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How long does the Storm Sorcerer's Storm Guide feature stop rain from falling near you?

The Storm Sorcerer gains the Storm Guide feature at 6th level (XGtE, p. 52; emphasis added): At 6th level, you gain the ability to subtly control the weather around you. If it is raining, you can use ...
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Do the effects of a Potion of Speed or Potion of Heroism disappear if the character becomes unconscious?

If a player is under the effect of a potion of speed: When you drink this potion, you gain the effect of the haste spell for 1 minute (no concentration required). The potion’s yellow fluid is ...
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How long do the temporary HP gained from the Aberrant Dragonmark feat last?

The Aberrant Dragonmark feat states (E:RftLW, p. 52; WGtE, p. 112): [...] choose a 1st-level spell from the sorcerer spell list. You learn that spell and can cast it through your mark. [...] When you ...
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Is this strategy for extending Time Stop via the Extended Spell metamagic valid?

My party is level 17 and one of my PCs is a sorcerer. He discovered a combo using the extended spell with time stop to just freeze time. Time stop lasts a minimum of 2 rounds or 12 seconds so by using ...
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Is there a difference between “one round” and “until the end of your turn” in terms of duration?

I'm mainly concerned about the effects that last "one round" and "until the end of turn" (like Stone Bones ToB p.84 and Inferno Blade ToB p. 54, respectively). My guess is that "until end of turn" ...
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Does making an attack with a previously cast Spiritual Weapon spell cause the Invisibility spell to end?

Suppose a character casts the spiritual weapon spell one round, then casts the invisibility spell the following round. Does using the bonus action from spiritual weapon to attack count as making an ...
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Bloodpyre Poison Str bonus duration

This bloodpyre poison states that it gives str bonus along with the damage it causes. However there is no duration given. Does the str bonus last while you have ability score damage? Is it permanent? ...
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What happens when identical overlapping effects have their end-condition met?

The Dungeon Master's Guide errata (direct download) added the "Combining Game Effects" section which states (emphasis mine): Different game features can affect a target at the same time. But when ...
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How do short-duration buffs work when used to buff rolls for longer-duration actions?

How do buffs with short durations (let's say guidance, which has a duration of up to 1 minute) work when used to buff rolls for longer-duration actions (such as a heal check to treat disease, which ...
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Can a willing creature targeted by the Animal Shapes spell choose to return to their normal form before the spell as a whole ends?

The Animal Shapes spell allows the caster to transform "willing" creatures in range into an animal. It also says: The transformation lasts for the duration for each target, or until the target ...
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If one of the platinum rings that serves as a component of the Warding Bond spell is removed and then replaced, do the effects of the spell resume?

Warding Bond has a duration of 1 hour and has a material requirement of a pair of platinum rings worth at least 50 gp each, which you and the target must wear for the duration If one of the two ...
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When the Entangle spell ends, do the plants disappear after they “wilt away”?

The description of the entangle spell reads: Grasping weeds and vines sprout from the ground in a 20-foot square [...] When the spell ends, the conjured plants wilt away. Does "wilt away" ...
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How long does the benefit of a successful saving throw against a poison last?

In D&D 5e, does a successful saving throw against poison confer immunity (or at least reduced damage, depending on the poison) from that poison for life, for that combat, or only for that hit? Do ...
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Does the sorcerer's Extended Spell metamagic option extend the duration of a spell exponentially or linearly? [duplicate]

When it mentions that you can spend 1 sorcery point to double its duration, up to a maximum of 24 hours, does it mean that every time you spend a sorcery point you add the original duration again? Or ...
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Do you get the extra attack from a Haste spell you cast on yourself with 1 round duration?

A rogue PC in my campaign has just picked up the Trapsmith prestige class and gained spellcasting this way. He picked Haste as one of his first spells. Now I wonder: His current caster level is 1. If ...
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If I stop concentrating on Summon Greater Demon just before its full duration, could the demon stick around up to an extra 35 seconds?

Part of the description of the summon greater demon spell states (XGtE, p. 166): If you stop concentrating on the spell before it reaches its full duration, an uncontrolled demon doesn't disappear ...
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If you cast a spell with a focus component and a long duration, does it end if the focus component goes missing?

I can't seem to find a good example outside of 3rd party materials right now and pending GM or Dev input I figured I'd ask here. The example I'm specifically looking at is the Dart Gun I spell from ...
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Does casting a spell with a long casting time require the target to stay in range and line of sight the whole time?

When casting a spell with a casting time greater than an action, do range and line of sight need to be maintained for the entire time? For instance, does a cleric casting Prayer of Healing need the ...
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Can you cancel Demiplane at will?

I have been wondering about this for a while now. When I cast Demiplane and for example trick a bandit into entering the door, can I then cancel the spells effect and remove the door, trapping the ...
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How does the Myrmidon archetype's Field Bandage utility trick work?

The grit option Field Bandage of the myrmidon archetype has this wording that eludes me (emphasys mine). I have been looking for errata but I have found none on this matter. Field Bandage: [...] ...
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When does a spell end, exactly?

Let's say my character casts a spell as a swift action during his turn and this spell gives a bonus to all characters in a 30 ft. radius around him "until his next turn". Is it the start or the end ...
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How is 'Same or Lower Intelligence' determined for the spell Polymorph Any Object?

In this spell, one of the factors that determines the spell's final duration is "Subject is... Same or lower intelligence." What does that mean? Obviously, if the spell turns the subject into an ...
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What is the duration of the Scrying spell?

The description of the Scrying spell says: Casting Time: 10 minutes Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes I usually interpret this as: Cast the spell for 10 minutes. After casting, the ...
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How long does the temporary HP from the Circle of the Shepherd druid's Bear Spirit Totem last?

The Circle of the Shepherd druid's Spirit Totem feature lets the druid summon a spirit that creates an aura with a certain effect. One option for the type of spirit is the Bear Spirit (XGtE, p. 23): ...
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Is a spell's duration tied to its effect, or the time experienced by its caster?

Is a spell's duration tied to its effect, or the time experienced by its caster? Alternative wording: With regard's to time dilation effects being in play, does a spell's effect last for its ...
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How does the Time Stop spell interact with the duration of a Bead of Force? [duplicate]

Early in a dangerous encounter we were able to save our bacon by trapping an Archmage with a Bead of Force, effectively removing him from the fight for 1 minute. We managed to eliminate his allies ...
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Is “lasts until dispelled” a duration?

Some spells, like true polymorph, has language that says (emphasis mine) If you concentrate on this spell for the full duration, the spell lasts until it is dispelled. This seems to suggest that ...
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How long do summoned beings last?

My friends and I are looking to play World of Dungeons, but I'm a little confused about the magic system: Most magic requires summoning a spirit, demon, or elemental to perform supernatural effects....
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If a creature is True Polymorphed into a Wight that uses its Life Drain ability to raise zombies, do they stay controlled if True Polymorph ends?

Say you have a high-level wizard that can cast True Polymorph, and they turn into a Wight. They then use the Wight's Life Drain action, and manage to create a few zombies. Let's assume the Wizard does ...
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Does the “damage for disobedience” effect from the Geas spell end when the caster dies? [duplicate]

Situation Some NPCs were under the influence of the geas spell cast by a pair of Lamias. The NPCs were commanded (1) to rebuild some buildings in a town to further the Lamias' evil goals and (2) to ...
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Does the resistance granted by the Horizon Walker ranger's Spectral Defense feature last for the entire turn it's activated?

The Horizon Walker ranger archetype from Xanathar's Guide to Everything gains the Spectral Defense class feature at 15th level (p. 43): At 15th level, your ability to move between planes enables ...
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Does the caster know when a spell with a variable duration ends?

Does the caster know when a spell with a variable duration ends? I'm looking for a RAW answer (answers based on Pathfinder or D&D 3.0 are ok if there is no info on this in D&D 3.5); I haven't ...
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How long does the additional fire damage of an oil flask last?

Here's the description of an oil flask: Oil usually comes in a clay flask that holds 1 pint. As an action, you can splash the oil in this flask onto a creature within 5 feet of you or throw it up ...
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Can a level 20 Berserker barbarian use the Frenzy feature all day with one use?

A level 20 barbarian gets unlimited rages. Can a Berserker barbarian extend his rage by raging again endlessly so that it never ends - which would lead to him never gaining exhaustion and never losing ...
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Can I keep the effect of the Algid Enhancment spell if the Mantle of the Icy Soul spell ends?

The description of the Algid Enhancement spell (Frostburn, p. 88) says You energize cold creatures with a surge of coldfire. Creatures with the cold subtype affected by this spell gain a +1 ...
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Can a PC activate a Broom of Flying and remain in flight indefinitely?

The Broom of Flying's description includes the following: [...] you stand astride it and speak its command word. It then hovers beneath you and can be ridden in the air. It has a flying speed of 50 ...
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Can you end your own spell prematurely?

Can you end your own spell prematurely? My question is about spells in general, but in case an example is needed: Let’s say a ranger casts spike growth (up to 10 minutes), then realizes it is useless ...
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How long is a creature Fascinated by Hypnotic Pattern?

Hypnotic Pattern says that upon one of several triggers, an affected creature makes a Will save, and if it fails, it becomes Fascinated. No duration, just Fascinated. Is that until it leaves the ...
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If an Animated Object is given a task that takes longer than a minute to do, does the object stay animated longer than a minute?

So I am looking at the description of the 5th level spell Animate Objects, it says that its duration is up to a minute, however it also says that, "once given an order, the creature continues to ...
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Does a summoned monster's corpse vanish when the spell duration would expire?

If I summon an Eagle with Summon Monster 1 with a duration of 4 turns, but the Eagle dies after only 2 turns, does the corpse vanish after 2 more turns or does it stay on the ground indefinitely?
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Can an Alchemist permanently have a potion buff?

The Eternal Elixir feat lets an Alchemist make the duration of one of their elixirs "indefinite". The Improbable Elixirs feat lets them craft a magic potion as an elixir. Can an Alchemist with both ...
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Is the un-detonated globe of Otiluke's Freezing Sphere magical?

Otiluke's Freezing Sphere has an interesting "delayed blast" feature, which involves creating and handling a physical globe containing the spell's energy: You can refrain from firing the globe ...
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Do the cool-downs of the Invisible Fist monk alternate class features start when the ability begins, or when it ends?

Invisible Fist (Exemplars of Evil, p. 21) is a fantastic pair of monk alternate class features, and a pretty good justification for taking 9 levels of monk in a ninja-like character. The 2nd level ...
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When does the Endure Sunlight feat's benefit reset?

Let's say a vampire with the Endure Sunlight feat is fighting another vampire without that feat, and has a way of creating sunlight that can be turned on/off easily. (In the situation that came up in-...
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How do I adjudicate the logic modality of certain death regarding the Fast Friends spell?

When I cast the Fast Friends spell could I assign the afflicted target to a task that leads to a die roll that has a chance of 98% from death by falling damage without the spell ending immediately? ...
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What kind of harm ends the duration of the Incite Greed spell?

The Incite Greed spell's duration can be ended by my companions doing anything harmful to the afflicted targets. What is considered harmful for the purpose of the spell's duration? until the spell ...
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Does the yuan-ti action option Polymorph into Snake require concentration? What is its duration?

In Volo's Guide to Monsters, the Yuan-Ti "Unusual Abilities" section (p. 98) lists a number of action options that might be given to high-ranking yuan-ti, one of which is: Polymorph into Snake (...
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How certain is a caster of when their spell will end?

In D&D 5e, many spells have a fixed duration measured in common units of time - minutes, hours, days and so on. Does the caster of a spell have any special insight as to when a spell they cast ...
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Does Planar Binding extend the duration of “another spell” after the completion of casting Planar Binding or before the completion?

Planar Binding (PHB 265) has this clause: At the completion of the casting, the target must make a Charisma saving throw. On a failed save, it is bound to serve you for the duration. If the ...
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Does an inverted Magic Circle spell prevent a conjured creature from vanishing at the end of its spell's duration?

The Magic Circle spell (which takes a minute to cast but lasts an hour) can be used in an inverted way: When you cast this spell, you can elect to cause its magic to operate in the reverse ...