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Can Fire Bolt be twinned?
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Yes, when it is used to target a creature Sorcerer's Twinned Spell Metamagic feature reads: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn't have a range of self, you can spend a ...

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Does a Character with a Custom Lineage belong to a race, for the purposes of racial requirements?
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Note: This answer is no longer relevant after the release of the December 2021 Errata. No, but... The Custom Lineage sidebar in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything states (p. 8; italics for emphasis mine):...

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How far can you drag a grappled, heavy opponent?
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How I would adjudicate this: Use the more limiting effect The rules for combining effects in the DMG errata states: Different game features can affect a target at the same time. But when two or more ...

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Can an echo knight's echo interact with objects?
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No. The description for the Echo Knight's echo has a discrete list of things that the Knight may do using its echo: [...] you can mentally command the echo to move up to 30 feet in any direction (no ...

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How high off the ground can you fly with the Fly spell?
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The Fly spell grants flying movement. How you use that movement is entirely up to you The spell Fly grants flying movement: You touch a willing creature. The target gains a flying speed of 60 feet ...

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How is suffering failed death saves from damage at 0 hit points affected by save reroll features like Indomitable or Diamond Soul?
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Suffering a death saving throw failure is not the same as failing a death saving throw I believe that, as the rules are worded, there are Death Saving Throws and the failures (or successes) that arise ...

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Does the host or guest own a Familiar cast via a possessing ghost?
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Homebrew problems require homebrew solutions Ghosts do not possess the ability to cast spells, nor are they allowed to access their host's class abilities, which would include spellcasting: It ...

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Can the Artificer Artillerist's tiny-sized Eldritch Cannon that is not held in hand still ride or be carried elsewhere on the body?
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Probably not because making it work gets a bit messy As you point out, the rule for Movement and Position (Moving Around Other Creatures) states: Whether a creature is a friend or an enemy, you can't ...

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Can an Ancestral Guardian Barbarian use Spirit Shield to reduce damage against themselves?
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This answer is incorrect. It was written with the assumption that the OP was quoting the rules text from an official source which, it seems, they were not. The official text for the ability is "...

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Do natural melee weapons (from racial traits) trigger Improved Divine Smite?
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Yes, if the racial rule calls them weapons (This answer has been updated to reflect the apparent shift in the wording of the rules since Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. The original answer is below ...

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Can an Unseen Servant create a distraction that grants you advantage on attack?
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According to this unofficial ruling from lead rules designer Jeremy Crawford, unseen servant does not count as an ally and therefore the question of whether or not it can use an action to help is moot....

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How can Flameskulls cast fireball without fingers?
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Any way the DM wants Spells all have text that says what sort of verbal, gestural, or material elements are required to cast them. As you point out, some spells elaborate on how cast spells are ...

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Do pocket watches exist, and how much do they cost in D&D in the worlds of classic fantasy?
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Yes, they exist in the larger D&D universe In the Curse of Strahd campaign for D&D's 5th edition, one of the random trinkets that an adventuring party may find (from page 210) is: A pocket ...

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Does the Bracer of Flying Daggers benefit from the Dueling fighting style?
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Dueling will benefit in this situation depending on the interpretation you use The Dueling fighting style states: When you are wielding a melee weapon in one hand and no other weapons, you gain a +2 ...

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Can a loxodon trunk be used to reload a sling, blowgun, or hand crossbow?
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Yes, and... The Loxodon's trunk description reads in part: You can grasp things with your trunk, and you can use it as a snorkel. It has a reach of 5 feet, and it can lift a number of pounds equal to ...

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Is there a specific group of Adjectives that are used in Dungeons and Dragons to describe spells that get progressively better?
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Historically, spells were ranked Up until 4th edition, spellcasters would adopt higher ranks of a given spell. These ranks could be signaled in a couple ways: Summon Monster I Summon Monster II ...

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Lore of relation between warlock and wild magic
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I think your question might be based on a flawed assumption in the context of D&D's 5th edition. The rules for spellcasting include an informational block on The Weave which includes the line All ...

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If you force creature into the Snare spell square does it activate?
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Yes. There are a number of spells in Fifth Edition which produce effects when a creature transits their areas of effect and this is one of them. The wording for each spell can vary a little, ...

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At which levels, if any, can a Warlock use a Spell Scroll of 6th Level or Higher?
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No check would be required for a level 13 Warlock. I think the critical wording for spell scroll is this: If the spell is on your class’s spell list but of a higher level than you can normally cast, ...

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what is considered "similar suitably sturdy materials" for Galder’s Tower
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This requires a DM's ruling Pages 246/7 of the DMG offer guidelines for the armor class and hit points values of objects depending on their construction material and size: Material AC Cloth, paper, ...

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Does the Gauntlets of Flaming Fury’s fire damage work on the Armorer Artificer’s Thunder Gauntlets?
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Not as written The wording for Thunder Gauntlets that are a part of the Armorer Alchemist's Guardian Armor model state: Each of the armor’s gauntlets counts as a simple melee weapon while you aren’t ...

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How would the inhabitants of Barovia respond to a satyr?
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We actually see satyrs referenced at least a couple times in Barovia: The first time it's in the wood paneling that clads the walls of Durst Manor (see Main Hall on page 212) and again as a ...

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what is the equivalent of Lathander from the Dawn War Deities
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There is no direct equivalent but Pelor is probably the closest match According to the Fifth Edition PHB (page 294), Lathander is the neutral good god of birth and renewal and is associated with the ...

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Is the grappling strike maneuver a part of an attack or used after the hit?
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Grappling strike is still tied to one specific attack that is made and it's part of that attack. The attack had not yet been resolved because hitting is not the end of the attack process: 3. Resolve ...

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Can the Battle Master fighter's Precision Attack maneuver be used on a melee spell attack?
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No, it can't be used on a spell attack Attacks are broken down into weapon attacks and spell attacks. Each of these can be either a melee attack or a ranged attack. So any attack must be one of the ...

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Ice Troll (RotFM) Cold Aura vs. Wild Shape Fire Elemental
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A fire elemental seems to be (a creature made of) magical fire Elementals (in general) are described on page 123 of the Monster Manual: On its home plane, an elemental is a bodiless life force. Its ...

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Can an Arcane Archer choose to activate arcane shot after it gets deflected?
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No The arcane archer's Arcane Shot ability reads in part: Once per turn, when you fire an arrow [...] you can apply one of your Arcane Shot options to that arrow. You decide to use the option when ...

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What does "no long range" mean on the soulknife rogue subclass mean?
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The first option The Soulknife can make attacks out to 60 feet and no further. These attacks are made with a straight d20 roll (absent some other situational factor). Normal range is the range at ...

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Is the Psi Warrior Fighter's Psionic Strike compatible with the Brace Combat Maneuver?
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Only in very rare circumstances Because psionic strike must be made on the Fighter's turn and Brace uses the Fighter's reaction to another creature's movement, it is extremely unlikely, but not ...

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How do you get Favors for use with Patrons presented in Tasha's?
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It's an open-ended tool Patrons are a device that the DM uses to unify the players and/or incentivize them. This is elaborated on a bit at the start of the Patron section: Each adventuring group is ...

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