Questions tagged [class-feature]

For questions that are centrally about class features, powers or properties that are exclusive to a given class, such as the Cleric's ability to Turn Undead in D&D. (See also: the [alternate-class-feature] tag.)

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Do untyped penalties from the same source stack?

The Mesmerizing Tattoo for example applies penalties to an opponent when specific conditions are met, like using Hypnotic Stare on them or targeting (only) them with an Enchantment spell. I know there ...
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How to justify Expertise? [closed]

Apologies - I am still stuck up with Bounded Accuracy and Expertise. As far as I understand from the answers about what it means to break bounded accuracy, from the related Q&As about how bonuses ...
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How to play the Totem of a Barbarian

I understand that the Totem gives the Barbarian some abilities during level progression. But I do not completely understand what exactly the Totem is. Let us say I have the Bear Totem Do I have a ...
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Secret door and trap DCs in Tomb of Horrors vs Expertise [closed]

Normal skill checks The standard DCs for skill checks, for example for discovering secret doors with Wisdom (Perception) or Intelligence (Investigation) is given on page 238 DMG under Typical DCs: ...
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Creatures Considered Items?

So interesting question... creatures vs. items. What are the differences? The Player Handbook (pg. 157) has some mounts listed as "items." This includes a pony, elephant, camel, etc. A ...
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(Class) gets to repeat a check or save against being moved or knocked prone—how to word?

I’m working on a homebrew class that receives benefits for holding one position. These benefits end if they move 5 feet or more, or if they’re knocked prone. Since so much of the class revolves around ...
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Does 5e have any abilities that let you re-try a saving throw later?

For a homebrew project I’d like to add the ability to re-try a saving throw against some ongoing effect under certain conditions. This was a very-common sort of ability in 3.5e, but I can’t find any ...
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Does a Shove or a Grapple count as an "unarmed strike" for purposes of a Monk using a bonus action for a martial arts attack?

The Monk's Martial Arts ability says: When you use the Attack action with an unarmed strike or a monk weapon on your turn, you can make one unarmed strike as a bonus action. The Grapple and Shove ...
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Does the Fathomless Warlock's Tentacle of the Deeps occupy space?

Even if the feature itself doesn't describe the tentacle as being a creature, it does describe its size (A 10-foot long tentacle). So would it occupy its space/a square and impede movement from foes?
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What spell attack modifier does Eldritch Cannon use when multiclassing another casting class?

The Artificer’s Eldritch Cannon features states, under Force Ballista: Make a ranged spell attack, originating from the cannon, at one creature or object within 120 feet of it. On a hit, the target ...
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Is it "RAW-Legal" to combine TCE and SCAG Bladesingers?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything updated Bladesinger wizards (originally from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide) in a few key ways. For one, it expanded the Extra Attack feature to allow casting a cantrip ...
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Can Silvery Barbs and Voice of Authority be used together?

When casting Silvery Barbs, could one apply the Order Domain class feature Voice of Authority to the second half of the spell?
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Are the changes from a Shifting Rune permanent, or do they revert if the rune is removed?

If I apply a Shifting Rune to a weapon, change the weapon into a different weapon type, and then remove the Shifting Rune, does it revert back to its original form? Does this also apply to Champions ...
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Timing of Foe Slayer and Favored Foe (Tasha’s)

Favored Foe is used on hit, and works with Foe Slayer. Does the Ranger need to hit normally first, (without using Foe Slayer), and then on future attacks they can use Foe Slayer? Or, can the Ranger ...
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Can Gravity Well activate multiple times per cast of a spell?

Recently I've been looking at ways to make a forced movement character. This initially leads me to look at the warlock, specifically repelling blast. Repelling blast obviously works on each cast of ...
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