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Total cover between the enemies & the caster doesn't stop the spell

The confusion arises because the caster and the spell don't have the same targets.

Targets of the Spell: The spell Dragon's Breath does indeed target both the touched creature and the damaged enemies.

HoweverThe Evidence for RAI is Jeremy Crawford explicitly said so,

Dragon's breath can affect more than one creature with the exhalation

Evidence for RAW is that since "target" isn't a keyword, we therefore use the plain English meaning of "target":

Target: a person, object, or place selected as the aim of an attack.

Exhaling energy toward creatures means the creatures are targets of the breath, and therefore they count as targets of the spell.

We therefore have both RAI & RAW evidence that the spell has multiple targets.

the casterTarget of the Caster: However, the caster only targets a single creature: the one who is given the breath.

Similarly, the one using the breath has only the enemies as targets.

This explains why total cover between the caster & the enemies doesn't matter: the caster never targets these enemies in the first place.

Total cover between the enemies & the caster doesn't stop the spell

The confusion arises because the caster and the spell don't have the same targets.

The spell Dragon's Breath does indeed target both the touched creature and the damaged enemies.

However, the caster only targets a single creature: the one who is given the breath.

Similarly, the one using the breath has only the enemies as targets.

This explains why total cover between the caster & the enemies doesn't matter: the caster never targets these enemies in the first place.

Total cover between the enemies & the caster doesn't stop the spell

The confusion arises because the caster and the spell don't have the same targets.

Targets of the Spell: The spell Dragon's Breath does indeed target both the touched creature and the damaged enemies.

The Evidence for RAI is Jeremy Crawford explicitly said so,

Dragon's breath can affect more than one creature with the exhalation

Evidence for RAW is that since "target" isn't a keyword, we therefore use the plain English meaning of "target":

Target: a person, object, or place selected as the aim of an attack.

Exhaling energy toward creatures means the creatures are targets of the breath, and therefore they count as targets of the spell.

We therefore have both RAI & RAW evidence that the spell has multiple targets.

Target of the Caster: However, the caster only targets a single creature: the one who is given the breath.

Similarly, the one using the breath has only the enemies as targets.

This explains why total cover between the caster & the enemies doesn't matter: the caster never targets these enemies in the first place.

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Total cover between the enemies & the caster doesn't stop the spell

The confusion arises because the caster and the spell don't have two different sets ofthe same targets.

The spell Dragon's Breath does indeed target both the touched creature and the damaged enemies.

However, the caster only targets a single creature: the one who is given the breath.

Similarly, the one using the breath has only the enemies as targets.

This explains why total cover between the caster & the enemies doesn't matter: the caster never targets these enemies in the first place.

Total cover between the enemies & the caster doesn't stop the spell

The confusion arises because the caster and the spell have two different sets of targets.

The spell Dragon's Breath does indeed target both the touched creature and the damaged enemies.

However, the caster only targets a single creature: the one who is given the breath.

Similarly, the one using the breath has only the enemies as targets.

This explains why total cover between the caster & the enemies doesn't matter: the caster never targets these enemies in the first place.

Total cover between the enemies & the caster doesn't stop the spell

The confusion arises because the caster and the spell don't have the same targets.

The spell Dragon's Breath does indeed target both the touched creature and the damaged enemies.

However, the caster only targets a single creature: the one who is given the breath.

Similarly, the one using the breath has only the enemies as targets.

This explains why total cover between the caster & the enemies doesn't matter: the caster never targets these enemies in the first place.

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Total cover between the enemies & the caster doesn't stop the spell

The confusion arises because the caster and the spell have two different sets of targets.

The spell Dragon's Breath does indeed target both the touched creature and the damaged enemies.

However, the caster only targets a single creature: the one who is given the breath.

Similarly, the one using the breath has only the enemies as targets.

This explains why total cover between the caster & the enemies doesn't matter: the caster never targets these enemies in the first place.