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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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Does immunity to piercing damage make you immune to the pull effect of the spell Thorn Whip?

If a character has gained immunity to all piercing damage, would that character also be immune to the pull effect of Thorn Whip? For reference: Thorn Whip Transmutation cantrip Casting Time: 1 action ...
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I have some confusion on Deities and Class compatability

So, I'm wanting to create this homebrewed God called "The Crow Lord" (Basically a Less Depressing and Edgy version of the Raven Queen) and I'm fairly new to D&D and I'm a bit confused. ...
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Do Illusionist's Bracers actually allow you to cast two minor illusions?

The description of the Illusionist's Bracers (GGR p. 178) states: flavour: A powerful illusionist of House Dimir originally developed these bracers, which enabled her to create multiple minor ...
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How do I handle when my players overestimate the importance of an encounter/a location?

TL;DR: How can I (and should I) make the players' efforts worth their while when they overestimate the importance of an encounter or a location? I am running a homebrew DnD 5e adventure where the ...
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Do the pushing effects of the Battlemaster's pushing maneuver and the Sword Bard's mobile flourish stack?

Like say using a Battlemaster's pushing maneuver as well as a Swords bard's Mobile Flourish on a single creature. Does it push the creature a minimum of 20 feet away from you, stacking both effects, ...
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Do I need to make a roll when summoning my Pact of Blade weapon?

My DM and I are having a disagreement over how the Pact Weapon from Pact of the Blade(PotB) is summoned. Specifically, as a Hexblade with (PotB), when I choose to summon my pact weapon as whatever - ...
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How can I add a separate damage dice to my hombrew magic item so that it rolls two separate dice on D&D Beyond's new dice roller?

Got curious for when my paladin reaches lvl 11/2 warlock and gets a permanent 1d8 divine smite all the time. My main weapon is magical gifted by my patron so I'm looking to see if it's possible to add ...
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Are these Yuan-Ti's osssra rules balanced?

I am DMing a homebrew campaign and I created an exotic island ruled by Yuan-ti. I read the Serpent Kingdoms 3rd edition manual and I tried to adapt the osssra table (page 150). In 5th edition the ...
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How to adjust PC statistics when undergoing a (semi)permanent transformation into a different creature?

The Monster Manual contains guidance for Player Characters as Lycanthropes (p. 207) or Vampires (p. 295). Is there general guidance on how to handle player characters (semi)permanently transforming ...
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Will a Reckless Attack give advantage on attacks against a manifested echo of an Echo knight?

Question is simple. If an Echo Knight/Barbarian uses Reckless Attack on a creature and hits, will attacks made against their echo also be made with advantage?
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How to interpret “round up or down” in monster CR calculation

In the "Creating Quick Monster Stats" section of the DMG (p.274) we are given the procedure for determining the CR of a new DM-designed monster. Step 4 of that procedure (pp.274-275) tells ...
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Can clothes be enchanted to change their form?

My question is simple: Can an item(clothes, rings, anything really) be enchanted to change the form of the clothes a person is wearing into other clothes of their decision? I'm new to D&D and want ...
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What happens if your body enters astral plane while under astral projection?

If a creature is under astral projection and their body is transported to astral plane, for instance because they got swallowed by the 2x bag of holding combo, what will happen? Does the astral ...
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Is this Bracers of Stored Health homebrew magic item balanced?

I was thinking about the similarities between a character I was making and one from the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson, when the idea to make a magic item that replicated the effects of one of ...
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Is a soul or spirit a creature?

The new Unearthed Arcana gives a new option for warlock's patron: The Undead. One of its class feature is Spirit Projection: Your body is now simply a vessel for your spirit. As an action, you can ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock with the Thirsting Blade invocation make one attack with their pact weapon and one with a different weapon?

If you have a weapon in each hand (neither of which has the light property) and you have the Extra Attack feature, you can use Extra Attack to attack with each weapon once using your action. However, ...
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If someone's max HP is reduced by the Harm spell, then Feign Death suppresses that disease, what happens if they're healed and then Feign Death ends?

The description of the feign death spell says, in part (PHB, p. 240): If the target is diseased or poisoned when you cast the spell, or becomes diseased or poisoned while under the spell’s effect, ...
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Does a player character wielding a whip gain advantage if they are 10 feet away from the target? [duplicate]

We had an episode in combat tonight that I was not sure how to adjudicate. A player character (PC1) with a whip was 10 feet away from an enemy. In between PC1 and the enemy was another player ...
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Are creatures that are immune to disease affected by the harm spell?

The harm spell, flavourfully, states it creates a virulent disease You unleash a virulent disease on a creature that you can see within range. It later calls out that Any effect that removes a ...
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Are the spells Leomund's Tiny Hut and Tiny Hut considered the same spell for the purposes of combining magical effects?

The Player's Handbook contains the spell Leomund's tiny hut (on p. 255), and the Systems Reference Document contains a version of this spell called tiny hut1. The descriptions of these spells are ...
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Does adding multiple skills when combining creatures cause balance issues?

I'm creating a Svirfneblin Evil Mage by combining the stat blocks for each Evil Mage and Svirfneblin. A Svirfneblin has the skills Investigation +3, Perception +2, Stealth +4. An Evil Mage has the ...
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Is a creature's Innate Spellcasting save DC affected by changing ability scores or adding Spellcasting features from another creature?

I'm creating a Svirfneblin Evil Mage by combining the stat blocks for each Evil Mage and Svirfneblin. A Svirfneblin's Innate Spellcasting Save DC is 11 and its INT is +1. An Evil Mage's Spellcasting ...
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What is Strahd von Zarovich's weight in bat form?

This question concerns D&D 5e. The relevant ability, with my emphasis, is as follows: While in bat or wolf form, Strahd can't speak. In bat form, his walking speed is 5 feet, and he has a flying ...
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Can you use your free object interaction while restrained?

If a character is restrained, like being in the gullet of a froghemoth, and they attempt to pull out a different weapon, I assume they could drop what they were holding, but since their speed is zero, ...
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Can you draw and throw multiple daggers in a turn? [duplicate]

Say I can attack 3 times. I want to throw 3 daggers, but I haven't drawn any yet. Are my Action choices really "draw and throw 1 dagger" OR "draw 2 daggers"? You can't draw and ...
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Can a weapon be a holy symbol?

So I'm being part of a DnD campaign soon, and I'm making a tempest cleric that worships Thor. Since Thor's weapon is a Warhammmer, and I also use a Warhammer, could the hammer count as a holy symbol ...
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What is the interaction between mold earth and create bonfire?

If I cast create bonfire in a 5 foot unoccupied space, and then, in the next round, cast mold earth to excavate that same area creating a 5 foot pit underneath the fire -- does the bonfire fall or ...
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Are children reincarnated as adults?

I was considering porting a character from an earlier edition of the game, who had been reincarnated before becoming an adult. This is purely backstory, however it got me thinking about how this would ...
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How can I optimise my multi-class build for damage and survivability? (Rogue-Druid-Warlock)

I need some support with optimising this multi-class build. I'm playing in a D&D 5e party where we receive high incoming damage.Our GM is allowing us to multi-class and use feats and spells from ...
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Allowing Disengage for free

I'm the DM, and I'm concerned that combat feels pretty static. As I understand it in RAW: Once you've reached melee range, moving further away will provoke an opportunity attack, unless you disengage ...
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Is a caster of Gentle Repose aware that a creature under the effects of Feign Death is an invalid target?

Alice (a wizard) & Bob (class unspecified), are planning an elaborate prank on Carol (a cleric). Alice casts Feign Death on Bob, and then wails about how he has been slain by a horrible monster/...
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Does a Sea Hag's Death Glare work on a creature that is averting its eyes?

The Sea Hag has a special action called Death Glare: Death Glare. The hag targets one frightened creature she can see within 30 ft. of her. If the target can see the hag, it must succeed on a DC 11 ...
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Reincarnation effects on feats and ability scores

How does reincarnation affect feats and ability score increases? I'm running a campaign with a group of fairly high (16th-18th) level characters and the only "bring back the dead" option ...
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How does the spell Longstrider interact with Gaseous Form? [duplicate]

The 3rd-level spell Gaseous Form states that you have a flying speed of 10 feet. If you cast Longstrider beforehand, does this in practice mean that your flying speed is effectively now 20 feet? I can'...
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The Combat time vs Real time

So I was playing yesterday and our party had been wandering through tunnels and the DM said there was some noise in the distance. So one of the players illuminated an object and threw it down the ...
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How do spell components work in regards to the UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer's Psychic Sorcery ability?

The UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer has the following Psionic Talent option: Psychic Sorcery. When you cast a spell, you can use your mind to form it, rather than relying on words, gestures, and materials. ...
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What is the interaction between Green-Flame Blade and Absorb elements

Green-Flame Blade States: ...you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature... ...On a hit, the target suffers the attack's normal effects, and green fire leaps from the target to a ...
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Can the Lucky feat be used on attacks made against an Echo Knight's Echo?

So, the question is regarding the Lucky Feats 2nd use. You can also spend one luck point when an attack roll is made against you. Roll a d20, and then choose whether the attack uses the attacker’s ...
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Can the Chromatic Orb diamond be used as an Arcane Focus?

Chromatic Orb Components: V, S, M (a diamond worth at least 50 gp) You hurl a 4-inch-diameter sphere of energy at a creature that you can see within range. You choose acid, cold, fire, lightning, ...
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Do fiends need to sleep?

The Monster Manual states that undead and constructs do not need to sleep. But it is unclear if fiends need to sleep. What should they do to make a long rest? There are fiendish abilities with "...
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Would swapping Sacred Flame to Toll the Dead for Evil NPCs affect balance?

The PHB makes it clear that radiant damage comes from the Positive Plane and is often associated with the Celestials of the Upper Planes, while necrotic damage comes from the Negative Plane and is ...
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How to make Arcane Eye and our game style fit better together?

Our DM works fairly improvisationally, which results in a playstyle that is fluid and responsive to our actions. We have relatively short sessions, so we like to keep the game moving. There is no ...
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What are the dots in the skills section of the standard character sheet for? [closed]

I'm filling out a pdf character sheet for my character who is a high elf wizard and I'm not sure how the skill box works. I've got all my saving throws done but I'm really just confused with the dots ...
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If a dragon becomes a shadow dragon, would it still be subject to a previously cast True Polymorph's reversal?

Story / example: A Harpy gets Truly Polymorphed into a wyrmling Brass dragon - albeit a bit of a weird one, what with her harpy-like personality and alignment. As an avid reader of StackExchange she ...
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Does the feat War Caster give you advantage on a constitution saving throw made because of Sleet Storm?

One of the benefits of War Caster is: You have advantage on Constitution saving throws that you make to maintain your concentration on a spell when you take damage. The spell Sleet Storm doesn't ...
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Would Boon of Spell Mastery be overpowered for non-arcane casters?

Are there game balance reasons why casting a 1st level spell at will should be restricted to Sorcerer, Warlock, and Wizard? I used to think the reason might be to prevent unlimited healing or smiting, ...
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How can my Bladesinger Wizard ensure that their spells cannot be avoided?

I have been playing a Bladesinger wizard in a fairly long running campaign, at least by my standards. There have been a lot of good moments but after my third attempt to make disintegrate work, I have ...
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Are Vengeful Ancestors' damage-dealing reactions enough to sustain the Barbarian's rage?

To sustain their rage at the end of their turn, a Barbarian must have attacked a hostile creature since their last turn or must have taken damage since then. [PHB, pg. 48] In the level 14 feature of ...
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Need help on what to do for my level 4 Revived Rogue [closed]

Currently in the middle of my second campaign and my group has just reached level 4th level. I'm currently playing a Revived Rogue UA (we started before Phantom was revealed) and I'm curious as to if ...
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With shillelagh, do you have to use your spellcasting modifier?

Shillelagh states (emphasis added): For the Duration, you can use your Spellcasting Ability instead of Strength for the Attack and Damage Rolls of Melee Attacks using that weapon, and the weapon's ...

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