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For questions about the Rune Knight, a fighter subclass in Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition that uses runes to create various effects that enhance their martial prowess. The Rune Knight originally appeared as playtest content in "Unearthed Arcana: Fighter, Ranger, and Rogue" (in October 2019), and was later officially published in the book Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (released in November 2020).

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If a character starts using Giants Might in an enclosed area, then enters a more open area, will their size increase?

The RAW say: Giant Might At 3rd level, you have learned how to imbue yourself with the might of giants. As a bonus action, you magically gain the following benefits, which last for 1 minute: If you ...
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Can you end Rune Knight's Giants Might at will?

One of our players is playing a Rune Knight Fighter and has completely hypothetically asked if they could at will end the Giants Might effect from their class features. We cannot find anything that ...
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Does the Bugbears "Sneaky" trait always apply? Fitting into small places when larger than medium

We are playing a homebrew campaign based on the 5e core rulebooks, only allowing monster races (Monsters of the Multiverse). One of my players chose to play a bugbear rune knight. The bugbear states: &...
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Does the Rune Knight fighter's Giant’s Might feature affect the character's height?

The Rune Knight fighter gets the Giant's Might feature at 3rd level (TCoE, p. 45), which grants several benefits for 1 minute. One of these benefits causes you to become Large-sized. Does the Giant's ...
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How does Rune Knight's Fire Rune interact with a Succubus' Etherealness ability?

Had a run in with this one in tonight's game. I as the Rune Knight fighter used my fire rune on the succubus that kept running away, thinking I would continue to restrain her. The text reads: When ...
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As a Fairy Rune Knight, what are my options for being strength based and still having a good armor class?

The Fairy race, first printed in the adventure Supplement Wild Beyond the Witchlight, is a flying race that has the following restriction on the use of its flying speed: Because of your wings, you ...
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Do the Rune Knight's Runes work like spellcasting - or are they different?

It doesn't say that an invoked rune is controlled by the Rune Knight like a concentration spell or other spell like abilities. If a rune is invoked, does it stop if the rune knight is knocked ...
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How does the Rune Knight's Storm Rune work?

I have searched this explanation on the internet and on this website, but I have found nothing. In case this question may be a double, I am sorry. :) So, how does the Storm Rune of Rune Knight work? ...
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Are unarmed strikes "an attack using a weapon"? [duplicate]

The relevant part of the Rune Knight's Fire Rune reads as follows: When you hit a creature with an attack using a weapon, you can invoke the rune to summon fiery shackles: the target takes an extra ...
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Understanding the Rune Knight Fighter's 15th level feature

In the description for this feature, it says Master of Runes: You can invoke each rune you know from your Rune Carver feature twice, rather than once, and you regain all expended uses when you finish ...
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How do runes work? Can a Rune Knight forge them?

One of my players, new to D&D, is playing a Rune Knight, but in his background he's a son of merchants, and he asked me if he can produce runes to use or sell. Now, I'm aware that from the Rune ...
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Can a Rune Knight fighter use the Giant's Might feature to become Large in a 5-foot-wide passage (by "squeezing" as soon as they become Large)?

Rune Knight fighters can grow in size using the Giant's Might feature, whose description states (Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, p. 45; emphasis mine): If you are smaller than Large, you become Large,...
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Does a Rune Knight fighter using the Giant's Might feature get a bonus to their weapon's damage?

The description of the Giant's Might feature for the Rune Knight fighter in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 45) says that their weapons and armor grow with them, meaning their sword would be large/...
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Can the Rune Knight's runes only be placed on materials that can be carved?

TCoE's Rune Knight fighter subclass gains proficiency in smith's tools (i.e. metalworking), and its first major feature is called Rune Carver, which says: ...you can touch a number of objects equal ...
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Does fire shield damage trigger if cloud rune is used

If a wizard cast fire shield and is later hit by a melee attack, then a fighter uses cloud rune to switch targets. Would the fire shield still do damage? Fire Shield Whenever a creature within 5 ...
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Can a rune knight give runes to allies?

It doesn't disallow the rune knight from putting runes on ally's equipment, or giving inscribed equipment to allies, but there's also the difference of language from Artificer infusions, with ...
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Can you Invoke a Rune during a Rage?

Can a Barbarian/Fighter (Rune Knight) multiclasser invoke a rune (for example the Fire Rune) while raging? I don't see anything to suggest otherwise, since invoking a rune is not casting a spell and ...
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Does the Rune Knight choose the new target for Cloud Rune or does the original target choose the new target?

Quoting from the Rune Knight's Skye (Cloud Rune) In addition, when you or a creature you can see within 30 feet of you is hit by an attack roll, you can use your reaction to invoke the rune and cause ...
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Can a Rune Knight fighter inscribe a rune on an improvised weapon?

The Rune Knight fighter subclass from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 44) has the Rune Carver class feature, which allows them to inscribe runes on objects. However, it states (emphasis mine): [......
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