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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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How can hit points lost as a result of casting the Life Transference spell be recovered?

When you "sacrifice" hit points as a result of casting the life transference spell, how can you recover them? A long or short rest?
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Do healing spells harm undead in Starfinder?

So after being programmed through years' of D&D play, we are trying Starfinder. I guess we just assumed that undead creatures are harmed by heal spells and effects but we can't find RAW saying so. ...
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Do the effects of the "beard" attack from a bearded devil interfere with recovering from the infernal wound from its "glaive" attack?

A bearded devil's beard attack stipulates that a character poisoned by the attack can't regain hit points (there's a save and the duration is fixed at one minute). The same creature's glaive attack ...
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Minimum Difficulty for Mother's Touch?

Mother's touch has a sliding difficulty, which uses the current rage, as shown here: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Empathy (difficulty is the target’s current Rage, or 5 ...
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How do you cast Mending on a clockwork character?

I'm playing a DnD campaign (my first real one). My DM is pretty new to it as well and we are unsure of the following rules and how they work together. I am playing a custom race: Clockwork. I realise ...
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Phoenix bloodline and Catching on Fire

How does the healing from the phoenix bloodline work with spells and effects that cause targets to be on fire? Spells such as Touch of Combustion or Alchemist's Inferno Fireball Trick? The fireball ...
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What healing spells and additional feat combinations can be used to abuse Augment Healing [Feat]?

Context: I am working on a dedicated healer / combat medic character concept for a future campaign a friend of mine is running. I'm going to the be the only "Min/Maxer" at the table and ...
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Does the Maximize Spell [Feat], and the Empowered Spell [Feat] affect caster level dependent variables of spells?

Context: I am working on a dedicated healer / combat medic character concept for a future campaign a friend of mine is running. I'm going to the be the only "Min/Maxer" at the table and ...
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Can Tether Essence be used to heal Undead?

The tether essence spell states: Two creatures [...] are magically linked for the duration, regardless of the distance between them. When damage is dealt to one of them, the same damage is dealt to ...
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Which healing spells benefit from the Circle of Stars druid's "Chalice" Starry Form?

The Circle of Stars druid's Starry Form feature (TCoE, p. 38-39) lets the druid expend a use of Wild Shape to enter a starry form, choosing a constellation to glimmer on their body that grants certain ...
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If a Cave Fisher receives healing, does it keep its fire vulnerability?

A cave fisher from Volo's Guide to Monsters has the following trait: Flammable Blood. If the cave fisher drops to half its hit points or fewer, it gains vulnerability to fire damage. The trait makes ...
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Do negative energy attacks heal undead?

The answer has the implication many incorporeal undeads could heal themselves without limit, as some have attacks that cause negative energy, like: the banshee or the wraith. A PC could easily abuse ...
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How much HP is healed by a Life Transference cast by an Abjuration Wizard who has an Arcane Ward up? And can the damage it causes be taken by another?

Life Transference was introduced in Xanathar's Guide to Everything (Page 160) and allows a caster to take necrotic damage to heal another for double the damage taken. Unique in being the only healing ...
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Dhampir and Lifelink

The Dhampir race has a negative energy affinity, which means negative energy heals them and positive hurts them, as if they were undead. The Life-Link ability from shamans and oracles states that it ...
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Is the Healer feat overpowered?

A healer's kit has 10 uses, weighs 3 lb. and costs 5 gp; therefore, each use weighs 0.3 lb. and costs 5 sp. Normally, it allows a player to do the following: As an action, you can expend one use of ...
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Can Bigby's Hand be healed?

Per the spell description, Bigby's Hand is an object: The hand is an object that has AC 20 and hit points equal to your hit point maximum. As an object, my instinct is to say that like other objects,...
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Can I stabilize a character if I don't have proficiency in the Medicine skill or any healing equipment or abilities?

Can I stabilize someone by simply rolling a DC 10 Wisdom check if I don't have the Medicine Skill or any other healing-related equipment or abilities?
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Can a Way of Mercy monk heal him/herself? [duplicate]

The subclass description states "Monks of the Way of Mercy learn to manipulate the life force of others to bring aid to those in need." But Hands of Healing states "At 3rd level, your ...
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Impact of Proposed Healing House Rule?

What is the probable impact of the following house rule? A Wisdom (Medicine) check can be used to restore hit points. This is a DC 0 check; the patient regains 1 HP for each point the result exceeds ...
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Can a simulacrum heal non-hit point damage?

The spell Simulacrum, while open to interpretation on many fronts, is very clear on how to heal (repair) a damaged simulacrum, requiring a complex and costly process and a lab. A complex process ...
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Can I enchant a necklace with the equivalent of a healing potion?

I know nothing of magic items really, especially custom ones, so I'm just going to describe an ideal scenario and I'd love some help in how something like it could be achieved, please! Am looking for ...
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What are the fastest mundane ways to heal out of combat?

Let's take an untemplated human who's low on hit points. Let's also say that, for whatever reason, they don't have access to spellcasting, SLAs, supernatural abilities, magic items, psionics, or any ...
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2-Action Heal vs. 3-Action Heal

Quick and easy question: Does the 3-Action Level 1 Heal Spell heal for 1d8, or 1d8+8? Is it a general rule that a 3-Action variant of a spell includes the effect of the 2-Action variant? Or is it a ...
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Will it break the game if healing in combat heals the max instead of rolling?

In the next week I will start a new campaign where I will be the DM. The players will be totally new to the DnD World. I want to let them to freely choose the class and race which they want to play, ...
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How much Hit Points does casting a two action heightened 2-nd level Heal restore?

Heal You channel positive energy to heal the living or damage the undead. If the target is a willing living creature, you restore 1d8 Hit Points. Two Actions (somatic, verbal) The spell has a range ...
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Does Revivifying Mutagen and Perpetual Infusions break the HP economy?

Revivifying Mutagen is a level 2 alchemist feat that allows you to metabolize the power of a mutagen you're under and regain HP based on the level of the mutagen in question. It takes an action. ...
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How can this in-combat healing specialist best spend their remaining levels and feats?

For an upcoming game (starting at ~level 9-10, continuing until level 20 or we get bored/distracted), I've been working on a build specialized in in-combat healing, with a secondary focus on buffing ...
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Is my homebrew feat "Healing Adept" balanced?

I'm playing D&D 5e in a group that has many years of experience with older versions of D&D but is new to 5th and our GM is new to being in charge. He has allowed feats (upon approval) and I ...
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Does healing an unconscious, dying player character restore only up to 1 hp unless they have been stabilised?

I was told by a previous DM that if you heal a player who is unconscious and rolling for death saves each turn, that regardless off how much hit points the heal would heal them for, they are only ...
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How many creatures can you heal with Balm of Peace?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything introduces the Peace Domain for the Cleric; which at level 2 gains the Balm of Peace Channel Divinity option You can use your Channel Divinity to make your very ...
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Can the Way of Mercy monk's Flurry of Healing and Harm feature be used on one target multiple times in the same turn?

With the release of Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, the Way of Mercy monk has been slightly reworked from the playtest version (in UA 2020: Subclasses, Part 1). Now I have a question about the new ...
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Is a Circle of Stars Druid's Chalice form affected by Grave Cleric's Circle of Mortality?

If a Stars Druid/Grave Cleric multiclass were to use a Cure Wounds on an unconscious creature at 0 hp, and they designate that creature as a target of their Chalice form's healing ability, does that ...
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Does the Greater Restoration spell grant knowledge about the effect it ends?

I have a really great hunch that my players will cast greater restoration on a person charmed by Levistus. Is there any consensus or RAW that states that the caster will learn anything about what is ...
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How does the Dhampir heritage interact with features from the tyrant champion cause?

A character that selects the Dhampir versatile heritage gains the Dhampir trait, and gains negative healing "as if you were undead." The tyrant's focus ability Touch of Corruption states the ...
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Is there anything preventing a wizard from using a staff of healing?

The Staff of Healing has a lot of spells I wouldn't expect to see a wizard cast - Regenerate, Heal, etc, but I don't see anything in the rules on staves that precludes a wizard from using it. Is any ...
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How would you create a frustrated Fire Wizard who wants to be a doctor but things tend to explode when he wants to heal them? [closed]

I'm considering a new character for a pirates-themed game of Pathfinder 2e. He was born in an island full of inhabitants with inherent healing magical habilities and in which offensive magic is looked ...
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Does the cleric's ability to spontaneously cast cure spells apply to the Breath of Life spell?

Clerics have the ability to spontaneously cast a cure spell if they have a spell slot of the same level to trade out for it. Does this mechanic apply to breath of life? Normally, I would think not; ...
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Can I cast Aid again to "heal" creatures already under the effect of the Aid spell that have been reduced to 0 HP?

Suppose I have cast Aid on 3 of my allies, and those allies have all dropped to 0 hit points and fallen unconscious. I would like to get all of them back on their feet as quickly as possible. Can I ...
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Is there an official explanation for the fluff of why magical healing is less effective on creatures with lots of hit points?

I'm most familiar with D&D 3.5e and 5e, which both have pretty similar ways of describing hit points. The 3.5e SRD says Hit points mean two things in the game world: the ability to take physical ...
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DC for removing persistent Bleed after Administer First Aid?

The rules for ending persistent damage seem fairly straightforward (if more brutal than many other iterations). There is the ability to use the Activity Administer First Aid to allow for additional ...
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