Rykara
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What can I do to help the players remember the rules?
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Suggest players use digital character sheets In addition to Destruktor's suggestions, several members of my group use D&D Beyond to build digital character sheets that automatically do all the ...

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Does the Hexblade warlock's Hex Warrior feature change Booming Blade to use your Charisma modifier?
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Booming Blade is an additional and independent effect The Hexblade warlock's Hex Warrior feature (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 55) partly says: Whenever you finish a long rest, you can touch ...

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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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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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Can a Trickery Cleric cast spells through their duplicate when the Cleric would normally be unable to cast spells?
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In your specific scenario, yes. But in other situations, maybe not The Invoke Duplicity option for Trickery Clerics reads: [...] you create a perfect illusion of yourself that lasts for 1 minute, or ...

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Can a Warlock spell slot be used with the Ranger's Primeval Awareness feature?
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No The rules for all spellcaster classes has been amended by the errata to now include language that limits the spell slots granted by each class's spellcasting (or pact magic) feature so that they ...

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For physical tabletop play, how do you restrict PCs' vision in situations like fog?
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This only applies to buildings/dungeons. Open wilderness or areas where there aren't rooms or clearlyb defined areas don't really work with this method. For my games, I print out the maps and scale ...

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Do the benefits to foraging from the ranger's Natural Explorer feature and the Outlander background's Wanderer feature stack?
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Probably not, but ask your DM. In 5th Edition, similar effects don't tend to stack. Combining Spells: The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don't combine, however. Temporary Hit Points: ...

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What does "within 5 feet" mean in the description of the Call Lightning spell?
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As Adeptus points out, Call Lightning's effect extends in a radius from the targeted point. Per the general rules on spells' area of effect: A spell's effect expands in straight lines from the ...

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Which modifier do you use when casting a spell that requires a spellcasting check from a spell scroll?
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To add to J.A Streich's answer: The table from the DMG corresponds to the stat progression from the leveling tables. If we assume that a caster starts with a 151 in their primary casting stat during ...

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Can the Forge Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Artisan's Blessing be used to copy spellbooks?
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Maybe The Forge Domain cleric's Channel Divinity: Artisan's Blessing (XGtE, p. 19) states: Starting at 2nd level, you can conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must include ...

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Does the second part of the Wild Magic sorcerer's Tides of Chaos feature allow it to bypass the limitation of once per long rest?
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Tides of Chaos' usage frequency depends on how your DM lets you use it The Wild Magic specialization is designed to be erratic, and Tides of Chaos adheres to this. If the DM does nothing, yes, the ...

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Does the UA Barbarian Path of the Beast Claw Add the Strength Modifier to Damage?
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You add your strength modifier The official release of Tasha's Cauldron of Everything has reworked the description of Form of the Beast to clarify that your Strength modifier is used. It now reads: ...

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If an item produces the effect of a spell, can I dispel it?
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Yes The answer hinges on whether or not magical items that use the "gain the "enlarge" effect of [spell]" are considered as having applied the spell. Sage Advice says it Dispel ...

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Character Optimization: highest DPR with the Shillelagh cantrip
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Monk is fun and competitive A monk's AC is directly tied to its Wisdom score (and Dexterity) Race: Elf (Bishtahar, Joraga, Tirahar, Vadahar, or Wood) +2 Dex / +1 Wis Aarakocra: +2 Dex / +1 Wis / ...

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How viable is this Support Dex-based Barbarian?
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Your build is much weaker than you intend At 3rd level, while you're raging, the first creature you hit with an attack on your turn becomes the target of spiritual warriors, which hinder its attacks. ...

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Does War Caster allow you to cast the Shield spell with a rod in one hand and a wand in the other?
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It depends on which interpretation of the rules you use. As laid out in this answer, focuses on the last part of the rule for foci: An arcane focus is a special item — an orb, a crystal, a rod, a ...

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Would increasing the persistent damage of Witch Bolt be unbalanced?
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Yes, overpowered The ongoing damage of Witch Bolt does not require an attack roll. Increasing its damage would essentially allow the caster to "always hit" and make it a superior single-...

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Which features of a wizard's familiar, if any, are considered magical?
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Familiars are magic Familiars are magic in animal form. Chris Perkins So detect magic would detect the familiar, antimagic field would cause it to disappear.

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