The Feeblemind spell provides a list of things that can end the spell, but it may or may not be exhaustive.

Can the effects of the spell be ended by the Paladin's Cleansing Touch feature or the Arcana Cleric's Spell Breaker feature?


No. The spell, feeblemind, ends instantly after it is cast.

The duration of feeblemind is instantaneous. So the spell itself ends as soon as it is cast. The effects of the spell endure after the spell itself.

Cleansing Touch

Cleansing Touch ends a spell, not the effects of a spell. As such, Cleansing Touch cannot end the effects of feeblemind.

Spell Breaker

The relevant passage from the Spell Breaker class feature of the Arcana Domain cleric (SCAG, p. 126) is:

... you can also end one spell of your choice on that creature.

Since feeblemind ends instantaneously, there is not an ongoing spell for Spell Breaker to end. The ongoing effect of the spell does not mean that the spell is on going.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Feeblemind states after 30 day you get a save against the “spell” not the effects of the spell. Because it is instantaneous we have to believe the language “spell” and “spell effects” mean the same thing (sometimes). So with that maybe Cleansing Touch/Spell Breaker end spells/spell effects. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alk
    Apr 25 '19 at 2:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Alk you raise a good point, which is discussed in more detail in this answer to "Does Feeblemind produce an ongoing magical effect that can be dispelled?". \$\endgroup\$
    – Vigil
    Apr 25 '19 at 15:51

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