Questions tagged [sidekick]

For questions about sidekicks, less important characters which are played alongside player characters (either by the players or the GM).

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How does the Potent Cantrip-Sidekick Feature work with multiple Eldritch Blast-beams?

Let's assume a sidekick with the prodigy role, CHA 20 and the potent cantrips-feature : "The sidekick can add its spellcasting ability modifier to the damage it deals with any cantrip.") ...
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Is a Sidekick's base +2 proficiency bonus already included in their source stat block?

I'm confused by the Sidekick rules in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything. In the "Gaining a Sidekick Class" section, it says this: Proficiency Bonus The sidekick's proficiency bonus is ...
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How does armor and weapon proficiencies work with sidekicks?

A noble wears a breastplate and wields a rapier, but the "Bonus Proficiencies" section of the spellcaster sidekick class reads in part: The sidekick gains proficiency with light armor, and ...
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Can you use Feeblemind to Awaken more beasts in order to use them as sidekicks?

Awaken only works on beasts with 4 INT or lower. Feeble lowers INT to 1 for 30 days. Could I use this to broaden the range of animals I could awaken? I want to introduce a talking Ape as a sidekick ...
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How can I make a CR 1/2 Imp?

I am new to playing 5e, and my DM is also new to DMing 5e (although they have extensive prior experience as a 3.5e DM). We are interested in using the Sidekick rules presented in Tasha's Cauldron of ...
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Can you use named NPCs as Sidekicks?

Can you use named NPCs as Sidekicks (Tasha's)? For example Pidlwick II from Curse of Strahd. I'm guessing the only caveat is that they must be from a book?
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Can Sidekicks take the average on the Hit Die to determine the max HP increase when they level up?

Reading through the new rules for Sidekicks in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 142), it seems like they must roll for HP when they level up. Am I understanding this right? Or can I use Monster ...
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How many hit dice does a Sidekick start with?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, the published Sidekick rules say (p. 142): A sidekick can be any type of creature [...], but the challenge rating in its stat block must be 1/2 or lower. You take ...
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Can beasts use the Charge feature twice with Extra Attack?

Now that sidekicks can learn extra attack (Tasha's Warrior Sidekick class) I was wondering how this works. For example if an elk charges 20ft and attacks and gets the charge bonus, can they now use ...
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Are there rules for giving a sidekick spellcaster with a clerical flavour concept of prepared spells in D&D 5th edition?

Are there rules for giving a sidekick spellcaster with a clerical flavour a class and class abilities, like more known and prepared (list of which can be changed) spells, closer to those of a PC in D&...
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Do I get a bonus d6 to Magic Missile damage if my expert sidekick helps me?

The expert sidekick has the helpful ability (at level 7+): The expert can take the Help action as a bonus action, and the creature who receives the help gains a 1d6 bonus to the d20 roll. If that ...
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What are the differences between the Sidekicks from UA and the Sidekicks published in the Essentials Kit?

The Sidekicks material was published in the Unearthed Arcana column in December 2018, as playtest content. The Essentials Kit, released as a Target exclusive in June 2019 and everywhere in September ...
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Can the new Sidekicks system from UA be applied to creatures you create?

In Unearthed Arcana: Sidekicks, the prerequisites for a sidekick template to be applied to a creature are: Its challenge rating must be 1 or lower. The two of you must be friends. If you create a ...
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How can I have a sidekick/squire?

In Mutants & Masterminds, you can purchase a sidekick as a feat. I'm rolling up a knight, and I want a squire, using a similar game mechanic. Is there anything like this in D&D, other than ...