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Has there been a Kraken patron for the Warlock class in Unearthed Arcana?

Recently, this Unearthed Arcana article was released, which includes a new archetype for the Warlock class: the Lurker in the Deep patron. It's pretty obviously geared towards having a Kraken as a ...
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Does the UA Beast Conclave revised ranger let you add your proficiency bonus to both the Boar companion's Tusk damage roll and its Charge damage roll?

I am just hoping to get some clarification on this one. The UA Ranger Beast Conclave's Companion's Bond feature says: In addition to the areas where it normally uses its proficiency bonus, an ...
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Artificer battle smith wants to make magical armor, we're trying to figure out the borders

We're using the 2019 UA Artificer (from the DND Beyond site). Situation I am the DM. The PC is level 3 (getting to level 4 pretty soon) and he wants to start going into crafting magical armors ...
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If I do not need to breathe, do I still need my heart and lungs?

The Mystic class from Unearthed Arcana has the Adaptive Body discipline (page 10), which states: While focused on this discipline, you no longer need to eat, breathe... So would I still need my ...
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When does a UA Sea Sorcerer choose to use the Curse of the Sea feature's additional effect?

The Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea feature states, in part: Once per turn when you cast a spell, you can trigger the curse if that spell deals cold or lightning damage to the cursed target or ...
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How far can Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea and the Warlock's Repelling Blast Invocation push a target?

If I'm playing a Sorcerer/Warlock multi-class and I cast eldritch blast with the Repelling Blast invocation and I have Curse of the Sea from Sea Sorcery how far can I push foes away?
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What happens to a net with the Returning Weapon artificer infusion after it hits?

The 2019 UA artificer can infuse any simple or martial weapon that has the thrown weapon property with the Returning Weapon infusion. The net is a martial ranged weapon with the thrown property. A ...
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For the Exacting Query psionic effect from the Telepathic Contact discipline, are responses given vocally or telepathically?

The 2017 UA Mystic has access to various Psionic Disciplines. One of the psionic effects of the Telepathic Contact discipline is an option called Exacting Query, whose description states: Exacting ...
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Does the 2019 UA artificer need to prepare the Lesser Restoration spell to cast it with their Alchemical Mastery feature?

The 2019 UA Artificer's Alchemist subclass gains the following ability as part of their Alchemical Mastery feature at 6th level: In addition, you can cast lesser restoration without expending a ...
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For the Mystic's Psionic Investigation feature, how often can the intangible psionic sensor be activated?

In the UA Mystic class, if you select Order of the Awakened it comes with a 3rd level ability called Psionic Investigation that can read "the psionic imprint left on an object" to review events in its ...
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Are the astral arms of the UA Way of the Astral Self monk considered unarmed strikes?

Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk includes a new monk subclass: the Way of the Astral Self. The Arms of the Astral Self feature says your astral arms are monk weapons: The arms are monk ...
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Does the Raven Queen's Sentinel Raven apply a bonus to passive Perception twice?

The Raven Queen, an Unearthed Arcana warlock patron, grants a raven companion who assists you with Perception checks whilst perched on your shoulder. While the raven is perched on your shoulder, ...
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Can my 2019 UA Artificer hit 4 times in a turn by combining the Arcane Armament feature with the Dual Wielder feat?

I'm having an argument with the DM as usual. My UA Artificer (2019) reached level 8, and I have a new set of goodies. I want to dual-wield maces. Looking at the Arcane Armament feature I received at ...
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What are the differences between the Sidekicks from UA and the Sidekicks published in the Essentials Kit?

The Sidekicks material was published in the Unearthed Arcana column in December 2018, as playtest content. The Essentials Kit, released as a Target exclusive in June 2019 and everywhere in September ...
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For a UA 2019 Battle Smith artificer, does the Iron Defender's attack bonus increase with the artificer's proficiency bonus?

Does the to-hit bonus of the Iron Defender's Bite increase when the proficiency of a Battle Smith Artificer (from the 2019 artificer UA) increases? The starting bonus is +4 (which I assume is the ...
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How many hit points does the Battle Smith Artificer's Iron Defender have?

The Iron Defender's stat block for the Battle Smith Artificer (from Unearthed Arcana: The Artificer Returns), under "hit points" says the following: equal to five times your level in this class + ...
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Can you use the Help action to give a 2019 UA Artillerist artificer's turret advantage?

I am playing in a campaign as a level 4 Artillerist artificer from the May 2019 UA. I am thinking of taking Magic Initiate (wizard) as my feat, and learning the find familiar spell with it. I am ...
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How does line of effect work with spells targeted through the Sentinel Raven's sight, from the UA Raven Queen warlock patron?

I'm playing a warlock in a D&D 5e campaign. I am playing a multiclassed Rogue 11/Warlock 1. For my one level in warlock, I chose the Raven Queen patron from Unearthed Arcana. According to the ...
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Does the Oath of Redemption paladin's Emissary of Peace feature reflect damage taken as a result of the Aura of the Guardian feature?

The Unearthed Arcana's Oath of Redemption has the following features: Aura of the Guardian Starting at 7th level, you can shield your allies from harm at the cost of your own health. When a ...
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Does the Stone's Edge feature for the UA Stone Sorcerer work with cantrips?

At 14th level, Stone Sorcerers (from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer) get the Stone's Edge feature, which states: When you cast a spell that deals damage, choose one creature damaged by that spell on ...
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Does Dispel Magic destroy Artificer Turrets?

I'm playing a 10th-level artillerist artificer for a one-shot my friend is running, and while playtesting some with another friend (so I could actually learn my character sheet), she cast Dispel Magic ...
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Do all 2019 UA Artificer spells have a de facto material component?

The 2019 UA Artificer's Spellcasting feature contains this sentence: You must have a spellcasting focus—specifically thieves’ tools or some kind of artisan’s tool—in hand when you cast any spell ...
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If a 2019 UA artificer has the Repeating Shot infusion on two hand crossbows, can they use two-weapon fighting?

It's been established that an 2019 UA artificer infusing Repeating Shot on a hand crossbow does not need a free hand to reload it, as it produces its own ammunition (and the weapon itself is not two-...
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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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Can a 14th level Theurgy Wizard with the Arcana Domain cast their 8th/9th level spells after picking up three levels in another Full Caster class?

The Theurgy Wizard from UA: Wizard Revisited gets to choose a Cleric Domain at 2nd level. At 14th level they get the Arcane High Priest feature, which grants them the 17th-level benefits associated ...
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How can a Mystic circumvent magical fog disrupting line of sight?

One thing I've found frustrating in recent games is that I, as a Mystic (from this UA), need line of sight to many things to be able to use my abilities. Recently, we've encountered. a lot of fog. ...
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Should my UA Ranger slaughter her Animal Companions when she is done with them?

I'm in the process of converting my PHB Ranger to a UA Ranger. In doing so I'm looking with particular interest at the differences this has on the Animal Companion. The new features that have caught ...
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Can a UA Lore Mastery wizard use the Spell Secrets or Alchemical Casting features to modify spells cast through wands or staffs?

My friends and I are playing D&D 5e. Our DM has allowed me to use the Arcane Tradition of Lore Mastery from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard. I have a question regarding its Spell Secrets ...
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With the 2019 UA Revised Artificer, can you choose to end an infusion on an item?

With the 2019 UA Revised Artificer, can you choose to end an infusion on an item? It's not super clear on if they can or can't. It says if you try to infuse something past your maximum number of ...
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Does the UA Oath of Treachery paladin's Cull the Herd ability (from the Aura of Treachery feature) have a limit on the number of times it can be used?

The UA Oath of Treachery paladin (from Unearthed Arcana: Paladin) gets the Aura of Treachery feature at 7th level, which gives them this benefit (in addition to another one, Treacherous Strike): ...
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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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Can my UA revised ranger's animal companion use Coordinated Attack if I am riding it?

If I'm riding my animal companion for my class (UA revised ranger), can my animal companion make an attack using the following ability? Coordinated Attack Beginning at 5th level, you and your ...
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For the UA Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea feature, can you apply the curse and trigger its effect using the same cantrip?

So I will be playing a Sea Sorcerer (from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer) soon and wanted to clear up exactly how the Curse of the Sea feature works. If I use a cantrip to apply the curse can I then ...
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How does the “Of Ships and the Sea” appendix of Ghosts of Saltmarsh differ from the Unearthed Arcana version?

Ghosts of Saltmarsh has a section in the back titled "Of Ships and the Sea". This is presumably developed from the playtest material published as "Unearthed Arcana" under the same title. It's often ...
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Does a Hand Crossbow with the Repeating Shot Infusion still require a Free Hand to use?

Normally speaking, a Hand Crossbow has the Ammunition and Loading properties. Respectively, these properties mean that A free hand is required to use the crossbow and load it with its ammunition, ...
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How does a Gnome Battle Smith artificer (UA) riding his iron defender control it?

I don't see any reason a gnome Battle Smith artificer (from the May 2019 UA) couldn't ride his iron defender RAW--it's got the appropriate anatomy and is one size larger. But how is it "Controlled"? ...
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Which centaur is more 'official'?

I've got a player in my campaign and she's an equestrian, so naturally she likes centaur characters! She wished to use the centaur character race from Unearthed Arcana (UA), but I realize that there ...
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What happens to a UA revised Beast Conclave ranger's Animal Companion's ASIs when it dies?

The Beast Conclave feature "Companion's Bond" from the UA revised ranger says this: Whenever you gain the Ability Score Improvement class feature, your companion’s abilities also improve. Your ...
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Pros and cons of eldritch knight or arcane trickster for throwing-weapon battle smith multiclass

So I am interested in playing a character who uses thrown weapons with the returning infusion offered by the latest artificer, but I want to focus more on throwing than artificery. Towards that end, I ...
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How to limit the power of the Mystic's Phasing Eye ability

A player in my campaign is playing a Unearthed Arcana V3 mystic and has been making use of the Phasing Eye ability. I've been trying to figure out how to curb its use a bit. The majority of the time ...
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Do the 2019 UA Artificer's Alchemical Homunculus and Iron Defender companion creatures get death saving throws?

In the May 2019 Unearthed Arcana update, two of the four Artificer specialist options can summon constructs as companions: the Alchemist summons an "alchemical homunculus", and the Battle Smith ...
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What counts as a magically propelled attack for the 2019 UA Artificer's Arcane Armament feature?

The (May 2019 Unearthed Arcana) Artificer class gets a feature that works very much like the Extra Attack feature from several existing classes, but with some additional limitations (emphasis added): ...
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Does the 2019 UA Artificer's Many-Handed Pouch infusion enable unlimited infinite-range cross-planar communication?

One of the available infusions available to the Unearthed Arcana Artificer (2019) is called the Many-Handed Pouch, which links up to 5 pouches to the same extra-dimensional space (emphasis added): ...
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What happens to a 2019 UA Artificer's Infused Bag of Holding when it de-infuses?

With the new 2019 UA Artificer, once per long rest you can 'create' a magical item if you know its infusion. This has a set limit based on level, but once you reach that limit any additional magic ...
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How creative should the DM let an artificer be in terms of what they can build?

Just how creative should the DM let the Artificer be? One of my players is a guy who thinks way too hard on how to solve problems he's not meant to 'Solve' as a player. For example, I have a little ...
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While merged with their Sentinel Raven using the Soul of the Raven feature, can a Raven Queen-patron Chainlock speak through their familiar?

The Voice of the Chain Master eldritch invocation allows a Pact of the Chain warlock to do the following (PHB, p. 111): You can communicate telepathically with your familiar and perceive through ...
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Does the 2019 UA artificer's Arcane Weapon spell apply to thrown weapons?

I was making an artificer (from the May 2019 UA) who has a dagger with the Returning Weapon infusion. I planned on using the arcane weapon spell with it, but I am unsure if it works. Arcane weapon ...
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What total is the Unearthed Arcana Fighter Brute's Brutish Durability feature referring to?

On 2018-01-08, three new subclasses were released as Unearthed Arcana material. Of those 3, there is the Brute, a Fighter's archetype. At level 7, a Brute gains access to the following feature: ...
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How powerful is the February 2019 UA Artificer?

Specifically, the 1st version of the UA playtest version of the full class, released start of this year: https://media.wizards.com/2019/dnd/downloads/UA-Artificer-2019.pdf One of my new players has ...
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Can you use two wands to cast one spell?

Basically, in the May 2019 Artificer UA (Unearthed Arcana: the Artificer Returns), the Artificer got two mutually-exclusive ways to enhance a non-magical wand to improve the spells it casts: the Wand ...