron campaign. If a Ranger takes "Constructs" as a favored enemy, does that include Warforged? (edited to ...
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What happens to a grappler when their haste effect ends? In the air?

This happened last night in our session and we couldn't find a conclusive answer: An NPC is grappling a polymorphed PC in the air (the PC polymorphed into a Quetzalcoatlus, and we didn't at the time ...
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Does a silvered weapon overcome resistance to non-magical attacks?

My friends and I had a question about silvered weapons. Will it overcome the resistance to non-magical weapons? For example, Rakshasa is resistant to non-magical attacks. Will an attack with a ...
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Owl familiar deliver long distance message?

It is balanced to allow Owl Familiars to deliver long-distance messages (written on paper or tiny objects)? Find Familiar spells explains: Your familiar acts independently of you, but it always obeys ...
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Surviving Bag of Holding Bomb

What ways can you survive a Bag of Holding Bomb (i.e. two extra-dimensional spaces put into each other causing everyone within 10 feet to be sucked to the Astral Plane)? I will first acknowledge the ...
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What are the benefits to low-AC armor having a +1 bonus?

For example, +1 Leather Armor has the same total AC as nonmagical Studded Leather Armor, and +1 Splint Armor has the same AC as nonmagical Plate Armor. Unlike with magic weapons that overcome ...
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How does casting spells from magic items with fixed attack bonuses/save DCs interact with magic items that provide additional bonuses?

Some magic items, such as the Circlet of Blasting or the Eyes of Charming, allow you to cast a spell, but specify the attack bonus or save DC. Other magic items, such as the Robe of the Archmagi and ...
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Does this change to the Two-Weapon Fighting bridge the gap with GWF?

Off-hand attack Rule: Replaces Two-Weapon fighting rule When making an attack with a light melee weapon using your strength modifier for attack and damage rolls, you may make an "off-hand attack&...
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Does a Carpet of Flying stop moving when it is more than 30 feet away from you?

Carpet of Flying says: You can speak the carpet's command word as an action to make the carpet hover and fly. It moves according to your spoken directions, provided that you are within 30 feet of it. ...
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Does Telekinetic Rebuke trigger on a save attack?

It's been previously well-established that AoE spells and things that don't actually involve an attack roll don't trigger things like Wrath of the Storm because that reaction, specifically, calls for ...
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How do on-hit pushback effects interact with multiattacks?

Do "on-hit" effects which allow you to push a creature backwards get decided immediately when you roll the hit? Or after all attack rolls are made for multiattacks? If you have to decide ...
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Forcibly running into an enemy during movement

Playing 5e. Can you make an attack and then use your movement to charge an enemy, knocking him over, pushing him back, or otherwise harrowing him to help your teammate? Seems totally logical. I slice ...
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Wild Shape vs. Blackrazor

Wild Shape specifies that: You automatically revert if you fall unconscious, drop to 0 hit points, or die. and When you transform, you assume the beast’s hit points and Hit Dice. When you revert to ...
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Vorpal Sword vs. Wildshape

Wild Shape specifies that: You automatically revert if you fall unconscious, drop to 0 hit points, or die. and When you transform, you assume the beast’s hit points and Hit Dice. When you revert to ...
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Can a shield guardian be commanded to obey commands from the whole party?

This doesn't necessarily apply just to shield guardians, because it could go the same way with other minions. If you have the ability to command something, a shield guardian in my particular case, can ...
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Immunity to Pit Fiend's fear aura and the Paladin's Aura of Courage [duplicate]

The Paladin's Aura of Courage prevents the frightened condition in anyone within 10' of the paladin. No saving throw is needed. The Pit Fiend's Fear Aura behaves thusly: Any creature hostile to the ...
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What happens when Wand of Wonder allows you to cast Detect Thoughts on a creature?

Wand of Wonders has an effect that allows you to target a creature with Detect Thoughts, but Detect Thoughts has a range of self. This is obviously an inconsistency, but how to resolve this? Do you ...
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Are there any magic items that can increase spell range?

Certain abilities in the game allow you to increase the range of your spells such as extended spell or the Spell Sniper feat. Are there any magic items that can also grant these benefits?
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Can a Gloom Stalker ranger continuously use Dread Ambusher if they knock-out or eliminate enemy after enemy, as long as it happens in one turn?

In D&D 5e, if a gloom stalker (ranger) is infiltrating somewhere while in stealth. Would it be possible for them to attack one enemy, potentially eliminate them, re-enter stealth and proceed to do ...
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Would adding the standard cantrip damage scaling to Shillelagh only for single-class druids be unbalanced?

Shillelagh is a solid Tier 1 cantrip option for druids. It provides magical bludgeoning damage and allows the druid to apply their wisdom modifier to melee attacks. However, shillelagh lacks the ...
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In Spelljammer, would the Necklace of Adaptation magic item let you survive in the airless parts of space?

Recently an article was published regarding Spelljammer and what items or races could be used to survive in the airless confines of realm space. Amongst the items, the Necklace of Adaptation was not ...
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What is the average number of encounters per day? [closed]

Many class features have a limited number of uses per day, such as the barbarian's Rage, the cleric's Channel Divinity, or the paladin's spell slots for Divine Smite. How much damage such a feature ...
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On D&D Beyond, as a DM, how can I make custom weapons available to all of my players in a specific Campaign?

From what I've found online, it looks like it may not be possible to add homebrew nonmagical weapons. I could not, however, find information that was more recent that 2020, nor do I know the homebrew ...
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Does a “carried” creature get brought along when teleporting using the Echo Knight’s Manifest Echo bonus action?

My character is in a sack and being carried by an Echo Knight fighter who teleports using the bonus action from Manifest Echo: You can use the echo in the following ways: As a bonus action, you can ...
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Is it possible to utilize the "light" property of hand crossbows without crossbow feats? [duplicate]

I am making a bard and noticed they have proficiency in hand crossbows. Upon looking at hand crossbows, they have the light property, which apparently means they can be used in the off-hand without ...
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Object Interactions and the location of the object?

Is there a rule or rules clarification about the location (or change of location) of an object during the object interaction / Use an Object action? E.g.: stuff some food into your mouth or drink all ...
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How to calculate the added expected damage from critical hits?

When optimizing character builds, it is common to use the average expected damage to estimate damage output. Calculating the average of a single die is simple, fixed modifiers are then added to it to ...
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Kensei Shot when the weapon has multiple damage types?

I was allowed the Storm Boomerang (Princes of the Apocalypse) on my Kensei Monk character and decided to make it my Kensei ranged weapon. But I am unsure if the Kensei Shot ability would add 1d4 for ...
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Most DPR (Damage Per Round) Barbarian Build against Undead

We start playing Curse of Strahd and I am looking for a max DPR (Damage Per Round) Barbarian for the setting. I know there is a nice polearm build but I reckon the weapon should be a bludgeoning one. ...
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Is this a balanced homebrew race? [closed]

Me and my friend made a race with these traits: They do not regain hitpoints through resting. As an action, they can deal necrotic damage to a target within 10 meters and heal as much damage as they ...
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Can you Dispel a Demiplane?

After reading the answers to this question and attempting to answer this question, I got to thinking about the nature of planes created by the spell demiplane. The part of the spell that especially ...
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Where do you end up when you cast Dimension Door from an extradimensional space?

There are a number of limited, extradimensional spaces, for example the ones created by demiplane, a bag of holding, or a portable hole. Say you are in a closed portable hole, bag of holding or ...
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Raulothim's Psychic Lance vs. Cube of Force layer 4?

The Raulothim's Psychic Lance spell (FToD, p. 21) has the targeting rule: You unleash a shimmering lance of psychic power from your forehead at a creature that you can see within range. Alternatively,...
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What is the nature of a demiplane's walls?

The demiplane spell creates a demiplane that appears to be an empty room 30 feet in each dimension, made of wood or stone. Are these walls actually made from wood and stone? Can a character chip off a ...
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Do the effects spells like Freedom of Movement or Foresight continue to affect a player if they Polymorph, Shapechange, or Wild Shape into a new form? [duplicate]

Do the effects if spells like Freedom of Movement or Foresight continue to affect a player if they Polymorph or Shapechange into a new form in 5th edition DnD? Hello, as stated above I am wondering if ...
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How much does it cost to manufacture a conductor stone?

I'm running a 5e Eberron campaign. My players are about to discover that Lhesh Haruuc is secretly building a lightning rail line from Rhukaan Draal towards Sterngate, aided by a rogue scion of House ...
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How long does Legendary Resistance last?

I read recently—unfortunately I can't remember where, or I'd link it—that when a creature uses its Legendary Resistance, that resistance lasts a minute. According to this, for example, if I cast ...
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How to justify Expertise? [closed]

Apologies - I am still stuck up with Bounded Accuracy and Expertise. As far as I understand from the answers about what it means to break bounded accuracy, from the related Q&As about how bonuses ...
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Does a Vial of Acid, Oil, Alchemist Fire, or other improvised weapon adventuring gear still require an Object Interaction to 'draw' first?

A specific example being Thief Rogue: If they don't have the vial in their hand at the beginning of combat, would they still need to use Object Interaction to take out the vial, and then use either a ...
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What is the wording to determine whether extra damage is or is not multiplied on a critical hit?

I am trying to figure out some hard and fast, or at least unambiguous ways to specify how extra damage interacts with a critical hit. Consider the following effect: When you hit a marked creature ...
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How to play the Totem of a Barbarian

I understand that the Totem gives the Barbarian some abilities during level progression. But I do not completely understand what exactly the Totem is. Let us say I have the Bear Totem Do I have a ...
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What does it mean to break Bounded Accuracy?

The term is often used to explain the nature of 5e in comparison to other, earlier editions. Is there a good description or explanation of what this actually does include and mean? And what is meant ...
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Spellcasting Magic Items & Quickened Spell [duplicate]

If you have a character with a magic item that allows you to cast spells (the hand of Vecna, Staff of the Magi etcetera) can your character use quickened spell (aquired via the metamagic adept feat) ...
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How gamebreaking is this magic item that can reduce casting times?

I've been considering the following homebrew magic item to give to my campaign's BBEG. The flavour/intent is that the villain is manipulating the way time works across the multiverse, and I designed ...
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What is Detect Balance?

In a lot of homebrew reviews and discussions, I keep seeing something called Detect Balance employed. Often with little to no context despite it and its points being the core of the response. So I'd ...
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What does the cloaker see?

The cloaker (page 41, Monster Manual) ability "False Appearance" says While the cloaker remains motionless without its underside exposed, it is indistinguishable from a dark leather cloak. ...
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Is this Half-Ogre race balanced?

None of the race options published so far is Large, not even the Centaur, Goliath, or Firbolg. I'd like a Large option, to see how that plays. Half-Ogre When an ogre mates with a human, hobgoblin, ...
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How does a failed healing spell interact with the Circle of Stars Chalice?

The Circle of Stars druid's Chalice form has the benefit: Whenever you cast a spell using a spell slot that restores hit points to a creature, you or another creature within 30 feet of you can regain ...
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Is this Huu-kikra bird race balanced?

I have figured out that making homebrew races is rather fun and lets my creativity flow free. Any suggestions for fixes or suggestions, for this Homebrew race of bird like people. To make it balanced ...
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Secret door and trap DCs in Tomb of Horrors vs Expertise [closed]

Normal skill checks The standard DCs for skill checks, for example for discovering secret doors with Wisdom (Perception) or Intelligence (Investigation) is given on page 238 DMG under Typical DCs: ...
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