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Eidolon Damage scaling

Eidolons do 1d8 damage with their attacks, and it does not seem to scale. I guess it cannot remain this low at 20th level, but I could not find anything, neither in the Summoner nor in the Eidolon ...
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If you do additional necrotic damage from other effects, do you get boosted healing from a Blood Fury Tattoo?

I'm having a bit of trouble wrapping my head around the specific wording in the Blood Fury Tattoo's initial charge burning ability. When you hit a creature with a weapon attack, you can expend a ...
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Can I cast the spell of a spell storing melee weapon thrown?

Spell storing is a Magic Weapon Special Ability which can only be placed on melee weapons: A spell storing weapon allows a spellcaster to store a single targeted spell of up to 3rd level in the ...
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Is Divine Smite part of a weapons damage, when you calculate damage for the Concentration save DC?

I was just wondering...when a paladin divine smites, is that part of the damage DC counted for rolling to see if you maintain a spell?
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Compare Double Slice Damage with normal Damage for a Rogue's Sneak Attack

If I read Double Slice correctly I can conduct two attacks but the precise damage is only applied once. Let us say I fight with a Rapier in the primary and a Short Sword in the secondary hand. If I ...
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Can PCs cause thunder damage or a related condition with simple purpose-built non-magic items?

I would like one of my player characters (I am the player, and I will collaborate with my DM on this) in D&D 5e to craft (or possibly buy) a device that is intended to cause damage or a harmful ...
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Which magic weapon deals the most damage?

Which magic weapon deals most damage at each rarity tier? (I am not asking about Artifacts, just normal rarity scale magic items). For the sake of defining weapon damage: Direct expected damage from ...
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How does Magical Inspiration interact with Magic Missile

If you hit a creature with multiple missiles (which occur simultaneously and therefor use only one damage roll by the simultaneous damage rule), would you add the bonus to the damage taken to the ...
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What damage is done by Personal Armor (Fortitude 6)?

I have a rules question for Fortitude 6: Personal Armor from Vampire: the Masquerade, 20th Anniversary Edition. A hand-to-hand attack causes the attacker equal damage to that suffered by the defender ...
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How does the Wind Demon's Arrow Bane ability (from the Creature Codex) interact with the rogue's Sneak Attack feature?

Creature Codex for 5th Edition is a non WoTC bestiary written by Kobold Press with over 400 new foes. The Wind Demon (Creature Codex, p. 93) has an ability called "Arrow Bane", which states: ...
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Are there situations where high-damage single attacks are better than multiple attacks that add up to more damage overall?

In 3.5e/PF/other games, there are significant numbers of abilities that reduce damage by a flat value (DR 5/magic etc). In 5E, very few abilities/monsters seem to have flat damage reducers, instead ...
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Does the +1 bonus from the Improved Pact Weapon warlock invocation stack with the 2d6 extra damage from the Flame Tongue magic weapon?

To build up from this similar question, does the warlock's +1 bonus from the Improved Pact Weapon eldritch invocation stack with optional bonuses, i.e. flame tongue when activated does 2d6 extra fire ...
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Polymorph spell [closed]

Wizard polymorphs another party member into a giant ape, both the wizard and the ape are hit by the same attack, dragon breath. Wizard is incapacitated so loses concentration. Does the ape take the ...
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Would the Insignia of Claws interact with the Fighting Style: Unarmed Fighting turning magical the bludgeoning damage to one creature grappled by you?

The description of the Fighting Style: Unarmed Fighting states, in part (TCE, p. 42; emphasis mine): At the start of each of your turns, you can deal 1d4 bludgeoning damage to one creature grappled ...
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Can you cast Hellish Rebuke on a creature which made the environment damage you, without that creature ever damaging you directly?

A fighter held a grappled warlock over an oil fire, doing 5 points of damage. The warlock cast a Hellish Rebuke spell on the fighter. This led to the following dispute. The fighter argued that damage ...
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