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Do you gain your CON modifier per hit die that you spend during a rest?

If your hit die is a d8 and your CON modifier is +2, do you: Get 1d8+2 HP restored per hit die during a rest, or just 1d8 HP?
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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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Where are the rules for using hit dice to heal in 5th edition?

I have read questions that allude to spending hit dice on healing in 5th edition, and seen twitch streams of games where this mechanic is employed, but have not been able to find it in the Dungeon ...
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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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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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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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How to be effective as a Healing Cleric

Some times things are just too much of a fun/stupid combo idea not to try your darnedest not to work out. What is the best way to make a Cleric that literally only does healing/buffing? Is this even ...
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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 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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How can I heal undead creatures?

Fifth edition seems to have removed any means of healing undead. The positive/negative energy duality of 3rd edition seems to be gone. Negative energy spells now do necrotic damage; some undead are ...
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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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How does the spell Healing Spirit work?

The spell healing spirit was published in the book Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 157). I have 3 questions about how the spell works: Does it heal on the caster's turn if the space you initially ...
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What Hit Dice do multiclass characters spend at the end of a short rest?

Under the rules for Short Rest you are able to heal: A character can spend one or more Hit Dice at the end of a short rest, up to the characters maximum number of Hit Dice, which is equal to the ...
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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 regains....
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Does a Simulacrum with Regeneration regenerate hit points?

If a simulacrum has all the statistics of the creature it duplicates, could it regenerate hit points if it has regeneration? I understand that simulacrum can't recover hit points with healing magic or ...
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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? Voice of Authority reads as ...
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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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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 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 5 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Uses of the herbalism kit

Herbalism Kit. This kit contains a variety of instruments such as clippers, mortar and pestle, and pouches and vials used by herbalists to create remedies and potions. Proficiency with this kit lets ...
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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 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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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 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 a disease be removed, if the description of the disease does not specify?

The description of a Gas Spore's Death Burst [MM p. 138] says (in part): Spores invade an infected creature's system, killing the creature in a number of hours equal to 1d12 plus the creature's ...
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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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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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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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Can Goodberries heal a Life cleric when consumed by another?

Are Goodberries affected by the Life domain class features? asked whether or not the Life domain cleric's Disciple of Life feature improved the healing of each berry. My question is: does the Life ...
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What is the reason to use the Heal skill assuming that other means of healing are not prohibited?

Reading the description of the Heal skill in Pathfinder and comparing its outcomes to other ways of healing, such as wands, channel positive energy, etc., I have found that skill useless. The ...
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How can you use a healing surge during battle?

In the PHB it says: Even in a heated battle, you can heal. You can heal yourself by using your second wind (see page 291), an ally can use the Heal skill (see page 185) on you, and an ally can use ...
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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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