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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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If you have the War Caster feat and cast Booming Blade as a reaction, does it count as an opportunity attack for the UA Blade Mastery feat?

The third benefit of the Blade Mastery feat (from Unearthed Arcana: Feats) says: You master the shortsword, longsword, scimitar, rapier, and greatsword. You gain the following benefits when using ...
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Does the Protection from Evil and Good spell give an undead disadvantage to attacking itself?

If a zombie attempts suicide by attacking itself while under the effect of a protection from evil and good spell, would it have disadvantage on the roll to kill itself?
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Is there any in-text justification for limiting Reserves of Strength?

Dragonlance Campaign Setting has a feat called Reserves of Strength. This is the complete text of its benefit: When you cast a spell, you can decide to increase your caster level with that spell by ...
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Which spells improve damage infinitely with caster levels?

I've been looking for spells that have no upper limit damage based on caster level for my Warlock use with his Craft Staff feat. For example, Flame Strike (Clr 5/Drd 4) has the upper limit of 15d6 ...
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Can the Alter Self spell simulate bioluminescence?

I had an idea that my Draconic Bloodline sorcerer would use the Dragon Wings feature before casting alter self to basically look like an angel. But I thought the look wouldn't be complete without a ...
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Do multiple cases of reduced HP from Harm need to be cured individually?

If you fail your save against Harm, it will reduce your maximum HP for an hour or until it is cured via some kind of cure disease effect. You unleash a virulent disease on a creature that you can ...
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Do steeds summoned with Find Greater Steed have other options than the usual control rules during mounted combat?

During mounted combat, I understand there are two possible options: You can control your mount, in which case your mount cannot make an attack, or You can opt to leave it independent (and controlled ...
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What are the effects of Pact Magic and Spellcasting being stacked on the same character?

I have a lvl. 4 Divination Wizard who, for RP purposes, will be multi-classing into a Hexblade Warlock. However, I'm unsure how their mutual magic abilities will work together afterwards. They're both ...
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Are temporary hit points counted when considering total damage? [duplicate]

For some damage like a vampire's bite attack or the harm spell, your maximum HP is reduced based on the damage taken. What happens if some or all of that damage is absorbed by the target's temporary ...
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Could casting the Harm spell on a creature with Bestow Curse cast on it drop it below 1 HP?

The harm spell states it cannot drop the target below 1 HP. But what if the caster had previously cursed them using bestow curse with the curse causing them to take extra damage? Could that extra ...
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Does casting a spell that scares/lies to an enemy count as “affecting them” for the purpose of Sanctuary?

Sanctuary is a spell with the following clause: If the warded creature makes an attack, casts a spell that affects an enemy, or deals damage to another creature, this spell ends. The bolded part ...
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Could the Banishment spell be used to separate an NPC from an aberration growing inside it? [duplicate]

Backdrop: A horror-themed campaign that heavily draws upon the Lovecraft mythos, using the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition ruleset. Situation: The party has encountered a story arc inspired by the ...
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Is a pregnant creature considered a single entity for spells such as Banishment?

Using the D&D 5e RPG system. We'll use a Brown Bear and the spell Banishment as an example. What, if anything, occurs when you attempt to cast such a spell on a creature that is currently pregnant?...
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How would Banishment on a gelatinous cube affect an engulfed creature? [duplicate]

If a creature is engulfed by a Gelatinous Cube and a character casts Banishment (or similar teleportation/planar magic) on the Cube, would the engulfed creature be affected even though the spell ...
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Can a sandman bard steal prepared spells that have already been cast?

Can a sandman bard use the bardic performance stealspell to steal a spell from an allied druid if the druid has already cast the spell?
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What happens when Misty Step is put in a Glyph of Warding?

If misty step were put into a spell glyph using glyph of warding, what happens when it triggers? The creator of the glyph is teleported to the location set when the glyph was created? Whomever ...
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Are casting times for echoed spells increased for sorcerers?

I can clearly see from Do metamagic feats increase a spell's casting time in Pathfinder? that casting times are increased for spontaneous casters when using meta-magic. The Echoing Spell ...
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Can a cleric cure myopia?

Can a cleric cure spontaneous or acquired myopia (“nearsightedness”) with spells? Which spell should she use if it’s possible?
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How much damage can the Guardian of Faith spell deal?

The guardian of faith spell description states that it disappears after it has dealt a total of 60 points of damage. There are two things about that which I am questioning: What about creatures ...
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In a 2-vs-1 fight, can a spellcaster cast Dragon's Breath on their ally while charmed by the enemy?

5e rules designer Jeremy Crawford stated the following in a tweet about the dragon's breath spell: Dragon's breath has two sets of targets: the creature you give the breath weapon to and the ...
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How much damage carries over, or which attack triggers the end of Polymorph?

Polymorph is said to be a great spell, and I can see why: it can turn a CR 18 monstrosity into a CR 0 Frog, or something along those lines. My question comes from one specific paragraph in polymorph'...
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Can a Drunken Master monk use the Redirect Attack feature when the Mirror Image spell causes them to not be hit?

If you have mirror image active and a creature targets you with an attack and doesn't hit you due to your mirror image spell, does that allow you to use the Drunken Master monk's Redirect Attack ...
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Would Hex disadvantage non-proficient skill checks made with the associated attribute?

If Hex causes "disadvantage on ability checks made with the chosen ability", and non-proficient skill checks are effectively just an ability check with no prof bonus added, would those checks be at ...
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Can you use Contingency to cast Lightning Bolt?

The Contingency spell allows you to "prepare" a spell of 5th level or lower that can target you and set a trigger for it to take effect. It can be any spell 5th or lower capable of targeting the ...
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Can two repelling blasts from opposite directions deal extra damage by crushing the target?

There are two Warlock twins, Boris and Doris, who have made a deal with a celestial entity to cleanse the evil from the world. In one of the catacombs they are exploring they encounter a skeleton. ...
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Does re-casting Witch Bolt use up another spell slot?

I'm relatively new to D&D and was wondering how the second part of the witch bolt spell in 5e works. The first cast allows me to recast it until the target exits the spell range, moves into full ...
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Can a Sorcerer twin a spell to hit a creature with two heads with both attacks?

During our campaign this weekend we encountered an Ettin named Oinkers Boinkers. It had two heads (one head was Oinkers, the other was Boinkers), each with a different personality and it acted like ...
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Is my ruling of the Sanctuary spell correct? [duplicate]

The sanctuary spell description 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 ...
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Is a body part “missing” if severed but present? [duplicate]

Partly inspired by the question about using Mending to reattach body parts to a corpse , this question concerns both the spells Raise Dead and Revivify, which both state that they return dead ...
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Does the spell Fog Cloud obscure light sources?

Consider this very basic scenario: I grab a rock, and cast the cantrip Light on it, choosing a violet hue as the color for the light. I set the rock down on the ground I cast Fog Cloud in the area ...
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How much may I customize a Fog Cloud spell?

The description for the fog cloud spell says: You create a 20-foot-radius sphere of fog centered on a point within range. The sphere spreads around corners, and its area is heavily obscured. Is it ...
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Can a Kenku use verbal spells?

A Kenku can only speak by mimicry, so can a Kenku fulfill the verbal portion of spells of his class? I would assume that he could only cast a verbal spell if he has heard the spell be cast by another ...
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Can a multiclassed Wizard/Sorcerer use the Twinned Spell metamagic option on Simulacrum?

Consider a Wizard 13/Sorcerer 7 multiclass, who happens to have the Twinned Spell metamagic option: When you cast a spell that targets only one creature and doesn’t have a range of self, you can ...
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How does the Mirror Image spell interact with the Trickery cleric's Invoke Duplicity ability?

A third level Trickery cleric gets mirror image as a domain spell (PHB, p. 63). Invoke Duplicity is a Channel Divinity ability gained at second level. Case 1 The cleric casts mirror image (which ...
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Can Mending be used to reattach severed body parts?

Corpses are considered objects, and the Mending cantrip can do the following: This spell repairs a single break or tear in an object you touch, such as a broken chain link, two halves of a broken ...
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Does a target charmed via the Diplomat feat remain charmed if you are over 60 feet away from it but only briefly?

In Unearthed Arcana: Feats for Skills, the Diplomat feat includes the following benefit: If you spend 1 minute talking to someone who can understand what you say, you can make a Charisma (...
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How is “targeting” a spell defined for the Order Domain cleric's Voice of Authority feature?

The Order Domain cleric's 1st-level Voice of Authority feature gives one ally a bonus attack. If I use an area-of-effect spell that includes them, does it count as targeting them? If so, would I ...
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Can objects with a spell effect pass through Leomund's Tiny Hut?

So here's the situation: I'm chilling inside a tiny hut I cast earlier, and some of the other party members are right outside. No one is in danger, and then someone does something to cause an attack ...
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What happens when a glyph of warding with Blink is triggered?

Context: I am a player setting traps for other players If I cast Glyph of Warding with Blink as the spell glyph, what would happen when it triggered? I think it would either: Teleport whatever ...
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Can a Druid cast Revivify in 5e or Pathfinder?

In Critical Role campaign 1, my friend is convinced she remembers Keyleth (moon circle druid) using Revivify at some point. Revivify is not a Druid spell, but she swears up an down she remembers ...
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Is a mushroom a plant for the purposes of Speak With Plants?

In real life, fungi are not plants; they are their own separate kingdom (I'm no biologist, so here's a quote from Wikipedia, for what it's worth): These organisms are classified as a kingdom, fungi,...
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Is this homebrew Spiritual Shield spell balanced?

I have a pacifist cleric in my party, so I created this spell to replace spiritual weapon for him: Spiritual Shield 2nd-level evocation Casting Time: 1 bonus action Range: 60 feet ...
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Who gets teleported when a Glyph of Warding with Teleportation in it is triggered?

I am a player in a campaign vs campaign game (players versus players), and was trying to find a way to defend my evil wizard tower. One idea was to create an unavoidable trap to teleport players out ...
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Will the Rakshasa's Limited Magic Immunity prevent Detect Magic from detecting the effects of a spell like Disguise Self on the Rakshasa?

A Rakshasa has the following trait: Limited Magic Immunity. The rakshasa can't be affected or detected by spells of 6th level or lower unless it wishes to be. It has advantage on saving throws ...
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Is Rakshasa immune to the Booming Blade cantrip?

Is Rakshasa immune to the booming blade cantrip (SCAG, p. 142)? Does it avoid also the extra damage?
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Is there no way for a lone caster to planar bind a demon/devil with the Xanathar's spells?

Is there no way for a lone caster to planar bind a demon/devil with the Xanathar's spells? I refer specifically to the spells infernal calling and summon greater demon. Unlike the conjure elemental ...
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Do animals of the same CR summoned by Conjure Animals have to be the same animal?

Do animals of the same CR summoned by conjure animals have to be the same animal? I had a ranger player of mine ask. I know that the DM chooses which animals are summoned, and that the creatures are ...
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Does Sovereign Glue unbond in an antimagic field?

Sovereign Glue is a magic item that permanently bonds two objects together. However, magic items stop working in an antimagic field. So, if you put two objects, bonded by Sovereign Glue in an ...
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Does a NPC wizard know the spells in their stat block or spell book?

In Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, there is an encounter with an apprentice wizard. Apprentice Wizard in the appendix has a stat block with a spell list, however the adventure text states that this ...