5E What removes exhaustion?

Psikerlord#

Explorer
I see the barbarian beserker can suffer exhaustion. How is exhaustion removed, besides a long rest removing 1 level? Are there any spells or other effects that remove it?
 

jadrax

Adventurer
I see the barbarian beserker can suffer exhaustion. How is exhaustion removed, besides a long rest removing 1 level? Are there any spells or other effects that remove it?
Greater Restoration (5th Level Spell) reduces Exhaustion by 1 level.

Oh and Potion of Vitality (Very rare potion) removed all Exhaustion.
 

Dausuul

Legend
Greater Restoration (5th Level Spell) reduces Exhaustion by 1 level.

Oh and Potion of Vitality (Very rare potion) removed all Exhaustion.
Yeah, exhaustion turns out to be quite hard to remove in 5E. When you need a 5th-level spell with a 100-gp consumable material component just to get rid of one level of exhaustion, that says something.
 
Yeah, exhaustion turns out to be quite hard to remove in 5E. When you need a 5th-level spell with a 100-gp consumable material component just to get rid of one level of exhaustion, that says something.
Yeah it says the smart adventurer gets a great meal and a good nights sleep instead. Much cheaper and enjoyable to boot.
 

Andor

Visitor
Exhaustion in 5e is harder to get over than an axe to the gibblets. I think it's kind of cool that a Barbarian can rage himself to death.

When we get the DMG I'm expecting to see it factor into the lingering wounds mechanics.

Personally I'm planning to have exhaustion count against HD recovered during a long rest.
 

Psikerlord#

Explorer
Thanks for the replies all. Ok at least there is a spell that helps, although it seems rather lame to me that a cleric can restore someone to life with a 3rd lvl spell, but not undo extreme tiredness till 5th lvl spells.....
 

Paraxis

Visitor
It is a bit silly that a lesser restoration that can cure blindness, deafness, and paralysation can't restore any exhaustion levels.

Also a short rest should recover a level, maybe limit it to once per day from short rests so you can't spam them.

I think I will do something like this.

Once per day you can recover a level of exhaustion after taking a short rest if you have adequate food and drink.

Lesser Restoration will recover 1 level of exhaustion, and Restoration will recover all of them.
 

Bumamgar

Visitor
The limited ways to remove exhaustion are a major sticking point for the barbarian. The simple fact is that they have a very severe and artificial limit on a core ability. Frenzy more than once a day? Get ready to spend a week on bed or die! All other classes recover all abilities with a long rest, except the barbarian. The exhaustion mechanic makes sense for overland journeys (yes, it takes more than one nights rest to recover from a long forced march) but it doesn't make sense to tie a major class feature to it. Also, agreed, lesser restoration should remove one level of exhaustion, and greater should remove all exhaustion IMHO.
 

Blackbrrd

Visitor
It is a bit silly that a lesser restoration that can cure blindness, deafness, and paralysation can't restore any exhaustion levels.

Also a short rest should recover a level, maybe limit it to once per day from short rests so you can't spam them.

I think I will do something like this.

Once per day you can recover a level of exhaustion after taking a short rest if you have adequate food and drink.

Lesser Restoration will recover 1 level of exhaustion, and Restoration will recover all of them.
If you had read the Wheel of Time series, the 5e way of doing exhaustion fits pretty well (up until you get magic that removes it).
 

MartyW

Explorer
I think I will do something like this.

Once per day you can recover a level of exhaustion after taking a short rest if you have adequate food and drink.

Lesser Restoration will recover 1 level of exhaustion, and Restoration will recover all of them.
This is definitely the best fix and should be put into the errata immediately.
 

Staffan

Adventurer
The limited ways to remove exhaustion are a major sticking point for the barbarian. The simple fact is that they have a very severe and artificial limit on a core ability.
No, they don't. Their core ability is Rage, and that's not limited by exhaustion at all. Once per day they get to upgrade their Rage to a Frenzy, which is a very powerful ability (getting to make extra attacks with a greataxe as a bonus action is nothing to sneeze at). If they want, they can Frenzy more than once in a day, but then they will take more than one day to recover fully.
 

MidrealmDM

Visitor
It is a bit silly that a lesser restoration that can cure blindness, deafness, and paralysation can't restore any exhaustion levels.

Also a short rest should recover a level, maybe limit it to once per day from short rests so you can't spam them.

I think I will do something like this.

Once per day you can recover a level of exhaustion after taking a short rest if you have adequate food and drink.

Lesser Restoration will recover 1 level of exhaustion, and Restoration will recover all of them.
I think a good method would be allow a player to spend Hit Dice during a short rest to recover.
Maybe spending half their total HD, this limits it to twice per day (max)
And lends to the idea that it is physically straining to be exhausted.
 
I think a good method would be allow a player to spend Hit Dice during a short rest to recover.
Maybe spending half their total HD, this limits it to twice per day (max)
And lends to the idea that it is physically straining to be exhausted.
I like this idea of being able to recover quicker by spending some Hit Dices. It's a limited ressource tied to recovery after all and it would be thus fairly taxing but possible!
 

hejtmane

Explorer
Yeah, exhaustion turns out to be quite hard to remove in 5E. When you need a 5th-level spell with a 100-gp consumable material component just to get rid of one level of exhaustion, that says something.

I do not use material compotnets my self I hate that type of magic rules always have; with a few exceptions
 
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