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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Can you silence a spell? (i.e. Eldritch Blast, Thunderwave)

I'm going to multiclass as a Rogue Warlock, and I thought it'd be fun to use Eldritch Blast (Eldritch Spear) as a sort of sniper weapon. Is there some ability/item that allows you to silence spells, ...
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Can you use your once a day Lv1 Spell with Magic Initiate feat with a higher spell slot you have if you are a caster class? [duplicate]

Can you use you once a day Lv1 Spell with Magic Initiate feat with a higher spell slot you have if you are a caster class? EX: If Wizard with Magic Initiate feat hand chose the Lv1 Chromatic Orb spell ...
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Spell Attack for Cantrips not of your tradition

This occured to me when reviewing the Kobold Sorcerer Grimmnir from the "Little Trouble in Big Absalom" Module. As a Sorcerer of the demonic bloodline, Grimmnir is a spontaneous divine ...
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How does absorb elements work with pre-existing resistances

So I've looked around and can't find an answer that quite fits what I'm wondering. For example, if I were to already have fire resistance, and I get hit with a red dragon's fire breath, would casting ...
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Is a spell still active if a character does not sustain it one turn?

On round one, K'zard the wizard casts Flaming Sphere. On round two, K'zard doesn't sustain the spell. Can K'zard sustain the spell on round three?
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Casting spells that require sight through familiar sight [duplicate]

Here is the setup: I play a sorcerer and got blinded and deafened at the start of the combat I use my action to use my familiar's senses, which leaves me blinded and deafened, which I already am My ...
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Can an Order of Scribes wizard cast 'touch' spells through Manifest Mind?

If I wanted to cast bestow curse via the spectral mind from the Order of Scribes' Manifest Mind ability on an enemy adjacent to it, would I be able to? Manifest Mind lets you cast spells 'as if you ...
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Does Voice of the Chain Master allow casting certain spells from an isolated space?

An interesting question popped into my brain recently while researching the Pact of the Chain for a Genie Patron Warlock. Casual shenanigans aside, I was wondering if taking Voice of the Chain Master ...
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Can a Spell with “Self” Range be Cast by Homunculus Servant?

I’m playing an artificer for the first time and trying to decide whether or not to use an infusion for the homunculus servant. But I’m wondering about the channel magic ability. It says The ...
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Is an Immovable Rod a valid spellcasting focus? [duplicate]

The Dungeon Master's Guide classifies an immovable rod as a rod rather than a wondrous item. Does this imply that it is a valid spellcasting focus? If not, what purpose does this classification serve?
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Can Arcane Trickster/Wizard use their Arcane Trickster's Spell Slots to cast Wizards spells that are not Enchantments or Illusions? [duplicate]

Can multiclass Arcane Trickster/Wizard use their Arcane Trickster's Spell Slots to cast Wizards spells they know that are not Enchantments or Illusions?
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Can hags still cast when members of their coven die?

My last D&D session included a fight against a coven of sea hags. Hags have some interesting and a bit ambiguous rules about how the coven works. One of the rules was this: Shared Spellcasting (...
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Do the Illusionist's Bracers allow you to concentrate on two cantrips?

Illusionist's Bracers (GGR p178) Says: whenever you cast a cantrip, you can use a bonus action on the same turn to cast that cantrip a second time. However some spells like Create bonfire require ...
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Do I understand how spell slots work for druids and sorcerers correctly?

I'm new to D&D and am the DM playing with a group of lower-level players. I do not understand spell slots for druids and sorcerers, am I correct to say: Each day players "prepare" list ...
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Can a 1st level spell from the Aberrant Dragonmark feat be cast solely using pact magic spell slots from a warlock?

For an adventure in D&D 5e starting at level 1, I have created a variant human warlock with the feat Aberrant Dragonmark. I have chosen witch bolt as my first level spell from the feat. In ...
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Does Psionic Sorcery value spell levels differently than Flexible Casting?

In attempting to answer this question I ran into a different question about how the Abberant Mind Sorcerer's Psionic Sorcery works. Psionic Sorcery states: When you cast any spell of 1st level or ...
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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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For a base 1st-level spell, can a Scribes wizard use the Master Scrivener feature to copy it at 2nd level (before its power is enhanced)?

Master Scrivener, the 10th-level feature of Order of Scribes wizards, is described as follows (TCoE, p. 78): Whenever you finish a long rest, you can create one magic scroll by touching your Wizardly ...
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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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