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How can I recover a missing body part without using wish?

Use Regenerate, a 7th level spell. It is on the Bard, Cleric, and Druid spell lists. You can also use a Wish to duplicate this spell without needing to worry about it going badly (evil genie does not ...
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Do trolls appear to be dead after reaching 0 HP from non-fire/acid damage?

A troll reduced to 0 hp falls briefly unconscious As per the basic rules: Falling Unconscious If damage reduces you to 0 hit points and fails to kill you, you fall unconscious. This ...
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What can players do while waiting for a troll to regenerate?

Players would remain in the turn order after a Troll is taken down to 0 hit points, it would be unfair to just skip their turns as they may take that time to heal themselves, use consumables, or ...
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Can Chill Touch prevent Regeneration?

Yes, chill touch prevents regeneration. The spell's text says that the target can't regain hit points, and there's nothing in the text of the troll's regeneration feature that contradicts that. Just ...
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For the purposes of the Regenerate spell, does a snail shell count as a limb?

Overcoming our vertebrate bias There is no particular reason we should expect real world biology to apply to rulings like this; D&D is not a Biology simulator, and this is a game where for the ...
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How to get a character's limb regrown at 3rd level?

The What As far as I know, there are 2 basic ways to regrow a limb: Regenerate, a 7th level Cleric/Bard/Druid spell Ring of Regeneration (DMG p 191) - note that in order to regrow a limb, the user ...
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What can players do while waiting for a troll to regenerate?

I've been in this situation with players who did not know that a creature could regenerate. It wasn't a troll, but the situation was the same. Because we normally drop out of initiative when the last ...
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Can the Regenerate spell bring someone back from the dead?

No All healing spells including Regenerate add hitpoints. They do not bring a dead body back to life. There is no rule saying "if you add hitpoints to a dead body, it becomes alive". Moreover, not ...
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Do trolls appear to be dead after reaching 0 HP from non-fire/acid damage?

It may be of interest that the D&D troll was inspired by Poul Anderson's book Three Hearts and Three Lions (e.g., the book is explicitly referenced in Gygax's proto-D&D game, Chainmail Fantasy,...
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Can Lesser Restoration fix a missing eye?

The spell does not restore any organ or limb. Lesser restoration ends one condition, among the list provided in the spell's description or one disease: it does not allow to restore an eye or a limb. A ...
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What can players do while waiting for a troll to regenerate?

I am assuming that the question is how to allow the players agency without tipping them to the fact that the troll will be back up in a round (thus ruining the surprise). In short, how do you maintain ...
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Is there a rule that creatures without Con scores can not have the Regeneration special ability?

It is right there in Regeneration ability description: [...] A creature must have a Constitution score to have the regeneration ability.
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How to get a character's limb regrown at 3rd level?

I'm still not convinced that my answer here doesn't duplicate this question, but I digress. There are no "limb regrowth" options readily available at level 3 Your options, as I see them: ...
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Can the Regenerate spell bring someone back from the dead?

According to the Is there “flavor text” in D&D 5e spells? all text in the spell description is rules. Spell itself says: stimulate its natural healing ability. Dead fighter has no natural ...
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Is it redundant that a vampire's Regeneration is stopped by damage from holy water, since holy water already does radiant damage to undead?

Seems to be. So, the first thing that came to mind was: maybe the vampire stops being an Undead when it is in Bat form? But no, it doesn't. Its statistics, other than its size and speed, are ...
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How can I recover a missing body part without using wish?

Pay a spellcaster for their services. I can think of a few spells that would work, but some of it gets a bit weird. As far as I know, none of them require the missing body part. Clone - 8th level ...
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Can the Regenerate spell bring someone back from the dead?

No Dead creatures can't regain hitpoints until revived. A creature that has died can't regain hit points until magic such as the revivify spell has restored it to life. It's on pg 197 of the PHB, ...
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Can a Flesh Golem benefit from the 7th-level Regenerate spell?

As written, regenerate can heal flesh golems Specifically, there is no rule which stops it. Regenerate has no clause which limits what creatures are targetable, and flesh golems have no trait which ...
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Does an unconscious dying creature with regeneration regain its actions on its following turn?

Yes At the start of each of your turns, take these steps in any order you choose: [...] Do anything else that is specified to happen at the start of your turn, such as regaining Hit Points from fast ...
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What, beyond correct elemental or alignment damage, can kill a regenerating creature?

The rules are unclear It has been confirmed that trolls may suffocate to death in Pathfinder, as shown in this answer. But the rules are actually saying the opposite (as shown in that answer as well),...
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Is it redundant that a vampire's Regeneration is stopped by damage from holy water, since holy water already does radiant damage to undead?

It is pointless at the moment As it currently stands, the specification is indeed pointless, unless your DM feels like ruling that a flask of Holy Water can be used as a bludgeoning improvised weapon ...
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Is it possible for a player to gain the innate ability to regenerate body parts without spells?

Eat a troll. ... while there are no rules to support it, eating a willing troll with Varpak's blessing is the way Frost Giant Everlasting Ones (Volo's, p 147-8) gain their Regeneration ability.
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What creatures have the regeneration ability?

A full list of the current creatures that are not adventure NPCs that have the Regeneration trait: Knight of the Order - CoS (Curse of Strahd) Belashyrra - E:RftLW (Eberron: Rising from the Last War)...
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How to get a character's limb regrown at 3rd level?

There is no way without higher level services Unfortunately, you have given your player a problem without a solution in-hand to resolve it. That leaves few options for them to try and resolve this, ...
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Is it redundant that a vampire's Regeneration is stopped by damage from holy water, since holy water already does radiant damage to undead?

The text is redundant. This is most likely due to the developers making changes to exactly how holy water functions during the extensive development process. In D&D 3.5, holy water hurts undead &...
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Are Solars unkillable in a dead magic area or anti-magic field?

Yes, this should work Regeneration in general says: Damage dealt to the creature is treated as nonlethal damage, and the creature automatically cures itself of nonlethal damage at a fixed rate per ...
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How does energy resistance affect regeneration?

No. The reason is because they did not actually take any damage of a type that would shut off their regeneration. We can see further example of this from the DR rules. Whenever damage reduction ...
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Can a Vorpal weapon kill creatures with the regeneration special ability?

I'm going to give a somewhat expansive answer here, because I think the topic of vorpal swords needs one. tl;dr - Decapitated is a different status effect than Dead in 3.5e, and D&D in general; ...
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Can Chill Touch prevent Regeneration?

Only partially, and not permanently. Regeneration here has three effects: The troll regains 10 Hit Points at the start of its turn. If the troll takes acid or fire damage, this trait doesn't ...
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