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In what way does two weapon fighting reduce the penalty of natural attacks?

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/gamemastering/combat#TOC-Natural-Attacks States the following (emphasis mine): You can make attacks with natural weapons in combination with attacks made with a melee ...
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Do the Bugbear's Long-Limbed trait and the Way of the Astral Self's astral arms stack for reach?

The Bugbear has a trait called Long-Limbed that states: When you make a melee attack on your turn, your reach for it is 5 feet greater than normal. The Way of the Astral Self monk has a feature ...
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Does energy resistance from my class and race stack?

In the rules it says resistance doesn't stack with spells but if I get resistance from my race and if I have resistance with my class (Ex: Efreeti bloodline) does the resistance stacks?
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Can you apply the Seeking Spell and Empowered Spell Metamagics to the same spell?

The general rule on Metamagic states (emphasis mine): You can use only one Metamagic option on a spell when you cast it, unless otherwise noted. Meanwhile, the Seeking Spell and Empowered Spell ...
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Do I need to use the Arcane Grimoire as a spellcasting focus to gain its bonuses?

The description of the arcane grimoire magic item states (TCE, p. 120; emphasis mine): While you are holding this leather-bound book, you can use it as a spellcasting focus for your wizard spells, ...
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Do the swim speeds gained from Gift of the Sea and Gift of the Depths add together?

I made a warlock that gains 40ft of swimming speed due to the fathomless pact (Gift of the Sea). If I now pick the Gift of the Depths Eldritch Invocation will they add up and result in a swimming ...
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If a creature with a fly Speed of 30 ft. has the Fly spell cast upon it, does it now have a 90 ft. fly speed, or only 60 ft. total?

According to the wording of the fly spell: You touch a willing creature. The target gains a flying speed of 60 feet for the duration. When the spell ends, the target falls if it is still aloft, ...
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Is Flame Wisp cumulative with itself?

I cast Flame Wisp, than hit with a Strike. Now I have 2 wisps. What happens if I cast Flame Wisp again? The new one overrides the old one, I have 3 wisps The new one is added to the old one, I have 6 ...
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How do Wildfire + Burn It! interact?

Burn It! increases fire damage: Your spells and alchemical items that deal fire damage gain a status bonus to damage equal to half the spell's level or one-quarter the item's level (minimum 1). ...
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Can an Armorer Artificer wear another set of armor with their Arcane Armor?

The Arcane Armor feature from the Armorer subclass has the following line: “The armor continues to be Arcane Armor until you don another suit of armor or you die.” If an Armorer Artificer is wearing ...
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In-world justification for stacking rules?

Inspired by this question on World Building, I'm curious if the bonus stacking rules from various editions of D&D have ever had an in-world justification published. From what I've found, there's ...
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Do spells halving movement stack?

If a group of monsters were, say, Slowed and then subjected to Sickening radiance would their speed be one-half normal, or one-fourth? Slow has, in part: An affected target’s speed is halved... A ...
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Can you stack AC bonuses with an Artificer's Infusions?

Can you stack AC bonuses with an Artificer's Infusions? I get that you can't use the same Infusion on multiple items. However... does the Enhance Defense Infusion and Repulsion Shield Infusion stack ...
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Does a Warlock's Repelling Blast Stack with Lance of Lethargy?

Lance of Lethargy states: Lance of Lethargy Prerequisite: eldritch blast cantrip Once on each of your turns when you hit a creature with your eldritch blast, you can reduce that creature’s speed by ...
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Does Scorching Weapons stack with Elementalist Shifter?

Scorching Weapons is a feat that adds 1 fire damage to your held metallic weapons. This damage explicitly does not stack with certain other fire damage (emphasis mine): Scorching Weapons ...
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Can you stack Bracers of Striking and Necklace of Natural Weapons?

Let's say you play a monk or other unarmed character and wear both a bracers of striking and necklace of natural weapons. Magic Fang established that for the exclusive purposes of enchantment, unarmed ...
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Does bleeding damage stack?

As an operative I have Bleeding Shot and make level bleeding damage if I hit. My question: what happens if I do bleeding damage after I hit the first shot. Does the bleeding damage stack?
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Do multiple instances of the Death Ward spell stack on the same target?

In most situations, spell effects of the same name do not stack, per the rule on combining game effects added in the errata for the DMG (p. 252): [...] when two or more game features have the same ...
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Do the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat work with the Manyshot feat?

Can the Manyshot feat work to allow you to apply the Psychic Strike soulknife class feature and the Greater Psionic Shot feat to all the arrows? The hang-up is that you are creating 3 arrows so you ...
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Do the bonuses to attack/damage rolls for unarmed strikes from the Eldritch Claw Tattoo and Insignia of Claws magic items stack?

I'm playing a level 11 monk/barb in D&D 5e. (I've put 8 levels into monk and 3 into barbarian.) I recently got the Eldritch Claw Tattoo from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 126), and I also ...
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Do caltrop penalties stack?

As an action, caltrops can be spread to cover a 5-foot-square area: Any creature that enters the area must succeed on a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw or stop moving and take 1 piercing damage. Until ...
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Can I stack the duration time of Animate Dead?

Animate Dead can reassert control over undead you created. It spells: The creature is under your control for 24 hours, after which it stops obeying any command you've given it. To maintain control of ...
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Two instances of Haste with one ending? [duplicate]

If a creature has two instances of Haste cast on it, and the first one ends, does the character suffer of lethargy? Relevant rules I can find: “Combining Magical Effects” (PHB 205). The effects of ...
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Does the short-rest bonus from the chef feat from TCoE stack with the the short-rest bonus of cook's utensils in XGtE

The chef feat grants, among other benefits, the ability to cook a meal during a short rest As part of a short rest, you can cook special food, provided you have ingredients and cook's utensils on ...
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Cursed Item Drawback Price Reductions: Do They Stack?

The rules for intentionally crafting cursed items in Pathfinder 1e lists the different curse types and how they modify an item's price. If a cursed item possesses multiple types of curses, for example,...
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Does UA Step of the wind: wings unfurled stack with Aarakocra?

The aarakocra gains a base 50 flight. Step of the wind: wings unfurled states When you use your Step of the Wind, you can unfurl spectral draconic wings, gaining a flying speed equal to your walking ...
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Does the same attribute modifier necessarily count as the same source when adjudicating stacking rules?

the SRD says this about stacking: Stacking In most cases, modifiers to a given check or roll stack (combine for a cumulative effect) if they come from different sources and have different types (or ...
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If I have the fighter's Extra Attack feature and the warlock's Thirsting Blade eldritch invocation, how many attacks can I make?

I am playing a half-orc fighter level 7 and warlock level 3. When I gain a warlock class level, I will gain an Eldritch Invocation, and I will pick Thirsting Blade. How many attacks can I make, since ...
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Does the vanguard's Entropy Shield stack with a real physical shield?

Can a Vanguard have both an Entropy Shield and a real physical shield, and do they stack if so?
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How do Giant's Might feature and Enlarge/Reduce spell interact?

Rune Knight's Giant's Might states: If you are smaller than Large, you become Large, along with anything you are wearing. (Note: I am linking to the UA because it is freely available and has the ...
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Does the 3rd benefit of the (UA) Fizban's Platinum Shield spell stack with Evasion, so that the character only takes 1/4 damage on a failed Dex save?

The new UA, Unearthed Arcana: Draconic Options, introduces a 6th-level spell called Fizban's platinum shield that can be cast on a creature within 60 feet of the caster, granting them a few benefits. ...
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Do the Fire Elemental's Fire Form trait's and Touch attack's ongoing fire damage stack with each other?

Inspired by the following: Does the Fire Elementa's Touch attack's ongoing damage stack with itself? I realized that my own answer to that question hinges on the idea of features having the ...
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Does the Fire Elementa's Touch attack's ongoing damage stack with itself? [duplicate]

If a fire elemental uses the Touch attack: Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) fire damage. If the target is a creature or a flammable object, it ignites. Until ...
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Does Furious Finish work with both hits of Cleaving Smash?

Cleaving Smash (from Weapon Trick - Two-Handed Weapon): When you use Cleave, you can add the additional damage from Vital Strike to both your initial and your secondary attacks. If you also have the ...
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Does the Gauntlets of Flaming Fury’s fire damage work on the Armorer Artificer’s Thunder Gauntlets?

Does the extra 1d6 fire damage to “grasped” weapons granted by the Gauntlets of Flaming Fury effect the Thunder Gauntlets from the Armorer Artificer subclass if the Gauntlets of Flaming Fury are the ...
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Do multiple baldric, bane items stack?

Following up on my question about if baldric, bane would grant early access to bane and greater bane for an inquisitor (it does), now I wonder if two such items stack? If you had a baldric, bane and a ...
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Does Molten Silver Strike or Steady hand allow Whirlpool strike to have higher range?

Molten Silver Strike allows to add Solar Wind boosts to Mithral Current attacks and adds +5ft/4init level to their range. Whirlpool strike allows you to attack every enemy in your weapons reach. ...
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Does the racial trait from Innistrad Provincial Origin, Stensia and the feat Tough stack?

The Player's Handbook feat Tough: Your hit point maximum increases by an amount equal to twice your level when you gain this feat. Whenever you gain a level thereafter, your hit point maximum ...
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Propulsion Armor Infusion and Thunder Gauntlets

Do the effects of the Thunder Gauntlets from the Armorer Artificer subclass stack with the effects of the Propulsion Armor gauntlets from the Propulsion Armor Infusion considering that they’re the ...
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Can I use two feats affecting unarmed strike at the same time?

Is there anything preventing a character from using, for example, Stunning Fist on the same attack as he uses Befuddling Strike, Perfect Strike (with a Ki Focus weapon), Scorpion Style, or similar ...
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Command spell cast twice (PF2e)

Inspired by this question, and by the fact that it almost happened in a recent session. What happens if a target fails against two different Command spells that give different commands (say, approach ...
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What happens if the Command spell is cast twice on the same target before the target's turn occurs?

What would happen if the command spell were cast twice (i.e. by 2 different characters) on the same person before their turn happened? Which command would the person obey? For example, if the first ...
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What happens if polymorph ends while under disguise self? [duplicate]

Premise: I am under the effects of disguise self to look like a human and I am in fact, an elf. I then cast polymorph on myself to turn into a T-rex and then take enough damage to make me lose ...
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If a spell has an instantaneous duration, but an effect that lingers, can that effect be stacked?

I've seen this popping up for quite a few specific spells in the past, so lets get a general clarification down. Overlapping effects says: The effects of different spells add together while the ...
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Does plant growth's 8 hour effect stack? [duplicate]

If you cast Plant Growth for its 8-hour version to [...] enrich the land. All plants in a half-mile radius centered on a point within range become enriched for 1 year. The plants yield twice the ...
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How does Investiture of Stone interact with Meld into Stone?

While this is primarily a druid spell combination, the Arcana Cleric, Divine Soul Sorcerer, and Genie Warlock subclasses all have access to both spells as well. The 3rd-level spell Meld into Stone ...
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Do the Penalties from the Power Attack and Stunning Assault Feats stack?

The Power Attack feat allows you to choose to take a –1 penalty on all melee attack rolls and combat maneuver checks to gain a +2 bonus on all melee damage rolls. The Stunning Assault feat, which ...
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How do the Warding Bond and Sanctuary spells interact?

So I (war cleric) and my friend (paladin) want to use warding bond. It says: [...] While the target is within 60 feet of you, it gains a +1 bonus to AC and saving throws, and it has resistance to all ...
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Can a Chwinga Grant a Given Person More Than one Charm?

So, within the Chwinga statblock, which can be found in Tomb of Annihilation and Icewind Dale: Rime of the Icemaiden, this ability appears: Magical Gift (1/Day). The chwinga targets a humanoid it can ...
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Does the reach increase of the Eldritch Claw tattoo stack with Fangs of the Fire Snake?

The Eldritch Claw tattoo released in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything includes the Eldritch Maul ability which grants the following benefit: For the duration, each of your melee attacks with a weapon ...

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