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

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Does Mirror Image affect spells that have no attack roll?

I have two questions concerning Mirror Image. If I am under the effect of Mirror Image and was targeted by a spell like Blight, do I roll a 1d20 to determine whether myself or an image was targeted? ...
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How can you feed fake thoughts to Detect Thoughts?

Say a monster/NPC/whatever seeks a defense against reading his mind, but doesn't want to tip off would-be mind readers with a Ring of Mind-Shielding or something similar that just shields his ...
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Are summoned monsters edible and nourishing?

I just read through summon minor monster and I wondered: if a dragon or lizardlike creature had sorcerer levels and could cast those, could it use that to summon creatures for the purpose of hunting ...
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Can a willing lycanthrope be True Polymorphed?

Can a lycanthrope or other shapeshifter be willingly affected by the spell True Polymorph? I know that it can be affected by regular Polymorph, but the text for the enhanced version seems to differ.
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Do creatures with Legendary Resistance know what is hitting them in order to choose to use the resistance or not?

Say I cast a Fireball at a white dragon, it definitively knows that the spell cast was a Fireball, with all those flames around... However, some spells are more subtle, such as Banishment. Maybe the ...
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Can Green-Flame Blade be Quickened? And would the caster be able to attack again?

The spell Green-Flame Blade has a casting time of one action and is also a cantrip. Therefore it seems like a sorcerer should be able to cast it as their action and (by using Quickening) their bonus ...
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What qualifies for the target of a spell?

The Jeremy Crawford tweet that @Psyntax referenced here has gotten me wondering what exacty constitutes a target of a spell. The PH states: A typical spell requires you to pick one or more ...
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Using downtime activity to research spells

I run a D&D 5E campaign. I have a player who is playing a wizard. This player would like to use his downtime to learn new spells. Specifically, he doesn't want to create any new spells of his ...
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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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how do you level spells for the wizard?

My friends and I just bought the Starter Set and are having some trouble with spellcasting. This has made the game for our wizard a little unenjoyable because of our lack of knowledge. How do we ...
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Can a 4 Elements Monk cast spells in Wild Shape?

A Monk following the Way of the Four Elements can use Elemental Disciplines. Some of them are actually spells: Some elemental disciplines allow you to cast spells (PHB 80) However they are not ...
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Does Mirror image hinder the capacity to take the Hide action?

Let's say a PC has a Mirror image spell active on him and attempts the Hide action on it's turn. As per the spell description, the mirrored images occupy the PC's space, usually a 5'x 5' square : ...
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Do the “four 10 foot cubes” of the Sculpt Spell metamagic feat need to be adjacent?

The Sculpt Spell metamagic feat allows you to change the area affected by a spell. One of the options you have to change your spell into is "Four 10 foot Cubes". Do these cubes need to be adjacent ...
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How do I use fireball without harming my allies? [duplicate]

Whenever I have fireball or a similar AoE effect prepared I usually end up not using it all day. The reasons are that it is hard to use without harming allies or "wasting" the AoE effect on single ...
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Does all magical darkness create shadowy illumination?

Does all spells that create "magical darkness" create shadowy illumination as described in the spell Darkness. For example Black Sand (Sandstorm, pg. 112) This spell creates an area of black ...
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Can one cast an area spell from a familiar?

I have a question regarding familiars and area spells. More specifically, Sleep. I have a player that wanted to cast this spell around a given target, that he could only see from his familiar's eyes ...
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What items increase spell DC, for enchantments in particular?

I was curious what items are available in pathfinder that increase the save DC of a wizard's spells. If it makes a difference, I'm looking for things that increase the DC of enchantment spells. I'm ...
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Does an Arcane Trickster's Invisible Mage Hand Conceal Objects It Carries?

I've been playing D&D 5e since it came out but this is my first time playing an Arcane Trickster. While thinking about some creative ways to use my invisible mage hand, I encountered something ...
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Can a wizard delay spell preparation?

My wizard has just woken from a long rest and is thinking about what spells to prepare for a new day of adventuring. The PHB says on p.114: You prepare the list of wizard spells that are available ...
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Is Charm Person obvious?

Charm Person has verbal and somatic components. Is there anything in the rules as written that defines how obvious those verbal and somatic components are? Would it be obvious the caster was casting ...
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What are the limits of Mage Hand Legerdemain?

I'm honestly shocked I couldn't find this, I swear I've seen it before and if I overlooked it and this is a duplicate, by all means tell me, but otherwise here it goes. We recently started a thief ...
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Casting a spell, but not using it immediately

Can you cast a spell but not actually use it (e.g. I cast shocking grasp but don't discharge it)? If so, how long would it stay "stored" in my hands?
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Does using material components in spells make D&D 5e more challenging?

In my campaigns we typically don't rely on material components, allowing casters to use any spells as long as they have the right spell slots available. My impression is that using components would be ...
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War caster feat and green flame blade, is it legit?

The War Caster feat allows a single-target spell ("must target only that creature") to be cast instead of a melee strike for an opportunity attack. Green-Flame Blade appears to have a single target, ...
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Can the cantrip Mold Earth create improvised cover?

the cantrip Mold Earth states: If you target an area of loose earth, you can instantaneously excavate it, move it along the ground, and deposit it up to 5 feet away. This movement doesn’t have ...
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Does picking up an item while under the effects of the Invisible spell turn it invisible?

Title. Can you use Invisibility, grab some gold, and have it then be invisible? Or does it only work on items on your person when the spell is cast?
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Can a Paladin's Steed act like a Ranger's animal companion

So can a Paladin's steed, not using it as a mount, attack and perform other task through your command like a Ranger's animal companion since it says in the player's handbook under the Find Steed spell ...
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Does the Epic Loremaster learn new spells if he attains a new level?

According to the SRD, about the Epic Loremaster: The epic loremaster’s caster level increases by 1 for each new loremaster level she attains. If she has more than one spellcasting class, she must ...
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When do a wizard's new spells appear after leveling?

My 5e D&D party is on an extended set of encounters in which we won't be in civilization for a while, and my DM and I have gone back and forth about the new spells my Wizard gains after leveling ...
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Do both targets of Green-Flame Blade (gained by the Arcana Domain) benefit from Potent Spellcasting?

Clerics with the Arcana domain get special powers: ARCANE INITIATE When you choose this domain at 1st level, you gain proficiency in the Arcana skill, and you gain two cantrips of your choice ...
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Does the Blink spell break grapples?

If I am grappling someone while I have the Blink spell activated, does that person travel with me or is the grapple broken?
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Can D&D 5th Edition Wizards prepare spells at multiple times throughout the day? [duplicate]

D&D 3.5 Wizards had the option to not prepare their maximum amount of spells at the start of the day. The "open slots" could be used to prepare spells, taking 15 minutes, providing less than 25% ...
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Echoing Spell, Spell Perfection and a second metamagic feat

Spell Perfection Pick one spell which you have the ability to cast. Whenever you cast that spell you may apply any one metamagic feat you have to that spell without affecting its level or casting ...
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Is spell level the same for all classes?

It seems to be that if a spell is a 4th-level X (wizard/sorcercer/etc) spell it is also a 4th-level Y (bard/warlock/etc) spell (provided both classes have it). Is that true? Are cantrips always ...
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Can Phantasmal Force knock and hold someone prone?

Spell language states: you create a phantasmal object, creature, or other visible phenomenon of your choice that is no larger than a 10-foot cube and that is perceivable only to the target ...
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Must a specialist wizard variant choose prohibited schools?

If using the Specialist wizard variant from Unearthed Arcana (page 59 in the book), does the wizard need to choose one or more prohibited school(s) of magic as they are already sacrificing their ...
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Haste, what do they mean with:“one weapon attack only”?

While making an Bladesinger Wizard I wondered if I would be able to use Booming Blade twice while hasted. Booming Blade: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack ...
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Casting multiple spells in a single round

In the PHB page 202 under the bonus action heading it states: You can't cast another spell during the same turn, except for a cantrip with a casting time of 1 action. This seems to state that if ...
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How does Shield work?

My friends and I just bought the D&D Starter Set. One of my friends decided to go for the wizard but we are currently having problems casting spells. In the basic rules it doesn't tell us ...
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How does true polymorph interact with class feature companions?

How does true polymorph work with the companion from the rangers beast master and warlocks pact of the chain class options? Beast Master Can it be true polymorphed into a large CR 1/4 creature? Can ...
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Does the 1-minute duration of paralyze effects mean they could be paralyzed for 10 rounds?

Spells such as Hold Person, Hold Monster, or the item Staff of Paralysis have a duration of 1 minute of paralysis, which makes the subject unable to move unless they make a successful wisdom saving ...
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Can we cast spells while we are entangled in a Web spell?

Can you cast spells while trapped by Web? The spell description sats: If the save fails, the creature is entangled and can't move from it's space, but can break loose by spending 1 round and ...
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What are the celestial creatures the Conjure Celestial spell can summon?

Looking at the list of monsters, it seems that the Conjure Celestial spell really only act on three possible creatures: Pegasus (CR 2) Couatl (CR 4) Unicorn (CR 5—requires spell slot 9) Am I ...
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Spells that do not specify that they do damage but state that they affect Hitpoints

I'm relatively new to DnD in general and 5th edition is my first experience with Dungeons and Dragons. I am confused with some spell mechanics. Spells usually state that they do damage, such as: ...
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Can a magus use a scroll as part of spell combat?

Let's say Alice, human magus 3, has just scribed an arcane scroll of shocking grasp using her Scribe Scroll feat. Alice suddenly feels malice toward her assistant, Bob the goblin. Given the basic ...
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Why did the sorcerer/wizard spell lists diverge in D&D 5e?

The party I am playing with is currently playing Pathfinder, and we are considering switching to 5e within the new couple of weeks. I have been doing research on the difference with Sorcerers between ...
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Clarification on Disease and Remove Disease

The spell Remove Disease states: Certain special diseases may not be countered by this spell or may be countered only by a caster of a certain level or higher. I have not yet found any diseases ...
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What level are the curses a Hexcrafter Magus adds to their spell list?

A Hexcrafter Magus adds spells with the Curse descriptor to their spell list: A hexcrafter magus adds the following spells to his magus spell list: bestow curse, major curse, and all other spells ...
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Magic stone (Bonus action) with Eldritch Blast (cantrip 1 action) [duplicate]

Ok so now for a question that I have can I use Magic Stone and then Eldritch Blast, or is the normal way as I think it is, is only Eldritch Blast and then Magic Stone?
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Can you cast a bonus action spell and cantrip? [closed]

So I've read this here: Bonus action spell + Cantrip-- does order matter? The answer posted contradicts itself: You can't cast another spell during the same turn, except for a cantrip with a ...