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How does the spell Remove Curse interact with a Sword of Vengeance?

One of my player's recently acquired, and become attuned to, a cursed Sword of Vengeance. The descriptive text for this item says: This sword is cursed and possessed by a vengeful spirit. ...
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Does Antimagic Field suppress or prevent petrification from Flesh to Stone?

Inspired by this question and in particular, this answer. I'm focusing on a specific effect; pertrification. For the flesh to stone spell, the process of becoming petrified goes through this ...
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Does Antimagic Field suppress or prevent petrification from a creature ability?

Inspired by this question and in particular, this answer. I'm focusing on a specific effect; pertrification. If by a medusa's gaze or a beholder's eye rays (or other creatures with a similar ability),...
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What are the planar effects and rules that would apply to a creature from one Prime visiting another Prime? [on hold]

Planar travel results in plenty of odd situations. And natives of said planes don't always appreciate the visit. Outsiders can be banished back to their plane of origin, and if memory serves, ...
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Can Homunculi, Undead or Other constructs be used to cast Occult Rituals?

Can a wizard craft a small army of proxies to cast Occult Rituals for him? Primary Caster Proxy - Homunculus? Occult spells can be used by non-spellcasters, and instead the hit dice of the "primary ...
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What would a mounted creature, or one steering a vehicle, do if affected by the harpy’s Luring Song?

What would a mounted creature, or one steering a vehicle, do if affected by the harpy’s Luring Song? Would the creature dismount/leave the vehicle and proceed to the harpy under their own power? Or ...
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What defines the quality of your craftsmanship?

There's been a bit of text in the PHB that's been bothering me as of late regarding the artisan trade that's found on page 143 in the Coinage passage (Emphasis mine): With one gold piece, a ...
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Does the Eldritch Knight's Eldritch Strike feature impose disadvantage on a saving throw against a spell cast before the attack?

Consider the following scenario: A level 10 Fighter with the Eldritch Knight (EK) archetype (PHB, p. 74-75) is facing a single opponent, and has hold person as a spell available. EK attacks with ...
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Is there any effect in D&D 5e that cannot be undone? [on hold]

I was reading through this question and basically any answer can be undone by most if not all of these things: the Wish spell the Fates card from the Deck of Many Things a cleric's Divine ...
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Do any charm spells stop working when the caster is in an Antimagic Field?

The question is: Which charm spells (Charm Person, Suggestion, Geas, Dominate,...) are affected when the caster of the charm is in an Antimagic field, what if somehow the effect became permanent ...
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How can a sword-swinging PC immediately animate a killed foe?

I'd like a PC in my campaign to slay his foes by using a melee or ranged weapon like a sword or spear then have those foes rise immediately to join him in the fight as zombies or some other kind of ...
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Does the Weapon Master feat grant you a fighting style?

Does the Weapon Master feat grant you a fighting style? I've heard this, and even seen this somewhere, but I cannot find the right source/book for this. Maybe my PHB is just outdated? My confusion ...
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Is it realistic to create a character that doesn't use a weapon, and only spells? [on hold]

Is it realistic to create a character that doesn't use a weapon, and only spells? Is there a way to create a character that only fights with magic? To be frank, I don't know that a wizard couldn't do ...
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How do I handle a table mixing up the DM and the players' roles too often?

So, after some time I came back to playing live (not online) RPG because a friend of mine, who is used to D&D 3.5, asked me to help him with a 5e table where almost all the players are new to D&...
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Terrible Avatar and Going Loud

In FoH, p.116, Terrible Avatar let's you split from your demonic form and your Cover. Would your cover still be blown if the demonic form then "Went Loud"? The words, "leaving nothing for enemies ...
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How does the Blood Hunter's bond with their weapon work?

Because I've read that blood hunters form a bond with their weapon, allowing them to harness the elements in a whirlwind of dangerous strikes. Is this bond just a ritual-type thing and that's it? Or ...
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Can you have a penguin as a pet? [duplicate]

I was wondering if you could have a penguin as a pet and, if so, what are the stats and where do you put it in the character sheet? I'm not taking about an animal companion and I'm not a ranger; I am ...
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What happens if a Beholder places its Antimagic Cone on a target that has been affected by its eye rays?

What happens if a Beholder places its Antimagic Cone over someone it has hit with its eye rays? Obviously the damage-dealing ones are instantaneous, but what about the charm ray, petrification ray, ...
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Can a spell prepared with Alternate Spell Source benefit from Divine Metamagic?

Say a Cleric 3/Wizard 2/ Mystic Theurge 5 with Divine Metamagic and Alternate Spell Source prepares Blessed Aim as a arcane spell. Divine Metamagic states: As a free action, you can take the ...
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Pathfinder warbow concept review - redux [on hold]

This is a revisit of the warbow initially described in this question. Consideration was given to all answers, and combined/adapted for the below. Primarily, some of the spell storing abilities were ...
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How do I handle Arcane Spell Failure?

Recently, we’ve seen several questions related to the topic of Arcane Spell Failure, and how to get around it. I have answered these (here and here), but neither question is directly about ...
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How does the Small Folk Hobbit virtue work?

In the Adventures in Middle Earth Player's Guide, there's a Hobbit Virtue called Small Folk (p. 109) that reads: You have learnt how to gain an advantage in a fight from being smaller than most ...
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How to negate or replace DR/(something) with regular DR [duplicate]

Various creatures have DR that is negated by something, be it magic, silver, chaos and so forth. Is there a reliable way to negate, replace, or override that DR with a less vulnerable version of DR? ...
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Synaptic Static - when to roll the d6?

The description of the synaptic static spell (XGtE, p. 167) reads: After a failed save, a target has muddled thoughts for 1 minute. During that time, it rolls a d6 and subtracts the number rolled ...
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What does it cost to buy a tavern?

Suppose an adventurer retires and wants to buy a tavern. Is there an official gold piece figure in D&D 5e for how much it would cost to buy a tavern or similar property in a town or city? If not, ...
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Can a rogue use Sneak Attack in a Darkness spell cast by another player?

I was having debate with one of my players about a possible upcoming scenario and I would love some input. He is a multi-classed Sorcerer/Warlock and at some point soon hopes to use the darkness/...
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Can a character who is immune to mind-affecting effects benefit from the Craven feat?

The Craven feat, which provides bonus damage on sneak attacks, has an unusual prerequisite: Cannot be immune to fear If a character is immune to mind-affecting effects (such as via a Mind Blank ...
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What is the largest a player character can get using only official material and UA? [duplicate]

I was presented a concept for a one shot session from one of my players. He comes up with some strange ideas, and I'd like to see if this one would be viable: The scenario goes that the Tarrasque has ...
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If the Dragon's Breath spell is cast on a familiar, does it use the wizard's DC or familiar's DC?

XGE has a spell that lets anything that breaths spew magical energy from its mouth for 10 rounds called Dragon's Breath (p. 154). Part of it reads: Each creature in that area must make a Dexterity ...
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Should the party get XP for a monster they never attacked?

Attempting to keep things vague to avoid possible spoilers for Dragon Heist During the first session, after the barfight, a couple monsters crawl out of the hole in the middle of the tavern, one big ...
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Does the monk's Step of the Wind feature activate the benefit of the Mobile feat?

The Mobile feat (PHB, p. 168) says: When you use the Dash action, difficult terrain doesn't cost you extra movement on that turn The monk's Step of the Wind feature says: You can spend 1 ki ...
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How do I choose a villain in the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist adventure?

In the first pages of Dragon Heist, you're told to When you run this adventure, you choose its main villain at the outset. Your choice determines the season of the year in which the story takes ...
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Can Listen be used to pinpoint the location of an invisible enemy?

I know I will still have to deal with the miss chance from concealment, but can I use Listen to at least find which square to attack?
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Would forcing armour on a wizard using an illusion spell and Illusory Reality 'harm' them?

A wizard wearing armour that they are not proficient in is unable to cast spells. Would it be possible to force a wizard into armour using a combination of Illusion and Illusory Reality? For example, ...
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Would Banishment be a viable option to temporarily get rid of a Phase Spider?

In a fight against a phase spider on the Material Plane, would the banishment spell be a viable option to temporarily keep a phase spider out of the fight? According to the banishment spell, the ...
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What can a Master Healer scholar pick as a discovery?

In Adventures in Middle Earth (a rules and setting expansion compatible with D&D 5e), does a Master Healer scholar pick a specific herb as a discovery or are all of the different abilities ...
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Is Charm Monster obvious to bystanders? [duplicate]

Is Charm Monster (or similar magic) obvious to bystanders that the spell is being cast? I've looked at a number of sources, for example I've looked at the "Sage Advice Compendium" which reads: Do ...
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How does DC work with natural 20?

To keep it short, the D&D Dungeon Master's Screen has certain Difficulty Levels with the respective DC. The issue is that there are two Difficulty Levels namely Very Hard and Nearly Impossible ...
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Encounter design and XP thresholds

Our DM gave us what seemed to me to be a very hard encounter so I checked out the DMG to see whats up. Note this was the only encounter of the day and we generally have 1-4 encounters per day. We are ...
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Can Ogre clerics use Purify Food and Drink on humanoid characters?

Can Ogre clerics use Purify Food and Drink on humanoid characters to cure them as humanoid creatures are regarded as food in Ogre culture? Similarly, can Ogre clerics use Create Food and Water to ...
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Why can't mages just enchant armour to have no spell failure or have a light weight enchantment aka why mages don't wear armour? [on hold]

I know many have asked this question but I have to ask as I'm still not satisfied with the answers. Most arguments used against mages wearing armour Iron repels magic That is untrue, why? The ...
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How to handle goblins destroying adventurers in the face? [on hold]

I almost felt like I was forgetting some damage reduction. A level 1 goblin hits for 5 damage on average.
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Can a GM prohibit players from using external reference materials (like the PHB) during play?

I have recently started playing D&D 5th edition. All of the players are new except for the GM, who has played before, but it is his first time being a GM. I am playing a Wizard character, and I ...
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How does armor with Hull Points function against AVPL weapons?

This was an interesting point brought up on the Facebook group wherein Alan Bahr was invoked to rule upon it. By the book, weapons capable of doing Hull damage will simply obliterate anything they go ...
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Besides a rebuild, how can you become native to Toril if you currently aren't?

The sarrukh possesses the supernatural ability manipulate form. The ability is one of the game's most powerful and versatile and it's essential for the overpowered kobold Pun-pun. However, the special ...
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How to handle when PCs taste a potion that is actually poison?

I will soon be DM for the first time. As preparation I have been reading the DMG and I found the rule on page 136: Potions are an exception; a little taste is enough to tell the taster what the ...
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Questions about flying and switching between modes of movement when flying [on hold]

This is a compound question and could probably use being broken up in to separate questions: A monster is flying along at a speed of 120 ft with a maneuverability of average in order to maintain ...
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Can you replace Death Delver's Rebuke Undead with Rebuke Dragons?

Someone who enters the Death Delver prestige class has gains the Rebuke Undead class feature at level 1. I have a player who wants to replace this ability with the Rebuke Dragons feature in Dragon ...
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What is a reliable source of Adamantine?

What is a reliable source of Adamantine for PC's with a level range of 13-16? I am finding it difficult to locate appropriate Lore on adamantine, specifically where it comes from, where to find it, ...
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What are the rules on using unidentified wands?

What are the exact rules for using wands that have not yet been fully identified via Detect Magic+Spellcraft? Is there a difference whether or not you would be able to use the wand in question ...

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