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Does an unconscious dying creature with regeneration regain its actions on its following turn?

A matter of order? While seeming like an easy question, it might actually be a bit more convoluted. The way I see it, the question comes down to the order of following two aspects: Regaining actions ...
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Can Lesser Restoration fix a missing eye?

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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Are Solars unkillable in a dead magic area or anti-magic field?

Solars have the regeneration special ability only to take lethal damage from evil epic weapons. And it seems epic weapons are still subject to the dead magic area and the anti-magic field's effects. ...
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Epic weapons that cannot bypass DR x/Epic?

I see in Epic Level Handbook there're some preset specific epic weapons that do not have +6 or more enhancement bonus. Like the following one: Finaldeath This +5 undead dread ghost touch morningstar ...
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For the purposes of the Regenerate spell, does a snail shell count as a limb?

Looking at the article for Flail Snails on the Forgotten Realms Wiki, it states that removed flail snail tentacles can be regrown or restored using the regenerate spell. The description of the ...
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Does Regeneration plus Undead Equal Immune to Damage? [duplicate]

A 1st Level Human takes the Feats Toughness and Troll Blooded: Troll Blooded Type: General Source: Dragon #319 Your family tree contains the blood of the trolls of the Thillonrian Peninsula. ...
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Channeling a Duskblade spell with align weapon on it

We are fighting an Ice Devil and my Duskblade's weapon has an align weapon (good) cast on it. I know a channeled shocking grasp will have to beat his SR; if it does, is the damage considered good ...
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What happens in Curse of Strahd if the players destroy Strahd's coffin or prevent him from returning to it?

SPOILERS BELOW The first time I had a group of players face Strahd, it was c. 1988 and we were playing 1e with the original I6 Ravenloft. The PC's quickly found their way to the lowest level of the ...
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What happens to a troll that is perfectly vertically bisected by a normal weapon? [closed]

The title pretty much covers it. For reference, see http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/troll.htm and http://www.d20srd.org/srd/specialAbilities.htm#regeneration There is, of course, no definitive ...
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Can a Flesh Golem benefit from the 7th-level Regenerate spell?

Traditionally, the flesh golem is alive... it's ALIVE!!. Not so with 5e D&D of course, it is just another automaton but made with soggy RAW parts. Too bad of course (some amazing clips and reels ...
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Is it possible for a player to gain the innate ability to regenerate body parts without spells?

Using the DMG's Injuries variant rule (or just having a character who for whatever reason is missing a body part), a character can lose an arm, leg, or eye, and the regenerate spell is the normal way ...
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Is it redundant that a vampire's Regeneration is stopped by damage from holy water, since holy water already does radiant damage to undead?

Vampires and vampire spawn have the Regeneration trait (MM 297-298), but: If the vampire takes radiant damage or damage from holy water, this trait doesn't function at the start of the vampire's next ...
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Can the Regenerate spell bring someone back from the dead?

The description of Regenerate states: You touch a creature and stimulate its natural healing ability. The target regains 4d8 + 15 hit points. For the duration of the spell, the target regains 1 hit ...
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Relative Value of Different Consequences

A discussion of handling of mechanics for characters who quickly regenerate their wounds resulted in an idea of implementing regeneration by changing the type and/or number of Consequences a ...
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What creatures have the regeneration ability?

I am searching throughout all the different books to find the creatures with the regeneration ability. I am not particularly interested in special regeneration (Such as a hydras head regrowth or a ...
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Does an attack from a chaotic-aligned character break regeneration/chaotic?

I am DMing an adventure where the players can fight an arbiter inevitable. The inevitable is listed as having regeneration 2/chaotic. The book says that the type after the slash is the damage type ...
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My character's hand was cut off and lost, how can I regrow a hand? [duplicate]

So yesterday I was playing D&D with my group and my right hand was cut off. I really love my rogue character and I don't want him with one hand because of all the disadvantages. I thought that I ...
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Do trolls appear to be dead after reaching 0 HP from non-fire/acid damage?

In D&D 5e, A troll's regenerate ability is as follows (MM 291): Regeneration. The troll regains 10 hit points at the start of its turn. If the troll takes acid or fire damage, this trait ...
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What is a good way to keep track of time between encounters with an ability that regenerates at a rate of 1 per minute?

What is a good way to keep track of time between encounters with an ability that regenerates at a rate of 1 per minute? Force Ward You constantly surround yourself with a ward of force. You gain a ...
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What can players do while waiting for a troll to regenerate?

Can players do anything while waiting for a troll to regenerate its hp on its next turn? For example: Player A drops troll’s hp to 0. Player B and Player C go before troll goes. Do I just skip their ...
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Can Chill Touch prevent Regeneration?

Can the D&D 5th Edition cantrip Chill Touch prevent regeneration and similar abilities? Do specific forms of regeneration (like a troll's) circumvent this? Chill Touch: You create a ghostly, ...
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How does energy resistance affect regeneration?

A standard troll has Regeneration 5 (acid or fire). Suppose that the troll somehow gains fire resistance 10, such as through the Resist Energy spell. If a level 3 wizard casts Burning Hands at this ...
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How to get a character's limb regrown at 3rd level?

I'm running a somewhat modified version of the Lost Mine of Phandelver adventure. I was DMing my second ever session, and decided to roll on the lingering injuries chart. I got a 3 and told the ...
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Can a doppelgänger regrow a hand?

A doppelgänger does not have the Regeneration special quality. It does have Change Shape (alter self). Regeneration clearly lets a creature regrow a missing body part, like a hand. What happens ...
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Is there a rule that creatures without Con scores can not have the Regeneration special ability?

I've heard that there's a rule that creatures without Con scores (e.g. undead) cannot have the regeneration special ability. I can see why that would be the case (immunity to nonlethal damage makes ...
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What, beyond correct elemental or alignment damage, can kill a regenerating creature?

In pathfinder, disintegrate states that: Any creature reduced to 0 or fewer hit points by this spell is entirely disintegrated, leaving behind only a trace of fine dust. This indicates to me that ...
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How do I overcome Regen X/Good as a wizard, in Pathfinder, short of summoning a celestial with a good aligned weapon?

Some of the evil outsiders in Pathfinder have a regeneration that can only be negated by 'good' e.g. damage from good aligned weapons, our natural weapons of good aligned beings. How do you overcome ...
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Does immunity to damage render a creature immune to the other effects the damage could cause?

A shifter (Races of Eberron 25–40), in addition to the feats Endurance (Player's Handbook 93) and Toughness (101), takes the feats Shifter Stamina (115–16) and Troll Blooded (Dragon #319 61).1 The ...
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Can a Vorpal weapon kill creatures with the regeneration special ability?

Can a Vorpal weapon kill creatures with the regeneration special ability? For example, can a Balor's Vorpal sword kill a Pit fiend? If not, what happens to the HP of a creature that has lost its ...
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How can I recover a missing body part without using wish?

I recently had my nose bitten off by a berserker and smell is surprisingly hard to live without. I have had some past trouble with wishes (from a ring of three wishes) so I'm reluctant to make ...
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