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Does Adamantine Armor protect your silver cord on the Astral Plane?

Yes, adamantine armor protects from the critical hits of a githyanki sword. You quoted the relevant rules: wearing an adamantine armor transforms any critical hit in a mundane hit, hence a githyanki ...
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If an otyugh's bite attack misses, does the target have to make a saving throw?

Your parsing isn't wrong, but not perfect The text is defined like this, as you quoted. For instance, the guardian naga's Bite attack says: Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 10 ft., one ...
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Can a Gloom Stalker Ranger (potentially) make an attack roll five times in one turn via the Attack action?

Yes, they can make 4 attacks (5 if they miss) Attack Action, due to Extra Attack = 2 attacks Use Bonus Action to make 2-Weapon Fighting attack when taking the Attack action (with appropriate weapons; ...
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Can I shove a creature away from me in a particular direction?

There is an optional rule in the DMG to shove to the side! If your group is only using the PHB, RAW, then the short answer is no. The DMG p272 lists the action "Shove Aside". It functions ...
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Are a Beholder's Legendary Action Eye Rays Also Bound to the "Reroll Duplicates" Rule?

You're reading it correctly, Death Ray could be fired every legendary action Rules perspective: "Reroll duplicates" is part of the on-its-turn Eye Rays action specifically, not the legendary ...
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Can I make attacks non-lethal?

The rules for knocking a creature out are found in the Damage and Healing section of the combat chapter: Knocking a Creature Out Sometimes an attacker wants to incapacitate a foe, rather than deal a ...
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Do Vampires have to make an attack roll in order to bite a willing target?

Of course the vampire can bite a willing target without attacking Assuming it is happening outside of melee, at a minimum. If it is happening outside of melee it is not an attack. The willing victim ...
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Can I make attacks non-lethal?

Ask your DM for "The Slap" As Thomas Markov's answer stated, you can use the rules for knocking a creature out. However, you'll still deal full unarmed damage, which can be annoying, ...
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Is there any reason to use the Battle Master fighter's Precision Attack maneuver before the attack roll?

In a very rare situation As explained by the Hobgoblin, it is (almost) always better to see the result of your attack roll before you decide whether or not to use Precision Attack. However, suppose ...
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Is There Synergy With Primal Savagery and Grappler?

I don't know what you mean by "synergy", but if you're asking if the cantrip's attack roll is made with advantage, then the answer is yes. All attack rolls are made with advantage against a ...
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Am I correctly understanding how the modern firearms from the DMG work?

The description of the Reload weapon property says (DMG, p. 267): Reload. A limited number of shots can be made with a weapon that has the reload property. A character must then reload it using an ...
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Clarification Needed: Mechanics of 'Girallon's Blessing' Claw Attacks and Damage Calculation

The creature gains four claw attacks, each using its base attack bonus + its Str modifier for attack rolls. Each claw deals 1d4 points of damage + the subject's Str modifier, and if an opponent is ...
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Do I understand the mechanics of how Echo Knight works?

This works, but some of the details differ You have a lot of steps in your description. To see if each one of them is conforming to the rules of Echo Knight (all p. 183, Explorer's Guide to Wildemount)...
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Can I shove a creature away from me in a particular direction?

Yes, you can The rule for Shoving says that if you win the roll against your target, you can "push it 5 feet away from you". Pushing the target back and to the left is still 'away from you'. ...
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Clarification on semantics around melee attacks

The Sage Advice Compendium is covering the use of nomenclature here: What does “melee weapon attack” mean: a melee attack with a weapon or an attack with a melee weapon? It means a melee attack with ...
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Can you use Favored Foe multiple times on the same creature?

No, it works just once per turn. The description of the feature says (emphasis mine): The first time on each of your turns that you hit the favored enemy and deal damage to it, including when you ...
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Can a creature chose different targets for each attack on a turn using information about the outcome of previous attacks?

Yes, they can. Choosing a target is part of making an attack, not part of taking your turn or taking the attack action (and in this case it's two separate actions, one action and one bonus action, ...
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Does Assurance bypass the MAP?

Assurance does bypass the MAP You are missing that anyone worth grappling is out of reach for Assurance Assurance on Grapple (or any other skill action) does ignore MAP, but it also ignores your ...
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How does Form of the Beast work with the Two-Weapon Fighting?

Attacking with your claws and dagger does not qualify for Two-Weapon fighting. The Two-Weapon Fighting feature requires that both weapons used for the attacks have the light property (emphases mine): ...
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What are some use cases for attack rolls that target a location?

You're targeting a location whenever you aren't targeting an object or a creature When you make an attack you declare its target. While some attacks may specify they only work with specific types of ...
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Do Vampires have to make an attack roll in order to bite a willing target?

Yes, the vampire has to make an attack roll in combat This is no different from hitting an unconscious or an incapacitated creature, or from hitting an object in combat: in all of these cases, you ...
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Does a Swords Bard's extra damage count as damage that the original attack inflicts for Vampiric Bite's HP gain and roll bonus?

Yes, the vampiric bite fulfills the requirement for Slashing Flourish and viceversa. The bard's feature requires that you take the Attack action and that you make a weapon attack. The description of ...
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Does Assurance bypass the MAP?

Assurance does indeed work like that As you quoted, you don't apply penalties, so no MAP. As András said, it won't be enough to grapple most opponents, so it isn't broken or anything. Also take note ...
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Does Assurance bypass the MAP?

Yes You've highlighted the relevant rules; Assurance completely negates the up to -10 Multiple Attack Penalty, along with any other penalties that might be applied to the roll. As a downside, this ...
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Can slam attacks be used to make attacks of opportunity and deliver at-will spell-like abilities?

Yes, a creature is considered armed and can threaten with a natural weapon like a slam: A creature making a melee attack with a natural weapon is considered armed and does not provoke attacks of ...
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Do Vampires have to make an attack roll in order to bite a willing target?

In combat, the vampire is too busy for an automatic hit The bite attack describes as valid targets "one willing creature, or a creature that is grappled by the vampire, incapacitated, or ...
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Striking nothing

Yes, If You Suspect There's a Creature Targeting an undetected creature is difficult. If you suspect there’s a creature around, you can pick a square and attempt an attack. This works like targeting ...
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Will using a weapon not as intended (improvised) still generate "on-hit" effects?

Check with your DM In addition to general rules for magic items and improvised weapons (which already point out that the DM may want to adjust), there are just a lot of case-by-case differences ...
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Devise a Stratagem and Swipe

Option 2 Devise a Stratagem says: You assess a foe's weaknesses in combat and use them to formulate a plan of attack against your enemy. Choose a creature you can see and roll a d20. If you Strike ...
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Is there any reason to use the Battle Master fighter's Precision Attack maneuver before the attack roll?

Normally not If you decide to expend the die before the attack roll, you forgo the information that roll gives you. For example, if you roll a natural 20 on the attack roll, you always hit, so there ...
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