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Is a soul or spirit a creature?

The new Unearthed Arcana gives a new option for warlock's patron: The Undead. One of its class feature is Spirit Projection: Your body is now simply a vessel for your spirit. As an action, you can ...
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How do spell components work in regards to the UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer's Psychic Sorcery ability?

The UA Psionic Soul Sorcerer has the following Psionic Talent option: Psychic Sorcery. When you cast a spell, you can use your mind to form it, rather than relying on words, gestures, and materials. ...
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Need help on what to do for my level 4 Revived Rogue [closed]

Currently in the middle of my second campaign and my group has just reached level 4th level. I'm currently playing a Revived Rogue UA (we started before Phantom was revealed) and I'm curious as to if ...
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How do Bolts From the Grave and a Rakshasa's Limited Magical Immunity interact?

We recently included an UA Revived Rogue subclass in the group and the players had to face off against a Rakshasa. The question is, Bolt From the Grave says it's a Ranged Spell Attack, but doesn't ...
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How can I consistently deal bludgeoning damage with DEX, WIS, INT, CHA?

Inspired by the newly introduced UA I am considering an build where my character randomly gets into a "precision-flow". So I aim for critical chance, high number of attacks and advantage. ...
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Does Tandem Tactician allow helping two specific allies?

The recently released UA includes the feat Tandem Tactition which reads: Your presence in a scrap tends to elevate your comrades. You gain the following benefits: You can use the Help action as a ...
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Can you combine Polearm Master, Tunnel Fighter, and Warcaster (with Repelling Blast)?

We have a player who is playing a Fighter with a level of Warlock, wielding a polearm, and they say they should be able to get the initial opportunity attack from Polearm Master when a foe enters ...
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Armorer Artificer Off-Hand with Power Armor?

OK, so the armorer artificer (UA) specialization states: Lightning Launcher. A gemlike node appears on one of your armored fists or on the chest (your choice). It counts as a simple ranged weapon, ...
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Does the Rune Knight choose the new target for Cloud Rune or does the original target choose the new target?

Quoting from the Rune Knight's Skye (Cloud Rune) In addition, when you or a creature you can see within 30 feet of you is hit by an attack roll, you can use your reaction to invoke the rune and cause ...
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Does Cunning Action: Aim affect a Scout Rogue's skirmisher ability?

I wanted to make sure my assumptions were correct that the Cunning Action: Aim would not affect a Scout Rogue's Skirmisher ability. As I understand, according to the Class Feature Variants UA You can ...
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Is the “Way of the Astral Self” Monk's extra punch useless?

Martial arts for monks states that when you take the attack action you can make 1 unarmed strike as a bonus action. However UA 2019 Astral monks at third level says the same thing: “you can make 1 ...
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Can a Circle of the Stars druid fire an arrow from its star form and cast a spell of 1st level or higher during the same turn?

The druid subclass Circle of the Stars from Unearthed Arcana: Subclasses, Part 3 has the 2nd-level feature Starry Form, part of the description of which states: You gain a bonus action that you can ...
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When a UA Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge feature conjures “intangible spirits” that fly 30 feet in a random direction, do they move through walls?

When using the Path of the Wild Soul barbarian's Wild Surge feature (from Unearthed Arcana: Barbarian and Monk), if you roll a 3 on the Wild Surge table, it has the following effect: You conjure 1d4 ...
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Does Spear Mastery or Polearm Master give a Barbarian the most damage and battlefield control?

First off, so no one branches too far out, the character I am making will be a human variant totem barbarian (bear all the way through). Also, I will not take any more feats after the one I pick to ...
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Artificer Armorer (UA) Dual Wield Feat while wearing a Shield

I have made a PC (5e) Artificer's Armorer subclass from UA that has the Dual Wielder (DW) feat. What happens when the PC is in the guardian mode and equips a shield? Two-Weapon Fighting: When you ...
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Is it possible to combine Summon Beastial Spirit spell and Wildshape to travel by air?

The Summon Bestial Spirit appeared in Unearthed Arcana 2020 edition Spells and Magic Tattoos. In our campaign we are allowed to use the spells to playtest the material. I was wondering whether she ...
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In the Telekinetic feat for Psionic Options Revisited, what if you already know the cantrip?

The Telekinetic feat in the UA 2020 Psionic Options Revisited describes learning the Mage Hand cantrip, but without any components, and making it invisible. It says that if you already know the spell, ...
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Tech Casting - Limiting OP use with Modern Magic UA Ruleset

We're many sessions into a homebrew cyberpunk 5E, and I've recently introduced hacking using this Modern Magic UA. I can't see in there any stipulation on how frequently a hacker class can cast a ...
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Do rules for Magewrights exist in an unearthed arcana article?

I have been listening to Keith Baker on an episode of Todd Talks, where he discusses magewrights. Unless I'm mistaken, he mentioned that the rules for magewrights exist outside of the core Eberron ...
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Would Zorquan be a Unity domain patron?

Would Zorquan (Ancient Dragon god of dragonness, concerned only with the survival of dragons as a species) be a Unity domain patron deity of the draconic pantheon, as far as Cleric domains go? It ...
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Artificer Armorer Guardian attack and cantrips like Booming blade

So the UA specialist for the Artificer, the Armorer, has an interesting ability for one of the models you can take. Thunder Gauntlets. Your armored fists each count as a simple melee weapon, and ...
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How does a Circle of the Shepherd druid's Mighty Summoner feature interact with the UA spell Summon Bestial Spirit?

Our DM has allowed us to play-test the summoning spells which appear in Unearthed Arcana 2020: Spells and Magic Tattoos. I'm playing a druid, and have added the 2nd-level spell Summon Bestial Spirit (...
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Does the Order of the Scribes ability Awakened Spellbook change the damage type of cantrips

On the newest UA Subclass Revisited, the Wizard gains the ability to change the damage type of spells they cast for the damage type of other spells they have in their book. Is this applicable to ...
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The Noble Genie Line of Sight/Effect

The Noble Genie Unearthed Arcana warlock subclass states: When you can cast a spell, you can deliver the spell from your space or the bound creature’s space. My question is, do you need line of ...
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Combining Flash of Genius and Psi Bolstered Knack?

Long story short I am rolling up a level 13 Soul Knife UA Rogue / Armorer Artificer. Can I use Soul Knifes Psi Bolstered Knack with the Artificers Flash of Genius add both my Intelligence modifier ...
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Is my alternative to UA Revived Rogue's Bolts from the Grave suitably powered?

The October 2019 Unearthed Arcana introduced the Revived archetype for Rogues, which while not being the most mechanically powerful archetype, has some fun flavour that fits very well into the gothic ...
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Is this homebrew Snapping Turtle balanced as an animal companion for the UA Revised Ranger (Beast Conclave)?

The player of the ranger in my group asked me the other day if I could make her a snapping turtle for an animal companion (she is using the UA Revised Ranger, Beast Conclave). After looking in the ...
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Can Armorer Artificers make magic armor into Power Armor?

Can Armorer Artificers make armor that is already magical (e.g. Armor of Invulnerability) into Power Armor?
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Armor stacking and the Armorer Artificer

If I'm a Armorer Artificer with my power armor in Infiltrator Mode (the armor’s weight is negligible, and it's formfitting and wearable under clothing) and infused with the Enhanced Defense infusion (+...
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How many times can the Psionic Talent Die be rolled before becoming unusable?

In the Psionic Options UA all the subclasses get access to a Psionic Talent Die that works as follows: Changing the Die’s Size. If you roll the highest number on your Psionic Talent die, it ...
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Can a Soulknife use the Dueling fighting style with both Psychic Blades attacks?

Soulknife is available as a rogue subclass in Unearthed Arcana: Psionic Options Revisited. One of its 3rd-level features is Psychic Blades, which states: When you are about to make a melee or ...
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The UA Psionics wizard subclass feature Psionic Devotion modifies the Friends cantrip; how does it work?

I am playing a wizard, and I am looking at choosing Psionics (from Unearthed Arcana: Fighter, Rogue, Wizard) as my Arcane Tradition. The Psionic wizard subclass gets the Psionic Devotion feature at ...
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How many times can a Lvl 17 Astral Self Monk attack, including bonus action

I believed this was straight forward, but I had a discussion with one of my players who didn't see it the same way as I did. According to the Way of the Astral Self's subclass features, at 3rd ...
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Can you use the Resonant Utterance (Onomancy) Feat with cantrips?

The info I found on D&D Beyond says this: Using a Resonant: You can use one Resonant when you cast a wizard spell with a spell slot and speak the true name of one creature targeted by the spell....
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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 UA Lore Mastery's Spell Secrets feature change the damage type of a spell that does not deal damage immediately?

For UA Lore Mastery, Spell Secrets states the following: At 2nd level, when you cast a spell with a spell slot and the spell deals acid, cold, fire, force, lightning, necrotic, radiant, or thunder ...
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How does Collector's Vessel from Unearthed Arcana interact with Ranged: Self spells?

Collector's Vessel, the Noble Genie Warlock Patron's first level ability from Unearthed Arcana, can let a warlock link themselves with another creature, enabling them to cast spells from the bound ...
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Can the Circle of the Stars druid use their Starry Form feature in conjunction with their Wild Shape form?

The druid got a new subclass option, the Circle of the Stars, as part of Unearthed Arcana: Subclasses, Part 3. One of its 2nd-level features is Starry Form, part of which says: You gain the ability ...
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Can the Fey Wanderer Ranger be targeted by a creature affected by its Misty Presence?

Wizards of the Coast recently (in February 2020) released a new set of subclasses for playtesting in Unearthed Arcana: Subclasses, Part 3. Described in this document is the Fey Wanderer ranger's 15th-...
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Why is the PHB Ranger considered underpowered?

It seems that both the community and Wizards of the Coast are largely in agreement that the PHB Ranger class is underpowered compared to the other classes. What exactly makes it underpowered compared ...
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Would allowing Artificers to swap a cantrip on a long rest be unbalanced?

Context: I am implementing the Class Feature Variants Unearthed Arcana, which does not include Artificer, for a party with several spellcasters and one Artificer. This UA allows every "known" caster ...
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How to increase monk's chance to land a Stunning Strike?

My monk is a multi-class character (Monk 9/Paladin 8) in a homebrew 5e campaign and clearly does not have too many ki points as level 17 character. I also find it inconsiderate and boring when burning ...
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Is the UA Revived rogue's Bolts from the Grave ranged spell attack made at disadvantage if used after Cunning Action is used to Disengage?

In D&D 5e, if a Rogue playing the Unearthed Arcana The Revived subclass does a melee attack (without using sneak attack), and then uses Cunning Action to Disengage and get away to trigger Bolts ...
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What happens if a creature eats food created by a College of Creation bard?

If a College of Creation bard uses their Performance of Creation to summon rations, and then eats the rations, will they still be hungry at the end of their next turn? What if they maintain the ...
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Is there a general consensus about not combining Unearthed Arcana (UA) materials with multi-classing?

I have come across posts where contributors (in the comments) state that you cannot use a particular feature from Unearthed Arcana (UA) because the player had already chosen to multi-class. Where ...
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How does level advancement in the Beast Master Ranger effect the stats of a UA Class Feature Variant, Ranger Companion Option; Beast of the Air/Earth?

It is unclear to me how to reconcile the UA enhanced Class Feature Variant; Ranger Companion Option with the Beast Master Ranger’s Companion feature rules (PHB p.93). Specifically, in the case of a ...
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What is the history of the Artificer class for 5e?

The artificer class has been published in several different articles that aren't well connected and have several confusing differences between them. It's really confusing when others talk about ...
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Do all creatures moved by Fiery Teleportation have to move in the same direction?

The UA Wildfire druid's wildfire spirit has an ability called Fiery Teleportation with the following description: Fiery Teleportation (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest). The spirit and each ...
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UA Psionic Wizard Subclass: Thought Form interactions

UA Psionic Wizards get a special ability called Thought Form where they become beings of pure psionic energy. While you are carrying your psionic focus, you can use a bonus action to magically ...
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Does UA Psionic Wizard's Though Form let you ignore non-consumed material components with a cost?

UA Psionic Wizards get a special ability called Thought Form where they become beings of pure energy. Part of that ability is Psionic Spellcasting. Thought Form Psionic Spellcasting. When you cast a ...

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