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

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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 ...
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Should an Aqueous Orb provide cover for a creature hiding behind it?

There's an Archer in my party, and I'm playing the party Wizard. It's likely going to come up that there will be a time when an enemy ends up behind the 10' diameter sphere of churning water made by ...
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What happens with lethargy when Haste is cast again on a creature before first cast runs out?

Haste states When the spell ends, the target can't move or take actions until after its next turn, as a wave of lethargy sweeps over it. However, let's say Character A cast Haste on Character B. ...
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Does Bestow Curse stack with itself in Pathfinder?

My players are about to fight Marsh Giants, which have the supernatural ability to cast Bestow Curse. I found this answer for 3.5, I wasn't sure if the same rules apply here. Can I curse my players ...
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Does Calm Emotions still allow a saving throw?

Old dragons can frighten you: Frightful Presence. Each creature of the dragon's choice that is within 120 feet of the dragon and aware of it must succeed on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or become ...
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Can a wizard brew a potion of a spell if the spell is higher than a level he can prepare?

I need clarification of the Brew Potion feat. As an example, can a 3rd level Wizard copy Heroism into their spellbook by making the appropriate Spellcraft check, even though Heroism is a 3rd level ...
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Does Pathfinder have a spell like Lesser Geas from 3.5?

I was wondering if there is an equivalent spell to Lesser Geas in Pathfinder, since I have not been able to find it. The purpose I need the spell for is binding. I just read a guide for binding that ...
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Does the “Incendiary Ring of Fireblazing” make Magic Missile a fire attack?

Does the Incendiary Ring of Fireblazing's ability to turn Basic Attacks into fire attacks change Magic Missile into a fire attack, as you can use it as a Ranged Basic Attack?
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Is it possible to swap charisma modifier to int or wis when binding outsiders as a wizard?

I want to build a demon-hunting wizard and just read through the rules for binding outsiders. Here I found: Once there, the outsider can pit its spell resistance as a check against the caster’s ...
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Can a Trap-the-Soul enspelled Gem be thrown at it's target?

The Paizo/Pathfinder Spell "Trap the Soul", has two possible triggers. Spell Completion: First, the spell can be completed by speaking its final word as a standard action as if you were casting a ...
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In 13th Age, are the Bard and Sorcerer spontaneous casters?

In 13th Age, casters know all the spells of their class, and have a number of slots determined by level. They can swap their spells every day or after every Full Heal-up. But they need to place that ...
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Can magic items be fixed using spells?

My DM has house rules saying that armor takes damage in combat and that armor is destroyed after being dealt sufficient damage. Because it's expensive to replace magic armor all the time, I wanted to ...
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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.