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Is it possible to avoid ending Time Stop by making attacks from inside an Antimagic Field?

Okay so, the effects of Time Stop: You briefly stop the flow of time for everyone but yourself. No time passes for other creatures, while you take 1d4 + 1 turns in a row, during which you can use ...
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How long does the temp HP from the Inspiring Leader feat last, and how often can the character with the feat give a speech?

I understand that each individual creature/ally can gain the temporary HP from the Inspiring Leader feat once per short or long rest, but I have some questions: How long does the temp HP granted by ...
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Gift of Metallic Dragon Protective Wings duration

How long do the protective wings from the feat Gift of the Metallic Dragon last? The description of the Gift of the Metallic Dragon feat provided in the Fizban's Treasury of Dragons sourcebook states, ...
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How unbalanced would it be to change the duration of the Expeditious Retreat spell to "Concentration, until the end of a long rest"?

I have been playing Baldur's Gate 3, and the rules in the computer game are slightly different than the ones in paper 5e. One that I found surprisingly OK in the game was that the duration of several ...
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Does this NPC's curse from the Curse of Strahd published adventure remain active even after the NPC dies?

The NPC Ezmerelda d'Avenir from Curse of Strahd (p. 230) has this action (emphasis mine): In my game, Ezmerelda was dominated and used this curse on a PC to give them fire vulnerability. Shortly ...
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When/How do conditions end when not specified?

Player spells or abilities that cause conditions always have a duration or cure style attached - poison and disease have their own rules, or casting Befuddle to cause the target to be clumsy & ...
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Dispelling Arcane Lock

The duration on Arcane Lock is listed as "until dispelled". If I cast Arcane Lock, then have a long rest and remove Arcane Lock from my list of spells, does it become dispelled?
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Is the blindness caused by Sunbeam/Sunburst permanent?

Is there a difference between the blindness caused by the sunbeam spell and the sunburst spell? Both spells are worded basically the same: Sunbeam For the duration of this spell, you can use a ...
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Are daily preparations optional?

I understand that under most circumstances, one would want to get their daily uses back, but I can imagine at least one where you wouldn't (So there must be more!) gentle repose level 2 lasts until ...
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Can a Phantom Steed that has ended still move? [duplicate]

My wizard recently picked up the the Phantom Steed spell, and while the spell is extremely useful, we are running into all kinds of questions. The spell conjures a steed with riding horse statistics, ...
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When does the 'duration' of a delayed spell begin?

There are a few options in 5e to delay casting. For example, the Ready action allows one to ready a spell: When you ready a spell, you cast it as normal but hold its energy, which you release with ...
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Does the Wristpocket spell allow a bead from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature to last forever?

Normally, beads from the Chronurgy wizard's Arcane Abeyance feature disappear after an hour (Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, p. 185): When the duration ends, or if the bead is destroyed, it vanishes ...
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How long does Legendary Resistance last?

I read recently—unfortunately I can't remember where, or I'd link it—that when a creature uses its Legendary Resistance, that resistance lasts a minute. According to this, for example, if I cast ...
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When is an object sufficient for safe Teleport?

Teleport can go wrong even when you are very familiar with the destination, but if you have an associated object, you can arrive at the right destination with 100% certainty. The spell describes an ...
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Is it overpowered to allow a Paladin in a 3.5e game to use the Pathfinder 1e version of Smite Evil?

Is it overpowered to allow a Paladin in a DnD 3.5 game to use the Pathfinder 1st Edition version of Smite Evil? It lasts the whole combat rather than just the selected attack.
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Does the effect of the Boots of Speed magic item last for 9 rounds, or 11?

On page 606 of the Pathfinder 2e Core Rulebook, the description of the Boots of Speed reads (emphasis mine): [...] You click the heels of the boots together and gain the quickened condition for one ...
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When do spells (which do not specify end or start of turn) expire? [duplicate]

When casting spells with a duration longer than instantaneous, at what point in the round does the effect expire? Say, for example, you cast a spell with a duration of 1 round. Does that mean the ...
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Do I add my level of Dragon Disciple to my caster level to determine the duration of my Shield spell? [closed]

I'm creating a Fighter/Sorcerer Dragon Disciple. My intention is to only get 1 level of Sorcerer for the Shield spell. Do I add my level of Dragon Disciple to my caster level for my Shield spell ...
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Quick Alchemy and Poison Potency

Does the line on Quick Alchemy about remaining potent for only 1 round matter for poisons once they've been applied? You swiftly mix up a short-lived alchemical item to use at a moment's notice. You ...
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How can I bind a draconic spirit?

My wizard is fond of summoning or conjuring elementals and binding them using planar binding, keeping them around for a while. Even keeping them a day is awesome, because concentration is not ...
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How does the Genie warlock's Bottled Respite ability from the Genie's Vessel feature interact with a Portable Hole that you bring inside the vessel?

The Genie warlock (TCoE, p. 73) has the Genie's Vessel feature, one of the benefits of which is Bottled Respite. The description of Bottled Respite states, in part: As an action, you can magically ...
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How does the poison from the Poisoner feat work?

I've seen in previous discussions that "basic poison" from the PHB can be interpreted RAW to last for the full minute regardless of if you hit a creature, as opposed to the injury poison ...
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How much ice or snow will Sleet Storm and Ice Storm leave behind? [duplicate]

Sleet Storm has a duration of concentration up to one minute and says: Until the spell ends, freezing rain and sleet fall in a 20-foot-tall cylinder with a 40-foot radius centered on a point you ...
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What is the duration of the doppelganger's Shapechanger ability, which lets them "polymorph" into a humanoid they have seen?

What is the duration of the doppelganger's Shapechanger ability, which lets them "polymorph" into a humanoid they have seen? It isn't clear to me from its description in the Monster Manual. ...
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What happens when a summoned demon goes out of range?

The spell Summon Greater Demon is quite clear on where your summoned demon appears at. The demon appears in an unoccupied space you can see within range... The wording of this spell is very similar ...
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Can a single Shield of Missile Attraction curse an indefinite number of creatures?

The description of the Shield of Missile Attraction says, in part (emphasis mine): This shield is cursed. Attuning to it curses you until you are targeted by the remove curse spell or similar magic. ...
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Can the temporary HPs provided by Symbiotic Entity last longer than 10 minutes?

The Circle of Spores Druid gets the level 2 feature Symbiotic Entity, which does the following: As an action, you can expend a use of your Wild Shape feature to awaken those spores, rather than ...
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How many times can I cast a cantrip through the All-Purpose Tool?

The All-Purpose Tool is a spellcasting focus for artificers printed in Tasha's. Among other things, it has the following property: As an action, you can focus on the tool to channel your creative ...
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The UA Mage of Lorehold's Ancient Companion (Healer) has the Healer's Light action; do those temp HP remain if you bond to a different spirit type?

In the UA of Mages of Strixhaven, the Mage of Lorehold's Ancient Companion feature lets you bond to a spirit when you finish a short or long rest, choosing Healer, Sage, or Warrior. If Healer is ...
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If a spellcaster casts the Antipathy spell on themself and then True Polymorphs into something else, is the effect of Antipathy still active?

The Antipathy/Sympathy spell has a duration of 10 days, and its description states: [...] You target something within range, either a Huge or smaller object or creature or an area that is no larger ...
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When "pushing" an animal, how long will it perform the trick it doesn't know?

Here is the text for "'Push' an Animal" for the Handle Animal skill: To push an animal means to get it to perform a task or trick that it doesn’t know but is physically capable of ...
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Does the 30 ft. by 5 ft. stream of acid from the Tasha's Caustic Brew spell last for the duration?

Does the 30 ft. by 5 ft. stream of acid from the Tasha's caustic brew spell last for the spell's duration? Or does only the acid that coats the spell's targets last for the duration (or until scraped ...
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If you lose all Temporary HP from the Tenser's Transformation spell, does the spell end?

If you lose all Temporary HP from the Tenser's Transformation spell, does the spell end? I played a game where I used an item that has the effects of the Tenser's Transformation spell. I know the ...
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Can the version of the Artificer class published in "Tasha's Cauldron of Everything" choose to end an infusion?

Is there an easy way for an Artificer to willfully end an infusion? One of the many problems I am seeing is that an infusion only works on non-magical items. But infusions cause items to become ...
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What's the duration of a touch poison applied to a weapon?

I'm playing a thief, and I'd like to apply a touch poison to my weapon. How long before I use it do I need to apply it? Can I put in on my dagger and wait a week before stabbing somebody? Or do I need ...
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If I cast the Awaken spell on an animal (or tree) and then swap it out to prepare a different spell, do the effects of Awaken continue?

Awaken is a pretty cool spell. As a 9th-level druid, can I cast awaken to get a cool animal or plant friend, and then swap out the spell for some other 5th-level spell while keeping my cool animal or ...
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Do the criteria that cause the Enchantment wizard's Hypnotic Gaze feature to end early also apply to the initial effect (i.e. within 1 round)?

The School of Enchantment wizard's level 2 feature, Hypnotic Gaze, can incapacitate a creature until the Wizard's next turn: Starting at 2nd level when you choose this school, your soft words and ...
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Can a warlock with the Undead patron use their Form of Dread feature again while it is already active?

The Undead warlock patron option found in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft includes the following text in the description of its level 1 feature "Form of Dread": You manifest an aspect of ...
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What happens when Witch Bolt misses?

According to the Witch Bolt spell description: Make a ranged spell attack against that creature. On a hit, the target takes 1d12 lightning damage, and on each of your turns for the duration, you can ...
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What happens when a Twilight Cleric uses Steps of Night to fly into a brightly lit area?

The Twilight Domain Cleric's sixth level ability "Steps of Night" reads as follows: You can draw on the mystical power of night to rise into the air. As a bonus action when you are in dim ...
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Can a caster end a spell with no concentration, such as "Seeming", whenever they like? [duplicate]

The player handbook states that a spell that is being concentrated on can be ended with no action, (player handbook page 203) but it doesn't say anything about spells that do not have concentration. ...
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When does a poison interval of "one round" end?

When does a poison saving throw interval of "one round" end? Take this poison for example: Hunting Spider Venom (poison) Saving Throw Fortitude DC 16; Maximum Duration 6 rounds; Stage 1 ...
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If you start a 1-round duration as the last action of your turn, does it continue through your next turn?

If I use my move and standard actions in a round, then activate my greatreach bracers which extend your reach for one round, by RAW 6 seconds, would they be active on my next turn? Could I then ...
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Does an unlimited duration Polymorph Any Object give back a lost limb until the target decides to resume its normal form?

Most polymorph spells are temporary, but suppose the target gets polymorphed from an "armless" human to an elf. The spell Polymorph Any Object would last indefinitely: would the target then ...
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Can you temporarily extinguish a non-magical light source to conserve it?

A lamp and two lanterns are described on page 152 of the Player's Handbook as follows: Lamp. A lamp casts bright light in a 15-foot radius and dim light for an additional 30 feet. Once lit, it burns ...
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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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Detect Magic as Ritual casting to find magic item?

I am new as DM running my fourth session playing D&D 5e. I have five experienced players who sometimes use logic that seems suspicious. One of my players is a wizard. They cast Detect Magic as a ...
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Can I stack the duration time of Animate Dead?

Animate Dead can reassert control over undead you created. It spells: The creature is under your control for 24 hours, after which it stops obeying any command you've given it. To maintain control of ...
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Can the Dispel Magic spell end the spell effect of a spell that already ended?

I realized I had this question at the very end of answering the following: Does the blindness inflicted by the Wall of Light spell last for 1 minute even if concentration on the spell ends? So I'll ...
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Does the blindness inflicted by the Wall of Light spell last for 1 minute even if concentration on the spell ends?

The wall of light spell states: When the wall appears, each creature in its area must make a Constitution saving throw. On a failed save, a creature takes 4d8 radiant damage, and it is blinded for 1 ...
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