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I'm relatively new to TTRPGs and completely new to making Wizard characters. I'm currently trying to make a Wizard, and having trouble fully understanding the Grim Tendrils spell from the Pathfinder ...

From this answer to Is damage taken when falling off a mount?: The minimum distance to take fall damage is stated as 10ft. However, if you are on a fast mount, you could potentially fall off while ...

Battle Master fighters have the Sweeping Attack maneuver (PHB, p. 74), which lets the user use a superiority die to hit another nearby target. If the original attack roll would have hit the second ...

The mounted combat rules provide a few scenarios for falling off a mount: If your mount is knocked prone, you can use your reaction to dismount it as it falls and land on your feet. Otherwise, you ...

The 1st-level psychic warrior power bite of the wolf [psychometabolism] (Expanded Psionics Handbook 80), in part, says If you are not a Medium creature, your bite attack’s base damage varies as ...

I am a Half Orc Fighter (Battle Master) 4/Paladin (Oath of Conquest) 5, wielding a Greataxe (d12) Using a wish, I have gained the Brute trait as it appears in the Gladiator from the Monster Manual: ...

We all know that a character's damage bonus gets enhanced by many kinds of bonuses — item bonus, feat bonus, power bonus, enhancement bonus, etc. Once all is said and done, a higher-level character's ...

4e’s Hellish Rebuke: 1d6 + Constitution modifier fire damage. The first time you take damage before the end of your next turn, the target takes an extra 1d6 + Constitution modifier fire damage. ...

As noted in David Coffron’s answer to another question, the moonblade (Dungeon Master’s Guide, pg. 217) has no fixed limit on how much damage it can do: there is no stated limit to the number of runes ...

A summoner has the option of taking the bleed ability for his eidolon's attacks. Suppose that such an eidolon is fighting an enemy with DR 5, and bites them successfully, rolling a 3 for damage (no ...

If I have -2 dice pool modifier from sustaining a spell or from Wound Modifiers, does this apply to Body rolls to resist damage?

This is mostly for the sake of blade ward, and other effects, that state: You have resistance against bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage dealt by weapons. However, traps may include things ...

Can a Vampire's bite deal extra damage due to temporary hit points absorbing the initial damage? The Vampire's Bite attack contains the following (SRD p. 353): Hit: 7 (1d6 + 4) piercing damage ...

The booming blade spell (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, p. 142) says: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the ...

When you deal enough damage to reduce a creature to 0 hit points and there is enough remaining damage to overpass the max hit points, they are killed instantly, right? So I'm using starving zombies ...

I'm playing a Circle of Twilight druid (a subclass from Unearthed Arcana: Druid) at level 5, and used the Harvest's Scythe ability for the first time with call lightning. We had a situation where I ...

Does Fury of the Small apply the extra damage to each hit/attack, or only once per turn? The goblin playable race (Volo's Guide to Monsters, p. 119) has the "Fury of the Small" trait: Fury of the ...

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 Oath of Redemption paladin has the 20th-level feature Emissary of Redemption (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 39): Emissary of Redemption At 20th level, you become an Avatar of Peace, ...

Ignoring rules for fun via house ruling or assuming the School of Illusion wizard's Illusory Reality feature (PHB p. 118) can do damage through indirect means: What is the highest point you could drop ...

I have a plan on how to get a lot of damage out with the assassin from Dnd 5e but I wanted to run the order of actions by you guys to see if it is correct or not. Assassin 17/warlock 3 Apply serpent ...

First-time poster, I actually have a multipart question. So, our DM got upset when my Paladin crit with my smite ability while having a hunter's mark on this Werewolf encounter. So in the end it was ...

I'm new to DnD, though not new to rpgs in general. I'm a bit confused on the damage of spells. For example, the Fireball deals 8d6 fire damage on a failed saving throw, and half as much on a ...

For example, fireball does 8d6 damage, and half as much on a successful dex save. Does half as much mean you take half as much as the total amount on the 8d6s, or do you only roll 4d6 instead? This is ...

The warding bond spell allows a support character (cleric) to buff another creature (Basic Rules p. 105): While the target is within 60 feet of you, it gains a +1 bonus to AC and saving throws, and ...

Very similar to this question (Does Warding Bond carry over damage type?), but I can't seem to come to an agreement with one of the other players as this is a different situation. My character has a ...

Guardian of faith says: The guardian vanishes when it has dealt a total of 60 damage. Because of this, could you: Have the guardian attack something with a good Dex save Assume the thing succeeds ...

How is the damage for thunderwave rolled? The PHB says that you just roll the d8, but it doesn't specify that you roll for each creature or roll once and each creature that fails takes damage equal to ...

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?

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 ...

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