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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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Give disadvantage always, when attacking a non-visible target [duplicate]

RAW, advantages and disadvantages cancel each others out, always. Here I am interested in the case, where these two (found at PHB - Combat - Unseen Attackers and Targets) cancel each others out: When ...
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For a UA Revived rogue, when using Cunning Action to Dash, is there a minimum amount of movement needed to trigger Bolts from the Grave?

I am playing a Rogue with The Revived archetype from Unearthed Arcana (UA): Fighter, Ranger, and Rogue. One of the Revived rogue's 3rd-level features is Bolts from the Grave, which procs (triggers) ...
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How have Yuan-Ti communities defended their bases against attrition attacks? [closed]

My party are level 14 and we are running a high-level version of Tomb of Annihilation. Based on lore, The Yuan-Ti had superb intelligence compared to other races. The yuan-ti took advantage of ...
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How do recursive Rope Trick spells work?

You cast rope trick and then you cast it again from within the first extradimensional space. You wait within the second extradimensional space for the first rope trick to end and then for the second ...
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D&D 5e Divination Wizard and Lucky Feat [duplicate]

If I am a divination wizard, and I have someone take 5 for their saving throw, can they spend a luck point from their lucky feat to roll something else? It seems like they can I just want to make ...
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Can I use Mending in the Broken Bones of a Skeleton that just died? [duplicate]

The mending Cantrip says: This spell repairs a single break or tear in an object you touch, such as a broken chain link, two halves of a broken key, a torn cloak, or a leaking wineskin. As long as ...
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What material currently appears in the “Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron” that wasn't reprinted in the “Eberron: Rising from the Last War” book?

The Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron (WGtE) was originally released on DMsGuild as a PDF (and on D&D Beyond) in July 2018. (See also this Q&A: What is "Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron"?)...
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Can a UA Unity Domain cleric use Channel Divinity: Shared Burden as a reaction when the cleric takes damage?

I’m currently working on a Unity Domain cleric build, and I believe the wording of the ability Shared Burden is intended to be different than the RAW wording. The description of the Unity Domain ...
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Can an Artificer imbue multiple objects with the same kind of infusion?

I'm playing an artificer, and I want to use one of my known infusions twice (i.e. imbuing multiple objects with the same kind of infusion). Is this allowed, or not? Specifically, I want to put the ...
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What do official sources say about player access to the Monster Manual? [closed]

The Introduction of the Monster Manual makes it clear several times that it is a book for DMs (MM, p. 4; emphasis mine): This bestiary is for storytellers and world-builders. If you have ever thought ...
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Is it possible to stop someone from moving with Immovable Object by targeting their clothes?

So, my D&D group is in a major fight, and the artificer cast Immovable Object on the coat of an enemy. What we ruled was that it held him immobile and his clothes (not himself) couldn’t move. I ...
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What happens if Majesto (an imp in Curse of Strahd) dies?

Normally, an imp familiar would follow the standard rules for devils If it dies outside the Nine Hells, a devil disappears in a cloud of sulfurous smoke or dissolves into a pool of ichor, instantly ...
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Do the feature enhancements/replacements from UA: Class Feature Variants only apply once you've reached the corresponding level in that class?

Most of the options in the Unearthed Arcana - Class Feature Variants begin with: A [classname] has access to the following feature(s). And then follow a general trend of referencing class names, ...
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Under the UA version of Class Feature Variants can a non-wizard use the Ritual Caster feat to copy Divination after picking the wizard's spell list?

At question are the following lines in the Class Feature Variants UA A wizard has access to the following feature. 1st-level wizard feature (enhances Spellcasting) The following spells expand the ...
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What happens to an invisible stalker when it's killed?

When an invisible stalker is killed, is it gone, or does it return again to fulfill its mission? I read that it would return to its elemental plane when killed on the material plane. Is it still ...
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Can Warforged doff Cast-Off Armor in a single action?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything includes this fun magical armor variant, Cast-Off Armor, which can be doffed in a single action (see XGE p136): You can doff this armor as an action. This is generally ...
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Can I hand out beads from a necklace of fireball?

My character currently has a necklace of fireball with 4 beads remaining. Can I split the necklace and hand the beads out to my party for individual use, or does the necklace have to remain whole ...
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Does an artificer require two hands to cast spells with a costly material component?

An artificer must use an appropriate spellcasting focus when casting artificer spells. And they must use costly material components when applicable. Neither can replace the other. But can they handle ...
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Does the Archmage’s challenge rating factor in the buffs from its pre-combat spells?

The statblock for the Archmage contains an interesting footnote: The archmage casts these spells on itself before combat. The three spells are: mage armor, stoneskin, and mind blank. These spells ...
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How to open a door with AC 15, 18 hit points?

I'm learning to play D&D and I'm following the Frozen Sick adventure from D&D Beyond. At some point, the players need to open a door with "AC 15, 18 hit points". I think AC means ...
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How big is a 5000 gp diamond? [duplicate]

I play a teleportation and extra dimensional sorcerer in my group and I'm getting close to obtaining the spell Gate which requires "a diamond worth at least 5,000 gp". How big would a ...
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Invisible target at long range

Scenario: An archer has two targets, both of which are at long range (i.e more than 80 feet and less than 320 feet for a shortbow). One of these targets is invisible. Is it correct that the archer has ...
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How you save Read-Only sheets as your own and edit them on D&D Beyond

When I go to someone else's sheet on D&D Beyond, it says that I can't edit it because it is a "read-only" character. I can't seem to find a way to save this sheet as my own. No one ...
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Is there any way to give proper disadvantage on saving throws against spell effects to a creature with Magic Resistance?

Many creatures in D&D 5e have a feature called Magic Resistance. One such is the Archmage: Magic Resistance. The archmage has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects. ...
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Can I use a gauntlet as an arcane focus?

I am creating a Dragonborn warlock character and was just wondering if I could get a crystal arcane focus set into the middle of a gauntlet?
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Can a persuasion roll avoid battling the BBEG?

So yesterday I was DM’ing our weekly D&D 5e session. For practical reasons it was a one-shot. At some point, one of my players, a Lvl 10 Bard, ends up in the BBEG’s lair alone (an adult red dragon,...
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What are the requirements for an Oath of Vengeance paladin to use Vow of Enmity?

My party and I are very new to D&D, so we are still learning a lot of the rules. Anyway, I have chosen the Oath of Vengeance for my paladin. During a battle, I wanted to use Vow of Enmity against ...
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Is the clothing listed in your equipment intended to be the clothes you're wearing or extra clothes that you've packed?

Every background provides you with clothes appropriate for your character. Because it's listed as "equipment" and because the Adventuring Gear table provides weights for several types of ...
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Does the range of your telepathic communication with your original familiar from Find Familiar increase to 1 mile when you cast Flock of Familiars?

My question is about how the Flock of Familiars1 spell interacts with the Find Familiar spell. According to the spell description of the Flock of Familiars spell: If you already have a familiar ...
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What is the spell save DC for the spells gains via the dark gifts in Curse of Strahd?

In Curse of Strahd, in Amber Temple, The descriptions of these dark gifts do not make any mention of a spell save DC, should the dark gift allow the casting of a spell. For a player who has a ...
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Can Major Image and forced perspective make illusions appear larger?

In the game I'm running, the PCs are about to embark on a wilderness trek during which they will be harried by an opponent who has access to the major image spell. This opponent seeks to distract, ...
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How to determine which works by DMsGuild adepts are legal for Adventurers League?

I was just wondering if there was a list on the wizards site or something that showed which DMsGuild adepts works are AL legal? Or are they all AL legal? I could only find this list, but it's old and ...
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Does a spell cast from a Glyph of Warding with a range of Self have infinite effective range?

This question is asked under the assumption that the DM will allow spells with a range of "Self" to be stored in a glyph of warding1. The top answer to "What are the targeting range ...
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How can I identify the different terrains on the Chult map in Tomb of Annihilation?

At the back of the Tomb of Annihilation book, in Appendix B, there is a random encounters table for Wilderness Encounters on pp. 194-195. The different terrains listed in that table are as follows: ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip be used to operate a Ballista?

DMG page 255-256 describes several siege weapons which are actually objects. The siege weapons require actions to load, aim, and fire them. For the ballista, for example, it says: It takes one action ...
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Can I use the Illusionist's Bracers and the Twinned Spell metamagic to cast a twinned Booming Blade as both an action and a bonus action?

The description of the illusionist's bracers (GGR, page 178) says: While wearing the bracers, whenever you cast a cantrip, you can use a bonus action on the same turn to cast that cantrip a second ...
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Can I gain Piety from multiple Deities on Theros?

There is a character in the Theros Beyond Death MTG cards who appears to have gained Piety from two deities at once, Eutropia, the twice favoured. Her flavour text reads: Nylea speaks to her in the ...
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How do I handle a player exploring the entire dungeon with his familiar?

My Warlock player has Pact of the Chain and Voice of the Chain Master Invocation, and likes to explore all the dungeon before going inside. The imp turns into an invisible spider and goes through the ...
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How does spellcasting interact with Improved Duplicity?

Trickery Clerics get this Channel Divinity option: Invoke Duplicity. ... As an action, you create a perfect illusion of yourself that lasts for 1 minute, or until you lose your concentration (as if ...
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Can I use Holy Water for an “additional weapon attack”?

With my 3rd level Gloomstalker, can I make a regular attack and then use Holy Water for my Dread Ambusher additional attack? The crux of the issue is the description of Holy Water and Improvised ...
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When the Shield of Missile Attraction changes the target of an attack, does the attacker have to make a new attack roll?

I got interested in the cursed item Shield of Missile Attraction, but I have some doubts about how it works. Consider the following scenario: Thurin the dwarven fighter is walking along the city ...
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How can I let players create and move their own tokens in Roll20?

When I run D&D online, I want to delegate to players the control of their tokens. If one of my players tells me they cast flaming sphere, I want to be able to tell them to go find an image of a ...
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Can multiple castings of the Reverse Gravity spell be used to lift the same target(s) several hundred feet?

My players came up with an interesting idea using the reverse gravity spell recently. At the time, I let them do it because it made sense and I like to keep things flowing - but I'm wondering whether ...
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Can a dragonborn Draconic Bloodline sorceror have 2 different resistances?

My player has rolled up a dragonborn Draconic Bloodline sorcerer. They have decided to be a silver dragonborn - i.e. they chose silver dragons for the dragonborn's Draconic Ancestry trait (cold ...
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Should a dragonborn Draconic Bloodline sorceror have only 4 starting skill proficiencies?

One of my party rolled up a dragonborn (race) Draconic Bloodline sorcerer in a session and after going through the race, class, and background (outlander), she ended up with just 4 skill proficiencies:...
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Can a druid use Wild Shape to get rid of a cursed item?

The relevant part of the description of the druid's Wild Shape feature says: You choose whether your equipment falls to the ground in your space, merges into your new form, or is worn by it. Worn ...
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How do we gently ask a frustrating player to leave our game?

I have been a part of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign for almost a year now (I am not the DM) and we have a player (in his early 30s) who has, within the past few months, quickly become very ...
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When do College of Swords bards still use musical instruments?

In 5e, after a bard has joined the College of Swords at 3rd level, when (if at all) would they need their instrument(s)? At 1st and 2nd levels, they would have used musical instruments as spell ...
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Are there any other ways for lycanthropes to hurt other lycanthropes?

As written, lycanthropes cannot damage one another as they have immunity to non-silvered, non-magic attacks and their stack block attacks are exclusively of these types (and see: Can a Werewolf ...
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Can creatures move through the area of the Hunger of Hadar spell on the Z axis?

Can creatures move through the area of the hunger of Hadar spell on the Z axis? Say a killer whale is breaking up through ice, flying through the air, then submerging back into the water. If one were ...

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