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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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Is there any limit to how frequently mages can cast the Heal spell?

Is there any hard limit to how frequently a mage can use the Heal spell in Shadowrun 5 Edition, i.e. some sort of cooldown?
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What are the ways to heal after casting a levelled spell as an action in the same round?

Context Following this question, I am looking for ways to heal (self and/or others) in the same round after casting Beacon of Hope from a Ring of Spell Storing. I was looking for an abilty like a ...
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Optimize a druid for debuff and healing

I would like to play a druid (preferably circle of dreams). If possible, a wood-elf would be useful, but any race that can be tall (6ft+) is acceptable. I would be starting level two, and probably ...
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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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Can a scholar repeat healing hands every 10 minutes?

In Adventures in Middle-Earth, the scholar class has the "Hands of a Healer" ability: If you can touch a creature, you may expend one Healing Die per action, instantly granting them hit points ...
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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 melee ...
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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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