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Can you use Magic Weapon spell on an Improvised weapon?

RAW, yes Magic weapon only stipulates that the target is A nonmagical weapon Improvised Weapons is a category of weapon properties and only weapons can have weapon properties. Therefore, RAW, an ...
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Can a Dragonborn monk with Way of the Ascendant Dragon and extra attack use more than one breath weapon per turn?

There is no rule that prevents these from being used together. The dragonborn’s breath weapon states: When you take the Attack action on your turn, you can replace one of your attacks with an ...
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Does your hit die include your Constitution modifier for purpose of Wither and Bloom?

No. Adding your Constitution modifier to hit dice is a special feature of short rests. The wither and bloom description tells you that you regain: a number of hit points equal to the roll plus your ...
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Is a fly-by of a ship possible in the astral sea with enough INT

As Written no FlyBy, but hold on. As mentioned, the rules as written do not support your neat idea, due to their simplistic nature: as soon as you enter a gravity field, you fall straight "down&...
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What are the height (and weight) size ranges for each size category of creature?

I had to delve into this topic today because of an encounter I'm preparing for the weekend, and I went down a rabbit hole so I thought to share. I used the 3.5 table, enlarge/reduce description, and ...
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Is a fly-by of a ship possible in the astral sea with enough INT

The rules for movement and falling do not support this idea As is often mentioned, D&D is not a physics simulation, and this question is a good example for why: if you assumed the rules supported ...
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Can a Dragonborn monk with Way of the Ascendant Dragon and extra attack use more than one breath weapon per turn?

As written, you can replace only one of the attacks As written, both of these features give you the same ability: you can replace one of your attacks with an exhalation of magical energy when you take ...
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What is the most damage that can be done in one round to a single target with spells?

With the right setup and spells, an average of 2776 damage Classes: Lvl 17 Bladesinger Wizard, 1 Hexblade Warlock, 2 Fighter Race: Half Elf Feats: Gunner, Elven Accuracy, Eldritch Adept - Agonizing ...
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Is a fly-by of a ship possible in the astral sea with enough INT

Rules As Written, no. There is no such thing as momentum in D&D. Your DM might be willing to house rule this.
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What effects not mentioned in its spell description does Greater Restoration cure?

I'll limit this to the core rules for now, and to those that explicitly mention greater restoration: From the PHB Contact Other Plane (insanity) Modify Memory (as listed by you) Feeblemind (ability ...
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Can Tempestuous Magic break a grapple?

RAW: Yes, if it moves you outside the reach of the grapple. Tempestuous Magic doesn't stipulate how you move; it doesn't increase your movement and it doesn't add to your speed. It just magically ...
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Does a flying, hovering creature need to do a mid-air stand-up from the prone position in order to move?

The rules are unclear. As What happens when a swimming creature falls prone? points out, There are no rules that cover this. So the best we can do is apply the general rules and treat Prone as a ...
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RAW, can I end the prone condition by falling 5 feet?

Yes. As Szega pointed out, this is possible for teleportation. The actual mechanics of teleportation are irrelevant to the mechanics of falling. It would work the same way with any kind of falling.
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RAW, can I end the prone condition by falling 5 feet?

No, but ask your DM The prone condition states A prone creature’s only movement option is to crawl, unless it stands up and thereby ends the condition. The creature has disadvantage on attack rolls. ...
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Can a flying character choose to fall, and then use a reaction to stop falling before hitting the ground?

You can elect to go prone, and fall, so long as you aren't hovering Here you can find some more details. In brief, the excerpt But if that creature starts any of its later turns still falling and is ...
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Are there any non-concentration spells that consume a costly nonmagical component, besides True Seeing?

Non-concentration spells with costly, consumed components and casting times less than 1 minute (no concentration): arcane lock continual flame immovable object nondetection revivify divination ...
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Does a flying, hovering creature need to do a mid-air stand-up from the prone position in order to move?

Prone is prone and is mechanically the same, even if you're flying and don't actually fall to the ground because you have hover or flight magic. Being prone in midair could mean being disoriented, for ...
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Can Tempestuous Magic be used to end the prone condition?

Yes A prone creature can fly Since ... a flying creature is knocked prone, ... the creature falls, unless it has the ability to hover or it is being held aloft by magic ... A flying creature (with ...
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Can Tempestuous Magic be used to end the prone condition?

No. You must stand up before you can fly. The prone condition states: A prone creature's only movement option is to crawl, unless it stands up and thereby ends the condition. So while prone, ...
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Is this Cambion race balanced?

Frame of Reference Challenge The concept of Cambrian could easily be portrayed as one of the Tiefling variants or as reskinned Dhampir or as a Custom Linage. All of which have been playtested and ...
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Is this homebrew artifact overpowered? (Sword of Forgotten Heroes)

TL;DR: The artifact is likely balanced as long as you maintain a somewhat reasonable level of benefit from the wishes To start with let's break down the features into an easier format for analysis. ...
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Can spells be cast through a Wall of Force?

I believe the ruling about targeting makes it pretty clear after further review: A Clear Path to the Target To target something, you must have a clear path to it, so it can't be behind total cover. ...
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Can you twin the Light cantrip?

No, because light can target an object (but you should allow it anyway). The Sage Advice Compendium provides an official ruling that makes this completely unambiguous for us: Can my sorcerer use ...
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Is this Cambion race balanced?

This is ready for playtesting. The ASI (+2,+1) is on the better side compared to original al published races, but is pretty standard for the revised races in recent releases. The Sinborn trait is a ...
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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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Besides Volo's Guide, do any of the other published sourcebooks have in-universe counterparts?

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes fits this criteria. The preface to Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes features a message from the arcanaloth Shemeshka the Marauder, who delivered a book called Mordenkainen's ...
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Besides Volo's Guide, do any of the other published sourcebooks have in-universe counterparts?

Not in printed form The boring answer is that, as far as I can tell, none of the other Guides have been featured in the adventures published so far by Wizards of the Coast. The more fun (and maybe ...
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Does standing up from being prone in difficult terrain consume all of your movement?

Standing up is not movement; it is a value change The wording of standing up is "costs an amount of movement equal to half your speed". So the character is not going anywhere, this just ...
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Does standing up from being prone in difficult terrain consume all of your movement?

Difficult terrain does not affect standing up from prone. The rules for difficult terrain state: You move at half speed in difficult terrain— moving 1 foot in Difficult Terrain costs 2 feet of speed ...
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How do monks with Timeless Body die of old age?

The top response to this question (at time of writing) seems to have an opinion about "dying of old age" that I think Wizards of the Coast had when they wrote this ability, that there's such ...
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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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How to handle dispel magic on split objects from True Polymorph?

The RAW are a hot mess... Even if we assume that you can use True Polymorph to turn a creature into an object, and then turn that object into other objects, there's a lot left to adjudicate, and the ...
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Is it appropriate to bring a player character back after they had been "killed"?

The PC and the party have little to no direct knowledge of the PCs death. The player has little to no knowledge about what happened after the PC went down. The only witness was, as mentioned, an NPC;...
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Can you affect multiple targets with multiple Warding Bond casts?

No. The "Combining Magical Effects" rule limits you to one active warding bond. The Combining Magical Effects rule states: The effects of different spells add together while the durations ...
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Do I and the target have to wear the platinum rings at casting time of Warding Bond?

You do not need the ring at casting time Your observation is right. There is no mention of needing to wear the ring at casting time, only during its duration, so in theory you could cast the spell ...
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Can Temple of the Gods be cast on a small floating area at sea?

You can make a very small temple The spell says: The temple must fit within an unoccupied cube of space, up to 120 feet on each side. Since it says "up to" and "must fit within", ...
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If one of the platinum rings that serves as a component of the Warding Bond spell is removed and then replaced, do the effects of the spell resume?

That depends on what you mean by "resume" and "duration" Duration is a technical term, defined in the rules. Oddly, a spell can be cast before it's duration begins. So the answer ...
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When does the 'duration' of a delayed spell begin?

A spell's duration begins whenever the spell's effects begin Here's how the rules define spell duration: A spell's duration is the length of time the spell persists. This length of time starts when ...
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What happens to items left in Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion?

Of all the answers, including the currently accepted one, only J. A. Streich has accepted V2Blast's suggestion to update to accommodate the then-new (2020) Sage Advice ruling, which said: What ...
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Who holds the bond when the Warding Bond spell is cast through a familiar?

You are the caster, and you hold the bond. The complete rule about spells with a range of touch reports (emphasis mine): Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can ...
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How to play as a dual-wielding monk?

As your DM for a "paired shortspear". Basically, invent a (balanced) weapon that does what you want. A paired shortspear might be a 1d6 piercing weapon (thrown range 20/40) that, when ...
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Can you use your bonus action to move, but not attack with, a spiritual weapon?

As a bonus action on your turn, you can move the weapon up to 20 feet and repeat the attack against a creature within 5 feet of it. I read this as You can move the weapon up to 20 feet. (Including ...
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How to play as a dual-wielding monk?

So you have mastered the spear... So what I'd like to know is if there are any mechanics, feats, or class features that I am missing to make such a build possible Yes. Ki-Fueled Attack, an optional ...
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How to play as a dual-wielding monk?

Doing this mechanically I'm setting aside Thomas Markov's solution assuming that doesn't work for you, and will be looking at what's needed to do this within the system. The short of it is that you'll ...
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How to play as a dual-wielding monk?

Have you considered visiting Flavor Town? What I mean is the base monk already does what you want mechanically, and just needs a little adjustment thematically. The monk already gets four attacks at ...
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Would a frightened, fleeing creature be considered moving willingly?

A frightened creature spends remaining speed, which constitutes willing movement Apparently, the "willing/unwilling" distinction is never defined properly in the rules. So, any adjudication ...
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Who holds the bond when the Warding Bond spell is cast through a familiar?

Rule 0 - the GM makes the call. The phrase "as if [the familiar] had cast the spell" is too ambiguous to make universal ruling either way. See here, or below, for further explanation. ...
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Is it appropriate to bring a player character back after they had been "killed"?

Reincarnate/resurrect spells/devices can certainly exist in the game for plot reasons. They're also generally rare/expensive, and may have side effects (known or unknown to the character, the player, ...
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Is it appropriate to bring a player character back after they had been "killed"?

It is OK for a PC to die, and this one did Failed three death saves, dead PC, sad faces. So it goes. The player rolls roll up a new PC. (Which this player did). Play continues. Example from one of ...
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Is it appropriate to bring a player character back after they had been "killed"?

You should really let the players and the dice tell the story. You presented a deadly challenge and because of the player's actions and dice rolls his PC is now dead(which is OK). Because of this, in ...
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