Tag Info

New answers tagged

0

Actually it does not imply that it has any more intelligence, the only implication is that you can communicate with it in a meaningful fashion - "Your familiar acts independently of you, but it always obeys your commands.". If anything that's just a free "speak with that animal telepathically" spell. The actual intelligence score is the same as the form, ...


6

From Find Familiar (PHB p. 294) the familiar has the statistics of the chosen form, though it is a celestial, fey, or fiend (your choice) instead of a beast. They have the same Intelligence (and Wisdom, and Strength etc.) as the chosen form. The spell is explicit about what they can and cannot do. Specifically: It acts independently It obeys ...


-2

Veteran DM here. Id have to say I think it could be cast because: If it's your voice exactly, then it's some sort of telepathic magic that has completely translated your speech to the familiar in its exactness. At the end of the day, the spellcaster is not near the target of the healing spell, and I'd assume concentrating/targetting occurs on the wounded ...


1

I don't think the rules-as-written would allow it, because allowing logic to say "I can deliver this spell in a way that isn't explicitly specified" is usually broken. However, the idea makes sense to me, if I were GM'ing I might well decide that you can provided: The target is within 60 ft of you And can hear your familiar. That doesn't let you cast ...


1

The simplest answer is no because the rule says no, only flavor text vaguely indicates yes, and rules trump flavor text. D&D is a game, not a simulation of life in a fantasy world. The explanation of how the weave works is just flavor text and is merely an afterthought that makes the PHB somewhat more interesting to read. But the rule itself is what the ...


18

No. Consider that: Verbal (V) ...the particular combination of sounds, with specific pitch and resonance, sets the threads of magic in motion. If you can argue that this is ALL that is needed to cast a purely verbal spell, then anyone or anything with a mouth can cast it. Let's get more basic: suppose you don't have spell slots left to ...


4

I would allow it, but "in range" is iffy For me the primary question here is what does "in range" mean, exactly? Does the target have to be in range of you (the caster), or the place that your voice happens to be coming from, when those are not the same place? The definition of "range" in the PHB does not say anywhere what the distance is measured from, ...


7

No, you can't do verbal spellcasting through your familiar. From Find Familiar's last paragraph (PHB p240) we see you're granted permission only to "deliver" touch spells through your familiar, but you're not granted permission to do any other spellcasting through them (nor does the familiar itself cast the touch spell): Finally, when you cast a spell ...


-1

Yes, you can indeed cast the spell. The prerequisites are met by satisfying all of the conditions. First off, the prerequisite of your familiar being able to cast a spell is covered adequately by Find Familiar. The familiar uses it's reaction, and you use your attack roll. This means YOU are casting the spell while the familiar simply physically delivers ...



Top 50 recent answers are included