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

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Does a spell storing weapon's effect stack with a spellsword's channel spell?

I play a wizard 4/fighter 3/spellsword 1 (Complete Warrior 79-80). With a few more spellsword levels I'll gain the special ability channel spells. I already have a greatsword with the magic weapon ...
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Can animated dead have weapons and armour?

If I have put the time into creating some skeletons or zombies using the spell Animate Dead. Kept them active expending 3rd level spell slots can I equip them with items, like armour and weapons? ...
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Does using “Flee” with Command provoke an Opportunity Attack?

On a failed save, the target obeys the Flee command by [Spending] its turn moving away from you by the fastest available means. Three questions: Does that mean they take the Dash action? If ...
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Does Command stay useful at higher levels?

Does Command's effectiveness scale up as you level up and face greater challenges, or is it mostly only useful at the lower levels? If its usefulness doesn't scale with you, does being able to cast ...
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How would a creature flee, given an area of difficult terrain?

If D is difficult terrain, E is enemy, and C is caster, how would an enemy afflicted by Fear flee (or Command "Flee"), given the following battlefield: D DDD D E C Would the enemy flee through ...
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Can you use Quickened Spell to cast cantrips?

Considering that in higher levels, cantrips deal more damage than L2 spells (especially if you dip 2 levels of Warlock, with EB + Hex + Agonizing Blast), I'm wondering whether it's more efficient for ...
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Are there balance reasons for certain spells patterns to only deal certain damage types?

For example, at level 1, a Wizard has access to the following spells: Burning Hands, 1d4/CL, Fire, Cone Snowball, 1d6/CL, Cold, Ranged Touch Corrosive Touch, 1d4/CL, Acid, Touch Shocking ...
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Are these rulings for Command balanced?

The Command spell has been around for some time, and while there are a few answers clarifying its use in previous editions, some don't apply in 5E (e.g., the seemingly popular "Undress" command, which ...
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Is a creature immune to a spell's damage type immune to the spell's other effects?

I'm thinking about creatures immune to necrotic damage, for example, and Chill Touch's effect (on a hit, prevents gaining hit points). RAW, I'm leaning towards no, but wanted to confirm.
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Can anyone make any circle of blood to protect themselves from the demons of Conjure Lesser Demons?

The Conjure Lesser Demons spell states: The demons attack the nearest non-demons to the best of their ability. As part of casting the spell, you can scribe a circle on the ground with the blood ...
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What does the Catapult spell's Dex saving throw do?

The object flies in a straight line up to 90 feet in a direction you choose before falling to the ground, stopping early if it impacts against a solid surface. If the object would strike a ...
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Can a cantrip be cast using a higher level slot?

Specifically, I'm thinking Shocking Grasp as L1, to trigger Heart of the Storm (Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide): […] whenever you start casting a spell of 1st level or higher that deals lightning ...
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Do Shillelagh and Sacred Weapon stack?

I am playing a level six warlock/paladin. I took Pact of Tome and picked up shillelagh, and I took Oath of Devotion for sacred weapon. If I am understanding this correctly, with my charisma of 20 my ...
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Does “Spare the Dying” eat up a Warlock cantrip slot?

The Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide, for the Undying Otherworldly (Warlock) Patron, on page 139 explicitly says Starting at 1st level, you learn the Spare the Dying cantrip, which counts as a ...
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Does a healing spell after Beacon of Hope deal maximum healing?

Beacon of Hope is a concentration spell. Say a cleric casts it one turn and then decides to use Cure Wounds on their next turn. Cure Wounds would break concentration on the spell, thereby ending ...
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How would Water Whip interact with Wall of Water?

Let’s say a Way of the Four Elements monk wants to use his Water Whip elemental discipline spell to grab an horrible sorcerer standing behind a Wall of Water (from the spell found in the Elemental ...
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Does the Compulsion spell affect as many creatures as desired?

The spell Compulsion says Creatures of your choice that you can see within range and that can hear you must make a Wisdom saving throw. <...> On a failed save, a target is affected by this ...
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What is the “nature” of a demiplane?

The 8th-level spell Demiplane lets one create a demiplane; further castings can re-connect to the same demiplane or to a new one. Additionally, if you know the nature and contents of a demiplane ...
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What 5e spells summon outsiders besides celestials, fey, and elementals?

I can't find Summon Monster. Are there any other spells that can summon Outsiders other than Celestials, Fey, and Elementals or is that it? Is it maybe a conjuration school wizard thing? (I did ...
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Do wizards need 24 consecutive hours to write a spell in the spellbook?

This answer talks about the 24 hours needed by a wizard to write a spell into a spellbook from a scroll or another spellbook, but I was wondering if that 24 hours needs to be consecutive. It doesn't ...
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How to use Silence effectively against spellcasters? [closed]

In our games, we've been finding the Silence spell to be relatively useless against spellcasters because they can just move out of the area of silence to do their casting. There doesn't seem to be a ...
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Is creating a Dimensional Plane possible in 5e without DM fiat?

I'd like to create a dimensional pocket inside my armored wagon. Duration should be permanent, but if that's not possible longer lasting is better. It would be fine if I have to refuel it every so ...
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Can I get trapped in my own Demiplane?

I've been looking at the 8th-level spell Demiplane: When the spell ends, the door disappears, and any creatures or objects inside the demiplane remain trapped there, as the door also disappears ...
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About church inquisitor caster level 3.5E

So me and my group just finished our first dungeon, and I play a cleric. I'm now at level 4, and I just upgraded to a prestige class that I fit, Church Inquisitor, because it seemed easy to acquire ...
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Can Create Water be used to create HOT water? [closed]

I'm playing a 3.5 Druid and I'm looking for ways to weaponize the Create Water spell. My first idea was to create a long, thin column of water some 100 ft above an enemy while Wildshaped in an avian ...
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Does Mirror Image stack with Blur?

If you have the effects of a Blur and a Mirror Image spell on you at the same, do your mirror images gain the 20% miss chance of Blur?
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Can you cast spells from a Ring of Spell Storing without breaking Invisibility?

My Wizard casts invisibility on himself and then would like to cast spells (ones that don't require attack rolls) from a Ring of Spell Storing. According to developers, using a magic item to cast a ...
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What happens to active spells on a black pudding when it splits?

Bob the wizard and his chums have encountered a black pudding and Bob has cast Slow on it to give him some time to run for it. However, helpfully, the next round the parties tank, Kevin the Barbarian, ...
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Is it possible to use a spell scroll with a spell that requires a reaction to cast?

The DMG contains spell scrolls (on page 200), with the following rule: If the spell is on your class's spell list, you can use an action to read the scroll and cast its spell without having to ...
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Is it possible to use a spell scroll with a spell that requires a bonus action to cast?

The DMG contains spell scrolls (on page 200), with the following rule: If the spell is on your class's spell list, you can use an action to read the scroll and cast its spell without having to ...
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Can mage hand be used to make Sleight of Hand checks?

The spell mage hand has no visual presence except that the affected object moves. Is it possible to employ the spell mage hand to make a Sleight of Hand skill check to take something unnoticed? Can an ...
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What happens to a permanent Greater Magic Fang if you lose your natural weapon?

For instance, a caster with access to permanency and Greater Magic Fang casts a permanent GMF (claw) on a weretiger while he is in tiger form. When the lycan shifts back to his human form (no longer ...
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Does Water Breathing let someone breathe under the surface of *any* liquid, or just ordinary water?

Setup: we have a fifth level full caster, a very large storage tank full to the brim with lamp oil, and a bunch of folks outside the tank who want the caster dead (perhaps they have swords and ...
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Casting a spell with a duration of instantaneous inside an antimagic field

Can you cast a spell with a duration of instantaneous inside a antimagic field? For example, a wizard casts prismatic sphere (center circle) Four wizards around it cast antimagic sphere outside ...
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Can I cast a spell and attack in the same turn?

Specifically I am asking as a level 1 Half-elf Bard. As far as I know he doesn't have any dual wielding capabilities yet, or anything that states he has a bonus action to attack. So I'm wondering if ...
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Do weapon enhancing spells let them hit incorporeal opponents?

So, a party of a Fighter, a Rogue, a Barbarian and a Wizard walks into a ghost city, and meets a hostile Joystealer (or a ghost, or some other incorporeal enemy). The party only has mundane and ...
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What happens if I empower a spell with limits?

In last session, out of panic, my magus used an empowered mirror image to protect himself. I rolled a 4 on the dice, +3 since I'm level 9, which totals 7 images, and the empower would bring that ...
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Can a character without arms cast spells with somatic components? [closed]

My DM and I have been having friendly arguments, and we recently came to what would happen if my character lost all their limbs. As a gnome beastmaster I said I would always sit on my mount and use ...
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Do Charm/Hold Person or psionic equivalents work on Lycanthropes?

Is a Lycanthrope affected by Charm/Hold person or similar psionic powers? I see that it has the Shapchanger subtype, but I don't know what that implies here. Does that mean a human infected with ...
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Beguiling Gift with Suits of Armor. Is there a way to make it work? What are the logistics of it?

Let's say that I want to inhibit a Mage for as long as possible by forcing them to don a suit of armor and then either wear it for the rest of the battle or waste even more time getting out of it. ...
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Is there any way to magically detect treasure long-distance?

Inspired by the recent news item about the Swiss farmer discovering a hoard of 4,000+ Roman coins, it seems reasonable that frontier residents of a fantasy world beset by invading Orcs, dragons, etc. ...
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How do you determine which beast appears during Conjure Animals?

According to the spell "Conjure Animals" on P225 of the PHB, the description states: "Choose one of the following options for what appears" (etc). Besides selecting one or more beasts based on the ...
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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 ...