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A variety of demons have teleportation at will, with a limit of 50lbs. of objects besides the demon itself. What happens when a demon tries to teleport with a bag that contains a creature, such as a ...

The Banner of Storm's eye (Magic Item Compendium pg 151) States: As long as it is held aloft, the banner automatically suppresses (but does not dispel) fear effects on all creatures within 20 feet. ...

Assume for the following questions that an air elemental has been successfully bound with planar binding. Firstly, can it effectively be ordered around with a free action, taking actions on its own ...

The new Star Spawn Hulk from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes has the following property: Psychic Mirror. If the hulk takes psychic damage, each creature within 10 feet of the hulk takes that damage ...

The Maze spell states: Minotaurs are not affected by this spell. So could an enterprising victim escape the Maze spell by using a spell like polymorph to turn themselves into a Minotaur? ...

It is very clear that it takes all 3 hags from a coven to create a new Hag Eye but if afterwards one of them dies, ending the coven, are the other 2 hags still "linked" to the previously created Hag ...

I'm creating a monster of my own and I ran into this problem. So, the monster is a giant, venomous Starfish, largely inspired by the Crown of Thorns starfish in real life. It's about 20-30 feet in ...

A level 5 paladin gains the spell-like ability special mount that, in part, says that "the paladin may release a particular mount from service (if it has grown too old to join her crusade, for ...

So in a campaign I'm running, one of the PC's (A level 6 rogue with proficiency in Poisoner's Kit) ran into some Myconids, and he decided to attack and kill some. After he killed them, he wanted to ...

Such monsters would be really hard enemies for casters. I could not find any in the Monster Manual below CR21, do these exist in newer books?

Alignment is an essential part of the nature of celestials and fiends. A devil does not choose to be lawful evil, and it doesn’t tend toward lawful evil, but rather it is lawful evil in its ...

According to this post by Jeremy Crawford, a Night Hag's Heartstone is meant to work for hags but it is a DM's choice whether it works for PCs. The Monster Manual (p.177) describes the Heartstone's ...

Background: We're playing a high-powered god-centric game where players are direct agents of gods of a pantheon I created. For the next session, I want to surprise them and throw in a couple of ...

Through a series of lucky Persuasion rolls, my party managed to get a yuan-ti malison on their side. The player of a recently deceased player character wanted to play as the yuan-ti, which I agreed to ...

I am looking for sandbox-y random encounter tables, ala D&D 2e, where you had "Hills," "Mountains," "Jungle," etc. In other words, Challenge Rating should not be considered, but rarity of ...

My character was hit by a Wraith's Life Drain, and it was a critical hit. My HP was at 29/33, and I took 32 necrotic damage. How order of the max HP reduction should be calculated? My ...

The Goblin Boss's Redirect Attack (MM 166) uses a reaction to switch places with another goblin. Redirect Attack. When a creature the goblin can see targets it with an attack, the goblin chooses ...

The 25-year-old human prince of a 50-year-old small nation (total population maybe 100,000 spread out in a rather large valley among settlements no larger than 5,000 creatures each) is looking to ...

There are extensive resources regarding devils and demons for 5e. Not only are there descriptions of the motivations and natures of individual archdevils and demon lords, but there is also a lot of ...

I play a Totem Warrior with a greataxe. Last night we encountered our first black ooze, and all I could do was throw javelins to contribute damage! I'm not trying to deal glass-cannon levels of ...

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 got myself Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, and am almost done reading through it. I made it to Star Spawn, and two things about the Star Spawn Hulk caught my attention: Psychic Mirror. If the ...

I am wondering whether or not you add in racial ability increases to the already stated stat block, for example, in the assasin monster? If I wanted the assassin to be a human, for example, do I ...

Consider the following: The party's resident barbarian, Conan, is targeted by a Ghost's "Possession" ability. He fails the save and is therefore possessed. Possession (Recharge 6): One humanoid ...

Consider the following: The party's resident barbarian, Conan, is targeted by a Ghost's "Possession" ability. He fails the save and is therefore possessed. Possession (Recharge 6): One humanoid ...

I'm a young DM and the course of events will most likely lead my players to an underground region (unexplored caves in which they ran to escape a prison). At first my thought was to lead them in the ...

The monster manual (p. 309) says Shapechanger. The yuan-ti can use its action to polymorph into a Medium snake, or back into its true form. Its statistics are the same in each form. Any equipment ...

In D&D 5th edition, Multiattack for creatures makes it so that all of its attacks are treated as a single action. As a result, one of the attacks cannot be used for grappling. So, for example, a ...

The vampire spawn's claw attack reads: Instead of dealing damage, the vampire can grapple the target (escape DC 13) When exactly is this decision made? In particular, I am interested in the ...

From my experience in 5th edition D&D, I've seen many creatures resist or be immune to bludgeoning damage from weapons, but never to bludgeoning damage from falling. The only instance I know is a ...

I was perusing beasts for my druid when I noticed that the Female Steeder from Out of the Abyss has this very intriguing ability. Leap. The Steeder can expend all its movement on its turn to jump ...

The VGM's Banderhobb can grapple and restrain enemies with his attacks. The Tongue attack allows him to do a Bite attack as a bonus action. Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +8 to hit, reach 5 ft., one ...

Gearing up to have my players beset by a mimic. I noticed their Adhesive trait says that anything that touches them sticks to them, as quoted below: Adhesive (Object Form Only): The mimic adheres ...

I saw that there are certain "innate spells" that various kinds of celestials can use. Could a specific planetar/solar/deva (one of the angel ones, basically) NPC have other spells at their disposal? ...

If you make a turning or greater turning check that would destroy a vampire is it destroyed? Description of vampire seems to say only way they are destroyed is sunlight or running water.

I was perusing beasts for my druid when I noticed that the Female Steeder from Out of the Abyss has this very intriguing ability. Leap. The steeder can expend all its movement on its turn to jump ...

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes introduced the Dybbuk, a neat CR 4 Medium fiend (demon) with a peculiar ability: Possess Corpse (Recharge 6). The dybbuk disappears into an intact corpse it can see ...

In the Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer, the sorcerous origin "Phoenix Sorcery" is introduced. I didn't find an entry for the phoenix in the Monster Manual or Volo's Guide; I heard there is a mention of ...

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes introduced the Dybbuk, a neat CR 4 Medium fiend (demon) with a peculiar ability: Possess Corpse (Recharge 6). The dybbuk disappears into an intact corpse it can see ...

I was wondering; In a regular D&D game, would it be possible to cut off part of a demon in the material plane and not have it dissappear when the demon is defeated? For example: to gather demon ...

Based on the answer to What are the implications of being able to see into the Ethereal Plane in Curse of Strahd? it sounds like while on the Ethereal Plane you can see people and ghosts on the ...

Reading the Monster Manual section on Devils, it has a list of types of devil with their stat blocks and how they stand in a hierarchy. Since there is a hierarchy, is this a complete list of devils in ...

Can I have an area with non-hostile mimics who actually will help the party for a one-use-a-day perk? Or is that too far-fetched and and immersion-breaking for players?

At third level, Paladins gain the feature Divine Health: By 3rd level, the divine magic flowing through you makes you immune to disease. (PHB, p. 85) There's a monster in Volo's Guide To Monsters ...

Long one of my favorite monsters if only for its unique language, in an upcoming adventure I finally get to run an encounter with a neh-thalggu (EL 206–8). However, the creature is not without issues. ...

I'm working on a D&D 5e campaign's setting that includes a lizardfolk village in a relatively central location, in or near a deep jungle city ruled by dragonborn. Based on previous D&D ...

I recently came into the possession of an Owlbear egg, and my DM confirmed that there is a chance the egg might hatch. For that reason I have started to wonder if training the Owlbear would be ...

If the lich has been defeated and his phylactery destroyed at the same time or before his body was reconstructed (http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2l7ns&page=762?Ask-James-Jacobs-ALL-your-Questions-...

In the SRD, the lich's appearance is described as : Once fine robes hang in tatters from this withered corpse's frame. A pale blue light shines from where its eyes should be. In 3.5, Monster ...

Jeremy Crawford previously noted that Magic Missile causes a separate concentration roll by a spell caster for each hit. (Of note, this is different than Mike Mearl's answer which viewed a Magic ...

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