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How does Magecraft work for (Human Mark of Making)?

In regards to Magecraft can someone help define how long "temporary magic item" last. Also, How many of these Items you can have at one time. for example a pair of wrist wraps that will allow me to ...
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If you have a negative spellcasting ability modifier, how much damage does the Green-Flame Blade cantrip do to the second target below level 5?

The description of the green-flame blade cantrip (SCAG, p. 143) says: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell'...
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Would it be imbalanced to allow these melee-enhancing cantrips to be used with ranged attacks?

The green-flame blade and booming blade cantrips both use the following wording: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon I was wondering what the ...
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Can the Message cantrip be used to communicate with a sentient object?

Can the Message cantrip be used to communicate with a sentient object? I just want some clarification, since my DM gave me a sentient staff and my character only really communicates through the ...
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What is the most damage one can do with a cantrip in one turn?

I'm curious as to what the maximum damage you could potentially do with a single cantrip is. So far the most I can think of is a Warlock of at least two levels with the Eldritch Blast cantrip and the ...
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Does Mage Hand give away the caster's position?

I was thinking about casting mage hand while hidden to do things like, for example, pulling a lever behind a guard's back. But if I'm not an Arcane Trickster, the hand is visible and the question is, ...
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Can druids change their starting cantrips each day?

Are a Level 1 Druid's cantrips changeable each day? (As opposed to picking 2 cantrips at the start of Level 1, and those are the ones you keep until until you get more at higher levels.)
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How would I design a magic item which allows the wielder to use the Message cantrip?

I'm playing as a currently 4th level wizard with the cantrip message. In pretty much any situation where any of the other party members go ahead alone, to scout or the like, or in situations where ...
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Can a Sorcerer mimic Extra Attack with the Quickened Spell metamagic? [duplicate]

Sword Coast's Adventurer's Guide included a few cantrips intended to be used by melee casters, specifically Booming Blade and Green-Flame Blade. Both state that they have a casting time of 1 Action ...
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Is there any way to get a cantrip from a book outside your PHB+1? [duplicate]

I understand that when you are creating your character in Adventurers League (AL) that you may only use options from the Player's Handbook and one other book (PHB+1). If I use Xanathar's Guide to ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip block or catch a thrown object?

Specifically, if someone lobs a bead from a Necklace of Fireballs, can Mage Hand block or catch the bead before it reaches the target?
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How does spell levelling work with multiclassing? [duplicate]

Suppose I am a level 10 rogue and take a level of sorcerer, giving me the firebolt cantrip. Normally, on a successful hit, the target takes 1d10 fire damage. Furthermore, the description says: This ...
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Does a broken masterwork item retain its masterwork quality if enough Mending cantrips were cast on it?

I'm trying to repair a masterwork longsword a friend has in game; it had the broken condition. Does a broken masterwork item retain its masterwork quality if enough Mending cantrips were cast on it?
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If the Shillelagh cantrip is applied to a club with non-standard damage dice, what is the resulting damage dice?

Let's suppose, for the sake of argument, this weapon exists in a campaign: Unusual Club of Unusualness Simple Melee Weapon (Club), rare Weight: 2 lbs. Damage: 2d4 bludgeoning ...
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Does a Spores druid's extra damage from Symbiotic Entity apply to a creature hit by the secondary damage of Green-Flame Blade?

For a Circle of Spores druid, they are able to add 1d6 Poison Damage to their melee weapon attacks while their Symbiotic Entity feature is active. At 2nd level, you gain the ability to channel ...
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Does the Green Flame-Blade cantrip work with the Zephyr Strike spell?

Does the Green-Flame Blade cantrip work with the Zephyr Strike spell? Specifically, I am unsure as to whether the Zephyr Strike spell (XGtE, p. 171) requires you take the Attack action. Its ...
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Do I apply my proficiency bonus to a cantrip attack for a Sorcerer? [duplicate]

I decided to through the Firebolt cantrip into the "Attacks and Spellcasting" box on the character sheet. I understand I use my Char modifier, but do I also apply a proficiency bonus as well to the ...
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When creating a character spellcasting sheet (level 1 sorcerer), are cantrips seperate from spells or interchangeable?

For example, for the sorcerer class in the list of spells by classes in the handbook, there is a section called "Cantrips (0 level)" as well as the list of 1st level spells. For my four cantrips, can ...
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Does the extra damage of a Flame Tongue sword work with an attack made as part of the Booming Blade cantrip?

I'm planning a magic initiate Rogue with the Booming Blade Cantrip. He will have a Flame Tongue as it is a higher level character. I already know that Booming Blade and Sneak Attack work together but ...
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Can Lightning Lure be used to knock out a creature like a magical Taser?

Now, before everyone starts in on its a strength save not an attack roll, or as it has a range of 15 feet is not a melee attack: Yes I've taken those rules into account when asking this. So under ...
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Does the Stone's Edge feature for the UA Stone Sorcerer work with cantrips?

At 14th level, Stone Sorcerers (from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer) get the Stone's Edge feature, which states: When you cast a spell that deals damage, choose one creature damaged by that spell on ...
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If an arcane trickster rogue uses his mage hand and makes it invisible, does that mean anything the hand picks up is also invisible? [duplicate]

From the PHB (emphasis mine): Starting at 3rd level, when you cast Mage Hand, you can make the spectral hand invisible, and you can perform the following additional tasks with it: • You ...
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Can a warlock shoot multiple beams from the Eldritch Blast cantrip with only a single free hand?

How do multiple beams of eldritch blast work with a Pact of the Blade weapon? When I, as warlock, have my Pact of the Blade rapier in one hand and cast multiple beams to hit either single or multiple ...
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Does the light from a torch under the effects of a Light cantrip blind a creature?

I just finished running a session that acted as a game of cat-and-mouse between my players' party of level 4 characters and an ancient white dragon. It was basically a game of their cunning versus the ...
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip be used to pull someone's pants down as a prank?

Inspired by Can mage hand be used to trip an enemy who is running away?, and possibly an alternative solution to that problem. My bard is an obnoxious jerk who enjoys a laugh at anyone else's expense....
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Can the Mage Hand cantrip be used to trip an enemy who is running away?

Can the mage hand cantrip be used to trip an enemy who is running away? How should I rule if my player is attempting to grab hold of the ankle of a humanoid creature that is running away? Would it ...
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Is it possible for a character at any level to cast all 44 Cantrips in one week without Magic Items?

As a DM, I enjoy [metaphorically] playing with fire. For no particular reason, I am considering introducing the following Rite to my campaign: Rites of Destruction. When the world was created, the ...
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Can you move between the attacks of a Twinned Booming Blade?

Under "Moving Between Attacks" it says: "If you take an action that includes more than one weapon attack, you can break up your movement even further by moving between those attacks..." If you ...
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Can you twin the Light cantrip?

This question is very similar to my previous question here, and is more what I was originally trying to ask. Jeremy Crawford clarified in the 19/JAN/2017 Sage Advice segment of the Dragon Talk ...
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What is Eldritch Blast's maximum range?

To fulfil a prophecy: What is Eldritch Blast's maximum range? The range I care about is between the Tiefling and the max-distance target at the time of the Tiefling making their attack. Assuming the ...
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Is this house-rule removing the increased effect of cantrips at higher character levels balanced?

As a D&D 5e GM and ex-D&D 3.5e GM, I have found that cantrips are too strong: After a certain level, they deal more damage than some level 1 spells. You can use them indefinitely. It makes a ...
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For the UA Sea Sorcerer's Curse of the Sea feature, can you apply the curse and trigger its effect using the same cantrip?

So I will be playing a Sea Sorcerer (from Unearthed Arcana: Sorcerer) soon and wanted to clear up exactly how the Curse of the Sea feature works. If I use a cantrip to apply the curse can I then ...
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Can the Grasp of Hadar invocation be used to interrupt a lethal fall?

Picture the following: Your party is engaged in battle on the edge of a wall of a cliff of sufficient height that a fall would be lethal. Suddenly one of your party members gets pushed over the edge. ...
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By RAW, how can Prestidigitation create sound?

As an example of the uses of Prestidigitation, the 3.5e PHB lists "Common tricks with prestidigitations include producing tinklings of ethereal music". However, the rules text for Prestidigitation, ...
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If I have the War Caster feat, can I use the Thorn Whip cantrip to stop an enemy caster from escaping using the Dimension Door spell?

Assume I am playing a druid or warlock with the War Caster feat, which allows me to cast single target spells in place of using a melee attack of opportunity. I also know the thorn whip cantrip. A ...
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Can another character physically take something that Mage Hand is carrying/holding?

I'm new to 5E. I recently had an encounter where my Arcane Trickster used Mage Hand to steal an idol. Another PC then tried snatching it away from the Mage Hand. The DM had the other PC make a ...
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Does Thaumaturgy affect all flames within range?

The Thaumaturgy spell description allows the caster to choose one from a number of magical effects, one of which is: You cause flames to flicker, brighten, dim, or change color for 1 minute. Being ...
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Can the Message cantrip be cast to identify whether the target is a creature?

If a Bard has concerns that a statue or corpse is actually a dormant construct or an undead, can they cast the Message cantrip, and target the statue/corpse to determine if either is indeed a creature?...
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Do warlocks have to cast their cantrips at the max level of their spell slots?

If I am a level 4 Warlock I have a minimum of 3 cantrips, 5 spells known at 2nd level and two 2nd level spell slots. When casting Cantrips, is it required to use a 2nd-level spell slot? For ...
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Is this homebrew “Cactus Grenade” cantrip balanced?

I am currently homebrewing a set of "brawler" races, modeled after the nonhuman, humanoid characters in Brawl Stars. For one race, I've made a homebrew cantrip, Cactus Grenade. Is it balanced? ...
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Can an Arcane Trickster rogue use Gloves of Thievery with the Mage Hand Legerdemain feature?

The description of the Gloves of Thievery (DMG, p. 172) says: These gloves are invisible while worn. While wearing them, you gain a +5 bonus to Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) checks and Dexterity ...
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Is there any way to adjust the damage type of the Eldritch Blast cantrip so that it does fire damage?

I'm looking to build a Roy Mustang (from FMA) style character, whose primary method attack is a fiery explosion. While there are many Fire-based spells and cantrips I can use, I'm focused on the ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Viper Strike' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Vampiric Assault' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Caustic Cleave' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Blizzard Blow' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Blade of Hate' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Battery' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Astral Smash' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...
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Is the homebrew weapon attack cantrip 'Arcane Strike' balanced?

I have created some new cantrips which include making a weapon attack as there are only two official ones to choose from. I've tried to follow these principles based on Booming Blade and Green-Flame ...