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Questions tagged [spells]

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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Spell pre-select? [on hold]

Is there an app or a software that select spells at random based on class and ability scores? or a pre-select spell build? I don't feel like spending hours and hours of reading and selecting spells ...
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Can the Bestow Curse 3rd-level spell turn any creature into a humanoid? [on hold]

Can a 'curse' or 'polymorph' transform any creature into a humanoid? In Volo's Guide to Monsters, a note suggests a 'curse' can turn someone into another humanoid - the 2nd row of the Monstrous ...
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What are the targeting range limitations of Glyph of Warding?

Glyph of warding states, in part: When the glyph is triggered, the stored spell is cast. If the spell has a target, it targets the creature that triggered the glyph.If the spell affects an area, ...
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Is there a way to resurrect yourself with the Glyph of Warding spell? [duplicate]

While looking at the glyph of warding spell, I noticed that the trigger of the glyph does not really have boundaries. The spell only states "The most typical" triggers with a few examples. So I am ...
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Is there a way for a Champion to gain access to Cleric spells in 2e?

I'm building a Champion of Shelyn and I think that the Magic Weapon spell would be very helpful to have as the primary melee fighter in my group. Is there a way to pick up a single spell?
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Are there any spells that aren't on any class's spell list?

Chapter 11 of the 5e Player's Handbook has a list of spells each spellcasting class can learn, followed by a description of all the spells in the game. I am wondering: are there any spells that are ...
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Can the Mending cantrip affix any surface to any other surface?

Mending (5e cantrip-spell) has these limits: that the damage must be a break or tear the damage cannot be any larger than 1 foot in any dimension the spell cannot restore lost magical properties One ...
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Casting light on an object [duplicate]

If I cast the light cantrip on an object and the object breaks while the spell is still in effect is each piece of the broken object still lit? Could the pieces be carried in different directions? ...
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What are the implications of allowing a shove attack with the Spiritual Weapon spell?

I saw this on a stream and it got me wondering. Instead of attacking with the spiritual weapon spell, they were allowed to try a shove using their spellcasting modifier rather than Athletics, ...
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We know someone is scrying on us. Is there anything we can do about it?

It would be unusual, to me, if there were no spell in the world that could "feedback" (as my DM puts it) on the scryer. We're usually really creative about this sort of thing, but on this we have no ...
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Does taking the form of a Muse using Fey Form gain you the Sound Strike attack?

I have this possibly game-breaking doubt about the spell Fey Form and the Muse creature. Does the caster get the Sound Strike attack? That's way too strong for a level 3/4 spell.
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Can a creature that has been Reincarnated be Resurrected using the old body?

Say a creature (humanoid) was killed and then reincarnated through the Reincarnate spell, gaining a new body. (Note that Reincarnate does not destroy the old body). Then that creature is killed again. ...
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If a creature is True Polymorphed into a Wight that uses its Life Drain ability to raise zombies, do they stay controlled if True Polymorph ends?

Say you have a high-level wizard that can cast True Polymorph, and they turn into a Wight. They then use the Wight's Life Drain action, and manage to create a few zombies. Let's assume the Wizard does ...
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Can a wizard transcribe spells for which they only have spell slots? [duplicate]

In a campaign that i'm playing in, my my Wizard 3/Cleric 2 has come across some new spells, the one in question being a 3rd level spell. Because of multi classing rules, he has 3rd level slots, but no ...
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What happens if you store the Simulacrum spell in a Glyph of Warding spell?

I'm looking at the option of storing Simulacrum in an 8th-level Glyph of Warding. My question is how it will determine what creature gets duplicated. Simulacrum says: You shape an illusory ...
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Does Dim Light created by an effect override Bright Light in an area?

Two examples. A silvery beam of pale light shines down in a 5-foot-radius, 40-foot-high cylinder centered on a point within range. Until the spell ends, dim light fills the cylinder. —Moonbeam,...
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Can the Wish spell be used to increase ability scores? [duplicate]

Could you wish for an ability score of 30 in D&D?
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I'll polymorph an adult dragon into a mouse and put it into a mouse cell. What would happen? [duplicate]

What would happened after the polymorph ends? Does a dragon stay a tiny sized dragon forever because there was a size limitation to enlarge more than a tiny creature? Does a dragon tear the cell ...
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Can the 5th-level spell Dream contact a petrified creature?

A player would like to cast the 'Dream' spell on an ancient statue of a petrified hero. Thematically this is wonderful, sure - but does it work by RAW? Here are possible answers we discussed / ...
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How does Magecraft work for (Human Mark of Making)?

In regards to Magecraft can someone help define how long "temporary magic item" last. Also, How many of these Items you can have at one time. for example a pair of wrist wraps that will allow me to ...
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Beast Bond Duration

A Gloom Stalker Ranger cast Beast Bond. Does it end in 10 minutes, and the beast just leaves? Or does it take 10 minutes of concentration to establish the Bond and gain a companion? Beast Bond ...
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What official glyphs/spells would help contain a book that radiates evil?

My player has a book that radiates an evil from it that blackens and tarnishes, even melts in some cases, whatever container it's in (sack, box, etc.). The entry for the property in question (DMG ...
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Must the layers of the Prismatic Wall spell be destroyed in order?

Must the layers of the Prismatic Wall spell be destroyed in order? You'd think this is answered read-as-written on page 269 of the 5e PHB: The wall can be destroyed, also one layer at a time, in ...
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How to handle a player wanting to use the (UA) Remote Access spell on an android player character?

This is in my sci-fi D&D 5e campaign. I have a warlock who's using a spell from the Modern Magic unearthed arcana called remote access. I also have another player who is playing a homebrew android ...
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What abilities can the Hex spell target on an adult white dragon?

The hex spell description says (PHB, p. 251): You place a curse on a creature that you can see within range. Until the spell ends, you deal an extra 1d6 necrotic damage to the target whenever ...
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Would the Dimension Door spell trigger or bypass the Mental Prison spell?

After failing the saving throw for mental prison, the target is subjected, among other things, to this: If the target is moved out of the illusion, makes a melee attack through it, or reaches any ...
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Does the “damage for disobedience” effect from the Geas spell end when the caster dies? [duplicate]

Situation Some NPCs were under the influence of the geas spell cast by a pair of Lamias. The NPCs were commanded (1) to rebuild some buildings in a town to further the Lamias' evil goals and (2) to ...
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Can the Guiding Bolt spell be aimed at an invisible target?

Most spells state that the target must be something you can see. for example the magic missile spell says: Each dart hits a creature of your choice that you can see within range. But recently I ...
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Can you create a Wall of Fire in midair?

In 4E and 5E there seems to be the requirement of a Wall of Fire to be resting on a solid surface. But in 3.5 I did not find such a rule. So: can you create a Wall of Fire in midair?
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How to increase the attack bonus of an Arcane Trickster?

I'm starting to build an Arcane Trickster in Pathfinder. As you can imagine it would be hard to use weapons with a wizard attack bonus. I am already taking two levels of Unchained Rogue which gives ...
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Do temporary hit points from the Heroism spell keep a troll alive?

The Troll's Regeneration feature states: The troll regains 10 hit points at the start of its turn. If the troll takes acid or fire damage, this trait doesn't function at the start of the troll's ...
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What are the stats of spider constructs created by the spell “Stone Spiders”?

The spell Stone Spiders (FRCS, p. 75) reads: You transform 1d3 pebbles into stone constructs that resemble monstrous spiders. The constructs can be any size from Tiny to Huge as you decide, but ...
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Are Changelings immune to the Polymorph spell?

The Polymorph spell says: This spell transforms a creature with at least 1 hit point that you can see within range into a new form. An unwilling creature must make a Wisdom saving throw to avoid ...
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Can Chill Touch prevent Regeneration?

Can the D&D 5th Edition cantrip Chill Touch prevent regeneration and similar abilities? Do specific forms of regeneration (like a troll's) circumvent this? Chill Touch: You create a ghostly,...
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Does forced movement trigger the effects of the Prismatic Wall spell?

The Prismatic Wall spell says: When a creature attempts to reach into or pass through the wall ... A creature forced through the wall (by whatever means) is not “attempt[ing] to ... pass through ...
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If you pass through the order of colors in Prismatic Wall one way, do you reverse the order of colors passing through the other way?

I set up a Prismatic Wall and a non-protected creature passes through it, say from left to right. On page 269 of the 5e Player's Handbook, the Prismatic Wall spell reads: When a creature attempts ...
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If you have a negative spellcasting ability modifier, how much damage does the Green-Flame Blade cantrip do to the second target below level 5?

The description of the green-flame blade cantrip (SCAG, p. 143) says: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon against one creature within the spell'...
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Does Antimagic Field suppress all layers of True Polymorph simultaneously?

Imagine that you have cast True Polymorph to turn a medium object into a Helmed Horror with Spell Immunity to Antimagic Field. If you were to then True Polymorph that Helmed Horror into something else,...
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What happens when the Immolation spell is cast on a creature immune to fire damage?

I am already aware of these questions: "Does a creature that is immune to all outcomes (conditions, damage, etc.) of an effect still make a saving throw?" "Is a creature immune to a spell's damage ...
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Interaction between casting spells and the Attack action

For spells like flame arrows, lightning arrow or absorb elements, the spells are cast before making an attack, yet they deal damage when an attack hits. Flame arrows would deal 1d6 fire damage, ...
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By RAW, does Astral Projection allow you to keep your astral body when you leave the Astral Plane?

This spell honestly has me scratching my head with the way it's worded. Astral Projection states the following: If you enter a new plane or return to the plane you were on when casting this spell, ...
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How much does someone absorb from the Sleep spell if they can't be put to sleep? [duplicate]

How much would someone absorb from the sleep spell if they can't be put to sleep? The spell states This spell sends creatures into a magical slumber. Roll 5d8; the total is how many hit points of ...
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Do you die on another plane if you reached that plane via Astral Projection?

Inspired by this question. I'm not sure that I understand how the Astral Projection spell works. The description states the following: You and up to eight willing creatures within range project ...
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Can a character with the War Caster feat cast a Touch/5-foot range spell instead of making an opportunity attack with a reach weapon?

This is a follow-up to an answer to a question about War Caster & Reach weapons. It is not the accepted answer, but it is the most upvoted one by a large margin so let's stipulate that yes, a War ...
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Would it be imbalanced to allow these melee-enhancing cantrips to be used with ranged attacks?

The green-flame blade and booming blade cantrips both use the following wording: As part of the action used to cast this spell, you must make a melee attack with a weapon I was wondering what the ...
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Are there any spells that enhance ranged attacks, as the “blade cantrips” do for melee attacks?

I was looking though the spell lists and noticed that (as far as I could tell) there are no ranged variants to improving ranged attacks, as the "blade cantrips" do for melee attacks (e.g. booming ...
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If a Thief Rogue casts True Polymorph (Object into Creature), does the creature move on both of their turns from the Thief's Reflexes feature?

The Thief Rogue's Thief's Reflexes feature states: When you reach 17th level, you have become adept at laying ambushes and quickly escaping danger. You can take two turns during the first round of ...
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What spells allow characters to see past events?

Background The wizard in my campaign has a personal quest to stop the 'dark magic' that destroyed his home town. However his character knows very little of the details of exactly what happened. He ...
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If a Shadow Magic sorcerer replaces Darkness with another spell, can they still cast it?

The Shadow Magic sorcerous origin learns darkness as an extra known spell. They also gain additional ways of casting darkness. When you reach 3rd level in this class, you learn the darkness spell, ...
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Impeded spells requiring Spellcraft skill checks on the planes

In follow up to this question Magic Items that produce impeded magic spell effects I would also like to know how an impeded spell or spell like ability can be cast/produced on a plane which impedes ...