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If one target of a Twinned Spell has 0 HP, does the Grave cleric's Circle of Mortality feature maximize healing on a second target who's not at 0 HP?

One PC is a multiclassed Grave Domain cleric/sorcerer. They cast a healing spell on a PC that has 0 health, and use the Twinned Spell Metamagic option to target another PC with the same spell. Would ...
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Does Greater Restoration also end the effects cured by Lesser Restoration?

The lesser restoration spell description states: You touch a creature and can end either one disease or one condition afflicting it. The condition can be blinded, deafened, paralyzed, or poisoned. ...
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Will beacon of hope work on Channel Divinity: Preserve life?

I am a 6th-level Life-domain cleric. I have 1 hp left in the pool of 30 HP from the Channel Divinity: Preserve Life feature: Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to heal the ...
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How do an Undead Lord Cleric’s two 50% healing bonuses combine?

I'm currently playing an Undead Lord (a Cleric archetype) with the variant Undeath Channeling. Undeath Channeling enhances the healing of channel negative energy by 50%. At level 8, the Undead Lord ...
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Is there a way to remove negative traits from Corruption?

One of my party’s characters recently rolled on the Corruption table (after character burning, during the campaign) and got the Diseased trait. There are several worse than that, such as Maimed or ...
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How do you heal Permanent Injuries without powers?

In Savage Worlds, when a character is rendered Incapacitated, they have a chance of acquiring a Permanent Injury. This is some kind of disfigurement that provides a permanent penalty to the character, ...
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Are these good rules for throwing a potion of healing?

One of my players decided, on the fly, to throw a potion of healing at an ally as they ran past. I had nothing planned so I improvised this rule A potion of healing has a thrown range of (20/60). ...
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Does the warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones eldritch invocation change how the Vampiric Touch spell behaves?

The warlock's Gift of the Ever-Living Ones (XGtE p. 57) eldritch invocation is described as follows: Whenever you regain hit points while your familiar is within 100 feet of you, treat any dice ...
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Why does the artificer's Healing Draught require two actions to take effect?

As written, the Artificer's Healing Draught requires a total of two actions to take effect: Healing Draught. As an action, you can reach into your Alchemist’s Satchel and pull out a vial of healing ...
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Optional rules for a DM to compensate for lack of healing in party?

Context The party in my game consists of two ‘ranged damage dealers’ and two ‘tanky damage dealers’ (resp. revised ranger and warlock + paladin and fighter), but it doesn’t have a healer. I don’t want ...
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Can Dogs in the Vineyard handle multiple healers?

Can healing be a multi-PC conflict in DitV? The rule book only refers to a single healer, but it also doesn't explicitly state that only one PC can heal.
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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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In which situations would the ability to prevent creature healing be most useful?

I'm trying to evaluate the usefulness of certain spells and features' ability to stop a creature from regaining hit points. Considering only officially published material, against what creature types,...
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Can a Goodberry not be administered to an unconscious creature?

Potion of Healing (DMG, page 187): You regain hit points when you drink this potion. Potions (DMG, page 139): Drinking or administering a potion to another character requires an action. As ...
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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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Can Breath of Life save someone who died from a Coup de Grace?

Suppose a character dies from an effect that causes instantaneous death (but is not a death effect), such as a coup de grace, a critical hit from a vorpal weapon, or taking massive damage. Can that ...
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Does the Zealot barbarian's Rage beyond Death feature let you survive if you receive healing regardless of your death saves?

In Xanathar's Guide to Everything (p. 11), the Path of the Zealot gives a barbarian the "Rage Beyond Death" feature at level 14 (emphasis mine): Beginning at 14th level, the divine power ...
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What happens if I use Lay on Hands to cure one disease when there are in fact multiple?

A new player of mine asked me this question: If I use Lay on Hands to cure what I assume is one disease, but it's actually at least two with similar symptoms, which disease gets cured? Do I target ...
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What happens if I try to use Lay on Hands to cure disease when there is in fact no disease?

5 points from a Lay on Hands pool can be used to cure disease (or neutralize poison). Some effects appear like diseases but are instead just spell effects or curses. If I attempt to use Lay on Hands ...
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If I overheal someone with Lay on Hands do the extra points return to my pool?

One of my player's asked me what happens if the number they choose for Lay on Hands is greater than the difference between the target's current and maximum HP. Will they will get refunded the ...
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Is there any way for undead to heal? [duplicate]

So im playing a necromancer wizard and was wondering is there any way to heal my undead after battle?
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Does a healing spell provoke an opportunity attack?

I can't find a clear answer for my question.. The PHB said regarding OAs: The opportunity attack action is provoked by an enemy leaving an adjacent square without shifting or teleporting, or by an ...
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How and when does Song of Rest work? [duplicate]

I am a level 6 bard playing a campaign in 5e. I have the ability "song of rest" Beginning at 2nd level, you can use soothing music or oration to help revitalize your wounded allies during a short ...
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Does the Medic feature negate the +CON modifier healing when resting?

Somewhat related question here. Medic feature: During a short rest, you can clean and bind the wounds of up to six willing beasts and humanoids. Make a DC 15 Wisdom (Medicine) check for each ...
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What counts as channeled energy for this tiefling ability?

I have a character with variant tiefling ability #49: You are healed by both positive and negative channeled energy. Several spells state that You channel positive energy or If you are healed by ...
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Can you heal yourself while you are at 0 HP?

I just found this question and I find it very interesting, but it's about D&D 3e. I want to know if this still applies in D&D 5e. I'll quote the question: If my understanding of the rules ...
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Can a wizard use False Life and Life Transference to heal someone else?

Can Life Transference consume your temporary HP? Last session our only healer (paladin) fell unconcious because he didn't have enough time to cast his healing abilities before he reached 0 HP (he was ...
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Can the use of Medicine help heal Drain?

Drain damage, regardless of whether it is Stun or Physical damage, cannot be healed by any means other than the natural properties of the body—that means no magical healing and no medkits. (Core ...
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If a simulacrum uses magic jar to control a new body can the new body regain hp by mundane healing?

After a simulacrum uses magic jar to gain control of a new body, can that new body regain hitpoints normally? Or is the new body still restricted by the simulacrum's healing restrictions?
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What is the best way to make a fighter companion more effective at healing me in combat?

I'm playing in a campaign with a level 5 Ranger at the moment. After a large battle, we looted an armory and acquired among other things a "Deck of Many Things". My character ended up drawing a card ...
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Is Healing Word's effect visible?

When a character goes down to 0 HP and then is healed from a distance by Word of Healing, is there obvious magical energy that alerts all that the character is healed and not unconscious? I had 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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Is there a way to physically manifest healing magics? [closed]

In (D&D 5E) where there is going to be an ability check to escape a situation (during a chase, perhaps) could a play with the use of healing magics physically manifest to make a slippery area on ...
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Does the feat "Splash Weapon Mastery" work with the alchemist discovery "Healing Bomb"?

The feat Splash Weapon Mastery gives alchemists the following effect: When you hit with a splash weapon, select one additional square adjacent to the splash area; creatures in this area also take ...
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Efficient way to communicate/track healing between combat?

I'm looking for a specific, tried and true, method to spend less table time when my groups need to heal up between encounters. My specific situation is online (Roll20) Pathfinder games, so Channel ...
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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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Does potion use as a bonus action speed up or slow down combat?

I've noticed that some DMs allow healing potions to be drawn and drank as bonus actions believing that this speeds up combat. Does allowing healing potions to be drawn/drank as bonus actions ...
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Does magic healing double non-lethal healing? [closed]

Does magic healing double non-lethal healing? Aka does magical healing heal non-lethal twice since it heals normally then again for non-lethal?
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Are there really no healing spells available to a wizard?

I have a 2nd level wizard in D&D 5th ed. Looking through the spell lists I can't find any healing spells that a wizard is allowed. There are healing spells in the full list but they are not in the ...
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How can I build a Celestial Warlock as a primary healer?

This will be my first time playing a Warlock class and I built a concept that resulted in an Aasimar Celestial Warlock. The party has plenty of potential healers but none with a class that focuses on ...
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Is the amount healed for multiple-target healing spells rolled separately per target, or once for all of them?

Take, for instance, the spell prayer of healing: Up to six creatures of your choice that you can see within range each regain hit points equal to 2d8 + your spellcasting ability modifier. This spell ...
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How can I prevent an imprisoned character from resting/healing?

Hypothetically I've managed to shackle up a potentially dangerous opponent. As the risk of them escaping can be large, I want to keep them hurt or hurt them such that they would not be a threat in ...
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Does a tibbit possess the type animal when in house cat form?

A tibbit (Dragon Compendium Volume 1 21–25) possesses the natural ability feline transformation that "is similar to the spell polymorph but with a number of key changes" that allows a tibbit to assume ...
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Does Disciple of Life work with spells cast from a Staff of Healing? [duplicate]

If I have a Cleric who is Life domain and a Staff of Healing does Disciple of Life work with the spells cast from the Staff? Staff of Healing: While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 ...
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Can a psion hide in his personal space or regrow his body from there?

Can a psion that possesses the psi-like ability personal space himself enter that personal space when it's big enough to accommodate him? If a psion uses the 8th-level shaper power astral seed [...
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Does Beacon of Hope benefit Vampiric Touch's healing?

Beacon of Hope says: ... Choose any number of creatures within range. For the duration, each target has advantage on Wisdom saving throws and death saving throws, and regains the maximum ...
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Can a PC reject part of regeneration?

Inspired by this answer and subsequent comments, I am curious if a PC can opt to take only part of the benefits of a regenerate spell. The regenerate spell description states: The target's severed ...
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Does a multiclass character get to pick which hit dice they recover after a long rest?

This question came up in our last game. In 5e, after a long rest you get to recover half your spent hit dice. My assumption would be is that if you are multiclass you get to pick the hit dice you ...
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Does Green Lord's Gift effectively make all heal spells roll max on the Warlock?

Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard includes the eldritch invocation Green Lord's Gift for warlocks, which reads: Green Lord’s Gift Prerequisite: The Archfey patron The Green Lord oversees a ...
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Restoring vitality with Hit Dice

We're using the Unearthed Arcana Vitality rule. My level 3 Fighter has a 15 CON and a normal HP maximum of 28. Courtesy of a bad wubba wubba fireball, I'd been reduced to 0 HP and 9 Vitality. Since ...

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