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Does the same fighting style stack with itself?

Everywhere that you can get a Fighting Style includes this important sentence: You can’t take a Fighting Style option more than once, even if you later get to choose again. So it doesn't ...
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When a creature is hit with more than one fireball simultaneously, do they take damage from all of them?

They take damage from both fireballs The key for me is the word "effects" from your quote: The effects of the same spell cast multiple times... I would argue that the damage dealt from the ...
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Does the Enlarge spell stack if it is cast multiple times?

The rule on Combining Magical Effects (PHB 205) states: The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don't combine So no, the effect of the enlarge spell can't be stacked on the same creature....
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Are the spells Leomund's Tiny Hut and Tiny Hut considered the same spell for the purposes of combining magical effects?

They're supposed to be the same spell; the only reason the names are different is because of copyright/legal issues. So you shouldn't be having both of them in your game. Trying to argue they are two ...
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Would this house-rule that treats advantage as a +1 to the roll instead (and disadvantage as -1) and allows them to stack be balanced?

This is going to be difficult to balance Having advantage on a roll is roughly equal to having +5 to your roll, and having disadvantage is roughly equal to having -5 on your roll, as suggested by ...
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Do Life Drain attacks from wights stack?

Yes, it "stacks". There is a ruling on combining game features, but that is only talking about ongoing continuous effects. i.e. the effect that is causing ongoing damage rather than the damage itself....
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Can a Hexblade warlock/Battle Master fighter use Armor of Hexes to make an attack miss, then use Riposte to attack after the enemy misses?

No Both of them requires reaction to use. You only have one reaction per turn, so you can only use either, but not both.
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Can a Torch shed bright light for 160ft?

My understanding of control flame is that you can have up to 3 of its effects as stated in the spell description. To my knowledge and as stated on P205 of the PHB same spell effects do not stack. The ...
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If two Moonbeam spells are placed on a Large creature, does it take damage from both beams on its turn?

The creature takes damage from both spells. Moonbeam is cast on an area, not a creature. It then causes damage to creatures within that area. The effect of said damage is instantaneous, and so the ...
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Do resistances stack?

Nope, they don't stack. Per the rules on damage resistance and vulnerability (PHB, p. 197): Multiple instances of resistance or vulnerability that affect the same damage type count as only one ...
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Would this house-rule that treats advantage as a +1 to the roll instead (and disadvantage as -1) and allows them to stack be balanced?

Giving a +1 modifier is, under the vast majority of circumstances, weaker than giving Advantage Below is a table with two sets of Columns: The possible results for a regular D20 roll, no other ...
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Can casting the Aid spell stack on the same targets?

No. The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don't combine.... For example, if two clerics cast bless on the same target, that character gains the spell's benefit only once. (PHB p.205, &...
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Are the spells Leomund's Tiny Hut and Tiny Hut considered the same spell for the purposes of combining magical effects?

The SRD isn't official rules material, so this is a non-issue for official rules The SRD isn't an official rules resource, so material from the SRD is effectively irrelevant to rules questions (except ...
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Can I double a single spell attack's range multiple times by taking multiple versions of the Spell Sniper feat?

Multiple Spell Sniper Feats is an artifact of dndbeyond In the PHB (170), the Spell Sniper feat is a single feat. At the end of the description it states: Choose the cantrip from the bard, cleric, ...
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Can two mages cast Wall of Fire in the same place?

Yes, but they don't stack. PHB 206: The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those spells overlap. The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don't combine, ...
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Does the extra damage from Booming Blade stack if the spell is cast twice on the same target?

No, the effect won't stack with multiple castings. If you cast booming blade twice, it will still only deal its extra damage once. The damage from the normal hit does still happen, as it is an ...
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Does a monk's Unarmed Strikes deal 2d4 damage if they have the Tavern Brawler feat?

No, they don't. From the Monk's Martial Arts feature: You can roll a d4 in place of the normal damage of your unarmed strike or monk weapon. From the Tavern Brawler feat (PHB, p. 170): Your unarmed ...
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Do features that allow you to add twice your proficiency bonus, under some other name, stack with Expertise?

Your proficiency bonus can only be added or multiplied once by any ability or combination of abilities From the Basic Rules / PHB p. 173: Your proficiency bonus can’t be added to a single die roll ...
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If I drop a bag containing 15 flasks of alchemist's fire on a giant and it hits, will it take 15d4 fire damage and so on?

Features of the same name do not stack This is a rule found in Dungeon Master's Guide and Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Xanathar's version is more elaborate: Combining Different Effects ...
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If I have the fighter's Extra Attack feature and the warlock's Thirsting Blade eldritch invocation, how many attacks can I make?

Firstly, minor point, you need to be level 5, not 4, to take Thirsting Blade: Prerequisite: 5th level, Pact of the Blade feature And it states: You can attack with your pact weapon twice, instead ...
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Enlarge + Enlarge = Huge? (two different sources)

There are two possibilities The bodice allows the wearer to cast Enlarge Unfortunately, you cannot combine the effects. The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those ...
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Do the Rod of the Pact Keeper and Wand of the War Mage stack?

Yup Both require attunement, but you've got three attunement "slots" so there's no problem there. One requires the wielder be a Warlock, the other just requires the wielder be a spellcaster. ...
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Does the additional attack from the Gloom Stalker ranger's Dread Ambusher feature stack with Extra Attack?

It stacks Beginning at 5th level, you can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. If you take the attack action, you attack twice. At the start of your ...
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Does a monk get cumulative bonuses to proficiency and unarmed movement each level?

The table lists the bonus you have at that level. They are not in addition to the previous levels. So for a Level 6 Monk, he would have a proficiency bonus of +3, a Martial Arts die of 1d6, and a ...
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Do bonuses stack if they come from 2 identical magic items that don't require attunement?

No, the bonuses will not stack. Though it is not present in original printings, errata to the Dungeon Master's Guide (and later reprintings of the book) add a section on page 252, Combining Game ...
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Dual wielding two +1 Longswords, do they stack?

Your attack roll uses a specific weapon; when dual-wielding you will use one weapon and then the other The rules on Two-Weapon Fighting state: When you take the Attack action and attack with a ...
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What are all the ways that stacking resistance becomes immunity by RAW?

This particular search on DND Beyond reveals 1 racial trait, 2 spells, and 21 magic items having both "resistance" and "immunity" in their descriptions. The only items appearing ...
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Do multiple sources of counting as one size larger for carrying capacity stack?

As you know, Powerful Build and the Bear totem ability stack. For the same reasons, Brawny and the Bear totem ability also stack. However, Brawny and Powerful Build won't stack. You count as if you ...
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Does the Hunter's Mark spell stack with the Rogue's Sneak Attack feature?

Hunter's Mark and Sneak Attack stack When Combining Game Effects, effects stack unless they have the same name, or otherwise specifically say they do not stack: Different game features can affect ...
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If a creature with a fly Speed of 30 ft. has the Fly spell cast upon it, does it now have a 90 ft. fly speed, or only 60 ft. total?

It gets a fly speed of 60. When this creature is under the affect of Fly they have these speeds: Fly 30ft. Fly 60ft. When creatures have multiple speeds defined (e.g. Swim, Fly, Walk) they cannot ...
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