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

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Does the Ray of Sickness cause poison damage twice on a failed save?

The spell says: On a failed save, it is also poisoned until the end of your next turn. Does that mean the 2d8 poison damage reapplies on the following turn, or is that just a statement meaning ...
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How is a Magus' Spellstrike and Spell Combat affected by Silence?

This question was asked in another post that it was later edited out of. I'd like to re-post the RAW answer for future reference. The context was high-level melee combat where the the PC was going to ...
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Can magical spells damage objects?

Can magical spells actually damage objects? So something standalone, e.g. the pile of wood over there in the corner of the room? And on a character, e.g. the quarterstaff in a character hand? [I ...
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Can Goodberry be used to summon watermelons?

The description of the Goodberry spell states: Up to ten berries appear in your hand and are infused with magic for the duration. A creature can use its action to eat one berry. According to ...
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Can a mundane shield be used with Mage Armor?

Mage armor: You touch a willing creature who isn't wearing armor, and a protective magical force surrounds it until the spell ends. The target's base AC becomes 13 + its Dexterity modifier. ...
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How does the damage for Spiritual Weapon work?

The wording on this spell is a little confusing to me. At Higher Levels. When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the damage increases by 1d8 for every two slot levels ...
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Why would I want to use a Level 1 spell at higher levels if Cantrips are better? Or am I missing something?

At higher levels especially Level 17 (which is where most cantrips get their last upgrade) I noticed does a lot more damage than level 1 spell slots. For example Poison Spray compared to Thunderwave....
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How does the Cleric spell “Contagion” work?

In Dungeon World, the cleric gets the 5th level spell Contagion, which states: While this spell is ongoing a target you can see suffers from the disease of your choice and you take -1 to Cast a ...
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What are the drawbacks of a blind spellcaster?

I want to create a blind archmage villain, and I'm trying to find all the handicaps that his blinded condition would come with. My first impression is that "if you can see the target" spells are all ...
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Do spells that use splash weapon mechanics benefit from feats or features that affect splash weapons specifically?

Talking about some wizard spells in Pathfinder such as Brimstone and Amber Globes that are considered splash weapons according to their descriptions. Then, I'm wondering if they also benefit from ...
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Houserule: All cantrips/orisons on spell list cast spontaneously, limited per day. Broken?

I'm a new-ish 3.5/Pathfinder frankenstein-hybrid DM (CMB and CMD exist in my game, Death rules from Pathfinder, the rest is 3.5) and now I'm thinking about tweaking Level 0 spells. However I'm not ...
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What ways currently exist to cast a spell that normally requires an action as a Bonus Action?

Using all official 5th edition sources except Unearthed Arcana, what are the ways that I can cast a spell from my character's spell list that normally requires an Action, as a Bonus Action?
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Can I cast a spell as a ritual if I have it prepared from a class without Ritual casting?

For example, a paladin of the ancients learns the ritual spell Speak with animals as an oath spell and thus has it always prepared. If I multiclass as Wizard, I gain the ability to cast ritual spells ...
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Does the “Sleep” spell only affect creatures that are in range at the moment it is cast?

Based on this question (Can the sleep spell wake me up?) I had a question about the mechanics of the sleep spell. I don't currently play D&D, so I'm not too familiar with the rules. However, I ...
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How does Sleep interact with multiple attacks?

The Sleep spell states that: each creature affected by this spell falls unconscious until ... the sleeper takes damage How does this interact with abilities that grant multiple attacks? Does ...
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Can the sleep spell wake me up?

Does one notice being affected by the sleep spell? The reason I ask is because I want to ensure someone who is already asleep via natural means will not wake up for the next 60 seconds. To do so, I ...
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How will Touch of Slime react if it encounters Acid Resistance

I have a creature with acid resistance 5 and make a successful touch attack with Touch of Slime. What is happening? The description to the spell does not mention acid. They just talk about green ...
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Do multiple attacks get advantage for both attacks if the creature is under the effects of Faerie Fire?

My bard's first action (if possible) in combat is to cast Faerie Fire. In our last D&D session, I was quite successful (for a change) and 5 of the six creatures in my 15 ft cube failed their saves ...
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What happens to a weapon affected by enlarge person when dropped but attached with a weapon cord?

Suppose your character has their weapon out (bow/sword/doesn't matter) and has a weapon cord attached. You are then enlarged/reduced in size. You are somehow disarmed of the weapon. Since the weapon ...
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Is there a way around a vampire's Sunlight Hypersensitivity?

My d&d group decided to attack a group of vampires and I ended up getting bitten and becoming a vampire. Apparently, there aren't any clerics that can cure me, so is there a way to diminish the ...
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Specifically: what does the difficult terrain created by Mold Earth look like?

In regards to this question the cantrip Mold Earth states: You choose a portion of dirt or stone that you can see within range and that fits within a 5-foot cube. If the dirt or stone you target ...
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Would it be unbalanced to allow lower-level undead creation spells to work on animals?

I have a friend planning to play a necromancer in an upcoming campaign, and he wanted to focus on non-humanoids (specifically, just animals) for his "army". However, upon looking at the spell list, it ...
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How does raise dead affect a level 2 character?

One of the characters at our table died last night and we have the resources to raise him. The strange thing though is that by the reading of Raise Dead, he would come back, gain two permanent ...
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If the Cordon of arrows spell is cast and the target is within range when it's cast would it activate when they move?

For context: the target was invisible and near death. So we cast spike growth on the entrance with her in it and followed it up with a cordon of arrows. Basically target became visible and as it's ...
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Would the “general nature of a trap” be its category?

The Find Traps spell says: You don’t learn the location of each trap, but you do learn the general nature of the danger posed by a trap you sense. Would that mean you know the category or type ...
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Does the spell blink work after you get knocked unconscious?

We are fighting a shadow witch and our wizard casted blink at the start of the encounter. Would she still go to the ethereal plane even though she's unconscious? (not too brag but I'm personally ...
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Would a creature be able to see through a Wall of Thorns spell?

A lot of arguments tonight in this session, one of them about what a huge crocodile can see from inside of a wall of thorns a druid just cast. Would the huge crocodile see a PC behind the wall or ...
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Is there a spell or potion that allows you to rest immediately?

Is there a spell or potion in Pathfinder which allows characters to rest immediately, i.e., have their daily spells and abilities which were used up available again? My googling hasn't found anything,...
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Does magic missile hit silent image's illusory creature?

Magic missile says: You create three glowing darts of magical force. Each dart hits a creature of your choice that you can see within range. Silent image says: You create the image of an ...
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Is there “flavor text” in D&D 5e spells?

Is there any evidence, in the rules or from developer comments, that parts of the description of a D&D 5e spell is “only flavor text” and should be ignored for determining what happens in-game? ...
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Do AC bonuses from spells stack with AC from equipment?

For classes like the Bloodrager that can wear armor and shields and cast arcane spells: Does the armor bonus to AC from the Mage Armor spell stack with the armor bonus to AC from an actual armor ...
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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 thoughts....
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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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Does the D4 from Bless go away after it's used?

Bless states that whenever a blessed character makes an action of a certain type, they add 1d4 to that roll. If a character were to use the 1d4 granted to them by this to attack, would that 1d4 be ...
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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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Can a caster cut themselves to trigger Green-Flame Blade?

The spell Green-Flame Blade states: 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 ...
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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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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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Can you use Minor Illusion to create an illusion of a working mirror, i.e. with reflection? [closed]

Can you use Minor Illusion to create an illusion of a working mirror, i.e. with a working reflection?
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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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Dissonant Whispers: For how long does a creature run/stay away after a failed save?

I'm playing a Bard in a 5E campaign. One of my most useful spells has been Dissonant Whispers. It's saved the party quite a few times but the question has come up and I've not found any answers in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?