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Does Fog Cloud render a Beholder's eyestalks ineffective?

The fog cloud spell creates "heavily obscured" vision, which effectively acts like the blinded condition for characters in it per this answer. A beholder's eye stalks (Monster Manual, p. 28) can ...
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Does ki count as magic for the purpose of an antimagic field, or is it only fluff?

I was verifying whether my fighter's Sun Blade would in fact be a useless hilt in an antimagic field (AMF) and came across this question on a few other sites, and it piqued my interest. My first ...
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Do magic items lose their magical durability in an Antimagic Field?

The DMG says this about magic item durability: Most magic items are objects of extraordinary craftsmanship. Thanks to a combination of careful crafting and magical reinforcement, a magic item is at ...
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Can an Aasimar grow their wings in an Antimagic Field? [duplicate]

One of my players wants to play a Protector Aasimar (VGtM, p. 105) but wondered if he'd be able to use his racial ability, Radiant Soul, in an antimagic field. Would an antimagic field block the ...
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Are all Eldritch Invocations nullified by an antimagic field?

In one of the tables I'm part of, we engaged in a discussion about an antimagic field being able to nullify the effects of an warlock's Devil's Sight because Eldritch Invocations are magical in nature ...
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Antimagic field vs 9th-level globe of invulnerability: who wins?

Alice the wizard casts globe of invulnerability at 9th level. Eve the enemy wizard casts antimagic field and walks to within 20 feet of Alice, causing the 10-foot spheres of the two spells to overlap. ...
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Is the gaze effect of a medusa blocked by an antimagic field? [duplicate]

This question addresses the question of whether petrification effects are blocked by the Antimagic Field spell. But it does not seem to address the gaze itself—particularly the Petrifying Gaze of a ...
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What happens if you are holding an Iron Flask with a demon inside and walk into an Antimagic Field?

What happens if you are holding an Iron Flask with a demon inside and walk into an Antimagic Field? Do the magical powers of the Iron Flask stop, releasing the demon? Also, would the demon then be ...
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Would an Antimagic Field set off a Sphere of Annihilation?

I'm curious if a Sphere of Annihilation would survive an Antimagic Field, because at first you would assume that, based on the spell's entry, A 10-foot-radius invisible sphere of antimagic ...
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Can I counter an Antimagic field with Dispel Magic?

Counterspell section of SRD states: "If the target is within range, both spells automatically negate each other with no other results." Antimagic field description of SRD states: "Dispel magic does ...
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Will an Antimagic Field on a target of a “Haste” spell trigger the wave of lethargy?

Haste is an incredibly useful buff in this edition: +2 AC, doubled movement rate, advantage on Dex saving throws, and a "cunning action" like free action that can even be used to Attack. It's a ...
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Does Improved Divine Smite work in an Antimagic Field? [duplicate]

At 11th level, a paladin gains Improved Divine Smite. This means (PHB p85): you are so suffused with righteous might that all your melee weapon strikes carry divine power with them. Given that the ...
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Can lethargy from haste spell's ending be dispelled?

Haste description says: When the spell ends, the target can’t move or take actions until after its next turn, as a wave of lethargy sweeps over it. Can this lethargy effect be dispelled using ...
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Are a Paladin's auras considered magical for the purpose of Anti-Magic Field? [duplicate]

I know in current editions they don't explicitly state that the auras for paladins are based on magic. I haven't ran into this yet, but my question is, does the effect provided from an aura penetrate ...
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Can Wish Negate Antimagic Field?

On page 213 of the PHB for Antimagic Field: Spells. Any active spell or other magical effect on a creature or an object in the sphere is suppressed while the creature or object is in it. And ...
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Could a Huge or bigger creature (bigger than a 10-foot-radius sphere) use Antimagic Field?

Could a Huge or bigger creature use antimagic field? The antimagic field spell description says: Range: Self (10-foot radius sphere) A 10-foot-radius invisible sphere of antimagic surrounds ...
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Does Antimagic Field supress all divine magic?

An Antimagic Field (PHB, p213) creates an area [...] divorced from the magical energy that suffuses the multiverse. Within the sphere, spells can't be cast, summoned creatures disappear, and even ...
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What happens if you throw a magical creature through an antimagic field?

Inspired by this question. I have this idea. Take a creature that would be suppressed by the antimagic field, like an elemental or a celestial from conjure celestial. Since the spells creating one of ...
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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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Would an anti-magic field block targets of Dragon's Breath spell user?

Consider someone has dragon's breath cast on them. Until the spell ends, the creature can use an action to exhale energy of the chosen type in a 15-foot cone. What happens if this creature exhale ...
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Can a warlock use Eldritch Smite in an antimagic field?

The warlock's Eldritch Smite eldritch invocation (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 56) states: Once per turn when you hit a creature with your pact weapon, you can expend a warlock spell slot ...
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What damaging options does a lich have while in an anti-magic field?

Magical and magical effects are rendered ineffective in an antimagic field spell. The lich's Paralyzing Touch is described as a Melee Spell Attack. Disrupt Life and Frightening Gaze are listed as ...
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Is the Warlock's Hexblade Curse unaffected by an Antimagic Field?

The Hexblade Warlock has the ability to convey a curse on a target with the Hexblade's Curse feature (XGtE, p. 55): Starting at 1st level, as a bonus action, choose one creature you can see within ...
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Does Antimagic Field suppress or prevent petrification from Flesh to Stone?

Inspired by this question and in particular, this answer. I'm focusing on a specific effect; petrification. For the flesh to stone spell, the process of becoming petrified goes through this sequence:...
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Does Antimagic Field suppress all layers of True Polymorph simultaneously?

Imagine that you have cast True Polymorph to turn a medium object into a Helmed Horror with Spell Immunity to Antimagic Field. If you were to then True Polymorph that Helmed Horror into something else,...
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What can a spellcaster do against an Antimagic Field other than break it?

Say a full spellcaster is fighting an enemy that has cast an antimagic field on themselves, and due to either the enemy's high Con saves, the low damage output of their martial allies, or both, ...
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Can the Detect Magic spell detect an Antimagic Field spell?

This is a duplicate of this question, but for a different gaming system; Pathfinder v1 vs DnD 5e. Also relevant, but slightly different is this question about intersection. So the gist is, a wizard ...
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Is a simulacrum tangible while inside an antimagic zone?

The Simulacrum spell enables to make an illusory copy of a humanoid or beast by giving magic to a statue of snow or ice (that contains hair/fingernails/etc.). While inside an antimagic zone (from the ...
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How to get rid of Anti-Magic Fields?

So I've been reading through ToA (DnD 5E) prepping my campaign, and part of it brought up a question I've never really thought too deeply into. How do you end/destroy/anything to an anti-magic field?...
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Do you know that Detect Magic is being suppressed if it intersects with Antimagic Field?

If you cast detect magic and it is suppressed by an anti-magic field, do you know that the spell was suppressed or does it give no feedback whatsoever? The exact scenario that came up was something ...
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Is it possible to affect targets with spells from the other side of an anti-magic field?

Suppose a short, 5'x5', 20' long open corridor separates two rooms, with no other features besides that inside the corridor was the source of an active Antimagic Field. If your Wizard cast Magic ...
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Do antimagic fields nullify cursed items?

Does an antimagic field nullify a cursed item? If it does nullify it can you take that item off?
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What can damage a lich in an antimagic field?

An antimagic field spell makes magical weapons into normal weapons for purposes of attack. Magical spells also lose their effects. A lich is listed as having damage immunities to: Poison, Bludgeoning,...
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Creating a personal exception to anti-magic? [closed]

Does anyone have any in-game knowledge of a way how to be able to create an object or some such that grants a character the ability to still cast/power magics while in a dead magic zone or anti magic ...
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Is Forcecage unaffected by Antimagic Field?

A Forcecage could be made of walls of force: an immobile, invisible cubical prison composed of either bars of force or solid walls of force (your choice). And considering that Antimagic field ...
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Would an anti-magic zone affect a dragon's breath weapon? [duplicate]

One of my players has a special crystal that emits an anti-magic zone 5-feet around them. It was just picked up so they're trying to figure out what to do with the crystal. Suddenly they are ...
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Does Antimagic Field suppress or prevent petrification from a creature ability?

Inspired by this question and in particular, this answer. I'm focusing on a specific effect; petrification. If by a medusa's gaze or a beholder's eye rays (or other creatures with a similar ability), ...
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Pact of the Blade and Antimagic Fields

So, after reading this answer on a question on Antimagic Field, something that has come-up is a question about Pact of the Blade Warlocks. One of the features of Pact of the Blade is that one can ...
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What happens if a delayed blast fireball detonates inside an antimagic field?

Say a wizard casts a delayed blast fireball and leaves it to charge up instead of detonating it immediately. Another wizard casts antimagic field and moves so that the fireball bead is inside of the ...
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Does Sovereign Glue unbond in an antimagic field?

Sovereign Glue is a magic item that permanently bonds two objects together. However, magic items stop working in an antimagic field. So, if you put two objects, bonded by Sovereign Glue in an ...
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How does the Resilient Sphere spell interact with the Antimagic Field spell?

Resilient sphere's description states that Nothing--not physical objects, energy, or other spell effects--can pass through the barrier, in or out While antimagic field's description negates any ...
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Can a non-magical “Detect Magic”-type trait sense magic when used within an Antimagic Field?

If you have a non-magical "Sense Magic" ability, e.g. the Chuul's, but you are inside an antimagic field, can you detect magic (from a source that is outside the field)? The chuul's Sense Magic trait ...
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Is the Channel Divinity feature negated in an antimagic field, since it channels “divine energy”?

Are Channel Divinity powers not usable in antimagic fields? The antimagic field spell says, in part (emphasis mine): Spells and other magical effects, except those created by [...] a deity, are ...
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How to handle anti-magic fortifications? [closed]

Suppose players get to refurbish, repair or straight up build their own fortress. Since it is supposed to be a safe place, a sanctuary, how do I let them protect themselves against magical threats? ...
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Is a Dwarven Thrower's Returning property affected by the Antimagic Field spell?

The antimagic field spell states: [...] A magic weapon's properties and powers are suppressed if it is used against a target in the sphere or wielded by an attacker in the sphere. If a magic weapon ...
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How are Fiends, Celestials, dragons, etc. affected by the Antimagic Field spell?

How are Fiends, Celestials, dragons, etc affected by the antimagic field spell? I assume they can walk into them. Do they lose abilities, take damage, etc?
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What capabilities does a Vampire have inside an anti-magic field

In a campaign I've been playing we recently stumbled upon a town (population of a couple of thousand) that was hidden via a large scale illusion spell, and shielded from the outside world, via a large ...
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What happens to area-effect spells like Darkness or Fog Cloud when an Antimagic Field moves?

The antimagic field spell states that spell effects are "suppressed" in the area of the field. Do (non-instantaneous) magical areas of effect take effect again after an antimagic field that passes ...
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Can Miracle overcome Dimensional Lock/Antimagic Field?

The spell Miracle has a specific example of a request that reads as follows: Moving you and your allies, with all your and their gear, from one plane to a specific locale through planar barriers ...
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Can Catapult's target be in an antimagic field?

Can I use Catapult to hurt an Archmage who is in his Antimagic Field? Antimagic Field: Target: Self Range 10 feet Catapult's trajectory is quite unnatural: The object flies in a straight ...