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It looks like your real question is can a spellcaster use Eschew Materials to create undead without having a corpse handy? The answer to that question is no. Animate Dead Components V, S, M (an onyx gem worth at least 25 gp per Hit Die of the undead) Targets one or more corpses touched - Create Undead Components V, S, M (a clay pot ...


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A planet is a location, not an object The rules (DMG, p.246) have this to say about what an object is: For the purpose of these rules, an object is a discrete, inanimate item like a window, door, sword, book, table, chair, or stone, not a building or a vehicle that is composed of many other objects. The Earth is composed of all sorts of components. ...


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Things that end Concentration, as per page 203 of the PHB: Casting another spell that requires concentration. Failing the constitution saving throw when you take damage. Being incapacitated or killed. Environmental phenomena, at the DMs discretion. Note that the rules don't say that just 'casting a spell' breaks concentration, only "casting ...


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Magical Secrets lets you choose spells of a level you can cast. By 10th level a bard can cast 5th level spells. Banishing Smite and Destructive Wave are both 5th level spells... There's nothing stopping you from choosing these spells.


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It can have only one sanctuary designated at a time, because the spell provides no method of choosing between sanctuaries. In fact, read as a whole, it becomes clear that designating a (one) sanctuary ahead of time is how you choose where you go when the spell is cast again later. So you can't use this to create an intercontinental travel network. … At ...


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I think "yes." But I don't think it's very cut-and-dry, so let me explain my thinking. First, let's look at the "higher level clause" of Enhance Ability: When you cast this spell using a slot of 3rd level or higher, you can target one additional creature for each slot level above 2nd. (PHB p.237) Okay, we can target more creatures. So let's go back to ...


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A cleric doesn't gain early access to his domain spells The spell deeper darkness is a 3rd-level spell for a cleric, even if the cleric has the Darkness domain. (In a domain's entry after Domain Spells the 1st, 2nd, and so on aren't the cleric's level but the spell's level.) A cleric must be at least level 5 to prepare deeper darkness, and the cleric must ...


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The spell does what it says it does, and the condition (Grappled) does what it says it does. Victor is flung 10'. The spell moves Victor 10'. Clear enough. Unless something would stop that movement. The condition doesn't cause Victor to be immobile, it reduces his speed to 0'. He's not nailed to the floor or encased in carbonite, it's just hard for him to ...


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No, a wizard cannot add raise dead to his spellbook as the spell is not on the wizard's spell list. The text states that it doesn't need to be in your spellbook to clarify any confusion on whether or not you need it in your spellbook or not.


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It is possible for a wizard to get every spell on the Wizard list into their spellbook. It takes time, money, being of an appropriate level, and some scavenger-hunting. This, historically, is the defining feature of the wizard: the breadth of magic they (might) access. Of course, "spells prepared" is a different thing....


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A spell's target is different from a spell's material components, so trying to use the feat Eschew Materials to bypass needing a corpse as the target of the spell animate dead, for example, is beyond the feat's scope (as is using the feat to bypass animate dead's onyx material component, by the way). To be clear, the feat Eschew Materials only obviates ...


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Maybe. The Mummy would definitely see the illusion and believe it real, as any other creature would. So in that respects it would "affect" the mummy. "Would it 'distract or slow the mummy' the mummy?" And the answer to that is "Maybe." Not Mindless Mummies, unlike zombies, aren't just killing machines. They can (but rarely do) speak, and while they are ...


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Yes In your scenario, you will be safely returned to your own body while the possessed creature will die. Let's break down what happens to each creature when the container is destroyed while being more than 100 feet away from both creatures. The original caster If the container is destroyed or the spell ends, your soul immediately returns to your ...


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The entryway must be closed, it cannot be open. The adjective "closed" in the description refers to the entire collection of things, "a closed door, a closed window, a closed gate" etc.


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Of course it would! Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real! Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling People seem to have a strange little switch that makes them think that if a spell is from the illusion school somehow that means it doesn't do what it ...


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'Gnoll' is a race, so unless Rage is specifically called out as a class feature, it would not be included in the above description so you would get it. A class feature is a feature you get from your class. This would include spells from a Wizard, extra attacks from a Fighter, sneak-attack from a Rogue, etc. Abilities that a possessed creature would get as ...


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Nothing prevents plane shifting to an arbitrary pocket dimension except acquiring the appropriate material component: “a forked, metal rod worth at least 250 gp, attuned to a particular plane of existence”. Getting or tuning the the fork to match an unknown (and possibly unknowable) plane is either a prohibitive challenge or a potential adventure arc. The ...


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No. Cantrips are spells, just like any other spell. There are 2 differences between a Cantrip and any other spell that has a level of 1 or higher: Cantrips do not use up a spell slot Cantrips can be cast on the same turn that a spell is cast using a bonus action Cantrips still have casting times denoted just like other spells. For Firebolt Firebolt ...


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Mystic shield doesn’t say it makes the weapon nonmagical, just that it negates the enhancement bonuses and special properties for attacks against the target. It’s still magical, so starmantle can do nothing to it. Actually, for that matter, antimagic field still doesn’t let starmantle destroy magic weapons; they are still magic weapons, even if their magic ...


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The sarcastic answer would be that, if you create it yourself, it's free. That said, in general this should be a non-issue. Both the Animate Dead and Create Undead spells, regardless of material components, require a corpse as the target of the spell. You cannot cast them at nothing, so Eschew Materials would not allow them to be cast without a corpse to ...


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The rules as written are fairly clear: it's more typically useful with the caster outside of the sphere. The sphere remains for the duration, and its area is lightly obscured. he sphere’s area is difficult terrain. When the area appears, each creature in it must make a Constitution saving throw. No exception is given for the caster. The caster ...


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Plant Growth There are two possible uses. If you cast this spell using 1 Action, ... all normal plants in a 100-foot radius become thick and overgrown. A creature moving through the area must spend 4 feet of movement for every 1 foot it moves..." Land's Stride "...moving through nonmagical difficult terrain costs you no extra movement. You can ...


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Rules as Written, No Flame Blade has a specific action that uses a melee spell attack. It is not an attack action. An attack of opportunity only requires a melee attack, not the attack action, so that does not immediately disqualify it. What disqualifies it is that the spell specifically requires an action to use (a reaction is not an action). The blade is ...


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You lose concentration on a spell if you cast another spell that requires concentration. You can’t concentrate on two spells at once. If the spell does not require concentration it doesn't end the first spell.


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RAI, I would say the grapple is broken. The rules specifically say that the condition ends when a creature is moved by Thunderwave, but also in-universe, I'd imagine that Gary is focusing more on staying upright and not being affected by the spell than maintaining his grapple on Victor. However, as a DM I would get Gary to roll a check (likely Strength) ...


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You can add it after the roll, but not after someone else uses a reaction to respond to the result of the roll (i.e., because the roll indicated a hit and that result was declared): You can use this maneuver before or after making the attack roll, but before any effects of the attack are applied. The attack's success causing someone else to choose to ...


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Does this mean that the secondary damage from GFB can be used to circumvent a target's AC and save mechanics? Yes. If you successfully hit the first creature, the second creature's AC and Dex doesn't matter. How is it possible that this loophole was ever allowed? Not a loophole, it is how the spell works. Is this comparable to other attack ...


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It isn't explicitly stated that a bard needs to play their instrument to use it, no, and if you wanted to leave it at the exact letter of the rules, that would be your answer. However, you already know that, and so I assume that the question is not whether it is explicitly stated, but if it is implicitly stated that a bard must play. The answer would appear ...


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Choose one of the following effects; the target gains that effect until the spell ends. The spell description says that at higher levels you choose another target, but it does not say anything about choosing another effect. In my opinion, at higher levels the spell becomes Choose one of the following effects; the targets gain that effect until the ...


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From the Sage Advice Compendium including rules on the DM (not the player) deciding what is summoned with a Summon X spell, and dispelling such effects once created: "...Whenever you wonder whether a spell’s effects can be dispelled or suspended, you need to answer one question: is the spell’s duration instantaneous? If the answer is yes, there is ...



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