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

One of my players 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. Becoming ...
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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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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; petrification. If by a medusa's gaze or a beholder's eye rays (or other creatures with a similar ability), ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Should the party gain XP for monsters defeated by alternate or roundabout means? [duplicate]

This question was inspired by an answer in this question. Suppose the Player Characters are attempting to protect their little village from a huge monster, Godzilla in this case. Obviously they'd get ...
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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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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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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 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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How to determine the appropriate number of Skill Points when skills are removed from the available list or grouped together?

I plan to run a Savage Worlds campaign. I will use the new Adventure Edition. According to these rules, there are 32 skills. At character creation, 12 points can be distributed amongst those skills. ...
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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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Can the ‘Devour Intellect’ ability be used through walls?

I’m looking for clarification on how the abilities of the intellect devourer interact, especially with regards to obstacles. Firstly, it has blindsight of 60ft: A creature with blindsight can ...
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How can I help my PCs fight against a Mind Flayer's psionic blast?

I am running a pathfinder campaign for a group of 5 players. I have a half-elf wizard, human druid, dwarf barbarian, halfling bard and half-orc paladin. The party were all level 5 at the time of this ...
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How balanced is this homebrew flavor modification to the Kensei Monk subclass?

I've recently been playing a Way of the Kensei monk (from Xanathar's Guide to Everything), and am currently level four. While I like the subclass and most of its mechanics, it disappoints me a bit ...
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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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How does the oracle's Temporal Celerity revelation work when there otherwise wouldn't be a surprise round?

An oracle with the time mystery can choose the Temporal Celerity revelation: Temporal Celerity (Su): Whenever you roll for initiative, you can roll twice and take either result. At 7th level, you ...
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What happens when you cast the same spell on the same target twice?

I cannot find any rules text that states what happens if you apply two spells to the same target that would then overlap in effect - e.g., let us presume two spells of Weight Increment (Earth 10) are ...
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Does the feat Fire God's Blessing provide magical healing or mundane healing?

Does the feat Fire God's Blessing provide magical healing or mundane healing? I can't find any references as to which kind of healing this is. When in combat, if you deal fire damage to an enemy, ...
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Is this homebrew Way of the Lynx monk subclass underpowered?

Hey people of the D&D community. I need your opinion about this subclass and whether if it's underpowered or not. It may not look like much against the 5-finger-heart-exploding-punch of the open ...
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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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Drawing a second weapon as part of an attack?

Consider a 1st level Rogue who wants to fight with two shortswords using Two-Weapon Fighting (PHB p.195) but does not have the Dual Wielder Feat. Starting off empty-handed, is the following possible? ...
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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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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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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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Is a Watery Sphere considered an object for the purpose of targeting the Otiluke's Resilient Sphere spell?

One of my casters cast watery sphere on a couple of enemies. A second caster thought they’d combo by casting Otiluke’s resilient sphere on the sphere of water as an object to prevent the enemies from ...
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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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Can I change my movement/action in the middle of the turn after an enemy's reaction?

Imagine I'm a rogue and I see an opponent 50' away. In my turn I want to use my movement and my Dash bonus action (Cunning Action) to approach it and use my Action to attack. Then, after moving just ...
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Can Hunter's Mark be moved after Silence has been cast on a character?

Situation: In a battle sequence our Paladin (Oath of Vengeance) has successfully cast Hunter's mark, later in the battle our Wizard cast Silence. We know that Hunter's Mark requires V (verbal) ...
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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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Grappling and overbearing creatures only vulnerable to magic weapons

If a character is attacking a creature that is corporeal, but only vulnerable to special weapons, say a wight or werewolf, are they able to grapple or overbear effectively? If so, is the creature able ...
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What happens to a multiclass character affected by level drain?

Suppose I have a halfling that's multiclassing as a fighter/thief and has achieved 2nd level in both classes. This character has the misfortune of being struck by a wight and loses a level. What ...

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