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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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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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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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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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Do proficiencies with one thing from multiple different sources stack?

In D&D 5e it is possible for a character to receive proficiency in the same skill, tool, weapon and/or armor more than once via Class, Race, and/or Background. Do any of these proficiencies ...
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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 multiple instances of the Extra Attack feature stack?

The WotC article Unearthed Arcana: Modifying Classes creates the "Favored Soul" sorcerous origin, which grants the the sorcerer the Extra Attack feature at level 6. Say I made Favored Soul ...
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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 before someone's turn happen

What would happen if the command spell were cast twice on the same person before their turn happened? Which command would the person obey? For example, if the person had first the command "...
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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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Can I repeatedly Awaken something in order to give it a variety of languages?

So, the Awaken spell must be cast on a beast or plant with int of 3 or less. For beasts, it has the following permanent effect: "The target gains an Intelligence of 10. The target also gains the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What happens if a Sibriex targets the same creature with Warp Creature repeatedly?

The Sibriex monster, found in page 137 of Mordekainen's Tome of Foes has an ability called "Warp Creature". For convenience, here's the entire text of it: (emphasis mine) The sibriex ...
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Does the Mind Sliver cantrip's effect on saving throws stack with the Bane spell?

The cantrip mind sliver from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 108) has a secondary effect that subtracts 1d4 from the target's next saving throw: [...] subtract 1d4 from the next saving throw it ...
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Do resistances from class and Ancestry stack?

The Kobold ancestry can lead to you gaining a resistance vs. fire while the dragon disciple archetype dedication can do the same. If you have both do these stack or does only one of them count?
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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. ...
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Do identical bonuses from random properties of different Artifacts stack?

Some Artifacts have Major/Minor Beneficial/Detrimental Properties, rolled from the appropriate table. If I were to have two different attuned Artifacts, both with, say, the Minor Beneficial Property ...
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Multiple Giant Spider web [duplicate]

When fighting against multiple of the Giant Spider creature and more than one manage to web you, do you need to break free from each web separately, or does just one successful escape check break you ...
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Can the frightened condition stack if it's caused by the same source?

Say Faendal the Fallen Aasimar Paladin uses his Necrotic Shroud racial ability (Charisma saving throw, an affected creature can repeat the saving throw on subsequent turns to end the effect), and a ...
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Can two mages cast Wall of Fire in the same place?

I've been playing D&D for a long time but I've never encountered this situation until now. If a party has a wizard and a sorceress who both know Wall of Fire, can they cast it in the same place? ...
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Does Action Surge reset the Gloom Stalkers Dread Ambusher Attack?

If a level 2+ Fighter uses an Action surge would they be able to reset the Dread Ambushers free attack when taking an "attack Action" on their first turn of combat? Dread Ambusher (emphasis ...
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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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Do the benefits of Oil of Sharpness stack with those of +X magic ammunition?

Do the benefits of oil of sharpness stack with those of +1/2/3 magic ammunition? I'm really just curious whether these also stack as +X ammo does with a +3 bow, or if there's a point at which things ...
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Dnd 5e Green flame blade and Flames of Phlegethos stacking [duplicate]

I’m playing an eldritch knight, and I’m looking to optimize the damage of green flame blade. The feature “flames of Phlegethos” states that “When you roll fire damage for a spell you cast, you can ...
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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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Can you wear a Mithral Chain over Snakeskin Tunic and have their effect stack?

Can you wear a Mithral Chain over Snakeskin Tunic and have their effect stack? Snakeskin Tunic: A snakeskin tunic is a tight, form-fitting shirt crafted from the scales of a giant snake. When worn, ...
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Can multiple types of armor be stacked?

A character in my ongoing Exalted 2e game has an artifact chain shirt. Artifact chain shirts are described as being able to be worn under ordinary clothing (it has no mobility penalty or fatigue ...
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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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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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How do the Death Ward spell and the half-orc's Relentless Endurance racial trait interact?

What happens when you cast Death Ward on a half-orc? Do the effects of the spell and the half-orc's Relentless Endurance racial trait stack? If so, and you get reduced to 0 HP more than once, can you ...
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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 a Human Variant start with stacked proficiencies?

So the Human Variant in 5E D&D gets two different ability points, proficiency in one skill and a feat. Let's say that human is a cleric with acolyte background. He takes a double dose of religion ...
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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 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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How are numerical bonuses combined?

Are there explicit rules for combining numerical bonuses in 5th edition, or is it just left implicitly to "common sense"? There are special cases (e.g. damage resistance and vulnerability, ...
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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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