If an enemy caster placed a Wall of Force between a Paladin and their ally, is the Paladin's Aura of Protection inhibited while the Wall of Force is up?

The description for Wall of Force says that "Nothing can physically pass through the wall." If that doesn't include the Aura, is there anything that would inhibit it (lead, stone, etc)?


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(But there is no official rule about auras; so it's up to the DM.)

Aura of Protection Says:

you or a friendly creature within 10 feet...

...You must be conscious to grant this bonus.

There are no other specifications. So technically even if you are in jail cells blocked by stone walls, or walls of force you would still fulfill the requirement of being within 10' (assuming you are conscious)

Wall of Force Does say:

Nothing can physically pass through the wall

However nothing it the Aura of Protections description suggests that it is a physical manifestation. So barriers don't apply. Only Range and consciousness.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It may be worthwhile to spell out exactly what why wall of force doesn't stop the aura \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 20, 2020 at 21:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ Why is it up to the DM? \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Commented May 20, 2020 at 21:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ @NautArch because everything is \$\endgroup\$
    – Dale M
    Commented May 20, 2020 at 21:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Hooray! This is the first answer I have given, to which the format was not edited/corrected by someone else! Thanks guys! \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 21, 2020 at 21:15

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