Specific manifestations of magic that can be generically called "spells". Use [magic] for more generic questions about magic.

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Is “Bowgentle's Fleeting Jorney” overpowered as a 5th-level spell?

Bowgentle's Book from “Pages From the Mages” makes a cameo in Lost Mine of Phandelver in the D&D 5th Edition Starter Set. If the characters ever find this book, it will contain a couple of unique ...
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How big is a 50 gp diamond?

The material requirement for the spell chromatic orb is a diamond worth at least 50 gp, but in the Dungeon Master's Guide a diamond is listed under the 500 gp gem list. How small would a diamond be ...
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What is the spellcasting modifier of a spell cast from a magic item?

I'm making some fun magical items and one of the effects is that it can cast a 2nd level spell, scorching ray, and the spell description says, "Make a ranged spell attack for each ray." But what if a ...
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Can a Solid Note be shaped like a manacle?

Can I cast Solid Note to make a whole note? In common western music notation, a whole note is an empty circle. The way I imagine it, the magical version would be a ring, kind of like the rings on a ...
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Can Chord of Shards be cast any time, or only during a performance?

Do you already have to be in a bardic performance to cast Chord of Shards, effectively taking two rounds to cast, or could you freely cast it as a standard action whenever?
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When does the spell Break work

This is referring to the spell Break which seems to be a very powerful spells as it's the one way to undermine armour bonus by halving it and then eliminating it. The spell description: You can ...
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Detecting a Held Charge Touch Attack

Touch spells have the ability to Hold the Charge. Meaning that they can be cast ahead of time and then held onto for use whenever after without the need to speak the verbal components again or make ...
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Without home brew, are there ways of carrying illusions?

I'm playing an illusionist wizard that is going to be level 11 soon. As the ability of a level 6 illusionist wizard states: Malleable Illusions: Starting at 6th level, when you cast an illusion ...
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Is a spell's area set before damage is applied?

Triggered by the question about a fireball in a box, I was curious as to what the specific order of operations is with respect to spell resolution. I have been unable to find any information which ...
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Do Fireballs generate explosive force?

My reading of the rules concerning Fireball and Delayed Fireball in 5e work it out to be something along the lines of "the caster picks a point in space, and when the spell goes off (or after some ...
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How to be permanently scentless?

I really like the effect that deodorizing agent provides and have been wondering how to get it as a permanent effect. Coating a creature in a vial of this milky, odorless substance takes 1 minute ...
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How does Spirit Guardians impact available movement for affected creatures?

For the spell Spirit Guardians, which has a 15' radius, An affected creature’s speed is halved in the area. If a creature with normal speed 30 entered the area after moving 15 feet, what is its ...
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Can you pause a spell's duration?

Can you suppress a spell duration (or magical item) so that you can effectively pause the duration of it? I have a custom item with a once-per-day effect, and the duration has a (d) on it, meaning I ...
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Enlarge person and mythic [closed]

Why does mythic enlarge person have a maximum size of huge when enlarge person has no such restriction? I assume its to prevent shenanigans about becoming too big, but then why doesn't enlarge person ...
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Can you move and act with the Ready action?

I am trying to understand the Find Familiar spell and its interaction with the Ready action. The PHB reads about Ready: First, you decide what perceivable circumstance will trigger your reaction. ...
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Can you use the 5e spell Telekinesis to attack with a weapon?

I'm looking over the rules for telekinesis, and it leaves me wondering based on the RAW. It says this: … You can try to move an object that weighs up to 1,000 pounds. If the object isn't ...
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Is the draconic sorcerer's elemental affinity damage halved when a spell's damage is halved?

As the title says, is the damage from a draconic sorcerer's elemental affinity halved when a spell's damage is halved? For example, if a target of the fireball spell makes their save.
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Can a Wizard prepare spells while sick?

Normally I would think this is a no-brainer. However, on page 218 under "Preparation Environment" it states that if you might fail a saving throw it would prevent the necessary concentration to ...
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Can I transfer Hex to another target after it died even if it had Animate Dead cast on it after?

Say I cast hex on a target, and curse the creature with disadvantage to ability checks with dexterity. After the creature is killed by dropping to 0 hit points, a member of my party casts animate ...
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What happens when I dismount my steed after sharing an AoE spell with it?

The spell Spirit Guardians is a 15' AoE spell with a range of Self, and it is a Concentration spell that lasts for 10 minutes. (PHB, 278) Find Steed includes the following: (PHB, 240) While ...
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Do Permanent Spells Remain after a Polymorph?

I'm playing a wizard and I've cast Permanency on Tongues and Arcane Sight. If I Polymorph myself into a Sun Giant, do those spells remain active? Furthermore, if I cast Haste earlier in the round, ...
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How does the warcaster feat interact with arcane spells, and Eldritch Knight's use of war magic?

I know war caster negates the need of a free hand for somatic components, but it's not negating the need of an extra limb for manipulating materials! (I know you can use the same hand for both ...
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Do unarmed strikes count for Hunter's Mark? [duplicate]

I have a Ranger3 Blood Hunter3 in a CoS campaign. The ranger multi-classed into bloodhunter for flavor and role play. He has chosen Order of the Lycan. One of the abilities allows them to make 1d6(...
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Can you stack legendary proportions and giants form 2?

I just did a lot of research for a different but related question and while doing so discovered something which I would like confirmed. We are all familiar with how enlarge person works, and how it ...
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Can a character choose to cease being a willing target of a spell?

Foresight, Barkskin and Mage Armor are examples of spells which require consent in order to function. Could you revoke this consent at a later time of your own choosing in order to end the spell ...
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Does Crafter's Fortune negate Pugwampi Unluck?

The Pugwampi's Unluck Aura reads: A pugwampi radiates an aura of unluck to a radius of 20 feet. Any creature in this area must roll two d20s whenever a situation calls for a d20 roll (such as an ...
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What is the caster level of a spell effect from a magic item?

I am in the process of creating a custom item and I have hit another snag. This time with the spell I'm putting on it: Divine insight (1/day command word activate). For reference this is the part I'm ...
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How many spells known per level does a level 3 wizard get, and where do you find that info in the PHB? [closed]

On the chart in the wizard chapter, there is only spell slots, not spells known.
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Can Shillelagh be used to help other people?

Can I cast Shillelagh on a weapon and then hand it to a fellow party member to use with the Shillelagh benefits?
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Does the Message spell truncate messages over 6 seconds long?

The Message spell's duration is "1 round" (PHB, p. 259) and a round "represents about 6 seconds in the game world." (PHB, p. 189) Is a message longer than "about 6 seconds" truncated? Does the caster ...
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Can a Minor Illusion be placed around someone's eyes to blind them? [duplicate]

Wizard A wants to cast Minor Illusion on Target B, specifying black discs in front of the eyes. Does it work? In other words, are status effects something Minor Illusion can inflict?
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Are druid's wild shape+mage armor compatible?

Does mage armor work with the druid's wild shape? A player might multi-class for that. As a whim I feel it's OP but can't find anywhere that it's not allowed.
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Can you Counterspell a spell-like ability?

Specifically, can a PC cast Counterspell on a beholder's eye stalk to prevent a spell-like ability? The text for Counterspell says: You attempt to interrupt a creature in the process of casting a ...
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What spells can familiars use?

I have a question regarding familiars gained through Find Familiar for non-Warlocks. Finally, when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast ...
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How do spellcasters know what's on their spell list?

Most of the players in my campaign are new, and one of them is playing a warlock. As part of her backstory, she wrote that she is seeking out her patron so that it can help her fly over some ancient ...
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What is the easiest way a Wizard can copy-protect the scrolls he makes?

I'm trying to come up with a way for a greedy NPC Wizard who sells spell scrolls exclusively to be used as consumables to prevent the buyers from copying the spell into their own spellbooks. For ...
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Can the skill Craft (cooking) influence magical effects?

Can a cleric use the skill Craft (cooking) when casting create food and water to attempt to create better tasting food and water? Similarly, can a wizard use the skill Craft (cooking) when casting ...
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Do the ideas that support the Suggestion spell persist after the end of the spell?

The Suggestion spell influences a creature by suggesting a course of action: You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature you can see within ...
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How misleading is Mislead?

The text for Mislead states (emphasis mine): You become invisible at the same time that an illusory double of you appears where you are standing. … You can use your action to move ...
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Do spells with a duration >8 hours last after resting?

In our last session the PC's prepared an attack on drow. One PC had caster level 13 and intended to cast darkvision before resting with a duration of 13 hours. So after 9 hours resting and preparing ...
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What happens to items left in Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion?

Recently, the question arose as to what happens when you leave objects you own in Mordenkainen's Magnificent Mansion. The spell description does not specify if you always conjure the same Mansion, or ...
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How can spells per day be determined mathematically?

I want a character sheet I'm designing to automatically show available spells per day at each spell level without the user having to enter that information by hand. Is there a formula for ...
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Does Detect Magic detect supernatural creatures like demons, or items connected with them?

One of my PCs, a Wizard, found an item of demonic origins. Basically, the carrier develops a sort of connection with a dark entity that affects his personality over time and possibly provides demonic ...
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Darkness Spell for Drow. How many times can I use it before rest?

Because this is an innate spell given, is there a number of times that I can use it before I have to take a short or long rest? Using only once seems a bit odd.
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Do all spells with durations require concentration and prevent casting other non-instant spells?

How does spell casting work with regards to concentration and multiple spells? The other players in my group are arguing that duration-based spells require concentration and the casting of any other ...
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Can Scrying target a newly undead PC?

The Barbarian got himself killed. The party Necromancer animated his corpse and is currently using it as a body shield. Earlier in the campaign, the Barbarian had made some trade deals that required ...
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What would happen to my Intelligence score if I am affected by Feeblemind and attuned to a Headband of Intellect

The Headband of Intellect says, my Intelligence score is 19 while I wear it, except when my Intelligence is already 19 or higher. Headband of Intellect Your Intelligence score is 19 while you ...
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What ends the witch bolt spell?

The obvious things are: ending it voluntarily losing concentration breaking the tether with range or cover using a normal action on your turn for something other than witch bolt What isn't ...
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Casting while blinded in D&D 5e

I'm playing a Wild Magic Sorcerer who obtained a Wand of Wonders — randomness ftw! Anyway, I accidentally blinded myself by using the wand. On my next turn, still being blind, I want to cast Acid ...
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Effect of Reduce Person on a Large character

I am naturally large from using the race builder, this gives me Large (7 RP): Prerequisite: Humanoids taking this quality must have the giant subtype; Benefit: Large creatures gain a +2 size bonus ...