Questions tagged [rune-knight]

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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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 UA Rune Knight inscribe a rune on an improvised weapon?

The Rune Knight fighter subclass from this UA has a class feature allowing them to inscribe runes on objects. However, To be eligible, an object must be a weapon, a suit of armor, or a shield. ...