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

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Does Forcecage automatically trap a creature in its area?

Force cage is a spell that allows you to create An immobile, invisible, cube-shaped prison composed of magical force springs into existence around an area you choose within range pg. 243 PHB ...
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Is Green Flame Blade supposed to ignore AC on the second target?

The secondary damage on Green Flame Blade makes no mention of requiring a saving throw (like a DEX save) or a melee spell attack. Does this mean that the secondary damage from GFB can be used to ...
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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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What do “class levels” and “class features” mean in the Magic Jar spell?

I am not sure what the description of Magic Jar means by “class levels” and “class features”: […] Once you possess a creature’s body, you control it. Your game statistics are replaced by the ...
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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 the Alarm spell trigger if creature is on the ethereal plane?

Does the Alarm spell trigger if creature is on the ethereal plane? The Alarm spell doesn't have a clause to say otherwise, but other magic doesn't cause damage effects on the ethereal plane unless ...
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How does Slow affect round-long casting times?

The spell slow hobbles it's victims: Creatures affected by this spell are staggered and can take only a single move action or standard action each turn, but not both (nor may it take full-...
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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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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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Does Water Walk include ice as a terrain it affects?

Water Walk in DnD 3.5e specifies ice among the surfaces Water Walk lets you traverse as if it were solid ground, eliminating the difficult terrain penalties ice normally imposes: The transmuted ...
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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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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 an Unseen Servant be physically touched and manipulated?

The Unseen Servant spell creates ...an invisible, mindless, shapeless force... ...It has AC 10, 1 hit point, and a Strength of 2, and it can't attack. If it drops to 0 hit points, the spell ...
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Where can I find the “Destructive Smite” Paladin Spell?

In the Players handbook list of spells, one of the level 5 Paladin spells is "Destructive Smite", however I can't find the spell description? Where can I find the description of the spell?
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Is there any way to see through Darkness without removing it?

Simply put, the Shadow Monk gains the ability to cast Darkness, but I'm struggling to see a use for it except as concealment during an escape. Way of the Shadow monk receives Darkness (among a few ...
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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 do you show that a spell is prepared in Fantasy Grounds?

Fantasy grounds has the column header 'Preparation', but how can you display whether a spell is prepared or not? Do you use the 'use column'?
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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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How does Armor of Agathys interact with getting temporary hit points?

The spell Armor of Agathys states: You gain 5 temporary hit points for the duration. If a creature hits you with a melee attack while you have these hit points, the creature takes 5 cold damage. ...
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Do multiple castings of False Life stack?

The spell False Life gives you a small amount of temporary hit points. If you cast it multiple times, does the temporary HP stack?
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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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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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Can Wizards, Tome Warlocks, and those with the Ritual Caster feat use spells from each other's books?

How compatible are the spellbook used a Wizard, the ritual book of a character with the Ritual Caster feat, and the Book of Shadows used by a Pact of the Tome Warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets ...
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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 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 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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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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Really how good is Witch Bolt?

After reading the effect of Witch Bolt from the D&D PH, It really seemed to me like an insanely powerful spell, especially when cast at 2nd level or higher. I have had no experience with the ...
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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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What are the limits of the spell Mending?

Background: One of my players is a Cleric who knows Mending. They've used it in various inventive ways, which is good. But it also gets used to easily circumvent various problems I've tried to throw ...
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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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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 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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A way to water-proof equipment on short notice

So, our 3.5 party is about to make a quick dive to the next story location, and just before that, our Bard remembers that he don't want to get his lute wet since it would damage the instrument. Then, ...
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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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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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Are there limits or costs to Wishing forever for ability score increases?

Are there any drawbacks to using a wish spell to increase ability scores? If not then what would stop players from just using wish repeatedly and raising their ability scores to 30? I'm just getting ...
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What does “… when it enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there” mean

From When do you roll the damage for Cloud of Daggers?, it was suggested that some comments be made into a Q&A. So: From the Cloud of Daggers spell (others have similar wording) You fill the ...
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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/...