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Is the Armorer artificer's Arcane Armor magical?

Is an Armorer artificer's Arcane Armor magical? As far as I've seen, the rules do not clearly state that the armor becomes a magical object. In addition, an argument can be made that the rules ...
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How can I identify which diseases are Supernatural (and which diseases are other types)?

How do I identify which diseases are "supernatural" and which diseases are other types? I hoping for a property in the disease's stat block, but cannot find anything that makes the ...
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Do the effects spells like Freedom of Movement or Foresight continue to affect a player if they Polymorph, Shapechange, or Wild Shape into a new form? [duplicate]

Do the effects if spells like Freedom of Movement or Foresight continue to affect a player if they Polymorph or Shapechange into a new form in 5th edition DnD? Hello, as stated above I am wondering if ...
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Omniscient Magic Mouth?

As a departure gift to a member of our party, I wanted to give a pendant with Magic Mouth on it, the trigger condition being "when a creature that you're having a conversation with lies to you&...
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What sources of magic would oppose each other?

I apologize if this has been asked before, but I honestly did not know how to search for it properly as my question is more broadly than the arcana class Wizards use, which is often what I find. ...
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Is an Eldritch Emissary's Antimagic Susceptibility(Su) suppressed by an AMF?

I had a conceptual itch that the Eldritch Emissary* template happened to scratch perfectly, except for on little thing: Antimagic Susceptibility Antimagic Vulnerability (Su): Because an eldritch ...
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Does antimagic field affect Gem Flight?

Gem Flight, Fizban's Treasure of Dragons, pg. 11 You can use a bonus action to manifest spectral wings for 1 minute. For the duration, you gain a flying speed equal to your walking speed and can ...
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Can you make a sacrifice for dark gods in d&d 5e? [closed]

Ok so here is the story. We are currently having a campaign of neutral/evil characters, we take what we want and of of course there are always consequences of our actions. We have acquired a deck of ...
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Are there known problems with characters that have more than one sorcery type?

Although the rules (as written and intended) explicitly disallow it (see Can a character have 2 types of Sorcery?) I would like to allow characters with more than one type of sorcery in my campaign. ...
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When aware of an illusion, can you lose this knowledge by losing sight of the illusion?

I've been looking at some edge-case scenarios for illusion magic, and found myself stuck when trying to rule what would happen RAW with the following. Multiple illusion spells rule that once a ...
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What magics do high level spellcasters strive for after the Spellplague?

Once a spellcaster has reached 17th level and can cast 9th level spells, what more power can they try to obtain? Before Mystra’s ban, there were 10th and higher level spells. Back in D&D3.5 there ...
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Which version of the red wizard’s circle magic is correct, the text or the example?

Dungeon Master's Guide page 194, Circle Magic feature of the Red Wizard prestige class reads as follows: Circle Powers: The first use of circle magic is to empower the circle leader with the strength ...
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How can I add castable magic spells to Mouse Guard?

In How can we add magic to the game? Glazius comprehensively covers most magic systems and how to add them to Mouse Guard, at the end they give the option Not A Dodge: Actual Magic Systems ..but this ...
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Is there a functional reason for wizards to live in towers so often?

The concept of wizard towers seems to predate D&D, but has there been a functional reason for this added to D&D? I'm going to be using the answer specifically in 5e, but wizard towers ...
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What spell interfere-interacts with supernatural abilities?

Is it true that supernatural abilities are affected "only" by antimagic field? if not, what are some examples of spells or conditions that interfere or interact with supernatural abilites ...
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Lizardfolk Ranger Spell Attribute for Innate Cantrip

A Lizardfolk Ranger with the Ancestry Feat Bone Magic. He has +2 Wisdom and +0 Charisma modifier. He chooses Puff of Poison as his innate cantrip granted by Bone Magic. Bone Magic does not mention any ...
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Is the damage of a higher-level Monk's unarmed strike reduced by the Heavy Armor Master feat?

At 6th level, Monks get the Ki-Empowered Strikes feature which states (emphasis mine): Starting at 6th level, your unarmed strikes count as magical for the purpose of overcoming resistance and ...
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How do Naenhoon and Heighten spell interact?

If an Illumian DN1,Wiz1(NaenHoon sigil) with 5 rebuking attempts casts secret weapon using heighten spell, is it a 6th level or a 1st level spell? (assuming he uses all 5 attempts) I honestly can't ...
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What are the consequences of using Fate Accelerated approaches for magic, but skills from the Core book elsewhere?

Some time in the future I want to run a game of FATE, with magic, but reading through the example characters used in the Core SRD, but it looked like it might be smoother to base the magic 'system' (...
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In official lore, what magic is forbidden in Strixhaven?

In both the Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos D&D book and the Strixhaven Magic: the Gathering card flavour texts, forbidden magic is referenced. However, I can’t seem to find what is actually ...
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Does truesight + the Detect Magic spell defeat the Nystul's Magic Aura spell?

Suppose I suspect that an object is magical. I cast Detect Magic, but I see no magic aura on it. However, I'm still suspicious, and now I begin to suspect that the aura has been hidden by Nystul's ...
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How to identify magic items?

When using the Detect Magic spell to determine the properties of a magic item, do you have to succeed on the Knowledge arcana check in the third round of Detect Magic before you use the spellcraft ...
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In the Forgotten Realms, did Mystra’s ban apply to magic used by the gods? [duplicate]

In the FR universe, before Mystra's ban, spells up to 12th level could be cast relatively easily by mortals. It’s safe to assume the gods could do the same. Were the gods affected by the ban on spells ...
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How can an NPC replace some pages of a book with different pages, without leaving a trace of manipulation?

A NPC in my adventure (set in Eberron), which I lead as DM, wants to replace some maps in a book with different maps. The person removes the maps by cutting out the pages containing them and somehow ...
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Is the body of a Lich a valid target for Animate Dead or Create Undead?

Are lich corpse and or other undead bodies/corpses, valid targets for the spell animate dead or create undead?
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Can you replace Mage Hand with another cantrip after taking the Telekinetic feat and still benefit from the increased range?

If an Artificer who knows the cantrip "Mage Hand" takes the "Telekinetic" feat, and then later exchanges "Mage Hand" for another cantrip after they level up, do they keep ...
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What would Detect Evil show on a villain who is self righteous and truly believes they are in the right [closed]

A good example of this would be Thanos. His goal was to murder half of sentient life in the universe but he honest to god believed he was doing it to solve the problem of limited resources.
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What happens when magic is removed from the Forgotten Realms? [closed]

I am planning on running a homebrew campaign, whose ultimate premise is that a villain is attempting to garner enough power to be able to eliminate all magic from existence. I am planning on setting ...
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Does a a Bullywug Croaker's Glaar-pat song count as magic for the purposes of the Gnome Cunning racial trait? [duplicate]

The Bullywug Croaker has an action: Glaaar-pat (3/Day). The croaker sings a song of marshy doom. Each chosen creature within 30 feet of the croaker that can hear the song must make a DC 12 Wisdom ...
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Do I need to touch a Crystal Ball the whole time to use Scrying from it?

Recently, I asked whether a Crystal Ball could be used to cast Scrying many times by different people. The answer was that yes, I could, but it may take ten minutes of casting before another person ...
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Can my helpers reuse a Crystal Ball repeatedly?

The Crystal Ball has very little text - it requires attunement, and anyone attuned can cast Scrying with a set DC while touching it. Obviously, this has limitations, such as when Scrying fails, you ...
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What sources of vision/information can a player character utilize while burrowing without taking an action to do so?

Mole-man is a player character with a burrowing speed from Claws of the Umber Hulk and is under the ground. That character is effectively in full cover, blinded and holding their breath. What ...
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Would a Ring of Wizardry combined with the Alternative Spell Source Feat allow a Diving Caster to increase prepared spells?

A Ring of Wizardry allows the wearer to double the number of Arcane spell slots per day for the appropriate level. Alternative Spell Source (Dragon #325) allows characters with this Feat to prepare ...
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Cooperative Magic Question

I've been thinking on Cooperative Magic in order to get that cinematic feeling of the frontliners defending the casters in clutch situations and big scale magic retinues on a battlefield. It could ...
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Spell Turning vs Ranged touch attacks

The spell Spell Turning states that "Spell turning also fails to stop touch range spells." Does this also apply to ranged touch spells, or specifically spells with a range of touch?
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At what point in the casting of a spell would twinning the spell still be possible? [duplicate]

This came up when a sorcerer cast chromatic orb in my campaign. It was only after hitting and rolling damage that the sorcerer decided he wanted to twin the chromatic orb, and I ruled that he should ...
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How exactly would a permanent Sanctuary spell work?

There's a magical location in Drow of the Underdark called Blood of the Spider Queen. If a character fulfills the requirements and performs the activation they get among other things a permanent ...
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Phoenix bloodline and Catching on Fire

How does the healing from the phoenix bloodline work with spells and effects that cause targets to be on fire? Spells such as Touch of Combustion or Alchemist's Inferno Fireball Trick? The fireball ...
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Can the components created by a Robe of Components be saved?

Can spell components created by a robe of components be saved to be used in the future? The only condition I see on the robe itself is that they do not leave the spellcaster. Can this be used to stock ...
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Can you make a very very fast demiplane with create demiplane?

My goal is to create a Demiplane where I could craft, taking my time to do it, while time on the material plane would advance very very slowly. Exemple : 1 year on my demiplane = 1 minute on the ...
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Is the Pain Relief Adept power Overpriced?

the Adept power Pain Relief is in the Street Magic. According to my 2006 Printing on page 179, it costs me 1 point of adept powers and can heal some stun damage, demanding 5 minutes of care per healed ...
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Are there any instances of discussing the ethics (in Golarion) of finding alignment via alignment damage?

Not really sure how to word this, but I was wondering if there were any situations in an Adventure Path/Module/PFS Scenario/Source Book (PF 1e or 2e) that discusses using alignment damage to determine ...
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What happens if magic jar ends and the caster's body is undead?

Suppose I cast magic jar and possess a body, then I kill my old body and cast animate dead on it, and after that I break the magic jar. What happens when the soul returns to the zombified body? For ...
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Can a creature with Blindsight see a Scrying Sensor? Is that sensor an object? Can it be destroyed? [closed]

Scrying: A creature that can see Invisible Objects sees the sensor as a luminous orb about the size of your fist. Blind Sight: A creature with blindsight can perceive its surroundings without ...
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Are Way of the Four Elements monks' Elemental Disciplines magical? [duplicate]

Are Way of the Four Elements monks' Elemental Disciplines magical? Specifically, Water Whip deals 3d10 bludgeoning damage (+1d10 per additional ki point spent) on a failed Dex save. Is this damage ...
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How to detect predisposition for magic in dnd? [closed]

In my campaign we inherited 2 children. My mage character would like to know if one or both of the kids could become magic users. How to do that? Is there a spell, ability check, or other ability to ...
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Is the magic system in the XD20 roleplaying system unbalanced? [closed]

I'm currently reading XDM: X-Treme Dungeon Mastery by Tracy and Curtis Hickman, published in 2009. The "deconstructed" magic system in their XD20 roleplaying rules caught my eye - magic-user ...
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How can we add magic to the game?

Aside from the mice (and weasels) in clothes using weapons and tools, Mouse Guard is a game that's fairly well-grounded in reality. If we wanted to tell stories with more magical elements to them, how ...
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Do a Soulknife’s soulknife abilities function in an Antimagic Field?

The Soulknife’s soulknife comes from their Psychic Blades subclass feature, which states: “Also at 3rd level, you can manifest your psionic power as shimmering blades of psychic energy. Whenever you ...
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Does Blessed Strikes count as a magical effect?

In Tasha's Cauldron of Everything on page 31 the Optional Class Feature "Blessed Strikes" for Clerics is explained: 8th-level cleric feature, which replaces the Divine Strike or Potent ...
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