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For questions about the drow, a dark elf race found in D&D settings, most notably the Forgotten Realms.

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What is the home of the drow in Flanaess?

In Faerun, Underdark is the home of the Drow. What is its equivalent in the lands of Flanaess? Is there also some sort of Underdark there, or is there something else?
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How does Light Blindness interact with artificial light sources?

Question How does the Light Blindness weakness (found, for example, as a weakness racial trait for Drow) interact with artificial light sources like torches, campfire, oil lamps, Light Spell, other ...
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As a Sorcerer, can you trade out the spells granted by the Drow High Magic feat?

The Drow High Magic racial feat (XGtE, p. 74) states: You learn more of the magic typical of dark elves. You learn the detect magic spell and can cast it at will, without expending a spell slot. ...
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What skills are Drow proficient in?

I've been trying to find out what skills Drow have options to be proficient in, typically a race offers a few choices but only allows you to pick two, and your class gives you two more, followed by ...
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How should I go about making a Pathfinder 3.5 Drow Sorcerer? [closed]

This is probably an odd question but here goes. I’m going to be joining a home-brew campaign for Pathfinder 3.5 which from what I’ve been told about this campaign by the DM it’s going to follow the ...
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How do Drow make poison?

I'm running a home-brew campaign for my family and I have them going into the underdark. They are fighting Drow and Deep Dwarfs but the settlements I made for them lack stone-working places and places ...
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Does a non-spellcasting Drow PC need material components to cast Dancing Lights?

A Drow's Drow Magic racial trait means that they know the Dancing Lights cantrip at level one, regardless of class. Dancing Lights requires a material component: a bit of phosphorus or wychwood, or a ...
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I am confused about making a half-elf that is a drow [duplicate]

I am thinking about making a new character and was wondering what would a half-elf with a drow history act like and if it would have something new. For example, would it have the drow magic trait? Or ...
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How do I encourage Drow players to not make Drizzt clones?

Every once in a while, I have a player wants to create a Drow character. The problem is, virtually every one of them winds up looking suspiciously like Drizzt Do'Urden: they are some variation of Good ...
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How can a male drow change sex?

I am currently playing as a drow male that has the ambition to eventually return to his homeland and take over the rulership of his house, but the thing is my drow is male and a male drow cannot ...
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Do pre-written modules exist regarding the role the drow played in the Crown Wars? [closed]

I'm building a campaign that includes the drow and read about the Crown Wars which has elements I'd like to include. In addition to pulling ideas from these articles I would like to know if any pre-...
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D&D racial cantrip for drow [closed]

I'm playing a dark elf(drow) and I was wondering where do I put the cantrip I get from having drow magic, do I put I under cantrips on my spellcasting page(p.s I'm a bard too) or do I put it somewhere ...
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Can a Half-Elf have Drow Ancestry?

One of the players in my campaign has created a Half-Elf Ranger and picked The Underdark as his preferred terrain. We are busy fleshing out his background and he is an escaped slave of the Drow. Can ...
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Can a drow monk cast spells with charisma?

I'm new to D&D and my character is a drow monk. Am I still allowed to use the spells that come with my race (i.e. darkness, dancing lights and faerie fire)? Or does the fact that I'm a monk ...
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How does the attack proficiency bonus stack with multiple sets of weapons training? [duplicate]

I am creating a drow ranger. They're at 3rd level, and it's my first time playing. Their attack score is proficiency + ability + other bonuses. They have Drow weapon training which includes ...
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Do Drow add their proficiency bonus to hit along with their racial trait bonus for short swords and hand crossbows?

A drow has +4 to hit and d6+2 damage with both a short sword and a hand crossbow. At first level they also have +2 proficiency bonus to hit. Does that give them (disregarding any ability bonuses) +6 ...
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Is drow sign language a language on its own or does my drow get it as a bonus?

I'm new to DnD and my drow character should (if I got that right) know Elven and Common as by the PHB definition of a drow PC. Also, I'd like to take duergar or undercommon as an additional language ...
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Are drow considered to be witches?

The Witch Hunter class by Super Genius Games highlights the question of what creatures are considered a witch: So, who or what is a witch? First, it needs to be explicitly stated that “witch” ...
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D&D 3.5e Drow Wizard LA balance and survivability

A few years back I played D&D 3.5e with some friends and now we are starting a group again. I want to create a Drow Wizard, Specialised in Conjuration. When reading about the Drow configuration I ...
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When was it first published that Drow weapons were destroyed by sunlight?

What was the first publication that documented that certain types of Drow weapons were destroyed by sunlight? I thought it was sometime in the AD&D D series of adventures for Greyhawk, but I've ...
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Negating Drow disadvantage? [duplicate]

Everyone says I'm crazy, but I love playing Drow. The only tiny, little, gigantic problem is the disadvantage on EVERYTHING in direct sunlight. So, is there any way to negate the disadvantage on a ...
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Drow Charisma over Intelligence

The Player's Handbook says that Drow can use magic, which allows them to cast the cantrip Dancing Lights, as well as cast Faerie Fire at level three and Darkness at level five. It says that Charisma ...
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Are Drow Cities Illuminated?

I am delving into DM'ing a Drow campaign. Despite having read numerous novels and publications spanning from TSR to WotC to Paizo, I am now having trouble wrapping my head around the idea of their ...
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How would drow react to players having/using/becoming spiders?

Since the drow worship a spider goddess, how would they react to: a party accompanied by a giant spider (actually a druid in wildshape) a party member wild shaping into a spider mid-combat a party ...
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What races would the drow be using as slaves?

I'm running the Second Darkness Adventure Path under Pathfinder rules. I have had to make many changes in the 3rd book to have a more balanced game, partly because my party size is 8 people. I own ...
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How to handle Sunlight Sensitivity (of Drow, etc.), especially for casters?

Sunlight Sensitivity looks pretty bad — Disadvantage to attack rolls and Perception checks whenever you, your target, or what you're trying to perceive are in direct sunlight. I hope I'm missing ...
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Does a character hit with Drow Poison always have to attempt the 2nd Fortitude Save?

The description of Drow in the SRD states: An opponent hit by a drow’s poisoned weapon must succeed on a DC 13 Fortitude save or fall unconscious. After 1 minute, the subject must succeed on ...