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Is this variant of Elemental Adept for healing balanced?

I know that most healing does not work on constructs or undead in DnD 5e. However, for various reasons, I would like to subvert that. I was looking over feats to base such a subversion on and stumbled ...
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Does a vivisectionist benefit from a healer's kit bonus?

The vivisectionist's cruel anatomist ability allows him to "use his Knowledge (nature) skill bonus in place of his Heal skill bonus". Does this mean that using this ability while making a check ...
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Who is healed when you Make Camp?

In Make Camp move, there are 2 options to heal your group: Recuperate: Take +1 health for you and any companions Partake: Suffer -1 supply and take +1 health for you and any companions. ...
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How does the Reactive Healing feat work?

I'm confused as to how the Reactive Healing feat works. Specifically: The brief description talks about being knocked unconscious. If a blow would kill you outright, can you still use Reactive ...
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Effects of two rolls for healing corruption

I am unsure of how healing corruption works as stated. Page 198 bottom Heroes reduce their current Shadow rating attempting a Craft or a Song roll with TN 14. On a successful roll, they reduce ...
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What spell will provide the most healing for a Necromancy wizard's Grim Harvest feature?

The Necromancy wizard's Grim Harvest feature allows the necromancer to heal themselves an amount of HP equal to 3 times the level of the necromancy spell used to kill a creature, once per turn. ...
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Can a character with the Healer feat use the second benefit of the feat to heal themselves?

The second benefit of the Healer feat (PHB, p. 167) gives me the following action: As an action, you can spend one use of a healer’s kit to tend to a creature and restore 1d6 + 4 hit points to ...
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What are the balance implications of the Ixalan Vampire using bloodthirst on downed opponents?

For reference, from the Plane Shift: Ixalan PDF: Bloodthirst You can drain blood and life energy from a willing creature, or one that is grappled by you, incapacitated, or restrained. Make a ...
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Can undead characters use healing spells as normal to heal other characters?

I've been trying to create a character (a Skeleton Bard using this homebrew race option) and I know that there are some spells that cannot heal the undead. But what about the other way around? As a ...
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How does the Combat Vigor feat's maximum healing work?

The feat Combat Vigor states the following: As a standard action, you can spend up to 1 vigor point per 3 Hit Dice you have (minimum 1) to regain 1d6 hit points per vigor point spent (maximum 7d6). ...
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Does Beacon of Hope cast during the last minute of a short rest maximize the healing received from rolling hit dice?

The spell Beacon of Hope lasts for one minute and states: For the duration, each target [...] regains the maximum number of hit points possible from any healing. If a party takes a short rest, can ...
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Does Healing Spirit trigger Shepherd Druid's Unicorn Spirit totem? If so, when?

Unicorn totem reads: In addition, if you cast a spell using a spell slot that restores hit points to any creature inside or outside the aura, each creature of your choice in the aura also ...
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How does the Contingency spell with Cure Wounds as the contingent spell work with incoming damage?

If a bard selects the contingency spell as a Magical Secrets pick, and uses contingency to cast a contingent 5th-level cure wounds with the trigger "when I drop to 1 hit point", how does the incoming ...
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Will an undead companion naturally recover Hit Points?

Here is the background. So, I am playing in a campaign where I have a homebrew spell with allows me a Zombie-like companion (basically a Zombie with additional HPs). If I cast the spell every 8 ...
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Do the Life cleric's Disciple of Life and Blessed Healer features stack when using a spell that heals both the cleric and another creature?

A 6th-level Life Domain cleric has the following gets the Disciple of Life feature at 1st level: Also starting at 1st level, your healing spells are more effective. Whenever you use a spell of 1st ...
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Can Sanctuary save our party from a wipe-out if I cast it on myself as a healer?

Can Sanctuary save our party from a wipe out if I cast it on myself as a healer? I am playing in a campaign where our DM's creatures often deal high damage to our PCs and occasionally we run into a ...
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What is the interaction between the Aura of Vitality spell and the Life Domain cleric's Blessed Healer feature?

The Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature works with any spell that you use to restore hit points to a creature, so I know it works with Aura of Vitality to heal 2d6+5 as a bonus action: ...
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How does the Healing Spirit spell interact with a Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature?

How does the healing spirit spell interact with a Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature? This is a multi-class question regarding the possible synergy between the druid/ranger spell healing ...
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What is the optimal way to maneuver into and out of the Healing Spirit spell to maximize healing?

The healing spirit spell states: You call forth a nature spirit to soothe the wounded. The intangible spirit appears in a space that is a 5-foot cube you can see within range. The spirit looks like ...
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What are the most effective use of L1-3 spell slots for healing multiple party members for a Cleric/Druid multi-class build?

What are the most effective use of L1-L3 spell slots for healing multiple party members for a Cleric/Druid multi-class build? I'm looking for some guidance on the most "cost" effective use of my L1 ...
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Does the Cure Wounds spell damage undead?

I'm brand new to 5e and want to play a cleric. When I last played over 30 years ago, the cure wounds spell could either heal a PC or damage undead. Is that still the case?
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Does Healing Restore Blood?

Without going into too much detail, a question has come up in a Non-Adventurer's League game that I am running where a player has asked me whether healing their character would restore blood loss from ...
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Is there a way to increase fast healing?

I recently discovered the fast healer feat, and am curious if the amount of hit points regained stacks with that provided by the fast healing ability? I'm wondering if in this case fast healing ...
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Would a level 18+ Champion Fighter recover HP outside of combat?

At level 18 a fighter with the Champion archetype gains the Survivor feature, which lets them recover HP at the start of each turn provided they have more than 0 HP: Survivor At 18th level, ...
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Can you give a potion to a beast or monster?

I'm curious about the rules regarding the administration of potions to beasts, monsters and ect. Spells, such as healing word, work the same way they would on any humanoid/ player, so do potions ...
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What if I take an amount of necrotic damage from a wraith that's greater than my hit point maximum?

In this past weekend's session (near the end of Lost Mines), my fourth level Warlock took a critical hit from a Wraith. I have maximum hit points 29, and was currently at 20 HP remaining; the double ...
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Does the patient need to be immobile during the tending action from the Healer feat?

To me, it does not make sense, but nothing in the feat's description mentions that the target creature receiving the healing (aka the patient) needs to be immobile. Does a patient need to be ...
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What spells could cure a stroke?

Last session an NPC suffered a significant stroke, with the typical symptoms of partial paralysis of one side of the body, drooping face on that side, slurred speech, and so on. However, a stroke ...
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Does an upcast lesser restoration count as magical healing of 6th level or higher [duplicate]

I'm playing through a published module (not naming to avoid potential spoilers) and I just got attacked by an aboleth's tentacle attack and due to not receiving the whisper from the DM on Roll20 (He ...
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Does a Deva's Change Shape Effectively Heal It? [duplicate]

If a CR10 Deva uses Change Shape at half health to assume the form of a Stone Golem, do they become a full health Stone Golem? Is there anything preventing this same Deva from changing back into it's ...
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How can I maximise the non-spell healing of this party?

I have a concept for a group of adventuring do gooders that needs some tweaking. This party will be at level 6 and include a paladin, a monk, a cleric and an arcane caster (I'm leaning celestial ...
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Damage removal “healing” cantrip

The DMG outright states that a cantrip shouldn't offer healing. The obvious problem with a healing cantrip is that the party could heal up after every encounter. But what if the cantrip was only ...
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Can I regain some of my normal hit points while I have a buffer of temporary hit points?

If my character has 50 hp, loses 20 hp, and I then cast a 25 thp armor of agathys, what happens if I'm using something like Grim Harvest, Vampiric Touch or Enervation, each of which restore normal hp? ...
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How can wizards/other arcane casters become able to use restoration spells?

Other than (limited) wish, are there any feats/prestige classes/etc. that could (directly or indirectly) give a wizard access to things like cure X wounds, remove disease, raise dead, greater ...
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How can player characters, creatures and NPCs heal plants?

I would expect a druid to be able to tend to a damaged or blighted plant using magical means, as at level 1 they are granted the spell Cure Wounds. Also various woodland type magical creatures similar ...
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Can contingent healing spells save you from death from hitting -10 HP?

The SRD says: Effects of Hit Point Damage Damage doesn’t slow you down until your current hit points reach 0 or lower. At 0 hit points, you’re disabled. At from -1 to -9 hit points, you’...
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Can a lingering injury that requires “magical healing of 6th level or higher” be healed by an upcast lower-level spell?

The Lingering Injuries table in the DMG (p. 272) contains some wounds that can only be fixed by powerful healing magic, for instance: Horrible Scar. You are disfigured to the extent that the wound ...
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Does the warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones eldritch invocation work with potions or healing spells cast on you by others?

The description of the warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones eldritch invocation (XGtE, p. 57) says: Prerequisite: Pact of the Chain feature Whenever you regain hit points while your familiar ...
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Which healing methods work on Nimblewright player characters?

Mirt's Undermountain Survival Guide contains a new playable race: the Nimblewright. Amongst other things, it is a construct rather than a humanoid. Several healing methods in the game, such as the ...
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Does paralysis last through unconsciousness?

My cleric was paralyzed by a yeti, then one shot critted to unconsciousness. If my comrade heals me, am I still under paralysis and required to make a Con saving throw? Or does the paralysis shake off ...
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Does the Beacon of Hope spell maximize the HP regained from any Potion of Healing?

I’m really looking for validation as to how I think this would work. The Beacon of Hope spell description states (emphasis mine): This spell bestows hope and vitality. Choose any number of ...
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How can I make a character that can heal himself by eating his enemies?

Is there a class, feat, or race that would allow me to make a character that can heal himself by consuming his enemies? I already know undead and the like can heal through energy drain and negative ...
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How does Mercy remove conditions?

Is the creature affected by a Paladin's Mercy, immune from contracting the conditions another time during the duration of the hour long ability? (because those conditions wouldn't actually get ...
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How do the Durable and Dwarven Fortitude feats interact?

How do the Durable and Dwarven Fortitude feats interact? While the Durable feat (PHB, p. 166) states that you gain a minimum of double your Constitution modifier from using your Hit Dice to heal, the ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Wand of Cure Light Wounds and Wand of Infernal Healing compared to each other?

Every party in Pathfinder and every character in Pathfinder Society need some healing source, and the two most common ones are a Wand of Infernal Healing and a Wand of Cure Light Wounds. It is often ...
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Can you take actions after being healed at 0hp?

Suppose the case: There are three participants fighting, a Fighter, a Cleric and a goblin, the Fighter and the Cleric fight against the goblin. The initiative is Fighter (18), Cleric (12) and goblin (...
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Is the Infernal Healing spell actually worth it as a Wand?

Infernal Healing is a spell that gives you Fast Healing 1 for 10 rounds, healing 10 HP of damage. It can also be used right before combat to auto-stabilize in case you get dropped. Some people claim ...
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Does an Open Hand monk's Wholeness of Body close a Horned Devil's infernal wound?

Basically the exact same question as this one, but for 5e (since the other question is about Pathfinder). A Horned Devil can inflict an "infernal wound" with its tail attack , which essentially ...
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How to tackle body parasites

Given that: A party character (human/wereraven gloomstalker ranger) got kidnapped and had an experiment done on her, during which she had six red worms implanted in his body (the worms clung to her ...
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Can the Celestial Bloodline Sorcerer's Heavenly Fire power heal a friendly character?

The Sorcerer Celestial Bloodline has this power: Heavenly Fire (Sp): Starting at 1st level, you can unleash a ray of heavenly fire as a standard action, targeting any foe within 30 feet as a ...

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