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If an Echo Knight fighter turns invisible, do their echoes also turn invisible?

My question is inspired by this question: How can I make an Echo (or any Object) invisible? I was about to answer it by saying that the invisibility spell would work. However, on second thought, it's ...
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How can I make an Echo (or any Object) invisible? [duplicate]

An Echo knight's echo is an object, which makes it hard to turn invisible, as invisibility and greater invisibility only affect creatures. What options, from any non-homebrew source, allow you to ...
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If an Echo Knight fighter makes an attack from their echo's space and hits a paralyzed enemy, is it automatically a critical hit?

The Manifest Echo feature lets the Echo Knight fighter create an echo, and attack from the echo's space (EGtW, p. 183): When you take the Attack action on your turn, any attack you make with that ...
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What counts as damage by an ammunition when using Arcane Shot in regards to poison?

I am currently building DnD-5e Arcane Archer (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything) character and considering how beneficial it is to take the Poisoner feat (from Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything ). In ...
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Understanding the Rune Knight Fighter's 15th level feature

In the description for this feature, it says Master of Runes: You can invoke each rune you know from your Rune Carver feature twice, rather than once, and you regain all expended uses when you finish ...
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How does range interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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How does cover interact with the Arcane Archer's Curving Shot?

One of the features of the Arcane Archer fighter subclass is Curving Shot: At 7th level, you learn how to direct an errant arrow toward a new target. When you make an attack roll with a magic arrow ...
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Arcane Archer - Piercing Arrow Half Damage

For Arcane Archer, when a creature is hit by piercing arrow but passes their save do they take arrow damage (1d8,1d10,etc) + half of 1d6 + modifiers or does it take half of arrow damage + 1d6 + ...
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How does a Ranger/Fighter multiclass having Extra Attack (2) interact with their Beastmaster companion?

At levels 5, 11, and 20, the Fighter Class gains extra attacks. Can I dedicate a number of attacks to my companion(s) if I had them use one of my attacks? Example: At level 11 Fighter and Level 5 ...
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When was the Action Surge feature description changed to remove mention of “a possible bonus action”?

The fighter's Action Surge originally stated: Starting at 2nd level, you can push yourself beyond your normal limits for a moment. On your turn, you can take one additional action on top of your ...
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Do I have to attack to use Extra Attack?

Do I have to attack to use Extra Attack? Or can I do something different with my action on my turn and use this feature to attack? So for example, say I use Dash, Disengage, or Cast a Spell; can I ...
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Can an Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo move through another creature's space?

I would like to know if an Echo, created by the Manifest Echo ability of an Echo Knight, can move through the space of another creatures (hostile or not)? I know characters cannot normally move ...
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Can a Rune Knight fighter use the Giant's Might feature to become Large in a 5-foot-wide passage (by “squeezing” as soon as they become Large)?

Rune Knight fighters can grow in size using the Giant's Might feature, whose description states (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 45; emphasis mine): If you are smaller than Large, you become Large,...
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Can a Battle Master Fighter use a shield to parry?

A Battle Master Fighter was disarmed of their weapon and had only a shield. On the next attack they wanted to use a superiority dice to parry: Parry: When another creature damages you with a melee ...
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Would these changes to the Arcane Archer be imbalanced?

The Arcane Archer seems to be pretty underwhelming, mostly because of its limited uses of the Arcane Shot feature. Would it be imbalanced to increase its number of uses per rest to match the number of ...
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Where can you find Swords Secret online?

I was reading the Lore Warden (PRG:AG) archetype (careful, there is another Lore Warden archetype for fighter) and one of its features is the swords secret, but I cant find any of them online. Swords ...
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How exactly Power Attack and critical hit works together for 2-hand fighter?

I tried to follow the rules and check FAQs but now I need a help: I got a 13° liv THF (two-hand fighter) and 6° liv Aegis (BAB=19) and 5° Mithic tier, with Power Attack and Mithic Power Attack (but ...
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Can the Rune Knight's runes only be placed on materials that can be carved?

TCoE's Rune Knight fighter subclass gains proficiency in smith's tools (i.e. metalworking), and its first major feature is called Rune Carver, which says: ...you can touch a number of objects equal ...
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Greater Power Attack

I'm using a 14th liv two-hand fighter with 5 Mythic tiers that allow him to add the Mythic Feat: Power Attack (Mythic) to Power Attack. When a two-handed fighter makes a full-attack with a two-handed ...
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In D&D 5e, does the superiority dice from the new superior technique fighting style become a d8 if you are a battlemaster? [duplicate]

I was just wondering if it functions the same as the martial adept feat's dice, which do become d8s as confirmed by Jeremy Crawford. https://twitter.com/jeremyecrawford/status/1250815333331382274?lang=...
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With Blind Fighting style from Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything, can you cast spells that require a target you can see?

Blind Fighting, as phrased in Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything, contains additional wording beyond the description of mere Blindsight. The entry for Blind Fighting reads: You have blindsight with a ...
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How can I optimize my dual wield fighter for damage?

Ok so I'll be concise with this but tl;dr I'm starting a new campaign at level 5 as a fighter, would like to duel wield and want to optimize myself so I deal damage and don't fall off late game. Also ...
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Is the grappling strike maneuver a part of an attack or used after the hit?

Battlemaster says Maneuvers. You learn three maneuvers of your choice, which are listed under "Maneuvers" below. Many maneuvers enhance an attack in some way. You can use only one maneuver ...
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Can a rune knight give runes to allies?

It doesn't disallow the rune knight from putting runes on ally's equipment, or giving inscribed equipment to allies, but there's also the difference of language from Artificer infusions, with ...
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Does either ability of the thrown weapon fighting style affect boomerangs?

The thrown weapon fighting style says: You can draw a weapon that has the thrown property as part of the attack you make with the weapon. In addition, when you hit with a ranged attack using a thrown ...
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Does Brace trigger when an enemy enters my echo's reach?

The subclass feature Manifest Echo explicitly covers attacking from the Echo's location when taking the Attack action or when taking a specific reaction: When you take the Attack action on your turn, ...
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Fighter - Two Weapon Fighting/Hex/Booming Blade

So I’m in a campaign and the DM is helping out one of our players. He helped them build their character and at lvl 5 he has him doing something insane. Now I’m relatively new myself so I can’t ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight Attack Twice With Green Flame Blade and War Magic? [duplicate]

An 8th-level Eldritch Knight has a sword. The War Magic class ability says: When you use your action to cast a cantrip, you can make one weapon attack as a bonus action And the cantrip Green Flame ...
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When I'm mounted, can I use the Bait and Switch maneuver exchanging the mount and my ally's position?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything added one of my favourite maneuvers Bait and Switch. In my game as a player I used it while mounted and the DM was like "Nice, like in chess [The king and rook ...
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Does turning around count as moving for triggering Brace?

My fighter took Superior Technique as Fighting Style. This gives me the the Combat Maneuver Brace, which says (emphasis mine): When a creature you can see moves into the reach you have with the melee ...
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Is the Echo of a Echo Knight actually a creature? [duplicate]

I've always been certain that the echo created by an Echo Knight fighter using their 3rd-level feature Manifest Echo is not defined in game terms as a creature, since the description of the echo never ...
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Do both superiority dice from Superior Technique and Martial Adept only increase die size when a character reaches 10th level Battlemaster? [duplicate]

Also, does that mean that dice gained from either of these features never become d8's?
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Does the Psi Warrior Telekinetic movement let you move an item you're standing on?

as title, the telekinetic movement option says "One loose object that is Large or smaller or one willing creature other than yourself", does that mean that if say, i placed my shield on the ...
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Does the Psi Warrior Fighter's Telekinetic Movement feature allow you to move a grappled or restrained willing creature?

Telekinetic Movement. You can move an object or a creature with your mind. As an action, you target one loose object that is Large or smaller or one willing creature, other than yourself. If you can ...
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Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves?

Does an Echo Knight fighter's echo provoke an opportunity attack when it moves? The Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo feature says, in part (EGtW, p. 183; emphasis mine): At 3rd level, you can use ...
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Can an Arcane Archer choose to activate arcane shot after it gets deflected?

Inspired by Can I use deflect missile if I get an ally to shoot me? and Can a monk catch and throw an Arcane Archer's active Arcane Shot back at them with Deflect Missiles?, can a (friendly) ...
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Can the Battle Master fighter's Precision Attack maneuver be used on a melee spell attack?

I've searched here and in various reference books but can't find the answer to this specific question. The description of the Battle Master fighter's Precision Attack maneuver (PHB, p. 74) states that ...
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How does the altered Extra Attack feature of the Bladesinger (Tasha's Cauldron version) interact with Fighter's additional Extra Attacks?

As an example, a level 6+ bladesinger wizard/11+ fighter character takes the Attack action. Are they able to use a cantrip? How many attacks do they get?
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Is the Psi Warrior Fighter's Psionic Strike compatible with the Brace Combat Maneuver?

Psionic Strike. You can propel your weapons with psionic force. Once on each of your turns, immediately after you hit a target within 30 feet of you with an attack and deal damage to it with a weapon, ...
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How does the Fighter's Interception style work against attacks with multiple damage types? [duplicate]

The Fighter's Interception fighting style reads: When a creature you can see hits a target, other than you, within 5 feet of you with an attack, you can use your reaction to reduce the damage the ...
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Is this recommendation for a fighter to take the Weapon Master feat entirely useless?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything includes some recommendations for building a Battle Master fighter. The introduction to the section says: Below are recommendations for how you might build a Battle ...
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Shielded Stride while Mounted

Pathfinder 2E I'm building a Human Fighter into a sort of Knight character. I was curious about the 4th-level Class Feat Shielded Stride. The feat reads When your shield is up, your enemies' blows ...
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Does Action Surge reset the Gloom Stalkers Dread Ambusher Attack?

If a level 2+ Fighter uses an Action surge would they be able to reset the Dread Ambushers free attack when taking an "attack Action" on their first turn of combat? Dread Ambusher (emphasis ...
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Does the reaction melee attack from the Sentinel feat's third benefit trigger through an Echo Knight fighter's echo?

The third benefit of the Sentinel feat reads (PHB, p. 169-170): When a creature within 5 feet of you makes an attack against a target other than you (and that target doesn't have this feat), you can ...
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For a multiclassed Ancestral Guardians barbarian/Echo Knight fighter, how do the Ancestral Protectors and Manifest Echo features interact?

Let's say I have three levels in Barbarian and three in Fighter. As a barbarian, I choose the Path of the Ancestral Guardian subclass, so I gain the Ancestral Protectors feature (XGtE, p. 10): While ...
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What happens if a Cavalier fighter or their mount is knocked prone?

The rules for mounted combat (PHB, p. 198) give direction in the following cases: Mount moved against its will: rider makes Dex save vs falling off and landing prone Rider knocked prone: rider makes ...
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when do I attack i can choose attack with offhand? [duplicate]

when do I attack an normal action i can choose attack with offhand? looks a little weird an fighter dual wielder attack 4 times with one hand and just one with offhand
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How does the action economy for a hasted Fighter using action surge work in DND 5e? [duplicate]

My player's fighter has just reached 11th level, He duel wields Scimitars. On his normal attack action, he gets 3 attacks plus one additional attack for his bonus action. If he then decides to use ...
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Can an Arcane Archer fighter's Shadow Arrow be used like a Wand of Enemy Detection?

Magic exists which can divine the intentions of other creatures toward me. For instance, the description of the wand of enemy detection magic item says, in part: While holding it, you can use an ...
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Does the Arcane Archer's Shadow Arrow inhibit blindsight, tremorsense, and/or truesight?

Shadow Arrow: You weave illusion magic into your arrow, causing it to occlude your foe’s vision with shadows. The creature hit by the arrow takes an extra 2d6 psychic damage, and it must succeed on a ...

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