Questions tagged [duration]

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Can you end your own spell prematurely?

Let’s say a ranger casts spike growth (up to 10 minutes), then realizes it is useless since the enemy is able to fly. Can they end the spell prematurely?
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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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When does a duration spell end naturally? [duplicate]

If you've cast a spell with a duration of, let's say 1 minute, when does the spell stop after that minute? Is it at the end of the caster's 10th turn? Or is at the start of their 11th turn? Or is it ...
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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 ...
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Is there enough time to Planar Bind a creature conjured by a 1-hour-duration spell?

Many planar entity conjuration spells, such as Conjure Woodland Beings, last up to exactly an hour, at which point the creature vanishes: A summoned creature disappears when it drops to 0 hit ...
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What happens if the item that created a magical effect ceases to exist?

Let us assume that I have an item bearing two charges of Imitate (Creation 30) as an Automatic Spell (Prometheum Exxet). Using one charge of Imitate, I duplicate the object. Using the charge of ...
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Is there official clarification how firbolg's Hidden Step interacts with delayed damage/save effects?

The playable Firbolg race from Volo's Guide to Monsters has the Hidden Step racial feature (emphasis mine): Hidden Step. As a bonus action, you can magically turn invisible until the start of your ...
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Can the feature “Persistent Rage” make a Rage last for more than 1 minute?

The feature "Persistent Rage" states that your rage ends early only if you end it yourself or fall unconscious. The normal duration of a Rage is 1 minute. Can a Rage lasts for more than 1 minute if ...
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How long does Alternate Form last: a turn, or until canceled?

I'm just getting into Mutants and Masterminds, and have encountered a snag while building a character: I don't know if Alternate Form only lasts for the turn or if it's the kind of thing where you ...