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Can Oracles use CHA mod for casting javelins from Holy Ice?

The text of the javelins option from Holy Ice refer to using the WIS mod plus the BAB for each javelin attack. Can Oracles apply their CHA bonus instead?
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Does polymorph use a PC’s CR or its level?

I was discussing the spell with my DM relating to this question Can a Wizard polymorph low-level PCs into over-powered beasts? about the polymorph spell. According to Polymorph's description, The ...
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Does Shield Master make Two-Weapon Fighting obsolete?

I need a clarification between these two answers: 1 2 The first answer argues that Shield Master removes only the penalties from attack rolls made with a shield. So for example a character that has ...
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How to choose which Edge to apply when multiple stat pools are involved?

The special ability "Successive Attack" costs 2 points of Speed, and can be used after a successful attack to make another attack. So it work like this: First attack. If enemy is down the PC can use ...
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What are the options for player characters to create traps?

The ranger and rogue in my game were asking about setting traps in preparation for a battle that was coming. Another player is convinced rogues can make traps because he saw it happen in D&D ...
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Does the Stirge blood drain allow it to flank as well?

I am playing a Beast Master ranger with a stirge animal companion. I know that once a stirge is attached to an enemy, it doesn't need to use its action or anything; Blood Drain's damage is passive/...
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How does the Nova's Burn power work at the 7-9 level?

In Masks, Novas have the Burn power: Burn When you charge up your powers, roll + conditions you currently have marked. On a hit, hold 3 burn. On a 7-9, mark a condition. On a miss, hold 2 burn ...
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Does a spell cast instead of an opportunity attack still observe the timing of an opportunity attack?

The War Caster feat (PHB, p. 170) states that: When a hostile creature's movement provokes an opportunity attack from you, you can use your reaction to cast a spell at the creature, instead of ...
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How can players work together to take actions that are otherwise impossible?

How can players work together to take actions that are otherwise impossible? For instance, say three players want to hurl a gigantic boulder at a monster during combat. Neither one can achieve this ...
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Can I throw a longsword at someone?

In earlier editions of D&D, such as 3.5, a character could throw a melee weapon using feats like Throw Anything. In D&D 5th edition, is there any rule, ability, or method which would allow a ...
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How can I adjudicate one character attemping to jump off a party member's shield at the enemy?

Last session, two of the members from my table attempted to make a combo together! I love when people contribute to the story, especially if it's going to be something epic like this situation, but I ...
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Can a monk deflect thrown melee weapons?

A monk's Deflect Missiles ability (PHB p. 78) triggers on the following circumstance: Starting at 3rd level, you can use your reaction to deflect or catch the missile when you are hit by a ranged ...
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How does the Favored Enemy feature of the Slayer prestige class work?

I am building a Ranger 4/ Slayer 7/Ardent 2 NPC. Now I wonder about the interaction of the Slayer's and the Ranger's Favored Enemy class feature: The NPC is themed to hate Yuan-Ti, so he got humanoid ...
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How many spell slots should a Fighter 11/Ranger 9 have?

I've been DM for like 2-3 months and one player who's playing a Fighter (arcane archer) wants to multiclass into Ranger. Arcane Archer is not a spellcaster so assuming he will go Fighter 11/Ranger 9 ...
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How should I respond to a player wanting to catch a sword between their hands?

How should I respond to a player wanting to catch a sword between their hands? I'm taking into account that this is impossible in real life (TV Tropes link warning), but also that we are talking ...
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Are living saints daemon princes of the Emperor?

I was looking at the living saint unit and according to their description, their belief in the God Emperor was so great that they tapped into the Warp without being aware of it, and acquired the ...
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Does the “Changeling” property count as an enhancement bonus?

The changeling property in the Magic Item Compendium p.31 names a flat price of 2000 gp. It does not say that it counts or costs as much as a +1 enhancement. Does that mean that the property doesn't ...
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I'm having difficulty getting my players to do stuff in a sandbox campaign

I've been a GM for about three years now. I've been GMing for this group for almost two years next month. I have an issue with motivating my players to take action. It's a sandbox campaign and they'...
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Is this set of powers balanced?

The setting of my campaign begins with the players waking up and escaping after being experimented on. The experiments give them a tattoo that they will progressively discover, grants them exceptional ...
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Do hybrid classes get everything from both classes during advancement?

In Pathfinder there are the hybrid classes, e.g. Arcanist, Investigator, etc. Each hybrid class has two parent classes. For example, Arcanist has Wizard and Sorcerer as parent classes. My question ...
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Roughly how much would it cost to hire a team of dwarves to build a home into a mountainside?

Since I began playing D&D I have had the idea to hire dwarven miners to build a home into a cliff face. I am not expecting it to be huge and extravagant, but it needs to be big enough for 4 people,...
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What official PC mechanics are there that directly counteract death?

For example, the Path of the Zealot Barbarian subclass at 14th level gets the Rage Beyond Death feature (XGtE, p. 11), which prevents you from dying while raging: Beginning at 14th level, the ...
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How would it unbalance gameplay to remove the limitation “requires a free hand to load” for hand crossbows?

Crossbow Expert: hand crossbow & shield I'm working on stats for royal guards of a homebrew capital – using Guard Captain as template. I gave them a hand crossbow and the Crossbow Expert feat, ...
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Can you end your turn in the same space as an unconscious or dead creature?

The rules state: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can’t willingly end your move in its space. What happens if that creature has either been knocked unconscious or has been killed? ...
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Is there any way for a ranger to be able to cast the Protection from Evil spell?

I'm working on a build, and wondering if I can get early entry to Prestige Paladin via Ranger. One of the requirements is the ability to cast protection from evil, so I was wondering if there's a way ...
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How long does the line of fire that you can create as an action using the Investiture of Flame spell last?

I have always interpreted the Investiture of Flame spell as having a flamethrower effect, similar to Aganazzar's Scorcher, but one of my players pointed out a different interpretation. Here is the ...
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Does following Sacred Hospitality cause stains on any Paths of Enlightenment?

A lot of the Tzimisce place a lot of stock on "Sacred Hospitality" and behaviour according to that. Breaking it being something that can be potentially quite serious, depending on where you are and ...
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Can a 1st-level character have an ability score above 18?

I was playing with a DM that says the rules state that you cannot have a 1st-level character with an ability score above 18. I didn't want to argue so I made it work. I cannot find that rule anywhere. ...
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Is there any way to become immortal in D&D 5e? [closed]

I've been thinking of maybe making an immortal character, either from the start, or throughout the campaign, and was wondering if there is any way of making that a reality. Is there any way of ...
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How much do locked gauntlets impede a character?

All the following questions are about constrained hand[s] only (so no scenarios in which a free offhand would do the trick) and, in the event that it would change the outcome, with or without a weapon ...
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Is the fighter character allotment of CPs wrong?

I have the Player's Options: Skills & Powers book with soft cover, it should be with a lot of error corrected, at least the corrections made in the FAQ/Errata of first printing were made (2nd too)....
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Is there a way for a Battle Master to swap out maneuvers without taking more fighter levels?

I currently have an Ancestral Guardian barbarian 8 / Battle Master fighter 3. Some of the maneuvers I selected earlier in this character's career aren't working out as well in Tier 3. Battle Master ...
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Can undead that you have reanimated wait inside a portable hole?

Assuming I cast the appropriate levels of spells to keep them under my control, could my undead that have already been reanimated stay in a portable hole as they don’t need to breathe or sleep? I don’...
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What is the easiest way to transport piles of bones/corpses undetected?

I’m currently working on a Necromancer Build, one thing I’ve really struggled with is having enough piles of bones/corpses at all times to keep up my undead horde. So far the best idea I’ve had is to ...
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PHB Warlock Table [duplicate]

Ok so I read the other post, but I still don't really understand it. The PHB says that a 20th level Warlock has 5th level spell slots, but can cast 9th level spells. How is this possible?
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How many people can fit inside Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion?

The description of the magnificent mansion spell says: It contains sufficient food to serve a nine-course banquet for up to 100 people But can it only house 100 people or can you bring in as many ...
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Is a pteranodon too powerful as a beast companion for a beast master?

I’ve just started to play D&D with a few of my friends and we're unsure if a beast master having a pteranodon as their beast companion would be unbalanced. I’m playing as a flying character (an ...
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Can dragons reproduce in any ways other than 1+1? [closed]

I'm interested in lore from all editions and published homebrew except the fourth edition. This question is for a specific campaign of mine. General information about dragon lore of breeding habits ...
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Are there any other prestige classes for 5e besides the Rune Scribe?

In the Unearthed Arcana article "Prestige Classes and Rune Magic", they introduce the idea of prestige classes, a class with only a few levels and more multiclassing prerequisites, borrowed from ...
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How much sealing wax is a unit of sealing wax?

It says you can buy it for 5 sp but doesn't list a weight. All it does is give a description" "When you press a signet ring into warm sealing wax, you leave an identifying mark." So how would I buy a ...
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Is dropping concentration on a spell considered “affecting a creature” for the purpose of the Blink spell?

While under the effects of Blink and on the Ethereal Plane, can you drop a concentration spell to affect a creature on the Material Plane? The description of Blink says, "You can only affect and be ...
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What happens to Concentration spells while Blinking? [duplicate]

I regularly see blink praised as a particularly good defensive third-level spell because, unlike many spells with persistent effects, it does not require concentration. It does, however, state that "...
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How can an NPC send a cry for help that is seen and heard?

This is somewhat related to How can I send messages over long distances? However, that is for D&D 5e, and my question is for Pathfinder. I have a story hook idea and could use some assistance ...
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How many attacks of opportunity trampling creature should provoke?

This answer is an extention of a discussion on the subject. You may gain some insight for answering this question from there. I'm interested in an explanation on when does trampling creature exactly ...
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If I Wild Shape into a Giant Elk, can I speak any language I know?

Jeremy Crawford, in a tweet, wrote that a Moon Druid can speak the languages it knows while shaped as an Elemental because the Elemental can speak. The Giant Elk can speak the "Giant Elk" language, ...
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Do warforged have souls?

The 5e Unearthed Arcana Races of Eberron (v1.1) says: Although they are constructs, they have much in common with living creatures, including emotions and social bonds, and perhaps even souls. ...
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What are the potential side effects on a Kindred from drinking fae blood?

This is probably a silly question, but I'm really curious and don't have access to the Dark Ages book which I heard has the answer to there apparently being various listed side-effects. All I know, ...
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Making attacks through a cage-shaped Forcecage

A PC traps an enemy inside a cage-shaped Forcecage: A prison in the shape of a cage can be up to 20 feet on a side and is made from 1/2-inch diameter bars spaced 1/2 inch apart. How should ranged ...
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Do I have Disadvantage attacking with an off-hand weapon?

I'm pretty new to D&D and have a question. I am currently playing as a rogue swashbuckler (lvl 3) which encourages dual wielding. I love this mechanic and enjoy playing it so far but I'm confused ...
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Can the DM override racial traits?

In our two-week old campaign, the DM is trying to say I need food or water, or otherwise I'll suffer from exhaustion. But I am a Warforged Juggernaut, and the Warforged Resilience trait says I don't ...

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