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Can I use healing on a construct?

Revival Protocol is an example of poorly worded homebrew feature Dark Matter is not an official source book. It wasn't thoroughly playtested and can miss details. Revival Protocol is a typical example:...
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Can I use healing on a construct?

As written, there is no need Spare the Dying succeeding for the subsequent healing. The Revival Protocol feature, in this version, does two things in this precise order: It allows the drone to cast ...
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Can I use healing on a construct?

No, you can't use Spare the Dying on Vect I don't know Darkmatter, so I can answer only with my knowledge of DnD5e and what you cited. First of all, Spare the Dying can be only applied to living ...
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Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you

TL;DR: The mouse is not visible but not invisible. Firstly, as argued by @Eddymage, the mouse itself does not gain the Invisible condition: The Invisibility spell, at 2nd level, only grants the ...
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If you are invisible, cast Detect Thoughts, and attempt to probe deeper into a target's mind, how would they know it was you?

You means you As comments to the original post point out, maintaining invisibility while casting detect thoughts is difficult to do, but let's accept the premise that the target of the spell cannot ...
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If you are invisible, cast Detect Thoughts, and attempt to probe deeper into a target's mind, how would they know it was you?

The DM will need to adjudicate exactly what "you" means The spell does not specify any information about you that is given to the target It is easy to read the sentence as meaning, "hey,...
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Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you

No, the Invisibility spell cast with a 2nd level slot makes invisible one creature. The text says (emphasis mine): A creature you touch becomes invisible until the spell ends. [...] At Higher Levels. ...
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Vortex Warp and Spider Climb

I'd say it should work The spell requirement is The chosen space must be on a surface or in a liquid that can support the target In this particular case walls and ceilings can support the target, ...
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Can thunderwave be used to launch an object and cause damage?

Even if were feasible, the range is incalculable. Thomas's answer already addresses the core issue — Thunderwave doesn't act like a cannon because it doesn't say it does — but even if you were looking ...
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Can thunderwave be used to launch an object and cause damage?

The spell only does what its description says it does. The rules for casting a spell state: Each spell description in Chapter 11 begins with a block of information, including the spell’s name, level, ...
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Warped Constriction & Grasp of the Deep Interaction

No, Warped Constriction would not modify spells There is a significant difference between you having a foe grabbed or restrained and a foe gaining the grabbed condition in other ways. Based on both ...
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Thunderwave in constricted area

By the rules, it strictly fills a fifteen foot cube. If you're not in the fifteen foot cube of its effect, you're not affected. That said, the Dungeon Master is welcome to rule in favor of a more ...
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Warped Constriction & Grasp of the Deep Interaction

As written, I would say yes, grasp of the deep triggers Warped Constriction, but I’d also argue that doesn’t mean much. Ultimately, “your grabbed or restricted foe” is just a poor choice of wording. ...
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Does the spell Snowsong move with me once cast?

Probably, but the spell's description provides no conclusive evidence. While snowsong is not explicitly defined as an emanation anywhere in its text, it was probably intended to be one (and thus move ...
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Is Spirit Shroud damage "owned" by the source of the attack, or the Spirit Shroud spell itself?

"You" refers to the caster, and it's your attack that deals the extra damage Spirit Shroud is a spell with a range of self. Like with other spells, "you" refers to the spells ...
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Can you cast a Wall of Force into water?

Can your target point be within the water? A Clear Path to the Target To target something, you must have a clear path to it, so it can't be behind total cover. If you place an area of effect at a ...
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Why don't water-controlling spells work on the water in pipes?

It's not about pipes As the answer to your linked question states, By default, spells do not work without clear line of sight. Therefore, a solid pipe blocks spells, regardless of the construction ...
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Why don't water-controlling spells work on the water in pipes?

Open to abuse The obvious problem with not putting tight constraints on the "type" of water that can be affected is that the human body has an awful lot of water in it - for example, most ...
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changing out spells gained from feats or racial abilities

Spells gained from feats and racial traits cannot be swapped out, unless a particular feature says so. Spells gained from a particular feature can only be changed if some particular feature explicitly ...
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What can a non-wizard do with a spellbook?

Both Eddymage's and matszwecja's answers offer worthwhile suggestions for what to do with the spellbook you mention, including selling it, using it as a plot hook, and several other possibilities. In ...
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It is possible to cast the homebrew spell "Breath of the Last Love" on myself if I have the "stunned" condition?

You cannot take bonus actions while stunned The condition Stunned says (among other things, p. 292 PH): A stunned creature is incapacitated (see the condition), can’t move, and can speak only ...
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How do water controlling spells work on water in pipes?

They don't The rules do not describe a specific "water controlling spells" category, so we have to analyze spells on a case-to-case basis, along with the most generic rule. By default, ...
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Would water-affecting spells work on the River Styx?

You could definitely control, shape, or destroy River Styx water. The rules on the River Styx in Descent into Avernus consistently refer to the liquid as water, and while it lists many other effects, ...
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What specifically can’t the Wish spell do?

Provisos... As listed in Nobody's answer, there are some things that a wish can do, but only under certain circumstances. When those circumstances are not met, then, wish cannot do that thing. For ...
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What specifically can’t the Wish spell do?

There is a list of things wish won't do Even from the normal rules, there is a number of things that wish cannot do. In some cases, the rules call out that wish can do things only under certain ...
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What specifically can’t the Wish spell do?

Escaping Barovia According to Curse of Strahd: No spell—not even wish—allows one to escape from Strahd's domain. Avoiding the recoil from casting wish The stress of casting this spell to produce ...
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If my wizard learns Dissonant Whispers from Fey Touched, is it a Wizard Spell?

No, it is not a wizard spell for you Rules as written, if it was a wizard (or any other class) spell for you, it would say so. It does not, so it isn't. There are numerous places where a character ...
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'Sneak attack' using AOE spells

Nothing directly accomplishes this to my knowledge There is no direct example of a feature like surprise spells in D&D 3.5e to my knowledge. The few things that get closest, so far as I know, are: ...
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How does a Pseudodragon interact with Find Familiar?

I believe there are two types of Pseudodragon familiars: Conjured by Warlocks via Pact of the Chain Alive and bonded with by a mage that encounters them For 1) it would behave just like other ...
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Can Awakened Spellbook borrow bludgeoning/piercing/slashing damage from the Magic Weapon spell?

Magic Weapon has no damage type The magic weapon spell description says: You touch a nonmagical weapon. Until the spell ends, that weapon becomes a magic weapon with a +1 bonus to attack rolls and ...
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How can an adventurer traveling using the Astral Projection spell have their silver cord cut?

All known methods of severing a silvery cord involve a critical hit. Besides the githyanki knight and the astral dreadnaught, the githyanki supreme commander also possesses the ability to sever a ...
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Is this quest possible without being too easy?

Don’t railroad your players You have created an obstacle. That’s fine, that’s what a DM should do. However, you have also decided that there only a “one true path” of surpassing the obstacle. Bad DM; ...
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Is this quest possible without being too easy?

The redemption process sounds solid. There's no particular way to shortcut this redemption process short of very high level spells along the lines of Wish, and the incredible specificity of the ...
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Can you make a spell attack with the Hunter's Giant Killer?

You can make a spell attack, but you can't cast a spell First: I will agree this is probably a small typo in the text, and that the intended reading is for Giant Killer to be for weapon attacks only. ...
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Can you make a spell attack with the Hunter's Giant Killer?

You can make a spell attack, but there are no spells that meet the conditions required. The Giant Killer ability doesn't specify it needs to be a weapon attack, and while I would put money on that ...
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Realistically, does Leomund’s Tiny Hut allow for indefinite long rests in a dungeon?

Some enemies will be smart enough to realize that those in the hut have to be able to breathe (presumedly); they could throw a large fabric like a blanket or a tent or something over it; they could ...
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If my kobold uses a familiar to deliver Shocking Grasp, do I roll with advantage thanks to Pack Tactics?

I don't think it would work, but for a different reason to the existing answers from NathanS, Sdjz, and Szega. Find familiar specifies that the attack uses your 'attack modifier', not the familiar's. ...
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What's the orientation of the hole in the Rope Trick spell?

The portal opening must be perfectly parallel to, and facing, the ground. The description of the rope trick spell states (emphasis mine): causes the other end to rise up until the rope is fully ...
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Would it be possible to make the rope in the Rope Trick spell hang horizontally?

No, the rope rises To stress another important part of the spell description: You touch a length of rope that is up to 60 feet long. One end of the rope then rises into the air until the whole rope ...
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