Questions tagged [planes]

For questions primarily relating to planes in tabletop RPGs. Self-contained universes holding anything from relatively small motes of matter to entire universes, planes are used in some fantasy role-playing games as settings for the players to adventure in. Travel between planes is usually possible, but often requires traveling to certain spots on one plane or using potent magic or magical devices.

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How can you keep a devil from reforming in hell?

The lore in the monster entry for devils says: If it dies outside the Nine Hells, a devil disappears in a cloud of sulfurous smoke or dissolves into a pool of ichor, instantly returning to its home ...
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What happens when you kill a devil but they can't reform in Hell?

Basically I'm looking for the devil version of a shadow demon. Should I just use the shadow demon statline? I don't care about the mechanical aspect, I just want to know if I'm overlooking something ...
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Could a creature use a spell like Plane Shift or Word of Recall to escape the Maze spell?

In this scenario my PCs are planning on casting Maze on an evil cleric to take them out of the fight for some time while they handle all the other enemies, then ready actions to attack the cleric when ...
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What happens if the Maze spell is cast in Sigil?

I'm curious about casting the Maze spell in the city of Sigil.... In Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse – Sigil and the Outlands, the "Alterations to Magic" section states: Banishment....
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Does being in the Shadowfell (5E) in any way affect spells that players cast?

The 5E DMG mentions only that the plane has a hatred of light and lacks color, mentions the Domains of Dread, and then gives an optional rule for despair. Does the Plane of Shadow cause radiant damage ...
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What are known portals to the Abyss in Greyhawk?

In the 2nd Edition Module WGR6, The City of Skulls, the players are to infiltrate Doraaka, Iuz' capital, to rescue a prisoner. They however cannot teleport there because, as the Master Elementalist ...
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What are known portals to the Hells in the Forgotten Realms?

I know that there is (or at least, used to be) one portal in the dungeons under Dragonspear Castle that linked the castle to Avernus, the first level of the Nine Hells. Are there other such fixed ...
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What would happen if somebody raises someone whose soul has become a demon?

Assuming there's a party fighting that demon, they failed to kill it and let it escape several times. The spellcaster comes up with the idea that they can just resurrect that demon's original creature'...
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How can an unwilling Elemental planar ruler be drawn into the Material Plane?

Gate would normally be the answer, but if the planar ruler is unwilling, they would prevent this spell from opening near them: You conjure a portal linking an unoccupied space you can see within ...
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Do characters suffer fall damage in the Astral Plane?

My character has a Robe of Stars. Our party is currently fighting an Adult Blue Dragon and the DM has a propensity to grab PCs and fly them to 120 ft in the air and drop them. If my character uses ...
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Which planes would be easy to survive for PCs of low levels?

Assuming a party of PCs(Level 1) would be banished to a plane other than the Material Plane, which planes listed in the DMG would be the easy to survive on for those players? Assuming, of course, '...
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What happens to things taken out of a demiplane after the demiplane expires?

Me and my friends were debating a certain idea. Namely using demiplanes as a place to get resources from (such as fertile soil, organic matter, stone and so on. There was also the mention of metals ...
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I'm worried about nerfing the Players too much by adding an immunity to Radiant Damage to a monster type

In my setting most of the Outer Planes have individually suffered apocalyptic catastrophes. The Abyss has been, for several decades before the players even see their first demon, beset by chronic ...
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Is there a layer of hell associated with forging or constructs?

I have an idea for a campaign where a particular villain makes a deal with a an archduke of one of hell's layer and that archduke supplies/assists them with evil constructs or helps them build them/...
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Are extradimensional spaces demiplanes?

Spells and items can create extradimensional spaces, for example the bag of holding, and the spells Rope Trick or Mordenkainen's Magnificient Mansion. The spell Demiplane instead explicitly creates a ...
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Is there any way to follow a banished creature to the demiplane?

The spell banishment allows you to banish a creature to a harmless demiplane, where they remain incapacitated for the spell's duration: You attempt to send one creature that you can see within range ...
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Is the Planar Bubble created by a Planar Shepherd immobile for its duration or does it stay centered on its creator?

The Planar Shepherd prestige class offers an ability at 5th level to temporarily apply the traits of a specific plane (chosen when you first take levels in the class) to the area around you. Given the ...
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Does a Planar Shepherd's Planar Bubble affect spells cast from wands or scrolls?

The Planar Shepherd prestige class offers an ability at 5th level to temporarily apply the traits of a specific plane (chosen when you first take levels in the class) to the area around you. This ...
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What spells are maximized on the Plane of Shadows?

The Plane of Shadows has the Enhanced Magic trait, with the effect that: Spells with the shadow descriptor are enhanced on the Plane of Shadow. Such spells are cast as though they were prepared with ...
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When using the Robe of Stars for astral travel to other planes, can I still return to the Material Plane with an action?

The description of the Robe of Stars is a little vague on the astral travel aspect: While you wear the robe, you can use an action to enter the Astral Plane along with everything you are wearing and ...
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Is a moon considered to be on the same Material Plane as the planet it orbits?

I was thinking about an adventure where my player characters have to travel to Selûne and come back with a creature found on the moon. However, the creature would be too large for travel by ship (at ...
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Is there a spell for storing items or objects similar to a Find Familiar?

I remember somewhere I watch a spellcaster bamf an item they had in their hand and make it reappear in their hand at will, explaining it's stored in a small plane that only they can access. But I can'...
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What effects can apply to a creature inside a portable hole, from outside? [duplicate]

Related question: Are you considered out of range of spells and weapons when inside the hole of a Portable Hole? (This question does not have an answer appropriate to the title. Also, the question ...
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Can the Echo of the Echo Knight fighter be used to teleport across planes?

How would we do this if we're to believe this is possible anyways? The relevant rules say Manifest Echo you can use a bonus action to magically manifest an echo of yourself in an unoccupied space you ...
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Surviving Bag of Holding Bomb

What ways can you survive a Bag of Holding Bomb (i.e. two extra-dimensional spaces put into each other causing everyone within 10 feet to be sucked to the Astral Plane)? I will first acknowledge the ...
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What is the nature of a demiplane's walls?

The demiplane spell creates a demiplane that appears to be an empty room 30 feet in each dimension, made of wood or stone. Are these walls actually made from wood and stone? Can a character chip off a ...
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In a world without a Shadowfell or Feywild, which player options would be changed/removed?

I am in process of building a world for upcoming campaign. As I already know some things in D&D rely on the fact that the Shadowfell and the Feywild are present. But what would be the consequences ...
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Is the Arcane Archer's feature "Banishing Arrow" redundant for a Curse of Strahd character?

My understanding is that, per the "Alterations the Magic" section in Curse of Strahd: - spells cast for the purpose of leaving Barovia simply fail, as do effects that banish a creature to ...
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Can you use consumables and charges with Astral Projection without really consuming them?

Astral Projection creates an astral copy of your body, replicating your possessions. Your astral body resembles your mortal form in almost every way, replicating your game statistics and possessions. ...
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Can someone using "Astral Projection" gather materials scattered through the Astral Plane?

Let's say that a bag of holding holding valuable items (I don't think it matters what but tell me if it does) was split in two, and its contents [were] scattered in the Astral Plane. In order to ...
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How does plane-hopping with Astral Projection work?

Astral Projection seems like a pretty good way to explore the world and the planes (setting aside any questions of protecting my wizard's original body and the silvery cord). However, the plane-...
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What is the distance to points in another dimension, if there is a portal or gate to it?

This answer (let's call it A) argues that normally the distance to another plane is infinite. This answer (call it B) states that you can be affected by fireball damage while in a portable hole hole, ...
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Can I message from an extradimensional space? What is the distance?

The third-level party is currently in a stone tower; the floor we are on has a ladder leading up to a trapdoor in the ceiling, and we have reason to believe that the floor above us may be heavily ...
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How does Rune Knight's Fire Rune interact with a Succubus' Etherealness ability?

Had a run in with this one in tonight's game. I as the Rune Knight fighter used my fire rune on the succubus that kept running away, thinking I would continue to restrain her. The text reads: When ...
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Can you re-cast Planar Binding to extend duration?

If you have a creature bound from a previous casting of Planar Binding, can you cast it again at a later point to renew the duration? I don't see any reason why not, but I may be missing something.
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How to run tactical combat on the Plane of Air?

My party recently got themselves accidentally transported to the Plane of Air by way of a cursed throne that once belonged to a cloud giant. While there, I intend to run at least one combat where ...
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If a character's body is affected by the Forbiddance or Private Sanctum spells, would it prevent the Astral Projection spell from working?

Both the Forbiddance and Mordenkainen's Private Sanctum spells prevent planar travel in the area of the spell, but does that prevent Astral Projection? More specifically: Can I cast effectively Astral ...
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What is the native plane of a larva or lemure?

When a creature dies, and it has a soul, their soul departs to the plane of their deity or their alignment. In case of evil creatures, they may end up in the lower planes. For Hades, the DMG (p. 63) ...
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Can you recall a soul from Hades with Raise Dead?

Raise Dead (and other resurrection spells) all have a variant of this clause: Raise Dead: If the creature's soul is both willing and at liberty to rejoin the body, the creature returns to life ...
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In Curse of Strahd, if Strahd is able to allow the Vistani to come and go as they please, can he also grant this ability to PCs?

None of the RAW I've seen has really explained how Strahd grants the Vistani the ability to pass through the deadly mists... But if he can allow them to come and go, what is stopping Strahd from ...
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Are outsiders stronger in their native planes?

In the campaign I'm playing in, there is internal conflict in the upper planes, and one of the lead instigators is a solar. We've killed it multiple times, but it keeps coming back with reinforcements....
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How would you protect yourself from the Negative Plane?

I was looking at Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes and noticed for the Nightwalker info that it said "The plane sucks the life and soul from such audacious [living] creatures" and "Those few ...
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What do Salamanders eat?

In the D&D 5e Monster Manual, most elementals state explicitly that they do not require food or drink. This is not the case for salamanders. By omission, they need to eat and drink. The Forgotten ...
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Is a Clone created in a Demiplane native to it?

For this question, I'll pose it in the form of an example since it gets confusing otherwise Say I am playing a level 17-20 wizard who wants to use the Clone spell to become immortal, but want a safe ...
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Would a Sending spell work on a Petitioner?

If the caster of a Sending spell knew the target in life - and succeeded in contacting someone on another plane - could the spell function if the target became a Petitioner ?
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Which Planes Border the Astral Plane in the Great Wheel Cosmology?

After going through the Great Wheel Cosmology and going through the various wikia articles on the subject, I feel it's unclear which planes border the Astral one in D&D 5e. I've found plenty of ...
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Would a party of adventurers be able to survive in Limbo for an extended length of time?

Might sound like a strange question but I've got plans for a group of adventurers to be sent to Limbo, though they won't be prepared for a trip through a plane that lacks the basic needs for survival, ...
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How do night hags get to other planes to trade their collected souls?

How does a night hag get to the other planes in order to trade their foul earned souls? They seem to have the ability to go to ethereal plane but is that enough? I checked out generic hag coven ...
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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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Can the Scrying spell target a location on another plane?

The description of the scrying spell states: You can see and hear a particular creature you choose that is on the same plane of existence as you. [...] Instead of targeting a creature, you can choose ...
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