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

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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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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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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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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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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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how do you level spells for the wizard?

My friends and I just bought the Starter Set and are having some trouble with spellcasting. This has made the game for our wizard a little unenjoyable because of our lack of knowledge. How do we ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which monsters fall within the 500-pound limit for Levitate?

Levitate has a 500 pound limit and provides a CON saving throw chance when used offensively, but there are few references to a creature's weight in the monster manual. I've mostly been working with ...
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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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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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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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What Benefits Does Bless Weapon Confer To a Projectile Weapon?

The spell description says (my bold emphasis) ... This transmutation makes a weapon strike true against evil foes. The weapon is treated as having a +1 enhancement bonus for the purpose of ...
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Does an Arcane Trickster's Invisible Mage Hand Conceal Objects It Carries?

I've been playing D&D 5e since it came out but this is my first time playing an Arcane Trickster. While thinking about some creative ways to use my invisible mage hand, I encountered something ...
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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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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 doesn'...
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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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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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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, ...
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How many spells does a Bard have at 20th level?

According to the bard grid they get 22 spells, but as a class feature they get to plunder 2 more spells from any class at 10, 14 and 18. So does that mean they have a total (at level 20) of 22 spells ...
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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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How to make a plant bomb?

We have a ranger and a druid in our party and entangle somehow is one of our favorite spells. Our encounters early in the campaign were often bandits etc. that were just charging at us so we solved a ...
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Is the “Locate Object” spell limited to 1000 feet for the alternate use or is it unlimited range?

The "Locate Object" spell says that you can locate an object that you are familiar with within 1,000 feet. Then it gives an alternate use that you can locate the closest object of a type, but doesn'...
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Does Silent Image Move On Its First Round?

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. Here is the text of ...
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When Silent Image Is Disbelieved, Is It Transparent?

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. Here is the text of ...
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When Starting at 3rd Level as a Sorcerer, Can I Have Four 2nd Level Spells? [duplicate]

If I start play with three levels of Sorcerer (allowing me four spells), must I choose spells as if I began at level 1, or can I choose any four spells? If I began at first level, I would have two ...
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Casting high level scroll spell by low level spell casters

I'm playing a 10th lvl cleric. I attempted to cast an 8th lvl Power Word Stun spell from a scroll that the DM gave me. When I attempted to cast it the DM said it does not automatically succeed ...
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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 Arcane Lock be cast on living material?

Examples of living material: wooden door in elven village that is a part of the living tree hell door made of living (demonic) flesh mimic in chest form ooze/tentacle/vine binding something (i.e. ...
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Does using an Instrument of the Bards impose disadvantage on the saving throws against Compulsion?

The bardic focus: When you use the instrument to cast a spell that causes targets to become charmed on a failed save, the targets have disadvantage on the saving throw. This effect applies ...
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Do charmed people realise they were charmed after the end of the spell?

If you cast charm or dominate person on a person in Pathfinder or D&D does the target know (s)he is being charmed? And if (s)he does, does (s)he know this during the effect or only after it?
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When during movement does Guardian Of Faith deal damage?

The Guardian of Faith spell states something like... A Large spectral guardian appears and hovers for the duration in an unoccupied space of your choice that you can see within range. The guardian ...
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Multiple protection spells (Good and Law and Evil and Chaos) at once?

I am GMing my first Pathfinder game and a player (a wizard) wants to make robes that offer Protection from Good and Law and Evil and Chaos (as the spells). That seems a bit OP to me. How would that ...