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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?

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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How does the Time Stop spell interact with the duration of a previously cast Bless spell?

When someone casts time stop (in this case an Archmage), they take turns while everyone else is stopped in time: You briefly stop the flow of time for everyone but yourself. No time passes for ...
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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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What is the duration of the temporary hit points granted by the Fiend-patron warlock's Dark One's Blessing feature?

What is the duration of the temporary hit points granted by the Fiend-patron warlock's Dark One's Blessing feature?
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Can a kineticist voluntarily dismiss their kinetic covers?

Kinetic Cover allows the kineticist to create a small wall. Using the ability is a standard action. The ability description tells the maximum number of kinetic covers that can be created at once. The ...
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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 ...
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For how long does a creature run/stay away after failing the saving throw against the Dissonant Whispers spell?

I'm playing a Bard in a 5E campaign. One of my most useful spells has been Dissonant Whispers. It's saved the party quite a few times but the question has come up and I've not found any answers in ...
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How long does the 'instantaneous harmless sensory effect' of Prestidigitation last?

One possible use of prestidigitation is: You create an instantaneous, harmless sensory effect, such as a shower of sparks, a puff of wind, faint musical notes, or an odd odor. Should that be read ...
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Do your spells end when you die?

I linked to this answer in a 5e question, attempting to bring support for the idea that, if you cast an open-ended spell, like Magic Mouth, it could remain after you die. Someone pointed out that, as ...
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Does the damage for the Delayed Blast Fireball spell increase each round?

The damage for the spell delayed blast fireball is listed as: The spell’s base damage is 12d6. If at the end of your turn the bead has not yet detonated, the damage increases by 1d6. The spell's ...