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Questions tagged [dwarf]

A fictional race found in many fantasy books, movies, and games, notably The Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons. Dwarves are usually portrayed as shorter than human, stout, and bearded. They are also often characterized as being fond of gold, skilled at crafting, and avaricious.

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What builds benefit from a dwarf's ability to avoid speed reduction from armor? [on hold]

I've always felt that the dwarf's ability to ignore speed reduction from armor is a bit of a red herring, or perhaps a holdover from 4th edition that has lost its purpose because of the way the armor ...
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How do the social elements of a dwarven clan/city work, especially regarding marriage between clans?

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes goes into heavy detail on the nature of the dwarven clan, describing the clan as "[...] the basic unit of dwarven society, an extended family that dwells together". On ...
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How do dwarves get their food?

The Basic Rules says, "Dwarven kingdoms stretch deep beneath the mountains", and various other sources give a similar picture, of dwarves living in subterranean communities. Does the 5E source ...
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Are Gundren Rockseeker and his brothers Mountain Dwarves or Hill Dwarves?

The adventure introduces Gundren Rockseeker simply as a "dwarf" and doesn't seem to mention what kind of dwarf he is. I've also tried to look for information about his brothers and it describes each ...
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How do dwarves interact with other races?

I am currently playing a Lawful Good Hill Dwarf Cleric in a DnD 5e campaign. The campaign is Princes of Apocalypse and I do not find information about how they interact with other races. They seem to ...
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Why do duergar have Sunlight Sensitivity?

I vaguely know that the backstory of the Drow from earlier editions involves their Sunlight Sensitivity coming in part from the curse that banished them, and not purely from their long existence ...
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How does forced movement reduction interact with “destination-oriented” forced movement?

Dwarfs have a forced movement reduction of 1: Stand Your Ground: When an effect forces you to move — through a pull, a push, or a slide — you can move 1 square less than the effect specifies. ...
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Where did the dwarves start their sky quest?

I know that Torag told the dwarves, who were then living in the Darklands, to go up to the surface; this is described in a lot of sources. But I could not found yet at what layer of the Darklands they ...
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Are Dwarves able to use armor and still gain the unarmored movement bonus for Monk?

I am fairly certain the answer is no but I just wanted to confirm. In the PHB p.20 dwarves have the feature: Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feel. Your speed is not reduced by wearing heavy ...
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What does it mean that dwarf speed isn't reduced by heavy armor? [duplicate]

In the PHB p.20 Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feel. Your speed is not reduced by wearing heavy armor. The thing is I cant seem to find anywhere that heavy armor reduces speed. So to what ...
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Which was the first sky citadel?

I remember that I have read somewhere that there was one citadel that was marked as the first one but I do not remember where I have read that. I checked some wiki entries and the book Dwarves of ...
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Where can I find more information about Urdvaergs?

This Web article on Dwarves mentions the Urdvaergs: Extremely rare to be seen, an Urdvaerg is almost regarded as a half-god by other dwarves. It is said they live for thousands of years and that ...
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What counts as Dwarvish stonework? [closed]

From Spell save DC on a wish spell cast from a magic item, I realized that if I try to sleight of hand then teleport I can get away with an artifact. If this first sleight of hand fails though I plan ...
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Why does no Half-Dwarf Race exist?

We have Half-Elves, Half-Orcs, and (I hope I remember it right) in the Kaer Maga Handbook they even mention that mixing halflings and humans often ends up in handicapped children. But I have never ...
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What relationship do dwarves and half-orcs have in Golarion?

I am just writing an adventure around the dwarven and orc history. In my party I have a dwarf and a half-orc (we have not played yet). Reading the Pathfinder Handbook Dwarfes of Golarion it is quite ...
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Can a Pact of the Blade warlock proficiently use weapons given by race? [closed]

I am starting a campaign and I am looking to play a pact of the blade warlock. So at first I was thinking of creating a human character in order to get 1st level feat ...
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Is a dwarf's speed affected by push/pull/drag limits?

In the core rulebook, it states that dwarven speed is never reduced by encumbrance or armor. However, if a character is trying to move something beyond their push/pull/drag limits, as determined by ...
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Does a dwarven rogue with dwarf rogue substitution levels 1 and 3 gain +3d6 sneak attack on (standard) rogue level 5?

This question is closely related and a follow-up to the question whether dwarf rogue substitution levels 1 and 3 incur a loss of sneak attack damage. The accepted answer was that dwarf rogue ...
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Do the dwarf rogue substitution levels 1 and 3 incur a loss of sneak attack damage?

One of my players asked for advice on developing her dwarf rogue. I looked for options and found the dwarf rogue substitution levels in Dragon #338 on page 96. The class feature part of the table ...
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Can dwarves ride riding dogs?

I am making a druid and I'm trying to decide between having a riding dog and a wolf as an animal companion. Can dwarves ride riding dogs? That could be the deciding factor.
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Does tax influence the effect of greed on resources?

If the Greed of a Dwarf is higher than his Resources, then the Dwarf gets +1 Ob to Resources tests. If Greed is lower, he may FoRK his Greed into Resources instead. Tax reduces the Resources exponent....
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Would this custom prestige class be balanced? (arcane battlesmith that cannot cast) [closed]

I've been a DM for a year now. lately, one of my players asked me if there was a way to make magical weapons/armor without being able to use magic... as far as i know, you can't. Craft Magic Arms and ...
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Is a green dragon's breath weapon “poison” for the purposes of “advantage on saves against poison”

A green dragon has a breath weapon that deals poison damage. In addition to the MM entry, this is an example given in the PHB Description of Damage types: Poison. Venomous stings and the toxic gas ...
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How to optimize an earth dwarf sorcerer?

Initial Details: Greyhawk setting; dwarf worships Sunnis, the Archoelemental of Earth, as she is an earth dwarf and has taken the dwarf sorcerer 1st level racial substitution level. She has also ...
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Melee Necromancer feats?

So, per my previous question, I am taking Miniman’s advice and making a mountain dwarf necromancer with Heavily Armored and a focus on vampiric touch. I have come to dub this concept a “...
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Are mountain dwarves proficient with shields?

In 5e, the Moderately Armored feat grants proficiency with both medium armor and shields. It is, that I can see, the only feat that grants proficiency with shields. Every single class that has ...
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Where does the D&D concept of a dwarf come from?

Where does the modern D&D of a dwarf come from? I've noticed it's fairly far from the old Germanic concept of a dwarf. Where did Gary Gygax and company get the idea for the current long bearded, ...