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

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What are the limits of Mage Hand Legerdemain?

I'm honestly shocked I couldn't find this, I swear I've seen it before and if I overlooked it and this is a duplicate, by all means tell me, but otherwise here it goes. We recently started a thief ...
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Casting a spell, but not using it immediately

Can you cast a spell but not actually use it (e.g. I cast shocking grasp but don't discharge it)? If so, how long would it stay "stored" in my hands?
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Does using material components in spells make D&D 5e more challenging?

In my campaigns we typically don't rely on material components, allowing casters to use any spells as long as they have the right spell slots available. My impression is that using components would be ...
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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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Can the cantrip Mold Earth create improvised cover?

the cantrip Mold Earth states: If you target an area of loose earth, you can instantaneously excavate it, move it along the ground, and deposit it up to 5 feet away. This movement doesn’t have ...
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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?
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Does the Epic Loremaster learn new spells if he attains a new level?

According to the SRD, about the Epic Loremaster: The epic loremaster’s caster level increases by 1 for each new loremaster level she attains. If she has more than one spellcasting class, she must ...
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When do a wizard's new spells appear after leveling?

My 5e D&D party is on an extended set of encounters in which we won't be in civilization for a while, and my DM and I have gone back and forth about the new spells my Wizard gains after leveling ...
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Do both targets of Green-Flame Blade (gained by the Arcana Domain) benefit from Potent Spellcasting?

Clerics with the Arcana domain get special powers: ARCANE INITIATE When you choose this domain at 1st level, you gain proficiency in the Arcana skill, and you gain two cantrips of your choice ...
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Does the Blink spell break grapples?

If I am grappling someone while I have the Blink spell activated, does that person travel with me or is the grapple broken?
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Can D&D 5th Edition Wizards prepare spells at multiple times throughout the day? [duplicate]

D&D 3.5 Wizards had the option to not prepare their maximum amount of spells at the start of the day. The "open slots" could be used to prepare spells, taking 15 minutes, providing less than 25% ...
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Echoing Spell, Spell Perfection and a second metamagic feat

Spell Perfection Pick one spell which you have the ability to cast. Whenever you cast that spell you may apply any one metamagic feat you have to that spell without affecting its level or casting ...
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Is spell level the same for all classes?

It seems to be that if a spell is a 4th-level X (wizard/sorcercer/etc) spell it is also a 4th-level Y (bard/warlock/etc) spell (provided both classes have it). Is that true? Are cantrips always ...
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Can Phantasmal Force knock and hold someone prone?

Spell language states: you create a phantasmal object, creature, or other visible phenomenon of your choice that is no larger than a 10-foot cube and that is perceivable only to the target ...
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Must a specialist wizard variant choose prohibited schools?

If using the Specialist wizard variant from Unearthed Arcana (page 59 in the book), does the wizard need to choose one or more prohibited school(s) of magic as they are already sacrificing their ...
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Haste, what do they mean with:“one weapon attack only”?

While making an Bladesinger Wizard I wondered if I would be able to use Booming Blade twice while hasted. Booming Blade: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack ...
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Casting multiple spells in a single round

In the PHB page 202 under the bonus action heading it states: You can't cast another spell during the same turn, except for a cantrip with a casting time of 1 action. This seems to state that if ...
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How does Shield work?

My friends and I just bought the D&D Starter Set. One of my friends decided to go for the wizard but we are currently having problems casting spells. In the basic rules it doesn't tell us ...
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How does true polymorph interact with class feature companions?

How does true polymorph work with the companion from the rangers beast master and warlocks pact of the chain class options? Beast Master Can it be true polymorphed into a large CR 1/4 creature? Can ...
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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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Known Spells slot choices for High Level Wizards *only* and how would it work [duplicate]

So researching spells known I understand the main concepts of Known spells for Wizards (No other classes). But if I was to create a Level 20 PC would I be allowed to choose the 44 spells I would be ...
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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 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, ...