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What are the downsides to multi-classing?
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There are two main downsides to multiclassing, though depending on your play style and group you may never run into the lesser of the two issues. Falling behind single-class characters The primary ...

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What are the statistical implications of doubling damage on crit instead of doubling the dice rolled?
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Given the example of (2d6)×2 (henceforth referred to as 'Doubled Damage') vs (4d6) (referred to as 'Doubled Dice'): When you double the damage rolled instead of doubling the dice rolled, you ...

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Can a Wizard polymorph low-level PCs into over-powered beasts?
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Yes. This may seem overpowered but there are several drawbacks to the spell: The target's game statistics, including mental ability scores, are replaced by the statistics of the chosen beast. It ...

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Can a Sorcerer use Sorcery Points to create spell slots higher than he can cast?
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Yes. The sorcerer's Flexible Casting class feature allows the sorcerer to expend 6 points to create a level 4 spell slot and the sorcerer can use that slot to cast a lower-level spell that he knows....

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Can a tattoo be used as an arcane focus?
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The RAW answer: no. Here's why: Arcane Focus. An arcane focus is a special item — an orb, a crystal, a rod, a specially constructed staff, a wand-like length of wood, ...

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What happens when a wizard tries to cast a cone of cold through a wall of fire?
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Yes. There is no written rule that says that area of effect magical effects block other area of effect magics. However, the two spells, by the rules, also don't interact in any way. The best your ...

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Why does this pre-made Tiefling Warlock have a +6 to hit and +2 damage with a dagger?
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Daggers are melee weapons that have the finesse property. The finesse property allows an attacker to use their dexterity modifier for their attack bonus and damage bonus, in place of the strength ...

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Does a wizard need to hold a component pouch or focus in one hand in order for it to work?
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The rules for spellcasting spell this out clearly: A spellcaster must have a hand free to access a spell’s material components—or to hold a spellcasting focus—but ...

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Does a wand count as a 1-Handed Weapon or using one count as an attack?
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Under no circumstances is a wand classified as a one-handed weapon. It does not appear on the weapons table, and all it is capable of doing is letting the user cast the spell contained within: ...

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Does a Druid in Wild Shape who fails their saving throw against the Moonbeam spell revert to their humanoid form?
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No, the druid does not revert. A shapechanger makes its saving throw with disadvantage. If it fails, it also instantly reverts to its original form and can't assume a different form until it leaves ...

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Do you have to identify a magic item to be able to use it?
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The short answer: yes, you must have identified a magic item before you can attune to that item. To address your questions directly: 1. If it's attunable, can you attune to it without having spent ...

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Must 5e elves take a long rest?
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The long rest mechanic is used for the purposes of restoring resources (spell slots, hit points, class feature uses, etc) to party members. Outside of this there is no reason, mechanically, for any ...

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Can PCs attune to a Hag Eye or similar magical items?
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No, your players cannot use the Hag Eye. A hag coven can craft a magic item called a hag eye, which is made from a real eye coated in varnish and often fitted to a pendant or other wearable item. ...

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What's the point of the Legendary Detect action?
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It seems to me this legendary action to detect is an attempt to simplify the dragon's ability to make active perception checks (normally requiring your action on your turn) when it is not his turn ...

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Should a rogue be denied a hide attempt if he is around a corner of a hall and his position is known, and it is the only place to hide?
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It is up to the DM to determine under which circumstances a character may hide. It is up to you as the DM to determine if the circumstances are such that the rogue can hide or sneak attack at all. ...

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Do you regain your hitpoints when you stop being a wild magic potted plant?
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I would refer to other rules in the PHB regarding reverting to your original form. Both Wild Shape and Polymorph return you to your HP total from your original form before the transformation when ...

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Can you make a PC who is a werewolf?
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It's up to you as the DM. From a purely rules-based perspective, absolutely he can. From a storytelling perspective you will need to consider a few things. The rules do have support for this, and ...

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Does Polearm Mastery have a disadvantage on adjacent targets?
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A player wielding a polearm weapon such as a glaive does not suffer from disadvantage when attacking an adjacent (5' away) enemy. ReachThis weapon adds 5 feet to your reach when you attack with it, ...

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Can the Mage Slayer reaction attack be triggered by a cantrip?
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Yes, because cantrips are spells, per 5e SRD - Spellcasting: Cantrips A cantrip is a spell that can be cast at will, without using a spell slot and without being prepared in advance. ...

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Does a level 1 tongues-cursed oracle only add the language to his list of bonus languages?
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I have always read You gain the selected language as a bonus language, as meaning that you add the language to your list of known languages when you create your character (as a bonus language), ...

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Does the Warlock spell Hex require you to make an attack roll for the curse to land on its target?
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There is no spell attack associated with hex. You cast it on the target and it affects the target until you stop concentrating or until the duration ends. Hex doesn't cause any direct damage to ...

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Can a creature with blindsight that is not immune to the Blinded condition suffer the effects of Blindness?
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Blindsight A creature with blindsight can perceive its surroundings without relying on sight, within a specific radius. Creatures without eyes, such as oozes, and ...

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How does Hypnotic Pattern work in the dark?
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Per the spell description, the target(s) must be able to see the patterns created by the spell. Since the spell creates swirling patterns of color, I would rule that even in complete darkness the ...

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Can Magic Mouth be used to speak the verbal component of a spell?
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No. PHB, pg 203 If you can't provide one or more of a spell's components, you are unable to cast the spell. When you cast Magic Mouth you are embedding a message in a usually mundane object to be ...

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If a wondrous item was dynamically created as slimy, can I remove the smell with prestidigitation?
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It is magical slime. Magic item properties cannot be modified on the item once it has been created outside of specific circumstances, prestidigitation not being one of them. Slimy is a magic item ...

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How does the damage for Spiritual Weapon work when cast at a higher level?
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When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the damage increases by 1d8 for every two slot levels above 2nd. Spritual weapon is a 2nd level spell. The first part of this ...

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When attacking with Two-Weapon Fighting, can you break up your movement and attack a different target?
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Yes. Because the second attack from TWF is a bonus action, it does not need to be made as part of your regular attack action and you can use movement between them as if it were any other bonus action ...

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Acceptable damage for Flame Blade
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Flame blade has a duration of concentration, up to 10 minutes, while flaming sphere has a duration of concentration, up to 1 minute and shillelagh a duration of one minute (no concentration). ...

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What are the effects of losing your feat prerequisite?
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From the d20 SRD: Some feats have prerequisites. Your character must have the indicated ability score, class feature, feat, skill, base attack bonus, or other quality designated in order to select ...

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What counts as a spellcasting focus for bards?
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I see these examples (not just for the bard, but for all classes) as very good ways of showing how those classes exist in the world, what their roles are, and how they fit into the game from a ...

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