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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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How does the War Caster feat interact with +1 weapons or shields? [duplicate]

Say I take the War Caster feat, which allows me to use my weapon or shield as a spellcasting focus. If my weapon or shield is a +1, then when I use it was a spellcasting focus, would it act as a +1 ...
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Is a grappling character considered to be distracted for the purposes of an attack by a second opponent?

If a character is grappling a struggling opponent, and a second opponent attacks the character, would the DM rule that the distraction of dealing with the grappled opponent causes opponent number 2 to ...
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How many “8-hour” travel periods can a horse travel in one day?

Follow up on how far can a horse can travel in a day. So a "day" is 24 hours and a long rest 8 hours. By my math, that's 2 periods of travel: Like travel 8 hours (12-8), then long rest 8 hours (...
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Can a Battle Smith artificer change the appearance of a Steel Defender after creating it?

I'm playing a Battle Smith artificer currently, and my DM is a very by-the-books kind of guy. When the question came up of whether or not I could change its appearance, he just said "if it's in the ...
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What happens when the Tiny Servant and True Polymorph spells effects a single target but end at different times?

I was inspired to ask this question from a post about using a tankard to fight people. Here's the scenario: A tiny object, in this case a Tankard, has been turned into a tiny construct thanks to the ...
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Can a horse really travel over 65 miles per day, according to the rules?

Special Travel Pace (DMG p. 242–243): In 1 hour, you can move a number of miles equal to your speed divided by 10. [...] For a fast pace, increase the rate of travel by one-third. For a ...
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If you cast Polymorph on yourself, can you continue to concentrate after if the new form has a very low intelligence? [duplicate]

If you cast Polymorph on yourself to turn into a creature with low intelligence, can you/it continue to concentrate and thus remain in the polymorphed state for the duration of the spell? Or would the ...
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Can Paladins ritual cast?

In the D&D5E Player's Handbook, the Paladin's description states that they "learned to draw on divine magic and cast spells as a cleric does." The cleric is capable of ritual casting, and ...
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Can the PCs get hold of the “Piwafwi” or “Piwafwi of Fire Resistance” magic items in the Out of the Abyss adventure?

In Out of the Abyss, Appendix B: Magic Items, two magic items are listed (p. 222); the Piwafwi (which is basically just a drow-made Cloak of Elvenkind) and the Piwafwi of Fire Resistance (the same but ...
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What is the AC of a Warforged Druid when Wild Shaped?

When a Warforged Druid uses Wild Shape, how is its Armor Class determined? Will the AC be based on the Warforged's Integrated Protection trait (E:RftLW, p. 36; WGtE, p. 70), or the animal's natural ...
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Can a character hold a magic two-handed weapon in one hand just to leverage the weapon's boons? [closed]

Let's say that there's a magic greatsword that provides some sort of a useful boon: say, it gives you advantages on all of your saving throws vs. spells. Should I allow a character to simply hold ...
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Would swapping the Assassin's Imposter feature for the Scout's Ambush Master feature be unbalanced?

Inspired by this question: Would allowing the Rogue sub-class (Assassin) to benefit from Supreme Sneak be unbalanced? The Assassin roguish archetype is considered by some to have very weak class ...
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Can an illusion be seen in a mirror?

In Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, can the visual effect produced by a magical illusion be seen in a mirror or other reflective surface? A specific example would be Minor Illusion. This question is ...
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How (if at all) do Wild Magic Surges stack with each other?

First off there are a lot of rules on combining/overlapping effects: The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don't combine, however. Instead, the most potent effect--such as the highest ...
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For the purposes of Magic Jar, does a monster with the Spellcasting special trait have class levels? [duplicate]

The spell magic jar says with regards to the creature who's body the caster is possessing: If the target has any class levels, you can't use any of its class features. The only class feature a ...
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Is it possible to move through a guardian of faith's space?

Per p. 191 of the Player's Handbook, you can't move through a hostile creature's space unless they're two sizes larger or smaller than you. You can move through a nonhostile creature's space but can't ...
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Would this bow of Karma be considered well balanced?

I wanted to make a bow that embodies the idea of Karma: Not only the concept that one's actions can come back to bite them, but also that good actions tend to give small returns while evil actions (to ...
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Would letting the Assassin rogue replace its 9th-level Infiltration Expertise feature with the Thief's Supreme Sneak feature be unbalanced?

I wanted to ask about allowing the Rogue sub-class (Assassin) to benefit from Supreme Sneak. I have a player in my campaign who plays as an Assassin Rogue and would like to have access to the Supreme ...
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Can you Disengage while you are in darkness?

When I read the rules, it is not written that the Disengage Action relies on sight, but Opportunity Attacks do. Imagine that you are facing a spider, and a wizard casts the Darkness spell. You know ...
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To what extent should DMs let players modify their racial traits? [closed]

I'm working on a party and one of my players wants to be a tiefling with an air genasi mother and a tiefling father. They want to Look like a tiefling but have the race bonuses of an air genasi. In ...
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Spells or magical abilities that allow multiple simultaneous effects?

Combining Magical Effects on page 205 of the Player's Handbook says: The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those spells overlap. The effects of the same spell cast ...
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Does being under the effect of more than one Sanctuary spell require more than one saving throw?

Does being under the effect of more than one Sanctuary spell require more than one saving throw? In the case where there are two Clerics who cast Sanctuary on the same PC: would a monster trying to ...
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Can Death Ward save you from death due to damage from falling?

I am curious about ways of using Death Ward and wondered what happens if you cast Death Ward on yourself and then throw yourself off a great height. For example, would it be possible to cast Death ...
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Can you cast a spell with a casting time of 1 action while falling?

Can you cast a spell with a casting time of 1 action while falling assuming you are falling for at least one turn before hitting the ground. I want to have some insight into the possibility of a PC ...
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Does a ring of spell storing have a use if it is found with 0 spells?

A ring of spell storing has 1d6-1 spells. If I find the ring with 0 spells, as I actually did, does the ring still have a use?
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How does the Contingency spell with Cure Wounds as the contingent spell work with incoming damage?

If a bard selects the contingency spell as a Magical Secrets pick, and uses contingency to cast a contingent 5th-level cure wounds with the trigger "when I drop to 1 hit point", how does the incoming ...
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Immovable Rods vs. Explosives [closed]

So, having read the DMG text over the immovable rod, I know it is capable of handling 8000 pounds of force. However, my players are planning to try to destabilize a structure held by immovable rods ...
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Is my Red Wizard prestige class for 5e balanced?

In the Unearthed Arcana article "Prestige Classes and Rune Magic" (pdf link), they introduce the idea of prestige classes, a class with only a few levels and more multiclassing prerequisites, borrowed ...
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How to increase monk's chance to land a Stunning Strike?

My monk is a multi-class character (Monk 9/Paladin 8) in a homebrew 5e campaign and clearly does not have too many ki points as level 17 character. I also find it inconsiderate and boring when burning ...
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When is a reasonable level range for Gurt's Greataxe to be offered to a player?

As suggested in the title, I ran into Gurt's Greataxe. I was looking up magic items in my free time since I was curious, and I thought why not search for magic items related to greataxes, since my ...
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Is there a spell, item, or other game feature that would give my character insight to an enemy's weaknesses and resistance?

When I first heard of True Strike, I originally thought it was quite a powerful cantrip that would allow the castor to sacrifice 1 attack in order to be granted insight into the target's elemental ...
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What are the RAW rules for cold weather exposure?

What are the RAW rules for cold weather exposure? The rules for cold weather in the PHB (p110) indicates that someone with winter gear could basically travel in extremely cold temperatures (anything ...
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How can I optimize a Warforged Artificer for a tank role in combat?

I'm trying to figure out the most optimized build for quite a specific setup using a Warforged with multi-class Artificer. Specifically I'm looking for a character that come across as durable and ...
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At what level are spells duplicated by the Wish spell cast? [duplicate]

Wish is a 9th level spell, one of the uses written into it is: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don’t need to meet any requirements in that ...
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Does using Wish to cast a 7th-level spell use a 7th-level spell slot as well as the 9th-level one for Wish?

The PHB says the basic use of the Wish spell is to duplicate the effect of any other spell of 8th level or lower without having to meet any requirements of costly components. If, as a wizard, you ...
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How is the balance on my homebrew Sorcerer Origin (Wild Magic, alternate)?

I've made a homebrew on the "Wild Magic" sorcerer, with less focus on "unpredictable" effects and more focus on "sudden floods of raw magic power". I would appreciate any constructive feedback. Much ...
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Is there any information on what Bloodroot Grove was before the events of this AL module?

I was looking over the Adventurer's League module, DDAL09-08 - In the Garden of Evil (Season 9, Descent into Avernus). This adventure concerns a location in Avernus (the first layer of the Nine Hells) ...
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Is the UA Revived rogue's Bolts from the Grave ranged spell attack made at disadvantage if used after Cunning Action is used to Disengage?

In D&D 5e, if a Rogue playing the Unearthed Arcana The Revived subclass does a melee attack (without using sneak attack), and then uses Cunning Action to Disengage and get away to trigger Bolts ...
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What does it mean for a cone's point of origin to be included or excluded in the cone's area of effect?

As part of the definition of a cone spell in the handbook: A cone's point of origin is not included in the cone's area of effect, unless you decide otherwise. As an example, what would either case ...
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Does Alter Memory allow the caster to see the target's memories?

While this charm lasts, you can affect the target's memory of an event that it experienced within the last 24 hours and that lasted no more than 10 minutes. You can permanently eliminate all memory of ...
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Does the Hunter's Mark spell stack with the Rogue's Sneak Attack feature?

Wondering if when multi classing a ranger and a rogue, can the spell hunters mark stack with sneak attack on damage roll? For reference, hunter's mark states: You choose a creature you can see ...
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At what level does a Horizon Walker Ranger's Ethereal Step cast the Etherealness spell? [duplicate]

The Ethereal Step conclave ability of a Horizon Walker Ranger is described as such: At 7th level, you learn to step through the Ethereal Plane. As a bonus action on your turn, you can cast the ...
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Is the Mobile feat worth it for a monk? [closed]

I'm new to D&D and am interested in playing a monk character. From what limited research I have done, it appears to me that the monk is a mobile character who tries to avoid being hit and flits in ...
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Can I drop an object and cast Catapult on the same turn?

I'd like to drop an object weighing 1-5 pounds and use my action to cast Catapult on the item. PH 190 details Other Activity on your turn, and interacting with an object is included on that list. Can ...
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How does damage work when entering a Wall of Fire?

When casting Wall of Fire, "each creature within its area must make a Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 5d8 fire damage, ar half as much damage on a successful save." Later ...
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Is there any spell or method to teleport land?

I've been searching on Google, and the closest thing I've been able to find has been 3.5e homebrew. I want to see if there is anything official for this that I am missing, or something that wouldn't ...
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Can the Suggestion and Mass Suggestion spells alter feelings?

In 5e D&D, the Suggestion-style spells can suggest a path of action via charm-like forces. This suggests (ha ha) that it alters the thought and feeling process of the target. Obviously the ...
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How do I adjudicate PCs attempting to tie up a significantly stronger enemy?

How do I adjudicate PCs attempting to tie up a significantly stronger enemy? Situation: He tries to tie up a prone but otherwise perfectly healthy zombie. I thought a die roll isn't even worth it, ...
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What are the consequences of a crossbow without the loading property?

Years ago efforts were made to discuss use of two hand crossbows/dual wielding. It was determined that loading was a problem and such gear would not work past the first shot. Interestingly, rapid ...
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Can an artificer use Magical Tinkering on a weapon before infusing it (and have it stay)?

This is mainly a question related to narrative/creative license so the reality is that it probably requires a discussion with a DM. But, so as to have a firmer idea of how to interpret the rules ...