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How do I know if an ability is magical?

Often confusion arises when the Antimagic Field spell is used, an Armor of Invulnerability is worn, or the Beholder's anti-magic ray is employed, whether a given character's ability will still ...
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Does Wild Shape count as a spell?

I just started playing a druid, hit level 2 and chose Circle of the Moon. This gives me the ability to use Wild Shape as a bonus action. A situation came up where I wanted to cast a spell, and then ...
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Can truesight see through a druid's Wild Shape?

The rules for truesight state: A creature with truesight can (..) perceive the original form of a shapechanger or a creature that is transformed by magic A druid player argued that since the druid ...
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Does the Shapechanger trait work in an Antimagic Field? [duplicate]

Certain monsters have the Shapechanger trait. For instance, here it is on the Werewolf: Shapechanger. The werewolf can use its action to polymorph into a wolf-humanoid hybrid or into a wolf, or ...
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What happens when you target a "magical effect" with Dispel Magic?

In D&D 5e, the spell Dispel Magic says Choose one creature, object, or magical effect within range. The rest of the spell description explains that spells "on the target" of a level lower ...
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Are a polymorphed beast's attacks magical?

When seen by detect magic, a polymorphed beast will glow magical (Transmutation). Since the creature is magical, do their attacks count as magical for overcoming resistances?
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Do attacks from creatures summoned by the Conjure Animals spell count as magical?

In our last session, the party was fighting a Ghost. A ghost has, among other characteristics, damage resistance to "Bludgeoning, Piercing, and Slashing from Nonmagical Attacks". The Druid ...
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Does flying while polymorphed into a flying creature count as flying by magical means for the purposes of blizzards?

Icewind Dale is a nasty place, where blizzards frequently turn the frozen wastes into an untraversable nightmare. One of the rules for blizzards included in Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden makes ...
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Can you use Counterspell/Dispel Magic to prevent a druid from using Wild Shape? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use counterspell or dispel magic to prevent a druid from using Wild Shape or forcibly revert them to their original form?
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Does Detect Magic detect supernatural creatures like demons, or items connected with them?

One of my PCs, a Wizard, found an item of demonic origins. Basically, the carrier develops a sort of connection with a dark entity that affects his personality over time and possibly provides demonic ...
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In what ways can a druid's Wild Shape be detected?

I'm a relative newcomer to D&D 5th Ed. and am playing a druid fond of Wild Shape. I'd like to know in what ways it can be detected by NPCs (or even fellow PCs). It appears that this is a sort of ...
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