Questions tagged [class-feature]

For questions that are centrally about class features, powers or properties that are exclusive to a given class, such as the Cleric's ability to Turn Undead in D&D. (See also: the [alternate-class-feature] tag.)

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The UA Mage of Lorehold's Ancient Companion (Healer) has the Healer's Light action; do those temp HP remain if you bond to a different spirit type?

In the UA of Mages of Strixhaven, the Mage of Lorehold's Ancient Companion feature lets you bond to a spirit when you finish a short or long rest, choosing Healer, Sage, or Warrior. If Healer is ...
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Is it true that Reckless Attack renders AC boosts less effective?

I saw someone arguing recently that A) Barbarians should always RA. and B) Assuming A) is true ... then it's a waste of time for a Barbarian to try to boost their AC. I assume that the case for B) is ...
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Does the All-Purpose Tool improve the save DC of the Artillerist artificer's "Explosive Cannon" detonation ability?

At 9th level, an Artillerist artificer gains the ability to detonate the cannon created by the 3rd-level Eldritch Cannon ability: Doing so destroys the cannon and forces each creature within 20 feet ...
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What are the options for a PC with cold resistance and darkvision?

Here's what doesn't seem to work: Goliath (does not have darkvision) Mountain Dwarf (does not have cold resistance) The only race that seems to have both is the Triton. Any other options for a race /...
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Can a Bladesinger attack once but still cast a cantrip with that attack?

Level 6 Bladesinger Wizards have a unique Extra Attack feature: You can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. Moreover, you can cast one of your cantrips in ...
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How does the Bladesinging wizard's Extra Attack feature interact with the additional Attack action from the Haste spell?

The Bladesinging arcane tradition for wizards (TCE) gains the Extra Attack feature at level 6, whose description states: Starting at 6th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you ...
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If the Haste spell is cast on a Bladesinging wizard, can the Bladesinger cast three cantrips in a turn using the Extra Attack feature?

If the haste spell is cast on a Bladesinging wizard, can the Bladesinger cast three cantrips in a turn using the Extra Attack feature? For instance, say I'm a level 6 Bladesinging wizard, with haste ...
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Explain how the Thief Rogue's Use Magic Device isn't overpowered

I've been looking at the Rogue class lately, and although the Arcane Trickster archetype is really interesting, the Thief archetype, which is the only class to get Use Magic Device, seems also very ...
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Can an Alchemist combine their subclass bonus with an Enhanced Arcane Focus?

Enhanced Arcane Focus is an artificer infusion that's applied to a rod, staff, or wand, and adds +1 to spell attack rolls. Alchemist artificers also get the Alchemical Savant feature, which lets them ...
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What happens to a destroyed Pact Weapon?

Ned is a Hexblade Warlock. He found a magical net+1 and made it his pact weapon via his Pact of the Blade feature: You can transform one magic weapon into your pact weapon by performing a special ...
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Can the Artificer: Artillerist's Arcane Cannon (tiny hand sized variation) be used with Sneak attack?

Can an artificer with the artillerist subclass' Arcane Cannon (tiny hand sized variation) be used with Sneak attack? Granted common sense should say a cannon of any sort short of books/films is a ...
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Do the Rune Knight's Runes work like spellcasting - or are they different?

It doesn't say that an invoked rune is controlled by the Rune Knight like a concentration spell or other spell like abilities. If a rune is invoked, does it stop if the rune knight is knocked ...
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Can Minor Conjuration create an object that weighs less than the original?

Conjuration wizard's feature Minor Conjuration states: Starting at 2nd level when you select this school, you can use your action to conjure up an inanimate object in your hand or on the ground in an ...
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What exploits would be available if arcane recovery were not limited to 5th level slots?

The party wizard is about to level to 11th. As I go over her new features, I notice for the first time that although she will now get back six levels of slots when using arcane recovery, there is a ...
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How does Death Ward interact with the Oath of Redemption paladin's Emissary of Redemption feature?

Does Death Ward affect the amount of damage taken or does it affect how that damage affects a redemption paladin's HP? For instance, if a redemption paladin who has 2 HP and death ward active takes an ...
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How can I trigger Sneak Attack without other melee combatants?

I am a Soulknife Rogue with a two-level dip in GOO-lock (Soulknife 6/Warlock 2). I'm taking the Armor of Shadows and Mask of Many Faces invocations. In combat situations, I find myself in both ranged ...
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Can the version of the Artificer class published in "Tasha's Cauldron of Everything" choose to end an infusion?

Is there an easy way for an Artificer to willfully end an infusion? One of the many problems I am seeing is that an infusion only works on non-magical items. But infusions cause items to become ...
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Are the separate pieces from the Armorer Artificer's "Armor Modifications" still considered "A suit of armor" for infusions?

The title is a little convoluted, so hopefully I can explain better here. At 9th-level, an Armorer Artificer gets the class feature "Armor Modifications": You learn how to use your ...
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Can an Armorer Artificer use Enhanced Defense or other Artificer Infusions on the armor or parts of the armor?

Regarding Armorer artificer's Armor Model feature as describe in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything: Your metallurgical pursuits have led to you making armor a conduit for your magic. As an action, you ...
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Can a cloned Order of Scribes wizard use their subclass features for replacing their spellbook?

I'm waffling on some interpretations regarding the Order of Scribes wizard subclass in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and would really appreciate some second opinions. Most of the features seem ...
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Is there a way to change dim light to darkness?

I play a Gloomstalker whose Umbral Sight feature makes them benefit from darkness, and we're often in areas of dim light. I'd like some way to change the dim light to darkness around myself. It doesn'...
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Scribes Wizard Feature Questions - Features with Simulacrum

I'm waffling on some interpretations regarding the Order of Scribes wizard subclass in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and would really appreciate some second opinions. Most of the features seem ...
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Scribes Wizard Feature Questions - Manifest Mind with Mage Hand

I'm waffling on some interpretations regarding the Order of Scribes wizard subclass in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and would really appreciate some second opinions. Most of the features seem ...
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Can the Light cantrip be cast on the Tiny spectral object manifested by a Scribes wizard's Manifest Mind feature?

I'm waffling on some interpretations regarding the Order of Scribes wizard subclass in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything, and would really appreciate some second opinions. Most of the features seem ...
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Can a wildshaped druid deal static attack damage? [duplicate]

If, for example, I wildshape into a boar, can I use Tusk to reliably deal 4 damage, rather than rolling 1d6 + 1 damage? Is this one of the effects of: Your game Statistics [being] replaced by the ...
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For the Call of the Hunt feature of the Path of the Beast barbarian, do the willing creatures need to want -- or even be ABLE -- to make attacks?

Call the Hunt, the 14th-level Path of the Beast barbarian feature, says: When you enter your rage, you can choose a number of other willing creatures you can see within 30 feet of you equal to your ...
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How does Undead warlock 'Grave Touched' interact with aoe [duplicate]

I am confused about how the undead warlock's Grave Touched ability interacts with spells like Fireball. The text for Grave Touched reads as follows In addition, once during each of your turns, when ...
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How does the Rune Knight's Storm Rune work?

I have searched this explanation on the internet and on this website, but I have found nothing. In case this question may be a double, I am sorry. :) So, how does the Storm Rune of Rune Knight work? ...
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Does "vulnerability to piercing damage" from the Wild Magic table travel with the sorcerer?

In my game, we have a Wild Magic sorcerer in the party. During a recent combat, they rolled on the Wild Magic table and got the effect: 95-96: You and all creatures within 30 feet of you gain ...
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Path of the Beast: Can I shove then make the bonus claw attack?

One of Path of the Beast feature is: Each of your hands transforms into a claw, which you can use as a weapon if it’s empty. It deals 1d6 slashing damage on a hit. Once on each of your turns when you ...
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Do the criteria that cause the Enchantment wizard's Hypnotic Gaze feature to end early also apply to the initial effect (i.e. within 1 round)?

The School of Enchantment wizard's level 2 feature, Hypnotic Gaze, can incapacitate a creature until the Wizard's next turn: Starting at 2nd level when you choose this school, your soft words and ...
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Turning checks and desecrate spell

My 3rd-level cleric attempted to turn skeletons in a room with an evil altar and a desecrate spell. I rolled a 12 + 2 for Charisma, for a total of 14. On the Turning Undead table, this gives you up to ...
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Is the Oathbreaker paladin's Channel Divinity option Control Undead based off of character level or paladin level?

The Oathbreaker paladin's Channel Divinity feature states (emphasis mine): Control Undead. As an action, the paladin targets one undead creature he or she can see within 30 feet of him or her. The ...
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How does the temp HP from the Conjuration wizard's Durable Summons feature interact with the Find Familiar spell?

The description of the find familiar spell states (emphasis mine): You gain the service of a familiar, a spirit that takes an animal form you choose. [...] [...] As an action, you can temporarily ...
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What are good principles for determining whether and at what level a homebrew class feature is balanced?

I'm working on a homebrew revision (and slight buff) of the Sorcerer class in D&D 5e that includes some additional class features. I've read the Unearthed Arcana article about modifying classes, ...
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If the only spellcasting you have is from the Magic Initiate feat, can you take the Metamagic Adept feat?

The Metamagic Adept feat has "Spellcasting or Pact Magic feature" as a prerequisite. If the only spellcasting you have is from the Magic Initiate feat, can you take Metamagic Adept? I'm ...
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What player options, or monster traits, can/can not affect the Multiverse UA races, due to different creature type?

In Unearthed Arcana 2021: Travelers of the Multiverse, a few of the races are singularly a type other than Humanoid. Specifically, Construct, Ooze, and Monstrosity. What are the mechanical ...
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Can a warlock with the Undead patron use their Form of Dread feature again while it is already active?

The Undead warlock patron option found in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft includes the following text in the description of its level 1 feature "Form of Dread": You manifest an aspect of ...
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What happens when a Twilight Cleric uses Steps of Night to fly into a brightly lit area?

The Twilight Domain Cleric's sixth level ability "Steps of Night" reads as follows: You can draw on the mystical power of night to rise into the air. As a bonus action when you are in dim ...
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What is the purpose of the wizard's spellbook, from a mechanical standpoint?

I'm still fairly new to DMing, and the wizard's spellbook is constantly breaking my mind. While I think I finally understand how it is working, I wonder why it is in the game to begin with. And I don'...
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Do you gain the benefit of the rogue's Reliable Talent feature if the roll is replaced with Portent?

Here's what each class features says: Reliable Talent Whenever you make an ability check that lets you add your proficiency bonus, you can treat a d20 roll of 9 or lower as a 10. and Portent When ...
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Double Spirit Shroud with Death Domain

The ability from the Death Domain Cleric is Improved Reaper: Starting at 17th level, when you cast a necromancy spell of 1st through 5th level that targets only one creature, the spell can instead ...
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Can a Fathomless Warlock's Tentacle of the Deeps help flank?

The Fathomless Warlock has a feature called Tentacle of the Deeps, which allows them summon a 10-foot long spectral tentacle (exact wording below). It can be moved and make attacks,but is spectral and ...
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Do the Circle of the Land druid's Circle Spells stack with your normal druid spells, or do you have to switch out?

In DnD 5e, regarding the Circle of the Land specific spells from the Druid class. I have already prepared spells from the Druid class spell list, but not a Circle. The Circle spells that are listed, ...
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List of abilities that let you squeeze through a 1-inch gap

According to rumors, the Fairy race will no longer have the ability to squeeze through gaps that are 1-inch across, so basically I’m looking for other ways to achieve the same effect through items, ...
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Can the Order of the Mutant blood hunter increase an ability score past 20 using their mutagens?

I am playing an Artificer 5/Blood Hunter 2. I was thinking of taking another level of Blood Hunter and picking the Order of the Mutant. The Mutagencraft feature lets me concoct and consume a mutagen ...
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If my Pact of the Chain warlock switches to Pact of the Tome, will it affect the form of my existing familiar from the Find Familiar spell?

I'm currently playing a Warlock, and at 3rd level, I picked Pact of the Chain as my Pact Boon. I then, using one of the special forms provided by Pact of the Chain, summoned a Sprite familiar: When ...
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Does the Hex Warrior feature allow a Hexblade warlock to create a ranged pact weapon?

Can a Hexblade warlock create a ranged pact weapon using the Hex Warrior feature, assuming they do not have the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation? I'm pretty sure they can't, because it's not ...
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What happens when a druid is wild shaped and then is petrified?

If a druid is wild shaped into an animal when they are hit by an effect that imposes the petrified condition, are they: A. A petrified version of the animal they turned into. B. A petrified version of ...
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What happens if a druid is wild shaped as an Earth elemental and gets turned into stone?

In a D&D 5th edition game I'm running the PCs fought against Gorgons. The druid was wild shaped into an earth elemental (moon druid). The druid got turned to stone by failing two saves in a row to ...

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