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Questions tagged [healing]

For questions about healing, the act of restoring life/health to a character.

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Do you need to make a Medicine check to use the second benefit of the Healer feat?

The Healer feat (PHB, p. 167) says: When you use a healer’s kit to stabilize a dying creature, that creature also regains 1 hit point. As an action, you can spend one use of a healer’s kit to ...
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What character skill would be able to be used for medical/healing purposes?

For a character in the Dresden Files who is a doctor/medic, which of the Skills is supposed to actually be used/rolled on to try put that medical ability into use? For instance, I'd say "scholarship" ...
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Can a Vitalist with a mixed party (undead and living) transfer negative/positive energy from harming his allies into healing for the others?

As the title asks, can a vitalist through collective healing transfer negative energy being used against the living members of his collective instead redirect that energy to heal undead members? ...
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How long does it take to use first aid to save a dying character?

In the PHB, it says that a character can perform first aid in order to stabilize a dying character. The Heal DC is 15 and if the character makes it, then the character immediately stops losing HP and ...
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How would the Beacon of Hope spell interact with the paladin's Lay on Hands feature?

How would the beacon of hope spell interact with the paladin's Lay on Hands feature? Logically, I'm thinking it won't have any effect, as Lay on Hands heals an exact amount of hp (in my opinion, they ...
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Can I Help a try to heal another character if my character doesnt have a healing spell? [closed]

One of our party members got hit badly, so our cleric tried to heal him. I wanted to help him but someone noted that since I dont have medicine skills or positive modifier (had a -1) me helping ...
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What's the permanent cure for madness or insanity?

I'm in a (formerly GURPS 4e with Dungeon Fantasy) DFRPG game on RPoL, and a question has come up concerning an NPC that my group rescued from a very odd curse (or wish backfire, we think). The end ...
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How does the aura boon work with instantaneous duration boons?

The Aura boon says: Choose a single bane or boon which uses the same attribute that you used to invoke Aura. The maximum power level for the chosen bane or boon is one-half the power level of ...
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Can I be a Circle of the Moon druid and still be the only healer of the party?

I'm in a party of 5 others + me, with a rogue, ranger, paladin, warlock, and fighter. I love being a Circle of the Moon druid, but also I feel the obligation to fill the healer role (a bit of ...
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Can you be healed or stabilized (if downed) while petrified?

I just posted this question about whether you continue making death saving throws while petrified if you are at 0 HP. The answer was yes. But I thought of another question: If you are downed and ...
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what changes can be made to the combat and health mechanics which will nerf healing word [closed]

I'm currently running a campaign and I have two casters that can cast healing word. And whenever I had a big melee enemy reduce them to zero HP by pounding them into the ground, they bounce back up ...
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Restorative Touch vs Slow

The Restoration subdomain of the cleric's Healing domain grants a supernatural ability called Restorative Touch: You can touch a creature, letting the healing power of your deity flow through you ...
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Could a character lose hit points when spending hit dice? [duplicate]

The rules allow a character to spend hit dice during a short rest to recover hit points. The rule is that you roll the die matching the hit die you wish to spend, add your constitution modifier, then ...
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Can an unconscious PC or NPC reject healing from a potion?

After examining the 5e PHB on healing (pg 197) and perusing through various healing spells, I have found no reference to willingness as a required component for HP to be restored. The context for this ...
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What can a Bard access to grant teammates Temp HP?

I am playing a supportive Bard character whose schtick is that she projects barriers onto other Characters. I am aware that they don't stack. So far I've got Inspiring Leader (Lv4 + Cha4 to 6 allies)...
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How does the ability to cast healing spells affect a monster's CR?

I've been making a few homebrew monsters for my current D&D 5e campaign, and I ran into a problem when I wanted to create a creature that used healing magic. There were general rules for offensive ...
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Is my nerfed version of the Healing Spirit spell in line with the relative power level of other sources of healing?

I have concerns about the immense healing potential that the Healing Spirit spell can put out. As it appears in Xanathar's Guide to Everything (page 157), the Healing Spirit spell is able to heal any ...
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When restoring a character's hit point maximum lost from exhaustion, does the character also regain hit points?

When restoring a character's hit point maximum lost from exhaustion, does the character also regain hit points? For example, the fourth level of exhaustion reduces a character's hit point maximum to ...
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Can you take the Recover Action outside of combat?

In Mutants and Masterminds 3E, there is a Recover Action that lets one use a Standard action during an encounter to heal your worst condition, but only once per encounter. Recovery outside of combat ...
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How does the Healing Spirit spell work when healing unconscious characters?

When a character is knocked unconscious (and about to begin making death saving throws) in a square covered by healing spirit, how does their next turn work? Healing spirit will spare them from ...
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How does the Spell Compendium change the healer spell list?

The healer class from the Miniature's Handbook has on its spell list the close wounds spell. The Spell Compendium doesn't list the close wounds spell as a healer spell. Should a healer that's in a ...
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What damage forms deal normal damage to elemental weirds?

"Certain attack forms, typically fire and acid, deal lethal damage to the creature" that possesses the extraordinary ability regeneration (Monster Manual 314). However, no attack forms are listed as ...
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How does one heal a creature that is petrified & made of stone?

Whilst in a petrified condition (i.e. 'turned to stone') how does such a creature heal? In 5e D&D this condition on creatures presents as 'target is incapacitated + stone-flavoured' (PhB '...
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Can you only gain the benefits of a healing potion by drinking it?

My PCs will find in a body of a half-orc an unmarked bottle with a potion of healing. What if they think that this is a poison which drows often use in my campaign? They would pour the bottle on their ...
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A Rogue That Can Heal Themself [closed]

If I was a rogue that wanted to be prepared, and just know a few healing spells, could I? Would I be able to be taught by a cleric buddy? Could I take just one lesson at a magic school? Is it ...
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Can you cast a bonus-action spell, then Ready a leveled spell on the same turn?

In D&D 5e, a spellcaster (we’ll use cleric as an example) can cast a spell as a bonus action and one as an action on the same turn, but one must be a cantrip - for example, in the same turn, a ...
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Can a cleric cure myopia?

Can a cleric cure spontaneous or acquired myopia (“nearsightedness”) with spells? Which spell should she use if it’s possible?
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Can Lay on Hands be used to both heal hit points and remove diseases/poisons with the same action?

The Paladin's Lay on Hands feature says: As an action, you can touch a creature and [...] restore a number of hit points to that creature. It also goes on to say: Alternatively, you can expend ...
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Are there spells that heal both me and my allies based on the damage dealt to our enemies?

I would like to create a character in D&D 5e similar to World of Warcraft's Shadow Priest. Specifically one aspect of the Shadow Priest; when he does damage, it heals other players nearby. I was ...
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Now that Simulacrums are constructs, should healing methods that work on other constructs work on them as well?

The simulacrum spell description states the following: If the simulacrum is damaged, you can repair it in an alchemical laboratory, using rare herbs and minerals worth 100 gp per hit point it ...
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Can the Aura of Life spell heal undead?

The aura of life spell description (PHB, p. 216) states: Life-preserving energy radiates from you in an aura with a 30-foot radius. Until the spell ends, the aura moves with you, centered on ...
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Is a cleric of the Trickery Domain a viable healer in the long run?

I'm playing my first D&D campaign. When I created my cleric, I didn't understand that clerics' divine domains had gameplay effects. My cleric is level 3, with a Wisdom score of 19, and I chose ...
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Does casting Beacon of Hope followed by Cure Wounds deal max damage against undead in the area?

If you cast beacon of hope and there are undead within the 30ft range, can you affect them and then cast cure wounds on them to deal a full 30 damage (3d10) to them?
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Story interpretations of healing spells

Most healing spells detail how many hit points they restore. However, hit points are an abstraction and may not even represent physical injuries. How do you determine what degree of healing spell is ...
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Can a Medicine check to stabilize a PC be performed multiple times?

During our last D&D 5e session, one of the player characters went down. As the healer was a bit too far away, another PC tried to stabilize the other PC with a Medicine check. Unfortunately, they ...
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Can you use Empowered Spell to reroll the healing dice for the Cure Wounds spell?

Can the sorcerer's Empowered Spell metamagic option be used to reroll the healing dice for the cure wounds spell (or, for that matter, any healing spell)?
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Reattaching limbs with Heal or Profession (Surgeon)

I seem to remember somewhere that with a high enough Heal or Profession Surgeon skill that you could reattach someone's lost limb. For example, Fighter gets his arm/hand cut off, Cleric (without ...
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Do petrified characters lose their broken-off pieces when de-petrified?

In a recent session, one of our party members was petrified by a medusa and then kidnapped. When the rest of the party succeeded in fighting their way to rescue our party member, the statue had been ...
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What spells are available to heal characters, increase their max HP, or grant temporary HP?

I'm trying to work out a healer multi-classed build and want to make sure I'm not missing any options. Please give references to the locations that the spells were found in. Unearthed Arcana is fine. ...
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Can a Mage heal a vampire?

In a cross-genre game, is there a spell/power that a mage can use to heal a vampire? I’ve looked through the mage spells in Death and Life but neither show how a vampire can be healed.
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How can Pact of the Chain warlocks' familiars heal?

I've been looking around everywhere, but I cannot seem to find out how a Pact of the Chain warlock's familiar might recover hitpoints. Regular find familiar familiars only have 1 hp, so it's entirely ...
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Can healing be considered negative damage for the purpose of the Wild Magic sorcerer's Spell Bombardment?

Wild Magic sorcerers get the Spell Bombardment feature at 18th level (PHB, p. 103): When you roll damage for a spell and roll the highest number possible on any of the dice, choose one of those ...
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How can you heal friendly undead? [duplicate]

Is it possible to heal friendly undead in 5e DnD? What is the best way to do this? Any spells or class abilities ok. No magic items. Thanks!
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How not to remove the urgency when all PC are too wounded to continue?

I'm running Traitor's Gambit (SWSE) for the first time, for a group of 4 PCs (currently lvl 1). The campaign is designed for 4 lvl 1 PCs. The first arc contains 3 main encounters. Problem is, after ...
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What happens if you're healed while drowning?

So when you're drowning, and you fail your con check, you drop to 0 hp and are unconscious. In the next round, you drop to -1 and are dying, and in the following round, you are dead. It looks like ...
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Can a creature be brought to consciousness while they have a max HP of 0?

As explored in this question there is at least one situation where a character’s Max HP could be reduced to 0 without explicitly or immediately killing them. We've recently been looking into what does ...
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Does the grave cleric Circle of Mortality feature cause a twinned healing spell to heal the maximum amount to a second target who is not at 0 HP?

One PC is a multiclassed grave cleric/sorcerer. They cast a healing spell on a PC that has 0 health, and use the Twinned Spell metamagic option to target another PC with the spell as well. Would the ...
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Does Greater Restoration also end the effects cured by Lesser Restoration?

The lesser restoration spell description states: You touch a creature and can end either one disease or one condition afflicting it. The condition can be blinded, deafened, paralyzed, or poisoned. ...
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Will beacon of hope work on Channel Divinity: Preserve life?

I am a 6th-level Life-domain cleric. I have 1 hp left in the pool of 30 HP from the Channel Divinity: Preserve Life feature: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to heal the ...
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How do an Undead Lord Cleric’s two 50% healing bonuses combine?

I'm currently playing an Undead Lord (a Cleric archetype) with the variant Undeath Channeling. Undeath Channeling enhances the healing of channel negative energy by 50%. At level 8, the Undead Lord ...