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Questions tagged [charmed]

Questions about the category of (often magical) effects or abilities that emotionally manipulate or mind-control someone into being far more friendly than normal.

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Can Calm Emotions suppress Dominate Person?

We are currently doing the World's Largest Dungeon campaign, which is written in 3.5e, and converted to 5e. This creates rules conflicts that we frequently must resolve. There was an NPC that cast ...
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Does the UA Mystic's “charming presence” ability let someone know after they've been charmed?

In the mystic booklet for UA in 5e the description for charming presence is as follows: Charming Presence (1–7 psi). As an action, you exert an aura of sympathetic power. Roll 2d8 per psi point ...
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Would a monk be able to withstand a sentient item’s charm automatically?

As I understand it with sentient items there is the possibility of personality conflicts in which case the item has the opportunity to make demands and if those demands aren't met it can try to charm ...
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In a 2-vs-1 fight, can a spellcaster cast Dragon's Breath on their ally while charmed by the enemy?

5e rules designer Jeremy Crawford stated the following in a tweet about the dragon's breath spell: Dragon's breath has two sets of targets: the creature you give the breath weapon to and the ...
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Does a target charmed via the Diplomat feat remain charmed if you are over 60 feet away from it but only briefly?

In Unearthed Arcana: Feats for Skills, the Diplomat feat includes the following benefit: If you spend 1 minute talking to someone who can understand what you say, you can make a Charisma (...
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How can I design an illusion that forces a PC to do something if they fail the saving throw? [closed]

I'm currently designing a dungeon that will try to tempt the various PCs with objects or items. Specifically, in a room with the illusion of being filled with treasure, if a PC fails a WIS saving ...
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Does the beholder's charm ray really take a PC out of the fight like this?

I was reading the Beholder's statblock (MM, page 28): Eye Rays. The beholder shoots three of the following magical eye rays at random (reroll duplicates), choosing one to three targets it can see ...
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How to charm-like effects that do not affect charm immune creatures interact with Fey Ancestry? [duplicate]

In Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (pg. 189), the Duergar Mind Master has the following Mind Mastery action: Mind Mastery. The duergar targets one creature it can see within 60 feet. The target must ...
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How does the Berserker Axe's curse interact with Calm Emotions, Suggestion, and Dispel Magic?

The Berserker Axe is a +1 axe that increases max HP by 1 HP per level, but has a curse, part of which states: Whenever a hostile creature damages you while the axe is in your possession, you must ...
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Does someone realize they were charmed after the effect of the Glamour bard's Enthralling Performance wears off?

I have been playing a College of Glamour bard in the Tomb of Annihilation module. They get the Enthralling Performance feature at 3rd level when they choose the subclass (Xanathar's Guide to ...
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Can charmed foes be considered “allies”?

I'm researching specifically the Arcana Domain cleric feature, Spell Breaker (SCAG, p. 126): Starting at 6th level, when you restore hit points to an ally with a spell of 1st level or higher, you ...
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Does Fey Ancestry give advantage on saves to break an existing charm effect?

My group left the game last week in a tight spot. At the beginning of the encounter, a half-elf PC failed her save against a Vampire's charm - even with advantage, thanks to the half-elf's racial Fey ...
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Will Protection from Evil and Good protect vs. Charm Person cast by an undead wizard?

I'm running Curse of Strahd, and have reworked Strahd as an actual wizard and not just a vampire with convenient wizard-powers. One of the spells he has is charm person. If my PCs cast protection ...
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What happens when a charmed target becomes unable to be charmed?

So a bard charms monster 1. Monster 2 uses an action ability (such as Infernal Command) where it can make it so monster 1 can't be charmed. Does Monster 1 lose the original charmed status or does it ...
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What can I do in combat when charmed?

So, recently our party went up against a Death Tyrant and it hit me with Charm Ray; even with an impressive WIS I failed and was charmed. The Charmed condition says: A charmed creature can't ...
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Does Magic Missile cause multiple rolls to break an Aboleth's Charm?

Jeremy Crawford previously noted that Magic Missile causes a separate concentration roll by a spell caster for each hit. (Of note, this is different than Mike Mearl's answer which viewed a Magic ...
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Who counts as a companion for Suggestion?

Suggestion has this line: If you or any of your companions damage the target, the spell ends. What counts as a companion? This might sound silly, but I'm worried if a friendly NPC who tags along ...
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What spells can an Instrument of the Bards actually impose disadvantage on?

In light of the revelation that an Instrument of the Bards requires a spell with a material component to be used, what spells can it actually be used on?
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Are spells that exclude uncharmable targets considered as charm spells for the purpose of an Instrument of the Bards?

When you use the instrument to cast a spell that causes targets to become charmed on a failed save, the targets have disadvantage on the saving throw. This effect applies whether you are using the ...
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Can a charmed person harm their charmer with Burning Hands?

If a creature is under the condition Charmed, can they cast the spell Burning Hands and orient the cone such that their charmer is within the area of effect? The argument I've seen for "yes" is that ...
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How do creatures moving on the same initiative handle the effects of Sleep and Hypnotic Pattern?

Imagine a small group of goblins moving on the same initiative that are hit by hypnotic pattern. When one goblin that was not affected uses its action (or an attack) to wake its ally that failed the ...
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Can Dark Delirium be used to charm an opponent into hurting itself?

The Dark Delirium Warlock ability plunges a creature into an Illusory Realm and it rolls a Wisdom Save. Upon a failure, the creature is either Frightened or Charmed by the Warlock. Things about the ...
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When does a target know it's under the effects of a charm/enchantment spell?

In 5th Edition which spells, like 'Suggestion' are not noticable (and which are) by the target (and/or nearby onlookers), and are there differences if a target fails or succeeds a save roll? I noticed ...
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Can a shapechanger be affected by Polymorph if they are forced to be willing?

Assuming that you can force creatures to be willing, could a werewolf or other shapechanger be subject to Polymorph? What I'm reading of Polymorph, RAW PHB p.266, is: "an unwilling creature must ...
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Do creatures charmed by Charm Person/Animal Friendship attack your allies?

Does an affected creature still consider your allies as hostile? Animal friendship states: the beast must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or be charmed by you for the spell's duration. If you or ...
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Does persuading someone while they're charmed last after the charm effect ends?

If my warlock persuades someone to do something while they are charmed with Fey Presence, would they still carry it out when the charmed effect ends?
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Do any charm spells stop working when the caster is in an Antimagic Field?

The question is: Which charm spells (Charm Person, Suggestion, Geas, Dominate,...) are affected when the caster of the charm is in an Antimagic field, what if somehow the effect became permanent ...
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Do monks know when they are charmed?

A Monk with the Stillness of Mind feature can use their action to end one effect on themselves which is causing them to be charmed or frightened. By virtue of having this ability, does the Monk know ...
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Does a subsequent charm effect override a previous one?

In a recent session, I was confused about how multiple charm effects would interact with each other: A vampire used its 'Charm' ability to charm a PC. It reads (paraphrased): The target must ...
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Do charmed people realise they were charmed after the end of the spell?

If you cast charm or dominate person on a person in Pathfinder or D&D does the target know (s)he is being charmed? And if (s)he does, does (s)he know this during the effect or only after it?
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Is Charm Person obvious?

Charm Person has verbal and somatic components. Is there anything in the rules as written that defines how obvious those verbal and somatic components are? Would it be obvious the caster was casting ...
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How do enchantment spells work with V/S components?

A discussion has started up in my group about how you actually use enchantment spells on people without them noticing. A good example is as follows: Charm Person, one of the good lower level spells ...