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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 healing work better than offensive spells to minimize losses at the end of combat?

I've been seeing a lot of people (specifically DNDShorts) saying that healing is actually not optimal to play. I've always been confused by this, as extending the length of which your party members ...
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Is there a permanent way to gain access to the Healing Domain as a Cleric whose deity doesn't include it in their portfolio?

I'm familiar with Domain Draughts but is there a permanent way to gain access to the Healing Domain when your deity does not grant it?
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Can the current HP of a damaged Construct/Simulacrum be increased by spells or class features that don't specify "Healing"?

As of the 2018 PHB errata, the creature generated by Simulacrum is a construct. Constructs cannot be healed by many spells or features, such as Cure Wounds or a Paladin's Lay on Hands (that ...
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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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Double Rings of Amity

The Ring of Amity from Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants has a property that states: When you first attune to this ring, you can touch one willing creature and form a magical bond between the two ...
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Glory of the Giants item Ring of Amity and Artificers: Free Magical Healing?

The new book Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants has an attunement item called the Ring of Amity, which has an interesting property: When you first attune to this ring, you can touch one willing ...
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Can the Healer Feat be used through an Imp familiar with a healer's kit?

While familiars have been commonly used to deliver potions of healing because "your familiar acts independently of you, but it always obeys your commands" and "can take other actions as ...
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How would a Grung Cleric work?

I am a major Grung appreciator, so I'd like to play one. My idea is for a Grung cleric, but I have worries about how this would work. Mainly because most healing spells are contact-based. Because of ...
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In 5e D&D and Grim Hollow, how does the Specter transformation affect a human PC in regards to the 'undead' characteristics and spells?

In 5e D&D + Grim Hollow, how does the 'undead' characteristic given to a human PC change how some spells, items or abilities affect him? Grim Hollow is a dark fantasy content book and can be found ...
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Treat Wounds DC under Proficiency without Level

Using the rules for Proficiency without Level, what is the DC for Treat Wounds? I assume the base DC would stay at 15, which makes things harder for PCs but not too hard, but what about the option to ...
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How does a wizard Halfling (Mark of Healing) learn the healing spells

The race/species of Halfling (Mark of Healing) (ERLW, page 43) states Spells of the Mark. If you have the Spellcasting or the Pact Magic class feature, the spells on the Mark of Healing Spells table ...
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Biopsionics - can the player limit how much healing they do?

A level 1 biopsionic psychic can heal 1+1d6 hit points. What if they want to limit it to some lower value? is there a way to "pull the punch"?
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Can the Wither and Bloom spell allow an unconscious/dying PC to spend a Hit Die to heal?

The description of the wither and bloom spell states (Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos, p. 38; emphasis mine): You invoke both death and life upon a 10-foot-radius sphere centered on a point within ...
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How does Sildar Hallwinter regain HP in Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure?

I recognize that there are several Sildar-related questions answered in this forum, but my question is more related to procedure than his specific character. The adventure guide says "Quick-...
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Grave Cleric With Metamagic Adept - Twinned Spell + Circle of Mortality on a single target

I'm playing a Grave domain cleric with the Metamagic Adept feat and Twinned Spell as an option. My question is if I cast a healing spell like cure wounds on a single target at 0 hit points and use my ...
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Do commoners have the same per long rest healing factors?

I recently created a Mercy Monk with a Field Medic background/career, though the more I thought about what his job would entail, the more I started to wonder about the mechanics of long-rest healing ...
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Is this homebrew "Revive Ally" cantrip balanced?

I've often been frustrated when an ally becomes unconscious and nobody has or is willing to spare a spell slot to revive them, which means the party has to wait 1-4 hours to continue, so I designed ...
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Is this Vigor cantrip balanced?

One of the people I play with wants to play a very dedicated healer. The class is of course a Cleric with Healing Font, most free slots are also filled with Heal, the rest are buffs and utility. He ...
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Does the healing from the Wither and Bloom spell only happen if the target has at least one unspent Hit Die?

The wither and bloom spell reads, in part (Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos, p. 38): [...] one creature of your choice in that area can spend and roll one of its unspent Hit Dice and regain a number ...
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Why is Foundry VTT healing for 1d8+4?

Skeleton Cloistered Cleric of Urgathoa, Death domain. Everyone in the party has Negative Healing. In Foundry VTT, Single action Harm 1 is healing 1d8+4. Two action Harm 1 is healing 1d8+12. Single ...
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What could the party do to make up for the lack of a cleric?

The party has recently lost its cleric (the player and the character). Supposing no one intends to switch character or heavily modify their build - even if there are some chances to retrain - what ...
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Can you use Gloves of Soul Catching to effectively convert temporary hp into healing?

This question came up when discussing the healing effect from the Gloves of Soul Catching. The text for this legendary item states: After making a successful unarmed strike while wearing these gloves,...
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Pearly White Aeon Stone + Spirit Link

Spirit Link: While the duration persists, you gain no benefit from regeneration or fast healing. The Pearly White Spindle does not use any of these phrases: When you invest this aeon stone, it ...
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Does your hit die include your Constitution modifier for purpose of Wither and Bloom?

The wither and bloom spell says, in part: one creature of your choice in that area can spend and roll one of its unspent Hit Dice and regain a number of hit points equal to the roll plus your ...
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What effects not mentioned in its spell description does Greater Restoration cure?

The Greater Restoration spell cures many conditions in the worlds of D&D 5e. According to the spell description, these include: One effect that charmed or petrified the target One curse, ...
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Does Spare the Dying count as "stabilizing" or not?

The Healer's Kit says: As an Action, you can expend one use of the kit to stabilize a creature that has 0 Hit Points Whereas the cantrip Spare the Dying says: You touch a living creature that has ...
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How good are a typical settlement's inhabitants at healing themselves?

Assuming a typical settlement with around 500 inhabitants. Would they be able to easily heal most wounded person from accidents in no time or would it be more complicated? From what I guess, in such a ...
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Can the HP granted from the Aid spell, be healed normally on a Simulacrum? [duplicate]

The Aid spell says: Each target's hit point maximum and current hit points increase by 5 for the duration The Simulacrum spell says: If the simulacrum is damaged, you can repair it in an alchemical ...
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How to add negative healing to a character temporarily?

Beside Undeath's Blessing, is there a way to add temporary negative healing to a character? A potion or a divine spell would be best, but any solution is welcome.
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How does a failed healing spell interact with the Circle of Stars Chalice?

The Circle of Stars druid's Chalice form has the benefit: Whenever you cast a spell using a spell slot that restores hit points to a creature, you or another creature within 30 feet of you can regain ...
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Gnome's Vivacious Trait and Fast Healing

The gnome's Alternate Racial trait states Vivacious: Some gnomes recover 50% more hit points (minimum 1) whenever they recover hit points from rest. Whenever they are healed of hit point damage by a ...
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Medicine and Stabilizing

While I won't question my DM because it is his game and he is running it his own way, I was curious on one of the rulings that was made and wanted to see what the official rules on it were. We are ...
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If you do additional necrotic damage from other effects, do you get boosted healing from a Blood Fury Tattoo?

I'm having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around the specific wording in the Blood Fury Tattoo's initial charge burning ability. When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend a ...
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Natural Medicine with Battle Medicine

If I have Natural Medicine, can I use Nature instead of Medicine for Battle Medicine? Natural Medicine: [...] You can use Nature instead of Medicine to Treat Wounds [...] Battle Medicine: [...] ...
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Is psychic succor massively overpowered or am I understanding it wrong?

I am GMing a SWNR (revised) game for the first time and one of my players decided to go for Biospionics. The exact paragraph in the description of the Biopsionics Ability psychic succor, that makes me ...
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Can the spell Spirit Shroud heal a zombie?

Can the spell Spirit Shroud heal a zombie? The paladin in our party cast it and was upset that the DM would not let the necrotic damage each round heal our cleric's zombie.
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Are alcoholism and drug addiction curable diseases?

In 5e, are alcoholism and drug addiction "curable" diseases? Could they be cured by Lesser Restoration and other spells/items that "end diseases"? Could symptoms of withdrawal be ...
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Does a Life Cleric's Disciple of Life feature apply to healing effects of summoned creatures?

The Life Cleric's Disciple of Life feature improves the effect of healing spells: Also starting at 1st level, your healing spells are more effective. Whenever you use a spell of 1st level or higher ...
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Can Mage Hand be used to apply a healer's kit in order to stabilize another character?

The description for Mage Hand is: A spectral, floating hand appears at a point you choose within range. The hand lasts for the duration or until you dismiss it as an action. The hand vanishes if it ...
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Do the Gloves of Soul Catching heal HP equal to only the damage from the item, or does it include any other force damage from the attack as well?

The description of the Gloves of Soul Catching state, in part (Candlekeep Mysteries, p. 169; emphasis mine): After making a successful unarmed strike while wearing these gloves, you can use the ...
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How can healers track all PCs' health without slowing combat?

I'm a GM and a couple of the players who have healing abilities are tracking others' HP on spreadsheets during combat. On the one hand, I love that they're looking out for each other. On the other ...
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How can I protect an NPC's death scene from interfering PCs with cure magic?

In my current campaign, a plot point is going to involve the PCs finding a dying man who has been kept prisoner and beaten repeatedly over a long period of time. He is able to give the party some ...
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Does healing from Fast Healing and Regeneration stack?

I have Fast Healing 14 (from level 14 Battle Oracle with Major Curse) and Regeneration 15 (from casting Regenerate on myself). Does the healing from Fast Healing and Regeneration stack, resulting in ...
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How to heal a shield guardian?

The shield guardian has a creature type of "construct". While the shield guardian is able to regenerate hit points, that may be insufficient to keep one on its feet in combat, so additional ...
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Can an Artificer, proficient in Mason's Tools, use Fabricate to reconstruct the statue of a petrified person which has been broken or shattered?

Am I interpreting it correctly that, yes, an Artificer in this situation would be able to reconstruct the petrified statue of his party member? The Petrified condition states: A petrified creature is ...
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Does a Moon Sickle's bonus healing apply to each roll of Healing Spirit?

I was going through the description for Moon Sickle from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and it states in the second paragraph (emphasis mine): When you cast a spell that restores hit points, you can ...
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How does Regeneration interact with drugs?

Shadowrun Shapeshifters are among the most durable enemies one could face, unless one is armed with silver weaponry or magic, because they have the Regeneration trait. This heals them up by a ...
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If the Life Transference spell's damage is greater than the caster's current HP (i.e. reducing them below 0 HP), how much HP does the target regain? [duplicate]

In D&D 5e, the Life Transference spell (XGtE, p. 160) heals an ally for twice the amount of damage it deals you (the caster). How much HP does the ally regain if the damage you roll is greater ...
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