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Would giving my halfling player characters darkvision significantly unbalance the game?
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Would giving your players uncommon items break the game? No The rules for this item exist, so you're not adding anything new to the game. Giving uncommon magic items at level 4 is not out of whack ...

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What properties make a magic weapon befit a Rogue more than a DEX-based Fighter?
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Avoid Pure Damage A magic weapon can do a lot of things other than buff your damage. A Weapon of Warning, for example, gives advantage on initiative rolls, and thus would be perfect for an assassin ...

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What is the average number of draws it takes before you can not draw any more cards from the Deck of Many Things?
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7.166 for a 22-card deck, 12.5 for a 13-card deck Xirema has it basically right, albeit approximately. But we can do this without code and get a precise answer. Take a 20-card deck. Odds of drawing ...

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Would an artifact that enhanced proficiency be too over-powered?
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Things that proficiency bonus increases: Saves a character is proficient in Attacks with weapons a character is proficient in Ability checks made with skills or tools a character is proficient in ...

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What is the most damage that can be done in a single melee attack?
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I think we can do a little better. Let's try a Half-Orc Tempest Cleric 9/Whispers Bard 5/Hunter Ranger 4/Paladin 2, with Strength 19 and three feats, casting the spell Booming Blade with a Greataxe. ...

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How many variations of the fighter class are there?
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Two Quintillion, give or take Assuming all we care about is what you get directly from being a Fighter. The Fighter makes four categories of decision; let's cover them one by one. Fighting Style As ...

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What's the maximum (average) damage that can be dealt in one round by a 20th level character with at least two levels of Fighter?
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Average 396, Max 1030 High Elf Eldritch Knight 12/Whispers Bard 5/Paladin 2/Hexblade Warlock 1, with Dexterity 20 and the Elven Accuracy, Lucky, Martial Adept and Savage Attacker feats. Prep round: ...

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What is the best damage you can do with a 9th level Magic Missile?
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I can get a little higher, with a Goblin Wiz16/Sorc3/Wlk1. Use Empowered Evocation, Fury of the Small and Hexblade's Curse as before, but also apply the Sorcerer's Empowered Spell metamagic. This lets ...

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How can I obtain additional attempts to grapple or shove in one action other than the Fighter class?
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There are a few different ways to go about this: Extra Attack Like you say, a fighter's Extra Attack lets you make up to four attacks per turn, but many classes will let you make two attacks - ...

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Do Kaladesh Dwarves get +4 in Constitution?
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Kaladesh's Dwarf isn't a subrace. Nothing in the Plane Shift: Kaladesh document states that it's a subrace, they just talk about the race of dwarves on Kaladesh. This does seem unintuitive - the ...

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Maximizing Wisdom-based ranged attacks per round
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Magic Stone should work with Extra Attack There's a Crawford tweet, if that's your jam, stating that: Magic stone works with a feature that benefits attacks in general or ranged attacks, but not ...

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If I have the War Caster Feat, can I cast spells requiring a material component even if I'm holding a weapon and shield?
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If you have access to Xanathar's Guide to Everything, it offers the Eldritch Invocation 'Improved Pact Weapon': You can use any weapon you summon with your Pact of the Blade feature as a ...

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Can a druid use Wild Shape to take the form of a specific, individual beast?
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The basic rule in D&D 5E is this: abilities do what they say they do. Wild Shape says you can take the form of a beast you've seen; this means that: Yes, you can take the form of a specific ...

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Can I substitute movement for a Standard action?
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Starfinder allows actions to be 'downgraded' so a Standard action can be used as a Move action, and a Move action as a swift. Hence, you can use Dark Matter as a Move action, then take a second move ...

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What is the most damage that can be done in a single melee attack without features that double damage?
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Cribbing heavily from my answer on the previous question, but if it ain't broke... (Goal is to maximise average damage on a weapon attack, without Time Stop/Wish shenanigans) Average 254.5, max 345 ...

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What's the benefit for Saving Throws of rerolling vs. advantage?
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Several people have already laid out the advantages of advantage - critical hits, triggering abilities, cancelling disadvantage - as well as the benefit of having both together - they stack. There is ...

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Is this 3rd level rogue feature a balanced replacement for the Inquisitive rogue's Insightful Fighting feature?
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It's probably fine Insightful Fighting is a little niche; it gives you Sneak Attack against a target when you wouldn't normally get it, but requires a successful check, so is not guaranteed. Counter-...

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What is the maximum AC possible without using magic items?
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You can't use a shield with the Bladesong, dropping you to 34+1d10+1d8; however, by holding a second weapon in your off hand you can take the Dual Wielder feat, adding another 1AC. The Fighter's ...

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What's the maximum (average) damage that can be dealt in one round by a 20th level character with at least two levels of Fighter?
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Average 329, Max 628 Goblin Radiant Sorcerer 17/Fighter 2/Hexblade Warlock 1, with 20 Charisma and the Lucky feat, aided by our plucky Owl familiar, Trilby. Setup round: use our action to cast ...

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Would it be fair to use 1d30 (instead of rolling 2d20 and taking the higher die) for advantage rolls?
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High-Risk, High-Reward is the wrong way of looking at it You claim that this method is high-risk, high-reward, since it has more variance. Other people have gone into the maths of this more, but I'd ...

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