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Sequence of events: Arthur has 7 hit points left. Arthur is hit and receives 12 damage. Arthur is becomes unconscious and is dying (0 HP.) Arthur's turn comes around, he rolls a Death Saving Throw ...

I use average damage for my monsters almost exclusively. If a goblin's stat block says its weapon attack deals 5 (1d6+2) damage, it deals 5 damage. Critical hits come up often enough to need a way to ...

Suppose I am a 17th level character with the Ray of Frost cantrip. By the spell's text, it does 4d8 damage on a hit when cast by a character of this level. However, suppose I want to fire a "warning ...

I have a scenario where it may be possible for a character to jump over a crate behind which a giant rat is sleeping. What would happen in the situation where a character leaps directly on top of a ...

Related to my other question about this feature. The Star Spawn Hulk has a feature called Psychic Mirror, which reads: Psychic Mirror. If the hulk takes psychic damage, each creature within 10 ...

I know from this question that each PC rolls his or her saving throw against the cloudkill spell's poison at the start of each of his or her turns. When calculating the damage a PC is dealt, is a new ...

If an item says: +1 to spell DC, +2 spell attack rolls and +2 to spell damage and you cast magic missile, would that mean your magic missile does (d4 + 3) per dart?

For PCs, cantrip damage increases with their total character level and not their class level (see this question for reference). However, NPCs do not normally have class levels, and their stat blocks ...

If I am on my griffon from my casting of greater steed, and he or I take damage, is there normally a check to stay mounted?

I have a level 1 fighter who can do a ridiculous amount of damage and easily fight monsters with CR of two or three. I am completely new to pathfinder so I feel that I might be calculating some damage ...

In Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, under one of the Demonic Boons it says: Whenever this creature suffers a critical hit or is reduced to 0 hit points, all creatures within 5 feet of it take acid ...

Mage Hand "can't attack, activate magic items, or carry more than 10 pounds." (PHB 256). Can Mage Hand be attacked? Part of me says that Mage Hand is simply unable to engage in combat as a combatant ...

The defend move in dungeon world allows you to spend hold to Halve the attack’s effect or damage However it is not clear to me whether this occurs before or after you reduce the damage by armor. ...

In Pathfinder, smite damage adds +paladin level (or 2 × paladin level) to damage when smiting evil. The rules for critical hits say: A critical hit means that you roll your damage more than ...

What is the most effective way to use a level 20 character's (with two or more levels in fighter for Action Surge ability) in order to maximize single target damage done in one round? Rules/...

Related to, but not answered-by, this question (the answerer assumes, because many DMs rule that a monster is dead when it hits 0 HP, that Monsters don't get saving throws at all, which is not RAW, ...

Can magical spells actually damage objects? So something standalone, e.g. the pile of wood over there in the corner of the room? And on a character, e.g. the quarterstaff in a character hand? [I ...

I am building a Human Gunslinger character who uses the Racial Heritage feat to get access to the Goblin Gunslinger feat so he can use a large double hack-but without penalty. Problem is, the the ...

For example, if I use a magic dagger to stab a monster that is resistant or immune to piercing damage, but with no resistance or immunity to magic weapons, does it take full damage or not?

Let's say Garry has 15 max HP and his current HP is 3. Scenario 1: An enemy with 2 attacks a turn hits twice, dealing 12 damage the first time and 6 damage with the second attack; technically, the ...

The manyfang dagger (Serpent Kingdoms 152) (32,302 gp; 1 lb.), in part, says, "A manyfang dagger thus deals quadruple damage on each successful hit, or quintuple damage on a critical hit." What ...

So the Dwarven Barbarian Battlerager (SCAG p121) gets a few class features that specifically tie in to his armor. These allow him to: Make a bonus attack that deals 1d4+Strength piercing damage ...

So one of this question's To maximize a combo with True Strike, which is the most damaging spell with attack roll? answers got me curious. What is the maximum damage a 20th level character can do with ...

I am looking for methods, for a character with no strength to add damage to their archery. The only methods I've found were sneak attack and Knowledge Devotion. Are there any other ways for a ...

So the Dwarven Barbarian Battlerager (from SCAG) gets a few class features that specifically tie in to his armor. These allow him to: Make a bonus attack that deals 1d4+Strength piercing damage ...

Certain damage kickers are put into effect at the attacker's option after it is determined that an attack is a hit. Examples include: The Divine Smite of paladins and of several cleric domains The ...

A lot of gamers consistently optimize characters average damage per round. My intuition tells me, though, there are times when your character should be opting for an action that does the highest ...

The rules for nonlethal damage state: You can use a melee weapon that deals lethal damage to deal nonlethal damage instead, but you take a –4 penalty on your attack roll. Does this allow for a ...

I found a +1 electrum shortsword during a campaign. I know the +1 will damage most lycanthropic creatures, but will the electrum do any bonus damage? I'm asking because I find it silly to pay a ...

Can you choose to do less damage on melee attacks? For example a random fighter can deal 2d6 +9(strength) +2 (Weapon Enhancement) +1 weapon training with his two handed sword. Can the fighter choose ...

I'm playing an Unchained Monk, and I eventually plan on acquiring Monk's Robes, Stonefist Gloves/Strong Jaw item of some kind, and Enlarge Person perma-cast on myself. So with all of those stacked ...

In older versions of D&D, there were rules for reducing falling damage by making a Tumble/Acrobatics skill check. Does this type of rule exist in D&D 5e? If not, is there a common accepted ...

I just saw this question (this comment especially) and started wondering, what happens with a shield guardian loop? More specifically: what happens when a number of shield guardians wear each other's ...

I'm working on a Paladin/Warlock combination, based off of Pureferret and Miniman's work, and as part of this, I noticed Miniman's remark that Repelling Blast won't be that useful, because as a ...

Some spells and other effects say "this damage can't be reduced or prevented in any way." Wish, for example, says The stress of casting this spell to produce any effect other than duplicating ...

I want to build a character with max damage dealing capabilities. What is the highest damage a character can deal in a single round with the following constraints: character is level 1 only official ...

Related to this question about Shield Guardian's damage transference, where it is noted that chaining the amulets doesn't reduce the damage for the original owner. Then, looking at the answers to ...

Related to this question about the Shield Guardian's damage transferrance: If the guardian is within 60 feet of the amulet's wearer, half of any damage the wearer takes (rounded up) is transferred ...

This is relevant for effects that trigger when damage is taken such as if the shield guardian is wearing another shield guardian's amulet. If the guardian is within 60 feet of the amulet's wearer, ...

As the title states, the Brontotherium animal companion listing is missing something from its stat block. It states in its special abilities from 7th level advancement that it gets powerful charge (...

I know it's possible to gain immunity to e.g. conditions like poison, fear (both Heroes Feast), charmed, etc. It's also possible to gain immunity to cold or fire damage, using their respective ...

A sorcerer's metamagic option Empowered Spell states (emphasis mine): EMPOWERED SPELL When you roll damage for a spell, you can spend 1 sorcery point to reroll a number of the damage dice up ...

One of my players is a 5th level minotaur barbarian in our 5e game, and has decided to mount a bear trap at the end of a 10 foot pole. He has also bent a few of the teeth backwards, so the foes can't ...

I am trying to determine how lethal vs nonlethal damage works against regenerating creatures when you are using a magical weapon with the flaming ability. Reading the regeneration monster ability it ...

I have a character multi classing with Paladin and Sorcerer. I want to mostly go with Paladin features with a few things (mainly some cantrips) from Sorcerer. One of these cantrips, Chill Touch, ...

I can't find anything in Ki Khanga about when or how to deal damage without a special Effect. The Combat section (KK 83) just says to look at the Action Resolution section for info on what happens ...

My players have acquired a Folding Boat in which they are about to go out on their first adventure on. Whilst I've been prepping the adventure I've started thinking around the magical properties of ...

I want my character to use books as melee weapons. But I'm concerned about overcoming damage reduction. Is it possible to make a book out of a special material such as cold iron, adamantine, or ...

Regarding decisive strike from PHBII: If the attack hits, it deals double damage (as does any other attack you make before the start of your next turn). Does this follow the rules of critical ...

We are looking at an encounter where a dozen or more 2 hit point creatures may be attacking a party of max level 3. Assuming as a DM we decide against using the “Cleaving through Creatures” optional ...

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