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Can a creature with Mimicry activate command word magic items?

Can creatures that lack the ability to actually speak but have the Mimicry ability (such as Raven or VGM Kenku) activate magic items that require a command word to activate? Relevant rules I could ...
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If a Water Orm uses its Water Travel ability after swallowing a creature, what happens to the swallowed creature?

Problem Description I'm GMing a game where the PCs may encounter a water orm, and I want to understand how its abilities work (or be able to rule on them fairly). Specifically, I notice that a water ...
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How far is "Nearby" for the purposes of "The Falcon Takes Flight"?

The Toritaka Bushi School gets the following Rank 2 trait: The Falcon Takes Flight - Through his training, the Toritaka can sense the emanations of nearby spirits as they cross over into the mortal ...
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What game mechanics use extraordinary abilities?

I'm not sure if anyone has gone about trying to find a list of the mechanics that explicitly make reference to extraordinary abilities (for example, mechanics that derive from spells, class features, ...
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Obzedat Ghost summoning ability

Going to run some undead for a boss fight, and while I was looking through some potential bosses I found the Obzedat Ghost. They seemed pretty interesting, in particular this ability: Convene the ...
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Can an Intellect Devourer in its new body continue to gain levels? (D&D 5e)

In D&D 5e, When an Intellect Devourer consumes the brain of a 3rd-level fighter, for instance, can it continue to gain fighter levels? Or due to its monstrous nature, is it locked to that 3rd-...
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Stealing Overdrive Healing from a Thoon Thrall

Thoon Thrall is a template from the Monster Manual V (MM5) that bestows the following supernatural ability: Overdrive Healing (Su) This ability works like fast healing 5, but a thrall can gain hit ...
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Is there a RAW monster that can create large quantities of water without magic?

I've asked the google and can't find anything, and I feel as though I've looked pretty deeply into the monster manual, but I'm wondering if there's a monster that can naturally create large quantities ...
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Would Spell Storing (weapon) be a superior option than Spell Storing, Minor (ring) for self buffing?

In DND 3.5e, both can contain up to 3 levels of spells in total. Spell Storing, Minor (ring) costs 18000GP. On the other hand, Spell Storing (Weapon) costs +1 bonus, which makes the minimum cost ...
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What type of damage is a Vicious weapon dealing?

Vicious: When a vicious weapon strikes an opponent, it creates a flash of disruptive energy that resonates between the opponent and the wielder. This energy deals an extra 2d6 points of damage to the ...
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Can I counterspell with a Dispel Magic Spell-Like Ability?

Spell-like abilities cannot be used to counterspell, nor can they be counterspelled. Says PHB. Counterspell: When dispel magic is used in this way, the spell targets a spellcaster and is cast as a ...
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How do Supernatural Transformation and Meta-Spell-Like-Abilities Feat work together?

Let's say a Pit Fiend turn its own spell-like ability, fireball, into a supernatural ability with the feat "Supernatural Transformation". And before doing so, he has also taken Quicken Spell-...
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Can a non-Hound take the Ghost Hunter special ability (as Veteran)?

ghost hunter states. Your hunting pet is imbued with spirit energy. It gains potency when tracking or fighting the supernatural, and gains an arcane ability: ghost-form, mind-link, or arrow-swift. ...
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