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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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Is “Unearthed Arcana: Players Make All Rolls” Correct?

In this Unearthed Arcana, they give rules so that players can make all the rolls, rather than the DM sometimes rolling for enemies. In one section, there are specifically rules for converting saving ...
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Unearthed Arcana Ranger: Does Natural Explorer apply all the time?

I have a player who's using the new Unearthed Arcana Update Ranger. They argued that should have advantage on initiative and on their first turn during combat all of the time. As a level 1 ability, I ...
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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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Does Wind Soul (Storm Sorcerer) stack with the Mobile feat?

The Storm Sorcerous Origin (from Unearthed Arcana) includes the following feature: Wind Soul At 18th level, you gain a flying speed of 60 feet... The Mobile feat (PHB, pg 168) includes the ...
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What are the biggest changes between UA Ranger and PHB Ranger?

As a new player to D&D, I don't really know what significant changes have been made to the Ranger through Unearthed Arcana. What makes the class different from the PHB version and how does this ...
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Does the Infestation cantrip cause the target to provoke opportunity attacks?

Infestation is one of the new cantrips from Unearthed Arcana: Starter Spells. Here is the relevant text The target must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or take 1d6 piercing damage. If ...
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Casting spells on targets only my Sentinel Raven can see

A Warlock Pact with the Raven Queen not only grants me a Sentinel Raven, but also the handy ability to see through its eyes. Unlike the telepathic connection with a regular familiar, I don't have to ...
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Can Frost Lance Invocation's movement penalty stack?

The 5E Warlock Invocation 'Frost Lance' (from Unearthed Arcana) says: You draw on the gifts of the Prince of Frost to trap your enemies in ice. When you hit a creature with your eldritch blast ...
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Does the Changeling's Shapechanger trait (from UA: Eberron) change your physical stats and abilities?

The Changeling race from Unearthed Arcana: Eberron has the Shapechanger trait, which lets it innately shapeshift: As an action, you can polymorph into any humanoid of your size that you have seen, ...
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When merged with the Raven (using Soul of the Raven), is the Warlock immune to damage?

A Warlock with the Raven Queen patron can use the 6th level Soul of the Raven pact ability to merge with the Sentinel Raven, as written: As a Bonus action when your raven is perched on your ...
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What do a minotaur's rations consist of, and can a dragonborn eat them?

I'm playing a game of 5e, and our dragonborn lost all of his rations from a magical key. He was given rations by our minotaur. What do those rations consist of? Would the dragonborn face any issues ...
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How does Tunnel Fighter interact with Paladin's Relentless Avenger?

With the Tunnel Master fighting style (from Unearthed Arcana: Light, Dark, Underdark!), a character can use a bonus action to take a defensive stance that lets them make opportunity attacks without ...
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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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What level do I cast invisibility from the eldritch invocation Shroud of Shadow? [duplicate]

The eldritch invocation Shroud of Shadow from the UA: Revised Class Options reads as follows: You can cast invisibility at will, without expending a spell slot. Similar abilities such as a wizard'...
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Does the Medic feature negate the +CON modifier healing when resting?

Somewhat related question here. Medic feature: During a short rest, you can clean and bind the wounds of up to six willing beasts and humanoids. Make a DC 15 Wisdom (Medicine) check for each ...
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What is the current status of the UA Revised Ranger?

14 months ago, an Unearthed Arcana supplement was published that discussed how the ranger described in the Player's Handbook was under powered. These rules reimagined the ranger's abilities, and ...
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Is the UA Warforged considered to naturally be wearing armor?

I know Warforged are Unearthed Arcana races, and considered in play testing and/or incomplete, but based off of the information available to Warforged, would you consider a Warforged to be wearing ...
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Can Frost Lance Invocation's movement penalty stack when applied by two different Warlocks?

Following on from Can Frost Lance Invocation's movement penalty stack? but looking at a different scenario. The 5E Warlock Invocation 'Frost Lance' (from Unearthed Arcana) says: You draw on ...
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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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Medic feat: does it only work for one hit die, or more?

The Medic feat (from Unearthed Arcana: Feats for Skills) has the following description: During a short rest, you can clean and bind the wounds of up to six willing beasts and humanoids. Make a DC ...
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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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Can the Revised Ranger's Beast Companion be an independent mount?

...another question about the Revised Ranger again. The mounted combat rules say that you can either control a mount, making it move on your turn--- but its action can only be Dash, Disengage, or ...
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How to level Unearthed Arcana Ranger Animal Companion?

I am having Some trouble getting my head around levelling the new Unearthed Arcana Ranger animal companion. If someone could break it down it would be really helpful. If there are any simple step-by ...
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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:...