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Questions tagged [healing]

The act of restoring life/health to a character.

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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 ...
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Is there a way to remove negative traits from Corruption?

One of my party’s characters recently rolled on the Corruption table (after character burning, during the campaign) and got the Diseased trait. There are several worse than that such as Maimed or ...
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How do you heal Permanent Injuries without powers?

In Savage Worlds, when a character is rendered Incapacitated, they have a chance of acquiring a Permanent Injury. This is some kind of disfigurement that provides a permanent penalty to the character, ...
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Are these good rules for throwing a potion of healing?

One of my players decided, on the fly, to throw a potion of healing at an ally as they ran past. I had nothing planned so I improvised this rule A potion of healing has a thrown range of (20/60). ...
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Why does the artificer's Healing Draught require two actions to take effect?

As written, the Artificer's Healing Draught requires a total of two actions to take effect: Healing Draught. As an action, you can reach into your Alchemist’s Satchel and pull out a vial of healing ...
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Optional rules for a DM to compensate for lack of healing in party?

Context The party in my game consists of two ‘ranged damage dealers’ and two ‘tanky damage dealers’ (resp. revised ranger and warlock + paladin and fighter), but it doesn’t have a healer. I don’t ...
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Can Dogs in the Vineyard handle multiple healers?

Can healing be a multi-PC conflict in DitV? The rule book only refers to a single healer, but it also doesn't explicitly state that only one PC can heal.
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What qualifies as “in combat” for the purposes of Protective Spirit?

Protective Spirit (an Oath of Redemption feature) says: you regain hit points ... if you end your turn in combat with fewer than half of your hit points remaining What qualifies as a combat in ...
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In which situations would the ability to prevent creature healing be most useful?

I'm trying to evaluate the usefulness of certain spells and features' ability to stop a creature from regaining hit points. Considering only officially published material, against what creature types,...
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Administering a Goodberry

Potion of Healing (DMG, page 187): You regain hit points when you drink this potion. Potions (DMG, page 139): Drinking or administering a potion to another character requires an action. As ...
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Can Breath of Life save someone who died from a Coup de Grace?

Suppose a character dies from an effect that causes instantaneous death (but is not a death effect), such as a coup de grace, a critical hit from a vorpal weapon, or taking massive damage. Can that ...
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What happens if I use Lay on Hands to cure one disease when there are in fact multiple?

A new player of mine asked me this question: If I use Lay on Hands to cure what I assume is one disease, but it's actually at least two with similar symptoms, which disease gets cured? Do I target ...
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What happens if I try to use Lay on Hands to cure disease when there is in fact no disease?

5 points from a Lay on Hands pool can be used to cure disease (or neutralize poison). Some effects appear like diseases but are instead just spell effects or curses. If I attempt to use Lay on Hands ...
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If I overheal someone with Lay on Hands do the extra points return to my pool?

One of my player's asked me what happens if the number they choose for Lay on Hands is greater than the difference between the target's current and maximum HP. Will they will get refunded the ...
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Is there any way for undead to heal? [duplicate]

So im playing a necromancer wizard and was wondering is there any way to heal my undead after battle?
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Does a healing spell provoke an opportunity attack?

I can't find a clear answer for my question.. The PHB said regarding OAs: The opportunity attack action is provoked by an enemy leaving an adjacent square without shifting or teleporting, or by an ...
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How and when does Song of Rest work? [duplicate]

I am a level 6 bard playing a campaign in 5e. I have the ability "song of rest" Beginning at 2nd level, you can use soothing music or oration to help revitalize your wounded allies during a short ...