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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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Does the Air Genasi's Unending Breath trait affect their ability to resist a dragon's poison breath?

I play a 3rd-level Air Genasi Monk. My party will be fighting a Green Dragon soon. Can a Green Dragon's Poison Breath affect me if I'm not breathing due to the Air Genasi's Unending Breath trait?
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Are Sprite familiars from the Find Familiar spell summoned with the equipment listed in their statblock?

There have been two recent questions arising from a ruling on find familiar in the October 2020 update to the Sage Advice Compendium: Does the Flock of Familiars spell produce endless sellable ...
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Does interaction with a magic necklace count as an action in combat?

I'm playing in Curse of Strahd module, and there is an item named the holy symbol of ravenkind. This item hides behind the paladin’s shirt. When the paladin is in the a middle of the combat and has ...
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Roleplay pacing in non-combat situations

So I am running the Baldur's gate: Descent into Avernus module and my players are taking very long to approach certain situations. To set an example: There is a gate with two guards who are checking ...
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Does holding an action change your order in inititiative? [duplicate]

I play in a group that has different levels of D&D experience from first time players to those that have been playing since the inception of D&D. We are currently playing in 5th edition. When ...
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Would a race with bludgeoning, piercing or slashing resistance be overpowered?

The various subtypes of dragonborn in D&D 5e have different elemental resistances (acid, cold, fire, lightning, poison). Tieflings similarly have fire resistance, and I would estimate that a ...
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Does the Flock of Familiars spell produce endless sellable equipment for Sprites, in the same manner as the Find Familiar spell?

With the ruling in most recent Sage Advice Compendium that any objects are left behind when a familiar vanishes, find familiar can produce 27.5 gp more in sales of Sprite equipment than its own cost. ...
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What is the AC of a sprite familiar (from the Find Familiar spell) if it is dismissed to a pocket dimension and then caused to reappear as an action?

The most recent Sage Advice Compendium erratas the find familiar spell so that familiars are now stripped naked when dismissed to a pocket dimension. The Pact of the Chain warlock can summon a Sprite ...
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For a multiclassed Ancestral Guardians barbarian/Echo Knight fighter, how do the Ancestral Protectors and Manifest Echo features interact?

Let's say I have three levels in Barbarian and three in Fighter. As a barbarian, I choose the Path of the Ancestral Guardian subclass, so I gain the Ancestral Protectors feature (XGtE, p. 10): While ...
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Is this modified version of the changeling's “Shapechanger” trait fair?

For context: In a new campaign, the DM accepted my request to play a changeling, but wants to limit its "Shapechanger" trait (E:RftLW, p. 18). His idea was to allow only one change a day, ...
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Magic Stone + Enlarge [duplicate]

Can a thrown magic pebble be a target to the enlarge spell? For that matter, can anything from an arrow to a hurled table become enlarged while in mid-air and if so how would you suggest fantasy ...
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What happens if a kalashtar eats a dream pastry?

According to Eberron: Rising from the Last War: Kalashtar sleep, but they don't connect to the plane of dreams as other creatures do. Instead, their minds draw from the memories of their otherworldly ...
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How does the Flames of Phlegethos racial feat interact with the sorcerer's Metamagic option Empowered Spell?

If I have both the Flames of Phlegethos feat and the sorcerer's Metamagic option Empowered Spell, can I re-roll the same die twice? The description of the second benefit of the Flames of Phlegethos ...
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How to make mind flayer mind control better [closed]

I feel like the Mind Flayers ability to control minds (a once per day Dominate Monster) is almost universally thought of as underpowered, especially given the description of Mind Flayers. How could a ...
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How could you animate farm equipment to do field work?

In Eberron: Rising From The Last War, the nation of Aundair is described as a place where arcane magic is commonly used to perform everyday tasks, almost Harry-Potter-esque in some ways. In the ...
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How can live fire exercises be made safer?

My group is in Waterdeep, and our wizard would love to help train the world-famous griffon cavalry, especially in evading fireballs. That is, he wants to hurl fireballs at them that they need to evade....
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Resistance and saving throws [duplicate]

If i have resistance against a damage type and if i get a success on that damage types saving throw, does the damage halved twice? I checked the players handbooks for this but i couldn't find any ...
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What bonus would be balanced against restricting a changeling's Shapechanger trait to only work once per day during a long rest?

I am playing as a changeling in a new campaign where every officially published races are accepted. We told the DM the races and classes we wanted to play in advance and he was OK with it. However, ...
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Can a Monk use multiple Ki points to get more unarmed strikes from Flurry of Blows in a single turn?

In a recent session of 5e, our monk (4th level, Way of the Drunken Master) was using unarmed strikes, and the DM claimed that she could use any number of available Ki points to increase the amount of ...
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Engulfed while Gust of Wind is in effect

Recently my party was exploring a dungeon when we were attacked. My druid cast Gust of Wind to drive some of the enemies back, but shortly afterwards was engulfed by a gelantinous cube. What should ...
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Can a Flesh Golem benefit from the 7th-level Regenerate spell?

Traditionally, the flesh golem is alive... it's ALIVE!!. Not so with 5e D&D of course, it is just another automaton but made with soggy RAW parts. Too bad of course (some amazing clips and reels ...
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Storm Kings Thunder Maelstrom Mechanics

Currently running Storm King's Thunder, and my players just got the conch of teleportation. During the next session they will be using it. The module says that you take pressure damage for being at ...
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A PC in Curse of Strahd is cursed by Mother Night and eats a dream pastry. What happens?

A PC in Curse of Strahd has the opportunity to be cursed by Mother Night, at which point they are (emphasis mine): On the other hand, a PC who eats a dream pastry (emphasis mine): As luck would have ...
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Would immunity to non magical fire damage protect me from an Azers fire damage?

I have immunity to non magical fire. Nothing in the Azers description indicates that its ever-present flames are magical. Am I therefore immune to its fire damage?
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What happens if a Cavalier fighter or their mount is knocked prone?

The rules for mounted combat (PHB, p. 198) give direction in the following cases: Mount moved against its will: rider makes Dex save vs falling off and landing prone Rider knocked prone: rider makes ...
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I gave a too powerful magic item at too low level for a bad reason, what to do?

When a paladin in the game I run went into the local store ran by an ex adventurer, he went to the back to see the fancy swords, and asked if any looked like his holy symbol. The god he follows is ...
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Can a character wear both chain mail and leather armor to get a higher AC?

Background I am reading the Goblin Slayer light novel. In it the main character wears leather armor over plate or chain to both stack his AC and to confuse his (not very intelligent) enemies into ...
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Are there any rules for the creation and forging of Electrum?

Are there any specific rules for the creation of electrum? I have found some sources saying it was naturally occurring in some editions (as noted in the forgotten realms wiki) but I haven't located ...
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Workshopping issues with proposed item: Timelocked Breadbox [closed]

I'm considering putting a homebrewed piece of treasure into my game (5e Exandria campaign). Specifically, it is a box, approximately the size of a breadbox. Time does not pass inside the box while the ...
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Is there a mechanical benefit to using a light crossbow over a long bow or short bow?

A longbow (1d8, 150/600 range), and a shortbow (1d6, 80/320 range) benefit from "Extra Attack". A light crossbow (1d8, 80/320 range), or a hand crossbow (1d6, 30/120 range), do not benefit ...
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Does Hold Person cast on a Spider Climbing NPC affect their ability stay on a vertical surface?

An NPC spell caster that is using spider climb at the top of a 30' pillar where it meets the ceiling is magically held by hold person. I have two related questions: When Hold Person goes into effect, ...
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Can I twin cast a cantrip used with reaper from the death domain? [duplicate]

Assuming I multiclass as a death domain cleric and a sorcerer. Can I use my Twinned Spell metamagic to cast a necromantic cantrip, in conjunction with the Death Domains Reaper ability? Reaper: At ...
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Can a Centaur player character carry a Medium-sized creature?

The Centaur race published in the Mythic Odysseys of Theros and Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica books is considered size Medium. However, due to the Equine Build trait, it counts as one size larger ...
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Does Disguise Self end if the caster falls unconscious?

In one of my groups, I play a squishy sorcerer focused on deception, including having a number of false identities. Last week, we were infiltrating an enemy’s base and my sorcerer used disguise self ...
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Can a creature under the effect of a Discord Symbol perform verbal spell components?

Symbol (PHB, pg. 280) allows you to create a magical glyph that triggers on a condition you determine. One of the glyphs you can create is called Discord: Each target must make a Constitution saving ...
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Does the benefit of the ranger's Natural Explorer feature only activate starting with the second hour of travel in their favored terrain?

The relevant part of the PHB ranger's Natural Explorer feature states (emphasis mine): While traveling for an hour or more in your favored terrain, you gain the following benefits: Difficult terrain ...
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Which magic item of very rare or lower rarity is most useful to protect a group of ordinary soldiers?

Background I'm playing a mid-level Artificer (Artillerist) who's a disgruntled veteran with a missing limb. Disillusioned by the leaders' willingness to send soldiers to their deaths, he has retired ...
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Can an incapacitated character still use bonus actions?

The Incapacitated condition says: An incapacitated creature can’t take actions or reactions. Can someone who is incapacitated still take bonus actions?
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Where is a secret chest hidden?

The spell Secret Chest says this: You hide a chest, and all its contents, on the Ethereal Plane. So, my question is: Where in the Ethereal Plane does the chest go? Along the same lines, depending on ...
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If a hostile creature casts the Suggestion spell on you, can your allies cause the spell to end by attacking you?

Say a member of the party has had Suggestion cast on them by a hostile creature. Can the other party members end the spell by attacking the affected party member? Or is that condition for the spell ...
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Does the Grappler feat give advantage on a subsequent shove attempt vs. your grappled target?

The Grappler feat says it gives advantage on attack rolls against a creature you are grappling. Does this include attempts to shove the grappled creature?
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Does the Gloom Stalker ranger's Dread Ambusher feature apply only when the party actually engages in combat, or when initiative is rolled?

The Gloom Stalker ranger's Dread Ambusher feature says, in part (XGtE, p. 42; emphasis mine): At the start of your first turn of each combat, your walking speed increases by 10 feet, which lasts ...
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What happens when a Scrying target teleports away, or moves through a portal?

As the title says, I am unsure on the RAW or RAI of what would happen if a target who is being scried upon were to use the Teleport spell, or some other instant travel spell, for intraplanar only ...
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Can Alert prevent Surprise if you don't know the enemy exists?

Here's the situation: In a large dark temple, a player character with the Alert feat has darkvision out to 60 feet. However, 100 feet away, there is an enemy with 120 feet of truesight within the area ...
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Can Alert prevent Surprise if you don't know combat is occurring yet? [duplicate]

If part of the party enters combat with enemies but the rest of the party is not aware of the threat or aware there is combat happening yet, does a player with the Alert feat who rolls highest on ...
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Does Locate Creature work on a creature who died and became undead?

Can someone cast Locate Creature on a creature whom they knew when it was alive, but died recently and became undead? For instance, if a party member was bit by a vampire and died, could someone cast ...
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Can Touch Range Spells/Effects Function Through Armor?

I am planning on playing a Grung PC for an upcoming homebrew campaign. Page 4 of the One Grung Above sourcebook lists the Poisonous Skin feature in Grung racial traits, which states: Any creature ...
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How can a rogue use Dash as a regular action, if actions and bonus actions aren't interchangeable?

I've found two chains of Twitter posts by Jeremy Crawford that I can't seem to make sense of. According to a Crawford tweet from August 2018: Actions and bonus actions aren't interchangeable. ...
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Can an artificer replicate the same magic item more than once?

Artificers can take the "Replicate Magic Item" infusion more than once, each time choosing a magic item that they can make with it. Can an Artificer take the "Replicate Magic Item" ...
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Are there spells that prevent a magic user from using a summoning spell?

Which spells can stop a magic user from using a summoning spell either by stopping the spell effect or by stopping the magic user from casting? I can only think of two: Counterspell and Anti-Magic ...