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How long does a poisoned weapon stay that way?

This is a Pathfinder 2 question. The rules for poisoning weapons seem contradictory, or at least redundant. Two different sections deal with this; I'm going to cite them both because I'm thinking ...
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Monk's Deflect Missiles vs. Assassin's poisoned weapons

I found this question on poisoned arrows and the Monk's deflect missiles ability. What I'm wondering about is slightly different. The Assassin has poisoned weapons which do half damage if the target ...
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Can you drink poison or poisoned ale as an object interaction?

Inspired by the question "What is the cheapest way to damage myself and trigger the effects of the Fade Away feat?" I am now wondering whether you can drink a flagon of poisoned ale as an object ...
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What does “immune to poison” mean in Nature's Ward?

Circle of the Land druids get the Nature's Ward feature: When you reach 10th level, you can't be charmed or frightened by elementals or fey, and you are immune to poison and disease. (PHB 69) My ...
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What does the Poison Weapon rogue feat do?

Here is the feat, emphasis mine: Poison Weapon -> Requirements: You are wielding a piercing or slashing weapon and have a free hand You apply a poison to the required weapon. If your next ...
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How does the Poisoner role work in Dusk City Outlaws?

One of my players is playing as the poisoner. They wanted to slip an antagonist some poison, but had used their "Planning Poison" for another task. But it would seem odd to lock the Poisoner out of ...
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How does a poisoned arrow combine with the spell Conjure Barrage?

A Ranger casts the spell Conjure Barrage: You throw a nonmagical weapon or fire a piece of nonmagical ammunition into the air to create a cone of identical weapons that shoot forward and then ...
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How does a Potion of Poison work?

A compatriot of mine and myself are in a disagreement about the way Potion of Poison works. He is a bit of a rules lawyer, and I trust his judgement, but I don't agree with his assessment of this ...
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Can the Purify Food and Water spell fix water impacted/poisoned by the presence of a black dragon?

Can the purify food and water spell fix water impacted/poisoned by the presence of a black dragon? I assume the power of the black dragon would overpower the spell, but I'm not totally sure.
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Does an NPC know when a character has passed the save for Truth Serum?

Using the description from the DMG about Truth Serum (p. 257): Truth Serum (Ingested). A creature subjected to this poison must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for ...
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What are the Costs of Offensive Drugs and Poisons?

What are the costs of offensive drugs and poisons in Cyberpunk 2020? That is, the various types of drugs and poison set out in the Friday Night Firefight section that can be delivered via airgun, ...
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How many weapons can I coat with the 1/2 ounce of basic poison from an alchemy jug?

One of the the liquids than an alchemy jug can produce is 1/2 ounce of basic poison. However, there is no indication in the item's description of how much you can do with this amount of poison. In the ...
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How to handle when PCs taste a potion that is actually poison?

I will soon be DM for the first time. As preparation I have been reading the DMG and I found the rule on page 136: Potions are an exception; a little taste is enough to tell the taster what the ...
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Can you block an attack that an ally is trying to make?

My dragonborn friend keeps (accidentally) downing half the party with his poisonous Breath Weapon. I'd like to know if I can block his poisonous breath so that the party doesn't go down anymore due ...
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Is the act of suffocating itself considered to be taking damage?

Is the act of suffocating itself considered to be taking damage? Example: A Green Hag is poisoned with the Oil of Taggit poison and falls unconscious. She is then carefully placed into a Portable ...
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Does a disease trigger a saving throw vs. poison?

In What happened to disease in D&D 5e? we see that disease may not be a specific mechanic. However, it seems to be conflated quite a bit with poison, for example: Here's an example of an ...
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Can melee weapons be used to deliver Contact Poisons?

A creature that touches a Contact Poison with exposed skin suffers its effects. Does a successful melee attack satisfy this “touching” requirement?
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Does the Spores Druid's “Fungal Body” feature grant immunity to poison damage in addition to the poisoned condition?

So at level 14, the Circle of Spores druid from the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica gets the Fungal Body feature, which gives them immunity to the blinded, deafened, stunned and poisoned conditions and ...
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If a poisoned arrow's piercing damage is reduced to 0, do you still get poisoned?

I have created a fighter, who is using heavy armor and has the Heavy Armor Master feat. The Heavy Armor Master feat (PHB, p. 167) states that: While you are wearing heavy armor, bludgeoning, ...
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Can you create poisons/effects with a Herbalism Kit proficiency?

I am curious as to how far herbalism kits can be pushed. In the PHB (p. 153), it says about the herbalism kit: This kit contains a variety of instruments such as clippers, mortar and pestle, ...
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Does the Warforged Resilience racial trait apply to saving throws against poison damage?

The Warforged Resilience racial trait (WGtE, p. 68) states: You have advantage on saving throws against being poisoned, and you have resistance to poison damage. If an attack deals poison damage ...
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Would a poison-immune creature be affected by Myconid spores?

One of my players has a Yuan-ti Pureblood character. We've read somewhere that poison immunity extends to many substances and we've gone with this interpretation, for instance we're considering this ...
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Does the Polearm Master attack work with poison?

Will poison work on Polearm Master feat's bonus action (second)attack when using a poisoned halberd? Poison can be applied only to slashing or piercing weapons, but it's not applied directly to the ...
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Does a Drow enemy’s poison expire if you wait 1 minute?

In the PHB, when you apply poison on an arrow or a sword, the poison stays effective for 1 minute. When a Drow hits someone with their crossbow, according to the Monster Manual, that person needs to ...
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Where are the rules on poisons?

I'm trying to implement an advanced system of poisons to my D&D 5e game, and before I get started want to know what rules are currently in the game. I am interested in Types of poisons (...
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How do multiple ghast stench fields work?

Each ghast has a stench trait that can poison someone if they start their turn within 5 feet of the ghast and fail their saving throw. What happens if a creature starts their turn with multiple ghasts ...
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How many arrowheads can I coat with one dose of poison?

I'm playing a rogue archer in a Dragon Age RPG campaign, and I was looking at ways to improve my damage. One possibility that I discussed with my GM was to coat my arrowheads in some form of poison, ...
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How does the Dwarven Resilience trait interact with the Prismatic Spray spell if the target is struck by two rays and only one does poison damage?

The prismatic spray spell can do different damage types (and status effects) depending on a d8 roll for the target that determines which ray targets each creature in the area of effect. Say the ...
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How many times do you suffer poison?

Given a poison with no onset, and a frequency of 1/round for 6 rounds, how many times do you take the damage? Is it "the initial damage, plus damage for 6 rounds" for a total of 7 times, or is it "6 ...
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Can I apply multiple doses of Basic Poison to a weapon and get a cumulative effect?

Suppose I have two vials of Basic Poison: You can use the poison in this vial to coat one slashing or piercing weapon or up to three pieces of ammunition. Applying the poison takes an action. A ...
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Is there any official way to apply a single dose of an injury poison to multiple creatures?

My group and I were discussing a previous game in which a player used a homebrew class to apply a dose of poison to his draconic breath weapon, poisoning everything he breathed on. It was rather ...
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How do Drow make poison?

I'm running a home-brew campaign for my family and I have them going into the underdark. They are fighting Drow and Deep Dwarfs but the settlements I made for them lack stone-working places and places ...
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Does the Vrock Spores ability stack? If so, does a single saving throw end both?

Vrocks have a "Spores" action (with a recharge of 6) that releases a 15­-foot­-radius cloud of toxic spores: Each creature in that area must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or become ...
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How long does Snow Spider (Frost) Paralysis last?

The snow spider is a monster detailed on pages 154 and 155 of Frostburn (AKA It's Cold Outside) and has a poison listed as 1dx dex damage (based on spider size) and it has paralysis as a secondary ...
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Repeated poisonous effects and conditions

I was reading through the "Poisons" section of the DMG chapter 8, and had the following questions: If for instance a character is hit by a creature repeated times with the same poison (for example a ...
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Can a Rutterkin's Bite poison a Paladin?

The Rutterkin (from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, pg. 136) has the following attack: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: + 4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (3d6 + 2) piercing damage. If the ...
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Proper resolution of a Death Attack with a poisoned (injury) blade

The player is making a Death Attack with a poisoned (injury) blade and wants the poison save to happen before the save from the Death Attack ability. As far as I can tell, these effects are ...
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If you fail a Pseudodragon's save by 5 or more, are you also Poisoned?

The Pseudodragon's Sting attack says: the target must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for 1 hour. It's worth noting that no additional save is permitted. ...
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Can you harvest the poison from a ghoul?

I've got a player who wants to harvest the poison from a ghoul. Is such a thing possible? If so, are there mechanics for this?
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How to extract yuan-ti poison?

Through a series of lucky Persuasion rolls, my party managed to get a yuan-ti malison on their side. The player of a recently deceased player character wanted to play as the yuan-ti, which I agreed to ...
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Is a dose of poison on a weapon used up if the target is immune to poison?

The archer in our group was low on arrows, so he switched over to his poisoned ones. I told him the poison would not affect the undead, so they were essentially shot as normal arrows. After the fight ...
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Poisons and potions, what class? [closed]

Okay, I want to make a person who creates poisons and potions. You ask for a strength potion, and they might give you a strength potion, or they could give you a potion of rage. Or you get something ...
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Do lingering effects vanish when you use Wild Shape?

When you are a druid affected by some kind of ongoing effect (such as being poisoned or burning, or whatever) and you switch to your wild shape - do these effects stay? Are they + their duration ...
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Extracted poison off an enemy creature. How does one use it?

In a session, a couple of weeks ago, one of our battles was against a poisonous creature. My nature score is pretty decent, and my roll was good, so I managed to extract and save some of the poison ...
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Saving against secondary effects of poison

If a character is successful in a saving throw against poison do they have to roll to save against the secondary effect?
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Does Sickening Entanglement gain from poison duration and fort DC for multiple doses?

When you fail the reflex save you gain the entangled condition, and then are subjected to the fort save whenever you are entangled by the spell. The spell specifically says that it is a poison ...
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Is it possible to apply more than one poison to a single weapon?

Title says it all. Can I apply two different poison-types to a single weapon or arrow?
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Can one be inflicted with the same poison several times?

If I am a volley-archer, and all my arrows are coated in the same poison- Could I infect one target with that poison more than once in one round? For instance: All my arrows are coated with poison ...
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Can I obtain the poison from my animal companions?

If you have an animal Companion that has poison, such as a Fleshraker Dinosaur, is it possible to "milk" these (As one would with a poisonous snake) to obtain their poison, and apply said poison to ...
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How does a cloudkill generated by an alchemist's poison bomb naturally disperse?

At level 12, alchemists can make poison bomb Poison Bomb Benefit: The effects of the smoke created by an alchemist’s bomb duplicates the effects of cloudkill instead of fog cloud, filling ...