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Disclaimer: I haven't taken too much time to think this through, and I don't want to take too much time to think it through. As such my answer may have holes in it, and my intuition might be completely wrong. Realistically tying someone up in combat would be extremely difficult and may be almost impossible for a single person to accomplish! That is my ...


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Use skill checks It might help you to think about the steps involved with achieving the end result and how the relevant characters/creatures would react. In your situation, the end result is something like a PC standing triumphantly with one foot resting atop a hogtied zombie, Captain Morgan style. Obviously, the zombie (to the extent that a mindless ...


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Use the Contest Rules Generally contested actions are checks versus an enemy check: Sometimes one character's or monster's efforts are directly opposed to another's. ... Both participants in a contest make ability checks appropriate to their efforts. They apply all appropriate bonuses and penalties, but instead of comparing the total to a DC, ...


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If the zombie has resistance or vulnerability to the attack, the DC is calculated by the final damage amount. From PhB: Resistance and Vulnerability For example, a creature has resistance to bludgeoning damage and is hit by an attack that deals 25 bludgeoning damage. The creature is also within a magical aura that reduces all damage by 5. The 25 damage ...


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