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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Does a Great Old One Warlock have two-way telepathic communication with its thrall?

The warlock's Awakened Mind telepathy was recently changed from "You can communicate telepathically with..." to "You can speak telepathically to..." with the intent of clarifying ...
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Can you change the damage type of Poisons via Grave Touched?

If I hit a creature with an attack using a poison coated weapon (for example Purple Worm Poison) could I, rules as written, change the poison damage type to necrotic via the lvl 6 Undead Patron ...
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If a paladin that used sacred weapon on a two handed weapon takes one hand off the weapon does sacred weapon dispell?

I realise it sounds strange but, if a paladin were to cast sacred weapon on a two handed great sword then use one hand to cast another spell would sacred weapon stop working? I am having a discussion ...
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One of my players placed their eldritch cannon inside the mouth of an enemy. How should I handle the attack?

As stated in the title, one of my players has put their eldritch cannon (Artillerist Artificer) inside the mouth of one of the enemies in their current encounter. I'm struggling to figure out how to ...
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Twilight Sanctuary and Enslave

So one of my party has been enslaved by an Aboleth, however the party has a Twilight Domain Cleric which comes with Twilight Sanctuary You can use your Channel Divinity to refresh your allies with ...
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Does a Genie Warlock's Simulacrum regain their Mystic Arcanum and Limited Wish?

The situation is this: A Genie Warlock comes up with an elaborate scheme relying on multiple uses of his Mystic Arcanum; Wish. They know that this can be only cast once a day, but the wizard gave them ...
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Can a Pact of the Chain Warlock forgo an attack to let their familiar use a Coiling Grasp Tattoo?

If a Level 3 Warlock picks Pact of the Chain, they get an altered version of the find familiar spell. You learn the find familiar spell and can cast it as a ritual. The spell doesn't count against ...
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How does inspirational expertise function?

I am not sure how this investogator talent ability is supposed to function. How many times can the swift action be used per creature? Is it required to make knowledge check for each swift action use, ...
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Do I lose the benefit of the Spores druid's Symbiotic Entity feature if I gain Temporary Hit Points from a different source?

The Circle of Spores druid's 2nd-level ability Symbiotic Entity reads as follows: As an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to awaken those spores, rather than transforming into a ...
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Restore Balance vs Cutting Words: Which more effective when an opponent has advantage?

I'm preparing a clockwork soul sorcerer/lore bard for a high level one shot (17 lore/ 3 clockwork soul). The combination seems very versatile for a support character. One area of overlap between them ...
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Can a level 1 genie patron warlock casting genie's vessel bring in a corpse?

As a Warlock with a Genie patron, I have access to Geneie's vessel. I'm wondering if I can store a dead party member in it. I'm looking for a way to bring dead party members home.
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Can a Bard's Superior Inspiration be used on the initative roll that generated it?

I'm curious of the timing around the bard's level 20 Superior Inspiration. Superior Inspiration simply states: At 20th level, when you roll initiative and have no uses of Bardic Inspiration left, you ...
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What counts as full cover for a seeking arrow?

The the Seeking Arrow Arcane Shot option of the Arcane Archer says: [...] When you use this option, you don’t make an attack roll for the attack. Instead, choose one creature you have seen in the ...
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Does Awakened Astral Self trigger the 2 martial dice damage of Arms of Astral Self?

Me and my DM are trying to figure this out for an upcoming one-shot. I'm playing a level 17 Astral Self Monk and I think that Awakened Astral Self will trigger this ability from Arms of the Astral ...
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Can the Gloom Stalker Ranger's Stalker's Flurry feature be used with the Attack action from the Haste spell?

The haste spell states: Choose a willing creature [...] it gains an additional action on each of its turns. That action can be used only to take the Attack (one weapon attack only) [...] action. ...
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Can a Pyromancer Sorcerer deal fire damage to a creature under the effect of Invulnerability?

Can a Pyromancer Sorcerer deal fire damage to a creature that is under the effect of Invulnerability? The spell Invulnerability (XGtE) states: You are immune to all damage until the spell ends. The ...
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How does Brawler's Martial Training affect the Advanced Armor/Weapon Training feats?

If I take 3 levels of Fighter to get Armor Training, I'm qualified to take the Advanced Armor Training feat: Benefit(s): Select one advanced armor training option. If I then take levels in Brawler, ...
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What is the point of the Battle Smith artificer's Steel Defender having the Vigilant trait?

The Battle Smith subclass of the Artificer (TCoE, p. 19) has a Steel Defender companion, whose statblock includes a trait called Vigilant: The defender can't be surprised. This sounds good, and I ...
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Does an Arcane Archer fighter's Piercing or Seeking Arrow pass through a Wind Wall spell?

The spell Wind Wall is pretty handy for deflecting projectiles: Arrows, bolts, and other ordinary projectiles launched at targets behind the wall are deflected upward and automatically miss. But the ...
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If my next attack roll is subject to a condition like 'disadvantage' can I avoid that by deciding to use an arcane shot after the attack roll?

If my 'next attack roll' is subject to a condition like disadvantage does avoiding the attack roll 'use up' that condition? An example rules text, snipped from Vicious Mockery: [...] the target [...] ...
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Can you use Order of Scribes: Manifest Mind feature to prevent counterspell?

Pretty straightforward question: as per feature's description, I can cast a spell as if I were in the place of my Awakened spellbook. So, using this feature, and being 60 feet from enemy spellcaster, ...
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If a Wildfire druid uses the Enhanced Bond feature to cast a concentration spell through their spirit, who maintains concentration on the spell?

The Circle of Wildfire druid gains the Enhanced Bond feature at 6th level. The feature description states, in part (TCoE, p. 39): In addition, when you cast a spell with a range other than self, the ...
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Chill Touch & the Duskblade’s Arcane Channeling ability

If you use the Duskblade’s Arcane Channeling ability (I'm referring to the 3rd level version of this ability only) to cast the spell Chill Touch, does the spell stay on your weapon for one additional ...
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Do Totem Barbarian Aspects Stack?

The Totem Barbarian's Aspect of the Beast, Elk aspect increases travel speed by double. If two Totem Barbarians both with the Elk aspect were traveling together, would their traveling speeds double a ...
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Can I apply the Undead Warlock's Grave Touched feature to the Topaz Dragonborn's breath weapon?

The Undead warlock has a feature called Grave Touched that states: Grave Touched: At 6th level, your patron’s powers have a profound effect on your body and magic. You don’t need to eat, drink, or ...
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Can I use Maneuvering Strike benefiting my mount, as a battle master?

Here's my scenario, I'm on a mount. I make a weapon attack and use Maneuvering Strike: When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can [...] choose a friendly creature who can see or hear you. ...
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Are there any game features that allow a wizard to add damage to every spell cast?

Are there any game features that allow a wizard to add damage to every spell cast? Background: In our 5e game, we have play-tested a 3rd-party wizard subclass from MCDM Productions, the Order of ...
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Can the temporary HPs provided by Symbiotic Entity last longer than 10 minutes?

The Circle of Spores Druid gets the level 2 feature Symbiotic Entity, which does the following: As an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to awaken those spores, rather than ...
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Can a Bladesinger/Echo Knight MC cast attack cantrips through his Echo from his echo's location?

Extra Attack 6th-level Bladesinging 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 place of one of ...
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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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