Griza the sorceress was bored of all those swamp bullywugs bashing away at her tiny hut. The thumping was unheard (force effects don't reverberate sound) but all that grunting was cutting on her beauty sleep.

The next night she decided to first levitate (using a wondrous item, not the spell - so no concentration required to levitate), then get to a stationary position, and then cast the tiny hut.

  • I know that to cast a spell with a longer casting time requires concentration and levitate is concentration-based. That is why she has a wondrous item that allows levitation without concentration. I don't care if it is not in the books. She does. Move on.

Now she can sleep just fine at 50 feet above the ground. No more croaky croakers trying to croak her while croaking all the time.

But just like those one-nighters with priests of Loviatar, she might come to regret it in the morning...

The big question is does it work?

  • Doesn't she fall from the hut during her sleep?

  • Can LTH be cast up in the air?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. \$\endgroup\$
    – mxyzplk
    Sep 27, 2017 at 21:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ How does this wondrous item work? \$\endgroup\$
    – enkryptor
    Mar 15, 2018 at 19:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @enkryptor it is a "boots of levitation" that allows levitation without concentration. Or "wings of levitation" or just a "floating potion" that grants the effects of levitate spell for 1 hour without concentration. Anyway, it is a mcGuffin that does what the label says. There is no need to dwell in there, that is why the "move on" part is there. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 16, 2018 at 13:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ There is. It lasts only 1 hour, so you can't sleep the whole night. \$\endgroup\$
    – enkryptor
    Mar 16, 2018 at 18:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ @enkryptor you don't fall through the floor of a tiny hut. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 16, 2018 at 18:40

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Nothing in the description of Leomund's Tiny Hut prevents it from being cast while in the air. I don't know if she falls from the hut during sleep because I don't know how your "wondrous item" works. If it lasts for longer than 8 hours and doesn't require you to be conscious, then no. If not, then yes.

At first glance, it might appear there is a larger problem:

Range: Self (10-foot-radius hemisphere) A 10-foot-radius immobile dome of force springs into existence around and above you for the duration. -PHB, p.255, emphasis mine

Note that this does not say that the dome springs into existence below you. So although the atmosphere inside the hut likely becomes cool and comfortable, you might be concerned (according to the text of the spell), that the spears of the Bullywugs (which will have a maximum thrown range of 60 feet) will likely be quite uncomfortable.

However, apparently the most recent Sage Advice on this suggests that the hut has a floor. That disagrees with my understanding (as a person with a Master's Degree in mathematics) of a hemispherical shell. But apparently you will remain safe from the spears as well - at least until Crawford changes his mind again.

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    \$\begingroup\$ This is a game, so I think the bad definition of "hemisphere" is the smaller problem. The bigger one is that you can only find it in two contradicting tweets, instead of a clear errata. \$\endgroup\$
    – András
    Sep 27, 2017 at 7:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ Sorry for being blunt, but you are not taking into consideration the postulates of the knowledge domain in which the 5e D&D is built on. Areas of effect are defined in the book, and they only resemble the actual mathematical geometric shapes. Therefore, it is defined two semi-spherical shapes: the dome and the hemisphere. Both are composed of a semi-sphere, but the dome is an "open" shape, while the hemisphere is closed by a circular secant plane that goes through the center of the semi-sphere. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 27, 2017 at 13:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ If you can 'fall through' the bottom of the Hut, then how would it protect you against ground-based phenomena? Just standing on the hut would be enough to 'fall through' and create a problem. Seems like the Intent is that the Hut is like a tent you CAN pass through, but don't have to. \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Sep 27, 2017 at 13:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Gandalfmeansme THe ground will stop you, but you have now passed through the 'floor' of the hut and onto the ground - and getting any damage from anything that may be on that ground. That was my main point. If there's a floor, it's there to protect you and therefore should be usable as a floor. \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Sep 27, 2017 at 14:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ The tweet from crawford linked above. "Its a Hemisphere, not a dome, so it has a floor". The spell description block prevails over the fluff text. \$\endgroup\$ Sep 27, 2017 at 14:21

The Hut has a floor.

(This answer is largely a rehash of a recent answer)

First, nothing in the text prevents you from casting the spell in the air, assuming you have some method of staying up there during the casting time. The target is "self," after all.

Second, regardless of the math terms, Word of God from Jeremy Crawford says that Leomund's Tiny Hut has a floor:

Leomund's tiny hut does have a floor, Mr. Crawford (read your own book). The spell's range entry says the effect is hemispherical. #DnD

Furthermore, the text states,

Creatures and objects within the dome when you cast this spell can move through it freely.

Note the "can". This phrasing suggests that creatures can choose whether or not the wall is solid to them. If they couldn't, the wording could simply be,

Creatures and objects within the dome when you cast this spell move through it freely.

This wording would suggest that things would fall through the floor.

Finally, what's the point of a floor when you just fall through it? A Hut on a slanted surface would have portions of its inhabitants' feet (or more) sticking out of it, rendering its protection useless unless they crowded in a corner of it.

  • \$\begingroup\$ If 'can' is intended to mean that passing through is optional, who makes the choice of whether/when objects move through the dome/floor? What happens to an unattended object, and why? \$\endgroup\$
    – Fie
    Jan 15, 2022 at 1:44

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