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Piercer Feat with Sneak Attack and Critical [duplicate]

So my rogue/ranger is facing a problem with a crit atm. When you score a critical hit that deals piercing damage to a creature, you can roll one additional damage die when determining the extra ...
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Does the Keenness of the Stone Giant feat's Stone Throw receive the ability mod to damage?

Pretty straightforward question-- the Keenness of the Stone Giant grants the ability "Stone Throw": Stone Throw. As a bonus action, you can take a rock and make a magical attack with it. ...
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Is it possible to become 4x Proficient in a skill? [duplicate]

With the ranger’s Deft Explorer trait, you add your proficiency bonus twice in one of your stats that you already have in a stat. If I were to gain expertise in the stat first, and then gain that ...
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Can a bard with ritual caster share spells in his book with a wizard? Could a tome warlock share their Book of Ancient Secrets rituals? [duplicate]

We currently have a party that has a wizard, a bard with Ritual Caster (Wizard), and a warlock with Pact of the Tome and the Book of Ancient Secrets invocations. Could these characters share each ...
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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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Warped Constriction & Grasp of the Deep Interaction

In PF2E, there is an Archetype called Living Vessel, and one of the features you can pick up is listed as the following: Warped Constriction The entity inhabiting your body is an aberrant being 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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How would these buffs to underpowered prerequisite feats affect game balance?

Like many people who enjoy 3.5, I find that the issue of "feat tax" is incredibly pervasive - which is to say, there are a lot of feats that just feel like dead weight on a character sheet. ...
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Does the War Blessing feat allow clerics to choose from any domain associated with their deity?

I'm new and this is my very first campaign. My character is a PF1e cleric following Ptah. I chose the Travel domain and Ash subdomain during character creation. Ptah is associated with the Artifice, ...
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In dnd 5e, can the Charger feat's bonus damage crit? [duplicate]

The wording in the feat's description is "gain a +5 to the attack's damage roll", while for crits we "roll all of the attack’s damage dice twice". This suggests to me that the ...
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Can a spell cast using the Cartomancer feat's Hidden Ace feature be Counterspelled?

The Cartomancer feat includes the Hidden Ace feature (The Book of Many Things, p. 49), which lets you imbue a spell into a card and later cast it. Of course, there’s dissension about whether or not ...
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How does 'Enlarge Spell' affect Area of Effect?

I would like to understand the impact of the feat Enlarge Spell on spells such as: Laogzed's Breath Level: Clr 3, Sor/Wiz 3 Range: Close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels) Area: Cone Duration: Instantaneous ...
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Divine Defiance Feat Mechanics: Spell Slot Expenditure Clarification

Regarding the Divine Defiance feat from Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells (p. 83), the text states: You can spend one of your turn or rebuke undead attempts as an immediate action to ...
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Why would I put an ASI into Con instead of taking the Tough feat?

I know that raising your Constitution modifier increases your maximum health. However, the Tough feat also does this, but gives twice as much health. What other benefits does a +2 to Con give, and ...
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Can you select a feat that increases an attribute by 1 for an attribute that is already at 20?

This is a bit of a convoluted question with several parts that didn't fit in the title. The Telepathic feat gives +1 in either Int, Wis or Cha to a maximum of 20. There is no question here, one ...
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Would "Final Embrace Master" work for a dragon character and could it combo with "Vital strike"?

A little context for my character, I am currently playing a kobold Sorcerer with the Gold Dragon, Efreeti, and Phoenix bloodlines and my DM gave be the Gold Dragon Mythic path from Wrath of the ...
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Gift of Metallic Dragon Protective Wings duration

How long do the protective wings from the feat Gift of the Metallic Dragon last? The description of the Gift of the Metallic Dragon feat provided in the Fizban's Treasury of Dragons sourcebook states, ...
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Can General Feats be used for either ancestry or class feats?

I am working on a character concept for a rogue that needs more class feats and ancestry feats than the normal progression grants. At 3rd level and every 4 levels after, my character gains a General ...
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Devise a Stratagem and Swipe

With Swipe you can attack 2 enemies, Devise a Strategem (DaS) lets you know the result in advance against one enemy, how do these work together? option 0; does not work at all Devise a Stratagem says: ...
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Replacing one of multiple instances of innate damage resistance in 5e? [closed]

Since damage resistance doesn't stack in D&D 5e, is there a consistent ruling or general consensus for replacing one damage resistance with another in the event that multiple instances of the same ...
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Can someone Invent formulas of any level?

Alice took the Inventor feat. Their PC is currently level 10 and have months of downtime. Can they use this downtime to invent the formula to any common item including one that is of a level higher ...
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What instruments are wind instruments for purposes of being a Windsinger?

In the game I am running, there are several characters who are bards with the Windsinger feat (Stormwrack p94). The players and I have been debating what qualifies as a wind instrument for purposes ...
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What if your character is both trained in category and group of a weapon, does your character get 2 bonuses because of its proficiency when attacking?

I am making a dwarf barbarian character and as a barbarian he is trained in simple, martial and unarmed attack. I also choose dwarven weapon familiarity as its ancestry feat so now he is also trained ...
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What's the benefit of choosing Cartomancy over Metamagic Adept?

I was looking at Cartomancer as a handy way to use normally tactically unwieldy spells in the heat of a fight. Here's the relevant quotes: Card Tricks. You learn the Prestidigitation cantrip and can ...
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Possibility to gain magic items as feats, class features, or background

Besides the three "default" ways of getting a magic item by finding, buying, or crafting, are there other ways for a player to gain them? I found the second level artificer feature "...
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Does the Leshy Ancestry Feat Grasping Reach reduce Deadly/Fatal damage dice?

The Leshy ancestry feat Grasping Reach allows the Leshy to use most two handed weapons as Reach weapons, in exchange for reducing the weapons damage die by one step. Does this reduction apply to the ...
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Can a psion with Metamorphosis and Assume Supernatural Ability create an army of Scythers of Thoon under his command?

Metamorphosis yourself and your psicrystal into Madcrafters of Thoon. Use Assume Supernatural Ability: Launch Spawn to create as many Scythers of Thoon you want. Use some form of infinite healing to ...
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Is this verstatile fighting style and feat combination well balanced?

(original title: "How to artfully min-max the hell out of this verstatile fighting style and feat?") So, given all the answers to my previous question, we have come up with what we think ...
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Does Psicrystal Containment prevent a Psicrystal with the Wild Talent feat from psionically focusing itself?

You can spend a full-round action attempting to psionically focus your psicrystal. At any time when you need to expend your psionic focus, you can expend your psicrystal’s psionic focus instead, as ...
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Can battle medicine feat work together with the ward medic feat?

I have made a character that has the Medic dedication and has both the battle medicine and the ward medic feats. See below for description. Can my character heal multiple allies during combat ...
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Does the Vital Sacrifice feat cause Fireball or Magic Missile to deal additional damage? If so, to whom?

The Vital Sacrifice feat from Tal’dorei Campaign Setting: Reborn says you can expend a blood boon to gain the following benefit: When you hit with an attack or spell, you deal an additional 2d6 ...
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Does the Remarkable Recovery feat cause you to regain hit points when you stabilize as a result of rolling your third successful death saving throw?

The Remarkable Recovery feat from Tal’dorei Campaign Setting: Reborn says: When you are successfully stabilized while dying, you regain hit points equal to [...] It's unclear to me whether this ...
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Do the Friends cantrip and War Caster feat allow a PC to heal another PC as a reaction?

The Friends cantrip turns a creature hostile. When the spell ends, the creature realizes that you used magic to influence its mood and becomes hostile toward you. Opportunity attacks can be made ...
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Does Cartomancer's Hidden Ace require you to expend a spell slot?

The new Cartomancer feat from The Book of Many Things has a feature, Hidden Ace, that says "when you finish a long rest, you can choose one spell from your class's spell list and imbue that spell ...
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Does Cartomancer's Hidden Ace allow you to bypass the casting time of a spell with a long casting time?

The new Cartomancer feat from The Book of Many Things has a feature, Hidden Ace, that says "when you finish a long rest, you can choose one spell from your class's spell list and imbue that spell ...
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Does Cartomancer's Hidden Ace allow you to cast a spell you normally couldn't prepare?

The new Cartomancer feat from The Book of Many Things has a feature, Hidden Ace, that says "when you finish a long rest, you can choose one spell from your class's spell list and imbue that spell ...
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Does the Cartomancer feat's Hidden Ace benefit require the imbued spell's components at the time of casting and/or imbuing?

The new Cartomancer feat from The Book of Many Things (p. 49) states that "You can use a card deck as your spellcasting focus." It also has a feature, Hidden Ace, that says "when you ...
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When using a deck of cards as a spellcasting focus (with Cartomancer), can you flourish a single card (for Hidden Ace) with the hand holding the deck?

The new Cartomancer feat from The Book of Many Things states that "You can use a card deck as your spellcasting focus." It also states that you can "imbue" a spell "into a ...
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Thrown Arms Master and Returning Weapon Infusion

Thrown Arm Master is an interesting feat from the Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, but I'm curious about its interaction with the Returning Weapon infusion. Namely the following part about Thrown ...
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Looking for RAW features or items that allow a PC to modify the outcome of a d4+1 that also isn't damage

I'm looking at Time Stop and wondering if there is any way at all to modify the rolled d4+1. I know that Extend Spell doesn't work because the duration is Instantaneous despite the extra rounds it ...
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Can Greater Metamorphosis or Assume Supernatural Ability be used to acquire supernatural class features??

The ability to change into various forms using Greater Metamorphosis includes the assumption that when there are more than one creature of a particular race, they do NOT count as a unique individuals ...
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Is there any way to use Dexterity for spellcasting or as a named spellcasting ability?

I've always wondered about creating a character who trains to use every spellcasting ability. The publication of Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants introduces the possibility of using Strength in a ...
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Can a magic item be multi cursed when using the Blood Artisan feat to add new abilities to the item?

The Blood Artisan feat was a 3.0 feat that was upgraded to 3.5 in the Dragon Mag #318 (p39) Oriental Adventures update article. Benefit: When you make magic arms and armor or wondrous items, you pay ...
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Fire Immunity as a racial feat

I want to give one of my players a racial feat for his custom race (basically a goliath). The race is heavily influenced by the ifreet/efreet of Final Fantasy - and therfore it seems appropriate to ...
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Nymph's Kiss as a first-level character

Nymph's Kiss is a feat from the Book of Exalted Deeds that states, among other things: Starting with the level when you take this feat, you gain 1 extra skill point per level. If I take this feat on ...
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Epic Holy Strike and its applicability to Unarmed Strikes

Under the Unarmed Strike subsection of the Monk class it states: A monk’s unarmed strike is treated both as a manufactured weapon and a natural weapon for the purpose of spells and effects that ...
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Is the Oversized Two-Weapon Fighting feat not worth it?

The description of the Oversized Two-Weapon Fighting feat says (Complete Adventurer, p. 111): You are adapted at wielding larger than normal weapons in your off hand. Prerequisite: Str 13, Two-Weapon ...
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'Shove' feats and 'shoving' weapons

In 2E of Pathfinder - there is a number of fighter feats that allow to automatically shove opponent in certain conditions, icluding Agressive Block and Brutish Shove. But, at the same time Shove as ...
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Risky Surgery and resistance to slashing damage

Is taking the slashing damage necessary to get the benefit of Risky Surgery? If the target's resistance1 to slashing completely blocks the damage, is it still a critical success? like a Cosmos Oracle
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Can I combine Assurance and Risky Surgery to consistently get Critical Successes for Treat Wounds?

I am currently playing a Rogue who is the party's 'healer'. I put that in quotes because he's taken a background of Back Alley Doctor, meaning he has the Risky Surgery feat which says: Your surgery ...
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