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Player charmed by Orb of Dragonkind: what can be done?

I have a player that has attuned to an Orb of Dragonkind and failed the check to avoid being charmed by it. This part of the item applies (emphasis mine): While attuned to an orb, you can use an ...
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Means of pretending to be Dominated, thralled, or Charmed

Is there any means for a character to pretend to be subject to a mind-effecting spell or ability after resisting or being immune, so as not to alert the caster?
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Mirror Image and vampire charming [duplicate]

Is a mirror image effective against the vampire charm? Does the vampire have to target the right target with his/her gaze? Meaning that if he/she target an image the effect is null. xxx targets one ...
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Do characters know when they succeed at a saving throw in AD&D 2nd Edition?

When a character must make a saving throw (typically vs spell) because some entity has mentally or magically attacked them, but when there is no sensory aspect to the attack, if the character succeeds ...
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Can I create a creature with a high Charisma score even if it can't speak?

I am planning to create a monster which should charm the players, but this creature doesn't talk (I am planning to create a gold golem, which should incentivize greed and lust). I wonder if high ...
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Charm a previously charmed NPC

Let's say a PC casts charm person on the town's sheriff. One hour later, the spell ends and the sheriff realizes he has been charmed, and is now furious and out to arrest the PC. During the ...
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Can Charm Monster be used to prevent a non-speaking creature from attacking the rest of the party?

Looking at the Charm Monster spell, given that many monsters do not have a spoken language, the term "friendly to you" can be confusing. For example, my bard once charmed a Roc as it swept ...
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Would a charmed creature be considered Surprised when attacked?

One of my players, an assassin rogue recently took the Fey Touched feat and used it to learn Charm Person. In our last combat, they used it to successfully charm an enemy in the middle of the fight, ...
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How does Rod of Rulership work?

Our group are the proud owners of a rod of rulership that we pried out of the dead coils of a defeated Spirit Naga. We since have successfully employed this device in a couple of large encounters with ...
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If a hobgoblin is charmed using a Rod of Rulership and given commands that go against the orders of its normal leader, what happens?

The description of the Rod of Rulership says: You can use an action to present the rod and command obedience from each creature of your choice that you can see within 120 feet of you. Each target ...
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Twilight Sanctuary and Enslave

So one of my party has been enslaved by an Aboleth, however the party has a Twilight Domain Cleric which comes with Twilight Sanctuary You can use your Channel Divinity to refresh your allies with ...
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Can a character choose to do minimal damage when attacking a target under "Fiendish Charm" in order to allow a saving throw to end the charm?

Playing D&D 5e, but this Fiendish Charm was located in the DMsGuild adventure "The House of the Midnight Violet". My party will soon be fighting a Fiend who has the "Fiendish Charm&...
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Can a charmed Beast Master ranger's Primal Companion attack the charmer?

If a Beast Master ranger has a Primal Companion, and the ranger is charmed, can the charmed ranger instruct their Primal Companion to attack the charmer? I ask this because the Primal Companion ...
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Countering the Draconic Bloodline Sorcerer's Draconic Presence

Beginning at 18th level, you can channel the dread presence of your Dragon ancestor, causing those around you to become awestruck or Frightened. As an action, you can spend 5 Sorcery Points to draw on ...
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What happens when a Polymorphed creature who was mind-controlled reverts to its original form?

What would happen if a creature who was polymorphed was affected by, for example, a neogi's Enslave ability, when the spell ended? Would the creature no longer be enslaved, since both its mental ...
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Is a spell considered "ongoing" or "started" even if its effects are delayed ? (Mad foam rager)

My questions is about, generally speaking if a spell is considered "ongoing" or if it has "started",in D&D 3.5, even if the effect of the spell is delayed, and in particular ...
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How do the effects of the Charm Person spell apply during combat? [duplicate]

On success, the spell Charm Person has the following effects: The target is charmed by the caster: it can't attack or harm the caster The target regards the caster as a friendly acquaintance The ...
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Does the Allips Whispers of Madness count as a charm effect?

The allips attack Whispers of Madness allows it to guide 3 creatures to attack other friendly creatures as there reaction if they fail a wisdom saving throw. Last night one of my players asked is this ...
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Is a Dryad able to issue commands to a charmed creature that doesn't understand Sylvan or Elvish?

A Dryad can use Fey Charm to charm a beast or humanoid. The result is that: The target is charmed; it cannot willingly harm the Dryad. The target is charmed; the Dryad's social checks against it have ...
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What happens after 30 days to the intelligence of a creature who was awakened?

I'm trying to understand the Awaken spell. My confusion stems from the duration of the added intelligence. What happens to the intelligence of a creature after the 30 day charm period? Is it gone, or ...
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Does the effect of a harpy's Luring Song continue even if the affected character stops being able to hear the song?

The description for the Luring Song action in the harpy's statblock (Monster Manual, page 181) reads: Luring Song. The harpy sings a magical melody. Every humanoid and giant within 300 feet of the ...
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What happens when an aboleth enslaves another aboleth who's enslaved a werewolf?

I was doing a monster battle with some of my friends and there were two aboleths, aboleth #1 and aboleth #2. Aboleth 1 had a werewolf under control using their enslave power, and then aboleth 2 took ...
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Protection from Evil cast on a player who's already under a Charm Person spell?

I'm currently playing a D&D 3.5 campaign and in our last session our fighter has fallen under a Charm Person spell cast by an evil enemy spellcaster. My character is a Cleric and has access to ...
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Can you train a hydra after using Charm Monster?

So my plucky halfling street performer bard is whisked away to a magical land and lands in a tropical beach. A six-headed hydra assails the party from the surf. In response, my halfling softens it up ...
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On the Subtlety of Verbal and Material use During Spellcasting [duplicate]

In a campaign amongst my friends and myself, I am playing a divination wizard who enjoys utilizing suggestion in social activities from time-to-time. In this particular scenario, my party and I were ...
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Is this encounter in Ghosts of Saltmarsh ridiculously deadly?

In the Ghosts of Saltmarsh appendix A, "Of ships and the sea" one of the pre-created underwater locations (the wreck of the marshal) has the following feature: I'm hoping to run one of the ...
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What are the limits of an Aboleth's Enslaved action?

The rules for an Aboleth's Enslaved feature relate largely to combat situations. What we are having a problem with are the limits of what a charmed person would do for an Aboleth. The closest effect ...
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Is an unsuccessful attack on a creature under the effect of Charm Person "harmful" for purposes of ending the spell? [duplicate]

Consider the following elaborate scenario, which nevertheless actually occurred at our table. Two PCs, Sophie Sorcerer and Roger Rogue, sneak into the hideout of hapless villain Tarley Target. While ...
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What constitutes a suicidal command?

The succubus has an ability called Charm. Its description states that a suicidal command results in the charmed creature repeating the saving throw to resist the command: If the target suffers any ...
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Does a "suicidal command" by a succubus trigger two saving throws?

If a Succubus charms a humanoid with the Charm action, and then commands the humanoid to do something suicidal, the target gets to roll a saving throw. Succeeding means they do not perform the ...
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Does the Iron Flask magic item work on a creature that is immune to the charmed condition?

The description of the iron flask magic item states, in part: You can use an action to remove the flask's stopper and release the creature the flask contains. The creature is friendly to you and ...
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Does a creature targeted by the Charm Person spell "know it was charmed" if it succeeded on the saving throw?

The Charm Person spell description says: When the spell ends, the creature knows it was charmed by you. There is an ambiguity here — does this happen only if the target failed on the saving throw, ...
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When I cast the Charm Person spell on a shopkeeper last session, why did the target point a weapon at me after her eyes glowed slightly?

I am fairly new to D&D; however, I have years of roleplay experience. Last night I attempted to charm a shopkeeper, and the DM didn't tell me if I succeeded or failed — he seems to do this with ...
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Does Charm Person break if the charmed person's minions are attacked?

I'm trying to clarify with my players what is the effect of charm person on a very particular situation: Combat starts, player engage some zombies in battle and kill one of them via arrows. Fighter ...
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Can a creature be too stupid to know whether the companions of the person charming it are companions?

This is D&D 5e. We were attacking a baddie. The wizard cast charm monster and charmed it. It has an Intelligence score of 4. Is it smart enough to know that the other party members are, in ...
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Would a person affected by Hypnotic Gaze scream for help?

The level 2 Wizard Enchantment tradition feature, Hypnotic Gaze, does the following: Starting at 2nd level when you choose this school, your soft words and enchanting gaze can magically enthrall ...
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Can a vampire charm a blind person?

Can a vampire charm a blind person? The wording of the vampire's Charm action has me a bit confused on whether a blind person either gets no saving throw from it or can't be charmed at all like this. ...
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Can an intellect devourer be charmed by charm person? [duplicate]

The intellect devourer is a Tiny aberration, which would normally make it immune to the 1st level spell charm person, but when it successfully uses its Body Thief ability on a Medium humanoid: The ...
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Would forcing a lawyer to turn on their client with a Glamour Bard's Enthralling Performance feature be seen as an attack?

Say you are a bard, level 3+. You have are being sued by an enemy, and you have got their lawyer tied up in a chair. You make them charmed after their failed saving throw against your Enthralling ...
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Does a succubus' Charm end when it dies?

The Succubus' charm says that: One humanoid the fiend can see within 30 feet of it must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw or be magically charmed for 1 day. The charmed target obeys the fiend's ...
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If a charmed creature receives a suicidal command and fails the repeated saving throw, do they commit suicide?

Both the Cambion and the Succubus/Incubus have abilities that allow them to charm a humanoid, who must then obey their commands until the charm effect is broken. However, both include clauses that ...
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What is the extent of the commands a Cambion can issue through Fiendish Charm?

In the last session we played, our DM sent Cambions at us. One of them managed to land a Fiendish Charm on our Barbarian and commanded him to attack our Bard. The part of text about issuing commands ...
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Does applying a longer duration Charm effect extend the duration of Philter of Love's love effect?

The item "Philter of Love"(DMG, p. 184) hast the following description: The next time you see a creature within 10 minutes after drinking this philter, you become charmed by that creature for 1 ...
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Does trying to charm an uncharmable creature cost a spell slot?

I'm soon going to DM for the first time; we'll be playing 5e. If my players try to charm a creature with a condition immunity to being charmed, will they still lose a spell slot? They are all first ...
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If someone casts Charm Person or a similar spell on somebody who's expecting it, what happens?

Say somebody says "I'm going to use a spell to charm you, and make you walk around the room," for a bet or something. You know it's coming, you know your goals, but what effect does this have on ...
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Does the Monk need to be aware of a charm effect to use the Stillness of Mind feature to end it? [duplicate]

I've done some research on the site and nothing is really concrete on the subject. Monks' Stillness of Mind feature states: Starting at 7th level, you can use your action to end one effect on ...
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Does a Charmed person have to know who damaged them for the spell to end?

Spells like Suggestion and Charm Person have lines in their description that indicate the spell ends if you or your companions do anything harmful or damaging to the creature. For example, Suggestion ...
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Does Mass Suggestion spell end if the caster dies? [duplicate]

Unlike regular Suggestion, Mass Suggestion does not require concentration nor does it require the caster to be in particular range after the spell has been invoked. What would happen if the caster ...
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What magic items grant you immunity to charm?

In order to find magic items that would counter the Sleep spell, I'm searching for magic items that grant the user immunity to Charm effects. I am asking mostly for NPCs. In order to best determine a ...
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How long does the Archfey warlock's Fey Presence feature last when used outside of combat?

A Warlock who chooses the Archfey patron gets the Fey Presence feature at level 1 (PHB, p. 109). The PHB says this ability, when used, lasts “until the end of your next turn”: Starting at 1st level, ...
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