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Does the Wizard's Spell Mastery spells need to be prepared as a Wizard or can they be "known"?

A spell known/prepared through another class is not a wizard spell The multiclassing rules regarding spellcasting contain the following excerpt (emphasis added): You determine what spells you know ...
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Can Tempestuous Magic break a grapple?

Probably not, but there’s room for the DM to rule it does. The grappled condition states: A grappled creature's speed becomes 0, and it can't benefit from any bonus to its speed. Generally, you ...
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Is Mind Sliver + Pact of the Chain Investment of Chain Master pseudodragon game breakingly OP?

Probably not While this is a cool combo, I do not think it is "game breakingly overpowered". First, poison is the damage type with the highest number of resistant or immune creatures. I ...
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What spells can be used to increase the speed of another creature over an extended period of time?

Longstrider The target's speed increases by 10 feet until the spell ends. Ten feet per round may not seem like much, but this spell has a great duration of one hour and is only first level. Even a ...
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Does the Wizard's Spell Mastery spells need to be prepared as a Wizard or can they be "known"?

It must be a wizard spell you have prepared; you can’t prepare sorcerer spells The text you reference from the Players Handbook is (emphasis mine): Before a spellcaster can use a spell, he or she ...
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Does the ranger feature Land's Stride negate the movement debuff from the centaur's Equine Build trait?

No, climbing still costs 4 extra feet instead of the normal 1 extra foot The ranger’s Land's Stride feature says (emphasis mine): Starting at 8th level, moving through nonmagical difficult terrain ...
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Does the Scout's Ambush Master feature require a successful attack to activate it?

There is no “first creature you hit” until after you have hit something. You have made the correct observation in your question when you write “you must make a successful attack roll in the first ...
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Can a druid use Wild Companion and Wild Shape simultaneously?

Yes, you can The Wild Companion feature you gain at 2nd level says: You gain the ability to summon a spirit that assumes an animal form: as an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature ...
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Can Tempestuous Magic break a grapple?

RAW : You do not break the grapple Let's take a closer look at the text you've mentioned for grapple rules (emphasis mine) : The condition also ends if an Effect removes the grappled creature from ...
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Managing the Manifest Mind

I've been playing an Order of Scribes wizard and have found that the Manifest Mind has a great deal of utility value (and plenty of flavor). However, it has fairly small combat value, at least at our ...
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Can a multiclass Beguiler/Wizard cast Wizard spells using Beguiler spell slots?

No Your reasoning here is unsound: A beguiler casts arcane spells, which are drawn from the beguiler spell list. When you gain access to a new level of spells, you automatically know all the spells ...
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Intimidating Prowess and Unchained Barbarian's Intimidating Glare Interaction

You would only get your strength bonus once. If we look at Intimidating Prowess, we can see: Benefit: Add your Strength modifier to Intimidate skill checks in addition to your Charisma modifier. ...
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Are Monks hindered by shields?

Shields are great for Monks Anyone can Raise a Shield, and anyone can take the Shield Block general feat. Also, Monks do not take any penalty for using shields, unlike armor.1 Monks have little chance ...
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Does the Quick Stow feat allow a Counterfeit Mage rogue to sheathe a wand as a free action?

No, or at least not in a useful manner. Counterfeit Mage says (emphasis mine): Signature Wand (Ex): At 4th level, a counterfeit mage can spend 1 hour practicing with a wand to designate it as his ...
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What spells can be used to increase the speed of another creature over an extended period of time?

Related: What is the farthest someone can travel in 8 hours without teleporting? has several answers with combinations of tricks. Such as giving the creature a Transmuter's Stone set to +10ft move ...
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Does the ranger feature Land's Stride negate the movement debuff from the centaur's Equine Build trait?

Climbing and difficult terrain are two different things. I think the root of this question is nothing to do with either centaurs or rangers, but a fundamental misunderstanding regarding the climb ...
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Does the Undead Warlock Spirit Projection ability allow you to gain the effects of items held or equip?

Your spirit form can hold or equip items and benefit from them Spirit Form has your body's game statistics and does not say you cannot interact with the physical world or carry objects, so it will be ...
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Which uses of Bonus-Action spellcasting are legal?

The table of allowed spells can be simplified: Bonus Action spells Action spells Action Surge spells Reaction spells (on caster's turn) Any Cantrip Cantrip None None Any Any Any Anything not on ...
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Does the Quick Stow feat allow a Counterfeit Mage rogue to sheathe a wand as a free action?

No. The reason for this is due to the "you can stow the item as part of the same action used to acquire it". This says same action, as in part of. Actions generally can't be broken apart (...
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