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Questions tagged [mind-control]

Use this tag for questions about effects that grant the user mental control over another target, or how targets that are controlled are supposed to behave. For other forms of mental manipulation that do not give the user control, see related tags.

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If a character possesses a lich's body via the Magic Jar spell, what benefits of lichdom do they get access to?

A good-aligned human king seeks long life and the power to protect his people. They are willing to suffer the cosmetic drawbacks of lichdom, but not the risks and unethical procedures involved. ...
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Is this homebrew spell that briefly mind-controls an enemy and then paralyzes it for a round balanced?

I've given the following spell to a PC in the party: Blood Puppet 2nd-level necromancy Casting Time: 1 action Range: 60 feet Components: V, S Duration: 1 round Choose a living ...
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What is an equivalently powerful replacement spell for the Yuan-Ti's Suggestion spell?

I'm currently running and there's a lot of Yuan-Ti the party is about to encounter. My party has had a lot of contention and pain-points with the Suggestion spell, and it appears to be a hard ...
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How does Create Thrall, the Great Old One Warlock feature, work in Adventurers League play?

When a Great Old One Warlock uses the Create Thrall feature (PHB, p. 110) in Adventurers League play, does the Thrall work with you? Does it persist through sessions? Is there any guidance on how ...
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Needing Help with Mind Control

I am trying to work out a "mystically seductive" sort of character, for M&M 3E. She already has extremely high Persuasion and Deception, and I am trying to work out a sort of mind control ...
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Can Dominate Person be used to compel the target to divulge information?

Using Dominate to get the Truth from a Captive Dominate person offers two modes of operation for a dominated creature: Simple commands: You can use this telepathic link to issue commands to the ...
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How can I minimize the risk of mind control with magic items?

We are playing a very overpowered game (which is perhaps at the level of rocket tag), but is a ton of fun. My character is a 17th-level Zealot Barbarian (Xanathar's Guide to Everything, p. 11) and I ...
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Does damage from an ally break Dominate Person?

Dominate Person states the following: Each time the target takes damage, it makes a new Wisdom saving throw against the spell. If the saving throw succeeds, the spell ends. As written, this ...
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Does a Vampire's Dominate(Su) end immediately if the Vampire is slain/destroyed?

Anyone the vampire targets must succeed on a Will save or fall instantly under the vampire’s influence as though by a dominate person spell (caster level 12th). (3.5 SRD; Vampire) After reading the ...
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What kind of control does Master of Nature give?

The Master of Nature feature for nature domain clerics lets you command creatures charmed by Charm Animals and Plants. How specific is this command? Is it like taking control via the "total and ...
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Effects of Command Spell “Sleep”

I came across this post about Suggestion to "sleep" and wanted to know if there was any official ruling for what would happen if you Command someone to "sleep". There seem to be people that think it ...
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Can the Suggestion to “sleep” during combat *ever* be “reasonable” as required by the spell? [closed]

The question "NPC casting Suggestion on PC: who decides it's reasonable?" gets at the issue of who decides what is reasonable when a Suggestion spell is cast. Other questions try to get at "How ...
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Is Dominate Person's telepathic link one-way or two-way?

Does Dominate Person form a one-way or two-way telepathic link? If the link is two-way, can the target communicate (willingly or when asked) information? Does the target need to spend a turn or bonus ...
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Can Dominated person/creature which receive no command remember they are being dominated?

This is similar to Do you remember what happened during Dominate Person? (Pathfinder, not D&D 5e), but the difference is I'm not issuing any order to target. Will the target remember that they ...
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Does a subsequent charm effect override a previous one?

In a recent session, I was confused about how multiple charm effects would interact with each other: A vampire used its 'Charm' ability to charm a PC. It reads (paraphrased): The target must ...
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Do charmed people realise they were charmed after the end of the spell?

If you cast charm or dominate person on a person in Pathfinder or D&D does the target know (s)he is being charmed? And if (s)he does, does (s)he know this during the effect or only after it?
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Does Protection from Evil protect you from Suggestion?

Protection from Evil reads: Second, the barrier blocks any attempt to possess the warded creature (by a magic jar attack, for example) or to exercise mental control over the creature (including ...
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What happens when you cast dominate person on yourself?

One of the answers to this question puts forth that, to protect himself from an enemy's dominate person spell, a caster should first cast a dominate person spell on himself. If a caster casts ...
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Do you remember what happened during Dominate Person?

My character was affected by the dominate person spell (and failed the will save) and was given some orders. Does he have any recollection or memory of the orders after the duration of the effect ...
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What's a Dominate Person between allies?

In a recent game of 10th level characters, we had a small issue in the group. To set the scene, my character was a serpentfolk witch, specializing in enchantment and specifically mind-magic. We had a ...