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What are the rules for the adventuring gear Hammer and Sledgehammer?

A hammer and sledgehammer appear in the Adventuring Gear table on page 150 of the Player's Handbook; however, there aren't any rules for either of them. My players have asked about them before. I told ...
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How many things can a person hold and use at one time?

I'm learning to play / DM, and watching various videos on line and experimenting. One scenario came up on which I'd appreciate clarification: The situation is a human wizard has descended some stairs ...
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Will reducing the cost of Holy Water or improving its effectiveness break things

My L3 LMoP group are planning on picking up some holy water to help with zombies as they’ve heard to tales of undead (old owl well, and thunder tree), but I think they’re going to be very disappointed ...
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Do rations contain loose salt?

One of my d&d groups came up against a giant slug (a homebrew monster) today, and one player decreed they were going to toss salt at it (this time, it wasn’t me who suggested it). The GM asked ...
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Is the brass brazier required for the Find Familiar spell, or can it be replaced by a spellcasting focus/component pouch?

When spell components are consumed or have a cost, they need to be provided and cannot be substituted by a spellcasting focus. The find familiar spell has such components: 10 gp worth of charcoal, ...
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Does a player need to perform a successful tool check with their Mason's Tools proficiency to benefit from the Demolition feature?

The entry for Mason's Tools within XGE (p83) lists this as one of the proficiency's benefits: Demolition. Your knowledge of masonry allows you to spot weak points in brick walls. You deal double ...
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Are light crossbows optional for classes that start with them or can they be dropped?

I want to know if I can drop the light crossbow because I'm playing as an Artificer, and I don't really need it?
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Disguise Self / Silent Image when camouflaging an item into another item

A spellcaster uses Disguise Self to pass as a simple bodyguard. In particular, the quarterstaff that she uses as a spell focus, which normally looks like an obviously magical item (runes, faint lights,...
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How often can a relic's Raise Ramparts gift be used?

Relics often allow the wearer to cast a spell, but do not specify how often. For example, the Raise Ramparts major gift of the Earth gifts allows the wearer to cast Wall of Stone. It does not specify ...
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Does the Artificer's Spell-Storing Item effectively bypass the bonus action spellcasting rule?

The rule on Bonus Action Casting Time states: A spell cast with a bonus action is especially swift. You must use a bonus action on your turn to cast the spell, provided that you haven't already taken ...
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Does a fiend drop any items carried when it is killed and returned to Avernus?

I had a bearded devil carrying some keys that would open a jail cell, tied to his belt and was slain. My question is, does it drop the keys and can be retrieved by my players or would they go with it ...
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I have extra gold from the alternate way of getting starting equipment. What should I do with the extra money? [duplicate]

I was using the alternate way to get equipment in Chapter 5 of the PHB (D&D 5e) as a Fighter and rolled 160 GP, which I spent on Studded Leather Armor, a Longsword, the Explorer's Pack, a ...
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Are Sprite familiars from the Find Familiar spell summoned with the equipment listed in their statblock?

There have been two recent questions arising from a ruling on find familiar in the October 2020 update to the Sage Advice Compendium: Does the Flock of Familiars spell produce endless sellable ...
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Does the Flock of Familiars spell produce endless sellable equipment for Sprites, in the same manner as the Find Familiar spell?

With the ruling in most recent Sage Advice Compendium that any objects are left behind when a familiar vanishes, find familiar can produce 27.5 gp more in sales of Sprite equipment than its own cost. ...
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What is the AC of a sprite familiar (from the Find Familiar spell) if it is dismissed to a pocket dimension and then caused to reappear as an action?

The most recent Sage Advice Compendium erratas the find familiar spell so that familiars are now stripped naked when dismissed to a pocket dimension. The Pact of the Chain warlock can summon a Sprite ...
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What’s easier for a new dnd player, component pouch or arcane focus?

I’m just starting out in dnd and creating my first character (a half-elf wizard) and I’m at the equipment section. I’ve looked up the differences between the component pouch and arcane focus and can’t ...
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When playing on a grid, can I pour a flask of oil on any adjacent square or just on the one I am standing on?

The description of a flask of oil says: You can also pour a flask of oil on the ground to cover a 5-foot-square area, provided that the surface is level. When playing on a grid, can I pour a flask ...
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Do pocket watches exist and how much do they cost in d&d in the worlds of classic fantasy?

Do pocket watches exist, how much do they cost and how much do they weigh in d&d in the worlds of classic fantasy? Like Faerûn, Dragonlance, or Greyhawk? I am interested in the ability to track ...
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What is the upkeep cost of a mount, animal companion, or familiar?

The section on animals in the Equipment chapter (Core 294) gives prices for renting or purchasing an animal. However, we haven't been able to find any rules for cost of animal feed or other upkeep. ...
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Do ball bearings require more than 1 save when moving across the tiles?

Ball bearings cover a square area that is 10 feet on a side. A creature moving across the covered area must succeed on a DC 10 Dexterity saving throw or fall prone. But is this for every square they ...
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How do I filter out items on DnDBeyond that have no cost?

I'm trying to filter equipment items on DnDBeyond so that only items whose value is between 1 cp and 1 gp is shown. The problem is that this is giving me a lot of items that have zero cost. I tried ...
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Do grappled/grappling creatures bypass Ballbearings/Caltrops?

Ballbearings/Caltrops requires a dex save or fall prone/take damage unless you move at half speed. Moving with a Grappled Creature your speed is halved. Mechanically, does this count as moving half ...
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Are all mundane items of common rarity?

Magic items range in rarity from Common to Artifact. However, I can't find any mundane items that go beyond Common. Are there any non-magical items of Uncommon rarity or higher? If so, a list/database ...
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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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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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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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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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Can clothes be enchanted to change their form?

My question is simple: Can an item (clothes, rings, anything really) be enchanted to change the form of the clothes a person is wearing into other clothes of their decision? I'm new to D&D and ...
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Can a weapon be a holy symbol?

So I'm being part of a DnD campaign soon, and I'm making a tempest cleric that worships Thor. Since Thor's weapon is a Warhammmer, and I also use a Warhammer, could the hammer count as a holy symbol ...
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Can minor illusion or prestidigitation create a spyglasss that works?

Can I create a lens that will function as a magnifying glass or spyglass with Minor Illusion by using the illusion as a focus to warp or bend light as a lens might. Alternatively, can Prestidigitation ...
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Are Darts sold separately?

This might sound like a silly question, but it seems oddly placed in the PHB. Looking simply on what characters get regarding starting equipment, every item listed, regardless of class, seems to ...
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Does a PC with the Noble background need to supply equipment for their retainers?

Looking at the Noble Variant feature "Retainer": You have the service of three retainers loyal to your family. These retainers can be attendants or messengers, and one might be a majordomo. ...
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Is it redundant that a vampire's Regeneration is stopped by damage from holy water, since holy water already does radiant damage to undead?

Vampires and vampire spawn have the Regeneration trait (MM 297-298), but: If the vampire takes radiant damage or damage from holy water, this trait doesn't function at the start of the vampire's next ...
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What appropriate boats exist between row and keel?

The SRD (as well as the PHB and Saltmarsh) offers the following low-end water vehicles: Rowboat, a 10 foot vessel for 50gp. Keelboat, a 60 foot vessel for 3000gp. There's a ridiculous gap between ...
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If you have the Climber's Kit, are the rope, hammer, and pitons in the Burglar's and Dungeoneer's Packs superfluous?

The Burglar's Pack and Dungeoneer's Pack both include a 50-foot hempen rope, a hammer, and 10 pitons (among other things). You might expect that these would be enough to safely climb something. ...
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Does Alchemist's Fire damage get rolled once, or every turn?

Alchemist's Fire does things quite differently from other items, being an improvised weapon that must always use ranged attacks, and deals its damage on subsequent turns, not when thrown. And Jeremy ...
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Can a Centaur wear and benefit from magical boots, slippers, and other non-horseshoe footwear?

It seems agreed upon that Centaur player characters (from Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica & Mythic Odysseys of Theros) can wear, and benefit from, the magic items horseshoes of speed and horseshoes ...
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Does the limitation on the Cave Fisher's Filament action include the weight of carried equipment?

The Cave Fisher from Volo's Guide to Monsters (pg. 130) has an action called Filament, which says, in part (emphasis mine): One creature grappled by the cave fisher’s adhesive filament must make a ...
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Are there any published guidelines on how much PCs' expensive/magical gear affects the EL of which challenges are appropriate for them?

Page 40 of the DMG suggests that a large quantity of CR 1 enemies has the potential to challenge a 10th-level party that had lost their equipment. That's an interesting idea, but written kind of ...
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What is the point of tool proficiencies [closed]

I play an artificer who has a bunch of tool proficiency's, but it seems that every one can do the same things with normal skills. So is there a point to even having these tools?
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In this situation, what are the best tactical uses for at-will major creation? [closed]

The party is about to face in battle a beholderkin, an overseer (Lord of Madness 139–40) and its allies: a beholder (Monster Manual 25–7) 2 directors (LoM 137–8) 7 spectators (LoM 140–1) 8 gauths (MM ...
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Does a Staff of the Magi Fireball penetrate Globe of Invulnerability?

Globe of Invulnerability reads, in part (emphasis mine): Any spell of 5th level or lower cast from outside the barrier can't affect creatures or objects within it, even if the spell is cast using ...
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If a Cleric uses “a sprinkling of holy water” in a spell, does the flask eventually get used up?

e.g. the Bless spell calls for "a sprinkling of holy water" Is the flask essentially unlimited for Bless, or is there a conversion of X sprinklings in 1 flask?
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What's the point/advantage of a steel mirror?

5e D&D lists a number of mostly mundane items in the PHB on page 150. One of them is a "Mirror, steel" (5gp, 1/2lb). Initially I thought it to be a steel framed mirror, but I think this is ...
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Does casting the Polymorph spell on a creature break an active Warding Bond spell affecting that creature?

We had a recent event in our campaign where our Warlock cast the Polymorph spell (PHB, p. 266) to change another player into a Giant Ape. I had the Warding Bond spell (PHB p. 287) cast on the player ...
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Can you voluntarily suppress the effect of a continuous magic item you are wearing?

I would like to ask my DM if it is possible to craft a Continuous Cloud of Knives (Player's Handbook II) Ring, but it could be a little awkward in certain situations, a swarm of knives orbiting around ...
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Do Cobbler's Tools work on Horseshoes?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything greatly expands on the use of tools. Here are parts of the section on Cobbler's Tools (p. 80): Although the cobbler’s trade might seem too humble for an adventurer, a ...
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Do Large (and larger) creatures drop equipment suitable for their size?

I noticed there isn't an indication of size on the equipment of Large (and larger) creatures. I'd assume they would drop weapons and armor corresponding with their own size, but the illustrations of ...
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Can you recover (any) ball bearings after using them?

(My question is inspired by this one: How many ball bearings are used when you take an action to cover an area?) If I use a bag of 1000 ball bearings before combat, can I recover them (or a number of ...
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How many ball bearings are used when you take an action to cover an area?

It doesn't quite specify in the Adventuring Gear section how many ball bearings you use up, though it does say one bag is 1000 ball bearings. How many ball bearings are used when you take an action ...

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