dnd 5e – How would you bring an inanimate object to life as an ally?

Animate Objects a 5th level spell should allow you to do this for 1 minute at a time.

My gnomish Wizard loved to beat people up with flying gold coins

Tiny Servant a 3rd level spell from Xanathar’s Guide to Everything is another way to animate a tiny object for up to 8 hours.

Awaken a 5th level spell costs 1000 gp and is instantaneous. It can awaken a bush(bring me a shrubbery!) or a tree allowing it to move on its own. It is only charmed by you for 30 days.

Create Homunculus a 6th level spell from Xanathar’s Guide to Everything turns blood, clay, ash and mandrake root into a special construct called a homunculus found in the Monster Manual.

True Polymorph a 9th level spell is yet another way to animate an object. however it does lose its original form so while transformed it IS a dragon not a house or castle and must be CR 9 or less. If you make this permanent it is no longer under your control.

and as always Wish a 9th level spell can do this as well.

Shield Guardian Amulet or a Figurine of Wondrous Power maybe what your looking for if you want a longer term companion. The Shield Guardian Amulet is found only in the Monster Manual (under Shield Guardian) though so you’ll need to ask the DM for it. The Figurine of Wondrous Power comes in many forms (the Bronze Griffon is really nice) and is found in the Dungeon Master’s Guide and may be available for sale somewhere.

Manual of the Golems is another expensive time consuming yet permanent way to animate an inanimate golem. It uses anywhere from 30 days and 50,000 gp to 120 days and 100,000 gp and consumes a very rare magic item, provided you have a spell caster with 2 5th level spell slots available on a daily basis.

dnd 5e – To “rescue” a fallen ally, do you have to enter their 5′ square?

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but I did spend a couple of hours researching this online and didn’t find anything definitve. I DM a campaign in which a party member has fallen unconscious and is about to start making death save rolls the following turn. A character (with flying in this particular example) wants to drag the ally out of the fray and then up to the roof for safety (they are fighting in a small open courtyard). I have seen a lot of opinion on the use of grappling for ally extraction as well as the action and movement economies to answer those related questions. However, right now I need to determine whether the rescuer will provoke an attack of opportunity when they extract the ally. Really, to me, it has come down to whether you are dragging an ally from your own square (and not within 5 feet of an enemy) or whether you have to enter their square in order to drag them.

Does carry vs drag change your answer?
Does the ability to fly change your answer?

dnd 5e – How do you balance an NPC ally with regards to the DMG combat balancing?

My players want an NPC to fight alongside them. They don’t like it when he is “cut out” of the fight and they don’t want it to feel like he isn’t being helpful at all since he’s proven to be competent. I’m okay with having him at their side but I don’t know how to balance the game where he joins as if he’s a party member.

For reference, the DMG has a chart that shows level-to-exp threshold in order to determine encounter difficulty. Since the NPC doesn’t have a level, he can’t be directly added.

Should I:

  1. Add his exp directly to the threshold. So if he has 200 exp, then normal exp threshold + 200

  2. Convert CR to level via Xanathar’s Table for 1-1 player matchups? CR 1/4 = LVL 1 character. CR 10 = LVL 10 character

  3. Subtract EXP from the encounters. Encounter difficulty exp - 200exp

I want to keep the game fairly balanced based on RAW.

How to omit non-adjacent ally from a close attack?

I want to use Burning Spray while flanking, without hurting the ally I flank with. Warcaster Tactics (feat for Hobgoblins from Dragon 419) lets you omit an adjacent square from a close attack, but the flanker is obviously not adjacent.

Is there any such possibility? Epic Destinies are too far away, but I am interesed in any other option.

dnd 4e – How to omit non-adjacent ally from close burst?

I want to use Burning Spray while flanking, without hurting the ally I flank with. Warcaster Tactics (feat for Hobgoblins) lets you omit an adjacent field from a close attack, but the flanker is obviously not adjacent.

Is there any such possibility? Epic Destinies are too far away, but I am interesed in any other option.

dnd 5th – Can a pet use a help action to grant an advantage over an attack to a close ally?

Yes, pet can be used to gain advantage for allies.

Of Find familiar description of the spell (PHB, p240), accentuation of mine:

Your pet acts independently of you, but it always
obeys your commands. In combat, he drives alone
initiative and in turn acts. A pet cannot
attack but he can take other steps as usual.

Aid is listed as one of the actions that could be taken in battle and is a legitimate option for a pet.


And it is also a logical thing from the point of view of role-playing. Of Help me description of the action:

Alternatively, you can help a friendly creature in
attack a creature within 5 feet of you. You pretend,
distract the target, or in another way team up to
make your ally's attack more effective. if your ally
attack the target before your next turn, the first attack
the roller is advantageously made.

As you pointed out, even small pets can distract the enemy, which will help the ally in his attack.

The Word of Designer also supports this. Jeremy Crawford answered this question in the Sage Advice column for September 2016:

The pet you're talking about find familiar use the Help action to give you an advantage on your attack roll? A pet cannot attack, but it can perform actions without an attack, including help. As the text of the Help action indicates (PH, 192), the action does not require you to attack; you just need to be able to distract yourself.

dnd 5th – How do the Planar Ally and Planar Binding spells interact?

Let's say I'm a Mystra cleric, and I need her help, so I run Planar Ally:

You implore an entity from another world to get help. The being must be known to you: a god, a primordial, a demon prince or another being of cosmic power. This entity sends a celestial, elemental, or loyal demon to assist you, causing the creature to appear in an unoccupied space within range. (…)

When the creature appears, it doesn't have to behave in a particular way. You can ask the creature to perform a service in exchange for payment, but it is not required to do so. The requested task can go from the simple (make us fly through the abyss, or help us to fight a battle) to the complex (spy on our enemies or protect us during our incursion into the dungeon). You must be able to communicate with the creature to negotiate its services.

Payment can take different forms. (…)

My goddess sends a Deva with sparkling wings of fire or something to help me with a task, and I ask the angel to remain still and silent for 1 hour. Then I start to launch Planar Binding:

With this spell, you try to bind a celestial, an elementary, a fairy or a demon to your service. The creature must be in range for the entire cast. (…) At the end of the throw, the target must make a Charisma saving throw. In case of backup failure, it is intended to serve you for the duration. If the creature has been summoned or created by another spell, the duration of that spell is extended to match the duration of that spell.

A linked creature must follow your instructions to the best of its ability. (…)

Would I be able to control the angel against the will of my goddess without paying the cost of the planar ally? What happens if I run the binding at level 9, will I have a Mystra messenger at my service for a year, or only until the angel completed their first task?

dnd 5e – Planar ally interaction and planar link

Let's say I'm a Mystra cleric, and I need her help, so I run Planar Ally:

You implore an entity from another world to get help. The being must be known to you: a god, a primordial, a demon prince or another being of cosmic power. This entity sends a celestial, elemental, or loyal demon to assist you, causing the creature to appear in an unoccupied space within range.
When the creature appears, it doesn't have to behave in a particular way. You can ask the creature to perform a service in exchange for payment, but it is not obligated to do so. The requested task can go from the simple (make us fly through the abyss, or help us to fight a battle) to the complex (spy on our enemies or protect us during our incursion into the dungeon). You must be able to communicate with the creature to negotiate its services.
Payment can take different forms

My goddess sends a Deva with sparkling wings of fire or something to help me with a task, and I ask the angel to remain still and silent for 1 hour. Then I start to launch Planar Binding:

With this spell, you try to bind a celestial, an elementary, a fairy or a demon to your service. The creature must be in range for the entire cast. At the end of the throw, the target must make a Charisma saving throw. In case of backup failure, it is intended to serve you for the duration. If the creature has been summoned or created by another spell, the duration of that spell is extended to match the duration of that spell. A linked creature must follow your instructions to the best of its ability.

Would I be able to control the angel against the will of my goddess without paying the cost of the planar ally? What happens if I start binding at level 9, will I have a Mystra messenger at my service for a year, or only until the angel completes his first task?

dnd 5e – Can a potion be "administered" to a conscious ally in combat?

"Potions" (DMG, p. 139) says:

Drinking a potion or administering a potion to another character requires action.

Although I accept that a player can administer a potion (especially healing) to an unconscious character, it suddenly appeared last week that someone wanted to give a healing potion to the fighter while that he was conscious and in combat (with both hands holding the weapon / shield).

Is this allowed?

My sense of "administer" is that it is something that you have to make a creature that is still. You must grab a patient before administering a syringe, for example.

It also seems unrealistic for the wizard to slip into a melee fight to pour something down a combatant's throat while he dodges.

But before I make assumptions that everyone agrees with what I consider "obvious", I thought to myself that I should check and make sure I don't miss anything (that's already arrived!).


To answer from a comment, I think it's different from trying to force an opponent to drink a potion (poison, normally). An ally is actively trying to stand still and be fed the potion, while an enemy is actively trying to avoid drinking the potion.

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