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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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You can only take a single bonus action each turn. However, Expeditious Retreat says that: When you cast this spell, and then as a bonus action on each of your turns until the spell ends, you can take the Dash action. This can be paraphrased as: When you cast this spell, you can take the Dash action. Then, as a bonus action on each of your turns ...


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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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This spell sends creatures into a magical slumber. Roll 5d8; the total is how many hit points of creatures this spell can affect. Creatures within 20 feet of a point you choose within range are affected in ascending order of their current hit points (ignoring unconscious creatures). Starting with the creature that has the lowest current hit points, each ...


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Working from the rules listed here it seems as though no. I'll run through my train of thought on this. As listed in Casting time: A spell that takes 1 round to cast is a full-round action. It comes into effect just before the beginning of your turn in the round after you began casting the spell. You then act normally after the spell is completed. When ...


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There is one - Warding Bond, a 2nd level spell available to all Clerics, and Paladins of the Oath of the Crown from Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide. While the target is within 60 feet of you, it gains a +1 bonus to AC and saving throws, and it has resistance to all damage. Also, each time it takes damage, you take the same amount of damage. ...


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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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Is it possible to target something worn/held by an unwilling creature with Prestidigitation? D&D 5e rules say what they mean and mean what they say. You instantaneously clean or soil an object no larger than 1 cubic foot. Doesn't put any limits or restrictions on the spell other than its volume. If so then does this proc a saving ...


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The cards are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, standard playing card size. Source: I measured one.


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No, nothing in the spell gives the caster choices about the berries. They're just archetypal berries (because that's what a category word like “berry” means when it's otherwise not specified), so they're small round fruits that fit in your hand, as implied by the spell's wording about them all appearing in your hand.


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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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Yes you can have it in your spellbook. You simply have to have access to the spell and make the requisite Spellcraft check. A wizard can also add a spell to her book whenever she encounters one on a magic scroll or in another wizard’s spellbook. No matter what the spell’s source, the wizard must first decipher the magical writing (see Arcane Magical ...


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There are several reasons for using Thunderwave over Poison Spray. Range: Thunderwave affects everyone within a 15 foot cube - this is potentially 9 creatures (more if there are some flying above or tunneling below). Poison Spray affects 1 creature. Damage Type: Some things are resistant or immune to different types of damage. Thunderwave is infinitely ...


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The spell doesn't affect already sleeping creatures at all. Strictly speaking, the spell doesn't target creatures, it targets an area; and affects or ignores creatures according to their current hitpoints and whether they're already unconscious. Creatures ... are affected in ascending order of their current hit points (ignoring unconscious creatures). ...


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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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This answer is a major departure from my previous answer, so I didn't want to just edit the other. In a tweet from Jeremy Crawford, he says: When a spell's description uses "enter" in relation to an AoE, the entering has to be voluntary only if the text says so. By itself, it seems to imply that moving the Moonbeam counts as "entering". But, in a ...


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The Pathfinder implementation is much better. Most cantrips and orisons are nearly worthless, while a few are regularly handy. Being able to use those few as much as you need to is much better than maybe having the option of using one of the ones that’s usually useless. So the Pathfinder version gives a more potent, useful effect than yours, and that ...


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When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 3rd level or higher, the damage increases by 1d8 for every two slot levels above 2nd. Spritual weapon is a 2nd level spell. The first part of this description is simply telling you the rules for casting it from a slot higher than it's level, i.e., third level or higher. Many spells have greater ...


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Yes, but only if the item hasn't been completely destroyed Mending, and Make Whole per the spell descriptions: The spell can repair a magic item, but the item’s magical abilities are not restored. This means that a magic item can be repaired by the spells, so long as it has it intact enough to still hold magic and continue to function. The rules for ...


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Your option 3 is correct. 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. Not "when the target is no longer under this effect" or "when the target no longer has Haste"; the condition for losing a turn is when the spell ends. So it doesn't matter that there are 2 spells ...


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Pg. 150/153 holds the answer. PHB pg. 150 A book might contain poetry, historical accounts, information pertaining to a particular field of lore, diagrams and notes on gnomish contraptions, or just about anything else that can be represented using text or pictures. A book of spells is a spellbook (described later in this section). And... PHB ...


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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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No and no. No: in plain English, the language of the authors of the PHB, a berry is a small, pulpy and often edible fruit. (Berry at WP, emphasis mine.) Just like berry, "small" is not a defined term (when applied to objects--ignore creature sizes for a moment, please). But to paraphrase Potter Stewart "I know it when I see it, and this melon is not ...


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No, you can't write the spells you know as a Bard into your spellbook. There are 2 ways (outside of levelling as a Wizard) that a Wizard can add spells to their spellbook. The first is by finding them: When you find a wizard spell of 1st level or higher, you can add it to your spellbook if it is of a spell level you can prepare and if you can spare ...


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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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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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Does damage resolve (waking a sleeping target) between each individual attack? The damage resolves on a per attack basis In the PHB between pages 193 and 194 is "Making an Attack" header, which specifies the order of an attack. Resolving the attack is when you deal damage. Chapter 9: Combat, Making An Attack: You make the attack roll. On a hit, ...


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There are currently 2 class features that allow you to cast an action spell with a bonus action: The Sorcerer's Quickened Spell metamagic, and the Oath of the Ancients Paladin's Elder Champion feature. There is 1 magic item that does the same thing: The Tome of the Stilled Tongue.


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GoodSirTheSir has a good response about the mechanics, but if this is something you really want to do then you can use RAW to make it work. Advantage and Disadvantage One of the biggest boons for this is that Advantage and Disadvantage do not stack, but instead cancel out. Basic rules p. 57: If circumstances cause a roll to have both advantage and ...



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