Questions tagged [resurrection]

For questions on raising the dead. Resurrection is frequently different from necromancy in that it truly restores the target to life, rather than making the target undead.

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How does the free resurrection spell from DDALEL2017 work?

One of the PCs in a game I DM is killed in the middle of adventure. The player has this certificate and wants to use the free resurrection. The module I ran is DDEX1-10 Tyranny of Phlan where the ...
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Can a Druid cast Revivify in 5e or Pathfinder?

In Critical Role campaign 1, my friend is convinced she remembers Keyleth (moon circle druid) using Revivify at some point. Revivify is not a Druid spell, but she swears up an down she remembers ...
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How does resurrecting destroyed undead affect their level progression?

While answering this question it brought up this current situation. I thought I had seen this answered here before but I can't find it anywhere. How does casting "Resurrection" on a destroyed ...
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How can I bring a creature back to life 5 times per long rest with the least investment of levels?

Very related: How can I bring a lowly terrestrial invertebrate back to life 5 times per long rest with the least investment of levels? A character wants to proactively use the Chronicle of the Raven ...
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A reason someone would not just go to a cleric to resurrect a loved one in D&D? [closed]

I have been working on a scenario to play with a group of friends however I wasn't sure what system we would be using. We decided on 5e D&D but I've run into a problem with the core motivation of ...
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How can you actually resurrect somebody in Anima?

As per the title - I can't seem to find a single spell or effect that performs a resurrection, so how do I perform a resurrection? I would prefer to avoid the Arcana Exxet's spells in this question, ...
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Should I tell this player her character cannot be resurrected? [closed]

I'm in a bit of a quandary as to what to do with a player. We're going through Curse of Strahd and I am DMing. Her Cleric got killed towards the beginning of the game and cannot be resurrected as ...
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How much does it cost to cast Raise Dead on a Zealot Barbarian in Adventure's League?

Based off of the question, How much should NPCs charge for spells cast as services to PCs?, the cost of spells from NPCs follows the formula: Spell Service Cost = Square of the spell level, then ...
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How can my villain be resurrected as a construct?

I’m running a 5e campaign in a Homebrew setting. My BBEG is a rather powerful being kind of... locked in a fixed, repeating point in time. I've taken quite a few liberties here, but in order to ...
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What happens to a mythic creatures mythic pool who is resurrected on a different day?

Mythic power is a much newer aspect of the game than being killed and resurrected. Those spells were never updated with respect to the new character feature. So the question is, at what level is a ...
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How do Feign death and resurrection spells interact? [duplicate]

What happens if a caster casts Feign Death on himself and another caster (that believes that the first caster is really dead) try to cast a resurrection spell? Does the second caster understand that ...
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Can a demon (Tanar'ri) be resurrected?

When a demon dies, it is said that their soul re-enters the Abyss, where it gets a new body. What I assume happens on the plane they died in (that is not the Abyss), is that it melts into some vile ...
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What happens if you cast a resurrection spell on a corpse possessed by a dybbuk?

The Dybbuk is a monster from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (p. 132) that can possess humanoid corpses if they're intact. What happens if someone then casts any resurrection spell on the humanoid? Is ...
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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 does “raised” mean?

I have read several times over that Warforged can not be made undead. However, their racial entry clearly states that they can be "Raised and resurrected". This phrasing, "raised and resurrected", ...
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Can True Resurrection be used to raise a creature whose body is still intact, but not within the range of touch?

For example, Kara the Fighter foolishly ran 90' ahead of her party and has just been stabbed to death by a goblin. Her body has some stab wounds but is otherwise fully intact. The party cleric can't ...
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When casting clone, does the actual clone continue to age after it matures?

In the description of the clone spell it says about the clone: It remains inert and endures indefinitely but that's it. Does the clone continue to age after it matured? Like if I created a 20 year ...
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What does the Gentle Repose spell do that allows Raise Dead-type spells to work later?

I got into an odd debate and now Im wondering exactly how gentle repose is supposed to work in game. So it started when I asked if gentle repose would increase the length of time it was possible to ...
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How to remove the taint of Undeath from a corpse?

Certain spells, such as Raise Dead and Re-Incarnate, could be used to return a fallen ally to life. However, they do not work on creatures that have been undead. Thus, an ally that has become a Ghoul ...
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How can I bring a lowly terrestrial invertebrate back to life 5 times per long rest with the least investment of levels?

I want to use the Chronicle of the Raven Queen eldritch invocation (from UA: Warlock & Wizard), but I don't want to leave all the cockroaches, silverfish, and hydrozoa I interrogate dead ...
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Would a dead character know which resurrection spell was used on it? [duplicate]

If a character was killed and then a druid attempted to resurrect them, would the character know which resurrection spell was used? I'm primarily asking because I have a character who was killed and ...
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Does hair count as “body parts” for the Resurrection spell?

John died in a fire inside a house. John's hair was totally destroyed by the fire. His body was extracted and resurrected with the Resurrection spell. Its description says: This spell closes all ...
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Can a PC that played only part of ToA be resurrected in a later adventure?

I have a doubt regarding the Death Curse. I played part of the Tomb of Annihilation (ToA) HC with one of my characters, then decided to exit it and wait out. After this she died in another T2 ...
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Reviving someone who died due to a reduction of his maximum hit points [duplicate]

Some creatures, such as the Specter (MM, p. 279), have a feature that reduces a victims maximum hit points: Life Drain. Melee Spell Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft. , one creature. Hit: 10 (3d6) ...
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Do undead still count as corpses?

Do undead still count as corpses for the purposes of spells that target corpses? Lets look at a specific example, Resurrection. Now, Resurrection functions like raise dead, except that it can bring ...
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Can you bring back to life a decomposed corpse using Restore Corpse?

Let's say you have an old corpse (which could be a skeleton) that didn't die from old age, and that your mage casts a Restore Corpse, whose effect is: You grow flesh on a decomposed or skeletonized ...
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Is a body part “missing” if severed but present? [duplicate]

Partly inspired by the question about using Mending to reattach body parts to a corpse , this question concerns both the spells Raise Dead and Revivify, which both state that they return dead ...
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Resurrection via Psions using their Psicrystal

I vaguely remember psicrystals holding the soul of the Psion upon death and escaping to a safe location to regrow a new body for its owner where the crystal itself is part of the new body. Was this ...
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What ways are there to cast life restoring magic without paying monetary or valuable material costs? [closed]

An example of a method which gives the party access to free resurrection magic is casting True Polymorph to become a Planetar. Planetars can cast Raise Dead 3/day without paying the material cost. ...
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Is it possible to cast a delayed resurrection spell on myself?

Knowing the location of the corpse of oneself in spacetime, is it somehow possible to set up (e.g. in combination w/ other spells) and cast on it a successful delayed resurrection? Or maybe even a ...
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What do you do if a player wants to let their character stay dead without any RP reason?

One of my friends is playing a ranger pirate who has just died. He doesn't want to be revived but can't give an RP reason for it. In-game, the character recently found out that his father is still ...

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