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What you're looking for is the definition of the Casting Time entry in a spell's description, on page 129 of the Player's Handbook. (Segments are from AD&D 1st edition and aren't relevant if you're playing AD&D 2nd edition.) The relevant part on that page is: If only a number is given, the casting time is added to the caster's initiative die ...


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Being on the Paladin spell list means that the spell is available, and the Paladin can prepare this spell. Since Banishment is an oath spell, Vengeance Paladins always have this spell prepared. Refer the Oath Spells section on page 85: ... Once you gain access to an oath spell, you always have it prepared. Oath spells don't count against the number of ...


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From the free Skull & Shackles Player's Guide. Repairing a Ship The fastest and easiest way to repair a ship is with spells. Mending is not powerful enough to meaningfully affect an object as large as a ship, but make whole affects a ship as if it were a construct, repairing 1d6 points of damage per level. So there's that. Other than ...


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Yes it would, ...probably. A lich Rejuvenation ability is triggered when the lich is destroyed. The petrification condition states that a petrified creature is incapacitated and transformed to stone, but not destroyed. So, if you manage to petrify a lich, it will become a (very ugly) statue until it is de-stoned... or someone smashes it into pieces. You'll ...


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Using Twinned Spell only uses one spell slot. This is because you are not casting two spells, rather you are making a single spell hit more than one target. "...target a second creature in range with the same spell..." However, it's worth noting that you can't cast Fireball with Twinned Spell. Quote from PHB page 102 (emphasis mine) Twinned ...


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Well, there's shield, of course, as well as the brooch of shielding. Lesser globe of invulnerability works (as does similar spells), as does an antimagic field, the spell Nightshield (Spell Conpendium 3.5), Spell turning is an option 2 I think . You can counterspell it with magic missile or dispel magic. A ring of counterspells can be used by non-casters. ...


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You trigger the effect of this spell once. The next time you hit a creature with a ranged weapon attack before the spell ends, this spell creates a rain of thorns that sprouts from your ranged weapon or ammunition. Just as the spell text says, this will trigger the next time you hit a creature with a weapon attack. Not every time you hit a creature ...


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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 ...


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That is correct. As you quoted, each wizard's spellbook notation is unique, therefore you can't prepare spells from someone else's book. You must first copy the spell into your own book (deciphering the notation in the process), after which you can prepare it as normal.


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There are no limits to the amount of cantrips that you can cast. You could cast Prestidigitation to create hundreds of clay marbles to slip on in a bar, ghost sound to create every obtrusive sound that anyone could ever think of (Different amount of sounds based on your level due to ghost sounds low duration) or Acid ball to kill particularly annoying ...


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Spider Climb: No The spell spider climb specifically states that the target can climb "while leaving its hands free". Climb Speed: DM discretion Creatures like the Brown Bear naturally have a climb speed, meaning that when they climb, they move at the given speed (1 foot of climb speed per 1 foot climbed) instead of half speed (2 feet of walk speed per ...


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For this answer I will use Ensnaring strike as the target example. Is that strength save applied as soon as the target is hit, when it's the targets turn, or both? Definitely the first one The save is applied as soon as the target is hit. We can see from the description for Ensnaring strike (PHB 237, emphasis mine): The next time you hit a ...


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This is how Wizards prepare spells (PHB p. 114): You prepare the list of wizard spells that are available for you to cast. To do so, choose a number of wizard spells from your spellbook ... You can only prepare spells that are in your spellbook. You can't crib off someone else's notes! This is how you add spells to your spellbook (PHB p. 114): ...


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PHB p 204 Unless a spell has a perceptible effect, a creature might not know it was targeted by a spell at all. An effect like crackling lightning is obvious, but a more subtle effect, such as an attempt to read a creature’s thoughts, typically goes unnoticed, unless a spell says otherwise. So, yes, they remain unaware.


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Yes, lightning bolt affects everyone in its line of effect Creatures do not block line-of-effect, so areas extend through them A line area effect targets all squares (within the limits of its range and shape) to which the effect has line-of-effect. Magic Overview > Aiming a Spell > Area > Cone, Cylinder, Line, or Sphere A line-shaped spell shoots away ...


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Yes and no. There are two different things called "Web" in Pathfinder: the web ability and the web spell. If you're casting the web spell, you can't target a single creature. As the spell description states: These masses must be anchored to two or more solid and diametrically opposed points or else the web collapses upon itself and disappears. Web ...


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Dancing lights is a 0 level spell, with a useful effect similar to light. While there is another 0 level spell called Flare which does cause the dazzle condition, Flare does not provide any meaningful light. Since the spell as described doesn't say it causes the effect, then there's no desired effect.


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The rules actually do cover exhaustion via constant spellcasting, but only in a specific situation: if you're taking a move + a standard action every round, or else taking a double move or full round action every round. PFSRD: Walk: A walk represents unhurried but purposeful movement (3 miles per hour for an unencumbered adult human). A character ...


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It's instantaneous the way a fireball is instantaneous: the spell effect happens, hurts people, and then is gone. You cast the spell, taking a round to cast it. When it is complete, it has the effect in its description: you hit the target with a variable number of crows for X [fire/negative] damage per crow, with the number of crows being equal to the ...


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Yes that is correct. Disciple of Life Also starting at 1st level, your healing spells are more effective. Whenever you use a spell of 1st level or higher to restore hit points to a creature, the creature regains additional hit points equal to 2 + the spell's level. So if you cast cure wounds at 1st level you will regain 1d8 + Wis Mod (+3) + 2 + ...


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You seem to have misunderstood Twinned Spell slightly. It doesn't cause a second instance of the spell to target another viable creature within range; it causes the same instance of the spell to target two viable creatures within range instead of just one. The relevant section of Twinned Spell reads as follows (emphasis mine): ... you can spend a number ...


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No, they have not released any such information.


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TL;DR: Yes there's a difference but not a major one Spell scrolls (as you'd find in the treasure tables) are spells already prepared onto the scroll and contain some/all of the magic needed to cast them within them (which is why creating them is more than just copying things out of a book). The second passage you are quoting describes how wizards copy any ...


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Yes, if the mage casts sleep centred on herself, and there at no lower-HD creatures nearby which soak up the effect before it affects the mage, she will fall asleep. The spell effect doesn't come into being until the spell is complete, so the sleep spell's effect certainly won't prevent itself from coming into effect.


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No. Spells require line of effect in order to affect a target. If you are completely obscured from a character (ie. you have total cover) then you can't be hit by that character (exception being a Spread which can fold around corners, in which case the origin of the spread must be in line of effect to the caster). There are 3 main kinds of areas of effect ...


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Short answer: Yes you can, but it could get complicated Addressing the elements in reverse order: The Soul of a Warrior Trapped in a Toad's Body Can a character True Polymorph into itself as a means of reversing a True Polymorph someone permanently cast against them earlier? (ex: A warrior is permanently transformed into a toad. The party wizard ...


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Yes, every turn you delay the explosion you increase the damage by +1d6, up to the max of 10 turns, 12d6+10d6 = 22d6.


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From the target line of Mending: "Target one object of up to 1 lb./level" Any thing that weighs more than 1 lb./level is an invalid target, which is why mending wont work on your ship! But as mxyzplk points out, the player guide suggests the spell Make Whole. The spell certainly has a larger target, with a target of "one object of up to 10 cu. ft./level ...


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Normally I'd say that this kind of use is a stretch, but in this case I'd say it works, for one very critical reason: you, the DM, are on board with this. In my own game I would rule against it: a glyph on a surface is measured in feet in the spell's description, and regardless of it being vague otherwise, I would feel quite within my responsibility as the ...


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Lightning Bolt is has an area of effect; 'line'. From the CRB chapter on Magic: A line-shaped spell shoots away from you in a line in the direction you designate. It starts from any corner of your square and extends to the limit of its range or until it strikes a barrier that blocks line of effect. A line-shaped spell affects all creatures in squares ...



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