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Does your hit die include your Constitution modifier for purpose of Wither and Bloom?

The wither and bloom spell says, in part: one creature of your choice in that area can spend and roll one of its unspent Hit Dice and regain a number of hit points equal to the roll plus your ...
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What effects not mentioned in its spell description does Greater Restoration cure?

The Greater Restoration spell cures many conditions in the worlds of D&D 5e. According to the spell description, these include: One effect that charmed or petrified the target One curse, ...
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Does Spare the Dying count as "stabilizing" or not?

The Healer's Kit says: As an Action, you can expend one use of the kit to stabilize a creature that has 0 Hit Points Whereas the cantrip Spare the Dying says: You touch a living creature that has ...
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How good are a typical settlement's inhabitants at healing themselves?

Assuming a typical settlement with around 500 inhabitants. Would they be able to easily heal most wounded person from accidents in no time or would it be more complicated? From what I guess, in such a ...
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Can the HP granted from the Aid spell, be healed normally on a Simulacrum? [duplicate]

The Aid spell says: Each target's hit point maximum and current hit points increase by 5 for the duration The Simulacrum spell says: If the simulacrum is damaged, you can repair it in an alchemical ...
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How to add negative healing to a character temporarily?

Beside Undeath's Blessing, is there a way to add temporary negative healing to a character? A potion or a divine spell would be best, but any solution is welcome.
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How does a failed healing spell interact with the Circle of Stars Chalice?

The Circle of Stars druid's Chalice form has the benefit: Whenever you cast a spell using a spell slot that restores hit points to a creature, you or another creature within 30 feet of you can regain ...
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Gnome's Vivacious Trait and Fast Healing

The gnome's Alternate Racial trait states Vivacious: Some gnomes recover 50% more hit points (minimum 1) whenever they recover hit points from rest. Whenever they are healed of hit point damage by a ...
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Medicine and Stabilizing

While I won't question my DM because it is his game and he is running it his own way, I was curious on one of the rulings that was made and wanted to see what the official rules on it were. We are ...
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If you do additional necrotic damage from other effects, do you get boosted healing from a Blood Fury Tattoo?

I'm having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around the specific wording in the Blood Fury Tattoo's initial charge burning ability. When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend a ...
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Natural Medicine with Battle Medicine

If I have Natural Medicine, can I use Nature instead of Medicine for Battle Medicine? Natural Medicine: [...] You can use Nature instead of Medicine to Treat Wounds [...] Battle Medicine: [...] ...
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Is psychic succor massively overpowered or am I understanding it wrong?

I am GMing a SWNR (revised) game for the first time and one of my players decided to go for Biospionics. The exact paragraph in the description of the Biopsionics Ability psychic succor, that makes me ...
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Can the spell Spirit Shroud heal a zombie?

Can the spell Spirit Shroud heal a zombie? The paladin in our party cast it and was upset that the DM would not let the necrotic damage each round heal our cleric's zombie.
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Are alcoholism and drug addiction curable diseases?

In 5e, are alcoholism and drug addiction "curable" diseases? Could they be cured by Lesser Restoration and other spells/items that "end diseases"? Could symptoms of withdrawal be ...
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Does a Life Cleric's Disciple of Life feature apply to healing effects of summoned creatures?

The Life Cleric's Disciple of Life feature improves the effect of healing spells: Also starting at 1st level, your healing spells are more effective. Whenever you use a spell of 1st level or higher ...
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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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