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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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Can archers bypass partial cover by arcing their shot?

There are two basic ways an archer fires at a target. In close quarters engagements, archers (and anyone using a projectile weapon) would likely use "direct fire", ie. fire at an angle ...
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Can Word of Recall teleport through planes of existence?

Word of Recall is a 6th level Cleric spell that states You (...) teleport to a previously designated sanctuary. It defines this sanctuary as (...) a location, such as a temple, dedicated to or ...
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How do I rule on spells without casters and their interaction with things like Counterspell?

The players in my Curse of Strahd game have reached the Amber Temple. While there, they recently breached a certain door, for which the module indicates One of the PC's is a wizard, and he had a ...
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How does the movement enhancement from Mobile feat interact with the movement speeds of class and sub-class features? [duplicate]

The Mobile feat appears in the Player's Handbook (PHB, p.168) and would be generally accessible to all classes and races as long as DM agrees to allow feats at the table. You are exceptionally speedy ...
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Must a Cleric have a holy symbol to make use of Harness Divine Power?

Harness Divine Power states (TCoE p.30): As a bonus action, you touch your holy symbol, utter a prayer, and regain one expended spell slot [...] Does this mean this ability can only be used ...
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How does the Interception fighting style interact with Uncanny Dodge?

If an enemy hits a Rogue with an attack, the Rogue uses Uncanny Dodge as a reaction, and at the same time a Fighter uses their reaction to use Interception to lessen the damage the Rogue takes: which ...
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Does the Telekinetic feat also increase the distance you can move the mage hand?

The Telekinetic feat from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything says the following: You learn the mage hand cantrip.... if you already know this spell, it’s range increase by 30 feet when you cast it. Mage ...
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Does Harness Divine Power use Channel Divinity?

The Harness Divine Power optional feature from both the Paladin and Cleric class in Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything says the following: You can expend a use of your Channel Divinity to fuel your ...
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Does the Necromancy Wizard's lvl 10 feature, Inured to Undeath, prevent losing maximum hit points as a result of losing attunement to a magic item?

Inured To Undeath (bolding mine): Beginning at 10th level, you have resistance to necrotic damage, and your hit point maximum can't be reduced. You have spent so much time dealing with undead and the ...
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Can Seeming disguise a mummy as a specific human? (D&D 5E) [duplicate]

Background for the question: in my campaign, I have a Mummy being controlled by a group that includes an Illusionist. I need to make the Mummy appear as if he is a certain human NPC. I know I could ...
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How does the Mobile feat interact with the Writhing Tide for a Swarmkeeper Ranger? [duplicate]

In the Swarmkeeper section for Rangers in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything there is an ability called Writing Tide (TCoE, p.60), which allows the Ranger to fly. Writhing Tide 7th-level Swarmkeeper ...
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What is the duration of the resistance effect of Swarming Dispersal for a Swarmkeeper Ranger?

In the Ranger section of Tasha's Cauldron of Everything appears a new version of the sub-class Swarmkeeper, which is quite distinct from the UA version. There is a new ability called Swarming ...
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Why do hobgoblins hate elves?

The section of the Monster Manual on hobgoblins (page 185) says under the "Strategic Thinkers" section that hobgoblins: hate elves and attack them first in battle over any other opponents, ...
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Can a Homunculus freely take a bonus action granted to it by a specific rule such as a spell?

After the errata / Tasha's, we know that you can use your character's bonus action to command a Homunculus to use a Spell Storing Item. I think we also know that a Homunculus can freely maintain ...
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Does Circle of the Forged increase the Wildshape AC by 2 or 3?

The druid's Wild Shape feature in D&D 5e says: You retain the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source and can use them if the new form is physically capable of doing so. ...
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What spells didn't exist in 3.5 but exist in 5e?

What are the spells that exist in the Player's Handbook of D&D 5e but that didn't exist in D&D 3.5 core books? I'm not so much interested in renamed/merged spells but in spells with wholly new ...
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What happens when you use the Telekinetic shove from Tasha's when flying directly above your target? [closed]

The feat says that "the target must succeed on a Strength saving throw (DC 8 + your proficiency bonus + the ability modifier of the score increased by this feat) or be moved 5 feet toward or away ...
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Does the Shepherd Druid's Mighty Summoner feature apply to creatures summoned through their Faithful Summons feature?

Mighty Summoner says (emphasis mine): Any beast or fey summoned or created by a spell that you cast gains the following benefits: [...] Faithful Summons says (emphasis mine): If you are reduced to ...
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Is this homebrew Whirlwind Sentinel feat balanced compared to other feats?

I would like the community's opinion on whether or not this homebrew feat is balanced compared to other feats. Its inspiration is taken from the Sentinel (PHB 169) and Slasher (TCE 81) feats. This is ...
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What features, items, or spells allow dodging as a bonus action other than Monk's Patient Defense?

I'm looking for features, spells, or items that trigger Dwarven Fortitude without the use of Ki points. Dwarven Fortitude: Whenever you take the Dodge action in combat, you can spend one Hit Die to ...
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Would Protection From Good and Evil protect a monster from a PC?

Some monsters can cast Protection From Good and Evil, such as an Orc Hand of Yurtrus. By spell name alone, this seems like it would be useful against a good-aligned party. The spell description, ...
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Can an Arcane Firearm staff receive the d8 bonus when casting any of the blade cantrips?

Can an artillerist's Arcane Firearm staff receive the d8 bonus when casting any of the blade cantrips? Since the staff can be both an arcane focus and can supposedly be used as a melee weapon. ...
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Are the Revenant rules official? If so which book are they in? [duplicate]

Critical Role spoiler ahead: I have found the rules for this listed on Unearthed Arcana and homebrew sites but have the rules for Revenants been officially published as of yet? and What are the ...
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Is it possible to bring an Astral Dreadnaught to the Material Plane?

Exactly what it says on the tin; is there any possible way to permanently bring an Astral Dreadnought to the Material Plane, willingly or not?
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Do identical bonuses from random properties of different Artifacts stack?

Some Artifacts have Major/Minor Beneficial/Detrimental Properties, rolled from the appropriate table. If I were to have two different attuned Artifacts, both with, say, the Minor Beneficial Property ...
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Can a creature activate multiple items at once with the same command word?

Say a creature owns multiple items with wording similar to this: As an Action, you may speak the command word to [...] Say the creature has deliberately obtained such items, perhaps by creating them ...
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Multiple Giant Spider web [duplicate]

When fighting against multiple of the Giant Spider creature and more than one manage to web you, do you need to break free from each web separately, or does just one successful escape check break you ...
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Can a True Polymorphed character gain classes?

Say, my human Wizard permanently True Polymorphs themself into a halfling. That halfling won't have a class, so can it, say, gain Fighter levels? What about creatures that aren't playable races, like ...
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Does the Gust of wind spell affect ranged weapons?

Gust of wind Says: A line of strong wind 60 feet long and 10 feet wide blasts from you in a direction you choose for the spell's duration. Each creature that starts its turn in the line must succeed ...
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How much information is conveyed when a spell is identified?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything "expands on the spellcasting rules presented in the Player's Handbook and Dungeon Master's Guide, providing...new options", including the ability to identify ...
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Ice Troll (RotFM) Cold Aura vs. Wild Shape Fire Elemental

In Rime of the Frost Maiden, the Ice Troll has the following ability: While it's alive, the troll generates an aura of bitter cold that fills the area within 10 feet of it. At the start of the troll'...
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What is the origin of the terms used for 5e plate-based armors?

This question came to mind when I was searching for historical examples of "half-plate" and found the term conspicuously missing from reliable sources. As far as I can tell, "half-plate&...
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Can you upcast spells for Master Scrivener?

Magical Scrivener, the 10th level feature of Order of Scribes Wizards, says the following: At 10th level, whenever you finish a long rest, you can create one magic scroll by touching your Wizardly ...
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Can the Telekinetic feat from Tasha's be used to shove an object 5 feet?

RAW, the feat clearly states "you can try to telekinetically shove one creature," and we know there are no size limitations. You could attempt to shove a giant or a dragon. RAI -- is there ...
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Installing modifications on Battle Smith's Steel Defender (5e) [closed]

I'm currently playing an artificer in a homebrew campaign and looking at the SD's stat block, as well as other people's opinions. It's pretty much just a tank with its damage being negligible at best,...
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How is the Soul Knife Rogue's Bonus action attack affected by a multiclass with Monk?

The Soul Knife Rogue has a feature called Psychic Blades, which includes this ability: After you attack with the blade, you can make a melee or ranged weapon attack with a second psychic blade as a ...
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Cast shatter on the other side of a wall [duplicate]

I was wondering if you could cast shatter on the other side of a wall or on a point that you can't see. The spell description for shatter says that it is cast on a point that you choose. Other than ...
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Are the consequences of this Magic drug balanced with its benefits?

I'm planning to have my players deal with a drug ring in a city with a prominent magic university. I wanted to have a drug that would make sense as a drug to be a problem in this particular city and ...
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When using Magic Jar, what effects follow the user across bodies? [closed]

There's a similar question for 3.5e where the answer is 'unanswered', but I'm hoping there's something in 5e that's different. To set an example scene: You're a Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer with ...
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What is the highest armour class possible for an Ancient Green dragon?

This posts asks what the highest armour class may be for humanoids. Similar to this question, I would like to know what the highest AC would be for a monster. Narrowing this down, let us look at ...
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permanent strongholds for warlocks

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything, there are a series of spells, Druid Grove, Temple of the Gods, and Mighty Fortress for druids, clerics, and wizards respectively. However, there is no equivalent I ...
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Are Spellcasting Focuses inherently magical? [duplicate]

Im having a bit of a quarrel with my DM about if spellcasting focuses are magical. He believes that they are magical since it seems magical to him that you now dont need actual material components ...
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Where do dragon souls go after their deaths?

As far as I know, mortal souls go to the plane Fugue and after 100 years Kelemvor sends them to their gods' planes to serve. But where do dragon souls go? Do Chromatic and Metallic dragon souls go to ...
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Sleepless PCs and Exhaustion Rules

Xanathar's Guide to Everything gives the optional rule for "Going without a Long Rest" (emphasis added): Going without a Long Rest. A long rest is never mandatory, but going without sleep ...
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Can a Way of Astral Self Monk use wisdom related scores for jumping?

I have several questions on the interactions between the Arms of Astral Self and the Jumping mechanics. According to the 3rd level feature, Arms of the Astral Self: While the spectral arms are ...
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Can your Hexblade patron be your pact weapon even though it's sentient?

I'm asking RAW, not "talk with your DM." Thank you for your help beforehand. Pact of the Blade says "You can't affect an artifact or sentient weapon in this way" in regards to ...
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How much damage should a Rogue lvl5/Monk lvl6 be able to do with unarmed strike in 5e?

One of the PC's in my campaign is playing a 5th lvl rogue/6th lvl monk. He uses unarmed strikes but has two magic items to boost his damage a bit: a set of bracers that add 1d6 slashing and a ring ...
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Can you summon a spiritual weapon into the bubble created by Bead of Force? Can whoever is inside cast charm person on someone outside the bubble? [duplicate]

The wording for Bead of Force says "Only breathable air can pass through the sphere's wall. No Attack or other Effect can." which obviously means that spells such as firebolt or ray of ...
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How do Blade of Disaster and Resilient Sphere interact?

Does the Blade of Disaster spell, which can "pass through any barrier", have the ability to enter a Resilient Sphere spell - a "barrier" that specifically mentions that other spell ...
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What is the interaction between “Touch of Death” and “Undead Fortitude”

The "Way of the Long Death" monk has a feature called "Touch of Death": Touch of Death Starting when you choose this tradition at 3rd level, your study of death allows you to ...

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