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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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Regarding the history of Lathander and Amaunator in the Forgotten Realms, what is the “Deliverance”?

I am DMing a homebrew campaign, and I am developing a subplot related to the cleric's background. This subplot involves the gods Lathander and Amaunator. I am mainly interested in the Dawn Cataclysm ...
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What is the attacker for Spiritual Weapon? The caster or the weapon?

Background This question was prompted by this question about the relation to the rogue's uncanny dodge feature and being able to see the attacker when spiritual weapon is used. Question When a ...
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How can a PC get turned into a vampire?

In the M.M. (Monster Manual) it says that PC (Player Characters) can become vampires. It not good at all with mythology so I'm asking for a little help here.
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Can a rogue use Uncanny Dodge to halve the damage of a Spiritual Weapon?

Can a rogue reduce spirit weapon attacks and spells with Uncanny Dodge? The answer doesn't seem clear to me, based on the description of the feature.
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If I use a quarterstaff as my Arcane Focus, can I add my Proficiency Bonus, the way a Bard does when using an instrument as their arcane focus?

A Bard can add their Proficiency Bonus to checks they make with a Musical Instrument they're proficient with. It says on p.154 under Musical Instruments in the Player's Handbook: If you have ...
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Can a “staff arcane focus” also act like a Quarterstaff? [duplicate]

Can I use a Quarterstaff as an Arcane Focus (Staff)? In my opinion it would make sense. They both even have the same weight! The reason I'm asking this is because I'm making a wizard and it would ...
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Can the Bag of Beans increase an ability score above 20?

The Bag of Beans states: [...] 81-90: A nest of 1d4 + 3 eggs springs up. Any creature that eats an egg must make a DC 20 Constitution saving throw. On a successful save, a creature permanently ...
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Is it possible for a character to get a ability score of 30?

In the Player's Handbook it says in the ability score improvement you can't go above 20. I know there is magical items that can make a certain score go 21. Also some monsters ability scores are at ...
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Can player characters get turned into zombies? And if they can, what changes?

In the Monster Manual it does not say you can't, but it does not say you can either. Сan player characters be turned into zombies? And if they can, what changes?
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Can the Regenerate spell bring someone back from the dead?

The description of Regenerate states: You touch a creature and stimulate its natural healing ability. The target regains 4d8 + 15 hit points. For the duration of the spell, the target regains 1 hit ...
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While under the effect of the invisibility spell, would using a wand of pyrotechnics break the invisibility?

The wand of pyrotechnics is a common magic item in Dragon of Icespire Peak. The text reads as follow: This wand has 7 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 of its charges ...
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Can you add the same modifier to damage rolls multiple times if they come from different sources?

A friend of mine is wanting to do a specific build and as far as I am aware you cannot apply a modifier multiple times in this way. Can someone confirm if this is a RAW legal tactic? Scenario: level ...
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Does the Frog Rider trait of a Bullywug Royal work with Giant Toads?

The Ghosts of Saltmarsh WOTC Hardcover contains a few new statblocks, including the Bullywug Royal, who has the following trait: Frog Rider. The royal has advantage on melee attacks made while ...
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When you use a feat to get spells, how is your spell DC, and attack modifier [duplicate]

In the feats it only says your spell casting ability (which is the ability used to cast a spell). I cant figure anything else out!
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Can you benefit from Bladesong while Shapechanged into a Marilith?

Shapechange allows you retain your Intelligence & class features, while taking up your new forms' physical stats. In theory, this means that a Bladesinger could change into a Marilith and get 7 ...
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How does a “passive wisdom” check work? [duplicate]

I'm a Dungeon Master, and I can't figure out how passive wisdom works. In the Player's Handbook it says: A passive check is a special type of check that dose not use any dice rolls. That is good ...
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How should Augury work when the course of action relies on a skill check?

My party's Cleric has just picked up Augury. It's clearly a spell that garners some understandable confusion, but I don't think this precise question's been asked before. How should I, as DM, answer ...
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Does the Order of the Scribes ability Awakened Spellbook change the damage type of cantrips

On the newest UA Subclass Revisited, the Wizard gains the ability to change the damage type of spells they cast for the damage type of other spells they have in their book. Is this applicable to ...
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Can you pull the same enemy multiple times with Grasp of Hadar?

Based on the setting explained by KorvinStarmast in this question, I'd like to know if you can pull someone more than once with Eldritch Blast + Grasp of Hadar if you hit him with multiple blasts (...
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Can a creature grasped by Grasp of Hadar move with the Warlock?

As a follow up to this question on Grasp of Hadar, I present the following situation. The warlock, under the fly spell's influence, sees the Dire Wolf knock the party's Rogue prone. It is now the ...
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Is it possible for a sorcerer to write all the ritual spells they know in the ritual book of Ritual Caster Feat when they acquire this feat?

I was reading the D&D Beyond about wild magic sorcerer and I was thinking about something when I read the recommended feats, in particular the Ritual Caster Feat. Is it possible for a sorcerer to ...
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Cutting Words timing when playing online

Lore Bard's Cutting Words feature states the following: Also at 3rd level, you learn how to use your wit to distract, confuse, and otherwise sap the confidence and competence of others. When a ...
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How does my character's awakened mount and 2 awakened companions affect what CR the party can handle?

So some things happened and now I have 3 awaken scrolls. The rules say I don't have to use material components so I can just use them. I also switch with the dm occasionally and run it myself. How ...
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The Noble Genie Line of Sight/Effect

The Noble Genie Unearthed Arcana warlock subclass states: When you can cast a spell, you can deliver the spell from your space or the bound creature’s space. My question is, do you need line of ...
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How can a wizard add their ability mod to Magic Missile's damage at a lower character level than the Empowered Evocation feature?

The Evocation wizard's 10th-level Empowered Evocation feature allows them to add an ability modifier to a spell damage roll. I'm trying to find a way to get an effect like that of Empowered Evocation ...
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Do Githyanki lay eggs in 5E?

The chapter "Citadel of Gith Reborn" from the 2nd edition adventure book Vortex of Madness says that Githyanki lay eggs despite being humanoid. The 5e Monster Manual entry for Githyanki doesn't say ...
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I have this character idea but the magic is weird with it and I can't figure it out [closed]

I am very new to D&D 5e. The whole idea behind the character is that they can manipulate metal decently almost telekeneticaly, like throw a knife and control it in the air or tangle the bad guy up ...
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Grasp of Hadar: can using it while flying cause falling damage?

We were fighting some berserkers. I was already flying (fly spell) so decided to use eldritch blast and the Grasp of Hadar invocation. Once on each of your turns when you hit a creature with ...
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Meenlock telepathic torment on target with 0 HP: Guaranteed 1 hour meenlock?

Consider the meenlock, a fey creature of pure terror described in Volo's Guide to Monsters (page 170). As GM I am going to have my players encounter these creatures in our next session. They have been ...
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Does an aura affect all creatures including ones only partially in the aura?

In the image below, I have a paladin with a 10 foot aura of protection. I have three characters labelled 1, 2 and 3. We have been playing that character 2 and 3 would be in the aura, but character 1 ...
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Comparison: “half-plate armor+dexterity+Medium Armor Master feat” and “plate armor”. What is the best? [closed]

I want to make a melee fighter, and I'm strugling on the choise of my armor for the build. I put my stats on my character when I'll define all I want to do for my build, so let's suppose that I can ...
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“Continuous” Bardic Inspiration

The bard's Bardic Inspiration feature states: You can inspire others through stirring words or music. To do so, you use a bonus action on your turn to choose one creature other than yourself within ...
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Is this homebrew Chromatic Smite spell balanced?

Based on the original question from before, see it for some of the feedback considerations. The quick version is that this is intended as a hybrid of the chromatic orb and green-flame blade spells. ...
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In Eberron, is it possible for a character to be a member of two or more Guilds?

TL;DR: A character who is a member of the Blademarks Guild of House Deneith was invited to join the Clifftop Adventures' Guild and he accepted, will there be any consequences for him? Detailed ...
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What is relationship between dwarves and elves in Forgotten Realms?

It is common knowledge that elves and dwarves don't like each other. But I'm curious if there were historical events which forged their views on each other in the lore of Forgotten Realms, on any ...
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Can I use the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature to make a Sneak Attack if I am also multiclassed into rogue?

I'm thinking about playing a fallen samurai in a D&D 5e campaign. If the character multiclasses into rogue, can the Samurai fighter's Fighting Spirit feature be used to trigger the rogue feature ...
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How to manage rest with changing GMs and players

I have been running a west marches style D&D 5e game where the GM and the players (along with their characters) change between every session. Due to this, every session ends back in town and with ...
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For a Portent feat based on the Lucky feat, how many Portent dice would be balanced against the 3 points (dice) from the Lucky feat?

I am looking to make a homebrew feat based on the Lucky feat but using the Portent mechanic, and am trying to find the balance point on the amount of dice. Disclaimer: I don't think Lucky is ...
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Can a Barbarian self-inflict damage to keep raging?

In D&D 5e, the barbarian's Rage is somewhat different from its 3.5e counterpart, but the thing that most confused me is the need to be actively part of mayhem and destruction at every round to ...
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Does the Ring of Mind Shielding magic item or the Mind Blank spell block the Dream spell? If not, what does?

Does the ring of mind shielding magic item or the mind blank spell block the dream spell? What spells and/or effects (apart from not sleeping) give someone immunity from being contacted with the dream ...
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Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes? [Version 2]

This is a follow up to my previous question: Is this homebrew roguish archetype Shadowdancer balanced compared to the other archetypes? In short, I want to convert the 3.5e prestige class ...
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Am I aware of the location of my Mage Hand, which I can't see, if it is obstructed as I move it?

This is a follow up to my previous question about mage hand: Does the Mage Hand cantrip pass through solid surfaces? Last session, my Arcane Trickster was faced with some murky water and we needed to ...
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What mundane item does an artificer infuse to replicate a Prosthetic Limb or an Arcane Propulsion Arm?

For the artificer's "Replicate Magic Item" infusion (E:RftLW, p. 63; WGtE, p. 182), I'm trying to figure out what mundane item you'd need to start with in order to end up with a Prosthetic Limb or an ...
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does Voice of the Chain Master effectively replace Devil's Sight If the warlock's familiar is an imp? [duplicate]

to me, the Voice of the Chain Master invocation reads that it completely upgrades the basic Find Familiar spell, increasing the range of the telepathic communication to 100 feet and no longer ...
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Does the Mage Hand cantrip pass through solid surfaces?

Last session, my Arcane Trickster was faced with some murky water and we needed to know how deep the bottom was. I decided to use mage hand to try to locate the bottom of the water without putting my ...
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After I True Polymorph myself and concentrate for the full duration, how can I get back to my normal form?

After 1 hour of concentration on the True Polymorph spell, the transformation lasts until it is dispelled. If the target is myself, how can I get back to my normal form?
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How can Chromatic Orb ever miss the target?

The description for Chromatic Orb states (PHB, p. 221): You hurl a 4-inch-diameter sphere of energy at a creature that you can see within range. You choose acid, cold, fire, lightning, poison, or ...
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What PHB weapon would be closest to a Patta (Gauntlet Sword)?

I found an image of various historical weapons and one caught my eye. It is a Patta from India between the 15th and 18th centuries. It is between 10 and 44 inches in length and is a slashing weapon. ...
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What is the wage of a Flaming Fist officer?

What is a Flaming Fist officer's wage? Do they count as skilled mercenaries who are paid 2gp per day?
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Is there a lore explanation why each setting might have different deities?

As far as I know, the multiverse of D&D 5E consists in different worlds all residing in the Material Plane, but the rest of the planes (Transitive Planes, Inner Planes, Outer Planes...) are shared ...