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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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If a bonus action attack for Two-Weapon Fighting involves multiple ability modifiers, which ones are added to the damage roll?

This question is entirely inspired by the following: Bonus action attack ability score modifier That question, however, happens to ask about a homebrew method of adding multiple ability modifiers to ...
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Does a UA Dhampir Cleric Turn Itself? What does that look like?

Dhampir have two types tags in the new Unearth Arcana, they are both humanoid and undead. There is even a nice rules reminder in D&D Beyond that points out: If an effect works on at least one of ...
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Bonus action attack ability score modifier

This may be confusing but currently in the campaign there is a warlock with a magic revolver that allows them to add eldritch invocations related to eldritch blast to the weapon. So agonizing blast ...
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Is there a way to make a perfect body double?

Say someone was playing 5e and walking through a forest, and wanted to plan an ambush. Could that player, say they were a Dragonborn wizard, potentially make a "body double" of themselves, ...
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As a wildshaped druid, I’m getting polymorphed. What happens when the polymorph ends, do I revert to wildshape form or to normal form?

Imagine that I’m a druid, wild-shaped into a beast. I got polymorphed by a wizard. I want to know which form my druid will revert to when the polymorph spell ends because of the wizard losing ...
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How many people fit into a 10 foot by 10 foot space [duplicate]

D&D rules proclaim ONE (1) medium creature uses 5'x5' - in combat. Thus a 20'x20' room holds 16 people, max. There are some interesting combat rules for 'squeezing' for ONE exceptional creature. ...
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Can a 5th level Pact of the blade warlock, use his action to grapple, then attack twice with his pact weapon?

By RAW, when I use a grapple: "Grappling When you want to grab a creature or wrestle with it, you can use the Attack action..." And the 5th level eldrich invocation: "Thirsting Blade ...
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What rules have been written for 5e D&D on Failing Forward?

I am looking for the rules in various 5e D&D books for allowing characters to add 1 or 2 points to their die-roll when they roll slightly too low. Searching Stack Exchange i found this, quoted ...
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Is this encounter in Ghosts of Saltmarsh ridiculously deadly?

In the Ghosts of Saltmarsh appendix A, "Of ships and the sea" one of the pre-created underwater locations (the wreck of the marshal) has the following feature: I'm hoping to run one of the ...
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Can a creature react to being targeted by a missile attack from a non-Hidden foe?

Making an attack has the following structure: Choose a target. Determine modifiers. Resolve the attack (typically as a hit or miss) Consider a creature, standing near an ally, who could potentially ...
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Pact of the Blade and Weapon Bond with Magic Ammunition

While I was reading the Players Handbook, I had a definite idea with reloading magic ammunition (given that this ammunition is one). It's not like from view of optimization, more like game-mechanic ...
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How do you resolve the damage and effects of Eldritch Claw Tattoo's “Eldritch Maul” ability on a hit that is beyond your weapon's normal melee range?

The Eldritch Maul ability says: each of your melee attacks with a weapon or an unarmed strike can reach a target up to 15 feet away from you, as inky tendrils launch toward the target. In addition, ...
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Bag of Holding ‘bomb’ and Immovable rods

Scenario - My PC was faced with an unwinnable battle and decided to cast invisibility, sneak up the lead bad guy, toss a bag of holding into another bag of holding, essentially clearing out a 10x10 ...
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Is an Immovable Rod a valid spellcasting focus? [duplicate]

The Dungeon Master's Guide classifies an immovable rod as a rod rather than a wondrous item. Does this imply that it is a valid spellcasting focus? If not, what purpose does this classification serve?
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can i use a divination wizards portent through a scry spell?

If a divination wizard scrys on a creature, and the creature is about to make a roll, could the wizard use portant to affect the result?
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Could you negate a Beholder's antimagic cone by covering up its eye?

e.g. throw a heavy blanket over it, or force it to close its eye somehow. https://www.dndbeyond.com/monsters/beholder The beholder's central eye creates an area of antimagic, as in the antimagic ...
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Do I have to tell the DM wich creature I am attacking before rolling the d20?

Is there something in RAW that says if I have to speak out loud who I am attacking before rolling the d20? What rule says it?
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zone of truth evasion and modify memory [duplicate]

Are there any ways to evade a zone of truth, outside of clever wording? how would modify memory impact this? could you modify memory yourself to make what you believe what you are saying the truth?
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Can the Command spell force someone to answer a question in a Zone of Truth?

If you have an enemy in a Zone of Truth who failed their save, they can still choose to not answer. If a player casts Command on them with the word being "answer" would that force the ...
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When I cast Simulacrum to make a copy of a creature with a feature like Rangers Companion, do I get a free animal companion to go with it?

The Simulacrum spell contains an interesting clause. It appears to be the same as the original, but it has half the creature's hit point maximum and is formed without any Equipment. Otherwise, the ...
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What is the highest number of pets I can have?

What is the maximum number of pets a character can have, within the rules? I would like to figure out the greatest number of minions specific to a character (animal companions, familiars, raised ...
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What happens if I use the Coiling Grasp Tattoo on the same target multiple times?

One of the new items in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything is the Coiling Grasp Tattoo, a rather interesting uncommon that lets you damage and grapple enemies at range if they fail a Strength saving throw....
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How would three level tens fare against a CR 14 False Hydra [closed]

I'm currently writing a one-shot adventure to run with my friends that has a false hydra as the final boss. I found the stat sheet for it here. I'm planning on using the adult form with only three ...
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Do Cantrips stack when you multiclass Spellcasting class of the same casting type (Wizard, Edlrich Knight, Arcane Trickster)? [duplicate]

Do Cantrips stack when you multiclass Spellcasting class of the same casting type (Wizard, Edlrich Knight, Arcane Trickster)? Ex: Lv 10 Arcane Trickster has 4 cantrips & Lv 10 Wizard has 5. Does ...
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Can you choose not to add your proficiency bonus to an attack roll?

I'm building a very gimmicky multiclass crit-confirmation paladin, and as a part of my build I have a feature that lets me reroll a failed attack roll as a reaction. The idea is that I want to fail at ...
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How should I prevent a player from instantly recognizing a magical impostor without making them feel cheated?

In the campaign I'm running, I'm looking to introduce an NPC who is secretly an antagonistic oni in disguise. An oni's shapechange feature, however, is explicitly described as magical, and one of my ...
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How can I make dragonbone armor?

Here's my question (well questions): How do you make dragon scale armor in D&D? How do you upgrade your smithing level (like, what level to make it)? What materials do you need to make dragon ...
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Can a target escape a Wild Shaped Portable Hole/Bag of Holding

Inspired by this question here: Can you use Wild Shape to meld a Bag of Holding into your Wild Shape form while creatures are inside the Bag of Holding? Portable holes state that you can use a ...
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Can you benefit from the Dueling fighting style after having thrown a light weapon?

So, the PHB has this to say about unsheathing a weapon (page 190) You can also interact with one object or feature of the environment for free, during either your move or your action. For example [......
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How do Aura of Devotion and Beguiling Twist interact?

At level 7, the Fey Wanderer ranger gets a feature called Beguiling Twist. The relevant part reads: Whenever you or a creature you can see within 120 feet of you succeeds on a saving throw against ...
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Can the Dread Helm make all eyes glow red?

I am currently playing a character that ritually cuts out the eyes of enemies we kill. Our group had the idea of what would happen if he started attaching those eyes to the Dread Helm he's wearing. ...
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How does Investiture of Stone interact with Meld into Stone?

While this is primarily a druid spell combination, the Arcana Cleric, Divine Soul Sorcerer, and Genie Warlock subclasses all have access to both spells as well. The 3rd-level spell Meld into Stone ...
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What is the relationship between Hobgoblins and Goblins?

I am nearly starting a new campaign. I want to have every race a cool backstory to build on it, and I am wondering, what is the relationship between Goblins and Hobgoblins? Is the Hobgoblin just an ...
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Pact of the Chain, Sprite Familiar. What does it mean that a “saving throw result is 5 or lower”?

I've been looking into the warlocks Pact of the Chain, which states that you're allowed to pick from the normal familiars as well as a select few Warlock-Only familiars, including the Sprite. When ...
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Can you cast a spell that is a bonus action and using a standard action cast another spell that is a bonus action? [duplicate]

Can you cast a spell that is a bonus action and using a standard action cast another spell that is a bonus action? I want to see if a Rogue/Wizard can cast Spirit Shroud and Shadow Blade in 1 round?
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Does Mithral Armor in the form of a Chain Shirt still count as a light armor?

Does Mithral Armor in the form of a Chain Shirt still count as a light armor? I remember in 3.5 and Pathfinder it counted as light armor so Rogues could then use it; and often sought out the armor..
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As a Werewolf who is immune to non-magic physical damage, can Swarm of Rot Grubs get past my skin

I'm a part of a homebrew setting 5e game where the real homebrew, outside of lore, is only custom monsters that are rarely made by the DM as he prefers to use normal D&D monsters when he can. In ...
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Does the shield of faith spell combine with the mirror image spell to provide an AC boost to the illusory duplicates from mirror image?

This is a spell synergy question. Casting order is mirror image spell first so the illusory duplicates AC are set, and then casting shield of faith spell, creating a barrier "around" the ...
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Are Arcane Tricksters still limited to Enchantment/Illusion spell schools when multiclassing with a Wizard at higher levels?

Please help me with Arcane Trickster Wizard multiclass spell options? I have a Rogue-Arcane Trickster Lvl 10, Wizard-Bladesinger Lvl 6. I understand they use the other spell slot chart in the ...
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Can Arcane Trickster/Wizard use their Arcane Trickster's Spell Slots to cast Wizards spells that are not Enchantments or Illusions? [duplicate]

Can multiclass Arcane Trickster/Wizard use their Arcane Trickster's Spell Slots to cast Wizards spells they know that are not Enchantments or Illusions?
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How to Sneak Attack with a Familiar with Aid Another action when master and Familiar go at different Initiative order?

How to Sneak Attack Rogue with a Familiar: how do you use Aid Another action when the Familiar goes on its own Initiative, and you and it go at different Initiative order?
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Would a dim creature present as fully intelligent with 'Fox's Cunning'? [closed]

In 5e D&D, the spell Enhance Ability provides a buff: one of six ability scores gains advantage on ability's checks. Perk also happen: buffed-Con grants hit points, buffed-Strength grants double ...
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Does flying while polymorphed into a flying creature count as flying by magical means for the purposes of blizzards?

Icewind Dale is a nasty place, where blizzards frequently turn the frozen wastes into an untraversable nightmare. One of the rules for blizzards included in Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden makes ...
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Is a creature's reach linked to the reach of its attacks?

This is an issue I've seen coming up with the addition of the Eldritch Claw Tattoo in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, though there seem like there were possible cases of it before. As far as I can ...
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How does Blink work versus a readied action in this PvP scenario?

Bit of an odd one but I want rulings for this scenario: Yes this is PVP and it ended up been fun at the table, and no one was upset. Playing a Level 7 College of Swords Bard with a Homebrew Magic ...
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How do dragons in the Forgotten Realms feel about The Cult of the Dragon?

There's plenty of information around about The Cult of the Dragon in the D&D Forgotten Realms campaign setting. As the Realms Wiki summarises: The Cult of the Dragon venerated dragons, evil ...
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Will it break the game if healing in combat heals the max instead of rolling?

In the next week I will start a new campaign where I will be the DM. The players will be totally new to the DnD World. I want to let them to freely choose the class and race which they want to play, ...
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Timing of Suggested actions and a target's “best ability”

The first level enchantment spell Command specifies that the action the target is forced to take happens on its next turn The second level enchantment spell Suggestion, on the other hand, says that ...
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Does Horde breaker work with crossbows?

I'm curious about the interaction between the crossbow's Loading property and the hunter ranger's Horde Breaker class feature. Specifically, can a hunter ranger wielding a crossbow use the Horde ...
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does undying servitude add animate dead to the warlock spell list? [duplicate]

does the invocation undying servitude add animate dead to the warlock spell list? it says you may cast it without spending a spell slot once a day, however, does "once a day" apply to the ...