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Questions tagged [unearthed-arcana]

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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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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 Phoenix Spark overcome Disintegrate?

The Phoenix sorcerer (from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer) gains the Phoenix Spark feature at 6th level, part of which states: If you are reduced to 0 hit points, you can use your reaction to draw on ...
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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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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 Unearthed Arcana ever get Reburied?

Each Unearthed Arcana is associated with a feedback questionnaire to the WoTC team. There have been times where new iterations have been released, presumably based on that feedback (like the Mystic.) ...
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Can the UA Raven Queen's Blessing eldritch invocation be used by a warlock to heal and wake up an ally at 0 HP?

Can the Raven Queen's Blessing eldritch invocation for warlocks (from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard) heal a dying or stabilized ally at 0 HP, thereby waking them up early? As unreliable as ...
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Is there a way for a Rock Gnome Artificer to have double proficiency with Tinker's Tools?

Background I want to make a Rock Gnome Artificer (from Unearthed Arcana) but there is something I'm not happy about with the character I'm planning. Rock Gnomes (PHB, p. 37) get proficiency with ...
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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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What is a phoenix in D&D 5e?

In the Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer, the sorcerous origin "Phoenix Sorcery" is introduced. I didn't find an entry for the phoenix in the Monster Manual or Volo's Guide; I heard there is a mention of ...
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Is it possible to counterspell the revised Artificer?

February 2019's Unearthed Arcana gave us a revisited version of the Artificer class, a magic user whose magic is stored and accessed through items instead of invocations or eldritch power. In the ...
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How many spell slots can you spend at once on the Moonbow Invocation?

So I've been playing D&D 5th edition with a few guys and I'm going to roll a new character, which they are all in favor of. I've taken a liking to an archer, but more specifically an archer with ...
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Is Ego Whip a charm-based attack?

In the recent Unearthed Arcana about Psionic powers, one of the abilities is Ego Whip (3 psi) - As an action, choose one creature you can see within 60 feet. The target must make an INT saving ...
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Can you voluntarily end concentration on part of a spell?

Unearthed Arcana: That Old Black Magic provides Conjure Lesser Demon which allows up to eight demons to be summoned. They disappear when reduced to zero hit points or the spell ends. It is implied ...
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How well do the 2017 UA Mass Combat rules work?

My players (level 12-13), through a series of... decisions, have ended up in a situation where they and perhaps a few hundred to a thousand allies will be facing off against a garrison of several ...
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Are Warforged PCs affected by healing differently than other PCs?

I have a player who just created a warforged barbarian. The Unearthed Arcana brought warforged and artificers but didnt mention how they are healed. Is he stuck with half healing from regular spells? ...
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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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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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Does Warlock Invocation Kiss of Mephistopheles require you to know the Fireball spell?

The latest Unearthed Arcana shows the following addition: Kiss of Mephistopheles Prerequisite: 5th level, the Fiend Patron, Eldritch Blast cantrip You can channel the fires of ...
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Sentinel Raven and the incapacitated condition (Is the warlock's raven clingy ?)

As a warlock you can take the Raven Queen as your patron. The Sentinel Raven you get can do a lot of things but what caught my attention is the following : While perched on your shoulder, the raven ...
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In a possible Guided Strike vs. a possible Shield spell, who has to declare first?

The Unearthed Arcana Paladin class ability "Channel Divinity: Guided Strike" says: Guided Strike. You can use your Channel Divinity to strike with supernatural accuracy. When you make an attack ...
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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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Which version of the Squat Nimbleness feat is correct?

I recently discovered Squat Nimbleness and thought that it would be a great feat, as I am playing a goblin. I ran into some problems, however. I noticed in the Unearthed Arcana official PDF for ...
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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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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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In the UA Ranger, does the pet gain Ability Score Improvements if I take a feat?

One of my players is using the new UA Beast Conclave ranger, and we are approaching level 16, where he gains an Ability Score Improvement. He is considering taking a feat instead of improving a score. ...
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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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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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Does Green Lord's Gift effectively make all heal spells roll max on the Warlock?

Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard includes the eldritch invocation Green Lord's Gift for warlocks, which reads: Green Lord’s Gift Prerequisite: The Archfey patron The Green Lord ...
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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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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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Does the Lore Mastery Arcane Tradition let me have my Unseen Servant fetch things from farther away?

Lore Mastery (as described in the Warlock & Wizard Unearthed Arcana document) grants this ability at Wizard level 6: Alchemical Casting At 6th level, you learn to augment spells in a ...
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Does the UA invocation Improved Pact Weapon work with Elemental Weapon?

To preface, I'm making a Hexblade. I saw that Improved Pact Weapon makes your weapon a "+1 weapon." Does this make it magical and therefore not work with Elemental Weapon?
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Which yields higher average damage, an Empowered or Twinned Chaos Bolt?

Chaos bolt from UA had the nifty feature of bouncing targets in the event of your 2d8 damage rolling up doubles. While some people complained about the relatively low damage output, no one ...
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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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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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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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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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UA Mystic: Nomadic Step movement after teleport?

Ok, I'm confused about something and hoping there's some clarity on this. The latest (v3) of UA Mystic, has the following power: Nomadic Step Psychic Focus. After you teleport on your turn ...
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Can the Living Rune feature increase your ability scores over 20?

The Rune Scribe prestige class (from Unearthed Arcana: Prestige Classes and Rune Magic) has the 4th level Living Rune feature: At the end of a long rest, you can choose to increase one ability ...
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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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Revised Ranger's Beast Conclave companion hit die, ASIs, and multiclassing

It says in the Unearthed Arcana of the Revised Ranger that: For every level after 3rd, your animal companion gains an additional hit die and increases its hit points accordingly. Does this count ...
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Do Mystic abilities count as spells for Rage-purposes?

If the mystic abilities are explicitly said to not be spells can you RAW use them while raging? Mystics: Psionics is a special form of magic use, distinct from spellcasting. Barbarian: If you ...
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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 you use the speed reduction of the Curse Bringer invocation without using a spellslot?

The latest unearthed arcana has two invocations of similar features. The Curse Bringer and the Mace of Dispater, the latter dealing force damage instead of slashing and knocking the target prone ...
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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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Can the Sentinel Raven given by the Raven Queen warlock patron assist party members with skill checks?

I'm playing a warlock and have chosen the Raven Queen patron (from Unearthed Arcana: Warlock & Wizard). I had the idea of having my sentinel raven assist me on all skill checks, but this seems ...
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Can a Mystic use more than one discipline in the same turn?

Even if psionic disciplines are different from spells (as psionic is different from magic in general), there seems to be a clear correspondence between them, as well as between psionic talents and ...
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How does the UA Tunnel Fighter fighting style's reaction attack interact with the Sentinel feat's speed-reduction effect?

So lets say I'm a Fighter (F), and a Creature (C) is standing to my side, within my reach (*), like this: o o o o o o * * * o o * F * o o * C * o o o o o o If ...