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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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Would letting the Assassin rogue replace its 9th-level Infiltration Expertise feature with the Thief's Supreme Sneak feature be unbalanced?

I wanted to ask about allowing the Rogue sub-class (Assassin) to benefit from Supreme Sneak. I have a player in my campaign who plays as an Assassin Rogue and would like to have access to the Supreme ...
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Can you Disengage while you are in darkness?

When I read the rules, it is not written that the Disengage Action relies on sight, but Opportunity Attacks do. Imagine that you are facing a spider, and a wizard casts the Darkness spell. You know ...
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To what extent should DMs let players modify their racial traits? [closed]

I'm working on a party and one of my players wants to be a tiefling with an air genasi mother and a tiefling father. They want to Look like a tiefling but have the race bonuses of an air genasi. In ...
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Spells or magical abilities that allow multiple simultaneous effects?

Combining Magical Effects on page 205 of the Player's Handbook says: The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those spells overlap. The effects of the same spell cast ...
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Does being under the effect of more than one Sanctuary spell require more than one saving throw?

Does being under the effect of more than one Sanctuary spell require more than one saving throw? In the case where there are two Clerics who cast Sanctuary on the same PC: would a monster trying to ...
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Can Death Ward save you from death due to damage from falling?

I am curious about ways of using Death Ward and wondered what happens if you cast Death Ward on yourself and then throw yourself off a great height. For example, would it be possible to cast Death ...
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Can you cast a spell with a casting time of 1 action while falling?

Can you cast a spell with a casting time of 1 action while falling assuming you are falling for at least one turn before hitting the ground. I want to have some insight into the possibility of a PC ...
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Does a ring of spell storing have a use if it is found with 0 spells?

A ring of spell storing has 1d6-1 spells. If I find the ring with 0 spells, as I actually did, does the ring still have a use?
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How does the Contingency spell with Cure Wounds as the contingent spell work with incoming damage?

If a bard selects the contingency spell as a Magical Secrets pick, and uses contingency to cast a contingent 5th-level cure wounds with the trigger "when I drop to 1 hit point", how does the incoming ...
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Immovable Rods vs. Explosives [closed]

So, having read the DMG text over the immovable rod, I know it is capable of handling 8000 pounds of force. However, my players are planning to try to destabilize a structure held by immovable rods ...
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Is my Red Wizard prestige class for 5e balanced?

In the Unearthed Arcana article "Prestige Classes and Rune Magic" (pdf link), they introduce the idea of prestige classes, a class with only a few levels and more multiclassing prerequisites, borrowed ...
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How to increase monk's chance to land a Stunning Strike?

My monk is a multi-class character (Monk 9/Paladin 8) in a homebrew 5e campaign and clearly does not have too many ki points as level 17 character. I also find it inconsiderate and boring when burning ...
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When is a reasonable level range for Gurt's Greataxe to be offered to a player?

As suggested in the title, I ran into Gurt's Greataxe. I was looking up magic items in my free time since I was curious, and I thought why not search for magic items related to greataxes, since my ...
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Is there a spell, item, or other game feature that would give my character insight to an enemy's weaknesses and resistance?

When I first heard of True Strike, I originally thought it was quite a powerful cantrip that would allow the castor to sacrifice 1 attack in order to be granted insight into the target's elemental ...
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What are the RAW rules for cold weather exposure?

What are the RAW rules for cold weather exposure? The rules for cold weather in the PHB (p110) indicates that someone with winter gear could basically travel in extremely cold temperatures (anything ...
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How can I optimize a Warforged Artificer for a tank role in combat?

I'm trying to figure out the most optimized build for quite a specific setup using a Warforged with multi-class Artificer. Specifically I'm looking for a character that come across as durable and ...
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At what level are spells duplicated by the Wish spell cast? [duplicate]

Wish is a 9th level spell, one of the uses written into it is: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don’t need to meet any requirements in that ...
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Does using Wish to cast a 7th-level spell use a 7th-level spell slot as well as the 9th-level one for Wish?

The PHB says the basic use of the Wish spell is to duplicate the effect of any other spell of 8th level or lower without having to meet any requirements of costly components. If, as a wizard, you ...
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How is the balance on my homebrew Sorcerer Origin (Wild Magic, alternate)?

I've made a homebrew on the "Wild Magic" sorcerer, with less focus on "unpredictable" effects and more focus on "sudden floods of raw magic power". I would appreciate any constructive feedback. Much ...
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Is there any information on what Bloodroot Grove was before the events of this AL module?

I was looking over the Adventurer's League module, DDAL09-08 - In the Garden of Evil (Season 9, Descent into Avernus). This adventure concerns a location in Avernus (the first layer of the Nine Hells) ...
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Is the UA Revived rogue's Bolts from the Grave ranged spell attack made at disadvantage if used after Cunning Action is used to Disengage?

In D&D 5e, if a Rogue playing the Unearthed Arcana The Revived subclass does a melee attack (without using sneak attack), and then uses Cunning Action to Disengage and get away to trigger Bolts ...
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What does it mean for a cone's point of origin to be included or excluded in the cone's area of effect?

As part of the definition of a cone spell in the handbook: A cone's point of origin is not included in the cone's area of effect, unless you decide otherwise. As an example, what would either case ...
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Does Alter Memory allow the caster to see the target's memories?

While this charm lasts, you can affect the target's memory of an event that it experienced within the last 24 hours and that lasted no more than 10 minutes. You can permanently eliminate all memory of ...
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Does the Hunter's Mark spell stack with the Rogue's Sneak Attack feature?

Wondering if when multi classing a ranger and a rogue, can the spell hunters mark stack with sneak attack on damage roll? For reference, hunter's mark states: You choose a creature you can see ...
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At what level does a Horizon Walker Ranger's Ethereal Step cast the Etherealness spell? [duplicate]

The Ethereal Step conclave ability of a Horizon Walker Ranger is described as such: At 7th level, you learn to step through the Ethereal Plane. As a bonus action on your turn, you can cast the ...
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Can I drop an object and cast Catapult on the same turn?

I'd like to drop an object weighing 1-5 pounds and use my action to cast Catapult on the item. PH 190 details Other Activity on your turn, and interacting with an object is included on that list. Can ...
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How does damage work when entering a Wall of Fire?

When casting Wall of Fire, "each creature within its area must make a Dexterity saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 5d8 fire damage, ar half as much damage on a successful save." Later ...
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Is there any spell or method to teleport land?

I've been searching on Google, and the closest thing I've been able to find has been 3.5e homebrew. I want to see if there is anything official for this that I am missing, or something that wouldn't ...
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Can the Suggestion and Mass Suggestion spells alter feelings?

In 5e D&D, the Suggestion-style spells can suggest a path of action via charm-like forces. This suggests (ha ha) that it alters the thought and feeling process of the target. Obviously the ...
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How do I adjudicate PCs attempting to tie up a significantly stronger enemy?

How do I adjudicate PCs attempting to tie up a significantly stronger enemy? Situation: He tries to tie up a prone but otherwise perfectly healthy zombie. I thought a die roll isn't even worth it, ...
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What are the consequences of a crossbow without the loading property?

Years ago efforts were made to discuss use of two hand crossbows/dual wielding. It was determined that loading was a problem and such gear would not work past the first shot. Interestingly, rapid ...
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Can an artificer use Magical Tinkering on a weapon before infusing it (and have it stay)?

This is mainly a question related to narrative/creative license so the reality is that it probably requires a discussion with a DM. But, so as to have a firmer idea of how to interpret the rules ...
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What items could help against fighting a dragon? [closed]

Getting ready to battle a horde of dragons. What are the best magic weapons to fight dragons? Found arrows and some charms against dragon breath. What non-homebrew items could help?
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Why Does Necromancer's Undead Thralls grant Animate Dead?

So Undead Thralls adds Animate Dead to your spellbook if it isn't already there, at level 6. You can get a free spell by holding off on Animate Dead until level 6, but why would the Necromancy school ...
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What problems may arise from my house rules on grappling and restraining?

Introduction I am dissatisfied with the rules for grappling in 5e. Well, it's more that I'm dissatisfied with the fact that there's no way to restrain someone in 5e via grappling. The rules, as they ...
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Is the orientation inside of a Bag of Holding the same as the outside world?

Gravity's a funny thing. It Makes all sorts of things fall and stay there. Does the pocket dimension in the Bag of holding have the same gravity directions as we do? For example. I have a pile of ...
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How to figure out a creature's weaknesses?

I was wondering what you and other players would do when coming across a new monster in a campaign. You obviously want to try to figure out what weaknesses this creature has, what it's resistant to, ...
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Is there anything that can create a fire that burns underwater?

Is there any fire-related item or spell in D&D 5e that can create a fire that can burn underwater?
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Can a creature exit a bag of holding on its own, or must it be pulled out? [duplicate]

There are a few ways a creature could be in a bag, put in a bag, leave a bag. Lets say a familiar is placed in a bag of holding, the bag is loosely placed in a backpack or saddlebag. Can the ...
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How do the Drunken Master monk's Drunkard's Luck feature and the Great Old One warlock's Entropic Ward feature interact?

The Way of the Drunken Master Monk gets the Drunkard's Luck feature, which states: When you make an ability check, an attack roll, or a saving throw and have disadvantage, you can spend 2 ki points ...
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How does dragon age translate to shapechange age?

I'm working on a NPC who was raised to believe he is half elf, half dragon (Wood Elf father, Red Dragon mother), but who is actually a full Copper Dragon. The character is supposed to be 26 years old, ...
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Is this homebrew Druid's Staff of Thorns appropriate for a level 3 Druid?

I'm new to D&D and have been running the Dragon of Icespire Peak adventure for my wife. She is playing a Druid and I'm playing a DMPC Barbarian. I wanted to make a staff for her so she can keep a ...
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Would a monk using Shocking Grasp cause double damage?

I think this might be answered here, but I'm not quite sure I understand this spell's wording. I have a monk who focuses on making her actions the most effective, be it dealing the most damage, ...
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Are goblins immune to opportunity attacks?

Last night at my table, my party faced a goblin village. We pretty well know the goblin stat block contains the Nimble Escape trait. But still our DM never ever showed us that any goblin disengaged ...
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Can the Immovable Rod be/stay activated (immovable) without releasing the button?

The immovable rod doesn't move without a very large amount of force. We know this. One of my players is asking if the button on the immovable rod has to be pressed and then released to activate it, ...
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Do kobolds lay eggs, and if so how long do they take to hatch?

Which came first, the Kobold or the egg? In our 5e campaign, we found a nest with Kobold eggs and I wanted to hatch one and bring it up as my own, but alas I fell off a moving wagon and the Kobold ...
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Do the Gloves of Swimming and Climbing grant you a swimming speed?

The rules on Underwater Combat (PHB pg. 198) state: When making a melee weapon attack, a creature that doesn't have a swimming speed (either natural or granted by magic) has disadvantage on the ...
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Can a Bag of Holding ever be habitable?

The description of the bag of holding in the DMG (p. 154) states: Breathing creatures inside the bag can survive up to a number of minutes equal to 10 divided by the number of creatures [...] Is ...
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Can incubating clones age while inert?

The hypothetical: You are the son of a noble who is very cowardly. Fearing for his life more than he should, your father went to a necromancer to have you all cloned when you were just 4yo. Now a ...
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Is Curse Bringer + Divine Smite + Wrathful Smite + Greenflame Blade RAW, RAI or Neither? [duplicate]

Warlock Hexblade (3), Paladin (x) Boon: Pact of the Blade Eldritch Invocations: Curse Bringer. Need minimum 5 lvls Turn 1.1 Hexblade curse (bonus action) Turn 2.1 (bonus action) Wrathful Smite ...