Questions tagged [spellcasting]

For questions relating to the process of casting spells within a game. Including, but not limited to: spellcasting mechanics, improving likelihood of success when casting a spell, interrupting the casting of a spell, and mechanics surrounding spellcasting attributes (when applicable by system).

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Is the caster of Zone of Truth aware of the save result?

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/z/zone-of-truth/ If I cast this spell, will I be able to tell whether the target saved or not? The spell level and therefore the DC will be too low so my ...
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What's the cheapest way for an Eldritch Knight to be able to wield two weapons while still being able to cast spells with somatic/material components?

For the purpose of this question, assume "two weapons" to include "a one-handed weapon and a shield". Compared to other spellcasters, Eldritch Knights are sort of at a disadvantage ...
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Can an Eldritch Knight use a Ruby of the War Mage?

As explained in How does an arcane focus work with an Eldritch Knight?, Eldritch Knights can't use an arcane focus as a spellcasting focus. Ruby of the War Mage (XGtE p. 138), however, states: Etched ...
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With Blind Fighting style from Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything, can you cast spells that require a target you can see?

Blind Fighting, as phrased in Tasha's Cauldron Of Everything, contains additional wording beyond the description of mere Blindsight. The entry for Blind Fighting reads: You have blindsight with a ...
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Are there any descriptions of the casting of Identify in official writings?

I am making a list of how my wizard would cast spells, specifically using the components supplied. Sometimes this is pretty obviously a joke which I can play upon, but sometimes the components don't ...
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Can Arcane Abeyance allow you to cast a spell longer than one action in one action?

I recently did this in a campaign of mine and it... ruffled the DM's feathers to say the least. Arcane Abeyance is a 10th level Arcane Tradition for the Chronurgy Wizard that allows the caster to ...
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How do the material components of Heat Metal work?

I'm a rookie DM with an even more rookie group of players. I have some questions about Heat Metal (2nd level transmutation). It says you need a piece of iron and a flame. It also says the target of ...
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Would it break things to allow a Barbarian to cast spells in rage?

If I was to make a homebrew barbarian subclass that allows barbarians to cast spells in rage, or allowed a barbarian that multiclassed into a spellcasting class, would it break anything? It doesn’t ...
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Under what conditions does a Martial Spellcaster need the Warcaster feat to comfortably cast spells?

I had a player recently come to me about playing an Eldritch Knight character, and they had questions about their ability to cast spells while holding a weapon (or two), and were debating taking the ...
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Spell Scroll Limits With Multiclassing

I have a druid with the ability to cast level 5 spells. If I multi-class this druid to be a level 1 cleric, In theory, I should be able to read and use any cleric scrolls. But in the DMG (page 200) it ...
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Can I draw a weapon as a part of a Melee Spell Attack?

A spell like Steel Wind Strike requires a melee spell attack. Use an Object (PHB pg193) states, "...such as draw a sword as part of an attack." This doesn't clarify a spell or weapon attack. ...
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Can Lunging Spell Touch be used on allies?

The Lunging Spell Touch feat lets you extend the reach of touch spells. Can this feat also be used when casting touch spells on willing creatures? For example, can you lunge to cast cure light wounds ...
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How to get the most feats for a spellcaster?

I have an idea for a spellcaster character but it needs as many feats as possible. I'm aware that things that grant bonus feats are rare or non-existant. I don't really need any feats, just ...
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Can a Bladesinger Wizard cast Shillelagh, Magic Stone, or Mending with their Extra Attack feature?

The Bladesigner Wizard's Extra Attack feature reads: You can attack twice, instead of once, whenever you take the Attack action on your turn. Moreover, you can cast one of your cantrips in place of ...
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Casting two cantrips on the same turn? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there's a rule against casting 2 cantrips on the same turn, one as an action and another one as a bonus action, to be more specific I'm playing a grave domain cleric and I was ...
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How do I rule on spells without casters and their interaction with things like Counterspell?

The players in my Curse of Strahd game have reached the Amber Temple. While there, they recently breached a certain door, for which the module indicates One of the PC's is a wizard, and he had a ...
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How much information is conveyed when a spell is identified?

Xanathar's Guide to Everything "expands on the spellcasting rules presented in the Player's Handbook and Dungeon Master's Guide, providing...new options", including the ability to identify ...
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Are Spellcasting Focuses inherently magical? [duplicate]

Im having a bit of a quarrel with my DM about if spellcasting focuses are magical. He believes that they are magical since it seems magical to him that you now dont need actual material components ...
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What is “Pledge” in Magitech Chronicles RPG

Recently I acquired the Magitech Chronicles RPG book and I'm really confused what Pledge spellpool means, I searched all around the book and there is no clear explanation. See, some spells have a cost,...
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Increase factotum spell casting pool

A factotum (3.5e dungeonscape) can "fake" casting spell with the ability arcane dilettante. This allows to spend inspiration points to "cast" spells from the sorcerer/wizard spell ...
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Can a Druid in Wild Shape cast the spells learned from the feats Telepathic and Telekinetic?

The spells that come with feats Telepathic and Telekinetic can be cast with no verbal, somatic, or material component requirement. Would this mean that a wild shaped druid could cast these spells ...
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Do I need to use the All-Purpose Tool as my spellcasting focus to gain its bonus to my artificer spell attack rolls and spell save DC?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 119) includes a magic item called the all-purpose tool, whose description states the following: This simple screwdriver can transform into a variety of tools; as an ...
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Can warlock spell slots be used to cast above warlock casting level when multiclassing? [duplicate]

One of my players is considering multiclassing warlock/cleric. I have not played warlocks or had other players use them so I am looking into the casting mechanics. After looking at other threads I ...
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Can the automatic damage from the Witch Bolt spell be repeatedly activated using an Order of Scribes wizard's Manifest Mind feature?

The Order of Scribes wizard sublass has the Manifest Mind feature (TCoE, p. 78), which creates a manifested spectral mind that can be moved by the wizard as a bonus action. Additionally, the wizard ...
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How does the Evoker NPC statblock have a CR of 9?

The Evoker in Volo's Guide to Monsters (p. 214) is listed as CR 9. However, I just can't figure out how to calculate its CR to get that high a result. AC: 15 (with Mage Armor) & HP: 66 with 2 ...
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For the Fey Touched and Shadow Touched feats, what exactly does “spell slots […] of the appropriate level” mean?

The Fey Touched and Shadow Touched feats that have been released in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (p. 79-80) both include the line: You can also cast these spells using spell slots you have of the ...
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As a sword-and-board Eldritch Knight fighter, do I need to put away my sword on my turn if I want to cast the Shield spell as a reaction?

Without the War Caster feat, I can't cast spells with somatic components if I have both a shield and a sword in my hands. Putting my sword away or dropping it is a free action; however, you can't do ...
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Does a Spell Gem Reduce the Casting Time of Any Imbued Spell to a Single Action? [duplicate]

In my Out of the Abyss game the party has acquired a spell gem. Their first use of it with a spell they imbued was to cast Prayer of Healing (casting time: 10 minutes) in the middle of a battle with a ...
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Can non-concentration spells with a duration be cast multiple times from one Spellwrought Tattoo?

Tasha's Cauldron of Everything contains the wondrous item spellwrought tattoo, which allows you to cast a spell: Once the tattoo is there, you can cast its spell, requiring no material components. ...
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Are the spells learned from the “Touched” feats considered class spells when cast using spell slots?

The Fey Touched and Shadow Touched feats published in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything each grant the use of two spells. Among other things, they say: You learn the [spells]. You can cast each of ...
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Can a kraken cast wizard spells which require verbal and somatic components?

The Kraken, according to the monster manual, can "Understand Abyssal, Celestial, Infernal, And Primordial But Can't Speak, Telepathy 120 Ft." The Kraken also does not have hands. It seems as ...
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What counts as a sorcerer spell for the purposes of the Wild Magic sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge feature? [duplicate]

The Wild Magic sorcerer's Wild Magic Surge feature states (PHB, p. 103): Starting when you choose this origin at 1st level, your spellcasting can unleash surges of untamed magic. Immediately after ...
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Can reaction spells be cast without any trigger?

I've come across a few questions regarding the spell storing ring to which my question matters. Under spell storing ring it reads: Any creature can Cast a Spell of 1st through 5th Level into the ring ...
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Can you cast Thunderwave and then Misty Step on the same turn in that order? [duplicate]

Imra the wizard is cornered! Surrounded by multiple foes, she casts Thunderwave in an attempt to push her enemies back. One of them succeeds on the saving throw! Knowing that moving out of their range ...
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Does triggering an effect of a spell count as casting a spell?

Spells like Moonbeam, Flaming Sphere, and Call Lightning allows you to use either an Action or a Bonus Action (depending on the spell) to trigger a specific effect on subsequent turns. Does triggering ...
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Has anyone tested the effect of allowing cantrips to be repeatedly cast between battles?

Short Version: Some characters have cantrips (or unlimited-used abilities) that they would like to have in combat, like Shillelagh. Has anyone tested or experienced methods of allowing these to be ...
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Does the Artificer's Spell-Storing Item effectively bypass the bonus action spellcasting rule?

The rule on Bonus Action Casting Time states: A spell cast with a bonus action is especially swift. You must use a bonus action on your turn to cast the spell, provided that you haven't already taken ...
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Does the alchemist artificer casting cure wounds through his spell storing feature benefit from the alchemical savant feature? [duplicate]

Related: Does casting a spell from an item allow you to apply class abilities that are used when casting a spell? Alchemical Savant reads: You develop masterful command of magical chemicals, ...
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What is the difference between a spell with a range of “Self” and a spell with a range of “Self (XYZ)”?

There are a number of spells with a range of "Self", and a number of spells with a range of "Self (XYZ)" where XYZ is some modifier. Is the range of Self consistent between these ...
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Does learning the same spell from different sources allow it to benefit from bonuses from all sources?

For example, an Arcana cleric takes Firebolt with Arcane Initiate, then multiclasses with Artillerist artificer, and also takes Firebolt as one of the Artificer cantrips. Assuming this character has 5 ...
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When the War Caster feat lets my Echo Knight fighter cast a spell instead of the Manifest Echo feature's opportunity attack, where is it cast from?

This question is inspired by the following one: Can an Echo Knight with the War Caster feat use cantrips for opportunity attacks made by their Echo? Part of the Echo Knight fighter's Manifest Echo ...
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Can an Echo Knight with the War Caster feat use spells in place of opportunity attacks made by their Echo?

The Echo Knight fighter has the Manifest Echo feature, which grants the following ability, among others (EGtW, p. 183): When a creature that you can see within 5 feet of your echo moves at least 5 ...
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If Booming Blade or Green Flame Blade are counterspelled, does the attack still go through?

Booming Blade says: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell's range. Counterspell reads: You attempt to ...
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How many spells do occultists get?

In the occultist class description, under "Implements", it says (emphasis mine): At 1st level, an occultist learns to use two implement schools. At 2nd level and every 4 occultist levels ...
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Can a monster cast a higher-level spell using a lower-level spell slot?

Is there a rule for monsters that allows a higher-level spell to be cast using a lower level? I ask because I came across the "Shadow Fey Enchantress" statblock in the third-party book Tome ...
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Does “a point you choose” include any movable surface?

I read somewhere that spells like Darkness and Silence, where the effect of the spell spreads from a point I choose within range, can be cast on the surface of a moveable item. But after extensive ...
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How do you use the spell tracker on Lamentations of the Flame Princess character sheet?

On the official character sheet of Lamentations of the Flame Princess (and on some fan-made sheets as well), the spell tracker looks like this: How am I supposed to use this? I noticed that there's a ...
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Does the Svirfneblin Magic feat use spell slots?

Does the Svirfneblin Magic feat use spell slots? The description of the Svirfneblin Magic feat states: You have inherited the innate spellcasting ability of your ancestors. This ability allows you to ...
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Does a PF2e spellcaster who takes multiclass dedications into other spellcasting classes, and related spellcasting feats, gain more spell slots?

Ezren is a level 10 evocation wizard, and hence would have spell slots of the following levels: ...
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Can an artificer cast spells using a single component from a set of artisan's tools?

Under Tools Required You produce your artificer spell effects through your tools. You must have a spellcasting focus – specifically tinker’ tools or some kind of artisan’s tool – in hand when you ...

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