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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. It was previously code-named D&D Next during the playtest period.

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Do elves of Evermeet use money?

Evermeet was created as elven heaven. So, do they use money or gold there? If so, do they trade with other Arvandor or Feywild cities with money or something? Where I can read about such things?
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Drow magic are learned? [duplicate]

Drow spell are learned, can use slots to cast more than one time or use higher slots to increast power?
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Could a Rogue [Thief] use a Wizard's Spellbook to cast spells?

So I was wondering since the Rogue Thief has the ability Use Magic Device which states - You have learned enough about the workings of magic that you can improvise the use of items even when they ...
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Does an artificer's magical focus replace costly spell components?

To my knowledge, an artificer must use thieves' tools, artisan's tools they are proficient with, or an infusion as a magical focus when casting spells. However, some artificer spells, such as ...
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Can a creature be too stupid to know whether the companions of the person charming it are companions?

This is D&D 5e. We were attacking a baddie. The wizard cast charm monster and charmed it. It has an Intelligence score of 4. Is it smart enough to know that the other party members are, in ...
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Can 2 players mount a horse? [duplicate]

Can 2 players mount a horse? If so, Can the player not controlling the mount cast spells o shoot an arrow? If the horse doesn't have a saddle there is any difficult to do this?
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What reactions are available to an artificer's homunculus servant?

The description of the artificer's homunculus servant states: In combat, the homunculus shares your initiative count, but it takes its turn immediately after yours. It can move and use its ...
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Does an Artificer's Magic Item Savant and a multiclassed Thief Rogue's Use Magic Device allow them to benefit from a Rod of the Pact Keeper?

The Artificer's Magic Item Savant feature states the following: At 14th level, your skill with magic items deepens more: • You can attune to up to five magic items at once. • You ignore all ...
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Does an Artificer's Magic Item Savant and a Thief Rogue's Use Magic Device allow them to benefit from a Holy Avenger's 30-foot aura?

The Artificer's Magic Item Savant feature states the following: At 14th level, your skill with magic items deepens more: • You can attune to up to five magic items at once. • You ignore all ...
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Can a legendary creature use a Legendary Resistance to pass a Grapple Check?

If a a legendary creature is grappled by a player character, can they choose to escape? it isn't technically a Saving Throw, but a skill check.
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Who is the narrator of Sword Coast Adventurers Guide?

Some of the Sword Coast Adventurers Guide appears to be written from an in-universe character in first person. Evidence of this can be found throughout, but as an example, from the section on Evereska,...
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Can an artificer heal a homunculus servant at range?

In the official version of artificer, the ability to create a homunculus servant is gained at 6th level. Among its other abilities, the homunculus can: Channel Magic The homunculus delivers a spell ...
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Players starting their own faction in Waterdeep

I'm running Dragon Heist and introduced the players to the faction choices last night. They decided none of them wanted to join a faction, individually or together, but they did want to start their ...
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Can Unseen Servant affect objects that are worn/carried by creatures?

Once on each of your turns as a Bonus Action, you can mentally Command the servant to move up to 15 feet and interact with an object. Can the US flick a hat over someone's head? Can it flip over ...
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Can a Half-Orcs have only one Orc grandparent?

Can a Half-Orcs have only one Orc grandparent? Does a Half-Orc need to have one human parent and one orc? Or could it be 25% human 75% Orc for instance, or the other way round? I am thinking about ...
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Is it a bad idea to only start enforcing rules late in a campaign?

I'm a pretty new DM. My players are almost at session 20 in my first campaign and it's going great. One of my players has been using a monk. I wasn't familiar with the class, so I'd usually just ask ...
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Learning Eldritch Blast, but for Intelligence spellcasting

Is there a way for an Eldritch Knight to learn the Eldritch Blast cantrip and be able to use Intelligence as the spellcasting modifier for it? The Spell Sniper and Magic Initiate feats both have the ...
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Are a dragon's attacks considered magical? [duplicate]

Are these attacks considered magical? Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 15 ft., one target. Hit: 19 (2d10 + 8) piercing damage. Claw. Melee Weapon Attack: +14 to hit, reach 10 ft., one ...
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How does a Rogue's (Mastermind archetype) Master of Tactics work when trying to support a spell-caster in the party?

How does a Rogue's (Mastermind archetype) Master of Tactics work when trying to support a spell-caster in the party? MASTER OF TACTICS Starting at 3rd level, you can use the Help action as a ...
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UA Psionic Wizard Subclass: Thought Form interactions

UA Psionic Wizards get a special ability called Thought Form where they become beings of pure psionic energy. While you are carrying your psionic focus, you can use a bonus action to magically ...
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Does UA Psionic Wizard's Though Form let you ignore non-consumed material components with a cost?

UA Psionic Wizards get a special ability called Thought Form where they become beings of pure energy. Part of that ability is Psionic Spellcasting. Thought Form Psionic Spellcasting. When ...
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Shadow Blade and UA Psionic Wizard

From new Psionic Wizard subclass: Psionic Focus 2nd-level Psionics feature When you roll psychic or force damage for any of your wizard spells, you can reroll any of those damage ...
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Which spells inflict the poisoned condition?

Which current 5e spells are capable of inflicting the poisoned condition? All I've been able to find so far is Ray of Sickness. Is this the only spell available that causes this condition?
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Does the Blood Hunter's Order of the Lycan work well with the Fighting Styles included in the class?

I've been trying to wrap my head around the Order of the Lycan for Matt Mercer's Blood Hunter class. It looks to me like its designed around fighting unarmed in hybrid form, with a large number of its ...
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If I learn Chill Touch from the Death Cleric's Reaper ability, does it count as a Cleric cantrip?

The Death Domain cleric's 1st-level feature, Reaper, does the following (DMG, p. 96): At 1st level, you learn one necromancy cantrip of your choice from any spell list. If the Death Domain cleric ...
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Flanking with a dancing sword?

If we are using the optional flanking rules, i do not think a player can get advantage from a Dancing Sword, as it is not a character, but will the Dancing Sword get advantage on attacks when flanking ...
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Bards acting as rogues?

In a campaign I recently played, I encountered a NPC that could do everything a lvl 7 Rogue could do, for instance he was able to pick locks but he didn't even roll for it. Later in the storyline, he ...
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Does using the Holy Weapon spell to create a burst of radiance end the spell entirely?

Does using the holy weapon spell to create a burst of radiance end the spell entirely?
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Is it incorrect to use Passive Insight to tell Players what their Characters already know about NPCs?

I have a party of 4 noobs, 1 is a pro on other games but new to 5e (like myself - but I haven't played in years), 3 are actually playing their first characters ever. Ages run from 13 to 50 (I love a ...
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Which abilities can a gold dragon in change shape form use?

Can an Adult Gold Dragon in Change Shape form use any of the following abilities? Multiattack. Bite. Melee Weapon Attack Claw. Melee Weapon Attack Tail. Melee Weapon Attack Frightful Presence. Fire ...
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What's the maximum amount of lines from Sunbeam possible within a single turn?

I noticed that sunbeam allows you to to create multiple lines within a single turn. What's the maximum possible amount of sunbeam lines able to be within one turn? I'm interested solely in the ...
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What happens if you start your turn in an occupied location?

Based on the answer in this question Can you use the pull effect of Thorn Whip if the enemy is within 5'? if a creature is unwillingly pushed/pulled/dropped or otherwise forced to end its turn in ...
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Does a soul being resurrected know what spell is being used?

Specifically, would a soul know that the body they're being invited into was created via Reincarnate? After all, for some souls, changing species might be a big deal, possibly of the 'rather stay dead'...
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Does +1 armor give resistance to damage?

Based on the answers from this question Is a +1 chain shirt strictly inferior to a breastplate? Does +1 armor give resistance to damage? DMG pg. 141 Most magic items are objects of extraordinary ...
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How does Healing Spirit interact with a Cleric's Disciple of Life feature?

How does Healing Spirit interact with a Cleric's Disciple of Life feature? This is a multi-class question regarding the possibly synergy between the Druid/Ranger spell Healing Spirit and the domain ...
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If you cast a spell as a bonus action, can you use an action provided by some ongoing spells on the same turn?

If you cast a spell with a bonus action, you can't cast a spell with a casting time of one action (PHB, p. 202): A spell cast with a bonus action is especially swift. You must use a bonus action on ...
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Is there a way to make an Invisible Stalker-like player character?

I'm DMing a game of DND 5e and one of my players really really wants to be an invisible stalker character. I told him no right off the bat, because being invisible 24/7 is way too op first of all ...
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If somebody Counterspells a Counterspell, is the original spell cast successfully?

Assume Caster A casts fireball. Assume Caster B casts counterspell on A's fireball using his reaction. Now Caster A can use his reaction and also cast counterspell on Caster B's counterspell. Does ...
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Is a +1 chain shirt strictly inferior to a nonmagical breastplate?

My character really likes chain shirts. He much prefers them to other armor, such as a breastplate. I thought maybe I could make up for his tastes with a piece of magical armor, since usually magic ...
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How long does a Dancing Sword remain animated if not used to attack?

I use my action to toss a Dancing Sword in the air and choose not to attack. It now hovers there. If I stay within 30' of it, and use my bonus action to have it keep up with my speed of 30', but not ...
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How do I play in an adventure as a player that I have run as a DM?

After playing the starter edition as a DM, a player that I was playing with wanted to give DMing a shot and asked me to join him. And I happily did. We are now 2 sessions in and I have noticed a ...
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How many undead skeletons can a PC create and control?

Fantasy novels are rife with evil necromancers controlling hordes of undead...and they also make great BBEGs! But what if a PC wanted to do the same thing? I'd like to see how big of an army a 5e D&...
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Is there a way to have access to Simulacrum as a Warlock?

Is it possible to get the simulacrum spell as a warlock character without multiclassing? I love playing as a warlock and I love simulacrum, so is there any way to do this?
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Is there any way to improve ability score without items, only with spells or class features?

I found a few, but they are all bad, like true polymorph to improve ability scores (but I lose class features), does someone know any way to improve ability scores without losing class features, and ...
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How do I deal with metagaming/power-playing as a player? [closed]

I'm in a D&D Homebrew campaign that allows pretty much anything as long as it is written online. We have one player in specific who is frustrating and decided at the end of the campaign, he would ...
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Is this homebrew spell “Harry's Horrendous Headache” balanced?

This spell is intended for a sort of a anti-caster. I want to know whether this spell is inline with the others spells in the PHB. I'm not attached to the level of the spell. I'm ok with tweaking the ...
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Staff of the Python: Can the owner communicate with the snake?

My character just got a Staff of the Python. He has been using his familiar (owl) and a friendly pseudodragon as a little army. I'm thinking of using the snake as an ally as well--but there's no ...
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Would there be any major balance implications for swapping the Soulknife rogue's daggers to deal fire damage as opposed to psychic?

I have a specific character concept in mind but for it to work I would need to change the UA Psionic Rogue's Psychic Daggers into Fire Daggers. I plan to ask my DM about it but before I do I want to ...
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Does the spell See Invisibility enable you to see a hidden creature?

Does the spell See Invisibility allow you to see a hidden creature (not one that is invisible)? Assume that the creature has already hidden successfully (i.e. its stealth roll beat your passive ...
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Nystul’s Magic vs Scrying. Does it in any way help a target in hiding from a scry?

I've not been able to find an answer to this. If it has been addressed, or if I am overlooking something obvious, I apologize. The potential interaction of the two spells, seems ambiguous to me. And ...