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For questions about specific manifestations of magic that can be generically called "spells". Use the [magic] tag for more generic questions about magic, and [spellcasting] for questions specifically about the process of spellcasting.

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Can you interrupt the standard action a wizard acquired via celerity with a celerity of your own?

The answers in the Question: A question about Celerity spells confused me... Some people claim that immediate actions are resolved in the order they are called wich I agree, except in the case of ...
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Does Lightning Bolt hit both a mount and its rider?

I have a wizard casting Lightning bolt at a flying mount (Griffon), hoping to hit both the mount and its rider. The DM has determined that I have hit the mount, but we have the question of if this ...
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Does casting the Detect Evil and Good spell on a killed monster reveal anything?

If I kill some kind of evil creature like a zombie, chuck it into a shallow grave and burn its remains, would casting detect evil and good on the skeletal remains reveal anything? Or do destroyed/...
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Can you cast the Greater Restoration spell to cure an unknown condition?

The description for the Greater Restoration spell says: You imbue a creature you touch with positive energy to undo a debilitating effect. You can reduce the target’s exhaustion level by one, or ...
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Does your spell save DC change on spells cast before you change your spell save DC?

While reading through the symbol spell I noticed that the spell technically could stay on forever, and during this time the caster could get stronger and thus gain a higher spell save DC. When ...
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Storing long casting time spells in a glyph

The spell glyph of warding states: Casting time: 1 hour [...] You can store a prepared spell of 3rd level or lower in the glyph by casting it as part of creating the glyph [...] If you ...
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Does a dragon need material components, specifically body bits, for a Simulacrum spell?

Please consider an ancient Green dragon with the variant ability to cast spells. She would like to cast Simulacrum. Monster Manual Page 86 / Variant: VARIANT: DRAGONS AS INNATE SPELLCASTERS: ...
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How can I deal with the Remove Curse spell spoiling my plot hooks?

My players met Fiachra, cursed to be a raven unless she brings the Scepter of McGuffin to Ebil Wissard III (grand son of the legendary Ebil Wissard). Of course, the Cleric in the group casts the ...
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Can you use the Primal Savagery cantrip as an off-hand attack?

Can you use the Primal Savagery cantrip as an off-hand attack? Or can you use it as a main-hand attack, then make an off-hand attack with another weapon?
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Drow magic are learned? [duplicate]

Drow spell are learned, can use slots to cast more than one time or use higher slots to increast power?
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Can a creature be too stupid to know whether the companions of the person charming it are companions?

This is D&D 5e. We were attacking a baddie. The wizard cast charm monster and charmed it. It has an Intelligence score of 4. Is it smart enough to know that the other party members are, in ...
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Can Unseen Servant affect objects that are worn/carried by creatures?

Once on each of your turns as a Bonus Action, you can mentally Command the servant to move up to 15 feet and interact with an object. Can the US flick a hat over someone's head? Can it flip over ...
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Learning Eldritch Blast, but for Intelligence spellcasting

Is there a way for an Eldritch Knight to learn the Eldritch Blast cantrip and be able to use Intelligence as the spellcasting modifier for it? The Spell Sniper and Magic Initiate feats both have the ...
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Shadow Blade and UA Psionic Wizard

From new Psionic Wizard subclass: Psionic Focus 2nd-level Psionics feature When you roll psychic or force damage for any of your wizard spells, you can reroll any of those damage ...
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Which spells inflict the poisoned condition?

Which current 5e spells are capable of inflicting the poisoned condition? All I've been able to find so far is Ray of Sickness. Is this the only spell available that causes this condition?
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Does using the Holy Weapon spell to create a burst of radiance end the spell entirely?

Does using the holy weapon spell to create a burst of radiance end the spell entirely?
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What's the maximum amount of lines from Sunbeam possible within a single turn?

I noticed that sunbeam allows you to to create multiple lines within a single turn. What's the maximum possible amount of sunbeam lines able to be within one turn? I'm interested solely in the ...
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How does Healing Spirit interact with a Cleric's Disciple of Life feature?

How does Healing Spirit interact with a Cleric's Disciple of Life feature? This is a multi-class question regarding the possibly synergy between the Druid/Ranger spell Healing Spirit and the domain ...
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If you cast a spell as a bonus action, can you use an action provided by some ongoing spells on the same turn?

If you cast a spell with a bonus action, you can't cast a spell with a casting time of one action (PHB, p. 202): A spell cast with a bonus action is especially swift. You must use a bonus action on ...
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If somebody Counterspells a Counterspell, is the original spell cast successfully?

Assume Caster A casts fireball. Assume Caster B casts counterspell on A's fireball using his reaction. Now Caster A can use his reaction and also cast counterspell on Caster B's counterspell. Does ...
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How many undead skeletons can a PC create and control?

Fantasy novels are rife with evil necromancers controlling hordes of undead...and they also make great BBEGs! But what if a PC wanted to do the same thing? I'd like to see how big of an army a 5e D&...
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Is there a way to have access to Simulacrum as a Warlock?

Is it possible to get the simulacrum spell as a warlock character without multiclassing? I love playing as a warlock and I love simulacrum, so is there any way to do this?
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Do Blink, Blur, normal concealment & Displacement stack? [duplicate]

Just what the title says, Do Blink, Blur, normal concealment & Displacement stack? Do any of them stack? Do all of them stack? Which ones, if any?
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Does the spell See Invisibility enable you to see a hidden creature?

Does the spell See Invisibility allow you to see a hidden creature (not one that is invisible)? Assume that the creature has already hidden successfully (i.e. its stealth roll beat your passive ...
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Nystul’s Magic vs Scrying. Does it in any way help a target in hiding from a scry?

I've not been able to find an answer to this. If it has been addressed, or if I am overlooking something obvious, I apologize. The potential interaction of the two spells, seems ambiguous to me. And ...
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Once Conjure Animal ends, do all animal body parts disappear?

I was reading about poisons when I stumbled upon the "Serpent Venom". In short, you can harvest the poison of a Giant Poisonous Snake and then use it on weapons / poison edibles. I was wondering, if I ...
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What happens when I am True Polymorphed but the monster doesn't have any game statistics to replace mine?

The true polymorph spell description states that the target's game statistics are replaced with those of the new form. When I true polymorph into a monster such as archmage, or shadow assassin, ...
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Does the target keep racial ability score bonuses after casting Reincarnate?

When casting the spell Reincarnate (PHB pg.271), does the target retain the ability score bonuses of their previous race?
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How do spells cast using the Innate Spellcasting trait interact with a Rakshasa's Limited Magic Immunity trait?

If a creature with Innate Spellcasting tries to use an innate spell against a Rakshasa, how does it interact with their Limited Magic Immunity trait? Limited Magic Immunity. The rakshasa can't be ...
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What is the optimal way to maneuver into and out of the Healing Spirit spell to maximize healing?

The healing spirit spell states: You call forth a nature spirit to soothe the wounded. The intangible spirit appears in a space that is a 5-foot cube you can see within range. The spirit looks like ...
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What effects would casting Enlarge on a bag of holding have?

I was watching a video about underrated spells, and one of the spells listed was Enlarge/Reduce. One of the examples given was reducing a large, heavy statue, then the party carrying the statue away, ...
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Scrying on a Paladin that has become a Death Knight?

So, the players that I DM for have been amassing allies for a final large battle. One of these allies is an Oath of Conquest Paladin that has transformed into a Death Knight since they last saw him. ...
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Do you keep Ability Score Increases from Manuals when Shapechanged?

Shapechange is a 9th level spell that lets you assume the form of a different creature, replacing your game statistics, including your Strength, Dexterity and Constitution scores, by that of your new ...
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Is your race considered a racial benefit (or feature) for the purpose of Shapechange?

Shapechange is a 9th level spell that allows you to transform into another creature, while retaining the benefit of any features from your class, race, or other source, provided that your new form is ...
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What happens when you Shapechange into a creature with random chances of extra things?

Shapechange is a 9th level spell that allows you to assume the form of a different creature, transforming into an "average example of that creature". There is at least one creature with random ...
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How many vampire bites are undone by one casting of Greater Restoration?

A vampire's bite deals 10 necrotic damage1 and also reduces the target's maximum hit points by the same amount. Suppose I am at full health with 50 hit points, and a vampire bites me twice. My maximum ...
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Can I use weapons and old abilities when True Polymorphed into an ancient brass dragon and then using Change Shape to turn back to humanoid? [duplicate]

If I am permanently turned into an ancient brass dragon with true polymorph and then use the Change Shape trait to become a humanoid again, can I buy new weapons and use them? Can I use my class ...
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Does the Cure Wounds spell damage undead?

I'm brand new to 5e and want to play a cleric. When I last played over 30 years ago, the cure wounds spell could either heal a PC or damage undead. Is that still the case?
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Do flying creatures count as anchor points for the Web spell?

Several size Large flying creatures are attacking my party. I'd like to cast Web to prevent their escape and limit their ranged advantage. Relevant parts of the Web spell description say: The webs ...
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Do wizards' spells gained per level just appear in their spellbook?

I understand that a wizard gains 2 free spells to add into their Spellbook when they gain a level (pg. 178). What isn't clear is if they have to pay to inscribe the spell or take the time to put the ...
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If a creature is transformed into an object by the True Polymorph spell, what happens when you break that object?

Is there an official ruling on what happens when an object made by True Polymorph is broken? Situation: True Polymorph is cast on a Human, turning them into a Twig. An hour passes, making the ...
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Do Racial Spells count for Spellcasting Feat Requirements? [closed]

For example, a Tiefling's Infernal Legacy gives them the spells Thaumaturgy and Hellish Rebuke - they can cast those spells. For feats like Spell Sniper with the requirement "The ability to cast a ...
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How does 'Mirage Arcane' interact with damage types, speed, and Concentration?

Reading over different questions about 'Mirage Arcane', I've come to what I believe is a fair understanding of what the spell can do, but I'm left with a few questions. So far, my understanding of the ...
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Combining Game Effects and Combining Magical Effects - how does this relate to spells with multiple effects? [duplicate]

Combining Game Effects and Combining Magical Effects - how does this relate to spells with multiple effects? Here is the information from the Dungeon Master's Guide and the Player's Handbook that ...
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How do the rules on Combining Game Effects and Combining Magical Effects relate to damage types?

How do the rules on Combining Game Effects and Combining Magical Effects relate to damage types? Fire Bolts and Fireballs! I have a question about how to interpret the sections on Combining Game ...
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Can I use the Dimension Door spell to teleport onto the back of an ancient green dragon?

The "Climb onto a Larger Creature" action option in the Dungeon Master's Guide (p. 271) says: If one creature wants to jump onto another creature, it can do so by grappling. [...] As an ...
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If the Animate Objects spell is cast on weapons, what happens when the animated objects are reduced to 0 HP by damage?

This came up in a discussion with a fellow 5e DM: A player casts Animate Object on 10 daggers. This makes 10 animated daggers with 20 HP and 18 AC according to the 5e PHB. Now according to the spell "...
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Can the spell Arcane Lock be used on objects like books or backpacks?

Having recently had to endure a nosy little halfling, my wizard is considering going ham with Arcane Lock. The spell states that casting it locks a closed door, window, gate, chest, or other ...
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If a creature was flying via the Fly spell and dies, does it continue flying?

The Fly spell states: You touch a willing creature. The target gains a flying speed of 60 feet for the duration. When the spell ends, the target falls if it is still aloft, unless it can stop the ...
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With the spell blink, could you deposit an object on the Ethereal plane? [duplicate]

Let's say you ready an action, that when you are on the ethereal plane you will drop your weapon. Does this work, would you return to the material plane without a weapon? Could you blink again and ...