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

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Would a mummy (undead) react to a minor illusion?

In our present campaign we were fighting mummies. A character (Bard) wanted to cast minor illusion to distract or slow the mummy with an illusion of fire. Would this affect a mummy?
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If a caster uses a higher level slot for Enhance Ability, can they specify different effects for different targets?

If a caster uses a higher level slot for Enhance Ability, can they specify different effects for different targets? Example: target one gets a Bear's Endurance, and target two gets a Bull's Strength.
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What does an Unseen Servant roll for skill checks?

Let's say that Lazarus the Lazy is an eighth level wizard. He is too lazy to wash his dishes, so he simply uses them once and throws them out every day. Each night before bed, he summons an Unseen ...
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Can a spellcaster anticipate that the duration of a spell he's concentrating on is about to end?

For example, when a wizard casts invisibility, that target is invisible until they attack or after the duration of an one hour. Say a player wants to explore for 59 minutes, then duck into an alley as ...
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Is the sky a naturally occurring terrain?

This question is in regards to the effect of Hallucinatory Terrain which states: You make natural terrain in a 150-foot cube in range look, sound, and smell like some other sort of natural terrain....
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What is the maximum number of Simulacra I can have?

Simulacrum seems like a very powerful spell. I'm assuming from this part of the description: Otherwise, the illusion uses all the statistics of the creature it duplicates that the duplicate gets ...
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Can you farm your clones for “your” body parts?

In Pathfinder, there is the spell Spherescry that requires you to use a part of yourself as a catalyst ingredient for the sensor (at least a digit). So, If the spellcaster prepared a Clone beforehand, ...
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How many divination spells are scrying?

I saw in the Pathfinder core rule book that there are specific spells called Scrying Spells, which allow the character to observe something as if they were there. However, there are just three of such ...
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Can a mindless creature count as a willing target?

Can a mindless construct (let's say it was given motion by Animate Objects) or other mindless creature count as a willing creature for the purpose of spell effects and targeting? Let's say, for ...
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Does Superior Summoning still add 1 if you roll a 1?

When using Summon Nature's Ally X or Summon Monster X to summon creatures of a lower level (1d3 creatures of one level lower), does Superior Summoning still provide an extra creature if you roll a 1?
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Can a Precision Attack be added to an attack roll after an enemy uses Shield as a reaction to that attack roll?

Can The battle master maneuver Precision Attack be used after his enemy casts the shield spell as a reaction to the battle master's initial die roll? This happened during a game. It didn't occur to me ...
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Would allowing a cantrip cast as a bonus action to be used on the same turn as a non-cantrip cast as an action break the game?

In my group I was planning on making some house rule changes to the section on bonus action spells, as I'm not a fan of how it's currently written. I'd prefer the normal action(spell) + bonus action(...
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How would dispelling 390 spells on a single creature work?

So my wizard found out that her friend has been unwillingly enchanted with permanent contingency spells since a young age. The person responsible runs a store and pretended to be a normal person for a ...
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Can you Plane Shift to a pocket dimension?

The spell Plane Shift allows a character to travel to different planes. RAW, is there any reason I can't use the spell to travel to the pocket dimensions, say the pocket dimension of my familiar?
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How does casting a cantrip work? Is it different than casting a regular spell?

I am a new DM. I do not understand how casting cantrips is supposed to work. For example: is a wizard able to cast Firebolt as an action and then, because Firebolt is a cantrip, cast it again as a ...
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Can you Enlarge/Reduce the planet you stand on?

I won't reprint the spell's text here, but the long and the short of it is that I don't see anything in the text of the spell that would prevent casting it on extremely big objects. The planet sits ...
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Does a bard have to play a musical instrument when using it as a spellcasting focus?

At my table I have ruled that 'to use as a spellcasting focus' does not imply 'to play'; since the sorcerer can simply point a wand, it seems like an undue burden that the bard should have to use both ...
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How much does a corpse cost?

I was looking over the core rules of Pathfinder, and found specifics in Eschew Materials stating that "you can cast any spell with a material cost of 1G or less without needing that component". As ...
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Can True Polymorph be used to create magic items?

The True Polymorph spell allows you to turn a creature into an object and if you concentrate on it for 1 hour it becomes permanent. The relevant text follows: Choose one creature or non-magical ...
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What happens when you target dispel magic over a summoned creature?

Regarding spells that summon more than one creature, like conjure animals, conjure woodland beings, etc. What happens when you cast dispel magic on one of the summoned creatures? Does the whole spell ...
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Warding Bond on Self through a Find Steed mount

Could I, as a paladin mounted on a mount summoned as per the Find Steed spell, cast Warding Bond so that I am granted the +1 to AC & Saving Throws and so that I get the resistance to damage and ...
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Does Insect Plague damage the caster if they're in the area of effect?

My wizard recently acquired a Staff of Swarming Insects, and I used its Insect Plague spell for the first time. I cast it with the resulting sphere of locusts centered around my character, essentially ...
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How do multiple buff spells apply to a single weapon?

I was looking through the core spells and found the Paladin Spell Holy Sword, which states specifically that it overpowers whatever magic spells or enhancements that are placed on it. While this is ...
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Does forced movement, as in Thunderwave, necessarily break a grapple?

Consider the situation with three characters: Gary the Grappler, Casey the Caster, and Victor the Victim. Gary has Victor grappled. Suddenly, Casey shows up to help Victor escape. He isn't strong ...
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Can I cast a no-concentration spell while concentrating on another?

Is it possible, while concentrating on one spell, to cast a different spell or cantrip that do not require concentration without losing that concentration?
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Can I have multiple sanctuaries with Word of Recall?

I read the spell and it doesn't seem to be limited by number of sanctuaries — rather only that it is a place dedicated to my chosen deity. You and up to five willing creatures within 5 feet of you ...
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Do non-instantaneous spells fail if the target becomes illegal later on in the spell's duration?

A wizard wants to sneak an apparatus of kwalish past a bunch of guards, and comes up with an ingenious plan - he wants to use polymorph any object to turn the apparatus into a small acorn. However, ...
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Can you use your bonus action to Dash on the same turn as you cast Expeditious Retreat?

Expeditious Retreat uses a bonus action to cast and grants you the ability to take the Dash action as a bonus action for as long as the spell lasts. So, can you use the Dash it grants you when cast ...
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Does Disciple of Life's extra healing apply to Vampiric Touch?

The sorclock I'm building (see cheese elsewhere) will be picking up a level of cleric, probably Life Domain. It looks like Vampiric Touch would interact with Disciple of Life to provide extra healing....
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How can tome warlocks “back up” ritual spells they have inscribed?

PHB hints that wizards may want to have a backup copy of their spellbook in case they lose it. Tome warlocks have a way to restore their Book of Shadows should they lose it, but it's not clear if ...
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Can a wizard use a 25gp book as a replacement spellbook?

Or must they use the 50gp spellbook? (PHB pg 150) RAW only, please.
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Can a multi-class Bard/Wizard write spells known from Bard, into Wizard spellbook?

Can a multi-class Bard/Wizard write spells known from their Bard class, into their wizard spellbook? e.g. they know the Comprehend Languages as a Bard spell, and want to write it directly into their ...
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Who can create copies of spells that can subsequently be copied into spellbooks, etc?

Character A finds a spell written on a wall and copies it. He takes the copy to character B who copies it into her spellbook or Book of Shadows for her future use. Assume the spell is one B can ...
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Protection against mind-affecting spells (low resources, high-level, low will save)

My character has failed a few critical Will saves in the last couple of encounters. All encounters are pretty tight, so losing one character makes them way more difficult, not to mention that fun ...
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Does Lightning Lure pull a creature toward you regardless of other circumstances?

Lightning Lure pulls a creature toward you: You create a lash of lightning energy that strikes at one creature of your choice that you can see within range. The target must succeed on a ...
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Lightning Lure / Falling Damage Question [duplicate]

So I'm playing a Variant Tiefling from the SCAG, and I took the Winged trait. I also took the Lightning Lure cantrip, so that I could combine LL's 1d8 lightning damage with the 1d6 bludgeoning damage ...
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How does undead anatomy work?

Here is the description of the undead anatomy spell: http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/u/undead-anatomy-i Here are the general rules about polymorph spells: http://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/...
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What size are the Gale Force 9 spellbook cards?

I'm intending to buy the cards and put them in a folder giving the feeling of being a spell book like this one: http://www.miniaturemarket.com/gf973904.html I can't figure out from any source if ...
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Targetting spells at illusions [duplicate]

How would things resolve when targeting a spell, like magic missile, at an illusory creature? For spells like Fireball, Lightning Bolt, etc. I think it's fairly clear the caster fires the spell off ...
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Wish for Instant Summons spell gives a sapphire? [duplicate]

Wish: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don’t need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly components. Instant Summons: ...
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Can the spell Creation make magic items? (Official rulings only)

Is there an official ruling or rule that determines whether the spell creation can be used to create a magic item? I'd like to know if any of the developers have posted a ruling about this, or ...
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Can a Tome warlock inscribe known spells into their Book of Shadows?

In 5e, can a Pact of the Tome warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation inscribe known ritual spells into their Book of Shadows? This is useful if permitted, as it allows Tome warlocks to ...
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Is there any way to share hit points with another ally?

I recall there was a spell which created a life link in previous editions, allowing us to take damage and share it with the group's players. Are there any similar spells in the 5th edition?
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Are there any specific rules about how to prepare spells in D&D 5e?

[This question is related to my Dwarven Cleric character.] In the Player's Handbook it says that all spells need to be prepared in advance before they can be used. I get that this is done while ...
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Can Prestidigitation soil someone's pants?

Assuming the pants in question are within 10 feet of the caster (20 if a sorcerer is using the distance metamagic on Prestidigitation for some reason) and the caster is targeting only a cubic foot ...
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Is there any way to change my realm of magic?

I am currently participating in a MERP campaign in which I play a 3rd level fighter.When I generated said Fighter I researched spellcasting. Fighters can only learn very low level spells and have to ...
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Do growing effects on creatures (such as Enlarge Person and Righteous Might) stack?

Actually nothing in the rules says anything about this, while anything affecting the size of weapons seems to not stack with other kinds of growing effects. It is mentioned for the Growing weapon ...
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Can a PF cleric create 9600 gallons of water a day? [duplicate]

It seems like cleric in PF can use unlimited times of 0-level spell a day. By a simple calculation, a level 1 cleric working for 8 hours a day can create 9600 gallons of water a day, by using the ...
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Can you cast an immediate action spell while you are casting a one round spell.

This came up on the /r/pathfinder_rpg subreddit, and it made me wonder, is it possible to cast an immediate action spell while you're casting a one round spell? The idea was that someone could begin ...
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How does encumbrance interact with Enlarge Person?

According to the Carry Capacity rules, an increase in size of one category grants a x2 multiplier to your carrying capacity, and a decrease in size reduces your capacity by half. When under the ...