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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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Cast Enlarge on a vial of acid then Catapult it. 8X damage?

My wizard wants to do a spell combo, it will take two turns. Enlarge/Reduce then Catapult Cast enlarge on a vial of acid. It weighs 1 pound and per the spell description it will grow to 8 pounds. ...
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Can a Boggle use the optional rule to Tumble to Oil Puddle a creatures space?

The Boggle creature has an action that can lay down a sticky oil that covers the ground in the Boggle's space. In the DMG(p272) there are rules to Tumble, which lets you move through the enemy space ...
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Does the Kuo-toa's Sticky Shield reaction work on natural weapons?

As the title says, the Kuo-toa creature has a reaction that can catch weapons. I'm curious if it works on natural weapons like bites and punches. Here is the text in question. Sticky Shield. When a ...
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Can a incorporeal crearure move through walls? [closed]

Helloy, I´m playing a homebrew character and it states that he can take on a incorporeal form and can move through objects and creatures. Can I also move through walls? I know there is do general ...
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On the Subtlety of Verbal and Material use During Spellcasting [duplicate]

In a campaign amongst my friends and myself, I am playing a divination wizard who enjoys utilizing suggestion in social activities from time-to-time. In this particular scenario, my party and I were ...
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What is the reason for the stone giant's 15' reach with the greatclub? [closed]

The standard stone giant stat block has a reach of 15' with its greatclub melee attack. However, I can see no reason from the rules or description for it to be so, instead of the standard 10' reach of ...
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Command spell cast twice before someone's turn happen

What would happen if the command spell were cast twice on the same person before their turn happened? Which command would the person obey? For example, if the person had first the command "...
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Does the Ranger's Favoured Foe Ability from Tasha's work with Cantrips?

I have an idea for a wisdom based Horizon Walker. I was thinking of taking shillelagh and produce flame from the Druidic Warrior fighting style. Produce flame is purely so that I at least have one ...
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What spell targets count for Gravity Well?

The gravity well feature from the Graviturgy Magic arcane tradition triggers "whenever you cast a spell on a creature", and has an effect "if the target is willing to move, the spell ...
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Can Seeming add wings for a horse?

I have a Lore Bard with Fly and Find steed spells. So, a flying horse is easy (10 minutes at a time). But now I need to make it appear like a convincing Pegasus, including the wings flapping and ...
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What weapons have the Reach property?

Is there a comprehensive list of all weapons with Reach? The PHB lists a few however I have heard rumors that a spear and or staff had an errata to add Reach, but I cannot find a source for that.
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Can disguise self hide an Aarakocra's wings?

Can disguise self hide an Aarakocra's natural wings because they are hiding as a "different race"? Would this allow a creature to create wings to become an Aarakocra? If a creature has wings ...
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What happens if polymorph ends while under disguise self? [duplicate]

Premise: I am under the effects of disguise self to look like a human and I am in fact, an elf. I then cast polymorph on myself to turn into a T-rex and then take enough damage to make me lose ...
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Hit Points of Giant Insect

The description of Giant Insect says You transform up to ten centipedes, three spiders, five wasps, or one scorpion within range into giant versions of their natural forms for the duration. A ...
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Can I use a Ring of Telekinesis to tie someone in ropes and then levitate them?

My character recently obtained a Ring of Telekinesis: While wearing this ring, you can cast the Telekinesis spell at will, but you can target only Objects that aren't being worn or carried. I also ...
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Does a Disintegrated Demon still reform in the Abyss?

The Spell Disintegrate states that A disintegrated creature and everything it is wearing and carrying, except Magic Items, are reduced to a pile of fine gray dust. The creature can be restored to ...
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For spells that require non-consumed gold, do you need the actual gold? [duplicate]

If a spell says it has a gold requirement but doesn't say it consumes the gold, do you still need the gold? I have been told that regardless if the spell has a gold requirement, that your focus can't ...
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Are there two versions of a 'shove', and if so, what further effects do the different versions possibly allow? [closed]

As I see it there are two versions of 'shoving' in 5e: a physical verion and a magical version. The physical version allows pushing an opponent backwards OR knocking them prone, while the magic ...
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What happens if you cast Giant Insect on a Ranger's Companion?

In the Players Handbook I noticed Giant Insect spell. I was interested in Spider and Scorpion (I will further mention only the Scorpion), since they can be Beastmaster's pets. It looks like ...
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Are the squares in my graph paper too small? [closed]

I'm starting my first campaign with so friends of mine, and I think my graph paper is too small. I mean, 4 squares equals 1 inch so... Also the paper has 35 tiles in width. I'm using regular office-...
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Can you Ready an attack with the trigger 'enemy enters my reach'? If so, will you interrupt their movement on a hit?

Without using any feats, can a player with a reach weapon set that weapon to receive a 'charge' by the enemy, attacking them when they enter range? Or even a non-reach weapon? That is, can a player ...
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if you use the creation spell to create gunpowder/blackpowder(assuming you have seen it), how long would it last?

If you use the creation spell to create gunpowder/black powder(assuming you have seen it), how long would it last? what material/materials would it fall under?
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Can an Order of Scribes wizard cast 'touch' spells through Manifest Mind?

If I wanted to cast bestow curse via the spectral mind from the Order of Scribes' Manifest Mind ability on an enemy adjacent to it, would I be able to? Manifest Mind lets you cast spells 'as if you ...
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Can a Barbarian stay in rage while polymorphed? [duplicate]

If a raging Barbarian gets polymorphed into a Tyrannosaurus Rex or a Mammoth or something, to give it more hp, does the rage drop? Polymorph says: The creature is limited in the Actions it can ...
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Choosing the Ability for a Hex

The Hex spell allows afflicting a target with a Disadvantage on Ability checks. I'm having a hard time deciding which Ability to target when hexing a target. What factors are there that should ...
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Buckshot mechanics in D&D? [closed]

I want to create a special slingshot that would allow a PC to load 3 pieces of ammunition and fire all 3 at once. As the player levels up they can load more ammo to the sling and subsequently fire ...
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How to let a steed make magical attacks?

This question is especially about a steed summoned by Paladin's Find Steed or Find Greater Steed spells, with the assumption that a DM shouldn't make their normal attacks magical. So it should apply ...
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Do spell targets know they were targeted if they make their saves?

A lot of spells in D&D 5e either work or they don't, with no visual or audio effect. If your target cant see or hear that you are casting a spell, and they make their save for that spell... do ...
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Can the illusory duplicates of Mirror Image be destroyed via area of effect spells?

If the caster is in the radius of a harmful area of effect, such as a fireball spell, will the illusory duplicates exist after damage is taken or will they be destroyed?
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What balance pitfalls result from this house rule regarding levitating creatures?

My table is considering the following house rule: A creature suspended above the ground and unable to move on its own (e.g., under the effect of the levitate spell) is especially susceptible to ...
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What mechanical implications exist when allowing duplicate stronghold types in a castle?

Matt Colville's supplement Strongholds & Followers details, among other things, rules for building optional strongholds and castles, with castles being complexes of multiple strongholds. The ...
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How does additional damage work with the Hand Mortar's explosive property?

So I am building a gunslinger, and see a possible very high risk, but very high reward tactic for large groups. Say I have a hand mortar, and fire it into a creature surrounded by at least 2 others. ...
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Are there any 3rd level spells a Lore Bard could pick at 6th character level to provide food and water to the party?

Just as the title says. I play a Bard, College of Lore. At 6th character level I will be able to pick up two spells, of up to 3rd spell level, from any class. I know we will be on the long-term ...
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aura of life and create homunculus

If you are under the effects of the Aura of Life spell for the entire duration of casting Create Homunculus, how would your hit points be affected? What if you are under the effect of Aura of Life and ...
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If a spell has an instantaneous duration, but an effect that lingers, can that effect be stacked?

I've seen this popping up for quite a few specific spells in the past, so lets get a general clarification down. Overlapping effects says: The effects of different spells add together while the ...
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How could you maximize food production with magic items and spells over a long period of time?

As a player over a period of in-game years, what magic items and spells would allow me to create as much food as possible for a large town (~1000 people) assuming most of them are farmers/could help, ...
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Does plant growth's 8 hour effect stack? [duplicate]

If you cast Plant Growth for its 8-hour version to [...] enrich the land. All plants in a half-mile radius centered on a point within range become enriched for 1 year. The plants yield twice the ...
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Is there any real distinction between a ring and wondrous item? [closed]

In 3.5 edition (and Pathfinder), there was a distinction between rings and wondrous items, including in part that there were distinctions within wondrous items, including what applied to various body ...
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What non-component materials are required for wizard spells?

I am currently playing a wizard, and trying to plan ahead. I am making the assumption that all published spells are common and known to him, so while he cannot cast them yet, he is aware of them all, ...
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In what order do you half and double when damage is both halved and doubled? [duplicate]

Suppose a creature is vulnerable to radiant damage, and is beginning its turn in the area of effect of Moonbeam. It will be taking radiant damage, and the damage roll is a 13. It succeeds on its ...
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Can the alarm spell be detected by mundane means such as a normal perception check?

The Alarm spell in the PHB reads as follows: You set an alarm against unwanted intrusion. Choose a door, a window, or an area within range that is no larger than a 20-foot cube. Until the spell ends, ...
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What is your spell attack modifier when casting a spell from the Helm of the Gods?

The Helm of the Gods is a magic item that, among other benefits, lets you select a spell from a list and cast it a few times a day. Unlike other items that do similar things, the Helm does not specify ...
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Is a character considered within 5 feet of another character if it is diagonal to it? In dnd 5e

I couldn’t find something about this in the players handbook (it is entirely possible I might have missed something), but is a character considered (within 5 feet) of another character if it is ...
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Mage Slayer advantage vs. non-Instantaneous spells

The Mage Slayer feat provides the following benefit, amongst others: You have advantage on saving throws against spells cast by creatures within 5 feet of you. For spells with a duration of ...
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Is my Wild Magic rewrite balanced?

I despise the Player’s Handbook version of the Wild Magic sorcerous origin—I think it’s poor, lazy design that causes entirely unnecessary strife at the table. There are ways to capture the feeling of ...
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What would be the DC to navigate through a heavy storm at sea?

I am working on Seafaring Navigation DC checks. I have found the following DCs based on the Wilderness Navigation table on page 112 of the DMG and the following quote on page 117: As long as a ship ...
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Does Voice of the Chain Master allow casting certain spells from an isolated space?

An interesting question popped into my brain recently while researching the Pact of the Chain for a Genie Patron Warlock. Casual shenanigans aside, I was wondering if taking Voice of the Chain Master ...
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Can a Spell with “Self” Range be Cast by Homunculus Servant?

I’m playing an artificer for the first time and trying to decide whether or not to use an infusion for the homunculus servant. But I’m wondering about the channel magic ability. It says The ...
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Would non-magical equipment from a dead adventurer be usable after X years in a dungeon?

There's this adventurer who died in the dungeon some years ago. Nobody took their equipment (maybe they died of poison, hunger, whatever). The PCs encounter the body years later. Naturally, they want ...
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Dhampir bite attack, does it add both STR and CON?

The Vampiric Bite, from the new Dhampir lineage race, says as follow (emphasis mine): Vampiric Bite "Your fanged bite is a natural weapon, which counts as a simple melee weapon with which you ...