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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 can I maximise my social skills without sacrificing armour class as a Monk/Ranger (Fey Wanderer)?

I have a level 10 character (Monk/Ranger Fey Wanderer) in mind that I would want to make head of time, ready for a future game (should the opportunity arise). The Fey Wanderer at level 3 gets '...
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The GOD SLAP - Balancing for 5th edition

Question about balancing for 5th edition combat. I have this idea for a new attack. I call it the God Slap. A technique unique to monks that must be learned from studying at the feet of a master. The ...
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Does Revivify work on trapped souls?

Nearly all the resurrection spells state that your soul has to be free and willing to be revived. The DMG on page 24 further states that A soul can't be returned to life if it doesn't wish to be, so ...
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Do creatures need to make a Saving Throw every turn they start in the range of the Aasimar's Necrotic Shroud, or only once?

In the Mordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the Multiverse, the Aasimar's Celestial Revelation ability lasts for 1 minute, but does that apply to the Frightened part of the Necrotic Shroud?
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I have the Blackstaff. How can I be resurrected?

I am playing in a homebrewed setting, not Waterdeep. My DM had my character find the Blackstaff on the body of the leader of a slave owning city where we helped the rebelling slaves. It is modified at ...
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Can a monk use Stunning Strike on a creature that has already failed a save against their Stunning Strike in the previous round?

If a monk hits a creature and stuns it with Stunning Strike—thus stunning it until the end of the monk's next turn—can the monk then use another Stunning Strike on the same creature the next turn, ...
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Does forced movement free someone from telekenesis' grip?

I was thinking about a team that was pushing and pulling folks into hazards. I'm wondering if an eldritch blast that pushes the enemy will synergize with a teammate using the telekenesis spell, or if ...
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Are there any V/S/M components for the Chronurgy wizard's Momentary Stasis feature?

We're having an epic scene where the tavern in Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is being raided by the Waterdeep government representatives who suspect that there is a Zhentarim officer hiding in the party's ...
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Is Psi Fighter's Telekinetic Movement capable of moving in this way?

The problem in question: Telekinetic movement states: You can move an object or a creature with your mind. As an action, you target one loose object that is Large or smaller or one willing creature, ...
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Is it possible for a tiefling to be a druid?

I'm a newbie and I'm creating a character for the first time. Is possible for a tiefling to be a druid? I noticed that druids hate unnatural things and monsters; if someone takes a tiefling as a ...
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Does covering an object with Darkness cast upon it count as using an object as described in the combat actions?

In the rules for Darkness spell it states: Completely covering the source of the darkness with an opaque object, such as a bowl or a helm, blocks the darkness So my question basically boils down to ...
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Does dominate monster spell continues working if the creature caster is 60 feet away or more? [duplicate]

I was planning on running Waterdeep Dragon Heist for my party and i have a doubt. In chapter I page 28 a mindflayer cast Dominate monster on any player or party member who tries to intervene in his ...
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What options exist to remove (not just cancel out) disadvantage on ranged attacks at short range?

Spelljammer is out, and with it, the long awaited rerelease of my favorite hippo-homies, the Giff! The Giff racial abilities give them most of the advantages of the Gunner feat, as well as some great ...
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Does a ranger with the Land's Stride feature ignore damage from the Spike Growth spell?

I was running a combat for a ranger character, and the player claimed Land's Stride allowed them to not take the 2d4 damage per 5 feet of movement from the Spike Growth spell. Is this accurate?
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What happens if you roll a Nat1 on a proficient d20 test with Reliable Talent or a similar feature?

The One D&D Character Origins playtest has the following rule for d20 tests: If you roll a 1 on the d20, the d20 Test automatically fails, regardless of any modifiers to the roll. Using 5th ...
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Can you Counterspell after Casting a Bonus action lvled spell? [duplicate]

If i Misty step and the enemy Counterspells it. Can i Counterspell the Counterspell with my Reactions? The Rules for Bonus Action Spellcasting say A spell cast with a bonus action is especially swift....
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Can monsters perform critical hits?

In Unearthed Arcana 2022 - Character Origins, the "Critical Hits" section on p. 19 of the PDF states (emphasis mine): Weapons and Unarmed Strikes* have a special feature for player ...
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Please Clarify Spiritual Weapon effects using higher spell slots?

Please Clarify Spiritual Weapon effects using higher spell slots? Spiritual At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the damage increases by 1d8 for every ...
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Can a College of Creation Bard make an instrument play itself?

Can a bard of the college of creation use their animating performance class feature to make an instrument play itself?
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Can autognomes be put to sleep by magic?

So far, playable races that don't sleep explicitly also can't be put to sleep by magic: Warforged Constructed Resilience: "You don't need to sleep, and magic can't put you to sleep." Elf ...
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Under extreme/idyllic conditions, could Cult of the Dragon necrofy Tiamat?

I'm trying to assess the plausibility of whether the Cult of the Dragon could have grown strong enough to turn Tiamat into a Dracolich. Note I'm referring to the legacy cult under Sammaster, not the ...
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Game was fun for a year but suddenly is not? [closed]

So this may be a long story but my group and I have been playing “The Curse of Strahd” for a little over a year. It has been a really amazing and wonderful time. Everyone got a long so well and the ...
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Are there lists tying artists to specific pieces in the DMG?

One of my players asked about acquiring an eversmoking bottle. I haven't gone page by page through the magic items section of the DMG, so today was the first time I actually looked at the illustration ...
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Otiluke's Resilient Sphere Effect on a Flying Creature

If you cast Otiluke's Resilient Sphere on a creature that can fly, can they move the sphere up off the ground by flying/pushing up? (The sphere is weightless, so it should be easy to lift)
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Can you use silent image to create an illusion of yourself to extend the frightened condition when you are out of line of sight?

Here is the specific scenario I am thinking: Spellcaster A uses a spell to frighten an enemy, and they can no longer move closer to them. On certain spells, they actively have to run away from the ...
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How can a UA Mystic increase their Discipline attack bonus or save DC?

I am creating a wish-list of what kind of magic items I could get for a Mystic in D&D 5e. I am hoping to empower their mystic disciplines, but most if not all magic items made for casters ...
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When are the monk's Slow Fall feature and similar features applied if I use the optional rule for falling onto another creature? [duplicate]

The monk's Slow Fall feature description states: Beginning at 4th level, you can use your reaction when you fall to reduce any falling damage you take by an amount equal to five times your monk level....
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When do you roll a d20 that is not an ability check, attack roll, or saving throw?

I am looking for a list of all the times in the rules you are asked to roll a d20, but the roll is not an attack roll, saving throw, or ability check.
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In One D&D Character Origins Playtest how often will inspiration be awarded mechanically?

One D&D's UA 2022: Character Origins has introduced a concept of gaining inspiration without the DM awarding it. This is one of the biggest changes in One D&D so far, and I want to determine ...
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Strategy to roleplay conversations between groups of NPCs?

I'm a newish DM, and I'm having a hard time coming up with a strategy to roleplay conversations between NPCs. For example, in the game I'm currently running, there is a "town council" ...
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Do siege weapons have a maximum rate of fire?

Siege weapons typically take a series of multiple actions to make an attack. Ballistae, for example, require the input of a load action, aim action, and fire action to make a single attack roll - ...
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How can I make a good impression, as a new player, when joining an established group? [closed]

So I've been watching 4 friends play D&D for a little over a year now. It's finally my time to join and become a part of all the fun! But I'm nervous. I have my character. Dragonborn Druid (circle ...
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Does Hex / Hexblade's curse end the spell Time Stop?

Time stop states: This spell ends if one of the actions you use during this period, or any effects that you create during this period, affects a creature other than you or an object being worn or ...
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Can the Soulmonger's Tentacles grab & drop a creature into lava the same turn?

In the Tomb of Annihilation adventure, one of the last encounters is against the Soulmonger, a cylindric evil artifact suspended over lava by three adamantine struts. The artifact can defend itself ...
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What effect does reducing a Spelljamming Vessel to 0 hp have?

For sea-going vessels, Ghosts of Saltmarsh says that (186): A ship component is destroyed and becomes unusable when it drops to 0 hit points. So, for example, if the 'movement component' was reduced ...
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Can Monks Use Dex to grapple and shove under the One D&D Character Origins UA?

The new UA makes Grapple and Shove an Unarmed Strike, which makes sense: UNARMED STRIKE An Unarmed Strike is a melee attack that involves you using your body to damage, grapple, or ...
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Does the Death Ward spell prevent the side effect from the Nimbus of Pathos feature from the College of Tragedy bard?

The Nimbus of Pathos feature from the College of Tragedy bard states that after 1 minute the target immediately drops to 0 hit points and is dying. Does death ward prevent that?
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Does Faerie Fire's affect objects/creatures partially in the area of effect?

What effect does Faerie Fire have on objects/creatures partially within its 20' cube area of effect? Two simple examples: a 10' pole which is half-in, half-out of the area of effect, or a purple worm ...
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Are the Soulmonger's Tentacles considered objects or creatures?

One of the last encounters in the Tomb of Annihilation adventure is against the Soulmonger, an huge, evil artifact: The Soulmonger is an upright crystal cylinder 20 feet high and 10 feet in diameter. ...
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What is "Hadozee wavedashing"?

When talking about the recently released Spelljammer supplement (Spelljammer: Adventures in Space), some people mention "Hadozee wavedashing". What is that?
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How do I know which damage dice to roll with magic items?

I’m new at D&D and just trying to DM my first game with some friends. I don’t know which dice should I roll if, for example, I use the magic sword dragon slayer. All it says is it adds a bonus to ...
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Can a siege weapon "see" its target?

In another question, I was considering the mechanics of siege weaponry (and Spelljammer's ship-to-ship weapons, more to the point). I considered use of the faerie fire spell as a way to gain advantage ...
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Who does the Hellish Rebuke spell target when the Warding Bond spell has been cast?

The description of the warding bond spell says, in part (emphasis mine): This spell wards a willing creature you touch and creates a mystic connection between you and the target until the spell ends. ...
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Does the genie warlock's Bottled Respite ability let you perceive what happens outside?

I haven't been able to find any information about this, so my understanding is that you are completely oblivious to what's happening outside of the vessel while you're in it. But thinking about flavor,...
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How does Protective Bond interact with Armor of Agathys?

Armor of Agathys A protective magical force surrounds you, manifesting as a spectral frost that covers you and your gear. You gain 5 temporary hit points for the duration. If a creature hits you with ...
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Are there any ways to improve a siege weapon's attack bonus?

I've just gotten started reading the new Spelljammer book for 5th Edition D&D. I see that shipboard weapons work the same way siege weapons work in the DMG: It takes multiple actions to load, aim, ...
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By a strict reading of RAW: does Revivify work?

Given the following two facts, through a strict RAW reading (a DM of course can and likely should handwave this issue), is a typical corpse a valid target of Revivify? Creatures are Objects. ...
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Do you have hit points while dead?

There are a few effects in D&D 5e that cause a creature to die without regard to its hit points. One of them is the exhaustion condition, which has the effect of "Death" on a character ...
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How does the Oath of the Crown paladin's Divine Allegiance feature interact with features that cause instadeath if the target's reduced to 0 HP?

Oath of the Crown paladins have the 7th-level feature Divine Allegiance (SCAG, p. 133). If someone within 5 feet of the paladin takes damage, Divine Allegiance lets the paladin use their reaction to ...
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Does the Wristpocket spell allow a bead from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature to last forever?

Normally, beads from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature disappear after an hour (EGtW, p. 185): When the duration ends, or if the bead is destroyed, it vanishes in a flash of light, and ...