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Can/do you know what you are Counterspelling? [duplicate]

When I cast Counterspell I need to see the spellcaster and be in 60feet. But do I know what he is casting? If not can I at least get the School from which the spell Comes?
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Can a wizard know what spell is being cast by another spellcaster? [duplicate]

We were playing the other time and the BBEG was casting a spell. Our wizard wanted to know what spell it was to know if it should cast Counterspell or not. The DM wanted him to use a reaction in order ...
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Can I say something to an ally when it's not my turn and we are both in combat?

For instance I want to suggest a spell or a generic action to an ally because my PC has a better view of the battlefield. Can I do that or I must wait my turn?
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How to identify a spell being cast?

My players want to be able to identify a spell being cast by another spellcaster like it was possible in 3.5 with the Spellcraft skill. So are there any rules, spells, feats, class features or ...
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Can Minor Illusion/Silent Image be used to make it look like you're about to cast other spells, to waste enemy Counterspells or Dispels?

Can the "Minor Illusion" cantrip or "Silent Image" spell be used to emulate the casting of other spells? Thus hopefully tricking another spell caster into wasting a 3rd lvl or higher spell slot to ...
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Are the somatic and verbal components of a spell the same for everyone?

My question: is there any official statement that says that a spell has the same words/gestures independent of who's casting it? So, for example, if a halfling wizard casts fireball: would the words ...
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When I cast Counterspell as a reaction to an enemy's Counterspell, do I do so before or after the enemy makes their spellcasting ability check?

If I cast disintegrate and the enemy casts counterspell, would I wait to see the outcome of the enemy's counterspell before I cast counterspell? Or would I have to just cast it without knowing (like ...
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Can NPCs tell I am casting Command?

If I cast Command on an unfriendly NPC, can their allies (and other NPCs) tell I am casting magic, or would it appear to simply be a (small-c) command? For a concrete example, if I Command a bandit ...
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Is there a work around for Counterspell and Identifying a spell both using a reaction?

In order to Identify a spell being cast (XGtE p85) a character can use their reaction to identify a spell as it's being cast, This is a problem because Counterspell (PH p228) also requires a ...
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Is a counterspell ineffective against the wrong spell?

I had this idea in my campaign to rob a magic store. Logically, it makes sense that the owner of said store knows counterspell. What I plan to do is to take out the components of fireball but not ...
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When casting Counterspell, do I know if the other spell is an action or bonus action?

Related to What do I know, when deciding whether to cast Counterspell?, except that my particular question isn't included in that question. I've been thinking of ways to counter counterspell. ...