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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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Do multiple beams from Eldritch Blast happen simultaneously or not by RAW? [duplicate]

After reading Can you move between the separate attacks of a spell?, I was quite surprised to learn that eldritch blast can be considered to not fire the beams simultaneously. Given that the spell's ...
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Ideal group size for a murder/horror mystery [closed]

I am writing a short murder/horror mystery adventure. System will be D&D 5e, and players will be level 2 (I plan to give them the 3rd level during the adventure). There will be some strong DM ...
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Can you use a bonus action between the separate attacks of a spell?

Similar to my recent question about moving between a spell's attacks I am curious about whether RAW you can use a bonus action between a spells attacks. Unlike in the case of movement, bonus actions ...
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Can you move between the separate attacks of a spell?

Some spells (Eldritch Blast, Scorching Ray) involve making multiple attacks, in that they require multiple attack rolls. Under the movement section of the PHB, the "Moving Between Attacks" reads (PHB ...
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Is circular movement treated as moving diagonally or difficult terrain? [closed]

This came up in a discussion in my group about circular movement. Is circular movement treated as moving diagonally or difficult terrain? For a situation such as circling a target on a horse ...
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Can the Blade Ward cantrip be cast on other people?

Can the blade ward cantrip be cast on other people? On the page I read it on, it said blade ward had a range of 5 feet, but in the description, it used terms that made it seem like it could only be ...
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How can my PCs discover an NPC's class if they are trying to hide it?

I'm pretty new to DMing and I'm working on writing a campaign in which it's important to the plot that the characters not know at first that the BBEG is a multiclass wizard-warlock. Basically, this ...
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Can I break concentration with Haste, before it ends, by casting another concentration spell? [duplicate]

Example: Turn 1: Cast haste. Do things. Turn 2: Cast invisibility (end haste). Be invisible. No movement, no actions. Turn 3: Be invisible. No movement, no actions. (Resolve haste) The section on "...
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Are there special rules for using weapons while flying?

I’m making an Aarakocra fighter and I was curious about how combat works while flying. My character has dual Morningstars and a longbow; I was wondering if both weapons were functional midair. The ...
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A dwarven Path of the Ancestral Guardian, good builds/tips? [closed]

Recently I finished playing a character of mine in a long-running D&D campaign. My DM and I both decided it'd be best to leave my character behind because his story was finished and there was no ...
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Can you cast racial spells with a spell slot? [duplicate]

Take for instance, a level 5 (standard) tiefling warlock. Would you be able to cast your Darkness and Hellish Rebuke spells with a spell slot? Both spells appear on the warlock spell list and could be ...
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Can I be a dual shield Paladin? [duplicate]

I have an idea for a character but don’t know the specifics. A paladin with two shields, would I get the ac bonus from both shields, and would I be able to use the shields as weapons? If i can use ...
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Can a CR 1/4 kobold-Urd, and her memories, be Truly Polymorphed (5e spell) into a Green dragon egg?

This adventure idea begins with the permanent transmogrification of a ('very lucky') CR 1/4 kobold-Urd into a Green dragon egg. This is done via the 5e spell True Polymorph. Simple, yes? Ha. You Got ...
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How to keep the players working together?

I am the GM of a group of 5 players, I know them as I usually play other games with them. Here is the composition of the group: a Barbarian (B) a Paladin who worships Tyr (P) a Rogue (R) a Cleric who ...
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What kind of illusory terrain can the Mirage Arcane spell change the targeted area to?

The spell mirage arcane is problematic in that much is left undefined, or unclear. It is a 7th-level spell, so its powers are unexpectedly great. Nonetheless, there must be some limitations to the ...
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Can the shove from the Minotaur race's Hammering Horns trait knock an enemy prone?

The minotaur playable race has the Hammering Horns trait, which says (Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica, p. 19): Immediately after you hit a creature with a melee attack as part of the Attack action ...
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What ways can you give a creature the capability to speak?

I am looking for ways in 5e to grant the capability of speech to a creature, ideally permanently. To be specific, I am interested in granting an Artificer's Steel Defender and creatures like it the ...
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Does using an Owl's “Talons” action while Wild Shaped count as taking the Attack action?

First, a reason this might matter would be a multiclassed Druid/Monk using Wild Shape and hoping to use Flurry of Blows, the latter of which states: Immediately after you take the Attack action on ...
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Can a willing creature targeted by the Animal Shapes spell choose to return to their normal form before the spell as a whole ends?

The Animal Shapes spell allows the caster to transform "willing" creatures in range into an animal. It also says: The transformation lasts for the duration for each target, or until the target ...
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Is there any way for a character to create a magical disguise that wouldn't be automatically defeated by a creature with Truesight?

I'm attempting to come up with a solution to the question in the title, but have been unsuccessful thus far. Some monsters have the Truesight ability which states the following (emphasis mine): A ...
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If one of the platinum rings that serves as a component of the Warding Bond spell is removed and then replaced, do the effects of the spell resume?

Warding Bond has a duration of 1 hour and has a material requirement of a pair of platinum rings worth at least 50 gp each, which you and the target must wear for the duration If one of the two ...
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Does multiclassing suddenly allow you to cast spells from Magic Initiate (or other similar features/feats) using more spell slots?

The following question already exists and explains that you can cast spells gained from the Magic Initiate feat if and only if the class you choose is the same as one of your own: Can you cast a ...
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Bonus Actions Are Actions? Combining Two Weapon Fighting and Extra Attack (Newly Expanded)

Let me first start by clarifying, I believe there is a point that has been missed in this question before. Consider that before marking it a repeat: What is the precise differentiation between a ...
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Can I recharge a Canaith Mandolin in Avernus? [duplicate]

I just got a Canaith Mandolin while being in Avernus and there is something in the description that I would like to clarify. If I understand well, in Avernus, there isn't any dawn. No sunrise. Does ...
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How much damage do I deal with the Shocking Grasp cantrip?

The description of the shocking grasp cantrip says: Make a melee spell attack against the target. You have advantage on the attack roll if the target is wearing armor made of metal. On a hit, ...
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What happens if a wizard attempts to create a complex object made of many parts using the True Polymorph spell?

What happens if a wizard attempts to create a complex object made of many parts using the True Polymorph spell? Let's say that a wizard tries to create a large ship/boat using True Polymorph. Now, a ...
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Does the Thief rogue's Use Magic Device feature let them ignore class, race, and level requirements on attuning to magic items?

The Artificer's Magic Item Savant feature states (E:RftLW p. 58, WGtE p. 180; emphasis mine): [...] You ignore all class, race, spell, and level requirements on attuning to or using magic items. ...
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Does casting the Polymorph spell on a creature break an active Warding Bond spell affecting that creature?

We had a recent event in our campaign where our Warlock cast the Polymorph spell (PHB, p. 266) to change another player into a Giant Ape. I had the Warding Bond spell (PHB p. 287) cast on the player ...
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Does a true-polymorphed True dragon becoming a Shadow dragon evade 'dispel' concerns? [closed]

A kobold is True Polymorphed ('permanently') into a dragon's egg (CR 0) and eventually grows up to be an ancient Green dragon. Upon rediscovering / remembering she was a kobold she fears Dispel Magic ...
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Can a sorcerer cast the same spell twice if enough spell slots are available? [duplicate]

In D&D 5e, let's say that I have two level-1 spell slots available and want to cast Burning Hands. On one turn, I use one of the available spell slots to cast Burning Hands. On my next turn, I ...
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How is the damage calculated for the kraken's Fling action?

Among my group, there seem to be multiple ways of interpreting the damage from the kraken's Fling action: Fling. One Large or smaller object held or creature grappled by the kraken is thrown up to ...
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Does a Small race do extra damage when enlarged by the Enlarge/Reduce spell?

Me and a friend were discussing gnome barbarians, and the fact that Small creatures have disadvantage on an attack when using a weapon with the heavy property. I brought up that the Enlarge/Reduce ...
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What spells are available to find where an object came from?

Ichabod the Inscrutable is a powerful Wizard, and has found an unmarked, adamantine ingot. He would like to locate where it came from or where it was mined at. He has access to all non-UA, published ...
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Can a Thief rogue use the Fast Hands feature to draw something from a magic item as a bonus action?

My DM gave me a magic little bag, Heward's handy spice pouch, which has the description: Someone holding the pouch could reach into it and speak the name of any type of nonmagical seasoning—salt, ...
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Is there errata for this misleading side-quest hook regarding Orolunga?

In Tomb of Annihilation there's this adventure hook on p. 17, under "Side Quests": However, the hook is misleading: Has errata been published for this? Or is this information incorrect on purpose, ...
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which Spell wizards should i use in 2nd Level [duplicate]

Can someone guide to me , which spell should i use in 2nd level, As i am a new and I am unable to use any spell properly like.Aganazzar's Scorcher, Blindness/Deafness, Ray of Enfeeblement, and how to ...
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How does the Leviathan’s Tidal Wave interact with objects?

The Leviathan's Tidal Wave action says (MToF, p. 198): Tidal Wave (Recharge 6). While submerged, the leviathan magically creates a wall of water centered on itself. The wall is up 250 feet long, up ...
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Can concentration be kept through dimensions? [duplicate]

Say you, in the middle of a battle, cast a spell such as Magnificent Mansion. You go inside and then start casting Conjure Elemental. You then order the elemental to exit the mansion and start ...
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How do hit points for massive objects, like ships, work?

Page 119 of the DMG has stats for airborne and waterborne vehicles. They usually have multiple hundreds of hit points. However, isn’t a boat a massive object? If it were, it would be subject to the ...
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Can adamantine or mithral armors have magical properties (+1, for example)?

As an ex-player of D&D 3.5, I'm a little bit confused about Adamantine armors and Mithral armors. In 3.5e, they are not inherently magical; it is just classic armor with a different material, so ...
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What happens if you're frightened of a hidden or invisible creature?

A Frightened creature suffers the following effects: A frightened creature has disadvantage on ability checks and attack rolls while the source of its fear is within line of sight. The ...
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RAW can creatures with Innate Spellcasting cast spells while using their Change Shape ability?

While researching monsters that can shape change to mess with my players there are a few that also have innate spellcasting. I'm trying to figure out RAW if each of the examples can use their ...
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When a Trickery cleric uses Invoke Duplicity to cast Command: “Approach” from the illusion's space, which position does the target approach?

My Trickery Domain cleric uses the Channel Divinity option Invoke Duplicity. I cast command from the illusion's space with the command "Approach". Does the target approach the illusion? Or do they ...
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RAW can a Eldritch Knight 9/Wizard 2 multiclass cast/learn 3rd level spells? [duplicate]

Title is the main question, loosely an extension of a previous question I'd asked about Eldritch Knight/Wizard multiclass and their access to spells. Note: I'm NOT asking if the proposed character of ...
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What is my rogue's Stealth modifier?

What is my rogue's Stealth modifier? Here's my attempt to calculate it: My Dexterity modifier is +4. I have proficiency in Stealth and Dex saving throws, so I think that’s another +4 (+2 and +2). ...
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How does the Hashalaq Quori's Disguise Self spell work?

The Hashalaq Quori is an aberration that looks very different from the humanoids that typically get access to the disguise self spell. It is unclear to me what forms are available to them when they ...
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Do Cobbler's Tools work on Horseshoes?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything greatly expands on the use of tools. Here are parts of the section on Cobbler's Tools (p. 80): Although the cobbler’s trade might seem too humble for an adventurer, a ...
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Does a Warforged receive all the benefits of a long rest while wearing armor?

In Eberron: Rising From The Last War (p. 36), the Warforged's Integrated Protection trait states that you can take a rest while donning or doffing armor. The Sentry's Rest trait also states that you ...
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Is this Monk’s Robe magic item conversion balanced in 5e?

In Pathfinder, there is a magic item called the Monk’s Robe. I like the idea, and have tried to convert it to D&D 5e, but I don’t know if my conversion is balanced. My conversion of the item is ...
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Is this Eberron home-brew Shifter sub-race balanced? [closed]

Looking to get the hive-mind's feedback on the following homebrew Shifter sub race: Brightwit Quick of mind as well as body, brightwit shifters are renowned for their cunning. Fox ancestry is ...