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Do different versions of the same feats stack in 5th edition? [duplicate]

The reason I ask this is because there are several different versions of the spell sniper feet, and all of them double range for ranged spells with attack rolls. Most feats that are like this specify ...
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Does Ceremony Funeral Rite undead prevention period stack with Gentle Repose undead prevention period? [closed]

Can a Ceremony spell for funeral rite stack with Gentle Repose spell?
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Can Will save modifier from Elan “Resistance” stack with Will save modifier from “Empty Mind” psionic talent?

Can an Elan use their Resistance (su) and Empty Mind in the same round to gain a total of +6 on a Will save?
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Does (a dragon's) natural armour stack with barding-armour? [duplicate]

Logic suggests dragons may have interest in armour &/or barding, such as making draconic-scale armour from their cast-off scales. Smaug wore iron scales & hard gems after all. But how does ...
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Can the modifiers from psionic talents stack?

If you choose the Access Psionic Talent feat, you choose 5 psionic talents (which are 0-level psionic powers), then if you have enough power points to spend, you can activate "Precognition, ...
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Can you stack dodge modifiers?

You can choose the Combat expertise feat and the Dodge feat. Both of them grant dodge modifiers to Armor Class. Are their Armor Class modifiers stacked?
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Can I cast Aid again to “heal” creatures already under the effect of the Aid spell that have been reduced to 0 HP?

Suppose I have cast Aid on 3 of my allies, and those allies have all dropped to 0 hit points and fallen unconscious. I would like to get all of them back on their feet as quickly as possible. Can I ...
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Do the effects of spells that change attitude stack?

Do the effects of spells that change the target's attitude stack? For example, if I use charm person on someone, then use telempathic projection, would that set their attitude to helpful? If it was ...
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Can Magical Lineage reduce a spell's level multiple times?

Oh wise brains of the internet, I implore thee Magical Lineage states "Pick one spell when you choose this trait. When you apply metamagic feats to this spell that add at least 1 level to the ...
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Can multiple castings of the Reverse Gravity spell be used to lift the same target(s) several hundred feet?

My players came up with an interesting idea using the reverse gravity spell recently. At the time, I let them do it because it made sense and I like to keep things flowing - but I'm wondering whether ...
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Thas the effect of Spirit Shield of the Path of the Ancestral Guardian can happens after the effcts of Ancestral Protectors? [duplicate]

this question is something that has been in my head for some time. is says that with Ancestral Protectors of some one gets hit they half the damage, so can you use Spirit Shield after the effect of ...
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Do Illusionist's Bracers actually allow you to cast two minor illusions?

The description of the illusionist's bracers states (GGR, p. 178; emphasis mine): A powerful illusionist of House Dimir originally developed these bracers, which enabled her to create multiple minor ...
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Do the pushing effects of the Battle Master fighter's Pushing Attack maneuver and the Swords bard's Mobile Flourish stack on the same attack?

Do the pushing effects of the Battle Master fighter's Pushing Attack maneuver and the College of Swords bard's Mobile Flourish stack on the same attack? Assuming the target fails the Strength save ...
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Are the spells Leomund's Tiny Hut and Tiny Hut considered the same spell for the purposes of combining magical effects?

The Player's Handbook contains the spell Leomund's tiny hut (on p. 255), and the Systems Reference Document contains a version of this spell called tiny hut1. The descriptions of these spells are ...
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Does the +1 AC bonus from the Warforged racial trait Integrated Protection and the Forge Domain cleric's Blessings of the Forge stack?

The Warforged race (from Eberron: Rising from the Last War, p. 36) has a racial feature called Integrated Protection, which among other things, grants the following: You gain a +1 bonus to Armor ...
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Does the artificer's Enhanced Weapon stack on top of hexblade's Improved Pact Blade?

I play a hexblade warlock with an Improved Pact Blade longsword. I like the idea of the eldritch tinkerer, who builds his patron's gifts into his gadgets, which fits in a warlock/artificer multiclass. ...
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If 3+ characters cast Flesh to Stone on the same target, and the target fails the saving throws against all of them, is it petrified?

The flesh to stone spell states: A creature restrained by this spell must make another Constitution saving throw at the end of each of its turns. If it successfully saves against this spell three ...
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How is the “most potent effect” determined for combining the effect of multiple Bless spells without rolling both bonus dice?

In the rules on "Combining Magical Effects" (PHB, p. 205), the bless spell is given as the example of spell effects not being combined (not 'stacking'): The effects of different spells add ...
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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?

The description of the sanctuary spell says (PHB, p. 272): You ward a creature within range against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a ...
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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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