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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How can I get reach for touch spells without spending an action per spell?

Snaptongue Gripplis with the Long Tongue feat can deliver touch spells from 10 feet. Aberrant Sorcerers can use the Tentacular Limbs focus spell1 to get a similar effect. Is there any other way? The ...
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Would a Command spell cause a target to teleport away? [duplicate]

My 9th level Bard character failed his save against a Command to Flee, which states that "The target spends its turn moving away from you by the fastest available means." Would that include ...
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Can the Staff of Defense be used to give all members of a party Mage Armor at dawn?

Running LMOP and the party has already defeated Glasstaff and taken his Staff of Defense. The wizard is now attuned to it, and in our last session they asked a question I was not prepared for: Can the ...
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Does a Dragonborn Dragon Magic Sorcerer pierce their own damage resistance when taking damage from Nusemnee's Atonement?

An oft discussed optimization trick in the 4th edition era was the use of Nusemnee's Atonement on a Dragonborn Dragon Magic Sorcerer in order to recharge your breath weapon with the use of the Ancient ...
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Does an epic spell with the Ward seed disappear if the target moves?

(...) A ward against magic creates an immobile, faintly shimmering magical sphere (with radius 10 feet) that surrounds the caster and excludes all spell effects of up to 1st level. Alternatively, the ...
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If a (homebrew) feat lets me learn a 5th-level spell whilst I can only cast 2nd-level spells, can I still use the higher-level spell?

Note: I am extremely new to D&D. Our DM approved a homebrew feat I picked out on Dandwiki called "Blood Magic". This feat grants a number of benefits, including letting me learn a few (...
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Can a familiar be resummoned on the other side of a door? [duplicate]

There is a thread about Conjure Elemental not being able to be cast on the other side of a wall due to targeting rules. Does this also apply to bringing a familiar from its extradimensional space? Or ...
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Can summons be verbally commanded with Voice of the Chain Master?

Summons like Summon Greater Demon and Conjure Elemental require a verbal command from the caster. Let's say the caster is elsewhere, but they have the Voice of the Chain Master invocation. Can that be ...
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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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How is Read the Air meant to be used?

The Secrets of Magic spell read the air reads in part You also gain a +1 status bonus on your next Diplomacy check to Make an Impression on those creatures present when you cast this spell, as long ...
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What is the correct damage calculation when casting spells at higher levels?

I cast Spray of Cards (UA: Wonders of the Multiverse, p. 11) at 5th level, choosing the Cutting Cards effect: Cutting Cards. Each creature in a 15-foot cone must make a Dexterity saving throw. A ...
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Do I know if someone attempts to enchant me? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question. The spell Friends specifically states that an affected creature is aware that it was magicked: When the spell ends, the creature realizes that you used magic to influence ...
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Can a bard who takes Contingency at 14th level use Spell Glyphs to Contingency-Revivify the party?

Here's the premise- Upcast your glyph of warding as a 7th level spell slot, select spell glyph. Trigger for glyph is "When [Desired Party Member] touches this glyph." Cast Contingency->...
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Would AL DMs Allow Conjure Minor Elementals cast with 7th Level Slots to have the 6th level slot effect?

Conjure Minor Elementals (Basic Rules) and similar spells have the following text at the end of the spell block. My D&d Beyond account says it comes from Basic Rules, pg. 226, and AFAIK there's ...
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How many spells does my level 1 druid know? [duplicate]

I read the PBH (Players HandBook) but I'm confused; I know that it says that a level 1 druid has 2 spell slots but I didn't see how many spells a lv 1 druid knows. So far I put down 2 level 1 spells ...
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SoP. If i wear armor without the Somatic Casting Drawback do I still impose arcane spell failure?

Using Spheres of Power, instead of traditional casting. If I'm using a class that isn't proficient in armor, but don't take the Somatic Casting Drawback, do I still take the risk of arcane spell ...
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Can an unidentified pearl be used as a component for the Identify spell?

On our adventures we found a magic pearl that was appraised at least 300gp. We suspect it's a pearl of power. It's a two parter question: Can an unidentified (magic) pearl (thats worth more than ...
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Is there a purely charisma-based divine caster?

Do we have a class like oracle from pathfinder but for D&D 3.5? The only one I can find is the favored soul from complete divine, but it's wisdom based, and I would love to have one charisma based....
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How can this statue on Level 23 of the "Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage" adventure be destroyed?

On page 290 of the adventure Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (area 1 of Level 23), there exists a statue with the following description: Given the following facts: Is it impossible to destroy the ...
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Can A Chameleon (or other limited spellcaster) Craft a scroll of Wish?

Context: This is theory crafting exercise trying to determine the actual practical use of "Artificial" spell progression many online guides and handbooks suggest as viable. These guides ...
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Where is the explicit rule that states a wizard must have an appropriate spell slot to prepare a spell?

Where is the explicit rule that states a wizard must have an appropriate spell slot to prepare a spell? Asked another way: Can a wizard prepare a spell he does not have a spell slot for? I am having ...
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Would multiclassing from a full caster into a lesser caster mean you are no longer a full caster?

Say you are a level 7 cleric and decide to take a level in fighter. Does that mean you are no longer a full caster since you aren’t leveled in just full caster classes and took a level in a non-full ...
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How many spells do I get as a level 7 Druid with 12 Wisdom? [duplicate]

I’m playing my first dnd campaign ever, and I have no clue what I’m doing since I don’t own the player handbook. I’ve figured things out so far, except for how many spells I get. Could someone help me ...
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What options are available for Sorcerers (or other spontaneous casters) to increase their daily number of spell slots?

I'm trying to find a hopefully exhaustive list of all of the potential methods for increasing the number of spells per day a Sorcerer (or other spontaneous spellcaster, but I'm mostly interested in ...
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Is there a good way to track the changes in the spell repertoire?

Spontaneous casters have strict repertoires. A 6th level Sorcerer knows 4 spells from levels 1, 2 and 3 each. You can replace one of them freely on a level-up, or you can spend 7 days of downtime if ...
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Can I use Metamagic on a Scroll?

If I have a scroll in my hand, can I use metamagic on it? Metamagic says I cannot use other actions: You must use a metamagic action directly before Casting the Spell you want to alter. If you use ...
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If a Barbarian learns Command via Fey Touched, what would the spell save DC be? [duplicate]

I was wondering what the save DC would be for a barbarian who cast command after getting the Fey Touched feat and using it to learn command. The Fey Touched Feat reads: Increase your Intelligence, ...
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What can be applied to the spell transfered with "Imbue Familiar With Spell Ability"?

Regarding the "The transferred spell's variable characteristics (range, duration, area, and so on) function according to your level." clause, how does the spell the familiar is casting ...
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Can the Circle Of Wildfire druid's Enhanced Bond, give the ability to have multiple origin for the multi ray spell type?

In addition, when you cast a spell with a range other than self, the spell can originate from you or your wildfire spirit. If I cast a multiple ray spell such as Scorching Ray or Eldritch Blast, can ...
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Can spontaneous spellcasting archetypes swap spells?

Assume a martial character with no spellcasting takes an archetype dedication feat at level 2 that gives them access to spontaneous spellcasting (bard, sorcerer, oracle). Then the character takes the ...
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Is it possible to cast counterspell while casting a spell with a 1 minute casting time like imprision [duplicate]

I'm a level 17 wizard if that helps you answer the question and im trying to stop vecna from dispelling my simulacrum while im casting imprision on him
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Can I cast Mind Sliver before a Quickened spell to give the malus to the saving throw? [duplicate]

I am currently building a Aberrant Sorcerer heavily relying on Spells that involve Enemy Saving-Throws. I already planned for the use of Silvery Barbs to reduce the chance of Enemies succeeding very ...
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Faking a spell in order to make an enemy caster waste a counterspell [closed]

Wizards are smart and sorcerers are cunning, and their power is pretty directly tied to how many spell slots they have remaining. As such, losing one to a counterspell can turn the tides of a battle ...
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Can I use Shadow Evocation to Cast a Meta Magicked Evocation Spell?

Context I'm doing some theory crafting involving a Shadow Craft Mage - and I'm struggling to wrap my head around just how far I can push the shadow evocation / shadow conjuration spells to maximum ...
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If my spellcaster finds someone else's replica, can he recall a different spellcaster's Secret Chest?

Some other wizard casts Secret Chest and hides all manner of important treasure on the Ethereal Plane in her well crafted expensive chest. One day later the tiny replica required to retrieve her chest ...
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How to set a DC for a limited number of uses spell granted to player? [duplicate]

If a player is granted several uses of a spell, is there a rule or other applicable way to set the DC for it? I am running Dragon of Icespire Peak module and in one of the locations touching the altar ...
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Can you use Plant Growths Enrichment effect multiple times?

Plant Growth has this effect as an option: Enrichment: This effect targets plants within a range of a half-mile, raising their potential productivity over the course of the next year to one-third ...
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Does Transmute Rock to Mud require a flat, exposed surface?

Transmute Rock to Sand, and Transmute Rock to Mud are both fourth level spells that have a caveat stating they can only affect up to a depth of 10 ft from the surface they are cast on. Does this need ...
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What are prerequisites for casting a buff spell with on/off functionality?

As in title: I would like to cast a long duration spell (let's say a simple "luck" buff using Entropy Sphere or a simple illusion changing my appearance using Forces Sphere) with at-will on/...
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Does Mage Hand work with Spare the Dying?

If you order your mage hand to be touching someone, and then next turn ready spare the dying, so if the person your mage had is touching falls to 0 hp, will they live?
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Could a plasmoid gain a 10-foot range for touch spells by using the Shape Self trait?

The Plasmoid's Shape Self ability reads, in part: As a bonus action, you can extrude a pseudopod that is up to 6 inches wide and 10 feet long or reabsorb it into your body. As part of the same bonus ...
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Does a Planar Shepherd's Planar Bubble affect spells cast from wands or scrolls?

The Planar Shepherd prestige class offers an ability at 5th level to temporarily apply the traits of a specific plane (chosen when you first take levels in the class) to the area around you. This ...
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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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Does Scintillating Spell metamagic apply to cantrips (e.g., Electric Arc)?

I'm still learning the rules for PF2 but it seems that Electric Arc meets all the criteria for Scintillating Spell metamagic (in bold): Your spells become a radiant display of light and color. If ...
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When does the 'duration' of a delayed spell begin?

There are a few options in 5e to delay casting. For example, the Ready action allows one to ready a spell: When you ready a spell, you cast it as normal but hold its energy, which you release with ...
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Can a multiclass Beguiler/Wizard cast Wizard spells using Beguiler spell slots?

A Wizard can: To learn, prepare, or cast a spell, the wizard must have an Intelligence score equal to at least 10 + the spell level. The Difficulty Class for a saving throw against a wizard's spell ...
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Who holds the bond when the Warding Bond spell is cast through a familiar?

The text of the spell Find Familiar states (emphasis mine): when you cast a spell with a range of touch, your familiar can deliver the spell as if it had cast the spell. The spell Warding Bond's ...
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Can a wildshaped Druid proxy a touch spell through its familiar?

A Druid in wild shape ... can’t cast spells ... But, Find Familiar allows ... your familiar [to] deliver [a touch spell] as if it had cast the spell. Does specific beat general here, and allow a ...
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Can someone using a Detect Magic spell see a Subtle Spell being cast?

Can someone who has a detect magic spell up see someone (for example, a Sorcerer) casting a spell that has the Subtle Spell metamagic applied to it? Specifically, would the detector see the school of ...
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True Polymorph + True Seeing = True Death? [duplicate]

The premise is 5e D&D, setting is FR, all published sources that aren't from another setting are valid, no UA, no 3rd party. I'm the sort of caster player that looks for the funky, outside uses of ...
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