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Does my improved version of the Witch Bolt spell make it less of a “trap” choice, while keeping it unique?

Witch bolt is situational, mediocre, or borderline useless, depending on who you ask. In play, I have seen it consistently chosen by new players (or players inexperienced with casters), who are ...
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Can a summoned pixie concentrate on a spell after the summoning ends?

If I summon a pixie with Conjure Woodland Beings, and it casts Fly on me, can it continue to concentrate on keeping me flying if my concentration on Conjure Woodland Beings ends and it disappears?
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Can you maintain concentration on a spell from another plane?

Here are two scenarios: A powerful enemy caster is concentrating on some high-level offensive spell (Incendiary Cloud, Earthquake, etc.)--one PC casts Banishment and the caster fails the save. Can ...
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Is a spell suppressed or removed when the target temporarily becomes invalid? [duplicate]

Based on Jeremy Crawford's tweet, if a target is under the effect of an ongoing spell, and then the target changes such that it is no longer a valid target, the spell no longer effects them. But does ...
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Does the reply to the Message cantrip have a time/distance limit?

The message cantrip says the following: You point your finger toward a creature within range and whisper a message. The target (and only the target) hears the message and can reply in a whisper ...
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Is the Summon Woodland Beings spell (to summon pixies) broken?

As a DM I want to be fair and not just never allow a druid the chance of summoning pixies, but it seems so broken. At one point I had four PCs and two NPCs all running about as dinosaurs. I'm hoping ...
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Is heat metal too powerful? [closed]

Heat metal is a 2nd level spell that lasts 1 minute (concentration), deals 2d8 damage per round, and has no save. If a Druid casts Heat metal from hiding at 60' on a knight and dashes away, then the ...
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Can Call Lightning be used for the full 10 minutes while running away on a ship?

My Tempest Cleric will be on a ship voyage this week, if we get chased it would be nice to rain lightning bolts on the pursuers during the chase for the full duration of the spell (10 minutes). ...
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What can someone do while forced to doff armor from the heat metal spell

If an opponent fails a save on heated armor or weapons, do they have to start doffing their armor and dropping their weapons? The rules say you have to drop a heated weapon if you fail the save, but ...
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Does heat metal continue to function regardless of range? [duplicate]

After being targeted with a Heat Metal spell, does it continue to function if the caster is concentrating but the target has moved out of range? The RAW doesn't specify in the spell description and I ...
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Can the Flaming Sphere spell be moved on subsequent turns outside its 60-foot range?

Can the flaming sphere spell be cast to have it initially appear 60 feet from you, then be moved 30 feet farther away on the following turn? In other words, can it be moved on subsequent turns outside ...
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Does the Mind Spike spell end if the target foes out of range? [duplicate]

Mind Spike says On a failed save, you also always know the target’s location until the spell ends, but only while the two of you are on the same plane of existence. DnD Beyond lists this having a ...
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What are the range and requirements of a Dismiss action?

Using his sharp ear to guide himself, the little cat walked gently across the unstable roof of the inn to the window where the conversation was closer. Even with the window closed, it was clearly the ...
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Does Phantasmal Force Have a Range Limit After Casting? [duplicate]

Phantasmal Force 2nd-level Illusion Casting Time: 1 action Range: 60 feet If I were to cast this spell, and either I or the target otherwise become greater than 60 feet away from each ...
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Maintaining a concentration spell beyond casting range [duplicate]

Tonight, I had a bard cast Hungar of Hadar into a room, then circle back through the dungeon to flank while maintaining concentration on the spell. The spell has a range of 150 feet. Is it possible to ...

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