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is there any spell or magic item that can give a familiar the flyby ability?

Currently there are very few familiars that have the flyby ability. I was wondering: is there any spell or magic item that can give a familiar the flyby ability? My familiar is a tressym so he is able ...
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Do Shadow Monks count as spell casters? [duplicate]

Shadow Arts gives you some spells you can cast with Ki, but not the spellcaster class feature or spell slots. However it does give you Minor Illusion as a cantrip, and I believe that races who get ...
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Can Nolzur's Marvelous Pigments be used with the Mage hand cantrip?

I am trying to figure out a way for a 1st level wizard to escape from a cage. This is the scenario: he is trapped without any equipment (just a simple robe, and no spell left, except his cantrips: ...
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What features allow a character to maximize a damage roll?

Some abilities apply maximum damage to an attack that's made. One example of this is a Tempest Domain Cleric's Channel Divinity, which allows them to deal the maximum damage (or automatically have ...
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Can you damage a bag of holding from inside?

An opponent managed to force you into a bag if holding to trap you for a while or to suffocate and kill you. The interior of the bag is an extradimensional space. Supposedly, you could pierce a bag of ...
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How does magic armor stack?

If I have Body Armor +2, Shield +2, Bracers +2, Helmet +2, and a Ring of Protection +3, do all the magical bonuses get cancelled except for one of them, or can some kinds of items stack those bonuses?
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How does Cloak of Displacement interact with mounted combat?

The Cloak of Displacement says: While you wear this cloak, it projects an illusion that makes you appear to be standing in a place near your actual location, causing any creature to have disadvantage ...
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What are ways to copy self?

Intention is: make a copy of self (as in PC) as close to the original as possible. Copy goes on adventures while original works in the lab and only gets involved when copy dies or is captured. Target: ...
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Do magical items that allow creatures to fly prevent exhaustion from dashing?

Scenario: a PC is equipped with a magical item that allows it to fly (either a specific speed or same as walking speed, not relevant here). If the creature decides to dash, is it subjected to the dash ...
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Hammer of Runic Focus

In The Book of Many Things, there is a Hammer of Runic Focus. The illustration is awesome and its general theme and function seem interesting. However, it seems in every way to be significantly ...
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Designing a Custom Magical Armor Item for High-Level Campaign

I am currently developing a magical robe for my artificer character in a long-running, high-level campaign spanning from level 6 to level 20. Inspired by the functionality of the "Ectoplasmic ...
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Would Thunder Crystal be ok for a Rare rating?

I'll be DMing for a party in an adventure where a lot of enemies will have resistance or immunity to the most common damage types, like Fire, Cold or Poison. In the previous adventure my Sorcerer ...
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Cleric options for communicating with undead

The party is in the classic module D3, in the drow city of Erelhei-Cinlu, seeking information about a suspected planned invasion of the surface world. For several days they have been in the city, ...
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How Balanced Would a Magic Item that Changes Size by One Be?

Let's say for example the magic items are as follows: Torvald's Insecurity. Your size is increased by one for as long as you are attuned to this amulet and it is on your person. Smeek's Sleuthing ...
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A question about durable arrow and weapon blanch

A question about durable arrow and weapon blanch. If I weapon blanch a normal arrow with weapon blanch cold iron then treat it to become a durable arrow does the weapon blanch stay with normal use: ...
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Bag of Devouring Rules (Strength over Athletics)

Last night one of my players found a Bag of Devouring. Everything was fine and well until we started putting things into it and also got sucked into it. We sat for a good 30 minutes debating the ...
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Does the card you pull out from the deck of many things come back?

The description of the Deck of many things sound like the card is gone forever, but I have seen people say it comes back from the deck. Which one actually happens?
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Why does the Decaying rune add less damage than other runes?

The 8th level Decaying rune deals 1d4 Void damage, even to constructs: When you hit with the weapon, add 1d4 void damage [...] Unlike normal void damage, the void damage from a decaying rune damages ...
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Can you launch a pellet created with Dust of Dryness to smash it at range?

Can I launch a Dust of Dryness pellet to Smash it at range? The text for Dust of Dryness reads (DMG 166): This small packet contains 1d6 + 4 pinches of dust. You can use an action to sprinkle a pinch ...
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Does an Amulet of Health increase your HP while using Wild Shape? [duplicate]

An Amulet of Health sets your Constitution score to 19 while you are wearing it, and druids can use it while Wild Shaped, as established in this question. However, this question states that an ...
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Do the "set ability score to 19" magic items function while using Wild Shape?

If you, a druid who is attuned to an Amulet of Health, Gauntlets of Ogre Power, or Headband of Intellect, uses Wild Shape, choosing to wear the piece of equipment, do you gain the benefit of the ...
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Can a Shield Guardian have a familiar?

A shield guardian has the Spell Storing trait: Spell Storing. A spellcaster who wears the shield guardian’s amulet can cause the guardian to store one spell of 4th level or lower. To do so, the ...
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Is the WBN homebrew Witch class a new coffeelock? [closed]

One of my players is using a homebrew Witch class created by the podcast Worlds Beyond Number with my blessing. Essentially it's a Wisdom-based wizard who can heal and whose powers revolve around ...
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What kind of elemental do these weapons refer to in Princes of the Apocalypse? [duplicate]

In Princes of the Apocalypse, You can cast dominate monster (save DC 17) on a fire elemental. Once you have done so, Tinderstrike can't be used this way again until the next dawn. It is not clear ...
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What is 'a fire elemental' for the purposes of a ring of fire elemental command?

A similar potential ambiguity exists for the definitions of air, earth, and water elemental, but focusing on a ring of fire elemental command, how broad is the definition of 'a fire elemental'? Does ...
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1 Action ability that triggers Conduct Energy

I am looking for a 1 action activity with the acid, cold, electricity, fire, or sonic trait to trigger Conduct Energy. As I want to attack with a weapon after it, this action should not increase MAP. ...
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Can You Dual Wield Pistols if One of Them Has Loading But Not the Other?

I am making a character who uses pistols as their ranged weapons. If an effect like the artificer's Repeating Shot infusion got rid of the loading effect on one pistols, could they dual wield pistols?
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Looking for an item: a crystal that stores memories, up to an entire personality?

I am looking for an item and its reference page: a crystal shard that stores memories, up to an entire personality. I believe this particular item comes from one of the forgotten realms books, or ...
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When would a +1 Moon Sickle be superior to the other (Dex-based) melee weapons available to a ranger?

Sickles are d4 weapons without the finesse property. Why would a ranger want to use a +1 sickle (that requires attunement) in melee instead of a shortsword? Note: Jack pointed out in a comment that ...
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Can the Avatar of Death be circumvented if the player dies without his intervention?

I've been reading through the Deck of Many Things and Skull got my attention. It says the Avatar of Death appears and attacks you, warning all others that you must win the battle alone and If ...
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Are these Homebrew "Blackfrost Gauntlets" too strong for a monk?

I have a group of level 15 (soon level 16) characters. One of them is an Ascendant Dragon Monk. I have homebrewed an item for my group and am certain that the monk is the only one who would use it. ...
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Does Wizard Empowered Evocation Feature Work with Magic Items?

Empowered Evocation: Beginning at 10th level, you can add your Intelligence modifier to one damage roll of any wizard evocation spell you cast. Wand of Magic Missiles (Wand, uncommon): This wand ...
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How does the Path of the Giant barbarian's Elemental Cleaver feature interact with a Flame Tongue weapon's damage types?

The description of the Path of the Giant barbarian subclass feature Elemental Cleaver states (BP:GotG, p. 11; emphasis mine): When you enter your rage, you can choose one weapon that you are holding ...
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How does the Cloak of Resistance's caster level requirement function if a crafter does not meet its prerequisites?

How does not meeting the prerequisite in order to craft a cloak of resistance function? I have a 7th-level wizard with craft wondrous item. He can do a +2 version no problem, not missing requirements. ...
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Are these Relics of Legend Artifacts described well enough to be useable?

Yes, I spent the last 3 days listening to Gloryhammer... and started writing up the Relics of Legend just for the lulz. Now, I wonder if they are on one hand close enough to the inspiring material to ...
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Does Sphere of Annihilation pass through a wall?

The description of the Sphere of Annihilation states, in part: This 2-foot-diameter black sphere is a hole in the multiverse, hovering in space and stabilized by a magical field surrounding it. The ...
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Does a Sphere of Annihilation immediately make a hole in a normal wall, or does it need to damage it first?

The description of the Sphere of Annihilation magic item states, in part: This 2-foot-diameter black sphere is a hole in the multiverse, hovering in space and stabilized by a magical field ...
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Does the Talisman of the Sphere magic item allow you to move a Sphere of Annihilation while more than 60 feet away from it?

The description of the Talisman of the Sphere magic item states, in part: [...] In addition, when you start your turn with control over a sphere of annihilation, you can use an action to levitate it ...
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Warlock and Sorcerer magic items

I am currently in a game with a GM/DM that is saying that Warlock and Sorcerer Magic Items are subclass specific. That they are not available in stores, they would have to be gifted by the Patron or ...
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How does the Amulet of Betrayal magic item interact with the Stunned condition?

The Amulet of Betrayal magic item from Chains of Asmodeus (an adventure by Arcanum Worlds, published by Wizards of the Coast as an Extra Life charity release) says: You can use a bonus action to move ...
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What creatures/magic items offer resistance or immunity to nonmagical damage?

In 5e, I'd like to know the ways in which a creature can have immunity to all types of nonmagical damage, either through a stat block or a magic item. Specifically, I'm looking for a complete list ...
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Is the magic item Daern's Instant Fortress reusable?

Daern's Instant Fortress is a rare magic item from the Dungeon Master's Guide (p. 160): You can use an action to place this 1-inch metal cube on the ground and speak its command word. The cube ...
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Divine Scrolls - Magic Effects

I can't get some doubts off my mind. Do divine scrolls in D&D 5e exist? It seems that a cleric can read the scroll only when the spell is in common with an arcane class that can create it. Am I ...
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Can a spell cast using the Cartomancer feat's Hidden Ace feature be Counterspelled?

The Cartomancer feat includes the Hidden Ace feature (The Book of Many Things, p. 49), which lets you imbue a spell into a card and later cast it. Of course, there’s dissension about whether or not ...
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How frequently can the Tooth and Claw Tattoo be used?

The Tooth and Claw Tattoo does not mention any frequency for the usage, it seems like you can use it as often as you want. This is very good, probably too good to be true. I did not find any official ...
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When is being able to cast Mending as an action more effective than taking a minute to cast it?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, there is a rare magic item called the Lyre of Building, which allows you to cast Mending as an action. Normally, it has a casting time of 1 minute, so this (if ...
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Are there any spells or items that allow viewing or visiting a past event?

Related: What Divination Spells, if-any, could allow you to learn sigils sequences.... This question is a proposed theory crafting extension of the previous question. Are there any spells, items or ...
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Could the DM allow an Artificer to create a homunculus servant via Replicate Magic Item?

In this forum discussion at D&D Beyond, it is proposed that a homunculus servant is a magic item. Therefore, if the DM ruled it, could an artificer use the replicate magic item class feature to ...
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Mass-procurable RAW munitions/WMDs in the vein of Arrow of Total Destruction?

I was thinking of running a campaign where the party runs into a group of revolutionaries who do not have access to any arch-mages (who let’s be frank embody the power structures they like to see ...
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Is this legendary homebrew cloak (Abyssal Regalia of the Dark Prince) balanced?

I am creating some homebrew magic items for the players of my campaign to custom-tailor to their needs and wishes. The characters are currently level 15 and nearing the end, so legendary items are on ...
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