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

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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 ...
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Break Enchantment v. Feeblemind

Break enchantment's description contains the following: This spell frees victims from enchantments, transmutations, and curses. Break enchantment can reverse even an instantaneous effect. [...] If ...
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Size bonus from enlarge person when naturally large?

I made a character using the race builder and spent the points required to be large. During a comment conversation it was pointed out to me that I might be doing something wrong here (besides that you ...
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Are there rules regarding a found Warlock grimoire? [closed]

I'm currently playing a 'pact of the tome' Warlock in a 5e campaign. In our last session, we were exploring an ancient library and my character managed to find an item that the DM described as a ...
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Thunderbolt Strike + Find Familiar + Shocking Grasp

I'm planning to roll an Eldritch Knight Fighter 6/Tempest Domain Cleric 14. I can get shocking grasp and find familiar from EK fighter at lvl 3. I also know that my Familiar can use Shocking Grasp on ...
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Can you damage a creature with vibrations in a zone of silence?

This question is for D&D 3.5E and pathfinder types of games. If you look at how vibrations work, they are a wave of energy. Does the spell silence simply negate the ability to hear, or does it ...
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Does Technomancer gain a spell caster level at level one or can you only reach level 19 as a caster with technomancy?

The rules say +1 on all levels but first. I was wondering if the first level just doesn't give you it or if the class itself is a caster class.
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Does Green-Flame Blade damage the caster if no other targets are available?

Green-Flame Blade reads: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell’s range, otherwise the spell fails. On a ...
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Can I sneak attack with Green-Flame Blade or Booming Blade?

Most spells can't be combined with sneak attack because 5e sneak attack specifies a finesse or ranged weapon attack. However, booming blade and green-flame blade require you to "…make a melee attack ...
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When I use my short sword to Inflict Wounds, do I use my Dex or Wis mod?

When making a melee attack with inflict wounds, do you use your Strength (or Dexterity, if you're using a finesse weapon), on the attack roll or do you use your Wisdom mod? I'm playing a rogue/cleric ...
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What are the final polymorph rules?

The polymorph self spell and its friends were an ever-changing pile of errata. What was the final word on how polymorph effects work in Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition? I am uninterested in the ...
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Can artificers design new infusions?

Artificers in 3.5 cast infusions, this is neither arcane nor divine. Yet they create magical effects. Artificers gain infusions just like a spell caster, and cast infusions in a manner just like ...
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Would the non-leathal damage from Aqueous Orb bypass DR?

So it came up recently that my group was fighting creatures with DR, (silver, for what it matters), and we assumed that aqueous orb, while it would still contain them, wouldn't bypass their DR. I got ...
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Does the (Swift,) Fly spell cause physical resistance when an object is hovering

Last Saturday, during our regular D&D session, the party's Dusk Blade cast Blade of Blood on a needle she was carrying, then used the spell Fly, Swift to levitate it into position in front of a ...
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How similar to normal attacks are attacks made with a telekinetic violent thrust?

The 5th-level Sor/Wiz spell telekinesis [trans] (PH 292) allows the caster to move objects or creatures by concentrating on them.… [T]he spell can… exert a single short, violent thrust [allowing] ...
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Is there a lore-based reason for verbal components in arcane spellcasting?

Somatic components are addressed more or less in the PHB with: The caster plucks directly at the strands ofthe Weave to create the desired effect and Whenever a magic effect is created, ...
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What is the highest dispel check one can hope to roll?

To my knowledge, the dispel check is ruled by two things: your caster level, which is theoretically evergrowing, and small bonuses coming from feats, prestige classes and several other sources, which ...
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How does Mending interact with corroded weapons?

The Black Pudding's Corrosive Form contains the following text: Any nonmagical weapon made of metal or wood that hits the pudding corrodes. After dealing damage, the weapon takes a permanent and ...
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When does a Tempest cleric have to choose to use Destructive Wrath?

The Tempest Domain gives the ability Channel Divinity: Destructive Wrath, which says: When you roll lightning or thunder damage, you can use your Channel Divinity to deal maximum damage, instead ...
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What options does the spell Revenant Armor allow for?

I've been looking at the spell Revenant Armor and its unclear what you would use it for. I know that it brings the armor to life after the person wearing it drops unconscious, but is the only thing ...
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One of my players is trying to cast a spell that isn't in the handbook, and he hasn't told me how his character knows it

One of my players is playing a sorcerer, and during an encounter with some medusa, he decided to channel his magical energies into a bolt of energy. He hasn't done anything like this before, and he ...
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Can a wizard copy spells from another's spellbook?

Supposing either a wizard acquires and deciphers the spellbook of a slain enemy, or an ally shows him an unfamiliar one — could the wizard copy said spell for his own use rather than from a spell ...
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What are the consequences of failing the Strength check to move in a Web spell?

Regarding this part of the Web spell in D&D 3.5: Each round devoted to moving allows the creature to make a new Strength check or Escape Artist check. The creature moves 5 feet for each full ...
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Can Alter Self grant you wings to fly?

Alter self can turn your body into anything as long as you basically retain the same body shape. It can even change your weight. Moreover, it can transform you into a member of another race. So, this ...
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How to obtain lots of temporary hit points?

Most of the spells can grant a few temporary hitpoints, like 10, 20 or 30. Is there any spell granting an ammount of 100 or more? What about psionic powers(along with other variants of psionics, ...
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Who does Faerie Fire affect?

As a level 1 druid, I have some questions about Faerie Fire. Does it affect both enemies and allies? I mean, if both enemies and PCs are in the 20-foot cube area of effect, are they all outlined in ...
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Does Water Breathing + a full waterskin = infinite “air”?

I was wondering if a person could use water breathing to avoid breathing a toxic atmosphere. The spell itself states: This spell grants up to ten willing creatures you can see within range the ...
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Does grease reflex check fail reveal invisible target?

Is an invisible creature that has fallen into grease still invisible? A wizard cast vanish on himself. The next round, a skald cast grease under his feet, and the wizard failed his Reflex save and ...
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Are a Wizard's “spells known” what they have in their spellbook or what they can prepare?

I'm unclear on what a wizard's “spells known” means. Namely, are they the spells they can prepare, or the spells in their spellbook? This is probably really obvious, but I'm just not figuring it out. ...
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Can a creature affected by Haste and Slow use its second action?

Slow states that On its turn, [a creature] can use either an action or a bonus action, not both. Haste gives an affected creature a second action. Assuming we're not talking about taking the ...
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Undead thrall attribute. How does it work with the True Polymorph spell

This is a follow-up to my how to get a permanent skeleton companion question. As the previous question answered a True Polymorph spell can allow a permanent zombie follower summoned using Finger of ...
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Does dance of ruin hurt the caster

I was reading the text for dance of ruin and it says it spreads outwards centred on the caster, does this mean the caster is also hit by dance of ruin? EDIT: the spell is from the book of vile ...
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Are there any spells that can create the effects of a flash grenade, but persistently?

Are there any spells that can make a light so bright, you have to look away or else you can't really see anything? I have read through all the spells in the PHB and not found one that obviously does ...
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Can Phantasmal Force Heal A Target?

Phantasmal force can make the target believe what they see to such an extent, they will always rationalize what they experience. This goes as far as to inflict damage on them if they experience a ...
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Contradiction in Cloudkill Description

I have found what seems to be a contradiction in how the 5th level spell Cloudkill affects creatures of certain HD: These vapors automatically kill any living creature with 3 or fewer HD (no ...
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Can you store cantrips in a Ring of Spell Storing?

How would storing a cantrip (0th level spell) like Prestidigitation work with the ring of spell storing? Could one just create a Ring of Prestidigitation some other way?
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Pathfinder explosive runes abuse [closed]

One of my players (a sorcerer) wants to use pathfinder's explosive runes as an offensive spell. He wants to scribe runes on a book, throw it somewhere and then have a party member (a paladin with a ...
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Does Bestow Curse overrule advantages

If a player was to cast bestow curse and apply it onto a creatures wisdom ability score as written they would have disadvantage on ability checks and saving throws made with wisdom. Although if the ...
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How many things can Detect Evil and Good detect at once?

Detect Evil and Good states: you know if there is an aberration, (etc.) within 30 feet of you, as well as where the creature is located It says "an" and "the," which are both singular pronouns. ...
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Does probing with Detect Thoughts from a crowd conceal you from the target?

Our Sorcerer was in a crowd, and cast Detect Thoughts, then targetted a person he could see for a probe. Detect Thoughts states: the target knows that you are probing into its mind I am unclear ...
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A question about true polymorphing yourself [duplicate]

If you true polymorph yourself into a chair do you instantly break concentration and turn back to normal? (Whoops, apologies. I'm an idiot.)
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What exactly can you do with the product of Major Creation?

Let's assume a caster able to cast the spell Major Creation. What he is trying to do is exploit this to be able to avoid having to pay for certain things. As explained in this question, what is ...