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Sentinel Raven uses too much awesome magic

Yes, you are missing something; an incapacitated creature cannot maintain concentration: Being incapacitated or killed. You lose concentration on a spell if you are incapacitated or if you die. (...
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What are the consequences for a Warforged that does not spend 6 hours in its inactive state?

You will not receive any benefits of a long rest This includes Hit Die refresh, Hit Point recovery, spell slots, abilities that refresh on a long rest, etc. Basically, while you won't suffer the ...
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Does the UA Centaur stack actually work?

Jeremy Crawford deemed it to not work So, a few minutes after I posted this question, I found some information from Jeremy Crawford which explained how it didn't work. One of his answers here says ...
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Does Phoenix Spark overcome Disintegrate?

It comes down to DM ruling Even the designers leave the timing of reactions up to the DM (Sage Advice). So that leaves both events as instantaneous. (Reactions are said to be that on PHB 170, for ...
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What do a minotaur's rations consist of, and can a dragonborn eat them?

As far as I'm aware, there are no official rules regarding the diet of either of these two creatures. As such, it would depend on the DM, as usual. However: If you insist on using real world logic, ...
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Overpowered pyromancer (Kaladesh) nuking the battlefield for the lulz: fixing our Icewind Dale campaign

Note that the Pyromancer ignores his own resistance. If a Pyromancer Sorceror hits himself with his own spells, he'll deal the full damage to himself. Spells they cast ignore all fire resistance, ...
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What are the biggest changes between UA Ranger and PHB Ranger?

This article does an excellent job of describing in detail the changes between the stock ranger and the UA Ranger Revised, but I'll summarise for the Stack. Generally the Ranger is made more mobile, ...
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Which centaur is more 'official'?

This is answered directly by the box text at the beginning of every single Unearthed Arcana article: This Is Playtest Content The material here is presented for playtesting and to spark your ...
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What happens to a net with the Returning Weapon artificer infusion after it hits?

The rules simply don’t cover this case; it is entirely up to the DM to decide what happens. Four possibilities spring to my mind: The net returns, without the target, making the endeavor pointless. ...
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Which version of the Squat Nimbleness feat is correct?

One is an official published version and the other a rough draft Unearthed Arcana is WotC's way of playtesting material before potential publishing. You can use it, but it is always considered to be ...
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What happens when the UA Ranger fails a Wisdom (Survival) check to follow tracks?

I think it would be safe to assume that, even though the ranger knows where he/she is, they no longer know which direction their quarry went! The consequences of this depend on the DM and the ...
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Overpowered pyromancer (Kaladesh) nuking the battlefield for the lulz: fixing our Icewind Dale campaign

Talk with your DM. I don't know how much of this you've already tried, given that you specifically note that "changing their rulings" is outside the scope of the question, but open ...
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How creative should the DM let an artificer be in terms of what they can build?

Artisan Tools function more-or-less the same for Artificers as they do for other classes; with a few perks Any character with proficiency in Artisan's Tools is able to use those tools to craft items, ...
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Why is the PHB Ranger considered underpowered?

WOTC acknowledged in the preface of Unearthed Arcana: Revised Ranger that the Ranger Archetype beast master has been unpopular to play as it is underpowered. Many players want to play rangers, but ...
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When merged with the Raven (using Soul of the Raven), is the Warlock immune to damage?

Does this mean the Warlock cannot be targeted by attacks or harmful spells while merged with the Raven? You don't gain the benefits the raven gets when perched on your shoulder, but the benefits you ...
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Overpowered pyromancer (Kaladesh) nuking the battlefield for the lulz: fixing our Icewind Dale campaign

This does not appear to be a good tactic Your caster's wall of fire spell does 5d8 damage (around 23 damage) per turn on a failed save, or half that on a success. Your caster's spell can kill a 210-hp ...
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Is "Unearthed Arcana: Players Make All Rolls" Correct?

UA is wrong: a simple example shows it so. Wizwiz, a level 5 wizard with INT 18 casts Charm Person on Barbar, a barbarian with WIS 8. PHB Rules Wizwiz's spell save DC is (8 + proficiency bonus + INT ...
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Can you voluntarily end concentration on part of a spell?

No You can stop concentrating to make them all disappear but concentration is either on or off - it's never half on.
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Does changing your reach provoke opportunity attacks?

As you also quote: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. None of the creatures have moved if your reach changes, therefore they do ...
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Does Unearthed Arcana ever get Reburied?

Playtest-quality Material & Internet Permanence All Unearthed Arcana is officially playtest-quality material. Wizards of the Coast does not have a hit squad1 to hunt down people using rules that ...
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Is the eladrin missing racial features?

At your DM’s option, you can select eladrin as the subrace for an elf character, instead of one of the elf subraces in the Player’s Handbook. (same UA article) Members of a subrace have the ...
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How to handle a player wanting to use the (UA) Remote Access spell on an android player character?

The remote access spell should not work here, or at least is hardly the best option The remote access spell states: You can use any electronic device within range as if it were in your hands. This ...
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Does the UA warlock invocation Kiss of Mephistopheles require you to know the Fireball spell?

No, you do not need to know fireball - the language of "you can cast" enables you to cast it through this feature regardless of whether or not you know the spell. This invocation uses the ...
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What is a phoenix in D&D 5e?

The Phoenix is mentioned in Chapter 9: Dungeon Master's Workshop under Creating a Monster. It is an example for Modifying a Monster: Need a fiery phoenix? [...] (DMG, p.273) I don't know how ...
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Is it possible to counterspell the revised Artificer?

Yes, artificers can be counterspelled Although the "flavoring" is different, artificers' spells have the same kinds of components that other spellcasters do. In essence, rather than drawing ...
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What happens if a 2nd-level spell appears in (or is added to) a character's spell list as a 1st-level spell?

This can only be an error. The spell's description, not the class spell list, tells what level it is: Each spell description begins with a block of information, including the spell's name, level, ...
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How can I consistently deal bludgeoning damage with DEX, WIS, INT, CHA?

On the ranged side, there's really only the sling. You could theoretically go whole-hog on ranged Fighter, taking the Archery style to bolster your attack rolls, and just accepting that your damage ...
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Is there a way for a Rock Gnome Artificer to have double proficiency with Tinker's Tools?

The Good If a character would gain the same proficiency from two different sources, he or she can choose a different proficiency of the same kind (skill or tool) instead. (PHB 125). That would imply ...
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Unearthed Arcana Ranger: Does Natural Explorer apply all the time?

As written, the ranger gains advantage on all initiative rolls and on (most) first-round attacks. The relevant portion of the class feature Natural Explorer is simple: You have advantage on ...
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Does Dispel Magic destroy Artificer Turrets?

No, dispel magic will not remove the turrets Arcane Turret says: At 3rd level you learn how to create a magical turret. With your smith's tools in hand you can take an action to magically summon a ...
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