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The Ethereal Plane is a plane that mirrors the Material Plane. Often called a transitive plane, it can be used to access some other planes of existence. Depending on usage, Ethereal Plane may be divided into the "Border Ethereal" and the "Deep Ethereal".

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If the caster of Secluded Grimoire dies, is the hidden spellbook lost forever?

If an NPC casts Secluded Grimoire, hiding his spellbook in the Ethereal Plane, and then dies, is the spellbook lost forever?
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How do the Etherealness and Banishment spells interact?

The etherealness spell states: You remain in the Border Ethereal for the duration or until you use your action to dismiss the spell... I am aware that the spell does not allow you to go back and ...
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How far into the Ethereal Plane does the See Invisibility spell let you see?

This question was inspired by comments on this question: "Does the Robe of Eyes extend your vision while on the Ethereal Planes?". Page 48 of the DMG states: The Ethereal Plane is a misty, fog-...
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Does the Robe of Eyes extend your vision while on the Ethereal Planes?

Normally the following rules on the Ethereal Plane apply (DMG page 48): Visibility in the Border Ethereal is limited to 60 feet. The plane's depths comprise a region of swirling mist and fog called ...
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Can the Robe of Eyes let you see into the Material Plane whilst on the Ethereal Plane?

I am running a home campaign and one of my characters is in possession of a robe of eyes. Part of the item's ability is that the wearer can see into the Ethereal Plane as they want out to 120 feet. ...
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While I'm in the Border Ethereal, can I use See Invisibility, etc., to see invisible creatures on the Material Plane?

This is an extension to this question on invisibility and the Ethereal Plane. As the question states: While I'm in the Border Ethereal, can I use See Invisibility, True Sight, etc., to see creatures ...
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Are there any low-level means to exit the Ethereal Plane to a plane of my choosing?

This question is meant to be an extension of this question on planar travel, this question on lower-level planar travel and this question on using blink and banishment to enter the Ethereal plane. ...
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How can player characters see into the Ethereal Plane?

How can player characters see into the Ethereal Plane? I'm familiar with the spell Truesight, but I'm wondering if there are other ways.
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How far can a ghost see when they are manifested?

A creature, including a ghost, can see only a limited distance on the ethereal plane, due to the nature of the plane itself. When a ghost is manifested, they are still on the ethereal plane, but are ...
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Can someone break into a Leomund's Tiny Hut via the Ethereal Plane?

I've got players who rely heavily on Leomund's Tiny hut for a "safe" night time rest. I'm alright with them using it to help, but it gets irritating having a wrench thrown into my nighttime attacks. ...
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Can Demiplanes be connected to the Ethereal Plane and to each other?

AFAIK, demiplanes are 30-ft3 cubes placed somewhere on the Ethereal Plane. I’ve been thinking of a few ideas about demiplanes, but I’m not sure how demiplanes relate to the Ethereal Plane they’re in,...
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Are there side effects from popping in and out into the Ethereal Plane for an extended time period?

Background Considering the D&D 5e ruleset with some changes. One of these changes would be a stone tablet that allows someone to extend the duration of a spell to forever. Let's assume one wizard ...
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What are the limits for passing through mass with the Etherealness spell?

The Etherealness spell states: You ignore all objects and effects that aren't on the Ethereal Plane, allowing you to move through objects you perceive on the plane you originated from. When ...
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Is dropping concentration on a spell considered “affecting a creature” for the purpose of the Blink spell?

While under the effects of Blink and on the Ethereal Plane, can you drop a concentration spell to affect a creature on the Material Plane? The description of Blink says, "You can only affect and be ...
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What happens if I Blink while my Familiar sits on my shoulder?

My lizard Familiar (from the Find Familiar spell) is often sat on my shoulder. If I use the Blink spell, would it shift with me to the Ethereal Plane, or would it be left behind and splat to the ...
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Can you cast a spell on someone in the Ethereal Plane, if you are on the Material Plane and have the True Seeing spell active?

A creature is on the Material Plane and can perceive someone on the Ethereal Plane using the True Seeing spell. Can that creature cast a spell that only requires that they see the character on the ...
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If I am holding an item before I cast Blink, will it move with me through the Ethereal Plane?

If you pick up/hold onto an item before you cast the Blink spell in 5E, will it travel with you to the Ethereal Plane? Would this be possible on successive successful blinks? I need to get an object ...
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Is it possible to cast the spell Temple of the Gods on the Ethereal Plane?

As a high-level cleric, I would like to use the spell etherealness and build a hidden temple of the gods on the ethereal plane at the same spot where I have a normal house in the material plane. I ...
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Is it possible to cast counterspell while in the ethereal plane under the effect of blink?

If a wizard has blinked out and sees a spell being cast in the material plane, can he counter that spell with his reaction? Will their magic be able to act across the planes? My instinct is to say no,...
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Can Blink be used to move through walls? [duplicate]

Let’s suppose a spellcaster casts Blink on himself. He then uses ready action to move freely around the ethereal plane while not on his turn. After this, when his turn starts again, he will be ...
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Can Blink and Banishment be combined to have an effect similar to Etherealness?

Imagine the following sequence of events: The wizard casts blink. During the next turn, he uses his Ready action to cast banishment on himself once he is in the Ethereal Plane. The banishment ...
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Is it possible to attack from the Ethereal Plane to the Material Plane?

The caster starts a battle casting blink upon himself. On his next turn, he uses ready action: he will cast banishment on himself while he is in the ethereal plane, thus returning to the material ...
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If you cast Blink, do spells with visual/physical effects centered on the caster follow you to the Ethereal Plane?

Suppose a caster is under the effects of the blink spell, and within that same duration they are also under the effects of another spell which has a visual or physical effect that remains centered on ...
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Is there an upper limit to the height you can travel to via etherealness?

The etherealness spell changes the mechanism of movement so that you can move up or down at will (albeit slower than normal movement): You step into the border regions of the Ethereal Plane, in the ...
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Can you leave objects behind in the ethereal plane?

After entering the ethereal plane through some means, is it possible to leave objects you brought with you behind, or do they always come back with you? Does the answer depend on the means you used ...
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What happens if I Blink while in free fall?

Scenario I have cast Blink on a previous turn and am falling from of height of 510 feet. After having fallen 500 feet, my turn ends and I vanish into the ethereal plane. What happens when I reappear?...
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Can I reappear on the other side of a wall if I Blink and then pass through it?

Scenario: I have cast Blink on a previous turn and I am facing a solid wall with at least 5 feet of empty space on both sides. During my turn I ready an action with the following trigger: "When I ...
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Can I combine the Blink Spell and a readied action to move around in the ethereal plane?

Assuming I have cast the Blink spell on the previous turn and that I roll over 11 on the D20 for Blink at the end of my turn, can readying an action with the trigger "When I enter the ethereal plane, ...
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Can I still command/control concentration spells while in the Border Ethereal?

If I have cast something like Animated Objects or Bigby's Hand and then follow up the next round with casting Etherealness, can I still command/control those spells?
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Can Creatures in the Border Ethereal see Invisible creatures on the Material Plane?

As Invisibility and Greater Invisibility are illusion spells and we know that the benefactor of the spell does not actually go anywhere else could they be seen from the Border Ethereal? Considering ...
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Can Force effects from the Border Ethereal affect targets on the Prime Material?

According to the DMG, force effects extend from the Prime Material Plane into the Border Ethereal (DMG, page 48): A traveler on the Ethereal Plane is invisible and utterly silent to someone on ...
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What can a Succubus do in the Ethereal Plane?

The question is regarding the succubus' Etherealness action: Etherealness. The fiend magically enters the Ethereal Plane from the Material Plane, or vice versa. MM 285 While the succubus is in the ...
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Does Force Damage Affect Ethereal Creatures?

This passage from the description of the Border Ethereal (DMG p. 48) says that anything made of magical force can affect ethereal creatures: A traveler on the Ethereal Plane is invisible and ...