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

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Are indirect combat spells visible before they hit their target?

I am trying to understand what mundane characters see when a Magician casts an indirect combat spell. Looking at the rules (core rulebook), I can find the following snippets (p. 283): All ...
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What is the maximum range for indirect combat spells?

When a Magician with Spellcasting uses indirect combat spells such as Fireball, what is the maximum range? Looking at the rules for choosing the target of a spell (core rulebook, p. 281): If you ...
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How could one defeat a pervasive antimagic field?

There is a campaign I'm in that, though I'm pretty much done and ready to bail on it, has inspired a thought experiment. Long story short, we got railroaded hard into being gladiators. We have had ...
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Can you permanently True Polymorph into yourself?

Can a character True Polymorph into itself (possibly after transforming into some other form first)? Possibly to prevent aging, cure wounds, or alter their original body in some way? Or as a means of ...
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Spell Resistance vs Necklace of Fireballs

My party just picked up a Necklace of Fireballs, and I'm trying to figure out how much damage our Drow rogue can expect to take from it. This brings up a couple questions: Does spell resistance work ...
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Can True Polymorph be used to recover from diseases or curses?

Say a level 20 human wizard named Dumbledore is tired of his hand hurting. Said appendage was damaged magically and cannot be cured by any known means (short of deity magic or a Wish spell, which ...
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Does the freedom of movement spell allow you to ignore the max dexterity bonus on armor?

If you are wearing Freedom armor (magic item compendium), do you ignore the maximum dexterity bonus that normally applies to armor?
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How large can a thing be “produced” by True Polymorph?

In this question, it was decided a goblin could be permanently True Polymorphed into a lump of adamantine. True Polymorph can also turn a goblin into a larger creature, like a cow. This effectively ...
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Can True Polymorph be used repeatedly to never age?

Let's say we have a level 20 human wizard named Dumbledore. Dumbledore is wicked old. Dumbledore would like to not die of old age, as he has a few enemies left to take care of. Can Dumbledore cast ...
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What's a good item or spell for creating a magical surveillance state?

The mayor of Generic Fantasytown wants a means to monitor his town (population 4,000, perhaps 1 mi. (1.64 km) square). The townsfolk are cowed and submissive, fearing their mayor but fearing even more ...
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Is a creature aware that a Hex or Hunter's Mark spell has been cast on it?

Both spells have a verbal component when casting them, but they can both be cast from 90 feet away, possibly from stealth or while the creature is distracted, so it may not notice the casting. I'm ...
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How do Grease and Spider Climb interact?

Context: In a dungeon, a player was stuck on a pillar, and from below a spider was climbing upward. The player cast Grease underneath the spider to try to make it fall back down. While neither of ...
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Does an Enlarge/Reduce spell on a druid affect the beast form if the druid Wild-Shapes?

If a druid (multiclassed into sorcerer) casts Enlarge on himself so that he becomes a Large humanoid (approximately twelve feet tall), and he then Wild Shapes in a brown bear, is the brown bear form ...
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Spell Rays and Reach-applied touch attack: delivery and onlooker perception

When casting a touch spell, I can leave the spell on my hand and deliver strategically. What happens when that same touch attack is enhanced with Reach metamagic? Lets say I cast Invisibility on an ...
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What is a spell, curse, or illness that's long-lasting enough to drive a campaign?

Alright, so I want to make a villainous witch to be the villain that starts off the plot for a campaign. I want her to hex a beloved noble with either some format of permanent sleep, or impending ...
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How long can a readied spell be held before it's lost?

From RAW, it's clear that a character can ready a spell that has a casting time of 1 action and release the spell when the trigger occurs or directly after the trigger finishes:1 Provided, that the ...
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Can a wizard delay choosing spells for a spell book when leveling? [duplicate]

Imagine you have enough experience to gain two levels as a wizard. Instead of choosing lower level spells to add to your spell book - can you delay adding spells to your spell book until you do you ...
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What happened to the Permanency spell?

As the title asks, I'm curious about why the permanency spell isn't in 5e. It's not in the PHB, DMG, or any forum page on the interwebs. It's been incorporated into various spells like True Polymorph ...
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When casting a spell using Twinned Spell does it use one or two spell slots?

Say I cast fireball using Twinned spell, I would expend 3 sorcery points and cast a second fireball, would casting those two fireballs use one or two of my level 3 spell slots?
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How real is Mirage Arcane?

The Mirage Arcane text says the illusion has tactile elements. What exactly does this mean? If I create a structure, will it be 'tactile' enough to stand on the second floor of? If I make a wall in ...
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Can I get creatures stuck in the ground with Mirage Arcane + Illusory Reality?

Say I were to make a pit within the bounds of Mirage Arcane. Suppose I make the pit real with Illusory Reality and a creature falls into the pit. Then Illusory Reality's duration ends. Would the ...
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Can I make independent spell-effect choices for a Twinned spell?

Polymorph can be used on willing and unwilling targets, the unwilling have a Wisdom save to avoid the effects. Twin spell creates a second instance of the same spell on 2 viable targets within range. ...
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Can Minor Illusion look like a creature, or look like me?

Consider the use of Minor Illusion to distract an enemy and perhaps gain advantage during combat. Suppose a small character hides somewhere, then casts an illusion elsewhere. So far so good. (Minor ...
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Does Hex disadvantage apply to the next concentration spell?

I am trying to build a Warlock and see how I can optimize the hex spell and this question came up: will the disadvantage from the hex spell apply to the next concentration spell when I cast it? Or ...
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Can a mage cast a sleep spell on themselves?

In AD&D v2, is it possible for a mage to cast the level 1 sleep spell on themselves and cause themselves to fall asleep? Does the effect of the spell interfere with completing the casting of the ...
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AOE spells and multiple creatures with SR

In a Pathfinder game, when a spell caster lobs an area of effect spell into a group of creatures with spell resistance (SR) and the spell is affected by SR, do you roll your caster level check once, ...
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Sympathetic Wounds has no listed duration from my source

I was reading the spell sympathetic wounds and the source I was reading it from doesnt list any kind of duration. I cant see the spell costing 250 gold for a cast only to have it last for a single ...
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What Are Freedom of Movement's Limits?

What conditions and effects does the spell freedom of movement [abjur] (PH 233) overcome? I want a fair, reasonable, and consistent method to determine what spells and conditions are overcome by the ...
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Does using a climbing speed prevent casting spells with somatic components?

I've been using Spiderclimb occasionally in my escapades to climb onto walls and ceilings and cast spells from a safe position. It never really occurred to me until just now of how that looks or ...
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Will a spellcaster interrupted mid-preparation have spells they did not use during the previous adventuring day?

As a follow-on to this question, I pose the question "would a prepared caster (wizard/cleric/druid/paladin/ranger and their derivatives) have whatever spells they did not use the previous day if they ...
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Will a spellcaster interrupted mid-meditation or -study have any spells?

I've noticed that Wizards, Clerics, Druids, and most other spell-casting classes (With the exception of Sorcerers) spend at least 1 hour Studying or Meditating to regain their spells. What I want to ...
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Does Warlock combat just equal Eldritch Blast spam?

Been looking over the warlock because I thought it would be cool to make a spellcaster that can also mix it up in melee combat. After all how awesome isn't it to conjure up a magical weapon and start ...
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How can a barbarian rage more often without taking levels or feats?

Barbarian is frequently cited as an excellent 1-level- or 2-level-long class. When the wizard can use the 2nd-level spell rope trick [trans] (PH 273) to make the adventuring day 15 min. long, a lone ...
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How can I stop a PC from getting teleported by BBEG? [closed]

An evil god wants to teleport the party to his realm to get killed. Fortunately, the PCs go to the Imperial Religious Sect just before the BBEG decides to act. I was just wondering what spell the high ...
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Mechanical details of Girallon's Blessing

I'm a little confused about the wording of Girallon's Blessing. First of all, it describes the new pair of arms as "Secondary Limbs", but I'm not sure what this means. Does it mean that the claw ...
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Creating a Wizard at high levels: How many Spells should he know?

I have looked all over this site & Google but I can't seem to get a good answer to this. When creating a Wizard over level 1, how many spells should he have in his spellbook? I'm speaking in ...
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Does Major Image block Deeper Darkness and allow Daylight to prevail?

So next session, our party (5/6 of whom are D&D first-timers, myself included) is going to be facing our first really big battle, against a large amount of Drow and such. Since we have about 1.5 ...
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What magic aura does a summoned elemental have?

When detect magic is cast on an elemental, or an area where an elemental resides (like a pool of water containing a hidden water elemental), which of the eight traditional schools of magic would the ...
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Does a White Mage Arcanist need to Use Magic Device to activate a Wand of Cure Light Wounds?

I was tasked with building the third character of a 3 person party, and make that character fill in all the missing holes. The other two characters are a Hunter specializing in bows and a Sword and ...
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Do spell effects move if the object they are cast on moves?

let's suppose that I cast a Silent image of a wall on an airship. Let's suppose that I don't move it with concentration. Does the image of the wall move with the airship or it will progressively go ...
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Do Armour of Agathys and Mirror Image stack?

I'm making a passive warlock tank. The idea being that I cast Armour of Agathys for the temporary hit points and the Mirror Image to keep me alive longer. It will be a solo NPC opponent for a 5/6 PC ...
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Does Wall of Fire cast in the middle of a huge creature cause it to take damage twice?

Wall of Fire reads (emphasis mine): An immobile, blazing curtain of shimmering violet fire springs into existence. One side of the wall, selected by you, sends forth waves of heat, dealing 2d4 ...
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Are there any new/alternate Reincarnate Tables?

3.5 has countless Splat books with numerous new races, yet I have been unable to find any new/alternate Reincarnate Tables. Do any (preferably "official" 3.5) alternate tables exist to address the ...
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Is the land movement effect of Ice Storm subject to SR?

Ice Storm has an immediate damaging effect but also a land movement slowing effect that lasts the round. Is the land movement effect subject to SR as magical or is the slow effect a natural result of ...
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Flaming Sphere AOE

In the PHB description of the Flaming Sphere reads, "...any creature that ends its turn within 5 feet of the sphere must..." Does this mean flaming sphere effects a sphere with the diameter of 15 feet ...
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Can Conjuration spells that conjure permanent objects penetrate Antimagic barriers?

I've seen some stuff in the 3.5 community that suggests if a spell is of the Conjuration type, has an instantaneous duration, and is of the Creation sub-school that the items created are not ...
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Do you have to make a touch attack to heal an ally?

Question The cure wounds spells, and most healing spells, have a range of touch and a target of creature touched. Do you have to actually succeed on a touch attack roll to heal an ally? Reason for ...
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Does Pathfinder have a spell of desirability?

I'm looking for a pathfinder spell, but I don't even know if the spell I'm thinking of even exists. Basic premise of the spell is that the object which the spell is cast on has an aura of ...
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What does the paladin spell list hold for an already versatile caster? [closed]

I am considering playing a cleric//wizard gestalt character in an upcoming campaign set in Eberron. I haven't picked a race, but I'm considering taking, on the wizard side, the prestige class silver ...
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Can creatures tell if they've been blessed or cursed by Prayer?

When casting Prayer, you give your allies a bonus and your foes a penalty on most rolls. Now, assuming you get to choose who your allies and foes are, can a creature tell which one you've designated ...