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Questions tagged [spells]

Specific manifestations of magic that can be generically called "spells". Use [magic] for more generic questions about magic.

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Does the 'within range' count as a requirement for wish? [duplicate]

I was reading the wish spell, which says: The basic use of this spell is to duplicate any other spell of 8th level or lower. You don't need to meet any requirements in that spell, including costly ...
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Can an ally charge your Staff of the Magi before a long rest by casting a bunch of spells at you?

The Staff of the Magi allows you to absorb spells cast at you to replenish its charges. Considering that the description doesn't say that it has to be cast by a hostile person, is it possible for, ...
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Can I choose to cast a spell with a reduced area of effect?

I have little understanding of the rules and systems of 5th Edition, as I have never played myself. Are you able to cast area-of-effect spells such as silence or darkness on a smaller (or ...
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Would a caster know whether casting Remove Curse on a lycanthrope born that way was unsuccessful? [duplicate]

I have a player that's a born lycanthrope (weretiger), that was bitten by a known werebear. one of my other players is planning on casting remove curse on them. Would the caster know that the spell ...
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How, other than Hallow, can a place or object be consecrated or desecrated, so that it would be detected by Divine Sense or Detect Evil and Good?

The paladin's Divine Sense feature allows the paladin to ...detect the presence of any place or object that has been consecrated or desecrated, as with the hallow spell. Similarly, the spell ...
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For a multiclassed cleric/wizard, can cleric class features be applied to my wizard spells, and vice versa?

I play a D&D 5e campaign. My Tempest Cleric is about to take his first multi-class dip into Wizard. Am I able to use my Cleric class and domain features on my Wizard spells, and vice-versa? Both ...
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What is the most damaging Time Stop combo? [on hold]

I'm running a powerful lich and I want to nuke the party from orbit when he gets low on HP. The plan is that he will pop Time Stop, and cast a flurry of spells that will all hit the party at once. ...
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What are the limitations to using the Shape Water cantrip for cheating and forgery?

The shape water cantrip has the following description: Casting Time: 1 action Range: 30 feet Components: S Duration: Instantaneous or 1 hour (see below) You choose an area of water that ...
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Does the Wind Wall spell affect you and your allies' projectiles?

The wind wall spell description includes the following line: Arrows, bolts, and other ordinary projectiles launched at targets behind the wall are deflected upward and automatically miss. Does "...
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Can Chain Lightning and similarly worded spells target worn or carried equipment?

Chain lightning can specifically target objects and does not specify that the object must be unattended; spells like fireball or lightning bolt do. Does this mean its secondary targets can be objects ...
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Is my nerfed version of the Healing Spirit spell in line with the relative power level of other sources of healing?

I have concerns about the immense healing potential that the Healing Spirit spell can put out. As it appears in Xanathar's Guide to Everything (page 157), the Healing Spirit spell is able to heal any ...
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Is there any spell to bring back a disintegrated character?

In our latest session, one of our PCs got hit by a Disintegrate ray from an Undead Beholder. This dealt the exact damage needed, and so his character got disintegrated. Naturally, we are all sad that ...
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Does Mind Blank also protect your gear?

Does Mind Blank protect magic items or even normal gear that is on the Mind Blanked target from divination spells (including but not limited to Detect Magic, Locate Object, etc.)? Another player and ...
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How does the Telekinesis spell's Violent Thrust option work?

Part of the Telekinesis spell description says: Violent Thrust: Alternatively, the spell energy can be spent in a single round. You can hurl one object or creature per caster level (maximum 15) ...
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How do I handle players attempting to intimidate enemies with non-enchantment spells?

I'm a DM for the first time and I'm running LMoP with a group of 5 very experienced players. I have difficulties in handling situations in which the players try to intimidate the enemy roleplaying ...
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Which spells benefit from the Spell Sniper feat?

Looking at the Spell Sniper feat (PHB, p. 170), it seems to be potentially useful - but when I started looking for spells that could be used with it, the choices seem really limited. This makes me ...
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Can Mage Hand drop Magic Stones on an enemy?

Can a warlock cast magic stone on 3 pebbles as a bonus action then subsequently cast mage hand to fly the stones over an enemy and drop them to deal 3d6 damage on hit? If so, what, if any, would be ...
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Can you use Thaumaturgy to hit someone with a door?

My group was in this cottage gathering clues when someone kicked open the door while wielding a battle axe. I as a cleric reacted to this by using my action in order to make the now open door slam ...
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Is there an item or spell to see through the Disguise Self spell?

I'm playing a Firbolg character. The Firbolg's racial Firbolg Magic trait (VGtM, p. 107) allows them to cast disguise self once per short rest. As part of the character's backstory I want someone to ...
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Can Storm Sphere's bonus action be used on the same turn the spell is cast?

I am wondering whether one could cast Storm Sphere as an action, and in the same turn immediately follow it up with the spell's bonus action to deal more damage. I have a feeling this doesn't work, ...
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What happens if you cast Banishment on a Darklord in Ravenloft?

Playing in Ravenloft, if my Sorcerer tries to Banish one of the Darklords, what would happen? I know the Campaign Guides say the Darklords will always be returned to their demiplanes, but will they ...
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Can Calm Emotions suppress Dominate Person?

We are currently doing the World's Largest Dungeon campaign, which is written in 3.5e, and converted to 5e. This creates rules conflicts that we frequently must resolve. There was an NPC that cast ...
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Can Nystul's Magic Aura mask a creature created by a Protean Scribe?

I play a Protean Scribe (from Mythical Classes by LPJ Design) and it has word powers. You can write a story so eloquent that you can bring the very creatures and objects of your story into existence. ...
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When transformed by the Shapechange spell, do you retain the benefits of your feats?

Some friends and I are playing a level-20 battle royale, so rules are very important. I was wondering if the creature's new form retains their feats when using the shapechange spell (specifically ...
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Using the optional flanking rule, would a Spiritual Weapon on the other side of an enemy allow a character to benefit from flanking?

Using the optional rules on flanking in the DMG on page 251, would a caster who gains access to the Spiritual Weapon spell be able to use said weapon to trigger the advantage from flanking?
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Can Reincarnate extend the life span of a target by reincarnating as a longer-lived race?

When using resurrection spells like Revivify or Raise Dead, it's obvious that you return to life as you were before you died - as in, same body, same age, etc. However, Reincarnate, the druid's ...
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How does Detect Magic interact with Spellcraft?

One of my players has a constant detect magic and is claiming that being able to literally see magic should give a bonus to Spellcraft to determine what spells are being cast. Is this reasonable and ...
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If one is sure that he is perceiving an illusion, having not interacted with or investigated it, can he see, hear, etc. through it?

I am specifically asking about the many spells (e.g. major image, silent image, etc.) that contain the following text or similar: Physical interaction with the image reveals it to be an illusion, ...
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As a Sorcerer, can you trade out the spells granted by the Drow High Magic feat?

The Drow High Magic racial feat (XGtE, p. 74) states: You learn more of the magic typical of dark elves. You learn the detect magic spell and can cast it at will, without expending a spell slot. ...
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To Beef up my Summon Spell, do I need Thaumaturgic Circles, or will Human Sacrifice alone suffice?

Specifically, my question's about the wording of this sentence in LotFP's Summon Spell (Rules & Magic pg. 134-143). 500 sp worth of materials is required to invest in a circle for every +1 ...
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When under the effect of a Suggestion spell, at what point does the target perform the suggested action?

First, a recap of the description of the suggestion spell after the target has failed the saving throw: On a failed save, it pursues the course of action you described to the best of its ability. ...
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Considering only spells from the PHB, are the Elemental Adept feat and the Elemental Affinity sorcerer feature only good with fire damage?

I'm trying to build a Draconic Bloodline sorcerer with the Elemental Adept feat (PHB, p. 166) and the Elemental Affinity subclass feature to maximize one element. I'm a new player, and our group so ...
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Does the Major Image spell allow the caster to fill the 20 ft cube with as many “body doubles” as he/she sees fit?

For reference, the major image spell description states: You create the image of an object, a creature, or some other visible phenomenon (1) that is no larger than a 20-foot cube. The image ...
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Can the Produce Flame cantrip remain continuously active in a blizzard?

Can the produce flame cantrip be put out by weather? I assumed that the answer was no, and that it's constantly being generated. But I'm unsure.
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How does Sending work with a creature that doesn't speak any language?

I am a wizard with an owl familiar (created by find familiar) that I wish to send on a long-distance delivery mission, requiring it to be away from me for several days. I would like to be able to ...
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How does the Healing Spirit spell work when healing unconscious characters?

When a character is knocked unconscious (and about to begin making death saving throws) in a square covered by healing spirit, how does their next turn work? Healing spirit will spare them from ...
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What is the upper limit for the size of an object that True Polymorph can change?

For changing an object to a creature, true polymorph says: Object into Creature. You can turn an object into any kind of creature as long as the creature's size is no larger than the object's size ...
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Can Dispel Magic remove the curse imposed by Bestow Curse?

Bestow Curse states in the spell description that Remove Curse can... remove the curse. We also have the mention in the description of Greater Restoration that states that the spell can remove a curse....
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Do spellcasters know that the Lesser and Greater Restoration spells can cure madness?

The lesser restoration spell description states: You touch a creature and can end either one disease or one condition afflicting it. The condition can be blinded, deafened, paralyzed, or poisoned. ...
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How are Unseen Servants turned into the living unseen servants from Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage?

I know that by lore, giving an unseen servant some semblance of separateness from the caster is possible in that a published adventure contains at least one example of this occurring: How can a ...
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Can a multiclassed warlock cast warlock spells on a lower level spellslot from their other class? [duplicate]

Let's say I'm a 3rd level Warlock, and a 2nd level Paladin so my Warlock spellslots are always 2nd level, and I have 2 Paladin spell slots of 1st level Does that mean that I can't cast, let's say, ...
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How many people can be fed with the Create Food and Water spell?

The spell Create Food and Water says: You create 45 pounds of food and 30 gallons of water on the ground or in containers within range, enough to sustain up to fifteen humanoids or five steeds for ...
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Which components for the Simulacrum spell are consumed?

The components of the simulacrum spell read as follows Components: V, S, M (snow or ice in quantities sufficient to made a life-size copy of the duplicated creature; some hair, fingernail clippings,...
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Does the damage of the Chaos Bolt spell against the first target resolve before it jumps to another creature?

How is the damage of the chaos bolt spell (XGtE, p. 151; GGtR, p. 67) applied? It may sound straight forward, but I've read the spell's description about twenty times now and it doesn't specifically ...
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Can a Spell Focus or Component Pouch be used with a spell that has costless consumed components?

Spellcasters do not always need to provide the literal materials when casting spells with costless components, that's what pouches and foci are for. A character can use a component pouch or a ...
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Do I need to be proficient with Alchemy Supplies to cast Healing Elixir?

Healing Elixir is a new spell from Unearthed Arcana Starter spells for my character (fighter 4 warlock 2) I am concerned because Alchemy Supplies is listed under the material components for the spell....
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Is it possible to have a scroll which casts a spell at higher than its spell list level?

I know that, by default, magic items cast spells of the lowest level possible for that spell. However, is there any specific way by the rules to have a scroll that casts a spell at a higher level ...
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At what level are Spell Scrolls used?

I look for information that I have not found in the PHB or in the DMG. With what level are the spells of a scroll cast? Example: a level 20 wizard with a scroll of Magic Missile. At what level does ...
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Spellcasting services profit for a PC with healing spells on different caster levels

One of my player is playing a Healer (a class similar to cleric, but based mainly on healing spells from Miniatures Handbook) and he would like to run a business selling spellcasting services. He ...
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Can you take fall damage falling into water under the effects of the Water Walk spell?

The water walk spell states that it "grants the ability to move across any liquid surface [...] as if it were harmless solid ground". If you fall off a cliff with water walk active on you and the ...