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Is this homebrew rogue/paladin subclass balanced? [closed]

My player wants to make a custom class for my upcoming Dungeons of Drakkenheim campaign, is it balanced? The class is supposed to be a rogue/paladin hybrid. Black Knight Homebrew Features Heightened ...
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How exactly does underhanded maneuvers function?

Rogue archetype Skulking slayer specific for orcs and half-orcs has the following ability: Underhanded Maneuvers (Ex) At 1st level, when she could normally make a sneak attack, a slayer may instead ...
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New Assassin/Thug [closed]

I'm working on making a pseudo assassin type class, but one that doesn't lurk in the shadows. They'll be a "I'm that good that you can't touch me" type of assassin/rogue/tough guy character,...
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Can "Improved Knockdown" trigger "The Harder They Fall"?

The level 10 Fighter talent "Improved Knockdown" says "you automatically apply the critical success effect of a Trip", and the level 4 Rogue talent "The Harder They Fall" ...
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Can a soulknife rogue use their second psychic blade if holding a weapon?

So as the title states I’d like to get clarification on if a soulknife rogue can use their second psychic blade if holding a weapon. More specifically, is there anything that prevents said rogue from ...
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Gloom Stalker Ranger's Stalker's Flurry and Rogue's Elusive

Rogue's Elusive states " No attack roll has advantage against you while you aren’t incapacitated." and Stalker's Flurry states "Once on each of your turns when you miss with a weapon ...
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How to create a Macro in Roll20 that delivers both a Sneak Attack and a Surprise Attack damage roll for a Soulknife Psychic Blade Attack

Greetings to my favourite D&D Roll20 Macronauts! I am rather new to Roll20 and I could really use your assistance in building the following Roll20 macro with the Free Edition if possible: I have a ...
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Which roguish archetype and build will deliver maximum melee damage for a Bugbear rogue?

I'm an old school D&D player returning to the game with a vengeance after an absence of a few years and trying to process all the new races, class features and options that are currently available ...
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While wearing Illusionist's Bracers, can a Player Hold Action with Booming Blade (for Reaction) and strike on your turn with a Bonus Action?

By RAW can a Rogue High Elf wearing Illusionist's Bracers use Hold Action with Booming Blade to trigger Illusionist's Bracers feature to then use their Bonus Action (on their turn) to cast Booming ...
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Can a Rogue Inquisitive use their passive Insight with Insightful Fighting?

Can a Rogue Inquisitive use their passive Insight with Insightful Fighting? Insightful Fighting short version: as a bonus action, make a Wis (Insight) check contested by target's Cha (Deception) ...
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3rd level Thief's damage

I'm a player, not a DM. A 3rd-level Thief with shortbow, when his mates are fighting against foes, uses Stealth by bonus action and so he shot the enemy two times (advantage), he hit one of the target ...
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Does Assasinate actually guarantee a critical hit on an attack that initiates combat from stealth?

From what I understand, the surprised condition works as follows. It is a status effect with a duration of 1 turn that forces a creature to skip their turn. A creature gets the status effect at the ...
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How is the spell DC of a staff calculated when used with UMD?

Related description from Use Magic Device: Emulate an Ability Score: To cast a spell from a scroll, you need a high score in the appropriate ability (Intelligence for wizard spells, Wisdom for divine ...
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How to use AnyDice to properly calculate using Sneak Attack with multiple attacks?

I am trying to create a damage percentage study on AnyDice.com for a 5e Rogue using both an Attack and a Bonus Action attack with two different weapons. Most of this is pretty straightforward, in that ...
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How much light do psychic blades give off?

The description for a Soulknife's psychic blades says, Also at 3rd level, You can manifest your psionic power as shimmering blades of psychic energy. Are there similarly described items that have ...
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Does the rogue's Reliable Talent feature apply to a harengon's initiative checks (thanks to the Hare-Trigger trait)?

Rogues gain the Reliable Talent feature at level 11: By 11th level, you have refined your chosen skills until they approach perfection. Whenever you make an ability check that lets you add your ...
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Can a rogue/Kensei monk use Sneak Attack with a Kensei weapon?

The 3rd-level feature of the UA Kensei Monk subclass, Path of the Kensei, reads as follows: You gain proficiency with three martial weapons of your choice. A martial weapon is considered a kensei ...
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Can a rogue sneak attack another rogue?

Say a 20th lvl Rogue is fighting a solo fight with a 15th lvl Rogue. Can a Rogue sneak attack another Rogue? Or does Uncanny Dodge prevent the sneak attack? If they can sneak attack each other, do all ...
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Can you Sneak Attack without advantage?

The rules for rogue state that Once per turn, you can deal an extra 1d6 damage to one creature you hit with an attack if you have advantage on the attack roll. You don't need advantage on the attack ...
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Party Synergies for Melee Rogue with Sentinel

I'm playing a melee rogue (Arcane Trickster). I'm looking to multiply my sneak attack damage by taking the Sentinel feat to increase the odds of getting to make attacks on someone else's turn. Pro: ...
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As a rogue, what are the most reliable ways to gain advantage on attacks?

I am making a very specific Ranger/Rogue multiclass that heavily relies on getting sneak attacks. What are some reliable ways to gain advantage on attacks in combat, especially at early levels?
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Dual wielding hand crossbow and full attack

Could a rogue (level 30) do 8 attacks in a full attack using two hand crossbows? We had player in our campaing using this mechanic, but it was not clear how she was doing this. She had all the two ...
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How does a Phantom Rogue's Ghost Walk ability movement work?

At level 13, the Phantom Rogue gets the Ghost Walk ability which grants (in part): As a bonus action, you assume a spectral form. While in this form, you have a flying speed of 10 feet, you can hover ...
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Rogue Holding Bonus Action to disengage once attacked

Can a player hold ONLY their bonus action? They take their turn, take the attack action, hold the bonus action. With disengage and dash as bonus actions, it puts the rogue in a better place to control ...
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Can a Soulknife Harengon add a Psionic Energy Die to Initiative Checks?

I've been searching forums and brainstorming about this idea. I am curious about how many holes can be put in this theory and how many DMs would allow this at their table. Supporting Evidence Every ...
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Does the Scout's Ambush Master feature require a successful attack to activate it?

The Scout subclass of the Rogue includes the 13th-level feature "Ambush Master" which says: Starting at 13th level, you excel at leading ambushes and acting first in a fight. You have ...
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What happens if you roll a Nat1 on a proficient d20 test with Reliable Talent or a similar feature?

The One D&D Character Origins playtest has the following rule for d20 tests: If you roll a 1 on the d20, the d20 Test automatically fails, regardless of any modifiers to the roll. Using 5th ...
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Can a Gloom Stalker ranger continuously use Dread Ambusher if they knock-out or eliminate enemy after enemy, as long as it happens in one turn?

In D&D 5e, if a gloom stalker (ranger) is infiltrating somewhere while in stealth. Would it be possible for them to attack one enemy, potentially eliminate them, re-enter stealth and proceed to do ...
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How to encourage melee combat when ranged is a stronger option

I'm playing in a 5E campaign based on the Grim Hollow guide. My character is Level 3 Rogue Assassin multiclassed with Level 3 Ranger Gloom Stalker, with all future levels going into Rogue. I had ...
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Compare Double Slice Damage with normal Damage for a Rogue's Sneak Attack

If I read Double Slice correctly I can conduct two attacks but the precise damage is only applied once. Let us say I fight with a Rapier in the primary and a Short Sword in the secondary hand. If I ...
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Can the SoulKnife Ability "Psychic Whispers" Use Other Senses to Communicate?

Well, at my table, one of my players asked me if the Psychic Whispers ability can be used to share images, smells or sounds telepathically, not only words, since other creatures with telepathic ...
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How does the Wind Demon's Arrow Bane ability (from the Creature Codex) interact with the rogue's Sneak Attack feature?

Creature Codex for 5th Edition is a non WoTC bestiary written by Kobold Press with over 400 new foes. The Wind Demon (Creature Codex, p. 93) has an ability called "Arrow Bane", which states: ...
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Can a Soulknife use their Psychic Blades for an Opportunity Attack?

The Psychic Blade ability says: Whenever you take the Attack action, you can manifest a psychic blade from your free hand and make the Attack with that blade. and The blade vanishes immediately ...
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Does Soulknife Rogue's feature Psychic Whispers work on enemies?

In Tasha’s Cauldron Of Everything, Soulknife Rogue gets the following feature at 3rd level: Psychic Whispers. You can establish telepathic communication between yourself and others—perfect for quiet ...
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How to handle the Soulknife Rogue's Psi Bolstered Knack if the DM doesn't do clear-cut successes and failures on skill checks?

The Soulknife Rogue has the following ability: Psi-Bolstered Knack. When your nonpsionic training fails you, your psionic power can help: if you fail an ability check using a skill or tool with which ...
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Can an Inquisitive Rogue use the Tactical Assessment maneuver for Insightful Fighting?

The Inquisitive Rogue's Insightful Fighting feature says: At 3rd level, you gain the ability to decipher an opponent’s tactics and develop a counter to them. As a bonus action, you make a Wisdom (...
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For how many attacks is a creature flat footed when attacking from concealment?

I am behind a tree (considered hidden) and attack my enemie. According to the rules he is considered flat footed. ...
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Sneak Attack after the first Attack while flanking

In Pathfinder 2e it is possible to make 3 attacks each round. Let us say I flank with my other party member. Can I sneak the second and third attack as well?
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Champion vs. Thief Damage Comparison

I am new to Pathfinder 2e. I am absolutely not familiar with the Champion, and just a little bit with the Thief. How do the Champion and Thief compare regarding damage output (at level 1, 5, 10, and ...
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Does the Psychic Blades second offhand attack gain the attack roll bonus? [duplicate]

Does the Psychic Blades second offhand attack gain the attack roll bonus as the text says the original weapon disappears and that the only thing that changes is the damage dice. Also at 3rd level, ...
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Does the Defensive Duelist feat work with Psychic Blades from the Soulknife Rogue subclass?

I'm making a Soulknife Rogue and was wondering if the feat Defensive Duelist would work with the Psychic Blades or if I'd need a regular dagger to gain benefit from it. Defensive Duelist: When you ...
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Can I Feint From a Distance?

I apologize in advance if this has already been answered, but I could not find a previous question addressing this. I am playing a Rogue for the first time (Lvl.2) and I would (obviously) like to ...
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Can the College of Swords Bard's Blade Flourish be used to increase your speed after using the Rogue's Steady Aim feature?

Say I'm running a College of Swords bard/rogue multiclass. Order of combat turn goes as follows: bonus: steady aim (speed is 0 until end of turn) action: attack using any flourish (+10 speed until ...
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Does a rogue need to Hide after every attack of a full attack action in melee?

After reviewing various topics (see below for reference) I was unable to find an answer. A rogue shadowdancer approaches their target using Hips to hide, is now in front of the target. Attacks melee ...
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Does an Initiative Roll imply combat?

I am wondering if a initiative roll means combat started, for the purpose of perks like the Assassin rogue's Assassinate which states You have advantage on attack rolls against any creature that hasn'...
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How does the Perfect Wight prestige class's Improved Legerdemain feature work?

The Perfect Wight prestige class from the Epic Level Handbook (page 34) gains the Improved Legerdemain feature at 2nd level. Could the perfect wight use this to touch a device that is inside a force ...
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Epic feat: self concealment cumulate with other "miss chance" abilities or spells?

One of my players uses in combat the spell displacement (PH 223) allowing the 50% miss chance of attacks. He also has the epic feat "self concealment" (10%). This feat is on the -epic level ...
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Who can False Attacker apply to?

False Attacker is a rogue talent that lets me attempt a Bluff check as an immediate action (opposed by the target’s Sense Motive or Perception check, whichever has a higher bonus) before rolling ...
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Can I sneak attack in melee range with a ranged weapon by flanking with another weapon?

If a rogue can catch an opponent when he is unable to defend himself effectively from her attack, she can strike a vital spot for extra damage. The rogue’s attack deals extra damage anytime her target ...
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Explain how the Thief Rogue's Use Magic Device isn't overpowered

I've been looking at the Rogue class lately, and although the Arcane Trickster archetype is really interesting, the Thief archetype, which is the only class to get Use Magic Device, seems also very ...
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