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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Is there any official lore on the Far Realm?

I cannot find any official details on the Far Realm for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. Is there any published lore on the topic or is it supposed to be open ended?
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Did the spellplague change the cosmology of other crystal spheres too, or just realmspace?

The spellplague changed the cosmology of Forgotten Realms into the world axis cosmology. Great wheel no more, world tree no more (it seems I missed/skipped this one). But did the spellplague affected ...
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Is there a way to create a demiplane in the astral plane and not break astral projection when entering the demiplane?

A wizard character wants to create a faux afterlife for a large group of other people. His plan to do so is as follows: Cast Astral Projection to travel to the astral plane with eight other people ...
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What is the movement distance to the Ethereal Plane?

How much movement does it count as to go to the Ethereal Plane? The genesis of this question is that a Glyph of Warding dissipates if it is moved more than 10 feet. My intent is to cast a Glyph of ...
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How do I force a party from the Astral Plane?

I am running a high-level, low magic campaign, currently 13th level. When the seas iced over thanks to a Levistus activating an elder relic, the possessed warlock of the party spent some time ...
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Can creatures from the Material Plane survive being sucked into the Astral Plane?

I was looking through this article, reading about a portable hole + bag of holding combination as a projectile weapon and I was thinking about the end effect. Placing a bag of holding inside an ...
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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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Are there any planes where time passes more quickly?

Are there any planes in 5e where time passes more quickly? I was just wondering because I was thinking of providing a situation where my players travel to a different plane, and they come back to ...
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Hag alignment change: what happens should they become forcibly 'good'? [closed]

Imagine a night hag grows tired of her untrustworthy coven's backstabbing and betrayal - she decides enough is enough. Over many weeks of trial and error she eventually takes these lesser hags, ties ...
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How can I explain a race from 5e Eberron showing up in Faerûn?

I know Eberron and Faerûn are different planes but I have players who want to play warforged. What connections exist between the planes to facilitate a Eberron race ending up in Faerûn? I am looking ...
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Does 5e have a Manual of the Planes?

I'm building a Warlock with an Archfey patron, and I want to read more about the Feywild. I remember the AD&D Manual of the Planes and it had information from all the planes. Does 5e have one of ...
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With the Blink spell, can a creature be carried into the ethereal plane? [duplicate]

Consider a 5th level chain pact archfey Warlock named Tasmir. Tasmir casts find familiar creating an imp named Molo. Molo shapechanges into raven form. Tasmir carries Molo in his cloak and casts ...
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Can I use a salad fork to get into the Prime Material Plane?

In several editions of Dungeons and Dragons, the Plane Shift spell requires a forked metal rod, the design and material of which varies depending on the destination plane. Is there any canonical list ...
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Can I permanently banish a devil from one layer of the Hells to another using the Banishment spell?

Can I permanently banish a devil from one layer of the Hells to another using the banishment spell? Let's say my party is on Avernus. They are attacked by a devil who's native to Dis (or some other ...
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How can I kill/separate a Deity from the Prime Material Plane?

I need my BBEG to kill/separate a god from the material plane/everything. The PCs are helping NPCs save their god, and while I think they could probably do it, I do wanna know what to do if they don’t ...
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Does using a magic item that produces a spell effect on a plane with the impeded magic trait require a Spellcraft check?

The SRD's description of the Impeded Magic magic trait for a plane says: Particular spells and spell-like abilities are more difficult to cast on planes with this trait, often because the nature of ...
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If a plane's impeded magic trait requires a Spellcraft check to cast a spell, can a character without ranks in Spellcraft cast that spell?

This is a follow-up to this question: Does using a magic item that produces a spell effect on a plane with the impeded magic trait require a Spellcraft check? The SRD's description of the Impeded ...
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Do you have to make a concentration check to cast the spell from a wand when you are on a plane with the impeded magic trait?

Ok, so our party is currently on the plane of Axis which has the Impeded magic trait for spells with the chaos descriptor. A member of our group had picked up a wand of align weapon prior to our ...
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If a sorcerer casts the Banishment spell on a PC while in Avernus, does the PC return to their home plane?

I wanted to make it difficult for the party to leave Avernus and return to their home plane, but I have realized that one of the party members could just use the banishment spell a number of times to ...
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Are outsiders still only killable in their own planes?

In previous editions, outsiders were only really killable in their own plane. Is this still the case? And additionally: Are there exceptions (pf1/pf2) or does this ability encompass all (true, thus ...
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Does a Quiver of Ehlonna create a gate to the Astral Plane?

In the DMG, the Bag of Holding, Heward's Handy Haversack, and Portable Hole all contain the same language indicating that placing any one inside another (naming those three items by name "or similar ...
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Do you die on another plane if you reached that plane via Astral Projection?

Inspired by this question. I'm not sure that I understand how the Astral Projection spell works. The description states the following: You and up to eight willing creatures within range project ...
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Can Gated Fiends/Celestials Die Permanently?

I am specifically trying to reconcile the wording from the DMG, p.47, with what I know of how planar creatures works. Traveling through the Astral Plane by means of the astral projection spell ...
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Is it possible to travel to Ravnica from Toril?

Does Ravnica exist in the same universe as Toril? Is it possible to visit it with a Gate spell, for example? Or maybe it is in the very different universe?
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Can a Dragon enter the Feywild without having to use fey crossing portals?

I'm creating a campaign for my group and I need to know if dragons (metallic and chromatic) can enter and exit the Feywild, without having to use fey crossing portals?
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Where does an unaligned creature's soul go after death?

In the DMG section on "Bringing Back the Dead" (chapter 1, p. 24), it describes what happens when a creature dies: When a creature dies, its soul departs its body, leaves the Material Plane, ...
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Are incorporeal creatures damaged by the Dreamheart Tempest?

Incorporeal creatures are only damaged by magical effects (50% of the time), force damage, other incorporeal things, and things specifically designed to interact with incorporeal creatures (e.g. Ghost ...
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Can angels, demons, aeons change what they are only through magic or also through alignment change?

After reading about Erinyes and a few other denizens of the different planes, I'm wondering: Is there some magic behind a denizen of a plane becoming that of another one, or is a simple alignment ...
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How can a PC determine what planes a Cubic Gate is linked to?

The description of the Cubic Gate (DMG, p. 160) states: The six sides of the cube are each keyed to a different plane of existence, one of which is the Material Plane. The other sides are linked to ...
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Does the Horizon Walker ranger's Portal Lore feature detect portals that are currently inactive?

The Horizon Walker Ranger subclass gains Portal Lore ability (quoted from UA; I don't have Xanthar's Guide to compare the feature): Portal Lore At 3rd level, you gain the ability to detect the ...
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Can a Rope Trick Spell Scroll and a Bag of Holding open up the gate to the Astral Plane?

I am aware that the rope trick spell alone cannot open a gate to the Astral Plane when combined with a bag of holding, as per this Q&A: Does a bag of holding burst if brought into the space ...
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What spells below spell level 6th from ANY spell list allow for protection from harmful effects from hostile plane environments?

I am playing a 5th-level character in a campaign, planning to advance through the chameleon prestige class from Races of Destiny. We are being heavily hinted at needing to go to the plane of a ...
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Can you mark a new target with the Hunter's Mark spell if the original target shifts to a different plane?

In the description for the Hunter's Mark spell, it says: If the target drops to 0 hit points before this spell ends, you can use a bonus action on a subsequent turn of yours to mark a new ...
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Is the interior of a Bag of Holding actually an extradimensional space?

In D&D 5e, is the inside of a bag of holding actually described anywhere as being an extradimensional space/demiplane? The description of the bag of holding doesn't actually explicitly state that ...
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What happens if a petitioner is brought back to the Material Plane?

A petitioner is, essentially, the soul of a deceased character that has found its way to the plane to which it belongs. However, as far as I am aware, it does retain its level and abilities - at least ...
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What happens after an Aboleth's body is remade in the Elemental Plane of Water following its death?

According to the Monster Manual (p. 14), when an Aboleth dies, its spirit goes back to the Elemental Plane of Water to get a new body: If an aboleth's body is destroyed, its spirit returns to the ...
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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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More publications on Miska the Wolf-Spider?

I'm curious about Miska the Wolf-Spider, 2nd (Known) Prince of Demons, in Dungeons & Dragons Great Wheel Cosmology. Miska was raised to power by the "Queen of Chaos" after stripping the title ...
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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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Are there any lower-level means of travelling between planes of existence?

In Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, plane shift is a high-level spell that allows a party to journey between planes of existence. Are there any means available for lower level characters to journey ...
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How do deity/patron granted powers work across different realms?

As a GM I put my player group into a situation, where they could end up on a different world, in this case they jumped from Faerun to Tamriel. After the game ended one of my players asked me how his ...
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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 I still command/control concentration spells while in the Border Ethereal?

If I have cast something like Animated Objects or Bigby's Hand and then follow up the next round with casting Etherealness, can I still command/control those spells?
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Which creatures count as “entities from the shadowfell” for the purpose of a Shadow Magic Sorcerer's origin?

The description of the sorcerer subclass "Shadow Magic" (XGtE, p. 50) starts off with the following paragraph (emphasis mine): You are a creature of shadow, for your innate magic comes from the ...
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If I cast the Banishment spell on myself while in a demiplane, where exactly do I exit?

If I cast the banishment spell on myself while in a demiplane, where exactly do I exit? Do I exit on my last position on my native plane, a random spot in my native plane, or do I choose where I exit ...
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What are all the ways a player can get to the Astral Plane?

I am planning a campaign where the characters must travel to the astral plane several times, though each subsequent time they lose one of the means to do so (i.e., Astral Projection spell, through 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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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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Has the Underdark ever been a separate plane to the Material Plane?

I play D&D 5e; I am not that familiar with the other editions of D&D. However, I'm looking for lore on the Underdark from any edition, since the settings (e.g. the Forgotten Realms) are still ...
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How many planes are there? [closed]

I'm new to D&D and I thought I read about teleporting to different planes. How many planes are there and what are they like?