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Does my Tree Ghost Totem Warrior barbarian have to choose the bear totem animal every time?

The Sword Coast Adventurers Guide (p. 122) describes a number of Uthgardt tribes for the Path of the Totem Warrior barbarian from the Player's Handbook. Saying: The totems of the Uthgardt barbarians ...
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Can a bard/cleric/druid ritual-cast a spell on their class list that they learned as another class?

Suppose I have a multiclassed bard/warlock who chooses unseen servant as one of their warlock spells. Given that unseen servant is also on the bard list, can they then use the bard's Ritual Casting ...
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Can you interact with objects or communicate verbally (or telepathically) while ritual casting?

My understanding of ritual casting and longer cast times is that it prohibits other actions, other than casting a bonus action cantrip such as Magic Stone or Shillelagh. You can still walk around, use ...
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Can I have concentric Tiny Huts? [duplicate]

Leomund's tiny hut makes a 10' radius dome shaped barrier. As a ritual, this takes 11 minutes to cast. We're thinking of luring the bad guys to our tiny hut and using it for tactical advantages. If ...
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Possible steps for a ritual to darken the sun [closed]

I'm DMing for a group, and the campaign will soon move on into homebrew (started with a slightly tweaked Lost Mines of Phandelver, and a homebrew adventure from the internet will follow). I wanted to ...
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Can you cast non self spells from Meld into Stone?

The clause in Meld Into Stone that says "you [...] can cast spells on yourself..." is confusing, because it doesn't say with a range of Self or if the rationale is because you are behind ...
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Will this Ritual Caster house rule break the game?

The House Rule The prerequisite for the Ritual Caster feat changes to “Trained in Arcana, Heal, Nature, or Religion”. In order to master a ritual, a player must be trained in the relevant skill (e.g. ...
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Do you have to finish a ritual in one sitting?

I encountered this issue while looking for ways to be able to cast spells requiring many successes in just one turn (in danger basically, not necessarily combat). While the most common ways are: ...
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What bonuses can be obtained during a ritual?

Beside the circumstance bonus given by a secondary caster's critical success (or alternatively by the Ritualist Dedication) and permanent magic items the primary caster might have, what are the ...
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If my Warlock's Book of Shadows is destroyed, do the non-ritual contents return after recreating the book?

The eldritch invocation Far Scribe lets a creature put its name in the book. Likewise for Gift of the Protectors. With your permission, a creature can use its action to write its name on that page, ...
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If my cleric takes the Ritual Caster feat (choosing the cleric list), can I copy all known ritual spells into my ritual book to cast them at any time?

I would like to have access to my class’s ritual spells all the time without having them prepared. I might be about to justify taking the Ritual Caster feat if I can make it do what I want it to. If I ...
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Do Secondary Casters need to know a ritual?

The ritual rules state that you must know it, but thats in a paragraph talking about primary casters: https://2e.aonprd.com/Rules.aspx?ID=777 When you take charge of a ritual, you are its primary ...
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Can Arcane Weaving allow an arcane sorcerer to have non-arcane spells in their repertoire?

Potential minor spoilers for Strength of Thousands book 1 Let's say I have an Imperial Sorcerer (Arcane caster with a spell repertoire) with the Arcane Weaving ritual. The ritual's secondary caster is ...
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Ritual Caster class ability vs Ritual Caster Feat; is there really any difference? [closed]

Ritual Caster (class ability) vs Ritual Caster (feat), Is there really any difference? Ritual Caster (Class Ability) = can cast spells with ritual tag Ritual Caster (Feat) = choose a casting class X,...
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Clarifications on how rituals work

I play a bard and my party wants me to learn the spell Leomund's Tiny Hut (or Tiny Hut for those without the full access to D&D Beyond). That spell is tagged as ritual, and before agreeing to take ...
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Can a high level warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets learn ritual spells higher than 5th level?

Let's say I'm an 11th level Pact of the Tome Warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets. I'm able to learn spells to cast as rituals from any source, I can transcribe spells up to half my level rounded up, ...
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Can a Sorcerer multiclass use Metamagic on a Ritual Casting?

I have a character who multiclassed from a Sorcerer into a Druid. She has the Subtle Spell metamagic, and has prepared the Purify Food and Drink spell via her druid spellcasting feature - this spell ...
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What is the appropiate use of ritual spells that provide little utility? [closed]

Well say I have the "detect magic" spell as a level 1. It is kind of a waste of a spellslot to just use it willy nilly. However I could stand still every step and cast it as a ritual for 10 ...
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13th Age Ritual question - expenditure?

In the book, it states these are the steps of casting ritual magic: Choose the spell that will be used and expended by the ritual. Tell the GM what you are trying to accomplish and gather necessary ...
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Can a Wizard cast a Ritual Spell as many times as they want during the day?

I'm a newbie D&D5e Wizard player and was intrigued by the Ritual tag and its major benefits for Wizards. I'd like to ask if a Ritual Spell in my Spellbook can be cast multiple times a day, without ...
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Looking for a ritual I saw somewhere that can resurrect a kindred after final death

I am looking for a ritual I saw somewhere that can resurrect a kindred after final death. This is what I remember: I am sure it was in one of the Dark Ages books. It wasn't traditional blood magic. ...
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Is it possible for a sorcerer to write all the ritual spells they know in the ritual book of Ritual Caster Feat when they acquire this feat?

I was reading the D&D Beyond about wild magic sorcerer and I was thinking about something when I read the recommended feats, in particular the Ritual Caster Feat. Is it possible for a sorcerer to ...
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Can Mimics be "created"?

Okay, obligatory "I'm a very new DM and may have missed information available to me/this might be a stupid question". Essentially, I want to know if it's possible to create a mimic, say via a ritual ...
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Can a warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets scribe a known spell into a scroll, replace the spell with a new one, and still be able to cast it?

I am playing a 3/3 Divine Soul sorcerer/Hexblade warlock, and have just chosen the Pact of the Tome, along with the Book of Ancient Secrets. I have found a spellbook with Identify, which I am now ...
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Can Paladins ritual cast?

In the D&D5E Player's Handbook, the Paladin's description states that they "learned to draw on divine magic and cast spells as a cleric does." The cleric is capable of ritual casting, and ...
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How do Eberron dragonmarks' Spells of the Mark interact with the Pact of the Tome warlock's Book of Ancient Secrets invocation?

I might be over-analyzing and confusing myself, but I'm not certain regarding the interaction between dragonmark-learned Ritual spells and the Book of Ancient Secrets warlock invocation. Let's take ...
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Gaining spells for the feat ritual caster in Adventurers League

This is a simple enough question, I hope. I couldn't seem to find a clear answer anywhere. This is regarding an Adventurers League (AL) character. I've taken the Ritual Caster feat on my character ...
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As a DM, what are important changes to the play caused by Detect Magic no longer being a cantrip in 5e?

In D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder 1, Detect Magic was a cantrip. That meant it was possible to cast it a lot / infinite number of times per day, and get useful information in 1 to 3 rounds. In 5e, it is ...
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What determines the level of spells a Ritual Caster can copy into the ritual spell book?

The Ritual Caster feat provides for a character to learn and use a limited number of specifically marked spells from the spell list of another class -- for instance, a Sorcerer might take Ritual ...
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How does the Commune spell work when cast by someone with the Ritual Caster feat or a warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation?

The D&D 5e spell Commune is a Cleric spell that contacts the Cleric's chosen divine proxy and asks them three 'yes or no' questions. It is a ritual spell, so a Warlock with Book of Shadows or ...
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Is there a 4e magic item or ritual with effects similar to the Magic Jar spell of most other D&D versions?

Magic Jar spell allows possession of another body in most versions of D&D. Is there a magic item or ritual that allows possession in 4e? I tried searching but the only information I could find ...
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Can a Pact of the Tome warlock scribe a scroll from their ritual book that they don't otherwise know?

Say I’m a Pact of the Tome warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation. I have Detect Magic in my Book of Shadows as a ritual spell. I otherwise don’t know Detect Magic. Can I make a scroll ...
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Would a house rule letting anyone cast their ritual spells as rituals be game-breaking?

By default, there are limited ways for characters in D&D 5E to cast ritual-tagged spells as rituals. Either they choose a class with the Ritual Casting feature, choose warlock with the Book of ...
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Is there a balancing issue giving a Wizard a wand capable of casting Illusory Script once per day?

Wizard expressed a desire for a magical wand that could cast the ritual spell Illusory Script without burning a spell slot/ritual slot. I though about giving a wand that can cast the spell once per ...
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Can firbolgs cast their racial Detect Magic spell as a ritual?

Firbolgs get the Firbolg Magic trait (VGtM, p. 107), which lets them cast Detect Magic. Normally, Detect Magic is able to be cast as a ritual. Can this version be cast by a Druid as a ritual, or can ...
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If a cleric takes the Ritual Caster feat and picks the wizard list, are they able to scribe rituals that are on both classes' spell lists?

I am playing a cleric. I would like to take the Ritual Caster feat at level 4 to access some wizard spells for utility. Can my cleric spend the material cost to add rituals shared by both classes (...
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Can you ritual cast multiple Phantom Steeds and continue re-summoning them while traveling?

Can you ritual cast the Phantom Steed spell multiple times and in practice just re-summon them while you are traveling? So for example, could a Wizard ritual summon a horse, three times in a row. And ...
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Are all wound removal spells ritual casting?

All of the the creo corpus spells that remove wounds appear to be ritual. Is this true of all spells that remove wounds from a character?
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Can a Tomelock swap the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation with itself upon level-up, and gain more than two ritual spells that way?

Eldritch Invocations (PHB, p. 107): ...Additionally, when you gain a level in this class, you can choose one of the invocations you know and replace it with another invocation that you could learn at ...
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Can Homunculi, Undead or Other constructs be used to cast Occult Rituals?

Can a wizard craft a small army of proxies to cast Occult Rituals for him? Primary Caster Proxy - Homunculus? Occult spells can be used by non-spellcasters, and instead the hit dice of the "primary ...
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How can a warlock learn from a spellbook?

I'm playing a 6th-level Tiefling Warlock in D&D 5e. On a recent journey, I acquired a spell book that has something to do with a slithering trapper. How do I add this to my list of spells?
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Can a class take a different class's spell in their ritual book?

If I am a warlock and I take the Ritual Caster feat, can I take spells from a different class and put it into my ritual casting book? The feat says: When you choose this feat, you acquire a ritual ...
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If a warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation swaps it out and takes the Ritual Caster feat, can they cast already-copied rituals?

I have a player that is playing a warlock. He wants to go Pact of the Tome and take the Book of Ancient Secrets eldritch invocation at level 3, but then replace it at a later with a different ...
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Is it possible to upcast ritual spells?

Is it possible to upcast ritual spells? For example, say I'm a level 11 bard that has the spells Leomund's Tiny Hut (LTH) or Alarm. LTH is a 3rd-level spell with the ritual tag; Alarm is a 1st-level ...
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Shadowbind Ritual and Spirit-Ridden

Can a Shadowbind ritual bind a Spirit-Ridden: Claimed, Possessed or Urged human?
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Can a Transmutation Wizard cast ritual transmutation spells to change the active effect of their Stone?

The text for a School of Transmutation wizard's transmuter's stone is as follows (PHB p.119): Each time you cast a transmutation spell of 1st level or higher, you can change the effect of your ...
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Can Divine Soul Sorcerer transfer spells to a Warlock's Book of Ancient Secrets? [closed]

My party has two spellcasters - Tabaxi Divine Soul Sorcerer (me) with proficiency in Arcana (so he can create scrolls) and Tiefling Pact of the Tome Warlock with the Book of Ancient Secrets invocation;...
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Should Leomund's Tiny Hut keep enemies out?

Leomund's Tiny Hut (or just Tiny Hut) appears across multiple editions, with slight changes. For reference, here's the 4e spell, as seen in Dragon 405: You create an opaque, unmoving sphere of ...
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Can the rituals in tribe books be taken by anyone?

There are Werewolf: The Apocalypse supplements for each Garou tribe. The Red Talon tribe book (and perhaps others) include new rituals. The text in the rituals section, as well as the description of ...
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Can a ring of spell storing store a spell as a ritual and then cast it in the normal cast time?

Let's use silence, for example. As a ritual, it takes 10 minutes and 6 seconds to cast, using no spell slot. My understanding is that it can be stored in the ring of spell storing being cast as a ...
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