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Does Tool Expertise and Wonder Maker stack? [closed]

I have a Rock Gnome Artificer, which grants Tool Expertise, but I want to take the Wonder Maker feat. Do you add +3 for proficiency, +3 because of Tool Expertise, and +3 because of Wonder Maker when ...
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What are all the ways that stacking resistance becomes immunity by RAW?

In this supplement for Rise of Tiamat, on page 4, the properties of the "dragon mask" magic items are described, including this property (bold emphasis mine): Damage Absorption. You have ...
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Do Fire Shield of fire and Fire Shield of ice stack? [duplicate]

If I cast Fire Shield for fire and ice, will they stack?
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Do the War Domain cleric's Channel Divinity options Guided Strike and War God's Blessing stack?

The War Domain cleric has the Channel Divinity option Guided Strike (PHB, p. 63): Starting at 2nd level, you can use your Channel Divinity to strike with supernatural accuracy. When you make an ...
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Does the Bestow Curse spell's extra damage apply to the Dragon's Breath spell?

The bestow curse spell states: [...] While the target is cursed, your attacks and spells deal an extra 1d8 necrotic damage to the target. [...] I'm wondering how this interacts with the dragon's ...
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Can a Swords bard benefit from Blade Flourish's speed increase again if they take the Attack action again?

The Swords Bard's 3rd level feature, Blade Flourish, states: [...] Whenever you take the Attack action on your turn, your walking speed increases by 10 feet until the end of the turn [...] So if a ...
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Can you wield the Staff of Defense and a shield, and have their AC bonuses stack with the Mage Armor spell?

The staff of defense from the Lost Mine of Phandelver Starter Set campaign (p. 53) is a magic staff that grants +1 to AC when attuned. As a magic staff, it also functions as a quarterstaff, which has ...
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What happens when identical overlapping effects have their end-condition met?

The Dungeon Master's Guide errata (direct download) added the "Combining Game Effects" section which states (emphasis mine): Different game features can affect a target at the same time. But when ...
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Do 2 instances of the Booming Blade spell stack on the same creature, in terms of the damage it takes if it moves willingly? [duplicate]

I'm creating a NPC for a campaign that is a sorcerer using a longsword and the booming blade spell (SCAG, p. 142). With the Metamagic option Quickened Spell, this NPC can cast booming blade twice per ...
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Can the effects of the combo discipline Bliss stack?

The combination discipline Bliss (V20, Lore of the Clans, Dominate ••, Presence •••) is described as allowing any virtues for a willing target to be temporarily raised on a successful roll. It doesn't ...
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Does help from other players stack?

Players can help each other if they're trained in the skill - doing so provides an asset to the player being helped. Does multiple skilled players helping stack? Say three characters are trained in ...
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Can you add the same modifier to damage rolls multiple times if they come from different sources?

A friend of mine is wanting to do a specific build and as far as I am aware you cannot apply a modifier multiple times in this way. Can someone confirm if this is a RAW legal tactic? Scenario: level ...
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Can I double a single spell attack's range multiple times by taking multiple versions of the Spell Sniper feat?

I was looking at the Player's Handbook and I saw that there are 3 different types for Spell Sniper. Simply put, does choosing all three of them create an 8 times multiplier? For example, say that a ...
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Do diseases stack?

Say you're fighting dire rats and get bit 9 times, failing your save each time. If their incubation period rolls are evenly spread, do you take 3d3 Dex/Con damage after 1 day, then possibly 6d3 damage ...
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For the “Running a Franchise” activity in the Acquisitions Inc. book, do days spent on the task by different characters stack even if they overlap?

I am running Orrery of the Wanderer, the pre-made adventure in the Acquisitions Incorporated book. My PCs have just gotten to the point where they acquire their franchise, but I have a question about ...
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Does a storm sorcerer's Tempestuous Magic stack with the Levitate spell?

On the back of What happens when a Storm sorcerer uses Tempestuous Magic to fly 10 feet straight up? if a Storm Sorcerer uses Tempestuous Magic to move vertically 10' and then casts Levitate on ...
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Do the temporary hit points I get each turn from the UA Order of the Immortal Mystic's Psionic Resilience feature stack?

Right now I am playing a Mystic (UA), and I have chosen the Order of the Immortal as my discipline. The Psionic Resilience subclass feature gives me temporary hit points equal to my Int mod at the ...
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Can an Order of the Mutant Blood Hunter benefit from multiple instances of the same Mutagen at once?

The Order of the Mutant archetype of the Blood Hunter class has the ability to use mutagens to increase ability scores. The rule for using mutagens reads in part: As a bonus action you can consume ...
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Do numerical Conditions stack?

2e introduced quite a lot of new rules, one being conditions. I didn't find any quote there and it left me wondering: Does drained (and other conditions) stack? Example: One poison says: Stage 1 ...
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What are the balance implications of letting the Order of the Dragon cavalier's Aid Allies feature's +3 bonus stack with Aid Another's +2 bonus?

The Order of the Dragon cavalier order gives an Aid Allies ability, which states: At 2nd level, whenever an order of the dragon cavalier uses the aid another action to assist one of his allies, the ...
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Do psionics powers' effects stack?

If an Elan Aegis obtains the Unlocked Talent and Access Psionics Powers, can they stack fortify, lesser +1 and fortify +2 and Resistance (due to Elan) +4 on saving throws (spending Power points)?
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Can I gain additional Glyphs of Warding if I know it from multiple traditions?

The description of glyph of warding states that: The maximum number of glyphs of warding you can have active at a time is equal to your spellcasting ability modifier. What happens if I know the ...
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Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat?

Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat? I won't detail it heavily, but can an Elf and/or Half-Elf Wizard (Bladesinger) combine all these for enhanced ...
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How (if at all) do Wild Magic Surges stack with each other?

First off there are a lot of rules on combining/overlapping effects: The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don't combine, however. Instead, the most potent effect--such as the highest ...
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Spells or magical abilities that allow multiple simultaneous effects?

Combining Magical Effects on page 205 of the Player's Handbook says: The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those spells overlap. The effects of the same spell cast ...
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Does being under the effect of more than one Sanctuary spell require more than one saving throw?

Does being under the effect of more than one Sanctuary spell require more than one saving throw? In the case where there are two Clerics who cast Sanctuary on the same PC: would a monster trying to ...
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Does the Hunter's Mark spell stack with the Rogue's Sneak Attack feature?

Wondering if when multi classing a ranger and a rogue, can the spell hunters mark stack with sneak attack on damage roll? For reference, hunter's mark states: You choose a creature you can see ...
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How do multiple castings of Hex affect a creature?

How do multiple castings of Hex affect a creature? This question has two parts related to the same spell and game mechanic. Scenario 1: The Three Warlocks walk into a tavern and spot their arch-enemy: ...
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Do the Life cleric's Disciple of Life and Blessed Healer features stack when using a spell that heals both the cleric and another creature?

A 6th-level Life Domain cleric has the following gets the Disciple of Life feature at 1st level: Also starting at 1st level, your healing spells are more effective. Whenever you use a spell of 1st ...
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If two Moonbeam spells are placed on a Large creature, does it take damage from both beams on its turn?

If two moonbeam spells are placed on different parts of a size Large (or larger creature), does it take damage from both beams on its turn? Or is this subject to the rule on combining magical effects ...
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Can a player have and use both Bardic Inspiration and DM's Inspiration?

Can a player have both inspiration from the DM and a Bardic Inspiration Die from a bard? Additionally, could both be used on the same attack roll/ ability check before the result is announced? One ...
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Do Blink, Blur, normal concealment & Displacement stack? [duplicate]

Just what the title says, Do Blink, Blur, normal concealment & Displacement stack? Do any of them stack? Do all of them stack? Which ones, if any?
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Do the effects of the Modify Memory spell stack on the same creature to affect multiple memories?

In the DMG, multiple non-damage effects from a source with the same name do not stack (for example, a character with Bless cast on it multiple times only gains the benefit once). Would this also be ...
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Does a Nabassu benefit from devouring multiple souls or just from the strongest creature it devours?

If a Nabassu (Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes) were to use its Devour Soul feature: A nabassu can eat the soul of a creature it has killed within the last hour, provided that creature is neither a ...
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Can a character benefit from multiple Ioun Stones at once?

My goblin mystic found a few Ioun Stones (4) during the last session. I asked my DM if I could use multiple at once, she took a look at the item's description, and now we are here. If it matters I ...
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Do more doses of poison do more damage?

For instance I want to kill an NPC via mixing poison in a soup and giving it to the NPC, assuming that the they will drink all the soup. But my poison's damage isn't enough to kill them. If I put more ...
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Do any of the various effects that adjust wind speed stack, and if so which ones?

There are multiple ways to affect wind speed: natural phenomena, psionics, magic, even certain feats can produce minor wind effects.... Do any of the various effects that adjust wind speed stack, and ...
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Do the bonuses from Artificer's Enhanced Arcane Focus and Staff of Power stack? [duplicate]

When I have an Enhanced arcane focus wand in one hand and the Staff of Power in the other, do the spell attack bonuses stack? Enhanced Arcane Focus Item: A rod, staff, or wand (requires ...
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Does the decoy familiar archetype stack with improved familiar if the familiar can't speak and does not give a variable bonus

familiar archetype rules Animal archetypes modify familiars’ standard abilities, similar to how class archetypes modify player characters’ class features. These archetypes function by swapping ...
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Can the motes of the Ring of Shooting Star's “Shooting Star” effect be layered?

The Ring of Shooting Stars has the Shooting Star effect as described below: Shooting Stars. You can expend 1 to 3 charges as an action. For every charge you expend, you launch a glowing mote of ...
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Does it take multiple rolls to remove Persistent damage from Multiple sources?

If you are under a persistent damage effect, you (typically) get a flat DC15 roll to remove it. Various things can trigger this roll and/or change the DC, but it for sure comes right after you take ...
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Can I Haste, booming blade, green flame blade and smite?

So I am new to Dungeons and Dragons, and for a one shot my DM is planning on a battle royal. What I want to do is a level 10 divine soul sorcerer and 2 levels in paladin. First round I cast haste ...
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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 ...