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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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If an Order cleric targets a character at 0 HP with Healing Word and uses Voice of Authority, can the character make the reaction attack?

If an Order Domain cleric targets a character at 0 HP with healing word and uses the Voice of Authority feature, can the targeted character make the reaction attack? I'm asking on behalf of a player. ...
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Are all wound removal spells ritual casting?

All of the the creo corpus spells that remove wounds appear to be ritual. Is this true of all spells that remove wounds from a character?
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Is it possible to make Shaman's Life Link stronger?

Is it possible to increase the healing from Shaman's Life Link Hex? At higher levels, 5 hitpoints per round are not such a big deal. Also because it can heal one person once per round it is way less ...
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Would the Life cleric's Disciple of Life feature supercharge the Regenerate spell?

Reading through the cleric spell list, it occurred to me that if the Life Domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature works on the regenerate spell, you would regain 10 hp instead of 1. Is this valid?
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Does paying an XP cost count as having your level drained for Restoration spells?

When a player loses a level due to paying an XP cost to either cast a spell or create an item, could this level be brought back through the use of a restoration spell?
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If I sleep in a Magic Bedroll while benefiting from the Healthful Rest and Summon Elysian Thrush spells, how many HP do I regain?

Each of these increase the number of HP you get back during a rest. The Healthful Rest spell description (SC, p. 11) says: Each affected creature regains twice the hit points and ability damage it ...
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Can a Medtechie use Medical Tech for First Aid checks?

Can a Medtechie use Medical Tech for First Aid checks? Or, in fact, is there any reason to, since it doesn't explicitly say a thorough patching up takes any more time than some first aid (other than ...
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Does the feat Fire God's Blessing provide magical healing or mundane healing?

Does the feat Fire God's Blessing provide magical healing or mundane healing? I can't find any references as to which kind of healing this is. When in combat, if you deal fire damage to an enemy, ...
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Does casting Goodberry activate the Circle of the Shepherd druid's Unicorn Spirit totem?

The Circle of the Shepherd druid's Unicorn Spirit Totem (XGtE, p. 24) says: The unicorn spirit lends its protection to those nearby. You and your allies gain advantage on all ability checks made ...
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How, exactly, does the Ki Healing “can only repair up to half the damage” rule combine with other sources of healing?

The behavior of Ki Healing in combination with other sources of healing does not seem to be well-explained, and I would like to know if there are any rules or rulings about its interactions with other ...
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Is healing by fire possible?

I know this exact question was asked for 5e but I play 3.5 which has more options so I'm wondering if there's a way for a player character to heal from fire, similar to an Iron Golem. It doesn't ...
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Can you heal a summoned creature?

In D&D 5e, when a creature is summoned through the bag of tricks or other magical means, can you heal these allies? Or are they meant to not be healed but just used until their expiry?
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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 ...