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

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Do Wizards have to pay to learn new spells as they level?

I have long been conflicted on this point: do Wizards need to pay to write spells they learn for leveling into their spellbook, or just when copying from a scroll or another spell book? It seems that ...
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How many spells a day does a character get?

I know that this a very juvenile question, but I began to doubt my understanding of the rule when reading this answer to another of my questions. So when looking at a Wizard's spells per day in ...
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The cost of writing a spell in my spellbook

I have seen from various online sources that it costs some gold to write a new spell in your spellbook from a scroll or other spellbook you've found. The player's handbook only mentions that a wizard ...
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Improving my familiar's touch attack bonus

I have a Celestial Bat familiar (Improved Familiar feat) which I use to deliver touch-range spells for me. This animal has no attack on its own, but we have ruled that having a charged touch spell ...
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Can a monk “wear” Mage Armor without losing their wisdom bonus to AC?

Can a monk use mage armor without losing their wisdom bonus to AC (in 3.5e)? More generally, can a divine caster wearing a monk's belt use greater luminous armor without losing their wisdom bonus to ...
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Holding a touch spell and moving a held item from one hand to the other, does it discharge?

You are holding something in you hand and you cast a touch spell and hold it. Nothing happens. But what happens if you move the item into your other hand for whatever reason? Does the spell discharge ...
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What happens to spells cast pre-encounter that last till the end of the encounter?

When I know that an encounter will happen in the next few minutes (like I already see/hear the enemies coming), and cast a spell that lasts till the end of the encounter (like Heroic Offense, target ...
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Wands while holding a touch spell

Im trying to figure out the interaction between wands and holding touch spells. From my understanding, using a wand is not actually casting a spell, and as long as you were holding the wand and not ...
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Magus spellstrike and held touch spells threaten?

I am building a whip using magus. The game we are playing has us at level 6, which is too low for me to get the feat which allows me to threaten with a whip. However, when holding a touch spell you ...
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Are Wizard spells also Paladin Spells when provided by Sword of the Arcane Order?

Background I have a Paladin that reveres Mystra, and would like to be take as much advantage of spells as possible. The DM has allowed the Serenity feat - which is excellent for reducing MAD. Of ...
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Suggestion: what is the verbal component? [duplicate]

The spell description states: You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature Is the one or two sentence itself the verbal component, or ...
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Can the area of effect of a spell be moved only if the description specifies so?

I understand that the effect of certain spells, once cast, cannot be moved around. A Web for example, is all sticky, a stonewall is not going to move... However, the Insect Plague spell, which my ...
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Does a creature know that Suggestion was cast on it?

I have a problem about the spell Suggestion. One of my players wants to use it on an NPC and the NPC fails the save, does the 'thing' he is told to do and now ____. Does the NPC 'magically' forget ...
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Does the feat Magical Training grant a spell list?

The benefit of the feat Magical Training says You can cast three 0-level arcane spells per day as either a sorcerer or wizard (your choice, so long as you have a score of at least 10 in the ...
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What would happen dumping a pound of pepper into a Gust of Wind blowing down a hallway full of bad guys? [closed]

I recently cast Gust of Wind on a narrow bridge full of bad guys. I later remembered that I was packing a one pound bag of pepper. So I was wondering, if I had kept the Gust of Wind running (...
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How does Spell Immunity work against spells that are on different spell lists with different levels?

Based on Does a Heightened spell bypass Spell Immunity?, a follow-up. What happens if I pick "Dominate Person" as a spell? It's a 4th level Bard spell, but a 5th level Sorceror/Wizard spell. Do I get ...
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Where can I find the old post of “A Compilation of Useful Spell Lists” from the now deleted WoTC Forums?

I see that the WOTC forums are closed. I also see in Google, that it had an amazing list of spells sorted by all sorts of topics. I also see that EN world had a "save WOTC forum posts" in their forum ...
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Can Green-Flame Blade take advantage of the whip's Reach property?

The spell "Green-Flame Blade" is listed as a cantrip, presumably for the Bladesinger Arcane tradition and has a range of 5ft. In addition, the components for the spell are V, M (weapon) The spell ...
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Magic Vestment on Bracers of Armor?

The Bracers of Armor are described to "surround the wearer with invisible but tangible field of force", which essentially is an invisible suit of armor. My question is: Can Magic Vestment be cast on ...
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Does a Heightened spell bypass Spell Immunity?

Spell Immunity: The warded creature is immune to the effects of one specified spell for every four levels you have. The spells must be of 4th level or lower. The warded creature effectively has ...
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Does a Pearl of Power cease to help a Warlock once they level above level 6?

We have a warlock in our party that has a Pearl of Power. Since a Pearl of Power restores one spell slot of level 1 to level 3 only, it would seem to become useless to a pure Warlock caster that ...
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Can College of Lore magical secrets be traded at level up?

The Player's Handbook says that a spell can be traded at level up for any other spell in any slot that you can cast. I'm wondering if I can trade a spell learned from magical secrets and if the new ...
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Can I use Banishment to get inside the guts of a gargatuan monster?

The spell banishment says in part If the target is native to the plane of existence you’re on, you banish the target to a harmless demiplane. While there, the target is incapacitated. The target ...
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What is the damage for a 5 pound stone from telekinetic volley?

How much damage would a 5 pound stone deal when used with telekinetic volley?
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Does Glitter Dust become invisible if you cast Invisibility afterwards?

If you are affected by glitter dust and then decide to become invisible, shouldn't the glitter dust become invisible and no longer outline the creature? The source of light still exists, and the light ...
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Can I use the Suggestion spell to force a creature to tell the truth?

The Suggestion spell description is the following: You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature you can see within range that can hear and ...
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If there is a strong curse placed by a god, is it detectable by everyone with the detect magic spell?

A PC has a hereditary curse (originally inflicted on an ancestor) that means in a specific scenario the character dies instantly. The curse is coming from an evil god(dess) in Faerun. Can anyone ...
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Limitations of targeting of 'Friends' cantrip

The "Friends" cantrip (PHB pg 244) has a range of "self", but it also affects "one creature of your choice". Can this creature be one you can't see, such as one behind a door? This question: What ...
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Some in depth questions about the working of chill touch

Ive been reading the spell chill touch and I have some questions about it. So it grants me as many attacks as I have caster levels (or character levels?) for the spell. Targets creature or ...
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How can Silent Image be used to obscure vision in combat in 5E?

In my party I have a warlock who is partial to illusion magic. At second level, he took the 'Misty Visions' invocation, with the intent of using Silent Image to keep the party shrouded in illusory fog ...
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Can Call Lightning be used for the full 10 minutes while running away on a ship?

My Tempest Cleric will be on a ship voyage this week, if we get chased it would be nice to rain lightning bolts on the pursuers during the chase for the full duration of the spell (10 minutes). ...
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Do you get all the natural attacks of a form when using Beast Shape?

When casting the Beast Shape spell (or II or III), NOT wild shape, do you get all of the chosen forms natural attacks? Do you get access to special attacks that are based on that forms anatomy? I'm ...
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Can you Eldritch Blast as a Readied action even though it's multiple attacks?

It has been already said that the eldritch blast is an attack with separate spell attack rolls on each beam The PHB states: You can direct the beams at the same target or at different ones. Make ...
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Can Destructive Wave be triggered on a ship by striking the deck or an open container of earth (“ground”)?

My 9th level Tempest Cleric is about to embark on a sea voyage to the ice sea. I realized that my new "Destructive Wave" spell requires that "You strike the ground" to trigger it. Is there a way to ...
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How does the eldritch invocation “Repelling blast” affect a bigger creature?

I'm am currently playing as Melkor, a young warlock who use his eldrith blast pretty much in every fight. Since Melkor is level 7, he has access to 4 eldritch invocations. One of them is Repelling ...
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Is there any material about words and gestures for Verbal and Somatic components?

I think that casting a spell in-game is one of the actions more difficult to portray for the players. You can at most point your finger at your DM and pretend to scorching ray-him or say Shirak a-la ...
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Do I get my proficiency bonus with Shillelagh?

I am considering picking up the Shillelagh cantrip as part of my book of shadows pact boon as a level 3 Warlock. The spell description states that I get to use my spell casting modifier (Cha + 3) ...
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Do you fall through the floor when you cast Prismatic Sphere?

Prismatic Sphere functions in Pathfinder like Prismatic Wall. Underneath Prismatic Wall it states that the 7th (violet) layer of the sphere/wall has the following effect: "Energy field destroys all ...
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Is Shapechange useful?

Shapechange is a 9th level spell that seems to be next to useless. You can't turn into a melee creature due to the spell being concentration, causing you to drop the form. Spells/abilities can't be ...
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How many times can a Teleport Circle be activated without a Permanency spell?

I know that the Pathfinder version of this spell can be made permanent and lasts 10 minutes per level, but how many times can it be activated before rendered inert? For instance, if a high level ...
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Can a creature in a maze spell do anything besides try to escape?

I have been looking over a lot of different Pathfinder spells to see how I could use them cleverly and found the spell maze, which banishes a target for 10 minutes. Can a creature (like the spell's ...
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Can you 'permanently' end up in the Ethereal plane using a Blink Spell?

With the Blink Spell in D&D 3.5, you constantly shift in at out of the Ethereal plane in a seemingly random fashion. You spend half the time of the duration in the ethereal plane, thus giving ...
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Is Hunter's Mark damage magical for the purpose of overcoming damage resistance/immunity?

Ranger casts Hunter's Mark on a werewolf and shoots it with a mundane bow. Does the werewolf take the hunter's mark damage and ignore the piercing damage from the bow, or does it take no damage at all?...
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If a body being possessed by a ghost is targeted by a charm spell, who gets affected?

Let's say a ghost possesses somebody and then the party wizard casts charm person on the body. Is the ghost affected by the charm, or is the body? And if the body is, does it limit the ghosts ability ...
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Can a magus using spell combat use improved two weapon fighting with it?

Im working on a new character and have been reading up on some of the classes. I was reading the magus class and their spell combat ability. At 1st level, a magus learns to cast spells and wield ...
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Can you choose to not pull with the Thorn Whip spell?

The 5E Druid spell Thorn Whip has a hit effect that pulls the target (Large or smaller) 10 feet, in addition to dealing piercing damage. I imagine this hit effect as the whip wrapping itself around ...
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What are the rules of a Spiritual Weapon occupying a square?

So we've run into this problem a few times with our D&D 5E group. The problem breaks down as such: We have a spectral weapon from our cleric, we've used an icon to represent it. The square that ...
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Do Saving Throws made for creatures include any modifiers?

I know that when casting a typical spell, unless otherwise specified you would cast the spell and figure its DC as 8 + (class specific) ability modifier + relevant proficiency modifier. My question ...
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Can you perform a reaction to somebody else's reaction?

Imagine Wizard A tries to cast fireball. Wizard B casts Counterspell as a reaction to try to nullify said fireball. Can Wizard C cast counterspell as a reaction to nullify Wizard B's counterspell? Can ...
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Would Suggestion trigger beguiling defenses, and if so what happens?

Considering Suggestion isn't technically a charm, but that those who are immune to charms are immune to its effects, does it logically follow that a Warlock could turn suggestion back on the caster? ...