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Can you make a giant sized weapon using 'Creation'?

Your plan could work, ask your DM You can create the weapon, you can cast tenser's transformation into an upcast glyph of warding, you can transform the ape with tenser's transformation, but if you ...
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Can you make a giant sized weapon using 'Creation'?

Technically feasible, but per rules you can't wield the weapon Weapons don't have size categories in 5E. A longsword wielded by a small character can be wielded the same by a large creature. So making ...
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Will air flow freely through a hose in the opening of a Bag of Holding?

As Written, Probably Not. Strictly speaking, this is up to your DM, as other answers have noted. However, looking at the physics of it, a small hose is not going to do a lot of gas exchange. If you ...
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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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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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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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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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Does attacking cause the Ring of the Darkhidden's effect to break?

Attacking with an active Ring of the Darkhidden does not break the limited invisibility it grants. Nothing in the ring's description says that attacking breaks the limited invisibility it grants. ...
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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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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 homebrew Bloodstones of Power magic item balanced?

This needs a great deal of editing Let's talk about the activation requirement. I think it's a bit unclear. When you say "a PC takes damage of 7.5 per level", do you mean the character's ...
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Is this homebrew Bloodstones of Power magic item balanced?

Looks OK if risky, and has technical issues First, this allows you to cast a triggered spell like glyph of warding but move them around. Second it allows any class to cast any spell under level 5 from ...
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Can you use the Sleight of Hand skill to stack the Deck of Many Things?

The Deck of Many Things in 5e has: Before you draw a card, you must declare how many cards you intend to draw and then draw them randomly [...] Any cards drawn in excess of this number have no effect....
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

There are no rules here, and it’s best not to invent any The official rules don’t describe this at all. There are references to the idea that you can (or perhaps even should) randomly generate what’s ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

"I can get that for you" Renaissance mathematicians did not keep their theorems secret because they were mysterious; they kept them secret to profit from them. Trade in the middle-ages was ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

Of course they would know. Normally anyway. Obviously, you can set whatever bespoke rules or setting info you want as GM, but it doesn’t sound like your players would be into that. When you go to a ...
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Does attacking with a Dragon Wing Hand Crossbow require one hand or two?

By RAW, loading requires two hands. The reason that you need a second hand free to reload a hand crossbow is because of the Ammunition property, which specifically states "you need a free hand to ...
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How do I handle knowledge of items in D&D - player shopping from the Manual, not from the shop

There is an easy answer to this, and that is skills such as Knowledge: Arcana. Assign scores to NPCs and roll for knowledge. Make the DC to know about something, perhaps 10 + (2 x caster level req). ...
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Does attacking with a Dragon Wing Hand Crossbow require one hand or two?

This is a place where the rules aren't quite saying what they seem to say, and there's an ambiguity. A hand crossbow has the Ammunition and Loading properties. The Ammunition property says, among ...
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How does Rod of Rulership work?

Your GM is letting you off easy.... ...at least part of the time. There are a couple of the features of the rod that help limit its significant power. It requires attunement, but also Once a day For ...
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Does attacking with a Dragon Wing Hand Crossbow require one hand or two?

It requires two hands The Dragon Wing Bow can be any type of bow, but its description states (FToD, p. 23; emphasis mine): If you load no ammunition in the weapon, it produces its own, automatically ...
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How does Rod of Rulership work?

The thing here is that, when it comes to interpreting how the rod of rulership works according to RAW, there aren't very many written rules to interpret. The only relevant text is the description of ...
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How does Rod of Rulership work?

Sack your DM When you are in an abusive relationship the best option is to leave.
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How does Rod of Rulership work?

Given how many creatures the Rod can potentially influence, there's very little text describing the interaction between the opposing parties, so there's bound to be a lot up to DM ruling. As a DM, I ...
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How does the Ring of the Darkhidden interact with spells/effects that detect/reveal/dispell invisibility?

Invisibility is a specific status condition, and ring of the darkhidden grants it in a limited form. This is completely reasonable with respect to the definition of invisibility, which defines itself ...
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Do magic items work in the outlands or lose power the closer they get to the spire?

Manual of the Planes—the most recent supplement to describe this feature of the Outlands in much detail—describes spells, spell-like abilities, supernatural abilities, and even deities’ powers being ...
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Is a rod of Cherry Blossom Spell metamagic a bad idea?

You’re fine. Cherry Blossom is a decent but not overpowered metamagic. Providing a magic item that players would normally never buy to encourage more creative play is one of the fun things about GMing....
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How do damage resistances work with regards to magical weapons?

Yes Magical weapons only bypass resistance when explicitly stated. The example from the rules on resistances explicitly addresses your case: If you have resistance to a type of damage, each time you ...
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Is it possible for a warforged to make a magical weapon into their integrated weapon?

You can turn an Armblade into a Ruidium weapon. There is no feature called “integrated weapon” in D&D 5e. There is a magical item for Warforged that seems to be a similar idea, the Armblade: An ...
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Can a Paladin smite using an unarmed attack if they’re wearing Demon Armor?

Yes, they can Normally, Divine Smite can not be used with unarmed strikes, in spite of unarmed strikes counting as melee weapon attacks, because the hands do not count as weapons (in spite of them ...
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How does the Wand of the War Mage work for a multiclassed warlock/sorcerer?

The short answer to your question: Yes! I also think that the wording used implies that multiclassers can attune to different items and have the bonuses stack as long as they stay under the 3 item ...
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