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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 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 day in a ...


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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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To those of you who say it has no form of propulsion, I refer you to the text "You can command the disk to move up to your speed as a move action." I see no reason why you couldn't command it to move while you are on top of it.


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No, you do not have to make an attack roll for healing your allies. If the target is willing to accept the healing spell, there is no attack roll required. Touch Spells in Combat You can automatically touch one friend or use the spell on yourself, but to touch an opponent, you must succeed on an attack roll. If the bard is really worried about ...


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YES to all Blaspheming as a non-evil caster (or an alignment-changed good outsider) is a Bad Idea. Especially with the ubiquitous caster level buffs. It's a great way to YASD in Pathfinder. Note that (other than 'dead') you do get off slightly better than most creatures, assuming you cast as you last action on a turn; your conditions end on your ...


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Yes. I can only speculate that if a good aligned Cleric was somehow manipulated into being a vessel of evil that you would be affected by the spell. As for the caster level, you should be free to cast at a lower caster level so long as it meets the requirements for the spell. You can cast a spell at a lower caster level than normal, but the caster ...


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All Signs Point To Yes! It looks like this thread got a response from the person who originally wrote the wording for Daybreak Arrow. Hi, I'm Ben Bruck, I wrote the spell Daybreak Arrows for Ultimate Combat. Your GM was unfortunately running it wrong in this case (or at least not the way I intended it when I wrote it). Half the damage dealt by ...


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Yes. The RAW is unclear as to what all counts as "exercise mental control," but the way my group's tables play it is that anything that seeks to give you direct commands or makes you take a specific action against your will (suggestion, dominate, panicked level of fear where you run, etc.) is suppressed for the duration of the Protection from X but anything ...


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This is a frequent and unresolved debate on D&D forums RAW, the answer is “yes” (as it is an an attempt to exercise mental control), but that makes the following parenthetical pointless. It’s therefore unclear if it’s really supposed to. And there is just no way to solve that argument definitively and objectively. Note that “ongoing mental control” is ...


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Yes. The phrase "including X" means that X is not a comprehensive list of effects. The only way for Suggestion to not be stopped by Protection from Evil would be for Suggestion to not qualify as an attempt to "exercise mental control over the creature." I doubt such an interpretation exists. For what it's worth, I believe the reference to charms, and ...


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From the Player's Handbook (p. 205) and the Player's Basic Rules (p. 81): The effects of different spells add together while the durations of those spells overlap. The effects of the same spell cast multiple times don't combine, however. Instead, the most potent effect--such as the highest bonus--from those castings applies while their durations overlap. ...


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To clarify wax eagle♦'s post, the three types of spells in 5e would more accurately classified as follows: Attack Roll Spell: This spell requires the caster to make an attack roll versus the target's Armor Class (AC). If the attack roll succeeds, then the spell affects the target. Example 1: Fire Bolt (Basic Rules, p. 90) requires a ranged spell attack ...


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The newly released errata for the PHB answers this question definitively: If a Wild Magic effect is a spell, it’s too wild to be affected by Metamagic. If it normally requires concentration, it doesn’t require concentration in this case; the spell lasts for its full duration. So you can't use any form of metamagic on spells cast by your Wild ...


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When the warlock "began" casting the game moved from social interaction to combat - there are well defined rules for this (p.189 PHB): Determine Surprise From your description, neither the warlock nor the monk are surprised; the NPC may or may not be at your discretion - it rather depends on how the conversation led up to the combat. Establish Positions ...


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Freedom of movement essentially makes the person upon whom it is affecting immune to grapples from any source. Any attempts to impede your movement or bind you such as Hold Person, Web, Solid Fog, or Black Tentacles automatically fails to affect you. However it is worth noting that these effects only take place after the spell is cast. If you get grappled ...


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You only automatically succeed on checks to escape a grapple or a pin. Be it a CMB grapple check to escape, or a Escape Artist check to escape.


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Dexterity includes reflexes. Despite the usual definition of "dextrous" - in Dungeons and Dragons it is expanded to measure a character's reflex speed as well. See this quote from the PHB: Dexterity measures agility, reflexes, and balance. So your interpretation of the the warlock - "even with a 3 DEX he could still react quickly" - is not how the ...


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Magic in D&D is not of the silent, mental kind. To cast a spell, you will need gestures, words and material components. Not all of those for every spell, but at least one of those. Eldritch blast uses (V)erbal and (S)omatic components, which means words and gestures. As soon as something requires gestures, for example pointing at the target of your ...


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Hypnotic Gaze is not a spell, nor is it an attack. It's an effect granted by a class feature. By RAW it does not cause invisibility to end. However, since it's like a spell and affects another creature in a similar manner to a spell, DMs would be well within bounds to rule that using that ability would end invisibility (this should come with a warning prior ...


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Targeted Dispel One object, creature, or spell is the target of the dispel magic spell. You make a dispel check (1d20 + your caster level, maximum +10) against the spell or against each ongoing spell currently in effect on the object or creature. The DC for this dispel check is 11 + the spell’s caster level. If you succeed on a particular check, that ...



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