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What weapons are there besides simple and martial?

The PHB mentions improvised weapons, which do not necessarily belong to either category: Sometimes characters don't have their weapons and have to attack with whatever is at hand. An improvised ...
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How does one track/incorporate errata in relation to printed rulebooks without having to memorize, or constantly check against, the errata?

When I've felt the need to do this, I've simply written on the book's pages, in pencil if that would show up clearly on the page and not smudge, else in ink. The margin had enough space for noting ...
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How does the November 2018 PH errata change the usage of multiclass spell slots to cast spells?

It doesn't Multiclassing has its own set of rules that define what spell slots you have, and this overrides the spell slots mentioned in the wizard class section. The errata you mention was added (I ...
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What to do when the new "Monsters of the Multiverse" book doesn't match "Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes" and "Volo's Guide to Monsters"?

Older versions of the races revised in Monsters of the Multiverse are obsolete. But ask your DM. Your DM has the final say on which sourcebooks are available for selecting character options, and what ...
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Does 5e follow the Primary Source rule?

No other source book currently printed overrides the core rules (unless you want it to) Other than the PHB, DMG, and MM, the only other source book that resembles a general rule book (as opposed to a ...
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Has there been an errata that allows cantrips to be swapped out upon levelling up?

What they were referring to was probably Cantrip Versatility, which first appeared in Unearthed Arcana: Class Feature Variants in November 2019. This is not errata, but rather playtest content. The ...
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What issue is addressed by the errata for Gathered Swarm in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

Resurrection is a thing In a world where people can be resurrected, there is a meaningful distinction between "Until you die" and "While you're alive." Therefore, this change ...
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How much damage does the Mind Spike spell do at higher levels?

It was a typo Prior to this Crawford confirmed it to be a typo and the spell entry on D&D Beyond showed 1d8 added per level (as one would expect). With the release of the 2020 Errata to XGtE mind ...
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How does the November 2018 PH errata change the usage of multiclass spell slots to cast spells?

The errata doesn't change anything for multiclassing The rules for multiclassing override those of the individual classes: Once you have the Spellcasting feature from more than one class, use the ...
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Does casting Disintegrate on a polymorphed enemy still kill it after the 2018 errata?

No, it wouldn't be disintegrated, just reverted (assuming the remaining damage doesn't reduce its original form to 0 HP) The polymorph spell description states (emphasis mine): The transformation ...
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As of the November 2018 core book updates, what changes were made in the latest printings of the PHB that aren't noted in the errata document?

There are a few changes - some minor, some more significant - in the latest printing of the PHB that are not noted in the 2018 errata PDF: Action Surge Awakened Mind Climbing, Swimming and Crawling ...
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What weapons are there besides simple and martial?

There are weapons which are usually not available for player characters. Some examples are: A Grimlock's spiked bone club A Kuo-toa's pincer staff A Redcap's sickle A Chain Devil's chain You can ...
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Does the Construct Spirit from the Summon Construct spell cast at 4th level have 40 HP, or 55 HP?

The construct spirit's hit points should read "for each spell level above 4th" I'm leaving the original answer below for historical reasons. The construct spirit stat block was given an ...
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How do I know which printing of the PHB I have?

Look at the Copyright page. Near the bottom, under where it says "First Printing: August 2014" is a string of numbers, like "11 10 9 8 7". The last number in the string (or the ...
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Where are errata posted/published?

The most recent version of the Sage Advice Compendium will contain a list of links to errata for individual books Wizards do not maintain a single up-to-date reference page which lists all the current ...
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What are the repercussions of the Sword Coast Adventurers Guide errata to the cantrips Green-Flame Blade and Booming Blade?

Distant Spell and Spell Sniper do not work. The sorcerer's distant spell metamagic says: When you cast a spell that has a range of 5 feet or greater, you can spend 1 sorcery point to double the range ...
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The descriptions of the Swashbuckler rogue's Rakish Audacity feature in XGTE and SCAG disagree. Which is correct?

Both are correct, as an official Errata correcting one or the other has not been released. The Sword Coast Adventurers Guide (SCAG) was officially released in November 2015, while Xanathar's Guide to ...
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Is the charge cost of Wall of Ice an error in the description of the Staff of Frost?

There is no errata, it is a 4 charge spell cost for Wall of Ice There is no errata for the Staff of Frost, so whether it is 'incorrect' or not is unknown beyond the known fact that they have not ...
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How does one track/incorporate errata in relation to printed rulebooks without having to memorize, or constantly check against, the errata?

I had similar issue with my programming books. It was before cheap, fast, always-on mobile Internet access. I needed to mark things that were no longer up to date. Different topic, but the same exact ...
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Is the update history of the Sage Advice Compendium listed anywhere?

Link to part 2 I don’t especially care about the SAC's formatting, title, or the opening blurbs on rules, errata, and rulings; as such, this list does not point out the many changes to those sections. ...
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Is there an errata that changes the effect of the Irresistible Spell Metamagic feat from Kingdoms of Kalamar?

The feat was printed in its altered form in KoK: Player's Guide to the Sovereign Realms A bit of googling turned up this post in a GiTP thread where the mystery is helpfully explained by user ...
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Is there errata that lets the second benefit of the Great Weapon Master feat apply to versatile weapons (particularly for Small PCs)?

Versatile weapons cannot work with this feat. There have been no errata to re-word the feat itself. Flavor-wise, the feat only makes sense with big and heavy weapons. You’ve learned to put the weight ...
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Does this errata allow vision out of an area of Darkness?

Caveat: I don't think this is incredibly clear from the wording of the spell, so my answer will be subject to some semantic parsing. No, that errata does not impact the effect of the Darkness spell. ...
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Is the update history of the Sage Advice Compendium listed anywhere?

The Sage Advice articles page at dnd.wizards.com catalogues past iterations of the Sage Advice Compendium. Past Sage Advice articles, which contained download links to the SAC can be found here: ...
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What is the significance of the errata that removed the Artillerist artificer's Eldritch Cannon's immunity to conditions?

I don't think this change affected anything, since conditions only affect creatures. The intro to "Appendix A: Conditions" in the PHB/basic rules begins with this sentence (emphasis mine): ...
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Is there a standard hierarchy when two supplemental books contradict each other?

Sources This book includes spells from many sources, including Dragon magazine, web articles previously published on the Wizards of the Coast website, and supplements such as Complete Arcane and ...
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What issue is addressed by the errata for Gathered Swarm in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

"Until you die" implies it has an end condition. "While you are alive" suggests it starts again when (if) you get brought back to life. For a permanent class feature that ...
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Is the update history of the Sage Advice Compendium listed anywhere?

Link to part 1 I don’t especially care about the SAC's formatting, title, or the opening blurbs on rules, errata, and rulings; as such, this list does not point out the many changes to those sections. ...
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