One of the most exciting aspects of wandering and plundering the worlds of D&D is the loot that you find along the way. From ancient swords to cursed tomes, there’s plenty of treasure to find as you adventure. Though, some items are better than others depending on your class.
determined by race, though class features can improve it. To move further on one turn, the Dash action, certain magic items, epic boons, feats, or magic can help.
An opportunity attack is a melee attack you make against an enemy that you can see leaving your reach. You use your reaction to make this attack and must use whatever you have in your hand. Ranged attacks do not count, and some perks and subclasses can add extra utility to these attacks.
Ability checks and saving throws are both dice rolls used to decide your success or failure at certain tasks. Ability checks are for when you attempt a challenge; saving throws are for when you resist external factors—like spells, traps, or poisons. Though there’s slightly more to it than that.
When rolling an ability check or saving throw in D&D, success is determined by reaching a predecided number called a Difficulty Class (DC). Some DCs are already set by certain monster or character stats, while others are made by the DM at the table. But how do you set them?
Whenever a character reaches a level in D&D 5e where they would gain an Ability Score Improvement (ASI), they can instead take a feat. Many players are unsure of what their best options are or which ones are catered to their class. So which are the best feats and for which class?
The barbarian goes into a rage and charges through a campfire to attack. The DM doesn’t have a stat block for the fire. How much does it hurt when quantifying it in hit points? This is where we must improvise damage.
Your friends have made 1st level characters, and you want a vampire as a villain. You look it up; your friends wouldn’t last a second. How did you know?
The Wizard is holding you at bay with one of their spells, “Hold Person”. It seems the spell has no limit–until your teammate hits the wizard and breaks their focus. How does concentration work, and how can you maximize its usefulness?
If you’ve ever wanted to play a spellcaster in D&D, you’ve encountered the term ‘spell slots’. You’re definitely not the only one who has looked at them and wondered how they work.