Questions tagged [planes]

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

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Does ethereal chamber work if both caster and target are on the Ethereal Plane?

The PCs, having traveled to the Ethereal Plane, will encounter a monster that's made its home there for some time and that casts spells as a wizard. I'm considering having the monster prepare the 2nd-...
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Warding bond and ethereal plane

I have cast Warding bond on a party member and then blinked into the ethereal plane via the Blink spell. If he gets hit with a non magical melee attack, would I still take damage? Also, would I still ...
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Does dying in Ysgard prevent the necrotic damage inflicted by Wish?

Per the wish spell description (PHB 5e p. 288-289, emphasis mine): After enduring that stress, each time you cast a spell until you finish a long rest, you take 1d10 necrotic damage per level of ...
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How can an evil outsider be permanently destroyed?

If I'm not mistaken, when an outsider is killed, it's not really dead but banished to its home plane for a while. In our homebrew setting, my PC wants a specific outsider dead forever. Is there way—...
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For the purposes of the Banishment spell, are Undead considered native to the Shadowfell? [duplicate]

I can see reasons to argue either side, I'm wondering if there's an official source to settle the matter—how does the Banishment spell treat an undead?
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What's a good Polymorph choice to successfully follow-up with Plane Shift? [closed]

I'm thinking about how to optimize polymorphing a tough enemy, to increase the odds of a successful Plane Shift (the Abyss) afterwards. Here's the criteria I have in mind: Low Cha save. Low threat (...
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How do Ethereal objects/creatures work on the Outer planes?

The Ethereal doesn't border the Outer Planes, and thus spells that allow you to access the Ethereal fail. However some creatures or objects have Ethereal parts to them. What happens to them? For ...
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Can you see in different planes using Beast Sense?

A ranger cast beast sense on a war hound mount/beast companion and sent the poor guy through a hell gate. I immediately told him that he no longer perceived the world from the hound's perspective ...
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Where can a full stat block for Juiblex be found?

I'm playing a druid/planar shepherd attuned to the Abyss, and my character's reached epic levels. The DM's allowing my character to use the planar shepherd's augmented wild shape ability to assume the ...
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How can an astral traveller's silver cord be severed? How difficult is it?

The spell Astral Projection has a drawback listed: While you are on the Astral Plane, your astral body is connected at all times to your physical body by a silvery cord. If the cord is broken, you ...
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What does the Banishment spell do inside a Demiplane?

The Banishment spell states the following two things: If the target is native to the plane of existence you’re on, you banish the target to a harmless demiplane. If the target is native to a ...
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How can I increase plane shift's accuracy?

Upon reading about the Harmonium Peacekeeper Prestige Class (Dragon #315, p47) whose 3rd level Planar Steed ability includes the ability to plane shift once per day from Arcadia to the first level of ...
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Plane shift in elemental nodes

Does plane shift functions in elemental nodes? I've being DMing the Temple of Elemental Evil (ToEE) original, converted to 3.5, and the players do have an elemental shift spell. They have entered ...
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What happens to a person who is scattered to the astral plane when inside of a destroyed bag of holding

When a bag of holding is destroyed, the contents are scattered in the astral plane. If a person is inside the bag, what happens to their body? According to the accepted answer here: "Will loot you ...
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If a PC is banished back to the Prime Material plane, will it be THEIR part of the Prime Material plane?

In this question, it was determined that a PC visiting another plane can, in fact, be banished back to the Prime Material, since they will have the Extraplanar Subtype while traveling. The text of ...
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Can banishment work on PCs who have plane shifted to other planes?

If you plane shift to another plane, do you now count as an extraplanar creature for the purposes of spells like banishment?
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Will loot you find on the astral plane while using astral projection remain when you leave it?

While under the effect of astral projection you have an astral body which has the following rules: Your astral body resembles your mortal form in almost every way, replicating your game statistics ...
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Can ghouls exist on the Material plane?

I'm trying my hand at DMing and I've come across a silly question that I can't really find an answer to. For a side quest encounter I want to put a ghoul trapped in a well by a spell barrier, but I ...
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Can evil beings be found in the Feywild, and good ones in the Shadowfell?

The Feywild and Shadowfell are planes parallel to the Prime material plane. Though they are usually depicted as good and evil planes respectively, is there evil that resides in the Feywild, or good ...
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How much time passes on the Astral plane relative to the Material plane?

How much time passes on the Material plane while Astral Projecting? From reading various wikis I have the impression that the Astral plane is timeless — time doesn't exist there. I imagine this would ...
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Can creatures non-native to the prime material plane become undead?

Is it possible for creatures from different planes such as fey, celestials, fiends, genies, etc. be turned undead? There is no real ruling in the books on it. I get that you can't turn an elemental ...
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What are the implications of being able to see into the Ethereal Plane in Curse of Strahd?

One of my PCs has the ability to see into the Ethereal Plane (using the spell True Seeing), but I'm not exactly sure what that entails. To clarify, the spell has multiple effects, most of which are ...
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If one member of a Night Hag coven is in the Ethereal Plane, can the others use the Shared Spellcasting ability?

My party is about to face a coven of Night Hags. (Hags gain special abilities when in a coven, meaning three allied hags near each other.) It seems like the party should be able to focus on one of the ...
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How does illumination work in the shadowfell?

The Dungeon Master's Guide description of the shadowfell says: It is a place of darkness that hates the light, where the sky is a black vault with neither sun nor stars. I don't quite ...
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How can a 10th level Wizard travel to other planes? [closed]

I already know that there's the Plane Shift spell, but it needs a 7th-level slot that I don't have at 10th level. Are there any other ways — spells, magic items, or something else — that I could use ...
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Can a portal to the Quasi-Elemental Plane of Radiance be used to do damage?

I want to open a portal to the Quasi-elemental Plane of Radiance that'll unleash a big ol' laser that'll probably ruin some monster's day. (Currently I'm considering using dimension door to do it.) Is ...
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Can spells creating extradimensional spaces be cast in Ravenloft?

If Ravenloft is a demiplane, and a demiplane is an extradimensional space, can spells that create extradimensional spaces (like rope trick) be cast while in the realm?
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Can a ghost touch weapon make attacks from the Ethereal Plane to the Material Plane?

A cleric on the Material Plane wields a weapon with the magic weapon special ability ghost touch. That cleric casts the spell ethereal jaunt. Can the cleric attack corporeal, non-ethereal creatures on ...
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What planar traits prevail in extradimensional spaces?

The great wizard Mordenkainen creates himself a fast-time demiplane, and makes 1 day in the demiplane take 1 minute on the Prime Material Plane. He invites his friends over to a housewarming party. ...
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Can a demiplane be turned into an eternal hell?

Situation: a mage casts Demiplane to create a wood-walled plane, then torches it before pushing a target into it with the ending of the spell's duration. This essentially seals the poor target into an ...
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Catalogues of Enlightenment: What's a creature's cleric level when it has none?

The touchstone site Catalogues of Enlightenment (Planar Handbook 166-7) grants this as its base ability: "Choose a cleric domain; you gain the granted power of that domain." Further, the Catalogues ...
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What happens when you put a Portable Hole inside a Bag of Holding while on the Astral plane?

What would happen if someone were to place a Portable Hole within a Bag of Holding while being within the Astral Plane? Would it be the reverse effect?
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Difference Between Shadowfell and the Vale of Shadows

Further to this question: What is the Vale of Shadows? There are apparently some similarities, as well as vast differences, between the Vale of Shadows, as shown in the Netflix series Stranger Things ...
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What is the Vale of Shadows?

Now I'm sure plenty of us on here have seen Stranger Things recently (honestly I'm surprised I haven't seen a question like this yet) and it's whole premise about the Vale of Shadows has me intrigued. ...
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Is positive energy trap possible?

Positive energy plane has major positive-dominant trait. Its positive effects are granting fast healing 5 ability and 5 temporary HP per round for fully healed heroes. On the other hand, failed DC 15 ...
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Sightseeing in the Astral Plane

Over the next few sessions, my group are likely to find themselves in the Astral Plane in pursuit of the current BB. They will be level 4 when this happens. However, I'd like being in the Astral Sea/...
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How to allow no-level lackeys access to a secret area/ specially designed demiplane? [closed]

First off, I'd like to give credit where it is due: I was watching a walk through of Jak and Daxter 3, when this occurred to me. Jak gets many special ability that lets him access new areas. The one ...
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Genesis spell clarification and Placing gates in portable holes

I'm building an artificer for an upcoming 3.5 campaign but Campaign will have very little downtime for crafting. My idea is to create a Demiplane that has a timeline out of sync with the material ...
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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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Can you Plane Shift to a pocket dimension?

The spell Plane Shift allows a character to travel to different planes. RAW, is there any reason I can't use the spell to travel to the pocket dimensions, say the pocket dimension of my familiar?
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What happens when my dead wizard decides to planeshift out of the afterlife?

So, I know that if my High Elf Wizard dies he goes to the chaotic-good afterlife plane or whatever. That's clear. He leaves a body behind, and gets a brand-new afterlife body in the chaotic good ...
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Plane shift material component origins

A forked, metal rod worth at least 250 gp, attuned to a particular plane of existence. PhB 245, emphasis mine. The metal rod must by attuned to a particular plane of existence, does that means that ...
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Greater Boots of Teleportation and Planes of Existence

I'm new to DM'ing and have a question about boots of teleportation in D&D 3.5e. Does anyone know if greater boots of teleportation only work within a certain plane of existence? I have a PC right ...
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What happened to the Barrens of Doom and Despair during and after the Spellplague?

Originally the Forgotten Realm shared a cosmology with other D&D settings, which was The Great Wheel cosmology. But with 3rd edition it separated and the Great Tree cosmology was created. In the ...
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Are there any D&D publications with settings in Mechanus?

Is there any official published content centred around the plane Mechanus? I'd really want to know much more about the plane and its inhabitants. I feel inspired by the 5e Monster Manual, DM's Guide ...
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What determines a creature's native plane for the Banishment spell?

I can't find in the books the definition of “native”, only that a creature type can define its native plane: Elementals are creatures native to the elemental planes (MM, p. 6) Celestials ands ...
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Are there any D&D rules for spells addressing past lives and the effects of reincarnation?

To clarify: This is not a question asking about different mechanics of reincarnation, or about a framework for reincarnation that spans any number of D&D variants. The tl;dr is that the question ...
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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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How can I see what's nearby on the Plane of Shadow?

The 2nd-level Sor/Wiz spell see invisibility [div] (PH 275) allows an affected target to see nearby creatures and objects on the Ethereal Plane, but is there an inexpensive magic item or a low-level ...
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How can an earth elemental get back to the Plane of Earth

I'm currently preparing an adventure in which the players encounter an earth elemental in a mine and want it to leave the mine. I expect them to try to find a peaceful solution. From @Erik in another ...