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For questions about Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, an RPG published in 2014 by Wizards of the Coast. D&D 5e is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and settings of all previous D&D editions. It was previously code-named D&D Next during the playtest period.

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What problems could Epic6 introduce when used for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth edition?

Recently I started to think about running a campaign in low fantasy setting, where magic is limited both in number and scope of power. Some time passed and I still think about that idea, so (at least ...
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An expanded take on Stars Druid Dragon form and Polymorph [duplicate]

My initial question got closed so I'm asking again because the answers in the referenced questions are inconclusive. Consider these sequences: A. Ally A Polymorphs a PC into a giant ape then ally B ...
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How to manage minions? [closed]

My PC wizard used to trudge around with a veritable stable of minions: his familiar, a Shield Guardian, and up to four skeletons from Animate Dead. The skeletons were good utility; they could form a ...
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Stars Druid Dragon form and Polymorph [duplicate]

A Circle of Stars druid can transform into a starry form with a choice of three constellation including Dragon which helps concentration. If the druid is in Dragon constellation and then cast ...
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What ways are there to cast spells faster?

Some spells take significantly longer than an action to cast, but can be cast much quicker than that under some conditions: Wish (1 action). Duplicates a spell of 8th level or lower. A Chronurgy ...
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Now that Monsters of the Multiverse is out, are variant Humans still relevant?

I understand that an extra Feat is a big deal, but it seems to me that given the attributes changes put everything in line with V. Humans now, that feat isn't a big deal any more since most of the new ...
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What happens when true polymorph is cast on a conjured creature?

The scenario is as follows: Shem the Wizard first casts Conjure Elemental into a Glyph of Warding, setting it up to summon a Fire Elemental. Shem triggers the glyph, summoning the elemental with no ...
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What is the net effect from advantage or disadvantage on to hit chance? [duplicate]

For many character build calculations, it is valuable to know how much to hit chance is added by advantage (or removed by disadvantage). This differs depening on the number required for a hit on the ...
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Can Contingency be triggered by the presence of an item with a soul-affecting domain of effects? [duplicate]

I want to know if I can prepare a Contingency with Dimension Door to teleport me away if an item that may affect a creature's soul is within 125 feet of me. More specifically, I would like to be able ...
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Does the Artificer's Homunculus Servant infusion have any tool proficiencies?

The artificer's Infuse Item feature (TCoE, p. 9; E:RftLW, p. 57) grants access to a number of infusion options, one of which is the Homunculus Servant (TCoE, p. 21; E:RftLW, p. 62). I'm just trying to ...
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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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Is my 'Vigilante' Homebrew class balanced?

I built this subclass because I felt monks had no truly S tier subclass combat options or many options that did not require burning all the already limited ki resources available. Would this subclass ...
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Is this homebrew Friend Blade spell balanced?

I want to implement a spell that would give casters a bit more options (God knows they need them) and enable some potentially funny shenanigans. Is this spell balanced against the current roster: ...
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Can you control the sensor of scrying?

Scrying creates a sensor. It says: the spell creates an invisible sensor within 10 feet of the target. You can see and hear through the sensor as if you were there. The sensor moves with the target, ...
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What locations can you scry?

Scrying allows you to watch a place somewhere else: You can see and hear a particular creature you choose that is on the same plane of existence as you. (...) Instead of targeting a creature, you can ...
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