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Extort a PC or NPC hero into giving a tissue sample. Clone the hero from the tissue sample, and go all Sith Emperor "turn to the dark side" yadda yadda yadda on the clone. Make sure the villainous clone gets some high-profile crime thereby ruining the hero's reputation. ... ? Profit!


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Deep Slumber is a 3rd level spell for witches, and Mythic Deep Slumber can do what you want with a Mythic Tier 5 Witch. Mythic Tiers are independent of level so you can certainly have a 14th level Witch with MT 5. Mythic Tiers are really powerful, however, so you might want to drop her level a bit or give the PC mythic tiers of their own in the course of ...


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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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This is the closest the CRB gets to commenting on your situation: "If you attempt to place your foe in a hazardous location, such as in a wall of fire or over a pit, the target receives a free attempt to break your grapple with a +4 bonus." So I would suggest it's fairly clear they can be in the hazardous area, while you aren't. RAI The same could ...


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The spell does exactly what it says: you can alter the appearance of structures, or add them where none are present. Creatures with truesight can see through the illusion to the terrain’s true form; however, all other elements of the illusion remain, so while the creature is aware of the illusion’s presence, the creature can still ...


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I would say you have it mostly correct in the first list you have. As for the penalties for charging while in "stealth" +20 from invisibility, - then -20 from running, as I would imagine that would superceed the penalty from moving above half speed.


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Object means object. A creature is not an object. A golden chalice is an object, a key is an object, etc.; a person is not an object. The answer is that you'll need to be very creative with minor illusion. I can imagine a David and Goliath type scenario in which the big bad guy is demanding you turn over some papers, or some-such, and the cunning bard ...


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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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You make the check v.s. every creature with SR, but you might (check with DM) only roll once. If you beat an individual creature, that creature is affected. If you don't, only that single creature is protected against the effects of the spell. Spell resistance applies if the resistant creature is within the spell's area. It protects the resistant ...


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As noted in its description it functions as shield other, giving it a duration of 1 hour/level (Dismissible).


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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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From http://www.d20srd.org/srd/magicItems/magicItemBasics.htm: Magic items produce spells or spell-like effects. RE1: They should be subject to SR same as the spell as if cast as normal. Fireball has SR=Yes so would be subject to it from a necklace of fireballs. The (next) item in a notational entry gives the caster level of the item, indicating ...


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Ask your DM The spell certainly could be read as allowing you to ignore them. I’ve never played with anyone who did read it that way, but I can definitely see it. Ultimately, freedom of movement’s claim that it frees you from all hindrances and allows you to always move freely no matter what, just cannot be literally true. That leads to you being ...


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Yes, spells which are already prepared beforehand are untouched by the preparation process, both arcane: Until he prepares spells from his spellbook, the only spells a wizard has available to cast are the ones that he already had prepared from the previous day and has not yet used. […] If a wizard already has spells prepared (from the previous day) that ...


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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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It is exactly proportional I draw this from the time-costs of deliberately preparing less than a full load. This assumes a minimum of 15 hours of preparation plus eight hours of uninterrupted rest. If the eight hours of rest is interrupted, they only have their spells from the previous day. From Preparing Wizard Spells: After resting, a wizard must ...


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There're at least two ways... The following let the barbarian actually rage using his own kind of rage more often than normal. "Whirling frenzy is otherwise identical to the standard barbarian rage" (UA 66), so these should work with that, too. The 2nd-level Drd spell blood frenzy [trans] (Spell Compendium 33) causes 1 touched creature to rage as if it ...


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If the BBEG is a god - nothing can prevent it doing what it wants, except possibly another god. This is one of the well known advantages of godhood. The sequence of events goes: upset a god -> die. For anything else Antimagic Field, 8th level Abjuration p. 213 PHB.


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Primary arms vs. secondary arms The wording appears to have been lifted from the original girallon’s blessing in Savage Species, despite the near-total overhaul of the spell. Originally, Savage Species defined within the context of the spell itself what primary and secondary arms meant: The new limbs can be confusing. In a stressful or demanding ...


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Officially, interrupting the 1-hour of meditation or study results in no spells prepared... Each of the classes you mention has no provision for partial preparation of spells. "Each cleric must choose a time when she must spend 1 hour each day in quiet contemplation or supplication to regain her daily allotment of spells." "A druid must spend 1 hour each ...


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There aren't many options left. Class levels and feats aside; other than scrolls with the Rage spell, magic items that would duplicate rage would be pretty expensive. A domain draught (Magic Item Compendium) of the Passion Domain would give you a rage once per day for a number of rounds equal to cleric level. You don't have a cleric level, so it would be ...


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Spells are calculated much the same way that Melee/Ranged weapon attacks are. However there are three differences that you need to take into account. Firstly, turn all Saving throws into Spell Attacks. The math is the same. So if a spell has a saving throw, flip it using the formula of d20 + caster_modifiers vs. 14 + monster_save. Then, it becomes the ...


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In the spells description it says that the image can be up to four ten foot squares, plus one more for each spell caster level the spells user has. The 'room' produced is a visual illusion that tricks certain senses as described; sound, smell and temperature. This is where the DM comes in as it doesn't mention affecting lighting (this also means depending ...


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From a strictly rules-as-written standpoint, this doesn't appear to work. Major image has no provision or ability to block line of effect, so deeper darkness would still prevail in the area… even though it does block line of sight, so the darkness outside the "room" would not be visible, the spell creates darkness everywhere line of effect allows it to. ...


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An elemental on its own would not show any aura. A summoned elemental would show the residue of its summoning, as a Conjuration aura, but if you went to the appropriate elemental plane (or otherwise encountered an elemental that had not been summoned), it has no aura because it is not a magical effect and it has no magical effects on it (or, if it does have ...


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Here's what detect magic itself says: Outsiders and elementals are not magical in themselves, but if they are summoned, the conjuration spell registers. So as long as the summoning spell lasts, the elemental (or the pool in which it hides) will appear to have conjuration magic in it. If the elemental had originated here, or walked through the portal, ...


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It depends on how much you care about the RAW. By RAW, you don't have the spell on your spell list. You can cast it spontaneously "as if it were on [your] spell list", which means that it isn't actually on your spell list. The RAW is pretty clear here: if a spell isn't on your list, you need UMD to cast it. However, it's a totally reasonable houserule to ...


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Yes, you must make a UMD check. The relevant text is this (emphasis added): At 1st level, a white mage can expend 1 point from her arcane reservoir to use one of her spell slots to cast a cure spell (any spell with "cure" in its name) from the cleric spell list as if it were on her spell list and prepared. It's never really on your spell list; you just ...


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Make a house rule early in the campaign The game doesn't cover this. I suggest picking one of the following. Reality is comprised of 5-ft. squares. The squares impose themselves on creatures and objects it contains. Using this model, the universe is a fixed background and everything moves independent of it. Thus, when a caster creates an effect targeting ...


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Can intelligent creatures with no language learn languages? For example, could the ice toad just sink a couple of skill points into the cross-class skill Speak Language and pick up Common? Could the ice toad then speak Common? Not entirely. An Ice toad that gains a skill rank can take a rank in Linguistics to Understand Common, but if they lack the ...


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No, they do not. Armor of Agathys reads as follows (emphasis mine): ...if a creature hits you while you have these hit points, the creature takes 5 cold damage. And mirror image: Each time a creature targets you with an attack during the spell's duration, roll a d20 to determine whether the attack instead targets one of your duplicates Mirror ...


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If you cast it on something that moves, it should move with it. Take the spell Light for example, you can cast it on the end of your wizard staff and use it like a torch. The light hovers around/sticks to the pole and moves with it. I would assume that Silent image works the same. If you make a Silent Image of a wall, and you cast it on the floor boards of ...


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I don't think the rules say anything about this, however, they also don't say anything about a spell moving with the rotation of the earth either. I think a good ruling would be to use frame of reference, that is, if you cast it in the air, near the airship, it would not move with the ship without your effort, but if you cast on the airship itself, it would. ...


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While Eldritch Blast is a potent attack ability in its own right, it is easy to build a Warlock that deals significantly more damage with his Pact Weapon in melee combat. Anyone who claims that melee is always inferior to Eldritch Blast is simply wrong. I previously asked a question regarding how to optimize a Strength-based Warlock that primarily uses ...


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Pretty much you just spam EB all the time. The warlock spell list is lame unless you make a deal with the literal devil, so your heavy hitter is always EB. Of course you can get creative in using EB ... example: I went with the Paladin8/Warlock12 build (Currently Paladin 4/Warlock4) and have the feats Warcaster and Polearm Mastery. This allows me to Pact ...


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The flaming sphere is only 5 feet wide. So on a grid with 5 foot squares it would effect a 3x3 area with the sphere in the middle. For ramming, the spell specifically says: If you ram the sphere into a creature, that creature must make the saving throw against the sphere’s damage, and the sphere stops moving this turn. This means you use your command ...


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Yes, the recent Sage Advice Rules Roundup includes an index of spells sorted alphabetically, by class, by level, and by school (starting on page 7).


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The spell seems to be written with the idea that the huge creature would take "waves of heat" damage on the caster's turn if the creature were in range of the "waves", and "passing through" damage on the creature's turn if they moved through the wall of fire. By a simple reading, the creature would take the "waves of heat" on your turn, and "passing through ...


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One, there is no such thing as an “antimagic barrier” – antimagic field does not block line of effect, it only suppresses magic inside of it. All magic can pass through an antimagic field to the opposite side of the field.1 The argument is that the effect of instantaneous Conjuration/Metacreativity (creation) spells/powers can exist inside the antimagic ...


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If a spell caster fails their spell resistance check (also known as a caster level check), a spell has no effect. For all intents and purposes their target is considered as completely immune to that effect until another spell is cast and a spell resistance check is passed. A spell resistance check is an in game mechanism reflecting a creatures natural ...


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In general, the SR-sensitive aspect of a spell is an all-or-none thing: the spell is either SR: Yes, or SR: No. Some spells do have a breakdown of some effects being one and some the other: these are typically listed with a “see text” notation that explains how it works. Ice storm is not one of the these spells, and so the fact that it is listed as an SR: ...


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Following the Pathfinder spell creation guidelines specified in the Ultimate Magic Handbook on page 138, a spell should emulate a spell effect of a level similar when being created. The spell with the closest description to the one you're looking for is the Suggestion spell, or the First level bard spell Beguiling Gift. If you're going to go ahead with the ...


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Beguiling Gift is pretty much exactly what you're looking for, although it is single target only. It's available to Bards and Witches.


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A creature doesn't know if it's affected by spell unless the spell says so; likewise, a creature doesn't know how a spell is affecting it unless the spell says so A creature can identify the spell prayer as the spell's being cast with a Spellcraft skill check (DC 18), and, if a creature also has a way to sense the spell prayer in the first place (e.g. the ...


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First of all, I'm going to assume you are looking for an in character answer, as it will be fairly obvious to the players right away that they have to subtract from their dice rolls instead of add. (And if it's not obvious to them, things are going to get really confusing.) But can a creature, in game, tell that they have been blessed with suck? Dice rolls ...


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Bonuses of the same type usually do not stack (from different sources). The only bonuses that do stack (alphabetically): Base Attack Bonus Circumstance Bonus Dodge Bonus Save Bonus (Bonus to saving throw, e.g. Rogue's Save Bonus against Poison) Synergy Bonus Unnamed Bonus Every other bonuses of the same type do not stack. Source: SRD DMG, p.21 Very ...


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No, critical hits must be linked with attack rolls. I checked with Jeremy Crawford on Twitter and he says that critical hits must come from attack rolls: @JeremeyECrawford No, since only attack rolls can score critical hits. In response to @Kevinaskevin Can my Rogue's Assassinate cause my Wand of Magic Missile to crit against surprised creatures? ...


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By strict reading of the text, Yes. Although you are not rolling to hit, the spell itself says it automatically "Hits" and therefore fulfills the requirement of: In addition, any "hit" you score against a creature that is surprised is a critical hit. Critical hits with spells are double damage dice. Therefore, each missile you produce would deal ...


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Usually bonuses of the same type don't stack The System Resource Document on Stacking says In most cases, modifiers to a given check or roll stack (combine for a cumulative effect) if they come from different sources and have different types (or no type at all), but do not stack if they have the same type or come from the same source (such as the same ...



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