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For questions about the Ethereal Plane, a plane that mirrors the Material Plane in the D&D cosmology that 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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Can you combine the Blink spell and a readied action, to affect another creature on the Ethereal Plane?

It certainly seems from reading the spell Blink, like it should be possible to ready an action, with the trigger being, "when I appear on the ethereal plane" and then using that action to ...
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If a PC is rendered unconscious in the ethereal plane while they were midair what happens to their body?

If a PC has entered the ethereal plane via some magic e.g. Oil of Etherealness or the Etherealness spell, and then is knocked unconscious while they were midair, what happens to their body? Does it ...
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Ethereal Vision/Spell casting confusion. Need as written, not opinions [duplicate]

**Need "As Written", as there are many "opinions" out there. Ethereal confusion: A Night Hag, while in the ethereal plane, sees and touches someone in the material plane with the &...
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Does an Unseen Servant on the Prime Material extend into the Border Ethereal?

The basic rules include in the description of the Border Ethereal: Some magical effects also extend from the Material Plane into the Border Ethereal, particularly effects that use force energy such ...
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Are there any examples of chests hidden by the Leomund's Secret Chest spell being found?

The description of the spell Leomund's secret chest says: You hide a chest, and all its contents, on the Ethereal Plane. [...] This question asks where the chest is hidden, with the single answer ...
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What does the clause about seeing into the Ethereal Plane in True Seeing accomplish?

True Seeing's text states: For the duration, the creature has truesight, notices secret doors hidden by magic, and can see into the Ethereal Plane, all out to a range of 120 feet. Here is the ...
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Do you get an opportunity attack if the enemy next to you casts the Etherealness spell or uses it's innate Etherealness ability?

I suspect you don't but I'm not sure. In the description of opportunity attacks: You can make an opportunity attack when a hostile creature that you can see moves out of your reach. To make the ...
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Can I hit a Creature in the Border ethereal with Mordenkainens Sword or Arcane Hand?

As per the DMG p. 48: A traveler on the Ethereal Plane is invisible and utterly silent to someone on the overlapped plane, and solid objects on the overlapped plane don’t hamper the movement of a ...
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Can I leave Tiny Hut while in Border Ethereal?

I know I can't enter the Tiny Hut while being in the Border Ethereal but can I leave it? I.e. I'm in a Tiny Hut (someone else casted it) and cast Etherealness. Can I leave and observe the material ...
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Flying speed when under Etherealness spell?

Normally flying up or down does not give or cost extra movement, as covered here. However, Etherealness spell (duration 8 hours) states the following: You remain in the Border Ethereal for the ...
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Where on the Ethereal Plane does a creature appear when they use Blink?

The description for Blink: Roll a d20 at the end of each of your turns for the duration of the spell. On a roll of 11 or higher, you vanish from your current plane of existence and appear in the ...
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Are there any summonable creatures that can travel from the Ethereal Plane to the Material Plane?

My party has been fighting stuff that can travel to the ethereal plane and a few of us have been using blink, but I'd like for a way for some party members to be able to come back if they get stuck ...
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True Seeing into Ethereal plane in Fog Cloud, what is seen?

True Seeing spell allows, among other things, this: and can see into the Ethereal Plane, all out to a range of 120 feet. Assume that True Seeing doesn't allow one to directly see through the Fog ...
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Is it possible to move between the worlds of the Material Plane by travelling through the Border Ethereal?

The 'Creating a Multiverse' chapter of the DMG tells us surprisingly little about the Material Plane. There is a list of Known Worlds of the Material Plane (p. 68), and the introduction to The Planes (...
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Is it possible to Gate from the ethereal plane back to the material plane?

Spell combo Viability check Step one: Cast Etherealness (Assumingly, from the material plane) https://roll20.net/compendium/dnd5e/Etherealness#content Step Two: Cast Gate, and return to the material ...
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Can a monk using empty body deal full damage to incorporal creatures?

Empty Body (Su): A monk with this ki power gains the ability to assume an ethereal state for 1 minute as though using the spell etherealness, using his monk level as his caster level. Using this ...
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Revised ranger Primeval Awareness and the ethereal plane

If a UA Revised ranger uses Primeval Awareness (pg. 4), are they able to detect enemies in the ethereal plane?
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Can a ghost possess someone in the material plane while in the ethereal plane?

The possession ability of a ghost (DnD 5e) states that it can possess one humaniod it can see within 5ft. I interpreted that a ghost could use its possession ability from the etherial plane itself, ...
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When the Leomund's Secret Chest spell is cast, where in the Ethereal Plane is the chest hidden?

The spell Leomund's Secret Chest says this: You hide a chest, and all its contents, on the Ethereal Plane. [...] Where in the Ethereal Plane does the chest go? Is it possible for someone to travel ...
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Is there any mundane way to travel from the Border Ethereal of a plane to the plane itself?

Say a commoner with no spells, class features, or magic items is Plane Shifted from the Material Plane to the Border Ethereal. The DMG makes mention of "curtains" that allow travel from the ...
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Can a Way of Shadow monk use Shadow Step to teleport to the Ethereal Plane if they can see into it?

I am currently playing a Way of Shadow monk, and my character now has a robe of eyes. (I am loving the Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage campaign.) The description of the robe of eyes says, in part (...
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Can channel divinity affect a fiend in the ethereal plane?

In a fight with a Night Hag coven one hag uses the Heartstone to become ethereal, I know that divine sense can't reach into the ethereal plane and sense her. But can a Channel Divinity affect her? For ...
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Can I Misty Step off of the ethereal plane?

If I am on the ethereal plane and I can see the material plane, can I cast misty step to teleport back?
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How many creatures can go to the Ethereal Plane via Etherealness cast at 8th level?

The spell etherealness allows you (the caster) to travel to the Ethereal Plane for the duration of the spell (8 hours). It has a range of Self, so you cannot target someone else if cast at its base ...
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Can a ghost enter a Resilient Sphere?

The spell Otiluke's Resilient Sphere says that nothing can pass through it. The spell Wall of Force says that too, but the Wall of Force spell also says that the spell extends into the Ethereal Plane, ...
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Does the Detect Evil and Good spell see through a Night Hag's Etherealness?

I'm in a weird spot with my D&D 5e campaign, where my party is taking on a night hag. They are level 5 adventurers. They have no access to the see invisibility spell currently, since the only ...
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How do you travel to the deep ethereal?

The spell etherealness teleports you only to the border ethereal, and every source I've read about the deep ethereal says you get there via the border ethereal when going through a "curtain". What ...
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What happens when the target of Ensnaring Strike enters the Ethereal Plane?

Ensnaring Strike states the following (abridged for brevity): The next time you hit a creature with a weapon attack before this spell ends, a writhing mass of thorny vines appears at the point of ...
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Does difficult terrain on the material plane impart the same on the ethereal plane?

We encountered a forest which was difficult terrain. Using the Blink spell a character appeared in the ethereal plane and moved some distance. My warlock with poor stealth spotted a group of ...
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What happens when you place an item inside of a creature while in the ethereal plane under the effects of the Etherealness spell, then end the spell?

This is a follow up to my question about whether items are carried with you into the Ethereal Plane while under the effects of the Etherealness spell Basically, my player wants to use his bonus ...
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What happens to items worn when stepping into the Ethereal Plane using the "Etherealness" spell?

Etherealness reads: You step into the border regions of the Ethereal Plane, in the area where it overlaps with your current plane (PHB, page 238) This never specifies whether worn items become ...
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With the spell blink, could you deposit an object on the Ethereal plane? [duplicate]

Let's say you ready an action, that when you are on the ethereal plane you will drop your weapon. Does this work, would you return to the material plane without a weapon? Could you blink again and ...
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Does Locate Object work for objects on the ethereal plane?

The spell Etherealness reads in part: You step into the border regions of the Ethereal Plane, in the area where it overlaps with your current plane. [...] You can see and hear the plane you ...
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Can a player travel to the Feywild with the Etherealness spell?

I read the Planar Travel section (p. 301 in the PHB) and it read, Etherealness allows adventurers to enter the Ethereal Plane and travel from there to any of the planes it touches - the Shadowfell, ...
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How could a level 5 Summoner detect a Phase Spider who is on the Ethereal Plane?

One of the Same Game Test encounters for a level 5 character is the Phase Spider. The test was originally written for D&D 3.5e, but I wanted to run it for a character that I am creating for an ...
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Would a store or shop exist in the ethereal plane in 5e?

Would it make any kind of sense to have a store or shop that can only be found in the ethereal plane? Do the rules as written not permit that? I've read the sections in the DMG and PHB about it, but ...
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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 the spell ...
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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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