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Does being in the area of effect of a spell at the time of casting count as "entering"? [duplicate]

Does being in the area of effect of a spell at the time of casting count as "entering"? For example when casting Web: Each creature that starts its turn in the webs or that enters them during its ...
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Does an enemy have to make the save against the Spirit Guardians spell if the caster moves within 15 feet of the enemy? [duplicate]

Does the Spirit Guardians spell trigger its saving throw if you, as the caster, close the 15-ft. gap? Or only when the enemy uses its movement to come into the spell's radius? Spirit Guardians says: ...
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How does Moonbeam work? [duplicate]

So, I saw a similar question explaining that Moonbeam and other similar hazard spells don't deal damage when they attack. However, since moonbeam is able to be moved, are the enemies considered '...
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With the 2019 Sage Advice Compendium release, are Jeremy Crawford's tweets considered to be "official rulings"?

The 2019 Sage Advice Compendium has been released. Previously, the SAC has indicated that Jeremy Crawford's tweets were considered to be official rulings. Is this still true?
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What does "when it enters the spell’s area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there" mean?

From When do you roll the damage for Cloud of Daggers?, it was suggested that some comments be made into a Q&A. So: From the Cloud of Daggers spell (others have similar wording) You fill the ...
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Does the Sickening Radiance spell require the target to use their movement for the spell to deal damage?

I just picked up the spell Sickening Radiance (XGtE, p. 164) and had a chance to try it out last session. The wording has caused some confusion and a disagreement between myself and my DM. The spell ...
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Is a creature that stands in a bonfire from Create Bonfire potentially affected twice in one round?

The description of create bonfire says, in part: Any creature in the bonfire’s space when you cast the spell must succeed on a Dexterity saving throw or take 1d8 fire damage. A creature must also ...
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Does Insect Plague trigger twice when you enter and end your turn inside the area?

Assuming you enter the spells area of effect and end your turn inside this area on the same turn. Does it trigger twice? A creature must also make this saving throw when it enters the spell’s area ...
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How does the spell Time Stop interact with delayed damage AoE spells?

I'm preparing to play a certain, popular lich and am going through possible spell combos that he would use on the players. One in particular I want to use is Time Stop + Cloudkill + Chain Lightning (...
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Does this Spirit Guardians + readied Thorn Whip combo work?

I'm a bit confused on the wording of Spirit Guardians' "when the creature enters the area for the first time on a turn" I know it works if the creature runs into the spell, but does not do damage ...
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When spells can be moved, must it be in a straight line?

Healing Spirit (XGtE) says: As a bonus action on your turn, you can move the Spirit up to 30 feet to a space you can see. Moonbeam (PHB) says: On each of your turns after you cast this spell, ...
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How many times can a creature be affected by the Avenging Angel Aura of Menace?

The party paladin (Oath of Vengeance) is currently 18th level and we are planning on playing to 20th. Eventually he will get the Avenging Angel class feature, which states, in part: At 20th level, ...
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Can Cloudkill deal damage twice in a turn?

The spell Cloudkill has the following effect: When a creature enters the spell's area for the first time on a turn or starts its turn there, that creature must make a Constitution saving throw. The ...
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Moon Beam Damage Calculation for Multiple Targets

In D&D-5e, suppose my character casts moonbeam and two enemies start their turn inside the beam's radius. Would each creature's damage be calculated separately (2d10 for one and 2d10 for the ...
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How does the Banishment spell interact with other spells that trigger when entering a space?

I had a game where I had a Paladin and two Warlocks. Paladin and Warlock A casted two spells (Moonbeam, and Toxic Cloud) that both trigger when a creature enters or starts their turn in the area of ...
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