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Can multiple casts of True Polymorph stack?

Heavily related to this question, I want to know if multiple castings of True Polymorph would stack if made permanent. Picture this scenario: (Assume a willing target.) Any given character is TP'd ...
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If I drop a bag containing 15 flasks of alchemist's fire on a giant and it hits, will it take 15d4 fire damage and so on?

While flying over a giant, I drop a bag containing 15 flasks of alchemist's fire and hit them. Will the giant take 15d4 fire damage and so on? Will the damage also be 15d4 for the following round?
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Can two Cloud of Daggers be cast in the same area by different spell casters?

Quick overview of the situation, the party is 3rd level and the warlock and the bard can now both cast cloud of daggers. We were in a lizardfolk den and they saw us and came running down a 5-foot ...
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How do you choose active effects when two instances of the same spell/feature overlap?

There are two slightly different rules when it comes to overlapping game features, one from the PHB (post-errata) and one from the DMG (post-errata): PHB: The effects of different spells add ...
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What happens when multiple Heat Metal spells are cast on the same object?

Suppose that the mages Mary and Merry both cast Heat Metal at 2nd level on the metal armor of an enemy fighter, Fred. Both mages use their bonus action on subsequent turns to continue dealing damage ...
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Does a multiclassed Kensei monk/fighter benefit from both the Martial Arts die and the Dueling fighting style using a longsword one-handed?

To be specific, I'm planning on taking the XGtE Kensei monk to level 17, then dipping Battle Master fighter level 3 for the Dueling fighting style and maneuvers. At monk level 17, my Martial Arts die ...
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Dual wielding two +1 Longswords, do they stack?

In my campaign, my character has the opportunity to dual wield two +1 longswords. I'm just wondering if it's effective to do so or just a flex for my character. Would it make sense to do this? Would ...
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How does Carrying Capacity work with bonuses? [duplicate]

For example: Bugbear (with Powerful Build) and a class feature similar to that (I do believe a bear totem barbarian can do that) would that give them a carrying capacity of a huge creature? Or just a ...
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Is the UA Mystic's Mighty Leap effect from the Brute Force psionic talent affected by multipliers to your jump distance?

The most recent version (v3) of the Mystic class from Unearthed Arcana can be found here. Mystics can learn a number of Psionic Disciplines, each of which allow them to expend psi points to create ...
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Do talents that halve damage taken stack?

I know talents that add boons or bonus damage stack fairly simply. However, the Juggernaut Expert Path from A Glorious Death and the Prince of Darkness Expert Path from Tombs of Desolation both have ...
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Gaining the same Natural Attacks from multiple sources [duplicate]

There are multiple sources from which you can gain natural attacks (Bloodlines, Rage Powers, Racial Features etc.) What happens when you gain, say, a Bite Attack from being a Half-Orc with the "Toothy"...
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Do racial bonuses stack?

The SRD states (emphasis mine) that: With the exception of dodge bonuses, most circumstance bonuses, and racial bonuses, only the better bonus works This sentence seems to be missing the bolded ...
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Do the benefits to foraging from the ranger's Natural Explorer feature and the Outlander background's Wanderer feature stack?

I am planning on building my first ranger ever, and I was wondering about the Natural Explorer feature. One of its benefits when in your favored terrain is: When you forage, you find twice as much ...
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Can a Bard inspire another character’s inspiration roll? [closed]

I was recently thinking of cool ideas for my new character, when I thought of something. Is it possible for another bard to inspire my inspiration roll? Or is it possible to inspire the roll of ...
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When you cast Mythic Blessing of Fervor, can you emulate two different metamagic feats?

When you cast Mythic Blessing of Fervor, you are allowed to choose two of the choices on the list. Increase its speed by 30 feet. Stand up as a swift action without provoking an attack of ...
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If you have multiple situational racial save bonuses and are in a situation where they all apply, do they stack with one another?

So let's say your character gets hit by charm person. It has the enchantment (charm) and mind effecting subtypes. You are playing a custom race made with the race builder rules in the SRD with 3 ...
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Does a multiclassing with the Master of Many Styles and Free Style Fighter allow more active stances at once?

Both Master of Many Style and Free Style Fighter allow the character to use several stances in the same time. If a character has, for example, 3 levels as Free Style Fighter and 1 as Master of Many ...
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Can the Metamagic Song feat be used multiple times on the same spell?

The Metamagic Song feat from Races of Stone (p. 142) allows you to expend Bardic Music uses in place of increasing the level of the spell when applying metamagic. It comes with the stipulation that: ...
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Does a Barbarian stack rages while raging or does he reset his rage?

If a barbarian enters a new rage while he is raging do the rages stack on top of each other or would his current rage just be reset? I think the rage would be reset because its closest equivalent ...
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If two Lore Bards used the Cutting Words feature on an ability check or attack, would they stack?

Let's say the party had two Lore Bards, and both used Cutting Words on a creature who tried to attack. Does that stack, since they are separate penalties and not enduring effects (like bless)? Or ...
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Does climb speed from other sources stack with the climb speed from the Spider Climb spell?

Spider climb doesn't say how your base climb is affected, so I’m confused. Does it stack, does the larger amount override the smaller, or does spider climb just overwrite it, period? For example a ...
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Do these bonuses to disguise really stack together to +51 (or even more, eventually)?

Inspired by an answer to another question. My character is a Kitsune with 22 Charisma* and 8 ranks in Disguise. He has a Realistic Likeness feat. So, using logic from answer by william porter (sic!) ...
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Are Base Attack Bonuses and saves for multiclassing added together?

A rogue at 5th level has: BAB +3, Fort save +1, Ref save +4, Will save +1 At the next level I take 1 level of Shadowdancer, which has: BAB +0, Fort save +0, Ref save +1, Will save +0 Will that ...
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Can the nightmare effect of the Dream spell stack?

Let's say a character casts the spell Dream, and chooses to make the messenger terrifying to cause a nightmare. Then, they deliver their ten words and wake up, and immediately cast Dream again on the ...
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Does catching on fire stack if a character catches on fire again while still burning?

The effect catching on fire is unclear on if it can happen multiple times to a character. For example, the spell Fires of Purity (Complete Divine p.165) states: Any creature taking fire damage from ...
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Can the 2019 UA Artificer's Returning Weapon and Radiant Weapon infusions stack on the same weapon?

Can the 2019 UA Artificer's Returning Weapon and Radiant Weapon infusions stack on the same weapon? Each infusion grants you a +1 to hit and damage rolls, so would you get a +2 with both infusions? ...
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Does Resist Energy stack with racial traits granting energy resistances?

The Aasimar race has a trait that grants the following: Celestial Resistance: Aasimars have acid resistance 5, cold resistance 5, and electricity resistance 5. If I cast Resist Energy on an ...
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Does the Battle Dancer's AC Bonus feature stack with the Arcane Duelist's Apparent Defense feature?

The Battle Dancer class has a feature with an AC bonus, which states (Dragon Compendium Volume I, p. 28): AC Bonus (Ex): When unarmored and unencumbered, the battle dancer adds her Charisma bonus (...
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What do the Coming of Age and Dedication options in the Ceremony spell mean by “only once”?

I found a question regarding the Wedding option in the spell ceremony - What qualifies a creature as being "widowed" for the purposes of Ceremony? - but saw none about the other options. ...
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Does the 2019 UA Alchemist artificer's Alchemical Mastery feature let you add your Intelligence mod again to a healing spell that already includes it?

The 2019 Unearthed Arcana artificer's Alchemist archetype has a feature called Alchemical Mastery, that, among other things, allows you to add your intelligence modifier to the healing effect of a ...
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Does the Defensive Duelist feat stack with the AC calculation from the Warforged's Integrated Protection trait?

The warforged integrated protection uses your proficiency bonus as part of the calculation for your AC at all 3 levels if you are proficient in that armor type. The Defensive Duelist feat allows you ...
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What happens when you cast the same spell on the same target twice?

I cannot find any rules text that states what happens if you apply two spells to the same target that would then overlap in effect - e.g., let us presume two spells of Weight Increment (Earth 10) are ...
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Can you stack the effect of the Crafter's Fortune spell by drinking potions of it?

If you were to craft potions of crafter's fortune, could you stack the effect by drinking multiple potions to get a +10 or +15 or your next Craft check? The description of crafter's fortune states ...
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If more than one feature adds your modifier as bonus damage to a spell, do they stack? [duplicate]

In the case of the Draconic Sorcerer (choosing a fire dragon) and the Celestial Warlock, both classes get a level 6 feature that adds damage to your Fire spells equal to your Charisma modifier. If ...
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Do Multiclassed spellcasters add their ability modifier or proficiency bonus twice when determining spell save DC?

I was told somewhere that a way to increase spell save DC was by multiclassing and taking a spell in each class multiclassed. If this is the case, a Sorcerer and Warlock multiclass would be able to ...
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What happens when two opposing instances of Bend Luck are applied to the same roll by multiple Wild Magic sorcerers?

Wild Magic sorcerers get the Bend Luck feature at 6th level (PHB, p. 103): Starting at 6th level, you have the ability to twist fate using your wild magic. When another creature you can see makes ...
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Can more than one instance of Bend Luck be applied to the same roll by multiple Wild Magic sorcerers?

Wild Magic sorcerers get the Bend Luck feature at 6th level (PHB, p. 103): Starting at 6th level, you have the ability to twist fate using your wild magic. When another creature you can see makes ...
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Do Life Drain attacks from wights stack?

The wight has an attack called Life Drain: Life Drain. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) necrotic damage. The target must succeed on a DC 13 Constitution ...
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Can more than one creature benefit from multiple Hunter's Mark spells cast on the same target?

The Hunter's Mark spell states: You choose a creature you can see within range and mystically mark it as your quarry. Until the spell ends, you deal an extra 1d6 damage to the target whenever you ...
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Do the Improvised Weapon Mastery and Shikigami Style feats stack?

The Improvised Weapon Mastery feat says: Increase the amount of damage dealt by the improvised weapon by one step (for example, 1d4 becomes 1d6) to a maximum of 1d8 (2d6 if the improvised weapon is ...
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If you gain a double-9s effect from two different sources, do they stack?

If my character has an artifact that gives them double-9s on Performance rolls, then uses Impassioned Orator Technique to grant himself double-9s from a Charm, what happens? Does that give their roll ...
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Do Temp HP effects stack if both occur simultaneously?

So, I have a player who through some multiclassing and the like, gained two abilities that both said that when he kills someone he gains temporary HP equal to half his level + his Charisma mod. Does ...
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How does the Favored Enemy feature of the Slayer prestige class work?

I am building a Ranger 4/ Slayer 7/Ardent 2 NPC. Now I wonder about the interaction of the Slayer's and the Ranger's Favored Enemy class feature: The NPC is themed to hate Yuan-Ti, so he got humanoid ...
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Do parry bonuses stack?

Do parry bonuses stack? So for example if a character is using two Rapiers (Parry +1, see p.72), do these stack, so their Parry is +2 ? And continuing, does the +1 Parry bonus from the Trademark ...
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Can Plant Growth be repeatedly cast on the same area to exponentially increase the yield of harvests there (more than twice)?

I was looking into getting the spell Plant Growth because we work with some agrarian societies in our campaign. If you cast the 8-hour version that enriches plants in a 1 mile radius to double their ...
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Would this house-rule that treats advantage as a +1 to the roll instead (and disadvantage as -1) and allows them to stack be balanced?

I've been playing Open Legend RPG and I love that the Advantage in that game can be stacked. I love it when players try to strategize and stack as much advantage as possible. I want to do this in D&...
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Does the Vanguard Style bonus stack with itself?

The Vanguard Style feat states : While using this style, when an adjacent ally is required to make a Reflex saving throw, you can expend a use of an attack of opportunity to attempt the aid another ...
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Do the temporary hit points from the Battlerager barbarian's Reckless Abandon stack if I make multiple attacks on my turn?

If I'm a Battlerager barbarian (from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, p. 121) and make 3 attacks on my turn while using Reckless Attack and raging, do I get 5 temporary HP total, or 5 temp HP per ...
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Is it possible to stack the damage done by the Absorb Elements spell?

The absorb elements spell says The spell captures some of the incoming energy, lessening its effect on you and storing it for your next melee attack. You have resistance to the triggering ...
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Does the attack bonus from a Masterwork weapon stack with the attack bonus from Masterwork ammunition?

Does the attack bonus from a Masterwork weapon stack with the attack bonus from Masterwork ammunition? For example, does the +1 attack bonus of a Masterwork Arrow stack with the +1 attack bonus of ...