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

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Does the feat Magical Training grant a spell list?

The benefit of the feat Magical Training says You can cast three 0-level arcane spells per day as either a sorcerer or wizard (your choice, so long as you have a score of at least 10 in the ...
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Is there any material about words and gestures for Verbal and Somatic components?

I think that casting a spell in-game is one of the actions more difficult to portray for the players. You can at most point your finger at your DM and pretend to scorching ray-him or say Shirak a-la ...
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How does spell slot progression work with multiclassing?

I don't understand how spell slot progression works with a multi-class character. For example, if I had a level 3 melee class, then decided to go multi-class caster, how does the spell slot ...
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Magic Vestment on Bracers of Armor?

The Bracers of Armor are described to "surround the wearer with invisible but tangible field of force", which essentially is an invisible suit of armor. My question is: Can Magic Vestment be cast on ...
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What would happen dumping a pound of pepper into a Gust of Wind blowing down a hallway full of bad guys? [closed]

I recently cast Gust of Wind on a narrow bridge full of bad guys. I later remembered that I was packing a one pound bag of pepper. So I was wondering, if I had kept the Gust of Wind running ...
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Where can I find the old post of “A Compilation of Useful Spell Lists” from the now deleted WoTC Forums?

I see that the WOTC forums are closed. I also see in Google, that it had an amazing list of spells sorted by all sorts of topics. I also see that EN world had a "save WOTC forum posts" in their forum ...
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Is Hunter's Mark damage magical for the purpose of overcoming damage resistance/immunity?

Ranger casts Hunter's Mark on a werewolf and shoots it with a mundane bow. Does the werewolf take the hunter's mark damage and ignore the piercing damage from the bow, or does it take no damage at ...
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How does Spell Immunity work against spells that are on different spell lists with different levels?

Based on Does a Heightened spell bypass Spell Immunity?, a follow-up. What happens if I pick "Dominate Person" as a spell? It's a 4th level Bard spell, but a 5th level Sorceror/Wizard spell. Do I get ...
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Does a Heightened spell bypass Spell Immunity?

Spell Immunity: The warded creature is immune to the effects of one specified spell for every four levels you have. The spells must be of 4th level or lower. The warded creature effectively has ...
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Can Green-Flame Blade take advantage of the whip's Reach property?

The spell "Green-Flame Blade" is listed as a cantrip, presumably for the Bladesinger Arcane tradition and has a range of 5ft. In addition, the components for the spell are V, M (weapon) The spell ...
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How does Vampiric Touch interact with Resistance/Vulnerability?

As a follow on from Can a Spell like Vampiric Touch drain life from a creature in 0 hp? If I use Vampiric Touch against a creature resistant or vulnerable to necrotic damage, what happens? How much ...
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Does Glitter Dust become invisible if you cast Invisibility afterwards?

If you are affected by glitter dust and then decide to become invisible, shouldn't the glitter dust become invisible and no longer outline the creature? The source of light still exists, and the light ...
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Can I use the Suggestion spell to force a creature to tell the truth?

The Suggestion spell description is the following: You suggest a course of activity (limited to a sentence or two) and magically influence a creature you can see within range that can hear and ...
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Is the Dweomerkeeper unacceptably powerful thanks to Supernatural Spell?

The Dweomerkeeper 3.5e prestige class (Complete Divine rulebook official web enhancement) provides multiple uses of "Supernatural Spell (Su)" per day as escalating benefits for class progression up to ...
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Utility Use of Tongue Tendrils

So, the Book of Vile Darkness have got some awesome, but a little bit evil, spells that do all kind of awesome stuff. One of those have caught my attention by being potentially wicked awesome AND ...
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Can I use Banishment to get inside the guts of a gargatuan monster?

The spell banishment says in part If the target is native to the plane of existence you’re on, you banish the target to a harmless demiplane. While there, the target is incapacitated. The target ...
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Do luck bonuses stack?

I know that usually you pick the highest value bonus of the same type, but I see a lot of D&D threads where people are stacking their luck bonuses. Let's say I cast Divine Favor (You gain a +1 ...
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What is the damage for a 5 pound stone from telekinetic volley?

How much damage would a 5 pound stone deal when used with telekinetic volley?
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Some in depth questions about the working of chill touch

Ive been reading the spell chill touch and I have some questions about it. So it grants me as many attacks as I have caster levels (or character levels?) for the spell. Targets creature or ...
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If there is a strong curse placed by a god, is it detectable by everyone with the detect magic spell?

A PC has a hereditary curse (originally inflicted on an ancestor) that means in a specific scenario the character dies instantly. The curse is coming from an evil god(dess) in Faerun. Can anyone ...
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Limitations of targeting of 'Friends' cantrip

The "Friends" cantrip (PHB pg 244) has a range of "self", but it also affects "one creature of your choice". Can this creature be one you can't see, such as one behind a door? This question: What ...
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How can Silent Image be used to obscure vision in combat in 5E?

In my party I have a warlock who is partial to illusion magic. At second level, he took the 'Misty Visions' invocation, with the intent of using Silent Image to keep the party shrouded in illusory fog ...
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Can you Eldritch Blast as a Readied action even though it's multiple attacks?

It has been already said that the eldritch blast is an attack with separate spell attack rolls on each beam The PHB states: You can direct the beams at the same target or at different ones. Make ...
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Methods of adding more touch spells to a Duskblade's spell list?

I want to play a duskblade, because their ability to channel touch range spells presents a way to use spells in melee combat. But their short list of spells (coupled with very few touch range damage ...
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Navigating through magical darkness

This issue came up when the party's warlock cast Hunger of Hadar upon some enemies. She argued that because they were within magical darkness, and blinded, that they should not be able to immediately ...
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Spell/Ability Summary Printouts for D&D 5th Ed [closed]

In 4th ed, WotC's character manager printed out character sheets with these awesome spell summary cards. They also had similar summary cards for monsters for the DM. I checked around the site, but ...
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Does Spiritual Weapon use my own action to attack during combat?

Does attacking with a spiritual weapon use up my own action in a turn? The wording of spiritual weapon in the 5e handbook is somewhat unclear to me. You create a floating, spectral weapon ...
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Can Call Lightning be used for the full 10 minutes while running away on a ship?

My Tempest Cleric will be on a ship voyage this week, if we get chased it would be nice to rain lightning bolts on the pursuers during the chase for the full duration of the spell (10 minutes). ...
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Can Destructive Wave be triggered on a ship by striking the deck or an open container of earth (“ground”)?

My 9th level Tempest Cleric is about to embark on a sea voyage to the ice sea. I realized that my new "Destructive Wave" spell requires that "You strike the ground" to trigger it. Is there a way to ...
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Is there anyway 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 to help escaping. Way of the Shadow monk receives Darkness (among a few other spells) and ...
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Do you get all the natural attacks of a form when using Beast Shape?

When casting the Beast Shape spell (or II or III), NOT wild shape, do you get all of the chosen forms natural attacks? Do you get access to special attacks that are based on that forms anatomy? I'm ...
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How does the eldritch invocation “Repelling blast” affect a bigger creature?

I'm am currently playing as Melkor, a young warlock who use his eldrith blast pretty much in every fight. Since Melkor is level 7, he has access to 4 eldritch invocations. One of them is Repelling ...
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Do I get my proficiency bonus with Shillelagh?

I am considering picking up the Shillelagh cantrip as part of my book of shadows pact boon as a level 3 Warlock. The spell description states that I get to use my spell casting modifier (Cha + 3) ...
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How do you handle the casting of a fireball in a corridor or a small room?

The fireball spell is clearly described as a sphere with a 20' radius. In most case, that is applied at ground level since that's where most creatures are. We can actually see an example of such in ...
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Do you fall through the floor when you cast Prismatic Sphere?

Prismatic Sphere functions in Pathfinder like Prismatic Wall. Underneath Prismatic Wall it states that the 7th (violet) layer of the sphere/wall has the following effect: "Energy field destroys all ...
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Is Shapechange useful?

Shapechange is a 9th level spell that seems to be next to useless. You can't turn into a melee creature due to the spell being concentration, causing you to drop the form. Spells/abilities can't be ...
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While sailing can Gust of Wind be used to speed up your boat?

We are about to sail to arctic seas to check out a boat that has been attacked. I am trying to figure out an escape if we get attacked. What I am wondering is: if my cleric is in the back of the boat ...
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How many times can a Teleport Circle be activated without a Permanency spell?

I know that the Pathfinder version of this spell can be made permanent and lasts 10 minutes per level, but how many times can it be activated before rendered inert? For instance, if a high level ...
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Why would I ever cast True Strike?

One of my players has complained several times that True Strike is a useless spell. The effect of True Strike is: On your next turn, you gain advantage on your first attack roll against the ...
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Can a creature in a maze spell do anything besides try to escape?

I have been looking over a lot of different Pathfinder spells to see how I could use them cleverly and found the spell maze, which banishes a target for 10 minutes. Can a creature (like the spell's ...
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Can you 'permanently' end up in the Ethereal plane using a Blink Spell?

With the Blink Spell in D&D 3.5, you constantly shift in at out of the Ethereal plane in a seemingly random fashion. You spend half the time of the duration in the ethereal plane, thus giving ...
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Do Saving Throws made for creatures include any modifiers?

I know that when casting a typical spell, unless otherwise specified you would cast the spell and figure its DC as 8 + (class specific) ability modifier + relevant proficiency modifier. My question ...
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If a body being possessed by a ghost is targeted by a charm spell, who gets affected?

Let's say a ghost possesses somebody and then the party wizard casts charm person on the body. Is the ghost affected by the charm, or is the body? And if the body is, does it limit the ghosts ability ...
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Can you choose to not pull with the Thorn Whip spell?

The 5E Druid spell Thorn Whip has a hit effect that pulls the target (Large or smaller) 10 feet, in addition to dealing piercing damage. I imagine this hit effect as the whip wrapping itself around ...
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Can a magus using spell combat use improved two weapon fighting with it?

Im working on a new character and have been reading up on some of the classes. I was reading the magus class and their spell combat ability. At 1st level, a magus learns to cast spells and wield ...
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What are the rules of a Spiritual Weapon occupying a square?

So we've run into this problem a few times with our D&D 5E group. The problem breaks down as such: We have a spectral weapon from our cleric, we've used an icon to represent it. The square that ...
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Would Suggestion trigger beguiling defenses, and if so what happens?

Considering Suggestion isn't technically a charm, but that those who are immune to charms are immune to its effects, does it logically follow that a Warlock could turn suggestion back on the caster? ...
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How much will Vampiric Touch heal if combined with Touch of Death?

I'm playing Death Domain cleric and they have channel divinity "Touch of Death" that deals extra necrotic dmg on melee attack. I was wondering if i combine it with Vampiric Touch, will I heal myself ...
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Can you perform a reaction to somebody else's reaction?

Imagine Wizard A tries to cast fireball. Wizard B casts Counterspell as a reaction to try to nullify said fireball. Can Wizard C cast counterspell as a reaction to nullify Wizard B's counterspell? Can ...
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Casting Spells at close range as a Cleric

If I'm within 5 feet of an enemy, is my character still able to cast Sacred Flame on him or do I get disadvantage due to it being a ranged spell and not a touched based one?