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What are the size restrictions of a Clone (from spell)?

Some other players of 5e D&D have suggested that the Clone spell only works with a Medium size body. Putting this into perspective (and putting aside obvious yet possibly reasonable discrimination ...
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How does Leadership work for a Vigilante?

I’m interested in playing a Vigilante character specializing in Leadership. The Vigilante class has the Dual Identity extraordinary ability, which gives them a social identity (Bruce Wayne, Peter ...
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If I use the starting wealth rolls of my class, do I keep any remaining money left over?

If I use the starting wealth rolls of my class, do I keep any remaining money left over after I buy equipment? In D&D 5e you can roll the 4d4 × 10 to determine starting gold, forgoing any ...
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Do you need to provide Somatic Components when casting from a spell scroll?

The general rules provided in the DMG for Magic Item Scrolls states: Most scrolls are spells stored in written form, [...]. [...] [...] Whatever the nature of the magic contained in a ...
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Do Owlbears hibernate?

Do Owlbears hibernate like bears or stay active all winter like owls? Even the full page description of Owlbears in the AD&D 2nd Edition Monstrous Manual is silent on this topic. I don't have back ...
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Does the Scent ability function under water in conjunction with the Aegis' Underwater Breathing Astral suit option?

Does the Scent ability function under water in conjunction with the Aegis' Underwater Breathing Astral suit option? PC in party is an Aegis 4, Druid 7 and managed to get the scent ability, wonders if ...
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Can you reload two crossbows with Aegis Greater Extra Arms or having multiple arms and Crossbow Mastery feat in the same round?

Can you reload two crossbows with Aegis Greater Extra Arms or having multiple arms and Crossbow Mastery feat in the same round? Extra Arms, Greater: The extra arms on the aegis’s astral suit ...
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Does the Haste Spell give +1 BAB or only +1 attack roll?

So, the haste spells would give a character +1 extra attack and..... +1 bonus on attack roll. Could that be considered BAB or it is just an attack roll bonus? Example: A level 5 Barbarian (+5 BAB), ...
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Southern Magician feat

I have trouble understanding the details of the full scope of the Southern Magician feat: Southern Magician [General] Your magical studies in Mulan lands have taught you spellcasting ...
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Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat?

Can Bladesingers combine: Bladesong + Double-Bladed Scimitar + Revenant Blade feat? I won't detail it heavily, but can an Elf and/or Half-Elf Wizard (Bladesinger) combine all these for enhanced ...
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Does Astral Projection makes a vampire even more vulnerable or harder to kill?

A vampire still have a soul (spirit) in 3.5 as far as I know so since Astral projection states:¸ If the cord is broken, you are killed, astrally and physically Dying ''physically'' or having it's ...
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Can caster prove truthfulness with “Zone of Truth”

I've seen a lot of posts about how "Zone of Truth" might be defeated by the target. But my character has the opposite problem: he's extremely truthful but people don't always believe him. Is there ...
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How can my Kobold carry all his weapons? [duplicate]

Carrying capacity, as defined on page 176 of the PHB is: Carrying Capacity. Your carrying capacity is your Strength score multiplied by 15. This is the weight (in pounds) that you can carry, which ...
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In what way does Blindsight complement Truesight? [closed]

While the definitions are quite clear, Blindsight being: A monster with blindsight can perceive its surroundings without relying on sight, within a specific radius. Creatures without eyes, ...
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Why is the PHB Ranger considered underpowered?

It seems that both the community and Wizards of the Coast are largely in agreement that the PHB Ranger class is underpowered compared to the other classes. What exactly makes it underpowered compared ...
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What is the earliest that a PC can gain invisibility?

What is the earliest level that a player character (PC) can gain the ability to become invisible without the aid of external items/scrolls/etc.?
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Can creatures outside of Crystal Spheres dream?

Assumptions: all material from spelljammer, 3.0, 3.5, web/dragon and Pathfinder are available. Everything in this campaign setting is being converted to Pathfinder. All available separate campaign ...
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Can a ghost (undead creature) take over a clone body (resultant component from spell)?

Lore wise, spirits, ghosts and demons have powers of ownership & possession - and this translates readily into game mechanics. In fiction-fantasy: ghosts, spirits and demons take over various ...
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If a Necklace of Fireballs with 9 beads is thrown, is the resulting Fireball effect equivalent to a 9th-level casting, or an “11th-level” casting?

This question arises because the section on Spell Level in the PHB states: Every spell has a level from 0 to 9 However, the necklace of fireballs can have up to 9 fireballs on it, and its ...
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Which of these two homebrew adaptations of the Elemental Weapon and Flame Arrows spells to work is more balanced?

Which of these two homebrew adaptations of the Elemental Weapon and Flame Arrows spells to work with ranged weapons is more balanced? I was thinking of adjusting a couple of existing spells, namely ...
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Maximizing healing and damage for a Cleric [duplicate]

I am planning this character out for levels 1-20. We're starting at level one and we are continuing until we're done or dead. I'm having some trouble deciding on my feats, and spells to maximize ...
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Can the Enlarge/Reduce and Catapult spells be combined to hurl boulders?

One of my players is constantly bugging me about using Enlarge/Reduce to reduce a boulder to a smaller size and then hurl it via the spell Catapult, cancel the concentration on Enlarge/Reduce before ...
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What do multiple castings of Arcane Lock on a door actually do?

If you cast Arcane Lock twice on a door, would the second spell take effect after the first one is suppressed? I realise the effects do not stack but if two spells are active on a creature/object ...
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Blind Familiar trying to deliver a touch spell

Here's the setup: My familiar is adjacent to a target. My familiar is blinded. I cast a touch spell. My familiar uses its reaction to deliver the spell (which requires an melee spell attack roll). ...
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Would this Owlbear Cub be balanced as a Beast Master Ranger's Companion?

The players in my campaign just hit third level and the Ranger is planning on taking the Beast Master path. She wanted a baby Owlbear as her companion, but of course there are 2 hurdles. There aren't ...
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Can a character with the Actor feat mimic speech they heard before they learned the feat?

The Actor feat (PHB, p. 165) says: You can mimic the speech of another person or the sounds made by other creatures. You must have heard the person speaking. or heard the creature make the ...
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Can I pretend to be casting from a spell scroll, but instead cast normally, or vice versa? [closed]

The strategy I am working on a tactic for my artificer for combating mages which focuses on out-sustaining their spell slots. To do so he asked a companion (the cleric in the party) to craft a dozen ...
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Can a multiclassed Lore bard/druid use the Cutting Words feature while in Wild Shape?

I’m playing a multiclassed 6th-level Lore bard/2nd-level druid. Could I use the Cutting Words feature while in Wild Shape? My DM wasn’t sure, so I was wondering if I can.
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Can I recover a single arrow? [closed]

Should a player be permitted to attempt recovery of a single arrow fired into battle? Phrased another way; if a player fires a single arrow into battle, and no more, should it always be unrecoverable? ...
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How are the hit points of the hound determined for the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature?

How are the hit points of the hound determined for the Shadow Magic sorcerer's Hound of Ill Omen feature (XGtE, p. 51)? I have read over the feature several times now, and I have a question. Here ...
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Can a multiclassed bard/druid use the Bardic Inspiration feature while in Wild Shape?

I’m playing a multiclassed 6th-level bard/2nd-level druid. Could I still use the Bardic Inspiration feature while in Wild Shape? I looked at the rules; I think technically you can, because all you ...
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Killing a Vampire without Sunlight, Running Water or Wooden Stake

In the adventure module a vampire is encountered guarding treasure in the same room where its coffin is. I am preparing to run this encounter, and the party is unlikely to have wooden stakes or ...
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Blinded + casting a spell with a bonus action + Find Familiar

Here's the setup: My familiar is adjacent to a target. I use my action to use my familiar's senses. I'm now blinded and deafened. I use a bonus action to cast a touch spell. My familiar uses its ...
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Do I need a clear path to the target, or just my familiar, when delivering spells with Find Familiar?

Here's the setup: My familiar is adjacent to the creature I want to target with my touch spell, and is within 100' of me. Both the target and my familiar are around a corner, and I do not have a ...
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Could Shadow Step be used to cause fall damaged when grappled? [closed]

Curious about what would happen if a Shadow Monk used Shadow Step while carrying someone, I discovered these answers that said no but I'm unsure if these answers can be interpreted in an offensive way ...
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Cleric feats, skills and spells to maximize battle medic [closed]

I am planning this character out for levels 1-20. We're starting at level one and we are continuing until we're done or dead. I'm having some trouble deciding on my feats, skills and spells. ...
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When casting Inflict Wounds through a familiar, can I reroll the attack roll using the Elven Accuracy feat if I have advantage?

If I have a familiar, I can cast Inflict Wounds through it, as per the description of Find Familiar: Your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. Inflict Wounds includes a ...
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What happens when recasting Fiendish Vigor after losing temporary hit points?

A D&D 5e warlock takes the Fiendish Vigor invocation. Lets say the warlock gains 8 temp hp from Fiendish Vigor. Within the next hour takes 8 damage. Then the warlock uses Fiendish Vigor for 5 ...
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Would allowing Artificers to swap a cantrip on a long rest be unbalanced?

Context: I am implementing the Class Feature Variants Unearthed Arcana, which does not include Artificer, for a party with several spellcasters and one Artificer. This UA allows every "known" caster ...
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If I miss with a touch spell, can I hold it and try again?

I recall some rules in earlier editions where if you miss with a touch spell, it's "held" and you can try again on a future turn. Does that rule exist in 5e, and if so, where it is? I'm guessing I'm ...
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When casting Counterspell, do I know if the other spell is an action or bonus action?

Related to What do I know, when deciding whether to cast Counterspell?, except that my particular question isn't included in that question. I've been thinking of ways to counter counterspell. ...
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Can you cast Magic Stone on 3 pebbles as a bonus action, throw a stone as an action, then, on your next turn, throw the 2 remaining pebbles?

Can you cast Magic Stone on 3 pebbles as a bonus action, throw a stone as a main action. Then on your next turn, throw the 2 remaining pebbles? That is, throwing the first pebble as your action and ...
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Can the object created by Minor Illusion be carried or worn?

Looking at the RAW for Minor Illusion (PHB, page 260) and other questions, I recognize that Minor Illusion is very limited in its ability to move on its own or change its appearance. However, I'm ...
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Would Cayden Cailean punish this action? [closed]

my character has the background of gladiator and I want him to have this combat where he drinks alcohol, and the toss a little alcohol to the battlefield in Honor of the fallen. Would this little ...
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Seeking GM advice, tricking players into helping the villian [closed]

I'm looking for a little help and guidance as I'm trying to plan out my first attempt at gm'ing. My basic idea for a plot: The new adventuring group in a Tabaxi town are hired by the towns mayor to ...
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Where did this dungeon come from that was spiral shaped and contained a statue of Dagon?

I remember there being a dungeon for D&D 5e, possibly as part of an AL adventure (I don't remember it being in a full published adventure like Out of the Abyss, etc), but if it was AL, I don't ...
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Shooting through spaces occupied by a large creature

I was wondering if I could shoot through a large creature like the image below? On the right image, one of the players insists that a large creature shouldn't be able to fill up the 10x10ft space, ...
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What demons are related to the demon lord Dagon?

I'm planning an underwater adventure for D&D 5e that will contain an underwater portal to Dagon's layer of the Abyss (the 89th layer, called the Shadowsea, apparently). The portal will have demons ...
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Is there an item that lets a character cast Detect Magic repeatedly, without expending spell slots or wasting time ritual-casting?

Playing Curse of Strahd, we've found that Lord Von Zarovich seems to be able to cast Alarm (or something like it) that operates from hundreds of miles away. It seems like a good strategy for our ...
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How does attunement work?

I would like to use the Gauntlets of Ogre Power, which states that the item "requires attunement". What am I supposed to attune it with? What are the requisites/requirements?

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