Questions tagged [rituals]

Ritual magic surfaces in many games, and generally involves spells requiring significant investment of time, money, and preparation, and careful methodical execution, often by a group.

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In AL, who can a character with the Ritual Caster feat learn additional ritual spells from?

Simple enough question (I hope), but I couldn't seem to find a clear answer anywhere. This is for an Adventurers League character. I've taken the Ritual Caster feat and chosen my two initial spells. ...
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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 ...
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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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Can another caster teach ritual spells to a Warlock with Book of Ancient Secrets? [duplicate]

Wizards, for example, are explicitly stated to copy spells from scrolls, and can only learn spells from scrolls. However, the Eldritch Invocation Book of Ancient Secrets is very general about how ...
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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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Can Find Familiar be cast using the Magic Initiate feat?

The Magic Initiate feat allows a character to take two Cantrips and one 1st level spell from a casting class of their choice. Find Familiar is a 1st level spell that is a Ritual spell with casting ...
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Can a Wizard cast a spell as a ritual without physically accessing a spellbook?

Part of the answer to this question what can a wizard do without a spellbook got me wondering. It states that you, as a wizard, can't cast a ritual spell without your spellbook. And I can't help ...
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Can a Ritual Caster guide another person without ritual casting to make a ritual spell?

Can any caster with ritual casting, or a character with the Ritual Caster feat guide another person to make a ritual? For example, a Wizard guiding a Rogue to make the ritual spell of find familiar ...
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How does Power of the Pyramid work?

The ritual is very non-specific. It says the participants may "share their Willpower", but as far as I know Willpower has nothing to do with Rituals. It was suggested to me that members of the circle ...
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Can a bard cast Identify as a ritual without having the Ritual Caster feat?

Well I'm really confused by how rituals work, and the idea of the Ritual Caster feat/wizard bonus. If I learn the spell identify, it seems to me I can cast this as a ritual to not spend a spell slot? ...
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Are the Book of Ancient Secrets level One ritual spells automatically capped at Two?

At level 3, Warlocks with the Book of Ancient Secrets eldritch invocation would be able to start collecting ritual spells from all the other magic classes: Choose two 1st-level spells that have the ...
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Can spells from the Ritual Caster feat be cast using spell slots?

I am a 4th-level Fighter (Eldritch Knight). I can choose to take a feat. I am interested in the Ritual Caster feat. If I learn the Ritual Caster feat, could I later cast the spells learned from the ...
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Beast Sense and carrying items

If I'm controlling a creature with Beast Sense, are they able to carry items within reason with respect to their size? The Beast Sense description doesn't say anything about interaction with the ...
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Do spells from the Ritual Caster feat need to be prepared when taken by a Cleric? [duplicate]

I split this off from this question: Do spells from the Ritual Caster feat need to be prepared when taken by a Warlock? at the recommendation of comments there because the Cleric's Ritual Caster class ...
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Do spells from the Ritual Caster feat need to be prepared when taken by a Warlock?

Say I have a Warlock that takes the Ritual Caster feat. Do the spells learned from the feat have to be prepared by the Warlock before being cast as a ritual or do they always have the spells available ...
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Do ritual spells need an unused spell slot to be cast as rituals?

I don't talk of Wizards which clearly have an exception with their spell book to preparation and casting of rituals. In my specific situation I ask about a Cleric or Warlock with the Ritual Caster ...
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Can a ritual caster learn weapon bond

I couldn't find an answer to my during a search so I thought I would pose it here. While peering through the eldritch knight subclass I read the following description for weapon bond (emphasis mine): ...
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Is there a 4e ritual or effect similar to Silence in 3.5 and 5e?

Silence in 4e is a ritual and described as a "ward against eavesdropping" that stops noise from escaping an area, whereas the other versions stop noise from being produced and can be used to stop ...
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Can a paladin cast Speak with animals?

I have a paladin in my campaign that through "Oath of the Ancients" has the Speak with Animals spell, but that's a ritual spell and Paladins don't have ritual spell casting as a class feature. Can he ...
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Can you trigger Wild Magic Surges with rituals?

Wild Magic Surges may only trigger after casting a sorcerer spell of 1st level or higher. By default, sorcerers cannot cast spells as rituals, but if they take the Ritual Caster feat, they can (for ...
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Can a character cast a ritual spell higher than their level?

I've seen in Warlocks that their max level spells don't reach 9th level, even though their spell list goes into 9th level spells. In the meantime, an Eldrich Knight can use the wizard spell list, but ...
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Are there any D&D 4e ritual card makers? [closed]

I want to make cards for my D&D group for our ritual spells. Is there a specific tool that anyone knows of that would help me with this? I already used tools like Power2ool and 4e power toolkit, ...
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Do clerics have to prepare ritual spells?

I was looking over the cleric spellcasting, and realised that clerics know all their spells automatically, and get to prepare the spells from the entire spell list. Since rituals don't have to be ...
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Commune with Nature as a barbarian

My barbarian has reached 10th level which says she can cast Commune with Nature as a ritual. The PHB says one of the animals I chose for my totem spirit or aspect of the beast appears to convey the ...
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Do Mages get the Ritual Casting feat by default?

Trying to figure out whether or not Mages (aka Wizard (Mage)) get the ritual casting class feature. Wizards are introduced in Player Handbook 1 and get the class feature on page 158. Mages are ...
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Can you cast a spell as a ritual while traveling?

As stated in the Players's Handbook (p. 202), When you cast a spell with a casting time longer than a single action or reaction, you must spend your action each turn casting the spell, and you ...
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How to revert a dramatic failure on “Rite of slaying the truth”?

BIG PICTURE (skip to "ACTUAL QUESTION" below if you just want the question) I'm playing a ritualist (aspect from Signs of the Moon - SotM) bone shadow ithaeur. Needless to say, I'm very focused on ...
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What exactly are the sources from which you can copy spells into a Book of Shadows?

The Book of Ancient Secrets invocation says (PHB p. 110): On your adventures, you can add other ritual spells to your Book of Shadows. When you find such a spell, you can add it to the book if the ...
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Do you have to be the ritual leader when creating an ally spirit?

Do you have to be the ritual leader when creating your ally spirit? (Note that I would still be taking part.) I'm asking because the character I'm making doesn't have any skill in ritual spellcasting, ...
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Who can create copies of spells that can subsequently be copied into spellbooks, etc?

Character A finds a spell written on a wall and copies it. He takes the copy to character B who copies it into her spellbook or Book of Shadows for her future use. Assume the spell is one B can ...