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What is the purpose of the Evocation wizard's Sculpt Spells feature?

Sculpt Spells exists so you do not hurt your friends When you cast a spell with an area of effect, everyone in the area is affected, including your friends / allies. Sculpt Spells lets you create &...
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How many copper coins fit inside a cubic foot?

You can only transmute one coin at a time Other answers have given you good estimates of the number of coins that will fit in a cubic foot, but that doesn't matter for your purposes, because you're ...
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How do I kill a 20th level raging Zealot Barbarian?

Brute force won't work, but any other effect will work, provided it is hit point-dependent At first blush, the 20th level Zealot Barbarian seems unkillable, and this is true if you play the Barbarian'...
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What is the point of level 20 features?

First, your level doesn't determine when the campaign ends, the story does. You could reach level 20 while in the final leg of the campaign, but before the end. So you could use those awesome ...
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How can I give a Ranger advantage on a check due to Favored Enemy without spoiling the story for the player?

You make the advantage roll in secret In situations where I don't want players to know they have advantage/disadvantage for any reason I simply roll a d20 for them myself and work out the results. ...
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Does a fighter's Action Surge trigger Extra Attack?

Yes, a fighter gets their extra attack when using action surge Action surge gives you an extra action on your turn: On your turn, you can take one additional action on top of your regular action and ...
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Can the Protection fighting style be used in this way?

Protection does not grant additional opportunity attacks The Protection is one of the options for a Fighter's fighting style. It allows, exactly as you quoted, to use one's reaction to impose ...
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Do you get to use the additional attack from the Extra Attack feature as well when you Ready an Attack action?

No The 'Extra Attack' feature is worded so you only benefit from it when you attack in your turn. Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on ...
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Does Evasion allow half damage even when unconscious?

Yes. RAW, Evasion means a character only takes half damage, even when unconscious. The relevant part of Evasion text, that you've quoted says: When you are subjected to an effect that allows you to ...
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Is there a way to prevent a Forge Cleric from using Divine Intervention to escape from custody?

The father is using divine intervention to get help... from his child! Of course the PC's father is seeking divine intervention from Moradin. And as a 10th level cleric, Moradin answers his call a few ...
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Can a monk, falling with an enemy they have grappled, use their slow fall ability to reduce their falling damage and not that of the enemy?

Yes, because Slow Fall is just a figurative name As clarified in the Sage Advice Compendium, in response to a question about mage armor: Some spells and class features have figurative, not literal, ...
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Can a Circle of the Stars Druid roll a natural d3 (or other odd-sided die) to bias their Cosmic Omen roll?

The rules assume you only have a standard polyhedral set. It seems abundantly clear to me that the intent is for the die to have an even numbers of sides. The feature’s outcomes are based on odd or ...
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If a College of Creation bard created 829 tons of iron on top of a guard shack, how much damage would it to do to people inside?

Either 0 damage, or you cannot create the object. The Performance of Creation feature states: The item must appear on a surface or in a liquid that can support it. Therefore, either the guard house ...
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If I have both advantage and disadvantage, and my target has the Elusive rogue class feature, do I have disadvantage on the attack?

The attacking enemy has disadvantage on the roll. The relevant quote from the PHB is here: If circumstances cause a roll to have both advantage and disadvantage, you are considered to have ...
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What is the purpose of the Evocation wizard's Potent Cantrip feature?

The Feature does not only apply to Evocation Spells The feature you are talking about says the following: Starting at 6th level, your damaging cantrips affect even creatures that avoid the brunt of ...
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Do you "gain" your 1st level?

You don't "gain" your first character level The rules for creating characters define what "gaining a level" means in the beyond first level section: Beyond 1st Level As your character goes on ...
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How do I calculate my AC for a Tortle Draconic Bloodline sorcerer with a shield?

You must use one formula for calculating your AC If your character happens to have multiple given formulas for calculating their armour class, due to their combination of racial traits, class ...
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How much health will a Life Domain cleric regain from the Blessed Healer feature using the Mass Healing Word spell?

If the Cleric casts Mass Healing Word, targeting each of the 4 party members, how many times would the Cleric gain HP equal to 2 + Spell Level? I would argue only once, because the trigger for ...
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Can a 6th-level Totem Warrior barbarian (Eagle totem) with the Observant feat read the lips of a creature a mile away?

Excellent combo. You quoted all the relevant rules. To read lips, you need to see a creature's mouth while it is speaking a language you understand And with the Eagle totem at 6th level, you get to ...
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Can the Protection fighting style be used in this way?

You only have one reaction per round The bottom line here is that a PC only has one reaction, as kviiri's answer also states. From the rules of Reactions: When you take a reaction, you can't take ...
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How can I balance the Zealot barbarian's Warrior of the Gods feature in a setting without resurrection?

Power level is important, but think about effect. Try to give them something that offers the same sort of flavor as the feature. The original is there to encourage the zealot to be willing to charge ...
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How can a jailer prevent the Forge Cleric's Artisan's Blessing from being used?

The cleric can't just transform their metal cell door to escape It seems that your concern is that, should a Forge Domain cleric be imprisoned in a jail cell made of metal, they could use Artisan's ...
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Does a barbarian's damage resistance from Rage apply to damage from magical weapons?

The exclusion of any mention of magical weapons isn't accidental, Barbarians are resistant to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage whether it's magical or otherwise as it's key to their ability ...
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Potent Cantrip with Toll the Dead vs Evasion

The Rogue and Monk would take half damage Your argument seems sound. Since the Evasion feature specifies Dexterity saving throws, but Toll the Dead requires a Wisdom saving throw, Evasion simply doesn'...
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Can a player choose to add detail and flavor to their character's spells and abilities?

This is a matter for your Social Contract There is no 'Core Rule' which allows the Barbarian to do this.1 As a general principle Spells and Abilities do only what their description says. Therefore ...
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What happens if you roll a Nat1 on a proficient skill with Reliable Talent?

Ability checks don't critically succeed or fail. In 5th edition, ability checks don't typically automatically succeed on a 20, or automatically fail on a 1. It's only attack rolls that have ...
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How can I curtail abuse of the Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature?

When you cast an illusion spell of 1st level or higher, you can choose one inanimate, nonmagical object that is part of the illusion and make that object real. You can do this on your turn as a bonus ...
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Can a warlock use Pact of the Blade to restructure a magical pact weapon into a different form?

The Sage Advice Compendium, v1.14, p. 5 says: Once the bond is formed, the magic weapon appears whenever you call your pact weapon to you, and the intent is that you can’t change the magic weapon’s ...
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