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Will a PC turned into an undead once always need resurrection?

When a character gets turned into an undead, the Raise Dead and Reincarnate spells do not work on that character, and Resurrection is needed. As an example: a PC becomes a vampire, then is destroyed, ...
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After death & reincarnation does a wizard need to recast Find Familiar? Does he or she get the previous one or a 'new' one?

A wizard dies - but his familiar escapes unharmed. He &/or she (the wizard) is Reincarnated, via the spell. He &/or she gains a new race with new abilities. Basic skills, proficiencies, ...
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Reincarnation effects on feats and ability scores

How does reincarnation affect feats and ability score increases? I'm running a campaign with a group of fairly high (16th-18th) level characters and the only "bring back the dead" option ...
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Does the target keep racial ability score bonuses after casting Reincarnate?

When casting the spell Reincarnate (PHB pg.271), does the target retain the ability score bonuses of their previous race?
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What magic 'survives' for a spell-Reincarnated humanoid? [closed]

Spell Reincarnate, 5th level Transmutation (Druid [& Bard]): The reincarnated creature recalls its former life and experiences. It retains the capabilities it had in its original form, except ...
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What happens to a Bladesinger reincarnated as a Human?

The Bladesinging subclass (Sword Coast Adventurer Guide, p. 141) of the Wizard class is restricted to Elves. If a High-Elf with 4 levels in the Wizard (Bladesinging) class dies and is reincarnated in ...
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Can a creature that has been Reincarnated be Resurrected using the old body?

Say a creature (humanoid) was killed and then reincarnated through the Reincarnate spell, gaining a new body. (Note that Reincarnate does not destroy the old body). Then that creature is killed again. ...
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Does a reincarnated Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer save his class abilities?

It looks like that Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer got all his class abilities just from his dragon ancestor. But does such ancestor provide sorcerer only with a Draconic Bloodline body, like ancestors ...
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If a Variant Human is Reincarnated, would they lose the feat and skill proficiency they started with?

The reincarnate spell states that you lose racial traits, but do feats and skill proficiencies count as racial traits? For example, would a half-elf lose the skills they had when the character was ...
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If you cast Reincarnation on a body, can you still cast Speak with Dead on it?

In this scenario a person that has been dead for less than 10 days is Reincarnated. Their old body is still there. Someone then casts Speak with Dead on the body. Question: Would the Speak with Dead ...
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Can Reincarnate extend the life span of a target by reincarnating as a longer-lived race?

When using resurrection spells like Revivify or Raise Dead, it's obvious that you return to life as you were before you died - as in, same body, same age, etc. However, Reincarnate, the druid's ...
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Does reincarnating into a race with multiattack grant you bonus attacks if you're a fighter?

I'm a level 15 fighter and I have Extra Attack(2): Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. The number of attacks increases to ...
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When you get Reincarnated into a race with variants, can you get those variants?

A human has a Variant option to forgo +1 to every stat in exchange for a feat, a skill and two +1s. Sword Coast Adventure Guide also introduces Variant options for half elves, amongst other things. ...
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Do you lose racial feats when Reincarnated out of your race?

Xanathar’s Guide to Everything introduces racial feats (ex: Bountiful Luck for halflings). My understanding of the Reincarnate spell is that if you were a variant human and become something else, you ...
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Kenku's curse of creativity, the soul, and reincarnation

Now, of the Kenku's three curses, the first and last are straight forward, they don't grow wings and they have no voice. However, the second one says Second, because their ingenuity and skill had ...
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How are bonus feats affected by reincarnate?

How are bonus feats affected by reincarnate exactly? A reincarnated creature recalls the majority of its former life and form. It retains any class abilities, feats, or skill ranks it formerly ...
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Reincarnate and level adjustment in story based leveling

In my current campaign we work with story based leveling. Our dear catfolk druid (effective level = 3+1 LA) has died and we used reincarnate to bring her back to life as an elf. We have not yet ...
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Are there any D&D rules for spells addressing past lives and the effects of reincarnation?

To clarify: This is not a question asking about different mechanics of reincarnation, or about a framework for reincarnation that spans any number of D&D variants. The tl;dr is that the question ...
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The Undying Deva

Can a player continually play the same Deva character according to RAW? The reason I ask is because according to the PHB2, the deva are simply continually reincarnated to a deva shrine or holy place ...
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