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Does shield retroactively change the result of an attack? [duplicate]

Shield spell Casting time line says (PHB, p. 275): 1 reaction, which you take when you are hit by an attack or targeted by the magic missile spell. (bold highlight by me) PHB, p. 194, 1st ...
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Does Shield spell turn a hit into a miss? [duplicate]

Shield spell says Casting Time: 1 reaction, which you take when you are hit by an attack or targeted by the magic missile spell Let's say I attack with a total attack roll of 16, and target AC is ...
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At what point is the Shield (p. 275 phb) spell put into effect? [duplicate]

At what point is the Shield (p. 275) spell put into effect? The Shield spell description states “Casting Time: 1 reaction, which you take when you are HIT by an attack...” Does this mean that at ...
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Can a Wizard cast Shield in reaction to a stealth attack?

Scenario: Rogue is hidden and sneaks up on a Wizard. Rogue attacks and hits the wizard with 1 above his AC. Can the wizard take his reaction to Shield from it? Shield's casting time is 1 reaction, ...
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How much information should the defender have when deciding whether or not to cast Shield?

I'm playing a 5e campaign as a Fighter, planning on becoming an Eldritch Knight. Thus far (we're still level 1), the DM has been resolving attack rolls against us by telling us the result of the ...
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Do reactions interrupt their triggers or not?

In the Player's Handbook, it is pretty clear that reactions normally interrupt the thing that they are reacting to. Xanathar's Guide to Everything, however, has explicitly changed all reactions to ...
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How does Shield work?

My friends and I just bought the D&D Starter Set. One of my friends decided to go for the wizard but we are currently having problems casting spells. In the basic rules it doesn't tell us ...
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Can a caster ready an action to block a breath weapon with Wall of Stone?

Let's say a spellcaster is fighting a dragon. Can they ready their action to cast a Wall of Stone with a trigger of "If the dragon uses its breath weapon I block it with Wall of Stone"? If ...
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For the Redemption paladin's Aura of the Guardian feature, can the damage the target would take be reduced before Aura of the Guardian triggers?

The Oath of Redemption Paladin subclass gets the Aura of the Guardian feature at 7th level (XGtE, p. 39; emphasis mine): [...] you can shield your allies from harm at the cost of your own health. ...
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Can the Shield spell be cast in response to being hit by an invisible enemy?

Let's say I have a PC with the shield spell. I'm not surprised, and an invisible enemy hits me with an attack. My DM has not yet told me the attack roll number, so I am in a position to cast shield if ...
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