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Booming Blade obviously makes some noise, although it does not specify that it makes an especially loud noise. Definitely not a stealth spell, though. The problem with using Silence, though, even if you could get it, is that Silence prevents thunder damage within its area, so the Booming Blade would have no effect. So you'll have to choose between making ...


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As written, booming blade doesn’t make any more noise than a normal attack. Notably, booming blade does not have a verbal component, and the spell description says nothing about making noise. Compare it to the spell thunder step: The thunder can be heard from up to 300 feet away. Thunder step makes noise, because it says it makes noise. If your DM is ...


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There is nothing specific in RAW, but I absolutely agree it's from studying. It seems the 5e arcane trickster is a mix of the 3.5 arcane trickster and assassin, since the spells they get like invisibility, etc. are very similar to the 3.5 assassin. Their spellcasting ability is Int, just like the assassin. However, it looks like 5th ed arcane tricksters get ...


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I am reasonably sure you have quoted everything relevant that D&D 5e has to offer. However, based on hints in 5e, and in some of the precedents from older D&D content, my understanding of the arcane trickster (and the eldritch knight) is that the spells come from intense study, similar to a wizard, but highly specialized—rather than learning the ...


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Nothing prevents this from working, but there is some nuance The Help action means an ally gains advantage, though the specifics of this are a bit complicated (Do you choose which ally gets advantage? Is it just the very next ally to attack?) But in the scenario described this works either way, with Bob getting advantage on his attack against the target. ...


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Only the hand itself is invisible, not objects it carries There are other game features that grant a creature the ability to cast an invsiible mage hand. Notably, they are all associated with psionic creatures, such as the Gityahki and Githzerai, and they are explicitly indicated to be psionic in nature: Innate Spellcasting (Psionics). The githyanki’s ...


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No Concealing held objects is an addition to the hand's property of being invisible We have no grounds to believe that an invisible container renders invisible that which it contains. Without specific rules stating that this occurs, we must assume that it does not. Let's make an analogous, real world case using transparency: If I put a coin into a ...


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