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Questions tagged [unearthed-arcana]

Questions about the column featuring draft form, unfinalized new content published by Wizards of the Coast for D&D 5e.

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Does a target charmed via the Diplomat feat remain charmed if you are over 60 feet away from it but only briefly?

In Unearthed Arcana: Feats for Skills, the Diplomat feat includes the following benefit: If you spend 1 minute talking to someone who can understand what you say, you can make a Charisma (...
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Would Brute Force interact with abilities that affect weapon damage dice?

The Brute fighter archetype from Unearthed Arcana: Three Subclasses has the Brute Force feature, which adds a bonus die to damage dealt by weapons you are proficient in. I want to know if abilities ...
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Can I use the Living Rune feature from the UA Rune Scribe prestige class to take a feat?

The Rune Scribe prestige class (from Unearthed Arcana: Prestige Classes and Rune Magic) grants the Living Rune feature at 4th level: At the end of a long rest, you can choose to increase one ...
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How does the UA Centaur's Charge ability interact with critical hits?

The UA Centaur (from Unearthed Arcana: Centaurs and Minotaurs) has the Charge ability: Charge. If you move at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hit it with a melee weapon attack on ...
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Does the UA alternative ranger's Ambuscade affect his possible surprise on the opponent?

This question is about this UA alternative ranger. Ambuscade, by its meaning, is basically an ambush. If two characters, Alice and Bob, are interacting peacefully, and Alice suddenly attacks Bob, Bob ...
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Does the Brute fighter's extra damage die get added to the monk's Martial Arts and Flurry of Blows attacks?

I am considering a build that would start with monk, then multiclass to fighter up to level 3 to get the Brute archetype (from Unearthed Arcana: Three Subclasses). Would the extra damage die from the ...
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Can you Awaken a Raven Queen-patron warlock's sentinel raven?

So I'm going through the Raven Queen-patron warlock features (from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard), and it mentions that you get a spirit that uses all the raven's game statistics. Ravens have ...
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Can a centaur move stealthily while someone rides on him?

Can a centaur (from Unearthed Arcana: Centaurs and Minotaurs) with a rider use Stealth/move stealthily?
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How long can the UA Primeval Guardian ranger stay in guardian form, and how much temp HP can they have from the Guardian Soul feature?

So I was just looking through some class ideas when I came across the Primeval Guardian Ranger archetype. Guardian Soul states that you assume a guardian form until you end it or are incapacitated. ...
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Can an artificer stay invisible when using Alchemical Fire/Acid?

Let's say a UA Artificer (Alchemist subclass) casts invisibility on himself. The description of invisibility says: A creature you touch and everything it wears or carries becomes invisible. If the ...
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How does the max HP increase from the Order of the Immortal mystic's Immortal Durability work?

This is about the latest version (v3) of the mystic class from Unearthed Arcana. Order of the Immortal mystics get the Immortal Durability feature at 1st level when they choose the subclass, part of ...
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Does the Primeval Guardian ranger's reach increase stack with the Mystic's Giant Growth discipline and a reach weapon?

Say I am a 4th level Primeval Guardian Ranger, and 4th level Mystic. The Glaive has the Reach property, which increases its reach by 5 feet. The Primeval Guardian ranger gets the Guardian Soul ...
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Casting a Smite, then Twinned Spell on a Booming Blade?

Let's say as a Stone Sorcerer, I'm fighting two creatures within 5 feet of each other. So I cast Thunderous Smite as a bonus action, then twin spell a Booming Blade on one of the creatures. Does ...
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As a Beast Conclave revised ranger, how do I calculate my ape companion's statistics?

I'm trying to do the maths on the statistics for an ape companion for the UA revised ranger beastmaster. However, I'm a little confused with its +5 to both attacks. Is that based on Strength + Prof? I ...
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How to calculate a revised ranger's animal companion's skill bonuses?

The Beast Conclave revised ranger (from Unearthed Arcana: Revised Ranger) gains an animal companion. The Companion's Bond feature description states: Your companion uses your proficiency bonus ...
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When the artificer's Mechanical Servant uses its reaction to make a melee attack, does it interrupt the triggering attack against the artificer?

The artificer (from Unearthed Arcana: Artificer) gets the Mechanical Servant feature at 6th level, part of which states: If you are the target of a melee attack and the servant is within 5 feet of ...
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If my Raven Queen-patron warlock has a negative Charisma modifier, do I have a -1 “bonus” to Perception checks with the raven on my shoulder?

My character has a Charisma score of 9, meaning he has a -1 modifier in Charisma. My character is a warlock whose patron is the Raven Queen (from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard). One of the ...
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If I'm proficient in Investigation, and take the Investigator feat and the Prodigy feat, do I have triple proficiency?

I have a Half Orc who is proficient in Investigation so I was wondering, can I take the Investigator feat and also the Prodigy feat to gain triple proficiency on Investigation checks? If I become ...
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Can an Artificer make their 1st-level item for someone else?

This is concerning specifically the Alchemist's Satchel, the Thunder Cannon (and Arcane Magazine), and any other homebrew subclasses made to work with the Unearthed Arcana version of the Artificer ...
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Can a mystic use the psionic effect Wall of Wood as a floor?

I'm playing as a 4th-level mystic (from Unearthed Arcana: The Mystic Class). I was wondering whether I could use the Wall of Wood psionic effect (from the Mastery of Wood and Earth psionic discipline) ...
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How do warlocks deal with the Healing Elixir spell, since their spell slots get higher-level as they level up?

How do warlocks deal with the healing elixir spell from Unearthed Arcana: Starter Spells, since it's a level 1 spell and warlocks use higher-level spell slots as they level up?
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Does the added spell damage from the Circle of Twilight Druid's Harvest Scythe get halved on a successful save?

I'm playing a Circle of Twilight druid (a subclass from Unearthed Arcana: Druid) at level 5, and used the Harvest's Scythe ability for the first time with call lightning. We had a situation where I ...
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Can I use Unearthed Arcana Mystic's Nomad's Gate to drop enemies from the sky?

Here is the most recent version (v3) of the Mystic class from Unearthed Arcana. One of the Nomadic Step discipline's psionic effects is Nomad's Gate: Nomad’s Gate (7 psi; conc., 1 hr.). As an ...
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What happens when a Mystic runs out of discliplines to learn?

The most recent version (v3) of the Mystic class from Unearthed Arcana can be found here. The Order of the Nomad gets 2 additional disciplines at 1st level from the "Bonus Disciplines" feature, ...
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Does the movement of There and Back Again consume your movement for the turn?

The mystic from Unearthed Arcana can get an ability called there and back again that states There and Back Again (2 psi): As a bonus action, you teleport up to 20 feet to an unoccupied space you ...
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Would changing the Artificer spell list affect balance?

The Artificer class released as Unearthed Arcana has the same spellcasting progression (meaning number of spell slots at certain levels) as Eldritch Knights (PHB pg. 75) and Arcane Tricksters (PHB pg. ...
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Does the playable UA Centaur's Charge racial feature affect both attacks if I have the extra attack feature?

The Centaur's racial feature "Charge" reads as follows: If you move at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hit it with a melee weapon attack on the same turn, roll the weapon’s damage ...
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For the Phoenix Sorcerer's Mantle of Flame ability, do unarmed strikes count as “touching”?

The Phoenix Sorcerer from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer has the feature Mantle of Flame, which allows you to "wreathe yourself in swirling fire" for one minute. One of its effects is described as follows:...
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When multiclassing a Cleric/Wizard, can I prepare wizard spells from the cleric list that the wiz could learn but didn't?

As a concrete example, let's say I have a multiclassed Cleric and Wizard (Theurgy), meaning that a common spell they could both have is Cure Wounds, but let's say that I didn't have the wizard learn ...
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What are possible forms for the Artificer's Mechanical Servant?

The Artificer class from Unearthed Arcana gains a so-called Mechanical Servant at level 6. It adopts the stats of a beast of CR 2 or lower and makes a few changes (such as changing the type to ...
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Can the mechanical servant from the UA class artificer be upgraded?

Is it possible to upgrade the UA Artificer's mechanical servant (page 4 in the linked document)? The description of the servant doesn't mention this possibility in its description. For convenience ...
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Can attacks be adjusted to fit the Artificer's mechanical servant's form?

I am planning to DM a game and I have a person wanting to be an artificer. I was curious if the player could adjust attacks to fit the form of their mechanical servant? The following is stated in the ...
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Can a Gunsmith artificer put more barrels on his Thunder Cannon and use them in the same turn?

I am playing an Artificer with the Gunsmith specialization. I am curious if I can add more barrels to my Thunder Cannon, and use them at once with the Thunder Monger class feature, which states the ...
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Why does the artificer's Healing Draught require two actions to take effect?

As written, the Artificer's Healing Draught requires a total of two actions to take effect: Healing Draught. As an action, you can reach into your Alchemist’s Satchel and pull out a vial of healing ...
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Does the UA Centaur stack actually work?

In the the recent Unearthed Arcana they released Centaurs as a playable race. These creatures have an ability that says Finally, a Medium or smaller creature can ride on your equine back if you ...
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What happens when the UA Ranger fails a Wisdom (Survival) check to follow tracks?

Natural Explorer states that: Your group can’t become lost except by magical means. If the ranger can't get lost, what happens if she fails her Wisdom (Survival) check to follow tracks?
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Do you go blind and deaf when you see through the eyes of a sentinel raven, like a regular familiar?

I have a warlock player who chose Patron of the Raven Queen giving him Sentinel Raven. I'm familiar with the Find Familiar spell which says: While your familiar is within 100 feet of you, you can ...
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Does Spell Secrets change how a spell looks and acts?

If a Lore Mastery wizard uses the Spell Secrets ability to change the damage type of a spell, does it change the way the spell looks and acts? Examples: If I were to cast burning hands but change ...
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Is the Tunnel Fighter stance once per enemy, or how often does it trigger?

Does the Tunnel Fighter fighting style (from UA: Light, Dark, Underdark!) trigger multiple times on an enemy who is, for example, running in circles around the character? If yes, does it trigger ...
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What damage does one’s clothes bursting into flame deal, and what is needed to put it out?

The Phoenix Soul Sorcerer can ignite flammable objects like cloth with a touch. How should I handle this when a player playing such a character in one of my games ignites an enemies clothing? ...
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Sentinel Raven uses too much awesome magic

The Raven Queen Warlock in my group got a Sentinel Raven, as per the Lvl1 Class Feature. This raven is now attuned to a magic ring and wields a magic wand. The wand is not that big of a problem, but ...
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Stacking Improved, Superior, and Ultimate Pact Blade Weapon

This Unearthed Arcana article lists several new invocations, one of which has been slightly modified and published in Xanathar's Guide To Everything, page 57. Improved Pact Weapon (XGtE) states: ...
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How to get the most languages with the fewest level investments?

How can I optimize a character in regards to known languages? Unearthed Arcana, Multiclassing and such are allowed, as are feats. I am not interested in every single possibility to get a language, but ...
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Do the Bonus Spells for the Unearthed Arcana version of Storm Sorcerer include extra slots to cast them with?

First time player and spell caster. I'm playing an Air Genasi rogue/sorcerer. One of the other players recommended the storm sorcerer from Unearthed Arcana instead of Xanathar's, because of the bonus ...
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Are a Mystic's psionics (UA) affected by an antimagic field?

Unearthed Arcana has taken up the concept of Psionics several times now. At first, with some basic rules for a Mystic class up to level 5 (which I can't seem to find online anymore, they seem to have ...
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Is it possible to provide feedback on Unearthed Arcana after the end of the corresponding survey?

The Unearthed Arcana content published by Wizards of the Coast generally comes with a survey a few weeks after that allows feedback on the respective article. However, for most of the current UA ...
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How far does a Lore Wizard/Tempest Cleric's lightning-damage Magic Missiles push the target back?

Per the Tempest cleric's Thunderbolt Strike ability (PHB, page 62), lightning damage can push some targets back: At 6th level, when you deal lightning damage to a Large or smaller creature, you ...
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Is the Shapechanger feature of Changelings just cosmetic? [duplicate]

According to If A Changeling becomes a Succubus, can she fly? (a 3.5e question), a changeling only gains the semblance of the creature it shapechanges into, but not any actual (mechanical) benefits/...
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Is the eladrin missing racial features?

According to "Unearthed Arcana: Eladrin & Gith", the playable race eladrin doesn't have the racial features Trance and Fey Ancestry like elves do. I can understand this choice from a game balance ...
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How can I persuade/bribe animals to do simple tasks?

As a Beast Conclave Ranger, how can I persuade animals to gather (simple) information, spy on somebody, or do simple tasks? What spells or skills could I use? I would like options that don't rely ...