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

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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 ...
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Can a multi-class spellcaster have one thing be two different focuses?

In my group, I have a Cleric 1/ Bard 1 character. He bangs on his engraved shield (cleric focus) to turn it into a war drum (bard focus). What are the rules concerning if a player can have two ...
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How to attack an opponent's weapon with rusting grasp

The spell description says that you can make a melee touch attack against a weapon held by an enemy in order to affect it with the spell. However I can't find rules anywhere about making such an ...
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How Does One Investigate A Silent Image?

I love illusions, including Silent Image, but unfortunately I don't think it's always handled correctly. I'd like to clarify the RAW interpretation of this spell for this purpose, specifically when ...
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Does Invisibilty provide cover for the purpose of ending Witch Bolt?

So I have a Warlock using Witch Bolt. For the purpose of ending the spell, does Invisibility provide full cover? If not, doesn't this mean you can use the Witch Bolt to locate the invisible creature? ...
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Can a target under the influence of phantasmal force notice allies that are obscured by the spell?

Several months ago, I was in a session playing as a bard wanting to distract some bugbears while he snuck past. Understanding the goblinoid tongue, I heard one of them state he was starving. I used ...
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Spells attacks on Wizard Spells and saving throws [duplicate]

Sorry for the noob question but i am still learning So far i have been a level 3 wizard in one of the campaigns. Every time i use a damaging spell the DM tells me to roll for attack spell (to see if ...
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How big a monster can I Levitate?

Levitate has a 500 pound limit and provides a CON saving throw chance when used offensively, but there are few references to a creature's weight in the monster manual. I've mostly been working with ...
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How can I get the spell Shield for a Bard without losing BAB?

Recently we helped a friend in our group to convert his AD&D human bard to 3.5. That AD&D-bard had a good share of fighter levels so our friend wanted to get a character able to fight. We ...
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How does Mage Armor interact with Unarmored Defense?

If a character with the Unarmoured Defence class feature casts Mage Armour, what is their AC? Do they choose which 'base' AC they take, or do they stack somehow? Is there rules text that explains ...
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How viable is shrink item and massive projectiles?

I'm sure it's been done many times in many variations over the spell's history, but I'm having trouble finding any reasonably conclusive ruling or argument as to whether or not it should work. Is it ...
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Can I Summon Nature's Ally through a wall or floor?

The spell hasn't got a target, except maybe the grid you're placing the creature on. Does a grid position count as a target that you need line of sight to?
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Does casting Pyrotechnics on a Flaming Sphere end the Flaming Sphere early?

I read through Treatmonk's guide that the Flaming Sphere plus Pyrotechnics combo is good which, upon seeing the spells, it is. However, the part of Pyrotechnics that snuffs out the fire seems to ...
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Are the following valid Knock targets?

Potential targets: knotted rope tying up a PC continuous chain without a lock that is holding a chest shut (its a chain like would be normally viable but instead of having a lock holding it together ...
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Can mind manipulation override the “no suicide” clause of Geas?

My situation is as follows: One of my players wanted to force a creature to commit suicide by casting geas on it, with the suggestion for the creature to jump into a pit (which the party knew to be a ...
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How Many Arrows / Bolts Will Bless Weapon Affect?

The spell description says ... Individual arrows or bolts can be transmuted, but affected projectile weapons (such as bows) don't confer the benefit to the projectiles they shoot. ... but ...
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I picked the wrong spells as a wizard, how do I recover?

Being a newcomer to DnD (5e), I got invited to a campaign with some friends. It is my first time playing tabletop DnD. Video games like Neverwinter Nights was my only experience with DnD. I now ...
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How much can you carry using the fly spell?

A caster casts fly on himself. How much weight can he carry? The spell doesn't say. I am hoping for some rules-based guidance, but what has worked for you would be useful as well.
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Can PCs gain XP from “defeating” an enemy who actually just used Feign Death?

I have a NPC who, when is about to be killed, uses Feign Death just before it is killed. As the point is to trick the players, do they gain XP for its death or not? And if so, the full amount or less? ...
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Can a low-level wizard learn and cast higher-level spells?

Suppose you're starting with a level-1 Wizard with the universal arcane school and +5 in INT. The high modifier grants him extra slots, for example one 3rd-level spell slot. Suppose at the end of his ...
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How do Mythic Spells known interact with classes that can retrain spells known?

"To select a mythic spell, you must be able to cast the non-mythic version or have it on your list of spells known." If you don't know it and you can't cast it, then you can't select that spell. ...
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What does it take to qualify as an enemy of the target for an illusion spell?

This question is in respect to two other questions that have been raised here: Does a Silent Image Move on It's First Round? Can I use Silent Image as an Adjacent Enemy for Sneak Attack? Basically, ...
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Does a Cleric with high Wisdom get all their bonus spells?

How do bonus spells work? Bob is a Level 2 Cleric with a 16 Wisdom. The class table grants him the following spells per day [O:4] [L1:2+1] But his high casting stat grants him the following Bonus ...
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How to make a plant bomb?

We have a ranger and a druid in our party and entangle somehow is one of our favorite spells. Our encounters early in the campaign were often bandits etc. that were just charging at us so we solved a ...
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Is the “Locate Object” spell limited to 1000 feet for the alternate use or is it unlimited range?

The "Locate Object" spell says that you can locate an object that you are familiar with within 1,000 feet. Then it gives an alternate use that you can locate the closest object of a type, but ...
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How many spells does a Bard have at 20th level?

According to the bard grid they get 22 spells, but as a class feature they get to plunder 2 more spells from any class at 10, 14 and 18. So does that mean they have a total (at level 20) of 22 spells ...
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Does Silent Image Move On Its First Round?

I love illusions, including Silent Image, but unfortunately I don't think it's always handled correctly. I'd like to clarify the RAW interpretation of this spell for this purpose. Here is the text of ...
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Can I use Silent Image as an adjacent enemy for Sneak Attack?

Sneak attack says: You don't need advantage on the attack roll if another enemy of the target is within 5ft of it, that enemy isn't incapacitated, and you don't have disadvantage on the attack ...
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When Silent Image Is Disbelieved, Is It Transparent?

I love illusions, including Silent Image, but unfortunately I don't think it's always handled correctly. I'd like to clarify the RAW interpretation of this spell for this purpose. Here is the text of ...
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When Starting at 3rd Level as a Sorcerer, Can I Have Four 2nd Level Spells? [duplicate]

If I start play with three levels of Sorcerer (allowing me four spells), must I choose spells as if I began at level 1, or can I choose any four spells? If I began at first level, I would have two ...
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Casting high level scroll spell by low level spell casters

I'm playing a 10th lvl cleric. I attempted to cast an 8th lvl Power Word Stun spell from a scroll that the DM gave me. When I attempted to cast it the DM said it does not automatically succeed ...
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Does shillelagh require actual wooden weapons?

From the PHB Components: V, S, M (mistletoe, a shamrock leaf, and a club or quarterstaff) The wood of a club or quarterstaff you are holding is imbued with nature’s power. For the duration, ...
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Can one enter Leomund's Tiny Hut from below?

In a session today we were camped out in a Leomund's Tiny Hut and the DM determined that since it is described as a dome, the bad guys (Wraiths, so they are incorporeal) could enter the area from ...
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Can Arcane Lock be cast on living material?

Examples of living material: wooden door in elven village that is a part of the living tree hell door made of living (demonic) flesh mimic in chest form ooze/tentacle/vine binding something (i.e. ...
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How do I add the Guidance spell to Fantasy Grounds?

We've got our first 5e game coming up. I'm setting up my character sheet in Fantasy Grounds, and I'm trying to work out how to add the spells. In particular, I'm having trouble adding Guidance. ...
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Does using an Instrument of the Bards impose disadvantage on the saving throws against Compulsion?

The bardic focus: When you use the instrument to cast a spell that causes targets to become charmed on a failed save, the targets have disadvantage on the saving throw. This effect applies ...
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Multiple protection spells (Good and Law and Evil and Chaos) at once?

I am GMing my first Pathfinder game and a player (a wizard) wants to make robes that offer Protection from Good and Law and Evil and Chaos (as the spells). That seems a bit OP to me. How would that ...
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When during movement does Guardian Of Faith deal damage?

The Guardian of Faith spell states something like... A Large spectral guardian appears and hovers for the duration in an unoccupied space of your choice that you can see within range. The guardian ...
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Do charmed people realise they were charmed after the end of the spell?

If you cast charm or dominate person on a person in Pathfinder or D&D does the target know (s)he is being charmed? And if (s)he does, does (s)he know this during the effect or only after it?
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Can a Druid cast the spell Polymorph on themselves?

A thought occurred to me when I noticed that the Druid can learn the Polymorph spell and I came up with the idea of casting Polymorph on yourself to turn into beast with a challenge rating that ...
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Energy Immunity to Burning Blood

I am having an argument with one of my players about the effects of Burning Blood from the Spell Compendium and energy immunity. Specifically if a hypothetical creature has immunity/resistance enough ...