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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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Understanding Illusions: Complexity and Movement [closed]

Redo: Ok, yeah, I really wasn't sure how to ask this. Thanks for the answers and encouragement! Ok, here's round two I guess. Sorry it's still long, but hopefully it is more clear/coherent. Setup ...
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Is the spellcaster aware if their clone is destroyed?

So a magic-user goes ahead and creates a clone of themselves using the Clone spell. They then take the clone to safe place and hide it in a closet. Years later, a group of adventures are exploring the ...
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Does Wizard Empowered Evocation Feature Work with Magic Items?

Empowered Evocation: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. Wand of Magic Missiles (Wand, uncommon): This wand ...
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Grapple Shove or Shove Grapple?

In D&D 5e which is more efficient? This came up as a discussion mostly because I've always seen this combo written out as "Grapple+Shove" and maybe it's just because it sounds better ...
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Can a spell cast from a Spellwrought Tattoo be counterspelled?

By D&D 5e rules, is a spell cast from a spellwrought tattoo subject to someone else casting counterspell against it?
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Can a minotaur stack Crusher feat and Hammering Horns?

If a Minotaur character hits a creature with bludgeoning damage (say from a maul), it can use a bonus action to use its Hammering Horns feature. From MMoM p. 27: After you hit a creature with a melee ...
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Is increasing the Martial Arts die necessary for Monks to keep up with other classes?

The Monk's Martial Arts die starts at d4 and goes up to d10 over 20 levels. In the One D&D Player's Handbook Playtest 6, the designers altered this to start at d6 (one die size larger) and ...
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Can an Artificer's Infusions act as a spellcasting focus for spells from another class?

I'm specifically looking at the case of a character that starts as an Armorer Artificer, then multiclasses into Wizard for the majority of their career. As I read it, as long as the Artificer has ...
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Does a wood elf's Mask of the Wild feature allow hiding in plain sight in dim light/darkness? [duplicate]

Can a wood elf hide in plain sight in dim light/darkness? Why I believe this could be the case: The wood elf Mask of the Wild description says: You can attempt to hide even when you are only lightly ...
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Can I use healing on a construct?

I have a campaign that is running on dark matter (sci-fi DnD 5e conversion) In this campaign there is a player with the race of Vect, which is a construct. There is also a player who can create ...
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Bagweaver Artificer Subclass

This is my first ever Subclass that I've made. I am looking for any constructive feedback. Any advice an things to remove, things that are too strong or too weak or too much. Any feedback is welcome. ...
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Do you roll once for hunters mark and hex? [duplicate]

Both hex and hunter's mark state extra 1d6 [necrotic for hex] damage to the target whenever you hit it with a weapon attack Recently a player stated that this means you roll 1d6 at the start of ...
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If you are invisible, cast Detect Thoughts, and attempt to probe deeper into a target's mind, how would they know it was you?

As part of the description of the Detect Thoughts spell, it states: As an action, you can either shift your attention to another creature’s thoughts or attempt to probe deeper into the same creature’...
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Echo Knight and Enemy Interactions and Attacks

So, I have a player with an Echo Knight character. I know it can manifest a black and white projection that can attack through (and react through with opportunity attacks) ... but I'm curious how ...
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Rogue Assassin: Am I doing this right?

I have a Rogue with the Assassin Archetype in a campaign I am playing. Our DM allowed us an additional feat which I chose Piercer as I am using a longbow as my main weapon (rapier for close quarters). ...
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How many melee attacks can a character make on turn one in D&D 5e? [duplicate]

I once spent close to 8 hours doing in-depth research on all the subclasses available to find this out for a level 12 character, and managed to find a build that could make 14 attacks on turn 1 ...
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Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you

Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you? I.e.: Our druid wildshapes into a mouse that crawls into the pocket of the jacket of ...
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Vortex Warp and Spider Climb

One of my players is a sorcerer who knows Vortex Warp. Another is a rogue with a pair of Slippers of Spider Climbing. The sorcerer has posed the question asking whether he could Vortex Warp the rogue ...
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Can thunderwave be used to launch an object and cause damage?

Related to this question (sort of): Thunderwave in constricted area Say you found a 1 ft. × 1ft. × 8 ft. hole in a cave that led to the outside, and you loaded a projectile of sorts – let's say a ...
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Thunderwave in constricted area

If Thunderwave is cast in a dungeon, say in a five by ten corridor, would the volume of effect be extended down the corridor? That is, a fifteen-foot cube consists of 27 five-foot cubes, so the effect ...
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One party member in the tavern, the others doing a heist

There are 4 PC's in the group that I DM: A, B and C (neutral ranger, rogue and warlock) and D (lawful good bard). A, B and C have landed themselves a heist job for the next night. D does not know this....
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When a creature succeeds on a saving throw against a sibriex's corruption, does it ignore the aura's difficult terrain?

The (legacy) sibriex (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes page 137) has the following trait: Contamination. The sibriex emits an aura of corruption 30 feet in every direction. Plants that aren't creatures ...
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Is Spirit Shroud damage "owned" by the source of the attack, or the Spirit Shroud spell itself?

Until the spell ends, any attack you make deals 1d8 extra damage when you hit a creature within 10 feet of you. This damage is radiant, necrotic, or cold (your choice when you cast the spell). Any ...
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Do you need a free hand to MAINTAIN a grapple in 5e? [duplicate]

Do you need a free hand to MAINTAIN a grapple in 5e? https://rpgbot.net/dnd5/characters/grapple/ I'm trying to find the RAW definition for this but so far I can't find any confirmation. I found that ...
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Can you stack swarms?

Swarm of Bats for example states: Swarm. The swarm can occupy another creature’s space and vice versa, and the swarm can move through any opening large enough for a Tiny bat. The swarm can’t regain ...
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Do these improvements to the Gust cantrip make it overpowered compared to the other elemental cantrips?

The gust cantrip has some pretty neat uses, but compared to the other elemental cantrips it is underwhelming for two reasons: It doesn't have any lingering effects useful for utility It has an extra ...
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Can you cast a Wall of Force into water?

In our current game, we are contemplating to cast a wall of force into a canal that is set into a dungeon corridor, to block the flow of water (which is powering some turbine-like contrivances we want ...
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Why don't water-controlling spells work on the water in pipes?

I recently asked this related question but some things are still not clear to me. Why don't spells like Control Water, Shape Water, and Create or Destroy Water (and possibly others?) work with water ...
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Can you use two weapon fighting on a bonus action after casting a spell with war caster?

As a cleric I have two weapon fighting and I took the war caster feat. I was wondering if I could cast a spell as an action and then make a melee attack as a bonus action?
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Will being able to "mix-and-match" subclass features break the game?

I'm wondering what the impact of a house rule that would allow players to choose which subclass to get features from whenever they would get a subclass feature. For example, a wizard could get ...
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Is Gloom Stalker Ranger or Assassin Rogue better for round 1 damage?

I'm playing in a campaign, and my friend's character got eaten. He wants to make a new character who does maximum "ambush" damage. We are currently level four, and the campaign will go up to ...
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How to help engage an ADHD player over Zoom

My wife and I have always played D&D together. It’s my first time DMing a large group of 6, her included. We have newer players who struggle to engage, and tons of new player questions. I’ve seen ...
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changing out spells gained from feats or racial abilities

I have an elf paladin with the fey touched feat. Palain spells are changed out/prepared as part of a long rest and the Blessed Warrior fighting style says you can swap cantrips when leveling however I ...
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multiple sources of damage reduction [duplicate]

In our current part we have a tiefling druid, a sorcerer, and an Oath of the Ancients paladin giving Aura of Protection and Aura of Warding The tiefling has Hellish Resistance so has resistance to ...
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It is possible to cast the homebrew spell "Breath of the Last Love" on myself if I have the "stunned" condition?

I have the homebrew spell "Breath of the last love". I was given the status of "stunned" for 1 turn. Can I remove the status of stunned using this spell, or can I use it again? The ...
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How do water controlling spells work on water in pipes? [closed]

How do spells like Control Water, Shape Water, and Create or Destroy Water (and possibly others?) work with water in pipes (let's say about a foot in diameter if that matters)? Consider two cases: ...
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Can you use the Transmuted Spell option from the Metamagic Adept feat on spells with a duration?

For example: let's say that at 3rd level a Druid grabbed the Flame Blade spell and at 4th took the Metamagic Adept feat, choosing Transmuted Spell as one of their options. The description of Flame ...
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Would water-affecting spells work on the River Styx?

Would spells like Control Water, Shape Water, and (Create or) Destroy Water work on water(?) from the River Styx? In other words, does "water" in Styx count as water? I'm asking in context ...
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How does the Path of the Giant barbarian's Elemental Cleaver feature interact with a Flame Tongue weapon's damage types?

The description of the Path of the Giant barbarian subclass feature Elemental Cleaver states (BP:GotG, p. 11; emphasis mine): When you enter your rage, you can choose one weapon that you are holding ...
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What specifically can’t the Wish spell do?

Other than what’s described in the text of the wish spell, are there any things that wish specifically cannot do? The one example I know involves ​​mind blank: Until the spell ends, one willing ...
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Expertise and additional doubling proficiency bonus [duplicate]

I have been experimenting with a multiclassed Draconic Bloodline sorcerer (lvl 14) and bard (lvl 6). I have expertise through bard on both persuasion and deception giving them both +12 and then with ...
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If my wizard learns Dissonant Whispers from Fey Touched, is it a Wizard Spell?

Note: This is a possible duplicate of Are spells learned from feats considered to be associated with your class?, but I couldn't find any relevant answers there. ===================== I'm playing an ...
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Does the Artificer's Explosive Cannon damage increase by 1d8?

At 9th level, the Artillerist gains the Explosive Cannon feature: The cannon's damage rolls all increase by 1d8. As an action, you can command the cannon to detonate [...] dealing 3d8 force damage [.....
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How to role play a character with low constitution in DND [closed]

So I have rolled up stats for a new character in one of my friend's campaigns. I am a ranger, and the party is stuck in a forest. As such I am "the leader of the party". As it stands the ...
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How does the Circle of The Star Druid's free guiding bolt work? [duplicate]

I am planning on using a Circle of the Stars Druid subclass, but I am confused about one of the features using their star map. All druids who pick this subclass automatically have the Guiding Bolt ...
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Trying to make a Paladin sorcerer build (sorcadin) that has good nova damage with hits like divine smite and magic from sorcerer

I think what I'm trying to say is confusing but right now. I am a level 5 Paladin and level 1 Sorcerer. I have been trying to find a good way of getting heavy-hitting spells and doing a lot of damage ...
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Best way to play a magical cat who can shapeshift into human form

I'll start with a bit of context - my friends and I are playing a 5e campaign with a Backrooms inspiration where characters from different sections of the infinite multiverse are being pulled into ...
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Are these Relics of Legend Artifacts described well enough to be useable?

Yes, I spent the last 3 days listening to Gloryhammer... and started writing up the Relics of Legend just for the lulz. Now, I wonder if they are on one hand close enough to the inspiring material to ...
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Can Awakened Spellbook borrow bludgeoning/piercing/slashing damage from the Magic Weapon spell?

For the purpose of the damage type swap feature of the Order of Scribes Wizard's Awakened Spellbook feature, does the +1 bonus to damage rolls from the Magic Weapon spell qualify as bludgeoning/...
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Are there official sources that include stat blocks for NPC Monks?

NPCs emulating character classes are many. A very incomplete list would include: Abjurer, Archer, Blackguard, Bard, Champion, Conjurer, Diviner, Druid... You get the idea. Among the monsters there's ...
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