Let's say that I cast spider form lesser at level 4. This spell transforms my character into a spider for 1 round/level. Thus I would be in spider form for 4 rounds.

Am I able to end/cease the spell at any time during that duration or am I stuck in spider form until the duration ends?

My guess is that as the spell does not specifically say I can "shut it off", so to speak, I am stuck as a spider for 4 rounds.


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Duration: 1 round/level (D)

Spells you can dismiss have a (D) in their duration line. Spells you can't do not have this letter. Dismissing a dismissiable spell is a standard action, per the Player's Handbook:

(D) Dismissible
If the Duration line ends with "(D)," you can dismiss the spell at will. You must be within range of the spell’s effect and must speak words of dismissal, which are usually a modified form of the spell’s verbal component. If the spell has no verbal component, you can dismiss the effect with a gesture. Dismissing a spell is a standard action that does not provoke attacks of opportunity.

A spell that depends on concentration is dismissible by its very nature, and dismissing it does not take an action, since all you have to do to end the spell is to stop concentrating on your turn.

Lesser spider form is a dismissible spell, so you can dismiss it.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you? Dismissing it requires a verbal component, and you are now a spider. \$\endgroup\$
    – fectin
    Jul 20, 2017 at 4:03

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