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Are there any known methods or suggestions for reverting a Shadow Dragon to original form

Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage has a section dedicated to transforming a certain shadow dragon back to its original bronze dragon form. In level 18 of the 5th-edition adventure Waterdeep: Dungeon ...
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Are there any known methods or suggestions for reverting a Shadow Dragon to original form

In official 3.5e, shadow dragons are born that way Barring some kind of curse or ritual or whatever, a shadow dragon wouldn’t be “previously a gold dragon,” because shadow dragons are just another ...
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Are there any known methods or suggestions for reverting a Shadow Dragon to original form

If you're looking for a specific example of a shadow dragon reverting to its original form in earlier editions, I don't believe there are any. In earlier editions, shadow dragons were just another ...
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Are there any known methods or suggestions for reverting a Shadow Dragon to original form

Unsure if this applies to 3.5e, but in the case of 5e... NPCs aren't bound by the same limitations as PCs Nothing restricts you from giving your dragon NPC access to a unique ability that allows it to ...
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Is an Eldritch Emissary's Antimagic Susceptibility(Su) suppressed by an AMF?

While I agree with @Kryan’s conclusion, I find different reasoning more persuasive: specific beats general. This ability talks about what happens when the emissary is subject to an anti magic field. ...
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Is an Eldritch Emissary's Antimagic Susceptibility(Su) suppressed by an AMF?

RAW, there might be some argument that antimagic field suppresses the antimagic vulnerability, rendering it inoperative and preventing the emissary from being affected by the antimagic field in any ...
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Is there a Crit Fighter class?

Expanding crit range using Int was described as a feat benefit in a movie that invented D&D feats to serve the narrative; it was never part of D&D It's not part of any official D&D 3/3.5E ...
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Is there any option that allows sneak attack against someone your allies are flanking?

Scenario 1: "When my allies are flanking a foe, if I threaten that foe then I count as flanking that foe" First, you can (but don't have to) remove either one (but not both) of your allies ...
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How would a permanent shrink item spell work on a group of items?

The spell requires you to toss a single item The spell itself does not say what happens if you take the object apart, but the intent of the spell is to treat its target as a single object. You are ...
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Is there any option that allows sneak attack against someone your allies are flanking?

The 4th level ranger alternate class feature Distracting Attack, from PHB II p. 55, does exactly this. Any time the ranger hits an enemy with a weapon attack, melee or ranged, that enemy counts as ...
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Is there any option that allows sneak attack against someone your allies are flanking?

To a limited extent, there are Teamwork Feats that can fulfill your criteria. Note that all Teamwork Feats require that both you and the ally in question possess the feat. Improved Outflank fits your ...
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Is there any option that allows sneak attack against someone your allies are flanking?

Standard 3.5 rules don't use facing, so if a creature is flanked by you and your ally, then you both get a flanking bonus (and sneak attack, as applicable) regardless of which one of you the creature ...
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Fabricate + Epic Ignore Components = Creation?

The materials are the component, but they're also the target; eliminating the target of the spell would mean fabricating nothing. The text of the spell is explicit that you're converting existing ...
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Can we ignore cover with melee weapons?

Goggles of foefinding, on page 108 of the Magic Item Compendium, allow their wearer to ignore the AC bonus from cover except total cover. They cost 2,500 gp. At mid to high levels, this is probably ...
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Can we ignore cover with melee weapons?

A brilliant energy weapon would ignore cover if your target was living and the cover was nonliving since the ability of brilliant energy weapons is an exceptionally-broad "ignores nonliving ...
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Can we ignore cover with melee weapons?

Feats Three feat options exist for making melee attacks that avoid penalties for all but total cover. The general feat Child of the Shadow (Savage Tide Player’s Guide 12 and a direct link to the PDF ...
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Can we ignore cover with melee weapons?

There is a feat called Precise Swing (Eberron Campaign Setting, p. 58) Benefit: You ignore all effects of cover (but not total cover) when making a melee attack, including a melee attack with a ...
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How do I make a phalanx fighter?

The big problem here is that the tower shield’s cover maneuver doesn’t let you cover for anyone else. That was the entire trick of a phalanx, and if the rules don’t support it, you can’t really do a ...
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How do I make a phalanx fighter?

Take advantage of known formations The advantage of a formation is that you can assume a set environment. Even though the rules of 3.5e (and most other versions of D&D) are ill suited to model ...
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How do I make a phalanx fighter?

Frame challenge: "professional soldiers, part of a regular army" is one of the things that the NPC class warrior represents. It has proficiency in weapons and armour, full bab and a d8 hit ...
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Does the Deep Impact feat apply to multiple attacks made as part of a full attack action?

Deep Impact always applies to a single attack You can use Deep Impact during a full-attack, but it doesn’t apply to all the attacks in that action—it only applies to the one attack you’re making at ...
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Some practical questions about the rod of ropes

I completely disagree with the answer given to question 3. I would argue that the rod is a beefed up version of a spool of endless rope. Any portion of rope cut from the rod vanishes instantly but is ...
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Does Truesilver grant Ghost Touch?

No, Truesilver does not grant ghost-touch. First, as quoted in the question, nothing in the description says that it does. It specifically: is treated as a silver weapon for the purpose of harming ...
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How can I efficiently gain access to sorcerer-only spell as a non-sorcerer

Page 198 in the DMG contains rules for researching original spells. If your DM allows spell research, a level 1 spell would take 1,000 gold and a week of time to research. The main rule for wizards ...
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How can I efficiently gain access to sorcerer-only spell as a non-sorcerer

There is an argument that Extra Spell from Complete Arcane can do it, because it never mentions anything about the new spell you learn coming from your own spell list. This does not seem to be a ...
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Are there any ways to reduce the market price of magic items?

Feats providing market price discounts Except in the last case, each of the following feats provides the creature that possesses it a market price discount on magic items. The last feat must be ...
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Are there any ways to reduce the market price of magic items?

About the different “prices” You seem to be conflating “base price” and “market price”—which is fair, since the rules totally do too. Every item must have a single—fixed—“base price.” Nothing can ...
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What is the cost of the 'Life Stealing' part of the 'Sword of Life Stealing'?

Black iron isn't cold iron. Black iron is just iron which is black. In D&D 3.5, "cold iron" is a specific type of iron, to quote the SRD: This iron, mined deep underground, known for ...
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Can you rend with bludgeoning weapons?

Yes If you successfully hit an opponent with both of the weapons you wield, you deal extra damage equal to 1d6 + 1½ times your Strength bonus. (Player’s Handbook II pg. 84) There are no requirements ...
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Where is the demarcation line for northern climate in Forgotten Realms?

The Spine of the World for a truly arctic climate, but still fairly harsh until you get to the lower Dessarin valley. The 3.5e Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting Book states the following on page 78 ...
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Can summoned creatures take items back with them?

No, but a Called creature can The Dungeon Master's Guide (37) has a say in this matter: Improving Creatures: [...] The trick is, a summoned creature can’t take things back home with it. When a ...
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Is death the end of an encounter for the character?

He can't rage again, because encounters aren't per character. While there's no easy definition of "encounter" in 3.5, the Dungeon Master's Guide discusses them at length in chapters 2 and 3. ...
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Is death the end of an encounter for the character?

No Inaction: Even if you can’t take actions (for instance, if you become paralysed or unconscious), you retain your initiative score for the duration of the encounter. For example, when paralysed by ...
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Is death the end of an encounter for the character?

There is no strict definition of “encounter” in D&D 3.5e Though “encounter” is used in the rules to refer to a particular event with a particular duration (“until the next encounter,” “until the ...
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What would be the outcome of ingesting a part of a Deity?

Absorbing a God's Power? Yes We've got some examples of this, most pertinently the Birthright Campaign Setting in 2E, which received a bit of updating in Dragon Magazine. We've also got the Lich-Queen ...
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When does character death happen?

A character dies at the moment they reach -10 3.5 PHB1, pg145 Dead (-10 Hit Points or Lower) When your character's current hit points drop to -10 or lower, or if he takes massive damage (see above), ...
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Are there any spells that heal hit-points over time in Pathfinder or 3.5?

Healing over Time (HoT) effects Heling over time effects are rare in D&D/Pathfinder compared to say, an MMORPG, but they do exist. They can be broken into 3 categories: Fast Healing, Regeneration, ...
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Does every instance of losing your Dexterity bonus to AC count as flat-footed even if it's not explicitly said?

Losing Dex bonus to AC and flat-footedness are different things Losing Dex bonus is generally less severe, and flat-footed usually includes it. Flat-footed also precludes "reactions" such as ...
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