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What happens when true polymorph is cast on a conjured creature?

The elemental might remain in its new form, but it would not be friendly So you have an elemental nearing the end of its conjured duration. You change its form with true polymorph. What happens at ...
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Now that Monsters of the Multiverse is out, are variant Humans still relevant?

The power balance of Variant Human will always depend on the choice of feat. Variant Human cannot be said to be strong or weak until you’ve made a choice of feat. It is usually referred to as a ...
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Will air flow freely through a hose in the opening of a Bag of Holding?

Removing Air takes an Action The DMG p.153 states: Retrieving an item from the bag requires an action. Therefore, the answer is: no, air does not "move freely" through a hose half in and ...
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What happens when true polymorph is cast on a conjured creature?

This is a question about the term "game statistics". True polymorph says: The target’s game statistics, including mental ability scores, are replaced by the statistics of the new form. It ...
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What happens when true polymorph is cast on a conjured creature?

The DM will need to adjudicate The rules do not cover this specific situation, so the DM will need to adjudicate. The true polymorphed elemental probably doesn't stick around. In game terms it is ...
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What happens when true polymorph is cast on a conjured creature?

The wording on different summoning spells is inconsistent and can depend on interpretation. For the example you gave, Conjure Elemental states (emphasis mine): The elemental disappears when it drops ...
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Can any creature be summoned with gate?

When gating by name, gate only gates an individually specified creature, not just a single instance of a type of creature. The spell says (emphasis added): When you cast this spell, you can speak the ...
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Can a support combat style be effective without magic?

You can build a "tank" character You write "Is it possible to make a useful combatant who doesn't deal damage (at least not primarily) without relying on magic?" If your group ...
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Can you use the Sleight of Hand skill to stack the Deck of Many Things?

It is an artifact. Artifacts have rules powerful enough that gods find them troublesome to work around. This particular artifact's rules say: Before you draw a card, you must declare how many cards ...
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How does rolling two d20 and taking the higher affect the average outcome?

Practical effect for to hit chance calculation For character build damage calculations, it is most valuable to know how much to hit chance is added by advantage (or removed by disadvantage). Below is ...
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Can a character shove or grapple while prone?

Yes, but you'll have disadvantage. The other answer is wrong about not having disadvantage. Grapple and Shove are both special melee attacks that involve taking the Attack action. A prone creature ...
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What is the net effect from advantage or disadvantage on to hit chance?

Roll to hit Normal Advantage Disadvantage Change 1 95% 99.75% 90.25% 4.75% 2 95% 99.75% 90.25% 4.75% 3 90% 99.00% 81.00% 9.00% 4 85% 97.75% 72.25% 12.75% 5 80% 96.00% 64.00% 16.00% 6 75% 93.75% ...
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Can Contingency be triggered by the presence of an item with a soul-affecting domain of effects?

Work with your DM, and prepare for disappointment You'll have to talk to your DM to see what is and is not permissable. They would have final word on whether or not the spell is triggered. Simple ...
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Can you cancel Demiplane at will?

The Demiplane spell doesn't mention that it may be dismissed in any way on its own, so on it own it will last for its full duration. If you wish to close the door prematurely, you can use Dispel Magic,...
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Do Gaze Effects work through a Wall of Force?

Yes, gaze attacks work through a wall of force Gaze attacks are not spells and do not require line of effect. They merely require that the attacker can see the target (or that the target can see the ...
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Which magic weapon deals the most damage?

Wave can do some out of whack nova damage There is a legendary item (not artifact) in the DMG called Wave which has the property of doing half of a creature's HP in damage on a critical hit. If you ...
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Can you use a Dragon's Change Shape Ability to Turn Back Into Yourself?

Short Answer: No Here's why: True Polymorph: The target's game statistics, including mental ability scores, are replaced by the statistics of the new form. It retains its alignment and personality. ...
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Does an inverted Magic Circle spell prevent a conjured creature from vanishing at the end of its spell's duration?

Nope! You can't use Magic Circle whilst maintaining Concentration on another spell: Conjure Woodland Beings: Duration: Concentration, up to 1 hour Magic Circle: Casting Time: 1 minute Player's ...
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Is it possible to expand a demiplane?

I repeat: will presume you are using the Great Wheel Cosmology In reference to expanding this Room's Dimensions; you could theoretically make a series of 30×30×30 Demiplanes lined up next to each ...
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Can you cancel Demiplane at will?

You can end Demiplane's doorway early if you cast an appropriate spell to cancel an 8th level spell: Dispel Magic (contested against 8th Level Spell or 9th Level Spell) Antimagic Field (Spell) Dead ...
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What constitutes an object when using teleport?

Everything that is not separable is part of the object You can teleport any single object that fits into a 10-foot cube and is not held or carried, there is no weight limit. So what is an object? The ...
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Does the Artificer's Homunculus Servant infusion have any tool proficiencies?

No. The servant's proficiencies are Perception and Stealth. The Homunculus Servant has no tool proficiencies. If it did, they would be listed in the infusion description or the servant's stat block, ...
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How long would it take to suffocate in a demiplane created by the spell of the same name?

5e PHB on page 183 reads: Suffocating: A creature can hold its breath for a number of minutes equal to 1 + its Constitution modifier (minimum of 30 seconds). When a creature runs out of breath or is ...
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Is this homebrew Friend Blade spell balanced?

Exploitable: Let the thief climb over a chasm that is 25feet. Let the dwarven fighter in platemail with 500 pound backpack be converted to a dagger. Throw dagger at thief over chasm - miss. Easy way ...
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Can the Telekinesis spell be used to move attached objects, like a city gate?

Yes: an attached object is still an object The definition of objects is given in the rules on p. 246 as: For the purpose of these rules, an object is a discrete, inanimate item like a window, door, ...
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Is my 'Vigilante' Homebrew class balanced?

I see someone's a big fan of the Arkham Games ;) I like the freeflow focus in general, but see just a few issues with it. Being able to use it an amount of times equal to your monk level seems like a ...
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If I turn into a Gas Spore and use Death Burst, do the other spores count as "me"?

No When you revert to your own form, the shapechanged form vanishes. So when you explode and revert there would be no spores left over that could spawn into anything, as they were part of your ...
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Which magic weapon deals the most damage?

Common Weapons There are only 4 common magical weapons over all the books. Only 2 of those are actual weapons, the others are ammunition. Moon-Touched Sword Armblade Since the Moon-Touched Sword can ...
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Why would I move my Linked Glyphs?

Moving the spell glyph might not always make sense, but being able to move the alarm glyph around as you go about your day makes total sense. If the detection glyph is covering a secret passage or ...
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What spells force the target to make an ability check?

There are a few class features that also requires ability checks, for example: Fighter Arcane Archer Grasping Vines: strength(Athletics) check to escape the vines Rogues Inquisitive Insightful ...
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Can a dhampir survive on blood alone?

No I don't see on the traits any entry that allows you to satiate your need for food and water. The lore section just speaks of a new kind of hunger/thirst, gladly without a mechanical need to indulge ...
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Is this homebrew Eldritch Invocation, Blade Works, balanced?

In the context of your build, this is balanced Essentially, You have opted to deprive yourself of one of the most powerful tools that come with playing a warlock, Eldritch Blast, for the sake of ...
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Is this homebrew Friend Blade spell balanced?

The attack needs to be mandatory & immediate. "As part of the same action, you can make a melee or ranged attack..." So if I choose not to make that attack, the transformed "ally&...
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Can you control the sensor of scrying?

You don't seem to have much control You cite the important part, and along with You can see and hear a particular creature you choose the spell only seems to guarantee that: The sensor will have a (...
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Does coating your armor in silver add any effects?

Silvering your thunder gauntlets as an armorer artificer could be a last resort to make it eligible for the official version of booming blade and green flame blade requiring a weapon worth at least 1 ...
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What locations can you scry?

You can scry a location that you have seen before even it has not been the target of Scrying yet. The Scrying spell has two possible targets: a creature or a location. On the former case, the level of ...
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What locations can you scry?

I think you're reading too much into the sentence. Everything up to that sentence is about targeting a creature But this is just about targeting a place "Instead of targeting a creature, you can ...
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What are the official options for alternate familiars using the Find Familiar spell?

It's a bit of an edge case, given the question's parameters, but Chapter 2 of Fizban's Treasury of Dragons does provide the option of a Draconic Gift called Draconic Familiar, which states: You can ...
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Can you stack passive wisdom boosts?

Conditionally, yes The only things that don't stack in 5E are bonuses derived from the same source. So all of those different bonuses will stack just fine. However, as you stated, heightened senses ...
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Can you stack passive wisdom boosts?

They stack Fifth edition largely did away with things that don't stack with each other. If two different things both grant a bonus to something (and those bonuses are numerical - not like "...
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Is there an official Forgotten Realms map for D&D 5e?

I am working on a digital version of an enormous Toril map I found and I now have most of the major cities placed (not mapped), most rivers, all major and minor roads and I am now working on the ...
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Where is Gralhund Villa located within Waterdeep?

You can find Gralhund Villa (and other places in Waterdeep and Toril as well) on this interactive map based on Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, made by myself digitizing official source material.
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What are the official options for alternate familiars using the Find Familiar spell?

WotC also released 4 familiars as D&D Legacy Awards, consisting of: gelatinous ice cube (using oblex spawn stats) chwinga squidling (using stirge stats with no flying speed) snowy owlbear cub (...
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How does the Shadowsong bow deviate from the attunement standards?

Meaning of the Content Catalog Guidance I discussed this with some people on the official Dungeons & Dragons discord, in the #al-rules-discussion channel. They seemed to think that "the ...
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Dhampir bite attack, does it add both STR and CON?

This issue has apparently been fixed in the official version found in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft where the wording specifically says You add your Constitution modifier, instead of your Strength ...
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What happens if I'm invisible and something I'm wearing has the Light cantrip cast on it?

It's hard to distinguish which rule supercedes which, whether it's the invisibility spell that gets priority to keep you invisible, or the light spell that keeps your light source active. I found one ...
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What languages can a Professor Orb have?

The DM decides which languages an orb knows. The description of the Professor Orb states (Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, p. 284): The orb speaks, reads, and understands four languages [...] It ...
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Can you teleport more safely through scrying?

This is exactly how we rule it On multiple occasions our party has done the remote view/teleport routine. Unfortunately, that doesn't get you better than "very familiar", so there's still a ...
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Is this homebrew Bloodstones of Power magic item balanced?

The edits you've made so far definitely address some issues the item had but I don't think you're out of the woods yet. When a PC takes damage that would cause them to have 0 HP due to slashing, or ...
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Is this unarmored defense option balanced

If you didn’t allow a shield, it would definitely be balanced Without magic, armored defense maxes out at 20, for plate armor and a shield. This option would max out at 22, because you can have Dex 20,...
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