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Questions tagged [cantrips]

For questions about cantrips, orisons, and other minor magics

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Is the attack modifier of Green-Flame Blade or Booming Blade based on your spellcasting ability, or your weapon attack modifier?

Is the attack modifier of green-flame blade or booming blade based on your spellcasting ability, or your weapon attack modifier? For example, if my high-Charisma, low-Strength sorcerer were to use ...
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Is Rakshasa immune to the Booming Blade cantrip?

Is Rakshasa immune to the booming blade cantrip (SCAG, p. 142)? Does it avoid also the extra damage?
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Would granting every PC the choice of a free cantrip at level 1 be unbalancing?

Inspired by this question: Would granting every PC the choice of a feat or a cantrip be unbalancing? Some classes get cantrips, some don't. Some races get a free cantrip (such as via the high elf's "...
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How can I alter the appearance of my face at will without using a spell slot?

I am trying to create a Lucifer-type player character from the TV show Lucifer where he changes his face temporarily to his true (devil) face to scare and intimidate others. I would like to be able to ...
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Does Elemental Affinity let you add your Charisma modifier to the damage of cantrips?

The Draconic Bloodline sorcerer's 6th-level feature, Elemental Affinity, lets you add your Charisma modifier to the damage when you cast a spell. Does this count with cantrips such as fire bolt?
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Can a readied Gust interrupt an attack? [duplicate]

If I ready the cantrip Gust to push back the first enemy that tries to use a (melee) attack against my party, what happens if the push back was successful? Does it interrupt the attack? Does the ...
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Does a Firbolg’s Hidden Step count as a spell or cantrip?

I am making a Firbolg Druid, and I was wondering if the racial feature Hidden Step (Invisible as a Bonus Action) counts as a Spell or a Cantrip? I can’t find anything that specifically says. I want to ...
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Do the Illusionist's Bracers make warlocks unbalanced? [closed]

The Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica book introduces a magic item called the illusionist's bracers: While wearing the bracers, whenever you cast a cantrip, you can use a bonus action on the same ...
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How can one use the Shape Water cantrip offensively? [closed]

The shape water cantrip description says: You choose an area of water that you can see within range and that fits within a 5-foot cube. You manipulate it in one of the following ways: You ...
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Does this cantrip have a fair risk/reward balance?

One of my players is a demonologist and requested a cantrip related to the field. So I took a crack at it and came up with the following thinking that an attack on the mind was fitting: Three-Word ...
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Are there any serious balance implications to letting a sorcerer take the Produce Flame cantrip?

A player building a 1st level Sorcerer character feels that produce flame is a better thematic fit for their character than fire bolt. Are there any serious balance issues with allowing them to take ...
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Is there a way for an arcane caster to learn Produce Flame?

I like the spell produce flame for flavor reasons, but it seems to be available only to Druids. Is there a way for an arcane caster (particularly a wizard or sorcerer) to acquire it in such a way that ...
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Is this homebrew variant of True Strike too strong to be a cantrip?

Lethal Strike Enchantment cantrip Components: V S Casting Time: 1 Bonus Action Range: Self Duration: until the end of current turn When you roll a 19 on a weapon attack, that ...
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Would Shocking Grasp prevent the target from casting Absorb Elements?

If a creature uses Shocking Grasp on another creature that uses its reaction to cast Absorb Elements, will Shocking Grasp, which stops a creature from using reactions, prevent the casting of Absorb ...
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Does the Hexblade warlock's Hex Warrior feature change Booming Blade to use your Charisma modifier?

Since the Hexblade warlock's Hex Warrior feature changes your pact weapon's attack modifier to use Charisma instead, does it also turn booming blade's modifier from Strength to Charisma?
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How do Cantrips work exactly and what are they?

I now started playing Pathfinder: Kingmaker which is based on Pathfinder and I wanted to take the Eldritch Scoundrel class. The class can use Cantrips and I read that those are like small spells I ...
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Can you vary how far Lightning Lure pulls the target toward you?

In the description of lightning lure (SCAG, p. 143), it says: You create a lash of lightning energy that strikes at one creature of your choice that you can see within range. The target must ...
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Can a Divine Soul Sorcerer learn a cleric cantrip at their first sorcerer level?

Can a Divine Soul Sorcerer learn a cleric cantrip at their first sorcerer level, when they create the character? Or only when they learn a new cantrip at a higher level?
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Can I use Mage Hand to fly by Polymorphing myself and picking myself up with the hand?

Could I first cast Mage Hand, then Polymorph into a Tiny creature less than 10 pounds then use the Mage Hand to pick myself up and fly at 30 Ft per turn? Polymorph says: The new form can be any ...
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Lightning Lure on a target that's within 5 feet?

What happens if I cast Lightning Lure on a creature that's already within 5 feet of me? Do they still get pulled 10 feet toward me (and in this case collide with me) and do they suffer the damage if ...
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Leveling cantrips as a multiclass? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a character who has Booming Blade and is a level 3 Sorcerer, and level 2 Fighter, would that still count as having levelled Booming Blade? Or do I need the Sorcerer class to reach ...
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Is there a way to turn cantrips into reactions?

Is there a way to turn cantrips into reactions? I'm trying to find a way to make blade ward (PHB, p. 218) more useful than it is, because it fits my planned playstyle. (For reference, I'm planning to ...
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Does a non-spellcasting Drow PC need material components to cast Dancing Lights?

A Drow's Drow Magic racial trait means that they know the Dancing Lights cantrip at level one, regardless of class. Dancing Lights requires a material component: a bit of phosphorus or wychwood, or a ...
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Can I have two castings of minor illusion active at the same time?

I had made a new half-elf sorcerer who will soon be a rogue multi-class. His spells are based off of what a rogue would choose them to be, such as fog cloud, mage hand, and minor illusion. In addition,...
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Potent Cantrip with Toll the Dead vs Evasion

I've been allowing the party's big bad enemy (a tenth-level wizard) to essentially always do damage with toll the dead. Even against the party's monk and rogue which have Evasion. And my group is ...
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Can you use shape water to fly? [duplicate]

Can I use the 5th edition Druid cantrip shape water to fly by using the following: Take a 5 ft cube of water say from a lake or well and cast the cantrip once to freeze it. Stand on top of your cube ...
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If I multiclass from Arcane Trickster rogue to Warlock, can I swap some of my AT cantrips for warlock cantrips? [duplicate]

I started out out as an Arcane Trickster rogue 7, so I could only pull from Wizard spells and cantrips, but now I have multiclassed into Warlock. Am I able to change some of my AT cantrips to Warlock ...
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Is this modification of the Vicious Mockery cantrip overpowered?

New DM here. One of my players wants to be able to cast vicious mockery without doing damage (because his character became a pacifist after death and resurrection). I'm considering allowing him to ...
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How flexible is the size of Mold Earth?

The transmutation cantrip mold earth (EEPC, p. 21; XGtE, p. 162-163) explicitly states: You choose a portion of dirt or stone [...] that fits within a 5-foot cube. Would this indicate that the ...
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Is there a way to extend the duration of Blade Ward or higher-level spells similar to it?

Is there a way to extend the duration of blade ward or higher-level spells similar to it?
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Does War Caster let you cast Green-Flame Blade instead of an attack of opportunity? [duplicate]

Assume you have the War Caster feat and can cast single-target spells instead of making an attack of opportunity. The War Caster feat says: When a hostile creature’s movement provokes an ...
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Do Grave Domain clerics get the additional Spare the Dying benefits if they already know the spell?

The Grave Domain Cleric learns the spare the dying cantrip at level 1 via the class feature Circle of Mortality, which also gives them extra benefits relating to it. Part of the description of the ...
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Would the Gust spell be able to move someone under the effect of the Levitate spell?

I am playing an air genasi storm sorcerer. Air genasi have the Mingle with the Wind racial trait, which lets them cast the levitate spell once per long rest (with no material components). The ...
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How can I tell how many damage dice to roll for an NPCs cantrip?

For PCs, cantrip damage increases with their total character level and not their class level (see this question for reference). However, NPCs do not normally have class levels, and their stat blocks ...
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What is the caster level for the spells granted by Spell Sniper? [duplicate]

Cantrips generally get more powerful as you progress in your spellcasting class. The Spell Sniper feat allows casting a cantrip. If you pick a Spell Sniper cantrip from another class will the damage ...
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Can Mage Hand extinguish exposed flame light sources?

I want the ability to extinguish exposed flame light sources for my character and I was wondering if Mage Hand would be sufficient for the task. Staying within the scope of the actions a Mage Hand is ...
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Can shape water be used to make weapons?

Out of curiosity I was looking at the Shape Water cantrip and I was wondering if this spell would be usable to create weapons. For instance if I used the cantrip first to move the water into the shape ...
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Can Mage Hand be attacked?

Mage Hand "can't attack, activate magic items, or carry more than 10 pounds." (PHB 256). Can Mage Hand be attacked? Part of me says that Mage Hand is simply unable to engage in combat as a combatant ...
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Is mage hand anchored to the caster?

Is Mage-Hand is anchored to caster? Examples: the caster pull self towards a static object while swimming. the caster guides self while floating in levitation wild magic. the caster quietly and ...
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Can my Arcane Trickster learn a different cantrip if I already know Mage Hand?

Let's say I am a spellcaster with the Mage Hand cantrip. Then I multiclass into Rogue for 3 levels and pick up the Arcane Trickster subclass. Cantrips: You learn three cantrips: Mage Hand and two ...
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Are Eldritch Knight cantrip choices limited?

An Eldritch Knight is limited to the schools of Abjuration and Evocation with the exception of certain levels in 5E. Does that limitation carry over to my choice in cantrips?
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Is a bonus action cantrip providing Dash overpowered?

Would this cantrip be overpowered? Any class could get it. Conjuration cantrip Casting Time: 1 bonus action Range: Touch Components: V, S Duration: 1 bonus action You can take the ...
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Can Mending return an ornamented object to a flawless state?

I have a small hand mirror broken into two. The mirror glass itself was already broken into pieces, but the important part is the ornamented back of the hand mirror, which depicts an encrypted map. ...
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How many cantrips can a single character have at level 3?

I'm trying to build a character with as many cantrips as possible by level 3. I don't care specificly about the class, race, or anything like that, but I want as many cantrips as possible. How many ...
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How Do Combat Cantrips Function Under Water?

Underwater combat is never fun but for magic users it can be especially frustrating. Unless a character has Water Breathing or uses Alter Self they may find themselves in a situation where the DM ...
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Would allowing multiple spells per turn be OP?

I've played about 3 sessions and I DM'd my own session a few weeks ago, so I’m pretty new to all this. I've been reading the rules in the Player’s Handbook and on RPG.SE and I came across the ...
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Can you use a cantrip with your bonus action after attacking?

If a warlock attacks with a weapon as their action, can they use Eldritch blast as a bonus action in the same round?
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Cantrips at higher levels [closed]

Specifically from a roleplaying perspective, how does learning cantrips at higher levels make sense? They are described as spells you know so well that you can cast them at will. Given that you ...
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Can you use the 'Shape Water' cantrip to fly?

If I understand the first bullet correctly You instantaneously move or otherwise change the flow of the water as you direct, up to 5 feet in any direction. This movement doesn’t have enough ...
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Cantrip damage increase by level [duplicate]

I have a character multi classing with Paladin and Sorcerer. I want to mostly go with Paladin features with a few things (mainly some cantrips) from Sorcerer. One of these cantrips, Chill Touch, ...