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Can the player and the illusion from the spell Mislead act in parallel?

The description says that you can use your action to make the illusion move or gesture in whatever way you command it. Does this mean that either the player or the illusion does effectively nothing? ...
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D&D 5e: Does the same spell prepared for different levels count as multiple prepared spells or the same prepared single spell?

I couldn't find an answer to this in the player's handbook that explains whether the same spell prepared at different levels implies that multiple spells are prepared: For example, if a level 4 cleric ...
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How would one go about excavating a god's arrow buried into desert sand 40 ft deep?

This is my first DND campaign and I'm one of the players. Our truly fabulous DM has created a majestic homebrew of a campaign and world. We're at one point in the story where we found an old ...
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Psychic Blades from Illusionary Fog

If attacking from an illusionary fog created by Silent Image using the Soulknife's Psychic Blades would that reveal the fog to be an illusion to onlookers? Physical objects like an arrow or dagger ...
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Can the illusion created by the Silent Image spell change size?

The description of the silent image states: You can use your action to cause the image to move to any spot within range. As the image changes location, you can alter its appearance so that its ...
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What literally happens when the Bane spell is cast?

In-universe, what is the spell bane actually doing when cast? So for roleplaying and describing what happens most spells are self-explanatory, like fireball. We can describe the fireball in multiple ...
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Can a Shield Guardian have a familiar?

A shield guardian has the Spell Storing trait: Spell Storing. A spellcaster who wears the shield guardian’s amulet can cause the guardian to store one spell of 4th level or lower. To do so, the ...
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How does the Scrying spell interact with Stealth?

If someone targets a creature with a Scrying spell, I'm assuming the target's current Stealth check doesn't matter, since the spell states you just see the target. You can see and hear a particular ...
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Can Polymorph allow access to extra spells? Or can it generally grant spells?

Could you switch out your current spells with other spells? Or can something with no ability of magic be polymorphed into a creature capable of using magic?
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Help with a homebrew spell. Is this defensive spell balanced?

I'm trying to create a few spells for an Illusionist I'm currently playing. I could use some help refining the wording used as well as prevent any broken mechanics or introducing an unbalanced spell ...
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Is this lesser version of Life Transference balanced?

My ("plain vanilla" dnd 5e) wizard is now near level 8, and I was thinking to equip him with a straightforward reduced version of "Life Transference". The purpose of this is merely ...
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Can you cast Sanctuary through total cover?

Sanctuary says: You ward a creature within range against attack. Until the spell ends, any creature who targets the warded creature with an attack or a harmful spell must first make a Wisdom saving ...
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Can I trigger both Conduct Energy and Bespell Strikes from the same spell?

Bespell Strikes adds 1d6 damage to a Strike after casting a Spell: Requirements Your most recent action was to cast a non-cantrip spell Conduct Energy adds 1 damage per weapon die after any activity ...
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Casting a Fireball spell past an illusionary wall from Major Image

Player knew that a illusionary wall (Major Image) was fake. They wanted to centre the Fireball past the illusionary wall to catch a target that had just run thought it. I said, they couldn't as they ...
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For the Summon Draconic Spirit spell, does the damage type of the breath weapon have to match that of the caster’s shared resistance?

The Draconic Spirit summoned by the summon draconic spirit spell has the Breath Weapon action option (FToD, p. 21): Breath Weapon. The dragon exhales destructive energy in a 30-foot cone. Each ...
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If I'm playing as a fey, would I be considered as possessed by a fey with protection from evil and good, and if so, what happens if I fail the save?

I know based on my previous question that I can still use detect evil and good as a fairy, and dispel evil and good directly calls out what happens, but what about protection from evil and good? It ...
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If I'm a fairy cleric, can I cast Detect Evil and Good, and if I can, would I have disadvantage on the roll to see if it detects successfully?

I'm playing a fairy cleric. My thought process is that I am a fey, so if I cast detect evil and good, it would detect me as well. I was wondering if this would prevent me from using the spell, or if ...
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Can I use Gentle Repose to skip dealing with a lich's phylactery?

Gentle repose has three key bits of information that interact with a lich's rejuvenation. Relevant text follows. Gentle Repose... Duration: 10 days You touch a corpse or other remains. For the ...
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Can Gust counter Cloudkill?

I am having issues finding this answer and so I was wondering if someone here could help me, is my interpretation correct here? In a fight with some monsters, Cloudkill was cast by one of them, this ...
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Twin the Divination Spell

Are you as a divine soul sorcerer able to Twinned Spell Divination, and get into contact with multiple gods, and ask twice the amount of questions?
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Can I use the Guiding Bolt spell to attack a creature that burrowed underground where I can't see them?

Recently, I was in a 4-player level 12 free-for-all, and one of the other characters transformed into an earth elemental and burrowed underground, meaning I couldn't see them. This is an afterthought, ...
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Does the Wisdom (Perception) check to notice the area covered by Spike Growth require an action?

The transformation of the ground is camouflaged to look natural. Any creature that can't see the area at the time the spell is cast must make a Wisdom (Perception) check against your spell save DC to ...
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Does Reactive Strike counts as an effect, for purpose of Frigid Flurry

Frigid Flurry description end with this specific wording: The wind then picks you up and carries you to the other end of the area; though your movement within the gust can still trigger reactions, ...
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Are there any official (or semi-official) descriptions of Raise Dead or other life restoration spells?

One of our PCs is going to be raised and we want to describe it In our next session I think one of the PCs is going to be brought back to life with raise dead. Resurrection is rare in our campaigns. ...
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Would Lesser/Greater Restoration be able to cure a mental illness?

In a one-shot my DM ran, one of the other players decided to play as a high elf that thought they were a cat and ended up being a drunk 'cat'. I asked if I could use Lesser Restoration to cure the ...
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Can a bard with ritual caster share spells in his book with a wizard? Could a tome warlock share their Book of Ancient Secrets rituals? [duplicate]

We currently have a party that has a wizard, a bard with Ritual Caster (Wizard), and a warlock with Pact of the Tome and the Book of Ancient Secrets invocations. Could these characters share each ...
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What is the origin of the simulacrum spell?

Simulacrum is a peculiar wizard spell that is widely held to be broken when it comes to power level, and is the source of so many rules questions that it is one of the very few spells has its own tag, ...
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About Solar's simulacrum

The simulacrum has less HD than the original creature, but to what extent does it retain the original creature's abilities? For example, How many spells and spell-like abilities does Solar's ...
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Does a Protean Scourge's simulacrum retain the ability to split up and recombine?

The simulacrum has less HD than the original creature, but to what extent does it retain the original creature's abilities? The Protean Scourge (Monster Manual III, p. 126) has the Split ability the ...
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Can fast healing or regeneration from the original creature repair a damaged simulacrum?

A damaged simulacrum must normally be repaired over 24 hours at a cost of 100 gp per hp. If the original creature had the ability for fast healing or regeneration, would it work?
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Holding a delayed blast fireball bead without moving

If someone successfully picks up a bead of a delayed blast fireball, must they throw it immediately or can they hold onto it for as long as the spell's duration before it explodes? Delayed blast ...
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About Call Marut/Call Kolyarut/Call Zelekhut spell

Will an inevitable summoned by a Call Marut/Call Kolyarut/Call Zelekhut spell listen to any commands given by the summoner? For example, if a summoner orders Marut to protect a Lich by killing a ...
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Delayed blast fireball + sculpt spell = safely pick up fireball?

Can an evocation wizard's sculpt spell ability allow for an automatic safe use of throwing a delayed blast fireball bead? Delayed blast fireball: A beam of yellow light flashes from your pointing ...
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Is a simulacrum capable of breastfeeding?

My friends and I made a bet that a Simulacrum is not capable of breastfeeding. My friend's character is married to a wizard, and in the discussion of how magic could be applied in family life, the ...
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Understanding Illusions: Complexity and Movement [closed]

Redo: Ok, yeah, I really wasn't sure how to ask this. Thanks for the answers and encouragement! Ok, here's round two I guess. Sorry it's still long, but hopefully it is more clear/coherent. Setup ...
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Is the spellcaster aware if their clone is destroyed?

So a magic-user goes ahead and creates a clone of themselves using the Clone spell. They then take the clone to safe place and hide it in a closet. Years later, a group of adventures are exploring the ...
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Can a spell cast from a Spellwrought Tattoo be counterspelled?

By D&D 5e rules, is a spell cast from a spellwrought tattoo subject to someone else casting counterspell against it?
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Can I use healing on a construct?

I have a campaign that is running on dark matter (sci-fi DnD 5e conversion) In this campaign there is a player with the race of Vect, which is a construct. There is also a player who can create ...
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Do you roll once for hunters mark and hex? [duplicate]

Both hex and hunter's mark state extra 1d6 [necrotic for hex] damage to the target whenever you hit it with a weapon attack Recently a player stated that this means you roll 1d6 at the start of ...
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If you are invisible, cast Detect Thoughts, and attempt to probe deeper into a target's mind, how would they know it was you?

As part of the description of the Detect Thoughts spell, it states: As an action, you can either shift your attention to another creature’s thoughts or attempt to probe deeper into the same creature’...
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Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you

Does a small creature hidden under your clothes also become invisible when the Invisibility spell is cast on you? I.e.: Our druid wildshapes into a mouse that crawls into the pocket of the jacket of ...
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Vortex Warp and Spider Climb

One of my players is a sorcerer who knows Vortex Warp. Another is a rogue with a pair of Slippers of Spider Climbing. The sorcerer has posed the question asking whether he could Vortex Warp the rogue ...
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Can thunderwave be used to launch an object and cause damage?

Related to this question (sort of): Thunderwave in constricted area Say you found a 1 ft. × 1ft. × 8 ft. hole in a cave that led to the outside, and you loaded a projectile of sorts – let's say a ...
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Thunderwave in constricted area

If Thunderwave is cast in a dungeon, say in a five by ten corridor, would the volume of effect be extended down the corridor? That is, a fifteen-foot cube consists of 27 five-foot cubes, so the effect ...
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Warped Constriction & Grasp of the Deep Interaction

In PF2E, there is an Archetype called Living Vessel, and one of the features you can pick up is listed as the following: Warped Constriction The entity inhabiting your body is an aberrant being with ...
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Is Spirit Shroud damage "owned" by the source of the attack, or the Spirit Shroud spell itself?

Until the spell ends, any attack you make deals 1d8 extra damage when you hit a creature within 10 feet of you. This damage is radiant, necrotic, or cold (your choice when you cast the spell). Any ...
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Can you cast a Wall of Force into water?

In our current game, we are contemplating to cast a wall of force into a canal that is set into a dungeon corridor, to block the flow of water (which is powering some turbine-like contrivances we want ...
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Why don't water-controlling spells work on the water in pipes?

I recently asked this related question but some things are still not clear to me. Why don't spells like Control Water, Shape Water, and Create or Destroy Water (and possibly others?) work with water ...
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changing out spells gained from feats or racial abilities

I have an elf paladin with the fey touched feat. Palain spells are changed out/prepared as part of a long rest and the Blessed Warrior fighting style says you can swap cantrips when leveling however I ...
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It is possible to cast the homebrew spell "Breath of the Last Love" on myself if I have the "stunned" condition?

I have the homebrew spell "Breath of the last love". I was given the status of "stunned" for 1 turn. Can I remove the status of stunned using this spell, or can I use it again? The ...
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