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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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Can a bard with ritual caster share spells in his book with a wizard? Could a tome warlock share their Book of Ancient Secrets rituals? [duplicate]

We currently have a party that has a wizard, a bard with Ritual Caster (Wizard), and a warlock with Pact of the Tome and the Book of Ancient Secrets invocations. Could these characters share each ...
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Is There Synergy With Primal Savagery and Grappler?

The grappler feat states that You have advantage on attack rolls against a creature you are grappling. And Primal Savagery states you Make a melee spell attack against one creature within 5 feet of ...
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Are Faerûnian tieflings a people unto themselves?

When it comes to tiefling population dynamics, the only relevant things the PHB has to say are that tieflings "are derived from human bloodlines," "subsist in small minorities," ...
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Manifest Mind: Does Wizard have awakened Spellbook Vision on Reactions

Player wizard was hidden behind pillar and had the Awakened Spellbook out in play. Monster cast Hypnotic Pattern on multiple party members. Player attempted to counterspell from behind the pillar. ...
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Holding a delayed blast fireball bead without moving

If someone successfully picks up a bead of a delayed blast fireball, must they throw it immediately or can they hold onto it for as long as the spell's duration before it explodes? Delayed blast ...
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What would the CR of a player character be?

I wanted to play as a fairy, and thought that a good way to introduce my character to the party would be with a scroll that casts conjure fey without the cast time or duration, but the spell brings CR ...
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If a fairy enters an antimagic field, do they die?

According to the fairy description, fairies are infused with the magic of the feywild: Infused with the magic of the Feywild, most fairies look like Small elves with insectile wings… Does this mean ...
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Is it possible to replicate the season change eladrin have in 5e without the actual mechanical differences in 3.5?

I'm going to be in a game set in 3.5e, and I really liked the aspect of having basically a completely different personality every time I finish trance, but in 3.5e, eladrin don't do that. Is it ...
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Can fairies fly in an antimagic field?

Another question had raised this issue when fairies were part of Unearthed Arcana and indicated that they couldn't because the flight was magical. However, I noticed that on DND beyond that the flight ...
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Delayed blast fireball + sculpt spell = safely pick up fireball?

Can an evocation wizard's sculpt spell ability allow for an automatic safe use of throwing a delayed blast fireball bead? Delayed blast fireball: A beam of yellow light flashes from your pointing ...
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Is a simulacrum capable of breastfeeding?

My friends and I made a bet that a Simulacrum is not capable of breastfeeding. My friend's character is married to a wizard, and in the discussion of how magic could be applied in family life, the ...
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Can you enter a Steel defender for protection?

I am running a 6th level human artificer. I have a steel defender companion. My question is can my character enter the defender like it was a suit of armor in an emergency situation (e.g. if my ...
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Interaction clarification with 'Invoke curse' and temporary hitpoints

I have recently gotten to the end of a Tomb of Annihilation campaign as a player (potential spoilers ahead) and during our final fight, a magic item was used to apply the following effect to our party:...
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Understanding Illusions: Complexity and Movement [closed]

Redo: Ok, yeah, I really wasn't sure how to ask this. Thanks for the answers and encouragement! Ok, here's round two I guess. Sorry it's still long, but hopefully it is more clear/coherent. Setup ...
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Is the spellcaster aware if their clone is destroyed?

So a magic-user goes ahead and creates a clone of themselves using the Clone spell. They then take the clone to safe place and hide it in a closet. Years later, a group of adventures are exploring the ...
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Does Wizard Empowered Evocation Feature Work with Magic Items?

Empowered Evocation: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. Wand of Magic Missiles (Wand, uncommon): This wand ...
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Grapple Shove or Shove Grapple?

In D&D 5e which is more efficient? This came up as a discussion mostly because I've always seen this combo written out as "Grapple+Shove" and maybe it's just because it sounds better ...
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Can a spell cast from a Spellwrought Tattoo be counterspelled?

By D&D 5e rules, is a spell cast from a spellwrought tattoo subject to someone else casting counterspell against it?
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Can a minotaur stack Crusher feat and Hammering Horns?

If a Minotaur character hits a creature with bludgeoning damage (say from a maul), it can use a bonus action to use its Hammering Horns feature. From MMoM p. 27: After you hit a creature with a melee ...
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Is increasing the Martial Arts die necessary for Monks to keep up with other classes?

The Monk's Martial Arts die starts at d4 and goes up to d10 over 20 levels. In the One D&D Player's Handbook Playtest 6, the designers altered this to start at d6 (one die size larger) and ...
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Can an Artificer's Infusions act as a spellcasting focus for spells from another class?

I'm specifically looking at the case of a character that starts as an Armorer Artificer, then multiclasses into Wizard for the majority of their career. As I read it, as long as the Artificer has ...
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Does a wood elf's Mask of the Wild feature allow hiding in plain sight in dim light/darkness? [duplicate]

Can a wood elf hide in plain sight in dim light/darkness? Why I believe this could be the case: The wood elf Mask of the Wild description says: You can attempt to hide even when you are only lightly ...
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Can I use healing on a construct?

I have a campaign that is running on dark matter (sci-fi DnD 5e conversion) In this campaign there is a player with the race of Vect, which is a construct. There is also a player who can create ...
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Bagweaver Artificer Subclass

This is my first ever Subclass that I've made. I am looking for any constructive feedback. Any advice an things to remove, things that are too strong or too weak or too much. Any feedback is welcome. ...
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Do you roll once for hunters mark and hex? [duplicate]

Both hex and hunter's mark state extra 1d6 [necrotic for hex] damage to the target whenever you hit it with a weapon attack Recently a player stated that this means you roll 1d6 at the start of ...
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If you are invisible, cast Detect Thoughts, and attempt to probe deeper into a target's mind, how would they know it was you?

As part of the description of the Detect Thoughts spell, it states: As an action, you can either shift your attention to another creature’s thoughts or attempt to probe deeper into the same creature’...
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Echo Knight and Enemy Interactions and Attacks

So, I have a player with an Echo Knight character. I know it can manifest a black and white projection that can attack through (and react through with opportunity attacks) ... but I'm curious how ...
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Rogue Assassin: Am I doing this right?

I have a Rogue with the Assassin Archetype in a campaign I am playing. Our DM allowed us an additional feat which I chose Piercer as I am using a longbow as my main weapon (rapier for close quarters). ...
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How many melee attacks can a character make on turn one in D&D 5e? [duplicate]

I once spent close to 8 hours doing in-depth research on all the subclasses available to find this out for a level 12 character, and managed to find a build that could make 14 attacks on turn 1 ...
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Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you

Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you? I.e.: Our druid wildshapes into a mouse that crawls into the pocket of the jacket of ...
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Vortex Warp and Spider Climb

One of my players is a sorcerer who knows Vortex Warp. Another is a rogue with a pair of Slippers of Spider Climbing. The sorcerer has posed the question asking whether he could Vortex Warp the rogue ...
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Can thunderwave be used to launch an object and cause damage?

Related to this question (sort of): Thunderwave in constricted area Say you found a 1 ft. × 1ft. × 8 ft. hole in a cave that led to the outside, and you loaded a projectile of sorts – let's say a ...
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Thunderwave in constricted area

If Thunderwave is cast in a dungeon, say in a five by ten corridor, would the volume of effect be extended down the corridor? That is, a fifteen-foot cube consists of 27 five-foot cubes, so the effect ...
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One party member in the tavern, the others doing a heist

There are 4 PC's in the group that I DM: A, B and C (neutral ranger, rogue and warlock) and D (lawful good bard). A, B and C have landed themselves a heist job for the next night. D does not know this....
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When a creature succeeds on a saving throw against a sibriex's corruption, does it ignore the aura's difficult terrain?

The (legacy) sibriex (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes page 137) has the following trait: Contamination. The sibriex emits an aura of corruption 30 feet in every direction. Plants that aren't creatures ...
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Is Spirit Shroud damage "owned" by the source of the attack, or the Spirit Shroud spell itself?

Until the spell ends, any attack you make deals 1d8 extra damage when you hit a creature within 10 feet of you. This damage is radiant, necrotic, or cold (your choice when you cast the spell). Any ...
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Do you need a free hand to MAINTAIN a grapple in 5e? [duplicate]

Do you need a free hand to MAINTAIN a grapple in 5e? https://rpgbot.net/dnd5/characters/grapple/ I'm trying to find the RAW definition for this but so far I can't find any confirmation. I found that ...
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Can you stack swarms?

Swarm of Bats for example states: Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a Tiny bat. The swarm can’t regain ...
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Gust cantrip... can we make it better?

The gust cantrip does have some pretty neat uses, however compared to the other elemental cantrips it is underwhelming for two reasons: It doesn't have any lingering effects useful for utility It has ...
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Can you cast a Wall of Force into water?

In our current game, we are contemplating to cast a wall of force into a canal that is set into a dungeon corridor, to block the flow of water (which is powering some turbine-like contrivances we want ...
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Why don't water-controlling spells work on the water in pipes?

I recently asked this related question but some things are still not clear to me. Why don't spells like Control Water, Shape Water, and Create or Destroy Water (and possibly others?) work with water ...
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Can you use two weapon fighting on a bonus action after casting a spell with war caster?

As a cleric I have two weapon fighting and I took the war caster feat. I was wondering if I could cast a spell as an action and then make a melee attack as a bonus action?
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Will being able to "mix-and-match" subclass features break the game?

I'm wondering what the impact of a house rule that would allow players to choose which subclass to get features from whenever they would get a subclass feature. For example, a wizard could get ...
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Is Gloom Stalker Ranger or Assassin Rogue better for round 1 damage?

I'm playing in a campaign, and my friend's character got eaten. He wants to make a new character who does maximum "ambush" damage. We are currently level four, and the campaign will go up to ...
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How to help engage an ADHD player over Zoom

My wife and I have always played D&D together. It’s my first time DMing a large group of 6, her included. We have newer players who struggle to engage, and tons of new player questions. I’ve seen ...
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changing out spells gained from feats or racial abilities

I have an elf paladin with the fey touched feat. Palain spells are changed out/prepared as part of a long rest and the Blessed Warrior fighting style says you can swap cantrips when leveling however I ...
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multiple sources of damage reduction [duplicate]

In our current part we have a tiefling druid, a sorcerer, and an Oath of the Ancients paladin giving Aura of Protection and Aura of Warding The tiefling has Hellish Resistance so has resistance to ...
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It is possible to cast the homebrew spell "Breath of the Last Love" on myself if I have the "stunned" condition?

I have the homebrew spell "Breath of the last love". I was given the status of "stunned" for 1 turn. Can I remove the status of stunned using this spell, or can I use it again? The ...
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How do water controlling spells work on water in pipes? [closed]

How do spells like Control Water, Shape Water, and Create or Destroy Water (and possibly others?) work with water in pipes (let's say about a foot in diameter if that matters)? Consider two cases: ...
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Can you use the Transmuted Spell option from the Metamagic Adept feat on spells with a duration?

For example: let's say that at 3rd level a Druid grabbed the Flame Blade spell and at 4th took the Metamagic Adept feat, choosing Transmuted Spell as one of their options. The description of Flame ...
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