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I was wondering if you could cast shatter on the other side of a wall or on a point that you can't see. The spell description for shatter says that it is cast on a point that you choose. Other than that it does not say anything about how it's cast aside from it erupting from a point, so it seems there is no line involved.

Would that also mean I can cast it in a room above me for example without even needing to see it? It says that if you cast an AOE spell it comes onto the near side of that obstruction, is that based on a line from where you cast or where the spell originates?

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No, you cannot.

Page 204 PHB: A CLEAR PATH TO THE TARGET

To target something, you must have a clear path to it, so it can't be behind total cover.
If you place an area of effect at a point that you can't see and an obstruction, such as a wall, is between you and that point, the point of origin comes into being on the near side of that obstruction.

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    \$\begingroup\$ We could say that after having cast shatter on a wall there might no longer be a wall to block a clear path... f(^_^)" \$\endgroup\$ – Kogarashi Kaito Dec 21 '20 at 10:03

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